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June 06, 2010, 10:23:14 PM
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"Or, sensationally, Liverpool want to poach David Moyes from bitter rivals Everton."

On the BBC Website.

It makes it seem like we're the bitter ones and Liverpool are angels, and this is on a supposedly neutral website.

I understand it's a bitter and fierce rivalry but I couldn't imagine them putting something like "Everton want to sign Ryan Babel from bitter rivals Liverpool."

If it were United it'd be "fierce rivals" or something like that.

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June 06, 2010, 10:24:53 PM
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ally2


I don't think it implies direction

June 06, 2010, 10:34:26 PM
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BootleBlueBoy


i agree, its just sayig its a bitter rivalry


June 06, 2010, 10:36:48 PM
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Seaforth Blue


The BBC is an extremely biased company. Never has a good word to say about us.
Kopites are Gobshites

June 06, 2010, 10:39:47 PM
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Bily No Pace


The BBC is an extremely biased company. Never has a good word to say about us.

Tin Hat!!!!
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June 06, 2010, 10:46:32 PM
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Tin Hat!!!!

This, the BBC is publicly owned and has no agenda. Unlike Sky. It will simply be lazy unskilled writing from a journo hack.


June 06, 2010, 11:00:21 PM
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Endless, Nameless


It's referring to the rivalry, not us in particular. Although it's easy to misinterpret it.
Oh well, at least Baines is still ace.

June 06, 2010, 11:01:57 PM
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Don't have a problem with it to be honest.

June 06, 2010, 11:12:56 PM
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bigl1cks


No problem here, its a bitter rivalry both ways.
anything but long ball!


June 06, 2010, 11:17:16 PM
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June 06, 2010, 11:19:02 PM
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AidyEFC9


In the paper i read it made out that Moyes would jump ship and rock Merseyside by taking the Liverpool job if offered.

How do these sports journalists get there jobs when they know fuck all cos if they did know anything then they'd know Moyesy wouldn't take that pile of shite on in a million years, not when he's already at the best club in Merseyside!.

June 07, 2010, 04:35:06 AM
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Scouse Ruletero


We as Evertonians know that it works both ways, but you cannot deny that the media never ever portray it as a two-way street. Liverpool are never described as 'the bitter rivals of Everton'.

June 07, 2010, 07:04:14 AM
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Verm

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Jesus!

What a massive fucking inferiority complex we have.
"..whenever i see an everton shirt i think there goes an everton fan. whenever i see a liverpool shirt i think there's someone wearing a liverpool shirt.."

June 07, 2010, 07:30:25 AM
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A bit of paranoia kicking around here!
It is not saying we are bitter, it is saying the rivalry between the two clubs is bitter.

Either way the story is complete b*llocks so I wouldn't worry yourself by looking for conspiracy theories against Everton hidden among the gossip pages.
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June 07, 2010, 03:51:58 PM
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We as Evertonians know that it works both ways, but you cannot deny that the media never ever portray it as a two-way street. Liverpool are never described as 'the bitter rivals of Everton'.

That's what I mean. It's subtle but pisses me off all the same.