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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Sheffield United's Kieron Freeman appears deluded after play-off semi-final first leg defeat at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United's Kieron Freeman appears deluded after play-off semi-final first leg defeat at Bramall Lane

KIERON FREEMAN'S recollection of what happened at Bramall Lane on Thursday evening is worrying. Don't be surprised if the defender who scored Sheffield United's goal in a 2-1 play-off semi-final first leg defeat, soon claims he's just seen Elvis in the car park on Cherry Street,.

Read More

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.

Read More

Nigel Clough is heading for extra time at Bramall Lane but can Sheffield United afford to pay the penalty?

Nigel Clough is heading for extra time at Bramall Lane but can Sheffield United afford to pay the penalty?

SHEFFIELD UNITED'S  bid to escape League One at the fourth attempt is not going to plan. Manager Nigel Clough was clear about the objective – automatic promotion. Since the optimism of last summer United's season has eroded. Now the club are engaged in a scramble to secure a play-off place. The relationship between manager and many supporters has soured. Should we be surprised?

Read More