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Diary of a Man Utd Fan (Pilot)

Posted by 00-Babs on March 28, 2011 in Feature, News, Sport · 26 Comments

Hi everyone, I’m Dipo close friends and family call me Swizz. I am an avid football lover, then again isn’t every guy? As you must have deduced from the title of this post; I rep Manchester United. I officially joined the league of Red Devils in 1994.  I watched my 1st United game in April 9th of 1999. I’ll never forget the feeling. I listened to my elders talk about the ManUtd greats like George Best and Eric Cantona. Best the ladies man was famous for his sheer brilliance with a football and Cantona, known for his I don’t give a damn attitude on and off the pitch. Watching clips of them proved that they were indeed great players playing for the greatest team in the world.

Back to the 1st United game I watched. It was by no means extraordinary, in truth it was an average performance. We played Wimbledon and it ended 1-1. However I suspected this was a team that would conquer the football world. They didn’t let me down, that same year ManUtd won the famous treble (The League, FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League). I am a big fan of beautiful football. I admire Arsenal and Barca’s style of play and also that Brazilian side at USA 1994. My passion for ManUtd isn’t about our ability to keep possession of the ball or individual brilliance. Rather it’s the never say die attitude (ask the Bayern Munich side of 1999 they witnessed our might first hand).

Without a doubt, this attitude is thanks to Sir Alex Ferguson; one of the most successful managers in modern football history. His resume speaks for him. My friends call me a diehard ManUtd fan, they are right. No matter the outcome or outlook of the game, you will find me arguing in United’s favour. Now here is where you call me paranoid, before every game I think of what people might say if we lose and I prepare counter arguments. Trust me, I’ll never run out of excuses to defend my team whenever we are unfortunate enough to lose and I assure you a loss is rather rare. My saddest day as a ManUtd fan till date was our loss to Chelsea at home last season (2009/2010 season). It cost us the league title. Chelsea went on to win the English Premier league by a single point.

Arsenal fans are my biggest critics and I have a multitude of friends that root for the Gunners. No offense intended, but dear Arsenal in the past 6 years what trophies can you call your own? In pidgin parlance “Na me get bragging rights” Realistically though una no dey tire to dey talk no worry we go win next season? Lol. I kid, after all if you start winning trophies who shall I tease? No one, so carry on Arsenal I love you just the way you are. I watched my first game at Old Trafford on the 16th of October, 2010. We played Westbromwich Albion and sadly it was another draw (I will not bother going to Wembley this year when we play in the Champions league final so I don’t jinx my team).

The atmosphere at Old Trafford is like nothing you can imagine. If you are a Red Devil, do add this to your bucket list. The Away fans were extremely charged, especially after the equalised. The game ended 2-2 but it was a great experience for me on a personal note. I do hope I haven’t bored you to death. That would be a shame because this is the 1st of many. If it’s about Manchester United, trust that I shall be screaming Red devils all the way. Cheers people, thank you for your time and do check back frequently.

Glory Glory Man Utd, Glory Glory Man Utd, Glory Glory Man Utd as the REDS go marching on on on

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  1. My bro wrote this. Love him but hate his team. Arsenal for life. My fav day as an Arsenal fan was winning the league at Old Trafford.Sylvian Wiltord scored the only goal. What a game! This has nothing to do with the blog,but it makes for an interesting read 🙂

  2. Nice one bruv………………….Only One United!!!

  3. Man Utd just full of old legs with no talent..Nani waste of resources LOL .
    "No offense intended, but dear Arsenal in the past 6 years what trophies can you call your own? In pidgin parlance “Na me get bragging rights” Realistically though una no dey tire to dey talk no worry we go win next season? Lol"
    Dat Line Na blow cheap one LOL
    " Liverpool for Life men We shall neva walk alone"

  4. nice 1 swizz…………………….

  5. 9c 1 bro,Man Utd 4 life!My luv 4 d club startd 2001 but startd showin’ my supprt fully 4rm 2005,U R a gud writer….

  6. Yeah.. I feel ? bro and to all arsenal fan ????? lo gba igi relay..????????. Nice one i love this.chikena.

  7. O.k. D man-u noise 2much… U know there’s a better ‘red devils’ team out there! FORZA MILAN ……Nice piece bro!!!

  8. Watever Ferguson won’t be there for ever now mschwwwww abi

  9. See the reason ??? i ?? wan read ??? started ???? story very well buh along †?? line ??? deemed it fit ?? mock Arsenal ƒ?? ?? g??? cause ??? †?? first time i got ??? i said i didnt wanna read buh ??? persuaded ?? ??? ??? knowin that ??? only wanna make Arsenal ?? darlin team ???? real topic ?? ??? blog ???ll? ??? too surprised buh ??? ought ??? have gone ?? †?? extent ?ƒ Rubbishin ?? team ???? †???e are other teams in EPL i believe ??? jes wanna stylishly identify wiv us ….
    We remain True come what may !!!! GunnaR ƒ?? Life!! #Gbam!

  10. Swizz! Good write up! For critics sake I would have loved you to summarize our dozzier/record of achievements to buttress our reason for bragging. I must confess you spiced up my love for the club back in 99! Once again good write up. I appeal to you to watch the game @ wembley @ home as u opined. Laughs!

  11. Dipo i actually didn’t want to read bt thank God i did,dis is lovely n i personally wish to read more
    I disagree wit SERRUTI,(arsenl)”U?????. Guys just hav starting but no finishing, @? This point U?????. Should knw ???A????? a MANCHESTER UNITED fan too..
    We don’t just brag,we archieve,ma bois are always tireless n never giv up,the only team dat plays for 90+,wit united anythin can happen
    Once again SWIZ nyc one keep it up,U?????. Go sabi ryt ??L??? letter well ooo lol

  12. Very lovely write up Baby!Not boring like most sports articles plus I love the humour.Ur obvious love for footie is soo obvious it practically seeps thru ur words.It makes for an interesting read n I’m super excited to see wt u come up with in the next one.Mighty proud of you love!!!

  13. Nice… though I don’t take too kindly to being on other end of your jester’s stick. However, as an Arsenal die hard fan, I completely share your attitude as to almost always having an excuse for my team. Yes, the havent won a trophie in 6! Yes, it was highly irritating when they lost their chance at the Carling Cup this year when it was all but within their grasp! However, their past glory lives on – Try 49 unbeaten, maybe then I’ll change sides – and surely it will be relived soon. So yes, I have managed an ode to my beloved Gunners via one dedicated to the “devils”. Bang Bang, I shot u down!!!:)

    • nice one tyna wud av done same if I was a Gooner……….

  14. Glory Glory ManUtd!!!! Nice 1. #thumbsup.

  15. Nice write up bro, though we support diff teams, its good u said d truth about liking arsenal and barcas way of play, but ill give d die hard spirit award in football 2 man-u, they would play and defend till d last min.
    Once again nice. 1 cheers

  16. Sad as I can’t, if I was to put aside my sentiment as a PROUD GUNNER and review ur thesis, u would get a “B” since I can’t, u will neva leave my class.

  17. ??Nice piece daddy… Love u

  18. OMG u really took ur time to write a piece like this,this piece ia great.u are a real man u fan oh.

  19. Nice write-up.Not a fan of football bt I think you’ll make a good writer,keep it up.

  20. Awesome…its United till i drop…Manchester United!!!

  21. Nice… Its got PASSIONATE FAN written all over it. Thumbs Up

  22. Lovely write up,but u could have left Arsenal out in the actual sense. We have experienced a whole lot of glorious moments and I bet a staunch United fan would remember the years when the famous United had their trophy drought..
    Ofc United is a great team,but thesame thing goes for Arsenal Fc.
    ……….A proud Gunner will I be till my last breath.

  23. O wa interesting,don’t get it twisted. O wa talented don’t get it twisted month wa entertained still don’t get it twisted P.S:Use Koko tune,.???ø?

  24. O wa interesting,don’t get it twisted. O wa talented don’t get it twisted mo wa entertained still don’t get it twisted P.S:Use Koko tune,.???ø?

  25. In honor of this, promise to watch one Man U game before the season is over, for me that’s a big deal as I know I av not watch I full match since AC-liver pool 05. Just tell me when and where. Good one

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