Ex-Blade Neill Collins recalls how Nigel Clough almost ended his career at Sheffield United and the defender, now at Tampa Bay Rowdies, still doesn't know why

Ex-Blade Neill Collins recalls how Nigel Clough almost ended his career at Sheffield United and the defender, now at Tampa Bay Rowdies, still doesn't know why

NIGEL CLOUGH returns to Bramall Lane with struggling Burton Albion. But two-and-a-half years on since the former Sheffield United manager tried to put an end to ever-present defender Neill Collins' career in a Blades shirt, the Scot still has no explanation as to why. Collins, now at Tampa Bay Rowdies, recalls the nightmare from which he eventually emerged to re-establish his career with the club he still loves.

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Ex-Sheffield United defender John Brayford victim of crazy days at Bramall Lane and Burton boss Nigel Clough has had last laugh

Ex-Sheffield United defender John Brayford victim of crazy days at Bramall Lane and Burton boss Nigel Clough has had last laugh

JOHN BRAYFORD'S departure from Bramall Lane almost went unnoticed. The player who quickly established a great rapport with Sheffield United fans despite a loss of form, was ultimately victim to politics and past profligacy at the club.  As irony would have it ex-Blades boss Nigel Clough has had the last laugh.

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Sacked Blades boss Nigel Clough shows his other side but Forest leave door open for Burton manager

Sacked Blades boss Nigel Clough shows his other side but Forest leave door open for Burton manager

NIGEL CLOUGH divided opinion before being sacked by Sheffield United in May 2015. A decision which has since been proved inevitable as the expensive, bloated and unhappy regime he built at Bramall Lane has been exposed. But Clough has just demonstrated his other side. A rarity in football.

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No more Mr Nice Guy as Blades boss gives notice of clearout at Bramall Lane

No more Mr Nice Guy as Blades boss gives notice of clearout at Bramall Lane

SHEFFIELD UNITED rolled over and died for the visit of former manager Nigel Clough's League One leaders Burton Albion. It was the straw that broke the camels back for Blades boss Nigel Adkins who discarded his golden rule and was openly critical of the players. Now he's waiting for a response but don't hold your breath.

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Nigel Clough's return to Bramall Lane with high-flying Burton Albion puts Sheffield United chiefs back under the spotlight

Nigel Clough's return to Bramall Lane with high-flying Burton Albion puts Sheffield United chiefs back under the spotlight

NIGEL CLOUGH'S return to Bramall Lane with high-flying Burton Albion nine months after he was sacked adds spice to a match Sheffield United must win. It also puts those who took the decision to sack Clough back under the spotlight when you compare what a club like the Brewers have achieved whilst United have remained stuck in a rut.

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Clough returns and wastes no time to reveal that Negative Nigel is alive and well

Clough returns and wastes no time to reveal that Negative Nigel is alive and well

NIGEL CLOUGH, sacked by Sheffield United in May, is back. This week he rejoined top-of-the-table Burton Albion who he previously managed for 10 years in non-league football. But anyone who still doubts United's wisdom in handing Clough his P45 should have been at the Press conference to reintroduce him to Burton fans.

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The Star, Sheffield Sports Debate: Is Nigel Clough man to lead Sheffield United next season: No says John Osborne

The Star, Sheffield Sports Debate: Is Nigel Clough man to lead Sheffield United next season: No says John Osborne

TODAY'S football debate in The Star asks: Is Clough the right man to lead Sheffield United next season? Arguing the case for is  Ian Rands who writes at aunitedview.blogspot.co.uk. Putting the view against is yours truly. Surprisingly, there are many similarities.

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Decision time: Sheffield United need new ideas and manager 'Negative Nigel' should be told a few home truths if he wants to stay at Bramall Lane

Decision time: Sheffield United need new ideas and manager 'Negative Nigel' should be told a few home truths if he wants to stay at Bramall Lane

LAST NIGHT'S  bizarre play-off semi-final exit at Swindon means Sheffield United face a fifth year in League One. Should manager Nigel Clough be allowed to continue? A season which promised so much and ended in abject failure has created a divide among United's loyal, but frustrated supporters.

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Sheffield United defender John Brayford can do no wrong in eyes of manager and best mate Nigel Clough – a relationship that outstrips former boss Neil Warnock's with Phil Jagielka

Sheffield United defender John Brayford can do no wrong in eyes of manager and best mate Nigel Clough – a relationship that outstrips former boss Neil Warnock's with Phil Jagielka

PHIL JAGEILKA was jokingly described by teammates during his days at Bramall Lane as manager Neil Warnock's love child. Now another player appears to have adopted the role under current Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough.

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Which Sheffield United is going to turn-up after sublime performance at Barnsley to shambolic show at Yeovil

Which Sheffield United is going to turn-up after sublime performance at Barnsley to shambolic show at Yeovil

SHEFFIELD UNITED'S ability to confound and frustrate is a serious issue. Four fixtures, beginning at Barnsley and ending at Yeovil, encapsulate  a campaign which has been far from convincing and yet is likely to end in the League One play-offs. Unitedites are concerned having endured more misery than most in the end-of-season lottery.

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