Not for me. I’m a South of the Ribble lad and the main thrust of my hatred is to Blackpool.Is it fair to say that those from the South of the Ribble that have to live amongst Horse Fiddlers would look at T'Rovers as our biggest rivals & those to the North view Blackpool as the one?
Amen brother!Not for me. I’m a South of the Ribble lad and the main thrust of my hatred is to Blackpool.
Probably Blackburn 2nd though. In particular with Blackburn my hatred is to the real plastics who turned up in their droves in the 90’s Walker Hey-Day and still linger of a fashion to this day clinging on to those increasingly distant memories.
I know a few older folk who are Blackburn fans well before that whole period and I don’t really have any issue with them, decent enough level-headed folk. But the 90’s era Plastics are just a disgusting breed.
Many people who saw the two players including my dad summed it up. Mathews was arguably the better out and out winger but Sir Tom was the complete footballer who could literally play in any position and make the opposition look Sunday league.Would have thought the whole point of a local derby is they are the closest team to you, they probably started in caveman days when one group of mud huts started a scrap with the next over a dinosaur leg.
Preston and Blackburn have been fighting each other over the crossing of the Ribble at Walton-le Dale since before Blackpool even existed, and they are our nearest neighbours at around 8 miles.
The one thing that stands out from all this is that everyone has their own idea and the passing of time can change things.
I don’t know, but the Blackpool thing probably didn’t start till the fans started arguing over who was best between Finney or Mathews, of course we know that Mathews was a decent winger but it’s laughable that anyone could think he could compare with the greatest player, ever.