Stars are aligning after Chris Wilder master class as Sheffield United earn two bites of the cherry in Premier League bid

Stars are aligning after Chris Wilder master class as Sheffield United earn two bites of the cherry in Premier League bid

SHEFFIELD UNITED headed to Spain for a warm weather training break having ensured two bites at the cherry in a bid to return Premier League football to Bramall Lane. Chris Basham’s winner at Leeds means with eight matches remaining the Blades fate is, for now, in their own hands as manager Chris Wilder demonstrated yet again his uncanny decision making.

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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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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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Las Vegas here we come: Title-winning Sheffield United are heading for League One promotion party in the States.

Las Vegas here we come: Title-winning Sheffield United are heading for League One promotion party in the States.

SHEFFIELD UNITED were crowned League One champions without kicking a ball and are now planning a promotion party in Las Vegas, Bolton's defeat at 10-man Oldham ensured the Trotters could not overhaul United's 91 points total with three matches remaining. Now 28,000 celebrating United fans will pack into Bramall Lane for an Easter Monday knees-up against former Blade Stuart McCall's play-off seeking Bradford City.

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Blades striker Sharp's revealing insight into life at Bramall Lane

Blades striker Sharp's revealing insight into life at Bramall Lane

BILLY SHARP leads by example and doesn't mince his words. This week the Sheffield United striker offered a revealing insight into life at Bramall Lane. The born-and-bred Blades fan also recalls the moment when he briefly considered an offer from Sheffield Wednesday before rejoining United and talks about the new discipline he has adopted since becoming team captain.

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Basham's three-match ban for Blades another demonstration of why game has gone soft

Basham's three-match ban for Blades another demonstration of why game has gone soft

CHRIS 'bites yer legs' Basham's red card at Scunthorpe is yet another example of why football's political correctness is changing the face of the game to its detriment. No-one is arguing for a return to the days of Tommy Smith, 'Chopper' Harris, Johnny Giles Dave Mackay or Norman Hunter, but the modern day game needs to take stock.

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Smiles better at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United make big statement

Smiles better at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United make big statement

BRAMALL LANE saw fans rocking in the aisles as Sheffield United clinched their fourth straight win with a performance that at times hit the heights against a classy looking Peterborough. Chris Wilder's team put a smile back on the faces of Blades supporters in a statement of intent. But it wasn't all plain sailing.

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