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Football Rivalries : The Merseyside derby

This rivalry stems from the working class streets of Merseyside. You can see the working class connections if you take a short walk round the housing estates that surround Anfield.

The best rivalries are born from down right jealously of each other.

The origins of the derby began however in the fact that a large number of families had both Everton and Liverpool fans in them.

Liverpool dominated English football in the 70s and 80s, whilst Everton fans had to sit back and grit their teeth.

Everton did however come on strong in the mid eighties and for a few seasons both teams were battling directly with each other for the league title.

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The competition no English clubs’ want to be in

A surprise victory saw Braga join Porto in the final of the Europa League to be held in Dublin. But how do you solve a problem like the Europa League.  Those who do not make the Champions League year-on-year can’t afford to finance a large squad to cope with the demand of the high intensity and away travel of European games.

The English clubs would prefer to focus on qualifying for the Champions League without any distractions from the Europa League. There are only a few things that can be done to appease this desire to boycott the Europa League. (i.e field weak sides to get eliminated)

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