What is a supporter?

The question of what is appropriate for a supporter of a soccer club came up on my Facebook feed last night, and I’m curious to hear what you all think.

The set-up is this; I left the Timbers’ match last night at 70′.  I was angry with the team, I was fed up with the run of poor play, and I had lab work to do and an early morning today.

But no matter: when I admitted that on social media I was shredded by those who were themselves angry that I and other fair-weather fans had left before the final whistle.

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Six Degrees: Two Mistakes

Did Saturday’s game come down to two plays? Two mistakes that occurred within two minutes of each other? I’ve been pondering the idea. If you change Adi’s miss in front of goal, then change Gleeson’s charging out of goal two minutes later, the Timbers probably spend the majority of the second half with a 2-0 lead and probably finish with the full three points.

As always, soccer is a cruel sport.

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