Kid gloves treatment turns out to be perfect fit for Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke as Blades press for play-off spot

Kid gloves treatment turns out to be perfect fit for Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke as Blades press for play-off spot

LEON CLARKE approaches the final three matches of the regular season seeking a career-best 19th goal as Sheffield United head to Birmingham with a play-off place still within reach. Clarke has been buoyed this week by being named in the PFA's Championship team of the season. Blades boss Chris Wilder's apparent kid gloves treatment is paying dividends

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Why are Sheffield United's creative stars Brooks and Duffy considered the odd couple at Bramall Lane

Why are Sheffield United's creative stars Brooks and Duffy considered the odd couple at Bramall Lane

TWO of the most creative players in Sheffield United’s squad rarely start together. Mark Duffy and David Brooks have become the odd couple because they are regarded as operating in similar roles.  But is an opportunity that could enhance manager Chris Wilder's attacking philosophy going begging?

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Ex-Sheffield United boss Warnock still waiting to feel the love at his beloved Bramall Lane as he stands on brink of history with Cardiff City

Ex-Sheffield United boss Warnock still waiting to feel the love at his beloved Bramall Lane as he stands on brink of history with Cardiff City

HE'S one of our own and is standing on the brink of history but Neil Warnock is still waiting to feel the love at Bramall Lane. The former Sheffield United boss and lifelong Blades fan watched his promotion-chasing Cardiff City steal a point in injury time when the Bluebirds had been second best for much of the match. Trademark Warnock who deserves respect.

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Still just five league starts for Sheffield United's David Brooks as ex-Blade Calvert-Lewin's experience shortens odds further of summer exit from Bramall Lane

Still just five league starts for Sheffield United's David Brooks as ex-Blade Calvert-Lewin's experience shortens odds further of summer exit from Bramall Lane

DAVID BROOKS is recognised as the most talented player in Sheffield United's squad yet the 20-year-old has made only five league starts this season. Already tipped to leave Bramall Lane in the summer, the odds have further shortened if the experience which ex-Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin shared this week is a guide.

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Why Sheffield United's misfiring striker Leon Clarke is untouchable as Blades prepare to resume race for the play-offs

Why Sheffield United's misfiring striker Leon Clarke is untouchable as Blades prepare to resume race for the play-offs

LEON CLARKE has scored just once in his last 14 appearances but his place in Sheffield United's side appears safe no matter that the club's top scorer has stopped delivering. But Clarke isn't the only one. Boss Chris Wilder's hands appear tied as the Blades prepare to resume their race for the play-offs after the international break. Whatever their fate, a big shake-up in the strike department must be on the way.

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Maguire World Cup dream closer as ex-Sheffield United stars lead South Yorkshire's Fab Five in England triumph, a remarkable feat for the football crazy region

Maguire World Cup dream closer as ex-Sheffield United stars lead South Yorkshire's Fab Five in England triumph, a remarkable feat for the football crazy region

SHEFFIELD-BORN Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker were two of five outfield players from South Yorkshire who at one point were on the field at the same time as England beat Holland in a friendly in Amsterdam. Blades fans and former Sheffield United stars Maguire and Walker, are set to be named in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad for Russia. Jamie Vardy, another Sheffield-born player, is expected to be there too.

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Fear for future of Blades boss Chris Wilder if Sheffield United co-owner fails in legal battle to prevent Saudi prince's takeover at Bramall Lane

Fear for future of Blades boss Chris Wilder if Sheffield United co-owner fails in legal battle to prevent Saudi prince's takeover at Bramall Lane

KEVIN McCABE'S revelation that his battle to stop Saudi partner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud taking full control at Bramall Lane is now the hands of lawyers suggests major upheaval at Bramall Lane. Not least the fear Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder may be forced to rethink his future. That's if Prince Abdullah wins out and forces his favoured foreign policy of player recruitment influenced by recent arrival to the Board, Jan Van Winckel, a UEFA-pro qualified coach and former assistant manager at Olympique de Marseille.

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Ex-Blade Neill Collins recalls how Nigel Clough almost ended his career at Sheffield United and the defender, now at Tampa Bay Rowdies, still doesn't know why

Ex-Blade Neill Collins recalls how Nigel Clough almost ended his career at Sheffield United and the defender, now at Tampa Bay Rowdies, still doesn't know why

NIGEL CLOUGH returns to Bramall Lane with struggling Burton Albion. But two-and-a-half years on since the former Sheffield United manager tried to put an end to ever-present defender Neill Collins' career in a Blades shirt, the Scot still has no explanation as to why. Collins, now at Tampa Bay Rowdies, recalls the nightmare from which he eventually emerged to re-establish his career with the club he still loves.

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Are you watching Prince Abdullah? Sheffield United's crushing defeat at high-flying Fulham points finger at Saudi royal who is letting side down at Bramall Lane

Are you watching Prince Abdullah? Sheffield United's crushing defeat at high-flying Fulham points finger at Saudi royal who is letting side down at Bramall Lane

THERE was no shame attached to Sheffield United's comprehensive 3-0 midweek defeat at Fulham, the Blades were simply outclassed by a far better side. But it did call into question the input, or lack of it, from Saudi co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who is trying to wrestle full control of the Blades in a power struggle with partner Kevin McCabe.

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Wilder masterstoke? No, but Sheffield United have nine points from twelve so what's all the fuss been about.

Wilder masterstoke? No, but Sheffield United have nine points from twelve so what's all the fuss been about.

SO what has all the fuss been about? Sheffield United returned to winning ways at Reading and have now taken nine points from their last possible twelve. They're back in a play-off spot only four days after manager Chris Wilder declared the club's promotion hopes were over with 13 matches left to play. A managerial masterstroke? Not on this occasion.

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Wilder left in dark over future in Blades power struggle but Sheffield United boss has no regrets for angrily dismissing play-off hopes

Wilder left in dark over future in Blades power struggle but Sheffield United boss has no regrets for angrily dismissing play-off hopes

CHRIS WILDER remains unrepentant for dismissing Sheffield United's play-off hopes in a furious outburst after defeat against Hull City. This despite the Blades sitting eighth and two points off the pace as they head for a midweek date at Reading. Meanwhile United's boss says he has been left completely in the dark about what happens next as co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud wrestles for total control.

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No laughing matter for Sheffield United fan Harry Maguire as Leicester City face the Blades with FA Cup quarter-final place at stake

No laughing matter for Sheffield United fan Harry Maguire as Leicester City face the Blades with FA Cup quarter-final place at stake

HARRY MAGUIRE has been the subject of jibes from teammate and Sheffield Wednesday supporter Jamie Vardy all this week as Leicester City prepare to face Sheffield United for the prize of a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. But the tie is no laughing matter for the Blades fan and former United defender.

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Duffy too important to play games with if Sheffield United want to reach Championship play-offs

Duffy too important to play games with if Sheffield United want to reach Championship play-offs

MARK DUFFY can count himself exceptionally unlucky to have been left out of the side in recent weeks, making way for Sheffield United's January additions. But after back-to-back defeats manager With the exception of Lee Evans, manager Chris Wilder returned to his trusted old guard to secure victory over Leeds. Midfield powerpack Duffy demonstrated why he remains such a key player if the Blades are to reach the play-offs.

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Super Sharp puts Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder on the spot as top scorer Clarke continues to fire blanks

Super Sharp puts Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder on the spot as top scorer Clarke continues to fire blanks

BILLY SHARP answered his doubters in the best possible way. He let his ability to score goals do the talking, netting twice to defeat former club Leeds at Bramall Lane and lift Sheffield United back to within touching distance of the play-offs. It was Sharp's first Championship start of 2018 and it gave his boss Chris Wilder plenty to think about.

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It's game on and my boys really want it says Sheffield United boss Wilder after clinching double over faltering Leeds

It's game on and my boys really want it says Sheffield United boss Wilder after clinching double over faltering Leeds

IT'S game on says Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder buoyed by his side's second victory of the season against Leeds which moved them to within three points of the play-offs and re-established their promotion credentials. It completed an eventful seven days during which it was announced that club co-owner Kevin McCabe is ready to sell his 50 per cent share to partner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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Boss Wilder's message to 'nitpicking' Sheffield United fans as Blades head to Championship's runaway leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers: We're in good shape

Boss Wilder's message to 'nitpicking' Sheffield United fans as Blades head to Championship's runaway leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers: We're in good shape

CHRIS WILDER accepts that some Sheffield United fans will "nitpick' as his side who head to table-topping Wolverhampton Wanderers having won only two of their last 12 matches. But the Blades boss still firmly believes that they are on the right track to finish in the top six to claim a shot at the Premier League.

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WILDER: These are heavyweights – Make or break for Sheffield United and Aston Villa are first up in three-match promotion test for Blades which could define rest of season at Bramall Lane

WILDER: These are heavyweights – Make or break for Sheffield United and Aston Villa are first up in three-match promotion test for Blades which could define rest of season at Bramall Lane

IT'S crunch time for Sheffield United to keep their valiant promotion bid on track as rivals Aston Villa arrive at Bramall Lane in what is the first if three huge fixtures which could define the rest of the season. The outcome of those matches may also help decide whether club co-owners' policy of tying the hands of manager Chris Wilder in the transfer market to mainly lower league players is vindicated.

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Anxious times for Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp after becoming backseat driver in big derby showdown at the Lane

Anxious times for Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp after becoming backseat driver in big derby showdown at the Lane

SOME Sheffield United fans were left scratching their heads when Billy Sharp, top scorer for the last two seasons remained on the bench in the latest Steel City derby. Manager Chris Wilder opted to bring on loan signing James Wilson ahead of the Blades skipper at a crucial time for his debut in front of 31,000 at Bramall Lane. It was a failed effort to break down Sheffield Wednesday's stubborn defence as the man most likely watched from the dugout.

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Ricky Holmes is latest arrival as Steel City draw leaves Sheffield United boss Wilder demanding more with his Blades approaching promotion crossroads

Ricky Holmes is latest arrival as Steel City draw leaves Sheffield United boss Wilder demanding more with his Blades approaching promotion crossroads

HONOURS even after a goalless draw in the Steel City derby at Bramall Lane. It leaves Sheffield United at a crossroads in their promotion bid, still occupying the sixth spot but now with only one win in the last ten Championship matches. Even bottom-of-the-table Sunderland have taken more points over the same period. The clock is ticking for Chris Wilder and his men.

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YOU'RE HAVING A LAUGH? Owls boss's big-match comment leaves Sheffield United's Chris Wilder scratching his head

YOU'RE HAVING A LAUGH? Owls boss's big-match comment leaves Sheffield United's Chris Wilder scratching his head

ON THE eve of the Steel City derby Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was decidedly cool after new Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay made comment about the big match. It's clear Wilder won't be offering his counterpart a welcome to the city until after the match is over.

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