As a lifelong supporter of Barnsley FC, still a season ticket holder at Oakwell and a resident of Sheffield for 56 years, I can claim an affinity with both places.
People who write to The Star do so because they care about their city.
Mr Newton identifies a number of eccentric decisions which have affected Sheffield residents.
I would add the naive project of the World Student Games all those years ago, a waste of money which we will probably never recoup.
I vividly recall councillors wildly celebrating as if they had landed the Olympic Games.
Can anybody tell me where the last World Student Games were held? I thought not.
Similarly shortsighted was the creation of a Mickey Mouse airport, leaving Sheffield the largest city in Europe without a major airport.
Sheffield is great but it could have been even greater.
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