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10 signs that you're a Sligo Rovers fan

Ahead of the Bit O’Red’s Champions League debut, reader David Rouse has penned the essential guide to Sligo Rovers fans.

1. You remember what was “surely a goal to win a cup final”

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2. Your favourite football chant is a Bananarama song

“Nah-nah-nah-nah, Nah-nah-nah-nah, Hey-hey-hey, Sligo Rovers!”

(©INPHO/Donall Farmer)

3. You still feel the pain of 22 November 2009 at Tallaght Stadium

Sporting Fingal 2-1 Sligo Rovers

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4. Your favourite poet is Johnny Chadda, not WB Yeats

“Even if the sun ceases to rise, Even if the winds stops to blow, the name of Sligo Rovers will shine and shine forever like a morning glittering star in the sky.”

5. You know that when it counts you have the best penalty stopper in world football

(©INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

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6. You can name the treble winning side of 1993/94

“We all dream of a team of Gerry Carrs.”

(©INPHO/James Crombie)

7. Even though Dixie Dean still holds the record for league goals scored in an English season, you know his glory days were in the Showgrounds in 1939

(Barratts/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport)

8. For you the name Fagan signifies a bearded club legend, not a bearded Dickens character

(Screengrab via RTÉ)

9. Your fictional heroes are Queen Maeve of Connacht and Benny the Bull

(via @SligoRovers)

10. You know your team plays in the most scenic setting in the country… “Sligo is Surprising.”

(via Sligo Rovers Facebook)

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David Rouse

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