Local Derbies At Wembley: Scarcity Value Breeding Entertainment


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Often Partisan says:

    “it was the attention of another city, Birmingham, that was focussed on Wembley for the FA Cup final. West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City had reached the final”

    I hate to be picky, especially as this site is so good, but West Bromwich Albion are from the Black Country, not Birmingham.

  2. Rob says:

    to be fair i’m not sure Manchester City v Bolton can be considered a derby. Maine Road to Burnden is not exactly round the corner in 1926 and today its not billed as a derby by city or bolton fans

  3. Ian says:

    Yeah, those two were the only ones that I ummed and aahed over (but there is a degree of subjectivity involved in this and I decided that my word is law). Also worth pointing out that the Manchester City/United rivalry was nothing then – as far as I can gather – like it is now.

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