Tuesday, October 16, 2012

South London derby

South London derby is the name given to a football derby contested by any two of Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, HP Compaq 408545-241 Battery

Millwall and AFC Wimbledon, the four Football League clubs based in South London, England.[6] It is sometimes more specifically called the South East London derby when played between Charlton and Millwall.[7]

The close geographical location of three of the teams contributes significantly to the rivalry.[6] HP Compaq 408545-261 Battery

Charlton and Millwall are located in South East London, with their respective grounds The Den and The Valley being less than four miles apart. Crystal Palace are based further south in the suburb of South Norwood, their stadium Selhurst Park still being only six miles from The Den and eight from The Valley.[8] HP Compaq 408545-262 Battery

According to a survey conducted by Football Fans Census in 2003, Charlton fans regard Millwall as their main rival, with Crystal Palace coming second. Palace fans regard Millwall as their secondary rival behind Brighton & Hove Albion, with Charlton coming third. Millwall's main rival is West Ham United, with Palace placing second and Charlton as third rival.[9] HP Compaq 408545-621 Battery

In 2003 Wimbledon were relocated to Milton Keynes and rebranded as Milton Keynes Dons. A new team founded by supporters against the move in 2002, AFC Wimbledon, won a quick succession of non-League promotions to gain Football League status.

As of the 2012–13 season, Charlton, Crystal Palace and Millwall will all play in The Championship, HP Compaq 408545-721 Battery

the first time all three clubs have been in the same league in sixteen years. The 1995–96 season in Division One was the last time all three were in the same division. Millwall finished 22nd and were relegated to Division Two, while Palace and Charlton finished 3rd and 6th respectively. They met in a play-off semi-final, which Palace won to progress to the final. HP Compaq 408545-741 Battery

AFC Wimbledon compete two tiers below in League Two.

Millwall were founded in 1885,[1] some 20 years before Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, who were both founded in 1905.[10][11] Soon after Crystal Palace were formed, they joined the Southern Football League, which Millwall were founding members of. HP Compaq 408545-761 Battery

The two teams played against each other for ten seasons in this league.[1] The first contested competitive game between the sides was played on 17 November 1906, with Palace winning 3–0[1] although the fixture was not yet a South London derby — Millwall were based in East London until 1910. HP Compaq 409357-001 Battery

Up until that point the most successful team based in South London were Woolwich Arsenal, who were the first Southern member elected to the Football League in 1893. Charlton Athletic's early years were somewhat hindered by the presence of Woolwich Arsenal, who were the closest team in locality and were well supported. HP Compaq 409357-002 Battery

Charlton spent the first years of their history playing in non-professional leagues and did not play either Palace or Millwall.[10] Eventually, Woolwich Arsenal moved to North London, losing the 'Woolwich' from their name, in 1913.[12] The same year Charlton adopted senior status. They became a professional team in 1920, joining the Southern League.[10] HP Compaq 412779-001 Battery

Both Millwall and Crystal Palace joined the Football League in the 1920–21 season,[1][11] playing in the Third Division, while Charlton Athletic joined the year after for the 1921–22 season,[10] finally getting the chance to play both their South London neighbours. HP Compaq 415306-001 Battery

During World War II Millwall's ground The Den was severely damaged by a German bomb and a fire destroyed a stand a few days later. For a brief time the club was invited by their neighbours to play their games at The Valley and Selhurst Park.

In 1984 Charlton went into administration. HP Compaq 418867-001 Battery

The club were forced to leave the The Valley just after the start of the 1985–86 season after its safety was criticised by league officials. The club began a groundshare with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, which lasted for six years until 1991. After another year groundsharing at West Ham United's Upton Park, Charlton moved back into The Valley in 1992. HP Compaq 418871-001 Battery

Wimbledon groundshared at Selhurst Park from 1991 until theirrelocation to Milton Keynes in 2003. The relocation prompted the formation of AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow, which the team shares with semi-professional non-league side Kingstonian.

The first meeting between any of the three original teams saw Palace, HP Compaq 441675-001 Battery

who were only formed a year prior, secure a comfortable victory over the visitors from East London. It was a Southern League match watched by 6,000 fans at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.[13]

This was the first game between the teams since Millwall moved to South London, making this the first true South London derby. HP Compaq 443884-001 Battery

3,000 supporters watched a Palace victory at The Den in a London PFA Charity Fund game. The match against their new neighbours was Millwall's second game at their new ground.[14]

This London PFA Charity Fund fixture was the first contest between the two teams, which Millwall won 2–0 in front of 10,000 supporters at The Den.[15] HP Compaq 443885-001 Battery

On New Year's Eve of 1921 the teams met for their first League match, which Charlton won 1–0 at The Den. This was Charlton's first season as a Football League club and they completed a rare double over Millwall, winning the return fixture at The Valley 2–1.[15] Millwall have completed the double over Charlton nine times, compared to Charlton's three, in 1921-22, 1934-35 and 1995-96. HP Compaq 446398-001 Battery

The first competitive game played between the teams took place in the Third Division (south), and ended with a 1–1 draw at The Valley.

This Second Division game between the sides remains the widest winning margin between any of the clubs. Millwall lead 1–0 at half-time and scored five more times in the second half.[16] HP Compaq 446399-001 Battery

Crystal Palace and Charlton met in the 1996 First Division play-off semi-final, after they finished third and sixth in the league respectively. Palace won the first leg at The Valley 2–1, and 1-0 after extra-time in the second leg three days later.

Despite being ahead 2–1 with seven minutes left to play, Palace were unable to see out a win over their rivals. HP Compaq 451085-121 Battery

Charlton defender Jonathan Fortune scored an equaliser in the season's final game. Had Palace won they would have avoided relegation from the Premier League but instead became the first club to be relegated from the top-flight of English football four times.

AFC Wimbledon's first competitive South London derby was a match against Millwall at The Den in the first round of the FA Cup. HP Compaq 451085-141 Battery

The first meeting of the sides since 1996 ended in the highest scoring game between the teams. Millwall went 2–0 up through two Steve Morison goals but Charlton converted two penalties through Deon Burton. Millwall's Jimmy Abdou was sent off early in the second-half and The Lions went twice behind to the home team but Danny Schofield scored a last-minute equaliser. HP Compaq 451085-661 Battery

Both teams wore special kits for the match in honour of murdered local teenagers and supporters Jimmy Mizen and Rob Knox. The logos of both clubs' shirt sponsors were replaced by the text, "Street violence ruins lives".

Jimmy Seed, Alan Mullery and Ian Dowie are the only managers to have permanently managed two of the three South London clubs. HP Compaq 451086-001 Battery

Seed was in charge of Charlton for 23 years from 1933 to 1956, leading them to one of the most successful periods of their history, with successive promotions to the top-flight and an FA Cup Final win in 1947. He was sacked in 1956 after a bad run of form and took over at Millwall in 1958. Seed's start at The Den was poor, with the team going nine matches without a win. HP Compaq 451086-121 Battery

The team finished in 23rd place in Division Three (south). The following year saw The Lions playing in the new Fourth Division in which they finished 9th. Seed resigned at the end of that season, but stayed with the club as a director until his death on 16 July 1966.

Dowie was in charge of Crystal Palace between 21 December 2003 and 22 May 2006, HP Compaq 451086-161 Battery

when he was allowed to resign from his post, apparently to return to northern England because his wife was homesick. However, eight days later Premier League club Charlton unveiled Dowie as their new manager. Simon Jordan, Palace's chairman, immediately issued Dowie with a writ, claiming that he had misled him about his reasons for leaving the club; HP Compaq 451086-621 Battery

Dowie, however, insisted this was not the case, and was publicly backed by Charlton chief executive Peter Varney, who branded the writ "a sad and pathetic publicity stunt", and chairman Richard Murray, who was adamant that his legal team could find no grounds for the writ to be upheld, and suggested that there may be more personal reasons behind the writ being issued. HP Compaq 451086-661 Battery

The case was heard in the High Court in the summer of 2007 where a judge ruled that Dowie had lied when negotiating his way out of his contract. His spell at Charlton was largely unsuccessful and they parted company on 13 November 2006, after just 15 games in charge.

Mullery was in charge of Charlton from 1981 to 1982 and left to take the helm at Crystal Palace, HP Compaq 451568-001 Battery

where he remained manager until 1984. Theo Foley was Charlton manager from 1970 to 1974 and was briefly in charge of Millwall as a caretaker manager in 1977. Steve Gritt, who was joint-manager at Charlton with Alan Curbishley from 1991 to 1995, was also caretaker at Millwall briefly in 2000. Lennie Lawrence was Charlton's manager from 1982 to 1991 and is now assistant manager at Crystal Palace. HP Compaq 456864-001 Battery

The North London derby is the name of the association football local derby between two North London based teams –Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Both Arsenal and Tottenham (often referred to by their nickname, Spurs) fans have recognized each other as rivals.

The first meeting between the two sides was a friendly on November 19, 1887, HP Compaq 456865-001 Battery

when Arsenal were located inPlumstead (then part of Kent but now in Greater London), and known as Royal Arsenal. The match was abandoned 15 minutes before it was due to end "owing to darkness" with Spurs leading 2–1.[1] The first League match between the clubs was in the First Division, on December 4, 1909; Arsenal won 1–0.[2] HP Compaq 458640-542 Battery

However, a proper rivalry between the two teams did not begin until 1913, when Arsenal moved from the Manor Ground, Plumstead to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, just four miles from Tottenham's White Hart Lane; by doing so, they became Tottenham's nearest neighbours and thus began a natural local rivalry. HP Compaq 464119-142 Battery

The two teams first faced each other as "north London" clubs (although Tottenham was actually in Middlesex until incorporated into the newly created entity of Greater London in 1965) in a War Relief Fund friendly on August 22, 1914 at White Hart Lane; although Arsenal were in the Second Division and Tottenham in the First, Arsenal won 5–1.[3] HP Compaq 464119-143 Battery

They would go on to meet regularly during World War I in the London Combination, the regional wartime competition of the time.

The rivalry escalated in 1919 when, after World War I, the First Division was to be expanded by two teams, and the League held a meeting of the clubs to decide the two clubs by means of a vote. HP Compaq 464119-162 Battery

19th-placed Chelsea, who would otherwise have been relegated, were allowed to stay and thus they took the first of the two spots. The second spot could have been awarded to 20th-placed Tottenham, or Barnsley, who had finished 3rd in the Second Division, but Arsenal (along with four other clubs) also bid for the place, HP Compaq 464119-361 Battery

despite their only finishing 6th in Division Two - although an error in the calculation of goal average meant Arsenal had actually finished fifth, an error which was corrected by the Football League in 1980.

After an endorsement by League President and chairman of Liverpool John McKenna on account of their longer membership of the League, HP Compaq 464119-362 Battery

Arsenal won the vote by eighteen votes to Spurs' eight (Barnsley got five, Wolves four,Nottingham Forest three, Birmingham two and Hull City one) and were thus elected to the First Division.[5] It has been frequently alleged that Arsenal chairman Sir Henry Norris used underhand dealings in order to bring this about, although nothing has been proven.[6] HP Compaq 464119-363 Battery

The decision infuriated Tottenham and their supporters, although eleven years previously, Tottenham themselves had been elected to join the Football League Second Division despite only finishing 7th in the 1907-08 Southern League,[7] at the expense of Southern League champions Queen's Park Rangers, who had also applied and had resigned from the Southern League in expectation of promotion. HP Compaq 482962-001 Battery

Despite the setback, Tottenham were soon promoted back into the top flight after taking the 1919-20 Second Division title,[10] and the derby was once again regularly contested. The first fully competitive derby match after Arsenal's 1913 move to North London was a First Division match that finished 2–1 to Tottenham, on January 15, 1921 at White Hart Lane. HP Compaq 484786-001 Battery

The early matches between the two were noted for their bitterness - a particularly vicious match in September 1922 led to both clubs being censured by the Football Association and threatened with being forced to play behind closed doors.[5][11]

Tottenham played in the Second Division between 1928 and 1933, and 1935 and 1950,[10] HP Compaq 484787-001 Battery

which naturally led to a drop in the number of matches between the two clubs in this period and a cooling of passions. Relations between the two clubs improved somewhat after the Second World War, after Tottenham allowed Arsenal to play their home matches at White Hart Lane while Highbury was requisitioned as an ARP station and subsequently bombed. HP Compaq 490306-001 Battery

The two sides met in the FA Cup for the first time in the 1948-49 season, when Arsenal won a third round tie 3–0.

Since 1950 there has only been one season (1977–78[10]) where Spurs and Arsenal have not been in the same division, HP Compaq 491278-001 Battery

meaning fixtures between the two are regular and this has maintained the rivalry to the present day; there have been many notable matches where the course of a title or the journey to a cup final has relied on the outcome of a derby match. As with any major football rivalry, gloating and banter between the two sets of fans, many of whom work and even live together, is commonplace. HP Compaq 491279-001 Battery

Players who transfer between the two teams receive a bad reception from their former fans; an example was defender Sol Campbell,[12]who was nicknamed "Judas" by Spurs fans after he crossed the divide in 2001.

Arsenal fans have a celebration day related to the North London rivalry. HP Compaq 491654-001 Battery

Arsenal fans celebrate St. Totteringham's day which is the day in the season when Tottenham cannot mathematically finish above Arsenal on the league table.[13][14][15][16][17] St Totteringham Day was Arsenal fans' response to Spurs fans having, some years before, declared 14 April to be St Hotspur day in honour of Spurs' 3–1 win over Arsenal in the 1991 FA Cup semi final. HP Compaq 491657-001 Battery

St. Hotspur Day was also celebrated on 14 April 2010, when Spurs beat Arsenal 2–1.[18]

On 20 November 2010, Tottenham registered their first win at Arsenal in 17 years when they came from 2–0 down at half-time to win 3–2. The win also broke a 68 game run of winless results away from home against the 'big four' clubs. HP Compaq 496897-001 Battery

Tottenham later defeated Arsenal 2–1 in 2011, with Arsenal's only goal being provided by Aaron Ramsey, while Tottenham scored with Rafael van der Vaart and right back Kyle Walker.[19]In the second meeting of the season on the 26 February 2012,Louis Saha and former Arsenal player Emmanuel Adebayor brought Spurs 2–0 up in the first 40 minutes of the game, HP Compaq 360482-001 Battery

but goals coming from Bacary Sagna, Robin van Persie, Tomáš Rosický and a brace from Theo Walcott helped Arsenal surge to a 5–2 win.

Both Spurs' and Arsenal's fan bases are highly cosmopolitan and multi ethnic - a reflection of the racial diversity of London. According to a report in 2002, HP Compaq 360483-001 Battery

Arsenal had 7.7% of their fans calling themselves non-white British, the highest in the league at the time.[21] Both clubs also have extensive fan bases throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Arsenal fans call themselves "Gooners" - a reworking of the club's "Gunners" nickname (itself a reference to Arsenal's origins as a munitions factory team). HP Compaq 360483-003 Battery

Spurs fans call themselves "yids" - a reference to the fact that, because of the large Jewish element among their support, fans of many other clubs back in the 1970s and 80's directed antisemitic chants at Spurs fans. In an attempt to draw the sting from these chants, Spurs fans (whether Jewish or not) HP Compaq 360483-004 Battery

adopted the words "yid" and "yiddo" for themselves and thereby turned a pejorative into a term of pride and belonging. With the passing of time and as a consequence of the ever mutating nature of the English language, the words "yid" and "yiddo" now only ever mean "Spurs fan" (or player) when used in the context of English football - even by fans of other teams. HP Compaq 360484-001 Battery

There is, however, still some controversy over the use of "yid" or "yiddo", especially for those who do not understand the positive origins of Spurs fans' use of the words.[22]

Although Arsenal and Tottenham have never met in a major cup final, there have been North London derby matches that have significantly contributed to one of the two clubs winning a trophy, HP Compaq 361909-001 Battery

such as semi-finals and title deciders. These include:

Tottenham 0–1 Arsenal (May 3, 1971) – The final match of the 1970–71 league campaign, with Arsenal needing a win or a goalless draw to take the First Division title (a score draw would have meant Leeds United won on goal average). HP Compaq 361909-002 Battery

The game was tight with few real chances on goal, until the very end. With three minutes to go, John Radford's shot forced Pat Jennings into a good save; George Armstrong got to the rebound and chipped the ball across goal and Ray Kennedy headed home the winner. Spurs desperately tried to get a goal back but to no avail; Arsenal held on to win the title (the first half of the Doublethat season). HP Compaq 364602-001 Battery

Tottenham 1–2 Arsenal (March 4, 1987) – Arsenal and Spurs had drawn 2–2 on aggregate in the League Cup semi-finals; with no away goals rule in force, the match was replayed at Spurs' home ground of White Hart Lane. Spurs went 1–0 up through Clive Allen but Arsenal substitute Ian Allinson equalised andDavid Rocastle scrambled home the winner to send Arsenal through to the Final, HP Compaq 365750-001 Battery
where they won their first trophy since 1979.

Tottenham 3–1 Arsenal (April 14, 1991 at Wembley) – The first FA Cup semi-final between the two sides. Arsenal were chasing a second Double, but Tottenham's Paul Gascoigne scored after just five minutes with a free kick from 30 yards out. HP Compaq 365750-003 Battery

Gary Lineker made it two, and although Alan Smith pulled one back for the Gunners before half-time, Lineker scored again in the second half to seal the result. Arsenal's Double dream was dashed, though they still won the League that season; Spurs lifted the Cup a month later. HP Compaq 365750-004 Battery

Arsenal 1–0 Tottenham (April 4, 1993 at Wembley) – The second FA Cup semi-final between the two, in which Arsenal sought revenge over their North London rivals for the 3–1 semi final defeat two years earlier. Tony Adams scored with a header from a Paul Merson free kick for the Gunners in the 79th minute; HP Compaq 367457-001 Battery
Arsenal prevailed despite Lee Dixon's sending-off, and went on to win the FA Cup in May and complete the first ever domestic cup double.

Arsenal 2–1 Tottenham (April 8, 2001 at Old Trafford) – The third FA Cup semi-final between the two. Gary Doherty gave Spurs the lead, before Patrick Vieira equalised for Arsenal. HP Compaq 372771-001 Battery
Robert Pires scored a second half winner to send Arsenal through to the first FA Cup final to played outside England, where they lost 2-1 to Liverpool in Cardiff.

Tottenham 2–2 Arsenal (April 25, 2004) – Arsenal were unbeaten in the Premier League and only needed a point to secure the title. HP Compaq 372772-001 Battery

The Gunners were 2–0 up after 35 minutes thanks to Patrick Vieira and Robert Pirès' goals. A famous win looked to be on the cards, but Spurs restored some pride by denying Arsenal victory; in the second half Jamie Redknapp scored from long-range, then Robbie Keane converted a 90th-minute penalty. HP Compaq 381373-001 Battery
Nevertheless, Arsenal still won the title at their rivals' home ground, repeating their triumph of 1971.

Arsenal 3–1 Tottenham a.e.t (31 January 2007) - Arsenal booked their place in the 2007 League Cup Final, for the first time since winning the competition in 1993, after this extra-time victory. HP Compaq 381374-001 Battery

The teams drew the first leg 2–2 at White Hart Lane where Tottenham threw away a 2–0 first half lead, eventually drawing the game. The return leg game was goaless until the 77th minute when Emmanuel Adebayor gave Arsenal the lead, before Mido equalised for Tottenham five minutes from time. HP Compaq 382553-001 Battery

Jérémie Aliadière restored Arsenal's lead in the 105th minute and the game was eventually won by Arsenal after a 113th minute own goal by Tottenham's Pascal Chimbonda sending Arsenal through to the final 5-3 on aggregate. However, Arsenal would eventually lose the final to Chelsea. HP Compaq 383220-001 Battery

Tottenham 5–1 Arsenal (January 22, 2008) - Tottenham's first victory over Arsenal since November 1999, in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final; the teams had drawn 1–1 at the Emirates Stadium. Tottenham were 2–0 up by half time with Jermaine Jenas' strike and a Nicklas Bendtner own goal. HP Compaq 383510-001 Battery

After half-time Spurs added two more from Robbie Keane and Aaron Lennon; Emmanuel Adebayor pulled one back for Arsenal, before Steed Malbranque scored a fifth goal in injury time, to put Tottenham into the 2008 League Cup Final, 6–2 on aggregate. Spurs went on to lift the trophy. HP Compaq 385843-001 Battery

As of October 1, 2009 there have been 163 competitive first-class meetings between the two teams since the first league meeting in 1909, of which Arsenal have won 67 and Tottenham 50.[24] The most goals in one game were scored in the closely contested 5-4 Arsenal Premiership victory at White Hart Lane on November 13, 2004. HP Compaq 385895-001 Battery

The biggest winning margin was a 6–0 away win by Arsenal on March 6, 1935. Tottenham have twice won 5–0 (December 25, 1911 and April 4, 1983) and Arsenal once, all three fixtures taking place at White Hart Lane.[2]

Tottenham's record for goals scored against Arsenal is shared by Billy Minter and Bobby Smith, with nine goals each. HP Compaq 393549-001 Battery

Arsenal's record is held jointly byEmmanuel Adebayor, Alan Sunderland & Robert Pires with eight each.[26] Arsenal's long-time defender David O'Leary holds the record for most North London derbies played (35), while Gary Mabbutt and Steve Perryman shared the corresponding record for Spurs, with 31.[26] HP Compaq 393652-001 Battery

Terry Dyson is the only Spurs player to score a hat-trick in a first-class derby game, having done so on August 26, 1961, in a 4–3 win for Spurs.[27] The Arsenal players to have done so are Ted Drake (October 20, 1934) and Alan Sunderland (December 23, 1978).

In addition, former Spurs player, Herbert Chapman, subsequently became manager of Arsenal; HP Compaq 395790-001 Battery

former Arsenal winger Joe Hulme managed Tottenham Hotspur between 1945 and 1949, while ex-Gunner Terry Neill was Spurs manager between 1974 and 1976, before crossing back to manage Arsenal between 1976 and 1983. Most famously,George Graham was first an Arsenal player, then managed the Gunners between 1986 and 1994, HP Compaq 395790-003 Battery

before being fired and later taking up the reins at White Hart Lane between 1998 and 2001.

Clive Allen played three matches in Arsenal's 1980-81 pre-season friendly campaign, although never played a competitive league match for them.

Jamie O'Hara was a youth player at Arsenal, before joining Tottenham. However, he did not play a single game for Arsenal.[29] HP Compaq 395790-132 Battery

Lee Butcher was a youth player at Arsenal, then joined Tottenham and played many games in the reserves before moving to his current team, fellow London clubLeyton Orient

Ron Piper was an amateur at Arsenal without playing a senior match before joining Tottenham in October 1960. HP Compaq 395790-163 Battery

In its current format Arsenal have qualified to play in the UEFA Champions League on 15 occasions and Tottenham Hotspur once. [31]

While the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is recognised as the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, it was not organised by UEFA. HP Compaq 395791-001 Battery

Consequently, UEFA do not consider clubs' records in the Fairs Cup to be part of their European record. HP Compaq 395791-002 Battery,HP Compaq 395791-003 Battery,HP Compaq 395791-132 Battery

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