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December 16, 2009, 05:53:45 PM
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http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/blogs/got-not-got/It-s-a-fact-Everton-are-the-undisputed-Champions-of-Britain-article258937.html?

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The so-called 'British Championship' was played intermittently throughout the 20th century, a friendly yet somehow not-so-friendly decider between the champions of England and Scotland - reaching a zenith of being taken vaguely seriously in the 1930s when Rangers beat Arsenal in a two-legged affair.

The last time it was played was in 1963, when Everton took a 3-1 lead in the away leg at Ibrox and hung on 1-1 to become undisputed champs of Britain in a far more competitive match at Goodison.

All of which which makes Everton, we suppose, the uncontested champions of Britain for all of the last 46 years!
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December 16, 2009, 06:04:58 PM
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December 16, 2009, 07:07:55 PM
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December 16, 2009, 07:24:25 PM
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That was the game where "so to hell with Liverpool and Rangers too" line comes from in the "We hate Bill Shankly" song.

My dad went to both games and he said there was loads of trouble, hence the inclusion of the line in that song.

December 16, 2009, 09:32:41 PM
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Oh well, at least Baines is still ace.

December 16, 2009, 09:54:44 PM
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December 16, 2009, 09:56:31 PM
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I don't know where he gets the information that the last one was 1963. We played Rangers in Dubai in the 87/88 season because we were both champions from the season before. As shown in this ebay item:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1987-88-DUBAI-CHAMPIONS-CUP-EVERTON-v-RANGERS_W0QQitemZ390067164561QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Sports_Memorabilia_Football_Programmes_ET?hash=item5ad1d09591#ht_628wt_930

December 16, 2009, 10:02:31 PM
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But that game ended in a 2-2 draw bluewool, thereby allowing us to retain the title in the same way the Ashes remain with the previous victors.
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December 16, 2009, 10:07:25 PM
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I wasn't contesting that we are Champions of Britain just that the fella who wrote the article fucked up.

December 16, 2009, 11:19:52 PM
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He put "Curiously, the idea of a British Championship competition was briefly resurrected in the mid-'80s, when these two old blue buddies met again in the sunnier climes for the short-lived Dubai Cup… although you tend not to find that one mentioned in too many honours lists, either..." at the bottom bluewool mate, missed that myself first time around.

December 17, 2009, 01:38:51 AM
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December 17, 2009, 03:14:39 AM
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That was the game where "so to hell with Liverpool and Rangers too" line comes from in the "We hate Bill Shankly" song.

My dad went to both games and he said there was loads of trouble, hence the inclusion of the line in that song.

My dad even has the program still ;)
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