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I am really annoyed about the fact that people keep going on about Utd supports coming from all over the country. I was originally born in London then lived in Northampton before a spell in Cornwall and now Spain. I married a Chorley girl before we divorced and have been to old trafford a dozen or so times. What difference does it make where you are from. My home team is Crystal Palace and I have seen them as much as I have seen Utd. I am 40 years old and have supported Man Utd since I was 5. At the time all my mates supported Liverpool because they were the top team. I don't think it cares where you come from just whether you are dedicated to your club. I have travelled from Cornwall to see the Reds and I will travel from Spain when I get the chance to watch the mighty reds. Please remember we are not the only club that has international support,and the post code where you are born is not a guide to who you support. I have been to Anfield with friends and they have a lot of dutch and belguim fans so don't shout about the postal codes of united supporters.
Started in about 1975 aged 7. Remember watching us lose the 76 Cup Final with german measles. (But win it the following year!) Folks were from Altrincham but I grew up in Kent. (In those days- as now - there were no First Div or premiership clubs in Kent). Dad was a city supporter but his brother was a season ticket holder at OT who took me to my first game in 1978 against Spurs (at spurs). Beat them 3-1. As far as I recall Greenhoffs played along with Buchan, Stepney Macari, Coppell, Hill, Pearson, Albiston. Hill scored the third. Still got the programme somewhere.
The 1980's were cr*p - best forgotten.
Most memorable game for me - being at Selhurst Park to see Becks score from his own half.