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18 hours ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

A fallout between the owners of SUFC, one of whom was Ken McCabe who happens to be the owner of the Scarborough Group. Was pretty acrimonious and ended up going the the High Court with McCabe losing. 

Kevin.  Just saying.

"We'll sell you a seat .... but you'll only need the edge of it!"

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Not stadium related but I’ve just been watching highlights of the 98 CC final on YouTube. I lived in Sheffield at the time and the Eagles were well known in the city, if not widely supported, but what’s surprising is how many Eagles fans are there and how noisy they are - there are thousands of them. Obviously what happened to them shortly after was shameful even by RL’s self-destructive standards, but even so there is definitely potential there if they can ever put a successful team together again. 

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Only two weeks away tomorrow so give this a bump.  Hope they can sell it out first game with promotions and bit of publicity.  

500,000 city right next to our heartlands, really an area game needs to focus on and grow. Very excited for them. 

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  I have a autographed framed picture of the 1993/94 Sheffield Eagles team a customer of mine got it through a house clearance.No he was not a burglar he knew i played and watched rugby league and wrenched £20 out of me for it.If anyone can find a place for it in the new stadium i will donate it for free.

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On 01/04/2022 at 22:23, Eddie said:

Not stadium related but I’ve just been watching highlights of the 98 CC final on YouTube. I lived in Sheffield at the time and the Eagles were well known in the city, if not widely supported, but what’s surprising is how many Eagles fans are there and how noisy they are - there are thousands of them. Obviously what happened to them shortly after was shameful even by RL’s self-destructive standards, but even so there is definitely potential there if they can ever put a successful team together again. 

I was there that day... great day! There were a very good number of Eagles fans but there were also a lot of "neutral" fans who, thanks to it being against Wigan, were very much cheering for Sheffield. 

 

Looking forward to the OLP opening and as long as everything goes my way I will be there with the lad.. 

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24 minutes ago, RP London said:

I was there that day... great day! There were a very good number of Eagles fans but there were also a lot of "neutral" fans who, thanks to it being against Wigan, were very much cheering for Sheffield. 

 

Looking forward to the OLP opening and as long as everything goes my way I will be there with the lad.. 

Just think there are so many possibilities for them with proper home in terms of commercial and hospitality.  

Sport needs to really take advantage of this opportunity. 

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On 18/03/2022 at 19:11, ShropshireBull said:

Ahh yeah some Arab prince got Shef United,  can see Why McCabe wouldnt want them there.  

He was partners with said Arab Prince... they just fell out and there was all sorts of toy throwing escapades by both sides, sadly this has been caught in the middle of it.. including, I believe, MPs having to have a word with McCabe as there was a possibility he want going to build the OLP as it would have advantaged the Arab Prince.. All very football IMHO

Anyway this isnt dead in the water just yet as there is a bid on the table to buy the Arab Prince out (may be dependent on the next few weeks though and what happens in the play offs and the amount the bid was for etc). If the new people get it they may have better relations (not tough) with McCabe and bring the United Ladies back into the city, which would be great.

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3 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Just think there are so many possibilities for them with proper home in terms of commercial and hospitality.  

Sport needs to really take advantage of this opportunity. 

totally agree.. if they can actually get a foothold, it doesnt even have to be that big, thanks to having a home back in the city then they'll have something to build on. IMHO this season is now all about getting a strong core base back used to coming to matches then use the World Cup as a spring board. 

My 11 year old daughter brought home a permission slip from school last week to be taken to a Euro 2022 Womens football match at Bramall Lane. The school is going to take them as they have been given some tickets (limited number and I think we have to pay for them). Teachers are happy to take them which is great. Sadly I cannot see the RLWC doing similar but what a difference something like that could make with Eagles then following up on it. 

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4 hours ago, RP London said:

IMHO this season is now all about getting a strong core base back used to coming to matches then use the World Cup as a spring board. 

If the RFL had semblance of plan then need to bring some proper internationals bk post world cup. 

If you could get just 1% of the population long term, plus only 15 min metro from Rotherham, thats a SL club in one of Britains largest cities. 

Very excited to see what they get vs Widnes. 

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3 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

If the RFL had semblance of plan then need to bring some proper imternationals bk post world cup. 

If you could get just 1% of the population long term, plus only 15 min metro from Rotherham, thats a SL club in one of Britains largest cities. 

Very excited to see what they get vs Widnes. 

 

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16 hours ago, sentoffagain2 said:

  I have a autographed framed picture of the 1993/94 Sheffield Eagles team a customer of mine got it through a house clearance.No he was not a burglar he knew i played and watched rugby league and wrenched £20 out of me for it.If anyone can find a place for it in the new stadium i will donate it for free.

I will PM you

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19 hours ago, sentoffagain2 said:

  I have a autographed framed picture of the 1993/94 Sheffield Eagles team a customer of mine got it through a house clearance.No he was not a burglar he knew i played and watched rugby league and wrenched £20 out of me for it.If anyone can find a place for it in the new stadium i will donate it for free.

Contact the club directly. I don’t know if Liam Claffey is still there, I knew he was leaving, if he’s not he’d happily point you in the right direction. 

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Always liked Sheffield and look at them a bit nostalgically as they were the first opponent I saw, I remember recognising their shirt on Full Monty and that Cup Final winning shirt is a beauty. It’s a great city, too. 

You could quite easily name a dozen places that should have some form of investment in and Sheffield would be on that list. 

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9 minutes ago, Jughead said:

Contact the club directly. I don’t know if Liam Claffey is still there, I knew he was leaving, if he’s not he’d happily point you in the right direction. 

Liam's gone.  Mark Hannigan's doing his job now.

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1 hour ago, Jughead said:

Always liked Sheffield and look at them a bit nostalgically as they were the first opponent I saw, I remember recognising their shirt on Full Monty and that Cup Final winning shirt is a beauty. It’s a great city, too. 

You could quite easily name a dozen places that should have some form of investment in and Sheffield would be on that list. 

500,000 people 1 hour from Leeds. Should be enough with new stadium to put together enough cash for a very strong part time team that can challenge for playoffs consistently. Just Bradford letting the side down now... 

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12 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

500,000 people 1 hour from Leeds. Should be enough with new stadium to put together enough cash for a very strong part time team that can challenge for playoffs consistently. Just Bradford letting the side down now... 

Steady on, they need to generate interest in the city first. When I lived there in the mid-90s there was, albeit dwarfed by football of course, but that quickly went when SL ruined the club so it will take a lot of effort to get it back. 

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

Steady on, they need to generate interest in the city first. When I lived there in the mid-90s there was, albeit dwarfed by football of course, but that quickly went when SL ruined the club so it will take a lot of effort to get it back. 

Ironically Sheffield have been saved by there being relatively minimal growth in the intervening 20 years of that period. If they can regularly attract a few thousand to their new ground in Super League they wouldn't be out of kilter with many in the the past decade.

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19 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Ironically Sheffield have been saved by there being relatively minimal growth in the intervening 20 years of that period. If they can regularly attract a few thousand to their new ground in Super League they wouldn't be out of kilter with many in the the past decade.

I think 2,000 would be a massive success, initially at least. But yeah clearly they’re in a much better place now than at any time since the Shuddersfield farce. 

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1 hour ago, Tommygilf said:

Ironically Sheffield have been saved by there being relatively minimal growth in the intervening 20 years of that period. If they can regularly attract a few thousand to their new ground in Super League they wouldn't be out of kilter with many in the the past decade.

what a sad reflection of the last 20 years... 

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

I think 2,000 would be a massive success, initially at least. But yeah clearly they’re in a much better place now than at any time since the Shuddersfield farce. 

It should be a massive Red flag that one of the men responsible for that now is head of our sport. 

2000 would be great @RayCeehad them hovering on around a 1000 mark in 2019. 

1500 average for 2023 has to be realistic target, 2000 would be ambitious . Opportunity to become the thing to do in summer with easy tram from Sheffield and Meadowhall. 

On the hour from Leeds,  more to do with being close to players they can pick up which should give them an advantage over Barrow Newcastle and their nearest competitors. 

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Cant wait to sit in my seat at OLP next Monday night... it will be a night to savour...

 

Sheffield is within an hour of Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and just over an hour from Lincoln... 

If Only RL and the clubs advertised properly instead of just on Social Media

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got my ticket and my son has dusted off his membership card.. looking forward to seeing it in all its glory. 

great idea of "First game back ticket and have a drink on us for £12"! lets see what drink i can get.. 

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