Yorkshire Football Weekends got back on the road this weekend. A trip to Derbyshire to watch the oldest football club in the World that used to play in Sheffield, not a bad way to kick the series off. Sheffield FC faced Sutton Coldfield in what was the opening game of the Non-League season.

In 2001 the club left Yorkshire and moved to Dronfield and purchased the Coach and Horses pub, and of course the adjoining land that has become their BT Local Business Stadium. Throughout their history this is the first ground the club have actually owned. A football club attached to a pub, it’ll never catch on.

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For most people life is full of little moments that make everything worthwhile. It could be a homemade Sunday dinner with the family. Maybe it’s a cold pint after long day at work but for me its going to watch live football on a sunny Saturday afternoon, you just can’t be beat.

The main goal of Yorkshire Football Weekends was always to visit as many of the different grounds around the Yorkshire area as possible. During the week I was offered the chance to visit Hillsborough again to watch Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City in the comforts of the press box. It would just be rude to say no wouldn’t it?

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Picture the scene. It’s just after six o’clock on a sunny Saturday afternoon. You are sat in Farsley AFC’s West stand with a cold beer. Your company for the day has been the co-editor of In Bed With Maradona and all-round top guy David Hartrick.

You have just watched the home team win 3-1 and receive the Northern Counties East League Championship trophy and now you’re watching what looks like a French Academy Youth side take on Bradford City youth with John Hendrie in charge. Do Saturday’s at the football get any better than this?
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