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AFC Wimbledon I believe are in Kingston upon Thames too.

I might be wrong but they are just renting the stadium in Kingston from Kingstonian FC. But its interesting that AFC Wimbledon or the old Wimbledon is one of those club where they don't really have any identity or association with its own town. ie. they played at Selhurst Park in Croydon when they were in the Prem but Croydon is even further away vs Kingston

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Arsenal (London)

Chelsea (London)

Fulham (London)

Queens Park Rangers (London)

Tottenham Hotspur (London)

Crystal Palace (London)

Millwall (London)

West Ham United (London)

Brentford (London)

Charlton Athletic (London)

Leyton Orient (London)

AFC Wimbledon (London)

Barnet (London)

Dagenham & Redbridge (London)

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Forgot about London :)

In Champions League draws it's always "Arsenal London" and "Chelsea London"

Crazy how Paris has only one team though.

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Everton had already been covered.

Lets add Manchester United (Stretford, Lancashire) to the list too.

Also, Notts County are in Nottingham, Nottingham Forest are outside in the borough of West Bridgford. The River Trent acts as the city limits of Nottingham, and the City Ground is on the south bank (map)

FWIW, Aston didnt become a part of Birmingham until 1911. We had already won most of our shit by then.

Brighton & Hove Albion - Brighton or Falmer?

Bolton Wanderers - Bolton or Horwich?

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In Champions League draws it's always "Arsenal London" and "Chelsea London"

Crazy how Paris has only one team though.

We do the same with Internazionale (Inter Milan) too.

And Paris is a weird place. It's not a sporting city at all really is it? Mind you, I dont think France is as passionate about Football as a lot of other "football" countries, Rugby (both codes) seems to get a much bigger share of the limelight there than it does here.

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So anyway, what other clubs are not named after their respective town or city?

**** hundreds

what a stupid thread

This times 100....Even Aston Villa doesn't comply with the retardedness of the O.P.'s argument.

Aston is a town and Aston Villa is named after that town .

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Aston is not a town.

It is part of Birmingham.

But it was a town when Aston Villa FC were founded. It didnt become a part of Birmingham until Aston Villa had existed for 37 years. You seem to be missing that relatively simple concept deliberately!

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Aston is not a town.

It is part of Birmingham.

But it was a town when Aston Villa FC were founded. It didnt become a part of Birmingham until Aston Villa had existed for 37 years. You seem to be missing that relatively simple concept deliberately!

Fair enough but we should have updated our name when Aston became a part of Birmingham.

Afterall, most of our fans do not come from Aston.

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edit - was wrong :oops:

What was you gonna say?

Schalke null vier

But they are from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen

So that's right isn't it?

They are not named after their city because they are called Schalke and not Gelsenkirchen.

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Aston is not a town.

It is part of Birmingham.

But it was a town when Aston Villa FC were founded. It didnt become a part of Birmingham until Aston Villa had existed for 37 years. You seem to be missing that relatively simple concept deliberately!

Fair enough but we should have updated our name when Aston became a part of Birmingham.

Afterall, most of our fans do not come from Aston.

Are you telling me that after 37 years of being Aston Villa we should've changed it to Birmingham Villa?
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Aston is not a town.

It is part of Birmingham.

But it was a town when Aston Villa FC were founded. It didnt become a part of Birmingham until Aston Villa had existed for 37 years. You seem to be missing that relatively simple concept deliberately!

Fair enough but we should have updated our name when Aston became a part of Birmingham.

Afterall, most of our fans do not come from Aston.

At the time Villa were the biggest and most successful club in world football. Rename the club because of a boundary change? Really?

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