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Written for The Two Unfortunates

The Two Unfortunates asked me to give a personal account of my experiences of what it is like to be a female fan, a football writer and social media user. Football has been a largely enjoyable and rewarding aspect of my life. If it wasn’t I would have given it all up a very long time ago.

I have been a football supporter all my life thanks to my family. My parents married in close season and had their reception at Hillsborough. They bought the family home because you can see the South Stand from the bedrooms and both my brother and I were enrolled in the Junior Owls the day after we were born. My life has never been without football.

In the early nineties, when I first started to watch live football, I was lucky enough to support a club that had a high percentage of female season ticket holders. Watching football at my club has never been an issue.

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