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Red or blue? City or Rovers?
Did someone miss the goal? THIS STORY LAST UPDATED:
28 April 2002 1255 BST


Nothing divides a city like it. Nothing divides families like it. And there's nothing better for turning friends against each other.
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In Bristol you are either a Robin or a Gas Head. Blue or Red. Memorial or Ashton.

The bitter rivalry between City and Rovers has caused much heartache over the years, and is bound to cause more for years to come.

In this special A Sense Of Place programme, we went to the only local derby match in the 2001/02 season at Ashton Gate.

Fergus Colville found out what drives the fans, and why they fall on either the blue or red side of Bristol.



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:: A Sense of Place
FootballThe city is split - are you blue or red?
A Sense of Place delves into the simmering rivalry between City and Rovers fans in Bristol.
  Detail from Clevedon PierPeople and places, pier to pier
Go on a voyage of discovery along the Severn Estuary from Clevedon to Weston, with A Sense of Place.
  A Mind's Eye View
Malcolm Chappell tells us how somebody with no sight sees Bristol.


Do you speak good Brizzle?
A Sense of Place looks at the unique Bristol accent and some of the words we use.


Listen to A Sense of Place on BBC Radio Bristol and the BBC Bristol website:
28 April:
Bristol Derby Passion
5 May: The Bristol English Dictionary
12 May: Blind Bristol
19 May: Pier to Pier
26 May: A Picture of Bath
2 June: The Front Line
:: Talk Bristol
Do you have a view on this story? Why not tell the rest of Bristol on BBC Bristol's very own chat forum, Talk Bristol.

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