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    North south divide of english clubs and their english identity

    Its very noticeable this season the divide between them in terms of their engerlish identity.

    Clubs like everton and man united did not sing anything about being english. Nothing. Not even as an open goal wind up to us.

    However get below birmingham and GSTQ is belted out and the occasional swing low as well.

    I much prefer the northern clubs- and my gut says they dont mind us.

    Has it always been that way?

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    Re: North south divide of english clubs and their english identity

    Think you'd better make that a north east / north west thing as well, I don't think the Yorkshire clubs fall into your analysis

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    Re: North south divide of english clubs and their english identity

    People in the North are Mancs, Scousers, Geordies, Yorkshiremen etc first, English second. Interestingly (or perhaps not) most people in Yorkshire say they're from Yorkshire, as opposed to a particular city like Mancs, Scousers would etc.

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    Re: North south divide of english clubs and their english identity

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Dougal View Post
    Its very noticeable this season the divide between them in terms of their engerlish identity.

    Clubs like everton and man united did not sing anything about being english. Nothing. Not even as an open goal wind up to us.

    However get below birmingham and GSTQ is belted out and the occasional swing low as well.

    I much prefer the northern clubs- and my gut says they dont mind us.

    Has it always been that way?
    I tend to measure it by what team they support at international level.

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    Re: North south divide of english clubs and their english identity

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    Think you'd better make that a north east / north west thing as well, I don't think the Yorkshire clubs fall into your analysis
    I had a colleague back in the day from Yorkshire, who always said England is just a patch of land connecting Yorkshire to Wales

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    Re: North south divide of english clubs and their english identity

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Dougal View Post
    Its very noticeable this season the divide between them in terms of their engerlish identity.

    Clubs like everton and man united did not sing anything about being english. Nothing. Not even as an open goal wind up to us.

    However get below birmingham and GSTQ is belted out and the occasional swing low as well.

    I much prefer the northern clubs- and my gut says they dont mind us.

    Has it always been that way?
    Teams like Man United and Liverpool
    Have always had a massive Irish fan base from their cities so I guess (maybe wrongly) that that’s why they don’t do the Enger-Land hing.

    As one of the of the other posters say I wouldn’t class Leeds in that as they’ve had a history of attracting the more nationalist types.

    But on a whole I prefer Northern Clubs too.

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