India’s best supported English football club

I had been thinking of doing this poll for quite some time. Here’s my motivation behind it. India, with its massive population power (~1.2 billion) is a largely untapped market when it comes to European football. Only perhaps German side Bayern Munich have played a few games in India, and they have always been watched by audiences in excess of a 100,000 at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. Sadly, one of the biggest reason of this absence is the lack of quality in the Indian local sides, and hence the inability to provide reasonable pre-season fixtures. This though, doesn’t in any way imply a lack of fan-following for the major European sides. On the contrary, there are huge fan groups for almost all top English clubs.

The percentages might comparatively come out smaller when compared to the support for say, the national cricket side or any of the IPL sides, but it should be noticed here that even small percentage numbers mean huge real population numbers with a market of the size of India. So is it your club that stands to gain the largest from this untapped market? Lets find out who you support –

Multiple votes don’t work 🙂

Where r the English??

In India, where football viewership is concerned all we know ov r the Englishmen??

So some ov my friends (lesser proficient wid all the game’s happenings) enquired about their absence from the on-goings in Austria-Switzerland….

Well here’s hw i replied:

As 4 de English team…….bakwaaaaaaaaas!

They have sum ov the gr8st players??? Who-the Cheque books playing in the EPL??

Probably only Rooney (wud recv 1 red card in every tourn.), Gerrard, Terry n Ferdinand (on sum days) r the sumwhat decent players they’ve gt…..otherwise

Michael Owen(is he injured??)
Joe Cole(keep doin the show)
Beckham(set pcs., else posin 4 da cams by the sidelines)
Ashley Cole( o Cheryl, were r u??)
endless list….(don’t even talk of the goalkeepers)….

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they wunt have made to the knockouts frm any ov the grps, Austria wud’ve defeated them…..only teams they cud’ve beaten wud be….Greece, Swiss, Czech(maybe,on their best day), India if they cud get a Euro membership….lolzzz

Oranje more or less!

Holland deserved to win the European cup-umm yes,maybe,seein de way they played in the grp stages……..

bt lukin at the way they played against Hiddinks czars,its onlyrite dat they’re outie………

Worst ov all,sneijder(1 ov my 3 oranje favs along wid robben n van persie) disappointed me the most,always lookin 2 shoot from range n employing a very selfish game,clearly the russians had a lot more d-penetrations n created a lot more dangerous situations(notably 5-6 empty front ov the goal crosses,ov wich 2 were converted)……

n dat boy Arshavin (no wonder Zenit wr UEFA cup winners)…..stunning!!

As i’d prediceted in an earlier post on another site,never forget bigg guus…..

so i’d luk out 4 da russians if i wr spain altho guus never goes past the semis….

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Earlier post 4 every1s viewing:

Who will win Euro-08

I hope its either Holland or Germany altho the top seeds to win would be:
1-Portugal(Team to beat in the tournament,Ronaldo) n Germany(Probably better than Portugal one on one,bt consistency against other teams will be tested)
2-Italy(Very strong on most days,bt lack a clear goal scoring striker)
3-Spain(Trinity of Torres,Fabregas,Villa shud come good)
4-France(Mix of age nd youth bt in their first major tounament post Zidane)
5-Holland(Flair nd attack,bt infighting nd star status lets ’em down,difficult group)
6-Czech(Weak in attack w/o Rosicky,solid defensive mentality)
7-Russia(Never forget Big Guus)
8-Greece(defending champions,considered outsiders,bt the only team to remain unbeaten in qualifiers)

Of the others, Sweden,Croatia, n Turkey r strong nd may cause upsets on their day,bt winning wud be a far shot….

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As for the Germans i still back them n feel they hv the easiest route to the final (the Turks fite bt r left wid 2 few a warriors…..), n u cn never kno wot happens then (hope its nt a lame duck as the WC-06 final,decided on penalties,no more penalties 4 me plzzzz(zzz,o i’m nt sleeping already)…..