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Basically, listening to 5 Live sport last night I heard a caller mention this but only touch on it as it wasn't his main point.


What he mentioned was clubs from London, so your Arsenal's, Chelsea's, Tottenham's, West Ham's, Fulham's etc... are at a disadvantage to other clubs in the League(s) because of the number of derbies they face each season.

I think we would all agree that all derbies add a little more bite and excitement to games, and take us for example. Man City, Liverpool....Everton and Bolton to an extent...are our regular derbies for the season. Take Arsenal for the London example, they have derbies with Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham, Fulham and all of them will go at it when they play with upsets more likely.



Either way, I thought it was an interesting view and I can see where the view was being made from.


What do ya think?



BTW, I think he was a Wolves fan..
 

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Makes alot of sense since two of the top 4 are from London and 3 of the top 6...

Oh wait, no it doesnt. Mentally weak players crumble in derbies, mentally strong players excel. Overall it has no effect.

Last time I checked the London clubs where all doing well anyway.
 

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Absolute rubbish, if anything it's an advantage as it means
less commuting, not to mention the advantage they have
when buying players. You can be as Red as you like but
nobody in their right mind would deny that London is as good
as Great Britain gets, which isn't much.

How many players have moved to London rather than a similarly
placed team in the Premiership?
 

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I know it's a massive match but would you consider Arsenal Vs Chelsea a strong derby?

I say this because for me a intense derby has to have a strong rivalry or even a hatred between two clubs.

It's not just the geographical location, it's the atmosphere.


Arsenal and Chelsea are rivals only in the sense they're both big 4. There's not so much on an intense hatred there.

Compared to us & Arsenal. We're miles apart but that rivalry is a 1000 times more intense.
 

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That's only one side of the story.

How about the fact that they are in a city with several million people, so filling up their stadiums wouldn't really be aproblem if they offer good football.

next, they have a great deal when it comes to attracting youth players.

Since the inception of the - quite frankly retarded - 90 mile radius rule, clubs like United or Sunderland are at a disadvantage, while London clubs get to pick from literally hundreds of thousands of kids from all over the world who live in London.


What's the disadvantage?

Traffic?!?!
 

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That's only one side of the story.

How about the fact that they are in a city with several million people, so filling up their stadiums wouldn't really be aproblem if they offer god football.

next, they have a great deal when it comes to attracting youth players.

Since the inception of the - quite frankly retarded - 90 mile radius rule, clubs like United or Sunderland are at a disadvantage, while London clubs get to pick from literealy hundreds of thousands of kids from all over the world who live in London.


What's the disadvantage?

Traffic?!?!
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What's the disadvantage?
The clubs, the supporters and the teams are sh!te. (big disadvantage). :rofl:



By the way the Arsewipes only have 1 derby every season...Spuds.

Same as all the other clubs only have 1 derby, like United only have 1 derby
v bitters. In terms of hatred and rivalry UTD v dippers is more of a derby but the bitters games is UNITEDS derby.
A 'derby' has always been classed as a game between the two closest (in distance) rival teams.
 
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