Even people on these Rugby League Forums, strangely enough cannot ditch football.
So as I said Griff, sadly Sheffield = Football only.
Fair points - but it's no worse than virtually anywhere else. I can go into Cas Vegas or Fev-erley Hills and see signs outside pubs advertising soccer games being shown on Sky - can't remember seeing one for a Cas $uperleague game or a Fev Championship game - or any other RL games. Walk down the street and I can see plenty of soccer clubs' logos. Soccer's taken over big time - especially since the Premier League started in 1992. We started letting them take the lead over a century ago and we're not going to change that now.
Sheffield a soccer city ? Of course - they have 50000 dullards watching Wednesday and United. We don't need 50000 people to come to us. We'd be by far the best supported team in the Championship with a tenth of that. And is it just those 50000 we're aiming at ? Or the other 500,000+ who live in the area ? I've always said that we need to throw the kitchen sink at getting the crowds up over two or three years. If it works - fine. If it doesn't, just accept our place as a good Championship team. I'm not daft enough to propose us for $uperleague if we can't prove that we can get the crowds to finance it.
Edited by Griff, 26 January 2013 - 08:03 PM.