Is United v Liverpool a true Derby match?

Discussion in 'Sport Talk' started by gerardkoepp, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. gerardkoepp

    gerardkoepp New Member

    I always classed Derbies as teams from the same City? United v City, Liverpool v Everton, Spurs v Arsenal etc. Has the term ‘Derby’ just over spilled into big rivalries now?
  2. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

    Couldn't agree more. The only Derbies are Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Nottingham, Sheffield and London. Have I missed any? The others are just 'big rivalries'.

    However the real, classic Derbies, are where the team name contains the name of the city. So that excludes Liverpool and London leaving:

    Manchester City v Manchester United
    Bristol City v Bristol Rovers
    Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United

    Not sure if Nottingham Forest v Notts County qualifies.
  3. Dan Greenslade

    Dan Greenslade Active Member

    As an Aston Villa fan I would also argue Villa - Birmingham as being a big derby
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  4. just pumps

    just pumps Screwfix Select

    It is a hate match, very rare to see a player or manager leave one to join the other.
  5. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

    Quite right Dan. I omitted Birmingham in error. Apologies.

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