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December 17, 2009, 08:03:49 AM
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MexicanToffee


According to the Mirror...
"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!"

« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 08:07:07 AM by MexicanToffee »
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December 17, 2009, 03:01:17 PM
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Dr. Sponge


I like it. Reigning Champions...

December 17, 2009, 06:33:12 PM
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watty


There was also the Dubai Champions cup held in 1987, another 'unofficial British Championship' - Everton draw 2-2 with Rangers, but lost 8-7 on penalties.

More detail here

http://www.evertonresults.com/strangecomps.htm


December 17, 2009, 06:36:12 PM
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watty


oops - just spotted the other thread as well.

Just shows the Mirror is talking bollocks as usual