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Apr 28, 2015
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[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Nervous,very nervous! No, not at the very easy process of joiningShrimperzone, but the longing hope filled gazes at my phone. Waiting,waiting... will the ticket office call back with Morecambe tickets?!

Is'ntit great that an essentially simple sport and supporting SUFC (I'msure we will come back to that later) evokes such a breadth ofreactions from all walks of life. Hence, finally, after many years'lurking' I have joined the many others on this site who trulyunderstand this concept. And moreso revel in all of its highs andlows.
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[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Itcan be hard to explain the feeling of leaving a game with that roar,that hum of the intensity of the crowd ringing in your ears, evendays later. This season, and more recent games have reinvoked thisunique sensation, especially Bury and Luton, and hopefully Morecambe.


[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Oddly,I can already hear/sense this phenomenon coming from the Globe Arena!I'm sure we can all already feel it. I have been to many other gamesnot associated with SUFC (mainly in a business context, in corp boxeswhich I dislike), and I have yet to experience the supportexperienced at SUFC away games particularly, even with sometimesrelatively small numbers. Its incredible some times.


[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Aswe all love numbers and stats on this site, heres a few by way ofintroduction;
1 - WINNING is everything (but if they work their socks off, losing is 'more easily' dealt with)
100,000 – And counting missed heart beats
1,000's – Travelled miles/pounds spent
100's – Games watched (some partly with my eyes closed, but not rose tinted glasses)
79 – First game. The start of the affair. Liverpool FAC. Top of South Bank/Dads shoulders. Snow.
64 – Away grounds (inc. Wembley and Cardiff Millenium)
50 – Tears. I'll admit to 50. Thats all.
40 – Years a supporter
30 – Near heart attacks!
20 – Twenty times a day I think about SUFC
10 – Girlfriends over the years who thought I was insane
7 – Scarfs. Mostly ruined by being dragged for miles out of a car window (see above)
5 – EX Girlfriends who thought they were more important than SUFC (just kidding, really)
4 – Times I thought I had hypothermia (Barnsley x2, Blackburn x1,)
3 – Times I thought we may all die if that Sea King Helicoptor at Carlisle went out of control
2 – Appearances as a ball boy at Roots Hall in 76/77
1 – One Team in Essex, in fact the entire world, in my tiny mind.
1 – WINNING is everything (but if they work their socks off, losing is 'more easily' dealt with)

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