I was also brought up by Bradford schooling and we lived in a back to back, didn't qualify for a council house. My schooling was done in the forces, and my life is now in uni's, but I love my League always have, and hate to be put down by anyone.
Stevo gets one thing right and that is we have the greatest game, and we sadly let ourselves down by not promotong our game. Soccer has done a great job of marketing theirs which actually can very often be very poor entertainment.Sadly, we apper to be stuck in our northern roots, and we really should be ensuring that we have solid sides in London and Wales.
Soccer as far as I can see doesn't do any marketing, Sky do a lot for them just as the BBC does a lot for union.
We suffer from a lack of broadcasting partner who is willling to push the game. Sky get very good viewing figures for a comparitively small outlay, they propbably feel that they don't need to market the game as they are happy with their return. With football they have to market it like hell to try and ensure they geet a return on their massive investment. With union despite Sky's best efforts they have had a poor return on their investment, again comparitively. The BBC is another kettle of fish, they have no need to pay what they do for union and no reason to market it as much as they do, but we all know what's going on there don't we.
As for the original topic, I have met all sorts of peole from all sorts of backgrounds who play and watch the sport.
The clubs happen to be in the main are in areas where there is more 'working class' people to attract.