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Rivalries in English Football. Part II: Kick the Ball Less, Kick the Man More:

Everton detest Liverpool and vice-versa.  Spurs hate Arsenal. No-one likes Chelsea. Everyone hates Leeds. In my last post I looked at the structure of rivalries in the top flight of English football.  In this post, I look [...]

Rivalries in English Club Football. Part I: Geography

There can be no doubt that traditional rivalries between clubs add colour to the English game of football.  Matches between rivals are keenly fought; the atmosphere is often intense, and the result [...]