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Seen it? The one with the rival fans (1 red, 1 blue) talkin trash about the other? Anyone have a freakin clue as to what they are saying? I guess they are European. Guess I'm bored.
It's about Manchester U vs Manchester City, two Euro football clubs. A rivalry that runs deeper than anything American. They started playing football against each other in the late 1800s.
These Man United and Man City supporters prove that rival fans are often more similar than they think.
It's Not Crazy, It's Sports
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And here's the translation for a lot of the words used:
No rivalry in American sports can compare to Man U vs City. Funny thing is,that's not even footballs most passionate and dangerous rivalry. You can't even wear team colors in pubs out of fear it will cause a riot.
So what is considered to be Soccer's biggest rivalry?
Probably a toss up between Man U/Liverpool and Barcelona/Real Madrid, although one of the most violent is Celtic/Rangers. Back in the 80s a fight broke out in a game, spilled out onto the field, and involved almost 10,000 people. The event singlehandedly caused Scotland to ban alcohol at ALL sporting events.
Edit: Any football fans, or those interested in the sport's dark side, should watch a film called 'Green Street Hooligans.' Shows that not even the most hardcore American sports fan can touch the nastiness that Euro football reaches.
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Celtic/Rangers, Boca Juniors/River Plate, and Fenerbahce/Galatasaray are the most passionate. As far as most entertaining it's Madrid/Barca
I'll have to throw Brazil vs Argentina in that list.
So I don't know much about futbol other than the rules and a few select decent teams (thanks FIFA)...I'm hoping some of you guys can help me out.
I'm going to be bouncing all over Ireland and the UK from October 5 - 20th this year. From what I understand that's early EPL time and I want to catch a match over there. Any suggestions on what to look for? Avoid? Safety tips? etc...
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Another intense rivalry is the one between Dutch teams Ajax and Feyenoord. Violence at games between the two got so bad they had to ban visiting fans from attending the games.
Green Street Hooligans is one of my favorite movies and shows the passion of fans on a great level, albeit an extreme level.
"Get on board, or get out the way"- Vance Bedford
Depends. That window could be open for World Cup Qualifiers. The qualification will wrap up in late 2013 so the leagues will be on a short break if that's the case. If you can catch one I'd suggest taking in a match at either Old Trafford (Manchester United), Anfield (Liverpool), or Celtic Park (Glasgow Celtic). Those three grounds are rich in history and tradition. The Liverpool and Celtic fans are probably the most passionate and vocal fans in all of sport. I would've loved to have seen a match at Highbury, Arsenal's old grounds, but they moved to the Emirates.
Wasn't trying to bash anything. I played soccer growing up and follow the national team. I'm just starting to get into following these other leagues.
You mean you can't wear Man City colors inside a MANU pub and vice versa. There are plenty of pubs in Manchester that co-mingle. The hardcores stick to "their club only" pubs.
MANU and Liverpool on the other hand.....
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GMAN316: Jameis Winston isn't Jeff Driskel and Jimbo Fisher isn't Mushchump. FSU wins easily.
Galatasaray and Fenerbahce in Istanbul is one of the more regularly violent. City and United, while long time rivals in the city, has only grown into the global attention it gets in the last 5 years or so with the arrival of oil money and Roberto Mancini at the Etihad. City wishes they were United, but they'll never come close. Liverpool and United is much more meaningful rivalry, even with Liverpool's limited league success over the past 2 decades. Juventus and AC Milan is another nasty one. And of course Real/Barca is always interesting.
On a side note, Green Street Hooligans is also one of my favorite movies. Did you catch the FA Cup match yesterday Outkast?
Fenerbahce - Galatasaray (Football Rivalries)
AS Roma - Opposta Fazione
Leeds - Service Crew
R.S. Belgrad - Delije
AEK Athens - Original 21
Ajax Amsterdam - F-Side
Chelsea - Headhunters
Olympiakos Pireus - Gate 7
River Plate - Los Borrachos del Tablon
Paris St.Germain - Supras Auteuil
Milan - Fossa Dei Leoni
Real Madrid - Ultras Sur
Werder Bremen - Eastside
FK Sarajevo - Horde Zla
Gimnasia de La Plata - La 22
Celtic - Celtic Casuals
Bordeaux - Ultramarines 87
Palmeiras - Mancha Verde
Ferencvaros B. - Kettes Szektor
Panathinaikos - Gate 13
Frankfurt - Ultras Frankfurt
Valerenga - VIF-Klanen
Sparta Praha - Red Pirates
VfB Stuttgart - Commando Cannstatt
Legia W. - Zyleta
Aris Saloniki - Gate 3
Juventus - Fighters
Spartak Moscow - Flint's Crew
Inter - Irriducibili
Galatasaray - UltrAslan
Cardiff City - Soul Crew
America de Cali - Baron Rojo Sur
Standard Liege - Hell-Side
Lech Poznan - Kolejorz
Atletico Mineiro - Torcida Galoucura
Anderlecht - O-Side
America - La Monumental
Glasgow Rangers - ICF
Colo-Colo - Garra Blanca
Lens - Red Tigers
Flamengo - Torcida Jovem
San Lorenzo - La Hinchada
Botafogo - Torcida Jovem
Real Betis - Supporters Sur
Rapid Wien - Ultras Rapid
Universatoria - Barra Oriente
Din. Moscow - Blue-White Dynamite
Kaiserslautern - Generation Luzifer
Dinamo Kiev - Trojans
Levski Sofia - Com. Levski Ultra Front
Ol. Marseille - Commando Ultra '84
Atletico Madrid - Frente Atletico
Birmingham City - Zulu Warriors
PSV Eindhoven - L-Side
Deportivo La Coruna - Riazor Blues
Fiorentina - Onda d'urto
Dinamo Zagreb - Bad Blue Boys
Hajduk Split - Torcida
Dinamo Bucharest - Nuova Guardia
FC Bruge - Blue Army
Den Haag - North Side
AIK Stockholm - Black Army
FC Basel - Freaks
Ljubljana - Green Dragons
Borussia M.-Gladbach - CUNV
Univers. Chile - Los de Abajo
Sporting L. - Torcida Verde
Santa Fe - Commando Azules#13
Rosenborg BK - Kjernen
Ankaragucu - Gecekondu
Antwerp - Casual Crew
Hammarby IF - Bajenfans
CSKA Sofia - SS Front
West Ham Utd - ICF
Corinthians - Gavioes da Fiel
Fenerbahce - GFB
Besiktas - Carsi
Lazio - Irriducibili
Boca Juniors - La Doce
Feyenoord - Vak-X
Millwall - Bushwackers
Bursaspor - Texas
Eskisehirspor - Kizilcikli
Trabzonspor - Cilginlar
Goztepe - Yali
Karsiyaka - KSK Carsi
Adana Demirspor - Simsekler
Sakaryaspor - Tatangalar
Kocaelispor - Hodri Meydan
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Definitely try to make it to Celtic Park if you can.
Full video here http://dai.ly/TjVxUg
Re: Celtic v. Rangers, I believe there is also a religious element. If I recall, Celtic has Catholic roots, and Rangers fans are Protestants, which creates problems similar to those that exist in Northern Ireland.
I'd recommend the book Bloody Confused as a starting point. It not only gives you a nice overview of how buying tickets in the EPL is different, but it will help you understand the oddities of the sport's organization (and it is organized very differently). It won't give you up to date information,obviously, but once you read it, you will probably be more enthusiastic about attending a match, what type of match you want to attend, and the background for how to go about it. Enjoyable read.
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Doesn't have the longest history but I'd hate to be at a Croatia v Serbia match.
Rivalries between Croatian and Serbian football contenders became especially famous to the world in the early 1990s, starting with the historic Dinamo Zagreb–Red Star Belgrade riot, which emphasized in some peoples' eyes the breakup of Yugoslavia...the rivalry between the two teams has been described as one of fiercest in the world. 14 years later, for the first time in history, Serbia as an independent country will be represented by its national team against the Croatian team on March 22, 2013 in qualification group A of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For the safety of the lives of those attending the next two matches in 2013, the football federations of Serbia and Croatia will cooperate to ban foreign guests from coming to the stadiums at which the two games will take place.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke is the German version of River Plate/Boca and Manure/Citeh.
AC vs Inter Milan
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