• Whereas fanatic is usually a pejorative word, a Fan is someone who has roots somewhere.

    "Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, TurkeyÑand Even IraqÑAre Destined to Become the Kings of the WorldÕs Most Popular Sport". Book by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski, August 6, 2009.