An American Learns to Appreciate Non-League Day


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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2 Responses

  1. GHubbs says:

    As a fellow American I often feel the closest we come to English football in the US is college sports. People support their college teams with undying passion weather they are at a high level or a low level. It is very rare for a fan to change what college team, since most fans are tied to that team from attending the university. Additionally, college teams don’t move.

    In terms of professional sports, American pros and English football have many differences which are described very accurately above.


  2. elliott says:

    GHubbs- great point. I think US stadium atmosphere in general pales in comparison to the EPL. An EPL game definitely reminds me more of Allen Fieldhouse (Where University of Kansas plays basketball) than Arrowhead (where the Chiefs play).

    However, MLS fans have started to pick up the slack.

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