Nine Irish League tweets summoning fans back to NI football
Amid widespread revulsion at what is being seen as greed by top English premiership clubs, there has been a renewed appeal from the Irish League teams (and commentators) for a return to local, community-focussed football.
Here are a handful of the tweets doing the rounds today, beckoning fans back to NI stadiums once the pandemic allows.
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@@joelneill (director of Larne FC)·
Angry about the European Super League?
There’s real, authentic, unspoiled, quality, fan-first, community driven football on your doorstep. I think we’ve all watched enough sport from our living rooms this past year. When restrictions ease, and they will, go and find it.
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All our clubs are the heartbeat of communities here. And are proud to be. If you don’t support a local club, give them a chance. You will not regret it. Plus the Official NIFL is the greatest league in the world.
Pfft. Sure we already play in a super league.
This is Coleraine FC. This is our home. This is our community. Give us the Irish League every day of the week.
We’re not about TV deals or executive boxes - its about passion, belonging & pride in your town & club. Support local.
Passion, community, family, local pride and a sense of belonging. What the beautiful game is about. Support local football.
A friendly reminder that if you are upset with your team joining The European Superleague then your local NIFL club would love to have your support! #supportyourlocalclub
Announcing new competitions is on trend, so here’s ours...
The SureSeal NI Bangor FC Invitational Tournament.
Kicking off in May & running through June, 8 local clubs will form 2 (Super) leagues before knockout rounds will decide the winners of the Cup & Plate.
In terms of the European Super league, we are still weighing up our options
(the team is currently sixth in the Intermediate Premiership!)
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