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Sheffield Wednesday

July 1, 2022

Sheffield Wednesday is one of two great, old-school, and well-supported clubs in the very cool city of Sheffield. Right now, though, they are a cautionary tale. LOCATION: In South Yorkshire, just over two hours north of London and around one hour east of Manchester by train CONTACT:, 03700 20 1867, #SWFC NICKNAMES: The Owls

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Sheffield United

July 1, 2022

The red half of England’s Steel City boasts a long history, passionate support, and one of our favorite grounds in the country. LOCATION: In South Yorkshire, just over two hours north of London and around one hour east of Manchester by train CONTACT:, 0114 253 7200, #SUFC NICKNAMES: The Blades, as in swords, because…

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Leeds United

July 1, 2022

Once a dominant force in English football—and once known as “Dirty Leeds” for their rough style of play—Leeds wasn’t relevant nationally for more than 20 years. Now, after a brief stint in the Premier League, they are back in The Championship, with a hardcore loyal following making lots of noise in a grand old ground.…

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Doncaster Rovers

July 1, 2022

A midsized club in a midsized town in Yorkshire, pretty much in the middle of the country. Rovers are safely one of the best clubs in the history of the third and fourth tiers. LOCATION: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, about 90 minutes from London’s Kings Cross and also from Manchester CONTACT:, 01302 764664, #DRFC NICKNAMES:…


July 1, 2022

Barnsley has mainly been a second-tier club in a town whose citizens will be surprised but delighted you’ve showed up for a visit. LOCATION: In Yorkshire, 90 minutes east of Manchester by train and 30 minutes north of Sheffield CONTACT:, 01226 211211, #BarnsleyFC NICKNAMES: The Tykes, the Reds, or (more in the past) the…

Notts County

July 1, 2022

Very much the “other” team in Nottingham to outsiders, Notts County is a wonderful, old-fashioned family club currently back on the rise. LOCATION: Nottingham, in the East Midlands, 90 train minutes from St. Pancras station in London or from Piccadilly station in Manchester, an hour from Birmingham CONTACT:, 0115 9529 000, #Notts NICKNAMES: The…

Northampton Town

July 1, 2022

Northampton Town has been in the third or fourth tier of the English Football League since 1967, so seeing a game at their Sixfields Stadium is truly a trip into a non-glamorous world. LOCATION: Northampton is in the East Midlands, 90 train minutes north of Euston Station in London. CONTACT:, 01604 683700, #ShoeArmy NICKNAMES:…

Leicester City

July 1, 2022

Fairy-tale Premier League champions in 2016, Leicester also won their first FA Cup in 2021. And now they’re back in the Premier League for the 2024–25 season.  LOCATION: One hour north of London by train and one hour east of Birmingham CONTACT: NICKNAMES: The Foxes

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Derby County

July 1, 2022

For years Derby County was as consistent a second-tier club as you can find. But the club ran into financial disaster in 2022 and spent two seasons in League One. However, they’ve just recently made their way back to the Championship. LOCATION: Ninety train minutes north of St. Pancras station in London or east from…

Wolverhampton Wanderers

July 1, 2022

Wolverhampton is an old-fashioned club, but recently they turned into big spenders, stormed the Championship, got promoted, and even made the Europa League a couple times. LOCATION: Wolverhampton, which is officially a city of 250,000 people plus a metropolitan borough, but really is part of the great sprawling mass that is Birmingham CONTACT: NICKNAMES:…

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