|U4U- never have I respected Man Utd fans so much|
Liverpool have the Kop, Inter and Milan have their respective ultras and closer to home, Arema Indonesia have their well-known Aremania to count on. In the 2010 edition of the S-League, Sengkang Punggol can be proud to boast that they have the U4U (United For United) group of fans to cheer them on in every single game they play.
Yes, Sengkang Punggol, the cellar dwellars and the underdogs of the S-League.
So what makes the U4U fraternity support the dolphins? After all, they are known to be a group of fans who have supported Manchester United, only familiar to success, all their life and with their hearts and soul.
According to one of its members, Mervin, they are very close to the coach of the dolphins, Aide Iskandar, also a United fan. Also, they believe that it is their duty as fans to support local football and it is ultimately their passion. That passion goes beyond just supporting winning teams, but also to stand by the team through thick and thin, winning or losing.
I have seen these guys in action personally this season. Even when their team (Sengkang Punggol) were trailing in games, they kept on cheering and singing, replicating the scenes that can only be found in the stands in the English Premier League. I am not talking about hooliganism but rather the kind of support that every footballer wants to have and the kind of feeling that passionate players like Noh Alam Shah thrives on and is currently enjoying in Malang.
So, this leaves me with another question. Why don’t other fans from unofficial or official fan clubs of teams like Liverpool and Arsenal do the same?
And for this, I have come up with my own conclusion. Passion!
What these guys from U4U have is simply the fact that they have pure passion for football and they support it for the love of the game and nothing else. They may have attracted some controversy during the course of the season but in my books, they are truly a class act.
Good on you guys!
written by Lionsdiehard with the help and support from Mervin of U4U