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shrek    612

Crowds are far too low not a chance.

Is that a consideration for a team outside the traditional heartlands?

Big city club, in the right hands, could bring a lot to the table.

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sheddings69    7

Hasn't a Sheffield club already had a go in Super League ? - and failed. Why would any new attempt be different ?

You are aboslutely right - they should just pack up and call it a day.

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RSN    678

Is that a consideration for a team outside the traditional heartlands?

Big city club, in the right hands, could bring a lot to the table.

London have been in SL for how long now, the crowds arn't exactly brilliant despite being in a "big city." If they could manage to get to th 2k mark I'd agree there may be potential their. But after a championship winning season and still only in the low thousands, I can't see their being much potential for a sustainable SL club.

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intheshed    1

Crowds are far too low not a chance.

I can see why it would be of concern but if Sheffield are comfortable with it and its just a matter of meeting the pointless 2500 average its pathetically easy to achieve/manipulate.

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Griff9of13    2,457

Could be good thing. A big city with an existing rugby league core. Two mediocre soccer teams and no union to speak of. (Just) outside the heartlands so no problems regarding overlapping fan bases (a la Cas, Waky, fev). It would, of course need the right leadership and financial backing to make a go of it.

I've always been of the opinion that if we are to expand beyond the M62 it should be done gradually with no great geographical leaps.In this way away support can still be counted upon and it would not be too dificult for any amature teams that emerge in the area to find reasonably local opposition rather than having to set up a whle new structure at that level.

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Tonka    287

You are aboslutely right - they should just pack up and call it a day.

What's the old saying? If at first you don't succeed, don't bother trying again.

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keighley    579

Hasn't a Sheffield club already had a go in Super League ? - and failed. Why would any new attempt be different ?

Why would a new attempt in Bradford be different?

In Sheffield, why not, different times, maybe new investment, who knows. There is potential, they won the cup, they drew 9,000 plus for a game against Widnes. They were in to 3 to 40000 attendance range when they were taken over for the million pound merger bribe by Huddersfield, sorry, I meant to say amalgamated with the Giants, which is as good as, if not better than, London's attendances at present. Sheffield is the archetypical big city that is supposed to be the future of the game.

If they think they can meet the criteria and have a good application, who are you to decry their right to SL?

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BBR    181

Love to see them give it a go.

Spot on with the away fan arguement, and the chance for local amateur teams to play not too far away.

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The Parksider    1,051

London have been in SL for how long now, the crowds arn't exactly brilliant despite being in a "big city."

No, but they have half a dozen south eastern born lads in Superleague now. Sheffield have produces none after nearly 30 years existence.

Love Sheffield Eagles but how are they viable for SL when they produce no pro players and have few fans?

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The Parksider    1,051

If they think they can meet the criteria and have a good application, who are you to decry their right to SL?

Go on then......... where will they get their money, the pro players and the fans from?

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sheddings69    7

Go on then......... where will they get their money, the pro players and the fans from?

I agree with Parky, they should just pack up, along with Leigh, Featherstone, Halifax etc.

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Marauder    256

That will confuse the RFL - 'why would they do that when they could be Wakefield's Academy?' :wacko:

Because Wakefield are going to use Doncaster :)

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Marauder    256

No, but they have half a dozen south eastern born lads in Superleague now. Sheffield have produces none after nearly 30 years existence.

Love Sheffield Eagles but how are they viable for SL when they produce no pro players and have few fans?

Mitch Stringer

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Marauder    256

Go on then......... where will they get their money, the pro players and the fans from?

I'd keep an eye on Doncaster if they can build bridges with the amateur clubs in the area, I've heard that the board of Doncaster Rovers want to take the club over along with all the other sporting bodies that use the Keepmoat to form one sporting club.

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Johnoco    3,333

Why would a new attempt in Bradford be different?

Yeah, because the two situations are exactly the same aren't they? What do Bradford have to do with this thread other than your obsession over everything Bradford?

Are you seriously trying to tell me there is similar problems facing the Bulls and Sheffield in terms of attracting punters or investment?

It would be good if Sheff could have a shot at the top flight.

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Gav Wilson    502

I'd keep an eye on Doncaster if they can build bridges with the amateur clubs in the area, I've heard that the board of Doncaster Rovers want to take the club over along with all the other sporting bodies that use the Keepmoat to form one sporting club.

Would that be a good thing for Doncaster RL?

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keighley    579

Yeah, because the two situations are exactly the same aren't they? What do Bradford have to do with this thread other than your obsession over everything Bradford?

Are you seriously trying to tell me there is similar problems facing the Bulls and Sheffield in terms of attracting punters or investment?

It would be good if Sheff could have a shot at the top flight.

I'm telling you that Bradford are having a 2nd go at SL, whereas the OP didn't think Sheffield deserved one. If it's Ok for Bradford to have a 2nd go, why should it not be ok for Sheffield if they submit a good application.

It's you who are obsessing and very very touchy if anyone mentions your beloved Bradford in any way. I was not disparaging them here at all. I was just pointing out the inconsistencies between it being ok for the Bulls to have a second go after failure but not, according to the poster, ok for Sheffield.

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Phil    1,279

Mitch Stringer

Danny Fearon

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Danny is a Barnsley lad Phil as you know- Came to the game through Hoyland and then on to Siddal and Halifax. He did a good job of coaching King Cross U16s the other year as well

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