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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wilder has been quick of the draw but is cash flow reason why Sheffield United seem so reluctant to arm Bramall Lane boss with ammunition to hit Premier target

Wilder has been quick of the draw but is cash flow reason why Sheffield United seem so reluctant to arm Bramall Lane boss with ammunition to hit Premier target

IT SEEMS if Chris Wilder is to reach the Premier League with Sheffield United this season he's going to have to do it the hard way. Despite a loss of form the Blades are still very much in the promotion mix but you wouldn't know it judging by the budget the manager's been left with in the January transfer window. Has the relentless pace of progress under Wilder been just too quick for his bosses?

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Boss Wilder's zero tolerance policy at Sheffield United breath of fresh air; a taste of Marmite at Hull City as Adkins returns; Owls fan Michael Vaughan's own goal; Gerrard's Liverpool Kop out

Boss Wilder's zero tolerance policy at Sheffield United breath of fresh air; a taste of Marmite at Hull City as Adkins returns; Owls fan Michael Vaughan's own goal; Gerrard's Liverpool Kop out

CHRIS WILDER'S policy of zero tolerance at Bramall Lane when it comes to cheating is a breath of fresh air in what has become a cynical game. Sheffield-born former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin, playing for Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield, became the latest player to court controversy.

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Who dares wins Premier prize. Furious Sheffield United boss Wilder's message to players (ditto owners) as he bids to halt Blades slide after crash at Millwall.

Who dares wins Premier prize. Furious Sheffield United boss Wilder's message to players (ditto owners) as he bids to halt Blades slide after crash at Millwall.

CHRIS WILDER went ballistic after defeat at Millwall which left Sheffield United with just one point and nine goals conceded from their last three matches. The Blades slipped to fourth in the Championship table and their manager had an abrupt message for all if they want to capitalise on a chance of returning Premier League football to Bramall Lane next season.

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