With the rise of the Premier League football became so so fashionable again, the average bloke/blokette in the street will now generally claim to have allegiance to some club, whereas back in the day a lot of people looked down on football supporters.
Funnily enough a lot of the celebrities ‘support’ a small list of teams, clubs which might not tie in with where they grew up….
At Newcastle we have had a pretty mixed bunch, definitely on the genuine side are people like Ant & Dec, Robson Green and the ‘Auf Wiedersehen Pet’ Geordie contingent.
Certain others might have disappeared once Keegan and/or Sir Bobby left, while you have strange ones like Norman Wisdom who was seemingly claimed by half the league clubs as one of ‘their’ celebrity fans.
Sometimes it is the more unusual ones who turn out to be the most hardcore, Delia Smith and Stephen Fry wouldn’t have struck many as natural football supporters but at Norwich City they have shown massive commitment and financial backing, especially in Delia’s case.
Who would you put in the celebrity fan collection at Newcastle United and who would be your frauds?