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What happened to the 'friendly derby'?
Posted by Maximus
on July 28, 2021, 5:40 pm
Back in the day the merseyside derby was a big spirited competitive game, but it was known as 'the friendly derby'. I think this was to do with the rivalries being with Manchester (United) and the London clubs.
What happened? My take: reds fans got majorly frustrated when they stopped winning in the 90's and going into the 2000's. The internationalization of their fanbase (Norwegians and Indians, etc) lost the local feel it had back in the day and the spirit of competition changed to become snide and condescending.
Shame because I've plenty of mates on the red site of the city, but it's just not the way it used to be.
Anyone else got a take on this? Why did it change?
- my take... - rlk July 28, 2021, 8:23 pm
- May 1985 tipping point - Delaware July 28, 2021, 8:15 pm
- Myth. n/t - DT July 28, 2021, 8:12 pm
- It was always a rivalry, but seen as friendly as there wasn't strict segregation - Paulo* July 28, 2021, 6:50 pm
- The removal of terracing reduced the amount of away fans - Coolbury boy July 28, 2021, 6:46 pm
- Re: What happened to the 'friendly derby'? - Datsun Insult July 28, 2021, 6:43 pm
- Benitez didnít help making it friendly. Nt - Martin F July 28, 2021, 6:30 pm
- Lots of people cite Emlyn Hughes as being one of the starting points of the split... - PabloMc2 July 28, 2021, 6:06 pm
- Earlier than that - Beechside July 28, 2021, 5:44 pm
- 1892! - Derby Blue July 28, 2021, 6:30 pm
- Re: 1892! - sailor jeff July 28, 2021, 7:31 pm