The home side is the highest placed finisher. THe semi is next Wednesday. And the final the Saturday.
It was a cracking game with a brilliant atmosphere from both set of fans, although as predictable the "we all hate leeds scum" chant came out, thought they were a breakaway club there for having nothing to do with Leeds and Avenue being there main rivals or how it seems?
Its a fairly simple rivalry- last season both clubs (FCUM and Bradford PA) were in the Unibond North and we're both top teams battling for league and/or promotion and by the end of the season Bradford had won the leauge and FC United were promoted via play-offs. The rivalry wasn't helped when Bradford signed our best player who had been with us since our first ever match (Rory Patterson). And so basically the rivalry has carried on this season and could very likely be rivals for the rest of time... you never know. Hope that helpsI'm here to seek knowledge & profess my ignorance of all things FCUM. So prepare for questions.
The Avenue is Bradford, I know that much. Explain the rivalry? How did it form? Why did it form?
I'm asking because a couple of people seem to dislike Bradford.
Also has the rivalry existed since Manchester United was formed or since FCUM was formed?