my team choice shows loyalty, stickability and passion for the real game..... but more than that an accident of birth as it was the nearest club to my home.. goddammit!!!! how unlucky can you be.
Oldham Athletic. We had 3 years in the top flight relatively recently but it utterly broke us... it was the days before the parachiute payments from the premier league so we were screwed after relegation.
I really really hate the flocking of football fans to the team that is the current best over any kind of emotional or geographical link. It isnt what sport is about imo. Why support a club you have no affinity with and no chance of ever seeing live (or very little chance).... I suspect its just so the person can be associated with success... which is pretty weak if you ask me.
See if we all stuck to just the local side, I'd be supporting my local village from back home. I support the team my brother supports, he supports them because it was the first real football game he watched on TV at a relatives (who had passion for it), in Southampton.
I haven't had many chances to see Saints, all away games now living more up north, I tell you though if I wanted success, I picked the wrong team. :P