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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FHLH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2020 at 15:36
Originally posted by kempstonblue kempstonblue wrote:

Cambridge and Bishops Stortford?


Hardly a local derby, there's no history. Both Bury St Edmunds and especially Shelford would be local derbies, but Cambridge v Shelford is war 😂! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2020 at 16:18
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

The problem with local derbies is finding then.
Either the rival is in your league - when you will be playing them. Bedford v Ampthill.
Or not - in which case it is likely to be a mis-match.
Cambridge v Shelford would be a big draw, if it were competitive. So the season we were both in Nat 2S it was a goldmine for the two clubs.
But cambridge got promoted and Shelford were relegated.
And now it is a three league gap - Level 3 against level 6.

Or they are strange, two seasons ago in National 1 Esher's local derby was away to Plymouth on the basis that we were the nearest Club to Plymouth!
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Spare a thought for us in Penzance! 
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Originally posted by cheshire exile cheshire exile wrote:

Spare a thought for us in Penzance! 

We used to have some tasty local rivalries but unfortunately two (Bristol & Exeter) got promoted and two (Launceton & Plymouth Albion) got relegated. Most inconsiderate of themWink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CJB1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2020 at 18:47
Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by cheshire exile cheshire exile wrote:

Spare a thought for us in Penzance! 

We used to have some tasty local rivalries but unfortunately two (Bristol & Exeter) got promoted and two (Launceton & Plymouth Albion) got relegated. Most inconsiderate of themWink
Bristol?  Local to Penzance?  In which universe?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stalwart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2020 at 20:38
Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by cheshire exile cheshire exile wrote:

Spare a thought for us in Penzance! 

We used to have some tasty local rivalries but unfortunately two (Bristol & Exeter) got promoted and two (Launceton & Plymouth Albion) got relegated. Most inconsiderate of themWink
Bristol?  Local to Penzance?  In which universe?

It's as local as it gets, a mere 3 hours from PZ.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bartman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2020 at 10:12
Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by cheshire exile cheshire exile wrote:

Spare a thought for us in Penzance! 

We used to have some tasty local rivalries but unfortunately two (Bristol & Exeter) got promoted and two (Launceton & Plymouth Albion) got relegated. Most inconsiderate of themWink
Bristol?  Local to Penzance?  In which universe?

It's as local as it gets, a mere 3 hours from PZ.

Not this time of year more like 5 by car and its always been between 4.15 to 5.30 by train. Been there an done that many times, good drinking time though by train.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2020 at 11:09
Originally posted by Bartman Bartman wrote:

Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by cheshire exile cheshire exile wrote:

Spare a thought for us in Penzance! 

We used to have some tasty local rivalries but unfortunately two (Bristol & Exeter) got promoted and two (Launceton & Plymouth Albion) got relegated. Most inconsiderate of themWink
Bristol?  Local to Penzance?  In which universe?

It's as local as it gets, a mere 3 hours from PZ.

Not this time of year more like 5 by car and its always been between 4.15 to 5.30 by train. Been there an done that many times, good drinking time though by train.LOL
I’ve always thought the Penzance local derby was with Rennes or Neath. Both seem closer as the crow flies than Bristol!😂😂
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stalwart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2020 at 11:36
Slightly off topic, and I apologise in advance . Regarding local derbies - Penzance and Newlyn were separate clubs until 1945 (amalgamated partly as so many men were lost in the war). So the local derby before that was PZ v Newlyn. The games were pretty brutal and riots ensued on occasion! When the clubs amalgamated The Pirates were slightly left out on a limb for derby games. The nearest clubs were Hayle and St Ives, who play each other. Camborne play Redruth, so we ended up with the Boxing Day derby being against Truro - which is 28 miles away. When we began our ascent up the leagues Launceston were pretty successful and were in the same league as us for a few seasons, so that was the derby game - Launceston is right on the Devon border (70 miles from PZ). Then it was Plymouth Albion (80 miles from PZ). Then Bristol. Now the nearest club as the crow flies is probably Jersey, and then Hartpury in Gloucestershire!
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