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VIDEO: Groundhopper Vlog – Sheffield FC with ‘Two Men in Search of the Beautiful Game’

History, history and more history greeted ‘Two Men in Search of the Beautiful Game’ at the place dubbed the ‘Home Of Football’.

Yorkshire bound, but actually falling a little short and ending up in Derbyshire, they found ourselves at a ground with a pub on one corner and the boardroom of all boardrooms on the other, an aladdin’s cave of silverware, pennants and awards. The Coach & Horses, which shares its name with the pub, is the home of Sheffield FC, the world’s first football club.

As you can imagine, one might be a little skeptical about such a claim, one could be forgiven for thinking that there might be a fair few clubs who claim this title, just as their are a few barnes in Bethlehem who claim to be the birthplace of Jesus, but have they been given the official nod by the FA and have received a citation from FIFA, the only other one ever award, was to Real Madrid. We don’t think so.

Before having even seen a blade of grass or a floodlight, and even if they didn’t know where they was, you would still be able to tell you they are in a place of football significance, because of the sheer amount of football/ultra stickers that are plastered around. The importance of where we were reinforced by the vast array of different countries that they have come from.

They don’t think they’re exaggerating when they say, the ground and club, is tantamount to a football El Dorado, a shire, a mecca.

Their trip North did not disappoint, Tom bagged himself a new shirt for his collection, a real stunner, missed out on gravy on his pie, about the only reason he agrees to heading North of Watford, so he can enjoy some piping hot beef sauce and we were treated to an FA Trophy match with plenty of highs, lows and not to forget goals.

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