As someone (thanks Pete) pointed out to me, the First Division play-off final is not about two football teams but rather a contest between the best two drinking towns in the country. Why not forget the football (unless the blue and white team come out on top) and just vote for the city or town where you would rather spend your Saturday's next year.
Sadly though, before I wrote this I read of the death of Dave Wickett, a man who has done much to place Sheffield on the beer map. The head brewer of Kelham Island died after a fight against illness at far too young an age. I never knew him, but frequently raved about his beer. He will be sorely missed.