Oh FEC, it’s the Steelers!

I got all excited earlier today when I saw that the Sheffield Steelers were no more. As it was they hadn’t become the latest victims of the credit crunch but a change of name, the Sheffield has been dropped and replaced by new sponsors Field Electrical Contractors (FEC) and will now be known as the Field Electrical Steelers. Theories for the ditching of Sheffield range from the Steelers impending move to a field in Rotherham to their ongoing difficulties with Sheffield Arena. However, in an exclusive interview with TCW, leader of Sheffield City Council, IMA Tightwad, saidThe City of Sheffield is pleased to announce that the newly re-named Field Electrical Steelers have dropped the name of our city from its title.
For way too long the ice hockey club has blighted the good name of our city, they play in teal & orange for Christ’s sake! The football clubs may not be up too much these days but at least the play in proper colours! Removing Sheffield from the Steelers is a good start and I for one look forward to the day that the Steelers are removed from Sheffield.”

The majority of Steelers fanbase are up in arms about the deletion of Sheffield from the name, in fact three of the four were to be found walking around in circles muttering things such as “They can’t do this tha’ knows” and “£15 for a ticket t’robbers”. One fan who wished to remain anonymous (and who can blame him!) said from his home in the ironically named Brightside “We’re t’Sheffield Steelers, we’ll always be from Sheffield, even when we move t’Rotherham”.

Now that they’ll be known as the FEC Steelers it brings to mind the sit-com Father Ted, perhaps it would be better if they were known as the “Drink, Fec, Arse Steelers”. In fact characters from the show could be played by Steelers employee’s. GM Mike O’Connor would be Mrs Doyle, you can just imagine him negotiating the sponsorship deal with Field Electrical “Would you like to be our sponsor, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on……………..”

Father Jack would be played by new signing Jeff Hutchins. There he would be sat at the end of the bench screaming “Drink, Feck, Drink Arse, Girls, Panthers…Reverse, Reverse!”

Fathers Ted and Father Dougal would be played by Dave Matsos and Kevin Reiter. Imagine Reiter facing some pretty hard slap-shots from the Steelers forwards and saying “I don’t want to be a netminder any more Dave”. The team could also ditch the outdated Sandstorm by Darude and come out to “My lovely horse”. There’s also plenty of mileage in rumours that the squad got lost in Marks & Spencers lingerie department!

Rumours that the YES! (No) Project is to be relocated to Craggy Island have so far proved unfounded…………..


2 Responses to “Oh FEC, it’s the Steelers!”

  1. 1 Kim August 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Father Jack was also quoted as saying “That would be an electrical matter!”

  2. 2 Stuart August 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    That is just abysmal. All that *ahem* 18 years of ‘history’ up in a cloud of (electrical) smoke… 😉

    Seriously, I think it wrong to take the city name away. I find the ‘GMB Nottingham Panthers’ stuff, ad nauseum, rates with its incessant use down at LPS. I guess money talks, that’s why players look like skating sandwich boards these days…

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