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August 26th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Whilst never professing to be exponents of ‘the beautiful game’, Sheffield United at least demonstrated glimpses of their intent to combine industry and invention in their pursuit of Coca-Cola Championship promotion at Reading on Friday.
Goals from Stephen Quinn, Jamie Ward and David Cotterill, an exquisite long-range strike to seal the victory, responded perfectly to Matt [...]

Life after the Kyles?

August 7th, 2009 by Danny Hall

If any Sheffield United supporters travelled to Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night expecting any cure for the disappoinment they are feeling following the sales of both Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker, then it was in short supply.
United, perhaps wary of both Friday night’s Coca-Cola Championship curtain raiser against Middlesbrough and the fact Kevin Blackwell [...]

No clues for Southgate as Blades’ run continues

July 30th, 2009 by Danny Hall

A combination of unavailability and injury meant that Kevin Blackwell was unable to name his strongest team to face Lincoln City at Sincil Bank – frustrating both scouts from Middlesbrough, their opening day opponents, and travelling fans hoping for an insight into the side Blackwell will name on August 7.
But the two will be dismayed [...]

Three out of three ‘aint bad for Blackwell’s men

July 23rd, 2009 by Danny Hall

Sheffield United showed that there is life beyond Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker with a comprehensive friendly victory against local rivals Chesterfield last night.
On possibly their last visit to Chesterfield’s Saltergate home, goals from Leigh Bromby and ex-Spirite Jamie Ward sealed United’s third win from three warm-up outings ahead of the season’s curtain-raiser at Middlesbrough [...]

Justin Haber-ing hopes of bright Blades future

July 13th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Malta goalkeeper Justin Haber made his Sheffield United debut as Kevin Blackwell’s men kicked off their pre-season preperations with a 1-0 win over Maltese side Floriana.
Haber completed a full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet on his former home ground, the Hibernians Stadium, as he stakes his claim for the United goalkeeper’s jersey following [...]

No rest for Captain Morgan as he prepares for another promotion bid

July 13th, 2009 by Danny Hall

After May’s Championship Play-Off final defeat, the off-season rest enjoyed by Sheffield United’s squad would have been a welcome relief mentally as well as physically.
Last season’s late finish to the season ensured that their holidays were cut short – something captain Chris Morgan insists could help not hinder their promotion bid this time around.
“It is [...]

Does the ‘third Kyle’ lie within United already?

July 13th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell insists that his club’s academy graduates are capable of replacing the players he will be forced to sell before the start of the Coca-Cola Championship season next month.
Blackwell, who oversaw his side’s preperations for the season’s opener at Middlesborough in Malta, has already resigned himself to losing 20-year-old Kyle Naughton, [...]

Sheffield United transfer news

June 14th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Barely had the celebratory confetti been swept from the Wembley turf after Sheffield United’s Play-Off Final defeat last month, and transfer speculation was rife around Bramall Lane.

After a season containing more ups and downs than the Pepsi Max Big One at Blackpool, United ultimately experienced disappointment yet again in the Coca-Cola Big One – the [...]

FA Charge caps bad week for Hendrie

May 30th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Sheffield United midfielder Lee Hendrie has been charged by the Football Association after his outburst at referee Mike Dean in the Coca-Cola Championship Play-Off Final.

Lee Hendrie – charged by the FA
Hendrie, who only came on as an 85th minute substitute as United went down 1-0 to Burnley, was sent off by Dean for foul and [...]

Fixture information 2009/10

May 30th, 2009 by Danny Hall

The Coca-Cola Championship Play-Off Final will take place a week before the League One and Two Finals in 2009/10, because of the 2010 World Cup.
The season starts on August 8 and finishes on May 2nd. There will be no games on New Year’s Day or Eve – the FA Cup third round will take place [...]