Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How Brighton v Crystal Palace grew into an unlikely rivalry

Most of football's great rivalries involve clubs thrown together either by geography – Arsenal and Tottenham, say, or Dundee United and, er, Dundee – or by years of high-profile, high-intensity competition for the game's biggest prizes – which explains Liverpool's ongoing ding-dong with Manchester United, or Real Madrid's with Barcelona.

The rivalry between Crystal Palace and Brighton falls into neither of those categories.

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