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Great Sporting Rivalries.
Tomthedon (Arsenal) 5 years ago
There is a fantastic article on yahoo giving the 'Top 10 Greatest Sporting Rivalries'. I shall post the link at the end but here is their list in brief:

1) India V Pakistan (Cricket)
2) Martina Navratilova v Chris Evert (Tennis)
3) Boca Juniors V River Plate (Football)
4) Alain Prost v Ayrton Senna (F1)
5) NY Yankees V Boston Red Sox (Baseball)
6) America V Europe (Golf)
7) Nancy Kerrigan v Tonya Harding (Figure Skating)
8) Sebastian Coe v Steve Ovett (Athletics)
9) Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier (Boxing)
10) Fausto Coppi v Gino Bartali (Cycling)

Note: Although the article title says its a 'Top 10', they do not seem to be ranked and I don't think you can compare them anyway. It should say a 'List of Great Sporting Rivalries', but that just doesn't sound as good now does it?

On the whole I think its a pretty good list, although The Ashes surely deserves a place on it somewhere! Your thoughts anyone? Anything you think theyve missed?


Tony (footytube staff) 5 years ago
Wheres the oxford v cambridge boat race.... Lmfao, they're the only two in it.... Lol
Tomthedon (Arsenal) 5 years ago
Haha, very true. 182 year two-horse race
Juno (AC Milan) 5 years ago
Off-topic? There's an off-topic forum for this. Thread moved
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
One thing I love about NRL is that more than 8 teams can win it, everyone is equal (read:salary cap), and it's just the team that wants it more that gets it. But there is one derby that rules them all. The two teams that started it all.

Roosters vs Rabbitohs. 2 teams that have had a rivalry for 101 years
Tomthedon (Arsenal) 5 years ago
The most interesting rivaly i've read about has got to be the Sorkhabi derby in Iranian Pro League. From what i've read there are basically two decent teams in Iran and the majority of the country either supports one of the other (Persepolic FC + Esteghal FC) and twice a year they meet and fill out a 100k+ stadium and fight it out.
The whole country goes red or blue and apparently (and that's a big apparently), the reason every game from 2007-2009 was a 1-1 draw was to stop mass violence.
One of the many football games around the world i'd love to witness.


Ltm017 5 years ago
The greatest? Tom and Jerry! They do everything! Of course Jerry almost always wins but its never boring. They put everything into their game
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 5 years ago
Haha love it
SaHac (Hamburger SV) 5 years ago
College football in the states is big. Auburn-alabama, michigan-ohio state etc. Much crazier crowds than the NFL.

Hockey has a lot of rivalries that come and go during the season. Fighting brings everything up a few notches

And if you don't like that, theres always the eternal battle: rockem sockem robots!
Cloudst (Footytube Mod) 5 years ago
Montreal vs Boston is a hell of a rivalry in hockey    Or Colorado vs Detroit    
SaHac (Hamburger SV) 5 years ago
Agreed. Avs wings not so much anymore. Anyone vs the flyers or bruins is normally in for a show
SaHac (Hamburger SV) 5 years ago
Egypt - Algeria (football)
Cloudst (Footytube Mod) 5 years ago
Oh yeah that's always a heated rivalry in hockey Canada vs the USA    
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 5 years ago
Well.... If we mention Canada vs USA.... Got to mention Canada vs Russia too. Its the classic of hockey
Zian6 (AC Milan) 5 years ago
Indonesia - Malaysia, Arch rivals! (Football)
BoboRed (Leeds United) 5 years ago
Stephen Hendry - Steve Davis (snooker)
Phil Taylor - Raymond Van Barneveld (darts)
Sea Biscuit - War Admiral (racing)
Rocky Balboa - Appollo Creed (boxing )
Cloudst (Footytube Mod) 5 years ago
What about Ali vs Frazier in boxing?
BoboRed (Leeds United) 5 years ago
Ali v Frazier was in the OP's original list
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
England and Australia in everything we do is named "the *insert sports name* version of the ashes*. But mostly in cricket (snore).

Australia and New Zealand is pretty big aswell, I remember in the commonwealth games Australia and NZ we're in finals for Gold in Netball, and Hockey. Considering we're the two most "western countries" down here
SaHac (Hamburger SV) 5 years ago
Army vs navy is a classic rivalry in college sports
Markodon (NK Dinamo Zagreb) 5 years ago
Croatia vs France - Number 1 handball match in the world  Croatia vs Serbia vs Montenegro - waterpolo  Croatia vs Serbia - anything
Jesuriya (AS Roma) 5 years ago
For me india vs pakistan   Argentina vs germany
Jimmybreeze (Manchester United) 5 years ago
The roars that come from my bedroom vs the roars coming from my brother's bedroom
Cr7real (Fenerbahce SK) 4 years ago
Federer Versus Nadal

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