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Old 05-08-2017, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 0nyxStation View Post
Well Brian here is what I found on the subject

Simple geographic proximity as well as frequent meetings in important games can lead to rivalries. Games between two rivals of close geographical proximity are usually called a local derby, or simply just derby (UK: /ˈdɑːrbi/; dar-bee or US: /ˈdɜːrbi/; der-bee); a sporting fixture between two teams from the same town, city or region, particularly in association football. The phrase most likely originated from The Derby, a horse race in England, founded by the 12th Earl of Derby in 1780, since at least as early as 1840 'derby' has been used as a noun in English to denote any kind of sporting contest.[1] In the United States, the term rivalry is more commonly encountered for this type of rivalry.

Atlanta and Orlando are both in the Southeast United States region.
"close geographic proximity" at the start of that sentence implies a much smaller region. For example, maybe Orlando-Tampa could be considered a derby, since they are within central Florida. They are within reasonable distance from each other to have significant travelling supporters groups in each others' stadiums, which I think is essential for a derby. Derby is neighbours vs. neighbours. Village vs. nearby village.

Also, I think "Southest region" is a culturally empty concept and doesn't mean much to people. It would be like saying that all clubs are derbies because they are in the North American region. Cultural regions mean a bit more. Atlanta is in the South, Orlando is in Florida.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:31 PM
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Byt that logic Shelbourne vs Barcelona would be a derby too. Its only a quick flight away, in the same region.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:04 AM
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Close Geographical proximity along with cultural, political significance will constitute a Derby clash. For example Rangers and Celtic or say Mohun bagan vs East bengal.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona may be called "El Clasico" but it is not a Derby. Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid is a Derby.
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