I wanna talk about supporting Coventry City, the team I’ve supported since I was a young boy at school. Coventry City are a team from the West Midlands near Birmingham where I grew up and just to give a bit of background on the club, it was founded back in 1883 and we were founding members of the Premier League. But in 2001, after thirty-four consecutive years in the top division, we were finally relegated and since that year, we’ve been in the Championship or the second tier of the English Football…Leagues.
Our only real honour was winning the FA Cup back in 1987. People often ask me why I support Coventry City. Well, in my school, everyone either supported Aston Villa, the local team or Liverpool, the team that won everything at the time. I didn’t really want to support the same as everybody else, so I wanted to choose a different team, so after a school trip to Coventry one day, I felt, well, I’ll support Coventry City then. It was the FA Cup win that cemented my support for them. I remember listening to the radio commentary, listening to them beat, I think Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-final and that was it. I was a city fan then.
Em…people ask why I don’t support one of the big teams. Well, in England, people either support the team that always wins, and we call them ‘glory hunters’ or a team near from where they were born. And there is a lot of joy in not supporting one of the big teams especially when we get to play the big teams. I always remember beating Manchester United one cold Boxing Day when we score two goals in the last minute to beat them 3-2 and even last season we went to Old Trafford and beat Manchester United 2-nil. Also playing in the Championship is surprisingly a better league I think than playing in the Premier League. Every team can beat each other, it’s much more exciting, every team has got a chance to getting promoted or there is always the threat of relegation. Every season, there’s new teams to visits and it’s much more interesting than the Premier League which is pretty much the same every year.
Supporting a team’s like being part of family, you can’t just choose to leave the family if there’s some disappointments. And being part of that family means that you share the same dreams and the same desires and the same disappointments. This season I think we’ve got a good chance of promotion - we’ve got a good manager, Chris Coleman who used to be in charge of Fulham, and we’ve got an outside chance I think of making the playoffs. Last season we were very nearly relegated but this season I think we'll have a much better season.
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well most of people i have seen in UK likes to watch or play football because its a great game which keeps and make people emotional than cricket.
i remembered when i was in school i used to play football with my friends in break time but often time we used to play cricket because in Asia the most people like cricket.But if I compare both games to each other then obviously i can say that football is much better game because its take much less time to finish and get the result that who win or lost but in cricket you have to wait for 5 days to see who going to win but i think most of time the test cricket end with out wining by any side.But nowadays mostly people like to watch Twenty cricket because every player try to play and hit ball in right direction and make maximum score as he can.it also takes less time to finish and give quick result .the main features in this game which every body can see is that who is going to make fast score by playing less balls.thus why as compare the oneday match most players hit 6s or fours.Every player form both side try to play very well by facing the less number of balls.
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I have lived in Coventry for 2 years.I have completed my Masters in Computer science in Coventry Uni.I love Coventry its calm city.I had a job in Banbury.
I have a small request to British Council.We Indians have many doubt about England Cricket team.Can you make one Podcast about the English Cricket?I am not so interested in football.
The Indians believe that Cricket is a very popular game in England but in my experience I felt like British people are not interested in Cricket ,instead they love football.
I have asked some British people about it but many of them do not even know how play it.
Please kindly make a video about the English Cricket team
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the national team of china ranks 80 or sth, i don,t know. unluckily, i can,t make it as many people, which is supporting their team no matter how disppointing the results are. getting admitted to the world cup is the top priority in most fans' heart, if there still would be fans. i think the only chance for china team to get qualification in the next fews decades is to hold the event, i mean it!!
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