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Title: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on June 30, 2008, 11:35:42 AM
Sheffield United related posts.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 01, 2008, 05:02:01 AM
Just stumpled about something when I wrote in the Worldcup thread and thought, it would fit in here, and it´s SUFC related.
(for footie newbies exclusive - lol)

Did you know why the Brits are singing "Football is comin' Home"? Because in a way they established it (I try to avoid the word "invented")
Games involving people kicking a ball about in some fashion have been around for a good couple of thousand years in various places including Greece and China. It's impossible to say where the idea really first came from but the modern game delevoped slowly from these, often violent, games. In medieval England entire villages used to play against each other, trying to force the ball into the "goal" - which was mostly the town gate. This sort of game is where we get the term "local derby" which comes from a couple of villages near Derby in England who used to play against each other and may still do so from time to time.
The first footie rules were written by Students in Cambridge in 1848, and the first official footballclub was built in 1857: FC Sheffield.
http://www.sheffieldfc.com/ (http://www.sheffieldfc.com/)  (and not: it´s not the blades)
1863 the English Football Association was founded.

The next countries to form football associations after the Netherlands and Denmark in 1889 were New Zealand (1891), Argentina (1893), Chile (1895), Switzerland, Belgium (1895), Italy (1898), Germany, Uruguay (both in 1900), Hungary (1901) and Finland (1907). When FIFA was founded in Paris in May 1904 it had seven founder members: France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain (represented by the Madrid FC), Sweden and Switzerland. The German Football Federation cabled its intention to join on the same day.

Well - as every Sean Bean fan knows, the SUFC isn´t in the Premier League (http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league) (http://(http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league)) anymore - but you can watch their way in the English League Championship here:
 http://www.statto.com/football/teams/sheffield-united (http://www.statto.com/football/teams/sheffield-united)

Homepage SUFC: http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Home/0,,10418,00.html (http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Home/0,,10418,00.html)
And if you like to discuss SUFC - here´s a forum: http://www.sheff-utd.co.uk/forum/ (http://www.sheff-utd.co.uk/forum/)



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 01, 2008, 05:04:12 AM
Will top it up later
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 01, 2008, 05:16:22 AM
Just read - due to the SUFC Homepage there will be a very exciting match on 8th of August - could bet, that some celeb footie fans will attend it if they have time :-)))))

England vs. Germany on Bramall Lane !  The teams will be built of football legends !

Funny comment (okay - maybe it´s only funny for a german lady like me :-)
Quote
"This is the only chance an England football team will get to put one over Germany this summer and we'll need every red-blooded English man and woman at Bramall Lane to cheer us on to victory,"
(said Reid)
Quote
"Having seen off Scotland at St. Mary's, I know the players are desperate to beat Germany on 7th August and confirm their status as Europe's top Legends nation."
(said Lester Holcombe)

The England and Germany line-ups will be announced in the lead-up to the game.

Tickets for The Legends: England v Germany are £10 for adults (over 16) and £5 for children/OAPs. They are available by visiting the Bramall Lane box office or by calling Sheffield United on 0871 222 1889.
Infos: http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/SpecialEvents/0,,10418~1336500,00.html#continue (http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/SpecialEvents/0,,10418~1336500,00.html#continue)

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 01, 2008, 05:17:50 AM
Have to buy a ticket. now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 01, 2008, 05:21:37 AM
Believe me - if I would have a cent left I would die to see that - it´s said all the old guys like Matthaeus & Co are playing. Damnit. Must win lottery. It will be a dream match.  :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:

I so hope they will show it somewhere in our TV - I will throw a party !
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 01, 2008, 10:58:24 AM
Believe me - if I would have a cent left I would die to see that - it´s said all the old guys like Matthaeus & Co are playing. Damnit. Must win lottery. It will be a dream match.  :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:

I so hope they will show it somewhere in our TV - I will throw a party !

Maybe Premiere.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on July 01, 2008, 11:47:13 AM
unfortunatlely I won't be there to see it, but on the 16th, I will go and see a blades match!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on July 01, 2008, 11:53:54 AM
 :footie:

remember, my soccer team is also read and white, atletico de madrid, and before liverpool, fernando torres was  in atletico de madrid, I'm very happy for him, and also for luis aragonés, he also was an atletico de madrid's player
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 01, 2008, 03:49:53 PM
Maybe Premiere.

Hope so - but just to be sure we should spoil BF a bit... she must be our online-reporter!!!

MW - hope they win when you are there :-))) (mumbling: miracle miracle miracle :-)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on July 01, 2008, 04:12:57 PM
Yeah I also hope  that and well could be great if sean could be there too!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on July 01, 2008, 05:30:23 PM
how you gonna spoil me then SM and what do you want me to do?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 02, 2008, 06:05:58 AM
1st: Sean with a red ribbon?
2nd: if no tv channels show it here, you must be our online reporter and tell us what´s going on! For a footie fan this match with the great legends is a real dream!!! Bet your hubby will love it too!
So - get used to all the things you have to say, like "he didnt find his game yet" (whatever that may mean), learn which system they play (very modern is 4-3-2-1 -, some play 4-2-4 - to know that it´s necessary that you can count when they show the players on a map - nothing else), and don´t scream "GOAL" when it was an offside - cause that´s causing unnecessary heart attacks ! Hint: I always wait until the players jump on each other and do things usually only gays do, before I start to scream - that avoids humilitation !
:-)))))
Soulmate
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on July 02, 2008, 08:53:29 AM
You know I had no problem undersatnding the first sentence of your poist but the rest was like a jibberish!!
just give me a reminder when the match is on and i'll see what i can do -apart from actually go and watch it!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 02, 2008, 08:58:51 AM
I bet that you understood the first one.... lol
What´s wrong with actually going there watching it? What do you think - on a legend game like that, won´t all real footie fans who possibly live in that town where it finds place or own a cottage there or have family where they can stay, go and sit there and watch it?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on July 02, 2008, 09:00:29 AM
well apart from anything i've just realised I'll be on a different continent by then!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 04, 2008, 02:56:01 PM
Oh s... ! I guess Paulie is the only Brit we have in here then?

Did you read that SUFC is building a hotel in Sheffield?
http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Hotel/0,,10418,00.html (http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Hotel/0,,10418,00.html)

Pretty ugly if you ask me ....no character and charme at all!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on July 04, 2008, 02:57:14 PM
let's hope it looks a bit better when it's finished.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on July 04, 2008, 03:42:10 PM
90% of the hotels in sheffield look ugly
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 04, 2008, 03:44:28 PM
who on earth is building faceless houses like that? Looks like a garage, but not like a hotel I would feel comfy in !
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 05, 2008, 02:54:11 AM
Good that I don't need a hotel in Sheffield. But most of the buildings in this area look like that.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 29, 2008, 11:39:55 AM
Tickets for England Legends vs. German Legends on 7th of August at Bramall Lane are available now
http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/HomeMatches/0,,10418~1249589,00.html#continue (http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/HomeMatches/0,,10418~1249589,00.html#continue)

(and I still didnt win the lottery  :furious:)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 29, 2008, 11:43:27 AM
You want to see SUFC loose
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 29, 2008, 11:47:21 AM
Well - it´s not SUFC, but elder british players, so it is not really mean of me to watch that game  :evillaugh
I´d love to see all those old german guys again - like Matthäus (yak - but somehow unique - lol) and Bierhoff and Middlefinger-Effe and whoever will play.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 29, 2008, 11:49:47 AM
Oh Matthäus; my Engish is not so good my German is much better.  :laffat: ok if you want to believe that.

But yes that could be interesting
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on July 29, 2008, 11:53:16 AM
Oh Matthäus; my Engish is not so good my German is much better. 

Honestly - the speech he holded when he started in NYC was the MOST embarassing thing I have ever seen (regarding foreign languages - lmao)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqAANlmzUUA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqAANlmzUUA)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on July 29, 2008, 11:57:14 AM
Oh you found it  :laffat:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on August 01, 2008, 11:58:21 AM
Now they call for Sean

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/01082008/58/championship-transfer-talk-yes.html
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 01, 2008, 12:10:45 PM
Quote from: From the article
Where's Sean Bean when you need him?

 :agreed: where is he?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on August 01, 2008, 12:17:32 PM
A good question but who has the answer
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 01, 2008, 12:18:20 PM
maybe  :bride:!!!!  :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on August 01, 2008, 12:19:03 PM
Spent to much money.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 01, 2008, 12:19:27 PM
 :agreed:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on August 01, 2008, 12:30:55 PM
 :agreed:   :serious
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on August 01, 2008, 12:32:58 PM
Quote from: From the article
Where's Sean Bean when you need him?

 :agreed: where is he?

Haha!  Yeah... Where is he when you need him?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 01, 2008, 12:40:05 PM
Maybe in a gymn with a bottle of Evian or Perrier, working hard, and then having a session in a cosmetic salon :-)))))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on August 01, 2008, 12:52:20 PM
Yes could be SM
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 01, 2008, 01:09:19 PM
 :agreed: could be, i can imagine him so well witha contrex bottle!  :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on August 01, 2008, 01:11:22 PM
don't be so bad.....
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 01, 2008, 01:13:59 PM
I'm not never against my great Sean! I couldn't
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on August 01, 2008, 01:15:08 PM
I know, we all love him
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 01, 2008, 01:15:44 PM
That's for sure! :flirt:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 01, 2008, 01:22:19 PM
I think the gaffer has made some good signings in the last couple of weeks.  Cotterill will be good for us - gads, he was great on loan and he wants to be at the Lane, which is half the battle it seems.  I don't know much about Spring, but Blackwell thinks highly of him and has worked with him before . . . the new keeper, Huber?  At the moment all I know is that he's eye candy!

Darius Henderson has settled in pretty quickly and he can score from open play, which may make for a winning combination with Cotterill.

And it sounds like Blackwell is trying to get Lee Martin back on a 1 year loan.  He was a real plus last season and I'd love to see him come back (permanently, even!)

I'm optimistic about the season and cannot WAIT for next Saturday!!  Crossing my fingers that Beattie is fit soon, that Keith's ankle isn't too bad, and that Morgan and Quinn manage to keep their tempers!

UTB!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: tinytim on August 01, 2008, 02:27:18 PM
Maybe in a gymn with a bottle of Evian or Perrier, working hard, and then having a session in a cosmetic salon :-)))))
:pigsfly
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 02, 2008, 01:47:17 AM
TT: Lust listen to the main line of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wf1HrZrmA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wf1HrZrmA)
 :rotfl1:

Lighty - that was an impressive overview of the players changes !!! Thanks - it will be for sure a thrilling season !!!
Do you know by any chance why Darius is praised everywhere as "the great Yorkshireman" ?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2008, 02:56:43 AM
http://cardiff.theoffside.com/cardiff-city-news/flc-predictions-and-guide-part-4-positions-1-6.html
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 06, 2008, 11:37:35 AM
TT: Lust listen to the main line of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wf1HrZrmA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wf1HrZrmA)
 :rotfl1:

Lighty - that was an impressive overview of the players changes !!! Thanks - it will be for sure a thrilling season !!!
Do you know by any chance why Darius is praised everywhere as "the great Yorkshireman" ?


Thanks, SM - I swear I'm getting as bad as the boys when it comes to footie.  I used to be able to just watch . . . now I find myself fascinated with the team make-up.  I suppose the next forward movement in my obsession will be learning stats and debating whether or not a given player works better as an "inside right-winger" or an "outside left".

Yikes.

I'm not sure about Darius Henderson - perhaps because he was born and raised in Doncaster (next town over from Sheffield)?  He's a big boy (over 6 feet tall) and powerful; a good goal scorer but also a bit aggressive - he's collected his fair share of cards.

On another note, I was delighted to see that Blackwell rejected the 2 million bid by WBA for Michael Tonge. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2008, 12:42:28 PM
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/77589143.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/fa_premier_leag/arsenal/4.html&h=1150&w=2000&sz=239&hl=en&start=655&tbnid=WizCyeISJVperM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsean%2Bbean%26start%3D648%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

And he wasn't there
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 06, 2008, 02:22:22 PM
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/77589143.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/fa_premier_leag/arsenal/4.html&h=1150&w=2000&sz=239&hl=en&start=655&tbnid=WizCyeISJVperM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsean%2Bbean%26start%3D648%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

And he wasn't there

Weren't he and Gina busily reuniting after his extended stay in Chicago about that time? 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: norskmom on August 06, 2008, 10:20:14 PM
Soulmate, thanks for your link to the youtube video. It was beautiful

"There Can Be Miracles When You Believe"

Up The Blades!!

Yep, I've got it bad!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 07, 2008, 09:58:08 AM
And the best, NM: it matches to both, Sean AND the blades :-)))))

Lighty - adorable, that you are becoming an expert - it´s fascinating! The whole footie scene is a big game for big boys with big money - who´s buying whom, who´s going where, and the sucess of a team has a lot to do with money and clever gambling :-) Like you I am watching my own team Bayern Muenchen now, since Klinsmann took over (and I so would love to see the guys one time - but everybody laughed at me when I said I want a ticket - just ONE ! - this season. Am the joke of the town - lmso - no way to get one, for no game until 2030 or so - lol)
Am happy that we have you as an insider - I never find time to read all my SUFC newsletters carefully - but maybe I will get intoxinated once the season really starts!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 09, 2008, 08:53:34 AM
Argggh.

Blues 1 Blades 0

Okay - we didn't deserve a win, but we did deserve a draw.

But nooooo - have to let the concentration lapse in the LAST bloody minute of extra time.  And lose.

Back four were brilliant - Blackwell has found a good combination there and forced Birmingham to rethink their front end.  Sharp was a waste of airspace; Henderson has potential, but why couldn't a young man make it through 90 minutes without tiring?  Tonge started well and then went AWOL.  It sounded like Speed did what he could (a decade on Henderson and HE made 90 minutes).  Why wasn't Cotts played?  We need Beattie back NOW.

argh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 12, 2008, 05:49:47 AM
thanks for this short review, when and where will  the next match stand  ?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2008, 10:07:34 AM
thanks for this short review, when and where will  the next match stand  ?

They're playing the first round of the Carling Cup (non-league play) on Wednesday at 19:45 GMT.  Won't be televised, but it will be on Match Live (BBC radio Sheffield . . . I don't know if you can get that).  Most of the matches will only be on the radio.  They'll play Port Vale, a Division two team (that's two divisions below them) so it might be a rout or it might be a match - you can never tell with Cup play!

Here is the complete fixtures list (FLC=league match, LGCP=Cup match - if they advance they'll add the next round to the list). Sorry it doesn't line up right; too early in the morning for me to do a table!

Date     Kick Off       Venue     Opponent     Competition     Result     Attendence      
August
Sat 9    12:45    A   Birmingham    FLC        L 0-1     24,019        
Wed 13    19:45    H   Port Vale          LGCP                       
Sat 16    15:00    H   QPR                    FLC                       
Sat 23    15:00    A   Blackpool      FLC                       
Sat 30    15:00    H   Cardiff City    FLC                       
September
Sat 13    17:20    A   Derby County    FLC                       
Tue 16    19:45    H   Coventry City    FLC                       
Sat 20    15:00    A   Norwich City    FLC                       
Sat 27    15:00    H   Watford        FLC                       
Tue 30    19:45    A   Doncaster     FLC                       
October
Sat 4    15:00    H   Bristol City    FLC                       
Sun 19    13:15    A   Sheffield Wed    FLC                       
Tue 21    19:45    H   Southampton    FLC                       
Sat 25    15:00    H   Preston         FLC                       
Tue 28    19:45    A   Bristol City    FLC                       
November
Sat 1    15:00    H   Plymouth      FLC                       
Sat 8    15:00    A   Barnsley       FLC                       
Sat 15    15:00    H   Reading        FLC                       
Sat 22    15:00    A   Charlton       FLC                       
Tue 25    19:45    H   Wolves         FLC                       
Sat 29    15:00    A   Ipswich Town    FLC                       
December
Sat 6    15:00    H   Burnley        FLC                       
Tue 9    19:45    A   Nottm Forest    FLC                       
Sat 13    15:00    A   Swansea City    FLC                       
Sat 20    15:00    H   Crystal Palace    FLC                       
Fri 26    15:00    A   Wolves         FLC                       
Sun 28    15:00    H   Charlton       FLC                       
January
Sat 10    15:00    H   Norwich City    FLC                       
Sat 17    15:00    A   Watford        FLC                       
Tue 27    19:45    H   Doncaster     FLC                       
Sat 31    15:00    A   Preston         FLC                       
February
Tue 3    19:45    A   Southampton    FLC                       
Sat 7    15:00    H   Sheffield Wed    FLC                       
Sat 14    15:00    H   Barnsley       FLC                       
Sat 21    15:00    A   Plymouth      FLC                       
Sat 28    15:00    H   Birmingham    FLC                       
March
Tue 3    19:45    A   Coventry City    FLC                       
Sat 7    15:00    A   QPR             FLC                       
Tue 10    19:45    H   Blackpoo  l    FLC                       
Sat 14    15:00    H   Derby County    FLC                       
Sun 22    15:00    A   Cardiff City    FLC                       
April
Sat 4    15:00    H   Ipswich Town    FLC                       
Sat 11    15:00    A   Reading        FLC                       
Mon 13    19:45    H   Nottm Forest    FLC                       
Sat 18    15:00    A   Burnley        FLC                       
Sat 25    15:00    H   Swansea City    FLC                       
May
Sun 3    15:00    A   Crystal Palace    FLC
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 12, 2008, 01:28:07 PM
Oh thats brilliant, Lighty! Thanks for the update. The start of a new season is exciting - everything can happen (if you believe in miracles :-)))
XB - aren´t you into footie?

I do not get anything on internet radion, unless I pay :-(((
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 12, 2008, 06:17:28 PM

XB - aren´t you into footi



After spending 18 years on the cinder track or around the grounds of Nottm. Forest and Notts. County my interst has waned.I like to see the local sides do well.Both grounds are within  a mile of my home which means every Saturday there is no where to park and some local streets are closed off.The local pubs are full of away fans and they all want to step off the pavement in front of me when I am driving.Oh I love the football season.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2008, 06:34:33 PM
Did you see Notts County beat Doncaster today?  Congrats to them!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 12, 2008, 06:42:37 PM
Notts County won.thats great. Doncaster is only a small town just south of Sheffield..........................Sheffield have two teams........................Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Wednesday reserves...................
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2008, 06:45:11 PM
Notts County won.thats great. Doncaster is only a small town just south of Sheffield..........................Sheffield have two teams........................Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Wednesday reserves...................

oooh - you are in SUCH trouble NOW!!  :rotfl1:

Wednesday got their blue and white bums kicked today, by the way.  Bye-bye Carling Cup . . . :nananana:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 12, 2008, 06:49:38 PM
Sorry Lighty only trying to wind you up.........................but it worked. :sorry:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2008, 07:41:12 PM
Sorry Lighty only trying to wind you up.........................but it worked. :sorry:

No worries, XB - I ain't bovvered!

I can't get upset over sport rivalry - it's all in good fun, anyway.  Yeah, I moan and groan when my team does poorly and leap and cavort about when they do well . . . but the rest of it is just for chuckles, so feel free to wind me up and I'll give you a bit in return!

*I'm a girl, anyway - I don't think we're allowed to get too serious about it, are we?  I mean, really, I'm not sure I'm supposed to let on that I really do understand the offsides rule . . .*
 :hahaha:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 13, 2008, 05:18:57 AM
Thanks for the planning, Lighty! Unfortunately from Belgium I won't be able to listen to the radio, so I will come here and hope you will tell us the news, will you?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 13, 2008, 11:24:08 AM
Certainly I will, Myowyn - I listen on Internet radio, by the way.  It is a subscription service, but worth it to me!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 13, 2008, 01:31:21 PM
how is it working?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on August 13, 2008, 01:33:10 PM
Lighty - the next step in the obsession is the Fantasy Football League.  :D
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 13, 2008, 04:23:42 PM
Fantasy Football League - ewwh.  Not even. *potential petard hoisting in that statement . . .*

Myowyn, the radio service is something you can subscribe to through the Blades website (or any other club).  It's called "BladesWorld" and includes both video highlights of the games and - more importantly - a subscription to access MatchLive.  That's the Internet radio that allows you to listen to the matches with live commentary.

It's not just the Blades - you can access any match that has radio commentary - sometimes even the International matches . . . it depends.   The direct way to subscribe is through here:
http://www.matchlive.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Home/0,,10202,00.html


By the way - Sheffield United won their match against Port Vale - 3-1 - so they will advance to the second round of the Carling Cup.  They have drawn Huddersfield Town for that match (Huddersfield is a Division 1 team - that's one division below the Championship League).  Match will be sometime in the last week of August.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 13, 2008, 04:27:00 PM
I don't think I can do that from Belgium?

thanks for the results i'm glad they won! Great job
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 17, 2008, 09:17:58 PM
A 3-0 win over QPR on Saturday.  Absolutely BRILLIANT game.  Billy Sharp scored the hat trick.  QPR should have stayed home.

And Wednesday lost.  oops.  :evillaugh

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h81/Lyneille/emoticons/652468001219025697.gif)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 18, 2008, 12:32:38 AM
*I'm a girl, anyway - I don't think we're allowed to get too serious about it, are we?  I mean, really, I'm not sure I'm supposed to let on that I really do understand the offsides rule . . .*


 :rotfl1:
You´ve learned a lot about men I see :-))))
Great news - both - SUFC and Wednesday  :hahaha:
I was fighting for months with myself to sign up for the Blades World - everytime I get their newsletter I am fighting - lol. But then again -it´s mostly radio commentary - and I wouldnt understand a word anyway :-) So I put the burden on your shoulders and hope they are broad !!! Thanks for the report!

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 18, 2008, 10:14:25 AM
No problem, SM, I do have broad shoulders.  It's not the same, I know, but you can see photos of the matches on the club website.  If you sign up for BladesWorld you can access their video highlights of the games, also (the goals, usually) - but for the price, it's hardly worth it just for those, imo.

*it was rather disappointing to discover that the offside rule isn't that difficult to grasp - guys make out like it's the holy grail or something!  Now, the more technical stuff, like strategy and understanding why a player works better on the left than the right (or whatever) - for that I need help!*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on August 18, 2008, 11:17:47 AM
I do that but with Liverpool, as you know Fernando Torres plays there
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 18, 2008, 06:14:14 PM
Lighty you are right.The offside rule was concocted to try and baffle the female fans and make men look knowledgeable.As for which wing a player is on depends on whether he can kick better with his left or right foot.      So simple.............just like most of the players.............If they could read and write they could get proper jobs.(But not so well paid )
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 18, 2008, 07:33:38 PM
HAH!  I knew it, XB!  I admit the first time offside was explained I didn't get it, but I think that's because the players were empty pint glasses, ashtrays, cigarette packets, and condiment containers . . .

Now, as to that inside/outside/right/left:
So first you have to know which foot they prefer kicking with - is this an obvious thing from observation or can you look it up?  What if they kick well with both?  Can they play both sides?  And why does it seem like the managers never play them in the right place (based on fan complaints)?

Can they change their place during a match or do they have to stay on the left/right for the duration?

Is "footedness" why they choose different players for corners?  Depending on whether it's the left or the right corner?

And inside/outside?  What about that?

*pulls up chair and pulls out pencil and pad for notes . . . nods head at commentary about general intellect, but likes the game enough not to care if they don't have two brain cells to rub together . . . *
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 19, 2008, 12:39:32 AM

Can they change their place during a match or do they have to stay on the left/right for the duration?

There are a few players who can do both sides - and mostly they are the players that are most expensive, or captains of the team. I have heard that during Eurocup quite often. Mario Gomes (Germany) or Christinao Ronaldo (Portugal) for example. And although the coach sets the players on a certain place, they give those "vip players" the freedom to change places - or maybe they give them little secret signs during the game. And often the captain of a team is having an influence and change players from midfield to storm and vice versa. Germany´s Captain Michael Ballack for example took several times influence on it during a game, and I heard interviews where they said a captain and a coach must rely on each other reg. those decisions. So I think it´s not the manager who decides it.
And nowadays not all footie players are stupid, lots of them have studied. Hamid Altintop (Turkey, but plays for Bayern Muenchen) ist highly intelligent (has studied various things, philosophy and such).
Maybe it´s not only their feet - maybe it´s about how their brains are working?
Will make sure to discuss that when I talk next time with an expert.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 19, 2008, 04:17:13 PM
Very well put SM...............Lighty although the players are designated left or right wing once play commences they are all ,all over the field irrespective of position.
  The managers /coaches always get it wrong because at any football match there are 10 to 20,000 fans watching who all could do a better job ( surprisingly their expert opinions change from match to match and even from minute to minute some times.)
  Someone has to take the blame for a teams poor performance and it must be part of the managers job description  to accept this role.
 The coach watches the players in practice so it becomes obvious to them which is the players stronger side.

  When I worked in a bar at the gates to the Nottingham Forest Football Ground there were 200+ thirsty experts on the game before a match.Working behind the bar and listening their opinions changed every time they joined a new groups conversation.Football fans are very fickle.after a defeat they come out of the ground mumbling and moaning and declaring that they will never go to a match again..............But sure enough they are there at the next match.

   
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on August 19, 2008, 04:23:11 PM
Football fans are very fickle.after a defeat they come out of the ground mumbling and moaning and declaring that they will never go to a match again..............But sure enough they are there at the next match.

Sounds just like my Grandpa.  Then he would be asking me and my sis if we wanted to go with him to the next away match.  :D  Mum wouldn't let him go by himself, so he always took one or more of the grandkids
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 19, 2008, 05:32:12 PM
Thank you SM and XB - my footie knowledge increases exponentially! 

Not surprised about the supporters; I get the biggest chuckle out of reading the Blades supporters forum.  I've learned a great deal about humour and the Yorkshire male, passion and the football fan, and a little about the game!

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on August 19, 2008, 05:36:49 PM
Go, Man United!

*ducks and runs from lighty*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: norskmom on August 19, 2008, 08:23:58 PM
Sylvene, you better look out. I'm right there next to Lighty :footie:

Up The Blades!

Don't worry girlfriend, their is no rivalry between us girls :rocketwhore:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 22, 2008, 08:31:04 AM
Btw. Lighty - ever seen the footie-movie The Game Of Their Lives? Love it much - and I guess it must be a feast for every US-footie fan - don´t want to write spoilers - just watch it if you haven´t ! And there is this black guy who explains how footie is like dancing - brilliant!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 23, 2008, 08:58:28 PM
SM - never saw the film, but I've got it on my list now.  It sounds really interesting!


Btw . . .

Blades beat Blackpool - 3-1 (away)!!!

COYRAWW!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on August 24, 2008, 05:46:57 AM
SM- never saw the film, but I've got it on my list now.  It sounds really interesting!

Good - you so gonna love it !!!!! Let me know :-))))

Blades beat Blackpool - 3-1 (away)!!!
COYRAWW!!

WOW !!! I can´t believe it ! How did they do THAT? Was it a league-game or a cup-game?
And -if you listen to it, do they ever tell if there are any VIP´s in the audience? :-)))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 24, 2008, 12:48:17 PM
League game, SM.  We were 2-0 until the second half, when Kabba (who used to be a Blade) slipped one past Kenny.  I just listen, so I'm not sure, but it sounds like it was a sweet goal . . . no matter.  Halford came back and brought us back to 2 points up and that was it.

They haven't mentioned any VIPs so far this season.  I think they singled out a couple of people (not Sean) last season, but generally they don't do that at all.  Remember, he's back with the hoi polloi now, so they'd have to be looking for him.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Myowyn on August 25, 2008, 12:35:50 PM
They will be up, you'll see they want to be the best and they will do everything to  get this place!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on September 23, 2008, 12:43:53 PM
Ok so Sean will be a happy man at least up until the match tonight, as SU have won their claim over West ham about using players in the match that got them relegated in 2006.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/sep/23/premierleague.sheffieldunited

Looking forward to a Sean interviw about this.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on September 23, 2008, 12:44:51 PM
I think it will be very interesting, but SUF is still in first division....
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 23, 2008, 01:48:17 PM
Match is just starting at Emirates . . .

I'll settle for a good match from the Blades!

COYRAWW!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on September 23, 2008, 02:53:35 PM
It's only taken me a year but what does COYRAWW mean?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 23, 2008, 03:52:10 PM
It means "come on you red and white wizards" - supporters call at matches - the men usually end it with a strange grunting noise.  I haven't seen it, but I wouldn't be surprised if the grunting was accompanied by a bit of hip thrusting action.  Male bonding rituals are very, very strange.


Speaking of the Blades - they just had their collective arse handed to them on a plate by Arsenal's team of teenagers.  6-0

ouch.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on September 23, 2008, 04:00:33 PM
Oh dear. Shame they couldn't have magicked a better score. Maybe 30 million will make them feel a bit better.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 23, 2008, 09:24:53 PM
It would sure make me feel better . . .

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on September 24, 2008, 10:26:14 PM

Speaking of the Blades - they just had their collective arse handed to them on a plate by Arsenal's team of teenagers.  6-0


That wasn't expected?

*ducks*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 25, 2008, 11:49:36 AM

Speaking of the Blades - they just had their collective arse handed to them on a plate by Arsenal's team of teenagers.  6-0


That wasn't expected?

*ducks*

The loss was expected by everyone - but a 6-0 drubbing is a bit more than a loss.  Still, it was by all accounts, a wonder to watch the teenagers; sounds like a couple of them are going to be legendary in a few years.  I don't discredit Arsenal at all - Wenger has enormous talent at picking and training up his players and he's had 12 years to hone his technique at the club.  That makes a big difference.  I dislike Arsenal and Wenger's management not because he's effective but because he whines when things don't go his way (and he still allows his players to act like thugs).
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 26, 2008, 12:11:50 PM
Karma is a BITCH - and the Commission on Sport is declining to accept WHAM's new appeal.

I feel sorry for the WHAM players - none of this is their fault - but this chicken has come home to roost, for sure.

Daily Mail has the full text (very long) up here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1062051/EXCLUSIVE-The-actual-Tevez-affair-tribunal-judgement-FULL.html

Basically, it says that WHAM were in major breach of contract, both under rule U18, which governs player contracts; and B13 that establishes the rules under which a club has to make disclosure to the PL. 

Further, they agree that - despite WHAM's attempt to suggest that their ability to stay up was due to the team as a whole and NOT because of Tevez' participation - Tevez did lend substantial benefit to the club - at LEAST 3 points worth.  In essence, the tribunal agrees that WHAM would not have stayed up EXCEPT for Tevez' participation.



Snip from the intro of the article:
A compensation figure has yet to be set, but Sportsmail has revealed that Sheffield United are demanding £30,396,897.32 after they were relegated from the Barclays Premier League at the end of the 2006-07 season and a Tevez-inspired West Ham stayed up.

I wonder where the 32p comes from?  Interest?  The cost of someone's antacid tablet during this fracas?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on September 26, 2008, 12:27:20 PM
It sure is an interesting sum of money. I read that all parties agreed when it went to tribunal that they would all stick with the result whatever. Can't go back on that now.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on September 26, 2008, 12:32:41 PM
Lighty - you make me long for the days where I used to watch footie on the telly with my family and travel with my grandfather to away matches - and watch the Singapore team get their collective tushies handed to them in test matches by visiting UK teams - mostly first stringers though.

Heh... 32p

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: ayllass on October 19, 2008, 07:15:21 PM
I wonder what mood Beanie is in when he gets home from a 1:0 defeat to Sheff Wednesday, like today (TV said he was there)? I'd make for the spare room Georgina....it won't be a pretty sight..
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Soulmate on October 20, 2008, 06:03:26 AM
I think she got used to that mood already :-)))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 20, 2008, 10:15:46 AM
I agree.  She likes it (until she doesn't and calls the cops) and he doesn't have to behave like a grown-up.  For a man who by his own admission doesn't spend much time examining his own actions, he sure likes to linger over the results of a footie match.


*and in case you're wondering - no, I'm not thrilled the Blades lost to the Owls, either - especially with all the grandstanding from the referee, as that sort of thing always spoils the match.  But it happened.*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on March 16, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
Balm in the Bean household tonight??

http://timesonline.typepad.com/fanzine_fanzone/2009/03/sheffield-unite.html


"They have agreed to settle with Sheffield United, albeit out of court, and to pay the Blades in the region of £15 to £25 million.
A certain Mr Samuel, lately of this parish and a Hammer to the bone was very critical of Sheffield United at every opportunity. No doubt he and more will be crawling out from under their stones to pour more scorn on United, Kevin McCabe, Chris Morgan, Sean Bean, Junction 33 of the M1, Henderson's Relish, Bramall Lane and United fans in general."
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 16, 2009, 01:36:14 PM
That combined with a couple of very nice outcomes lately - I'm sure he's on a Blades high.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on March 23, 2009, 12:31:51 PM
It's stil not over:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2009/03/21/forget-carlos-tevez-neil-warnock-is-the-only-reason-sheffield-united-were-relegated-115875-21215359/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on March 23, 2009, 02:05:03 PM
so SUFC will return to Premier League?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 23, 2009, 03:18:19 PM
Only if they win promotion, galamb.  This is a monetary compensation.

They're currently 4th in the table and will (unless they complete fall apart now) at the very least be in the playoffs (top two slots win automatic promotion, while the teams in positions 3-6 play against each other to determine the third promotion place).  They are 6 points behind Birmingham, the team in the second slot . . . it's not beyond believability that they could push their way to that place.

But they're not going to get a freebie because of the Tevez affair!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on March 24, 2009, 12:22:33 PM
Real Madrid , I've read, wants tevez
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 24, 2009, 08:20:50 PM
Madrid wants Tevez? Really?  He's been playing pretty mediocre football lately.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on March 25, 2009, 01:09:17 PM
it was said last december, real madrid wanted him, and I thought: atlético de madrid is red and white coulours, and when he'll play versus atlético maybe he remembers sufc
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on July 09, 2009, 01:51:29 PM
Ten fascinating facts: Sheffield United
Sheffield United - Ten things you should know about the Blades
By Mark Shail  July 08, 2009

1. Sheffield United were formed in 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield (now the site of the Crucible Theatre), as a way of keeping the Sheffield United Cricket Club occupied during the winter close season.

2. United won the league title in 1898 and the FA Cup in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925.

3. Bramall Lane is widely regarded as the oldest ground anywhere in the world, first used in a game between Hallam and Sheffield Club in 1862.

4. The club’s darkest days were between 1975 and 1982, when they were relegated three times in six seasons.

5. There was an upturn in fortunes for the Blades in the late 1980s following the arrival of manager Dave Bassett. The club secured successive promotions in 1989 and 1990 and played in the first ever Premier League season in 1992 where Brian scored the first ever Premier League Goal for the Blades.

6. United have a range of songs sung by the fans, the most notable being their unofficial anthem ‘The Greasy Chip Butty’ song.

7. As well as neighbours Sheffield Wednesday, United fans also have a fierce rivalry with Nottingham Forest, attributed to the miners’ strike of the 1980s, when workers of the Nottingham pit refused to join the strike.

8. Actor Sean Bean, former Sports Minister Richard Caborn and Michael Palin are all keen supporters of the Blades.

9. Ex-Blades’ midfielder Alex Sabella was one of the first South American’s to play in the English Football League having arrived at Bramall Lane in the mid to late 1970’s.

10. Former United striker Brian Deane scored the first ever goal in the Premier League in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 07, 2009, 04:04:44 PM
Well - plog.

Just finished listening to the first match of the season (tried watching, but the live stream locked up).  Blades at Middlesborough.

A draw at nil-nil.

Better than a loss, but I have to agree with a statement Keith Edwards made toward the end . . . he was getting frustrated (doesn't take much for that; he's a lot like Sean I suspect).

Blackie had just pulled Brian Howard, who was delivering the same lackluster performance of late last season (not sure what his problem is) and replaced him with our new acquisition, Chad Evans, who hasn't had a lot of pre-season practice but is supposed to be our new golden boy.  So we had two strikers on the pitch - no score - and less than 20 minutes left in the match.

Does Blackie push Chad up to play AS a striker?  Nooo - he keeps him back in the midfield.

So, Keith says, "well, he could play him next to Henderson (the other striker) . . . if we wanted to score a goal . . ."

I know it's the first match - but sometimes Blackie's excess of caution makes me NUTS.

sigh.

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Blue Jay on August 08, 2009, 03:21:30 PM
I have no idea what you're talking about, because I know absolutely nothing about football, but we were up in Yorkshire when it happened so we saw some of it on the telly.

 :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 08, 2009, 05:11:12 PM
Should I try explaining or leave you in blissful ignorance, BJ?  Whereabouts in Yorkshire were you?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 08, 2009, 05:17:51 PM
For Yorkshire read Nottinghamshire or any county going south.....  Bj obviously teaches English and not Geography............Giving a woman a map is like giving a chimpanzee a hand grenade. :dusty:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Blue Jay on August 08, 2009, 05:24:46 PM
Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, ...... north anyway .... close enough ......:mutley:

Blissful ignorance, I think, Lighty!!

We were in Nottingham visiting Exbill and PLRanson, Lighty. Had a lovely two days!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on August 08, 2009, 05:35:11 PM
For Yorkshire read Nottinghamshire or any county going south..... 
Anything north of the the Thames is 'oop north' anyway XB.

At least if women don't know where they are, the have the sense to stop and ask. If Moses had stopped to ask the way, the Jews wouldn't have wandered in the desert for 40 years.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 09, 2009, 09:55:21 AM
At least if women don't know where they are, the have the sense to stop and ask. If Moses had stopped to ask the way, the Jews wouldn't have wandered in the desert for 40 years. :catlaff



Anything north of the the Thames is 'oop north' anyway XB

I thought it was anywhere north of the M25..your 3 lane car park.  :goodgrl2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on August 09, 2009, 10:32:04 AM
yesterday, my soccer team, atlético de madrid, also red and white won liverpool in anfield, well, the spanishliverpool, lot of spanish there, even benítez, btw, I know abel, atético de madrid's trainer
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 09, 2009, 11:39:25 AM
Sorry to go back on a post but..... I am bored and feeling pedantic.

3. Bramall Lane is widely regarded as the oldest ground anywhere in the world, first used in a game between Hallam and Sheffield Club in 1862


Is that the oldest  exclusively football ground ?  The Notts County FC which was the first league club formed in 1862 originally played on the Trent Bridge Cricket ground which was opened in 1838 pre-dating Bramall lane by some  24 years.. In later years they bought their own ground within the City of Nottingham . The reason for Notts. County FC playing in the City of Nottingham and Nottingham Forest  FC playing in the County area of Nottingham has confused many locals for many years. But I will not bore you with the explanation.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 09, 2009, 12:46:23 PM
 I think you answered your own question, XB.

You asked why the Lane is considered the oldest, when Notts County FC is an older team.  No one disputes that they are an older team (the first professional team - Sheffield FC gets the nod - I think - for oldest amateur team).

But by your own admission, Notts C. no longer uses the original grounds for play and Trent Bridge is still a cricket ground, right?  Unlike the Lane, which started as a cricket ground, became a football stadium and has remained a football stadium.

According to that criteria (which is, apparently, what is used to decide), the Lane is the oldest major football stadium still in use.

But Notts County is the oldest professional club.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 09, 2009, 01:49:52 PM
Alright Lighty..you have convinced me that I may have been slightly wrong. :damnit
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on August 09, 2009, 01:59:10 PM
Alright Lighty..you have convinced me that I may have been slightly wrong. :damnit


can we frame that line?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 09, 2009, 02:15:57 PM
Bf I always admit it when I am wrong....It just does not happen very often.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 09, 2009, 02:30:36 PM
Alright Lighty..you have convinced me that I may have been slightly wrong. :damnit

And in matters football, it takes a strong man to admit that (especially to a girl!)

You're a champ, XB! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: beanyfan on August 09, 2009, 03:15:17 PM
Bf I always admit it when I am wrong....It just does not happen very often.


and there you went and spoiled it- i thought it was too good to be true!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Xenia on September 07, 2009, 10:37:12 PM
Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has been suspended from football for nine months by the Football Association following a failed drugs test.

The Irish international failed a drugs test following last season's play-off semi-final clash with Preston North End.

The 31-year-old tested positive for the prohibited substance Ephedrine and he was charged under FA Rule E25 in relation to Regulation 2 of The FA Doping Control Programme Regulations.

He was suspended upon confirmation of his initial test on July 22, and he will now not be allowed to participate in any football until April 22, 2010.

The FA Regulatory Commission confirmed that although Kenny had 'on the balance of probability' not intentionally taken the substance - which is believed to have come from a cough medicine - they could not overlook the offence.

"The Regulatory Commission considered carefully the evidence and the submissions from both parties. Whilst we found that the Player satisfied us on the balance of probabilities that the substance was not taken with the intention of enhancing sporting performance, his admitted conduct displayed significant fault," chairman Christopher Quinlan stated.

"A professional sportsman including a football player has a strict responsibility to ensure prohibited substances do not enter his/her body.

"In this instance Mr Kenny knowingly ingested an over-the-counter medicine above the prescribed dosage without reading the accompanying package or leaflet and without reference to his club's doctor or other medical staff.

"It is incumbent upon all professional footballers to understand the perils and dangers of so doing and to act in the way he did, contrary to the Doping Control Programme delivered by The FA and in any event what should be a matter of common sense for a professional sportsman, showed in our judgment a complete disregard for those responsibilities."
No comment  I've read this at Sky sport
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 07, 2009, 10:55:19 PM
He is damned lucky - he could have easily gotten two years.  Nine months is recoverable, if he stays fit.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Lady Jane on September 12, 2009, 02:22:07 PM
Here are some thoughts from the Blades Board about this matter, kinda funny.
http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=463&fid=221&sty=2&act=1&mid=2124648217

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 12, 2009, 04:15:14 PM
Wow.  What a nasty forum (having browsed around it a bit).

I'll stick with the other one!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Xenia on September 13, 2009, 02:40:53 AM
 Funny battle http://www.googlefight.net/?kw1=sheffield%20united&kw2=sheffield%20wednesday
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 28, 2010, 12:22:33 PM
Sheffield United Open Day

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/imagesqtbnANd9GcSKKo4AXQwSfUkDQxRe9gedXxdlpV4SNM2BmLWjJCt83yXsDQct1usg__1npduEhD-PTJaYwCGiXUhKcVM2Y.jpg)



http://www.eventsheffield.co.uk/event/15260/sheffield-united-open-day
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 14, 2010, 03:07:28 PM
Quote
Kevin Blackwell has left his job as Sheffield United manager by mutual consent, the club has announced.

The Blades were beaten 3-0 by QPR on Saturday, conceding three goals in the first 23 minutes as fans at Bramall Lane chanted, "Blackwell Out!"




http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/8914869.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 14, 2010, 04:03:34 PM
To be expected.  We lost a friendly to a team that hardly qualifies as professional.  We lost the Carling Cup 1st round to Hartlepool.  Hartlepool??  REALLY???
We drew Cardiff by the skin of our teeth and today's match was awful.  QPR scored their three goals in the first 25 minutes of the match . . . they were all good goals, too.  It could be fairly argued that the referee was beyond bad - and I have to wonder at his objectivity after listening to the summariser talk about how he (the referee) high-fived a QPR player after a particularly good run of play.

Really?  The Referee high-fives a player during a match?  Gads.

That said, I think Kevin was on his way out before today's disaster.  There have been stories floating around that Kevin McCabe is looking for investors to take the majority share - he wants out of the business, I guess.  One story suggests that they have found an investor from Malta who will take 75%, but insists that Blackwell go.

Well, Blackwell has gone.  What will happen next remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 17, 2010, 08:53:27 AM
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Sheffield United have confirmed Gary Speed has been appointed their new manager on a three-year contract.





http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/8918047.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on August 17, 2010, 10:07:16 AM

If I read this right - this is his first managerial position.

Good Luck Gary !
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 17, 2010, 10:28:49 AM
Yes, it is, Annie.  He did receive two offers earlier this year - from Swansea.  They wanted him a LOT.  He was still under contract with SU, though, and they refused to release him . . . which struck most people as very bizarre and got the rumour mill going full blast.

Turns out the suspicions were right and they had already decided that Kevin was going to go (probably barring some massive improvement in form, which of course the squad has not produced).

I sincerely wish Gary the best and hope he does very well - a lot of supporters are very annoyed by the choice - they wanted Phil Brown (just let go from Hull) or Sean O'Driscoll (currently gaffer at Doncaster) . . . hell, I suspect some of them wanted McCabe to go out and entice Wenger or Ferguson . . .

(I despise that sort of instant negativity - give the man a chance before slagging him off!  Geeze.)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on August 17, 2010, 10:38:29 AM

The problem is that, whatever sport it is, you always think your club deasrves the best.  It's difficult to remember sometimes that not everyone wants to come to your part of the country and that some managers/coaches/players just wnat more than yoru club's finances can possibly stretch to.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a couple of wins  - that might just make the 'glass half empty' people think that this isn't such a  bad choice after all. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 17, 2010, 12:17:36 PM

The problem is that, whatever sport it is, you always think your club deasrves the best.  It's difficult to remember sometimes that not everyone wants to come to your part of the country and that some managers/coaches/players just wnat more than yoru club's finances can possibly stretch to.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a couple of wins  - that might just make the 'glass half empty' people think that this isn't such a  bad choice after all. 

I understand that fans want the best - but armchair critics are annoying.  Do managers make bad decisions?  Of course they do - but constantly using them as the team whipping boy is counter-productive.

Gary will be praised if he leads them to a couple of wins . . . until he has a loss.  Then it will start up again.  Some of the critics will never accept him; they're easy to ignore as they do nothing - absolutely nothing - but complain.  If they can't criticise his management, they'll criticise his demeanor or his suit or the color of his tie.  Worthless gits.

Blades fans love to complain.  A bunch of Eeyores.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on August 17, 2010, 04:51:15 PM
Its not just a Blades thing Lighty . It runs the length and breadth of the UK. Even St. Brian Clough came in for his fair share .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 17, 2010, 06:53:40 PM
Its not just a Blades thing Lighty . It runs the length and breadth of the UK. Even St. Brian Clough came in for his fair share .

I'm sure you're right, XB - and damned if that's not depressing!  Is it my imagination or does it seem to get worse the higher in the table (and division) a club climbs?

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on August 18, 2010, 07:44:51 AM
You're spot on there Lighty.

There are ManU and Arsenal fans who have never  been (and probably will never go )  to see their teams live but it doesn't stop them.  Radio 5's  Saturday evening 606 show has them phoning in and whinging about the most petty of things on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 18, 2010, 09:41:58 AM
I honestly don't get it.  I'm frequently unhappy with the Blades' performance - and I've been known to mutter and grumble with the best (or worst) of them in the immediate aftermath of a loss . . . but that doesn't last and I pop back to support and a certain amount of rosy-glasses optimism before the day is over.

LOOKING for things to complain about is incomprehensible to me.

That isn't what I consider 'support' for a club.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 22, 2010, 09:25:14 AM
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Gary Speed's first game as Sheffield United manager ended in defeat as promotion favourites Middlesbrough claimed their first win of the season.




http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8919057.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 22, 2010, 09:55:56 AM
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Gary Speed's first game as Sheffield United manager ended in defeat as promotion favourites Middlesbrough claimed their first win of the season.




http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8919057.stm


To quote Keith Edwards (and probably SB, too) - 'It were poor'.

It was.  Speed played 4-5-1 and half of them were playing out of position (same thing Blackie did, although he could argue last season that it was injuries that forced it).  Our lone striker was slower than molasses and the rest of them were playing like they faced execution if they made a mistake.  The gaffer waited until the last 25 minutes before he made any substantive substitutions - and instead of pushing two up front and going for a goal (since we were one down) he kept the original formation and played safe.

I do not understand why we don't play 4-4-2.  We play better with two up front.  I don't understand why we don't play players in their strength positions . . . I guess that's why I'm not a manager!

That said - it could have been worse and the goal that beat us was made off a pure and simple mistake.  Mistakes happen sometimes.  Boro didn't play well at all the first half and created very few chances.  They got lucky.

Gary has a lot of work ahead of him and I hope he thinks about reevaluating his best use of his squad, but it's still early days yet.

UP THE BLADES!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 28, 2010, 12:49:08 PM
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Sheff Utd   1 - 0   Preston
Gary Speed was given his first win as Sheffield United boss as a goal from Jean Calve saw his side beat Preston at Bramall Lane.

Right-back, Calve, on loan from Nancy, was making his Blades debut and marked it with a spectacular 35-yard strike



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8941327.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 28, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
Definite improvement - since it was a win!  The new signee, Calve, planted the ball from almost 35 yards out.  A defender, his first match with the squad . . . it was funny to listen to, because the commentator cheered the goal, then chuckled about the big celebration Calve was giving - then commented that Calve had hurt himself whilst celebrating!

Turns out that he developed a cramp immediately after making the shot . . . so he wasn't really celebrating, I guess.  Just twitching in pain!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 23, 2010, 08:20:17 AM
Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United




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17:00–19:25 Match of the Day Live
2010/2011, Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United
Live coverage of the Yorkshire derby in the Championship, presented by Colin Murray


http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/programmes/schedules/england/today
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 25, 2010, 11:08:22 AM
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Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe has announced he will step down from his role at Bramall Lane next month.




http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/9227626.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on November 25, 2010, 04:50:40 PM
So, is that a good thing?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 26, 2010, 03:32:07 AM
I  honestly wouldn't know myself but I'm sure it will be heavily discussed among SUFC supporters.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on November 26, 2010, 10:10:51 AM
It would seem that he doesn't intend to pull out moneywise so it shouldn't make any difference.  IF he did decide to go down that route, it would possibly lead to foreign owners and all the hooha that surrounds such things.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 26, 2010, 06:27:03 PM
This has been mooted for awhile - I think he's just more interested in scaling back his involvement as Chairman.  Whether or not it's a good thing depends on how much a supporter blames the Chairman for failures on the pitch.

He's been getting a lot of guff because he wasn't willing to pour millions into buying new players - but his frugality is one of the reasons that SUFC, while in debt (like all clubs), has not been in the kind of trouble so many other clubs are currently in . . . he doesn't rob Peter to pay Paul.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 30, 2010, 11:40:37 AM
Micky Adams confirmed as Sheffield United manager.

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Micky Adams has left Port Vale to take over as manager at Sheffield United.

The much-travelled ex-Fulham, Brighton and Leicester boss, 49, has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to become Gary Speed's successor at Bramall Lane.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/9327422.stm





Blades foundation remains rock solid.

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/blades_foundation_remains_rock_solid_1_2891310
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 05, 2011, 02:27:56 AM
ARE The Blades going to be able to get out of the bottom three? Join the debate - VIDEO


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/are_the_blades_going_to_be_able_to_get_out_of_the_bottom_three_join_the_debate_video_1_3046065
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 05, 2011, 09:08:35 AM
ARE The Blades going to be able to get out of the bottom three? Join the debate - VIDEO


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/are_the_blades_going_to_be_able_to_get_out_of_the_bottom_three_join_the_debate_video_1_3046065

The only debate that matters is the one that takes place on the pitch.  I hope they'll pull it out - they have time to do it - but it won't change my feelings about them if they don't.
*listening to the Ipswich/Blades match as I type.  Hope remains!  UPB! *
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 05, 2011, 10:19:30 AM
Not looking good today 2-0 down after HT.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on February 05, 2011, 11:45:17 AM
Looked even worse at FT  :goodgrl2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 05, 2011, 12:13:30 PM
Yep and Crystal Palace won so depressing all round.  :backout
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 05, 2011, 12:50:13 PM
It was disappointing - particularly the two sendings off in the 89th minute.  Kozluk is still too much of a hothead; hasn't changed a whit since the last time he played for us - and somebody needs to stuff a sock in Williamson's mouth.  I agree with Keith Edwards; it was immature behaviour on both their parts.  Now we've lost them for at least the next match . . .

sigh.

Sean was, presumably, there (according to a tweet) - hope he took the train, because he'll be in no condition to drive after drowning his sorrows from this match.

I just don't get it.  They played really, really well Tuesday and had I don't know how many shots on goal - couldn't get one in the box.  They weren't playing badly today until the last 15 minutes - and still were denied a goal.  Simonson is definitely having trouble - I would have thought saving the penalty would give him confidence, but he just can't seem to keep the ball out of the box.

sigh.  again.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 12, 2011, 10:43:00 AM
We are 1 up with less than 6 minutes (normal time) to go.  Keep your fingers crossed . . .

Blo&*^ F&*^%$ HELL.  An equaliser.

ARGGGGGH.  Now they're struggling to keep from losing.

ARGGGGGGGHHHHH.

Should be about over, if the freaking official will just call time . . .

1-1.

damn.  Better than a loss - but damn.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 12, 2011, 10:56:17 AM
We are 1 up with less than 6 minutes (normal time) to go.  Keep your fingers crossed . . .

Blo&*^ F&*^%$ HELL.  An equaliser.

ARGGGGGH.  Now they're struggling to keep from losing.

ARGGGGGGGHHHHH.

Should be about over, if the freaking official will just call time . . .

1-1.

damn.  Better than a loss - but damn.

This is EXACTLY my feelings over the past 15 minutes. ARGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 12, 2011, 11:25:54 AM
Sigh. :damnit
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 12, 2011, 11:44:41 AM
Yep.  At least Crystal Palace lost though, I was worried they would draw level once they pulled one back.

I do love football, and I love cricket.  I used to tag along when my brothers went to the Oval when we were kids. But the reason I try to keep a certain safe distance between myself and any particular football team is that my life has enough peaks and troughs in it as it is without going on a masochistic Sheffield United trip.  I feel myself being increasingly drawn in though!

I lived with a fanatical Millwall supporter for a couple of years when I was 19.  His house was decorated in their colours with a whole wall dedicated to their memorabilia.  Even the mat on the doorstep was a Millwall welcome mat.  Every time they lost you could just write off the weekend. Somewhere out there his wife is probably feeling somewhat relieved as I very much doubt he's changed in that respect.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 12, 2011, 07:02:57 PM
Yep.  At least Crystal Palace lost though, I was worried they would draw level once they pulled one back.

I do love football, and I love cricket.  I used to tag along when my brothers went to the Oval when we were kids. But the reason I try to keep a certain safe distance between myself and any particular football team is that my life has enough peaks and troughs in it as it is without going on a masochistic Sheffield United trip.  I feel myself being increasingly drawn in though!

I lived with a fanatical Millwall supporter for a couple of years when I was 19.  His house was decorated in their colours with a whole wall dedicated to their memorabilia.  Even the mat on the doorstep was a Millwall welcome mat.  Every time they lost you could just write off the weekend. Somewhere out there his wife is probably feeling somewhat relieved as I very much doubt he's changed in that respect.

I have always been a footie fan - I lived in Japan from the time I was 9 until I was 16 (a month shy of that, actually) - most of the schools I attended had a bigger following for their 'soccer' team than their 'football' (eggball) team, so it's not surprising that my sensibilities are not very American in that regard.  I never played the sport myself; I don't recall girls having a team, actually, and my bad knees precluded many athletics anyway . . . but I loved to watch.
When I graduated from high school, my first college had only soccer (and tennis), so my addiction continued - and when I moved to Los Angeles a couple of years later, almost the first thing I did was get a season ticket to the LA Aztecs (the relatively short-lived North American Soccer League; the second or third attempt to start a professional league in the US).  George Best was playing for them then - and Pele was playing for the New York Cosmos.  Yeah, they were older and George was well on his way to a meltdown - but he could still play (and he looked so freaking HOT.  Geeze Louise . . . and those were the days of the skin tight short shorts, too . . . oh, the memories . . .)

I still remember sitting front and center, behind the benches at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and watching them play.  There weren't many supporters so you could pretty much pick and choose your seat - and the guys were so appreciative that you felt like you knew them all.  George was funny - when he scored (or assisted) - he'd turn to the crowd with a big grin on his face and make a silly little bow before racing off again.

Anyway (as I wander aimlessly down memory lane) - I spent a lot of years reading about footie in the English newspapers, but I don't think I saw a match for years, except for the occasional World Cup performance.  US telly wasn't interested, really.  The internet and satellite tv has opened up that world, though, and made it worthwhile to adopt a club again.  I do watch MLS (American league) footie and more or less support a couple of clubs - the LA Galaxy and the Chicago Fire - but I prefer English league football (in a pinch I'll watch the Italians or the Germans or the Spanish or the South Americans . . . but that's just watching because I enjoy it, not supporting).

I adopted the Blades because of Sean - I admit that - but that only had meaning for the first season I supported them.  After that, the decision had to be mine alone, based on the club - and they stole my heart.  So, up - down - winning - losing . . . doesn't matter.  I'm a Blade because they made me one and if Sean decided tomorrow to support another club it wouldn't change my mind.

Foolish, I know - but you know what Pascal said -le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.  It is what it is!  Up the Blades!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 12, 2011, 08:29:37 PM
I don't think it's foolish.  I don't think it matters how you discover a passion in life.

I'm really into my music and seeing live bands.  My favourite band - I got into them because of my ex.  On the eve of my first solo trip around the world, he gave me their album as a gift and put it on my ipod and when I was travelling I used to listen to it and think of him.  

Then I got really into the band, became a bigger fan than him, met the band, got a chance to see them at a few intimate gigs, and now I try and see them whenever they are playing anywhere I can realistically get to.  I once saw them play 3 times in 3 days in different areas of the country and I've travelled to different countries to see them which is foolish because gigs do get cancelled.

He and I split and now I barely remember that I originally discovered them because of him - it's become a love affair with their music as opposed to a love affair with him.

It's good to have passion in your life for something - it's what keeps us young.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 12, 2011, 11:27:20 PM
I don't think it's foolish.  I don't think it matters how you discover a passion in life.

I'm really into my music and seeing live bands.  My favourite band - I got into them because of my ex.  On the eve of my first solo trip around the world, he gave me their album as a gift and put it on my ipod and when I was travelling I used to listen to it and think of him.  

Then I got really into the band, became a bigger fan than him, met the band, got a chance to see them at a few intimate gigs, and now I try and see them whenever they are playing anywhere I can realistically get to.  I once saw them play 3 times in 3 days in different areas of the country and I've travelled to different countries to see them which is foolish because gigs do get cancelled.

He and I split and now I barely remember that I originally discovered them because of him - it's become a love affair with their music as opposed to a love affair with him.

It's good to have passion in your life for something - it's what keeps us young.

Oh, I agree - I have many passions (too many, probably!)  I don't think I ever developed such an affection for a particular musical group, though when I was younger I had favourites that I would make an effort to see (Dan Fogelberg was one - he passed away a couple of years ago.  Too young.  Heartbreaking). 

Our interests do keep us young - or at least feeling younger . . . until our back goes out, our shoulders seize up or our knees revolt at kneeling (I've been gardening and plastering the kitchen walls today - pretty stiff at the moment.  But it was a very relaxing day for all that).

Listening (or watching) to a footie match is pure fun without the muscle aches.  At least my muscles! :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 13, 2011, 12:21:50 AM
:) Maybe not young in the physical sense, but I know people who seem old beyond their years, mostly because they have no passion for anything.  

It’s a bit hard to describe but this band became important to me at a really key period in my life. So I’ve been listening to their music on some of the best and the worst days of my life. Certain songs have very powerful associations. And when you’ve met the people involved and talked to them, it’s different.

Plus, after a period of time, you can go to a gig, even a very big venue, look across the audience and you see all the usual suspects there at the front, people you’ve come to know.  So it’s like sharing an experience with friends.  I hasten to add here that they’re not a cheesy pop band!

It must be fairly similar with football.  Memories, associations and shared experiences.

Another of my ex-boyfriends accidentally got me into dog rescue, which is one of the defining passions of my life and will be when I’m 90 years old, whether I’ve got muscle aches or not.  There's so much suffering and death I see every day which makes me feel powerless and angry. Although by that age, my contribution would probably be limited to writing rude letters to newspapers and signing my will to leave my house to the dogs home!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 13, 2011, 11:28:41 AM
:) Maybe not young in the physical sense, but I know people who seem old beyond their years, mostly because they have no passion for anything.  

It’s a bit hard to describe but this band became important to me at a really key period in my life. So I’ve been listening to their music on some of the best and the worst days of my life. Certain songs have very powerful associations. And when you’ve met the people involved and talked to them, it’s different.

Plus, after a period of time, you can go to a gig, even a very big venue, look across the audience and you see all the usual suspects there at the front, people you’ve come to know.  So it’s like sharing an experience with friends.  I hasten to add here that they’re not a cheesy pop band!

It must be fairly similar with football.  Memories, associations and shared experiences.

Another of my ex-boyfriends accidentally got me into dog rescue, which is one of the defining passions of my life and will be when I’m 90 years old, whether I’ve got muscle aches or not.  There's so much suffering and death I see every day which makes me feel powerless and angry. Although by that age, my contribution would probably be limited to writing rude letters to newspapers and signing my will to leave my house to the dogs home!


Wouldn't matter if they were a cheesy pop band, Jess (see your own comment to me on that point) !

I think you're right about how we are drawn to certain things by memories, associations, and shared experiences.  Growing up as an Air Force brat, I don't have the 'this is my hometown' 'here is the house where I grew up' 'this is friend I've known since I was four' type of thing - being a global nomad doesn't lend itself to establishing permanence.  So memories and associations are my alternative, since I lack the concrete reality of home and place.

Shifting topic just a hair . . .
Sean has a reputation for being able (and apparently willing) to turn his back on people and things abruptly and permanently - a 'one strike and you're out' attitude in a fashion.  I find it rather sad - but at the same time I understand it completely because it is a common facet of people who grew up in military (and other type) families that moved not just houses but countries every few years.  During those years it serves as a coping mechanism to protect from the pain of leaving places and people just about the time you've started to settle in - but later, when the constant moving is over, it becomes just a hard-line attitude.  It took me years to break myself from doing it . . . even when I realised that it was hurting me more than anyone else.

I mention it because we've been talking about associations - and in my experience it is rather rare to see someone who was raised in a completely opposite manner (spending all his growing up years in the same place and still able to 'go home' now) from a global nomad with that attitude.  Makes me wonder, sometimes, just how connected to his community he was growing up.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 13, 2011, 01:01:40 PM
I had a very settled childhood – my family had lived in the same house for 70 years. My parents had a rock solid marriage. Maybe that gave me the confidence to be quite nomadic, although I’ve tied myself down a bit too easily at times! I felt very cut adrift and unsettled when my parents died and the house had to be sold because that safe place I could always go home to didn’t exist anymore.

The ‘one strike and you’re out’ attitude is a self-protection mechanism. I’ve seen it quite a bit in people who didn't come from a nomadic background. People learn to cope with dysfunctional environments in any number of ways depending on their personalities.

Take my sister and I.  Same environment.  She is very much a ‘one strike and you’re out’ person and will ignore people for years on end for some imagined slight.  I’m the opposite in that I will often forgive far too much and it takes a lot (often far too much) for me to shut somebody out.

Over time, I’ve had to become much more hardened and tend to adopt that attitude more, because I was too forgiving and idealistic. People have taken advantage of that in the past.

I’ve come to see that trusting too easily has allowed people to cause me a lot of damage, which I’d underestimated. It’s learning the ideal balance to be struck between giving people more chances, and protecting yourself from emotional damage which can take years to recover from.  That's not easy.

I’d imagine being famous would be another explanation for that kind of attitude because you must have to put up with so much, so many fake people using you and wanting to be with you for selfish reasons.  Let’s face it, there are a lot of shallow, greedy, fame-hungry people out there, and being a celebrity must attract them. That's why I would hate to be famous.

Over time that must harden somebody, and self-protective instincts kick in. You learn to build a wall and shut people outside it if there’s any perceived threat. I’d imagine the more you have to lose, the faster you’d do it.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 13, 2011, 08:43:25 PM
Interesting.  It is in reading responses like yours that I begin to realise how very little I know about 'settled' people.  Most - almost all, in fact - of my friends are settled people who grew up in similar situations as yours.  I suppose it is indicative of my personal fortress wall that I don't see the 'one strike' rule in them.   I know I seem slightly odd (but nice enough for all that) to them.  They put up with my quirks and when they talk about chatting with someone they've known since nursery school, I just smile and nod and don't tell them that is as foreign to me as Mars!

I hate to think that Sean has built such a protective wall - I understand it, but it's sad to imagine, because I know about those walls far too well.  You can build them high and strong and fast.  They have moats with alligators and barbed wire along the top.  What they don't have is a door. 

If no one can get in, neither can you get out - but you don't realise it until you've shoved the last brick into place.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on February 13, 2011, 09:37:23 PM
I’m not a very good example of a ‘settled’ person, I’m afraid!  Firstly, I grew up in London which is a very transient place, so most of the people I grew up with have moved away.  Secondly, I only keep in contact with one friend and one member of my family from back then – I haven’t spoken to my sister in over 5 years.

Growing up in London is very different from growing up in a close community so I don’t really know what effect that has. Apart from saying that when I moved to a tiny rural village, I was so used to the anonymity of London that I found it very odd the way people took an interest in my business.

And I very much go my own way, I’m not very conventional so I have quirks aplenty!

Some people have a close inner circle of family and friends and build the wall around that.  They’re happy with that. Yes, they probably miss out on meeting some interesting people, but they'd probably look around at others and say they save themselves a lot of stress too. And even if they let people in sometimes, they evict them for the slightest thing because their emotional needs are being sufficiently met by their inner circle.

I think you get some people who reach a point (if they weren’t always there) of being very static in their lives. It’s like they’ve drawn this big circle around themselves, they’re happy with what’s inside it, and they don’t look beyond the boundaries. They’re not interested in what’s beyond it. And they’re not interested in taking risks on people. Often they’re quite content.

Then you get people (irrespective of their backgrounds) who have a different perspective.  They’re always looking outwards beyond the boundaries, taking risks, seeking to meet new people, try new things, travel to new places, wanting to know what’s around the next corner.  They can’t believe that people in the first group can be happy living in their tiny, insular world shutting people out. But, who knows, the people in the first group may well be happier as they're content with what they have.

You can probably tell from this that after many years of thinking I knew what was best, I've reached the point where  I realize I don't actually know :)

I don't know how any of that applies to Sean by the way - that was me rambling on very generic ground :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 13, 2011, 11:32:05 PM
I’m not a very good example of a ‘settled’ person, I’m afraid!  Firstly, I grew up in London which is a very transient place, so most of the people I grew up with have moved away.  Secondly, I only keep in contact with one friend and one member of my family from back then – I haven’t spoken to my sister in over 5 years.

Growing up in London is very different from growing up in a close community so I don’t really know what effect that has. Apart from saying that when I moved to a tiny rural village, I was so used to the anonymity of London that I found it very odd the way people took an interest in my business.

And I very much go my own way, I’m not very conventional so I have quirks aplenty!

Some people have a close inner circle of family and friends and build the wall around that.  They’re happy with that. Yes, they probably miss out on meeting some interesting people, but they'd probably look around at others and say they save themselves a lot of stress too. And even if they let people in sometimes, they evict them for the slightest thing because their emotional needs are being sufficiently met by their inner circle.

I think you get some people who reach a point (if they weren’t always there) of being very static in their lives. It’s like they’ve drawn this big circle around themselves, they’re happy with what’s inside it, and they don’t look beyond the boundaries. They’re not interested in what’s beyond it. And they’re not interested in taking risks on people. Often they’re quite content.

Then you get people (irrespective of their backgrounds) who have a different perspective.  They’re always looking outwards beyond the boundaries, taking risks, seeking to meet new people, try new things, travel to new places, wanting to know what’s around the next corner.  They can’t believe that people in the first group can be happy living in their tiny, insular world shutting people out. But, who knows, the people in the first group may well be happier as they're content with what they have.

You can probably tell from this that after many years of thinking I knew what was best, I've reached the point where  I realize I don't actually know :)

I don't know how any of that applies to Sean by the way - that was me rambling on very generic ground :)


Crimey.  If it weren't for rambling, I'd probably never say a word . . . :)
I'm going to think about what you've said and get back to it - it's getting to be my bedtime and I can feel my neurons flickering off as I type!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2011, 09:29:23 AM
'Blades Have Fight ' - Insists Cork

http://www.sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=231900

Quote
'Dave's a legend but his 'little chat' to the players before the Reading game went on for about four hours! He was telling them that this is the best club he has ever worked at and that the fans are the best as well - he even told them that Sean Bean would pack up his whole Hollywood career to play for United!'


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 03, 2011, 10:48:52 AM
United need a real life miracle.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/united_need_a_real_life_miracle_1_3136173
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Blue Jay on March 03, 2011, 11:41:39 AM
Isn't that the same as always?  :backout
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 03, 2011, 12:45:59 PM
Isn't that the same as always?  :backout

Pretty much.  More this season than usual . . . c'est la vie  !
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on March 05, 2011, 09:33:36 AM
1 - 0 down at the moment.  I feel masochistic following this.  I'm off to the shops to buy some milk instead!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on March 05, 2011, 11:39:05 AM
Oh well, that was an unmitigated disaster - Scunthorpe won as well.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 08, 2011, 03:50:31 PM
Quote
Sheff Utd   2 - 1   Nott'm Forest
Matthew Lowton scored the winner as Sheffield United came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest and register their first win of 2011.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/9415424.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on March 08, 2011, 08:15:46 PM
Well, miracles do exist!
 :holycrap
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 08, 2011, 09:56:10 PM
Well, miracles do exist!
 :holycrap

Down in AZ, without more than 10 minutes at a time to myself *whinge* . . .

This is the best news I've had ALL week.

Up the Blades!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on March 16, 2011, 10:54:29 PM
Way cool Thanks :goodgrl2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 19, 2011, 10:02:43 AM
Quote
Sheff Utd   2 - 0   Leeds
Sheffield United boosted their survival hopes with a win over Leeds United.

The Blades remain in the bottom three but the result puts the pressure back on the teams above them while denting Leeds's hopes of automatic promotion.

They took the lead after the break when Leeds man Eric Lichaj inadvertently turned in Nick Montgomery's effort.

Bjorn Helge Riise scored the second when he tucked into the bottom right before Leeds substitute Billy Paynter saw red for violent conduct.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/9426555.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 19, 2011, 12:10:31 PM
Quote
Sheff Utd   2 - 0   Leeds
Sheffield United boosted their survival hopes with a win over Leeds United.

The Blades remain in the bottom three but the result puts the pressure back on the teams above them while denting Leeds's hopes of automatic promotion.

They took the lead after the break when Leeds man Eric Lichaj inadvertently turned in Nick Montgomery's effort.

Bjorn Helge Riise scored the second when he tucked into the bottom right before Leeds substitute Billy Paynter saw red for violent conduct.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/9426555.stm

It was a great match - they were strong throughout.  I don't know if Monty was MOTM, but he should have been!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 04, 2011, 09:09:27 PM
Darn.  Lost 3-0 to QPR. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 04, 2011, 10:49:38 PM
Darn is not the word I chose . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on April 04, 2011, 10:55:26 PM
I assumed that instantly.
 :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 05, 2011, 12:51:01 AM
I was assuming that Sean, wherever he is, had uttered all the expletives required by the occasion.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 05, 2011, 09:36:32 AM
I assumed that instantly.
 :mutley:

Yes - I sighed and said:

Drat.

 :evillaugh
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on April 05, 2011, 07:45:40 PM


Yes - I sighed and said:

Drat.

 :evillaugh

I'm sure you did!   :phbbbt
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 09, 2011, 11:05:56 AM
Oh well, just when I thought it couldn't get any worse.  They're bottom of the table now.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 13, 2011, 04:52:46 AM
Win or bust: Sheffield United must now take full points to survive

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/win_or_bust_sheffield_united_must_now_take_full_points_to_survive_1_3280527
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 13, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
Not going to happen.  They just plain weren't up to the challenge yesterday - it wasn't that they didn't try (okay, there were a number who were calling it in) . . . they just weren't good enough.  The poor crosses and gutless performance (better to try and fail than not try at all.  Really.) of both the midfield and forwards meant we were doomed from the first whistle.  It was dire.

I have to agree with *small gag* Seth Bennett on this one . . . we go down, we lose many of the 'experienced' players (I am gutted about a few of those - like Monty and maybe even Morgs *argh!*) and bring in some of the new talent coming from the academy.  We probably won't bounce out of League 1 - but if it's going to be rebuilding from scratch, what's the point of bouncing out and taking it in the chops again?  Better to stay down for a couple of seasons, until the squad is ready for prime-time.

I'm not sure if I absolutely agree with his assessment about spending - he suggests that it started going pear-shaped when we went up to the Premier League and got worse and worse.  We have made piss-poor decisions; buying high and allowing ridiculous release clauses; but I'm not sure it's been all bad.

Mickey Adams swears he wants to stick with the club - I hope he does.  He was SO pissed off yesterday - wow.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 16, 2011, 10:34:00 AM
 :holycrap  All square - went off - came back - 2-0 down. Couldn't be any worse really.

I agree with Lighty - they'll go down, and let's hope they'll be back up when they have some chance of staying up.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 16, 2011, 10:35:02 AM
Meanwhile I really hope that Blackpool beat the drop this year - they've worked so hard and done so well this season - to drop out at the very end would be horrible. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 16, 2011, 11:05:11 AM
Preston   3 - 1   Sheff Utd
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 21, 2011, 05:49:35 AM
 

 Blades: Staring Down The Barrel

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades_staring_down_the_barrel_1_3308617



 Blades stare at grim reality of the drop

http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/columnists/smith_of_the_star_blades_stare_at_grim_reality_of_the_drop_1_3308842
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on April 21, 2011, 10:43:44 AM
I'm beginning to think that Sean as a board member was their good luck.  Maybe they need to beg him to come back.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 23, 2011, 10:59:44 AM
Sheff Utd   3 - 2   Bristol City
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 23, 2011, 11:04:49 AM
Gobsmacked.

Seriously.

I almost wish we hadn't . . . now I'm hopeful (delusional) we'll avoid the drop.

Whatever . . .

WOOHOOOO!!

UP the BLADES!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Blue Jay on April 23, 2011, 11:05:26 AM
Bristol City must be really bad then ...... :backout
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 23, 2011, 11:31:56 AM
Bristol City must be really bad then ...... :backout

Actually, we didn't play completely piss-poor today.  Mostly, but not completely.  Simonson gave away an own-goal in the first minutes (sigh), but they couldn't score on their own until midway through the second half.  We scored two in the space of three minutes - screwed up and let them have one in the second . . . and then, in the 83rd minute, one of the new academy lads - 18 year old Jordon Slew - slotted in the winning goal for us.

If McGuire (another academy prospect) hadn't let his emotions overrule his sense and been red-carded (a Bristol player was ejected in the first half), we wouldn't have lost the lead and might have won 3-1 instead of taking it to the wire.

Bristol was not bad - we were slightly better. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Blue Jay on April 23, 2011, 11:58:49 AM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 25, 2011, 10:59:25 AM
Right - have stopped swearing now.

So - we're going down now for certain aren't we?  Two games left - 6 points behind - we'd go down on GD even if we won both games and CP or Doncaster lost both.  That's how it works isn't it?

OK - unless Doncaster or CP lose both by an enormous margin and we win ours by a large margin.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 25, 2011, 11:14:10 AM
Reading   2 - 3   Sheff Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13112039.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 25, 2011, 01:28:44 PM
Right - have stopped swearing now.

So - we're going down now for certain aren't we?  Two games left - 6 points behind - we'd go down on GD even if we won both games and CP or Doncaster lost both.  That's how it works isn't it?

OK - unless Doncaster or CP lose both by an enormous margin and we win ours by a large margin.

Yeah, we're down.  When you have to depend on what another club (or clubs) do to save yourself, you're doomed.  And our final schedule is not easy-breezey, either.

Best to start thinking ahead to a bounce out of Division 1 . . . assuming the Blades pull themselves together sufficiently next season.  If not, then they'll be where they deserve to be.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 25, 2011, 02:13:12 PM
Best to start thinking ahead to a bounce out of Division 1 . . . assuming the Blades pull themselves together sufficiently next season.  If not, then they'll be where they deserve to be.

Yes, you're right. They've been terrible this season.  I do feel sorry for Sean as he must be gutted, but I suppose these are the highs and lows of following any team that passionately.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 25, 2011, 03:22:43 PM
Best to start thinking ahead to a bounce out of Division 1 . . . assuming the Blades pull themselves together sufficiently next season.  If not, then they'll be where they deserve to be.

Yes, you're right. They've been terrible this season.  I do feel sorry for Sean as he must be gutted, but I suppose these are the highs and lows of following any team that passionately.

I suspect so, but since he's been following them they've been all over the map, division-wise - including a drop that took them from the old Division 1 (what is now the PL) to the old Division 4 (what is now Division 3) in a span of four years.  They bounced out of the fourth division in a year, but then bounced between Divisions 2 and 3 (today's Championship and Div. 1) for another eight years before they made it back to the top.

He'll survive, as you said and he may be spending more time with his local club anyway - I bet they let him between the sticks for off-season five a side matches . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 30, 2011, 11:08:26 AM
Sheffield Utd   2 - 2   Barnsley
Sheffield United are relegated to League One after only managing a draw against Barnsley at Bramall Lane.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13174211.stm

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on April 30, 2011, 11:29:22 AM
Well, I think pretty much everybody was resigned to it by now.  At one point earlier, they were 2-1 up and CP were 1-0 down and I was thinking that their only hope would be if they went on a crazy scoring spree but that's never looked likely the whole season.

They weren't robbed or anything - they just haven't been very good this season.

Oh well, onwards, and hopefully, upwards!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: exbill on April 30, 2011, 12:55:11 PM
They weren't robbed or anything - they just haven't been very good this season.

Oh well, onwards, and hopefully, upwards!


Oh such a shame ........ btw Nottingham Forest beat Scunthorpe  5 - 1 this afternoon .  :thumbsup:        :backout
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 30, 2011, 05:54:32 PM
They weren't robbed or anything - they just haven't been very good this season.

Oh well, onwards, and hopefully, upwards!


Oh such a shame ........ btw Nottingham Forest beat Scunthorpe  5 - 1 this afternoon .  :thumbsup:        :backout

Now to the playoffs!  Good luck, XB!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 07, 2011, 03:36:22 PM
sheffield united relegated to the 3rd tier of english football


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6HpwUKlIng
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Mike on May 09, 2011, 02:54:21 AM
Black day for Sean. Think he will wear mourning for the next year. Poor Baby.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sylvene on May 09, 2011, 11:46:45 AM
Awww... poor baby.  Let me comfort him.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Blue Jay on May 09, 2011, 11:53:15 AM
You'd think he'd be used to it by now .....  :backout
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 09, 2011, 12:41:30 PM
You'd think he'd be used to it by now .....  :backout

One would think.  Hell, I haven't had nearly the years of support and I'm used to it.  :damnit

I will admit that this is the first time in a very long time they've dropped below the 2nd tier and that stings a bit more.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 10, 2011, 07:59:19 AM
Blades: Lane chief ready to pump in extra cash.


Quote
SHEFFIELD United will take steps to ensure they are no longer reliant on loan players to strengthen their squad, plc chairman Kevin McCabe confirmed last night, after admitting that instability behind the scenes contributed to the club’s relegation from the Championship.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades_lane_chief_ready_to_pump_in_extra_cash_1_3364663
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 10, 2011, 10:12:02 AM
Blades: Lane chief ready to pump in extra cash.


Quote
SHEFFIELD United will take steps to ensure they are no longer reliant on loan players to strengthen their squad, plc chairman Kevin McCabe confirmed last night, after admitting that instability behind the scenes contributed to the club’s relegation from the Championship.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades_lane_chief_ready_to_pump_in_extra_cash_1_3364663

I'm gobsmacked.

From what his son (who is CEO? CFO? of the club PLC) said in the Club statement last week, I'd have bet dollars to doughnuts that they wouldn't be putting an extra penny into the club.  Kevin McCabe really is a Blade, though, so he might have just told his kids that it's his damned money and he'll do with it what he damn well pleases.

Maybe we can hold onto some of our senior players.  Maybe we can get a decent senior player in who isn't a loanee or given a "I wanna take my ball and go home" clause.

Maybe a teeny, tiny, minuscule, pinpoint of light?

Thanks for the link, patch!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 10, 2011, 02:39:45 PM
Sheffield United sack manager Micky Adams

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13354375.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 10, 2011, 06:12:56 PM
Sheffield United sack manager Micky Adams

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13354375.stm

Right.  After McCabe complains of four managers in a year, he sacks the fourth one.  Hope he's got a miracle up his well-tailored sleeve  . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on May 10, 2011, 06:40:52 PM
He's probably thinking 'We've hit rock bottom, there's nothing much to lose from starting from scratch.'
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 10, 2011, 07:02:48 PM
He's probably thinking 'We've hit rock bottom, there's nothing much to lose from starting from scratch.'

Hope so.  Feel bad about Mickey, though - he came into a club that was already racing toward the bottom, so little surprise he couldn't salvage it.  I think his comment about some (unidentified) players 'cheating' may have been too much for McCabe and the board - and maybe the players, too.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on May 10, 2011, 07:11:45 PM
Yep, as somebody who manages a team, I would say that it's one thing to say stuff like that directly to the guys who work for you, but you don't say those things outside the team.  It's not really the way to get your team members on board if they are slagged off in public.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on May 17, 2011, 06:37:16 AM
Oh such a shame ........ btw Nottingham Forest beat Scunthorpe  5 - 1 this afternoon .  :thumbsup:        :backout

Sorry Exbill - maybe next year! :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Jess on May 22, 2011, 12:51:01 PM
Can't believe that both Blackpool and Sheffield United, the two teams I've followed all season, have been relegated!  :backout
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 27, 2011, 08:12:32 AM
Danny Wilson unveiled as Sheffield United manager

Quote
Sheffield United have named Danny Wilson as their new manager on a three-year contract.The 51-year-old ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss left his last post at Swindon in March, resigning with the club in the League One relegation zone.




http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13564627.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on May 27, 2011, 10:27:17 AM

I'm not convinced he's the man for the job

His stints at Bristol City and Swindon weren't that great.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 28, 2011, 06:17:01 AM
 Hundreds protest as Sheffield United appoint Danny Wilson new manager.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/wilson_picket_hundreds_protest_as_sheffield_united_appoint_danny_wilson_new_manager_video_1_3427160
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on August 05, 2011, 10:35:25 AM
So, the new season starts on Saturday.

Back to searching the results every week but with some new teams to think about.

Sean gets the chance to visit Yeovil (if he's not working) at the end of the month.  (A place, I have to admit, I've never been to despite living almost 20 years in the South West).  Exeter I love and I'd be happy to be his personal tour guide.  Bournemouth can be a bit bleak in winter but it's neighbour Poole is quite nice and a bit historic.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 06, 2011, 10:57:31 AM


Oldham   0 - 2   Sheffield Utd

Quote
Sheffield United got their season off to the perfect start with a comfortable win over a poor Oldham side.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14352031.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 06, 2011, 12:47:12 PM


Oldham   0 - 2   Sheffield Utd

Quote
Sheffield United got their season off to the perfect start with a comfortable win over a poor Oldham side.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14352031.stm

Excellent.   :thumbsup:  And I missed listening (overslept, damn it).   :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 06, 2011, 01:09:06 PM
I always watch  The Football League show on BBC1, featuring highlights from the Championship, League One and League two.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013ds71
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 06, 2011, 02:28:42 PM
I always watch  The Football League show on BBC1, featuring highlights from the Championship, League One and League two.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013ds71

We don't get that show, unfortunately - so Radio Sheffield via Blades Player is my only source . . . :(
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 07, 2011, 01:55:23 AM
harry maguire goal against oldham


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egPC1hBCuYQ
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 07, 2011, 10:14:36 AM
harry maguire goal against oldham


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egPC1hBCuYQ

Just like they practiced it . . . sweet!

Thanks, Patch!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 08, 2011, 04:21:24 AM
A Blade from birth.

http://www.sufc.co.uk/page/Superstore/0,,10418~1981394,00.html


Blades: Sheffield United dancers poised for new season

http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/blades_sheffield_united_dancers_poised_for_new_season_1_3656319


Blades group to turn 30

http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/blades_group_to_turn_30_1_3656291
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 08, 2011, 10:30:06 AM
A Blade from birth.

http://www.sufc.co.uk/page/Superstore/0,,10418~1981394,00.html


Blades: Sheffield United dancers poised for new season

http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/blades_sheffield_united_dancers_poised_for_new_season_1_3656319


Blades group to turn 30

http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/blades_group_to_turn_30_1_3656291

Baby Blades!  Ah - crass commercialism at its finest.  I know they need money, but . . . wait . . . what am I saying?!  Blade dads and mums will LOVE this!

Not sure about the dancers.  Like the idea of community involvement, but it kind of smacks of US Football halftime entertainment - and that has morphed from being a short sidelight to an excuse to drag the game out to unreasonable lengths (bad enough that they stop play every 45 seconds - makes it about as interesting as watching paint dry.  And takes as long . . .).

The age limit on senior Blades is kind of weird - I guess it made more sense when they formed the group, but there are a lot of 30+ year supporters who are younger than sixty!

Thank you for collecting the articles, Patch; makes for interesting morning reading.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 09, 2011, 09:26:47 PM
Hartlepool   1 - 1   Sheffield Utd
Sheffield United needed a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory to defeat Hartlepool in a tight Carling Cup clash.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14368449.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 09, 2011, 09:48:23 PM
Hartlepool   1 - 1   Sheffield Utd
Sheffield United needed a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory to defeat Hartlepool in a tight Carling Cup clash.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14368449.stm

It wasn't tight until the last 20 minutes of the second half.  The extra half was a series of missed chances (mostly the Blades, but Hartlepool did show some vigour).  The last two penalty kicks that won us the match were lovely - Lowton took his time, lined it up . . . and Philliskirk did the opposite, striking into the top of the net almost before the ball had settled at his feet!

A remarkably clean match, too - we collected one yellow, and that not until the 99th minute.

I'm pleased, especially since Hartlepool is another League One club, so we got an advance taste of our competition.  Moving on to round two of the Cup is nice, too.

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 12, 2011, 11:05:15 AM

 Fans can fly the flag for Blades


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/fans_can_fly_the_flag_for_blades_1_3672615
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2011, 03:16:47 PM

 Fans can fly the flag for Blades


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/fans_can_fly_the_flag_for_blades_1_3672615

I think that's a fantastic idea - free to the fans (the fire treatment) and a real boost of colour on match days.
Have to wonder at who chose the blah brown in the new executive suite, though!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 13, 2011, 11:05:02 AM
Sheffield Utd   2 - 0   Brentford



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_2/14429658.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 13, 2011, 11:13:07 AM
Sheffield Utd   2 - 0   Brentford



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_2/14429658.stm

Excellent result - it sounded like they ran all over Brentford.  The back is strong and working well in concert with each other, the midfield is taking its time . . . the forwards are improving.

Having a bit of trouble keeping up with the new players, though.  The names aren't as familiar to me, so I get confused about who is doing what to whom, where!

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 16, 2011, 03:44:15 PM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 2   Walsall


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_2/14457413.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 16, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
The fans sounded AMAZING and the match was non-stop (even Seth Bennett sounded impressed!)  9 points from three matches - that's the way it's supposed to work!

UTB!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 20, 2011, 10:58:56 AM
Tranmere   1 - 1   Sheffield Utd



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_2/14514663.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 20, 2011, 11:19:42 AM
Have to agree with Keith, we dropped two points.  Lost focus in the last 20 minutes.  Ah, well.  Early days yet!

But Monty scored from 30 yards out!  Not only a rare goal for him, but apparently a beautiful, perfect ball straight into the back of the net.
Go, Nick!!

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 24, 2011, 03:59:17 PM
Everton   3 - 1   Sheffield Utd

Carling Cup second round

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14569476.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 24, 2011, 08:18:46 PM
Hard to get terribly excited about this.  I would have preferred a closer score, but it was pretty much a given that we'd lose - at least, as Keith said, they did us the courtesy of turning out a very strong squad rather than assuming we'd fold like wet tissue paper facing their under-21s!

The new lad Flynn sounds like he has some potential, assuming he can keep himself out of trouble on the pitch (Quinn redux, anyone?)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 27, 2011, 09:06:37 AM
Yeovil   0 - 1   Sheffield Utd



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14600551.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 27, 2011, 09:09:50 AM
Well deserved three points - Yeovil didn't put up much of a fight.  Can't figure out what was up with the referee in the last couple of minutes of injury time . . . water on the brain?

In any case, we're on top of the table for the moment, but it's doubtful we'll stay there for long as we're only two points up from both MK Dons and Charlton.  That draw is proving annoying!

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 03, 2011, 09:56:53 AM
Up at the half over Bury.

Here's a question for all: how do you pronounce that city name?  Like 'burr-y' or like 'bear-y'? 

Andy Giddings is pronouncing it 'bear-y' and Keith Edwards is pronouncing it 'burr-y' and the half-time BBC announcer just said 'bear-y'.  How do the people in Bury pronounce it??
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 03, 2011, 10:07:08 AM
Just answered my own question!  This quote from someone on the dialect blog at the BBC . . .

Quote
Chris Bainbridge from Bury
I spent the first few years of my life on Tyneside, so am still able to understand and speak Geordie. We moved to just north of Manchester when I was little, so I had to learn a new way of talking, because nobody could understand me at first. I thought I was putting on my best B.B.C. newsreader voice and thought I sounded like Richard baker, but in reality I sounded more like Jimmy Nail. Most of the other kids at school thought I was "Scotch" (to use their term). The local accent in Prestwich was a bit like today's Manchester twang, a bit nasal. But just three or four miles up the road they talk Lancashire, like Peter Kay (as I found when I went to secondary school). The Mancunians used to deride the Bury lot, and call them "Farmers", or "Yonners" (why? Because they come from "over yon"!). I live in Bury now, the very name of which is a one-word linguistic test. You can tell a Manc by the way they pronounce "Bury" as "Berry". My old compadres the Geordies (as well as the Scots) say "Burry". The locals, however, pronounce it somewhere in between, with a vowel sound like a shortened version of the French "beurre", or a German "o-umlaut". So now you know!

Sooo . . . Bury is 'berry' if you're Mancunian - 'burry' if you're Geordie or Scots - and something in-between if you're a local (not sure how that sounds, though!)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 03, 2011, 10:39:21 AM
3-0 Blades - and there's still time!

Woot!

Yeah, I know - League One . . .

UTB!!

4-0 . . . nananana - hey, hey, hey - that's the Blades!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 03, 2011, 11:00:38 AM
Full time    Sheffield Utd   4 - 0   Bury


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14690786.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 10, 2011, 11:03:43 AM
Scunthorpe   1 - 1   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14773031.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 10, 2011, 11:13:59 AM
Well - we drew rather than lost, but we should have won.  It was a game of halves.  First half was dire -played like last season.  Second half, played much, much better.

Scored.  Good, but our scorer was Ched Evans . . . which is psychologically problematic, given that he's under charges for rape.  I want - really want - to stick by what I believe, ethically, which is innocent until proven guilty - but rape is such an emotionally charged subject and I realise, even as I say 'innocent until proven' that part of my brain is saying 'yeah, but . . .' (I need to work on this, obviously!)

We went top of table - but we did it barely, and the reason is because Wednesday (!!) beat MK Dons rather decisively.  Wednesday!

Game of halves all around.

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 13, 2011, 03:44:52 PM
Sheffield Utd   0 - 3   Huddersfield



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14799576.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on September 13, 2011, 06:01:11 PM
Ut-oh...Lighty will not be pleased.  Not pleased at all. :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 13, 2011, 08:13:48 PM
Glad I missed it!  Think I'll avoid the highlight reel, too . . .  :censored:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 17, 2011, 10:44:48 AM
Making up for last match - 3-0 at the moment (should be more like 6-0 but we keep hitting the woodwork)!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 24, 2011, 11:10:41 AM
Wycombe   1 - 0   Sheffield Utd



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14958080.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 24, 2011, 11:58:25 AM
Wycombe   1 - 0   Sheffield Utd



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14958080.stm

Miserable match.  I get the goal - mistakes are made (McGuire made this one) - but that was halfway through the first half and despite a plethora of chances, they never made it through.

Depressing, actually.  Quinn is apparently back to his old 'hold onto it for just one more second' nonsense; Williamson was completely off his game; the gaffer waited entirely too long to pull some of the underperformers.

And we're playing Charlton next!  ack.

In any case . . . UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 01, 2011, 11:00:14 AM
Sheffield Utd   0 - 2   Charlton



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_2/15045642.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 01, 2011, 01:12:35 PM
Wish I could see some of those games.  We get some Premier League matches on ESPN here in Colorado, but not the blades.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 04, 2011, 04:08:23 PM
Johnstone's Paint Trophy


Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/results/default.stm



 

 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 07, 2011, 03:36:14 PM
Quote
FORGET the Steel City derby later in the month - it seems Owls and Blades fans are being put at the centre of another rivalry this season.
Two proto-pop stars are going head-to-head by releasing their versions of Singing The Blues and The Greasy Chip Butty Song.
And, because both singles are in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital, the generosity of both sets of supporters is at stake.



http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/the-diary/clash_of_derby_songs_1_3842206
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 11, 2011, 01:32:49 PM
Extra police drafted in for Sheffield football derby


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/extra_police_drafted_in_for_sheffield_football_derby_1_3858376
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 16, 2011, 06:16:31 AM
Good start for the Blades!

Sheffield Utd 1 - 0 Sheffield Wed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15231221.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 16, 2011, 06:21:07 AM
Gah.  We almost let them level!  Thank goodness for the post . . .

and TWOOOOOOOOO.

We just scored AGAIN!!!!!!

*excuse me . . . must HAPPY DANCE . . . *

on edit:
minutes to the half - things are heating up a bit (wouldn't be a derby if they didn't) - still 2-0 Blades . . . Wednesday have had a couple of good chances, but gained nowt for them.  

on edit:

3 minutes extra time . . . we have a corner; Williamson took it, Madine cleared, lots of pressure around Wednesday's box . . . O'Grady just conceded a free kick . . . nope, we couldn't convert.  *drat*
Halftime
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 16, 2011, 07:46:40 AM
Good gawd.

35 minutes into the second and the Owls have freaking LEVELED.

Blades just gave it away.

sigh.

edit:  ended 2-2.  Disappointing from a derby standpoint, but really disappointing from a league table standpoint.  *shakes head*

Ah, well.  UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 16, 2011, 07:56:17 AM
Sheffield Utd 2 - 2 Sheffield Wed

Full time

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15231221.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 19, 2011, 03:40:51 PM
Preston   2 - 4   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15269480.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 19, 2011, 04:26:05 PM
Preston   2 - 4   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15269480.stm


Damn.  Missed it . . . glad the club is providing full coverage of the matches now!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 22, 2011, 10:59:36 AM
Minutes to go . . . we might just pull out this match.  1-0 Blades over Leyton Orient . . .

A win is good, though I agree with Keith - it would be nice to have a comfortable win for a change.  Sweating the last minutes is agonizing, especially against a team sitting in the relegation zone.

Why the hell do they insist on pushing their luck?

Holy crap.  Orient just scored because the Blades can't F****** just let it be.  If I were the gaffer, I'd be stripping flesh off ALL of them in the dressing room after this is over.

STUPID BUGGERS.

argh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 25, 2011, 03:43:45 PM
Sheffield Utd 2 - 1 MK Dons


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15346266.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 29, 2011, 10:55:54 AM
Sheffield Utd   4 - 4   Exeter


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15413439.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 29, 2011, 01:47:09 PM
A frustrating match.  Behind 2 in the first 25 minutes.  Then level in the minutes of the second.  Then pull ahead.  Then level.  Then pull ahead.  And then, with 5 minutes to go in regular time - level again.

Damned roller coaster that match was.  Puts us in an awkward spot - and still behind Wednesday.  Boohisssss . . .

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 05, 2011, 12:05:02 PM
Stevenage   2 - 1   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15504019.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 05, 2011, 12:10:52 PM
I think it's time for the squad to take Quinny behind the barn and encourage him to shape up.  Rarely does a match go by that he doesn't incite - directly or indirectly - a dangerous penalty.

This time it lost us the match.

geeze.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 12, 2011, 10:59:49 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 0   Oxford Utd

FA Cup first round


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15604892.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 12, 2011, 11:30:51 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 0   Oxford Utd

FA Cup first round


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15604892.stm

A good match against a league two side - I wish we played this well in our division!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 19, 2011, 10:56:59 AM
Sheffield Utd   1 - 0   Carlisle


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15704689.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 19, 2011, 05:21:47 PM
Not a bad match, though Quinny STILL can't seem to figure out when to release the ball.  I'm thinking someone needs to invent a device to install in his shorts - it would recognize the moment he should release the ball and give him a little tickle.  If he doesn't release it within 2 seconds of the tickle, it would give him a shock right in the arse.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 25, 2011, 05:03:30 AM
Striker James Beattie returns to Sheffield United.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15872372.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 26, 2011, 08:54:51 AM
Chesterfield   0 - 1   Sheffield Utd



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15802762.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 26, 2011, 09:09:03 AM
A squeaker - and us without Monty and Cressy both (Cressy ill and Monty's twin daughters in hospital *best to the family - yikes*).  Doyle wore the captain's armband.

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 27, 2011, 10:52:24 AM
 Gary Speed Former Blades player, coach  and manager has died, aged 42.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15909277

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066812/Gary-Speed-dead-Wales-football-manager-commits-suicide-42.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Speed
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 27, 2011, 11:18:28 AM
Oh NO.  I am stunned.  This is incredibly sad.  RIP, Gary - and condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lasue on November 27, 2011, 04:24:23 PM
Very sad news.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 03, 2011, 11:05:58 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 2   Torquay

FA Cup second round

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15901732.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 03, 2011, 02:03:54 PM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 2   Torquay

FA Cup second round

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15901732.stm

Only got to listen to bits and pieces - the internet stream was awful today (and I'd blame it on the weather, except the other South Yorkshire matches were coming through loud and clear.)

I did get to hear Evan's first goal - apparently he took off his shirt (had another underneath, in memory of Gary Speed - I think all the squad were wearing them underneath).  The referee allowed it - which was kind.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 10, 2011, 11:07:34 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 0   Rochdale


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16014933.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 17, 2011, 11:04:49 AM
Bournemouth   0 - 2   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16123995.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 17, 2011, 12:07:39 PM
Two own goals by Bournemouth, though Cressy had a solid goal disallowed that would have made a winner in another dimension . . . we played better ball, overall.

Huddersfield held Wednesday with a leveler in the last minute of the match (4-4), so we are only two points behind the Owls and have a better GD.  Preston is currently one up over MD Dons (interestingly), which could - potentially - leave us safely in the third slot for the week.  *go, Lilywhites!*

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 27, 2011, 10:14:45 AM
Sheffield Utd   2 - 1   Notts County



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16260413.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 27, 2011, 05:08:32 PM
Pretty good match - Notts County scored first, but United pulled ahead and didn't let them through.  James Beattie was on the bench and sent onto the pitch the last minutes of the match - he is apparently still not as fit as hoped, which doesn't bode well for a continuation of this trial contract.

A shame; he is very young to have his career end so ignominiously.

That said - we are currently in second with one point over Wednesday.  We play Hartlepool at the gawdawful (from my perspective of Pacific time zone) hour of 1pm on Saturday.  Another home match.

Woot!  Even if I have to get up at 5am . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lasue on December 30, 2011, 09:58:26 PM
Is there a site that I can go to and buy some Sheffield United clothes???? I would love to promote them in this country. :slyfox
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 30, 2011, 11:38:50 PM
Is there a site that I can go to and buy some Sheffield United clothes???? I would love to promote them in this country. :slyfox

Only place I'm sure of is the Blades Super Store, through the club.  I've only bought one thing from them by mail - a hoodie - the year they went up to the Premiership.  They don't have nearly as much of a selection these days; I'm sure they're cutting back to save money.

They have some women's leisure wear (mostly t-shirts) and of course they have replica kit, if you're into that sort of thing.  Or, you can buy other stuff - badges, scarves, cups, etc.  Shipping is pricey from the UK so be prepared for that.  My hoodie was on sale and with shipping it still cost me about $80 (remember the exchange rate - which was much worse in 2006).  ouch

Here's the link to the website:  http://www.sufcdirect.co.uk/

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 31, 2011, 08:55:12 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 1   Hartlepool


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16324928.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 31, 2011, 09:14:38 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 1   Hartlepool


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16324928.stm

An automatic promotion spot is a nice place to be for the New Year!

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on December 31, 2011, 01:15:31 PM
WHAT!?!?!?!?!?! You mean they are getting promoted? 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 31, 2011, 01:36:02 PM
WHAT!?!?!?!?!?! You mean they are getting promoted?  

Not yet. *chuckle*

The match today means they slid into second in the table (behind Charlton, who are pretty safe in first).  First and second spots are automatic promotion spots - third spot is battled out by the teams who end up in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th position.

No guarantee that the Blades will hold second, but it's a MUCH nicer place to be than the position they were in last December!

Here's a link to the table, in case you're interested:

http://www.sufc.co.uk/page/LeagueTable/0,,10418,00.html
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 02, 2012, 10:57:07 AM
Carlisle   3 - 2   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16331320.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 02, 2012, 11:25:33 AM
Carlisle   3 - 2   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16331320.stm

drat.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 07, 2012, 10:58:24 AM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 1   Salisbury

FA Cup third round


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16371906.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 07, 2012, 02:30:23 PM
Sheffield Utd   3 - 1   Salisbury

FA Cup third round


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16371906.stm

Not the most exciting match - I don't really think the lads were that into it.  Without seeing the goal Salisbury scored, I can't say for sure, but I almost think Simonsen just let it by so they didn't go home entirely empty handed.  I always feel for these little clubs.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 09, 2012, 03:34:56 PM
The wild world of Warnock

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/blogs/mirror-football-blog/Neil-Warnock-s-maddest-moments-and-most-hated-rivals-including-Stan-Ternent-Gary-Megson-Wally-Downes-Phil-Thompson-El-Hadji-Diouf-article851558.html

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 10, 2012, 03:42:49 PM
Sheffield Utd   4 - 0   Yeovil



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16388678.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 10, 2012, 03:56:24 PM
Fun match - not a huge challenge, but fun . . . ;)  I wish the gaffer had given Beattie more of a run-out - the lad wants to prove himself so much (and I do have a soft spot for him).

4-0 is good; brings our GD to 22.  Still only one point separates Wednesday from us, though - and only three points from Huddersfield, who have 28 on GD.

We need to beat Bury on Saturday - that's all there is to it.  It would be nice if Wednesday and Huddersfield lost their matches, but we simply have to win. 

'Cuz I said so!  :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 14, 2012, 11:28:30 AM
Bury   0 - 3   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16453721.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 14, 2012, 11:47:02 AM
Good match, though a bit lackadaisical in the first half.  Cressy, Evans, and Williams scored again - and again, the gaffer waited until the last few minutes of the match to bring on Beattie.  I know he doesn't like to shift around a winning combination, but I think he could have safely put Beattie on for more than three minutes!

We're in okay shape at this point, as long as we keep winning.  Wednesday lost to Charlton, but Huddersfield drew Oldham, so we now have Huddersfield breathing heavy on our heels instead of the Owls.

Next match is Charlton - send your winning thoughts to the Blades!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 21, 2012, 10:59:34 AM
Charlton   1 - 0   Sheffield Utd


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16559604.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 21, 2012, 11:31:08 AM
Sigh.

Can't say I was positive we'd win this one - or even draw - but I was perhaps a bit too hopeful.

Good match, overall, and we didn't squander chances.  A few mistakes - including an incredibly stupid move from James Beattie that got him shown red (arguing.  Really?  Arguing?  What is it with that nonsense?  He's in contract talks - as a free agent; why in the name of all that is holy would he do something stupid like that???)

Anyway.  We hit the woodwork so many times that it should need repair, but couldn't get it in the back of the net.  Their keeper sounds pretty weak, actually - but they have a defender who sounds like he could play keeper himself.  He deflected about half the chances we had - always in the right place (which is more than could be said for the keeper himself, I think).

Table wise, this puts us in a precarious position.  Most of the league still has a game in hand, so we're in double trouble if we don't win solidly next match.  Still in second, but by a slender two points - and Huddersfield in third has two more on GD than we do.  ack.

We'll move on to next week!
UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on January 25, 2012, 02:33:14 PM
I was at the Wednesday/Hartlepool match at the weekend with my friend who is a massive pools fan. I think I was cheering louder when Sweeney got the equaliser. Just wish they had been able to score a third lol
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 25, 2012, 02:44:19 PM
I was at the Wednesday/Hartlepool match at the weekend with my friend who is a massive pools fan. I think I was cheering louder when Sweeney got the equaliser. Just wish they had been able to score a third lol

Ah well - at least they kept the Owls GD down!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on January 25, 2012, 02:49:14 PM
Yeah though if at the end of the season the table is like it is now we could have an interesting play-off match
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 25, 2012, 04:24:31 PM
Yeah though if at the end of the season the table is like it is now we could have an interesting play-off match

Honestly - I'm not interested in a play-off match.  This season I want straight promotion!  I am willing to allow  :evillaugh Wednesday to win a promotion spot in a play-off match, as long as we are going up.  Derby's are fun.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on January 26, 2012, 04:15:01 AM
They are indeed.  :evillaugh Especially when they give you an early kick off so people can't drink too much before the match hehe. Like that stops anyone :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 26, 2012, 12:22:38 PM
Quote
Sheffield United have extended striker James Beattie's contract until the end of the season.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16745492.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 26, 2012, 03:01:11 PM
Quote
Sheffield United have extended striker James Beattie's contract until the end of the season.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16745492.stm

Good.  I was afraid that his (very) silly outburst that resulted in ejection would throw a major wrench into the gears.  He'd best settle down, now.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 28, 2012, 09:43:52 AM
Well, if he's at the match, I suspect Sean might be moving toward the beer queue for the half . . . we're two down at 40 minutes and just not doing too well.
It's not over by a long shot, of course, but I think we're proving that we're not quite ready for the premier league.

Still hope springs eternal - it's only two . . .

And 60 minutes into the match, we're down another one.  Sean may be headed BACK to the bar . . .

Honestly, I didn't expect to win, but I'd rather not go down in flames.  ouch.

*Frantically stamping out the flames . . .*

4-0 Birmingham.  Our FA Cup season is over. :(
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 28, 2012, 10:55:37 AM
Sheffield Utd   0 - 4   Birmingham

FA Cup fourth round


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16664303.stm
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on January 28, 2012, 11:16:35 AM
First home defeat in nine games :(
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 28, 2012, 11:35:02 AM
First home defeat in nine games :(

Yeah - if it weren't for the early hour here (I'm in the US - Pacific Time), I would be headed for a consolation pint myself. :(

Oh, well - at least Tranmere held Huddersfield to a draw in the league.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on January 28, 2012, 12:23:24 PM
I'm having my consolation pint at home (home brew hehe) but also celebrating that Liverpool beat Man U hehe
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 28, 2012, 01:01:10 PM
I'm having my consolation pint at home (home brew hehe) but also celebrating that Liverpool beat Man U hehe
Yes, I rather enjoyed seeing that score this morning!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 04, 2012, 12:01:17 AM
Saturday's game between Colchester and Sheffield United in League One has been postponed because of a frozen pitch.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 04, 2012, 08:57:49 AM
Didn't know it ever got that cold up in Sheffield.  Is this a first?  We have 16 inches of snow here in Boulder but it is 28 degrees F.  So they had to close down some roads to knock icicles off the bridges as they were big and falling on the cars below causing accidents.  That was a first here.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 04, 2012, 10:27:13 AM
Didn't know it ever got that cold up in Sheffield.  Is this a first?  We have 16 inches of snow here in Boulder but it is 28 degrees F.  So they had to close down some roads to knock icicles off the bridges as they were big and falling on the cars below causing accidents.  That was a first here.

They were due to play in Colchester (in Essex).  Apparently, because of the way the stadium is built, there is an area of the pitch that is in shadow most of the day.  That, combined with the cold and damp, apparently left a strip of the ground frozen.  When the match official (whose job it is to make these determinations) visited the grounds, he decided that issue - combined with the weather report, which called for more cold and damp on Friday night and Saturday - made the pitch too dangerous for the players.

It does get cold oop nort, though!

I remember when my family moved to Denver, in 1973.  It was the first "100 year" blizzard they had called in - well - a hundred years.  Then there was another one in 1983 or 4 - and another one in the 1990s, as I recall.  I think "100 year" blizzard is getting slightly over-used!

I tend to go with the time honored Colorado response - "it's Colorado.  It snows."  On the other hand, I don't live there anymore, so you have my sympathies!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on February 04, 2012, 01:58:30 PM
An awful lot of football games got cancelled today. I got to the match I was supposed to be photographing today and got told it was off. Made my day sad lol
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 04, 2012, 07:58:39 PM
Yes it snows in Colorado but I love it.  I put in a Sean Bean video and do some hand sewing.  It is warm and cozy inside and if I put on the right video (say Lady Chatterley's Lover) I get warm and cozy inside too.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 04, 2012, 08:30:12 PM
Yes it snows in Colorado but I love it.  I put in a Sean Bean video and do some hand sewing.  It is warm and cozy inside and if I put on the right video (say Lady Chatterley's Lover) I get warm and cozy inside too.

I'll bet . . .  :pant:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 11, 2012, 11:02:33 AM

Sheff Utd 3 -0 Wycombe


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16884650
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 11, 2012, 12:16:59 PM
Good match - a bit lopsided (Blades dominated even before they started scoring) - but lopsided in the direction I prefer!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on February 11, 2012, 03:17:53 PM
And Wednesday lost as well :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 11, 2012, 04:12:23 PM
And Wednesday lost as well :)

Yep!  :evillaugh
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 14, 2012, 03:43:26 PM
Huddersfield 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16921915
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 14, 2012, 04:05:09 PM
Caught the last half of this one, so missed the goal . . . but it was an edge of the seat performance.

And we've broken the "but they haven't beaten a 'big' club" meme.

And we're back in an automatic promotion slot.

And Wednesday lost again!

Woot!!

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 18, 2012, 11:08:52 AM
Sheff Utd 2-1 Preston


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16995094
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 18, 2012, 02:01:10 PM
Good match, again.  Sounded rough and tumble, but it also sounded like we're playing really solid football!  Not happy that McDonald went out with an injury - hopefully it was a strain and not a hamstring tear or other, equally bad, thing.

I was sorry Beattie didn't score, but glad that his cross to Evans was the one that gave us the win; I'm looking forward to seeing the highlights. 

And Wednesday lost again, (http://www.democraticunderground.com/emoticons/nopity.gif) and we still have two matches in hand over them, so we're 5 points clear of them with acres of space to increase the lead - 6 points behind Charlton - and our GD is only five points off Charlton.

A good place to be for mid-February, all told.

I am cautiously optimistic!

Up the Blades!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 25, 2012, 11:33:10 AM
Tweet from a Wednesdayite getting in the spirit of the Derby tomorrow!


Quote
Boycotting Jonathon Ross show tonight! Sean Bean is on. Oink!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 25, 2012, 11:52:04 AM
Tweet from a Wednesdayite getting in the spirit of the Derby tomorrow!


Quote
Boycotting Jonathon Ross show tonight! Sean Bean is on. Oink!

I'm sure both Jonathan and Sean were crushed - simply crushed. :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 25, 2012, 12:38:02 PM
These footie fans really take their alliances serious.  They don't like Sean because he is a Blades fan, well it is their loss.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 25, 2012, 02:58:47 PM
Quote
Sean Bean in the Jonathan Ross Show

He's a guest of Jonathan Ross tonight.

Wonder if he'll mention the Blades & the Sheffield derby?

I reckon YES.


http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=463&fid=221&act=1&mid=2115248661
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 26, 2012, 12:03:56 AM
Interestingly, this is one of the first occasions I recall where he was not sporting a Blades badge on his lapel.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 26, 2012, 08:53:05 AM
Good catch lightly.  You are right he isn't.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 26, 2012, 08:53:17 AM
Only one comment on the Derby.

 :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 26, 2012, 09:07:50 AM
Only one comment on the Derby.

 :frustrate:

Sheff Wed 1-0  Sheff Utd

2 comments   :frustrate: :frustrate:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17093412
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 29, 2012, 03:12:13 PM
Listening to the match (we're tied - but it's a fight we shouldn't be having) and they report that Wednesday SACKED their manager!

Thirteen games to go - they're sitting in third, two points off the Blades in second (thanks to beating us on Sunday) . . . and they sack their manager???

Wow.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on February 29, 2012, 03:35:46 PM
Apparently the team were already looking for a new manager before the derby match so Megson is taking his case to the FA
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 29, 2012, 03:46:07 PM
Sheff Utd 2-1 Scunthorpe


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17136891#story_continues_1
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 29, 2012, 04:55:06 PM
Well, not complaining about the win (woot!) . . . but we kinda pulled that one out of our ar*e, you know.

I think Megson has a decent case, myself.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 29, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
I have tried to find these matches on radio over the internet but no luck yet.  What station do you listen to?  Maybe I can find it that way.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 29, 2012, 08:26:42 PM
I have tried to find these matches on radio over the internet but no luck yet.  What station do you listen to?  Maybe I can find it that way.

najin, as far as I know, the only way you'll get to it (outside the UK) is via Blades Player.  It's a subscription service that allows you to stream the BBC Radio Sheffield coverage of the matches (Blades, plus many others, actually - though most of the Premier League is not available).

It is one of my necessary indulgences - I'd go nuts if I couldn't hear the games.  It's not horribly expensive, but it's not cheap, either.

Go here:  http://www.sufc.co.uk/page/Home (http://www.sufc.co.uk/page/Home) and then click on "Blades Player" in the upper right corner of the page.

The subscription also gives you access to interviews, highlights of matches, and - when available - full video of matches (after the fact, of course).
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on March 01, 2012, 07:05:26 AM
Thanks Lightly I will give that a try.  I get a lot of Spanish football on cable and then the occasional matches of English Premier league on ESPN.  Outside of that I have to watch my local teams and it is not a good quality game compared what is played outside the USA.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 01, 2012, 08:40:47 AM
Thanks Lightly I will give that a try.  I get a lot of Spanish football on cable and then the occasional matches of English Premier league on ESPN.  Outside of that I have to watch my local teams and it is not a good quality game compared what is played outside the USA.

Cool.  Keep in mind, this is listening, not watching.  A bit frustrating at first, but after a while your brain shifts into mental visualisation mode and you sort of 'see' the action in your head.  The commentators are pretty good (not perfect, but pretty good).  Occasionally, they have one who gets too involved in watching the match and doesn't say enough - but that's rare.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on March 01, 2012, 01:40:51 PM
I found it quite interesting one time listening to a match. I had the F1 on the TV and was listening to football on my laptop and every time the commentators got excited by head naturally snapped from the tv to my laptop thinking I was going to see some football. My heart died a little each time I realised that I wasn't going to be seeing anything lol.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on March 03, 2012, 07:32:36 AM
Is SUFC the only club followed here or do we have other fans with teams in the PL?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 03, 2012, 09:51:18 AM
Is SUFC the only club followed here or do we have other fans with teams in the PL?

Hey - go for it!  I suspect the only club that might get you in a bit of hot water would be Wednesday . . .  :evillaugh

I don't pay a lot of attention to the PL, because it annoys me that it's all about money and ego - especially with the top four or five clubs - but when jonsing to watch, rather than just listen, I'll watch PL matches (or European) since that's what's available.  I also watch MSL when it's on.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on March 03, 2012, 09:53:10 AM
I follow Wolverhampton Wanderers who are in the premier league...for now lol. Won't be if they continue playing like they have been. Grown up supporting them...family thing. I like them though because the top teams pay more for one player than the whole Wolves team combined lol
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 03, 2012, 10:06:59 AM
I like the Wolves and have to admit a certain fondness for Wigan - if only because they have managed to cling by their fingernails to a spot in the PL for years. (Plus they supported us in our battle with the Sham . . .).  I have to admit that I don't recall them sitting at the very bottom of the table in the past, but they're still only a few point shy of safety . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 03, 2012, 10:55:43 AM
ARRRRGGGGGGHH.

We just  . . . nope . . . can't say it.  Too rude.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 03, 2012, 11:21:20 AM

Sheff Utd 2-3 Oldham   :frustrate:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17163148
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on March 03, 2012, 11:27:56 AM
Not a great match  :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 03, 2012, 11:50:27 AM
Not a great match  :frustrate:

That is putting it mildly.  I still can't comment - too rude . . .
 :killer
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on March 03, 2012, 12:11:46 PM
The heavy investment would be the same everywhere if there was a basis for it. Not saying I like it, but lets face it, if any club below the Premiership had the possibility of gaining access to the same kind of money, they would, without a doubt.

Yes, its ridiculous sums but its some very entertaining football.

A Gooner myself.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: TayaTheWolf on March 03, 2012, 12:45:42 PM

A Gooner myself.

Frimpong was on soccer am this morning. He's a really good player. It's a shame he 'Frimponged' himself and had to go back to you :(
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 06, 2012, 03:45:49 PM
Walsall 3-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17187663
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 10, 2012, 10:59:17 AM
Brentford 0-2  Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17243413
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on March 12, 2012, 05:57:41 PM
Nerves are frazzled after a tough one against Newcastle. RvP was playing savior again but the role of such ultimately went to Vermaelen 2 minutes before full time. Loving the buzz after a close call win.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 13, 2012, 04:41:12 PM
Colchester 1-1. Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17268038
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 17, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
Well, let's hope Sean didn't spend breakfast listening to the match - he'll be hard-pressed to come up with an honest grin on the red carpet this afternoon . . .

*mutter*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 17, 2012, 12:05:26 PM
Well, let's hope Sean didn't spend breakfast listening to the match - he'll be hard-pressed to come up with an honest grin on the red carpet this afternoon . . .

*mutter*
                   :agreed:

Sheff Utd 1 -1 Tranmere

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17323659
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 20, 2012, 04:43:57 PM
Notts County 2 - 5  Sheff Utd




http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17349117
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on March 20, 2012, 05:28:39 PM
 :bravo:  Yippee
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 20, 2012, 06:42:42 PM
Notts County 2 - 5  Sheff Utd




http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17349117

Great match.  The first four came in the first half, then Williamson tucked one more in at the end of the second.  I'd have liked it better if they'd kept a clean sheet - and I'm bummed that Wednesday managed to pull a last minute draw out of their hat - but yeah, what najin said!
Yippee!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 28, 2012, 03:48:02 PM
Sheff Utd 4-1 Chesterfield


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17455197
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 31, 2012, 10:59:36 AM
Hartlepool 0-1  Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17497295
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 31, 2012, 12:15:59 PM
Certainly a switch from the last two larks - this was a hard-scrabble fight, and only won on a penalty.  Had me worried!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 07, 2012, 11:06:07 AM
Sheff Utd 2 -1 Bournemouth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17570835
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 07, 2012, 12:06:19 PM
Blind ref this match - and the assistants weren't much better . . . but we won anyway!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 10, 2012, 03:39:16 PM
Rochdale 2-5 Sheff Utd



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17594158
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 10, 2012, 03:46:17 PM
Rochdale 2-5 Sheff Utd



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17594158

Damn.  Missed this one - and it looks like it was brilliant!  argh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 10, 2012, 04:46:48 PM
Rochdale 2-5 Sheff Utd


The Sufc Goals


http://yfrog.com/4j7jsz
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 14, 2012, 11:01:51 AM
Sheff Utd 3-1 Leyton Orient


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17643415
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 14, 2012, 11:21:55 AM
And Wednesday drew - so we're four points clear at second.  I suspect there are some unhappy Owls today.

Up the BLADES!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on April 15, 2012, 01:53:35 AM
http://tvnz.co.nz/football-news/italian-footballer-piermario-morosini-dies-4833628



All italian football canceled during the weekend. :(
Couldve so easily have been Fabrice Muamba.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 15, 2012, 09:54:53 AM
Oh, so very sad. 

Peace to this young man's family and friends.




I know footballers have to pass regular fitness tests, but something is apparently lacking.  There isn't any evidence that they are using substances that could damage their hearts (I don't think) and while I realize that some people have heart conditions from birth that should probably preclude their participation in sport, shouldn't they catch that at some point of a fitness test?

Statistically, 1 death per year is pretty high, isn't it?

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on April 15, 2012, 09:59:37 AM



I was enquiring as to the same, just yesterday. They most be most rigorously tested sportsmen out there considering the pay they make, yet this keeps happening.

Statistically, yes, that would be considered very high. I know these sudden deaths connected to sports were problematized
here a few years ago when young boys suddenly just collapsed on the pitch. Everywhere from 8-18, since then, not much
has happened until Muamba and now Morosini. There's a few collapses each year but I dont remember many of them being
directly related to any substantial heart conditions or similar issues.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 15, 2012, 11:38:46 AM



I was enquiring as to the same, just yesterday. They most be most rigorously tested sportsmen out there considering the pay they make, yet this keeps happening.

Statistically, yes, that would be considered very high. I know these sudden deaths connected to sports were problematized
here a few years ago when young boys suddenly just collapsed on the pitch. Everywhere from 8-18, since then, not much
has happened until Muamba and now Morosini. There's a few collapses each year but I dont remember many of them being
directly related to any substantial heart conditions or similar issues.

Found a list and it's actually a little higher than one per year.  I know SCA is not something that can be diagnosed - until it happens - but it's still very strange and very sad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_association_footballers_who_died_while_playing
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on April 15, 2012, 12:09:52 PM



Guess its not enough to warrant any scientific studies, though I must admit my curiosity gets the better of me.
There must be some sort of connection here. You rarely hear other famous athletes face the same horrors. You rarely hear of skiers collapsing in the tracks or hockey players on the ice (though it does happen a lot, they usually have a very different cause).

Sure, cognitive heart conditions are common enough, more common than people usually think, but can there really be said to be a common cause there? I'd love to know. Someone ought to study it.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 15, 2012, 01:18:50 PM



Guess its not enough to warrant any scientific studies, though I must admit my curiosity gets the better of me.
There must be some sort of connection here. You rarely hear other famous athletes face the same horrors. You rarely hear of skiers collapsing in the tracks or hockey players on the ice (though it does happen a lot, they usually have a very different cause).

Sure, cognitive heart conditions are common enough, more common than people usually think, but can there really be said to be a common cause there? I'd love to know. Someone ought to study it.

I agree.  A quick search suggests they've done some study in general, but nothing particular to football.  Might be time to do that.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 20, 2012, 10:18:48 AM
Footballer rape trial: Ched Evans jailed five years, Clayton McDonald cleared

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17781842
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 20, 2012, 10:29:34 AM
WHAT THE HELL?

They convict one and acquit the other??  They both admit to having sex with the girl.  If the charge is rape because she was too 'incapacitated to consent' then they should both have been convicted.

good grief.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 20, 2012, 11:21:46 AM

Quote
statement from Evan’s lawyer, released via Sheffield United’s website, said: “Ched Evans is shocked and extremely disappointed with the decision reached today by the jury at Caernarfon Crown Court to convict him of the charge brought against him.

“Mr Evans firmly maintains his innocence in this matter and is being advised regarding an appeal of the decision.”
 


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/guilty-rapist-ched-evans-has-thrown-away-his-career-says-judge-1-4470156
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 20, 2012, 11:34:27 AM

Quote
statement from Evan’s lawyer, released via Sheffield United’s website, said: “Ched Evans is shocked and extremely disappointed with the decision reached today by the jury at Caernarfon Crown Court to convict him of the charge brought against him.

“Mr Evans firmly maintains his innocence in this matter and is being advised regarding an appeal of the decision.”
 


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/guilty-rapist-ched-evans-has-thrown-away-his-career-says-judge-1-4470156

He's an idiot and deserves what he got - for stupidity alone.  Problem is, since the charge was that she was incapable of consent due to extreme inebriation - and since there is CCTV footage of her stumbling around BEFORE she got to the hotel room with McDonald - why did they conclude that she 'consented' to have sex with McDonald but was incapable of consenting to have sex with Evans?
The girl is an idiot, too - hopefully she'll learn something from this - but I doubt it.  Any teenager who can drink as much as she admits to drinking and claim that she regularly drank that amount has serious problems that have nothing to do with waking up naked in a strange bed.  Unfortunately, this verdict will cement her belief that the drinking was not part of the problem - and it was.

I don't excuse either of these young men (or the third who apparently tried to take pictures through the window), but damn, girl.  Pull your head out of your arse and stop looking for excuses.  Nobody 'spiked' your drink - you drank enough to down a rhino.  If you didn't have problems with that quantity in the past, it's probably because you managed to make it home before you passed out.

Damn shame about Ched.  Stupid is as stupid does, though.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on April 20, 2012, 01:54:00 PM
This whole episode is shame.  I do not condone forced sex in anyway, but I also do not condone getting drunk and using that as an excuse for behavior.  Why one and not the other is a good question.  I am sorry for all involved.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on April 21, 2012, 01:27:20 AM
So, anyone watching El Clasico tonight?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 21, 2012, 03:24:25 AM
Quote
United must now look to finish the job of securing promotion back to the Championship without their star striker.
Manager Wilson will be keen not to let the events of yesterday affect his team’s momentum as they look for the result which could see them go up today.
Today, if the Blades beat MK Dons and Wednesday lose to Carlisle, the club will have secured promotion and manager Wilson will be a hero. To make things even sweeter for the Blades, they will also deny their arch-rivals automatic promotion by nailing second spot in the League One table.


http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades-must-close-out-promotion-without-jailed-evans-1-4470833
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 21, 2012, 09:00:15 AM
So, anyone watching El Clasico tonight?

Sorry, versusterminus - I was busy busy last night!  What was the result?

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United must now look to finish the job of securing promotion back to the Championship without their star striker.
Manager Wilson will be keen not to let the events of yesterday affect his team’s momentum as they look for the result which could see them go up today.
Today, if the Blades beat MK Dons and Wednesday lose to Carlisle, the club will have secured promotion and manager Wilson will be a hero. To make things even sweeter for the Blades, they will also deny their arch-rivals automatic promotion by nailing second spot in the League One table.
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades-must-close-out-promotion-without-jailed-evans-1-4470833

Danny was asked in interview "how will you feel if you secure the spot today?"  He said, "ask me after the match". 

I love his consistency - he simply refuses to speculate.  And it's a horrible blow today teamwise - losing Evans and Cresswell is not fit (shoulder) today.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on April 21, 2012, 10:43:18 AM
It's in 2 hours, actually.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 21, 2012, 10:59:33 AM
It's in 2 hours, actually.

Oops.  My bad.  Still won't be able to see it, as I'm on the road to AZ as soon as the match is over (now, as a matter of fact).

Blades lost to the Dons - no surprise.  I couldn't seem them pulling it together after yesterday's debacle.  Wednesday pulled out a win, so there's one point between us now.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 21, 2012, 11:02:09 AM
MK Dons 1-0 Sheff Utd    


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17711624

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 23, 2012, 09:27:48 AM
Ched Evans: Sheffield United Twitter probe into Connor Brown rape case comments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17810574



Ched Evans's team of the year inclusion defended by PFA chief

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17818137
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 23, 2012, 10:46:40 AM
Ched Evans: Sheffield United Twitter probe into Connor Brown rape case comments


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17810574

This is a horrific story, but it's not too surprising that the girl would get outed - or that one of Evans' teammates would be angry enough at the verdict to do something that stupid (if indeed that is what he did).

There is an appalling lack of logic in the verdict in this case.  I'm sure many people feel as I do - that Ched may have well deserved his sentence, but he is also serving as the whipping boy - the 'example' - because he is the higher profile of the two players.  Had McDonald also been convicted, it would seem much more reasonable.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 25, 2012, 02:02:09 AM
Sheffield United player Ched fights to clear his name


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-united-player-ched-fights-to-clear-his-name-1-4480985
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 27, 2012, 04:36:04 AM
United We Stand - Blades Propaganda

http://aunitedview.blogspot.com/2012/04/united-we-stand-blades-propaganda.html?spref=tw


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/SUFCProp1.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 27, 2012, 02:55:19 PM
Rosie the Riveter in Blades kit?  Yeah - Rosie was a tough lady . . . but she was a bird.  Crimey - the Owls will have a field day with that one.

Not sure I like the one's that borrow from old Soviet and Imperial Japan imagery - some people do remember those days (some around still who lived through WWII).  Better if they had borrowed from WWI posters, instead (staying away from the nasty, jingoistic ones).
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 28, 2012, 01:04:53 AM
Sheff Utd v Stevenage live on Sky Sports  17:20

http://www1.skysports.com/football/teams/sheffieldunited




Applause for a rapist: How fans of Ched Evans are planning grotesque show of support on live TV

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136435/Applause-rapist-How-fans-Ched-Evans-planning-grotesque-support-live-TV.html

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 28, 2012, 01:15:33 PM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Stevenage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17795217



http://yfrog.com/hsni0fgyj
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on April 29, 2012, 06:03:41 PM
So my question is does anyone wear the paper bag to the game like New Orleans Saint Fans did when when called them the Aints for all those years they never won.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 04, 2012, 06:25:02 AM
Extremely rare 1899 Sheffield United memento for sale

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It COST only one old penny new - but now, more than 100 years later, one of the rarest and most sought-after Sheffield United programmes is set to fetch between £5,000 and £6,000 at auction.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/1242148853.jpg)

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/extremely-rare-1899-sheffield-united-memento-for-sale-1-4515291
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 04, 2012, 09:14:13 AM
ooh.  Too bad about the tape - that is so damaging to the paper!

I love looking at old adverts (and 1899 was the year my grandmother was born!)  Interesting that the shorts today are pretty much the same length as 113 years ago - and they had studded boots.  Wonder when they started that . . . *wanders off to find out* . . .

edited to add:
that didn't take long.  The "Ellis Patent Boot Stud" was first advertised in 1886; they were like tacks, pushed into the sole of the boot.  In 1863, the FA had banned any kind of projection from the sole of the boot - these "Ellis" studs were allowed in 1891, but they had to be made from leather, no more than a 1/2 inch high and the metal shank had to push completely into the sole, so the base of the stud was flush (no exposed metal).

Rather interesting that there was so much concern for health and safety on the pitch during a period of time when there were virtually no safety regulations in place for factory workers.  There's a paper in there somewhere . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 04, 2012, 09:30:27 AM
The knowledge that the people who use this forum have is amazing.  I learn something interesting everyday.  Thanks Lightly.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 04, 2012, 09:42:00 AM
The knowledge that the people who use this forum have is amazing.  I learn something interesting everyday.  Thanks Lightly.

Hey - I'm just glad someone else thinks it's interesting, najin!

My head is stuffed full of largely useless bits and pieces of information . . . magpie brain.  Unfortunately, I have the attention span of a gnat (which may be an insult to gnats - *which just made me wonder if gnats have attention spans and if I could find out . . . which just goes to prove how SHORT mine is . . .*)

 :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 05, 2012, 12:46:13 AM
So, who is watching the FA Cup-final today? I despise both Liverpool and Chelsea with a passion but think I'll be going for a scouser win.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 05, 2012, 08:02:38 AM
Wish I could.  All I get on my TV today is Arsenal vs Norwich in Premier League play.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 05, 2012, 08:36:09 AM
I probably will later - being in the US has its advantages (replays).  Listening to the Blades/Exeter match this morning.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 05, 2012, 10:51:39 AM
Well, I have a sinking feeling that after a brilliant campaign, the Blades are going to spend another season in League One.  We don't do well in play-offs.  We've won the last match - Beattie was sent off (not that he's proven to be worth anything since he signed on) - and ended the regular season in third.

Very sad.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 05, 2012, 11:03:48 AM
Exeter 2 -2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17878330#story_continues_1


Play Offs for the Blades


Flea Sings Greasy Chip Butty - Red Hot Chilli Peppers    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZNcx-X1sHU
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 07, 2012, 01:22:06 AM
Liverpool - Chelsea match was painfully boring. Congratulations to Juve instead for winning La Scudetto. Undefeated the whole season is quite a feat.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on May 09, 2012, 11:19:44 AM
today, at 20,45 pm, uefa champion's league's final, atlético de madrid vs athetic club de bilbao, both from spain, both red and white colours, I'm atlético de madrid's
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 11, 2012, 03:40:56 PM
Stevenage 0-0  Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17971363
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 11, 2012, 04:17:26 PM
So, it's literally all in our hands now.  We only need one goal to beat them on Sunday.  Yikes.

COYRAWW!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 14, 2012, 03:38:49 PM
90 minutes to the Championship.

UP THE BLADES!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 14, 2012, 03:40:45 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Stevenage    


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/sheffield_uball.gif)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17980126



 
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 14, 2012, 09:08:24 PM
Way to go Blades....YEAH
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 15, 2012, 03:02:14 AM
Some vids of the game last night.


Sheffield United 1-0 Stevenage Porter goal Play-off Semi-final (14th May 2012)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejM3XWh_2I&feature=related

Sheffield United VS Stevenage (To Wembley) 14/5/12
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8aSzQFLuo&feature=related


Sheffield united v Stevenage pitch invasion   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hchJduE-GFE&feature=related


Sheffield United vs Stevenage lap of honour que sara sara.3GP
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um20cUfK3c4&feature=related
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 19, 2012, 03:12:57 PM
The CL-finale is like waiting for Bayern München to score. Pretty much just waiting until they do. Would be painful at any time to see Chelsea win, even more so now when they are crap.




Would be a fecklot more interesting to watch Terry on the bench, looking disgruntled.



ETA: This way Sp*rs can kiss next years Champions League goodbye though. Which pleases me.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 20, 2012, 10:07:50 AM
Extremely rare 1899 Sheffield United memento for sale

Quote
It COST only one old penny new - but now, more than 100 years later, one of the rarest and most sought-after Sheffield United programmes is set to fetch between £5,000 and £6,000 at auction.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/1242148853.jpg)

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/extremely-rare-1899-sheffield-united-memento-for-sale-1-4515291


The Sheffield United programme has sold for £5,000.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-souvenir-sells-for-5-000-1-4566764
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 26, 2012, 05:20:15 AM
Sheffield United: Blades fans head to Wembley for League One Play Off Final

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss15ASCJ6Kg
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 26, 2012, 08:44:29 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :nananana: :nananana: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 26, 2012, 09:55:12 AM
nil-nil at the half . . . and we're playing better then the Terriers . . . BUT we need to do more.

We need to make sure this doesn't go to penalties.

UTB *with my heart in my mouth* . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 26, 2012, 11:15:33 AM
They don't deserve Championship if they're playing like this. 15 more minutes before penalties and the match has been anything but riveting so far. Though penalties just isn't fair. Ever.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 26, 2012, 11:35:18 AM
They don't deserve Championship if they're playing like this. 15 more minutes before penalties and the match has been anything but riveting so far. Though penalties just isn't fair. Ever.

Then change the rules of the game.

But until you do, don't suggest that because two teams manage to hold each other off for 2.5 hours of play means they don't deserve a win.

I agree that penalty kicks suck - but it isn't a reflection of lack of skill. 

As far as riveting, I've been rather enthralled.  Guess it's what you like - or don't.  The game is more than just goals, after all.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 26, 2012, 11:46:32 AM
I dent see how you can read my comment as justifying at all, penalties after 90 minutes of mind numbingly boring football. Barely any shots on goal, no interesting play within or between the teams at all.

The penalties are ridiculous though.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 26, 2012, 11:55:21 AM
Huddersfield win 8-7 on penalties

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18127853
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on May 26, 2012, 03:56:54 PM
Wait...if two teams manage to hold each other off, doesn't that mean that they are well-matched?  I thought that it was all about playing not just to make goals, but to make sure that the other team doesn't make goals.  If neither are making goals, doesn't that mean that they are both doing their jobs well? Playoffs are supposed to be all about the best teams getting matched up against each other.  Or have things changed and I didn't get the memo?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 26, 2012, 07:37:50 PM
I don't think you missed a memo Sable.  You are right about the playoffs.  However usually in playoff games both teams try for a lot of goals not making them because the other teams defense is good.  Sounds like this game there were not many attempts and that can be really boring.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 27, 2012, 02:24:08 AM
The match was end to end for 2.5 hours - calling it dull is silly.  Yes, goals are - well, the goal - but the midfields did splendidly well at snatching the ball, the defenses at both ends were very good and the keepers on the job.  There were chances on the part of both clubs, but most of the action was in the center, not the ends.

The same could be said for the shootout, really.  It was back and forth and back and forth - the killer was when they switched direction, which meant that Simonsen had to field two in a row. 
After listening to it, I could almost believe that if the coin toss had gone the other way and United had started, the direction switch would probably have resulted in a win for them, instead of the Terriers, simply because their keeper would have had to field two in a row.

It was that even.

versusterminus, you picked a bad moment to be critical.  I realize that you're not a Blades supporter - I think you forgot that I am.  Have been for many years - followed them up and down tables and leagues and will continue to do so.  I understand your comment was a general assessment, and under different circumstances it would have been taken as such - but the match wasn't even into extra time . . . you were poking a stick into a bear-cage.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 27, 2012, 10:58:08 AM
Wait...if two teams manage to hold each other off, doesn't that mean that they are well-matched?  I thought that it was all about playing not just to make goals, but to make sure that the other team doesn't make goals.  If neither are making goals, doesn't that mean that they are both doing their jobs well? Playoffs are supposed to be all about the best teams getting matched up against each other.  Or have things changed and I didn't get the memo?

All matches are important, granted, some more than others (such as this one) but by that logic, all matches are suppose to be equal and not about scoring. Football is ALL about scoring. The game is based on it. You get the beautiful play because you need the technical skill to score. Not saying that matches are boring because there arent any goals, matches can still be riveting. However of what I saw in last nights game, it was anything but. Missed passes, dull playing, nasty attacks (yes, I know that is always the case) and in general not very interesting play by either teams.

As for the penalty shoot-out, I have personally never seen anything like it, despite having following european leagues and all imaginable championships since a young age. I hate penalties because it is so unfair. It doesnt assess skill so much as bloody luck. Problem is though, having played 90 minutes, added 30 minutes to that, youre gonna need a new team if you want to settle it in any other way.

Totally unfair lose in the end and I can imagine if I was Sean, things would have been broken, screams wouldve been heard and stuff been thrown. Its one hell of a passion after all.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 28, 2012, 01:19:45 AM
Report by a Blade on his day out at the play-off final

Wembley Strife and £4 Pints.http://originalblogname.tumblr.com/post/23858611457/wembley-strife-and-4-pints

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So I guess what i’m trying to explain, is that the disappointment I experienced yesterday, as much as it hurts, is simply another day in a lifetime of supporting Sheffield United. Yes, there will be more days like this, of that i’m sure. But there will be better days, too. So when I joke “if we get to another Final at Wembley, I’m not going”, I definitely will, I’ve got to. And I’ll pay £4 a pint, as well!

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/tumblr_lz6kuzEamw1r6vbdpo1_500.jpg)

Sheffield United Tour of Canada and USA 1962
http://footysphere.com/post/202580946/sheffield-united-tour-canada-usa-1962

http://footysphere.com/tagged/sheffield_united

http://www.footballphilately.com/2010/05/sheffield-united-philatelic-journey.html
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 28, 2012, 01:40:50 AM
Report by a Blade on his day out at the play-off final

Wembley Strife and £4 Pints.http://originalblogname.tumblr.com/post/23858611457/wembley-strife-and-4-pints

Quote
So I guess what i’m trying to explain, is that the disappointment I experienced yesterday, as much as it hurts, is simply another day in a lifetime of supporting Sheffield United. Yes, there will be more days like this, of that i’m sure. But there will be better days, too. So when I joke “if we get to another Final at Wembley, I’m not going”, I definitely will, I’ve got to. And I’ll pay £4 a pint, as well!

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/tumblr_lz6kuzEamw1r6vbdpo1_500.jpg)

Sheffield United Tour of Canada and USA 1962
http://footysphere.com/post/202580946/sheffield-united-tour-canada-usa-1962

http://footysphere.com/tagged/sheffield_united

http://www.footballphilately.com/2010/05/sheffield-united-philatelic-journey.html

That's exactly right.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on May 28, 2012, 11:59:52 AM
4£ a pint? Bloody cheap.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 29, 2012, 01:09:18 PM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/AuFL3aBCIAAufD0.jpg)

http://twitter.com/Taylor_TarnLad8/status/207530473080102912/photo/1/large
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 29, 2012, 05:48:36 PM
 :mutley:  Oh how the mighty have fallen without Sean's director support.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 30, 2012, 07:12:09 AM

Ched Evans among 11 players released by Sheffield United

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The Welshman is among 11 players to leave following the Blades failure to gain promotion from League One.

James Beattie, Andy Taylor, Johnny Ertl, Steve Simonsen, Jack Adams, Connor Brown, Seamus Conneely, Corey Gregory, Shane Murray and Marc Warren are all free to find other clubs.

Simonsen announced yesterday that he was not being offered a new contract.

New deals have been offered to striker Chris Porter and midfielders Lee Williamson and Kevin McDonald.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18264057
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 30, 2012, 07:35:25 AM
So they are going to seriously rebuild this team.  That might be good if it were at all possible to get some better players.  Perhaps they should also look at coaching and management.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on May 30, 2012, 01:17:15 PM
So they are going to seriously rebuild this team.  That might be good if it were at all possible to get some better players.  Perhaps they should also look at coaching and management.

I think Wilson did a good job with them this year - he brought a much needed element of calm control into what has been several years of chaos.  He can be faulted for relying too much on Evans - but who wouldn't tend to rely on a striker who was well on his way to being top scorer in not just this league but all of them (until he went to jail . . .)?  I don't think he should be faulted for failing to use his players well when there was something to get out of them.  Quinn has improved a lot under Wilson and while he took a chance pulling in McGuire from the academy, it proved a wise decision.  Porter was also a risk that has proven well - Beattie was a nostalgic choice, I think, and possibly one that came from McCabe.

Simonsen has always been a risk and not a particularly wise one, but finding a good keeper at this level is hard to do - and that's where you're dead on the mark, najin.  Where are the better replacements going to come from?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on June 02, 2012, 11:14:25 AM
Who's watching the rehearsal match now versus Belgium?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 18, 2012, 03:19:01 AM
Sheffield United: Blades’ staff face jobs cuts



http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-united-blades-staff-face-jobs-cuts-1-4749091
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on July 18, 2012, 08:40:59 AM
It is too bad that they have not been able to play well enough to deserve promotion to another league.  A few years ago it looked like they might actually become a major club but the sure have gone down hill.  In fact they started going down hill when Sean stepped away as director.  Maybe they need his 'mojo' to get back on the winning track.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on July 18, 2012, 09:38:39 AM
It is too bad that they have not been able to play well enough to deserve promotion to another league.  A few years ago it looked like they might actually become a major club but the sure have gone down hill.  In fact they started going down hill when Sean stepped away as director.  Maybe they need his 'mojo' to get back on the winning track.

They are a major club, najin - they're just not a very good one lately.  They 'deserved' promotion this time around, but they didn't make it - by a single spot kick - and you get what you earn, not what you deserve.  It's kind of like the Rangers in Scotland.  The players and coaches are the same ones that have been in the Scottish Premier league for years and years - but because the administration and owners screwed up (royally and then some), they are paying the price - first by being dissolved as a club and now, reformed under a new owner, at the bottom of the third division in Scottish football.  As far as the players go, they're still a major club.

Historically, the Blades have spent the vast majority of their existence in the top two flights of English football - since 1889, sixty seasons in the top tier and forty-two in the second level - only six years in the third (where they are now) . . . and one in the bottom.

From 1989 until last season, they were in either the Premier league (top division) or the Championship (second level) - granted, most of that was at the second level, but they weren't languishing in the Sunday leagues!

As far as Sean goes - I think, unfortunately, that long memories and a willingness to believe the worst (and a fair bit of jealousy on the part of some) precludes his ever being accepted again as a director - by the fans, anyway.  He's better off staying in the terraces.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on July 18, 2012, 11:14:54 AM
Clubs in general have suddenly woken up to the fact that  a) they are not gods and b) they can't spend money like it's going out of fashion.

If Joe Public is having difficulty in feeding his kids - he's not going to have to £40 or more needed for a ticket for the football on Saturday.  If they can afford the ticket they can't afford the merchandising - a critical source of revenue for clubs.  (Not counting the programmes/drinks/snacks revenue) It's cheaper to buy a SKY TV package and watch it at home with a beer from the cut price shop down the road.  Advertisers are getting the jitters and have cut back.  Finally, HMRC (or Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to you non brits) ie teh taxman has at last clamped down on non paymnet of taxes. Clubs have found themselves in court for non payment and faced hefty fines.  Suddenly it seems a good idea not to try out that dodgy offshore accountancy practice suggested by the foreign owner's accountant any more.

In short, they've had to grow up.  It's hard on those that get made redundant but at the end of the day, they are a business and have to start acting like one.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 11, 2012, 12:21:04 PM
Capital One League Cup first round


Sheff Utd 2-2 Burton Albion

Burton Albion win 5-4 on penalties

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19124048

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20120811-burton-report-242479.aspx
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 11, 2012, 03:23:38 PM
sigh.

One day, we may actually win something on pens.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on August 18, 2012, 04:05:17 AM
Happy bunny today, been waiting for PL to start since it ended.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 18, 2012, 09:02:46 AM
And the first Chip Butty rendition of the season as we begin the season against Shrewsbury.

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 18, 2012, 11:09:51 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Shrewsbury
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19221551
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on August 18, 2012, 04:26:32 PM
Nil nil without RvP, rumors about a transfer though and plenty of new players. Talksport seemed to think we'd sold off Messiah. But he's just a very naughty boy. We'll be fine.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 18, 2012, 06:42:08 PM
Nil nil without RvP, rumors about a transfer though and plenty of new players. Talksport seemed to think we'd sold off Messiah. But he's just a very naughty boy. We'll be fine.

I suspect you're right. :)

What would talk radio be without hyperbole?  :evillaugh
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 20, 2012, 03:15:32 PM
Ex-Sheffield United striker Ched Evans refused permission to appeal rape conviction


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/breaking-ex-sheffield-united-striker-ched-evans-refused-permission-to-appeal-rape-conviction-1-4851877
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on August 20, 2012, 03:42:08 PM
Nil nil without RvP, rumors about a transfer though and plenty of new players. Talksport seemed to think we'd sold off Messiah. But he's just a very naughty boy. We'll be fine.

I suspect you're right. :)

What would talk radio be without hyperbole?  :evillaugh


I listen to radio approximately once every 10 years and  its the same shit it's always been. At least on the mainstream channels. With that being said, UK radio IS a cut above many other stations.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 20, 2012, 04:13:19 PM
Ex-Sheffield United striker Ched Evans refused permission to appeal rape conviction


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/breaking-ex-sheffield-united-striker-ched-evans-refused-permission-to-appeal-rape-conviction-1-4851877

The appeal to a higher court will fail, also.  The courts are using him as an example and an object lesson. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on August 20, 2012, 09:09:01 PM
You are probably right about him being used as an example, and that is too bad.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 21, 2012, 03:44:16 PM
Coventry 1-1 Sheff Utd
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19252428
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 21, 2012, 03:56:58 PM
I'll take the draw - but we should have put this one to bed in the first half.

Interesting turn in the commentary; apparently the new expert summariser is Kevin Blackwell!  It was sort of weird listening to the last gaffer talking about the squad under the new gaffer . . . but he's still a Bladesman.  That's all that matters. :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 25, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
Colchester 1-1 Sheff Utd

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19304389
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 25, 2012, 02:54:22 PM
Once again - they should have won this.  They just can't seem to find the back of the net and the new squad has so many young ones that start to panic when the opposing side shows any vigor that they blow easy chances.

This was a particularly disappointing match.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on August 26, 2012, 09:34:27 AM
Another disappointing draw for the Gooners. Well played mostly but just couldn't get it into the net. Can't take another match like this or confidence in players might start dwindling.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 26, 2012, 10:01:13 AM
Another disappointing draw for the Gooners. Well played mostly but just couldn't get it into the net. Can't take another match like this or confidence in players might start dwindling.

Hang in there.  It's just the beginning of the season.  :hangin
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 31, 2012, 09:05:15 AM
SHEFFIELD UNITED: Blades recognise Sheffield’s golden girl Jess Ennis

Quote
SHEFFIELD United have named a stand inside their ground after Jessica Ennis, the League One club announced last night.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-recognise-sheffield-s-golden-girl-jess-ennis-1-4883244
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 01, 2012, 05:23:03 AM
Sheffield United eye £320m deal

Quote
SHEFFIELD United owner Kevin McCabe last night insisted that a proposed multi-million pound deal with a Nigerian businessman could help catapult Danny Wilson’s side back towards the Premier League.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-united-eye-320m-deal-1-4887784
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on September 01, 2012, 08:26:18 AM
He didn't respond to some random inbox spam, did he?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 01, 2012, 09:08:27 AM
He didn't respond to some random inbox spam, did he?

 :catlaff


I think McCabe has wanted out for a while.  I also think it's a damn shame that English football has come down to nothing but money, but it's too late to change it.
The Blades are in trouble.  Their finances are 'safe', but they obviously don't have any to spare and certainly nothing splash out on a pricey player.  We've lost Monty (to Australia) and Quinny (to Hull) - and they picked up Dave Kitson yesterday, another player aging out of the system.  Unfortunately, without money you can't bring in the better players.  If they have skill, they can demand ridiculously high wages.  American gridiron football is the same, but at least the draft system means that clubs that are struggling have a shot at recruiting young players who have great potential.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 01, 2012, 03:25:41 PM
Sheffield Utd 5-3 Bournemouth



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19377890
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on September 01, 2012, 10:33:16 PM
 :goodjob:  Nice to see a win.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on September 02, 2012, 02:40:20 AM
He didn't respond to some random inbox spam, did he?

 :catlaff


I think McCabe has wanted out for a while.  I also think it's a damn shame that English football has come down to nothing but money, but it's too late to change it.
The Blades are in trouble.  Their finances are 'safe', but they obviously don't have any to spare and certainly nothing splash out on a pricey player.  We've lost Monty (to Australia) and Quinny (to Hull) - and they picked up Dave Kitson yesterday, another player aging out of the system.  Unfortunately, without money you can't bring in the better players.  If they have skill, they can demand ridiculously high wages.  American gridiron football is the same, but at least the draft system means that clubs that are struggling have a shot at recruiting young players who have great potential.


Arsenal is one of the few teams in the premiership that doesn't consist solely of bought talent. It has a solid foundation with own players such as Walcott, Ramsey, etc. Our problem seems to be that we don't actually buy enough. There should be some sort of wage-ceiling in the premier league, as well as a change to the transfer rules cause as of right now, those with the most money win. Teams like Man C are ridiculous.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 02, 2012, 09:58:29 AM
Arsenal is one of the few teams in the premiership that doesn't consist solely of bought talent. It has a solid foundation with own players such as Walcott, Ramsey, etc. Our problem seems to be that we don't actually buy enough. There should be some sort of wage-ceiling in the premier league, as well as a change to the transfer rules cause as of right now, those with the most money win. Teams like Man C are ridiculous.

Exactly.  A wage-ceiling would go a long way toward reestablishing some kind of equilibrium in the system.  I understand that the working life of a professional athlete is considerably shorter than an office worker, but I don't understand why that is sufficient reason (and that is always the excuse that people fall back on, when challenged) to ensure that they never have to lift a finger to work after they retire. 
This is a short - but interesting article on the topic: http://footballspeak.com/post/2012/05/05/Top-20-Highest-Paid-Players.aspx

What fascinates me is doing the conversion (using one of my favorite websites, http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/ ) of the wages from earlier decades.
A player earning £12 per week/£624 annually in 1947 would have an equivalent cost of living value in 2010 of £366 per week - or £19032 per year. 
Average pay in 1947 (according to the Financial Times) was £416.41 annually (£8 per week) - an equivalent of £12,800 in 2010.

In 1947, with the wage cap in place, football players were still making more than the average wage . . . but not like today.
 :wellll:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on September 02, 2012, 10:58:58 AM
Arsenal is one of the few teams in the premiership that doesn't consist solely of bought talent. It has a solid foundation with own players such as Walcott, Ramsey, etc. Our problem seems to be that we don't actually buy enough. There should be some sort of wage-ceiling in the premier league, as well as a change to the transfer rules cause as of right now, those with the most money win. Teams like Man C are ridiculous.

Exactly.  A wage-ceiling would go a long way toward reestablishing some kind of equilibrium in the system.  I understand that the working life of a professional athlete is considerably shorter than an office worker, but I don't understand why that is sufficient reason (and that is always the excuse that people fall back on, when challenged) to ensure that they never have to lift a finger to work after they retire. 
This is a short - but interesting article on the topic: http://footballspeak.com/post/2012/05/05/Top-20-Highest-Paid-Players.aspx

What fascinates me is doing the conversion (using one of my favorite websites, http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/ ) of the wages from earlier decades.
A player earning £12 per week/£624 annually in 1947 would have an equivalent cost of living value in 2010 of £366 per week - or £19032 per year. 
Average pay in 1947 (according to the Financial Times) was £416.41 annually (£8 per week) - an equivalent of £12,800 in 2010.

In 1947, with the wage cap in place, football players were still making more than the average wage . . . but not like today.
 :wellll:

There's no way of defending pays that players like Shrek, Gerrard, Torres, Zlatan etc. have today. They have accelerated beyond imaginable levels for way too long. Its sort of like for actors, really. Only actors can work all their lives, players ought to be happy if they have functioning knees at 35.


Liverpool FC - Arsenal 0-2


Our first win of the season, also our first two goals. Took us 210 minutes, but finally the new transfers Cazorla and Podolski got to score. Important mentally but it was a pretty weak Liverpool. Next couple of matches will be teams like Man U and Chelsea, where the real test for our new transfers will be. Its nervous now.

Also currently watching Southampton - Man U. Would love to see the Mancs lose.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 08, 2012, 10:59:31 AM
Scunthorpe 1-1 Sheff Utd
 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19447867
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 08, 2012, 11:57:59 AM
Ended up playing with nine on the pitch after two stupid challenges - they pulled this draw out of their arse.

Damn.  It is going to be a long season . . .  :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on September 08, 2012, 09:45:15 PM
Yes there are times like these when I am glad I can only hear the match and not have to watch them loose or play badly.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 15, 2012, 11:00:56 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Bury


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19528294
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 15, 2012, 06:37:03 PM
Long, long season . . .

This one was at home.  If we keep this up, we'll be lucky to finish mid-table.  The gaffer must be tearing his hair out.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on September 16, 2012, 10:02:16 AM
Of course I was meeting up with a friend for beers the one time Arsenal has a goal-feast. 6-1 against Southampton, the recap gave me shivers. Things are starting to look up.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 18, 2012, 03:41:17 PM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Doncaster


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19553970


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 18, 2012, 03:48:49 PM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Doncaster


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19553970




 :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 22, 2012, 11:05:45 AM
Yeovil 0-1  Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19615272
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 22, 2012, 11:42:31 AM
Finally - a win.  Yay!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on September 23, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
Important draw against Man City today, with a late equalizer. Couldve gone either way but Man C are still strong and it was an important match to get at least a point from.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on September 23, 2012, 04:14:30 PM
It was an excellent match to watch this morning.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on September 27, 2012, 05:35:44 AM
Arsenal are starting to show their new-found quality which is comforting. Tonight though, I and 20,000 others will be watching the local team here. Nothing beats watching a match from the stands.




eta: Arsenal are currently playing 1-1 against Chelsea and Im stuck studying the issue of abortion in Ireland as a human rights violation in the european system. Woe.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 29, 2012, 11:08:15 AM
Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Notts Co


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 29, 2012, 01:22:05 PM
It was a good match - right up until the end (actually, it had some great end-to-end stuff).

 Gads - rebuilding years are sooo long!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 02, 2012, 03:41:06 PM
Hartlepool 1-2 Sheff Utd 


 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19709831
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 02, 2012, 03:51:17 PM
Pulled a win out of thin air - I will be sooo happy when they play a full 90 minutes like they played the first 45 of this one!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 06, 2012, 11:04:04 AM
Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19768626
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on October 06, 2012, 01:11:22 PM
We're facing West Ham at the moment. Another match I don't have the possibility to watch :/ at least we're winning, I hear.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 13, 2012, 11:04:18 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Oldham



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19854949
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 17, 2012, 03:40:09 PM
Football League Trophy - Northern Section Second Round

Notts County 1-4 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19906454
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 17, 2012, 05:35:45 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 17, 2012, 09:29:27 PM
Good for them!  I missed it - but delighted to see no injuries and no one shown off the pitch.  This will hopefully bring into Saturday's away at Deepdale in good spirits and better form . . . I would like to see an advance to a promotion place this Saturday.

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 18, 2012, 01:31:03 AM
Sheffield United cheapest team to support in the Football League

Quote
A total of £17.20 can buy a ticket to a game, a programme, a pie and a tea.
That makes a trip to Bramall Lane over £4 cheaper than any other League One club

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19927299

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19842397
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 20, 2012, 11:02:27 AM
Preston 0-1  Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19939760
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 20, 2012, 11:07:24 AM
Good win today - our away form is really strong (now, we just need to start pulling three points at home, too!)

Last 15 minutes were a nail-biter; so much impetuous youth in this side!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on October 20, 2012, 01:49:51 PM
Worst match of the seasons. One- Nil to Norwich at Carrow Road and we (hopefully) couldnt have played the second half worse if we tried. The Ox possibly injured as well. Sigh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 20, 2012, 01:59:43 PM
Worst match of the seasons. One- Nil to Norwich at Carrow Road and we (hopefully) couldnt have played the second half worse if we tried. The Ox possibly injured as well. Sigh.

Maybe they just needed to get that out of their system.  :goodgrl2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 23, 2012, 03:45:05 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Walsall

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19958188
 
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 23, 2012, 10:02:35 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Walsall

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19958188
 
 

Excellent! (had to teach - missed this one. *sad*)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 24, 2012, 11:03:08 AM
Thanks to beanland.de / bean-land.de

Quote
On October 24th in 1857, the World's First Football Club is founded: Sheffield FC. Thank you to the founders Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest, football's first pioneers.

http://www.1857-football.com/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on October 27, 2012, 04:06:24 AM
Thanks for passing that on. I guess the fact that Sheffield was in the forefront of the british industrialization and the struggle of the working class serves a lot for that fact as football has always been a working class sport.


As for the PL, we're playing QPR this afternoon. After last weekends performance and the loss to Schalke in the CL, we need a good game now.



ETA: 80 minutes of finding a good use for newly practiced expletives later, we finally found the back of the net, or more correctly, Arteta did. Good to know how much strain the psyche can take and how high your pulse can get without actually dying. Important win, all in all.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 29, 2012, 04:45:50 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Portsmouth
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20024780
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 29, 2012, 06:09:27 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on October 30, 2012, 05:58:54 PM
Nearly lost my marbles tonight. Managed to miss Arsenal facing Reading. At halftime I kept getting tweets about us being down nil to 4. Kept following the match via twitter and after 60+ minutes of coronary failure, we ended up beating the snot out of Reading by 7 to 5. Amazing.




Even more so if I had actually seen it.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 30, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
That would have been a great comeback to watch.  Sorry you missed it.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on October 31, 2012, 12:43:02 PM
By a stroke of incredible luck I found a torrent so I could download the whole match. Just in time before spending a week locked in the flat, writing exam.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 03, 2012, 12:10:07 PM
FA Cup first round

Bristol Rovers 1-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20107418
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on November 03, 2012, 02:30:10 PM
Had our arses handed to us by the Mancs. At least van Pursestrings didnt score or it wouldve gone from embarassing to humiliating.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 06, 2012, 03:41:44 PM
Swindon 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20134294
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 06, 2012, 08:00:58 PM
Swindon 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20134294

A tough match - I'm glad we held on for a draw. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 10, 2012, 10:59:26 AM
MK Dons 1-0  Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20190167
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 10, 2012, 01:59:42 PM
Damned commentator just HAD to say something - late in the second half - about the Blades 16 game unbeaten streak . . .

The ref was pants for most of the match, but the call that led to the win for the Dons was probably sound.  Sigh.  At least I got to listen to Wednesday's manager admitting that his squad just may not be capable of doing what it takes to win (not lazy - just not capable.  Astonishing admission, frankly).
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 17, 2012, 10:59:03 AM
Sheff Utd 4-1 Stevenage
 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20278607
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on November 17, 2012, 11:02:04 AM
Thanks for the update.  The Blades played well.  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on November 17, 2012, 12:55:33 PM
Arsenal repeated their February victory over Sp*rs. 5-2. Couldnt have come at a better time, methodology is a b*.. and a half.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 20, 2012, 03:43:38 PM
Sheff Utd 3-3 Crewe
 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20308177
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 20, 2012, 08:37:57 PM
Drat.  A win would have slid us back into first.  Ah well, at least it wasn't a loss!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 24, 2012, 10:58:24 AM
Brentford 2-0 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20374855
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 24, 2012, 09:00:47 PM
Brentford 2-0 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20374855

Famous last words from last week . . . but Brentford deserved the win.  Their keeper was superb.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 01, 2012, 11:13:21 AM
FA Cup second round

Sheff Utd 2-1 Port Vale
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20474804
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 01, 2012, 11:17:33 AM
FA Cup second round

Sheff Utd 2-1 Port Vale
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20474804

Shaun Miller's the hero of this one - two in the last seconds of regular time.  Port Vale's keeper was really solid - tough match!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 01, 2012, 12:05:09 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 04, 2012, 03:51:13 PM
Football League Trophy - Northern Section Quarter Final


Coventry 1-1  Sheff Utd

Coventry win 4-1 on penalties

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20506690
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 04, 2012, 07:59:04 PM
Football League Trophy - Northern Section Quarter Final


Coventry 1-1  Sheff Utd

Coventry win 4-1 on penalties

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20506690

Glad to be out of this one.  We need to concentrate promotion.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 07, 2012, 07:32:06 AM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/285620/Girl-raped-by-soccer-ace-flees-country/


I hate people.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 07, 2012, 11:00:34 AM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/285620/Girl-raped-by-soccer-ace-flees-country/


I hate people.

Well, given that the author of that piece invented a fair portion of what happened on the night in question (lured her back to a room?) I somewhat doubt their veracity on her reasons for leaving.

I'm sure she has taken abuse for this - but I'm also sure that the Daily Star has used a good bit of creative license (which they actually do not have leave to do, being a "newspaper") in their presentation of the situation.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 07, 2012, 11:17:02 AM
Still doesnt excuse the behaviour.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 07, 2012, 01:07:40 PM
Still doesnt excuse the behaviour.

Not saying it does - just saying that "the behaviour" may be over-stated by the rag, "quoting" a friend of the victim.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 07, 2012, 05:14:21 PM
This is a good example of two wrongs not making a right.   
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 08, 2012, 03:49:36 AM
Still doesnt excuse the behaviour.

Not saying it does - just saying that "the behaviour" may be over-stated by the rag, "quoting" a friend of the victim.

According to the Guardian it is pretty clear that it was in fact rape and if the court indeed has found it is such, which it has, then no matter personal opinion, he is guilty. Not saying the court is infallible, but according to the few facts I gathered, there's really no question on that matter.

The way people act when it comes down to rape is so unapologetic, so amazing frustrating and really shows the worst side of human behaviour. Because its a public figure that no one can probably see as doing something wrong, they go into complete denial.

I come back full circle to my first statement. I hate people.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 08, 2012, 10:33:58 AM
Still doesnt excuse the behaviour.

Not saying it does - just saying that "the behaviour" may be over-stated by the rag, "quoting" a friend of the victim.

According to the Guardian it is pretty clear that it was in fact rape and if the court indeed has found it is such, which it has, then no matter personal opinion, he is guilty. Not saying the court is infallible, but according to the few facts I gathered, there's really no question on that matter.

The way people act when it comes down to rape is so unapologetic, so amazing frustrating and really shows the worst side of human behaviour. Because its a public figure that no one can probably see as doing something wrong, they go into complete denial.

I come back full circle to my first statement. I hate people.

I happen to hate hyperbole. 

What the rag said was that Evans "lured" the young woman back to his hotel room and assaulted her.  That is not - by evidence produced at the trial - what happened.   According to that:
Evans' rented a room at the local hotel for his friend, a player from another club - because there was no room for the man to stay at Evans' mother's home and presumably because he was making more money than the friend and could better afford to pay the hotel charge.
The friend went to a local bar, where he met the young woman - who admitted that she had been drinking prior to meeting him and continued to drink afterward.  By her admission, she regularly drank to excess, but swore that it never caused her to lose consciousness.
At that point, the story diverges.  The young woman said she didn't remember anything until she woke up the next morning.
The friend said he asked the girl back to his hotel room and she agreed to go.
The friend said he called Evans and another man to join them to continue the "party".
Evans came to the room - the third man apparently watched through a window or some nonsense - why I do not know.
Evans and the friend engaged in sex with the young woman. 

The young woman pressed charges against both men.  The prosecutor decided that there was not enough evidence to suggest that the sex with the friend was not consensual, but there was enough evidence of non-consent to charge Evans with rape.

He was convicted. 
I'm not going to beat that to death with a stick.  That was the decision that a jury of his peers decided.  I wasn't in the courtroom.  If they believe he was guilty, I accept their judgement.
Personally, I also believe the other man was equally guilty, as there is no way of knowing if the young woman actually agreed to have sex with him since she says she remember nothing; but that's not what was decided.

What I do NOT agree with is a newspaper printing a statement that is patently untrue.  Some people may be comfortable with that, arguing that since Evans was found guilty it makes no difference if the press makes crap up. 

I am not comfortable with that.

I initially used the word 'overstated' to avoid the word 'untrue' - but what they wrote was a lie.  Evans was not at the bar and did not - in ANY way - "lure" the girl back to his hotel room.  It was not "his" room and she was already in the room when he arrived.  That doesn't change what happened in the room - but to make a statement like that does change the circumstances in a way that takes Evans from a stupid young man who committed a crime, taking advantage of a very drunk or semi-conscious young woman, to a pathologically evil Svengali who set out to debauch an innocent.

Words have meaning and when a newspaper uses them for emotional effect rather than in a quest for accuracy, they are committing a far worse crime than just a turn of phrase.  If they will print a lie, what lie will they not print?  If they lie in one paragraph of a story, why should I believe that they are telling the truth in a different paragraph?

You go ahead and "hate people" - I will continue to despise the things that people do - and that includes the press.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 08, 2012, 11:05:29 AM
Meanwhile  Carlisle 1 - 3 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20564707

Quote
Jingle Bells,Jingle Bells,Jingle All The Way,O' What Fun It Is To See United Win Away!!!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 08, 2012, 11:18:47 AM
Meanwhile  Carlisle 1 - 3 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20564707

Quote
Jingle Bells,Jingle Bells,Jingle All The Way,O' What Fun It Is To See United Win Away!!!!!


A win, but our second half was a let down.  We had them over a barrel and then just let it go.  Still, a win and a chance to get back into an automatic promotion spot before Christmas.  UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 08, 2012, 11:57:30 AM
Still doesnt excuse the behaviour.

Not saying it does - just saying that "the behaviour" may be over-stated by the rag, "quoting" a friend of the victim.

According to the Guardian it is pretty clear that it was in fact rape and if the court indeed has found it is such, which it has, then no matter personal opinion, he is guilty. Not saying the court is infallible, but according to the few facts I gathered, there's really no question on that matter.

The way people act when it comes down to rape is so unapologetic, so amazing frustrating and really shows the worst side of human behaviour. Because its a public figure that no one can probably see as doing something wrong, they go into complete denial.

I come back full circle to my first statement. I hate people.

I happen to hate hyperbole.  

What the rag said was that Evans "lured" the young woman back to his hotel room and assaulted her.  That is not - by evidence produced at the trial - what happened.   According to that:
Evans' rented a room at the local hotel for his friend, a player from another club - because there was no room for the man to stay at Evans' mother's home and presumably because he was making more money than the friend and could better afford to pay the hotel charge.
The friend went to a local bar, where he met the young woman - who admitted that she had been drinking prior to meeting him and continued to drink afterward.  By her admission, she regularly drank to excess, but swore that it never caused her to lose consciousness.
At that point, the story diverges.  The young woman said she didn't remember anything until she woke up the next morning.
The friend said he asked the girl back to his hotel room and she agreed to go.
The friend said he called Evans and another man to join them to continue the "party".
Evans came to the room - the third man apparently watched through a window or some nonsense - why I do not know.
Evans and the friend engaged in sex with the young woman.  

The young woman pressed charges against both men.  The prosecutor decided that there was not enough evidence to suggest that the sex with the friend was not consensual, but there was enough evidence of non-consent to charge Evans with rape.

He was convicted.  
I'm not going to beat that to death with a stick.  That was the decision that a jury of his peers decided.  I wasn't in the courtroom.  If they believe he was guilty, I accept their judgement.
Personally, I also believe the other man was equally guilty, as there is no way of knowing if the young woman actually agreed to have sex with him since she says she remember nothing; but that's not what was decided.

What I do NOT agree with is a newspaper printing a statement that is patently untrue.  Some people may be comfortable with that, arguing that since Evans was found guilty it makes no difference if the press makes crap up.  

I am not comfortable with that.

I initially used the word 'overstated' to avoid the word 'untrue' - but what they wrote was a lie.  Evans was not at the bar and did not - in ANY way - "lure" the girl back to his hotel room.  It was not "his" room and she was already in the room when he arrived.  That doesn't change what happened in the room - but to make a statement like that does change the circumstances in a way that takes Evans from a stupid young man who committed a crime, taking advantage of a very drunk or semi-conscious young woman, to a pathologically evil Svengali who set out to debauch an innocent.

Words have meaning and when a newspaper uses them for emotional effect rather than in a quest for accuracy, they are committing a far worse crime than just a turn of phrase.  If they will print a lie, what lie will they not print?  If they lie in one paragraph of a story, why should I believe that they are telling the truth in a different paragraph?

You go ahead and "hate people" - I will continue to despise the things that people do - and that includes the press.


So you differentiate between what people do and people as people? Sort of a positivist view. I believe there is much conflation between people as people and their actions. I dont hate people. I hate what people do, but I see little divergence between the two.

No doubt the press prints lies. I would never condone it. The rag surely had a different angle than the latter article in the Guardian.

But my initial concern was with the poor girl and the fact that none of the men should have had sex with her. Under any circumstance. They both took advantage of her and should accordingly be jailed. But that was not my point either.

My point was that a) a girl had been raped which in itself is beyond detestable. But also that b) the community has now (which is quite common when it comes to rape ("he's such a good guy, really" is the worst rape apology ever) but not to this extent in this cultural context) gone on some sort of frickin' witch-hunt.

I dont argue that the rag probably (as I, nor anyone but the three involved knows exactly what happened) printed some more fictional accounts but for the story as a whole, in the larger context, it does not alter my main concern or my view of it.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 08, 2012, 12:19:12 PM
Okay.
(Sorry - way too much end of term grading to accomplish to indulge in another one of our philosophical debates!)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 09, 2012, 01:54:40 AM
Coincidentally, my end of term studying is why I'm here in the first place. Enjoying the break.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 09, 2012, 12:24:22 PM
Coincidentally, my end of term studying is why I'm here in the first place. Enjoying the break.

I do understand that!  Good luck with your final papers and exams. :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 09, 2012, 01:22:12 PM
Coincidentally, my end of term studying is why I'm here in the first place. Enjoying the break.

I do understand that!  Good luck with your final papers and exams. :)


Thanks! Our term doesnt end until mid-January though so its studying all through Christmas.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 09, 2012, 07:13:33 PM
I am sure you will do better on your tests than the Blades have been playing lately.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on December 10, 2012, 12:58:30 AM
That shouldn't be a challenge.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 10, 2012, 01:11:22 AM
That shouldn't be a challenge.

Hey!  Watch your mouth, missy!!

 :phbbbt
I am sure you will do better on your tests than the Blades have been playing lately.

Both of you!!
 :claws

 :catlaff
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 15, 2012, 11:01:29 AM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Tranmere

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20650260

Quote
So this is Christmas, What have we done? Another year older, Still in League One
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 15, 2012, 12:20:06 PM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Tranmere

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20650260

Quote
So this is Christmas, What have we done? Another year older, Still in League One

Yep.  It was a particularly uninspired match.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 15, 2012, 03:15:29 PM
Get saying Lightly.  Perhaps we should make up some Blade T Shirts with that quote and see if we can cash in?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 22, 2012, 10:56:14 AM
Crawley 0-2 Sheff Utd 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20738270
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 22, 2012, 12:03:38 PM
Looking forward to seeing the highlight reel on this one - McMahon punched in two long free kicks for the three points.  Top of the table - for Christmas, anyway!

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2012, 11:00:32 AM
Sheff Utd 3-0 Scunthorpe
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20779157
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 26, 2012, 11:20:13 AM
 :thumbsup:  What a great Christmas Present.  Go Blades, into the New Year winning.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 26, 2012, 11:33:20 AM
They did good.  Scunnie is in relegation, so they weren't playing a strong club, but it doesn't matter - they kept the three points, added two on GD, and are still top of the table (for the moment).

Only two points clear there, but as long as they hold on they'll be in good shape.  Bad news is that Shaun Miller went out with a knee (?) injury - good news is that Kitson and Blackman are on form and look healthy.  Better news is that we face Hartlepool next (poor club - last in the league, with a pitiful 9 points for the season - though that doesn't mean they can't pull one out) . . . then we face Doncaster - a derby match and they are doing very well themselves right now.

We'll see!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 29, 2012, 10:59:19 AM
Sheff Utd 2-3 Hartlepool
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20822886
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 29, 2012, 02:11:20 PM
Sheff Utd 2-3 Hartlepool
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20822886

I actually turned this one off (metaphorically left the grounds before the whistle) - apparently the Blades just didn't feel like playing today.  And Danny was talking about how they were shooting for 90 points on the season.

Sure.  Great way to reach that goal - lose to a club that came into the match with NINE points.  NINE.  Now they have 12.  Kudos to them . . . not so much for the Blades.

*mutter*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 31, 2012, 04:02:11 AM
Quote
SOLDIERS were given a heroes’ welcome by fans when they were guests of honour at Sheffield United’s match against Hartlepool.

Troops from the Yorkshire Regiment’s Third Battalion who have just completed a tour of Afghanistan, their wives and children, plus families of 10 colleagues killed in the war zone were VIP guests at the Bramall Lane.

A group of 10 soldiers brought a wreath out on to the pitch and there was a minute’s silence in memory of those who died before the game, which also marked the Blades’ 150th anniversary.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/united-we-stand-1-5264727
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 01, 2013, 10:59:11 AM
Doncaster 2-2 Sheff Utd
 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20841091
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 05, 2013, 11:07:53 AM
FA Cup third round

Oxford Utd 0-3 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20863598
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 12, 2013, 10:56:30 AM
Sheff Utd 0-2  Yeovil

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20919010
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 12, 2013, 11:06:39 AM
I have the flu.  Not a cold.  The flu.  I'm on day six.  It sucks.

I got up to listen to this match.

I should have stayed in bed.

 :censored:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on January 12, 2013, 11:45:30 AM
Thanks for the score and I am sorry you are sick.  Hope you get better soon.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 19, 2013, 10:58:32 AM
Notts County 1-1 Sheff Utd



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20996550
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on January 20, 2013, 07:38:23 AM
First match for me in 3 months, 5 minutes in Chelsea's ahead one to nil. Yay.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on January 21, 2013, 06:30:35 AM
Frustrating defeat. We picked up some slack in 2nd half but were still shite.





What made me laugh though were the commentators talking about how the weather was good for Arshavin (who's from Moscow) because it was Siberian. Please, -1c and snow is a lukewarm afternoon.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 22, 2013, 01:10:39 AM
Quote
The League One fixture between Bury and Sheffield United on Tuesday has postponed because of a frozen pitch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21022529
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on January 22, 2013, 03:38:41 AM
Doesn't surprise me.  The premiership sides with their undersoil heating etc are OK but lower league sides just don't have the funds to protect pitch and stands in this weather.

Fair play to DiCanio at Swindon who bought pizza for the hundreds of supporters who turned up at the weekend to help clear the pitch and stands of snow to allow their game to go on.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on January 22, 2013, 05:29:48 AM
Quote
The League One fixture between Bury and Sheffield United on Tuesday has postponed because of a frozen pitch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21022529

Frozen pitch? That's brilliant to play on, ball has a very good bounce. They sound a bit spoiled.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 22, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
Quote
The League One fixture between Bury and Sheffield United on Tuesday has postponed because of a frozen pitch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21022529

Frozen pitch? That's brilliant to play on, ball has a very good bounce. They sound a bit spoiled.

The decision is made by the official, not the clubs - you know that.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on January 22, 2013, 12:25:40 PM
Quote
The League One fixture between Bury and Sheffield United on Tuesday has postponed because of a frozen pitch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21022529

Frozen pitch? That's brilliant to play on, ball has a very good bounce. They sound a bit spoiled.

The decision is made by the official, not the clubs - you know that.

Im quite aware of that, my critique isnt towards the club but mainly the standard to which the pitches are held.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 22, 2013, 01:53:40 PM
Im quite aware of that, my critique isnt towards the club but mainly the standard to which the pitches are held.

Games get cancelled in bad weather at every level - undersoil heating won't save the day every time (remember 2010?) and not every club (even some premier league) can afford something that has limited success.

Yes it would be great if all the clubs had the best and brightest stadiums, but that's not the case - nor will it be anytime soon.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on January 22, 2013, 02:59:04 PM



That is rather the opposite of what I was thinking, though. Play on muddy pits if you have to. At least in Premier League youre being paid enough.


Some of my best matches has been sliding through mixes of mud, water and grass in pouring rain. Thats when the sport comes alive.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 22, 2013, 07:23:51 PM



That is rather the opposite of what I was thinking, though. Play on muddy pits if you have to. At least in Premier League youre being paid enough.


Some of my best matches has been sliding through mixes of mud, water and grass in pouring rain. Thats when the sport comes alive.

Absolutely agree with that - wet, muddy pitches make for very interesting footie - and fairly safe for the players.  Frozen skating rinks that are so hard that their studs can't get a grip - not so much!

I don't think undersoil heating is always the answer though - it appears (from a bit of research) that it isn't as effective as it could be hoped.  Works well to a certain point, but a combination of too much cold and too much snow overwhelms it.  Given the expense, I imagine that the lower league clubs can't justify the expense versus the effectiveness.
At least that's what I took away from the bit of research - I could be totally wrong (wouldn't be the first time . . .) !
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on January 22, 2013, 10:25:39 PM
In the USA our NFL football used to be fun when watching mud, rain, snow games.  The players would slide and plumes of water would slosh up.  It was always fun to watch them covered in mud.  But that was in the 60's and 70's.  Players sometime had ankle injuries, but rarely knew injuries.  Then the went to AstroTurf, in the late 70's, 80's, and 90's.  All of a sudden knee injuries became prevalent.  Now most of the fields are grass with some sort of heating under the field in the colder areas.  So big chunks of turf come up but not the mud games of the past.  Not sure if these new fields have reduced injuries or not.  But I have to agree that heating is not always the answer.  The turf seems to be more of a mess then when it was natural with not heating.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on January 23, 2013, 03:41:12 AM
Undersoil heating can work but only if used with other forms of protection (covers on the pitch, hot air blowers etc).  Outside the premiiership clubs just don't have the money to pay the massive costs involved for heating.

'Elf & Safety also have a bit of a say in the matter.  I've seen local matches postponed, not because of the pitch, which has often been worked on by armies of volunteers to get it in a fit state to play on,  but because snow and ice are covering the terraces and surrounding areas and it is deemed too dangerous for the public to be admitted.  Once you get down to Div1, you don't have all seater stadiums - there are standing terraces where hundreds of people can be moving about.   

I'm not a footie fan, I much prefer rugby and I agree there's nothing quite like a good muddy pitch for an entertaining game.  At teh end of the day though, the officials have to think of the safety of players, supporters and themselves.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 26, 2013, 10:53:02 AM
FA Cup fourth round

Reading 4-0 Sheff Utd
 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21095930
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 26, 2013, 01:42:35 PM
FA Cup fourth round

Reading 4-0 Sheff Utd
 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21095930

Turned it off (metaphorical walk out) when Reading scored the third.  Wasn't in the mood for another rout.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 30, 2013, 03:01:31 AM
Sheffield United: Don’t write us off

Quote
DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has warned it would be a grave mistake to write-off his team’s automatic promotion credentials.
United, whose leading scorer Nick Blackman is expected to be unveiled as a Reading player within the next 24 hours, have dropped from first to sixth in the League One table after failing to win any of their last four games

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-don-t-write-us-off-1-5364171

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on January 30, 2013, 08:47:35 AM
Sheffield United: Don’t write us off

Quote
DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has warned it would be a grave mistake to write-off his team’s automatic promotion credentials.
United, whose leading scorer Nick Blackman is expected to be unveiled as a Reading player within the next 24 hours, have dropped from first to sixth in the League One table after failing to win any of their last four games

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-don-t-write-us-off-1-5364171



Yes, because losing your leading scorer is so confidence inspiring.  Thanks, Kev - I feel so much better now.

Granted, you could tell the moment Reading started nosing around for Blackman, because he became Mr. "hell, no I'm not going to risk hurting myself on the pitch" dude. 

sigh.  I don't blame the young man for wanting to improve his fortunes, but I'm starting to despise the January transfer window.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 01, 2013, 03:44:38 PM
Sheff Utd 1-2 Coventry
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21191847
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 05, 2013, 07:15:12 AM
Tonights game Sheff Utd v Crawley Postponed - due to a waterlogged pitch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21241427
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 09, 2013, 10:59:18 AM
Shrewsbury 1-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21311600
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 09, 2013, 11:06:45 AM
Finally.   :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on February 09, 2013, 01:14:48 PM
We were off to a shaky start against Sunderland, first half was a joke. 2nd poised to look better in the beginning, 1 goal in and we finished spectacularly. Though our defense is weak and we had to pull down the whole midfield in the end to keep the score, they showed some fighting spirit that's been lacking for a while. Hoping this will instill some confidence in the players, but I wont forgive Wenger for not setting up a solid baseline defense. More pressure than this and we will crack.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 12, 2013, 03:40:28 PM
Bury 0-2 Sheffield Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21332964
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 12, 2013, 07:25:17 PM
Good match and an "easy" win . . . Bury is sitting in relegation right now.  Kevin Blackwell is their manager and he's trying, but they have absolutely no money - and a transfer embargo so they can't bring in anyone at all.  Apparently, they had two players on the field who were working on no wages (one of them was a Bury coach) and only six on the bench.

I felt sorry for them.  The financial discrepancies in the leagues are killing the smaller clubs and I'm afraid Bury is another one that is going to be history soon.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Sheff Utd 3-0 Colchester
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21448248

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 16, 2013, 11:00:53 AM
Sheff Utd 3-0 Colchester
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21448248



I love a tight table - United have gone from 5th to 2nd in three games (with three wins).  Certainly feels better than it did a couple of weeks ago!  UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 16, 2013, 12:23:22 PM
So far the Blades are looking good.  Hope they continue...
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: versusterminus on February 16, 2013, 02:15:02 PM
Lost one nil to Blackburn. Maybe it's a good thing I was preoccupied with 17-19th century political philosophy. Sigh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 23, 2013, 10:57:39 AM
Bournemouth 0-1  Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21483015
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 23, 2013, 11:04:26 AM
Last half of this season is going to be a roller-coaster ride.  We were at 2nd after the last match, but then down to 4th after other match results came in.  Now they're on top, with one point separating them from the clubs 2nd-4th.  Four of the six clubs at the top have a game in hand, including the Blades . . .

*fastens seatbelt*

UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 26, 2013, 03:39:52 PM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Leyton Orient

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21502366
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 02, 2013, 10:57:00 AM
Oldham 0-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21556765
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on March 02, 2013, 12:06:11 PM
Shaky start, finished the second half better (obviously).  Next three matches are mid-table opponents (MK Dons/Crewe/Stevenage) who haven't been showing great form lately, but . . . MK Dons won the last encounter and we drew Crewe.  Stevenage we beat the pants off of, so they will be playing with a grudge.

So, not an easy three.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 09, 2013, 11:02:49 AM
Sheff Utd 0-0 MK Dons


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21639308
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 12, 2013, 07:41:27 AM
Crewe V Sheff Utd

Postponed - due to frozen pitch


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21665877

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Annie on March 12, 2013, 11:11:52 AM
Not surprising given the weather we're having.

I had taken the big blanket off the bed last week - it's gone back on in the last couple of days
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 16, 2013, 11:59:43 AM
Stevenage 4-0 Sheff Utd   :frustrate:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21724456


Sean was at the match today.Pictures here
 
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=4138.msg95199#new
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on March 16, 2013, 02:48:30 PM
Here's another pic https://twitter.com/papocca/status/312962129479204864/photo/1
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 23, 2013, 11:24:43 AM
Sheff Utd v Brentford

Postponed - due to snow


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21811786
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 25, 2013, 03:28:21 AM
Blades see promotion hopes hit by fixture backlog

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/bradford-city/blades-see-promotion-hopes-hit-by-fixture-backlog-1-5525995
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 29, 2013, 11:57:39 AM
Tranmere 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21891943
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 01, 2013, 10:58:29 AM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Carlisle


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21921471
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on April 01, 2013, 09:22:51 PM
Well at least it is not a loose.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 06, 2013, 11:00:52 AM
Walsall 1-1 Sheff Utd


 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21979795
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 06, 2013, 01:19:46 PM
sigh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 09, 2013, 03:44:34 PM
Sheff Utd 0-2 Crawley


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21999042
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 09, 2013, 05:45:43 PM
It was awful, really.

I don't think Danny is going to survive this season - not that changing managers (again) will help.  Of course they could always ask Warnock to come back . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 10, 2013, 09:01:31 AM
It was awful, really.

I don't think Danny is going to survive this season - not that changing managers (again) will help.  Of course they could always ask Warnock to come back . . .


Quote
DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, kept his players locked in the dressing room for nearly an hour following last night’s defeat by Crawley Town.Sources claimed that Wilson, whose side remain fifth in the table with five matches of their season remaining, was chairing a no-holds-barred inquest into United’s miserable run of form at Bramall Lane.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-wilson-keeps-players-locked-in-1-5566013

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/BHb8IGOCAAECahd_zps979cd22b.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 10, 2013, 01:25:43 PM
It was awful, really.

I don't think Danny is going to survive this season - not that changing managers (again) will help.  Of course they could always ask Warnock to come back . . .


Quote
DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, kept his players locked in the dressing room for nearly an hour following last night’s defeat by Crawley Town.Sources claimed that Wilson, whose side remain fifth in the table with five matches of their season remaining, was chairing a no-holds-barred inquest into United’s miserable run of form at Bramall Lane.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-wilson-keeps-players-locked-in-1-5566013

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/BHb8IGOCAAECahd_zps979cd22b.jpg)

Ouch!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 10, 2013, 04:01:06 PM
Club Statement

Quote
21:45 10th April 2013



Sheffield United can confirm that manager Danny Wilson has left the club this evening.


 First team coach Chris Morgan will take temporary charge of the Blades for the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign, starting with Saturday's home encounter with Swindon Town.


 Assistant manager Frank Barlow has also left the club.


 Blades owner Kevin McCabe commented: "We must thank Danny and Frank for all their endeavours and hard work over the past two seasons.


 "We now have a mini season for this club to achieve success and we will all back Chris in this mission."


 Sheffield United has purposefully waited for conclusions to talks on Wednesday evening before making this announcement. More to follow on Thursday

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20130410-club-statement-765193.aspx
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 10, 2013, 10:41:21 PM
Rarely does this turn of events end well . . .

Good luck, Morgs.  You're going to need it!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 11, 2013, 01:53:41 AM
Rarely does this turn of events end well . . .

Good luck, Morgs.  You're going to need it!


Sheffield United: Blades make Morgan gamble

Quote
CHRIS Morgan will be offered the chance to take charge of Sheffield United on a permanent basis if his first five matches at the helm prove a success, The Star can reveal.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-make-morgan-gamble-1-5572164
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 11, 2013, 10:14:05 AM
Rarely does this turn of events end well . . .

Good luck, Morgs.  You're going to need it!


Sheffield United: Blades make Morgan gamble

Quote
CHRIS Morgan will be offered the chance to take charge of Sheffield United on a permanent basis if his first five matches at the helm prove a success, The Star can reveal.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-make-morgan-gamble-1-5572164


LOTS of good luck, Morgs!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 13, 2013, 10:59:14 AM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Swindon


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22049536
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 13, 2013, 11:53:21 AM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Swindon


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22049536

They did well.  Better in the first half than the second, but a win is a win.  It's unfortunate that their previous run pushed them so far down - unless they have an extraordinary run to the finish (and a good bit of luck with clubs above them losing), they will have to go to the play-offs . . .

Keeping my fingers crossed!  UTB!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on April 13, 2013, 01:37:18 PM
Okay only one match since the change but maybe Morgan will make a difference.  Maybe we can be hopeful now?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 13, 2013, 09:05:36 PM
Okay only one match since the change but maybe Morgan will make a difference.  Maybe we can be hopeful now?

A bounce with a new manager is common.  We'll just have to wait and see.  There aren't too many players (any?  need to check) now that were with the club when Morgs was captain, but I'm sure he has a certain rapport with them.  Now we'll have to see if he has the qualities that squad needs to motivate them.
They have the talent - there really isn't a good reason for them to have languished in this league - I think it's an issue of youth and cohesiveness.  Morgs and Monty brought that to the club for a long time (as did Quinny, to a degree); not the most spectacular players but solid leaders who weren't afraid to let the lads know what they needed to do on the pitch.

Always be hopeful, najin - sooner or later we'll be playing top flight football again.

Up the Blades!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 16, 2013, 03:48:18 PM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Brentford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22075486

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 16, 2013, 11:30:33 PM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Brentford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22075486



It was a pretty good match - until they drew even in the closing minutes. :(  Ref was *&%$, however . . .
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 17, 2013, 07:18:35 AM
Quote
Morgan said: “I firmly believe that we’ll kick off against Preston North End on the last day of the season with a chance of going straight up.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-it-s-out-of-our-hands-1-5588308

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on April 17, 2013, 09:43:50 AM
Quote
Morgan said: “I firmly believe that we’ll kick off against Preston North End on the last day of the season with a chance of going straight up.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-it-s-out-of-our-hands-1-5588308



I'll hope that right along with him!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 20, 2013, 11:00:00 AM
Portsmouth 3-0 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22133260
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 22, 2013, 01:30:59 AM

The Sheffield United Community Foundation Patrons introduced
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20130422-patrons-introduced-315361.aspx

http://www.sufc-community.com/ui/content/content.aspx?ID=270

Quote
The Sheffield United Community Foundation are delighted to introduce our Patrons.

Our Patrons (in alphabetical order) are Sean Bean, Dave Berry, Bob Booker, Brian Deane, Lyndsay Graham, Paul Heaton, Alan Hodgkinson MBE, Brendan Ingle, Ding Junhui, Nick Matthew, Glyn Rhodes MBE and Charlie Webster.
The Charity is extremely grateful to our Patrons for their support and their generous commitment of their time.



Sheffield United: Players ‘let boss down’

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-players-let-boss-down-1-5602874



Former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans offers cash reward

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/former-sheffield-united-footballer-ched-evans-offers-cash-reward-1-5603535
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 23, 2013, 03:39:52 PM
Crewe 1-0 Sheff Utd
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22163076

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 27, 2013, 10:58:42 AM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Preston

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22229110
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 03, 2013, 03:42:38 PM
Npower League One play-off semi-final first leg

Sheff Utd 1-0 Yeovil


 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22325663
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 03, 2013, 04:24:13 PM
 :bravo:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 06, 2013, 09:26:54 AM
Yeovil 2-0 Sheff Utd

Quote
Ed Upson's late header fired Yeovil Town into the League One play-off final at the expense of Sheffield United.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22334387
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 11, 2013, 01:07:29 AM
David Weir: Sheffield United appoint Everton coach as boss

Sheffield United have appointed Everton coach David Weir as their new manager on a three-year deal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22843168
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on June 11, 2013, 08:09:20 AM

"I have stated before that the club needs to act differently and David is young, has a great pedigree and will bring a new vision and leadership to the club."

I he does.  The Blades need a change of management and direction.  Their players have talent but don't seem to be working together as a team very well.  Or at least that is my opinion from the matches I have listened to.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on June 11, 2013, 08:37:36 AM

"I have stated before that the club needs to act differently and David is young, has a great pedigree and will bring a new vision and leadership to the club."

I he does.  The Blades need a change of management and direction.  Their players have talent but don't seem to be working together as a team very well.  Or at least that is my opinion from the matches I have listened to.

The club has had many changes in management over the last six years - let's hope this one works.
For a long time, I dismissed the complaints from supporters that the problem was coming from the top (McCabe), but I'm beginning to think that is a larger part of the picture.  That it took them so long to find a new manager - and that three of their "finalists" basically laughed in their face - tells a story.  I'm not sure exactly what tale it's telling, but it has less to do with the players than the upper management of the club.

That said - I offer full support for the new gaffer and the belief that this season we will - indeed - go up!

COYRAWW!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 25, 2013, 12:33:25 PM
Sheffield United: New kits for the Blades

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/177381113_zps312568f8.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/177381113_zps312568f8.jpg.html)

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-new-kits-for-the-blades-1-5891489

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20130725-new-kits-526686.aspx

Season starts with a friendly Match
York  V  Sheff Utd  Sat 27 Jul  13:30  

Sheffield United Fixtures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/fixtures

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on July 25, 2013, 08:18:30 PM
Looking forward to the season - and actually rather glad I listen more than watch because that away kit is the most fug-ugly thing I have seen in a long time.

And white socks? 

 :holycrap
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 27, 2013, 10:20:21 AM
Friendly Match  
York 1-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/results


http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20130727-york-report-948156.aspx
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on July 27, 2013, 12:37:13 PM
Here in the states NBC Sports is going to start showing more (not sure maybe all) of the premiere league matches so I am looking forward to that.  Still haven't figured out how to watch verses listen to the Blades but at least I will be able to watch some good matches.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on July 27, 2013, 10:17:17 PM
Here in the states NBC Sports is going to start showing more (not sure maybe all) of the premiere league matches so I am looking forward to that.  Still haven't figured out how to watch verses listen to the Blades but at least I will be able to watch some good matches.

Short of going to Bramall Lane, you can't watch the vast majority of the Blades matches.  I think they have two that will be televised on Sky Sport - the first one and a mid-season (if I'm recalling correctly).

If you subscribe to Blades Player you can usually watch the matches (sans commentary) after it has played because the club films them.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 02, 2013, 03:47:33 PM
Sheff Utd 2 - 1  Notts County
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23460928
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on August 02, 2013, 03:53:53 PM
 :thumbsup: :damn: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 02, 2013, 06:46:11 PM
The lads did well.

This one will probably be on Blades Player video with Sky commentary soon - that's what they did last year.  If anyone wants to watch it, that is.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 07, 2013, 03:16:49 AM
League Cup - First Round 

 Sheff Utd 1-2 Burton

Quote
Chris Hussey's injury-time strike earned Burton Albion a shock win over League One side Sheffield United in the first round of the Capital One Cup

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23499353
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 10, 2013, 11:00:10 AM
Brentford 3 - 1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23558491
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 11, 2013, 01:07:59 PM
It was poor.  Brentford deserved the win.

 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 17, 2013, 11:03:26 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Colchester


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23644578
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 24, 2013, 11:20:09 AM
Another loss to Bradford today.  It is going to be a very long season . . .  :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 24, 2013, 02:14:06 PM
Another loss to Bradford today.  It is going to be a very long season . . .  :frustrate:

Bradford 2- 0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23736854
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: loucifer67 on August 29, 2013, 06:00:20 PM
Hi All

As an avid SUFC supporter I have long been curious about a cartoon that Sean drew for Flashing Blade Fanzine in 1989

I have just been sent these scans by the Editor Matt Hill (many thanks)

Please do not post these elsewhere without asking my permission and you must give credit to Matt Bell (EDIT - Hill is one of SUFC Players) and Flashing Blade Fanzine

Thanks
Lou
X
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/cegababe/th_image_zps0756aa5e.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cegababe/media/image_zps0756aa5e.jpg.html)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/cegababe/th_image_zpsfe92d128.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cegababe/media/image_zpsfe92d128.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/cegababe/th_image_zpsecf7b492.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cegababe/media/image_zpsecf7b492.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 30, 2013, 12:19:25 AM
Hi All

As an avid SUFC supporter I have long been curious about a cartoon that Sean drew for Flashing Blade Fanzine in 1989

I have just been sent these scans by the Editor Matt Hill (many thanks)

Please do not post these elsewhere without asking my permission and you must give credit to Matt Hill and Flashing Blade Fanzine

Thanks
Lou
X
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/cegababe/th_image_zps0756aa5e.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cegababe/media/image_zps0756aa5e.jpg.html)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/cegababe/th_image_zpsfe92d128.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cegababe/media/image_zpsfe92d128.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/cegababe/th_image_zpsecf7b492.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cegababe/media/image_zpsecf7b492.jpg.html)

I'm glad you found the cartoon at last (I didn't even know it existed).
Thanks for posting it here  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 31, 2013, 11:00:44 AM
Sheff Utd 0 -1 MK Dons

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23822728
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on August 31, 2013, 11:28:46 AM
 :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 03, 2013, 05:48:22 AM
United secure new international partner

Quote
06:30 3rd September 2013

Sheffield United Football Club announces today (Tuesday) that HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has become joint owner of the Club.


http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20130903-announcement-1032027.aspx

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-are-fit-for-a-prince-1-6006829

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23944355



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on September 03, 2013, 10:03:30 AM
This is good news.  More money should help attract better players and hopefully give them confidence that the Blade's management is in it to win. 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 03, 2013, 03:50:39 PM
Football League Trophy - Northern Section First Round

Scunthorpe 0-0 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd win 5-3 on penalties.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23846349
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 07, 2013, 10:58:09 AM
Rotherham 3-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23910057




Prince Abdullah on his investment in Sheffield United

https://audioboo.fm/boos/1587545-prince-a#t=7m22s
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 07, 2013, 06:35:08 PM
Another disappointing match.  I hope the Prince is a patient man.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 14, 2013, 10:59:02 AM
Carlisle 1-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23999217
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 21, 2013, 10:57:54 AM
Sheff Utd 0-1 Preston

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24098615
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 28, 2013, 11:06:52 AM
This is getting very boring  :frustrate:

Wolves 2 -0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24184977
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on September 28, 2013, 01:38:56 PM
I really thought the Blades would be winning more games this season.  They have a halfway decent team.  Oh well.............
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on September 28, 2013, 05:46:40 PM
 :hangin :chockies2: :please
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: loucifer67 on October 04, 2013, 05:35:22 PM
Finally we scored a goal
Drew against Crawley
Now up to 21st in the League
David Weir gets a reprieve (for now)
FFS United get your act together

Lou
x
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 05, 2013, 04:42:58 AM
Finally we scored a goal
Drew against Crawley
Now up to 21st in the League
David Weir gets a reprieve (for now)
FFS United get your act together

Lou
x

Match report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24349354
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 08, 2013, 03:48:02 PM
Football League Trophy 

Sheff Utd   0-1 Hartlepool

http://www.sufc.co.uk/index.aspx





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 08, 2013, 10:54:38 PM
 :boots  *help*
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 09, 2013, 11:46:01 AM
Sheffield United boss David Weir defiant over position
 Video
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24462513#asset
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 12, 2013, 12:03:14 AM
Manager Weir departs as Blades Boss

Quote


17:35 11th October 2013
Sheffield United today announced that it has relieved first team manager David Weir of his duties along with his assistant Lee Carsley.
 Overseeing the team on an interim basis for Sunday's televised fixture against Coventry will be U21 coach Chris Morgan, goalkeeping coach Darren Ward and head of academy coaching Travis Binnion.

 


Time for Steel City to show mettle

Quote
“It is a historic football city and sometimes underestimated,” he said. “They love their football there. It was all about working hard – but then again with a bit of glamour with Sean Bean at the stadium.” 

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/time-for-steel-city-to-show-mettle-8876284.html


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 12, 2013, 11:53:05 AM
At this point, no manager in their right mind would sign on - the Blades have had 10 management changes since 2007, and there's not even any proof that sacking a manager mid-season has any effect on performance. (interesting article on this, below)

They have money to invest.  They need to buy (and it will cost them) a very experienced manager with contract stipulations that they will not be sacked for at least two years, regardless of team performance, and get this mess sorted out.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23724517
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 13, 2013, 11:57:43 AM
Coventry 3 -2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24417535
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 13, 2013, 12:06:32 PM
Well - making lemonade from lemons . . . at least they pulled back two after going three down.
And they can't drop any further in this table . . . so there's that . . .

sigh.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 13, 2013, 07:47:34 PM
Well Lightly you sure know how to put a positive spin on things.  You are right they can not drop any farther.   :catlaff
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 13, 2013, 10:57:14 PM
 But I'm imagining . . . :killer
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 19, 2013, 10:59:20 AM
Sheff Utd  2-1 Port Vale

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24502975
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on October 19, 2013, 11:00:24 AM
Sheff Utd  2-1 Port Vale

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24502975

Finally!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 22, 2013, 03:24:58 PM
Peterborough 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24529455
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 23, 2013, 07:29:42 AM
Nigel Clough: Sheffield United appoint ex-Derby County boss

Quote
Sheffield United have appointed former Derby County boss Nigel Clough as their new manager.

The 47-year-old, who was sacked by the Rams in September, replaces David Weir at Bramall Lane.

Weir was dismissed earlier this month after winning just one of his 10 league matches in charge of the Blades.

Clough's first game in charge of the struggling League One side is Saturday's home match against Crewe Alexandra.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24628417
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 26, 2013, 10:54:45 AM
Sheff Utd 3-1 Crewe
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24590713
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 26, 2013, 11:01:23 AM
 :thumbsup:  Yippie
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 02, 2013, 12:01:19 PM
Shrewsbury 2-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24681178
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 09, 2013, 10:55:56 AM
FA Cup first round

Colchester 2-3 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24782195
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 09, 2013, 11:17:44 AM
Now we need to start doing this in league matches.  Concerning that Colchester was playing quite a few from their youth squad and we still allowed two in the box.

Our little keeper just isn't cutting it.  Really.  I hope they look to get in someone more experienced in the January window, because I'd hate to be one of those clubs that makes it to the semis or final (!) of the FA Cup and is relegated the same season.  That's just embarrassing.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 11, 2013, 11:25:53 AM
Question on Sean's IMDB Message Boards

Quote
As he is a massive Sheff United fan i am trying to think of a way of contacting him about the football which scored the first ever premier league goal. It was scored by Brian Deane of Sheffield united and my father owns the ball.
Just thought it may be something that may interest him?

Any ideas? 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/board/thread/222010141
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 16, 2013, 10:59:24 AM
Sheff Utd 1-2 Gillingham

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24877560
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 23, 2013, 10:56:27 AM
Bristol City 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24968097
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on November 23, 2013, 06:25:50 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 23, 2013, 11:09:02 PM
Listening to the match, I was uncertain if the Blades won or Bristol City lost (the commentators seemed to think it was an own goal, but it was apparently credited to a Blade).

Doesn't matter.  They desperately need the win (and a few more) to get them out of the drop zone.  If they can make a mid-table finish I'll be satisfied - there is nothing like circling the drain for weeks to put placement in perspective.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 30, 2013, 10:57:15 AM
Leyton Orient 1-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25063258




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on November 30, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Well, the point took us out of the relegation zone at least - and it did sound vaguely more like a match this time!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 08, 2013, 07:53:46 AM
FA Cup second round

Cambridge 0-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25222196
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 08, 2013, 08:44:10 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 13, 2013, 06:16:22 AM
Quote
Sheffield United were once one of the biggest teams in the country and a staple of the first division - as it was known back then. The club has a history that is sewn into the fabric of English football itself

So will we ever see the return to the glory days that a club like this desperately deserves? With new investor Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on board and promising that he will deliver Premier League football within five years and Nigel Clough at the helm in the dressing room, then maybe it could.   

http://www.givemesport.com/410433-sheffield-united-a-sleeping-giant
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 13, 2013, 03:19:09 PM
Nice. :)  First time I've read that the Prince is willing to stick with it for five years.  The last thing I read made it sound like he'd give them this season and maybe next.

With a five-year commitment, they well may be able to pull out of the slump.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 14, 2013, 10:56:10 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Swindon


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25275306
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on December 14, 2013, 11:46:10 AM
Nice result today.  They sounded very positive first half, not as strong the second.  Swindon sounded off - surprising considering their position in the table.

Cautiously optimistic!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 21, 2013, 11:02:20 AM
Stevenage 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25376423
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2013, 10:57:06 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Oldham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25441804
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 29, 2013, 11:06:29 AM
Sheff Utd 3-1 Tranmere

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25482375
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on December 29, 2013, 01:58:24 PM
 :fireworks1:  YEAH
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 01, 2014, 11:35:25 AM
Walsall 2-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25513037
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 04, 2014, 10:55:09 AM
FA Cup third round

Aston Villa 1-2 Sheff Utd

Quote
Ryan Flynn grabbed a spectacular winner as League One relegation battlers Sheffield United dumped Premier League side Aston Villa out of the FA Cup.   

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25531827


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on January 04, 2014, 01:08:37 PM
Yippee :snoopy:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 11, 2014, 10:59:16 AM
Notts County 2-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25599742
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 18, 2014, 10:56:04 AM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Bradford

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25692611
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 26, 2014, 08:54:40 AM
FA Cup fourth round

Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25798551


http://www.sufc.co.uk/fixtures-results/match-report/?matchid=3698799&tcmuri=1299302







Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 28, 2014, 04:29:17 AM
FA Cup fourth round

Sheff Utd 1-1 Fulham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25798551


http://www.sufc.co.uk/fixtures-results/match-report/?matchid=3698799&tcmuri=1299302

United's FA Cup fourth round replay against Fulham at Craven Cottage will be televised live on ITV4 Tue 4 Feb.
The kick-off will now be 7.45pm, not 8pm as previously advertised. The winners of this tie will host the winners of the replay between Nottingham Forest and Preston North End in round five.
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20140204-replay-on-tv-1305976.aspx
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 29, 2014, 04:14:58 AM
Quote
Wednesday's League One fixture between Sheffield United and Peterborough United has been postponed.

Local referee Craig Pawson assessed the waterlogged Bramall Lane surface at 09:30 GMT on the morning of the game and deemed it unplayable.
 

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25838269
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 01, 2014, 10:56:41 AM
Crewe 3-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25891874
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 04, 2014, 04:22:46 PM
Fulham 0-1 Sheff Utd

Quote
Fulham's miserable season continued as they were knocked out of the FA Cup in extra time by Shaun Miller's header for League One Sheffield United.   

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25923290

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/beano/BfpsYcsCYAADdGv_zps661d1202.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/beano/BfpsYcsCYAADdGv_zps661d1202.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 04, 2014, 06:35:24 PM
 :snoopy:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 08, 2014, 10:55:08 AM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25994502
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 08, 2014, 06:12:00 PM
YEAH
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 12, 2014, 07:15:59 AM
Quote
Sheffield United's League One match at home to Brentford has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.   
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25532124
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: lighty on February 12, 2014, 12:35:05 PM
In video it looked four inches deep in places - 90% waterlogged and more rain falling.

Not looking good for a decent playing surface for Sunday's FA match against Notts Forest.  Though I would really prefer that their league performance improve (dramatically), they've reached the money spots in the Cup, and every little bit helps.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2014, 11:00:09 AM
FA Cup fifth round

Sheff Utd 3 -1 Nottm Forest

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26106017

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/icons/5c04ba17-6b89-43f7-a033-baf3120931d4_zpsbd985db7.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/icons/5c04ba17-6b89-43f7-a033-baf3120931d4_zpsbd985db7.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 16, 2014, 06:00:39 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 19, 2014, 03:45:18 PM
Gillingham 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26148531
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 22, 2014, 10:53:34 AM
Sheff Utd 3-0 Bristol City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26202099
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 26, 2014, 12:36:58 AM
Last nights match
Colchester  0-1 Sheffield United

Quote
Sheffield United secured a sixth straight win as Chris Porter's second-half penalty saw off Colchester United.
 The Blades are now six points clear of the League One relegation zone 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26236603
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 01, 2014, 10:58:16 AM
MK Dons 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26300194
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 04, 2014, 03:29:21 PM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Peterborough

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26134166
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on March 04, 2014, 07:33:46 PM
I can't believe they won 3 in a row.  I hope they are coming out of that terrible slump they have been in.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 05, 2014, 12:16:54 AM
I can't believe they won 3 in a row.  I hope they are coming out of that terrible slump they have been in.

Better than that, they've won 8 matches in a row and are now only 8 points behind the promotion play-of zone.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/results

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on March 05, 2014, 07:35:18 AM
Unbelievable
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 06, 2014, 05:48:02 AM
Happy Anniversary Blades

Quote
A number of significant celebrations and events will mark the 125th anniversary of Sheffield United, the Club announced today.
 The forthcoming high profile game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 22 March - the exact date the Blades were formed - will be the launch.
 
Read more here http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20140306-happy-anniversary-blades-316146.aspx

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/safe_image_zps127380b2.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/safe_image_zps127380b2.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 09, 2014, 08:57:01 AM
FA Cup quarter-final

Sheff Utd 2-0 Charlton

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26404262


Quote
the FA Cup Semi Finals will take place at Wembley on Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April 2014.
 
http://www.wembleystadium.com/Events/2014/FA-Cup-Semi-Finals/12-April-2014


Quote
The FA Cup semi-finals will see Sky Bet League One side Sheffield United play Hull City, while Arsenal will take on either Manchester City or Wigan.

Sheffield United, who beat Charlton 2-0 in their quarter-final at Bramall Lane on Sunday, last played at the semi-final stage of the competition in 2003 when they lost 1-0 to Arsenal at Old Trafford.
 
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11670/9204888/fa-cup-hull-play-sheffield-united-while-arsenal-play-manchester-city-or-wigan




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 12, 2014, 04:39:46 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Carlisle

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26444940
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 17, 2014, 04:44:52 PM
Preston 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26510461
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 22, 2014, 12:50:40 AM
Blades big anniversary sets fans buzzing
Quote
On Saturday (22nd March) red and white celebration party to mark Sheffield United's 125th anniversary promises to be a special Blades occasion as the Club and its past and present players, fans and VIPs come together in a tribute to United's rich heritage.
 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20140314-blades-big-anniversary-1420856.aspx

You never know who shows up........


Sheff Utd 0-2 Wolves

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26589272






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 23, 2014, 05:16:36 AM
For those in the UK,there was a nice item about Sheffield United´s history,125 years celebrations and highlights of the game yesterday  on the Football League Show.You can watch it here  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03zjtwd/The_Football_League_Show_2013_2014_23_03_2014/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 25, 2014, 04:39:08 PM
Crawley 0-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26623437
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 29, 2014, 12:10:20 PM
Swindon 2-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26693987

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 01, 2014, 03:42:51 PM
Sheff Utd 0-0 Brentford

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26318934
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 05, 2014, 11:03:48 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Leyton Oriënt

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26796284
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 08, 2014, 03:54:30 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Rotherham

Quote
A last-minute Ben Davies penalty earned Sheffield United victory over South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham.

With one eye on their FA Cup semi-final against Hull on Sunday, Blades manager Nigel Clough made eight changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient.

And his young side won it at the death, when Davies slotted home from the spot after Millers defender Craig Morgan brought down Harry Maguire.

The result brought to an end Rotherham's 16 game unbeaten run.

It also means Steve Evans's side are now nine points off the automatic promotion places, after second-place Brentford beat Crawley.

Sheffield United remain 11th, eight points off the play-off places with five games left to play.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26830217
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 12, 2014, 12:34:35 AM
Tomorrow April 13 FA Cup Semi Final

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/10171643_737353342963593_7340787848082592386_n_zps87b74af4.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/10171643_737353342963593_7340787848082592386_n_zps87b74af4.jpg.html)
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/photos/pb.144083028957297.-2207520000.1397280685./737353342963593/?type=3&theater


Nigel Clough opens up about what the FA Cup Semi Final will mean to Sheffield United

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAYC3DjGDAo&feature=youtube_gdata
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on April 12, 2014, 10:14:32 AM
The Blades have finally been playing well this season.  I sure hope they win.   
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 13, 2014, 05:30:05 AM
VIDEO: Here we go - Blades fans off to Wembley
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-here-we-go-blades-fans-off-to-wembley-1-6558616


Blades Semi-Final Send Off
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15288088@N03/sets/72157643879355924/


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/BlFwWRnIQAAHpI9_zps6276c9ed.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/BlFwWRnIQAAHpI9_zps6276c9ed.jpg.html)


VIDEO: Blades fans roll up to Wembley
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-blades-fans-roll-up-to-wembley-1-6558759



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 13, 2014, 12:03:52 PM
VIDEO: Here we go - Blades fans off to Wembley
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-here-we-go-blades-fans-off-to-wembley-1-6558616

Blades Semi-Final Send Off
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15288088@N03/sets/72157643879355924/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/BlFwWRnIQAAHpI9_zps6276c9ed.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/BlFwWRnIQAAHpI9_zps6276c9ed.jpg.html)

VIDEO: Blades fans roll up to Wembley
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-blades-fans-roll-up-to-wembley-1-6558759


Hull 5 - 3 Sheff Utd
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26908665    :poorme:
                                                                     

Oh well,it was a nice day out for the fans.

SLIDESHOW: Send us your Blades selfies
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/slideshow-send-us-your-blades-selfies-1-6558666


Nigel Clough's Wembley reaction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIwyFtbepJI


FA Cup Highlights  ITV4 9:00pm - 10:00pm
http://www.itv.com/itv4/






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on April 13, 2014, 02:56:48 PM
They got to the big game and they were not shut out.  We can still be proud of the team despite the lose.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 18, 2014, 03:51:58 PM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Stevenage

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26983213
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 21, 2014, 10:55:09 AM
Tranmere 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27016468
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 25, 2014, 11:31:34 PM
Port Vale 1-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27075406
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 29, 2014, 03:37:07 PM
Oldham 1-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27107014
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 03, 2014, 10:58:55 AM
Final game of the season

Sheff Utd 2-1 Coventry


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27167767
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on May 03, 2014, 02:36:33 PM
The Blades have had a great end of the season this year.  I hope that means next year will be even better.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 18, 2014, 02:31:48 AM
Blades win giant-killing award

Quote
On FA Cup final day, United's heroics in the competition this season have been recognised.
For the past three seasons The FA has been giving fans the opportunity to vote for their most memorable Cup upset each campaign, and with it the honour of receiving the Ronnie Radford Award.
But with a whopping 62 per cent of the vote, the overwhelming victors this season are Sheffield United for the 2-1 win at Premier League Aston Villa in the Third Round.

United will receive the award at Wembley Stadium during the Cup final show.

 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20140517-giant-killers-1556797.aspx
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: galamb on May 18, 2014, 08:33:57 AM
yesterday, 17 th may, in spain, atlético de madrid spanish champion league, atlético de madrid is the winner, red and white colours
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 09, 2014, 11:10:32 AM
First match of a new season.

Sheffield United 1-2 Bristol City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28646633
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 16, 2014, 11:04:09 AM
Coventry 1-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28716650
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 20, 2014, 07:18:59 AM
Last night's match

Peterborough 1- 2 Sheff Utd

Quote
Ben Davies' superb goal secured Sheffield United's first points of the season and ended Peterborough United's perfect start to the campaign 

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28750207

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 23, 2014, 10:56:28 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Crawley


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28815383
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 27, 2014, 12:12:22 AM
Last nights Capital One Cup match

West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United (4-5 on pens)

Quote
Premier League West Ham were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at home as League One Sheffield United won on penalties to reach the third round.   


This was the first meeting of the two sides since Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League in 2007, largely thanks to Carlos Tevez's goals keeping West Ham up instead.

However, it was later discovered Tevez's signing by the Hammers broke the rules on third-party ownership.

The Premier League fined West Ham £5.5m and, after the Sheffield club unsuccessfully appealed to be reinstated to the league with West Ham relegated, a two-year legal wrangle ended with an out-of-court settlement reported to be in excess of £20m paid as compensation to the Blades.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28847232


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 30, 2014, 02:12:47 PM
Preston 1-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28906338
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 13, 2014, 11:03:39 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Rochdale

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29090179
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on September 14, 2014, 03:37:09 PM
They are doing so well, I'm guessing promotion next season if they continue as they are doing so it's a shame Nigel Clough wasn't installed earlier last season given the improvement since he arrived.

My question would be what happened to the compensation monies that West Ham had to pay?  That's an awful lot of money to spend on really good players and they do have good strikers but I don't see £20 million quids worth!

And how come one of the stands is the Jessica Ennis stand rather than a Sean Bean stand?  I know Sheffield is proud of her achievements but, and with no disrespect, her career has not been as long as Sean's and his family's love for and loyalty to the club is now into its fourth generation - where is the Bean stand?  I read somewhere that Ms. Ennis hasn't even been to see the stand named after her yet, two years after it was named after her.  I'm all for rewarding her achievements but what about his?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 16, 2014, 03:39:10 PM
Colchester 2-3 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29120697


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 20, 2014, 10:55:28 AM
Swindon 5-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29187059


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on September 21, 2014, 04:31:40 PM
 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 23, 2014, 03:38:16 PM
Capital One Cup third round

Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29216832
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 27, 2014, 10:58:21 AM
Sheff Utd 2-1 Gillingham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29289628


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 04, 2014, 09:08:46 AM
Chesterfield 3-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29388686
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 06, 2014, 08:10:07 AM
I look forward to seeing these scores.  Thank you for posting them.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 08, 2014, 12:14:16 AM
Last night´s  Football League Trophy match

Hartlepool 1-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29421066
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 11, 2014, 11:01:01 AM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Leyton Oriënt

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29486375

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 18, 2014, 01:13:02 PM
Bradford 0-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29579719



Statement - 18th October 2014
Quote
 
In a departure from its current policy of not commenting on speculative media coverage concerning the future of its former player Ched Evans, Sheffield United's co-Chairmen Kevin McCabe and Jim Phipps have decided to issue a brief, joint statement: "Sheffield United has become aware of speculative media coverage concerning the immediate future of its former player Ched Evans.


 "An article in The Sun today (Saturday 18th October) that Sheffield United has offered a contract to former player Ched Evans is false and damaging to the Club. We have made a statement on this matter previously and the lack of credibility and substance from this latest media report does not warrant any expansion from previous comments apart from noting that we are continuing to deliberate on any long term decision about Ched Evans."

 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20141018-statement-2022460.aspx
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 21, 2014, 03:37:10 PM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Yeovil


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29608534
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on October 21, 2014, 09:20:40 PM
They are really doing well this season.  Not sure why but I am glad.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Waverunner on October 22, 2014, 01:09:47 AM
Sean's world is looking great, all the new acting jobs, working with Ridley Scott (he said he wanted to work with him in an interview) and the Blades are doing well. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 25, 2014, 10:59:21 AM
Crewe 0-1 Sheff Utd

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 28, 2014, 04:42:16 PM
Capital One Cup fourth round


MK Dons 1-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29699798

Quote
Michael Higdon scored twice as Sheffield United came back from a goal down to beat MK Dons and reach the League Cup quarter-finals.   



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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 01, 2014, 11:59:08 AM
Sheff Utd 0-1 Barnsley


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29767525
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 08, 2014, 11:02:02 AM
FA Cup first round


Crewe 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29907062
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 12, 2014, 03:46:37 PM
Football League Trophy

Walsall 1-0  Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29910182
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on November 12, 2014, 08:17:03 PM
Not that I'm overly superstitious, but, I'm betting the Blades' Karma is going to remain out of whack until they do the right thing about the situation with the rapist they have allowed back among them.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on November 13, 2014, 08:36:39 AM
Had not thought about that.  They had been winning until this.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 15, 2014, 10:57:06 AM
Doncaster 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29964163
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on November 15, 2014, 05:31:08 PM
 
Not that I'm overly superstitious, but, I'm betting the Blades' Karma is going to remain out of whack until they do the right thing about the situation with the rapist they have allowed back among them.
So the Blades distance themselves from Chad and now win again.  Not saying I'm superstitious either but this is very interesting.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 18, 2014, 03:45:38 PM
FA Cup first round replay


Sheff Utd 2-0 Crewe


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29999397
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 21, 2014, 04:21:07 AM
Blades Charity Xmas cards on sale

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United have once again collaborated with local Blades supporting artist Luke Prest, who has worked for free to create a special, limited edition Christmas card for this festive season.


 The proceeds of the cards, printed without cost by local company Pinders, will be donated to two local charities, based only a stone's throw from Bramall Lane - Heeley Development Trust and Roundabout, a local Youth Housing Charity, both recently added to the list of the Club's nominated charities.


 These colourful Blades-themed cards are available from the Blades Superstore right now and will also be on sale in retail outlet based on the concourse of the Duchy Homes John Street Stand from the Oldham Athletic game on Saturday.


 Supporters are also able to purchase the card online at sufcdirect.co.uk


 The cards are strictly limited in numbers, are expected to sell out fast and are the 'must send' card this Christmas for all Blades 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/20141029-spooktacular-245069.aspx                 

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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 22, 2014, 10:55:19 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Oldham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30065279
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 28, 2014, 03:52:41 PM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Notts County

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30140254
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 03, 2014, 04:38:21 AM
Last nights match results

Sheff Utd 0-1 MK Dons

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28992924
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 06, 2014, 10:52:20 AM
FA Cup second round

Sheff Utd 3-0 Plymouth

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30256717
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 13, 2014, 10:51:56 AM
Fleetwood 1-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30358135
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 16, 2014, 03:40:25 PM
Capital One Cup quarter-final

Sheff Utd 1-0 Southampton

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30390346
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on December 16, 2014, 06:01:17 PM

Wow, the giant killers strike again!  Southampton are so far above SUFC in the league tables - it's astonishing - a certain person will be well pleased with that result whether he was there or not.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 20, 2014, 10:59:03 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Walsall

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30459601
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2014, 11:11:41 AM
Port Vale 2-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30543583
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 04, 2015, 08:53:13 AM
FA Cup third round


QPR 0-3 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30614330


Pictures of Sean attending the match here      http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=4697.0








Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on January 04, 2015, 01:44:04 PM
Great result.  Funny how they are such giant killers and can deal such a blow to a club two divisions above them and thus, by definition, with much better players, and yet sometimes they are beaten by clubs in their own division or can only manage a one goal win against their equals. 

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 10, 2015, 10:53:47 AM
Sheff Utd 2-1 Preston

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30663431

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 17, 2015, 10:54:05 AM
MK Dons 1-0  Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30757614
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 21, 2015, 03:53:07 PM
Capital One Cup semi-final first leg


Tottenham 1-0  Sheff Utd



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30808570
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 24, 2015, 10:58:59 AM
FA Cup 4th round

Preston 1-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30860516
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 28, 2015, 03:41:58 PM
Capital One Cup semi-final second leg


Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30910040
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 31, 2015, 11:16:16 AM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Swindon


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30963163
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 03, 2015, 03:47:42 PM
FA Cup - Fourth Round

Sheff Utd 1-3 Preston

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30991127
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 07, 2015, 11:17:28 AM
Gillingham 2-0 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31070832
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 11, 2015, 12:00:28 AM
Last nights match result


Sheff Utd 4-1 Colchester


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31106005
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 14, 2015, 11:01:24 AM
Bristol City 1-3 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31423459
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on February 14, 2015, 01:16:10 PM
Excellent!  Now they are not distracted by other competitions and the hope of silverware, they can focus all their energies on the points they need to continue to be in the playoffs at the end of the season.  Valuable home points from their mid-week match against Colchester and even more valuable away points today - good news!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 17, 2015, 03:47:22 PM
Notts County 1-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30608779
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 21, 2015, 11:04:52 AM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Coventry


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31466282
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on February 21, 2015, 07:35:24 PM
Thanks for posting the scores Patch.  It makes it easier for me to keep up with the Blades when I am really busy.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: 7ty3 on February 21, 2015, 10:21:38 PM
Thanks Patch! I appreciate you posting the scores as well - due to time difference I never remember when the Blades are playing! They look to be travelling pretty well at the moment too.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 24, 2015, 03:39:27 PM
Rochdale 1-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31498855
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 28, 2015, 11:02:53 AM
Crawley 1-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31562463
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 03, 2015, 03:27:36 PM
Sheff Utd 1-2 Peterborough


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31597794





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 07, 2015, 10:58:50 AM
Sheff Utd 1-2 Fleetwood


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31670297
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: najinboulder on March 07, 2015, 06:55:16 PM
Our lads need to start winning again.  A tie and 2 loses is not bad if they can win the next one and turn it around.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 14, 2015, 11:56:18 AM
Scunthorpe 1-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31776189
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 17, 2015, 04:45:58 PM
Walsall 1-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31809951
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 21, 2015, 11:52:57 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Port Vale


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31882683
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 24, 2015, 04:37:10 PM
Sheff Utd 4-0 Scunthorpe



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31507545
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 28, 2015, 11:56:12 AM
Sheff Utd 1-2 Crewe



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31996594
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 04, 2015, 09:03:25 AM
Barnsley 0-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32097678
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 07, 2015, 03:47:18 PM
Sheff Utd 3-2 Doncaster



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32126405
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 11, 2015, 11:00:20 AM
Oldham 2-2 Sheff Utd



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32179615
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 14, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
Yeovil 1-0 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32199654
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 18, 2015, 10:58:22 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Bradford     sorry,my mistake due to a late equaliser for Bradford City. Sheff Utd 1-1 Bradford 







http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32261973
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on April 20, 2015, 08:00:48 PM

Only one more point needed to guarantee a place in the playoffs - they must be thrilled with how they have done this season.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 25, 2015, 10:56:53 AM
Leyton Orient 1-1 Sheff Utd



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32362607
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 03, 2015, 08:15:53 AM
Last regular game of the Season

Sheff Utd 1-1 Chesterfield

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32471220


Sheffield United face Swindon Town in the play-offs next.Fingers crossed The Blades do well and get promoted.

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Sheff Utd V Swindon Thu 7 May  19:45 

Swindon V Sheff Utd Mon 11 May  19:45
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/fixtures


Quote
heres wishing actor #seanbean and his soccer team #sheffield united all the best in the playoffs  sean bean is 100% blade its his tattoo
https://twitter.com/canadianTML/status/594858219752816641





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 07, 2015, 03:43:07 PM
First leg of the play-off semi-final.


Sheff Utd 1-2 Swindon


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32575854
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 11, 2015, 03:52:12 PM
Second leg play-off semi-final.


Swindon 5-5 Sheff Utd 
        (agg 7 - 6)

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32579316


 League One again next season.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 16, 2015, 05:01:23 AM
Sean Bean talking about football,mostly Sheffield United.


Sean Bean: Game Of Throw-Ins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZKMetyPlCk
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on May 25, 2015, 11:44:30 AM
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/english-league-one/nigel-clough-sacked-sheffield-united-part-ways-with-manager-after-failure-to-gain-promotion-from-league-one/ar-BBkdkDb?ocid=mailsignout


"Sheffield United have sacked Nigel Clough after the club missed out on Sky Bet League One promotion.

The Blades, who reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, were beaten in the play-off semi-finals by Swindon and have been condemned to a fifth year in the third tier.

Clough has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect, with his coaching staff of Gary Crosby and Andy Garner following through the exit door.

A club statement read: "Sheffield United today announce that Nigel Clough, the club's first-team manager, and his management staff, are to leave Bramall Lane with immediate effect following the decision by the board that a change in direction was necessary for the forthcoming season.

"The search for the club's new first-team manager will now start and it is hoped that this will result in identifying and recruiting the right candidate within a relatively short period of time.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to Nigel, as well as his backroom staff of Gary Crosby, Andy Garner, Martin Taylor, Simon Clough, Michael Forsyth and Matt Brown for their contribution to the club during their time at Bramall Lane and wish them all well for their future."

Clough took the reins at Bramall Lane in October 2013 with the club in the lower reaches of League One and steered the Blades away from danger and just missed out on the play-offs while also embarking on an FA Cup run which ended in a semi-final defeat to Hull at Wembley.

The onus was on delivering the Blades back to the Championship for the first time since 2011 this season, but it was again in the cup competitions where they excelled, reaching the last four of the League Cup where they suffered a two-legged defeat to Tottenham.

They stuttered into the top six of and were condemned to a fifth season in League One after a 7-6 aggregate defeat in the play-off semi-finals to Swindon, with the second leg, which proved to be Clough's last game in charge, ending 5-5 at the County Ground."

That's a shame ; he may not have got them up to the Premier League this season but they were so close, and he has done so much  given where they were when he first took over. 


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 25, 2015, 12:08:03 PM
Sheffield United: Neil Warnock and the seven men who followed him to United hotseat

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/1055671156_zpsfuh6yfq1.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/1055671156_zpsfuh6yfq1.jpg.html)
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheffield-united-neil-warnock-and-the-seven-men-who-followed-him-to-united-hotseat-1-7277667
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 02, 2015, 01:21:19 PM
Nigel Adkins: Sheffield United appoint ex-Southampton boss

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Sheffield United have appointed former Southampton and Reading boss Nigel Adkins as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Adkins, 50, has been out of work since being sacked by Reading in December.

He succeeds Nigel Clough, who was sacked by the Bramall Lane side last month after losing to Swindon in the play-off semi-finals.

"We know League One is a massive challenge but we will be looking to get promoted," Adkins said.

"They narrowly missed out in the play-offs and we've been given the opportunity to build on that.

"It is a slog and a grind and you have to get through it by working hard and being united."

Adkins has won promotion from the third tier three times as a manager, twice with Scunthorpe and once with Southampton.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32964867
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Sable899 on June 02, 2015, 08:05:24 PM
So they hired a guy who got sacked by another team. I fail to understand how that is going to help SUFC???
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on June 02, 2015, 08:15:38 PM

They all get sacked at one point or another by one team or another for not doing things quickly enough usually - being a football manager here is a bit like musical chairs, just that everyone is hoping for the next club/manager to be a better fit.  Southampton are/were top flight premier league so he has some good experience in there with the not so good clubs.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 09, 2015, 08:32:00 AM
Quote
sufc_officialJimmy Muir's boots worn by Sean Bean in "When Saturday Comes"   
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/6454d109-72af-4c03-b40d-433b8413c6c1_zps0etfw2de.png) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/6454d109-72af-4c03-b40d-433b8413c6c1_zps0etfw2de.png.html)
https://instagram.com/p/46WpBSl0zK/


Quote
Still with the original mud from 1995??

..... Yes still with the original mud
https://twitter.com/SUFC_tweets/status/619088327661199361


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on July 09, 2015, 02:23:58 PM


And even his customary little Blades doodle - aw!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 27, 2015, 03:17:16 AM
Sheffield United sign Billy Sharp and Conor Sammon

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Sheffield United have signed striker Billy Sharp from Leeds United and secured Derby County forward Conor Sammon on a season-long loan.

Sharp has joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a two-year contract with the option of an extra year.

The 29-year-old returns to Bramall Lane for a third spell having begun his career there in 2004 before playing for them again from 2007 to 2010.

"I'm looking forward to working with them," said Blades boss Nigel Adkins.

Republic of Ireland international Sammon, 28, has one year left on his contract with Derby.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33666829





Sheff United 2-2 Newcastle - Morgan Testimonial

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The Newcastle visit at the weekend was technically part of the Sheff United pre-season preparations ahead of the 2015/16 season but it was, first and foremost, Chris Morgan's Testimonial game.

Morgan himself got onto the pitch for the final three-minutes, in what would have been the stuff of fairytales - something Sean Bean might have starred in like that other Blades film he did 'When Saturday Comes', remember that? - he tried to win it with a late freekick....

That wasn't to be as this crashed into the wall and the game ended in (a Desmond) two-two draw.
 
http://www.sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=406802






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 08, 2015, 11:01:59 AM
First match of the season

Gillingham 4-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33744300
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on August 08, 2015, 12:10:19 PM


Oh dear.  "Look North" - the BBC's regional Yorkshire news programme did a piece on clubs in the area at the start of the new season and said that it is pretty much taken for granted that they will win this season's top honours and promotion back to the  Premier League - what a good start!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 11, 2015, 03:43:41 PM
Capital One Cup first round


Morecambe 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33768493
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 14, 2015, 07:33:36 AM
Summer of change at the Lane

Quote

Blades supporters turning up for the first home league game against Chesterfield will see it's been a summer of change once again at the Club's Bramall Lane stadium.


 Most noticeable has been the installation of a new Desso pitch, watched by thousands of supporters thanks to a camera link on the club's website. Under the pitch a bore hole has been installed, aligned to a new water tank to improve the irrigation of the state of the art new pitch.


 Modern, new dugouts, thanks to sponsor Winchester Cars, have been installed either side of the players' tunnel, whilst inside the home changing room, the old players bath has been replaced with new showers and a fit for purpose ice bath has been installed, to aid the players recovery post match.


 The fans experience has been enhanced in a number of areas within the stadium.

 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-bramall-lane-2618341.aspx
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Rebecca on August 14, 2015, 11:08:45 AM
The old players' bath? So THAT was what they used in When Saturday Comes? When I was watching the film, I  didn't really think about whether it was a real thing. Did there used to be a lot of those around the country?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 15, 2015, 10:59:06 AM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Chesterfield

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33831839
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 18, 2015, 03:31:47 PM
Peterborough 1-3 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33857742
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 22, 2015, 11:02:06 AM
Sheff Utd 2-0 Blackpool

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33944427
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 25, 2015, 03:40:33 PM
Capital One Cup second round


Fulham 3-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33970046
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 29, 2015, 10:55:29 AM
Swindon 0-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34024956
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 02, 2015, 01:04:11 AM
Last nights match result    Football League Trophy

 
Hartlepool 1-1 Sheff Utd

Sheffield United win 4-3 on penalties


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34047862
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 12, 2015, 11:03:46 AM
Sheff Utd 1-3 Bury

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34160424
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 15, 2015, 03:41:44 PM
Sheff Utd 2-3 Colchester

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34093855
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on September 15, 2015, 05:57:25 PM

What is going on?  Colchester?  Dear me!  Bring back Nigel Clough!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 20, 2015, 08:00:55 AM
Bradford 2-2 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34236917
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 26, 2015, 11:22:21 AM
Sheff Utd 3-1 Doncaster


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34299158
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 29, 2015, 03:43:20 PM
Burton 0-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34321485
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 03, 2015, 11:20:32 AM
Port Vale 2-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34366309


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 05, 2015, 07:46:59 AM
Sheffield United: Adkins gets tough

Quote

Nigel Adkins is ready to wield the axe unless his players toughen-up.

Adkins issued the thinly-veiled threat after watching Port Vale condemn them to a third defeat in six games.

 “I give them opportunities, long opportunities as well. But we’ve got to get up and get up this season. 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheff-utd-news/sheffield-united-adkins-gets-tough-1-7496154
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 06, 2015, 03:41:53 PM
Football League Trophy


Sheff Utd 5-1 Notts County

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34387132
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 10, 2015, 11:04:17 AM
Sheff Utd 3-2 Rochdale

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34431482
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 17, 2015, 11:19:31 AM
Oldham 1-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34493422
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 20, 2015, 03:43:35 PM
Sheff Utd 3-0 Fleetwood


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34512681
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 24, 2015, 08:13:11 AM
Sheff Utd 1-2 Millwall


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34558906
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 31, 2015, 11:55:04 AM
Crewe 1-0 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34623510
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 07, 2015, 11:01:47 AM
FA Cup first round

Sheff Utd 3-0 Worcester City


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34685635
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 10, 2015, 03:48:20 PM
Football League Trophy


Fleetwood 0 -0 Sheff Utd

Fleetwood Town win 4-1 on penalties


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34706913
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 14, 2015, 11:02:38 AM
Sheff Utd 2-2 Southend


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34753744
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 21, 2015, 10:58:41 AM
Walsall 1-1 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34817542
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 24, 2015, 03:58:15 PM
Sheff Utd 2-4 Shrewsbury


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34840144
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 28, 2015, 01:30:13 PM
Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Amber on November 29, 2015, 01:03:09 PM
Geez - Barnsley are firmly in the relegation zone and SUFC can't even beat them, not to mention falling to 12th in the table - Nigel Clough must be rubbing his hands together with glee after their treatment of him.

What is going on this season?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Rebecca on November 29, 2015, 01:36:06 PM
Last week during the Shrewsbury match, a frustrated supporter tweeted, "Bring on Sean Bean."

And somebody replied that "he's too busy banging the stripper."

:)

https://twitter.com/UFC21/status/669262972129296384
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 05, 2015, 11:08:09 AM
FA Cup second round

Sheff Utd 1- 0 Oldham


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34950937
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 07, 2015, 02:03:02 PM

Sheffield Utd to face Manchester Utd in FA Cup

Quote
Sheffield United have been drawn away to Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

All tied will be played between 8 and 11 January.
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2015-12-07/sheffield-utd-to-face-manchester-utd-in-fa-cup/


Quote
Some tasty ties in the #FACupDraw. Man Utd v Sheff Utd always makes me think of Sean Bean scoring that penalty in When Saturday Comes...
https://twitter.com/MichaelDugher/status/673952876683743232
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 13, 2015, 08:00:13 AM
Sheff Utd 1-0 Coventry


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35018952
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 19, 2015, 11:27:42 AM
Scunthorpe 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35078075
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2015, 04:34:28 AM
Quote
Wigan - Sheff Utd Postponed 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united


Quote
GAME OFF: Today's match at the DW Stadium against @SUFC_tweets is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and localised flooding. #wafc 
https://twitter.com/LaticsOfficial/status/680693481245949952






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 28, 2015, 11:04:16 AM
Sheff Utd 3-1 Bradford



http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35147991
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 02, 2016, 11:11:23 AM
Sheff Utd 2-3 Peterborough

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35179678
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 06, 2016, 12:59:52 AM
Quote
Man U/SheffUTD Sat : SYNCHRONICITY: 20years WenSaturdayComes :we are reeling.SAMEDRAW:  the film #whensaturdaycomes

 
https://twitter.com/melaniejhil/status/684443100660502528
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 09, 2016, 01:29:28 PM
FA Cup third round

Man Utd 1-0 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35211626
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 14, 2016, 04:00:28 PM
Tue 12 January 2016 
 League One 

Wigan 3-3 Sheff Utd

Quote
Sheffield United scored three goals in 21 second-half minutes as they came back from 3-0 down to earn a draw against Wigan Athletic. 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35255937
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 16, 2016, 11:19:39 AM
Colchester 1-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35269977
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 23, 2016, 11:18:04 AM
Sheff Utd 1-1 Swindon


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35330698
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 26, 2016, 03:38:51 PM

Blackpool 0-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35349369#tab-2
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 06, 2016, 10:58:43 AM

Sheffield United 0-2  Wigan Athletic


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35447473#tab-1

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 13, 2016, 10:59:23 AM

Doncaster 0-1 Sheff Utd

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35509881


 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2016, 03:37:54 PM

Bury 1-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35389317
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 20, 2016, 11:13:49 AM

Sheffield United 1-0 Port Vale

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35567259



Message from co-owner Kevin McCabe
Quote

All Blades fans are hurting as a result of our position in League One, particularly after spending far too long in this division. Expectations are rightly much higher than playing at this level, and everyone connected with the Club believes the current position is unacceptable.


 When other teams visit Bramall Lane they're taken aback by the quality of our Stadium, Academy and other facilities - all geared up for the Premier League and definitely not the third tier of English football. Add to that our magnificent supporter base - which has remained solid and steadfast - then we do deserve better - much better, than where we are at the present time. Rest assured, our position is not a result of lack of effort, investment or ambition from the owners - my family's investment over the years amounts to around £90 million and Prince Abdullah has in a short space of time contributed a further £15 million. In this season alone, the joint owners have, in total, put in £8 million of money. The notion of 'owners taking money out of the Club' is too ridiculous for words as I think any fair-minded fan recognises how Bramall Lane has been extended and extensively improved from what it was some 15 years ago, to become a 'Premier Stadium' alongside developing a highly ranked first class Academy at Shirecliffe and a Junior Development Centre at Crookes. Lest we forget, in the summer of last year alone, over £1.8 million was spent on property improvements including upgrading the pitch with a DESSO surface together with new synthetic coverings to the outdoor and indoor pitches at Shirecliffe.


 On the playing front, the number of new recruits brought on board in the last three or four seasons alone exceeded over 40 new players joining the Blades, surely demonstrating our commitment to succeed. Whatever the reasons at the moment, the various costly recruitments have not as yet brought us the success we crave.

 
Since the misfortune of our relegation from the Premier League in 2007, as a result of the so-called 'Tevez Affair', we have had to cope with unforeseeable and extraordinary circumstances which have played their part in halting the progress been made at the time of our promotion back to the top echelon of football in 2006. Any reasonable minded supporter acknowledges that were it not in part for ill-luck, we should surely by now be playing in a higher league. This statement is not proffered as an excuse but as a rational assessment in understanding some of the reasons for failure to date to meet our objectives in spite of applying best efforts coupled with major funding. One only needs to look at the number of play-off matches the Blades have lost in recent times to think that luck has not been on our side and thus hopefully in the months and years ahead, fortune will turn to favour the Blades.


 Despite the present difficulties we remain resolute and committed to getting out of this league at the earliest opportunity. I accept that mistakes may have been made both on and off the field, which for a variety of reasons has resulted in the under-achievement of our first-team. These errors include the appointment of certain previous team managers and coaching staff, all of whom seemed appropriate at the time but with hindsight did not bring positive progress to our proud and fine Club. We have tried to learn from past mistakes, and in Nigel Adkins appointed an individual with excellent credentials to undertake the job in hand.


I gather certain supporters have questioned my role in events during the last couple of seasons and suggest that it is time for me to move on. I can only say that for as long I am here serving Sheffield United I will continue to do my utmost to bring success to a Club that I have been a fan of since I was a nipper. However, if there are level headed businessmen, either local, national or international who can clearly demonstrate that they have the credentials to work on enhancing the progress of Sheffield United FC, then they should make contact as I am prepared to listen to their proposals.


 There is no hiding from the fact that we have experienced some dark days of late, where the frustration and disappointment of all supporters is understandable. However, I can say that Sheffield United will rise again with good times returning sooner rather than later. Our history, heritage, facilities and outstanding supporter base makes this inevitable.


 Up the Blades!
 Kevin McCabe
 February 2016
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-kevin-mccabe-2964012.aspx


Kevin McCabe on the playing squad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__kXxzBUw4Q&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 27, 2016, 11:16:14 AM

Rochdale 2-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35619174

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 01, 2016, 03:51:02 PM

Sheffield United 0-1 Burton Albion


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35637124
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 05, 2016, 11:04:38 AM

Fleetwood Town 2-2 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35675553
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 12, 2016, 10:56:14 AM

Sheffield United 3-0 Oldham Athletic


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35733040
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 19, 2016, 12:04:00 PM

Millwall 1-0 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35791488
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 26, 2016, 01:27:38 AM

Yesterday´s match result.

Sheffield United 3-2 Crewe Alexandra

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35839035
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 30, 2016, 03:49:49 PM

 Southend United 3-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35878425
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 02, 2016, 11:09:18 AM

Sheffield United 2-0  Walsall

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35902267

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 09, 2016, 11:02:09 AM

Sheffield United 0-0 Gillingham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35949003

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 16, 2016, 09:30:22 AM

Chesterfield 0-3 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36003207
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 19, 2016, 03:53:44 PM

Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36021440
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 23, 2016, 08:26:11 AM



Sheffield United 0-0 Barnsley


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36060778

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 30, 2016, 10:58:33 AM

Coventry City 3-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36118188


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 08, 2016, 08:29:06 AM
 Last League One Match this season


Sheffield United 0-2 Scunthorpe United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36180664




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 12, 2016, 04:56:13 AM
Statement from Sheffield United FC

Quote

Sheffield United and team manager Nigel Adkins have parted company, it was announced today (12th May).


 Mr Adkins took over in June 2015 on a three year contract but has been relieved of his duties after one season.


 The following is a statement from the Club:


 "A decision has been made by the board of Sheffield United for Nigel to depart immediately. Nigel is a gentleman and, as proved by his record, a very good manager, but the overriding aim is promotion from League One and the Club feels that this is the correct time to make a change.


 "We will now begin the process of bringing in a new manager. We hope to make an appointment very shortly, with promotion from this division once again the priority. This is a decision made jointly between the co-owners and is the result of discussions between board members and colleagues.


 "We sincerely wish Nigel and his backroom staff, Andy Crosby and Dean Wilkins all the best for the future."

Mr Adkins commented: "I am proud and honoured to have been the manager of Sheffield United but saddened to leave after just one season. I am naturally very disappointed not to be able to continue the good work going on behind the scenes, which I am confident will be of benefit to the Club going forward. I wish the Club and the supporters the best of luck for the future."


 Sheffield United will not make any further comment at this stage.
 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-nigel-adkins-3109392.aspx




Blades appoint Wilder as new manager

Quote
Sheffield United have tempted the boss of League Two champions Northampton Town to be the new man to lead the Blades.


 Chris Wilder takes over as Sheffield United manager with immediate effect, having agreed a three-year contract.


 He brings with him credentials of a modern, successful manager following spells with Alfreton Town, Halifax Town, Oxford United and Northampton Town, with whom he secured the Sky Bet League Two title just last month.


 Chris will be assisted by former Rotherham United defender and manager, Alan Knill, his trusted number two at Northampton.


 Speaking on behalf of the club's joint owners, Kevin McCabe said: "We are delighted to appoint Chris, he has a fantastic reputation. He understands the ethos of our club and is a modern 21st century manager


 "We are aware that Chris is popular with the supporters, however, this is not a sentimental appointment, he has a proven track record and is hungry to bring success to the Blades.


 "He has a vision of success, knows what is required by the supporters and we will assist him as much as we can. Early talks have been positive and we look forward to a new era at Bramall Lane."


Chris needs little introduction in South Yorkshire. He is a self-confessed United fan, former Blades player and resident of the city.


 He said: "A lot of supporters already know me and those who don't will soon realise that I am loyal, hard-working, straight-talking, thorough and whole-hearted in everything that I do.


 "Obviously, people know my connection with the club as a supporter and former player and I want Bramall Lane to return to be an intimidating place - I don't want the players to feel it is a burden, playing in front of 20,000 fans.

 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-chris-wilder-3110596.aspx



Chris Wilder: Sheffield United appoint Northampton boss to replace Nigel Adkins

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36274419




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 24, 2016, 12:40:10 AM
Blades net Most Improved Family Experience award

Quote

Sheffield United FC picked up a second award at the Football League Family Awards which were held at Wolves Molineux Stadium earlier this month.


 In addition to achieving the Football League's Family Excellence Award, United also netted the Most Improved Family Experience gong, which was voted for across all three divisions of the Football League.


 The award acknowledged the hardwork the club has put in over the last year to improve the way in which families are welcomed to Bramall Lane and covered areas such as the journey that a new family of fans will take when making initial contact with the club, purchasing tickets and attending a game for the first time.


 The official website, sufc.co.uk, was noted to have improved significantly in that respect, with a new 'Fans Guide' encompassing all the information a supporter needs to when visiting the Lane. The match programme, UTB, also received praise for its informative junior section and quizzes for young supporters to try.


 The friendliness and welcoming from club staff, including those based in the Ticket office, Superstore and match stewards was appreciated by the judges, as were the efforts made to welcome young supporters into the Family Stand and the attempts to keep them entertained whilst inside the stadium.


 Improvements made during last summer to the Duchy Homes Family Stand were appreciated, including extra TV's that were installed, a backdrop that creates an area for taking photographs, the improvement in the catering (including the sweet shop ), historical Blades graphics along the concourse, the retail unit and the vast improvement in toilet facilities. It was also felt that the injured or non-playing players making an appearance, alongside Captain Blade contributed to a positive family atmosphere.


 Finally, the judges noticed a marked improvement in the behaviour amongst fellow supporters in the aforementioned area.
 
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-family-excellence-award-3122904.aspx
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 06, 2016, 11:15:13 AM

Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36930017

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 09, 2016, 03:41:29 PM
 EFL Cup first round.

Sheffield United 1-2 Crewe Alexandra


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36949805





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 13, 2016, 11:07:13 AM

Sheffield United 1-1  Rochdale

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36994119

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 16, 2016, 03:40:45 PM

Sheffield United 0-3 Southend United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37017927
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 20, 2016, 11:20:18 AM

Millwall 2-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37067537

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Rebecca on August 20, 2016, 12:08:51 PM
  :face Wow. Bottom of the league table. Is this like their worst year ever?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 27, 2016, 11:06:27 AM

Sheffield United 2-1 Oxford United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37138946

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 04, 2016, 10:12:23 AM

Gillingham 1-2 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37207576

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 10, 2016, 11:00:28 AM

AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37263468

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 17, 2016, 10:54:52 AM

Sheffield United 1-0 Peterborough United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37325427

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 24, 2016, 11:16:56 AM
Scunthorpe 2-2 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 28, 2016, 12:06:16 AM
Last nights match result

Sheffield United 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Quote
Sheffield United extend their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37414824
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 01, 2016, 10:55:57 AM

Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37458937


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 04, 2016, 03:42:54 PM
EFL Trophy - Northern Group H    Sheff Utd 1-2 Walsall

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/results






 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 15, 2016, 11:11:02 AM

Sheffield United 4-0 Port Vale

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37593856

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 18, 2016, 03:38:13 PM

Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37615079

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 22, 2016, 10:57:55 AM

Bradford City 3-3 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37663456

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 29, 2016, 11:00:26 AM

Sheffield United 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37737058

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 06, 2016, 10:02:13 AM
FA Cup - First Round


Sheffield United 6-0 Leyton Oriënt


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37813896






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 13, 2016, 10:24:07 AM

Last Wednesday's match result  EFL Trophy - Northern Group A   Grimsby 2-4  Sheff Utd




Today's match
Chesterfield 1-4  Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37887308






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 19, 2016, 10:59:45 AM

Sheffield United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37958873


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 22, 2016, 03:46:18 PM

Sheffield United 1-0 Bury

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37982630

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 26, 2016, 11:15:12 AM

Charlton Athletic 1-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38035539

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 29, 2016, 03:41:19 PM

Sheffield United 0-1 Walsall

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37526900

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 04, 2016, 10:00:19 AM
FA Cup - Second Round


Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38120945



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 10, 2016, 10:59:32 AM



Sheffield United 4-0 Swindon Town


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38192427
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 15, 2016, 03:48:34 PM

Coventry City 1-2  Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38245834#tab-2

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2016, 10:58:43 AM

Sheffield United 2- Oldham Athletic



http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38360755
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 31, 2016, 08:59:40 AM

Sheffield United 1-0 Northampton Town


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38424441


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 02, 2017, 10:55:59 AM

Bury 1-3 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38433352

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 07, 2017, 10:55:15 AM

Southend United 2-4  Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38474961



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 14, 2017, 10:56:46 AM

Walsall 4-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38539154

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 21, 2017, 10:56:19 AM

Sheffield United 2-2 Gillingham


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38619614

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 24, 2017, 04:06:10 PM

Sheffield United 0-2 Fleetwood Town

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38643970

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 04, 2017, 10:54:24 AM

Sheffield United 4-0 AFC Wimbledon


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38778955

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 11, 2017, 10:57:18 AM

Peterborough United 0-1  Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38864451

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 14, 2017, 03:45:49 PM

Bristol Rovers 0-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38889545

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2017, 06:15:18 AM
Sheffield United hand over Blades’ flag to inspiring Ian Toothill

Quote
Ahead of his impressive charitable encounter to conquer Mount Everest, Sheffield United presented Ian Toothill with a Blade’s flag which he intends to plant at the top of the world’s highest mountain – despite his lifelong support to Sheffield Wednesday! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VqdMG5194A
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 18, 2017, 11:20:28 AM

Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38940198

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 25, 2017, 10:53:20 AM

Sheffield United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39011980

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 04, 2017, 10:54:29 AM

Rochdale 3-3 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39086508



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 07, 2017, 03:43:11 PM

Oxford United 2-3 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39111485




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 14, 2017, 05:13:49 PM

Swindon Town 2-4  Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39188584

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 18, 2017, 11:57:25 AM

Sheffield United 2-1 Charlton Athletic

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39239456



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 25, 2017, 11:59:03 AM

Oldham Athletic 1-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39312462
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 28, 2017, 03:45:31 PM



Sheffield United 2-0 Millwall


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39335522



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: bratty1973 on April 05, 2017, 08:27:42 PM
 :slyfox
Hmm He's such a fan. Make's me wish I liked football :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 06, 2017, 01:29:10 AM
Last nights match result.

WED, 05 Apr 2017League One


Sheffield United 2-0 Coventry City

Quote
Leaders Sheffield United defeated bottom club Coventry City but were made to wait for promotion from League One.

The Blades would have secured a top-two finish with a victory over the Sky Blues if Fleetwood had lost at Oxford.

However, Fleetwood's 3-1 win means the Blades still need three more points and Chris Wilder's side will go up if they win at Northampton Town on Saturday.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39426695



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 08, 2017, 11:01:24 AM
Northampton Town 1-2 Sheffield United

Quote
Sheffield United confirmed their return to the Championship after a six-year absence with victory at Northampton.

The Blades knew a win was enough to send them up and, after Marc Richards put the hosts ahead, Leon Clarke and John Fleck scored to secure promotion.

Chris Wilder made a triumphant return to Northampton, having led the Cobblers to the League Two title last season.


United will win the League One title if they take four points from their final four games of the campaign.

Even if the Blades had lost, they would still have been promoted as third-placed Fleetwood were beaten at Oldham.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39463234


Quote
WE'VE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHAMPIONSHIP HERE WE COME!!!!!! ⬆🔴⚪⚫⚔
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/C85uRi_XgAAG6uc_zpslj9u1p9t.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/C85uRi_XgAAG6uc_zpslj9u1p9t.jpg.html)
https://twitter.com/Blades_Mad/status/850738648035274752


BREAKING: Sheffield United promoted to the Championship
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Sheffield United have been promoted to the Championship after a 2-1 victory overNorthampton Town. The win, coupled with Oldham Athletic's 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town, has given the Blades an unassailable lead over the play-off pack and means they will be playing Championship football for the first time in six seasons.
 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/breaking-sheffield-united-promoted-to-the-championship-1-8483106



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Full time and it's bedlam at Bramall Lane - The Blades are going up! 🔴⚪️⚫️
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/videos/vb.144083028957297/1468419136523673/?type=3&theater






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 09, 2017, 08:12:05 AM
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What are the odds on Sean Bean playing @billysharp10 in the movie of @SUFC_tweets 2016-17 promotion season?
https://twitter.com/NOWTVSport/status/851034069785772032


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BREAKING NEWS Sean Bean agrees deal to star in remake of WSC. asked if he feels able to play  cptn role, sed well ive already got one tatoo.
https://twitter.com/MarkHowsham/status/850985411128299523


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 11, 2017, 04:02:22 AM
Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has been named as the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season at the 2017 EFL Awards.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/billy-sharp-16x9549-3667456_1600x900_zps5mggfplg.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/billy-sharp-16x9549-3667456_1600x900_zps5mggfplg.jpg.html)
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The Blades celebrated promotion to the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, with Sharp playing a crucial role in their success, scoring 26 goals so far this season.

 Team-mate John Fleck and Scunthorpe United’s Josh Morris were the other two players shortlisted for the award.

 After collecting the prize, Sharp said: “I am a very happy man. We did the hardest part yesterday winning promotion and that was our aim at the start of the season.

“To win the Player of the Season Award is very nice. You cannot win these types of awards without your team-mates. The manager and the team have shown a lot of belief in me this season.”
 
http://www.efl.com/news/article/2016/efl-awards-billy-sharp-named-sky-bet-league-one-player-of-the-season-3667451.aspx





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 14, 2017, 02:30:41 PM

Port Vale 0-3 Sheffield United

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Already-promoted Sheffield United took a huge step towards securing the League One title as they ran out comfortable winners at Port Vale.

First-half goals from Jay O'Shea and Leon Clarke sent the Blades on their way to victory before Matt Done added the third in stoppage time.

The Blades will be crowned champions should Bolton fail to win at Oldham on Saturday, but the result leaves Vale in the relegation zone and a point from safety.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39523194
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 15, 2017, 03:32:37 PM
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Sheffield United were crowned League One champions as 10-man Oldham beat second-placed Bolton thanks to Lee Erwin's second-half goal.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39536428


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https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/photos/rpp.144083028957297/1475528605812726/?type=3&theater




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 16, 2017, 12:45:47 AM
Congratulations  (https://vk.com/images/emoji/2694.png)
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 16, 2017, 02:36:56 AM
Congratulations  (https://vk.com/images/emoji/2694.png)
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Sheffield United players celebrate with champagne as Bolton loss confirms them as League One champions
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Sheffield United were confirmed as League One champions without kicking a ball on Saturday afternoon following Oldham's narrow victory over second-placed Bolton.

The Blades stars were ready to celebrate at the club's training ground, popping a case of champagne upon full-time and singing the traditional 'Championes' song.

Footage of that moment was then uploaded to Twitter via their official account followed by a swift apology for the rude language heard during the excitement.


With their Easter Monday game against Bradford City live on Sky Sports, Sheffield United hoped to secure it in front of a home crowd and a large TV audience, but Bolton's failure to beat strugglers Oldham meant the crown is now theirs.

It will at least allow the fans and players to enjoy a party atmosphere at Bramall Lane.

 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4414350/Sheffield-United-players-celebrate-League-One-champions.html



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Rebecca on April 16, 2017, 02:50:01 AM
Bank holiday. Sean's birthday. Party atmosphere at Bramall Lane. Wonder if Sean will go to the match?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 17, 2017, 08:14:19 AM

Sheffield United 3-0 Bradford City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39549961

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 22, 2017, 10:57:48 AM



Milton Keynes Dons 0-3 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39604874
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 25, 2017, 01:35:48 PM
Ched Evans: Sheffield United set to re-sign striker from Chesterfield

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League One champions Sheffield United are set to re-sign striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield.

BBC Radio Sheffield reports the clubs have agreed a fee of about £500,000.

Evans, 28, last played for the Blades in 2012 before he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison.

That conviction was quashed and, following a re-trial last October, Evans was found not guilty.

Wales international Evans joined Chesterfield last summer and has scored seven goals in 29 appearances for the relegated League One side this season.

He scored 42 goals in 103 league appearances in his first spell at Bramall Lane.
 


BBC Radio Sheffield sport reporter Rob Staton:

The Blades clearly believe they can get the best out of Ched Evans. He played his best football at Bramall Lane and Chris Wilder is known for his man-management skills.

Fans will be torn on this one. Some will back the signing and remember the days, albeit five years ago, that Evans was a prolific goalscorer. Others will see it as an unnecessary distraction.

United have already won the League One title and this story will now dominate the headlines before their coronation as champions on Sunday.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39697804
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 30, 2017, 08:10:02 AM
Sheffield United 3-2 Chesterfield

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39682843

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Champions! 
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/videos/vb.144083028957297/1490483614317225/?type=3&theater

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Championes! Championes! 
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/videos/vb.144083028957297/1477484435617143/?type=2&theater

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What a reception for the champions!!!   
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/videos/vb.144083028957297/1477492378949682/?type=2&theater


Sheffield United trophy celebration 16/17 season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klTCsVIZxZk









Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 03, 2017, 07:37:06 AM
League One Trophy Drop

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Blades boss Chris Wilder nearly spills the League One trophy, and himself, off the top deck of the bus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQS2vmAQrw

https://www.youtube.com/user/SheffieldUTube/videos
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 05, 2017, 10:58:36 AM
First Championship match of the new season.

Sheffield United 1-0 Brentford

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Striker Billy Sharp scored the only goal to ensure Sheffield United made a winning start to life back in the Championship against Brentford.

The Blades, back in the second tier after six seasons away, went in front just before half-time when skipper Sharp headed in Leon Clarke's cross.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40760770





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: bratty1973 on August 05, 2017, 11:26:52 AM
 :slyfox

Oh I'll bet someone is excited :)  I bet he is rushing around Peurto Rico looking for a telly to broad cast it. lol
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 06, 2017, 04:30:59 AM
Oh, probably the first thing he finds in a new place is a sports bar. (http://s9.rimg.info/f0f976954baba82970b5e0d52f06f51d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93628.html)
In Puerto Rico, he found it and, judging by the contented face, looked at the exploits of the Blades. In that day they, by the way, won the last pre-season friendly match. Like the previous four   (http://s9.rimg.info/c264861c4fcbedac67fba0fb5bbd6e9b.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93919.html)(https://vk.com/images/emoji/2694.png)
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Sean Bean at Prime Time!!! Actor that played in lord of the rings and game of thrones as you all know!
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155625077420984&set=a.10150534166680984.434415.745925983&type=3&theater
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— с Tyler Micjenka в Prime Time Sports Bar, San Juan; PR.

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 09, 2017, 03:41:04 PM
EFL Cup


Sheffield United 3-2 Walsall

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40798478
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 12, 2017, 01:24:33 PM
Championship

Middlesbrough 1-0  Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40834766

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 12, 2017, 08:11:09 PM
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though, in general, was not there offside!  Use your eyes, ref!(http://gs16.rimg.info/77fbf7e89d077d85de76b6bafc3fab19.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.15827102.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 14, 2017, 12:01:05 AM
Brawl breaks out after Middlesbrough v Sheffield United
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Children as young as 10 were injured after a brawl broke out between more than 200 football fans in a coach park.

Five people were arrested in the wake of the fight after the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United game on Saturday.

Cleveland Police said youngsters were "terrified" by the violence, which left one police officer in hospital.

Sheffield United said the culprits were facing banning orders. Those held remain in custody while inquiries continue.

 Disorder began just before the final whistle when Blades fans thought their team scored a last minute equaliser, only for it to be disallowed.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-40915617


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 15, 2017, 11:25:35 PM
WTF?
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i627/1708/80/969dd4c6594d.jpg)
 :damnit :face
Sean and I are distressed!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 19, 2017, 07:50:47 AM
I wonder if Sean is watching the match? In San Juan this morning. Here is the evening, I'm on the train, and I read the online reports of the match from the site of the Russian Blades fans
 :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 19, 2017, 08:36:38 AM
УРА!!!!!
Yessss!!!
(http://s16.radikal.ru/i191/1708/90/3d6aedd37467.jpg)
(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)

Sorry, got carried away )))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 22, 2017, 06:08:03 PM
EFL Cup


Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40932154

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 22, 2017, 11:27:14 PM
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United exited the Carabao Cup
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новый вратарь просто дырка
The new goalkeeper is just a hole

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 26, 2017, 10:58:26 AM
Championship

Sheffield United 3-1 Derby County

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40983503



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 26, 2017, 08:02:53 PM
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Billy is bloody wonderful
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 09, 2017, 10:59:21 AM

Sunderland 1-2 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41132794



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: bratty1973 on September 09, 2017, 07:59:27 PM
Oh they are playing Melanie Hill's Team :)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 12, 2017, 03:53:44 PM

Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41156275

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 12, 2017, 08:22:36 PM
(http://s19.rimg.info/4338171a19ab16f1fafb42c3b54431da.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.157414.html) The fourth win in a row. Sean and I are glad! )))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 16, 2017, 11:00:13 AM

Sheffield United 0-1 Norwich City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41209839


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 23, 2017, 09:27:34 PM
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Steel City derby today.
Yesterday Chris Wilder was 50 years old. I hope the Blades make to him a present for the anniversary!
(http://s19.rimg.info/cdb3f84874e6e716fb235bfc74ea2d5c.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.159884.html)(http://s18.rimg.info/2e7884a35a858fbfd66933bcc7b384fd.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.149993.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 24, 2017, 07:20:54 AM
Steel City derby today.
Yesterday Chris Wilder was 50 years old. I hope the Blades make to him a present for the anniversary!
(http://s19.rimg.info/cdb3f84874e6e716fb235bfc74ea2d5c.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.159884.html)(http://s18.rimg.info/2e7884a35a858fbfd66933bcc7b384fd.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.149993.html)


Live Reporting  Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/41075267





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 24, 2017, 09:11:49 AM
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Sheffield Wednesday 2-4 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/41075267



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 24, 2017, 09:12:51 AM
2-4!!!!!
Yesss!!!!!!!
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Sorry, a long time ago I did not support online ))))) Feelings!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 27, 2017, 03:37:55 PM

Sheffield United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41328964



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 27, 2017, 05:15:41 PM
(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)

 Clark is superb.

(http://s018.radikal.ru/i500/1709/ca/005a039ab11f.jpg)
Second place in the league!

(http://s20.rimg.info/503cd53fa933912af35035ecacebdc02.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.174449.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 30, 2017, 10:56:35 AM



Nottingham Forest 2-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41369650

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 30, 2017, 07:45:08 PM
And the game was a failure, and the new uniform is boring. (http://s20.rimg.info/f59ac6e5e80f13094072259272e3be2a.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.177492.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 13, 2017, 02:22:23 AM
(http://s010.radikal.ru/i313/1710/4c/958da4e8cde1.jpg)
When Saturday Comes )))
Sean in England, why not visit Bramall Lane? (http://s18.rimg.info/2e7884a35a858fbfd66933bcc7b384fd.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.149993.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 14, 2017, 10:55:54 AM



Sheffield United 1-0 Ipswich Town

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41534037

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 16, 2017, 01:27:08 PM
Chris Basham: Sheffield United enjoying Championship spotlight
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Sheffield United are not "scared" by the prospect of challenging for a second successive promotion this season, says Chris Basham.

The Blades, League One champions last season, are third in the Championship and level on points with second-placed Cardiff after Basham scored in Saturday's 1-0 win over Ipswich.

"The big test is to come now after this international break," Basham, 29, said.




"We're just enjoying it at the minute, getting the other teams to chase us."

Versatile Basham, playing at wing-back after Kieron Freeman went off injured, got the only goal against the Tractor Boys as Chris Wilder's side recorded their sixth win in their past eight league games.

The result temporarily took them into the top two, before Wolves' 2-0 win over Aston Villa took Wanderers top.

"We've got great unity in our squad. We've got good aggression and very good goalscorers, and that's a great mix," Basham told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We have exceeded expectations - at the start of the season we just wanted to get ourselves bedded in and hopefully get into the top 10 around Christmas time.

"There will be ups and downs along the way but the boys are daring to dream and setting their standards high.

"The management and staff take massive credit - they're not scared, they fancy their chances of managing in the top division, they want to do it at this club and are pushing us all the way."
   
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41636886
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 21, 2017, 07:27:29 AM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 21, 2017, 10:53:24 AM

Sheffield United 2-1 Reading


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41618266

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 21, 2017, 10:53:46 AM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 27, 2017, 03:39:43 PM

Leeds United 1-2 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/41388300






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 27, 2017, 05:30:00 PM
hell, I missed the live broadcast, what a pity
 
But Blades have won :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:, it's perfectly well, I watch the record of the match, Billy is just super!

I hope there is a sports bar in Montepulciano :mutley:

upd
What a game, oh, what a game! :coma: And magnificent Clark, and Duffy, and Brooks just ИИИИИИИ!!!!!
I looked at the record :mutley:
The monument to Chris Wilder should be put during his lifetime
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 28, 2017, 07:25:39 PM
(http://s41.radikal.ru/i093/1710/7a/848cf6ef40c0.jpg)

:hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 31, 2017, 06:47:05 AM
(http://i075.radikal.ru/1710/29/0898583e439d.jpg)

 :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 31, 2017, 04:45:43 PM



Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41730397
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 31, 2017, 05:34:59 PM
played dreadful (http://s9.rimg.info/e282c9171935ae5bf46f9c5761006217.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93753.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 04, 2017, 11:57:11 AM

Sheffield United 4-1 Hull City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41785609


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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 04, 2017, 07:02:55 PM
Wow! That's Clarke come off! In full! Stunned! (http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)



Good article about Chris Wilder
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41756907
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 16, 2017, 10:05:20 PM
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i601/1711/e7/3c62b1c3044a.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 17, 2017, 03:41:51 PM

Burton 1-3 Sheff Utd


http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/41726716





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 17, 2017, 06:03:34 PM
Excellent! (http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)

Although the new uniform still does not like me.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 20, 2017, 09:19:53 PM
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1711/59/73ec055417ee.jpg)
Bean's vs Moore's :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 21, 2017, 03:48:45 PM

Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41978135

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 21, 2017, 04:42:48 PM
Oh shit! (http://s8.rimg.info/2276c0de22def19f57cc6fa181c4fdaf.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.89384.html)

Leon is beautiful, but full backs... Poor Coutts, miss him in the team.
And why is Moore on the bench, he's the best goalkeeper than this ...

The match was interesting probably, a pity that there was no broadcast
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 24, 2017, 06:33:59 PM
(http://s16.radikal.ru/i190/1711/cc/68ec78a177fc.jpg)
And live broadcast. Farewell to a dream! :face

If you do not win, I'll curse :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 25, 2017, 12:20:00 PM
 :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
This is not a goalkeeper, it's one big hole, блин, блин, блин!!!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 25, 2017, 01:00:51 PM
Лёнечка, ааааа!!! я тя обожаю!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 25, 2017, 01:25:11 PM
anecdote  :face
   
1-1
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 25, 2017, 01:25:54 PM

Sheffield United 1-1  Birmingham City


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42034684

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 01, 2017, 06:04:11 PM
(http://s018.radikal.ru/i511/1712/4f/97f86a764cdc.jpg)

Local time: 22-00, and live broadcast.
Do not spoil my Saturday, lads! (http://s16.rimg.info/1c88cc37df7adf54bc691c2e8de83ec7.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.126363.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 02, 2017, 09:16:53 AM
...ть! :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 02, 2017, 09:43:33 AM
Бруксииииии!!!!! :coma:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 02, 2017, 10:25:50 AM
 :damnit :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 02, 2017, 10:53:20 AM
:damnit :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:


Millwall 3-1  Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42119762

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 02, 2017, 10:54:05 AM
 :not :crap :damnit
 :serious

жизнь - боль. Пойду спать :howl:


(http://s015.radikal.ru/i330/1712/9b/05cf5984cc18.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 08, 2017, 04:54:14 AM
(http://s16.radikal.ru/i190/1712/3c/546125eda928.jpg)

Live Stream. In our time it will be ... it will be 02-45. :frustrate:

Maybe if I do not watch, will they win?
And if they win, but I did not look?! :eeyore:

 :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 08, 2017, 05:10:19 AM
Leon Clarke has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for November.
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i617/1712/4a/75a3f33fec52.jpg)
Лёнечка (http://s20.rimg.info/0bb12b6bc6ca92a627e562d828b03158.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.172163.html) не грусти, назабиваешь ещё в декабре!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 08, 2017, 03:40:55 PM



Sheffield United 1-2 Bristol City


http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/42146269




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 08, 2017, 03:44:40 PM
 :poorme:
Some kind of fatal bad luck. And they played well, but, не везет, блин!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 16, 2017, 03:28:51 AM
(http://s018.radikal.ru/i511/1712/04/988c9720be99.jpg)

(http://s19.rimg.info/cdb3f84874e6e716fb235bfc74ea2d5c.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.159884.html)
I do not lose hope  but I will not stay awake at night! )))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 16, 2017, 10:53:20 AM



Preston North End 1-0 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42289910



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 16, 2017, 04:33:32 PM
звиздец какой-то :face
I am sad (http://s8.rimg.info/fe5c8f7326241291f0e7db8a1f7da4c1.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.89412.html)

And OurBoy, probably, in general in horror!
(http://i062.radikal.ru/1712/93/d9efc225be8a.gif)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 17, 2017, 01:50:29 AM
Quote
Chris Wilder's side have now lost three successive games to slip away from the automatic promotion places, but they remain inside the top six in their first season following promotion from League One.




Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder:

"I don't like the spike that's appeared in the team over the last few weeks. I don't enjoy it. I am one for a consistent approach and performances and we are not getting it.

"I think some of them may have taken their eye off the ball a little bit. If that's the case they (had) better get ready for the consequences of taking their eye off the ball.

"There have been a lot of plaudits gone to the club and to the players and the staff, so we have to find an answer. Whether that's personnel or my attitude towards them, we have to find a way."
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42289910




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 23, 2017, 01:25:29 PM

Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42375479




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 23, 2017, 06:17:08 PM
Well ... at least they did not lose...
(http://s19.rimg.info/15bfc7fd80f2690b883dda3177c9c70c.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.160337.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2017, 10:52:23 AM



Sheffield United 3-0  Sunderland


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42406852

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 26, 2017, 03:52:07 PM
Урррааааа!!!! Наконец-то!!!

 :bounce  :thumbsup:  :nananana: :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 30, 2017, 10:57:22 AM

Sheffield United 0-1  Bolton Wanderers

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42463021





Leon Clarke: Sheffield United striker signs new deal at Bramall Lane
Quote
Leon Clarke has signed a new contract with Sheffield United, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2020.

Clarke, 32, is the top scorer in the Championship, with 14 goals in 21 appearances so far this season.

The striker's goals have helped the Blades reach sixth place following their promotion from League One.

"Chris Wilder spoke to me a couple of weeks ago about extending my contract and when he approached me it was an easy decision to make," said Clarke.
 
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42517260



The year of the Blades
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5415.msg118938#new

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 30, 2017, 03:59:10 PM
 :frustrate: to Bolton! :crap
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 01, 2018, 10:53:53 AM



Derby County 1-1  Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42475342

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 01, 2018, 04:35:43 PM
(https://c.radikal.ru/c29/1801/36/c68284378cfd.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/embed/4H0p7LmHMv4)

(http://s18.rimg.info/2e7884a35a858fbfd66933bcc7b384fd.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.149993.html)

Good luck in the new year!

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 06, 2018, 10:57:23 AM
FA Cup - Third Round


Ipswich Town 0-1 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42519594


Quote
The draw for the fourth round takes place on Monday, 8 January, and will be live on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT.




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 06, 2018, 04:28:15 PM
Yeeessssss! (http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 09, 2018, 12:47:11 AM
Quote
Monday's Emirates FA Cup fourth round draw paired the Blades with Preston North End.

Fourth round ties will take place across the weekend of 26th-29th January 2018 - a confirmed date, kick-off-time and ticket information for the Bramall Lane tie will follow in due course.

United booked a place in the fourth round with a 1-0 success over Ipswich Town, whilst Preston beat Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.

* Blades fans are asked to note that the Sky Bet Championship encounter with Aston Villa, scheduled for Saturday 27th January, has been postponed due to FA Cup involvement. A new date has yet to be confirmed.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/january/fa-cup-draw/



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Large_zpsxlqmwcpj.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Large_zpsxlqmwcpj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 12, 2018, 03:38:56 PM

Sheffield United 0-0  Sheffield Wednesday


http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/42613480

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 12, 2018, 05:40:21 PM
(https://c.radikal.ru/c03/1801/4c/cf57a38dfb43.gif)

(http://s9.rimg.info/593aed2dd102124708c1308fbd46e369.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.92979.html)
Although now everything is not so sad, of course.)))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 12, 2018, 05:56:51 PM
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/january/goal-of-the-month/
Quote
David Brooks has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month award for December.
The goal was gorgeous(http://s4.rimg.info/0251c72fde23b516bf5782b3f3b800a2.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.61789.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 20, 2018, 10:58:38 AM

Norwich City 1-2 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42671846






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 20, 2018, 05:30:11 PM
(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)
And the newcomer - well done! (http://s19.rimg.info/4338171a19ab16f1fafb42c3b54431da.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.157414.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 27, 2018, 10:52:43 AM
FA Cup - Fourth Round


Sheffield United 1-0 Preston North End

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42756098

Quote
Billy Sharp's penalty helped Sheffield United beat Preston to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Sheffield United will find out their opponents for the next stage when the draw is made on Monday at around 19:20 GMT.




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 27, 2018, 04:41:37 PM
(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)
(https://b.radikal.ru/b19/1801/71/9e8b7a97ea3a.gif)
Билли красава (http://s20.rimg.info/0bb12b6bc6ca92a627e562d828b03158.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.172163.html)

The next 2 games are difficult.
30th - Aston Villa, February 3rd - bloody Wolves  Our people will need all their luck
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 29, 2018, 04:36:53 AM
https://vk.com/video-38857083_456239638
Funny video. At 0:54 there is about Sean Bean and Sheffield United, so this is not offtopic!
 :angel2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 29, 2018, 01:42:38 PM
Quote
United will travel to Leicester City in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Blades, who were defeated by the Foxes at Bramall Lane in the second round of the Carabao Cup back in August, will face Claude Puel's side at the King Power Stadium this time around.

The fifth round tie will be played over the weekend of 16th-19th February, which means United's Sky Bet Championship encounter at Reading will be postponed.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/january/fa-cup-away-leicester/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 30, 2018, 03:38:19 PM



Sheffield United 0-1 Aston Villa


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42784012



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 11:36:21 AM
can not miss   :mutley:
Wolverhampton Wanderers   -  Sheffield United

ну, с богом!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 11:37:28 AM
лять!  :frustrate:прям сразу закатали.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 11:50:43 AM
судью на мыло!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 12:01:38 PM
 :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 01:03:04 PM
Эх, Саймон... :damnit
 :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 01:23:39 PM
звиздец :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 03, 2018, 01:24:39 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42841995


Эх, Саймон... :damnit
 :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 03, 2018, 01:48:05 PM
Something recently, the smiley :frustrate:  in this topic has become the main

 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 09, 2018, 04:44:55 AM
Quote
His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Mosa'ad Abdulaziz Al Saud (the Prince) and Kevin McCabe are in discussions regarding the transfer of ownership and control and Sheffield United Football Club to the Prince.

Sheffield United Football Club is part of the Blades Leisure Limited group, a joint venture between Sheffield United Limited, controlled by the McCabe family, and companies controlled by the Prince.

Ownership of Blades Leisure Limited is governed by an Investment Agreement dated 30th August 2013 which provides for the transfer of control of Blades to the Prince. The Investment Agreement also includes a provision for the transfer of the Club in certain circumstances of the freeholds of Bramall Lane Stadium (and the long leasehold interests in the Copthorne Hotel and Enterprise Centre) plus Shirecliffe Academy and the Junior Development Centre at Crookes.

In response to a process commenced by Sheffield United Limited, on 26th January 2018 UTB LLC, a company controlled by the Prince, served a notice exercising an option to purchase the remaining 50% of Blades Leisure from Sheffield United Limited. Both parties are currently in negotiation with regard to the remaining provisions in the Investment Agreement and hope to come to a final settlement in the near future.

The Prince and Kevin McCabe want to reassure everyone connected to the club that the current negotiations and transfer of ownership will have no impact on the club's management and its staff.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/february/statement/#.Wn10DW4AZPc.twitter


Quote
Yeah but what does Sean Bean say about it? 
https://twitter.com/iRussells/status/961907484444180480




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2018, 06:12:14 AM
(https://a.radikal.ru/a31/1802/ce/b655de063533.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2018, 06:35:34 AM
 :hellyeah2:   Билли!!!!!! ААААА!!!
Золотко! Я тебя обожаю!!!!

(https://a.radikal.ru/a37/1802/f2/37144d7aa4cb.jpg)


Jamal is also good today!
Quote
45+’ Blackman produces a fantastic one-handed save to keep out Jansson’s header from a free-kick #twitterblades #ForgedinSteel #sufc
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2018, 07:41:38 AM
чёрт :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2018, 08:06:46 AM
 :bounce :bounce :bounce
Билли!!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2018, 08:28:31 AM
(https://a.radikal.ru/a43/1802/d5/67d3e0b1e0e0.jpg)Ура!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 10, 2018, 08:30:36 AM

Sheffield United 2-1 Leeds United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42927221



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2018, 08:38:49 AM
Perfect Saturday
(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s20.rimg.info/22b1601a79037cf049941180e211756e.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.171216.html)(http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)(http://s20.rimg.info/503cd53fa933912af35035ecacebdc02.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.174449.html)


Quote
● Today Billy Sharp became only the third Englishman who managed to score 200 goals in the championships in the XXI century for his clubs!

Previously, this mark was overcome by Ricky Lambert (219 goals) and Wayne Rooney (208).
https://vk.com/video-51966657_456239892
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2018, 03:38:30 PM
FA Cup - Fifth Round


Leicester City 1-0  Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42998721

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 16, 2018, 04:03:58 PM
Блин :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 20, 2018, 03:16:37 PM
(https://d.radikal.ru/d01/1802/2b/a46b93ae407b.jpg)
(http://gs16.rimg.info/930e229d8598ec934074222b51e5da19.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.16689013.html)

(http://s9.rimg.info/c264861c4fcbedac67fba0fb5bbd6e9b.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93919.html)(http://s9.rimg.info/c264861c4fcbedac67fba0fb5bbd6e9b.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93919.html)(http://s9.rimg.info/c264861c4fcbedac67fba0fb5bbd6e9b.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93919.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 20, 2018, 03:40:08 PM


Sheffield United 2-1 Queens Park Rangers


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43040003




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 23, 2018, 03:38:29 PM



Hull City 1-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/42892559
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 23, 2018, 04:20:57 PM
Это ккакой-то лютый звиздец. Порчу на них навели, что ли...
 :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :face

https://twitter.com/HCSStweets/status/967151284162875393
Quote
Hull City Southern Supporters @HCSStweets
Sean Bean, Sean Bean,Sean Bean, errr... Sean Bean. Sean Bean - can you hear me.

Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Sean Bean. Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Sean Bean. Your boys have taken one hell of a beating.
:crap :crap  :crap
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 27, 2018, 03:57:13 PM



Reading 1-3 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43122514









Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 27, 2018, 03:59:17 PM
(https://c.radikal.ru/c12/1802/09/77013e6b1eb8.jpg)
(https://b.radikal.ru/b23/1802/fc/065904db72d1.jpg)
We returned to the playoffs! :bounce :hellyeah2: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 03, 2018, 03:46:18 AM


Quote
Sheffield United-Burton Albion

Match postponed - Weather

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/scores-fixtures
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 07, 2018, 12:00:46 AM

TUE 06 Mar 2018 match result


Fulham 3-0  Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43206630

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 07, 2018, 02:51:57 AM
I do not understand what is happening to them.
Such a disgraceful game ... :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 10, 2018, 10:52:06 AM



Ipswich Town 0-0 Sheffield United

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43266972





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 13, 2018, 04:38:52 PM



Sheffield United 2-0 Burton Albion

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43178126



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 17, 2018, 11:57:42 AM



Sheffield United 0-0 Nottingham Forest

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43353601




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 18, 2018, 04:07:52 AM
(https://c.radikal.ru/c27/1803/f5/4647e70cf20a.gif)
The game was cool  :mutley: although not too vigorous
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 23, 2018, 05:46:51 AM
March 22 is the birthday SUFC.
129 years old! :thumbsup:
(https://a.radikal.ru/a09/1803/32/e3224bf49997.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 30, 2018, 01:28:13 PM

Brentford 1-1 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43510075
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 02, 2018, 03:39:24 PM



Sheffield United 1-1 Cardiff City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43536848
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 02, 2018, 04:24:27 PM



Sheffield United 1-1 Cardiff City

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43536848
Oh, such opportunity to get to the playoffs was missed! :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 07, 2018, 08:15:55 AM



Barnsley 3-2 Sheffield United


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43602002




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 07, 2018, 08:44:30 AM
 :serious
 :crap  :crap :crap :damnit
 :face
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 10, 2018, 03:42:58 PM



Sheffield United 2-1 Middlesbrough


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43624036



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 10, 2018, 05:17:27 PM
 :hellyeah2:  finally!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 14, 2018, 08:35:51 AM
Гол! Гол!!! Гол!!!!!!! :bounce  :bounce :bounce
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 14, 2018, 08:36:51 AM
блин, и тут же ответка :frustrate: да шо ж такое!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 14, 2018, 08:54:50 AM
1 - 1
Эх...
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 14, 2018, 08:56:03 AM
Sheffield United 1-1 Millwall

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43677857


Quote
Full time: Blades 1, Millwall 1 and you'd have to say that play-off qualification is now out of their hands. But, given the games still to come between now and the end of the season, not impossible. 
https://twitter.com/dannyhall04/status/985155264251908101


3 games to go
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/scores-fixtures/2018-04?filter=fixtures


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/beano/beano%202/30077367_161571454517728_5541938723144335360_n_zps3rflxnbc.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/beano/beano%202/30077367_161571454517728_5541938723144335360_n_zps3rflxnbc.jpg.html)






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 14, 2018, 09:30:41 AM
I also hope ... although unlikely (http://s17.rimg.info/6346f50b07e4ee6fb89f01f9ffbd3393.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.138730.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 19, 2018, 06:09:15 AM
(https://www.sufc.co.uk/siteassets/article-images-1440x810/matches/201718/20171121_h_fulham/20171121-leon-clarke-cele-vfulham.jpg/Large)
Leon Clarke has been named in the Sky Bet Championship PFA Team of the Year
.
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The experienced marksman has enjoyed an excellent campaign back in the second tier, netting 18 times to date with three matches remaining.

Clarke netted twice in the Steel City derby success at Hillsborough in September and then eclipsed that by scoring all four goals as United beat Hull City 4-1 at the Lane in November.

The XI in full is as follows...

John Ruddy (Wolves)
Ryan Fredericks (Fulham)
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
James Maddison (Norwich)
Sol Bamba (Cardiff)
Wiliy Boly (Wolves)
Tom Cairney (Fulham)
Rúben Neves (Wolves)
Leon Clarke (Sheffield United)
Matěj Vydra (Derby County)
Bobby Reid (Bristol City)
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/april/pfa-toty/

Лёнечка! (http://s20.rimg.info/0bb12b6bc6ca92a627e562d828b03158.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.172163.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 21, 2018, 10:57:27 AM
блин :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
прощай, плей-офф
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 21, 2018, 11:02:04 AM
блин :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
прощай, плей-офф




Birmingham City 2-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43762333

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 28, 2018, 03:05:26 AM
Championship play-offs: The runners and riders in the battle for the top six
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The outsiders

Sheffield United are the classic example of the pace-setting marathon runner that eventually hits a wall late on, watching helplessly as other pass by in full flight.

The Blades set the division alight on their return to the Championship following last season's promotion, winning 12 of their opening 17 games to keep pace with eventual champions Wolves.

While the men from Molineux have kicked on to find another gear, Chris Wilder's side have slipped out of the title picture.

Their fixture schedule pits them against two of their play-off rivals in Preston and Bristol City. They must win both games and hope results go their way to have any chance of reaching the play-offs and going for back-to-back promotions.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43897696
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 28, 2018, 10:59:08 AM



Sheffield United 0-1 Preston North End


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43846715


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 28, 2018, 01:56:58 PM
 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 05, 2018, 05:04:44 AM
from Top-50 of the best players of the Championships of this season are rated Sky Sports.

(https://c.radikal.ru/c05/1805/d9/05eb91ca55e6.jpg)
Adore (http://s4.rimg.info/0251c72fde23b516bf5782b3f3b800a2.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.61789.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 06, 2018, 06:42:40 AM
Гоооол!!!
Лёнечка, золотце! обожаю!!!
(http://s20.rimg.info/22b1601a79037cf049941180e211756e.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.171216.html) (http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)

(https://d.radikal.ru/d18/1805/1e/ba55156719d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 06, 2018, 07:04:54 AM
Иииииии!!!!!
 Второй забивает Шарп!
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Goal! Bristol City 0, Sheffield United 2. Billy Sharp
(http://gs16.rimg.info/930e229d8598ec934074222b51e5da19.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.16689013.html)
(https://d.radikal.ru/d18/1805/8b/19c258f07708.jpg)


ААА!!!
 :coma:
(https://b.radikal.ru/b31/1805/5f/e9e5f843b924.jpg)
Так их! Давай, ребятки, отожгите на финале!


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 06, 2018, 07:10:29 AM
Eh, no broadcast!

God, I want to see this!

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First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Sheffield United 3.
(http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)(http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)(http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)(http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)(http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 06, 2018, 07:55:47 AM
Мдя... Жаль, всухую уже не получается. (http://s18.rimg.info/7694b8656d0d8fdd1cb1dd22ed248ac6.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.153676.html)
1 : 3
Ну, соберитесь, парни, покажите им Шеффилд! (http://s9.rimg.info/b4efaa3f4c33c4781b2b88c7d1de7577.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.92702.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 06, 2018, 08:06:09 AM
 :frustrate: ну какого, блин!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 06, 2018, 08:27:44 AM


Bristol City 2-3 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43938863




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 06, 2018, 08:32:05 AM
(https://a.radikal.ru/a35/1805/32/2121dfd98ac3.jpg)
 :thumbsup:
 the completion of the 2018/19 campaign (http://s9.rimg.info/c264861c4fcbedac67fba0fb5bbd6e9b.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93919.html)

Не ах-ах-ах, но все равно вы лучшие! (http://s4.rimg.info/0251c72fde23b516bf5782b3f3b800a2.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.61789.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 27, 2018, 11:06:22 AM
Chris Wilder: Sheffield United manager and assistant Alan Knill agree contract extensions
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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and his assistant Alan Knill have both signed 12-month contract extensions.

It keeps them at Bramall Lane until the end of the 2020-21 season and ends speculation linking Wilder with the vacant Sunderland job.

Wilder, 50, led the Blades to 10th in the Championship this season, after promotion from League One in 2016-17.

Coaches Darren Ward and Matt Prestridge and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell have also extended their deals.

Wilder was appointed United manager in May 2016 and has won 55 of his 103 games in charge.

"I'm confident we can concentrate fully on on-field issues," he said.

"We are very much looking forward to pre-season and adding quality reinforcements to our squad in an attempt to build on our performance last season."

Co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah added in a joint statement: "The improvement in the club's performance since Chris took over as manager two seasons ago is clear.

"We are both very pleased that Chris and his backroom team have agreed to extend their current contracts by a further year."
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44216551



Wilder looking to add quality
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Chris Wilder says the hard work has already begun behind the scenes as the manager looks to bolster his squad with quality in the coming weeks.

The United boss remarked: "We've been looking at it for a while now and now we've got a number to work to, but as I've always said and done, I will get the maximum out of that number.

"We're looking for quality additions now, we're not going to be making big changes, given a lot of players have got that last year under their belt.

"The likes of Fleck, Stevens, O'Connell, Evans, Brooks, Lundstram will all be better for a season in the division and if we add a bit more to it then we will be in a stronger position."

On possible comings and goings in the transfer market, Wilder added: "There have been a couple of offers for certain available players and as always we will make the right decisions for Sheffield United, as we try and keep a trim and healthy squad.

"There are going to be a few casualties, but we have to make sure the deals of right for us as much as the player.

"We're keeping options open in terms of players coming in and thankfully we've got everyone tied up, especially our assets."
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/may/wilder-wants-quality/

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on June 24, 2018, 08:11:46 PM
(https://c.radikal.ru/c15/1806/67/0bed11eedeb6.jpg)
 :thumbsup:
With 2 former Blades - academy graduates Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire.
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on July 07, 2018, 02:27:47 AM
(https://a.radikal.ru/a32/1807/de/273653ba53a6.jpg)
 :hellyeah2: :bounce :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 07, 2018, 03:12:15 AM
Italian giants Inter set for Lane fixture
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United's home pre-season friendly ahead of the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign promises to be a fantastic night under the Bramall Lane lights.

18-time Serie A champions Inter will be in the Steel City later this month and the Blades are delighted to be welcoming Luciano Spalletti's side to S2.

The prestigious clash will see the Nerazzurri visit Bramall Lane on Tuesday 24th July, kick-off 7.30pm, with stars like Argentine striker Mauro Icardi expected to travel with the squad. In addition, the Italian giants have added world-class midfielder Radja Nainggolan to their ranks recently.

Founded in 1908, Inter is one of the biggest names in club football, having won both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup on three occasions, with the San Siro outfit also being crowned FIFA Club World Cup winners once.

Blades boss Chris Wilder is looking forward to pitting his wits against Spalletti and co, remarking: "We are delighted to welcome one of the world's best club teams to the Lane. Hosting Inter promises to be a fantastic evening and a great test for us in our preparations. That's our schedule ironed out and without doubt this is the highlight of what will be a very beneficial run of friendlies."

Click here for ticket details.

This fixture completes United's pre-season schedule, with games at Stocksbridge Park Steels, Bradford City, Mansfield Town and Doncaster Rovers already pencilled in, in addition to a friendly against Maritimo at the Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista during the first-team's stay in Portugal in July.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2018/july/pre-season-inter/


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⚽️ PRE-SEASON | The Blades will take on Italian giants Inter in a pre-season friendly at Bramall Lane on Tuesday 24th July. Kick Off 7.30pm.
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/videos/1947746611924254/


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on July 12, 2018, 05:23:52 PM
(https://d.radikal.ru/d12/1807/f4/c4ede717e7f9.jpg)

(http://gs16.rimg.info/42f1f07d08d171904b4b9c7fcfe1dfbe.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.16933147.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)(http://s19.rimg.info/b09105ce48849fc3406e3ec549c0bc2d.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.169899.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on July 18, 2018, 12:14:59 AM
(https://b.radikal.ru/b08/1807/a5/51b96dabe1c7.jpg)
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Fleck and Clarke and Sharp :hellyeah2:

Quote
Billy f*ck*ng Sharp, every fu*k*ng time he scores against us 🤣 @billysharp10 #bcafc #twitterblades
https://twitter.com/jordangarnett86/status/1019317421600116736
:catlaff


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on July 21, 2018, 06:52:53 PM
Mansfield 0-0 Blades

(http://s19.rimg.info/888bc4e6bf45204e81efb6e14c3f46d4.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.166011.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on July 24, 2018, 05:22:13 PM
Blades vs Inter
(https://d.radikal.ru/d23/1807/98/404a19e76205.jpg)
(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)

David McGoldrick - YES!   :thumbsup: Good purchase )))))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on July 28, 2018, 08:08:11 AM
(https://d.radikal.ru/d07/1807/c7/0d9127a52b99.jpg)
(http://gs16.rimg.info/930e229d8598ec934074222b51e5da19.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.16689013.html)

New replacement and the old guard (http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 31, 2018, 01:23:02 PM
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⚽️⚔️ | Four days to go until the Blades begin their Sky Bet Championship season. Today we feature our Scottish No.4, John Fleck💥🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿.
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldunited/videos/1990015127697402/


Quote
Saturday 4th August

Championship

Sheffield United 17:30 Swansea City
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/scores-fixtures/2018-08


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 04, 2018, 01:22:23 PM
 Championship


Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44989045




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 04, 2018, 08:40:01 PM
вот блин (http://s9.rimg.info/baa4e28f56f9384bc7c987b4a1c00999.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.93668.html)
sadly
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 07, 2018, 03:56:28 PM



Middlesbrough 3-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45014858

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 07, 2018, 05:09:11 PM
 :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
да что ж такое!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 11, 2018, 01:38:03 AM
Today

(https://b.radikal.ru/b15/1808/7b/2fdfdca0c169.jpg)


Well, if they lose again! ..
I will be very upset !!! (http://s8.rimg.info/e33c6fcd9cc0df25cef6148d93d3f6b5.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.89417.html) And Sean, too, I'm sure

There is a smiley "Lord, help my beloved assholes"?
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 11, 2018, 10:57:05 AM



Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45066578



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 11, 2018, 06:42:11 PM
At last surely! (http://s20.rimg.info/22b1601a79037cf049941180e211756e.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.171216.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 14, 2018, 03:49:09 PM
EFL Cup


Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City

Hull City win 5-4 on penalties


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45092636





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 15, 2018, 03:45:27 AM
 :frustrate:
И вылетаем из Кубка Лиги, как фанера над Парижем
 :crap


But Billy is still great!
(https://b.radikal.ru/b17/1808/c5/12703eccc564.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 18, 2018, 11:10:23 AM



Sheffield United 2-1 Norwich City


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45152572
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 18, 2018, 06:07:01 PM
(http://gs16.rimg.info/42f1f07d08d171904b4b9c7fcfe1dfbe.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.16933147.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 25, 2018, 10:55:53 AM



Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45229934

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 25, 2018, 08:51:38 PM
Yessss!(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)
It's my boys :hellyeah2:
Duffy-Freeman-Fleck!  Рыжик-Борода-Флеки!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 01, 2018, 10:52:30 AM



Sheffield United 4-1 Aston Villa


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45304576







Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 01, 2018, 07:54:14 PM
(http://s17.rimg.info/d5b54d7a74a61b1c1e6d6830d7242167.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.144297.html) awesome match, judging by the clips-review.
it's a pity that the broadcast was not


(http://gs16.rimg.info/930e229d8598ec934074222b51e5da19.png) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.16689013.html)
хшьпъреезыЖ..сюкфвшлфдюкг.с03.1809.7у.44658а79аис7юозпх.шьпъ


And Couttsy back in! (http://s12.rimg.info/9d4e7f1d4bea66f75cbccb1b5d7243aa.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.110935.html) finally!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 15, 2018, 10:53:17 AM



Bristol City 1-0 Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45456099

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 15, 2018, 07:18:32 PM
 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 19, 2018, 03:39:39 PM


Sheffield United 0-0 Birmingham City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45492530
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 21, 2018, 08:10:05 PM
Quote
United's Under 23s recorded a derby victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough thanks to first half goals from Paul Coutts, Oliver Greaves and Martin Cranie.
:thumbsup:
Couttsy is back! Couttsy scored a goal!





(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnjME6BXsAE18h4.jpg)

Quote
Won 54, drawn 20 and lost only 26; Chris Wilder's record since taking charge of Sheffield United is almost unparalleled at Bramall Lane.
(c)James Shield

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 22, 2018, 10:58:08 AM



Sheffield United 3-2 Preston North End


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45529542






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 22, 2018, 07:10:43 PM
(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)(http://s.rimg.info/22892a752a003e3b45d82e30e6050c74.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.13797.html)
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 23, 2018, 06:27:14 AM
(https://a.radikal.ru/a23/1809/4a/2fcf4e3279be.jpg)
Quote
Happy 51st birthday to the man who has resurrected our club,have a good day you legend.
https://www.instagram.com/sufc.pictures_1889/

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 29, 2018, 11:10:12 AM



Millwall 2-3 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45609722







Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 29, 2018, 07:09:47 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Quote
Billy Sharp goals since the turn of the century: 209⚽️ He’s officially over taken Wayne Rooney!

David McGoldrick is Golden acquisition of Blades  :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 03, 2018, 03:40:03 PM



Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45648132




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 03, 2018, 05:18:15 PM
Billy Sharp's double!!! (http://s17.rimg.info/d5b54d7a74a61b1c1e6d6830d7242167.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.144297.html)
damn, I want to see it! Why are there no broadcasts from blades?
(https://c.radikal.ru/c04/1810/5f/7ee3358cb3a7.jpg)
after all, in the end, the white rose kicked the ass of the red rose! (http://s17.rimg.info/4ca1c4e135069a25e550731e317faf49.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.138931.html)

Quote
Billy Sharp scores a few doesn't he. He's like the real life Jimmy Muir (Sean Bean).
https://twitter.com/ecw689908/status/1047582993202798592
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 06, 2018, 10:53:28 AM



Sheffield United 1-0 Hull City


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45688432
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 06, 2018, 09:27:15 PM
David McGoldrick! :hellyeah2:


Standings after the 12th round. We leave for a break in the championship on the 1st place!

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 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 20, 2018, 01:25:20 PM



Derby County 2-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45846451


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 20, 2018, 08:39:51 PM
 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 23, 2018, 03:40:16 PM



Sheffield United 1-1 Stoke City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45871751



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 27, 2018, 10:55:29 AM



Sheffield United 4-2 Wigan Athletic

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45923355









Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 27, 2018, 09:19:55 PM
Sharp! Sharp! Sharp! hat-trick  :coma:
 :bounce  :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Billy, you're the best :angel2:

And Deano, too. Finally we have a goalkeeper :thumbsup:


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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 03, 2018, 11:59:26 AM



Nottingham Forest 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45999806
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 09, 2018, 03:42:58 PM



Sheffield United 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday


https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/45792527

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 24, 2018, 08:29:23 AM



Rotherham United 2-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/46200898

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 27, 2018, 03:41:05 PM



Brentford 2-3 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46270409




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 01, 2018, 08:26:34 AM



Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46325918


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 01, 2018, 07:50:54 PM
 :crap
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 08, 2018, 01:21:45 PM



Reading 0-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46408883#tab-2





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 14, 2018, 01:28:52 AM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 14, 2018, 09:45:00 PM
Опять продули :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: да что ж такое!!! :censored:

    Sheffield United 1 - West Bromwich Albion 2
   
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 22, 2018, 11:02:28 AM



Ipswich Town 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46575605

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2018, 11:22:03 AM



Sheffield United 3-1 Derby County

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46614461

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 26, 2018, 04:15:36 PM
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Finally! Christmas gift to fans!
Полный набор - забили Билли, Голди, Лёнечка (http://s20.rimg.info/0bb12b6bc6ca92a627e562d828b03158.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.172163.html)(http://s20.rimg.info/22b1601a79037cf049941180e211756e.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.171216.html)

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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 29, 2018, 10:58:05 AM



Sheffield United 3-0 Blackburn Rovers


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46656339





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 29, 2018, 04:04:57 PM
 :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 01, 2019, 09:57:36 PM
Wigan 0-3 Blades

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Santa Claus fulfills someone's wishes! :mutley:

Sharp just awesome .
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220 league goals ✅ Top scorer in England’s top four divisions this century ✅ Record breaker ✅ This man scores goals.
https://twitter.com/EFL/status/1080138366518218758
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 06, 2019, 09:54:26 AM
The FA Cup - Third Round


Sheffield United 0-1 Barnet

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46713171

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 12, 2019, 10:53:41 AM



Sheffield United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46766460#tab-2

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 19, 2019, 01:28:34 PM



Swansea City 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46847227

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 26, 2019, 11:00:48 AM



Norwich City 2-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46928847







Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 26, 2019, 05:56:15 PM
 :damnit: I was hoping to win :frustrate:
Но Билли всё же - супер!

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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on January 31, 2019, 03:06:44 AM
Quote
sufc_official
‪The Blades have allowed experienced striker Leon Clarke to join Wigan Athletic.‬
The 33-year-old moves to the DW Stadium on-loan until the end of the season with immediate effect.‬
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I am sad!!!

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Forgive me, honey, but I’m not fan Wigan :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 02, 2019, 10:52:27 AM

Sheffield United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47010995



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 08, 2019, 03:43:12 PM


Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/46896053



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Sean Bean will be raging tonight #Villa #SheffieldUtd 
https://twitter.com/alfredocartel72/status/1093989068063604741

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After that result Sean Bean will be glad when Saturday comes! @SUFC_tweets
https://twitter.com/DHuncle/status/1093990158570057728









Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 08, 2019, 04:05:36 PM
да блин! что же они при  таком преимуществе просрали все за 10 минут :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: Вратаря и защиту убить мало. :face


А Билли - нереально охрененный :thumbsup:  hat trick!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 13, 2019, 03:10:30 PM
Гоооол!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 13, 2019, 03:43:15 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 Middlesbrough

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47139704
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 13, 2019, 03:44:39 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 16, 2019, 09:21:31 AM
Бл@, 17 минут, уже 2:0 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
/бегая по потолку, пытаясь не сглазить/ :fanning:
Sheffield United -  Reading
    Freeman1'
    Madine16'

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 16, 2019, 11:00:03 AM


Sheffield United 4-0 Reading

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47180828





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 16, 2019, 06:39:12 PM
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league table
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 21, 2019, 02:42:13 AM
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Типичный забивала из Шипа.Он легенда
https://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/naposledok/2351670.html
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Article about the Skipper on Russian sports resource :)))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 23, 2019, 01:27:40 PM



West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47262018

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 23, 2019, 04:40:47 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 04, 2019, 10:21:19 AM
The worlds of acting, Britpopping, rocking and more set for a standstill
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STEELING THE SHOW
Acting’s Sean Bean. Running, jumping and throwing’s Jessica Ennis. Beautiful South crooner Paul Heaton. Cricket captaincy’s Joe Root and Michael Vaughan. Boxing’s Kell Brook. Globetrotting national treasure Michael Palin. Dick from Dick and Dom (warning: may actually be Dom from Dick and Dom). Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers. Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Rick Savage. Politics’s David Blunkett. Elder statesman of Britpop, Jarvis Cocker. The worlds of acting, running, jumping and throwing, boxing, globetrotting, children’s entertainment, crooning, rocking, Britpopping and politic-ing could grind to a standstill on Monday night, if not nationwide but at least in that small corner of England that isn’t actually particularly small or a corner, but is better known as the city of Sheffield.

As celebrity fans of one or other of Sheffield’s two big football teams, each of the people listed above has skin in Monday night’s big game of football, the 131st Steel City derby which could kick off in every sense of the expression. And while it’s not quite as big a talking point as the then Sheffield Wednesday stalwart Mel Sterland showing his acting chops playing the role of United skipper alongside Sean Bean and Emily Lloyd in the so-bad-it’s-actually-quite-good football movie, When Saturday Comes, the presence of Steve Bruce in the Hillsborough home dug-out just over 20 years since he left the Blades after one season in charge could add some extra spice.
 
 On a good run of form and still in with a shout of making the play-offs, Bruce’s Wednesday will be hoping to put a serious dent in their city rivals’ hopes of gaining automatic promotion. A win for Chris Wilder’s side would edge them ahead of Dirty Leeds on goal difference in the race for automatic promotion. “We won’t change our way,” said Wilder. “There’s been a lot of talk about being frightened to lose. There’s no way we’ve had that attitude in the three games [against Wednesday] that we’ve played since I’ve been here. We’re not a sit-back side. We never have been and never will be in this division.” So fasten your seatbelts for what could be another thriller, in a league that has been so much fun this season you could forgive The Fiver for wondering why any team would want to leave it.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/04/the-worlds-of-acting-britpopping-rocking-and-more-set-for-a-standstill




Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Sheffield United
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It won't go down as a classic and it ends with a result neither team will have wanted.

The Blades went closest in the first half through striker Gary Madine and the hosts had the best chance of the second half when Sam Hutchinson fired straight at Dean Henderson when well placed.

Sheffield United remain third in the table.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/47379509

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 09, 2019, 08:19:52 AM

Sheffield United 2-0 Rotherham United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47424364

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 12, 2019, 04:40:21 PM

Sheffield United 2-0 Brentford

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47450251




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 16, 2019, 09:27:29 AM

Leeds United 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47505133
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 16, 2019, 05:40:17 PM
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Yessss!!!!!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 23, 2019, 01:33:41 AM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 27, 2019, 01:26:40 AM
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G A F F E R 🏆 Chris Wilder has been named EFL Championship Manager of the Season.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BverrbrgHPB/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 29, 2019, 02:26:09 PM
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Imagine this with Sean Bean narrating it 😍
 
https://twitter.com/mattballll/status/1111706174628548608

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This is more than a ticket,
it's a stamp on our heart.
The belief in a dream, a childhood ambition to be a part of the team.

It's more than a sport,
it's great memories,
highs and lows,
passion spiralling out of control.

We are in it together,
We are United,
We are Blades 🔴
https://twitter.com/SUFC_tweets/status/1111704643313287169

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 30, 2019, 12:01:54 PM



Sheffield United 2-3 Bristol City


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47676102





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on March 30, 2019, 10:39:00 PM
 :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 06, 2019, 10:55:36 AM



Preston North End 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47756601
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 10, 2019, 03:40:13 PM

Birmingham City 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47796065
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 13, 2019, 11:09:27 AM

Sheffield United 1-1 Millwall

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47835891

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 19, 2019, 08:25:19 AM



Sheffield United 2-0 Nottingham Forest

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47904093

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 19, 2019, 08:26:50 AM
 :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
2:0 с Ноттингемом
 :thumbsup: молодцы, ребятки!
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 22, 2019, 10:51:40 AM
Hull City 0-3 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47930320


Chris Wilder aiming to keep Sheffield United calm as they get closer to promotion
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Sheffield United head coach Chris Wilder has told BT Sport that he is trying to keep his players grounded after they got closer to promotion following their 3-0 win over Hull City.



The Blades moved back into 2nd place on Good Friday after they won while promotion rivals Leeds United lost to Wigan Athletic. A win against Yorkshire rivals Hull would get them even closer to the promised land though it will be a tough task against a Tigers side that have often been a tricky task against top Championship sides this season.

But United ended up brushing Hull aside like they were nothing today. David McGoldrick put them ahead after just ten minutes later and he got another just twelve minutes later. And United were able to win the game before the half ended when Enda Stevens was able to head in.

Wilder was obviously delighted with the win but he was keen to make sure his players kept their feet on the ground as the promotion race isn’t over yet. He said: “We’ve not taken any short-cuts and we needed a big weekend.”

“Our preparation was good. To win games at the top end of the Championship you’ve got to tick a lot of boxes, and we ticked a lot of boxes.”

“The position speaks for itself – 85 points with two games to go.”

“We’ve just to get our heads down and recover well. We’re in (training) tomorrow and we’ve just got to make sure we prepare in the right way.”

“We need to focus and make sure we take the opportunity on Saturday (at home to Ipswich).”

“We are playing at a decent standard. We are in good nick.”
 
https://the72.co.uk/129263/chris-wilder-aiming-to-keep-sheffield-united-calm-as-they-get-closer-to-promotion/

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 22, 2019, 06:18:24 PM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 24, 2019, 01:10:26 PM
Ipswich game televised
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The current top three in the Sky Bet Championship will have their penultimate games of the season broadcast live on Sky Sports, across the final weekend of April.

And it will be the Blades who play first, with the fixture against Ipswich Town remaining on Saturday 27th April, but with kick-off now 5.15pm, rather than the traditional 3pm.

Later that evening, Norwich City will host Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road, kick-off 7.30pm.

And finally, on Sunday lunchtime, Leeds United will face Aston Villa at Elland Road, kick-off 12noon.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/april/ipswich-televised/


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The Blades know that a win over already-relegated Ipswich Town on Saturday will all but guarantee them a return to the top flight of English football for the first time in 2007.

Two wins over Nottingham Forest and Hull City over the Easter weekend, coupled with two defeats for promotion rivals Leeds United, means a win in front of a sell-out crowd on Saturday will all but guarantee promotion, courtesy of the Blades’ superior goal difference.

A sell-out home crowd will be cheering on United in front of the TV cameras and if the Blades win and Leeds drop any points against Aston Villa on Sunday, then promotion will be mathematically secured.
https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades-match-reports/sheffield-united-fans-can-t-wait-for-ipswich-town-game-as-blades-look-to-take-huge-step-towards-the-premier-league-1-9729840




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 26, 2019, 12:34:24 PM
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Good luck tomorrow @sufc_official I’ll be rooting for you!! Up the Mighty Blades ⚔️ 
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BwufVfEnmoy/



Men of steel: Chris Wilder's Sheffield United on the brink of ending their 12-year Premier League exile
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Victory against already-relegated Ipswich on Saturday will virtually clinch promotion, easing the Blades six points clear of their closest challengers Leeds, who will have two to play and an inferior goal difference.

The Premier League beckons after a 12-year exile. Back to the top with dreams of rekindling the glory days of Currie and Woodward.

Like Barnsley-born Morgan, Wilder's Blades are captained by a local hero: Billy Sharp, 33 years old and improving with age.

Sharp has 24 goals this season although he is not expected to be fit for the Ipswich game as he recovers from injury.

It is 12 years since Sheffield United crashed out of the top flight, relegated by one goal on goal difference amid cries of injustice as West Ham escaped with an unlikely win on the last day at Manchester United, with the only goal scored by Carlos Tevez.

This episode still rankles. The Premier League ruled that Tevez and Javier Mascherano had been signed illegally and fined West Ham £5.5million but did not deduct points and the Blades went down.

Eventually,they won the legal case, and West Ham were ordered to pay compensation of £35m but this would not make up for the sense of lost opportunity at Bramall Lane.

As the Premier League enjoyed its global boom, Sheffield United slid into League One where they languished for six years while nurturing talent which includes England international defenders Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire.

The promotion bid in 2012 was derailed when 29-goal top scorer Ched Evans was jailed for rape in April.

His conviction was quashed four years later but Evans was in prison as the Blades were pipped to automatic promotion by Sheffield Wednesday, finished third with 90 points and then lost on penalties at Wembley, the sixth of eight successive defeats in the play-offs.

As Wilder puts it with a hint of South Yorkshire understatement, the club has 'been through the mill a bit'.

Chairman Kevin McCabe, with his long association on the board, has led Sheffield United steadily and with integrity through these years of instability and heartache.

Now, with the club three points from the Premier League, McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Moasaad Bin Abuldaziz al Saud, a co-owner since 2013, are locked in a fight for control and braced for a date in the High Court next month.

Wilder admits he considered quitting last summer as the boardroom power struggle threatened to impact on transfer plans.

'I was open about it,' he said, but an agreement was reached, and the manager signed a new contract, assuaged by the return of Stephen Bettis as chief executive and reinforced his squad with the help of £11.5m from the sale of David Brooks to Bournemouth.

 Now, with the club three points from the Premier League, McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Moasaad Bin Abuldaziz al Saud, a co-owner since 2013, are locked in a fight for control and braced for a date in the High Court next month.

Wilder admits he considered quitting last summer as the boardroom power struggle threatened to impact on transfer plans.

'I was open about it,' he said, but an agreement was reached, and the manager signed a new contract, assuaged by the return of Stephen Bettis as chief executive and reinforced his squad with the help of £11.5m from the sale of David Brooks to Bournemouth.

'I've got a clear vision of how I want this club to go forward, and I think what the players and staff have achieved allowed me to give my opinion.

'I'm an employee and I respect that status but I'm the type of guy who walks in the front door and I'll walk out of the front door if it's not right.

'There's no threats but it has to be right and I have to say the two owners got together and we improved.'

Wilder responded and stands on the brink of completing a full set of promotions having led Oxford into League Two, Northampton into League One and the Blades into the Championship. Beat Ipswich and they might even break into a little jig at Bramall Lane.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6961011/Sheffield-United-brink-ending-12-year-Premier-League-exile.html
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 27, 2019, 01:06:10 PM
Sheffield United 2-0 Ipswich Town


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Sheffield United effectively sealed promotion to the Premier League by beating relegated Ipswich at Bramall Lane.

Goals from Scott Hogan and Jack O'Connell put the Blades six points clear of third-placed Leeds, who host Aston Villa on Sunday (12:00 BST) and must beat in-form Villa at Elland Road to keep their extremely slim automatic promotion hopes alive.

Even if they do so, Chris Wilder's side have a vastly superior goal difference compared to their Yorkshire rivals and would only finish outside the top two if:

◾Leeds win their final game of the season away at Ipswich.
◾Sheffield United lose their last match away at Stoke.
◾Leeds overturn a goal difference which is 13 in Sheffield United's favour after Saturday's result.

On such a big occasion, there were few signs of nerves on show from the home side, who are on the brink of ending a 12-year exile from England's top division.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder:

"I'll let you guys talk about where you think we're going to be next year.

"We still have a game to play but we're going to try to win the Championship. That's how our mindset is. Who says we can't?

"We've taken an unbelievably massive stride today but the game's not done yet. It's got to be an unbelievable swing between now and next Sunday.

"Hopefully we've done it, which is an incredible feeling for everybody connected with the club."
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47994362



Sheffield United 2-0 Ipswich: Blades all but secure promotion to Premier League thanks to goals from Scott Hogan and Jack O'Connell
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Sheffield United are effectively back in the Premier League for the first time since 2007 – and mathematical confirmation could come as early as lunchtime on Sunday.

More than 30,000 watched Scott Hogan, on loan from Aston Villa, and Jack O'Connell score the goals that left Bramall Lane bouncing and ready to greet the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool next season.

The Blades convincing victory against relegated Ipswich means Chris Wilder's side are now six points clear of third-place Leeds United who have two games left, the first against Aston Villa at noon.
 Just as significantly, The Blades goal difference is 13 better than their Yorkshire rivals. In other words, nothing is going to stop their promotion now
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6967157/Sheffield-United-2-0-Ipswich-Blades-secure-promotion-Premier-League.html



⚽️SHEFFIELD UNITED 2ND GOAL VS IPSWICH TOWN (JACK O'CONNELL)⚽️
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFothsZoxWc



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OUR CLUB 🔴
#SUFC
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 27, 2019, 07:16:56 PM
 :hellyeah2:
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 28, 2019, 08:09:26 AM
Sheffield United: Chris Wilder's side promoted to the Premier League
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Sheffield United have been promoted to the Premier League after Leeds United drew with Aston Villa in a hugely controversial game at Elland Road.
The Blades are five clear of their Yorkshire rivals with one game of the Championship season remaining.

United could still win the title if they record victory at Stoke City on the last day and Norwich lose at Villa.

Promotion means the Bramall Lane side will play in the top flight for the first time since 2007.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48026965


Chris Wilder on passion & promotion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzagYAxHfrs


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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 28, 2019, 11:54:39 PM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 30, 2019, 02:37:47 PM
Sheffield United: Co-owner Kevin McCabe confirms he wants to sell the club
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Kevin McCabe has confirmed plans to sell Sheffield United if he wins next month's legal battle with fellow co-owner HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Speaking after Chris Wilder steered the club back into the Premier League following a 12 year absence, McCabe admitted he wants to "pass on the baton" and support the team from the terraces rather than the boardroom.

The Scarborough based businessman, who has been involved with United for over two decades, is known to have held talks with parties from China and the USA before entering into an ill-fated partnership with Prince Abdullah six years ago.


"I want to be a supporter next season," McCabe said. "I want to be able to pass on the baton to new owners, to shout and yell and not be discreet in the directors' box."

"The Premier League has changed since we were last there," McCabe, aged 71, continued. "I understand it but it's for younger people."

McCabe and Prince Abdullah, who both control 50 per cent stakes in United's parent company Blades Leisure Limited, launched rival bids for sole control midway through last season.

Their dispute is now scheduled to be settled at the High Court, with the hearing set to open on the same day Wilder and his squad take part in an open top bus parade and civic reception on Tuesday. Although all parties involved will be hoping for a swift resolution, there is a possibility the judge set to examine the issue could wait until the Autumn before delivering his findings.

"There's been common sense between Prince Abdullah and myself to ensure the club is run properly in spite of our differences," McCabe said, promising Wilder will receive funding for new players.

"We've just got on and made sure there's no obvious friction which could affect the performances of the first team and staff at Bramall Lane."
 
https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/blades-match-reports/sheffield-united-co-owner-kevin-mccabe-confirms-he-wants-to-sell-the-club-1-9741430



Promotion parade
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Sheffield City Council and Sheffield United have announced that there will be a promotion celebration Town Hall Reception, with an Open Top Bus Parade to take place on the evening of Tuesday 7th May.

Further details will be announced in the coming days.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/april/promotion-parade/

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 03, 2019, 01:00:36 PM
Open top bus tour and civic reception
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Thousands of Sheffield United fans can join the party, as the Blades celebrate promotion to the Premier League with an open top bus parade and civic reception in Sheffield.

Sheffield City Council and Sheffield United have confirmed plans for the celebration event which will take place on Tuesday 7th May between 5.30-8pm from Bramall Lane to the Sheffield Town Hall.

The open top bus, which will take the team's players and coaching staff through the streets of Sheffield, will leave Bramall Lane at 5.30pm, to arrive at the Sheffield Town Hall for around 6.30pm.

The route will be closed to traffic, allowing United to greet people along the route.

Blades supporters can join in the celebrations outside the Town Hall in a traffic free fanzone, where the team will be presented to share their jubilant success and mark the occasion with loyal fans.

The event, including the action on the bus, will be projected on to big screens within the fanzone so that nobody misses out on the action.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/may/promotion-parade/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 05, 2019, 08:27:37 AM



Stoke City 2-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48081883
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 07, 2019, 02:03:04 PM
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Blades on parade!
https://twitter.com/Doctor_Dave80/status/1125836033256505344

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"You fill up my senses"
#sufc #twitterblades
https://twitter.com/MagicMagid/status/1125836711626465281


Sheffield United parade: Thousands mark Blades promotion
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Thousands of people lined the streets of Sheffield as the city celebrated Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League.

The team travelled from Bramall Lane to the city centre in an open-top bus.

It was followed by a civic reception for the team, club staff and their families at Sheffield Town Hall.

Sheffield City Council's chief executive John Mothersole said the club should be very "proud" of its achievements.
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-48192200



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 09, 2019, 01:13:18 PM
Premier League preparations underway
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Boss Chris Wilder and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Bettis say United's philosophy, identity and approach won't change following promotion to the Premier League.

Squad strengthening, infrastructure developments and improvements are already works in progress according to the two men in key roles with regards to United's continued development as a football club.

Bettis remarked: "We start with a budget that we all agree, but things do move and things do change, you never know what will happen and we will be reactive to it.

"But like Chris says, nothing changes, we're going to do our business like we have done for the last two or three years.

"We're not going to overpay for players, we're going to pay the right price for players, who will be assets to this football club, if it's not broke don't fix it."

Bettis added: "The Premier League is a world stage and we're now fortunate enough to be in there. We're in final talks with a new shirt sponsor, an international company, which will be the biggest commercial deal this club has ever done in it's history.

"It'll be a significant figure, which will boost the income into the football club and it'll be used to strengthen the squad for the coming seasons.

"Initially there is the work to be done to meet Premier League requirements, for example, new floodlights and hard wiring, a stadium fit for Sky television to come into.

"There is media rooms and media suites needing to be built too, so there is a huge amount of work to be done in the next 12 weeks within the stadium itself.

"We're very mindful of the facilities we've got at the training ground, we're going to be trying to attract new players into the building and we want better facilities there too and we're talking and looking at plans at the moment."

On strengthening the playing squad, Wilder added: "We want to invest in young players, players who can step up to this level, but we've also got to be realistic in the fact that we might be relegated and that's not me being defeatist because we'll be going all out to win games of football.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/may/premier-planning2/



Paul Coutts: Sheffield United midfielder among five released
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Midfielder Paul Coutts is among five players released by Sheffield United following their promotion to the Premier League.

The former Preston and Derby player was a key member of the Blades side that won the League One title in 2017.

But the 30-year-old lost his place after breaking his leg and started just two games this season.

Martin Cranie, Conor Washington, Daniel Lafferty and Caolan Lavery will also leave Bramall Lane on free transfers.

The club, who are now preparing for their first season in the top flight since 2007, have also transfer-listed seven contracted players.

Those include forwards Leon Clarke, Ched Evans and Ricky Holmes, all of whom were out on loan in recent months.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said: "I've thanked the players for their contribution but attentions have quickly turned to what is set to be another exciting campaign."
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48207498

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 16, 2019, 07:47:50 AM
Sheffield United funded by £3m loan from Osama bin Laden's family, court hears
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Sheffield United Football Club was funded by a £3million loan from Osama bin Laden's family, it has emerged in court today. 

A High Court judge is currently analysing a battle for control of the club between the co-owners - Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is a member of the Saudi royal family.

On the fourth day of the hearing, a sensational revelation was read out in court, seemingly linking the newly-promoted Premier League club to relatives of the former Al Qaeda leader.

It relates to an investment opportunity within the club which became known as Project Delta - a £3million loan that McCabe said would never have to be repaid.

In court on Wednesday, McCabe and Abdullah argued about whether or not the money would have to be paid back, with the Saudi prince insisting it would have been paid back through sponsorship.

But on Thursday, Barrister Andreas Gledhill QC, who is leading Abdullah's legal team, said McCabe "knew the money had come from another source, namely a member of the Bin Laden family," according to the Sheffield Star.
 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/16/sheffield-united-funded-3m-loan-osama-bin-ladens-family-court/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 06, 2019, 03:28:05 PM
Our Time - United's promotion book
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The Blades are releasing a book to celebrate promotion to the Premier League.

The coffee-table style publication - entitled 'Our Time' - is currently in production and expected to be available by mid June.

The book has exclusive interviews with United's stars of the promotion campaign, detailing their favourite games and moments. It also has the post-season thoughts of manager Chris Wilder and foreword written by former boss Dave Bassett, who masterminded United's promotion from the second tier in 1990.

In addition, the book has numerous unseen photographs from the closing months of an absorbing season in United's history. The 2018-19 campaign was a truly memorable one for players, staff and fans of the Blades, securing automatic promotion to the Premier League after a 12-year absence.

Top-flight football was confirmed after a fascinating battle with Yorkshire rivals Leeds United, and was greeted by jubilant scenes across the city and beyond. The Blades finished the season with 89 points, six ahead of Leeds, and lost just twice in the league since Christmas. Skipper Billy Sharp scored 24 goals in all competitions and United kept more clean sheets than any other club.

In 'Our Time', Sharp comments: "To get two promotions in three years, I'd never have thought that was possible in my wildest dreams. One would be enough but to get two, and get this club back into the Premier League, is just unbelievable." Goalkeeper Dean Henderson adds: "The gaffer brought me in because he wanted someone who could make key saves, come up with big moments at important times, and I think I did that. Everyone knows I'm a confident boy, I thought we were going to be promoted all year anyway so it wasn't a massive surprise to me when it was finally confirmed."

Just two years after winning the League One title, the Blades are now preparing for life in the top-flight and 'Our Time' is a lasting memory of a season that surely no Unitedite of a generation will ever forget.

'Our Time' will retail at £20 and will be available in the Blades Superstore, the release date will be confirmed in due course but it is hoped it will be in store in mid June.
Click here to pre-order yours now.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/june/our-time/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 13, 2019, 05:34:00 AM
The fixtures for the 2019/20 Premier League season have now been announced.
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Manchester City won the top-flight title last term and have now been joined in the elite division by newly-promoted trio Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
The new season gets under way on Friday, August 9 with Liverpool welcoming Norwich to Anfield.
https://talksport.com/football/557461/premier-league-2019-20-fixtures-date-kick-off-time-result-man-united-liverpool-chelsea-tottenham-arsenal-man-city/



Sheffield United Scores & Fixtures
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Saturday 10th August   AFC Bournemouth 15:00 Sheffield United
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/scores-fixtures/2019-08

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 12, 2019, 03:58:16 PM
Pre-season fixtures
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As per last season, United's first team will spend time in Portugal at the beginning of July, and the Blades have a fixture against Real Betis at the Algarve Stadium on Friday 12th July (KO 8pm local time). 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/may/pre-season-fixtures/


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FT: Sheffield United 1-0 Real Betis
A David McGoldrick goal in the 2nd half sees United record an impressive victory over La Liga outfit Real Betis in the Estàdio Algarve, Portugal. 
https://twitter.com/Blades_Mad/status/1149783317182603267


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FULL TIME
David McGoldrick’s second half strike means we start our pre-season fixtures with a victory 
https://twitter.com/SUFC_tweets/status/1149783230712877056

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 17, 2019, 03:01:34 AM
Burton 2-1 Blades - report
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Despite taking the lead through Billy Sharp, United suffered a narrow pre-season loss at Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

The Brewers levelled before the interval through former Blade John Brayford, before Marcus Harness won it with the goal of the night in stoppage-time.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/july/burton-report/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 20, 2019, 12:39:21 PM
Northampton 0-2 Blades - report
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Two first-half Ollie Norwood penalties secured United a pre-season victory at Keith Curle's Northampton Town on Saturday.

https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/july/northampton-report/

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 23, 2019, 04:24:35 PM
Chesterfield 0-5 Blades - report
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A Billy Sharp hat-trick helped United down near-neighbours Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

The Blades' pre-season preparations continued with a win in Derbyshire, as Sharp took the headlines following goals either side of the interval, whilst new signings Callum Robinson and Luke Freeman were also on target as United enjoyed a comfortable win in sultry conditions.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/matches/fixtures/first-team/201920/july/chesterfield-friendly-20190723/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 27, 2019, 10:06:37 AM
Barnsley 1-4 Blades - report
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The Blades made it four wins out of five this pre-season, after beating local neighbours Barnsley at Oakwell.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/matches/fixtures/first-team/201920/july/barnsely-friendly-20190727/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 03, 2019, 12:31:57 PM
Reims 3-1 Blades - report

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United ended the pre-season campaign with a 3-1 defeat against Stade de Reims in France.

New club record signing Oli McBurnie was among the substitutes as United played the final game before Saturday's big Premier League kick off at Bournemouth. 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/matches/fixtures/first-team/201920/august/reims-friendly-20190803/#
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 10, 2019, 11:04:47 AM



AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/48682533
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 10, 2019, 07:15:09 PM
Yesssssssssss!
first game - first goal - first of the first is Billy Sharp !!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 18, 2019, 10:39:18 AM

Sheffield United 1-0 Crystal Palace

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49309465

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 19, 2019, 12:01:37 AM
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Thanks MOTD2 whole house is crying now
https://twitter.com/CowensSteve/status/1163208262990409729

Sean's voice over starting at 0.14
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace 1-0 (MOTD2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxlgJM2En2w
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 19, 2019, 01:39:39 AM

Sheffield United 1-0 Crystal Palace

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49309465
ИИИИИИИИИИИИИИИИИИИИ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(бегает по потолку)))))))
yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on August 19, 2019, 01:41:21 AM
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Thanks MOTD2 whole house is crying now
https://twitter.com/CowensSteve/status/1163208262990409729

Sean's voice over starting at 0.14
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace 1-0 (MOTD2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxlgJM2En2w
Oh, yesssss  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 24, 2019, 10:53:15 AM



Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/48969902
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 27, 2019, 03:40:56 PM
EFL Cup


Sheffield United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49403106



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 31, 2019, 10:55:46 AM



Chelsea 2- 2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/49208323




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 07, 2019, 09:31:32 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 14, 2019, 10:56:25 AM



Sheffield United 0-1 Southampton

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/49209986

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 14, 2019, 10:33:23 PM
 :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 17, 2019, 12:01:03 AM
Sheffield United ownership: Prince Abdullah wins court battle
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  Saudi prince has won a High Court battle over the control of Premier League side Sheffield United.

Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud were locked in a legal battle over their 50-50 ownership of the Blades.

Mr Justice Fancourt ruled Mr McCabe must now sell his stake to Prince Abdullah for £5m.

Mr McCabe, a lifelong Blades fan, said he was "bitterly disappointed" and was considering an appeal.

The court heard Sheffield-born Mr McCabe had invested £100m in the club over a number of years.

He met Prince Abdullah in 2013 while looking for fresh investment in the club, then in League One.

Prince Abdullah, a member of the Saudi royal family, invested £10m but the two men fell out in 2017.

Sheffield United Ltd, the company run by Mr McCabe and his family, eventually made an offer to buy out the prince for £5m.

But the offer also gave the prince's company, UTB LLC, the option to buy Mr McCabe's shareholding at the same price and a counter notice was served in January 2018.

Mr Justice Fancourt said Mr McCabe had "injected tens of millions of pounds into the club out of love and loyalty, not for financial return".

But he ruled the contract of sale and purchase of Sheffield United Ltd's shares could not be set aside.

He also dismissed a claim for damages, saying UTB LLC had not conducted affairs in a manner unfairly prejudicial to the interests of Sheffield United Ltd.

The judge said UTB LLC would also have to buy the club's property assets from Sheffield United Ltd. This includes the Bramall Lane stadium and the Sheffield United hotel.

In a 138-page judgment, delivered in London on Monday, Mr Justice Fancourt said the club was now worth "in the region of £100m".

In a statement issued after the ruling, a spokesman for Mr McCabe said: "He has supported Sheffield United through thick and thin going back to the 1950s and wishes nothing more than success for the club, its supporters and the many staff employed by it.

"Mr McCabe sincerely hopes that he is proved wrong in relation to his deep misgivings about the suitability of Prince Abdullah as an appropriate custodian of Sheffield United."
 
Prince Abdullah, a grandson of modern Saudi Arabia founder King Abdulaziz, said he was delighted by the judgement.

"No owner, director, coach or player is bigger than the club but together with the fans, we all share the common desire to make the club ever greater," he said.

Sheffield United released a statement saying the judgement "brings an end to the uncertainty over Sheffield United's future ownership and allows us to focus our full attention on the season ahead".
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-49715558



Club statement
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This morning, the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, issued its judgment requiring Sheffield United Limited (SUL), a company controlled by Mr Kevin McCabe, to sell its shares in Blades Leisure Limited (Blades), the parent of Sheffield United Football Club Ltd, to UTB, LLC, a company owned by H.R.H. Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Sa'ud.

The judgment also dismissed all of the claims which SUL had made against Prince Abdullah, UTB and SUFC and Blades board member Mr Yusuf Giansiracusa.

After over 20 months of contentious litigation, the Club is delighted that this judgment brings an end to the uncertainty over Sheffield United's future ownership and allows us to focus our full attention on the season ahead.

The full text of the judgment mat be found at www.judiciary.uk/judgments/utb-llc-v-sheffield-united-others
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/september/club-statement/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 18, 2019, 01:24:53 PM
Sheffield United: Kevin McCabe questions suitability of new owner Prince Abdullah
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McCabe was forced to sell his 50% stake in the Premier League side because of a high-court ruling, and says he regrets selling 50% to the Saudi in 2013.
Lifelong Blades fan McCabe said he had "hesitation and concern" and would consider a court appeal.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49726916



Bramall Lane to feature in FIFA 20
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Blades fans across the world will be able to play in our famous Bramall Lane home, in the latest installment of the FIFA franchise.

For the first time ever, Bramall Lane will feature in the EA sports game, with footage captured at the club's recent Premier League media day.

FIFA 20 will also feature the 3D head scans of the playing squad, although these scans will enter the game towards the end 2019.

EA's partnership with the Premier League was expanded in 2016 after the organisation announced that they would be sharing sponsorship across various platforms along with creating all stadiums within the game.

Before Bramall Lane was introduced, Blades fans would see their United favourites take to the field on the fictional 'Ivy Lane'. But supporters can now enjoy seeing the Lane in its full glory.

FIFA 20 launches on 27th September across all gaming platforms.
 
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2019/september/bramall-lane-in-fifa-20/


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 21, 2019, 10:55:48 AM



Everton 0-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/49210769

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 23, 2019, 08:21:57 AM
Chris Wilder is 62 today!

(https://b.radikal.ru/b36/1909/53/7041c8c906c3.jpg)
https://vk.com/sheffieldunited?z=photo-44841820_457242060%2Falbum-44841820_00%2Frev
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 28, 2019, 08:26:43 AM



Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/49210829


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on September 29, 2019, 06:32:06 AM
 :poorme:
I was soooo hoping to win
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 05, 2019, 10:52:04 AM



Watford 0-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/49636529
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 21, 2019, 03:54:11 PM

Sheffield United 1-0 Arsenal

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50037720
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 22, 2019, 02:58:30 AM
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https://football.ru/p/reformator-iz-tryasiny-kris-uajlder-geroj-sheffild-yunajted
Article about Chris Wilder in the Russian blog football.ru
summary - CW  is a genius and he'll show everyone what is what!  :mutley:  together with SUFC
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 26, 2019, 10:52:12 AM



West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50046283

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 02, 2019, 12:01:02 PM

Sheffield United 3-0 Burnley

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50046598
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 02, 2019, 09:35:18 PM
OMFG!!!!! :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 09, 2019, 10:57:13 AM
 Tottenham Hotspur  1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50091480



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 24, 2019, 12:24:41 PM
Sheffield United 3-3 Manchester United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50091895










Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 25, 2019, 12:02:34 AM
Sheffield United 3-3 Manchester United | Premier League highlights
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All the goals from the six-goal thriller at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United drew 3-3 with Manchester United in the Premier League. Goals from Oli McBurnie, John Fleck & Lys Mousset earned Sheffield United a point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268Gv2FLuGk


Sheffield United: Why Chris Wilder's team are confounding predictions
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Sixth in the table, unbeaten in six games and winning new friends along the way - it's fair to say Sheffield United are enjoying life back in the Premier League.
Despite conceding three goals in a crazy seven-minute period, the Bramall Lane feel-good factor continued with a 3-3 draw against Manchester United as Oli McBurnie's 90th-minute equaliser secured a point in a remarkable game.
"Can we forget about that little period?" Blades boss Chris Wilder joked to the media afterwards in reference to his side conceding three goals so quickly.
The point means Sheffield United stay above Sunday's opponents - as well as Arsenal and Tottenham - in the table with more than one-third of the season gone.
Only eight teams promoted to the Premier League have secured more points than Sheffield United after the first 13 games, but Wilder is refusing to get carried away.
Perhaps he remembers the 2008-2009 season, when Hull City claimed 21 points from their first 13 games before managing just 14 more from the next 25.
After dominating Manchester United for most of the game at Bramall Lane, it seems unlikely the Blades will suffer a similar fate.
So why are they succeeding where other teams promoted from the Championship have failed?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50540662






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Signed Blades frames for sale. DM me if interested.
https://twitter.com/CowensSteve/status/1198910575276896256




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on November 26, 2019, 06:20:25 AM

 :bounce  :bounce  :bounce

While watching match broadcast I almost got a heart attack! In second time  :mutley:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 01, 2019, 10:13:07 AM
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50534314







Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 05, 2019, 03:30:40 PM
Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50582067

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 08, 2019, 09:55:42 AM
Norwich City 1-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50618866#tab-2



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 14, 2019, 10:58:32 AM
Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50696490#tab-2
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 17, 2019, 03:05:49 PM
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Adidas Gazelle O.G - Blades custom - Hand painted stripes with a picture of Manager Chris Wilder on the rear as requested 
https://twitter.com/Iamtherenovati1/status/1207015559730278400
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 21, 2019, 11:04:55 AM

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50791640
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2019, 12:45:53 PM
Sheffield United 1-1 Watford

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50092118

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 29, 2019, 02:03:48 PM

Manchester City 2-0 Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50882582#tab-2









Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 29, 2019, 06:12:24 PM
#FUCKVAR :frustrate:
excuse my Klatchian
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 02, 2020, 03:50:51 PM
Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50241627

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 05, 2020, 10:00:46 AM
The FA Cup - Third Round

Sheffield United 2-1 AFC Fylde

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50976180#tab-2
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 10, 2020, 03:55:58 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50242704







Chris Wilder: Sheffield United boss extends his contract until 2024
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51069883
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 18, 2020, 10:54:17 AM
Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50283987

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 21, 2020, 03:23:58 PM
Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51101525#tab-2

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 25, 2020, 10:58:49 AM
THE FA CUP - FOURTH ROUND

 Millwall 0- 2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51208472#tab-2
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 01, 2020, 10:54:54 AM
Crystal Palace 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50929887

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 02, 2020, 02:09:02 AM
Crystal Palace 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/50929887

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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 09, 2020, 09:55:47 AM
Sheff Utd 2-1 Bournemouth

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51345406#tab-2



Sheffield United: European football a realistic prize for Chris Wilder's side
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Chris Wilder will certainly not say so but Sheffield United's incredible story could yet have a European ending.
Wilder's team, in League One three seasons ago, are fifth in the Premier League with 12 games left and dreaming of qualifying for a major European competition for the first time in the club's 130-year history.
Only leaders Liverpool have conceded fewer goals and fourth-placed Chelsea are only two points ahead, but the Blades boss has so far refused to contemplate continental football.
"Europe is not something we're thinking about," said Wilder.

After John Lundstram's late goal gave the Blades a dramatic 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Bramall Lane on Sunday, supporters chanted "we're going abroad, we're going abroad", followed by the much more catchy "que sera, sera, whatever will be will be, we're going to Napoli, que sera, sera".
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51411420




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on February 10, 2020, 06:04:26 PM
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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 22, 2020, 10:53:07 AM
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51512518#tab-2



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 03, 2020, 04:31:55 PM
The FA Cup - Fifth Round

Reading 1-2 Sheffield United  AET

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51707629#tab-2




Reading 1-2 Blades - result
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United hold on to progress to the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals, with Billy Sharp's header in extra-time proving decisive.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/march/reading-report/






Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 07, 2020, 10:53:13 AM
Sheffield United 1-0 Norwich City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51685404#tab-2
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 13, 2020, 07:02:55 AM
Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL unite to postpone fixtures
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Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4th April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.

"In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority."
Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League's aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.
In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/march/premier-league-postpones-fixtures/


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 19, 2020, 09:25:31 AM
Premier League statement
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The FA, Premier League, EFL and women's professional game, together with the PFA and LMA understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19.

We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.
The FA's Rules and Regulations state that "the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June" and "each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season". However, The FA's Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30th April.
The progress of Covid-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.
We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/march/premier-league-statement/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 07, 2020, 04:57:20 AM
Sheffield Utd quiz: Are you the ultimate Sheffield Utd fan?
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Are you the ultimate Sheffield Utd fan?
Take our quiz below and see if you can get all the answers correct - get one wrong and you'll go back to the beginning.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52095419
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on April 17, 2020, 04:11:27 AM
Sheffield Utd quiz: Are you the ultimate Sheffield Utd fan?
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Are you the ultimate Sheffield Utd fan?
Take our quiz below and see if you can get all the answers correct - get one wrong and you'll go back to the beginning.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52095419
I knew the answer to 7 out of 10 questions )))
I'm a fan :mutley:

by the way
in The Star wrote an article about our Russian blog dedicated to Sheffield United FC
https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/man-spreading-sheffield-uniteds-message-across-russia-ukraine-kazakhstan-and-beyond-2538338

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Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 17, 2020, 04:35:53 AM
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I'm a fan :mutley:

I never doubted it, Clairette!

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 26, 2020, 04:55:16 PM
Sheffield United players join boss Chris Wilder in agreeing pay deferral
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Sheffield United players have joined manager Chris Wilder and chief executive Stephen Bettis in agreeing partial pay and bonus deferrals during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wilder, Bettis and senior coaches accepted six-month deferrals on Monday.
The Blades said the entire professional playing staff had now "emulated the decision" by accepting a partial pay deferral until the end of 2020.
United say the money saved will be used to retain and pay other staff in full.
Fellow Premier League side Watford are set to defer players’ pay and Southampton and West Ham confirmed they would do the same earlier this month.
The Blades said the pay deferrals would "assist the club's cash flow issues" during the pandemic "amid uncertainty regarding the timing for a return to action".
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52360869



Singing for the Blades, Sheffield and the NHS
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It's one of football's most instantly recognisable chants, now United's special Kop anthem is scoring for the city's NHS workers.
Local singer, songwriter and performer Max Restaino has recorded a fabulous bluesy/jazz 'Greasy Chip Butty' track which is a tribute to the Blades - and Sheffield itself, his home city.

It promises to give Unitedites something to cheer about during the Premier League lockdown and every penny it raises through downloads goes to the Sheffield Hospitals Charity.
The song came about when Max's friend, local journalist Mike Firth, dared to mention he thought the hugely popular chant needed something adding. Perhaps another verse or two.
"That's what I suggested to Max but it soon became clear he was thinking on a whole different level and within a week he had written, performed and recorded a fabulous new song. I'm sure Blades fans will take it to their hearts and other Sheffield folk will also appreciate it," said Mike.

 Max added: "I've lived in Sheffield all my life so writing lyrics wasn't so difficult. I'm a very proud Sheffielder and I really think that comes across in the song. I enjoyed using the humorous Sheffield colloquialisms and using a Sheffield accent in places of the song. I don't get to incorporate that when singing and writing music for myself so it was fun to do so.
"I've known the 'Greasy Chip Butty' for years as it has turned into a well-known football chant. Me and my friends sing the song when United games are on. I've always found the lyrics funny and definitely think they capture Northern humour.
"I'm glad I had the opportunity to write and produce a full song using 'Greasy Chip Butty' as the chorus. I'm sure that devoted United fans and many Sheffielders will be thrilled to hear the song dedicated to our home town.
"It's the perfect time to release the song to make people smile in uncertain times and to raise money for a worthy cause."

The song is available to download on all major platforms, click here to listen on Spotify - every penny of your donation will go to Sheffield Hospitals Charity.
David Reynolds, executive director of Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said: "This is an incredible display of support from Max and everybody involved.
"This song is an opportunity to share in something special; something that celebrates Sheffield and says 'thank you' to our NHS. So please do download it and share it as far and wide as possible.
"All the proceeds will support those hard-working staff in our hospitals - providing them with care packages, refreshments, break-out areas and much more at this time of need. Your help would mean more than ever.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/april/singing-for-the-nhs/

Blades say 'Thank you NHS'
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United's continued backing of the NHS during the current Covid-19 pandemic has evolved further.
Following the weekly show of support for the NHS and key workers on the frontline at 8pm on Thursday, Bramall Lane's hallowed turf has had an image projected on the playing surface thanking the NHS for all the work they are doing, both locally and across the UK.

The Club has worked closely with PA Entertainments to form the projection, as have others clubs in the region, with operations director Dave McCarthy remarking: "We know many of our supporters will be missing their visits to Bramall Lane and thought it the perfect time to give them a glimpse of the stadium and at the same time show our support for the incredible and brave work of the NHS at this testing time.
"We're acutely aware that many Blades supporters, as well as family and friends, work for the NHS and the thanks and appreciation of everyone connected to the Club goes out to them and all the other key workers and volunteers who are working tirelessly on the front line."
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/april/thank-you-nhs/


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on May 20, 2020, 08:23:56 PM
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sheffieldunited
Which table are you going with? 🤔
••••
(Some day in the future when social distancing is over of course) 😁
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAagj4cAM3l/

№1, of course )))))
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 29, 2020, 12:06:14 PM
FA Cup set for restart
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The Football Association [The FA] has agreed a provisional restart date for the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup.
Following the announcement that the 2019/20 Premier League season will provisionally restart on 17th June, The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Finals will now take place over the weekend of 27th-28th June.

The Semi Finals and Final will take place over the weekend of 18th-19th July and 1st August respectively.
Further information on venues and timings will be announced in due course.
FA Chief Executive Officer Mark Bullingham said: "We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup. The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we'd like to thank the Premier League Executive and Clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.
"This has been a difficult period for many people and while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met. The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority."
The schedule for The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Finals, which was originally drawn on 4th March, is:
 Leicester City v Chelsea
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Sheffield United v Arsenal
Norwich City v Manchester United
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/may/fa-cup-set-for-restart/
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 30, 2020, 08:44:49 AM
Live Premier League football on BBC TV for the first time ever
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For the first time since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, the BBC can confirm that it will be broadcasting free to air live games upon the league’s return next month.
Four live games in total will air on the BBC alongside a bumper crop of Match Of The Day highlight programmes.
Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater, says: “This opportunity creates an historic moment for the BBC and our audiences. At a time when sports fans across the country are in need of lift, this is very welcome news. We are delighted and excited to have the chance to show live Premier League games on the BBC. This will offer audiences, who haven't had the opportunity in the past, live, free to air access to the best football league in the world, as the BBC continues to keep the country entertained during these unprecedented times.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, football fans last taste of Premier League action was March 9. The BBC will be working closely with the Premier League to ensure all appropriate safety measures are adhered to in the broadcasting of these games.
Before the Premier League era, the last time a live, top-flight league football match was broadcast during the 1987-88 season; not forgetting Match Of The Day’s highlights and analysis which has been a staple of football culture since 1964. These Premier League games sit alongside the BBC’s existing live FA Cup offering, which we also hope to welcome back to screens soon.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/premier-league




Sheffield United: Oliver Norwood says Blades are 'ready to play now'
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Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood says fitness is not a concern for the Blades as they prepare for the Premier League to restart.
United will be one of the first teams to return to action, when they play Aston Villa on Wednesday 17 June.
That will be 100 days since the Premier League was suspended, and squads only resumed contact training on Thursday.
But Norwood told BBC Radio 5 live: "If you told us we were playing this weekend, I think we would be ready."
The four top-flight teams with a game in hand - including the Blades - are the first to play again after the break because of the coronavirus pandemic, before a full round of fixtures takes place on the weekend of 19-21 June
.
Premier League set to restart on 17 June
All matches will take place behind closed doors and teams are set to play twice a week, with a view to completing the league season by Saturday, 25 July.
There are concerns about players' fitness ahead of such an intensive programme and whether they will be more injury prone after their hiatus, but Norwood says he and his team-mates are in good shape.
"We have done all the running that we would do pre-season, albeit away from the training ground," Norwood said in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live's The Friday Football Social.
"We have done a test that we do first day back of pre-season, and everyone has bettered their times, so we are obviously doing something right.
"We are fit - it is just a case now of getting out there in these next couple of weeks. We will be playing 11 v 11 [in training] and building up to game mode."
Sheffield United are seventh in the Premier League, two points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52856394

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 06, 2020, 07:06:30 AM
Sky to show first four Blades PL games
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United's first four league games, three of which are away from home, will all be televised live on Sky Sports when the Premier League restarts later this month.
The away fixture against Aston Villa, originally postponed because of the hosts' involvement in the Carabao Cup final, will kick the action off on Wednesday 17th June, kick-off 6pm.

On Sunday 21st June, Chris Wilder will take his side to tackle Newcastle United and the match against Steve Bruce's Magpies will kick-off 2pm. This game will also be shown 'free-to-air' on Sky's Pick channel.
Three days later, on Wednesday 24th June, the Blades clash against Manchester United has also been chosen for Sky. The fixture against the Red Devils will kick-off at 6pm. Also, this game will be shown 'free-to-air' on Pick.
Meanwhile, it can now also be confirmed that United's first home Premier League clash after the restart, against Tottenham Hotspur, will be shown live by Sky. The game against Jose Mourinho's side, which was due to be screened live in April, will now be televised on Thursday 2nd July, kick-off 6pm.
Further fixture and broadcast information will be available in due course.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/june/first-four-fixtures/


Live Premier League football returns to BBC Radio 5 Live
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Live Premier League football will return to BBC Radio 5 Live, with a minimum of seven live games airing every week.
Minimum of seven live Premier League games every week, including five exclusive live radio broadcasts every weekend
A feast of live football every Sunday with four live games, including three radio exclusives
New 5 Live schedule confirmed, including the return of Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast
Five games will be aired exclusively on 5 Live each weekend, with two additional shared commentaries. 5 Live will also air additional midweek evening games.
The Premier League has confirmed that every remaining match of the 2019/20 season will be available for fans on free to air national radio in the United Kingdom 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/5-live-premier-league



BT Sport select quarter-final tie
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United's Emirates FA Cup quarter-final clash against Arsenal will be broadcast live on BT Sport later this month.
It can now be confirmed the last eight tie will take place at Bramall Lane on Sunday 28th June, kick-off 1pm.

The Blades overcame Reading after extra-time at the Madejski Stadium in March to reach the sixth round stage, whilst Mikael Arteta's Gunners beat Portsmouth at Fratton Park in the fifth round.
The Semi Finals will provisionally take place over the weekend of 18th-19th July, with the Final provisionally scheduled for Saturday 1st August.
https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/june/btsport-facup-tie/



https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/scores-fixtures/2020-06

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 17, 2020, 12:21:43 AM
Today  18:00  BBC Radio 5 live 
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Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Premier League Football 2019-20

Steve Crossman hosts with Ian Dennis and Clinton Morrison joining for live commentary of Aston Villa v Sheffield United 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kbgy



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Ahead of Sheffield United's trip to Villa this evening ... here's the entire plot of When Saturday Comes (starring Sean Bean) condensed into 15 seconds. 
https://twitter.com/WeLoveBettingUK/status/1273296345919442944

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Everyone's very excited about the return of kickyballs, so here's a little montage of Sean Bean training to play for Sheffield United. You're totally welcome. 
https://twitter.com/TomHuddleston_/status/1273299088465895426



Aston Villa and Sheffield United players and officials drop to the turf in Black Lives Matter salute AFTER the whistle starts first Premier League game in 100 days
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8432767/Footballs-coming-home-Excitement-builds-ahead-return-Premier-League.html


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Plenty to digest already after the opening 45 minutes. #twitterblades #sufc
https://examinerlive.co.uk/all-about/sheffield-united-fc?882… 
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https://twitter.com/SufcLive/status/1273317938410467328



Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51595065#tab-2



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on June 17, 2020, 07:48:56 PM
Судью на мыло!!!!! :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 21, 2020, 10:03:56 AM
Newcastle United 3-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51779562#tab-2





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 24, 2020, 01:58:15 PM
Manchester United  3-0  Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51893551





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on June 25, 2020, 01:49:42 AM
 :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on June 28, 2020, 09:01:16 AM
THE FA CUP - SIXTH ROUND

Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53139211


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on June 29, 2020, 05:06:53 AM
да бляха ж ты муха!

 :poorme:

I'm sorry, but it's just awful
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 02, 2020, 01:56:11 PM
PREMIER LEAGUE

Sheffield United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52072984#tab-2








Sheffield United take ownership of Bramall Lane ground
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Sheffield United say they have regained ownership of their Bramall Lane stadium and training ground.

The acquisition comes after Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud won a High Court battle for control of the club last year.

Prince Abdullah, a member of the Saudi royal family, said owning the properties "is an important step".

He added: "We now look forward to capitalising on this as we establish the Blades in the Premier League."

As part of the move, Sheffield United have also regained ownership of the Bramall Lane stadium hotel and the site of the club's academy.

The purchase of the property assets, from a company controlled by former United co-owner Kevin McCabe, was for an undisclosed fee set by an arbitration process.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53256639
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 05, 2020, 07:54:40 AM
Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52162238#tab-2

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 08, 2020, 01:56:11 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53283261#tab-2

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 11, 2020, 01:23:43 PM
Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53286314#tab-2


Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea | Premier League highlights | McGoldrick double in huge EPL win!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt2y5BYunT4





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 13, 2020, 04:29:52 AM
"Is football corrupt?" - Sheffield United fans react after Manchester City win UEFA ban appeal
Manchester City had their two season European ban from UEFA overturned this morning
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Manchester City have had their two season ban from competing in either of UEFA’s club competitions overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

City were originally handed the suspension in February following breaches of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules. However, after the club appealed the suspension, CAS have this morning ruled that punishment as too much, with Pep Guardiola’s side now able to compete in next season’s Champions League.

For Sheffield United, that puts a dent in their hopes for qualifying for either the Champions League or the Europa League. Had City been banned from competing in Europe next season, seventh place would have been enough for Europa League qualification and a top five finish would have taken Chris Wilder’s side into the Europa League places.

Today’s verdict means that the Premier League’s top four will qualify for the Champions League, with fifth and sixth qualifying for the Europa League.

However, seventh could be enough for a Europa League finish if either Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City win the FA Cup next month.

Blades fans have been reacting to today’s news on Twitter and whilst some supporters have questioned the decision, others are still hopeful of qualifying for Europe.
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united-fans-manchester-city-18586622

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 16, 2020, 02:05:00 PM
Leicester City 2-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53343859
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 17, 2020, 07:14:55 AM
Premier League: Who can qualify for Champions League and Europa League?

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Europa League
The teams who finish fifth and sixth will qualify for next season's Europa League (unless they win one of next month's European tournaments).

If the FA Cup winners finish in the top six, then seventh place in the Premier League would qualify for the Europa League. The team who qualify in the lowest league spot go into the second qualifying round.

FA Cup semi-finalists Arsenal are currently ninth in the league.

At least one of Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United will end up in the Europa League spots but we will focus our permutations on the teams who will hope to qualify.

 8. Sheffield United

Everton (h, 20 July), Southampton (a, 26 July)

Sheffield United's defeat by Leicester means their hopes of qualifying for Europe for the first time are out of their hands. They need Wolves and/or Spurs to slip up.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53385467

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 22, 2020, 08:45:07 AM
Monday's match result  Sheffield United 0-1 Everton

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder praised his players for "massively overachieving" after the Blades' hopes of securing European football next season were ended by Everton.

Richarlison's header early in the second half secured a victory for the Toffees and means Wilder's side cannot finish higher than eighth with one game remaining.

The Blades were favourites to make an immediate return to the Championship but have surpassed expectations with a superb season in which they are guaranteed to finish inside the top 10.

"The club and the players have overachieved massively," Wilder told BBC Sport. "To have had any talk of jumping into the top six means the players deserve an enormous amount of credit.

"We are delighted as staff we have got the maximum out of the players. They have left everything out there yet again.

"Yes they lacked that bit of quality in the final third but top 10 guaranteed and another season in the Premier League - that is what we should be reflecting on."

Wolves' win against Crystal Palace later on Monday ended Sheffield United's slim hopes of playing European football next season.

Regardless, Sheffield United have one game remaining of a superb season and they can be proud of their efforts.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53385581


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on July 26, 2020, 11:56:13 AM
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53460588



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 11, 2020, 02:41:17 PM
2020–21 Premier League
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The 2020–21 Premier League will be the 29th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992. Liverpool are the defending champions, having won their nineteenth league title the previous season, their first in the Premier League era. The season was initially scheduled to start on 8 August,but this was delayed until 12 September as a consequence of the postponement of the previous season's conclusion due to the COVID-19 pandemic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E2%80%9321_Premier_League



Monday 14th September 2020
 Sheffield United 18:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/scores-fixtures

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 14, 2020, 01:55:58 PM
PREMIER LEAGUE

Sheffield United 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54052534


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 17, 2020, 01:37:19 PM
EFL CUP - SECOND ROUND NORTH

Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54067142





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 21, 2020, 01:56:15 PM
PREMIER LEAGUE


Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54142832





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 27, 2020, 07:55:51 AM
Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54222444



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 04, 2020, 09:53:46 AM
Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54313273

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on October 11, 2020, 06:39:28 AM
just an epic fuck-up. Lots. I'm sad
 :frustrate:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 18, 2020, 07:55:06 AM
Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54496453


It's hard work for Sheff Utd at the moment - Wilder
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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says "it's hard work" for his Sheffield United team as they try and arrest their poor run of form, but the Blades looked "more like themselves" at times during the 1-1 draw with Fulham at Bramall Lane.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/football/54590709







Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 24, 2020, 03:54:04 PM
Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54580513


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on October 31, 2020, 09:39:34 AM
Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54671337
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 07, 2020, 01:30:18 PM
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54758066
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 22, 2020, 09:50:16 AM
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Make sure you’re chucking in a fiver #twitterblades fans if you can Rug van hand met omlaag wijzende wijsvinger
https://twitter.com/MattCasbolt/status/1330494137246814210



Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham United
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54948356




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Check out Classic Sheffield United Kit Design Face Mask - Washable 92 Home Away Unofficial
 https://ebay.co.uk/itm/154146264105 @eBay  #SHUWHU #sufc
 #SheffieldUnited #twitterblades
https://twitter.com/TheCoverDen/status/1330525256491159555


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on November 28, 2020, 03:56:47 PM
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55025786#tab-Live%20Text
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 06, 2020, 10:34:54 AM
Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55118789
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 13, 2020, 07:53:11 AM
Southampton 3-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55204245



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 17, 2020, 04:05:17 PM
Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55255038#tab-Live%20Text





Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: Clairette on December 18, 2020, 02:33:44 AM
Жизнь - боль  :poorme:
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 20, 2020, 09:38:25 AM
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55291045


Draw is a small step for Blades - Wilder
https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/football/55387674

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 26, 2020, 03:59:35 PM
Sheffield United 0-1 Everton

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55373751


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on December 29, 2020, 01:59:13 PM
Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55406819#tab-Live%20Text

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 02, 2021, 10:58:49 AM
Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55450392
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 09, 2021, 10:55:45 AM
THE FA CUP - THIRD ROUND

Bristol Rovers 2-3 Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55574439
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 12, 2021, 01:56:19 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55540638#tab-Live%20Text


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 17, 2021, 09:53:39 AM
Sheffield United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55607089
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 23, 2021, 10:53:43 AM
THE FA CUP - FOURTH ROUND


Sheffield United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55766755#tab-Live%20Text


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 27, 2021, 04:11:15 PM
Manchester United 1-2 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55728232




Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on January 30, 2021, 10:55:20 AM
Manchester City 1-0 Sheffield United


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55769163
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 02, 2021, 02:01:48 PM
Sheffield United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55806218


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 07, 2021, 03:11:49 PM
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55875681


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 10, 2021, 03:23:18 PM
THE FA CUP - FIFTH ROUND

Sheffield United 1-0 Bristol City

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55953173


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 15, 2021, 01:57:08 PM
West Ham United 3-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55975613



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 20, 2021, 03:59:38 PM
Fulham 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56033692

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on February 28, 2021, 03:06:54 PM
Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56143443
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 03, 2021, 01:57:24 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 Aston Villa

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56178110
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 06, 2021, 11:34:48 AM
Chris Wilder sends warning to Sheffield United board
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Relegation looks a certainty for Sheffield United but it seems as though Chris Wilder is set to stay on as boss next year, assuming the board grant him this request.

Sheffield United have 14 points from 27 games and sit 12 points from safety. Therefore, it’s fair to say that relegation is all but confirmed this season. But Chris Wilder’s message to the board would imply that he plans to stick around next campaign.

That is if they do as he asks. Wilder has noted that “we need to keep everybody together and go again” before name dropping 4 players in particular that he doesn’t want to see leave. “The likes of (Rhian) Brewster, Sander (Berge), Rammo (Aaron Ramsdale) and (Oli) McBurnie”. The issue here though is that some of these players will be sought after in the summer. Sander Berge is on many teams’ radar including fellow Premier League side Aston Villa. West Ham are reportedly interested in Aaron Ramsdale, and other important players such as John Egan and Jack O’Connell are talented enough to be playing Premier League football.
Wilder has always been one to speak his mind and he would definitely speak out against the board of they choose to cash in on some of their more valuable assets instead of backing the promotion push next season.

The current squad would most likely bounce back from the Championship, but keeping a relegated squad together is never an easy task. However, Wilder seems keen to prevent the team from breaking up.
https://thefootballpress.com/chris-wilder-sends-warning-to-sheffield-united-board-31856/






Sheffield United 0-2 Southampton

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56220040


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 12, 2021, 05:39:46 AM
Chris Wilder Sacked by Sheffield United with replacement already lined up
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This morning the news of Chris Wilder’s shock exit from Brammall Lane was circling around social media but it has since been confirmed. But what’s even more surprising is his replacement.

Sheffield United have had a horrific season so far as they sit rock bottom of the Premier League table with 14 points from 28 games. There have been many factors that have led to this. They have suffered numerous long-term injuries to key players such as Jack O’Connell, they have been unable to finish chances when created, and they spent poorly in the summer. The Blades spent £20 million on forward Rhian Brewster, who is yet to score a goal this season.

There have been rumblings of a problematic relationship between Wilder and the ownership for a while now and it seems to have reached boiling point recently. A pre-match press conference was cancelled, and Wilder has now been relieved of his duties. The reasons why remain unclear as of this moment, but we imagine it must have something to do with a conflict in preparing for next season

Sheffield United were in a poor position in League 1 when Wilder took over and guided them on a fairy tale story. They were promoted to the Championship in 2017 and would reach the Premier League in 2019, pipping Yorkshire rivals Leeds United to second place. Wilder will forever be remembered for his heroic revolution at Sheffield United, but where do the club go from here?
TalkSPORT have reported that former Leeds and Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom could be in charge for Sheffield United’s next game against Leicester on Sunday. Whilst this may seem like a strange appointment from the outside, he is currently Sheffield United’s Under-23s coach so this is likely just until they can find a long-term replacement.

Paul Heckingbottom and former Celtic manager Neil Lennon are currently the favourites to be the next permanent manager but as of right now, Heckingbottom is the man in charge.
https://thefootballpress.com/chris-wilder-sacked-by-sheffield-united-with-replacement-already-lined-up-31910/



Bamboozling managers with new-fangled tactics and shouts of 'BASHY!'
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A WALK ON THE WILDER SIDE
Fan. Ball boy. Player. Captain. Manager. As Sheffield United as Bramall Lane, Sean Bean and refusing to get out of bed on a particular day of the week because it’s called Wednesday. At the time of writing your Friday Fiver, it remains unclear whether Chris Wilder chose to leave, or has been sacked as Sheffield United boss. Either way, it doesn’t matter. He’s gone and we can only imagine that leaving the club in which he has invested almost a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears across a little over half a century is bound to be a wrench. 
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/12/bamboozling-managers-with-new-fangled-tactics-and-shouts-of-bashy



Chris Wilder: Sheffield United manager to leave role
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55254730


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 14, 2021, 11:08:44 AM
Leicester City 5-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56247534


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on March 21, 2021, 10:23:24 AM
THE FA CUP - SIXTH ROUND

Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56415023



Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 03, 2021, 01:21:42 PM
Leeds United 2-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56546578
 
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 11, 2021, 02:53:58 PM
Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56629081


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 17, 2021, 04:17:34 PM
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Sheffield United


Sheffield United's relegation to the Championship has been confirmed with defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Quote
Willian Jose got the decisive goal midway through the second half, slotting in Adama Traore's cutback.
The Blades rallied late on as they tried to delay their drop and Enda Stevens brought a good save out of Rui Patricio, but they could not equalise.
Defeat means Sheffield United are 19 points from a position of safety with six games left.
Confirmation of relegation ends their two-season stay in the Premier League, after they marked their return to the top flight after a 12-year absence by finishing ninth last term.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56699182
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on April 24, 2021, 04:33:35 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56782073
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 02, 2021, 03:14:48 PM
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56876295
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 08, 2021, 01:16:12 PM
Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56953533
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 16, 2021, 02:54:12 PM
Everton 0-1 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/57044643


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 19, 2021, 04:26:40 PM
Newcastle United 1-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/57082266#tab-Live%20Text
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on May 23, 2021, 12:42:23 PM
Sheffield United 1-0 Burnley

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/57132106
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 13, 2021, 10:27:17 PM
Slavisa Jokanovic: Sheffield United appoint former Watford and Fulham boss
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Sheffield United have appointed former Watford and Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager on a three-year deal.

The 52-year-old will leave his position at Qatari side Al-Gharafa to take over at Bramall Lane for the new season.

The Blades will play in the Championship in 2021-22 after finishing bottom of the Premier League.

Jokanovic led both the Hornets and Fulham to promotion to the top flight in his previous jobs in England.

The Serbian replaces Chris Wilder, who had led the club from League One to the Premier League before being sacked in March, to become the south Yorkshire club's first overseas manager.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/57267695


Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 14, 2021, 04:11:30 PM
Swansea City 0-0 Sheffield United
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58124710
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 18, 2021, 03:57:37 PM
West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58168104

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 21, 2021, 11:28:29 AM
Sheffield United 1-2 Huddersfield Town

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58209743
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 24, 2021, 03:40:56 PM
EFL CUP

Sheffield United 2-1 Derby County

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58239484

Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on August 28, 2021, 11:12:15 AM
Luton Town 0-0 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58289212
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 11, 2021, 11:33:34 AM
Sheffield United 6-2 Peterborough United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58444600
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 15, 2021, 06:05:54 AM
TUE 14 SEPT 2021

Sheffield United 2-2 Preston North End

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58470834
Title: Re: Sheffield United
Post by: patch on September 18, 2021, 10:06:46 AM
Hull City 1-3 Sheffield United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58525102