There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED


I made a vow to spend this season supporting one of The Big Four clubs in the Premier League.

The Reason? It’s a protest… English football’s biggest clubs have decided, through their monopolisation of the game, that none of the other 88 clubs in the football league will ever win anything ever again. Ever.

So, if football has sold its soul, why shouldn’t I? If I want to ever taste victory in my lifetime, there is no other way than to give up the team I’ve supported for 25 years. And why wouldn’t I want to taste victory? Isn’t that one of the reasons why we all started out?

Also, I want to see if I can emotionally detached myself, completely, from the club I loved all my life, to love another. Can it be done?

This blog exists to cover all of the surprises that will no doubt come my way over the next nine months, including the search for a new club; the reactions of my peers; the search for new ‘footie mates’; going to the matches; learning the history of my new club; buying a new shirt/scarf; watching it in the pub; how it feels to ‘belong’ to one of The Big Four; comparing the experiences across the season with my old team.

So, will I see my new team win some silverware? Can I ever go back after this season? Will I be welcomed by my new fellow fans? There are endless elements to the biggest sea change in a football supporter’s life. Join me to see what happens, as I challenge the whole football supporter culture.

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