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Family dilemma 14:24 - Sep 13 with 469 viewsrunningman75

I have tried to get my daughter interested in football ever since taking her to Loftus Road when she was younger. She was never interested and declined to go to games with me as she got older. She now appears to have taken an interest in Arsenal and following their results. The two football clubs I have always had a dislike for are Arsenal and Chelsea. Do I encourage her interest in football with the hope that one day she will see the light and want to follow the hoops or moan about the commercialization of football and plastic fans (gooners).
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Family dilemma on 14:31 - Sep 13 with 447 viewsessextaxiboy

Take her to the Fulham game .

If a West London derby under lights doesnt hook her then its a waiting game before she realises the truth ....

Thumper , What did your father tell you this morning ?

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Family dilemma on 14:33 - Sep 13 with 441 viewsblacky200

Personally I think it is time to disown her, tell her she is out of the will and adopt a new one where you can rectify your obvious shortcomings as a parent.
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Family dilemma on 15:00 - Sep 13 with 366 viewsBoston

Of my three kids, the oldest(blue), takes quite a strong interest, the other two(pink), pretend, to make me happy, though the youngest enjoys trips up north if we go shopping as well.
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Family dilemma on 15:01 - Sep 13 with 359 viewspaesanu

Jokes aside, can you really force a kid to support local - a sentiment that was perfect in the days when the footballers were usually local and at worst 'one of us'. As you pointed out, the commercialisation has warped things. The tribalism of footie has been diluted by entertainment, so why maybe the next generation shouldn't get grief for picking and choosing who entertains them the most.
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Family dilemma on 16:01 - Sep 13 with 301 viewskensalriser

Got to let your kids find their own way.

That said, I know an R who all but encouraged his oldest to be a Gooner on the basis it would be less disappointing for him. But he's an arsehole anyway.

Poll: Come on then, let's have it.

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Family dilemma on 16:03 - Sep 13 with 292 viewstoboboly

Not meaning to sound flippant but disown her and start again with a new one?

www.m25football.com

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Family dilemma on 16:03 - Sep 13 with 291 viewsDorse

Time to take her on an exciting trip to the orphanage.

'What do we want? We don't know! When do we want it? Now!'

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Family dilemma on 16:05 - Sep 13 with 287 viewsMrSheen

Kids start off wanting to fit in with their mates, and if they can outrage their Dad, it's a bonus. Then, suddenly and unpredictably, they want to stand out from them. Even my youngest, who used to taunt me by pretending to like Ch*ls**, was on holiday with her friend's family, who all follow the vermin, and told them she was a QPR fan. Zero interest in football, but you can't have everything.
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Family dilemma on 16:56 - Sep 13 with 237 viewsdanehoop

Family dilemma on 16:05 - Sep 13 by MrSheen

Kids start off wanting to fit in with their mates, and if they can outrage their Dad, it's a bonus. Then, suddenly and unpredictably, they want to stand out from them. Even my youngest, who used to taunt me by pretending to like Ch*ls**, was on holiday with her friend's family, who all follow the vermin, and told them she was a QPR fan. Zero interest in football, but you can't have everything.


Danehoop junior doesn't really have a great interest in football, but after 2 visits to HQ with me he knows that he is an R, Charlie Austin was a goal scoring god, Krancjar was a bit tubby and that chelsht are the epitome of evil. If he doesn't go again with me I'd be happy that he retains these basic tenets of truth.

Never knowingly understood

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Family dilemma on 17:38 - Sep 13 with 196 viewsMrSheen

Family dilemma on 16:56 - Sep 13 by danehoop

Danehoop junior doesn't really have a great interest in football, but after 2 visits to HQ with me he knows that he is an R, Charlie Austin was a goal scoring god, Krancjar was a bit tubby and that chelsht are the epitome of evil. If he doesn't go again with me I'd be happy that he retains these basic tenets of truth.


Master Sheen got the faith at 6, and his twin sister a year later, when she got in trouble at school for shouting "scum" at blue shirts. My youngest took until she was 14. You never know when it's coming.
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