With the advent of extra supporter slots, this fed will select an unknown person every few days or week and everyone will join in to support some random team.
The random support history is a bit sketchy before September 2006.
|September 7||phobos fc (78192)||Misr|
|September 13||Schueli-kickers (629296)||Schweiz|
|September 17||Fab4 Kickers (811482)||Nederland|
|September 25||Les Supérieurs (763989)||Nederland|
|October 2||Action-Team (650639)||Deutschland|
|October 7||Fc Keto (258764)||Suomi|
|October 16||Markan FC (156123)||Hrvatska|
|October 24||FC HillStreet United (73908)||Suomi|
|November 2||FC Dick Turpin Squadra Italiana (44708)||Sverige|
|November 6||Soulmate (760216)||Sverige|
|November 17||selvmål fk (65785)||Norge|
|November 26||Viva Freja (402969)||Danmark|
|December 2||XQUE Team (778411)||España|
|December 9||1. FC Stadtwache (244894)||Schweiz|
|December 16||Ballord F. C. (92465)||Brasil|
|December 30||Atlin AFC (107545)||Canada|
|January 7||Die Kaputtnigs (301297)||Österreich|
|January 14||Tardelli 04 (134846)||Schweiz|
|January 24||FC pottenstampers (81220)||België|
|February 5||fk andromeda (535698)||Bosna i Hercegovina|
|February 8||Rävåsens IK (9447)||Sverige|
|February 13||Unbelieveable Unbeatable! (1183864)||Danmark|
|February 18||GERMANIACRIS (697533)||România|
|February 24||Therapy? (755932)||Sverige|
|March 3||FK Buritos (617133)||Srbija|
|March 13||Sera (95542)||Eesti|
|March 25||VFB Friedberg 05 (1194095)||Deutschland|
As of the latest expansion (adding Uman and Al Yaman, and expanding España, France, Rossiya, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, and Crna Gora), there are 1440464 teams in Hattrick. So a list of potential team ID's can be generated by looking for numbers between 1 and 1440464 at random.org. The first team found with supporter (so we can sign their guestbook and let them know they're being randomly supported!) is chosen.
There's a handy little link at http://websec.science.uva.nl/~lhoek/random.php that does this nice and simply.
There have been occasional non-random selections on special occasions. The most recent was the support of hlupak's Atlin AFC, winner of Gumby's Botcup II. The federation had offered the support of its members as part of the prize.