Steel pity: rock-bottom United and Wednesday share the pain in Sheffield

29 September 2023 07:00
After promotions for both, the Blades and Owls have played 14 league games between them this season – and are yet to winCricket has Lord’s, tennis has Wimbledon and, although the point could be debated at length, there is a strong argument that football’s home is Sheffield. After all, this is the place that proudly boasts the world’s oldest club, Sheffield FC, and somewhere Fifa refers to as “football’s first city”.Yes, the sport is arguably bigger in other parts of England – and indeed the world – but there are few places where football dominates the consciousness of its residents as fervently as it does in Sheffield. Football is more akin to a religion in this part of South Yorkshire; the only issue lately is that it has felt more like a traumatic experience than a euphoric one. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian