Sheffield United chief says Blades should have signed Serbian striker Mitrovic and blasts loan of James Wilson as 'very, very, bad'

Sheffield United chief says Blades should have signed Serbian striker Mitrovic and blasts loan of James Wilson as 'very, very, bad'

PRINCE ABDULLAH claims that Sheffield United ignored advice from confidante and club director Jan Van Winkel to sign Serbian striker Aleksander Mitrovic from Newcastle in January 2018 and instead landed Manchester United loanee James Wilson, a move the Blades co-owner described during his High Court battle with Kevin McCabe for full control, as “very, very, bad”.

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McCabe's barrister makes Wilder quit claim as High Court battle for control of Sheffield United gets heated

McCabe's barrister makes Wilder quit claim as High Court battle for control of Sheffield United gets heated

DURING an extraordinary day in the on-going High Court battle for full control of Sheffield United, co-owner Kevin McCabe’s barrister, Paul Downes QC, suggested all Blades worst nightmare – that boss Chris Wilder may quit if Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud wins out.

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Blades chief sensationally disputes official story behind decision that brought striker Ched Evans back to Sheffield United

Blades chief sensationally disputes official story behind decision that brought striker Ched Evans back to Sheffield United

DAILY revelations of the mistrust, misunderstanding and clear dislike between joint owners in their High Court battle to gain full control of Sheffield United, is truly worrying. It seems the left hand doesn’t know what the right-hand is doing, as illustrated by Prince Abdullah’s version of events regarding the re-signing of striker Ched Evans.

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Clear for all to see at Bramall Lane who is letting Sheffield United down and putting successful return to Premier League at risk

Clear for all to see at Bramall Lane who is letting Sheffield United down and putting successful return to Premier League at risk

IT has become abundantly clear after three weeks of High Court embarrassment, and more to come, who is letting the side down. But that is of no consolation to Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder planning to reinforce a squad with precious little Premier League experience and the clock already ticking.

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Blades co-owner linked with bid to buy Serie A Sampdoria as High Court battle for control of Sheffield United reveals bitterness of Bramall Lane feud

Blades co-owner linked with bid to buy Serie A Sampdoria as High Court  battle for control of Sheffield United reveals bitterness of Bramall Lane feud

SHEFFIELD UNITED co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is reported by Italian media to be in talks to buy into Serie A club Sampdoria. The news comes as he and partner Kevin McCabe’s bitter feud to win full control of the Blades has been exposed in the High Court where neither of their legal teams have pulled their punches.

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Secret summit at Bramall Lane between warring Blades owners in last chance saloon as Sheffield United stand on brink of £190million return to Premier League

Secret summit at Bramall Lane between warring Blades owners in last chance saloon as Sheffield United stand on brink of £190million return to Premier League

CO-OWNERS Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud staged a discreet summit at Bramall Lane, presumably in a last-ditch bid to overcome their differences and find a solution to their bitter power struggle before it reaches the High Court. Now Sheffield United have moved to the brink of a £190million to the Premier League it might be helping to focus minds.

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Sheffield United at January crossroads and now is time for Blades battling co-owners to reveal their true direction of travel at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United at January crossroads and now is time for Blades  battling co-owners to reveal their true direction of travel at Bramall Lane

THE ball is now firmly in the court of Sheffield United warring co-owners as the club enters the New Year on a Championship high. But will they take it? it’s time for them to put their cards on the table. Cost of rebuilding to compete and stay in the Premier League may be a price too high as battle for control of the club continues. But with or without their help manager Chris Wilder is determined to get there.

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Quick fix could work for Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder if warring co-owners are really listening

Quick fix  could work for Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder if warring co-owners are really listening

SOME Blades fans are dismayed that Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has been limited to loan signing in the January transfer window. But a quick-fix policy without a lasting commitment may work in the manager’s favour if Sheffield United’s warring co-owners are prepared to pay big wages. If not the summer departure of Wilder and No2 Alan Knill is almost inevitable.

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Is Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder's Premier League plea falling on deaf ears at Bramall Lane?

Is Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder's Premier League plea falling on deaf ears at Bramall Lane?

CHRIS WILDER’S frustration is growing as his January transfer plans wait for warring club owners Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Kevin McCabe to agree on what budget is available to him to make a realisitc push for the Premier League. The Blades boss has been sending them subliminal messages through the media but as of yet they don’t seem to have got through.

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Blades Link with ex-England striker Jermain Defoe and Saints Irish hit-man Shane Long a subtle message from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to his warring bosses at Bramall Lane

Blades Link with ex-England striker Jermain Defoe and Saints Irish hit-man Shane Long a subtle message from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to his warring bosses at Bramall Lane

IT SEEMS frustrated Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has delivered a not-so-subtle message to his warring bosses after a story this week by a trusted Sheffield journalist and broadcaster linking the Blades to ex-England striker Jermain Defoe and Southampton hit-man Shane Long. All maybe not quite what it appears.

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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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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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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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Fear for future of Blades boss Chris Wilder if Sheffield United co-owner fails in legal battle to prevent Saudi prince's takeover at Bramall Lane

Fear for future of Blades boss Chris Wilder if Sheffield United co-owner fails in legal battle to prevent Saudi prince's takeover at Bramall Lane

KEVIN McCABE'S revelation that his battle to stop Saudi partner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud taking full control at Bramall Lane is now the hands of lawyers suggests major upheaval at Bramall Lane. Not least the fear Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder may be forced to rethink his future. That's if Prince Abdullah wins out and forces his favoured foreign policy of player recruitment influenced by recent arrival to the Board, Jan Van Winckel, a UEFA-pro qualified coach and former assistant manager at Olympique de Marseille.

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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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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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