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Dockyard Derby or Battle of the Ports?

Pompey v Argyle, which is it?

  • Dockyard Derby

    Votes: 57 52.3%
  • Battle of the Ports

    Votes: 34 31.2%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 18 16.5%

  • Total voters
    109

Mark Pedlar

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It’s on the same English Channel as Plymouth which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. Even Janners know that. 😁
Nope. English Channel is generally accepted by seafarers to start at the narrows between Cherbourg and Portland, hence the "channel". Always happy to educate Cockernees.
 
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Nope. English Channel is generally accepted by seafarers to start at the narrows between Cherbourg and Portland, hence the "channel". Always happy to educate Cockernees.
Even if you’re correct, Plymouth is on the same English Channel as Brighton.

As for the attempt at personal abuse, I will let that go because I realise that mods are allowed to get away with that sort of stuff on here.
 
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Possibly a case of different people,different perceptions. I worked in the Dockyard from 1965 to 1986. Probably Dockyard workers and their families and friends tended to use Dockyard Derby whereas the Naval personnel would probably use Battle of the Ports.
 

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It's modern light hearted parlance though.

For example when Liverpool play Everton this season I'm sure some wags will term it The Benitez Derby, Forest v Derby is often called the Brian Clough Derby and only a few hours ago someone said 'Lindgaard Derby' when West Ham played Man Utd.

Me? I've always liked the Dockyard Derby as the link is obvious, there's a lot of ports (Dover v Falmouth) and every game we play against them seems to be played like a derby.

It's all about opinions though.


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I was at Earls court 83 and this picture takes me back. I was a member of the Battery staff and Devonport broke the record and won easily
 

IJN

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Even if you’re correct, Plymouth is on the same English Channel as Brighton.

As for the attempt at personal abuse, I will let that go because I realise that mods are allowed to get away with that sort of stuff on here.
Only Cockernees to be fair Paul.
 

IJN

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You’re not Paul, you’re a Cockernee!

Someone who has an affiliation with our Capital City. The clue is in your username.
 

IJN

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Paul, a Cockernee is an endearing term used instead of Cockney.

Stop being a tart, treacle.