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Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by tiger76 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:45 pm

As it says on the tin,anyone who has family/friends who support someone else,unthinkable as that may seem.

As you'd expect being up here i'm surrounded by Celtic & Rangers fans,some of the family support either of the Old Firm,some support Partick Thistle(that stems from my granddad decades ago),and there's even a work colleague who supports Dumbarton.

So anyone got any tales to share about Xmas get-together's and the like when rivalries broke out between family or friends due to different allegiances.

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Post by jackmiggins » Sat May 23, 2020 6:52 pm

Used to have a Man C supporting B in Law - haven’t seen him since we laid my drive extension.
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Post by kritichris » Sat May 23, 2020 6:52 pm

I've two younger brothers, one went rogue and supported Man U. Now his son does too, the dark side has beckoned.

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Post by Chester Perry » Sat May 23, 2020 6:54 pm

Lots of Liverpool fans in my family (only 1 of whom was born close, though he was a Celtic Season ticket holder in the 60's travelling up from Burnley - he has not been on a match for over 40 years) and a couple of Man Utd ones all born in east Lancs. I stand alone, an uncle stopped following Burnley when Bob Lord sold Dobbo, he has followed Liverpool since, and his offspring followed that lead.

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Post by lakedistrictclaret » Sat May 23, 2020 6:55 pm

My stepson is a Blackburn season ticket holder

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Post by Fenwick » Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm

Step father is a Stoke City fan from being a little lad. Mother a Burnley fan all her life. They've both been in the home ends at games between the two. Mother is the one who has to restrain herself from shouting and swearing. Potty mouth ! He does now have a Burnley scarf and a season ticket, but were aren't allowed to take the **** too much. Or take photographic evidence for the family back in Stoke

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Sat May 23, 2020 7:06 pm

The missus' family all support Leeds or Huddersfield, son in law Man Utd, other daughter's bloke Villa and neighbours and pub buddies all support one of Villa, WBA, Brum, Forest, Derby, Arsenal, Sheffield Utd, Burton Albion and Wolves. ...there's always plenty to talk about !

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 7:20 pm

Not so much family but I’ve friends who support any number of clubs

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Post by bfcjg » Sat May 23, 2020 7:23 pm

All my immediate and contactable family are Clarets, most friends are however I have quite a few good friends who support BRFC ,we have some cracking banter however I do have to communicate with pictures and drawings .
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Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:19 pm

Two sons, both born in Germany and never lived nearer than 100 miles from the Turf. The eldest of the two first saw the Clarets in 1972 at Bristol City, aged four and a half. He has remained a Claret and is often at the Turf taking photos for an agency for whom he works part time. The other son is a Toon fan who is married to a Sunderland fan and their son also supports the Toon. My other grandson, born in Battersea, is a Chelsea fan.
My dad was a Clarets season ticket holder and my mum was a Rovers season ticket holder!
My missus just likes me being out of the house all day at some time over a weekend ---in normal times!

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Post by Grumps » Sat May 23, 2020 8:20 pm

Wife and her family.... Rovers.

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Post by claretrobo1 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 pm

My Mum's side of the family are Scousers so I'm quite happy for them to win the league. I'm just glad none of my family support B*stards...

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Post by Steve1956 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 pm

My Wife is a Rangers fan,her father is a buddie(St Mirren)

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Post by Bertiebeehead » Sat May 23, 2020 8:47 pm

All my mates are Leeds fans, really hope they don’t come up.
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Post by Bosscat » Sat May 23, 2020 8:55 pm

Stepson (a lapsed Claret) married a Guisborough Lass and lives up there, so he is now Boro, along with his daughters (all 3 of them) ...

Brother (used to be a Mackem) now a season ticket holder in the JHU since he retired over here.

Various drinking buddies Leeds, PNE, Baggies, Spuds, Liverpool, Manure etc etc in our local "The Boars Head"

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Post by ChrisG » Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 pm

Wife and in-laws all United fans, although all born & bred in Manchester TBF.

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Post by Darnhill Claret » Sat May 23, 2020 9:08 pm

Wife is a Man U hater.

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Re: Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by Steve1956 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Stepson (a lapsed Claret) married a Guisborough Lass and lives up there, so he is now Boro, along with his daughters (all 3 of them) ...

Brother (used to be a Mackem) now a season ticket holder in the JHU since he retired over here.

Various drinking buddies Leeds, PNE, Baggies, Spuds, Liverpool, Manure etc etc in our local "The Boars Head"
Your brother is still a Mackem,you simply cannot change alligance...once you support a club you can never change.
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Post by warksclaret » Sat May 23, 2020 9:13 pm

My wife and son are season ticket holders for Leicester-I have been a claret since 1961 and saw my first game in 1967 v Aston Villa away.My son was born at the Leicester Royal-you could see inside Filbert Street from there and I took him to the ground and first game when he was 6 years old-plus we lived in Leics from 1990 to 2000, moving back to Leics last December . The Leicester game is always interesting-been to quite a few home and away over the years. Have to say LCFC has become my "second team" but will never outstage the clarets
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Re: Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by Bosscat » Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Your brother is still a Mackem,you simply cannot change alligance...once you support a club you can never change.
Not really Steve ... I suppose he was never really a Mackem either ... although he was born in Durham (I am the only Yorkie in our family , the rest all Durham Co) and my mums father was a Sunderland man ... he was a vicar in Sunderland during WW1 .... he (my Brother you met him at the Everton game last year) just looked out for the results. He used to come to BFC occasionally, and when he retired got a season ticket to come with me and the LP Clarets 😁

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Re: Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by Steve1956 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:35 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Not really Steve ... I suppose he was never really a Mackem either ... although he was born in Durham (I am the only Yorkie in our family , the rest all Durham Co) and my mums father was a Sunderland man ... he was a vicar in Sunderland during WW1 .... he (my Brother you met him at the Everton game last year) just looked out for the results. He used to come to BFC occasionally, and when he retired got a season ticket to come with me and the LP Clarets 😁
You can never change clubs though once a Claret always a Claret from the depths of being bottom of the fourth division to the highs of the Dyche era ....one club one love

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Post by Bosscat » Sat May 23, 2020 9:36 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:35 pm
You can never change clubs though once a Claret always a Claret from the depths of being bottom of the fourth division to the highs of the Dyche era ....one club one love
BFC was the 1st club he really watched live and had a season ticket for 👍😁👍

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Post by Sheedyclaret » Sat May 23, 2020 9:57 pm

Yes my brother is a united fan i despise him for it..haha

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Post by Burnley1989 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:10 pm

I’ve one friend that supports Utd, from a family of Utd supporters.

Other than that, absolutely none! Never really thought of it but it must be rare, I’ve plenty of mates and family btw :? :lol:

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Post by tybfc » Sun May 24, 2020 1:24 am

Born in Darwen to parents who were Blackburn season ticket holders and remain life long fans.

Went to school in Blackburn and then worked a mile away from Ewood for twenty five years including their PL winning year so hardly surprising I grew up with friends who were nearly all from the dark side.

Believe it or not I've got into some 'debates' over the years.

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun May 24, 2020 2:03 am

brother in law born croxteth, avid evortonian as is his burnley born son. father in law rovers, close pal leeds fanatic, and neighbour and pal equally daft about man city. umpteen other vague associates who live locally but tag themselves to virtually every other british team out there. .. b******* to the lot of em I say !

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Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Sun May 24, 2020 7:46 am

My youngest went to the dark side, ManU, whilst at college. Met a lad who went on OT, started going with him. By the time they split she had become a fanatic. Now her and hubby have season tickets though living in Ireland.
My eldest went to Uni at Salford and worked the OT match day restaurants for 20+ years. She loved it for the people she met and a free match. She stayed Clarets loyal though but they are her second team.

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Post by NottsClaret » Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 am

My brother’s a B***ard. Most of my mates were growing up too. No fun in the late 80s / 90s but you’ve got to play the long game.

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Post by Holmeclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 9:04 am

My wife’s a South London lass and she supports Palace. My daughters a Claret despite being a Londoner. My son supports Man United - which makes sense for a lad who’s lived in London all his life.

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Post by Holmeclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 9:09 am

tybfc wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:24 am
Born in Darwen to parents who were Blackburn season ticket holders and remain life long fans.

Went to school in Blackburn and then worked a mile away from Ewood for twenty five years including their PL winning year so hardly surprising I grew up with friends who were nearly all from the dark side.

Believe it or not I've got into some 'debates' over the years.
That’s quite a story tybfc. What made you see the light?

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun May 24, 2020 9:33 am

Bertiebeehead wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:47 pm
All my mates are Leeds fans, really hope they don’t come up.
This.

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Re: Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by UnderSeige » Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 am

There are a number of men and probably a lot of women who don't even like football.

"Roughly 53% of the English male population follow Football regularly
Roughly 6% watch casually and Roughly 41% have no interest in professional football".
https://www.quora.com/What-percentage-o ... r-casually

I didn't like it myself much this season up to New Year. The matches just before lockdown were superb though. I was hoping for a delay in the season up to the time when we can all go back on the Turf again - and then a resumption of the form where we left off. I guess we will have to put up with 'TV empty stadium cardboard cutout rubbish' though.

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Post by Bfcboyo » Sun May 24, 2020 10:40 am

One nephew doesn't even like football.

Disturbing stuff and I did my best but it is what it is.

We have distanced from him.
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Post by Guitargeorge » Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 am

My son-in-law is a Baggie, so we have a battle with our grandson. Claret seems to be winning, although if they get promotion, the pendulum could swing back, you know how ten year olds think.

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Post by TsarBomba » Sun May 24, 2020 3:29 pm

The wife supports Watford, along with my father in law.

My brother in law and the rest of the wife’s family, including cousins, support West Ham. I see more West Ham shirts than probably any other shirt in Kent.

Fortunately, we’ve had a decent return against both in recent years!

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Post by Healeywoodclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 3:43 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:45 pm
As it says on the tin,anyone who has family/friends who support someone else,unthinkable as that may seem.

As you'd expect being up here i'm surrounded by Celtic & Rangers fans,some of the family support either of the Old Firm,some support Partick Thistle(that stems from my granddad decades ago),and there's even a work colleague who supports Dumbarton.

So anyone got any tales to share about Xmas get-together's and the like when rivalries broke out between family or friends due to different allegiances.
Are you not from Burnley Tiger?

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Post by tiger76 » Sun May 24, 2020 3:54 pm

Healeywoodclaret wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Are you not from Burnley Tiger?
Born and bred in Burnley,moved to Glasgow when i was 16,still have plenty of family & friends down there,and once all this CV nuisance is over i'll be travelling down to visit.

Families scattered in various locations Burnley,Cork,Glasgow,Guildford even some over in Germany. And that's just the ones we know about there's rumours that we have kin in Australia and possibly the Scottish islands,but nobodies ever bothered to follow these up.

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Post by Healeywoodclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 3:56 pm

tybfc wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:24 am
Born in Darwen to parents who were Blackburn season ticket holders and remain life long fans.

Went to school in Blackburn and then worked a mile away from Ewood for twenty five years including their PL winning year so hardly surprising I grew up with friends who were nearly all from the dark side.

Believe it or not I've got into some 'debates' over the years.
How come you support Burnley then TY? You must mystify your parents!

I worked at Queens Park Hospital in Blackburn when they won the League in 1995 and of course I had d friends who were Blackburn fans but I'm Burnley born and bread so I would never change my alliegiance.
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Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 24, 2020 3:58 pm

Have to say I've no friends, just acquaintances, who support Blackburn but one of my best friends is a Sunderland fan. I'm enjoying that friendship now more than I've ever done I would say in football terms. Also have good friends who support Everton, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Preston, Spurs and Wimbledon.

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Post by Healeywoodclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 4:01 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Born and bred in Burnley,moved to Glasgow when i was 16,still have plenty of family & friends down there,and once all this CV nuisance is over i'll be travelling down to visit.

Families scattered in various locations Burnley,Cork,Glasgow,Guildford even some over in Germany. And that's just the ones we know about there's rumours that we have kin in Australia and possibly the Scottish islands,but nobodies ever bothered to follow these up.
Ok that explains why you are a Burnley Fan. I've got a bit of a soft spot for Glasweigians and how loyal they are. Love Gerry Cinnamon! Bet you soon lost your Burnley accent though!

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Post by Healeywoodclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 4:06 pm

My husband is a scouser but he is more of a Burnley fan to be truthful. My son however supports Liverpool. Wasn't for the want of trying. I took him to the Turf a few times when he was small but he never bought into it. But we weren't flying high 25 years ago and it's fair to say we were shite.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 24, 2020 4:06 pm

Healeywoodclaret wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Bet you soon lost your Burnley accent though!
It's strange how some do and some don't. My auntie & uncle emigrated to Canada in 1956. My auntie lost her accent very quickly although it has to be said that was probably a blessing given she was from London. :D I last spoke to my uncle, who has since passed away, in 2004 on the phone to tell him of a family bereavement. Despite nearly 50 years living in Quebec he still sounded as if he was living in Burnley.

Both Burnley fans too.

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Post by tiger76 » Sun May 24, 2020 4:09 pm

Healeywoodclaret wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Ok that explains why you are a Burnley Fan. I've got a bit of a soft spot for Glasweigians and how loyal they are. Love Gerry Cinnamon! Bet you soon lost your Burnley accent though!
Nope still got my accent to this day :) most Glaswegians are OK once you get past the Celtic/Rangers rubbish,there's always a few eejits but you get a minority of clowns everywhere.

I've heard of Gerry Cinnamon i'm not really into folk music though so can't tell you if his outputs any good or not.

I guess like most things it boils down to personal taste.

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Post by Healeywoodclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 4:11 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:06 pm
It's strange how some do and some don't. My auntie & uncle emigrated to Canada in 1956. My auntie lost her accent very quickly although it has to be said that was probably a blessing given she was from London. :D I last spoke to my uncle, who has since passed away, in 2004 on the phone to tell him of a family bereavement. Despite nearly 50 years living in Quebec he still sounded as if he was living in Burnley.

Both Burnley fans too.
I left Burnley at 19 after marrying a soldier living in Aldershot and Belfast. We did live in Blackburn for a few years and we have lived in Northumberland for the last 12 years. I've never lost my accent. I work with Geordies but I'd never try to be one of them. It's important to me to keep my own identity.

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Post by LeadBelly » Sun May 24, 2020 4:24 pm

My son was born in Nottingham and although we moved away (to Co Durham) when he was a bairn, he's become a Forest supporter. Probably my fault because when visiting that city to see his maternal gran, I always timed it to coincide with a forest (or Notts CCC) game that we could watch. More disturbingly, he supports Wales rugby because we lived there through most of his school years; added tensions for any W v Eng 6 nations games.

I've moved around the country a fair bit, playing footy (& cricket) in most places so I've had mates who support a wide range of other clubs. The weirdest thing I've encountered is that I've had 3 good football-playing mates who were Leeds supporters and all cracking lads (and good players as well).

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Post by aclaretinstevenage » Sun May 24, 2020 4:52 pm

Being one of 8 with 5 brothers and 2 sisters we cover a few teams.

2 of us are Burnley fans, 2 are Spurs fans,1 Gooner, I Hammer and 1 Liverpool fan. My second sister doesn't follow football but her Husband is a Gooner.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun May 24, 2020 5:15 pm

I'm the first in my family to become a Claret. My dad is an Everton ST holder. Both Granddads were Liverpool ST holders.
My lads are ST holders with me.

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Post by Claret Toni » Sun May 24, 2020 9:43 pm

Mates and work colleagues who support a lots of different teams, and the banter is good.

2 grandsons, 1 supports City (can't complain he's a glory supporter, 'cos that's what I was ;) ) the younger grandson is undecided. Their dad has no interest in footie, however...

Son and younger grandson were round today to drop off some shopping, so I decided to wear my Burnley shirt and was met with, "Nice shirt Grandpa".
I think I'm winning.

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Re: Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by Darthlaw » Sun May 24, 2020 9:51 pm

Dads side of the family from Urmston so Man U fans, mum side from Tottenham.

Was sent to Bobby Charltons soccer school for multiple summers when growing up, no doubt in an effort to indoctrinate me.

Having been born and raised in Burnley there was no choice but to be a claret, though.

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Re: Do you have family & friends who don't support Burnley

Post by bodge » Sun May 24, 2020 10:46 pm

All the family interested in football are Yorkshire Clarets from Kelbrook.

Good mates are Citeh, Brighton and Watford fans.

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