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“Ashford Town (Middlesex) played South Park (Reigate) in the Isthmian League South Central Division on 16 March,” tweets Andrew Wilson. “Are there any other parentheses derbies?”

Jack Hayward has taken this question and run with it, all the way to the other side of the world. Thankfully, he sent us an A4 postcard while on his travels.

Al-Ahli SC (Tripoli) and Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli) in the Libyan Premier League.

Al-Ahli SC (Doha) and Al-Arabi SC (Doha) in the Qatar Stars League.

Al-Ahli SC (Amman) and Al-Hussein SC (Irbid) in the Jordanian Pro League.

Al-Nasr SC (Salalah) and Al-Wahda SC (Sur) in the Oman Professional League.

Al-Nasr SC (Ardiyah) and Al-Arabi SC (Mansouria) in the Kuwait Premier League.

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