Blades boss Wilder acknowledges how he plans to make difference as fixture release brings home last season's lost opportunity for Sheffield United

Blades boss Wilder acknowledges how he plans to make difference as fixture release brings home last season's lost opportunity for Sheffield United

CHRIS WILDER has reasserted his plan to make Sheffield United a top six Championship force to be reckoned as the 2018-19 fixtures were released and underlined how competitive the new challenge will be. As good as last season was, it also became a lost opportunity and the Blades boss, now armed with an improved budget to add quality in key areas, doesn’t want to feel that way again.

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Ex-Blades Walker and Maguire are real deal on World Cup stage but have not forgotten roots at Sheffield United

Ex-Blades Walker and Maguire are real deal on World Cup stage but have not forgotten roots at Sheffield United

KYLE WALKER and Harry Maguire, two ex-Blades and lifelong fans in a South Yorkshire-born England World Cup back three, this week made Sheffield United and the city proud. Victory in opening group group match against Tunisia didn’t quite go to plan for Walker. But he won enormous credit for the way in which he publicly dealt with a difficult situation.

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Chelsea do Sheffield United financial favour after £13,000-a-week goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is priced out of market at Bramall Lane

Chelsea do Sheffield United financial favour after £13,000-a-week goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is priced out of market at Bramall Lane

JAMAL BLACKMAN’s hopes of a permanent return to Bramall Lane were dashed this week. Sheffield United were priced out of the market for the £2.5million-rated goalkeeper who has earned £13,000-a-week for the last four years. But his club, Chelsea, may have done the Blades a financial favour as Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson arrived to fill the vacancy.

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They came from different walks of Sheffield life but Brendan Ingle and Blades fan Barbara Wragg quite simply the best

They came from different walks of Sheffield life but Brendan Ingle and Blades fan Barbara Wragg quite simply the best

SHEFFIELD has lost two extraordinary people from different walks of life but whom shared a remarkable gift. A wish to make other people’s lives better. You may be surprised to find this on a website concerning a football club but the big hearts of boxing legend Brendan Ingle and Blades fan Barbara Wragg put life in perspective. RIP.

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Chris Wilder shows Sheffield United's Saudi co-owner who is the real boss at Bramall Lane

Chris Wilder shows Sheffield United's Saudi co-owner who is the real boss at Bramall Lane

CHRIS WILDER’S greatest victory since becoming manager of Sheffield United two years ago arrived without a ball being kicked. On the brink of quitting, he won assurances about his job description, secured a bigger transfer budget and was given the extra personal security of a new three-year contract along with a pay rise, Most importantly, he demonstrated who’s boss at Bramall Lane to Saudi co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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Let's hope Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder isn't making the same mistake twice for his sake if not for Blades fans

Let's hope Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder isn't making the same mistake twice for his sake if not for Blades fans

CHRIS WILDER is reportedly ready to confirm his immediate future to Sheffield United following three weeks of turmoil after suggesting he might quit. But with the power-struggle for control of the club still showing no sign of being resolved, it has to be hoped that the Blades boss isn’t about to make the same mistake twice.

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Ched Evans last scored in 2016 (for Chesterfield) now injury-prone Sheffield United striker is in last chance saloon at Bramall Lane

Ched Evans last scored in 2016 (for Chesterfield) now injury-prone Sheffield United striker is in last chance saloon at Bramall Lane

CHED EVANS may have thought the biggest challenge he faced was resurrecting his interrupted career but now he has an equally daunting one to prove he’s not a busted flush. The striker last scored for Chesterfield in 2016. He left the Proact Stadium 12 months ago unfit and it’s remained that way on his return to Sheffield United. A goalless season in which he made only three starts and 13 appearances in total.

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Final reckoning hides Sheffield United's giant effort to reach Championship play-offs as Blades boss Wilder prepares for showdown with warring owners

Final reckoning hides Sheffield United's giant effort to reach Championship play-offs as Blades boss Wilder prepares for showdown with warring owners

THE final analysis shows Sheffield United finished tenth in the Championship, six points short of the play-offs. But those stats hide the real story of another terrific season at Bramall Lane and the giant strides Chris Wilder’s over-performing squad took in an effort to prolong a promotion bid.

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Claim Saudi co-owner believes Sheffield United boss Wilder 'has crossed the line' as Blades fans plan last-ditch bid to persuade him to stay at Bramall Lane

Claim Saudi co-owner believes Sheffield United boss Wilder 'has crossed the line' as Blades fans plan last-ditch bid to persuade him to stay at Bramall Lane

CHRIS WILDER will almost certainly be in charge of Sheffield United for the last time in their end-of-season fixture at Bristol City. The Blades boss has threatened to quit if a struggle for control of the club is not settled soon. Now a reliable source tells ViewFromTheJohnStreet.com that one half of that partnership, if he wins control, plans to part with Wilder anyway for ‘crossing the line’.

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Wilder on collision course with Sheffield United's warring owners after quit threat if attitude at the top continues and Blades bosses don't back proper promotion assault

Wilder on collision course with Sheffield United's warring owners after quit threat if attitude at the top continues and Blades bosses don't back proper promotion assault

CHRIS WILDER will quit his beloved Sheffield United, possibly as early as next week, if he doesn’t receive assurances from the club’s co-owners that their ambitions match his and they are prepared to fund a proper promotion bid next season. The Blades boss dropped the bombshell after he, with tears in his eyes, and the players completed a lap of appreciation following their final home fixture of the season.

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Threat of Wilder quitting Sheffield United should focus minds as continuing power-struggle at Bramall Lane and uncertainty over managerial model makes it real possibility for Blades

Threat of Wilder quitting Sheffield United should focus minds as continuing power-struggle at Bramall Lane and uncertainty over managerial model makes it real possibility for Blades

WILL Chris Wilder be driving Sheffield United’s promotion bid next season? Or will the continuing power-struggle at Bramall Lane see the sought after manager leave for another challenge elsewhere? There is a real danger the Blades may lose their greatest asset if warring club owners don’t reach an amicable agreement – and quickly.

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Arsene Wenger and Sheffield United: Arsenal boss will always be remembered by Blades as a sporting giant

Arsene Wenger and Sheffield United: Arsenal boss will always be remembered by Blades as a sporting giant

BLADES fans have a special memory of Arsene Wenger who is leaving Arsenal after almost 22 years in charge. In unprecedented scenes during a fifth round FA Cup tie at Highbury the Gunners boss demonstrated just one more reason why he will always be regarded as a class act.

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Even Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder can't disguise uncomfortable truth as co-owners' Bramall Lane power struggle finally catches up with him

Even Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder can't disguise uncomfortable truth as co-owners' Bramall Lane power struggle finally catches up with him

CONSEQUENCES of a power struggle being waged behind the scenes at Bramall Lane are finally catching up with Sheffield United. Manager Chris Wilder was almost at a loss for words after the tired and lacklustre manner of defeat at Birmingham City and the uncharacteristic surrender of three vital points. But if the Blades do fail to reach the play-offs, those who ultimately run the show must shoulder responsibility.

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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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