For the last ten years or so I have been passionately following Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. That isn’t changing anytime soon, but right now, honestly… It’s really really hard to find being a fan of theirs enjoyable. I know, you take the ups with the downs as a fan, but… The fab culture is a little toxic at the moment and the games themselves are no fun.
So, I noticed between ESPN+ and Paramount + (both of which I already have for non football/soccer reasons) I can watch The Argentina League, the Brazil League, LA Liga, The Bundesliga, Serie A and probably a few other leagues. So, I have decided this is they year I’m going to expand my football knowledge to other leagues.
The question is… What should I watch?
I want to follow a leage/team that is going to play fun football but, more importantly, had a fun fan base that I can interact with. Podcasts, Facebook groups, American supporters clubs are all good.
Also, I do not care at all if I am seen as a bandwagon plastic fan. I want to watch a team that wins occasionally.
NOT Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich though. Those are too familiar.
What’s out there, who would be a fun team to cheer for while Spurs are in just a really horribly toxic place?
The fun of the whole league is at least as important as the fun of the team. I’m always hesitant about Serie A because they seem to play really static football when I watch. Atalanta seem fun, but I have to watch them play those other teams.
(I would be following my local MLS team The Philadelphia Union, but MLS doesn’t start until April which… What the heck MLS? That’s a terrible time to start. But maybe I’ll follow them over the summer).