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Derby County Rivalry
Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United are considered Derby’s main rivals. The fiercest one by far is the one with Forest as it has somewhat of a local taste, with the two teams standing 14 miles apart in the geographical sense. The game between Derby County and Nottingham Forest is known as the East Midlands Derby, and the enmity started in the 1970s when Derby manager Brian Clough left his post to join Forest. There is a belief that the clash is more about which team meant more to Clough than anything else.
As for Leeds, the rivalry also began in the 70s when they were both considered top teams in England, and last season it intensified further due to the “Spygate” incident when a Leeds employee was caught spying on a Derby training session, as well as the play-off semi-final encounter.
Derby County History
The club was formed back in 1884 as an attempt of the Derbyshire County Cricket Club to earn themselves some extra revenue, under the name of Derbyshire County FC. However, the name was changed quickly to Derby County FC, due to a complaint from the Derbyshire FA.
They spent most of their time in the top tier until the first period of crisis, which began with the 1953 relegation. Two years later, they fell further down but returned to the second tier in 1957. But the return to the top flight had wait for Clough to arrive to the scene. He took over in 1967 and led the team to promotion in 1969, and the club’s most successful period began. They were crowned English champions in 1972, and repeated the feat three years later even though Clough had already left.
But then, they started moving along a downward road. They were relegated again in 1980, and though they did have runs in the top division from 1987-91 and 1996-2002, they’ve mostly played second-tier football since.
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