How do you pick between Osset Albion and Osset Town? Both are small teams near Wakefield in Yorkshire. They both play at the same level of football. What? Osset Albion has a fantastic pub two minutes from the ground and Osset Town is next to a bus station. Ladies and Gentleman, we have ourselves a winner!

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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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A new season is upon us and that means an endless amount of largely uncompetitive pre-season friendlies. Not today. A Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough you say, press box you say. Yes please! Leeds United making the short journey south to take on Sheffield Wednesday in what was billed as a pre-season “friendly”. High hopes that niceties would be thrown out the window on the M1.

To bring everyone up to speed, gibfootballshow towers moved location two weeks ago and is now based in Sheffield. A number of reasons for the move but the main thing is GFS has a new base camp and there could be more stories emanating from South Yorkshire this season.

Sheffield has two big teams who are going through a bad patch, with both teams in League One it could be a great season for a neutral to enjoy some football. However telling Mrs GFS, a life-long Blade (Sheffield United fan), that I would be going to Hillsborough did raise an eyebrow.

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It was never in the Yorkshire Football Weekend constitution to return to any ground that had been reviewed in the same season that was until Bradford Park Avenue finished 3rd in the Evo-Stik Premier Division and were paired with FC United of Manchester in the play-off semi-finals.

It seemed only fair that I would return to the Horsfall Stadium and not only give a local team my support but the opportunity to experience the FC United fans was one not to be missed. Straight after work I made my way to the station a quick train and bus journey and I was making my second visit to the King’s Head pub, luckily this time there was no EDL anywhere to be seen.

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Another post work evening in Leeds train station, as usual it is full of business folk rushing round trying to get home as fast as possible. As I sit on the train bound for Doncaster most of my fellow travellers are engrossed in their laptops, to contrast I’m sat munching into some Barbeque crisps and two cans of Marks & Spencers finest cider. Oh yes ladies and gentleman this must be a Yorkshire Football (Mid) Weekend.
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Steve Mitchell asks the question – Whatever happened to Benito Carbone?

15 years ago, a little Italian striker called Benito Carbone landed in South Yorkshire after Sheffield Wednesday took a three million pound gamble on a player who had a reputation for being a journeyman footballer.

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A huge welcome to gibfootballshow for Charlie Johnson. As a long suffering fan of Huddersfield Town he gives us the low down on their chances of promotion this season, and why it’s important they get out of League One ASAP

Until this season Rochdale had spent 36 years in the same division, and my biggest fear as a Huddersfield fan is that we’ll replicate that feat of stagnation and be in League One for an awfully long time.

As a team we rarely flirt with relegation, and usually come within a whisker of promotion, but ultimately we stay in the same division, with every season promising so much, but delivering only increasingly yet expected bitter disappointment.

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The Third Round of the FA Cup was drawn on Sunday, and before 2nd round ties can be concluded the excitement has already begun to build around West Yorkshire as Leeds will travel south to take on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. Matthew McKeith explains the history between the two clubs and reasons for the fans to be optimistic.

Leeds United have once again been drawn a mouth watering FA Cup 3rd round tie, away against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The Elland Road side famously beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Centenary FA Cup Final back in 1972 with Leeds legend Alan Clarke heading home a 53 minute winner. 100,000 fans packed into Wembley to witness Leeds win their only FA Cup to date.

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This Saturday saw gibfootballshow losing its virginity in two football areas, my first ever Non-League match and also my first ever FA Cup match, what better way to lose my FA Cup cherry than watching local Blue Square North side Guiseley AFC take on the “Man City of Non-League” Crawley Town, riding high in the Blue Square Premier it was always going to be a tough ask for the home side.

A decent crowd turned up at Nethermoor Park, the capacity later revealed as 1,600 helped in part by the big away support and most likely a few people like myself were just there for the day out. With the minimum expectation just to see a decent match and be entertained an increased ticket price of £12 didn’t seem too steep.

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