Bury vs Sunderland, (not the), Match ReviewThere’s every chance that when Bury fans celebrated promotion in May, one of the key fixtures they’d be looking out for would be Sunderland at home. The demise of Bury was heartbreaking, It’s clear mistakes were made, you don’t get in that much of a mess without a degree of mismanagement and poor decisions, an egotistical chairman with limited knowledge of football, (oh???), was the final nail in the coffin. There’s lots of stuff in life that is unfair and shouldn’t happen, losing your football club is undoubtedly one of these. It’s often cited how fantastic our support is, realistically every clubs support is equally fantastic, the numbers change – but the formula stays the same. The disparity in wealth in football is huge, there are lots of opinions on this, but it’s reflective of real life. It’s easy to say that a week of Pogba’s wages could have saved Bury – of course it could, but then M&S aren’t obliged to bail out every corner shop that hits hard times? Bury’s demise was desperately sad – but it was no more Paul Pogba’s fault than it was mine. OK Jim….. lose the smile and let’s try one more time, but with feeling” Football is a tough business, I grew up in York, due to the proximity to Leeds, historically York City struggled to attract fans from the city, as so many support Leeds, (obviously a generalisation, but definitely a factor). So here’s a thought, within 19 miles of Gigg Lane there is…. Man Utd, Man City, Burnley, Blackburn, Wigan, Accrington, Rochdale, Bolton, Oldham, Salford and Stockport. Ironically it’s probably cheaper to watch Burnley, Blackburn and Wigan than say Rochdale or Oldham, as the lower down the pyramid you go,the higher the reliance on and relevance of gate receipts? Not to be…Bury Vs Sunderland
Not Bury Vs SunderlandMost SAFC fans would agree it’s been mostly shite watching us this season, (and beyond), on a personal level, I was quite looking forward to….
- A few early morning beers in Manchester
- A decent pie
- A ride on a tram
- A kebab
- The excitement of Live Sport, where anything can happen, whilst Grigg obviously wouldn’t have contributed – we will never know?