In the 80s I worked with a few Chesterfield fans. They hated Mansfield with a passion. They called 'em scabs as opposed to stags. It was linked to the miners strike, the Derbyshire miners stayed out on strike, unlike their Nottinghamshire counterparts.On a slightly different topic I’ve always been more interested in the “town” derby’s than the Sky Sports hype on big City derby’s. Super Sunday Liverpool v Everton and Arsenal v Spurs. They are always more intense and certainly in the past they were. I once went to a Hartlepool v Darlington game in the late 90’s mental.
Others that have been intense as our derbies and just as important to their fans could be Ipswich v Norwich, Port Vale v Stoke, Hull v Grimsby, Bristol Rovers v Newport, Exeter v Plymouth and I’m sure many others with great history and part of the collective fabric of our game.