Cardiff, Swansea, Hull, Stoke – just a few teams enjoying all the glory of Premier League football whilst both Sheffield clubs languish in the depths of the lower leagues.
How is it that these smaller teams are able to survive and prosper whereas football fans in this city seem to be cursed with watching dross.
Wednesday, after a brief smell of success in the early ’90s, get relegated from the big league before the vast amounts of money pour in.
A string of managers follow some good some bad, results get worse as do the debts until they are rescued from oblivion, start again, debt free but three years later are losing £5 million a year and the chairman wants out. It doesn’t get much gloomier than this.
United, not that long ago a well-run outfit, light years ahead of Wednesday get a foot in the Premier League.
If they could have survived that first season things may well have been different but end up being cheated out of survival with the Tevez saga .
The Full Monty was an overwhelming film success depicting the sad decline of the steel industry.
Any film on the last 20 years of Sheffield football could be the biggest box office hit ever .
What has been witnessed by all at both clubs almost beggars belief .
It would have everything from horror, crime, comedy, despair, broken love affairs, and a sad sorry ending.