I know what your saying wheatabeat but the 80s was a horrible time for north east football, Roker Park was a wreck, and attendences among most teams including and below the top flight were not what they are now.
The 90s saw North East football rejuvenated and a general boom in football that saw attendences rise across the board. The new stadiums and such made going to the match alot more accessible to more people.
The North East (sunderland in particualr) has one of the lowest average wages in the country and going to a football match is not exactly cheap these days (we also have one of the best away followings in Britain).
I'm not trying to get into a our supports better than your support argument. I suppose i'm just bitter, when Sunderland were flying and the stadium was packed out it was amazing and it just annoys me when I see that Portsmouth and Chelsea et al. have empty seats when there at the top.
I don't think its fair to say we are the most fickle fans - say what you want about the mags and the smogs though, they are scum.
Ooouufff.. What About This Panarama thing then ay, Big Sam looks to be in the most trouble out the bunch.. I know its on the back of every paper today.. but what do WE think? I personally didnt watch the program so havn't really got an opinion yet..
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Post by large michael on Sept 21, 2006 9:09:52 GMT
i did, to say they were hedging there bets a bit was an understatement.It was nothing about nothing.and boring. iwas expecting more from Panorama to be honest. City lost to Chesterfield, so i will be on the phone quite a lot today:-)
I agree. Basically, agents are dodgy (which we all knew anyway) and the very nature of the business means that tapping up between a club and an agent is pretty much unavoidable.
The whole bungs thing stinks a bit, but Panorama didn't really go deep enough into it. No money exchanged hands, just alot of talk (by agents - not managers). I reckon it goes on, and if it does then the program failed really - cos it didn't prove it outright, which was the point.