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    Historical/Political figures and their teams

    I am reading a biography about James Connolly and seemingly he got quite upset whenever Hibernians lost a match (that explains 1916). I got to wondering what football teams other historical/political figures support. I've got some fascists so far.....

    Mussolini - Lazio
    General Franco - Real Madrid
    Osama Bin Laden - Arsenal (an urban legend, I think, seemingly he saw them once in his younger days)
    "I just came in to buy a stamp"-Padraig Pearse, April 24th 1916

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    Fascists:

    Salazar - Benfica

    Communists:

    Tito - Partizan Belgrade
    Todor Zhivkov - CSKA Sofia
    Ceaucescu - Steaua Bucharest.

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    Bertie Ahern Drumcondra
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    Gorbachev allegedly supports Wigan.
    Gordon Brown - Raith apparently

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    Tony Blair - Newcastle United
    City definetly have the best bands playing at half-time.

    O'Bama - "Eerah yeah, I'd say we can alright!"

    G.O'Mahoney Trapattoni'll sort ém out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Tony Blair - Newcastle United
    I think we'll put him and Bertie in the fascist group.
    "I just came in to buy a stamp"-Padraig Pearse, April 24th 1916

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Tony Blair - Newcastle United
    Didn't he mention going to watch a player who was retired by the time he was born? I think there's some doubt as to whether he's really a Newcastle fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    Didn't he mention going to watch a player who was retired by the time he was born? I think there's some doubt as to whether he's really a Newcastle fan.
    Jackie Milburn , I beleive, I'm to lazy to check the facts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamjar View Post
    I think we'll put him and Bertie in the fascist group.
    No
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamjar View Post
    Mussolini - Lazio
    General Franco - Real Madrid
    Osama Bin Laden - Arsenal (an urban legend, I think, seemingly he saw them once in his younger days)
    These feckers had some backbone.
    City definetly have the best bands playing at half-time.

    O'Bama - "Eerah yeah, I'd say we can alright!"

    G.O'Mahoney Trapattoni'll sort ém out!!

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    Neil Kinnock - Cardiff City

    Haha
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    John Major - Chelsea
    F. Tudjman - Dinamo "Croatia" Zagreb

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfdh_edmundo View Post
    F. Tudjman - Dinamo "Croatia" Zagreb
    Actually I think he was heavily involved in Partizan Belgrade (even served as their President if I recall). Croatia Zagreb was some later nationalist nonsense towards the end of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poor Student View Post
    Actually I think he was heavily involved in Partizan Belgrade (even served as their President if I recall). Croatia Zagreb was some later nationalist nonsense towards the end of his life.
    Think thats right. I think when he was coming into power/asserting himself during the War, he renamed Dynamo "Croatia" while its main supporters group was out fighting in the Balkan war.
    I think there is a chapter on it, in "football against the enemy". Great read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfdh_edmundo View Post
    John Major - Chelsea
    And David Mellor!

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    Doesn't Willy Windsor support Aston Villa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamjar View Post
    I am reading a biography about James Connolly and seemingly he got quite upset whenever Hibernians lost a match (that explains 1916). I got to wondering what football teams other historical/political figures support. I've got some fascists so far.....

    Mussolini - Lazio
    General Franco - Real Madrid
    Osama Bin Laden - Arsenal (an urban legend, I think, seemingly he saw them once in his younger days)


    Connolly was a huge part in the history of Hibs. Was also in charge of the team kit and carried it to all the matches, and was ball boy at all the games too

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