Korean Football on Wikipedia

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Re: Korean Football on Wikipedia

Postby SteveW » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:18 pm

eujin wrote:I'll take a stab at this one.

Continuity is important, but it's also important why you support a team. If your only reason is that they are the local team and they move to the other end of the country then that goes away. If you live on the other side of the world though, that might be less important. If you support them because your dad supported them, and your dad supported them while they were in another city, then maybe you carry on. Or if your third cousin still plays left-back. If you support them because of the way they are run, stick with the same manager for twenty years policy or their no-catholics, only players from the Basque country values, then there's probably some room to move about. If Rangers move to a new stadium in Coatbridge, most of their fans in Northern Ireland could probably live with that, because sectarianism transcends south Glasgow. If the club moves with you to a new place because Stalin has booted you all out then probably you start supporting them more. It probably matters a lot what your friends think. If they're all outraged, it's harder to keep going, whatever their reasons are.

There are also a bunch of reasons why you might give up supporting a team even if they don't move. We almost saw this with the Gyeongnam boys giving up on their team because they started fixing matches and running the club into the ground.


Don't disagree with any of this but it doesn't really go to the question about club identity. You can support who you like for whatever reason you like and I don't really buy into this snobbery of real fans and not real fans.

The Ansan boys have supported about four different clubs now but the team they suppprted moved and was replaced. What is the continuation there? Which one would an Ansan Otto stick with? Seems like he should move to support Asan. But that would seem a bit odd.
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Re: Korean Football on Wikipedia

Postby jamesedrupt » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:17 am

I would have never given up on supporting Gyeongnam. The way the club was run at times before was downright disgusting. On the up now, long may it continue.

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Re: Korean Football on Wikipedia

Postby Rothesay Saint » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 pm

I'd love to see Rangers move to Coatbridge, but I think Lanark is a bit more likely. (Coatbridge is predominantly catholic, Lanark was famously the town that tried to get Subway to change the colour of their store from green to blue).

Not sure about Steve's example about when FC Seoul would stop being FC Seoul if they moved to Incheon, but surely if people did go and continue to support them, then they could not be an Incheon sports team, because as everyone knows Incheon sports teams have no fans.

Back on topic, as controversial and unpalatable as it may be, the team belongs to whoever is paying out the money. You can't complain about someone taking away your K-league team if it is a company that is bankrolling it. It's not exactly difficult to start your own team anyway in Korea. Goyang FC has been going for years on the efforts of a couple of guys who got pissed off with KB.
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Re: Korean Football on Wikipedia

Postby eujin » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 am

Rothesay Saint wrote:I'd love to see Rangers move to Coatbridge, but I think Lanark is a bit more likely. (Coatbridge is predominantly catholic, Lanark was famously the town that tried to get Subway to change the colour of their store from green to blue).

I may have mentioned this before but I used to know a woman from Airdrie who particularly hated protestants from Coatbridge for some reason. She was a pot smoking anarchist who ended up working in the City though, so what do I know? She probably votes tory these days.

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Re: Korean Football on Wikipedia

Postby Rothesay Saint » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:11 pm

She ended up working in Glasgow? Social climber.
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