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    Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

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    Will western sydney be our biggest rivals?

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    Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Chris1822 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:42 am

    this is one real positive to come out of this bid process, a rivalry has formed between us and western sydney.

    i can say pretty safely that nearly everyone on this forum hates western sydney now yeah?


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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by benoncehobbled on Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:39 am

    I don't hate Western Sydney. There is no doubt that particular region deserves an A-League team because of its footballing strength and demographics.
    What I do hate though is the bidding process and the FFA's lack of transparency. Given their focus for the number 12 spot was purely on WS they really should have only asked for bids from there instead of wasting everybody else's time.
    Although at least now we've got a good platform and some time to build on, and we'll have a fantastic rivalry with WS when we do enter the league.
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Joey47 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:05 am

    The question isn't really appropriate. I wouldn't say I hate them, but they are definitely rivals to Canberra.


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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by thom_canberra on Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:18 am

    I think they will be strong rivals...

    This is why we should kindof align ourselves with Sydney FC for the time being?

    What do you guys think?
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Golden_CU on Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:19 am

    Hate lol

    I don't hate em. AS said, just more of a fierce rival.
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Chris1822 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:28 am

    ^^
    you get the point.


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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by thegezman on Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:27 pm

    i guess unless wollongon get a team, they would be our closet geographical rival also.

    just 3 hours up the highway, maybe when they enter the league we can attend a game or two out west as a group to show our committment to getting our own team,

    would be great to have a bay or green at a WS game to highlight our own credentials
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Chris1822 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:37 pm

    what if i change the poll to "will western sydney be our biggest rivals?"


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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by cufc_cc on Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:14 am

    There will certainly be a big rivalry. The one thing I love about football is of the rivalries. I don't think this game will be a game that will bring in the 50/50 fans to the match, but for the passionate fans it will be quite big.

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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by celtic_7 on Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:51 am

    Rivalry yes but it won't be a game, as cufc_cc said, that will bring the 50/50 fans to.
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Galileo on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:40 am

    We won't be a big crowd puller for any game. Western SYdney would big OUR biggest rival but not theirs, and they won't think much of the game.
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Toby on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:55 am

    true we won't be anyone's biggest rival except maybe wollongong
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by RealCanberra23 on Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:43 am

    Ours- Yes
    Theres- Hell no
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by (::FAQ::) on Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:03 am

    Our biggest rivals would be Wollongong when they get a team, but still it wouldn't be big and something the fans will get overly excited about.
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by JohnLovesCanberraUnited on Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:38 am

    there will definantly be a rivalry but i dont think it will be our fiercest... unless we have players who are dirty mother f***ers and everyone hates us.... Sth Coast would be our geographical rival
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by TheBigMan on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:29 am

    they won't be our biggest rivals but they will certanly be our rivals!!!
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by efcmetro1878 on Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:50 pm

    What would the rivalry be called though?
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by MattK on Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:39 am

    I first strted to play football in the West of Sydney - many years ago. I have fond memories and more nightmares from the Cambletown games. lol

    Sure it's not Western Sydney's fault that we missed out on our bid. But if they were not on the earth we would have got it, and for that simple logic i dont like them. Very Happy

    As with the rivalries, it just comes over time. Sure your closest teams are going to be bigger matches - like Bris and Gold Coast. But some of Brisbanes better matches are between Adelaide, Newcastle and Central Coast. Just because of the history of matches between, the banter between the fans. If a flash player goes from one club to another and the hatred that follows, those sorts of things brew together to form a good emotional rivalry

    Turn Canberra in to a bastion of losing for any travelling team and the whole A League will be our rivals Very Happy
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    Re: Canberra vs Western Sydney rivalry

    Post by Raider_United on Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:04 pm

    ^^^^

    Yea I guess you are right. This rivalry could still be big despite the geographical distances. As you said this will be our "emotional" rivalry due to the expansion battle.

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