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RoM Interview With The Enemy

After talking to the fella from popular Leeds blog, The Scratching Shed, they have given their best effort to wind me up too.

Read RoM’s interview with TSS.

Roll on Sunday!


About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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70 Comments

  1. Scott the Red says:

    GHTT – I said fans that don’t support their local team won’t feel the same connection with a club that locals feel towards their local team. That doesn’t determine how much of a “fan” someone is. There are United fans in Manchester who don’t really show any dedication to the team and don’t really follow them, so I’m not saying if you’re from Manchester you’re a “better” fan. Rather, a dedicated fan from Manchester is going to feel a great connection with United than a dedicated fan from any other city.

  2. jimmy bob says:

    Scott your a fuckin legend mate fair play to you.

    I hate leeds but i’d rather play them than no marks like wigan and stoke

    ps all my time hate list dippers the blue banana boys, the gonners , west “aren;t we cockeny arrd bastards” ham and then dirty leeds

  3. rooney the new king says:

    on this glory hunter issue? like I said before it is just timing of when you support the team. Glory hunter is when a fan jumps from club to club or that fan stops supporting the club when the bad times are ahead. so lets say someone was from scotland was a fan of QPR so that does not make them a true fan.

    - So ryan giggs is not a true red because he is from wales total rubbish. I thought the UK and europe was about freedom of choice and support who you like. liverpool fans who say they supported the club for 24 years they are glory hunters arent they? because football started with them in the 70s like they say with united fans in the 90s.

  4. rooney the new king says:

    on this glory hunter issue? like I said before it is just timing of when you support the team. Glory hunter is when a fan jumps from club to club or that fan stops supporting the club when the bad times are ahead. so lets say someone was from scotland was a fan of QPR so that does not make them a true fan.

    - So ryan giggs is not a true red because he is from wales total rubbish. I thought the UK and europe was about freedom of choice and support who you like. liverpool fans who say they supported the club for 24 years they are glory hunters arent they? because football started with them in the 70s like they say with united fans in the 90s.

  5. rooney the new king says:

    how the fuck did my post twice sorry about that ppl

  6. bchilds says:

    Well done Scott, good interview.

  7. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    got ya scott
    I have a much much stronger connection to Manchester United than I ever would for Shamrock Rovers and I go watch them just because of my love of football. Maybe its down to my connection between football and my father but I could never get fully behind my local team.

  8. Mark the Devil says:

    I get where you’re coming from Scott, but
    i’m as passionate about United as any local red. Any big team has got thier fair share of non local fans, but to me a true fan supports their team through thick and thin (and believe me, supporting United since 1964, i’ve seen the lean times), anything else is a glory hunter! Anyway this accusation thrown at United fans is one thing and one thing only, jealously. By the way i got into United through my Irish father and his love of the great George Best.

  9. evras left boot says:

    @ GHTT

    Found Scott’s comment about foreign supporters quite puzzling too, as an irish fan who attends more matches than most i was a bit disappointed , aw well ! Last time i was at a match a fella came up to me and asked was i irish and told me how we were the real supporters because were willing to travel and pay the money that we do to see a match , love that man !

  10. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    evras left boot
    i have just clicked off a site that i paid 306 euro for a place to stay in manchester from the 12th-115th of march for me trigger and emily
    now for the flights to be paid at the best price of 149.94 euro
    then theres the match tickets , also i read people,mostly kids. need to eat
    but when i get my daughter in to old trafford to sing the white pele chant(Im only saying that one cause emily is singing that now as i type) its all worth the money.
    on a related emily singing chants thing last night my daughter did her first united>england thing
    watching the last few seconds of the last ever gavin and stacy there is a guy singing engerland engerland engerland and emily said thats not right its ,and emily started singing Glory glory man united . and emilys mam turned and said shes your daughter alright and i said its not that its just that shes a wanna be manc

  11. King Eric says:

    ghtt – Who is trigger?

  12. King Eric says:

    Barca being held at home. injury time. Seems when Messi doesn’t play, they struggle.

  13. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    king eric
    i only copped that i typed trigger
    its emilys mammy and shes not the brightest bulb in the lamp shop but shes a gem, Im also looking at the Barca game and its like real and maybe the way spain look at chelsea and United
    sometimes this season you look at them and think they are gonna be a touch team to beat if we meet them anywhere
    other times you think “walk over”
    BRING ON THE LEEDS SCUM

  14. united.george says:

    after showing off their 6 trophies to the home fans, Barca get a draw at home:) Puyol is all over the ref as usual. he really ought to stop playing and join the heavy metal band Anvil. Great start to 2010 world champions:)

  15. aig alex is god says:

    Barca were poor today but Villareal are a decent side.We too couldnt beat them last year in attempts.It wasnt just messi but Iniesta, Keita, Toure were missing too. They are giving chances to youngsters like busquets and pedro as well. Tireness plays a part too. That is why we deserve credit for doing so well last season after a long 2007-08 and all the additional games that come with winning the champions league.

    remember barca are still unbeaten in the league after 17-18 games.dont know how much exactly.anyways no team can win every game

  16. King Eric says:

    La Liga is a joke.

  17. aig alex is god says:

    king Eric

    i agree on that. people say they have the 3 best players in the world.Well their performances in the Champions League are shocking. Hardly one team enters the last 4 while the premier league has the remaining three. can see us and the rentboys make the semis again unless we are drawn against each other.The physical nature of the premier league will make it difficult for the likes of real and Barca to do well here

  18. TSS says:

    Hi all, I think some of you have failed to see the wind-up that calling your fans glory hunters involves (Yet have all risen to it so, 1-0 to me :P ). As some of you correctly identified, Leeds also has a global fanbase, so it’d be hypocritical of me to slag your fans off without mentioning my own. That said, there has been a surprisingly large rise in Chelsea shirts around Leeds in recent years. That’s infuriating – especially for me as I hate them as much, if not more than I do Manu.

    As Scott said, fans from within Manchester will see things differently. Some Manu fans globally only just seemed to have noticed how strong the hatred between Manu and Leeds is, referring to the Arse as your big rivals where you reside. Back home the Arse are a bit of a joke team to the entire Prem – well, their fans are anyway. Whilst they play pretty football and have been your biggest rivals competitively over the last decade or so, there’s no long-standing history of animosity between the sides at all. Arsenal have one of the most pathetically quiet fanbases you could ever imagine, it’d be pointless to try and develop a rivalry with a team incapable of a good chant or two. Whenever we travelled to Highbury back in the day, it was like interupting a Church service, such was the silence their crowd collectively created.

    When all’s said and done, footballs more fun because of good rivalries and Manu-Leeds remains one of the biggest. Whether that’s because of the Yorkshire-Lanchashire (War of the Roses) thing, the teams varying success during different decades, the industrial revolution, hooliganism or whatever, it’s still a huge rivalry and as someone said earlier, you’ll rarely see an atmosphere inside Old Trafford like you will tomorrow. Even your own manager knows it’s a big one. As someone who has been to the Milan derby and was in Turkey for the infamous Galatasaray game (amongst many other terrifying fixtures) I can tell you that Leeds and Manchester can an atmosphere both as tense and deafening as them all.

    Enjoy the match, but hopefully not too much.

  19. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    TSS
    I enjoyed readin your post there but I have but 1 request of you If you do post again on this site, and I hope you do because and outsider who’s not a twat is fantasic for banter and one of the major things about been a football fan is about opinion, if you do post again please don’t call united man u. Because the team you are talking about are not man u and have never claimed to be. If you do thanks

  20. GilesLeftFoot says:

    Hope we get a big club this time in the next round. Thanks for the gift that is Wes Brown. Hahaha

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