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Official matchday publication of Sheffield United Football Club Up The Blades | Issue 01 Sheffield United v Millwall | EFL Championship Saturday 6th August, 2022 | Bramall Lane

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THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF

SHEFFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

SHEFFIELD UNITED vs

MILLWALL

SATURDAY 6th AUGUST 2022 — 3.00PM

BRAMALL LANE

2022-23 #1 — £3.50


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DIRECTORY

CHAIRMAN

Yusuf Giansiracusa

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Stephen Bettis

VICE PRESIDENTS

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Martin Green

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Mark Ross

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BLADES AMBASSADOR

Tony Currie

SUPPORTERS’

LIAISON OFFICER

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PROGRAMME TEAM

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not necessarily the views of

Sheffield United FC or the Editor

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KEY FEATURES…

10

Our first

main current

player

interview of

the season

focuses on

new signing

Reda Khadra

who explains

why he chose

to move to

Bramall Lane.

26

We look back

over a special

summer

for English

football

as Bramall

Lane hosted

the UEFA

Women’s

Euros.

54

It’s 30 years

since the

inaugural

Premier

League

season. In

a regular

feature,

we cast a

glance over

United’s role

in the historic

season.

89

Sander

Berge takes

part in our

Favourites

Q&A.

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Paul Heckingbot tom

MANAGER’S NOTES

Welcome back as football grips us

once again for the next nine

months. A new season, a few new

faces but the same historic home, the

same passionate fans and the same goal

that we came so close to achieving in May

– promotion to the Premier League.

I hope everyone had a good summer,

it has certainly been a busy one for the

club with the women’s Euros, as well as all

that has been going on behind the scenes

to give us the best possible opportunity

of another tilt at being amongst the front

runners in a tough division, which includes

work beginning on improving the training

ground at Shirecliffe and a number of new

faces as we evolve and improve.

We have used all areas of the transfer

market to get the best possible players

available to us and I’m pleased with the

business so far. Everything we do is in

the best interests of the club, whether

that is loans, frees or having to pay a fee

to get the best deal and we explore all

avenues. The new lads are settling in well

and will all have vital roles to play if we are

successful this year.

We’ve already had a couple of tastes of

disappointment and the season is just a

few days old, but that just serves to spur

us on. Leading up to Monday’s game, a

few injuries and Anel Ahmedhodžić’s ban

presented us with some challenges.

Although ultimately the game at Watford

ended in defeat, the coaching team were

pleased with how we stuck together, gave

it a good shot and were disappointed not

to take anything out of the game. The

effort and commitment were there, I’m not

saying it was perfect and there’s aspects

to work on, but we went toe-to-toe with a

good Watford side and but for a bit of luck

they struggled to break us down. I’m not

going to comment further on the goal and

the build-up, I said enough following the

game.

We look forward now and it’s great to

be back at Bramall Lane. The stadium is

looking great and refreshed after a busy

summer and I’m sure you’ve all looked

forward to returning. I’m told season

ticket sales have been good which shows

everyone is invested and I want to use

these final few sentences to reiterate how

important Unitedites around the stadium

can be to the cause.

Last season I emphasised that the

fans gave us that extra lift and speaking

to some players over the summer has

confirmed that the Lane is a major

weapon in our armoury – when this

place is rocking there are few places that

are comparable. It is going to be a long

season, but looking short-term, all the

assistance we can get in a first month of

the campaign, which is nothing short of

ruthless, would be appreciated by me and

those out on the grass in red and white

shirts. It’s a team effort.

Hecky

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ANEL EXCITEMENT

AT BLADES

OPPORTUNITY

Following the

disappointment of

having to sit out

the seasonal opener at

Watford through an

untimely suspension, Anel

Ahmedhodžić is excited

about the prospect of

making his United debut

against Millwall this

afternoon.

The 23-year-old arrived

at Bramall Lane last month

with United paying Malmo

PLAYER FOCUS

a substantial undisclosed

fee for the services of

the Bosnian international

who was delighted to put

pen-to-paper on a fouryear

deal.

Anel remarked: “It felt

amazing to complete the

deal, it was a hectic few

days, a lot of testing, but

I’m glad it got done and

I really enjoyed getting out

to Portugal and getting

to know the boys straight

away, that helped me settle

into the club for sure.

“I don’t want to talk about

how I will play, I just want

to get out there and show

everyone now, especially

having missed out last

Monday at Vicarage

Road which was hugely

frustrating.”

Anel, who spent three

years at Nottingham Forest

between 2016 and 2019,

has been reunited with a

familiar face on United’s

coaching staff but it was

following a discussion with

the manager, the highly

rated defender knew he

was joining a club who

should only be looking

upwards.

Having won 18 senior

caps for Bosnia, following

a switch of international

allegiances from Sweden,

Anel added: “Jack Lester

(Blades coach) is one of

the reasons why I signed.

I really liked him when we

were together at the City

Ground, the time we had

together was amazing and

just what I needed at that

time – I am hoping for an

even better time here and

the objective is obvious in

my mind.

“I also spoke a lot with

Paul Heckingbottom before

the move. For me, it was a

clear choice, because this

is a team that belongs in

the Premier League. If I can

help the team get there,

then I would have achieved

my main goal in football by

playing in the best league

in the world.”

▲ Anel Ahmedhodžić is relishing

his Blades chance

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TOMMY

TARGETING

SUCCESSFUL

LANE LOAN

Having endured a

frustrating

pre-season nursing

a thigh problem, Tommy

Doyle is closing in on a

return to full training with

the Blades and admits he’ll

be looking to make up for

lost time when fully fit.

The England U21

international became Paul

Heckingbottom’s first

signing of the summer in

early July, but unfortunately

has yet to kick a ball in

anger in a red and white

striped shirt.

The highly regarded

midfielder joined City at

the age of just eight and

has progressed through

the ranks at the Etihad

Stadium, making his senior

debut for Pep Guardiola’s

men in the EFL Cup in

October 2019.

Capped by England at

every youth level from

U16 through to the U21s,

Tommy has furthered his

development with two loan

stints away from City, in

Germany with Hamburger

SV and last season in the

Championship with Cardiff

PLAYER FOCUS

City for the second half of

the campaign. In Wales,

Doyle impressed scoring

twice in 17 league starts for

the Bluebirds.

Reflecting on completing

the switch across the

Pennines, Tommy

remarked: “I’m excited to

join the Blades and now

I just want to get out there

as quickly as possible and

show the fans what I’m

about.

“It has been a frustrating

few weeks, not been

able to play in any of the

friendlies and having to do

my rehabilitation away from

the main group has been

tough, but hopefully the

injury is behind me now.”

Having played at S2 as

recently as April, Tommy is

looking forward to having

the crowd at his back

rather than on it, as he

recalls his experience from

last term.

He concluded: “I got the

phone call that Sheffield

United was interested and

it is hard to say no to a club

like this.

“I played for Cardiff at

Bramall Lane last season,

and it wasn’t easy. It was a

tough day that I remember

well, the fans and stadium

were brilliant and I’m

looking forward to playing

there again.”

▲ Tommy Doyle has arrived at Bramall

Lane on loan from Manchester City

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PLAYER FOCUS

MANAGER KEY

TO JAMES’

BLADES MOVE

United fought off

several clubs to

land the services

of James McAtee earlier

this week and the England

U21 international has

revealed it was the words

of Paul Heckingbottom

that convinced him to

make the switch to S2 to

further his development.

Speaking for the first

time upon confirmation of

his season-long loan switch

from the Etihad Stadium to

Bramall Lane, the delighted

teenager remarked: “Paul

(Heckingbottom) was a

lovely guy to meet, he

showed me around and

made me feel welcome.

He was telling me about

how he sees me playing

and that’s how I see it too.

The way Sheffield United

play suits me and hopefully

I can create chances and

score some goals. I’ve

come to fight for a spot and

I’m excited to get started.

“I’m looking forward to

the challenge a lot, I’ve

been building up to a loan

for a few years now and

I think I’m ready. I like what

Sheffield United did last

year and I think I will enjoy

playing at Bramall Lane.”

Last term, James broke

into City’s first team for

the EFL Cup tie against

Wycombe in September

having netted in the Papa

John’s Trophy against

Scunthorpe United, before

making his Premier League

debut against Everton in

November. The attacking

midfielder went on to play

in two FA Cup ties, prior to

making another top-flight

appearance at Norwich

City and getting a taste of

Champions League football

in March, but he is relishing

the prospect of pitting his

wits in the second tier with

the Blades.

He added: “I’ve only

had a few minutes in the

Premier League, and

I know the Championship

will be physical, but we’ll

have to see how it goes,

I’m certainly excited about

the challenge.

“Manchester City are

obviously happy with the

club; they want me to

get some game time and

experience.”

▲ James McAtee signs on the dotted line

alongside boss Paul Heckingbottom

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SITTING DOWN WITH

REDA Reda Khadra

KHADRA

An exciting talent who believes he can

become a Premier League footballer under

Paul Heckingbottom at Bramall Lane.

Speaking exclusively for the first time as a Blade,

following his loan switch from Brighton & Hove

Albion, a deal that could become a permanent

transfer, Reda Khadra says he has joined United

with a clear ambition and desire to better himself

having caught the eye of many Unitedites and

the boss during a temporary stint with Blackburn

Rovers last term.

The 21-year-old scored against the Blades on

his first league start for Rovers at Ewood Park last

November, before giving United the runaround

at times in the reverse fixture at S2 and despite

seeing a second half penalty saved by Wes

Foderingham, the German had already done

enough to become a player United would register

an interest in during the close season.

But it was following discussions between himself

and Heckingbottom that Khadra realised their

ambitions aligned and subsequently, despite

lengthy negotiations, a deal was thrashed out

between the two clubs, with United having the

option to buy should certain criteria be met over the

coming months.

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— UTB: There was

understandably competition

for your signature during the

close season. What was it about

Sheffield United that convinced

you this was the best move for

your career?

— RK: “What really impressed

me the most and made me feel

wanted was how United showed

their interest in me quickly and

kept pushing and pushing to

bring me here, as a player that

gives you a great feeling and

optimism and for me from that

moment it wasn’t a difficult

choice at all. Yes, there was

other interest, but I just knew

where I wanted to go and play my

football, and this is a challenge

that really excites me and one

I believe will also make me a

much better player. I just sat back

as patiently as possible as the

deal was agreed and obviously

there is the incentive to stay here

longer should we be successful.

I’m sure that appeals to everyone

because everyone here has the

same goal which is promotion.”

— UTB: As the two clubs worked

behind the scenes to agree a

deal to suit all parties, how did

discussions go between yourself

and boss Paul Heckingbottom?

Did he say anything in particular

that was music to your ears?

— RK: “I had some very positive

conversations with the manager

before joining and they have

continued since I arrived last

month. What I want to achieve

is the same as what he wants

to achieve this season and the

talks were interesting and really

upbeat. He is a really positive

person but one who knows

exactly what he wants and how

he wants to do certain things. As

a player that makes everything

so much easier because there is

a clear direction and objective

for everyone to follow and that

is something you notice as soon

as you are part of the group.

Training is sharp and high tempo;

it is about getting on the front

foot with the ball and pushing

the opposition back and that will

obviously suit my game as the

season progresses. Everything

I wanted from my next move

I believe is here, the ambition of

the manager and players and the

love and passion from the fans.”

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— UTB: Did playing against the

Blades last season for Blackburn

Rovers influence your decision

to make this move?

— RK: “I think it made United

want to sign me because I did my

bit to help them win that game!

I remember having two really

good games against United last

season for Blackburn, I scored

on my first start in November

and second half we (Blackburn)

really took the game away from

the Blades that was before the

manager came in though and

at Bramall Lane it was a much

more hard-fought game. I loved

playing at Bramall Lane, and

it left a good impression on

“I BELIEVE I CAN REACH MY

GOAL OF PLAYING IN THE

PREMIER LEAGUE HERE,

UNITED NARROWLY MISSED

OUT LAST SEASON, BUT

THE TARGET IS A CLEAR

ONE THIS SEASON TOO”

me - the stadium, the fans, the

atmosphere, I can remember

it all from that night. Blackburn

should have won against 10-men

and having been awarded a

penalty, but United stuck in there

and with both teams chasing a

play-off spot, they managed to

take an opportunity to snatch the

win from a late corner and I just

remember the noise from behind

the goal. It was incredible and

I’m looking forward to getting

the fans off their seats as a home

player now. Last season has

given me confidence and belief

and I believe I can reach my goal

of playing in the Premier League

here, United narrowly missed out

last season, but the target is a

clear one this season too.

— UTB: How impressed are

you with the stadium, having

recently had a full tour of the

facilities, and how excited are

you about potentially stepping

out there as a home player at

the weekend?

— RK: “I remember playing

here last season, it was a night

match under the lights which

I really enjoy and the atmosphere

from that evening has stuck in

my mind. It was a good game,

both sides had chances, then

United had Charlie Goode sent

off for that lunge on myself

and obviously Blackburn

expected to go on and win

the game – I didn’t help

them by not scoring the

penalty, but the Blades

showed real character and

with the crowd behind them

like they were I suppose

they always fancied

they’d get a

chance from a

set-piece or

something and

that is what

happened.

United

scored with

virtually

the last kick

of the game

to snatch the points and

I remember the reaction,

as a home player it

must have been really

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special. The stadium is beautiful,

it recently hosted England’s

semi-final in the women’s

European Championships and

I can’t wait to play there when it

is full. The facilities at the training

ground are also really impressive

and I’m delighted to have made

this move.”

— UTB: Have you set yourselves

any targets for this season, or

do you prefer to focus purely on

one game at a time?

— RK: “I know what I want to

achieve, but I’m still young and

I know I must remain patient and

calm about my future. I do have

targets in my mind, but I’m not

going to come out and say I want

to score this many goals and

get this many assists because

that will put pressure on me, and

I don’t feel that helps. I feel fit

and I’m happy, I want to come

and enjoy my football, help the

team and improve further as a

player here. There are so many

good players here, particularly

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“WE HAVE GOOD EXPERIENCE AND SOME EXCITING YOUNGER

PLAYERS TOO, SO THERE IS A REAL GOOD MIX IN THE SQUAD

AND I’M OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE”

in attacking positions, so my job

is to add to the strength of the

group and when selected by

the manager show fans why the

manager brought me to the club.

We have good experience and

some exciting younger players

too, so there is a real good mix

in the squad and I’m optimistic

about what we can achieve at

this level having come close last

time.”

— UTB: In your own words Reda,

what can Blades fans expect

from you this season? What are

your main strengths as a player?

— RK: “I know the manager

has spoken about me carrying

the ball up the pitch, running

at defenders and taking the

opposition on. I just see myself

as a really attack minded player

who wants to get on the ball

and make things happen in the

final third. I like to score goals

and create chances for my

teammates. Last season I felt

I matured by playing games so

hopefully now I can build on that

development further and learn

the game more. In my position it

is about getting into the pockets

of the pitch where defenders

don’t want to be and from there

it enables me and the team to

attack and get into dangerous

areas and then it is about being

clinical in front of goal.”

— UTB: How have your first 10

days or so as a Blade been? A

lot of players who join the club

talk about the dressing room

here, have you found settling

in easy?

— RK: “The lads were welcoming

from the day I turned up for my

medical and to complete the

paperwork, really the whole

club were great with me, and

my representatives, and they

couldn’t do enough to help

ensure I felt comfortable and at

home here. I played briefly in

a behind closed doors training

game on my first day and I trained

hard ahead of the Watford game.

I’m doing all I can to get up to

speed as quickly as possible, but

it will take a bit of time having

not been here for the whole of

pre-season, but I was pleased

to make my debut last Monday

despite the loss and hopefully

with the games coming around

quickly during the rest of August,

I will get a chance to build up my

match minutes. It is never easy

switching clubs pretty close to

the start of the campaign, but

I can’t speak highly enough

about the people at the club from

the management to the players

and the staff behind the scenes,

everyone seems to be optimistic

and confident about the season

ahead and as I know from last

season it is a long road.”

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the game for sure, but ultimately,

we wanted to start with a positive

result. So, for one goal to decide

the game in Watford’s favour,

especially given the manner

of it and timing it was bitterly

disappointing, because arguably

we felt we deserved a point.

I was pleased to get on the pitch

in the second half having not

played much during pre-season,

but there is much more to come

from me and hopefully that will

be soon.”

— UTB: Despite the

disappointment of the result,

how good did it feel to pull on

a red and white striped shirt for

the first time at Vicarage Road?

— RK: “It obviously wasn’t the

result we’d hoped for or wanted,

but the manager was honest

with us after the game and spirits

have remained high in the buildup

to our next match. He praised

the effort and commitment of the

players and also told us where he

thought we needed to improve

and since then we’ve obviously

worked hard on the training pitch.

There were positives to take from

— UTB: Looking ahead to

welcoming Millwall to Bramall

Lane today, what are your

memories from facing Gary

Rowett’s side last season?

— RK: “I’ll be totally honest,

I didn’t play against them last

season as Blackburn had

already played them away from

home before I joined, and I was

injured for the return game at

Ewood Park in March, but I do

remember in the build up to the

second game the manager at

Blackburn talking about how

difficult it would be to face them.

Both fixtures ended in draws and

looking back on the league table

there was nothing between the

sides in the final standings with

both missing out on the play-offs

by a few points. Millwall are a

good side, the manager there

has built his squad up over the

last season or two and they will

be looking to push on again this

season. They have signed some

good players in the summer and

started their campaign with a

good win against Stoke City.”

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25 YEARS OF UNITED’S

DIGITAL ARCHIVE

To commemorate 25 years since the

creation of the club’s official digital

photo archive, UTB delves into the

folders to celebrate some of the lesser

known and quirky images from our

recent past. This week, we take a look

back at how our new signings were

introduced back in the day…

WELCOME TO BRAMALL LANE!

Here’s boss Neil Warnock welcoming

new signings Danny Webber, Neil

Shipperley, Craig Short, Paul Ifill and

Lilian Nalis to Bramall Lane ahead of the

new 2005/06 campaign.

This photo was taken on United’s

traditional team photo day, with the five

new arrivals soon to be joined by one

or two more as Warnock put together a

strong squad for another tilt at promotion.

The Blades eventually secured a return

to the Premier League at the end of this

campaign, with some more than others

in this shot playing a major role in a

memorable season.

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UNDER-21s UPDATE

It’s a new venue this season for

United’s U21s who will look to

defend the Professional

Development League North title.

After another successful season last

time out, Michael Collins’ side are already

looking ahead to the new campaign which

will see the youngsters play their home

games at York City’s LNER Community

Stadium. As always, there is a minimum of

five games pencilled in for Bramall Lane,

including February’s Sheffield derby.

Collins’ side begin the new campaign

with a home fixture against Reading on

Tuesday 9th August (5pm).

The Blades will face all PDL North sides

home and away during the season and

all PDL South sides once, either home

or away at the beginning and end of the

season, and the league is now an U21s

league, rather than the previous U23s.

With five more games due to Reading,

Birmingham City and Burnley dropping

down to Category 1 level and Premier

League Cup fixtures to be confirmed,

it’s set to be a busy season for United,

finishing as it did last season with a trip to

Ipswich Town on Friday 5th May.

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

DATE KO/F-A OPPOSITION VENUE/SCORER

TUE 9 5PM READING

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

MON 15 2PM CHARLTON ATHLETIC DARTFORD FC

TUE 23 12PM CARDIFF CITY

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

TUE 30 1PM QUEENS PARK RANGERS HANWELL TOWN FC

TUE 6 5PM WATFORD

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

TUE 13 1PM PETERBOROUGH UNITED BRAMALL LANE

MON 19 1PM WIGAN ATHLETIC

TUE 27 5PM HULL CITY

CHRISTOPHER PARK

TRAINING GROUND

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

MON 3 7PM SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY HILLSBOROUGH

TUE 11 5PM COVENTRY CITY

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

MON 24 7PM BURNLEY LANCASHIRE FA

MON 31 1PM BARNSLEY

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

MON 7 7PM BIRMINGHAM CITY ST ANDREW’S STADIUM

TBC TBC PLC TBC

TBC TBC PLC TBC

TBC TBC PLC TBC

TBC TBC PLC TBC

TUE 10 5PM WIGAN ATHLETIC

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

MON 16 7PM HULL CITY NORTH FERRIBY FC

TUE 24 1PM COVENTRY CITY ALAN HIGGS CENTRE

TUE 31 2PM BIRMINGHAM CITY BRAMALL LANE

TBC TBC PLC TBC

MON 13 1PM CREWE ALEXANDRA ALEXANDRA PARK

MON 20 7PM SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY BRAMALL LANE

TUE 28 1.30PM PETERBOROUGH UNITED IDVERDE TRAINING GROUND

FEB

TUE 21 2PM BURNLEY BRAMALL LANE

TUE 28 5PM CREWE ALEXANDRA

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

TUE 4 1PM BRISTOL CITY ASHTON GATE

MAR

TUE 18 1PM MILLWALL

LNER COMMUNITY

STADIUM, YORK

MON 24 2PM SWANSEA CITY LANDORE ACADEMY

APR

TUE 2 2PM COLCHESTER UNITED BRAMALL LANE

FRI 5 7PM IPSWICH TOWN PORTMAN ROAD

▲ Michael Collins is looking to guide his side to glory again

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UNDER-18s UPDATE

After tasting glory in last season’s

Professional Development

League National Final, United’s

U18s have a new coach as they look to

back up their recent success.

After winning the league last season

after going unbeaten throughout the

regular campaign, United also won the

National Final after coming from behind to

defeat Charlton Athletic 2-1 thanks to goals

from Will Lankshear and Theo Williams.

Since then, Paul Quinn has been

appointed as U18s Lead Coach as he

looks to build on the impressive work over

recent years.

The Blades will start the new season at

the Randox Health Academy with a home

game against Millwall on Saturday 13th

August (2pm).

United will end the season with a trip

to Birmingham City, one of three teams

coming down from Category 1 level, along

with Burnley and Reading.

As ever, the young Blades will face all

PDL North sides home and away during

the season and all PDL South sides once,

either home or away at the beginning and

end of the season.

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

DATE KO/F-A OPPOSITION VENUE/SCORER

SAT 13 2PM MILLWALL RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 20 11AM CHARLTON ATHLETIC SPARROWS LANE

SAT 27 1PM READING RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 3 TBC TBC (PDLC) TBC

SAT 10 11AM BRISTOL CITY ROBINS TRAINING CENTRE

SAT 17 2PM COLCHESTER UNITED RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 24 11AM CREWE ALEXANDRA ALEXANDRA PARK

SAT 1 1PM WIGAN ATHLETIC RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 15 10.30AM BARNSLEY

OAKWELL TRAINING

GROUND

SAT 22 1PM BIRMINGHAM CITY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 29 11AM PETERBOROUGH UNITED IDVERDE TRAINING GROUND

SAT 5 TBC TBC (PDLC) TBC

FRI 18 3PM SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY MIDDLEWOOD ROAD

SAT 26 12PM BURNLEY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 3 11AM COVENTRY CITY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 10 11AM HULL CITY BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE

SAT 7 11AM SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 14 12PM WIGAN ATHLETIC

SAT 21 12PM BURNLEY

CHRISTOPHER PARK

TRAINING GROUND

BARNFIELD TRAINING

CENTRE

SAT 28 11AM HULL CITY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 18 11AM CREWE ALEXANDRA RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 25 11AM BARNSLEY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 4 11AM COVENTRY CITY ALAN HIGGS CENTRE

MAR

SAT 11 11AM PETERBOROUGH UNITED RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 18 11.30AM IPSWICH TOWN

IPSWICH TOWN TRAINING

GROUND

SAT 1 11AM CARDIFF CITY RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

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SAT 15 11AM SWANSEA CITY

LANDORE TRAINING

GROUND

SAT 22 11AM WATFORD RANDOX HEALTH ACADEMY

SAT 29 11AM QUEENS PARK RANGERS QPR TRAINING GROUND

MAY

SAT 6 7PM BIRMINGHAM CITY ST ANDREW’S STADIUM

United lifted the title last season after beating Charlton

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WOMEN’S UPDATE

United Women have a new

permanent venue for the 2022-23

season with Neil Redfearn’s side

joining the men’s team at Bramall Lane.

After playing the last two seasons at

Chesterfield’s Technique Stadium, the

Blades will be returning to the heart of the

city for all league and cup games for the

upcoming season.

After playing two games in S2 last

season, the Blades are now set to

enter their fifth season in the Barclays

Women’s Championship, looking to

attract more fans confirming the Lane as

their new home.

United Women’s general manager, Zoe

Johnson, said: “It was fantastic for the

players to get a number of opportunities

across last season to play at Bramall Lane.

“The move shows how connected this

club is and how dedicated we all are to

our women’s team. Every time we play at

the Lane it gives our supporters a chance

to watch our women’s team represent the

club in this historic stadium.

“To call Bramall Lane our home is a

special moment for everyone involved.”

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

DATE KO/F-A OPPOSITION VENUE/SCORER

SUN 21 14:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS TOM FINNEY STADIUM

SUN 28 17:30 DURHAM BRAMALL LANE

SUN 11 14:00 SUNDERLAND

EPPLETON COLLIERY

WELFARE GROUND

SUN 18 14:00 COVENTRY UNITED BRAMALL LANE

SUN 25 12:00 LEWES DRIPPING PAN

SUN 16 14:00 BRISTOL CITY BRAMALL LANE

SUN 23 14:00 SOUTHAMPTON BRAMALL LANE

SUN 30 14:00 BIRMINGHAM CITY ST. ANDREW’S

SUN 6 14:00 CRYSTAL PALACE HAYES LANE

SUN 20 14:00 LONDON CITY LIONESSES BRAMALL LANE

SUN 4 14:00 CHARLTON ATHLETIC THE OAKWOOD

SUN 15 14:00 BIRMINGHAM CITY BRAMALL LANE

SUN 22 14:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS BRAMALL LANE

SUN 5 12:00 DURHAM MAIDEN CASTLE

SUN 12 14:00 CHARLTON ATHLETIC BRAMALL LANE

SUN 5 14:00 LONDON CITY LIONESSES PRINCES PARK

SUN 12 14:00 CRYSTAL PALACE BRAMALL LANE

SUN 26 12:00 LEWES BRAMALL LANE

SUN 2 15:00 BRISTOL CITY

ROBINS HIGH

PERFORMANCE CENTRE

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SUN 16 14:00 COVENTRY UNITED BUTTS PARK ARENA

SUN 23 14:00 SUNDERLAND BRAMALL LANE

SUN 30 14:00 SOUTHAMPTON TESTWOOD STADIUM

United taking on Liverpool at Bramall Lane last season

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WHEN FOOTBALL

CAME HOME

IT HAS BEEN A SUMMER

OF CELEBRATION FOR

ENGLISH FOOTBALL WITH

BRAMALL LANE AND

SHEFFIELD PROVIDING ONE

OF THE STAGES FOR THE

LIONESSES’ SUCCESS...

In unforgettable scenes,

England lifted a first

major trophy since 1966

with victory over Germany at

Wembley last month as football

finally came home.

Bramall Lane played its part in

the story with the Blades hosting

England’s impressive semi-final

victory over Sweden, whilst our

historic home also held three

group games during a busy

month for the club.

“It was ultimately a busy but

very rewarding time for the

club,” explained United’s head of

operations Dave McCarthy.

“To see Sheffield and Bramall

Lane showcased across the

globe, and for the club to have

the prestige of hosting a major

international competition semifinal

just adds another chapter to

this stadium’s impressive history.

▲ Fran Kirby celebrates

as England defeat

Sweden at Bramall Lane

“It couldn’t have worked out

better seeing England win here

in the semi-finals in front of a full

house, and on behalf of the club,

I’d like to congratulate Sarina

Wiegman and the Lionesses on

their remarkable achievement.

“To be a host venue you have

to meet the high standards set

by UEFA and the FA, and we

couldn’t have done this without

the commitment of our staff,

whose work continued after

UEFA departed as we looked

to turn the stadium around for

today’s home game with Millwall.

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“It has been a long four years in

the planning, but I think we can all

agree it has been well worth it.”

Welcoming countries like

Sweden, Switzerland and Holland

also had a huge economic impact

on the city, with well over 80,000

supporters attending Bramall

Lane during the tournament.

The Blades will also be

looking to feed off the increased

interest in the women’s game

with our very own Sheffield

United Women playing all home

Championship games at Bramall

Lane this season.

United’s international

commitments aren’t finished

for the year, with Bramall Lane

hosting England U21s against

Germany on Tuesday 27th

September (7.45pm).

Attention then switches to

the Rugby League World Cup

with the Lane again welcoming

England for a group game

against Greece on Saturday 29th

October (2.30pm).

▲ A full house enjoy

watching the semi-final

“We are thrilled to be hosting

England men’s U21s and

England’s group game against

Greece in the Rugby League

World Cup,” added Dave.

“We had a fantastic reaction

from the people of Sheffield

who turned out to help break

attendance records for the Euros,

so it will be great to see Bramall

Lane full again for the upcoming

international fixtures. The club is

proud to have been chosen as a

host and we look forward to more

prominent events at Bramall Lane

in the future.”

Tickets for the U21s

friendly are on sale now,

visit tickets.sufc.co.uk

Tickets for England v Greece

in the Rugby League World

Cup are also on sale at

rlwc2021.com/tickets

Season ticket information for

Sheffield United Women can also

be found at tickets.sufc.co.uk

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BIRTHDAYS

Wishing Nick Hensby

a very Happy 60th

Birthday. With all our

love, Fiona, Thomas,

Dee and Lara and

Harriet, Luke and

Sienna.

Happy 1st Birthday as

a Blade Hardin, lots

of love Nanny and

Grandad.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to John

Mulhearn on the birth of

his fourth grandson, Henry

James Harrison.

Happy 80th

Birthday

to the

best mum,

grandma

and great

grandma,

Pat Spurr.

Love from

all of the

family x

Happy special birthday

Colin Walker. A true

and devoted Blade

for over half a century.

Lots of love always

from all your family.

Happy Birthday Laura

Askwith. Have an

awesome day, love

from Danny, Milla and

Seb.

Welcome to the Blades

family Thomas James

Barnsley, born 20th July

to proud parents James

and Keely. Looking forward

to many adventures

and making memories

together. Loads of love

from proud grandparents

Mark and Cheryl, auntie’s

Amy and Courtney and

grandparents Dennis and

Susan and family.

A big Happy 87th

Birthday to this

legend. A Blade for

over 80 years, a true

soldier and gentleman,

have a great day Dad

from all the family.

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HOLIDAY SNAPS

UTB are once again calling on Blades fans to show your colours

around the world for our ever-popular feature…


We begin a new season of your snaps

on holiday with this image emailed in by

Duane Ritchie. Pictured here alongside

Madison and Benjamin, the family, who

are all Blades season ticket holders,

recently enjoyed a holiday in Greece

showing off their Blades colours


Our next images have also been sent

in by a Blades season ticket holder. We

have two snaps emailed in by Vaughan

Wilks (pictured top row, on the far right),

next to the landlord and family of the Dog

and Duck in the old town of Lanzarote.

They are all avid Blades fans who follow

the club on SUTV. Here the group are

pictured watching United beat Fulham

on the final regular game of last season

Would you like to see your snap in an edition of UTB? Send your photo,

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MATCH ACTION

1 ı 2

Casa Pia

[Godwin 4’]

Sheffield United

[Berge 32’, Jebbison 63’]

Friday 8th July ― Pre-Season Friendly ― Venue: Estádio Pina Manique

First half: Davies, Baldock, Ahmedhodžić, Egan, Norrington-Davies (Gomis 24’), Lowe,

Berge, Neal, Osborn, Brewster, Ndiaye. Second half: Davies (Amissah 66’), Broadbent,

Basham, Gordon, Gomis, Stevens, Coulibaly, Norwood, Fleck, Osula, Jebbison.

1. Ismaila Coulibaly makes a challenge, 2. Ollie Norwood wins his aerial battle,

3. Max Lowe takes the attack to Casa Pia, 4. Daniel Jebbison gives United the lead

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MATCH ACTION

2 ı 0 4 ı 0

Sheffield United

Lincoln City

Sheffield United

Lincoln City

[Osula 4’, 9’]

[–]

[Osborn 4’, Berge 20’, Brewster 38’, 44’]

[–]

Tuesday 12th July ― Pre-Season Friendly ― Venue: Randox Health Academy

Blades: Davies (Amissah 40’), Broadbent,

Basham, Gordon, Gomis, Stevens, Norwood,

Coulibaly, Fleck, Osula, Jebbison.

Blades: Amissah (Wharton 30’), Baldock,

Belehouan, Egan, Robinson, Lowe, Arblaster,

Berge, Osborn, Brewster, Ndiaye.

1. Will Osula celebrates after netting a brace in game one, 2. Rhian Brewster taps in his second,

3. A goal and two assist for Ben Osborn in game two, 4. Daniel Jebbison is denied

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John Garrett’s

FABLES & FOLKLORE

Blades historian JOHN GARRETT’S long-running inimitable

account of following the Blades always provides a talking point

as UTB again extends a platform for his popular article...

THE WELSH WAY...

My grandad was born in Wales,

and my family can be traced back

generations there. He liked it that

much he came to Sheffield in the early

1900s and never went back, but that’s a

different story!

It’s good to know where your roots

are and what makes you well, you.

I never knew any of my grandparents.

Grandad was born in 1867 (a really

bad year apparently) and died in 1933,

so well before I was born. In fact, all

my grandparents were Victorians, the

youngest being born in 1896.

Grandad moved to a house in Sheffield

at Whitham Road, Crosspool (behind

Hallam FC) with his first wife and young

child. The child died in infancy and, as a

result, they adopted a baby who became

my Uncle Bill. His first wife then also

died, leaving him as a single father back

before WWI. She is buried in Burngreave

Cemetery, not far from ‘Fatty’ Foulkes

(at least I have managed one football

connection so far!). Grandad later met my

nan and married her; she had two kids

from her first marriage from a husband

who had died in a mining accident.

She arrived in Sheffield for a new start,

buying a shop in Hillsborough with her

payout and sending the kids to Parkside

Road School. Sadly, ‘till the day he died,

Uncle George was of the blue and white

persuasion. Well, you can’t have it all can

you?

They all ended up as one big happy

family, living at 47 Club Garden Road, a

short free kick from the Lane in Sharrow.

Grandad was the clerk of works at

renowned Sheffield cutlery manufacturers

Viners and my gran had a small bakery

on the corner of Mount Street. Uncle Bill,

Uncle Eric and my dad were all very much

Blades, which explains a lot about me, my

brother and my kids. We really didn’t have

a choice!

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Over the summer, it was brilliant to see

another Welsh exile who successfully

made the Steel City his home also have

a huge amount of success, and that

Welshman is Rob Page.

To work with at United, ‘Pagey’ was

different class. From the moment he joined

from Watford, initially on loan, he had

something about him. He was a captain

in every sense of the word, and it was no

great surprise that Neil Warnock gave him

the armband.

It was testimony to how well he fitted

in up here that, when he finally left us to

go back home to Cardiff City, the family

didn’t want to go and stayed! Eventually,

he signed for Coventry, which is a little

easier to commute from I suppose! He still

lives here, so the Blade who has guided

his country to the World Cup Finals for the

first time since pretty much the point where

Grandad Garrett packed his stuff in a large

hanky, tied it to a stick and set off for the

bright lights of the big city, regularly gives

me abuse from the window of his chauffeur

driven car if he catches me out walking.

Okay, I may be lying about the chauffeur!

He is still very much an adopted one of

us, as is his family, so I suppose we have

a fair bit in common other than beer and

banter. He was a great player to work with,

as was ‘Morgs’ – hard to get a cigarette

paper between them on so many levels,

but great to wind up ‘Morgs’ about ‘Pagey’

being the better skipper! He will always

pay you back though. If asking for a favour

he will still growl, ‘Hadn’t you better ask

Pagey first?’ – followed by a wink.

England is my international team, but

I have always had a soft spot for Wales. It’s

also worth mentioning that the assistant

manager is also a former Blade in Alan

Knill, who still also lives over here, so

another reason to wish them well.

▲ George Rayner, left, coaching during his stint at Coventry

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Rob won’t be the first former player to

lead a country in a World Cup who has

local connections. George Raynor had,

by Page’s standards, a poor career at

the Lane as a player. Born in Hoyland

Common in 1907, he joined in 1930 from

Wombwell Town, staying two years and

making his only appearance against

Wednesday in a County Cup game in

October 1931 before going on to join

Mansfield Town and becoming something

of a journeyman. It wasn’t his playing

career which caught the attention though,

it was his coaching credentials which have

seen his name kept alive in these pages

over the years.

He became the national coach of

Sweden, taking them to Olympic gold in

1948 and then a third place in the 1950

World Cup. There was an Olympic bronze

in 1952 and a game against Hungary

in Budapest about which Raynor had

apparently said, “If they beat them, I will

paint Stalin’s moustache red!” – I assume

▲ Ex-Blade Rob Page has guided Wales to Qatar for the World Cup

“TO WORK WITH AT UNITED, ‘PAGEY’ WAS DIFFERENT CLASS. FROM THE

MOMENT HE JOINED FROM WATFORD, INITIALLY ON LOAN, HE HAD SOMETHING

ABOUT HIM. HE WAS A CAPTAIN IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD, AND IT

WAS NO GREAT SURPRISE THAT NEIL WARNOCK GAVE HIM THE ARMBAND”

he meant the statue! The game finished

2-2 and the lid thankfully stayed on the

South Yorkshireman’s paint pot!

In 1958 he took the Swedes all the way

to the World Cup Final where they met

Brazil. In a very Yorkshire way, Raynor said

that if Sweden got the first goal, Brazil

would “panic all over the show!” Sweden

did, in fact, score first but a Pele inspired

Brazil finished up 5-2 winners. It was still

an incredible achievement and remains

the arguable high point for Sweden in a

major football competition.

In between his stint in charge of the

national team he also found time to coach

at Gothenberg, Roma, Lazio and Coventry.

In 1956, two years ahead of the famous

World Cup game, he was in charge of

Lincolnshire Schools football. His standing

was such that Walter Winterbottom,

predecessor of Sir Alf Ramsay, consulted

Raynor on how to play the magnificent

Hungarian side by using his man-to-man

marking strategy. The advice wasn’t taken,

and England capitulated to a 6-3 defeat

in November 1953. It was a game which

changed the training and tactics of the

Three Lions. It took some time to change

though as, in the next meeting in Hungary,

England got stuffed 7-1!

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▲ England are trounced by Hungary at Wembley in 1953

For his services to Sweden, he was

made the equivalent of a Knight of the

Empire there.

Raynor also took charge of the Third

Division representative side for a spell

and also had a brief time in charge

of Doncaster Rovers, ending up with

Skegness Town whilst also working as the

stores manager at Butlins there. Just take

a moment to soak that in. International

success which many would kill for,

coaching at clubs who went on to become

giants in their own right, but no chance

here other than the then Third Division

sides Coventry and Doncaster! In the

modern game, clubs would be queuing up

for the services.

“THERE WAS AN OLYMPIC BRONZE

IN 1952 AND A GAME AGAINST

HUNGARY IN BUDAPEST ABOUT

WHICH RAYNOR HAD APPARENTLY

SAID, ‘IF THEY BEAT THEM, I WILL

PAINT STALIN’S MOUSTACHE RED!’

– I ASSUME HE MEANT THE STATUE!

THE GAME FINISHED 2-2 AND THE LID

THANKFULLY STAYED ON THE SOUTH

YORKSHIREMAN’S PAINT POT!”

▲ Page during his days with the Blades

Much has been written about him since

his death in 1985, not a million miles from

here in Buxton. The story goes that he

was buried in his Sweden tracksuit, and

I hope that’s true. No Blade could ever

have imagined that the winger who made

just one appearance would go on to leave

such a lasting imprint on the game, but

then I would never have imagined Robert

Page would end up managing his country

to the World Cup either. I am sure every

Blade regardless of allegiance will wish

him and ‘Knilly’ the very best out there in

the heat!

No real pressure on him to deliver is

there? I mean, the last Blade to do it didn’t

do too well, did he?...

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WHAT’S THE STORY?

In every issue of UTB this season, our regular contributor

DAVE BURKINSHAW features a Blades related photograph from

his personal archive and reveals the story behind it…

In contrast to the

incredibly hot weather we

have experienced during

the summer, this photographic

sequence shows a wintry Bramall

Lane on 1st February 1950.

The action comes from

United’s FA Cup fourth round

replay against Wolverhampton

Wanderers. At the time of this

game, United were challenging

for promotion from the old

Second Division whilst Wolves

were challenging for the First

Division title.

In the first game against Wolves

at Molineux, United had battled

hard to earn a 0-0 draw and

this replay at the Lane. As the

photo shows it was touch and go

whether the game went ahead

due to the amount of ice and

snow on the pitch. It registered

three inches deep in some places!

However, with goal areas and

pitch markings cleared of snow

the match took place.

Wolves enjoyed a 1-0

advantage at half-time and were

leading 3-0 at one stage in the

second half. However, the visitors

were stunned when Blades

forward Harold Brook netted a

hat-trick to draw the home side

level. The photographs show

each of Brook’s goals, including

one from the penalty spot. All

were scored at the Kop end of the

ground. If you look closely at the

background the Bramall Lane end

was a covered standing area in

those days.

There was to be late heartbreak

for the Blades as Wolves were

awarded a late penalty which

Johnny Hancocks scored for the

visitors to give them a thrilling

4-3 win. It was Hancocks’ second

penalty success of the match.

For Sheffield-born Harold Brook

he had a fine season finishing

top scorer with 17 league goals

and four in the FA Cup. He also

had the distinction of netting

his FA Cup hat-trick against

Wolves then England goalkeeper,

Bert Williams.

One final footnote from this

game is both teams suffered

bitterly disappointing ends to

the season with Wolves missing

out on the league title by goal

average and United missing out

on promotion in the same manner.

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Matchday Activities

JON HELLIWELL, United’s fan engagement

lead, keeps the supporters informed…

HOME DEBUT SCHEME...

Sheffield United would like to give a warm welcome to today’s home debutants who

are all visiting Bramall Lane for the very first time. Today’s first-time visitors are:

— David

— Teddy

— Olivia

— Bodhi

— Noah

— Edan

— Finley

We hope you all enjoy your first day at Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane.

CAPTAIN BLADE CLUB...

Today, on our ever-popular Captain Blade

Club, we have:

— Freya

— Alex

— Izzy

We hope you all have a fantastic day and

enjoy the lead up to kick-off with Captain

Blade himself.

If you ever wanted to know what

Captain Blade does on a matchday, and

be out there on the pitch with him, well

now is your chance! Our Captain Blade

Club is back up and running for the 22/23

season and is once again offering four

lucky Blades fans the opportunity to come

down to Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane

and be one of our very own Captain Blade

matchday helpers.

Amongst meeting Captain Blade and

having your photo taken on the pitch, our

helpers will also receive a host of extras

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— Elijah

including a Captain Blade goodie bag,

and your name and photo in the matchday

programme.

If that wasn’t enough, each helper will

then get to welcome the players onto

the pitch with

Captain Blade

himself, as

the players

walk out of the

tunnel ready for

kick-off!

Prices start

at just £55 for

season ticket

holders.


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BLADES MASCOTS...

A warm welcome to today’s mascots...

ARCHIE DOWLING

Age: 6

Favourite Player:

Billy Sharp

MILES FAIRFAX

Age: 9

Favourite Player:

John Fleck

UNITED CASHBACK INITIATIVE...

SHEFFIELD ALL STARS UNDER 9s & 11s

Today on our United

Cashback Initiative, we

would like to give a huge

welcome to Sheffield All

Stars, visiting Beautiful

Downtown Bramall Lane.

Sheffield All Stars is a

grassroots football club,

founded in 2019. During

the years, they have grown

and developed as a family.

Initially starting with only

four teams, they now have

eight teams with dedicated

players, coaches and

volunteers.

Affiliated to the Sheffield

and District Junior Sunday

CONTACT...

CONNOR WARD

Age: 9

Favourite Player:

Billy Sharp

ALFIE CONNELL

Age: 9

Favourite Player:

Ben Osborn

League, they are a Charter

Standard club and England

football accredited.

They are based at

Shortbrook Primary

School in Westfield, and

their club ethos is to

provide a safe and fun

environment for all of their

players and teams, in

order to not only improve

their football skills, but

also form friendships, team

building and acceptance

of all.

Their U11s and U9s are

proud to represent the

club at today’s game.

HAYDEN EYRE

Age: 9

Favourite Player:

Billy Sharp

CHARLIE ELLIS

Age: 10

Favourite Player:

Billy Sharp

As part of our United

Cashback Initiative,

Sheffield All Stars have

raised funds for their club

to spend on anything

they wish.

For further information regarding any of our matchday and non-matchday initiatives, you can keep

up to date at the below links:

TWITTER TWITTER: @SUFCServices FACEBOOK FACEBOOK: ‘Sheffield United Fan Services’ page

Dedicated fan experience page at: www.sufc.co.uk/fans/families-juniors

Dedicated Disabled Supporters page at: www.sufc.co.uk/fans/disabled-supporters-information

Alternatively, you can contact our fan engagement lead and disability liaison officer,

Jon Helliwell, at jon.helliwell@sufc.co.uk

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T he Story So Far...

Catching up and recording events from Bramall Lane…

— THURSDAY 12th MAY

Chris Basham pens a new two-year deal

with the Blades until the summer of 2024.

— FRIDAY 13th MAY

United confirm the departures of David

McGoldrick, Lys Mousset and Luke

Freeman at the end of their contracts.

Meanwhile, Jack Robinson triggers a

one-year extension, and the club take

up the option of a 12-month extension to

Ben Osborn’s contract.

— SATURDAY 14th MAY

CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS

SHEFFIELD UNITED 1

BERGE 90’

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2

COLBACK 10’, JOHNSON 71’

Blades: Foderingham, Stevens (Norrington-Davies 88),

Fleck, Basham, Berge, Egan, Norwood (Baldock 69’),

Robinson, Osborn (Jebbison 82), Gibbs-White, Ndiaye.

Unused: A. Davies, B. Davies, Hourihane, Osula.

Nottingham Forest: Samba, Spence, Worrall, Colback,

Zinckernagel (Lolley 69’), Surridge (Davis 77’),

Johnson (Mighten 90’), Yates, McKenna, Cook, Garner.

Unused: Horvath, Figueiredo, Laryea, Cafu.

Referee: A. Marriner — Attendance: 30,225

United trail after the first leg of the playoff

semi-final but head to the City Ground

with a fighting chance. Goals from Jack

Colback and Brennan Johnson put Forest

2-0 up, before a last-minute Sander

Berge goal keeps the Blades in touch.

— SUNDAY 15th MAY

United’s U23s booked their place in

the Professional Development League

national final after a 5-1 hammering

of Colchester.

— TUESDAY 17th MAY

CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1

JOHNSON 19’

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GIBBS-WHITE 47’, FLECK 75’

[FOREST WIN 3-2 ON PENALTIES]

Nottingham Forest: Samba, Spence, Worrall, Colback,

Zinckernagel (Lolley 70), Surridge (Davis 76), Johnson,

Yates, McKenna, Cook, Garner (Cafu 129). Unused:

Horvath, Figueiredo, Laryea, Mighten.

Blades: Foderingham, Baldock (Osborn 108), Fleck

(Hourihane 108), Basham, Berge, Egan, Norwood,

Robinson, Gibbs-White, Ndiaye, Norrington-

Davies. Unused: A. Davies, B. Davies, Uremovic,

Osula, Jebbison.

Referee: M. Oliver — Attendance: 29,015

United’s bid for Wembley ends after

a dramatic penalty shootout defeat to

Forest. After Brennan Johnson put Forest

3-1 up on aggregate, a spirited effort saw

United fight back with goals from Morgan

Gibbs-White and John Fleck. The Blades

missed some good opportunities and

eventually bowed out on spot-kicks after

saves from Forest stopper Brice Samba.

— SATURDAY 21st MAY

United’s U18s sealed the Professional

Development League national title after

a 2-1 win over Charlton.

— THURSDAY 16th JUNE

United confirm a brand-new multi-year

agreement with kit suppliers Errea.

— FRIDAY 17th JUNE

Bramall Lane will host U21 international

football when England welcome

Germany this September.

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— MONDAY 27th JUNE

Youngster Harry Boyes agrees a new

three-year deal with the club before

moving on loan to League One side

Forest Green Rovers.

— THURSDAY 30th JUNE

Oli Burke departs Bramall Lane

after agreeing a deal with German

side Werder Bremen for an

undisclosed agreement.

— SATURDAY 2nd JULY

— TUESDAY 5th JULY

United Women complete the signing

of midfielder Rachel Brown from

Nottingham Forest.

— WEDNESDAY 6th JULY

United complete the signing of

Bosnian international defender Anel

Ahmedhodžić from Swedish club Malmo

for a substantial undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old signs a deal with the

Blades until 2026.

United Women sign Manchester City and

Wales youngster Maria Francis-Jones on

a dual-registration agreement.

— SUNDAY 3rd JULY

Goalkeepers Adam Davies and Jake

Eastwood both agree to sign new

two-year deals with the club. The latter

subsequently joins Ross County on loan.

▲ Anel Ahmedhodžić joins United from Malmo

— FRIDAY 8th JULY

United Women confirm the return of

former captain Sophie Barker after she

agrees a loan move from Leicester City.

▲ Adam Davies pens a new two-year deal

— MONDAY 4th JULY

Paul Heckingbottom makes his first close

season signing after agreeing a loan

switch for Manchester City midfielder

Tommy Doyle. The ex-Cardiff loanee

and England U21 international joins on a

season-long loan deal.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY

CASA PIA 1

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2

BERGE 23, JEBBISON 63’

Blades - First half: Davies, Baldock, Ahmedhodžić,

Egan, Norrington-Davies (Gomis 24), Lowe, Berge,

Neal, Osborn, Brewster, Ndiaye.

Second half: Davies (Amissah 66), Broadbent,

Basham, Gordon, Gomis, Stevens, Coulibaly,

Norwood, Fleck, Osula, Jebbison.

United end a training camp in Portugal

with a 2-1 win over Portuguese top flight

newcomers Casa Pia. After going behind

goals from Sander Berge and Daniel

Jebbison ensure a 2-1 win.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Each week PAUL HOLLAND looks back on a prominent game

from the past between the Blades and our opponents…

MILLWALL 0-4 SHEFFIELD UNITED

TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER 2005

There have been many

encounters with today’s

opposition Millwall over the last

two decades. Still, none as flamboyant as

the night the Blades comfortably won 4-0

on an October evening at The Den en

route to automatic promotion – ending

the host’s seven-game unbeaten run. Neil

Warnock’s side found themselves top of

the Championship and looking to add the

Lions to their latest list of victims.

Millwall manager Colin Lee gave the

Blades a huge compliment in his postmatch

interview, stating: “We’ve lost to the

best team in the division, it’s not the end of

the world.”

United, with their extensive list

of strikers, had rested regulars Neil

Shipperley and Steve Kabba, with

Warnock shouldering the responsibility

onto Vincent Pericard, on loan from

Portsmouth, and Danny Webber –

both rewarding his trust with three of

the goals.

The visitors looked second best for the

first 30 minutes, suffering a blow after

Rob Kozluk was substituted following

injury on 18 minutes, until the refreshed

forward line stepped into gear.

Webber struck a magnificent shot

from 25-yards out which nestled into

the far corner and beyond the reach of

Andy Marshall in the Lions’ goal. Four

minutes later Pericard netted his first

goal for the Blades, heading home Chris

Morgan’s flick-on at the far post from

a corner.

The lead was extended on 68 minutes

when Alan Quinn curled home a free

kick following Paul Ifill’s foul on Pericard.

The night was complete five minutes

later when Alan Quinn sent Webber

charging down the wing. He skilfully cut

inside before firing home, with the fourth

goal sounding the exit gates for most of

the home support.

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A Tony Currie brace helped

1974 United to a 4-2 win over

Manchester City in this Texaco Cup group

game. This pre-season competition ran

from 1970 to 1975, and after starting out

as a straight knockout, changed to group

stages for the final two years of its run.

Further goals from Billy Dearden and

Alan Woodward secured this win but the

Blades would finish bottom of the group.

ON THIS DAY

UTB looks back into the archives to find out what

happened on this day in United’s history…

AUGUST

6

United kicked off the 2005/06

2005 season with a 4-1 win over

Leicester City live on Sky. Andy Gray,

with his final goal for the club, opened the

scoring from the spot. Steve Kabba also

netted from 12 yards to make it 2-1, and

late goals from Paul Ifill and Leigh Bromby

added further gloss. United would go

on to earn promotion at the end of this

season.

Harry Maguire netted his first

2011 senior goal as the Blades started

life in the third tier for the first time since

1988 with a 2-0 win at Oldham. New boss

Danny Wilson presided over a comfortable

afternoon with Maguire netting the

opener just after half time, before Richard

Cresswell added a second.

United’s preparations for the

1966 1966/67 Division One campaign

included an away friendly against

Stockport County. Goals from Gil Reece

and Alan Birchenall secured a 2-0 win

for the Blades. This win didn’t help much

in terms of confidence though, as the

Blades lost their opening four games of

the season.

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WHO WOULD BE

A MANAGER?

Our regular contributor DAVE BURKINSHAW casts a glance over former

United players who have tried their hand at management...

Jimmy Hagan...

For those fans who

saw him play,

Jimmy Hagan was

the greatest outfield player

the club has ever had.

He was such an influential

player in scoring and

creating goals as well as

delighting fans with his

ball skills.

In a career with United

stretching from November

1938 to June 1958 he

appeared in 361 league

games and scored 117

goals. These stats may have

been even more impressive

but for the loss of part of his

playing career because of

the Second World War.

After retiring from

playing, Hagan moved into

▲ Jimmy Hagan, pictured here at West Brom in 1963,

enjoyed a strong managerial spell at home and abroad

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management taking his

first job with Peterborough

United, then playing in

the Midland League. The

Posh won the league title

in 1958/59 and 1959/60

and were elected to the

Football League for the

start of the 1960/61 season.

Hagan subsequently led his

team to the Fourth Division

title in their first season as

a league club scoring 134

goals along the way.

Due to his success with

the Posh, clubs at a higher

level had noticed his

managerial abilities and he

became boss of top flight

side West Bromwich Albion

in April 1963, staying there

until May 1967.

Whilst with the Baggies,

he guided his team to glory

in the Football League Cup

when they beat West Ham

United 5-3 on aggregate in

the 1965/66 final.

There were some

players at Albion who

disagreed with his training

methods, especially

those adopted during

cold weather. However,

after leaving Albion and

having had a spell scouting

for Manchester City, he

became manager/coach

at top Portuguese club

Benfica in March 1970.

It was here in Lisbon

where he enjoyed even

greater triumphs than he

had experienced in his

managerial career to date.

▲ With his West Brom players after winning the League Cup in 1966

He led his team to three

consecutive league titles

in 1970/71, 1971/72 and

1972/73.

In the latter of those

triumphs, the team went

unbeaten throughout

their league campaign

winning 28 and drawing

just two of their 30 fixtures,

finishing 18 points ahead of

second place.

In addition to the league

titles, he helped Benfica

win the Portuguese Cup in

1972 beating Lisbon rivals,

Sporting, 3-2 in the final.

Hagan left Benfica

in September 1973,

subsequently taking

further management and

coaching roles in Kuwait

and Portugal, including

spells with Sporting

Lisbon, Boavista, Vitoria De

Setubal, Belenenses and

Grupo Desportivo Estoril

Pracia. There was one more

Portuguese Cup triumph for

him whilst he was in charge

at Boavista, when they

beat Sporting 1-0 in the

1979 final.

Reflecting on his style

of management, one of

Benfica and Portugal’s

greatest ever players,

Eusebio, who played under

Hagan, recalled he was

a “strong disciplinarian”

and that some of his

training schedules could

be “punishing”. However,

Eusebio said the players

appreciated the benefits his

training gave them during

the course of a season.

Eusebio also recalled

Hagan “knew how to handle

players well” and was highly

respected.

In summary, Hagan was

not only one of the Blades’

greatest ever players but

went on to become one

of the most successful

managers in Europe at

the time.

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MATCH ACTION

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Scunthorpe United

[Daniel 21’, 41’, Beestin 33’]

Sheffield United

[Brewster 74’, Ndiaye 79’]

Saturday 16th July ― Pre-Season Friendly ― Venue: Glanford Park

Blades: Amissah, Broadbent (Baldock 73’), Basham (Ahmedhodžić 40’), Egan (Gordon 73’),

Robinson (Clark 73’), Lowe, Arblaster (Norwood 63’), Coulibaly (Osborn 73’), Fleck

(Berge 73’), Osula (Ndiaye 45’), Jebbison (Brewster 73’). Unused: Wharton.

1. George Baldock raids forward, 2. Rhian Brewster celebrates his goal,

3. Jack Robinson is denied by Marcus Dewhurst, 4. Max Lowe makes a sliding challenge

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MATCH ACTION

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Mansfield Town

[Boeteng 61’, 82’, Oates 71’]

Sheffield United

[–]

Tuesday 19th July ― Pre-Season Friendly ― Venue: Field Mill

Blades: Foderingham, Baldock (Broadbent 81’), Stevens (Norrington-Davies 45’), Brewster

(Jebbison 77’), Berge (Coulibaly 77’), Ahmedhodžić, Norwood (Arblaster 77’), Osborn (Fleck 77’),

Robinson (Clark 60’), Ndiaye, Gordon (Egan 60’). Unused: Amissah, Osula, Gomis.

1. Anel Ahmedhodžić challenges for possession, 2. Jack Robinson heads forward,

3. Rhian Brewster competes in the air, 4. Ciaran Clark starts his first game

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A WHOLE

NEW

BALL

GAME

Today, we look back at the matchday programme

from the opening day fixture against Manchester

United on Saturday 15th August 1992.

This game became famous for Brian Deane’s

opening goal which was the first ever in the Premier

League. Deane went on to add a second from the

penalty spot, with Mark Hughes pulling one back for

the visitors.

The Blades produced a notable 2-1 win over one

of the title favourites as Dave Bassett’s side made

the perfect start to the campaign.

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This year marks the 30th

anniversary of the inaugural

Premier League season.

To mark this milestone,

UTB delves into our

programme archive to

reminisce about United’s

part in this historic

campaign, whilst also

talking to those who were

there at the start of what

has since grown into the

most talked about domestic

competition on the planet.

As well as looking back

on United’s campaign, we

tell the full story of the 1992-

93 season and also test

your knowledge about how

much you remember three

decades on.

So, wind the clock back

30 years to relive this

special season throughout

each edition of UTB.


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A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME

INSIDE THE

PROGRAMME…

TRANSFERS…

In a section of a news page a transfer round up was included which

commented on the departures of Peter Duffield, Chris Wilder and Colin Hill.

There was also a profile on new loan signing Alan McLeary from Millwall.

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DAVE BASSETT…

In his notes, Dave Bassett acknowledged that ‘change was in the air’ ahead of the

inaugural Premier League season. He was also quite open about a lack of buzz ahead

of the new season following very little transfer activity, admitting the higher the Blades

are positioned, the harder it was to add the right players on a tight budget.

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RICK PARRY…

There was a full page handed to Premier League Chief Executive Rick

Parry who explained the reasons behind the formation of the new

league, and the reason for the new TV deal with BskyB and BBC.

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CAPTAIN’S COLUMN…

Brian Gayle commented on his disappointment at missing out on a place in the side

following a red card in a pre-season friendly.

GEOFF

FIRED

UP…

There was a

light-hearted

moment in the

news section of

the programme

which revealed

the reason

why the Fire

Brigade paid a

recent visit to

Bramall Lane –

assistant boss

Geoff Taylor

and an accident

with a toaster!

BLADES TEAM…

United’s team for this

fixture was as follows…

Tracey, Gage, McLeary,

Beesley, Barnes, Bradshaw,

Gannon, Lake, Hodges,

Cork, Deane. Subs: Bryson,

Hartfield, Kelly.

FAMILIAR NAME…

United defender Kevin Gage walked out

alongside son Oliver who was named a mascot

for the game. When shown this article which

named him third in his son’s list of his favourite

players, Kevin said: “I think I asked for my name

to be added on!”

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MERRY CHRISTMAS –

IN AUGUST!

SHEFFIELD UNITED DON’T GET STARTED UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS...

That was the story going around

in the early 90s as Dave Bassett’s

side ended December in both 1991

and 1992 firmly in the top flight

relegation zone.

For the start of the 1992-93 season

a plan was hatched to try and break

United’s early season woes by

bringing Christmas forward to August,

with Bramall Lane decked out in full

festivities for an early festive gathering.

Players donned Christmas outfits

and bought into the party atmosphere,

with Bassett dressing up as Father

Christmas for an image which adorned

the front cover of United’s programme

for the season curtain raiser against

Manchester United – a picture which

has been recreated by our resident

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artist Nick Bianco 30 years on for this

afternoon’s edition of UTB.

One of United’s players attending

the gathering was full-back Kevin

Gage, who recalled the event was

something the entire squad embraced.

“I am sure the idea came through

Dave Bassett, and I reckon Derek

French will have had something to do

with it as well,” Gage recently told UTB.

“It was probably just said in jest at

some stage, it was never discussed

with the players. We were just told it

was going to happen. It was obviously

a bit of a PR stunt as well, and Bassett

was into that, he was quite clever

with raising the profile of the club.

The management thought it was a

good tongue-in-cheek exercise, and


it worked because I think Sky came

down and other members of the press.”

This wasn’t just a few props

and some pre-arranged photos.

No expense was spared as the

Platinum Suite was decked to the

hilt in festive decorations, with a full

house in attendance for some early

Christmas cheer.

Gage continued: “It was a full-blown

Christmas party – in August. We all got

dressed up, a Father Christmas was

booked, there was a Christmas tree in

the corner of the Platinum Suite and all

the decorations were up. There was a

DJ on, and I think we all had a turkey

dinner with all the trimmings too. We

treated it like a proper Christmas party.

I remember all the wives coming with

us as well, and it was a great occasion.”

Seemingly the gathering did the

trick, as United recorded a 2-1 win over

Manchester United on the opening day,

but Gage admitted perhaps the party

and the result was, in reality, a happy

coincidence.

“Hand on heart, I can’t say it was an

added reason why we beat Manchester

United,” concluded the former Villa and

Wimbledon ace.

“Had we not had the party, I think

we would have still won because we

did have a good team. We fancied our

chances against anyone if we were

all on our game, and I remember we

deserved to win that particular game.”

⊳ Brian Deane is on target as United

defeat Manchester United

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WHAT HAPPENED

ELSEWHERE

THE STATE OF PLAY…

The big news in the build up

to the new campaign was the

birth of the Premier League.

The breakaway competition

included a new broadcasting

deal with Sky, which included

live games, whilst the BBC would

show highlights. Meanwhile,

transfer fees were on the rise

with Alan Shearer moving from

Southampton to Blackburn for

a new British record of £3.5m.

Other big money moves saw

Dean Saunders join Aston Villa

from Liverpool, John Jensen

move from Brondby to Arsenal,

David Rocastle from Arsenal

to Leeds whilst Dion Dublin

swapped life at Cambridge for

Manchester United.

⊲ Mark Robins celebrates Norwich’s

comeback win over Arsenal

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1992-93

During this particular week back in 1992-93,

how did the rest of the Premier League get on?

We look back on what happened elsewhere…

— SATURDAY 15th AUGUST —

HEADLINE ACT…

It is fair to say Mike Walker’s Norwich were a team which didn’t stand out from the

crowd at the start of the campaign, but they received many an admiring glance after

the opening weekend. The Canaries were 2-0 down at half-time at Highbury after

goals from Steve Bould and Kevin Campbell had Arsenal in control. Norwich though

produced a stunning fightback when goals from Mark Robins (2), David Phillips and

Ruel Fox bagged Walker’s side an eye-catching 4-2 win against a side who had won

the league just two years before.


PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE…

After the opening game, here’s how things stood…

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POS TEAM PLD W D L GF GA GD PTS

1 NORWICH CITY 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 3

2 COVENTRY CITY 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

3 LEEDS UNITED 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

4 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

5 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3

6 BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1

7 CRYSTAL PALACE 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1

8 ASTON VILLA 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

9 CHELSEA 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

10 EVERTON 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

11 IPSWICH TOWN 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

12 MANCHESTER CITY 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

13 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

14 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

15 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

16 SOUTHAMPTON 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

17 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

18 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

19 MIDDLESBROUGH 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

20 WIMBLEDON 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

21 LIVERPOOL 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

22 ARSENAL 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0

THE GAMES…

Leeds began the defence

of their title by defeating

Wimbledon 2-1 thanks to a Lee

Chapman brace.

It was a good start for Alan

Shearer who marked his

Blackburn debut by scoring

twice against Crystal Palace

at Selhurst Park, but Kenny

Dalglish’s side couldn’t make

it a winning start after a Simon

Osborn strike in the 90th minute

rescued a point for the home

side as the game ended 3-3.

Teddy Sheringham had the

honour of netting the first live

goal on Sky as Nottingham

Forest beat Liverpool 1-0 at

the City Ground, whilst the

first Monday night live game

ended 1-1 between QPR and

Manchester City.

▲ Forest’s Teddy

Sheringham nets the

first live TV Premier

League goal

ANY OTHER BUSINESS?

United’s victory over Manchester

United also saw the Blades

record the top crowd of the

opening weekend of the Premier

League when 28,070 watched

what would eventually prove to

be an historic win.

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TEST YOUR MEMORY…

Each week, we put your memory to the test as we celebrate the

30th anniversary of the Premier League with a special quiz...

TAKE 5...

1. Name the three clubs who

were promoted to the Premier

League for the start of the 1992-

93 season?

2. Leeds started the season as

reigning champions, but who

did they pip to the title the

previous season?

3. John Jensen made his Arsenal

debut on the opening day,

after picking up a winners’

medal for what in the

proceeding summer?

4. Can you name the England

international, who would later

play for Sheffield United, who

scored for Manchester City in

Sky’s first ever Monday night

Premier League fixture?

5. Who was making his debut in

goal for Liverpool as they lost

1-0 to Nottingham Forest? This

‘keeper would go on to play for

England in future years…

ANSWERS: Take 5 - 1. Ipswich Town,

Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers, 2.

Manchester United, 3. Euro 92 with Denmark,

4. David White, 5. David James. Picture

Round – 6. Kenny Sansom, 7. Mike Phelan .

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1992-93

PICTURE ROUND...

Can you guess the names of these

players who graced the inaugural

season of the Premier League…

6. Who is this England defender

who started in Coventry’s

2-1 opening day win over

Middlesbrough?

7. Name this future Manchester

United coach, who came off

the bench for the Red Devils as

the Blades won 2-1 at Bramall

Lane, on the opening day of

the season.


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AN UPDATE FROM OUR

SENIOR BLADES

On Thursday 19th May we had our

first trip of the year to York. It was a

very good day with fine weather, and

everyone looked forward to the opportunity

to have a relaxing time after the previous

restrictions we had all been under due to the

pandemic.

Members were able to take a river trip,

walk the city walls or look around the many

historic buildings in York. Some members

even managed to catch a glimpse of Princess

Anne, the Princess Royal, who was in the city

to take the salute as the 2 Signal Regiment

exercised their Freedom of York. An excellent

day, enjoyed by everyone.

For more information on Senior Blades,

visit www.seniorblades.co.uk

TC MEETS JOE ROOT

Our very own Blades

ambassador Tony Currie

recently shared a chat with

Yorkshire and England

legend Joe Root.

Blades fan Joe was present

at the City Ground for United’s play-off semifinal

against Nottingham Forest back in May,

with TC not missing an opportunity for the two

legends to be snapped together.

All the best to Joe and the England team for

the upcoming Test series against South Africa.

Rainbow Blades recently held

a second annual Sheffield

Rainbow Laces Charity Cup

which once again proved to be a

huge success.

The competition saw two

mixed gendered teams of 36

players take part, all with a mix

of ability, age, gender and sexual

orientation.

The event was supported by

the Blades with United Women

duo Ellie and Nina Wilson acting

as guest managers for the day,

whilst United’s ambassador Tony

Currie was also on hand for the

trophy presentation. United’s

Community Foundation also

extended their considerable

support.

The event was well attended

and over £300 was raised

for Rainbow Blades’ charity

partner SAYiT.

If you would like to find out more

and join Rainbow Blades, please

follow the links below.

FACEBOOK FACEBOOK: /BladesRainbow

TWITTER TWITTER: @rainbow_blades

INSTAGRA INSTAGRAM: @rainbowblades

Membership sign up:

bit.ly/joinrainbowblades

Website: shefflaces.com/rainbowblades

▲ Another successful Sheffield Rainbow Laces

Charity Cup completed by Rainbow Blades

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JANET IS PREMIER LEAGUE

PRIMARY STARS ‘SUPERSTAR’

The Premier League

recently celebrated five

years of its schools’

programme, Premier

League Primary Stars.

Primary Stars uses the

appeal of football clubs

to support pupils in the

classroom, the playground

and on the sports field.

To celebrate, clubs have

nominated a ‘Superstar’ – a

young person or teacher

who has inspired others

through their dedication to

the programme.

One person who has

benefitted from their

involvement in the

programme is Janet

Howe, PE coordinator of

Whiteways Primary School,

who has been named

as a ‘Superstar’ by the

Foundation.

Janet said: “It’s been a

pleasure to work alongside

the Foundation for these

past five years of Primary

Stars. The wonderful staff

that come in from the

Foundation take a lot of

pressure off us and their

expertise really influences

us as teachers.”

For more information

about Premier League

Primary Stars, please visit

www.premierleague.com

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FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE

NEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Community Foundation is excited to

announce the rebrand of our Education

and Employability Department.

As the department has developed

and progressed into offering a diverse

range of programmes, it was necessary to

establish an overarching name that could

encompass all that we offer and what we

aim to do during the Foundation’s new

2022-25 strategy.

The newly named Sheffield Community

College will be offering the following

education and employability programmes

from September 2022:

— BTEC Sport Level 2 & 3

football pathway in partnership

with Sheffield College

— BTEC Sport Level 2 & 3

fitness pathway in partnership

with Sheffield College

— BTEC Sport Level 2 & 3 women’s

sport & fitness pathway

with Sheffield College

— BTEC Esports Level 3 in partnership

with Barnsley College

— Accredited provider of Active IQ

Fitness and nutrition qualifications

— Foundation degree in

coaching in partnership with

University of South Wales

— Employability Traineeships in

partnership with Barnsley College

— Street soccer employability

projects in partnership with

Street Soccer Foundation

— PL Inspires in partnership with

Premier League Charitable Fund

The rebrand will help raise awareness

of the fantastic offers we can provide

to a diverse audience within the city of

Sheffield. Amongst the existing and new

courses we offer there will now be multiple

enrichment/work placement opportunities

for learners on our programmes ranging

from coaching, fitness, Esports, graphic

design, retail, grounds staff, admin, football

and many more.

Joe Williamson, United’s acting senior

manager for education and employability,

said: “Rebranding to Sheffield United

Community College will allow a wider

audience to aspire to be a part of not just

a great club, but a fantastic Community

College whether you love football or not.

We will continue to deliver across various

hubs within Sheffield to maintain realistic

travel times for our learners and to give

them access to some of the best facilities

within the city.”

SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMPS

Our popular football camps at Leisure

United Graves, Leisure United

Westfield, Wisewood Sports Centre and

Handsworth FC are

back this summer for

children aged 5-14.

Our girls’ football

camps are also

returning at Graves

and Westfield for

ages 5-16. The camps

run during the sixweek

holidays until Friday 26th August.

For full details, prices and to book

your child’s place on our camps, head

to https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/

sheffieldunited/

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FOUNDED: 1885

NICKNAME: THE LIONS

GROUND: THE DEN

CAPACITY: 20,146

CHAIRMAN: JOHN BERYLSON

LAST FINISH: 9/24 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

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Millwall manager Gary Rowett has

reshaped his squad over the

summer months and is setting his

sights high for this Championship season.

A flurry of activity in the transfer market

has fuelled enthusiasm among Lions fans

hoping for an improvement on last year’s

ninth-place finish, with promotion a target

very much on the mind of Rowett and

his players.

Improving on the squad that produced

some impressive results last season was

always likely to be a challenge for Rowett,

yet he hopes the arrivals of his summer

buys will add strength in depth to his ranks.

The mission for Millwall this season is

to seal a place in the top flight of English

football for the first time in the Premier

League era, with the new contract signed

by Rowett last month highlighting the

faith the club’s owners have in their

current leader.

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STAR MAN

It’s not often a manager can

sign a player who has already

proved he can be a star man

in his team, but that was certainly the

story with the deal that took striker

Benik Afobe from Stoke to Millwall

last summer.

This one-time Arsenal graduate

caught the eye during a loan spell with

Millwall last season, inspiring Lions

manager Gary Rowett to make a bid

to seal his services on a permanent

basis last month.

The move was looking unlikely

when Afobe went for a medical and

the chance to play in the Champions

League at Club Brugge, but he turned

down a three-year contract in Belgium

and returned to London.

“It’s great to be back. I’m absolutely

delighted,” said Afobe. “The welcome

I’ve had from the lads, from fans

on social media, the feeling is

mutual. I’m happy to be back.

“It’s been a busy summer for

me, the phone has been ringing.

There have been a few

clubs here and there

speaking to my family,

my agent, myself but at

the end of the day, I’m

coming back to Millwall

Football Club where

I feel there is a bit of

unfinished business.

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Benik AFOBE

7 LAST

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/02/93

POSITION: STRIKER

CLUB: STOKE CITY

“I’ve spoken to the manager

the whole summer, spoken to my

teammates and the love I’ve been

getting here, as a footballer, that’s all

you want and all you need. For me to

go to the next level, this is the place

for me. It’s everything, every person

here has been great, and I feel like

I’ve got a lot of repaying with lots of

goals this season.”

Afobe’s move to Millwall confirmed

he has found his home for his talents,

and he is convinced the Lions can

enjoy a successful season.

“It was hard for me before I came

to this club,” he added. “I’d come

from Turkey (loan spell at

Trabzonspor) where I’d hardly

played at all and I was trying

to get my rhythm back,

trying to understand my

teammates and my teammates

understand me. But we

got there in the end.

“I feel like if

our away form

improves this

season, we’ve got

a good chance

and I’m delighted

to be back here.”


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THE CAPTAIN...

Born: 23/11/90

Former permanent clubs:

Motherwell, Fulham

A leader on and off the

pitch for Millwall manager

Gary Rowett, Hutchinson

is in his fifth season at

the heart of the Millwall

defence. He was part

of the Millwall side that

secured promotion back

to the Championship in

2017 and contributed five

goals in the Championship

last season.

Charlie CRESSWELL

15

YOUNG GUN...

Born: 17/08/02

Former permanent clubs:

On loan from Leeds

LAST TIME WE MET...

MILLWALL 1-0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

Saturday 26th February 2022

Zian FLEMMING

10

Gary Rowett is convinced

he has made a good

addition by signing

defender Cresswell on

loan from Leeds. “He’s

an aggressive boy who

wants to fight, I think

that’s why Millwall was

something they were keen

on,” he said of the son

of former Blades player

Richard Cresswell.

Jake Cooper proved to be a thorn in the side

of Sheffield United yet again as in-form Millwall

recorded a 1-0 victory against the play-off-chasing

Blades at The Den. Lions centre-back Cooper has

scored five goals in his last seven games against

the Blades, and his second-half header was

enough to give his side their fourth straight win.

ONE TO WATCH...

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Born: 01/08/98

Former permanent clubs: Jong

Ajax, PEC Zwolle, Fortuna Sittard

A summer signing from

Dutch side Fortuna

Sittard, this tall striker will

give the Millwall forward

line a focal point. The

Dutch forward has been

a consistent goalscorer

in the Dutch top flight

over the last couple of

seasons and will be keen

to continue that form in

the Championship.

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NUMBERS COUNT...

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138

5

138


3

596


— Gary Rowett will take charge

of his 138th game as Millwall

manager today.

Millwall will be looking

to improve away from

home, as they won just five

Championship games on their

travels last season.

Neil Harris holds the

goalscoring record for Millwall,

notching 138 goals in two spells

at the club between 1998 and

2004, before he returned to

add to his tally between 2007

and 2011.

Millwall are unbeaten in their

last three matches at Bramall

Lane, drawing two

and winning one

since their last

defeat in 2017.

Barry Kitchener

holds the record

for the most

appearances in

Millwall colours,

playing 596

games between

1966 and 82.

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Teddy Sheringham

MILLWALL LEGEND...

Teddy Sheringham may have won the

Champions League with Manchester

United and played for England in major

tournaments, yet he will always have a

special place in his heart for Millwall.

The elegant striker made his mark in

Lions colours between 1983 and 1991,

with his success in the second half of his

career eclipsing the 111 goals he scored

for Millwall.

Sheringham’s striking partnership with

Tony Cascarino is still etched into the

memories of the club’s fans and when

he speaks about his time at Millwall, it is

clear how much it meant to him.

“A lot of people ask me what was my

best time in football expecting me to say

Tottenham or Man Utd, but I loved my

time at Millwall,” says Sheringham.

“Coming through the ranks and

having such a great time and getting

the club into the top division and the

Premier Division for the first time in the

club’s history was incredible for me.

“It was great for all the players; we

all still keep in touch. It was great and

I have very fond memories looking

back at my time at Millwall.”


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FROM THE TOUCHLINE

Signing a new contract ahead “We’ve always tried to improve what

of the new season confirmed we do every season and hopefully

Millwall manager Gary Rowett people have seen the team just play

is fully committed to the cause and slightly differently and continue to get

now he is targeting further success. better and better. We’ve had three

This former Everton, Derby County, consistent seasons, but we want more,

Leicester City and Charlton defender that’s our aim.

has proved to be a fine technician on “I love working at the club, I’ve

the touchline during spells in charge at enjoyed every minute of it so far.

Burton, Birmingham, Derby and Stoke. I came here because I know what a

unique club it is, I know how unique

our fans are.

“It’s great that the club want me

to keep growing what we’ve done

and continue the development that

we’ve had.”

Rowett’s contentment at Millwall

has added to the stability at the club,

with the club’s owner giving the

manager and his players the support

they crave.

“We have a real hunger and desire

around this group,” he added. “Even

little things like the training ground,

the club have supported a lot of the

improvements we’ve tried to make.

Promotion is the ultimate target for Staff in the club have supported a

Millwall and Rowett suggests steady lot of the ways we’ve tried to move

growth has allowed him to put the forward with different support for the

pillars in place for success.

players.

“I think we’ve built in a nice,

“We’re very united at the moment,

progressive way,” he stated on the there is a lot of togetherness between

Recast podcast last month. “From the all the players, the team, the staff, the

day I walked in we’ve always tried to board, the owner. That’s only going to

elevate our ambitions every season. be positive for this football club.”

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NON-LEAGUE NUGGETS

Football historian LEIGH EDWARDS profiles a six notable Millwall players signed from non-League clubs...

ALEX STEPNEY

Young goalkeeper Alex

Stepney was a key figure

as Millwall won promotion

in two consecutive

seasons. He impressed

with Tooting & Mitcham

and moved to The Den

in May 1963, making 137

League appearances for

Millwall. After a brief spell

with Chelsea, he joined

Manchester United in

September 1966, starring

in their 1966-67 League

Championship success

and 1968 European Cup

final triumph. The England

international was also an

FA Cup winner in 1977

and moved via Dallas

Tornado to Altrincham

in September 1979.

Featuring in their 1979-80

Alliance Premier League

title triumph and FA Cup

run, he then became a

goalkeeping coach.

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BRYAN KING

Goalkeeper Bryan

King was ever-present

for Millwall in three

successive seasons.

Initially with Chelmsford

City, he moved to The

Den in June 1967 and

featured prominently as

Millwall narrowly failed to

win promotion to the topflight

in 1971-72. He also

starred as the Lions won

at Everton in the 1972-73

FA Cup fourth round and

took Norwich City to a

League Cup fifth round

replay in 1973-74, making

302 League appearances

prior to joining Coventry

City in August 1975. His

top-flight career was

ended by a knee injury

soon afterwards. Later

holding managerial posts

in Norway and Sweden,

he has since scouted

for English clubs in

Scandinavia.

GORDON HILL

Skilful winger Gordon

Hill was capped six times

by England after leaving

Millwall. He played for

Staines Town, Slough

Town and Southall before

moving to The Den in

January 1973, featuring

in Millwall’s 1975-76

promotion campaign.

Scoring 20 goals in 86

League games before

joining Manchester

United in November

1975, he featured in two

consecutive FA Cup

finals including their 1977

Wembley triumph. He

also played under Tommy

Docherty at Derby County

and QPR, then had spells

at various clubs including

Montreal Manic, Chicago

Sting and Northwich

where he was playerboss

prior to running

soccer schools in the

United States.


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Bryan King &

Neil Harris

PHIL WALKER

Midfielder Phil Walker

featured prominently

in Millwall’s 1975-76

promotion triumph. He

starred as Epsom & Ewell

won the Surrey Senior

League & Cup ‘double’

and were FA Vase finalists

in 1974-75. Moving to

Millwall with Trevor Lee

in October 1975, he

helped reach the FA Cup

sixth round in 1977-78

and netted 17 goals

in 146 League games

before sold to Charlton

Athletic for £120,000 in

July 1979. He was briefly

with Eastern AA, then

spent 11 years in Portugal

with Leixoes, Boavista

and Maia. Later setting

up a soccer school in

Wandsworth, he died in

July 2022. His nephew

Kyle Walker-Peters plays

for Southampton and

England.

NEIL EMBLEN

Central defender Neil

Emblen helped Millwall

qualify for the First

Division play-offs in 1993-

94. Initially with Tonbridge

Angels, he moved from

Sittingbourne to Millwall,

together with Michael

Harle, for a non-League

record £175,000 in

November 1993. He made

12 League appearances

while at The Den before

sold to Wolves for

£600,000 in July 1994,

starring as they twice

reached the First Division

play-offs. Joining Crystal

Palace for £2,000,000 in

August 1997, he re-joined

Wolves in March 1998 and

later played for Norwich

City, Walsall, New Zealand

Knights, Waitakere United

and Western Springs. He

has held various coaching

posts in New Zealand.

NEIL HARRIS

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Striker Neil Harris

holds Millwall’s all-time

goalscoring record.

Previously with Great

Wakering, Maldon Town

and Cambridge City,

he moved to The Den

in March 1998 and was

top scorer in Millwall’s

2000-01 Second Division

title triumph. He helped

the Lions qualify for the

First Division play-offs in

2001-02 and appeared

in the 2004 FA Cup final.

Moving to Nottingham

Forest in December 2004,

he re-joined Millwall in

January 2007 and starred

in their 2009-10 League

One play-off final success.

He netted 124 goals in

374 League games overall

prior to joining Southend

United in July 2011, since

managing Millwall, Cardiff

City and Gillingham.

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THE LOWDOWN...

...on Millwall

Each week UTB takes an alternative look over our Championship opponents...

RIVALRIES…

Millwall have a longstanding

rivalry with West

Ham and a local derby

between the two has been

contested almost 100

times since 1899. Leeds

United is a rivalry that

has built up over a period

of time, whilst London

neighbours Crystal Palace

and Charlton Athletic are

two further clubs who are

considered as major rivals.

TRADITIONS…

Millwall are a traditional

football club, their club

crest is a rampant lion and

the club’s nickname is the

Lions. Their traditional

home colours are dark

blue and white and

despite moving grounds in

1993, the name remained

very similar, switching from

the ‘The Den’ to ‘The New

Den’, a stadium that is now

more commonly known as

The Den again amongst

younger generations.

ENGLAND

INTERNATIONALS...

A number of subsequent

England stars have plied

TEENAGE SENSATION...

Zak Lovelace became Millwall’s

second-youngest player in the

club’s history in December 2021.

At the age of 15 years and 340

days, he was substituted on for

Tom Bradshaw in stoppage-time at

Coventry City to claim the accolade.

Lovelace was 100 days older than

Moses Ashikodi who holds the

record having debuted in 2003.

their trade at Millwall, most

notably the likes of Teddy

Sheringham, Dennis Wise

and the late Ray Wilkins.

Former England boss

Sam Allardyce was also

a Lion in his past, whilst

two players with United

connections include Paul

Shaw and Paul Ifill.

AUSSIE

CONNECTIONS...

The Den has

been home

to a number

of high-profile

Australian

footballers in

recent times,

most notably

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Tim Cahill, Lucas Neill

and the infamous Kevin

Muscat. Cahill made over

200 appearances before

being sold to Everton,

Neill also made his name

with the Lions

before heading to

Blackburn Rovers,

but famously

Muscat will be

remembered

by Blades

fans for a

half-time

altercation

with Paddy

Kenny, which

saw both

players sent

off in 2004.

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TICKETS &

TRAVEL

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Friday: 9am–5pm

Saturday (Non-Matchday): 9am–12noon

Saturday (Matchday): 9am–half time

Matchday (Evening): 9am–kick off

CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: 0114 253 7200 (option 1)

Visit: tickets.sufc.co.uk Email: boxoffice@sufc.co.uk

*A £1 booking fee applies to all telephone and online orders

AWAY BLADE

Coach Travel – Under-16s Policy

Sheffield United continue to ensure that the club

complies with safeguarding procedures and to

make sure that all young supporters travelling

on the official Away Blade transport are properly

supervised. Therefore, juniors, aged U16, will not

be allowed to travel on the Away Blade coaches

without a responsible adult, aged 25 or above.

A maximum of two juniors U16 may travel with a

responsible adult. For more information contact 0114

253 7200.

2022-23 MATCHDAY PRICES

STAND TYPE CAT. A* CAT. A CAT. B

KOP STAND

CHERRY STREET

SOUTH STAND

& JOHN STREET

FAMILY ENCLOSURE

& FAMILY CORNER

BRAMALL LANE

UPPER CORNER &

BRAMALL LANE

UPPER TIER

ADULT £35 £31 £26

OVER 60 / DISABLED £29 £24 £20

YA U22 / STUDENT £24 £20 £17

UNDER 18 £17 £14 £12

JUNIOR BLADES £15 £12 £10

ADULT £40 £35 £31

OVER 60 / DISABLED £32 £27 £23

YA U22 / STUDENT £26 £21 £20

UNDER 18 £21 £17 £14

JUNIOR BLADES £19 £15 £12

ADULT £37 £33 £29

OVER 60 / DISABLED £31 £26 £21

YA U22 / STUDENT £25 £21 £18

UNDER 18 £20 £16 £13

JUNIOR BLADES £18 £14 £11

AWAY

vs WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Carabao Cup Round One

The Hawthorns

Thursday 11th August

Kick off 8pm

This match is ALL TICKET

for Blades supporters. We

have been allocated 2,000

tickets. Tickets are now on

general sale.

PRICES:

Adults: ...................................... £15

Senior (65+): ........................... £10

Under 26: ................................ £10

Under 20: ...................................£5

Under 17: ...................................£1

Q DISABLED TICKET INFORMATION

17 pairs of wheelchair/personal

assistant tickets are available

(Blocks A4-A6) at £10 with

a free personal assistant.

Ambulant tickets are available

out of the main allocation

at £10 with a free personal

assistant, if necessary, the

majority of easy access seats

are situated at the front of A1

with other seats also available.

100 loyalty points will be

awarded to supporters

purchasing tickets.

# AWAY BLADES COACH TRAVEL

Price: £25

Departing Bramall Lane at

2.45pm, prompt.

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AWAY

vs MIDDLESBROUGH

Sky Bet Championship

Riverside Stadium

Sunday 14th August

Kick off 2pm

This match is ALL TICKET

for Blades supporters. We

have been allocated 2,057

tickets. Should any tickets

remain after time of going

to print, they will now be on

general sale.

PRICES:

Adults: ...................................... £31

Senior (65+): ...........................£23

Under 18: ................................ £18

Q DISABLED TICKET INFORMATION

112 wheelchair tickets

are available at the ageappropriate

price with a

free personal assistant,

these tickets are situated in

Block 46. Ambulant tickets

are also available at the

age-appropriate price with

a free personal assistant if

necessary, they can be taken

from the main allocation or 11

specific easy access seats can

be purchased in Block 50.

Middlesbrough strongly advise

that any supporters requiring

coach or minibus parking

book in advance by calling

01642 929421. Advance

bookings are coaches £15

and minibuses £10 on the day

subject to availability coaches

will be charged at £20 and

minibuses £15.

50 loyalty points will be

awarded to supporters

purchasing tickets.

# AWAY BLADES COACH TRAVEL

Price: £26

Departing Bramall Lane at

10am, prompt.

HOME

vs SUNDERLAND

Sky Bet Championship

Bramall Lane

Wednesday 17th August

Kick off 8pm

This match is a Category A

fixture. Supporters purchasing

tickets will be allocated 100

loyalty points.

PRICES:

Adults: ...................................... £31

Seniors: ....................................£24

Young Adults / Students: ...£20

Juniors: .....................................£14

Junior Blade Members: .......£12

HOME

vs BLACKBURN ROVERS

Sky Bet Championship

Bramall Lane

Saturday 20th August

Kick off 3pm

This match is a Category A

fixture. Supporters purchasing

tickets will be allocated 100

loyalty points.

PRICES:

Adults: ...................................... £31

Seniors: ....................................£24

Young Adults / Students: ...£20

Juniors: .....................................£14

Junior Blade Members: .......£12

Information correct at the time

of going to print. Please check

www.sufc.co.uk for up-to-date

information.

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TOUGHER MEASURES

ADDRESSING FAN

BEHAVIOUR

Sheffield United is fully behind the

introduction of new measures and

stronger sanctions in relation to

the recent increase in anti-social and

criminal behaviours seen within football

grounds.

The FA, Premier League and EFL have

joined forces to implement a new set of

actions which will be implemented across

all English football leagues from the start

of this season, and backed by the Football

Supporters’ Association.

The measures will target activity such

as entering the pitch without permission,

carrying or using smoke bombs or

pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as

well as drug use and discriminatory

behaviour.

These acts are dangerous, illegal and

have severe consequences. They have no

place in football, or anywhere.

From the start of the 2022-23 season,

all identified offenders will be reported by

clubs to the police and prosecution could

result in a permanent criminal record,

which may affect their employment and

education, and could result in a prison

sentence. The FA will also be enforcing

a tougher charging and sanctioning

policy for clubs, which will reinforce these

measures.

Furthermore, anyone who enters the

pitch and those identified carrying or using

pyrotechnics or smoke bombs will now

receive an automatic club ban. These bans

could also be extended to accompanying

parents or guardians of children who take

part in these activities.

The Blades were on the receiving end

of some of the more shocking incidents

towards the end of last season, and

through boss Paul Heckingbottom, have

been increasingly vocal about introducing

further measures to eradicate the disorder.

Speaking following the end of last

season, Heckingbottom stated: “One

of my players suffering an attack was

shocking. The frustrating thing is that

we know it will happen in these types

of games at the end of the season. We

have been saying for years that it is only

a matter of time, well it has happened,

so we have to make sure it doesn’t

get any worse. If we are sitting here

again next season and we are seeing

similar incidents, it’s not good. Until

you experience it, you don’t know how

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threatening it is and you don’t know how

you’ll react, because no-one else is put in

that kind of situation.

“It is something I feel strongly about. I

have written letters to the LMA, PFA - we

are their members, and we want them to

protect us. I have also written to the EFL

and the FA. They have a duty of care to

protect people when they are in their

place of work. As much as we want fan

involvement and joy, we just can’t let this

happen. There are a lot of people who

feel the same, a lot of people are involved

in discussions to try and rectify this. We

have to make sure people know it is

unacceptable, we have to stop it before

something even worse happens.”

EFL Chief Executive Trevor Birch

added: “This season sees new measures

introduced and sanctions implemented

that will serve to remind everyone

attending games - but particularly

the minority of people behaving in an

offensive manner - that there are real

life consequences for the criminal,

dangerous and irresponsible conduct at

football. It is wholly appropriate that these

unacceptable behaviours will now be

dealt with through a combination of police

action and automatic club bans.”

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KIT SPONSORS

Do you want to sponsor a player’s kit? Contact us at 0114 253 7200 (option 2) or email commercial@sufc.co.uk.

A player kit sponsorship package is priced at £605 plus VAT per player and includes the following:

Match worn kit of your chosen player — Video message from your chosen player

Christmas card from your chosen player — Invitation to annual sponsor training event

Advertising on club website — Stadium big screen and within the matchday programme

DAVIES

DAVIES

BALDOCK

BALDOCK

STEVENS

STEVENS

FLECK

FLECK

S2S

GROUP


ARAGON LAND

& PLANNING

BALFOUR

CARPETS

BENGALINE

GROUP

TOTLEY

PHARMACY

H E

BARNES

PAUL

KEY

O’CONNELL

O’CONNELL

BASHAM

BASHAM

BREWSTER

BREWSTER

BERGE

BERGE

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SHEFFIELD

TRANSMISSION

SHEFFIELD

TRANSMISSION

KIED

CONSULTING

PARAMEDICAL

FIRST AID

VERTICAL

EDITIONS

PUBLICATIONS

YEC ASSET

MANAGEMENT

McBURNIE

McBURNIE

SHARP

SHARP

KHADRA

KHADRA

EGAN

EGAN

BLINKFIRE

ANALYTICS


DOOR

MAINTENANCE

2003 LTD

SIMON

AVIS

PEXTON

FLEMING LTD

PARAMEDICAL

FIRST AID

H E

BARNES

VERTICAL

EDITIONS

PUBLICATIONS

LOWE

LOWE

AHMEDHODZIC

AHMEDHODZIC

NORWOOD

NORWOOD

COULIBALY

COULIBALY

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BALFOUR

CARPETS

PEXTON

FLEMING LTD

CLIVE EYRE

LIMITED

IPS

ELECTRICAL

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FODERINGHAM

FODERINGHAM

ROBINSON

ROBINSON

BOGLE

BOGLE

DOYLE

DOYLE

PETERMAN

FORKLIFT

TRUCKS


LOUIS

NICHOLLS


B2W –

VALORUM

CARE GROUP

S2S

GROUP

OSBORN

OSBORN

CLARK

CLARK

NDIAYE

NDIAYE

OSULA

OSULA

ANDREW

TREHERNE


HARVEY &

ROWAN FRASER

H E

BARNES

SIMON

AVIS

PARAMEDICAL

FIRST AID

SENIOR

BLADES


N’-DAVIES

N’-DAVIES

JEBBISON

JEBBISON

M

HECKINGBOTTOM

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KEY

SRH-EC

LTD


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UNITED IN BUSINESS

Head of Commercial PAUL REEVES provides UTB

with the latest corporate news. To discuss how you

could benefit from our opportunities to develop

your business, contact Paul on 07983 425066…

Welcome back to Bramall Lane

for the start of the 22-23 EFL

Sky Bet Championship Season.

It has been an exciting few months

off the pitch with a number of new

commercial partners joining the club

portfolio and, of course, the success of

the UEFA Women’s Euros which were

successfully held here at Bramall Lane.

As we turn our attention to the

new campaign, we are delighted to

introduce our match sponsors who join

us for the opening fixture.

Our main match sponsor is Rize

Construction. They are a new build

housing, apartments and commercial

development contractor. They do work

of all sizes for investors in and around

the Yorkshire and Humber area. For

further information contact Rize via

estimates@rizecontructionltd.co.uk

Today’s programme sponsor is

NKBS Builders. They have been

established for 35 years working

around Nottinghamshire and recently

South Yorkshire areas, doing all aspects

of building work from demolition to new

homes and all other aspects of building

using a full qualified team of trades men

with no job too small or too big. Please

contact Neil for any quotes or help

vianbks.builders@icloud.com.

Finally, our match ball sponsor

this afternoon is Paul Hanstock Air

Conditioning. A long-standing supplier

to the club, they provide efficient,

cost-effective solutions for controlling

temperature with a range of air

conditioning, heating and ventilation

products. For further details visit www.

hanstockaircon.co.uk

We hope that you all enjoy your day

with us.

UTB!

Paul Reeves

Head of Commercial

▲ Thanks to sponsors from last season’s games

against Fulham and Nottingham Forest

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MATCH ACTION

0 ı 3

Burton Albion

[–]

Sheffield United

[Jebbison 30’, 40’, Stevens 62’]

Friday 22nd July ― Pre-Season Friendly ― Venue: Pirelli Stadium

Blades: Amissah, Stevens, Basham, Norwood, Robinson, Coulibaly (Peck 86’), Arblaster (Broadbent 69’), Osula

(Lankshear 88’), Norrington-Davies, Jebbison, Trialist (Starbuck 76)’). Unused: Wharton, Sachdev, Gomis, Gaxha, Brooks.

1. Daniel Jebbison gives United the lead, 2. Enda Stevens celebrates United’s third,

3. Ismaila Coulibaly is denied, 4. Oliver Arblaster wins the ball for the Blades

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MATCH ACTION

2 ı 1

Barnsley

[Aitchison 57’, Benson 81’]

Sheffield United

[Cundy og 45’]

Saturday 23rd July ― Pre-Season Friendly ― Venue: Oakwell

Blades: Foderingham, Baldock, Ahmedhodžić, Egan, Clark, Lowe, Berge, Osborn, Fleck, Ndiaye, Brewster.

Unused: Amissah, Gomis, Broadbent, Peck, Starbuck, Brooks, Lankshear, Gaxia, Sachdev.

1. Sander Berge’s effort hits the post, 2. Rhian Brewster celebrates his part in United’s goal,

3. Anel Ahmedhodžić brings the ball forward, 4. Ben Osborn puts the ball into the mix

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ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE PITCH WITHOUT

PERMISSION AND THOSE CARRYING OR USING

SMOKE BOMBS OR PYROS WILL NOW RECEIVE

AN AUTOMATIC CLUB BAN.

‘LOVE FOOTBALL. PROTECT THE GAME’

A message about anti-social and criminal behaviour

To mark the new season, we want to

make you aware of new measures

being taken across all of football

to ensure everyone can have a safe

and enjoyable experience. We are

supporting strong action from the

FA, Premier League and EFL to tackle

anti-social and criminal behaviours

that put all of us at risk.

This reflects the seriousness of

the risks to fans and staff – pyros

can burn at 2000 degrees Celsius

and cause lifechanging injuries,

while entering the pitch endangers

players, managers and match

officials.

We know those who commit these

illegal acts do not represent the

majority of supporters.

#LoveFootball #ProtectTheGame

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FAVOURITES

..wit h Sander Berge

IN EVERY EDITION OF UTB THIS SEASON,

WE TALK TO A CURRENT MEMBER OF

UNITED’S FIRST TEAM SQUAD TO FIND

OUT SOME OF THEIR FAVOURITE THINGS...

FAVOURITE...

BAND/ARTIST... I’ll maybe say Drake for this

FILM… Top Gun

BOX SET/TV SERIES... Stranger Things is really

good at the moment. I am quite into that

COMPUTER GAME... I’ll probably say Fortnite

PHONE APP... Instagram

COMEDIAN... I’ll say Ricky Gervais

HOLIDAY DESTINATION... I’ll probably go with Maldives

OTHER SPORT TO PLAY...

Basketball or maybe tennis

OTHER SPORT TO WATCH... Tennis

and basketball again but

I also like watching golf

SPORTSMAN...

LeBron James

FAVOURITE GROUND... I loved

playing at Anfield. It

was a shame when

I scored it was behind

closed doors

MEAL... Sushi or a

good steak

CHOCOLATE BAR...

I like Norwegian

chocolate, but here

in the UK I’ll have to

say Snickers. I do

import Norwegian

chocolate though

when I get chance!

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L L L


HERE’S

A ST AT

I BET

YOU

DIDN’T

KN

W


OVER HALF A MILLION

SKY BET CUSTOMERS USE DEPOSIT LIMITS

TO MANAGE THEIR BETTING BUDGET.

THAT’S ENOUGH TO FILL:

6 WEMBLEYS.

201 ALLY PALLYS.

OR 8 CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP DAYS.

(THAT’S A LOT OF TWEED)

ALL GOOD BOOKMAKERS

HAVE DEPOSIT LIMITS.

SO WHOEVER YOU BET WITH,

SET AN APPROPRIATE ONE FOR YOU

AND THEN ENJOY THE SPORT.

DEPOSIT LIMITS

THAT’S BETTING BETTER.


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DATE KO OPPOSITION

MON 1 20:00 WATFORD

SAT 6

15:00 MILLWALL

THU 11 20:00 WEST BROMWICH ALBION CC1

AUG

SUN 14 14:00 MIDDLESBROUGH

WED 17 20:00 SUNDERLAND

SAT 20 15:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS

FRI 26 20:00 LUTON TOWN

TUE 30 19:45 READING

SUN 4

15:00 HULL CITY

SEP

SAT 10 15:00 ROTHERHAM UNITED

TUE 13 19:45 SWANSEA CITY

SAT 17 15:00 PRESTON NORTH END

2022-23 SKY BET

CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES

There have been a number of early changes to United’s

first team fixture list for the 2022-23 campaign.

Due to the Commonwealth Games, United’s Carabao

Cup clash at West Bromwich Albion has been pushed

back to Thursday 11th August (8pm), and as such the

following fixtures against Middlesbrough at the Riverside

Stadium (Sunday 14th August, 2pm) and the home game

with Sunderland (Wednesday 17th August, 8pm) have also

been affected.

The match against Luton Town has also been moved to

a Friday night (26th August, 8pm) after being selected for

live TV coverage, whilst the final game in August against

Reading (30th August, 7.45pm) has been brought forward

from a Wednesday to a Tuesday night.

The home and away games against Hull City have also

been changed, with the match at the MKM Stadium in

September (Sunday 4th September, 3pm) moved due to

the Super League Hull derby, whilst the reverse fixture

at Bramall Lane has been changed to a Friday night

(Friday 20th January, 7.45pm) due to a clash with Sheffield

Wednesday on the same weekend. A further clash with

Wednesday in March will result in the Owls in changing

the date for their prospective fixture.

Finally, United’s away fixture against at Queens Park

Rangers has been moved to Monday 2nd January, 3pm.

United travel to Kenilworth Road for a Friday night game live on Sky Sports

M

APR

MAR

FEB

JAN

DEC

NOV

OCT

SAT 1 15:00 BIRMINGHAM CITY

TUE 4 19:45 QUEENS PARK RANGERS

SAT 8 15:00 STOKE CITY

SAT 15 15:00 BLACKPOOL

WED 19 19:45 COVENTRY CITY

SAT 22 15:00 NORWICH CITY

SAT 29 15:00 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

TUE 1 19:45 BRISTOL CITY

SAT 5 15:00 BURNLEY

SAT 12 15:00 CARDIFF CITY

SAT 10 15:00 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

SAT 17 15:00 WIGAN ATHLETIC

MON 26 15:00 COVENTRY CITY

THU 29 19:45 BLACKPOOL

MON 2 15:00 QUEENS PARK RANGERS

SAT 14 15:00 STOKE CITY

FRI 20 19:45 HULL CITY

SAT 28 15:00 READING

SAT 4 15:00 ROTHERHAM UNITED

SAT 11 15:00 SWANSEA CITY

WED 15 19:45 MIDDLESBROUGH

SAT 18 15:00 MILLWALL

SAT 25 15:00 WATFORD

SAT 4 15:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS

SAT 11 15:00 LUTON TOWN

WED 15 19:45 SUNDERLAND

SAT 18 15:00 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

SAT 1 15:00 NORWICH CITY

FRI 7 15:00 WIGAN ATHLETIC

MON 10 15:00 BURNLEY

SAT 15 15:00 CARDIFF CITY

TUE 18 19:45 BRISTOL CITY

SAT 22 15:00 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

SAT 29 15:00 PRESTO N NORTH END

SAT 6 15:00 BIRMINGHAM CITY

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CLIVE STEPHENSON

Clive Stephenson

sadly passed away

unexpectedly on the 19th

July. Clive was a lifelong

Blades fan who followed

the team home and away

and was a season ticket

holder for over 30 years.

Clive will be missed by his

wife Sally, family, friends

and his matchday pals.

RIP Clive.

NEW HOME SHIRT

SET TO HIT SHELVES

United’s 2022-23 home shirt will be on sale this

Saturday (6th August) at the Blades Superstore at

Bramall Lane.

The new home shirt will be exclusively on sale in

the Bramall Lane store in sizes from small to 4XL and

available online from Monday 8th August 2022.

Information on United’s second and third kits and

junior sizes will follow in due course.

The new shirt, made by Errea, once again features

the famous red and white stripes on the back of the

shirt and also on the sleeves.

The home shirt is again proudly sponsored by

Randox Health for a second successive season,

along with recently announced sponsor Ultimate

Champions taking their place on the back of shirt.

ALISTER D’ARCY

Unfortunately, on the

11-06-2022 Alister D’Arcy

lost his battle with cancer

and is now flying high

with the many millions

of Blades up in the sky.

He was a massive Blade

all his life and loved the

game of football. Alister

was a loving husband and

an amazing father and

grandad. Forever a Blade.

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FACTS&FIGURES 2021/22

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2021/22 ROLLCALL

2021/22

LEAGUE

2021/22

CUP

UNITED

CAREER

2021/22

RECORD

Player DOB POB App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls Assists ■ ■

1 ADAM DAVIES 17.07.92 RINTEIN, GER - - - - - - - - - - - -

2 GEORGE BALDOCK 09.03.93 BUCKINGHAM 24 1 1 1 1 - 158 8 5 2 7 -

3 ENDA STEVENS 09.07.90 DUBLIN 21 1 1 2 - 1 186 3 9 4 5 -

4 JOHN FLECK 24.08.91 GLASGOW 31 4 1 2 2 1 228 17 15 2 12 -

5 JACK O’CONNELL 29.03.94 LIVERPOOL - - - - - - 172 5 9 - - -

6 CHRIS BASHAM 30.05.88 PETERBOROUGH 24 4 - 5 - - 332 18 14 2 2 -

7 RHIAN BREWSTER 01.04.00 CHADWELL HEATH 10 4 3 1 1 1 25 21 4 1 2 -

8 SANDER BERGE 14.02.98 ASKER 22 9 5 3 - 1 52 14 8 4 2 -

9 OLI McBURNIE 04.06.96 LEEDS 9 19 - 1 1 1 49 46 8 3 4 -

10 BILLY SHARP 05.02.86 SHEFFIELD 30 9 14 2 1 1 255 77 126 10 4 -

11 LYS MOUSSET 08.02.96 MONTIVILLIERS 4 3 3 - - - 20 33 9 - 2 -

12 JOHN EGAN 22.10.92 CORK 46 - 2 2 - - 165 1 5 2 5 -

13 MAX LOWE 11.05.97 SOUTH NORMANTON - - - - - - 9 2 - - - -

14 OLI BURKE 07.04.97 KIRKCALDY 2 1 - 2 1 - 19 17 2 - - -

15 LUKE FREEMAN 22.03.92 DARTFORD 1 3 - 3 1 1 11 13 1 1 2 -

16 OLLIE NORWOOD 12.04.91 BURNLEY 42 2 1 3 2 - 159 12 7 4 10 -

17 DAVID McGOLDRICK 29.11.87 NOTTINGHAM 9 10 2 2 - - 103 33 30 3 1 -

18 WES FODERINGHAM 14.01.91 HAMMERSMITH 32 - - 4 - - 37 - - - 1 -

19 JACK ROBINSON 01.09.93 WARRINGTON 26 1 3 5 - - 48 5 3 1 8 -

20 JAYDEN BOGLE 27.07.00 READING 16 2 3 4 - - 37 6 6 2 5 -

21 MICHAEL VERRIPS 03.12.96 VELP 1 - - 2 - - 4 - - - - -

22 BEN DAVIES (L) 11.08.95 BARROW-IN-FURNESS 21 1 1 - - - 21 1 1 - 3 -

23 BEN OSBORN 05.08.94 DERBY 21 13 3 3 2 - 55 29 4 4 2 -

24 CONOR HOURIHANE (L) 02.02.91 CORK 15 14 1 1 1 - 16 15 1 5 4 -

25 FILIP UREMOVIC 11.02.97 POZEGA 3 - - - - - 3 - - - 1 -

26 CHARLIE GOODE 03.08.95 WATFORD 1 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - 1

27 MORGAN GIBBS-WHITE (L) 27.01.00 STAFFORD 33 2 11 2 - 1 35 2 12 11 6 1

29 ILIMAN NDIAYE 06.03.00 ROUEN 23 7 7 3 2 - 26 10 7 2 4 -

30 ZAK BRUNT 17.11.01 CHESTERFIELD - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - -

31 JAKE EASTWOOD 03.10.96 ROTHERHAM - - - - - - 2 1 - - - -

32 WILL OSULA 04.08.03 DENMARK - 5 - - - - - 5 - - - -

33 RHYS NORRINGTON-DAVIES 22.04.99 RIYADH, SAU 20 2 - 3 1 - 23 3 - 1 5 -

34 KYRON GORDON 24.05.02 SHEFFIELD 4 1 - 3 - - 7 1 - 1 1 -

35 KACPER LOPATA 27.08.01 KRAKOW - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - -

36 DANIEL JEBBISON 13.08.03 OAKVILLE, CAN 1 7 - 1 2 - 5 10 1 - 2 -

40 FEMI SERIKI 28.04.03 MANCHESTER 1 - - - - - 1 1 - - - -

OWN GOALS 1

– ADLÈNE GUEDIOURA 12.11.85 LA ROCHE-SUR-YON - 1 - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 -

– AARON RAMSDALE 14.05.98 STOKE-ON-TRENT 2 - - - - - 46 - - - - -

– ROBIN OLSEN (L) 08.01.90 MALMÖ 11 - - - - - 11 - - - - -

– REGAN SLATER 10.09.99 SHEFFIELD - - - - - - 1 2 1 - - -

– TYLER SMITH 04.12.98 SHEFFIELD - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - -

ON THE ROAD 2021/22

● ● ●

BARNSLEY 2,052 4,227 36

BIRMINGHAM CITY 2,570 1,677 170

BLACKBURN ROVERS 1,248 4,705 128

BOURNEMOUTH 894 1,318 450

BLACKPOOL 2,120 1,929 238

BRISTOL CITY 665 1,440 372

CARDIFF CITY 660 1,140 400

COVENTRY CITY 2,700 4,275 168

DERBY COUNTY 2,044 3,145 82

FULHAM 2,362 1,438 326

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2,006 2,336 64

HULL CITY 1,978 4,123 134

LUTON TOWN 1,843 1,036 256

MIDDLESBROUGH 2,579 1,591 202

MILLWALL 448 2,181 386

● ● ●

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2,694 1,972 80

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1,966 2,892 190

PRESTON NORTH END 571 2,510 152

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 862 2,226 316

READING 856 895 348

STOKE CITY 2,584 2,581 98

SWANSEA CITY 875 TBC 362

WEST BROM 1,474 1,960 144

CARABAO CUP

CARLISLE UNITED 524 - -

DERBY COUNTY 1,368 - -

SOUTHAMPTON 1,169 - -

WOLVES - 1,791 164

PLAY-OFFS

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3,181 2,003 80

● AWAY FANS AT THE LANE ● BLADES AWAY FANS ● ROUND TRIP (MILES)

GOALS: THE BREAKDOWN

SHOTS HEADERS PENALTIES OWN GOALS OTHERS

GOAL TIMES

55 12 3 1 -

FOR

AGAINST

0-15 8 4

16-30 10 7

31-45 4 6

46-60 17 9

61-75 14 13

76-90 18 15

Extra-time - -

OUR LEAGUE RECORD

P W D L F A

HOME 2,468 1,313 614 541 4,515 2,698

AWAY 2,468 672 607 1,189 2,976 4,285

TOTAL 4,936 1,985 1,221 1,730 7,491 6,983

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SEASON STATS

2021/22

MAY

APR

MAR

FEB

JAN DEC NOV

OCT

SEP

AUG

DATE KO OPPOSITION F-A ATT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

SAT 7 20:00 BIRMINGHAM CITY 0-1 29,043 (2,570) RAMSDALE BALDOCK EGAN ROBINSON OSBORN NORWOOD BERGE

TUE 10 19:45 CARLISLE UNITED CC1 1-0 6,778 (524) VERRIPS BOGLE BASHAM LOPATA GORDON N’-DAVIES BRUNT

SAT 14 20:00 SWANSEA CITY 0-0 15,946 (TBC) RAMSDALE BALDOCK BASHAM EGAN ROBINSON NORWOOD BERGE

WED 18 20:00 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0-4 23,113 (1,960) VERRIPS BALDOCK BASHAM EGAN ROBINSON NORWOOD BERGE

SAT 21 15:00 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1-2 28,036 (2,006) FOD’HAM BALDOCK BASHAM EGAN B. DAVIES N’-DAVIES BERGE

TUE 24 19:45 DERBY COUNTY CC2 2-1 7,973 (1,368) VERRIPS BOGLE GORDON LOPATA ROBINSON OSBORN BRUNT

SAT 28 15:00 LUTON TOWN 0-0 9,774 (1,036) FOD’HAM BALDOCK BASHAM EGAN B. DAVIES N’-DAVIES BERGE

SAT 11 15:00 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 6-2 27,359 (1,966) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN ROBINSON N’-DAVIES G’-WHITE 1 NORWOOD

TUE 14 19:45 PRESTON NORTH END 2-2 25,463 (571) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN ROBINSON N’-DAVIES G’-WHITE 1 NORWOOD

SAT 18 12:30 HULL CITY 3-1 14,451 (4,123) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN 2 B. DAVIES N’-DAVIES HOURIHANE FLECK

TUE 21 19:45 SOUTHAMPTON CC3 2-2* 8,934 (1,169) FOD’HAM BOGLE BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS 1 FREEMAN NORWOOD

SAT 25 15:00 DERBY COUNTY 1-0 27,905 (2,044) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES N’-DAVIES G’-WHITE NORWOOD

TUE 28 19:45 MIDDLESBROUGH 0-2 19,390 (1,591) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES STEVENS G’-WHITE NORWOOD

SAT 2 15:00 BOURNEMOUTH 1-2 9,349 (1,318) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES STEVENS G’-WHITE 1 NORWOOD

SAT 16 15:00 STOKE CITY 2-1 28,576 (2,584) OLSEN BOGLE EGAN B. DAVIES STEVENS G’-WHITE NORWOOD

TUE 19 19:45 MILLWALL 1-2 25,345 (448) OLSEN BOGLE EGAN B. DAVIES STEVENS G’-WHITE HOURIHANE

SUN 24 12:30 BARNSLEY 3-2 15,720 (4,227) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES STEVENS NDIAYE NORWOOD

SAT 30 15:00 BLACKPOOL 0-1 28,304 (2,120) OLSEN BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES STEVENS G’-WHITE NORWOOD

TUE 2 19:45 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1-1 25,238 (1,972) OLSEN BOGLE EGAN BASHAM STEVENS NORWOOD FLECK

SAT 6 15:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS 1-3 17,291 (4,705) OLSEN BOGLE EGAN BASHAM STEVENS NORWOOD FLECK

SAT 20 12:30 COVENTRY CITY 0-0 28,705 (2,700) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM B. DAVIES STEVENS HOURIHANE

TUE 23 20:00 READING 1-0 10,247 (895) FOD’HAM BOGLE 1 EGAN BASHAM B. DAVIES STEVENS NORWOOD

SUN 28 12:30 BRISTOL CITY 2-0 25,615 (665) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM B. DAVIES STEVENS NORWOOD

SAT 4 15:00 CARDIFF CITY 3-2 18,310 (1,140) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM B. DAVIES STEVENS NORWOOD

MON 20 19:45 FULHAM 1-0 17,308 (1,438) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS NORWOOD

SUN 9 14:00 WOLVES FAC3 0-3 27,004 (1,791) FOD’HAM BOGLE GORDON BASHAM ROBINSON N’-DAVIES BERGE

SAT 15 15:00 DERBY COUNTY 0-2 24,597 (3,145) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

TUE 18 19:45 PRESTON NORTH END 2-2 12,954 (2,510) FOD’HAM BOGLE 1 EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS NORWOOD

SAT 22 15:00 LUTON TOWN 2-0 27,780 (1,843) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON 1 N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

SAT 29 17:30 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2-0 10,152 (2,892) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

FRI 4 19:45 BIRMINGHAM CITY 2-1 17,194 (1,677) FOD’HAM BOGLE 1 EGAN BASHAM B. DAVIES N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

WED 9 19:45 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2-0 26,541 (1,474) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON BALDOCK NORWOOD

SAT 12 12.30 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-0 17,523 (1,336) FOD’HAM BOGLE EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON BALDOCK BERGE

TUE 15 19:45 HULL CITY 0-0 27,601 (1,978) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

SAT 19 15:00 SWANSEA CITY 4-0 26,564 (875) FOD’HAM BALDOCK 1 EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON N'-DAVIES NORWOOD

WED 23 19:45 BLACKBURN ROVERS 1-0 26,495 (1,248) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN GOODE ROBINSON N'-DAVIES NORWOOD

SAT 26 15:00 MILLWALL 0-1 14,638 (2,181) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN GORDON ROBINSON N'-DAVIES NORWOOD

FRI 4 19:45 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1-1 28,841 (2,694) FOD’HAM SERIKI EGAN B. DAVIES ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

TUE 8 19:45 MIDDLESBROUGH 4-1 28,994 (2,579) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN B. DAVIES ROBINSON 1 N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

SAT 12 15:00 COVENTRY CITY 1-4 21,732 (4,275) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN GORDON ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

WED 16 19:45 BLACKPOOL 0-0 11,915 (1,929) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN GORDON ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

SAT 19 12:30 BARNSLEY 2-0 28,515 (2,052) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN GORDON ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

SAT 2 15:00 STOKE CITY 0-1 22,631 (2,581) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

TUE 5 19:45 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1-0 26,488 (862) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES UREMOVIC STEVENS NORWOOD 1

SAT 9 12:45 BOURNEMOUTH 0-0 26,769 (894) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES UREMOVIC STEVENS NORWOOD

FRI 15 15:00 READING 1-2 29,125 (856) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN B. DAVIES UREMOVIC STEVENS NORWOOD

MON 18 17:30 BRISTOL CITY 1-1 18,934 (1,440) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS NORWOOD

SAT 23 15:00 CARDIFF CITY 1-0 26,802 (660) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS NORWOOD

FRI 29 19:45 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3-1 15,824 (2,226) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON 1 STEVENS NORWOOD

SAT 7 12:30 FULHAM 4-0 30,813 (2,362) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS 1 NORWOOD

SAT 14 15:00 NOTTINGHAM FOREST PO 1-2 30,225 (3,181) FOD’HAM OSBORN EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON STEVENS NORWOOD

TUE 17 19:45 NOTTINGHAM FOREST PO 2-1** 29,015 (2,003) FOD’HAM BALDOCK EGAN BASHAM ROBINSON N’-DAVIES NORWOOD

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HOME GAMES IN BOLD

1 NUMBER SIGNIFIES GOALS SCORED

OG = INDICATES AN OWN GOAL – P = PENALTY

BOOKED – SENT-OFF

(9) = SUBSTITUTE USED (NUMBER DENOTES PLAYER REPLACED)

*SOUTHAMPTON WON 4-2 ON PENALTIES

**FORESTWON 3-2 ON PENALTIES

8 9 10 11 SUBSTITUTES REFEREE

FLECK McGOLDRICK BURKE MOUSSET BREWSTER (11), SHARP (8), McBURNIE (10), BASHAM, BOGLE, FREEMAN, VERRIPS T. ROBINSON

FREEMAN SMITH SHARP BREWSTER 1 McBURNIE (10), NORWOOD (5), JEBBISON (9), BALDOCK, LOWE, OSBORN, FODERINGHAM J. OLDHAM

BREWSTER McGOLDRICK BURKE SHARP McBURNIE (11), OSBORN (10), BOGLE (8), N’-DAVIES, FLECK, FREEMAN, VERRIPS K. STROUD

FLECK OSBORN McGOLDRICK SHARP McBURNIE (10), BURKE (11), FREEMAN (7), B. DAVIES, BOGLE, BREWSTER, FODERINGHAM M. DONOHUE

NORWOOD FLECK McBURNIE BREWSTER SHARP 1 (11), OSBORN (6), McGOLDRICK (9), ROBINSON, BOGLE, FREEMAN, VERRIPS M. SALISBURY

FREEMAN 1 McGOLDRICK JEBBISON BURKE FLECK (10), NDIAYE (9), SHARP (11) 1, BASHAM, N’-DAVIES, BREWSTER, FODERINGHAM A. BACKHOUSE

NORWOOD FLECK McBURNIE SHARP BOGLE (2), FREEMAN (3), BREWSTER (10), ROBINSON, OSBORN, BURKE, VERRIPS A. DAVIES

FLECK 1 OSBORN 2 NDIAYE 2 SHARP HOURIHANE (7), FREEMAN (10), McBURNIE (6), BASHAM, BOGLE, BREWSTER, VERRIPS S. MARTIN

FLECK FREEMAN NDIAYE SHARP BERGE (9) 1, BREWSTER (10), HOURIHANE (7), BASHAM, BOGLE, McBURNIE, FODERINGHAM G. ELTRINGHAM

BREWSTER G’-WHITE OSBORN SHARP 1 GUÉDIOURA (6), McBURNIE (11), BASHAM (4), NORWOOD, BOGLE, NDIAYE, FODERINGHAM D. WHITESTONE

GUEDIOURA NDIAYE McBURNIE 1 BURKE OSBORN (6), BREWSTER (11), FLECK (9), SHARP, NORRINGTON-DAVIES, LOPATA, VERRIPS J. BROOKS

FLECK OSBORN NDIAYE SHARP 1P McBURNIE (7), STEVENS (5), HOURIHANE (10), BASHAM, GUÉDIOURA, BREWSTER, FODERINGHAM D. WEBB

FLECK OSBORN NDIAYE SHARP McGOLDRICK (7), N’-DAVIES (5), HOURIHANE (10), BASHAM, McBURNIE, BREWSTER, FODERINGHAM J. LININGTON

FLECK OSBORN NDIAYE SHARP BASHAM (2), McBURNIE (10), MOUSSET (11), HOURIHANE, McGOLDRICK, BREWSTER, FODERINGHAM R. JONES

FLECK OSBORN NDIAYE SHARP MOUSSET (9) 1, HOURIHANE (7), McGOLDRICK (10) 1, BASHAM, McBURNIE, ROBINSON, FODERINGHAM K. STROUD

FLECK OSBORN McGOLDRICK SHARP 1P NDIAYE (7), BASHAM (2), NORWOOD (10), MOUSSET, McBURNIE, ROBINSON, FODERINGHAM M. DONOHUE

FLECK OSBORN 1 McBURNIE MOUSSET 2 SHARP (11), McGOLDRICK (6), BASHAM (10), BREWSTER, HOURIHANE, ROBINSON, FODERINGHAM G. WARD

FLECK OSBORN NDIAYE MOUSSET McGOLDRICK (9), SHARP (11), McBURNIE (8), BASHAM, HOURIHANE, N’-DAVIES, FODERINGHAM T. HARRINGTON

BREWSTER G’-WHITE 1 OSBORN MOUSSET NDIAYE (11), SHARP (10), HOURIHANE (7), BALDOCK, McGOLDRICK, ROBINSON, FODERINGHAM L. DOUGHTY

BREWSTER 1 G’-WHITE OSBORN SHARP NDIAYE (7), MOUSSET (8), BALDOCK (2), ROBINSON, HOURIHANE, McBURNIE, FODERINGHAM O. LANGFORD

FLECK G’-WHITE NDIAYE SHARP McGOLDRICK (10), OSBORN (6), BREWSTER, ROBINSON, FREEMAN, BURKE, VERRIPS M. SALISBURY

FLECK G’-WHITE McGOLDRICK BREWSTER HOURIHANE (8), SHARP (11), OSBORN (10), BERGE, FREEMAN, BURKE, VERRIPS A. DAVIES

HOURIHANE G’-WHITE McGOLDRICK BREWSTER 1 SHARP (11) 1, BERGE (7), OSBORN (8), ROBINSON, NDIAYE, BURKE, EASTWOOD G. ELTRINGHAM

HOURIHANE G’-WHITE 1 McGOLDRICK 1SHARP 1 McBURNIE (11), OSBORN (9), BALDOCK, BERGE, ROBINSON, MOUSSET, EASTWOOD J. BUSBY

HOURIHANE G’-WHITE NDIAYE 1 SHARP BERGE (9), FLECK (8), OSBORN (10), BALDOCK, FREEMAN, BURKE, EASTWOOD J. LININGTON

HOURIHANE OSBORN McGOLDRICK SHARP FREEMAN (5), BURKE (10), NDIAYE (11), NORWOOD (7), BREWSTER, SLATER, EASTWOOD, OSULA, STARBUCK P. TIERNEY

BERGE McGOLDRICK NDIAYE SHARP BREWSTER (9), HOURIHANE (8), OSBORN (5), STEVENS, GORDON, BURKE, EASTWOOD M. ATKINSON

HOURIHANE NDIAYE BREWSTER SHARP 1 McGOLDRICK (10), BERGE (9), N’-DAVIES (6), SLATER, GORDON, BURKE, EASTWOOD D. WEBB

HOURIHANE NDIAYE BREWSTER 1 SHARP BERGE (10), McGOLDRICK (9), McBURNIE (11), BALDOCK, GORDON, FLECK, EASTWOOD S. MARTIN

HOURIHANE NDIAYE BREWSTER SHARP 1 McGOLDRICK (10), FLECK (9), McBURNIE (11), BALDOCK, GORDON, BERGE, A. DAVIES OG D. WHITESTONE

FLECK BERGE NDIAYE SHARP 1 McBURNIE (10), McGOLDRICK (11), BALDOCK, HOURIHANE, GOODE, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES K. STROUD

HOURIHANE McGOLDRICK NDIAYE SHARP 2 G'-WHITE (10), McBURNIE (9), BERGE (11), FLECK, GOODE, N’-DAVIES, A. DAVIES L. DOUGHTY

FLECK G’-WHITE McBURNIE SHARP NORWOOD (9), NDIAYE (10), HOURIHANE, B. DAVIES, GOODE, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES J. LININGTON

HOURIHANE G’-WHITE McBURNIE NDIAYE SHARP (11), BERGE (8), FLECK, B. DAVIES, GOODE, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES O. LANGFORD

FLECK BERGE G'-WHITE 2 SHARP 1 GOODE (2), McBURNIE (11), JEBBISON (10), B. DAVIES, HOURIHANE, NDIAYE, A. DAVIES D. WEBB

FLECK BERGE G’-WHITE SHARP McBURNIE (11), B. DAVIES (10) 1, HOURIHANE, NDIAYE, GORDON, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES M. DONOHUE

HOURIHANE NDIAYE McBURNIE SHARP G'-WHITE (9), BERGE (4), FLECK (8), B. DAVIES, STARBUCK, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES M. SALISBURY

FLECK BERGE G’-WHITE SHARP 1 OSBORN (2), JEBBISON (7), McBURNIE (11), HOURIHANE, GORDON, NDIAYE, A. DAVIES J. SMITH

FLECK BERGE 1 G’-WHITE 1 SHARP 1 HOURIHANE (8) , McBURNIE (11), GORDON (2), NDIAYE, SERIKI, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES T. ROBINSON

HOURIHANE BERGE 1 G’-WHITE SHARP McBURNIE (7), NDIAYE (2), JEBBISON (12), ARBLASTER, SERIKI, LOPATA, A. DAVIES J. SIMPSON

BERGE G’-WHITE NDIAYE SHARP HOURIHANE (10), OSULA (9), JEBBISON, ARBLASTER, GOMIS, LOPATA, A. DAVIES G. ELTRINGHAM

HOURIHANE BERGE 1 G‘-WHITE 1 SHARP JEBBISON (11), McBURNIE (9), FLECK (10), STEVENS, NDIAYE, LOPATA, A. DAVIES S. MARTIN

FLECK BERGE G’-WHITE JEBBISON NDIAYE (7), OSULA (11), OSBORN (10), STEVENS, HOURIHANE, UREMOVIC, A. DAVIES D. WEBB

FLECK BERGE G’-WHITE McBURNIE ROBINSON (5), JEBBISON (11), OSBORN (9), NORRINGTON-DAVIES, HOURIHANE, NDIAYE, A. DAVIES D. BOND

FLECK BERGE G’-WHITE McBURNIE OSBORN (8), HOURIHANE (9), ROBINSON, NORRINGTON-DAVIES, JEBBISON, NDIAYE, A. DAVIES D. WHITESTONE

HOURIHANE OSBORN G’-WHITE McBURNIE BERGE (5), JEBBISON (11), NDIAYE (8) 1, NORRINGTON-DAVIES, BASHAM, ROBINSON, A. DAVIES G.WARD

FLECK BERGE G‘-WHITE 1 NDIAYE OSULA (11), OSBORN (2), HOURIHANE (8), NORRINGTON-DAVIES, UREMOVIC, B. DAVIES, A. DAVIES K. STROUD

FLECK BERGE G’-WHITE NDIAYE 1 SHARP (11), B. DAVIES, UREMOVIC, NORRINGTON-DAVIES, HOURIHANE, OSULA, A. DAVIES O. LANGFORD

FLECK BERGE G‘-WHITE NDIAYE 1 OSULA (11), HOURIHANE (8) 1, UREMOVIC, NORRINGTON-DAVIES, B. DAVIES, JEBBISON, A. DAVIES P. BANKES

FLECK BERGE 1 G‘-WHITE 1 NDIAYE 1 OSULA (11), HOURIHANE (8), JEBBISON (10), NORRINGTON-DAVIES, B. DAVIES, BALDOCK, A. DAVIES J. SMITH

FLECK BERGE 1 G‘-WHITE NDIAYE BALDOCK (7), JEBBISON (2), NORRINGTON-DAVIES (6), HOURIHANE, B. DAVIES, OSULA, A. DAVIES A. MARRINER

FLECK 1 BERGE G‘-WHITE 1 NDIAYE OSBORN (2), HOURIHANE (8), UREMOVIC, JEBBISON, B. DAVIES, OSULA, A. DAVIES M. OLIVER

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BLADES STATISTICIAN ANDREW KIRKHAM DELVES INTO THE

ARCHIVES TO ENLIGHTEN UNITEDITES WITH TOPICAL FIGURES…

A LOOK BACK AT 2021-22 PART 1

We began the season with Slavisa

Jokanovic but after 19 league

games he was replaced by Paul

Heckingbottom. Having won 15 of our last

27 games, losing just five, we reached the

play-offs for the ninth time, only to lose in

the semi-final on penalties, our sixth

successive shoot-out failure. We played

52 competitive games, winning 24

and losing 15.

13 players made their United league

debuts. Wes Foderingham and Michael

Verrips were already at the club. Rhys

Norrington-Davies, Will Osula, Kyron

Gordon and Femi Seriki came from

our junior ranks. Ben Davies, Conor

Hourihane, Morgan Gibbs-White, Charlie

Goode and Robin Olsen came on loan.

Filip Uremovic and Adlene Guedioura

left after a short stay. We said goodbye

to Aaron Ramsdale in August, to David

McGoldrick, Lys Mousset and Luke

Freeman at the season’s end and Oli

Burke in June.

John Egan played every minute of every

league game. Ollie Norwood was the

only other player to feature in 40 or more

games (42 + 2 subs). Those to reach the

30 mark were: Billy Sharp (30+9), John

Fleck (31+4), Morgan Gibbs-White (33+2),

Ben Osborn (21+13), Foderingham (32),

Sander Berge (22+9) and Iliman Ndiaye

(23+7). For the eighth time, and the first

since 2009-10 (when we used five),

we used four different goalkeepers in

league games.

▲ John Egan played every minute of every league game in 2021-22

33 players made league appearances,

and two - Osula (5) and Guedioura (1) –

made just sub appearances. 26 players

made sub appearances, they were: Oli

McBurnie (19), Hourihane (14), Osborn (13)

and McGoldrick (10). In total we used 127

subs, three more than our last season in

the Championship.

34 players were unused subs in league

games. Adam Davies was unused 21

times without making an appearance.

Foderingham, Jack Robinson and

Hourihane were unused 12 times and

Norrington-Davies (10) Jake Eastwood

(6), Ollie Arblaster (2), Nicksoen Gomis

(1), Kacper Lopata (3), Regan Slater (1) and

Joe Starbuck (1) were named substitues

without making a league appearance.

In March, due to injury, McBurnie

became our only subbed sub

of the season – our 37th in all

competitive games.

SHEFFIELD UNITED vs MILLWALL


SHEFFIELD UNITED

1 O Adam DAVIES

2 O George BALDOCK

3 O Enda STEVENS

4 O John FLECK

5 O Jack O’CONNELL

6 O Chris BASHAM

7 O Rhian BREWSTER

8 O Sander BERGE

9 O Oli McBURNIE

10 O Billy SHARP

11 O Reda KHADRA

12 O John EGAN

13 O Max LOWE

15 O Anel AHMEDHODŽIĆ

16 O Ollie NORWOOD

17 O Ismaila COULIBALY

18 O Wes FODERINGHAM

19 O Jack ROBINSON

20 O Jayden BOGLE

22 O Tommy DOYLE

23 O Ben OSBORN

26 O Ciaran CLARK

29 O Iliman NDIAYE

30 O Oliver ARBLASTER

32 O Will OSULA

33 O Rhys NORRINGTON-DAVIES

34 O Kyron GORDON

36 O Daniel JEBBISON

37 O Jordan AMISSAH

MILLWALL

1 O George LONG

2 O Danny McNAMARA

3 O Murray WALLACE

4 O Shaun HUTCHINSON

5 O Jake COOPER

6 O George EVANS

7 O Benik AFOBE

8 O Billy MITCHELL

9 O Tom BRADSHAW

10 O Zian FLEMMING

11 O Scott MALONE

13 O Ryan SANDFORD

14 O Tyler BUREY

15 O Charlie CRESSWELL

16 O Jamie SHACKLETON

18 O Ryan LEONARD

20 O Mason BENNETT

23 O George SAVILLE

25 O Isaac OLAOFE

33 O Bartosz BIALKOWSKI

35 O Hayden MULLER

38 O Nana BOATENG

39 O George HONEYMAN

40 O Besart TOPALLOJ

REFEREE

DAVID COOTE

ASSISTANT REFEREE 1

TIMOTHY WOOD

ASSISTANT REFEREE 2

NICHOLAS HOPTON

FOURTH OFFICIAL

THOMAS KIRK

PROGRAMME SPONSOR: NBKS BUILDERS — MAIN MATCH SPONSOR: RIZE CONSTRUCTION

MATCH BALL SPONSOR: PAUL HANSTOCK AIR CONDITIONING

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE:

In the event of any emergency you will hear a safety

message over the PA system. Remain where you are

and listen carefully to the announcement. Comply

immediately if it affects your area. Stewards, Police

Officers and Officials will direct you to safe areas,

which may be through Exit Doors/Gates to the street

or on to the playing area. If you are disabled or

feel unsafe in a large crowd, remain where you are

until stewards assist you. Remain calm and do not

move unless the announcement affects your area.

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