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What's the deal with these two clubs being 'county' football clubs? Virtually every other club represents a city, town, neighbourhood - are these the only ones to represent (in name) such large areas?

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Just now, Carl the Llama said:

The England team take it a step further.

 

 

Don't forget the Great Britain Olympic team...

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Derby only officially became a city in the 70s, before that it was a town.

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Derby were a cricket club, I think, so that's probably where the "County" comes from.

 

There were another Derby team though. I'm pretty sure Bloomer played for both. 

 

One of the founding members of the football league were Derby.


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57 minutes ago, MPH said:

 

 

Don't forget the Great Britain Olympic team...

Another one of Stuart Pearce's great achievements....

 

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The last three aren't even Counties and not necessarily near cricket hubs.

 

Something very fishy is going on.

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2 minutes ago, Vacamion said:

 

The last three aren't even Counties and not necessarily near cricket hubs.

 

Something very fishy is going on.

And Orange County FC in the states is definitely not near a cricket hub so something fishy is going on for sure :unsure:

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1 hour ago, Webbo said:

Derby only officially became a city in the 70s, before that it was a town.

Correct. Places like Derby and Wolverhampton did not get city status until relatively recently. Well after the football clubs were founded hence their names 

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47 minutes ago, foxoffderby said:

Correct. Places like Derby and Wolverhampton did not get city status until relatively recently. Well after the football clubs were founded hence their names 

I think Sunderland became a city in the 90s.

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The thing about Notts County is that isn't an abbreviation, their official name is Notts, what's that about?

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2 hours ago, Wookie said:

Stockport?

I always found it odd that Stockport, of all places, had a football team whose name alluded to fresh air and open spaces !

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