It’s hard to ignore and not pass comment on the amount of Yorkshire derbies we’ll be treated to this season, which is why I thought I’d keep a mini-table of how ourselves and our Yorkshire rivals fare against one another.

Firstly, it should be pointed out that I’ve included Middlesbrough. Despite the fact that Middlesbrough is technically not a part of Yorkshire any more, it’s still a big game with a local derby feel for many of the teams listed.

Pld W D L GD PTS
Barnsley 2 2 0 0 5 6
Doncaster Rovers 2 1 1 0 1 4
Middlesbrough 2 1 0 1 -1 3
Leeds United 2 0 1 1 -3 1
Hull City 1 0 0 1 -1 0
Sheffield United 1 0 0 1 -1 0

As the table shows, it’s Barnsley that are leading the way so far with two wins from two. Following them are Doncaster Rovers, who are also undefeated in two Yorkshire derbies with one win and one draw.

Bringing up the rear is Sheffield United and Hull City, who have both played less games than anyone else and are yet to win. Those two keep Leeds United off the bottom, with their -3 goal difference (cheers Barnsley) and a solitary point away to Donny.

Home advantage counts

What is likely to make the difference in our mini Yorkshire league is how many points teams can pick up on their travels. Of the five games played so far, no one has lost a game on home soil. Our table toppers, Barnsley and Donny have played both of their Yorkshire derbies thus far on home soil, whilst the bottom three have yet to host a local derby.

Leeds fans in particular will take solace from this fact after seeing the Whites unlucky not to take all three points away to Donny. With all five home derbies yet to come at Elland Road, and with bumper crowds expected, few will fancy their chances in Leeds.

  • rob

    surely barnsley’s gaol difference should be 5. a 2-0 win and a 5-2 win

  • TSS

    @rob

    Who did Barnsley beat 2-0?

    Barnsley 1-0 Middlesbrough
    Barnsley 5-2 Leeds

  • TSS

    Apologies, I made the error of trusting the BBC. If you look on the list here it says 1-0, but when you click it, it’s 2-0. Nice to see my license fee well spent.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/barnsley/results/default.stm

  • Roger Vaux

    The Doncaster v Hull result hasn’t been included – 3-1

  • JonTheBassist

    How many teams are there from Yorkshire all in all?

  • rob

    can i point out that Middlesbrough has been in North Yorkshire since 1996 when Cleveland was scrapped,It has its own local authority, but so does York, so if Middlesbrough isnt in yorkshire neither is York or Hull.