As the new season kicks off today and I look at the multitude of threads on different teams, it got me wondering how people have come to support the clubs they root for. It's a red sox board, so Bruins/Pats/Celtics are a given, but the EPL doesn't fall along that regional allegiance. We may have had a thread like this in the past (I'm relatively new to the soccer portion of these boards) but I couldn't find one on a quick search. In the early 2000s I would frequent a bar in Hoboken, NJ called McSwiggans. They had 2 bartenders, Paul and Steve, from northern London. Paul and Steve were big Tottenham fans and if I could come in an talk a little Casey Keller, Darren Anderton and Sol Campbell (the bastard) with them, more free beers would show up in front of me. I eventually started watching some games with them at the bar across the street. I've been Spurs ever since. So, why do you support your particular team?