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Osama bin Laden relative mentioned in Sheffield United investor talks

• Details revealed in court case between club’s co-owners• Possibility of Saudi-based investment discussed in 2017 meetingA Saudi businessman related to Osama bin Laden featured in discussions about investors in Sheffield United, a court in London anal…

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Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder beats Pep Guardiola to LMA manager of the year

• Wilder wins award after leading Blades to promotion• Guardiola named Premier League manager of the yearChris Wilder has been named the manager of the year at the League Managers’ Association awards after winning promotion with Sheffield United.The 51…

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From Alfreton Town to the Premier League: the rise and rise of Chris Wilder | Ben Fisher

The top flight’s newest manager has Sheffield United in his blood but has been a winner wherever he has coachedIt was Sam Allardyce in 2012, then in charge of West Ham, who infamously said he could have been managing a Champions League club had his sur…

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Sheffield United ready for a Premier League walk on the Wilder side | John Ashdown

The former United player took over when the club were in League One and has achieved a remarkable transformation“Every three weeks I need my hair cutting.” There’s a video, much beloved of Sheffield United supporters, of Chris Wilder speaking to local …

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Sheffield United on verge of promotion after Hogan and O’Connell sink Ipswich

Goals from Scott Hogan and Jack O’Connell gave Sheffield United victory over Ipswich which leaves them on the verge of promotion to the Premier League. With Leeds playing Aston Villa on Sunday, the automatic promotion places have yet to be finalised bu…

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Norwich close to Premier League return as Championship climax looms

• Canaries need just a point with two games to play• Play-off place and final relegation spot yet to be decidedAnother dramatic Championship season enters its penultimate weekend with three clubs still jostling for automatic promotion, at least three v…

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Daniel Farke in the saddle as Norwich gallop to the finishing line | Stuart James

Despite a limited budget, Norwich top an unpredictable Championship and are heading for promotionThe standout line in a story about Daniel Farke, the Norwich City manager, on the Pink ’Un website this week was found in the penultimate paragraph. “A Ban…

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Championship roundup: Norwich and Sheffield United slip up at the top

• Norwich 2-2 Reading; Birmingham 1-1 Sheffield United• Aston Villa game at Rotherham features three penaltiesNorwich were behind with four minutes left and ahead with two remaining before Reading equalised seven minutes into stoppage time through Andy…

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‘He reminds me of Ronaldo’: Che Adams brings Brazil to Birmingham

The forward known as ‘Chelé’ by fans is attracting Premier League interest after developing at non-league IlkestonThe immediate threat to Sheffield United’s promotion push is a familiar one. It was November 2014 when Nigel Clough rang Kevin Wilson, the…

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Sophie Jones banned for racial abuse and leaves Sheffield United

• Tottenham’s Renée Hector said Jones made monkey noises• Player’s contract terminated by mutual consent, say UnitedThe Sheffield United women’s player Sophie Jones has been banned for five matches after being found guilty of racially abusing an oppone…

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Sheffield United’s Chris Basham downs Leeds and Casilla sees late red

Sheffield United served notice to Leeds that the fight for automatic promotion may go to the wire. A Yorkshire derby on a vibrant afternoon ended with Chris Wilder’s side taking a victory that leapfrogs them over their hosts into second place by one po…

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Sheffield United’s Chris Basham downs Leeds and Casilla sees late red

Sheffield United served notice to Leeds that the fight for automatic promotion may go to the wire. A Yorkshire derby on a vibrant afternoon ended with Chris Wilder’s side taking a victory that leapfrogs them over their hosts into second place by one po…

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Championship roundup: Hernández double fires Leeds back to the top

• Reading 0-3 Leeds (Klich 14; Hernández 22 43)• 10-man Sheffield United stay thirdPablo Hernández scored twice in the first half to help Leeds cruise past Reading and return to the top of the Championship with a 3-0 win at the Madejski Stadium.Mateusz…

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Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday blunt Blades in Steel City stalemate

Sheffield United lost ground in the Championship promotion race as they were held to a goalless draw in the Steel City derby at Hillsborough.United have not lost in their last seven league games but struggled for chances against a resilient Owls side a…

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Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United: Championship – live!

• Follow the Sheffield derby action from 7.45pm GMT • Norwich back on top as Stoke sink Forest• Email Simon with your thoughts or tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.45pm GMT If you thought derby weekend ended when the final whistle blew at Goodison Park yesterday …

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Sheffield United rise to second as Kieran Dowell header sees off West Brom

Sheffield United maintained their hold on the second automatic promotion place in the SkyBet Championship after Kieran Dowell’s first-half header extended West Bromwich Albion’s increasingly jittery home form.Darren Moore’s team may have started the da…

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Championship roundup: Harrison and Jansson take Leeds back to summit

• Leeds beat Swansea, while Norwich slip to defeat at Preston• Sheffield United edge Middlesbrough, Villa lose at BrentfordThe constant shifting at the top of the Championship shows no sign of abating after Leeds United returned to the top with a 2-1 w…

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Andre Green caps astonishing Aston Villa comeback against Sheffield United

A thrilling Aston Villa comeback with three goals in the dying stages of a game dominated by Sheffield United robbed the Blades of top spot in the Championship and turned Billy Sharp’s joy at scoring a hat-trick into ashes.Sharp appeared to have taken …

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Billy Sharp pegs back Norwich twice as Sheffield United earn dramatic draw

Billy Sharp scored a brace as Sheffield United twice came from behind to grab a 2-2 draw in a pulsating Championship clash against Norwich at Carrow Road. Sharp made it 19 goals for the season while Norwich striker Teemu Pukki took his tally to 18 as t…

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Championship promotion race: who’s heading up and who’s missing out? | Ben Fisher

Leeds have set the pace but the chasing pack are closing and the race to reach the Premier League is hotting upEver since Marcelo Bielsa took charge last summer the fear, in some quarters at least, was that Leeds would fail to last the distance – or th…