Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On the Facts: Explore Your Local (English) Derbies

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You will be surpised on the number of local derby in UK particularly (if you are not from UK!); Heated rivals; Die hard fans; Something to cheer on; May the best team wins; Chill...Its just a game:-

  • Merseyside derby - Liverpool vs Everton. Tranmere Rovers sometimes included during cup ties.
  • Manchester derby - Manchester City vs Manchester United
  • North-West derby (Red War Day) - Liverpool vs Manchester United.
  • Nottingham derby (sometimes known as the Lace City derby) - Nottingham Forest vs Notts County.
  • West Lancashire derby - Preston North End vs Blackpool
  • East Lancashire derby - Blackburn Rovers vs Burnley
  • North Lincolnshire derby - Grimsby Town vs Scunthorpe United.
  • London derbies
  • Steel City derby - Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday
  • Birmingham derby (also known as the Second City derby) - Aston Villa vs Birmingham City
  • South Coast derby - Southampton vs Portsmouth
  • Black Country derby - Primarily between West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers, but also including Walsall
  • East Anglian derby (also known as the Old Farm Derby) - Norwich City vs Ipswich Town 
  • South Wales derby - Cardiff City vs. Swansea City (Also formerly Newport County)
  • East Midlands derby - Derby County vs Nottingham Forest. Since July 2007, the winners receive the Brian Clough Trophy. (Can also refer to games between Leicester City and Derby County or Nottingham Forest.)
  • Bristol derby - Bristol Rovers vs Bristol City
  • Sheffield Derby (or Rules Derby, the oldest in the football) - Sheffield F.C. vs Hallam F.C.
  • Essex derby - Colchester United vs Southend United
  • Tyne-Tees derby - Newcastle United vs Middlesbrough
  • Tees derby - Hartlepool United vs Darlington 
  • M69 derby - Coventry City vs Leicester City.
  • Roses derby - Leeds United A.F.C. and Manchester United F.C. (games involving traditional Lancashire clubs such as Burnley, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale against West Yorkshire clubs such as Bradford City, Halifax Town and Huddersfield Town have also been commonly referred to as Roses derbies)
  • Tees-Wear derby - Middlesbrough vs Sunderland
  • Tyne-Wear derby - Newcastle United vs Sunderland
  • Luton–Watford derby - Luton Town vs Watford
  • Westcountry Derby(also known as Devon Derby) Plymouth Argyle vs Exeter City 
'Hot headed' North London Derby
The "Football Rivalries Report 2008", undertaken by The New Football Pools, owners of Littlewoods, produced a league table of rivalries based on the results of a survey of fans, ranking the results using a formula based on:
  • the survey responses of both sets of fans
  • the respective league and cup records of the two clubs
  • the regularity of league and cup meetings between the rivals
  • the two clubs' records when playing each other
  • the impact on attendances when they meet
  • transfers between the clubs, and fans' reactions to those transfers
  • off-the-field factors, such as media coverage of the rivalry
The top five most heated rivalries were found to be between:
1. West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers
2. Ipswich Town and Norwich City
3. Liverpool and Manchester United
4. Portsmouth and Southampton
5. Cardiff City and Swansea City

I would love it if we beat United...Love it!

  • London derby
    • Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur
      • Charlton Athletic vs Crystal Palace
      • Charlton Athletic vs Millwall
    • West London derby - between Chelsea, Fulham, Brentford and Queen's Park Rangers, particularly:
      • Fulham vs Chelsea
      • Fulham vs Brentford
      • Queen's Park Rangers vs Brentford
      • Queen's Park Rangers vs Chelsea
    • West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur
    • Arsenal vs Chelsea
  • A 'Borough derby' could involve any two of the following three clubs who all play in stadia in the same London borough: Chelsea, Fulham or Queen's Park Rangers
  • A12 derby Colchester United vs Ipswich Town
  • A49 derby (also known as The New Farm Derby) Shrewsbury Town vs Hereford United
  • A5 derby - Nuneaton Borough vs Tamworth
  • A23 derby - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace ("Seagulls" vs "Eagles")
  • A420 derby - Swindon Town vs Oxford United
  • A45/A605 derby - Northampton Town vs Peterborough United.
  • A6 derby (also known as the East Northamptonshire derby) - Games between Rushden & Diamonds and Kettering Town.
  • A62 derbies - Games between Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and Oldham Athletic.
  • Battle of Basildon (or a New Town derby) - the name given to matches between Basildon United and Bowers & Pitsea as both teams reside in the district of Basildon. Could also include Billericay Town or intermediate side Basildon Town.
  • Battle of Britain - name applied to games played between English and Scottish teams e.g. Liverpool vs Rangers and Manchester United vs Celtic, Arsenal vs Celtic
  • Bradford derby - Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue, also known as the Wool City derby.
  • Buckinghamshire derby - Milton Keynes Dons versus Wycombe Wanderers.
  • Cambridgeshire derby - Cambridge United vs Peterborough United.
  • Cheshire derbies - between Chester City, Crewe Alexandra, Macclesfield Town, and Tranmere Rovers.
  • Cross-border derby - Wrexham vs Chester City, Wrexham vs Shrewsbury Town, Wrexham vs Tranmere Rovers.
  • Devon derby - between Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle
  • Didcot Triangle derby - between Oxford United, Reading and Swindon Town
  • Dockyard derby - Portsmouth vs Plymouth Argyle.
  • Dorset derby - Dorchester Town vs Weymouth - Football
  • Durham - Northumberland derby - Gateshead vs Blyth Spartans.
  • East End derby - West Ham United vs Leyton Orient
  • Golden Valley derby - Gloucester City vs Cheltenham Town.
  • Hertfordshire Derby - games between Watford, Barnet, Stevenage Borough and St Albans City.
  • Humber derby - Grimsby Town or Scunthorpe United (from the south bank) vs Hull City (from the north) .
  • Lancashire derbies - between Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Bury, Morecambe, Oldham Athletic, Preston North End, Rochdale and Wigan Athletic, and also both Liverpool and Manchester clubs.
  • Lincolnshire derbies - between Grimsby Town, Boston United, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United.
  • Luneside derby - Lancaster City v Morecambe.
  • M4 derby - Swindon Town vs Reading.
  • M180 derby - any combination between Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town.
  • Miners derby - Chesterfield vs Mansfield Town.
  • North Yorkshire derby - York City vs Scarborough.
  • Rushmoor derby - Between Aldershot Town and Farnborough.
  • Shropshire derby - Shrewsbury Town vs Telford United.
  • Staffordshire derbies - Between Stoke City or Port Vale vs Walsall, Tamworth or Stafford Rangers vs Burton Albion, Wolves vs Stoke, West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke.
  • Potteries derby - Stoke City vs Port Vale.
  • Severnside derby - Mainly Cardiff City vs Bristol City can include Bristol Rovers or Newport County.
  • South Cambridgeshire derby - Cambridge United vs Histon.
  • South Cheshire-North Staffordshire derby - Between Crewe Alexandra and Stoke City or Port Vale.
  • South Coast derby - any game between A.F.C. Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton.
  • South London derby - any game between Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Millwall and AFC Wimbledon.
  • South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire derby - Any South Yorkshire side Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday vs Chesterfield - mainly due to Chesterfield being part of BBC Radio Sheffield's football coverage and its close proximity to South Yorkshire.
  • Tayside derby - Games Between St Johnstone, Dundee United & Dundee.
  • Teesside derby - Darlington vs Hartlepool United, can also include Middlesbrough.
  • Thames-Side derby - Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Staines Town.
  • Thames Valley derby - Reading vs Oxford United or Aldershot.
  • Thanet derby - Margate vs Ramsgate.
  • Welsh derby - Games between Cardiff City, Newport County, Swansea City and Wrexham. (Clashes between Cardiff and Swansea is a more fierce derby than any other fixture)
  • Westcountry derbies - Any games between Swindon Town, Bristol Rovers, Bristol City, Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City, Torquay United, Cheltenham Town, Yeovil Town, Dorchester Town and Weymouth.
  • West Lancashire derby (also known as the M55 derby) - Blackpool vs Preston North End.
  • West Midlands derbies - Any game involving two of the following: Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Birmingham City and Walsall.
  • West Riding derby - between teams that play in cities or towns originally in the West Riding of Yorkshire including Barnsley, Bradford City, Bradford Park Avenue, Doncaster Rovers, Halifax Town, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Wallingford Quadrangle - A game between Reading, Oxford United, Swindon Town or Wycombe Wanderers
  • Yorkshire derbies - between Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United, Bradford City and York City as well as other non-league Yorkshire clubs.
Credit to Wikipedia on the Local Derbies in the United Kingdom.

Merseysiders go war!

So, you know where you are when they mention the so called derby. Please note that some of the derbies are between teams from Scotland & Wales because they are part of the whole United Kingdom.

Geography can be enjoyable when you know what you're talking about...

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