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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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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He's one of our own: Journalist Danny Hall's extraordinary account of Sheffield United Chris Wilder and his first two remarkable years in charge of the Blades at Bramall Lane

He's one of our own: Journalist Danny Hall's extraordinary account of Sheffield United Chris Wilder and his first two remarkable years in charge of the Blades at Bramall Lane

DANNY HALL, a sports reporter on local paper The Star, is getting ready for the publication of his first book. And what a book. He’s one of our own is the inside story on Chris Wilder’s remarkable first two years in charge of Sheffield United. Danny kindly let ViewFromTheJohnStreet.com have a preview and Blades fans won’t be disappointed.

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Another record bid as Sheffield United finally enter real world and Blades boss Chris Wilder is backed to up Championship game at Bramall Lane

Another record bid as Sheffield United finally enter real world and Blades boss Chris Wilder is backed to up Championship game at Bramall Lane

JOHN EGAN’S arrival for a club record £4million-plus marks a huge shift in policy at Sheffield United. Another ground-breaking bid has been lodged for Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn. Spending money alone doesn’t guarantee success but boss Chris Wilder’s judgment is finally being given the chance to compete on a more level playing field.

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Sheffield United owners' bitter war exposed like never before as '£10m' transfer budget claim at Bramall Lane appears to be in the hands of a judge

Sheffield United owners' bitter war exposed like never before as '£10m' transfer budget claim at Bramall Lane appears to be in the hands of a judge

JUST when you thought a period of summer calm had descended on Bramall Lane, co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have escalated their bitter war for control of Sheffield United in court. Now, in a bizarre and sensational twist, it appears that the fate of £10million identified by ‘business managers’ as needed to spend in the transfer window is a decision that could be made by a judge.

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Why Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has got it wrong with claim Blades are no longer a selling club

Why Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has got it wrong with claim Blades are no longer a selling club

CHRIS WILDER suggested this week that Sheffield United are no longer a selling club unless “silly money” is offered. An extraordinary claim which flies in the face of what Blades of all ages have experienced in their lifetimes. His belief may about to be put to the test. It’s a safe bet that it won’t need silly money, just his considerable worth, to prize midfield talent David Brooks from Bramall Lane.

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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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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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