My absolute favourite thing about supporting a lower league team is the complete freedom to chat utter shit and never be called up on it. Sometimes it all goes a bit too far and Bristol City spend £1.5m (reminder: five Matty Taylors) on a player like Callum O'Dowda who they presumably have not seen play. Even then, O'Dowda never actually plays for Bristol City (why would he?) and their charmingly optimistic fans refuse to acknowledge the idea that they might have fallen for a wind up. I love this forum because it's shown me that I'm not the only one who talks utter nonsense about football. In fact, this forum has so much nonsense that trends have emerged. In this, my love letter to the lower league discourse, I'm going to celebrate the most common examples of us all talking shit. If the good people of Britain can vote for Brexit then surely we can muster up some sort of system to automatically ban anyone who perpetuates these utter myths: This league is shit this year. It must be if we are X in the table. A runaway favourite for number one. Absolutely guaranteed to be said by any supporter of a team in the lower half of the division every single season, except this season they mean it and it's true. Terrible. Our goalkeeper is the best in this league, and possibly the league above I'm wary of mentioning anything that might just be old-fashioned bias, but the goalkeeper trope deserves a mention because it is totally universal (we all have the best keeper in this league) and utterly unrelated to the actual skill of your goalkeeper. A classic case in point is Swindon, where the resident clown fish is so bad that rival players freely admit they exploit him and his own manager says that he gets distracted by 'crowd noise', and yet their fans have managed to hype him up to such an extent that other fans just end up agreeing without really thinking about it. If anyone can think of any I have missed, please share. Otherwise I'll just start looking through the stuff Northampton fans post and I'm bound to find a few updates.