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WasanActonlad 25th June 2017 20.49:19

Oldest derby
 
With the upcoming friendly against Cefn Druids, one wonders could this be deemed the oldest derby ?
As we no longer enter the Welsh Cup it is only friendlies that we play each other.
It certainly outdates the Liverpool and Glasgow derby's, as we've obviously been playing each other since at least 1876.

Red Light 25th June 2017 21.10:32

Re: Oldest derby
 
The world's oldest football clubs have gone head to head in Derbyshire to celebrate the first derby ever played.

Sheffield FC and Hallam FC first clashed on 26 December 1860 with the match played under new rules drawn up by the founders of Sheffield FC.

The 153rd derby was won 4-2 by Sheffield FC at their home ground in Dronfield, north-east Derbyshire.

Organisers said the aim was to "celebrate the heritage of football".

Chairman of Sheffield FC, Richard Tims, said the club had been founded in 1857

WasanActonlad 25th June 2017 21.15:46

Re: Oldest derby
 
Corrected
but oldest welsh derby, and our oldest derby

Inside Left 25th June 2017 21.44:19

Re: Oldest derby
 
Cefn Druids are a merged club so must be a new club when that merger was set up. The current Wrexham were formed out of Wrexham Olympic so I guess the case for being the oldest derby might be on shakey ground. Its a nice thought though.

wafc1926 26th June 2017 07.00:08

Re: Oldest derby
 
[QUOTE=Inside Left;2043443]Cefn Druids are a merged club so must be a new club when that merger was set up. The current Wrexham were formed out of Wrexham Olympic so I guess the case for being the oldest derby might be on shakey ground. Its a nice thought though.[/QUOTE]
Wouldn't suggest to anyone from Druids that they are a new club!! They are very proud (quite rightly )of their history. You could argue that Wrexham FC (2006) LTD , born from the ashes of Administration , was a new club but it's merely nitpicking. Druids v Wrexham is Wales' oldest derby match ....end of.:hurray:

flintred1983 26th June 2017 10.18:47

Re: Oldest derby
 
Would derby county be the oldest derby lol,sorry too much sun in Bulgaria

pwynnej 26th June 2017 10.28:05

Re: Oldest derby
 
And isn't Sheffield in South Yorkshire?

WasanActonlad 26th June 2017 10.32:21

Re: Oldest derby
 
Sheffield is S Yorks
but suburb Dronfield where Sheffield now play is just inside county boundry of Derbyshire.

Inside Left 26th June 2017 12.51:40

Re: Oldest derby
 
[QUOTE=wafc1926;2043461]Wouldn't suggest to anyone from Druids that they are a new club!! They are very proud (quite rightly )of their history. You could argue that Wrexham FC (2006) LTD , born from the ashes of Administration , was a new club but it's merely nitpicking. Druids v Wrexham is Wales' oldest derby match ....end of.:hurray:[/QUOTE]

I was indeed nitpicking. Who was it who said " History is a set of lies agreed upon". --- C'mon The Druids.

NorwegianRed 26th June 2017 16.31:47

Re: Oldest derby
 
Apologies if it's been covered on another thread, but does anybody know why we were Wrexham Olympic?
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