Day: February 8, 2009

Reflections on the Steel City Derby

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After yesterday I had a look at some statistics, and they help to put the disastrous defeat in perspective:

  • The Pigs hadn’t done the double over us for 95 years, until yesterday.
  • We did the league double over them as recently as 2005-06.
  • Prior to yesterday the Pigs hadn’t won a league derby match at BDTBL since 1967.
  • We beat the Pigs at Hillsboro in Feb 2006, less than three years ago.
  • We’ve won 44 league derby matches to the Pigs’ 38.

All this from a bit of Googling and Wikipedia.

Feel better now that the defeat can be considered in this broader context.