Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
How did you become a fan of the Rams
Thought it was time, I made a thread where all us Derby fans, or just the people who have a bit of a soft spot for the Rams, too tell how it all came about.
So here's my story, My dads from Worcestershire and is a Villa fan (as is my brother). My mums family is from Stoke and are all Stoke City fans.
I was born in Burton On Trent. Growing up of course my Dad tried to get me to follow the Villa, so I has some Villa shirts, I also had an Everton shirt and a piece of toilet paper pretending to be a football shirt, which was coloured red (you know who I mean) and a Derby shirt.
When I was younger I never really followed one team properly, then in the 96/97 season, the assistant manager of the football team I played for (who was very rich) Paid for the whole team to go to a Derby match, and have a tour of the Baseball Ground.
I met Igor Stimac in the changing rooms, where he gave my little brother a flag which he signed, which I robbed off him cuz he's a Villa fan. Then it was the game, which was against Everton, we lost 1-0, but just the enjoyment of the match experience won me over.
After the 2nd match I went too which was away at Sheffield Wednesday, where we won 5-2 (arguably the greatest game I have ever seen) there was no going back, I had been turned into a Ram 4 Life.
Also I first scraped the money together for a season ticket in the 2002/2003 season, the first after relegation...what timing.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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