Is Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder's Premier League plea falling on deaf ears at Bramall Lane?

Is Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder's Premier League plea falling on deaf ears at Bramall Lane?

CHRIS WILDER’S frustration is growing as his January transfer plans wait for warring club owners Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Kevin McCabe to agree on what budget is available to him to make a realisitc push for the Premier League. The Blades boss has been sending them subliminal messages through the media but as of yet they don’t seem to have got through.

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Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson not the only villain at Bramall Lane but Blades loanee emerges with head held high after blunder against Leeds

Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson not the only villain at Bramall Lane but Blades loanee emerges with head held high after blunder against Leeds

A MAJOR blunder by England Under-21 goalkeeper Dean Henderson cost Sheffield United all three points against Leeds at the weekend. But the player, who quickly established himself as a Blades fans’ favourite after joining on loan from Manchester United in the summer, has emerged with his reputation enhanced by the way in which he stood up to be counted.

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Should we be so surprised at reality check for Sheffield United as furious Blades boss Chris Wilder threatens changes at Bramall Lane after watershed draw at Rotherham?

Should we be so surprised at reality check for Sheffield United as furious Blades boss Chris Wilder threatens changes at Bramall Lane after watershed draw at Rotherham?

SHEFFIELD UNITED returned from the latest international break and stepped into a maelstrom at Rotherham United which left manager Chris Wilder raging. A 2-2 draw couldn’t mask his and Blades fans’ dismay at the shoddy performance. But should we be so surprised? Now Wilder, who cancelled the players’ Sunday off, is threatening a major shake-up for the midweek trip to Brentford.

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Blades Link with ex-England striker Jermain Defoe and Saints Irish hit-man Shane Long a subtle message from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to his warring bosses at Bramall Lane

Blades Link with ex-England striker Jermain Defoe and Saints Irish hit-man Shane Long a subtle message from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to his warring bosses at Bramall Lane

IT SEEMS frustrated Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has delivered a not-so-subtle message to his warring bosses after a story this week by a trusted Sheffield journalist and broadcaster linking the Blades to ex-England striker Jermain Defoe and Southampton hit-man Shane Long. All maybe not quite what it appears.

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South Yorkshire Police Steel City derby self-congratulation hides what could have been a very different story at Bramall Lane

South Yorkshire Police Steel City derby self-congratulation hides what could have been a very different story at Bramall Lane

PATS on the back all round at South Yorkshire Police HQ in Sheffield, pleased with themselves about the outcome of the Steel City derby from a low arrest point of view. They believe their crowd strategy worked. Many fans, however, experienced something quite different which suggests a relatively quiet night on the disorder front was more down to luck and torrential rain than judgment.

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Sheffield football fans sullied by Sky television's shameful failure to alert viewers after Steel City derby gaffe at Bramall Lane

Sheffield football fans sullied by Sky television's shameful failure to alert viewers after Steel City derby gaffe at Bramall Lane

SKY television’s shameful failure to alert viewers to a technical production error gave viewers in the UK and around the world an impression that the majority of 30,000 football fans at the Steel City derby were ignoring a remembrance ceremony and a one minute silence before kick-off. Sky instead apologised later in a statement to the Press. Too little, too late.

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Frustrated Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder wants answers from his bosses again and if he doesn't get them Blades fans should be worried

Frustrated Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder wants answers from his bosses again and if he doesn't get them Blades fans should be worried

WORRYING noises from manager Chris Wilder in the past fortnight. He has shown no hesitation in going public about his bosses’ power struggle that is impeding plans to give Sheffield United a shot at reaching the Premier League. It’s deja vu but this time only three months into the campaign and we all know what happened at the end of the last one.

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The derby from hell: An Owls fan's brutally honest view of this week's date at Bramall Lane against high-flying neighbours Sheffield United

The derby from hell: An Owls fan's brutally honest view of this week's date at Bramall Lane against high-flying neighbours Sheffield United

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY fan Andy Elliott gives a brutally honest take on the plight of his beleaguered Owls as they head to Bramall Lane for the first Sheffield derby of the season against boss Chris Wilder’s high-flying Blades. A stark contrast to the predicament Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay finds himself at the ground where it all began for the Dutchman last January.

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is Blades super striker Billy Sharp's biggest critic at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is Blades super striker Billy Sharp's biggest critic at Bramall Lane

BILLY SHARP’S hat-trick against Wigan which helped lift Sheffield United two points clear at the top of the Championship, was the striker’s latest answer to boss Chris Wilder who pushed him down the pecking order last season. Sharp, a model professional, just lets his football do the talking and is now six goals short of becoming English league football’s top scorer in the 21st century.

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Sheffield United need walk down Quality Street to keep valiant Championship charge on track and have chance of playing with the big boys at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United need walk down Quality Street to keep valiant Championship charge on track and have chance of playing with the big boys at Bramall Lane

MUCH to admire at Bramall Lane this week and in the first half at Pride Park. But neither match, a 1-1 draw against Stoke City at Bramall Lane following defeat at Derby County, reaped desired results. One point from six on resumption from the international break. Results elsewhere mean Sheffield United remain joint top of the Championship. It’s becoming ever clearer, however, what the Blades must do to have a chance of staying there.

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Sheffield United's chance to stoke fire and send Championship rivals clear message after Derby defeat exposes chinks in Blades armour

Sheffield United's chance to stoke fire and send Championship rivals clear message after Derby defeat exposes chinks in Blades armour

DEFEAT at Derby exposed chinks in Sheffield United’s armour and ended a run of four wins which propelled the Blades to the top of the Championship. Still joint top the visit of newly-relegated Stoke City presents the perfect opportunity to send a clear message to rivals and get the show back on the road at Bramall Lane.

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Room at the top and strike one for ex-Sheffield United talent Brooks, a Premier League ever-present after £12million move to Bournemouth

Room at the top and strike one for ex-Sheffield United talent Brooks, a Premier League ever-present after £12million move to Bournemouth

DAVID BROOKS has scored his first Premier League goal and vindicated the decision to ignore advice from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to become an ever-present at Premier League Bournemouth. Six top flight starts for the Cherries is three short of what he made in the whole of the last Championship season for the Blades and new boss Eddie Howe is full of admiration for the 21-year-old Wales international midfielder.

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Sheffield United march on but Blades would be foolish to ignore warning signs as good times flow at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United march on but Blades would be foolish to ignore warning signs as good times flow at Bramall Lane

SHEFFIELD UNITED moves to within a point off the top of the Championship table after a drama-filled afternoon and a 3-2 win at struggling Millwall. It was the second successive week when the Blades, in total command, have conceded two goals against lowly opposition before going on to claim three points. A worrying trait which is being masked by results. But for how long?

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Blades defender Chris Basham's finest hour in Sheffield United shirt as he becomes Mr indispensable at Bramall Lane

Blades defender Chris Basham's finest hour in Sheffield United shirt as he becomes Mr indispensable at Bramall Lane

CHRIS BASHAM is not the most talented member of Sheffield United’s squad and in previous regimes he was regarded by many fans as a liability. But the defender has flourished under manager Chris Wilder, eliminating errors and growing in self confidence to make himself Mr Indispensable at Bramall Lane.

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It's enough to turn Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder to drink as big name players like Gerrard cherry-pick job market

It's enough to turn Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder to drink as big name players like Gerrard cherry-pick job market

MAKING a name for yourself as a player is difficult enough. Becoming a respected manager arguably even more so. Which is why Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder must privately have a wry smile at some of the big-name newcomers who project image over substance to cherry-pick the job market.

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Disappointed Sheffield United boss Carla Ward issues challenge to players after Blades women fall at first league hurdle

Disappointed Sheffield United  boss Carla Ward issues challenge to players after Blades women fall at first league hurdle

IT didn’t go anything like to plan as Sheffield United Women made their debut in the rebranded FA Women’s Championship. The Blades lost 2-0 in a poor performance at home to Durham. Nerves on the big day took hold and earned a rebuke from disappointed manager Carla Ward who issued a challenge to her players.

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Are Blades fans watching a repeat as Sheffield United maul Aston Villa at Bramall Lane and climb to third in Championship?

Are Blades fans watching a repeat as Sheffield United maul Aston Villa at Bramall Lane and climb to third in Championship?

BLADES fans were treated to a fantastic afternoon in the sunshine at Bramall Lane as Championship big guns Aston Villa were thrashed 4-1 and Sheffield United went into the international break sitting third in the table. The same 12 points total and record after six matches last season. Expectation has been raised again after mixed opinion on the club’s summer transfer dealings. Groundhog Day?

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder vindicated as Norwich take dark arts shade too far

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder vindicated as Norwich take dark arts shade too far

IT’S a safe assumption that Norwich City boss Daniel Farke and the sensitive souls who make up his travelling staff are not on Blades manager Chris Wilder’s Christmas list. The Canaries deny they indulge in the Dark Arts even though their continued antics at Bramall Lane suggest otherwise. Now Farke has been outed after going a shade too far.

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder tells critics to keep faith as he kick-starts Blades bid to complete transfer jigsaw at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder tells critics to keep faith as he kick-starts Blades bid to complete transfer jigsaw at Bramall Lane

CHRIS WILDER is experiencing something new as boss of Sheffield United. Dissenting voices. A turbulent start to the season – two defeats and a win, three goals scored and six conceded – is not the real problem. For a minority of frustrated fans it is the missed opportunity in the permanent transfer window which is cause for concern. But with the loan market still open and the arrival of midfield man Oliver Norwood from Brighton, Wilder is confident things are looking up.

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