Tonight, the two Rugby League teams in Hull will square off in the sport's Super League. Fans of both clubs will doubtless spend time before and after the match drinking together, some will mingle and sit together during the game as banter and honour are exchanged and battled for...
Never has a Premier League season began with so many managerial changes at such high profile clubs. Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement at the age of 71 started a chain reaction that saw David Moyes being given the unenviable task of following in the greatest manager's footsteps.
Financial plight, potential profit, increased exposure or a passion to be involved in the "beautiful game" are just some of the reasons why investors choose to takeover and plough funds into a football club. But is a takeover always a good thing?
It was an international debut to remember for Andros Townsend with a man of the match performance against Montenegro and a brilliant solo goal to boot. He has shown England fans that despite criticisms of the system, promising young players are making it through and impressing.
You can judge for yourselves where the racism and hate speech is coming from. Calling someone a "Yido" is a bit different to singing songs about the holocaust and gas chambers. It is not us who should be getting the finger pointed at it is the other clubs and the evidence is there.
There are worrying signs already for the inheritor of the poisoned chalice that is the Old Trafford hot-seat. David Moyes has been gathering his own people about him as he sets forth to put his own stamp on the Man U machine - but Moyes will be grimly aware that The Ghost of Alex Ferguson Past is the least of his worries.
Moyes is an intelligent guy, and I believe he has the strength of character, intellect and most of all, ability to command respect, to adjust to becoming the flag bearer for arguably the biggest football business on the planet.
Like many, I've never been the biggest 'Fergie Fan'. However, on the pitch, his United teams have far surpassed anything we have ever seen. The man from Glasgow has taken Manchester United, and turned them into a dynasty. The like of which me won't see again.
The nauseating bone-deep gash to his thigh was not the only thing that would have had Wayne Rooney grimacing on Saturday last.
The main event of Sky Sports' Super Sunday was a contest between two teams trying to adapt to new systems, with somewhat mixed results.
Everton's win on Monday night came as no great surprise to me. No, I'm no better judge of the game than you, it was fairly obvious. David Moyes has added 2 or 3 players to a side that finished last season like a train. He does it every year, and is one of the reasons why Bill Kenwright gets more bang for his buck out of Moyes than any other Premier League chairman.
Tim Cahill leaving Everton is not a tragedy; but it is the end of an era. He might not be your Dad's or your Uncle's hero, but he might just be your son's, your little brother's or even yours...
I've been to Wembley Stadium twice in the last six weeks, for the FA Cup Semi-Final and the Championship Play-Off Final. On both occasions I was disappointed but not surprised at the terrible organisation in the area and the treatment of football fans.
I firmly believe perspective is needed with Balotelli. Yes, he's a hugely volatile and temperamental individual, someone who is just as likely to score the winning goal as he is to celebrate it by attacking the opposition manager, but he deserves far more respect than he currently receives.
When Liverpool face off against Everton in this weekend's FA Cup Semi-Final, it will be the reds' second trip to the national stadium this year, February's Carling Cup success being their first time at the 'New Wembley', which is now over half a decade old.
There will be beeping alarm clocks aplenty in the city of Liverpool early on Saturday morning. Thousands of fans will rub their eyes and see their replica shirts and lucky underwear laid out in anticipation of a trip to Wembley.