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I had to scroll several leagues to find our traditional rivals.

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I've been to ten of the grounds in that league (Isthmian) for matches. It would have been eleven but Kinstonian have moved to new ground near Chessington zoo after being 'saved' by afc Wimbledon.

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Which half?

Given the amount of shit produced certainly the back half :lol:
 

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No rivals in this league although it got a bit tasty with Crawley in 2010-11. That was mainly down to their manager at the time.

Sutton - as Jared says above, generally mutual respect apart from a small minority. I'm finding it really strange scaling back my social media following of them as I've viewed them as my second club for many years.

Our rivals from years gone by are Chelmsford and Hampton & Richmond - both in the National League South. Things certainly got a bit tasty when we regularly played them.
 

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No rivals in this league although it got a bit tasty with Crawley in 2010-11. That was mainly down to their manager at the time.

Sutton - as Jared says above, generally mutual respect apart from a small minority. I'm finding it really strange scaling back my social media following of them as I've viewed them as my second club for many years.

Our rivals from years gone by are Chelmsford and Hampton & Richmond - both in the National League South. Things certainly got a bit tasty when we regularly played them.
As you have Harry Pell now playing for you and the twat loves nothing more than trolling our fans on Twitter I wouldn’t be massively surprised to see a bit of back and forth shit between our fans before and after both of our games, which will have been caused by Pell starting it mouthing off.
 

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No rivals in this league although it got a bit tasty with Crawley in 2010-11. That was mainly down to their manager at the time.

Sutton - as Jared says above, generally mutual respect apart from a small minority. I'm finding it really strange scaling back my social media following of them as I've viewed them as my second club for many years.

Our rivals from years gone by are Chelmsford and Hampton & Richmond - both in the National League South. Things certainly got a bit tasty when we regularly played them.
Surprised at Hampton, noone really watched them!

I’d imagine there will be a few on both our clubs side who try and create a rivalry now between our clubs. Certainly we’ve got some new blood who like to concentrate on ‘banter’ (for banter read tedious predictable sh1te).

Thought Crawley had a fair bunch of idiots following them and not particularly unhappy to be missing that away one this season.
 

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Wimbledon really have no rivals to be honest . Crawley and Hampton are not rivals.
 

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Surprised at Hampton, noone really watched them!

I’d imagine there will be a few on both our clubs side who try and create a rivalry now between our clubs. Certainly we’ve got some new blood who like to concentrate on ‘banter’ (for banter read tedious predictable sh1te).

Thought Crawley had a fair bunch of idiots following them and not particularly unhappy to be missing that away one this season.
I have to agree we have a few intellectually challenged fans but before and after the games we're normally a decent bunch.

One of the problems we had with Wimbledon in our promotion season was the holier than thou attitude they had. The amount of times a Wimbledon supporter said they deserved to be promoted as they were robbed of their football league status. Sometimes it got to the point as though they expected us to roll over and have our tummies tickled just because we were sharing the same league as them.

Mind you, they were not as bad as the Luton fans.

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I have to agree we have a few intellectually challenged fans but before and after the games we're normally a decent bunch.

One of the problems we had with Wimbledon in our promotion season was the holier than thou attitude they had. The amount of times a Wimbledon supporter said they deserved to be promoted as they were robbed of their football league status. Sometimes it got to the point as though they expected us to roll over and have our tummies tickled just because we were sharing the same league as them.

Mind you, they were not as bad as the Luton fans.

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You had Steve Evans in charge at the time, and were chucking mysterious money about like it was going out of fashion. Any club with him in charge will get stick (trust me I know), and you were repeatedly making public offers for other clubs best players like Kedwell.

Your fans weren’t particularly likeable at that point either, but that element seems to have dissipated somewhat.
 

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I am a student at Loughborough University working in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, to help research rivalries in the English football pyramid. The Know Rivalry project is seeking to learn more about the psychological, cultural and commercial effects of football rivalries in the UK.

The views of League 2 fans could be used to support the marketing and broadcasting of the club, especially in the build-up to games against rivals.

As an AFC Wimbledon fan, I am pleased to have been given the task of collecting on League 2 clubs this season and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share your views using the following link: https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3FdJ8eN2EgFCfCB?collID=10&grpID=1424

Feel free to ask any questions.
Thanks, Jude.
I am a student at Loughborough University working in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, to help research rivalries in the English football pyramid. The Know Rivalry project is seeking to learn more about the psychological, cultural and commercial effects of football rivalries in the UK.

The views of League 2 fans could be used to support the marketing and broadcasting of the club, especially in the build-up to games against rivals.

As an AFC Wimbledon fan, I am pleased to have been given the task of collecting on League 2 clubs this season and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share your views using the following link: https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3FdJ8eN2EgFCfCB?collID=10&grpID=1424

Feel free to ask any questions.
Thanks, Jude.
Follow up on this:
I am a student at Loughborough University working in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, to help research rivalries in the English football pyramid. The Know Rivalry project is seeking to learn more about the psychological, cultural and commercial effects of football rivalries in the UK.

The views of League 2 fans could be used to support the marketing and broadcasting of the club, especially in the build-up to games against rivals.

As an AFC Wimbledon fan, I am pleased to have been given the task of collecting on League 2 clubs this season and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share your views using the following link: https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3FdJ8eN2EgFCfCB?collID=10&grpID=1424

Feel free to ask any questions.
Thanks, Jude.
Just to follow up on this - we're only looking at rivalries within the EFL, so if you could share your views on other EFL clubs that would be great. Cheers, Jude
 

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What's the point in restricting it to only EFL? It's quite evident that you miss main rivalries at a lot of clubs by doing this.
 

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What's the point in restricting it to only EFL? It's quite evident that you miss main rivalries at a lot of clubs by doing this.
Yeah I completely understand, but using Sutton as an example, their biggest rivalry is with a semi-professional team 3 leagues below (Carshalton), and it's unlikely we'd get enough respondents from Carshalton to come to any conclusions about their rivalries.

Although, I have fed back that some of the larger non-league clubs eg. Notts County, Chesterfield etc. should be included next time.
 

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If you pop in the League 1 section you can ask Masi about Bolton Wanderers and their huge rivalry with Manchester United.

Yeah someone asked Van Nistelrooy what his career highlight was and he said it was notching at the Reebok in a 2-1 win.
 

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Yeah I completely understand, but using Sutton as an example, their biggest rivalry is with a semi-professional team 3 leagues below (Carshalton), and it's unlikely we'd get enough respondents from Carshalton to come to any conclusions about their rivalries.

Although, I have fed back that some of the larger non-league clubs eg. Notts County, Chesterfield etc. should be included next time.

Well done, you’ve added Swindon (Oxford), Northampton (Franchise/Peterborough) and Grimsby (Lincoln) to the chat. You can leave the rest of us in peace now. Which Premier League club do you support, by the way?
 

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Well done, you’ve added Swindon (Oxford), Northampton (Franchise/Peterborough) and Grimsby (Lincoln) to the chat. You can leave the rest of us in peace now. Which Premier League club do you support, by the way?
Just out of interest, who do Orient fans see as theirs?
 

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Just out of interest, who do Orient fans see as theirs?

We don’t have a proper full-on rivalry. Would be West Ham due to proximity, but obviously we’ve been too shite for too long for them to be bothered about us.

The closest thing to a proper rivalry we have is our strong mutual dislike with Sarfend, but El Chavico is second fiddle to the Essex Derby with Col Ewe in their pecking order of grudge matches. Brentford & Brighton have been fairly tasty at times down the years but again that was more because their proper heated rivals were in higher divisions.

On the other side you’ve got the non-league weirdos like Dagenham, Barnet, Crawley and, er, Salford who all like to pretend they mean something to us but don’t.
 

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The last time I saw a survey like this is didn't really account for fans of clubs who didn't really have any big rivals just picking someone because the survey was asking for their top three rivals. It meant it got about a bit that somehow Middlesbrough were our main rivals, someone added it to our Wiki page and then bloggers and YouTubers started to mention it.

This was before Barra got into the league and probably also back when the Primate Suspenders were non-league and those two and Morecambe, and at one point Darlo are the closest we have to any kind of mutual sense of rivalry anywhere so without those two people were just picking anyone who was relatively close.
 

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I genuinely thought Morecambe and Carlisle were each other's main rivals?
 

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I dont think Crawley fans see Orient as rivals.

It is a nice close game with a decent bar and fans who ain't toerags and as such is one of my favourite away games.

Casey
 

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