Over Land And Sea

When West Ham went to China for the PL Asia Trophy, a video emerged from the Newcastle game of local fans belting out “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”. The reaction on Twitter was initially depressing, beginning with lots of cry-laughing emojis but eventually the comments were filled with “West Ham Family” tweets.

So, Betway have posed the question: What makes a proper football fan? Are those fans from China that travelled from Shanghai to Nanjing to watch West Ham succumb to two defeats against Premier League rivals Manchester City and Newcastle, equal to those that travel around the UK enjoying serial disappointment?

Also – Mark Noble catches up with his long-time-pal Pan, Carlton Cole meets some adoring fans and Pablo Zabaleta has a chat about shouting at the telly.

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