Since I emigrate to united kingdom of England looked for a good footbal tobe fan. Told Fulham best old club so am surporter see Fulham play wolveshampton and now big fan wolveshampton aslo. Looking top clubs on internet leed Shefield Newcastle small towns in Yorkshire have moor fans than us y so ? shefield as oldest footbal club in world and shefield wedsday old 1867 ? Regards Mr v.wojciechowsi
I'm not having that Sheffield United are the oldest club in the world for two reasons - it wasn't SUFC it was a club that eventually became them and secondly there must be another club just as old as if not who would they play against ;-)??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 11:48 AM
MST Re. your last sentence - your logic is beyond compare.
It's actually now ruined my day as I shall be doing nothing but pondering your statement.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 12:14 PM
Well , they like to play with themselves a lot up north , they do.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 1:13 PM
To MST Wow please dont let the facts get in the way of your believes. Your Polish friend is on the right line . THE Wednesday where formed in 1867 from an existing older cricket club of same name . sheffield united where only created in 1889 because The Wednesday moved out of bramall lane and the owners where after a Tennant. Sheffield FC formed in 1857 and the oldest football club in the world still playing . All three clubs are independent. For many people in the know Sheffield is the home of football.
posted by SWFC1867 (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 2:26 PM
For many , many others its not the home of football !
posted by Peacock (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 3:18 PM
Mr. wojciechowsi many legs pulling on here, as you say it in ingland, untied of kingdom. Be where my fullam fiends, do not belive such no no sense, he is st. micael taker from hounslow town, where the unclean peoples live.
posted by Simonski (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:18 PM
I worked in Sheffield for a number of years in 1990s very nice people and they love "The OWLS" some families have supported them for generation
And it's a large city not a town . In the end it's just football down here
posted by Martin (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:19 PM
Always thought Notts County were the oldest.Just looked it up...1862!
posted by Barnes Old Boy (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:58 PM
There are a few reasons we have a small fan base but the main one is there are loads of other teams in London other than spurs, arsenal and chelsea all also have a smaller fan base than clubs in other cities since few have more than 3 teams
posted by Nicky (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 6:23 PM
It was a JOKE!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:21 PM
Blimey mate, you're having a difficult week.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 2:56 AM
Parapet, head, shooting. Never been any different since I agreed to moderate. Thick skin and a duck's back helps ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:32 AM
To Nicky Other cities do have competitors too. Within 35 mins. Drive from centre of Sheffield(population approx. 0.6 Million) we have
Yet Wednesday still had over 42,000 away fans travel to Cardiff in Wales for a League One play off game (2005). 50,000 for a mid season Division Three home game with early kick off (1979) and 80,000 from Sheffield travelled to an FA cup game in London (1993) Thanks flower.
posted by To Nicky (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:55 AM
Nicky. Are those numbers correct? 42,000, 50,000 and 80,000? I'll go 't foot of our stairs! Which venues did all those people go to and who were against cos I'm fairly certain that being 't case, t'other team would ave ad no allocation at all lad....
posted by Bunch (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:14 AM
Bunch, I remember the 1993 occasion, it was the FA Cup semi final between Sheffield Wed and Sheffield. Utd at Wembley so the 80,000 was for both teams combined. The reason they played the semi at Wembley was because the other semi was Spurs v Arsenal and there wasn't a neutral stadium in London large enough. The police didn't want two sets of rival fans travelling north together so they played at Wembley. Being from Yorkshire, with the traditional chip on the shoulder, the two Sheffield sides said that if the southern teams get to play their semi there, well so should they. So to avoid having two sets of London fans travelling North, they arranged to have two sets of Sheffield fans travelling South. You know it makes sense
posted by The man who knows (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:59 AM
To Nicky Yes numbers are correct 1979 was "Boxing Day Massacre" 49,309 at our ground Hillsborough at the time that was our Segregated capacity but our record at home is 76,000 . 42,000 was millennium stadium play off final sold all our tickets then they sold us the blocks of empty seat in our opponents end but still limited us to 42,000 .Someone said at the time it was largest number of fans to travel that distance ??? The same thing happened last year against Hull at Wembley but again we were limited . The 80,000 was for both Sheffield clubs both I think the applications ran to 250,000 but I may be wrong.
posted by To Nicky (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:46 AM
Fair enough lad, I stand edumacated...
posted by Bunch (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:47 AM
I have family from Sheffield (mostly Blades supporters), and I very much hope that we won't be playing Sheffield United next season...
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 2:35 PM