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Football Rivalries: Plymouth Argyle

During Plymouth Argyle’s first foray into the Championship in the 2005-06 season, the club’s closest derby game was a 180-mile round trip to Cardiff City. Hardly on a par with the fierce derbies played out by teams sharing a city, but Pilgrims fans living in the South West take what they can get. It can be tough supporting a club isolated from the major cities and larger clubs of the country, but this can make feelings and loyalties to those lonely clubs even stronger.

The fiercest rivalry Argyle share is with Exeter City. 40 miles up the A38, Exeter are the most obvious choice for main rivals Read On..

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The Promised Land

So Swansea are promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history following a 4-2 victory over Reading at Wembley, rounding off a weekend of thrilling finals. Given the fact that just seven seasons ago the Swans were languishing in the bottom tier of the Football League, this is a remarkable achievement. More of a bonus than facing the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea next season, however, may be the lucrative sums of money up for grabs, and already secured by the club.

Dubbed “the £90m match” by the media due to the money given to Premier League clubs through sponsorship, TV rights and – should Read On..

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