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Every Major Football Rivalry In The UK Ranked From 'Pure Hatred' To 'Abysmal' In Controversial List

Daniel Marland

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Every Major Football Rivalry In The UK Ranked From 'Pure Hatred' To 'Abysmal' In Controversial List

Every major football rivalry in the United Kingdom has been ranked from 'Pure Hatred' to 'Abysmal - with only two being named in the top tier.


Twitter user @LowerTiers quite frankly, chose violence and decided to give a verdict on the tastiest encounters on the footballing calendar.

In their opinion, only Celtic vs Rangers and Birmingham City vs Aston Villa can count as a rivalry born out of 'Pure Hatred'.

They face each other what feels like at least five times a year but there's no denying Celtic vs Rangers is a true spectacle.

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Image Credit: Alamy

Fuelled by political and religious disagreement, the Old Firm remains a fixture that guarantees fireworks.

Birmingham vs Villa, meanwhile, can also get very ugly as years of tension can build up between their encounters.

Villa have only spent three seasons outside the Premier League since it began while Birmingham haven't been in the top-flight for a decade.

The last time they met, then Villa star Jack Grealish was assaulted by a fan on the pitch which takes things way too far.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Manchester United vs Liverpool is also chosen as 'Great Viewing' compared to United vs Manchester City, which comes in at 'Average'.

United make a third appearance on the list and their bad blood with Leeds United is considered 'Abysmal'.

Check out the entire TierMaker below:

Pure Hatred: Celtic vs Rangers, Birmingham City vs Aston Villa

Great Viewing: Bristol City vs Bristol Rovers, Newcastle United vs Sunderland, Portsmouth vs Southampton, Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United vs Liverpool, Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham United vs Millwall

Underrated: Nottingham Forest vs Derby County, Stoke City vs Port Vale, Cardiff City vs Swansea City, Hearts vs Hibernian, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

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Image Credit: Alamy

Average: Blackburn Rovers vs Burnley, Preston North End vs Blackpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Bromwich Albion, Wrexham vs Chester, Everton vs Liverpool, Manchester City vs Manchester United, Watford vs Luton Town, MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon

Poor: Southend United vs Colchester United, Lincoln City vs Grimsby Town, Dundee United vs Aberdeen, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

Abysmal: Ipswich Town vs Norwich City, Barnet vs Stevenage, Cheltenham Town vs Forest Green Rovers, Manchester United vs Leeds United

Do you agree with the TierMaker? Which rivalry do you think is the biggest in British football?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celtic, Rangers, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Everton, Leeds United

Daniel Marland
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