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Yep very strange. City v Cheltenham is only really mentioned as a derby by the media, it means absolutely nothing to either set of supporters other than the 3 points on offer. Whereas there's some actual debate amongst Argyle fans whether Exeter or Portsmouth are their main rival's. Very strange.

I'm assuming Pompey fans only regard Southampton as their rivals and Argyle is just another game?
You're right. I think there are one or two among our support with longstanding naval links who care a bit more; but it's not really a football thing with Plymouth.
 

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A "derby" was traditionally a big game or maybe a game with a degree of rivalry. What you chaps are discussing is a local derby. Pompey v Plymouth is a derby but not a local one. Clear?
 

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Weird how we class Cheltenham as a derby match but not Portsmouth. As the crow flies there can't be much in it.
Exeter to Cheltenham is a much more straightforward journey than Exeter to Portsmouth; still wouldn't class it as a derby, though. Same with Forest Green and Swindon; we seem to have played them both a lot in recent years and with all of us being near the top of the table they have often felt like quite important matches but I still wouldn't class them as derbies.
 

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A "derby" was traditionally a big game or maybe a game with a degree of rivalry. What you chaps are discussing is a local derby. Pompey v Plymouth is a derby but not a local one. Clear?
"Derby" was always used to reference a fierce local rivalry. "Local derby" and "derby" meant the same thing.
Plymouth v Portsmouth is not a derby.
 

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"Derby" was always used to reference a fierce local rivalry. "Local derby" and "derby" meant the same thing.
Plymouth v Portsmouth is not a derby.
To the [email protected] down in Janner land and Radio Devon they refer to it as the "Dockyard Derby" dating back to when we had a Navy based in the two ports, now it's a match of two teams that begin with P and end in mouth
 

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Never heard that before in my unfortunate time down this way
I actually read exactly this on a thread on Pashitty about our promotion. It's because they want to see themselves as bigger than they actually are.

"I like to think we're far more similar to clubs like Bristol City and Cardiff than we are to Exeter."

 

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I actually read exactly this on a thread on Pashitty about our promotion. It's because they want to see themselves as bigger than they actually are.

"I like to think we're far more similar to clubs like Bristol City and Cardiff than we are to Exeter."

"Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad"
 
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