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#21 Bob Crowther

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

Whilst not being involved with all the ins and outs of the situation, I have often wondered why the Eagles have not attempted to groundshare with Rotherham United. A lovely little ground and only a 40/20 kick away from Sheffield. 



#22 Andrew Vause

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

I'm sure we once played the Eagles at Oakwell, but I may be wrong. I also thought that they occasionally played at Rotherham's old Millmoor ground, but again I may be just imagining it.

#23 elppaxr2i

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:53 PM

Whilst not being involved with all the ins and outs of the situation, I have often wondered why the Eagles have not attempted to groundshare with Rotherham United. A lovely little ground and only a 40/20 kick away from Sheffield.


They told rotherham titans to go swivel with a groundshare so when they are telling the local team no what chance do the eagles have?

Also sounds like they were messed about whilst at the don valley

http://www.rotherham...le.asp?a=235498

#24 Piggy's mate

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

Did they not play dewsbury at a place called St Marys?

Now where did I leave that pointy thing that bloke Damocles gave me, I've work to do!


 

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#25 Birchy

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

I've signed it.

UP THE ROVERS!


#26 Griff

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:14 AM

I'm sure we once played the Eagles at Oakwell, but I may be wrong. I also thought that they occasionally played at Rotherham's old Millmoor ground, but again I may be just imagining it.

 

We did play Trinity at Oakwell in February 1990. And we played Swinton at Millmoor in 1985.


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#27 Griff

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

I've signed it.

 

Appreciated.


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#28 Griff

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

Did they not play dewsbury at a place called St Marys?

 

Mount St Marys.  Yes - great little ground for development grades, good pitch, good facilities, just off the M1.  But not good enough for spectators.  we only played there because of Warren Jowett's intransigence.  Think he was hoping that we'd play it at Dewsbury.


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#29 Ricardo Taylor

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:06 AM

signed the petition but in italian hope it counts



#30 Griff

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

signed the petition but in italian hope it counts

 

Si. Grazie.


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#31 dydo

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:49 PM

Think ile sign as a thanks for beating fax ,congratulations and hope its our 3rd gf meeting in a row a week on sunday , its out turn this time though .

#32 Piggy's mate

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

Think ile sign as a thanks for beating fax ,congratulations and hope its our 3rd gf meeting in a row a week on sunday , its out turn this time though .


Who's turn? Watch out for the under (bull) dog they might bite you on yer bum, although we might just as likely roll on our back for our tummy tickling ;)

Now where did I leave that pointy thing that bloke Damocles gave me, I've work to do!


 

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#33 Andrew Vause

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:45 PM

Well done Sheffield.

Edited by Andrew Vause, 19 September 2013 - 09:45 PM.


#34 Steve Slater

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

I think they're flogging a dead horse in asking ratepayers to cough up to help a sport that only interests 0.1% of the population of the city, and some of those fans don't even live in Sheffield! I believe their efforts would be better spent lobbying the RFL to relax the rules a little for next season, so they could play next season at Owlerton, Stocksbridge, or that non-league soccer ground just off the Parkway, which should be good enough for crowds of less than 1,000. Big games against Fev, Fax, etc can always be switched. How long have Wakey remained in Super League while their ground has been well below standard? Then there's Dronfield, where Sheffield FC play; apparantely the pitch is too short, but is it any shorter than Fev's? Surely the rules could be relaxed for the Championship until they get something sorted? It would have to be quick though, because SL2 will need a bigger capacity!




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