After doing a little bit more digging, I'm am temporarily resuscitating this segment which first came to light (so far as I know) on the official site in 2001, and then became a short lived segment here during 2009. It's nice to add this and the ones that will follow to both the 'Fanatic of the Week' collection, but also the 'What South Means to Me' collection.
FANATIC OF THE WEEK!
Welcome to 'Fanatic of the Week'.
This week’s fanatic is Manuel Bouw from Mooroolbark who likes the club because it has an exciting team with cheap membership.
See below for full fanatic profile:
NAME: Manuel Bouw
FAVOURITE SOCCER CLUBS: South Melbourne & Liverpool
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF SOUTH MELBOURNE?
I was last season, but this season I'm not, because I spent my $ on travelling overseas to watch the English premier league, but I'll be a member for next season!
WHAT AGE DID YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST MATCH?
FAVOURITE SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMORY?
Andy Vlahos doing a somersault off the sideline advertising after scoring on his debut
MOST MEMORABLE GAME WATCHED?
When we pumped the Knights 3-0 in November of 1999
FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER?
John "the headmaster" Anastasiadis
BEST SOUTH MELBOURNE PLAYER EVER?
Paul Trimboli (I never saw Paul Wade play, so I can't comment on him)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
A good stadium with seats close to the ground, an exciting team, cheap membership and roasted peanuts for $1
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
Getting on the tram after a match that doesn't go all the way through to Collins Street
WOULD YOU EVER SUPPORT ANOTHER NSL TEAM?
Having been to watch the soccer at Olympic Park, the MCG, Highbury & White Hart Lane in London, as well as many other grounds, South Melbourne is the only team which makes me feel welcome, and at home.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MANUEL.