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My favourite game: Sheff Utd v Nottm Forest, Division One play-off 2003

On a wild Thursday night, the Blades fell 2-0 down in the first half before staging a Paul Peschisolido-inspired fightbackThere are moments in football fandom that, in retrospect, you realise were the emotional high-water mark. The time when it mattere…

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing?

From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staffArsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s d…

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From Mané to Ings: awards of the Premier League season so far

With football on hold we select some of the highlights of the top-flight campaign until now – and the biggest flopJordan Henderson’s influence deserves acclaim but Sadio Mané is remarkably consistent and reaches heights that his captain cannot. The tem…

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From Mané to Ings: awards of the Premier League season so far

With football on hold we select some of the highlights of the top-flight campaign until now – and the biggest flopJordan Henderson’s influence deserves acclaim but Sadio Mané is remarkably consistent and reaches heights that his captain cannot. The tem…

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How it feels when you score two goals against Brazil on your England debut

Colin Grainger was trembling with nerves on his way to Wembley. By the time he left the pitch, he felt like he belongedBy Colin Grainger for The BlizzardI joined up with the England squad at Lancaster Gate on Monday 4 May 1956, five days before the mat…

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Billy Sharp sinks Norwich to boost Sheffield United’s European hopes

Shortly before kick-off the man on the public address system assumed a grave tone of voice and informed everyone to telephone the NHS 111 service should they develop symptoms of coronavirus. Throw in the earlier sight of a couple laden down with giant …

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Sheffield United v Norwich City: match preview

These two have gone in different directions since their promotion last spring but Norwich remain tantalisingly within reach of safety and have enjoyed a stellar week. Can they top the win against Leicester and FA Cup victory over Tottenham by seeing of…

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Norwich won the Championship. Why are they 19 points off Sheffield United?

Promoted teams meet on Saturday and a difference in transfer spending is not the whole story behind their divergent pathsProgress in the FA Cup apart, when Norwich City travel to Bramall Lane on Saturday the conversation among both sets of supporters w…

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Norwich won the Championship. Why are they 19 points off Sheffield United?

Promoted teams meet on Saturday and a difference in transfer spending is not the whole story behind their divergent pathsProgress in the FA Cup apart, when Norwich City travel to Bramall Lane on Saturday the conversation among both sets of supporters w…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A chance for Bournemouth at Anfield, Burnley and Spurs battle for European slots and Fernandes can seize big derby stageGiven their 22-point lead at the top of the table, no one at Liverpool is likely to be concerned by three recent defeats in four gam…

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Billy Sharp header takes Sheffield United past Reading after extra time

The door to European football remains open to Sheffield United on two fronts. They may not need to win the FA Cup to saunter through it but Chris Wilder’s team are in the last eight after the substitute Billy Sharp breached an obstinate Reading midway …

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Premier League, Carabao Cup and clásico: the weekend’s talking points

Underrated Pearson has transformed Watford, Wolves’ unsung hero comes to fore and Messi and Griezmann just don’t clickThe sound of a top-flight stadium reverberating to “We’ve got super Nigel Pearson, he knows exactly what we need” (tune: Bad Moon Risi…

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Football players and their relationship with Love Island

The winner and runner-up on the latest series were both footballers. Why is sport such a natural fit for reality TV?By Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsWhat is it about young footballers and romance-based reality shows? Both the male winner and …

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Football transfer rumours: Bryan Cristante to Arsenal from Roma?

Today’s fluff is widely recyclableOn 19 goals for the season after scoring a brace against Everton yesterday, the feeling persists that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might be a little bit too good for Arsenal. Barcelona tried to sign him in January and are…

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Neal Maupay pounces for Brighton to dent Sheffield United’s top-four hopes

Chris Wilder is an unusual Premier League manager in all sorts of ways. Not least because he lives so close to his club that he often avoids Sheffield’s traffic jams by either running or catching a bus to work. Saturday was a jogging day but Wilder, di…

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Which club will take Manchester City’s place in the Champions League?

The club that finishes fifth in the Premier League may end up in the Champions League next season. Who will step up?By Ben McAleer for WhoScoredWith Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City well clear at the top of the Premier League table, the ba…

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Sheffield United v Brighton: match preview

Graham Potter seems in stern mood in the wake of the “Brighton Balloon four’s Canary Island incident”. During last week’s winter break a video surfaced of a quartet of Potter’s players – Shane Duffy, Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard and Alireza Jahanbakh…

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Bournemouth contact Premier League over referee Jon Moss’s ‘sarky’ remarks

Dan Gosling says official had ‘zero respect’ for teamBournemouth want league to listen to recordingsBournemouth have opened dialogue with the Premier League regarding the alleged conduct of Jon Moss during Sunday’s defeat at Sheffield United. The club …

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Why Premier League clubs are turning to an Australian bank in big numbers

Teams in England’s top two divisions are taking sizeable loans from Macquarie, at times mortgaged against future TV earningsIt was once dubbed the “vampire kangaroo” and accused of “feasting on Britain’s creaking infrastructure” after investing in comp…

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Premier League, Championship and Europe: the weekend’s talking points

Brighton still searching for right system, Richarlison is showing his class and ruthless Nottingham Forest have the momentumBrighton have been chopping and changing, looking for a formula that might help them beat the drop. They remain outside the rele…