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 Post subject: Bootle v Everton
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:14 am 

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Nice little article in the Indy regards the game on Wed:

The original Merseyside derby will be contested again on Wednesday: Everton visiting, er, Bootle at the splendidly named Delta Taxi Stadium in a Liverpool Senior Cup semi-final. Bootle, known as "The Bucks", now play in the North West Counties League, but in the early days of football they had a fierce rivalry with Everton, whom they first met in 1880. In the following decade Bootle hosted Queen's Park and Corinthians, the great amateur clubs from Glasgow and London, whereas Everton were evicted from their ground after problems with the rent. Their meetings were often heated, with mass brawls between players, and on one occasion Bootle decided not to concede defeat after Everton beat them with a fiercely disputed goal. The Bucks were also bitter when the Football League rejected their application to be one of the founding clubs in 1888 yet accepted Everton. They did get into the Second Division in 1892, but left after one season because of financial difficulties (the first club to resign from the League) and were replaced by a new, upstart club named Liverpool. The Delta Taxi ground now hopes to break the attendance record of 1,078, which was set against Everton in the same competition. ... 96207.html

Dreadful headline though.

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