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#1 14/03/2021 at 10:10

Both Sheffield clubs are now run by international businessmen, with no upbringing of the tradition and history of our clubs and the rivalary of the fans.
Does anyone see a scenario where a business decision could be made to merge the clubs, build a new super stadium with a view to 50 thousand crowds ,build a sustainable premier league side with the increase in off field revenues etc. that would bring
I know that the vast majority of fans across the city would abhor the idea and wouldn't support it. But we have 2 chairman who have complete autonomy over their clubs, have shown they are incompetent at running their clubs, and have no thought for the "customers" they represent.
I would be surprised if a fesiabilty study hasn't been mooted. 

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#2 14/03/2021 at 10:11

It won't happen......
I think 

Post edited on 14/03/2021 at 10:12 by HoylandOwl

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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#3 14/03/2021 at 10:27

It's the future of football for many clubs. No way can the league continue to support 92 clubs.

Not saying its right for Sheffield though.  

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#4 14/03/2021 at 10:30

I’d rather contract the AIDS virus than merge with c**ts.
The deep rooted hatred between both clubs goes too deep IMO.
Your ethier one or the other. 

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#5 14/03/2021 at 10:36

I’d turn my back on football if it happened. It MIGHT make financial and business sense long term. But that’s not what football is about. And it certainly doesn’t guarantee success, cos we’d still likely have a clown running it all anyway. 

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#6 14/03/2021 at 10:45

That happens and there is no future, may as well scrap both clubs and support one of the non league clubs  

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#7 14/03/2021 at 10:47

Both Sheffield clubs are now run by international businessmen, with no upbringing of the tradition and history of our clubs and the rivalary of the fans.
Does anyone see a scenario where a business decision could be made to merge the clubs, build a new super stadium with a view to 50 thousand crowds ,build a sustainable premier league side with the increase in off field revenues etc. that would bring
I know that the vast majority of fans across the city would abhor the idea and wouldn't support it. But we have 2 chairman who have complete autonomy over their clubs, have shown they are incompetent at running their clubs, and have no thought for the "customers" they represent.
I would be surprised if a fesiabilty study hasn't been mooted.
sheffieldblue, 14/03/2021 at 10:10

Are you saying this will happen because of foreign owners? Be careful, you'll be accused of xenophobia.
If it does it will make Saturday evenings interesting after a home game. Fans fighting in lumps, all pubs closed. Lockdown every home game. 

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#8 14/03/2021 at 10:49

It's certainly true that foreign owners don't give a shit about tradition and history. I bet the chairman at the sty hasn't got a clue about Wilder's past. 

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A terrific goal by Sheridan

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#9 14/03/2021 at 11:10

More likely to happen is us pigs and Sheffield fc all playing in lg2 

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tylluan

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#10 14/03/2021 at 11:43

More likely Chansiri buys Poundland out than a joint merger.

Never happen though. Although it might make an initial financial saving it would soon hit a brick wall as both sets of hardcore support would disappear and the new club would be reliant on 'tourist' fans, the one offs who have come to see the opposition, and students and the like.

Both original clubs would reform and be picking up 2-3k support a week, probably more in our case.
There'd be a cracking race to see who climbed the pyramid faster and that would engulf the city rather than going to watch Sheffield City play.
It would be interesting to see who funded any reformed club. Would the likes of Bean and Elliott put their hands in their pockets and would the idiots on Toxic be pleading for Leeeeeeee to fund ours
What might also be interesting is if both reformed clubs ground shared to cut down costs and build better facilities.
And the police bill for a Northern Counties game  

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#11 14/03/2021 at 11:59

That would be like getting parole from a life sentence with the emotional family ties/links having to start all over again from the very start. No doubt it could be done but it would be a bit MK Dons'ish. I'd expect a flood of support would flow to Sheffield FC. 

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#12 14/03/2021 at 12:04

I think, if you were starting with a blank sheet of paper, in a city the size of Sheffield you’d certainly only have one club.

And to a large degree, it is a big shame they formed at all as you’d probably see a ‘one city club’ from Sheffield being probably comparable to say Newcastle, perhaps bigger.

But in the eyes of many, even most, a merged club would be a Frankenstein and just would not get off the ground, making the ultimate goal of high crowds and a supposedly ‘bigger’ combined club flawed from the outset and an unreachable goal.

I don’t think foreign ownership for both clubs is particularly relevant to the argument, given how many football clubs are foreign owned (loads) and the merger idea has been mooted over the decades several times before, at times when both clubs would have been owned/run by Sheffielders. Struggling to see why foreign owners would somehow find it easier to enable.  

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#13 14/03/2021 at 13:05

I think this 50,000 fans number is mythical, who'd go and watch them?

I think it far more likely people would go and watching Sheffield FC 

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#14 14/03/2021 at 13:14

I think this 50,000 fans number is mythical, who'd go and watch them?

I think it far more likely people would go and watching Sheffield FC
GeoffSwfc, 14/03/2021 at 13:05


That's what I meant by the chairmen not understanding the city's football history. They probably think both sets of fans would get behind a Sheffield city . Of course, we all know different, but we arnt making the decisions  

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A terrific goal by Sheridan

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#15 14/03/2021 at 13:18

I think this 50,000 fans number is mythical, who'd go and watch them?

I think it far more likely people would go and watching Sheffield FC
GeoffSwfc, 14/03/2021 at 13:05



Absolutely, no proper supporter of either side would take an interest let alone go and watch 

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