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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: One big deal and a welcome step in the right direction

Plenty of things still need to happen before Sheffield United can call themselves a properly functioning football club.

Chris Wilder has made a promise to Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Manager makes an important promise to his club about money

Manager Chris Wilder has promised never to put Sheffield United at financial risk despite admitting it was important the club showed greater ambition in the transfer market.

Carla Ward of Sheffield United Ladies

Sheffield United: Ladies prepare for their date with destiny following Sunday’s landmark fixture at Bramall Lane

On Sunday evening, after one of the most important fixtures on the women’s football calendar has taken place at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United Ladies will discover if they have been granted WSL2 status by the Football Association.

Chris Wilder has signed a new contract at Bramall Lane: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder says it was vital his best players knew the club meant business this summer

This summer, when Sheffield United’s players head abroad in search of sand, sun and a drop of sangria, some will switch off their mobiles and avoid newspapers like the plague.

Ilkeston Town attract big gates most weeks.

Cash or community - What’s the key to non-league survival?

With many non-league clubs struggling to survive, many people believe more money should be passed down from the top of the game to help at the lower levels.
Lee Westwood will be vice-captain in France in September.

Westwood secures vice-captain honour

Worksop’s Lee Westwood has been named as one of Thomas Bjorn’s five vice-captains for this year’s Ryder Cup.

Ben O'Connor celebrates for Steelers. Pic: Dean Woolley

Kazakh-bound Sheffield Steelers star predicts others will follow in his footsteps

Departing Sheffield Steelers defenceman Ben O’Connor reckons there could be more British stars heading for opportunities in some of the world’s biggest leagues.

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Samit Patel.

Notts star Patel goes back to his cricket roots

Nottinghamshire cricketing great Samit Patel is going back to his roots to play for Langley Mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Fasting Liverpool star Mo Salah will not eat in the hours before Champions League final

RUMOUR MILL: Fasting Liverpool star Mo Salah will not eat in the hours before Champions League final

Here are the stories making today’s back pages (Thursday 24th May).

Sheffield Steelers' head coach, Paul Thompson. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Has coach’s instincts saved Sheffield Steelers from another trophy-less season?

Sheffield Steelers will have a “significant amount’ of money to sign an AHL-standard defenceman after Ben O’Connor’s shock departure.

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Samit Patel.

Brilliant Patel century guides Notts to 93 run win over Leicestershire

A brilliant century from Samit Patel, hit off just 62 balls, steered Nottinghamshire to a ground record score of over 400 in beating Leicestershire by 93 runs on a flat pitch at the Fischer County Ground..

Rhododendron (number 16) pips Lightning Spear to win the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Lockinge crowns a princess of the Turf on regal day at Newbury

It was Royal Wedding Day. It was also FA Cup final day. But for racing buffs, Saturday represented something far more significant -- Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury and one of the most attractive cards in the build-up to Royal Ascot.

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Retford United's Cannon Park ground

Retford dream of return to glory days after One Call takeover

Struggling Retford United are hoping for a return to the glory days after being taken over by One Call Insurance Group.

Jamal Blackman spent last season on loan at Bramall Lane: Harry Marshall/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Bramall Lane scouts pursue several lines of enquiry in the goalkeeper market as past interest in Premier League midfielder is confirmed

Sheffield United are monitoring a number of goalkeepers, including former loanee Jamal Blackman, as manager Chris Wilder looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

Simon Clark, the new King's Lynn Town boss

Former Worksop Town boss back in management at Kings Lynn after Charlton and Notts County coaching spells

Former Worksop Town boss Simon Clark is back in non-league management after five years coaching at Football League clubs.

Ousmane Dembele

RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool want to sign Barcelona star Dembele

Liverpool are set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over talented young French winger Ousmane Dembele.

Ben O'Connor

Simmsey column: This might not sound like it - but this is fantastic news...

Ben O’Connor to the KHL, Liam Kirk to the NHL – how brilliant is that.


Sheffield United: Chris Wilder says real progress is now possible after receiving assurances from co-owners

Chris Wilder believes Sheffield United have put themselves in a “great position” to build upon the success of the past two seasons after resolving a series of behind-the-scenes issues which had threatened to impede their progress.

Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: Manager is looking to the future, not the past, after agreeing a deal to stay at Bramall Lane and drawing a line under political problems

Chris Wilder is looking forward to fulfilling his footballing ambitions with Sheffield United after officially signing a new contract.

BenO'Connor, a big miss for Steelers

Sheffield Steelers lose best player to Kazakh giants

A crack team in Kazakhstan have snapped up Sheffield Steelers’ brilliant defenceman Ben O’Connor.

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