The life of a social media manager in the football industry is a strange one.
You interact with hundreds if not thousands of strangers on a daily basis, the majority of whom appear to be furiously angry with you for whatever reason.
They assume that you hate them, or even worse: you hate their football team.
During the last year-and-a-half at Dream Team we’ve been labelled a biased supporter of Man United, Man City, Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and so on.
Why are you always picking on United fans?
What idiot Spurs fan made this?
You must support City with stupid tweets like that.
The simple truth is that here at Dream Team we hate (and love) all teams equally. If you look back at each one of the sketches, articles and social messages we’ve posted in the past year you’ll see that just about every team in the Premier League and beyond has been targeted at some stage.
Indeed, there is no bias here. Just good natured football banter that seems to offend so many of you so easily.
It is this constant furor, combined with some genuinely good discussion (and some downright weird DMs), that makes for such an incredibly entertaining social media landscape. And we want to share that with you.
So with that in mind, here are the highlights from the world of Dream Team during the last week.
Man United losing to Huddersfield at the weekend was always going to lead to a lot of abuse in their direction, and we were only too happy to jump on the bandwagon.
While I had expected this to irk a few Man United fans, I certainly didn’t anticipate Man City supporters rushing to their defence. Or in this case, wishing death upon me.
At least they said please.
On Monday, my colleague Nick Elliott went down the not-at-all controversial route of calling out Pele as one of the most overrated players of all time.
As you’d expect, the internet was very understanding…
Can’t argue with that last point, tbf.
On Tuesday evening Cristiano Ronaldo pipped Leo Messi at The Best Awards in London as he was named FIFA Player of the Year, and we couldn’t resist a little dig in the Argentine’s direction.
It’s a well known fact that Messi and Ronaldo fanboys are by far the easiest group of people to offend in the world, and our Instagram post only served to highlight that.
Just plain weird.
Hate isn’t the only thing we receive at Dream Team. In fact, sometimes our followers go too far the other way.
Take this reply on one of our recent articles as an example.
Hoàng is clearly so delighted with our content that he’s made us a nice little heart picture with our name emblazoned across the middle. He’s even watermarked it just in case anyone tries to steal the image for their own use.
In a similar vein, I arrived at work this morning to find this lovely picture of a medal in my inbox.
The copy attached was as follows:
I would like to personally congratulate you as Dream Team has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Football Youtube Channels on the web.
I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.
High-five right back at you, mate. Everyone here at Dream Team is truly honoured to receive this most prestigious of accolades.
They say there’s no such thing as a bad idea, but the fact that a video titled Arswan Wenger v Goose Hiddink still exists on our page proves otherwise.
Here at Dream Team we’re tasked with coming up with new video ideas on a daily basis, and it’s fair to say that not everything that comes out of our brainstorming sessions is golden.
This week’s special mention goes to our head of video Mark Hudson, whose internet-breaking sketch idea was Cheeky Sport having a cheeky Nandos with the Cheeky Girls.
I don’t know about you but I would pay good money to watch that.