Although Boro are always my first and true love, I have quite a few teams I follow for all sorts of reasons - living in places, family/friends, various trips and so on.
Central Coast Mariners
If it wasn't for the fact some of my life's best memories had taken place at the Riverside, I would think it's a bit of a dump tbh.
Has a few nice unique touches like the Ayresome Park gates, statues etc but the actual stadium itself isn't the best.
Had tickets for a couple of years and really looking forward to it, the Tonga game yesterday v PNG was great. Highly doubt it being more than half full but the atmosphere should be good anyway! As someone previously mentioned, Newcastle was full of Yorkshire folk Saturday so hopefully we have...
Enjoyed RL since visiting family in Aus a few years ago and been to see York City Knights a few times since.
Got my tickets pre-covid when they were £25 which I thought was fair, sad to see current prices putting people off.
McNair is good when the game is in front of him, which makes him a good ball playing CB - but you can see he doesn't relish the nitty gritty of defending either.
IMO he's not great in midfield when he has to play on the half turn more and possess a half decent turning circle.
Overall I do...
I wouldn't call it cheating per se, it's just a sad indictment of the state of the game in this country now.
The geordies who fawn over the new ownership knock me sick tbh - and in my experience it seems to be most of them.
Long dreamt of it, especially when I'd go to visit family in Norway and Germany - but now I'm married and have a young child being close to family is especially important to my wife so can't see it tbh. Unless work ever presented the opportunity.
There's a lot of great things about living in...