Unexpected Rivalries 3: Reading, Swindon, Oxford and London Irish

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Unexpected Rivalries | 2 Comments
Unexpected Rivalries 3: Reading, Swindon, Oxford and London Irish

The police presence outside Oxford station on Wednesday night was illuminating. As a semicircle of rozzers stood to attention outside the entrance to Coco — a small citywide chain better known as a place for students to take mums and dads at the onset of the imminent academic year — Swindon Town fans began to pile off the trains and down the steps into enemy territory.

Leaving aside the extraordinary …

Unexpected Rivalries 2: Shrewsbury, Port Vale and Wrexham

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Unexpected Rivalries | No Comments
Unexpected Rivalries 2: Shrewsbury, Port Vale and Wrexham

After Kerry Andrew opened our Unexpected Rivalries series back in March, we are delighted to welcome back Andrew Harding, deviser of an eponymous blog and a man we have invited to muse on those clubs likely to get the goat of the average Shrew. True, Hereford remain the most indelible foe, but in the spirit of the series, Andrew, who can be followed on Twitter here, spreads

Unexpected Rivalries 1: Wycombe, Slough and Colchester

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Unexpected Rivalries | 5 Comments
Unexpected Rivalries 1: Wycombe, Slough and Colchester

Three years ago, this site was established on the premise that its founders were as interested, in an impartial way, in the goings on at on all Football League clubs rather than just their own. Yet without club rivalries, both longstanding and flash in the pan, football would undoutedly be poorer. Many of these can be tawdry affairs for those unattached to either team, however. This new series, then, seeks

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