How do we choose which team to follow?
Was Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels right to say that you should follow your local team?
Are those who follow the Old Firm from Ayr to Aberdeen and from Dundee to Dumfries, just glory hunters?
If so, what about those who traipse from Montrose and Forfar to follow Dundee United instead of heading to Links Park or Station Park on a Saturday afternoon?
What of those who eschew the Fife sides to head to Gorgie or Leith to enjoy the delights of Hearts and Hibs, rather than Cowdenbeath or East Fife?
How many football fans leave Cowdenbeath to watch Hibernian or Hearts at the weekend? Photo: SNS
Why do we support the team we support in the first place?
I suspect it is a long and complicated story, involving grandparents, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters, as well as a myriad of other influences.
Are the followers of the Old Firm more or less passionate about their teams than the followers of Stenhousemuir or East Stirlingshire?
There are many armchair fans who claim allegiance to a team but seldom turn up at games.
Are they fans at all? Do you have to attend every match to be a real fan?
Or are fans entitled to choose where and when to follow their team in the same way they would choose where and when to shop?
Why do one man's loyalties lie at Tannadice when his brother's heart belongs to Celtic?
Why does one woman head for Rugby Park when all roads lead to Ibrox for her other half?
So how do we choose which team to follow, or does your team choose you?