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European Super League: big clubs prove that match-going supporters no longer matter – they are after ‘armchair fans’

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  • European Super League: big clubs prove that match-going supporters no longer matter – they are after ‘armchair fans’

    It was a big FA Cup game against Chelsea at Old Trafford in 1988 and the Stretford End was busier than usual. A crowd of 50,716 waspresent, 11,000 more than normal. Chelsea were on their way to relegation, but one of the game’s great appeals is that nothing is permanent and nor should it be.  “Move along, let the part-timers in,” said a voice as I tried to squeeze past. “Then they can go back to their armchairs and watch the other games on TV.”It stung. To be an armchair fan was a stain on your…
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