I just watched Hull City FC (soccer for some of you) trounce West Brom today. For someone who is not a follower of the premiership, and not particularly loyal to any one part of the UK, I am feeling a considerable pull to support this team.
For those of you who live in a cave, Hull City – a very little known team – have been taking the premiership by storm: beating top teams like Arsenal and West Ham. It’s a veritable underdogs-beat-favourites Hollywood plotline.
When you consider that, and the fact that my housemate (a faithful supporter of many years) is as enthusiastic as a toddler with Lego, you can see why I’m drawn to the northern team. Let’s hope they continue the winning run.