Sheffield Steelers - has Sunday become a day of rest?

Doug Christiansen: routine meeting
Doug Christiansen: routine meeting
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Sunday - bloody Sunday!

Do some Sheffield Steelers players have a problem with playing on the Sabbath?

The side has reserved some of its worst results for Sundays. Last weekend’s defeat at Cardiff Devils was the ninth defeat on a Sunday - out of 11 games played.

And out of those 11, seven were at home, which, ofcourse, is very damaging for business.

Doug Christiansen, the coach, looked beyond frustrated after the latest reverse.

He will be meeting the club owner Tony Smith this week to discuss the issue of inconsistency which now sees the club in fourth position behind Christiansen’s old club, Belfast Giants, Ryan Finnerty’s second-place Braehead Clan and Dundee Stars.

Immediately below them in the table are Coventry Blaze and Nottingham Panthers, who have three and five games in hand respectively.

The meeting between owner and coach is a routine one, says club spokesman David Simms.

Asked whether the club might consider making more player changes, Simms said: “The club’s position has always been that if the coach can improve our team we will support him - although obviously there is no bottomless pit.”