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Derby Days: Crystal Palace vs Brighton & Hove Albion

by Jason Heaver

The Evening Standard once described Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace as hating each other ‘with a passion rarely seen outside the Balkans’, but admitted that the reasons for this rivalry seemed obscure to the rest of football. Their assessment is not far wrong – this is the first fixture both sets of supporters look for every June and matches between the two are old-fashioned derbies, with plenty more than just the three points riding on the outcomes.

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