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The East Lancashire Derby.....

The East Lancashire derby, 2 football clubs, seperated by a few miles. Blackburn Rovers FC and Burnely FC. Lets just put it in perspective....

I asked a group of mates who play in my football team here in sunny Sydney to name me a few derbies around the globe...

AC Milan V Inter Milan
Man City V Man United
Everton V Liverpool
Arsenal V Tottenham
Celtic V Rangers
Sheffield Wed V Sheffield United
Fernebache V Galatasaray
Boca Juniors V River Plate
Real Madrid V Barcelona

The list went on and on....The East Lancashire derby meant nothing....and thats how it has been since 1888, the first official East Lancashire Derby....Blackburn 7 Burnley 1.

As the years went on, the results went back on forth. Played 95, Rovers 39, Burnley 38, 18 Draws. The last derby went to Rovers, with Tugay and Gamst scoring in a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup...

The history is there, the passion is there, but what makes the derby what it is.

Several clubs are in the vicinity, including Bolton, Preston and even Wigan. Yet, the East Lancashire Derby has always been Blackburn V Burnley. 2 towns, who's occupants are simply born to hate each other. Football fans or not, you dont get along. Their will be fights at pubs, brawls on the streets as passions ignite...

Who will take the crown in the 96th edition of the East Lancashire Cup???

We can only hope its David Dunn and our men having the last laugh come Sunday afternoon




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Writer: Sasman! Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 15 2009

Time: 11:47AM

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The David Dunn pic looks much better then what i thought it would!! really sums up the passion!!!
sasman
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15/10/2009 11:49:00

very true points there Sas! I think what makes this derby special apart from the obvious is that it is one that slips under the radar of the casual supporter and doest happene every year. It is the most passionate one there is for my money!
Mikey Delap
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15/10/2009 12:26:00

good to see this article after all the comments on the dingle site. Only a win will don on sunday and i see dunn and pedersen scoring for us.
aadil4rovers
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15/10/2009 13:04:00

aye, they can spam as much as they wont...for us, its quality over quantity!!! fire up lads!!!
sasman
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15/10/2009 13:07:00

Nicely done Sas, however, I would say in fairness to your Aussie mates its probably a little more understandable why they do not think so much of this derby isn't it as it's not one that grabs (even if it should!!) the MASS attention others do, Sky Sports and the like hype up the Liverpool vs Manure "derby" more than they would a real derby like ours!!
Walker
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16/10/2009 09:00:00

Looks like Dunny did have the last laugh after alll!!!!
sasman
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18/10/2009 15:58:00

 

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