Roughyed 34 To say if you don't go to matches you cant be a fan or supporter / supporter but a follower and unless you go to matches you have no right whatsoever to voice an opinion is one of the most ill thought out and ridiculous statements I have ever read on this forum.
How many of these followers are there who don't go to matches now because they are old or disabled or can no longer afford to go to matches but who may have seen more Oldham rugby games than those who go to matches now.
Many of these may be in the clubs by lottery therefore supporting the club that way.
If your logic is right the the total sum of Manchester United and Manchester City supporters is around 140.000 being the number who can watch the game from the confines of their home grounds.
Support can be given to a club in many ways without going to a match.