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  • Liverpool

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  • Man City

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  • Arsenal (irrelevant option)

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    Exactly; you ought to be grateful for things as they are.

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    Amazing really, I wonder what the percentage of Man U fans who want their most local rivals win over another team. Mind you I guess it's not unique, more Real fans would want atletico win La Liga than Barca. Still seems odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Amazing really, I wonder what the percentage of Man U fans who want their most local rivals win over another team. Mind you I guess it's not unique, more Real fans would want atletico win La Liga than Barca. Still seems odd.
    Was the same round here in 95, Liverpool fans rejoiced when Everton beat United in the cup final


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    I'm devastated that I missed the chance to have a pop at the fact that City aren't local to most United fans. ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Was the same round here in 95, Liverpool fans rejoiced when Everton beat United in the cup final
    Really that surprises me the Toffees had won the Leauge within a decade of that.

    Paul Rideout though, what a genius he seemed when I saw him in the early eighties, and how mundane he became, but that goal probably made up a bit for his under-achievement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I'm devastated that I missed the chance to have a pop at the fact that City aren't local to most United fans. ****.
    Oh that's the type of thing you have a pop at United supporters for (knowing they'll rise to it) when there's little else to take the piss about, of course now it's not needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Really that surprises me the Toffees had won the Leauge within a decade of that.

    Paul Rideout though, what a genius he seemed when I saw him in the early eighties, and how mundane he became, but that goal probably made up a bit for his under-achievement.
    It's not universal but most Liverpool fans hate United more than Everton and did even in the 80s when Everton were the far superior side

    As for Rideout. Utterly toss for us other than the second half V Southampton which is obviously the greatest performance in FA Cup history. But for some reason he felt that it was okay to postpone his retirement after that so we suffered another year of him under his mate Watson. Mind you back then we were getting crowds that matched what Wolves take away to mK rather than just half of that so what****ingever

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    *goes into grandpa Simpson mode*

    People probably find it hard to get nowadays the Schoolboy matches between Eng-Sco shown live on the TV were such a massive deal. Don't know what viewing figures they got but I'm betting it was much more than most Champions League games get nowadays, and Paul Rideout scored about 5 once in a 5-4 win once (maybe wrong but it's how I remember it), he was a superstar. I went to my first Exeter away game against Swindon soon after and I think he scored twice (maybe wrong but it's how I remember it), Tony Kellow grabbed a late equaliser though, WAFG. Yet I honestly with my callow yoof felt that Rideout would be greater than Pele. It never quite worked out despite in his early days at Bari them putting 5.5 mill valuation on him, that funnily enough no-one ever payed because it would have been the World-record transfer fee at the time (maybe wrong but it's how I remember it).
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    I remember schoolboy games were shown quite a lot on Sky back in the mid/late 90s. Used to watch them fairly frequently. Dunno if they are even shown any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I remember schoolboy games were shown quite a lot on Sky back in the mid/late 90s. Used to watch them fairly frequently. Dunno if they are even shown any more.
    I think they still are on Sky, but back then it was one of the three terrestrials, and you had so few live games on TV, Internationals (not all BTW) and the FACup final. Hence why that was such a massive event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Amazing really, I wonder what the percentage of Man U fans who want their most local rivals win over another team. Mind you I guess it's not unique, more Real fans would want atletico win La Liga than Barca. Still seems odd.
    Well my bet that Liverpool will not win the league was the main motivation I have to say, but I suspect I would probably have quietly been supporting City anyway.

    They're the definite lesser of two evils to begin with. Then consider that they were one of the most fancied sides anyway, have been for a few years and probably will be for a good few more years. So whilst City winning the league is obviously never good, it's something I was preparing to get used to anyway. Liverpool this season though have been the most unpleasant of surprises.

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    I considered supporting Citeh beforehand but when the game started I couldn't do it.
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    My dad was in bits last week at rooting for United in the derby. I text him after it and he said he loved every minute of it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    *goes into grandpa Simpson mode*

    People probably find it hard to get nowadays the Schoolboy matches between Eng-Sco shown live on the TV were such a massive deal. Don't know what viewing figures they got but I'm betting it was much more than most Champions League games get nowadays, and Paul Rideout scored about 5 once in a 5-4 win once (maybe wrong but it's how I remember it), he was a superstar. I went to my first Exeter away game against Swindon soon after and I think he scored twice (maybe wrong but it's how I remember it), Tony Kellow grabbed a late equaliser though, WAFG.
    Loving the reference to the great Tony Kellow in a thread about who's going to win the PL this year. WAFG indeed; 1981 and all that.

    Back to the thread title though, I wonder whether we'll still have 3 teams in the running when we come to the last round of matches. I reckon the last time that happened was 1972..

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