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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: A simple ‘sorry’ would be nice

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Bristol City manager Lee Johnson brings his team to Bramall Lane in December

Sheffield United: Bristol City Fixture Change

Sheffield United’s home game against Bristol City has been brought forward 24 hours after being selected for live television broadcast.

John Fleck scored a new contract with Sheffield United last month.

Sheffield United: Bramall Lane’s new approach to contract negotiations is laid bare

It sounded like a hostage scene from a gritty gangster flick.

The culture is changing at Bramall Lane: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why Chris Wilder believes things are changing for the better at Bramall Lane

Way back in May, when Sheffield United were still celebrating promotion and the players were parading around town on an open top bus, Chris Wilder promised things were about to change.

Caolan Lavery has returned to training this week

Sheffield United: David Brooks buy-out clause denied and Wilder reveals Blades feared for Caolan Lavery’s eyesight

Sheffield United feared Caolan Lavery could lose his sight in one eye after shattering an eye socket, manager Chris Wilder confirmed last night, before revealing the centre-forward has received the all-clear to resume full-contact training.

George Baldock (left) and Chris Basham could both feature against Reading on Saturday: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: George Baldock is in the frame to feature against Reading

George Baldock could return to action against Reading this weekend, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has revealed, after being given the all-clear to resume full training.

David Brooks has a number of admirers at Premier League level

Sheffield United: ‘If I hear Barcelona want David Brooks, great, it means he’s doing well’

Chris Wilder has refuted suggestions that Sheffield United awarded David Brooks a new contract simply to drive-up his value ahead of the January transfer window.

Chris Wilder has no time for players who don't give their all: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘Continue to give everything or get dropped’ players are told

Chris Wilder has provided an insight into the approach which is driving Sheffield United’s climb up the Championship table, admitting his players know there will be consequences if they fail to put their bodies on the line.

Kieron Freeman dislocated his knee against Ipswich Town: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Kieron Freeman injury verdict revealed

Sheffield United’s hopes of forcing themselves into the automatic promotion positions have received a major boost after it was revealed Kieron Freeman, who left the pitch on a stretcher during last weekend’s win over Ipswich Town, could return to action before the end of the year.

Reading manager Jaap Stam

Sheffield United: Reading receive selection boost ahead of Blades clash

Yann Kermorgant and Paul McShane could return to action for Reading against Sheffield United.

David Brooks nutmegs Jack Hunt at Hillsborough

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder reveals the moment he knew David Brooks was a truly special talent

No matter what else he achieves, however many goals he scores or international caps he is awarded, one moment will always be synonymous with David Brooks.

David Brooks takes on three Ipswich players during last weekend's match at Bramall Lane : Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder explains why agreeing terms with David Brooks is a real statement of intent

It is unlikely to stop people speculating about his future or stem the tide of stories linking him with Premier League clubs.

David Brooks was man of the match as Sheffield United won the Steel City derby 4-2 at Hillsborough

Sheffield United: David Brooks agrees a new deal at Bramall Lane

David Brooks has signed a new contract with Sheffield United.

Chris Wilder does not want to see players diving or feigning injury

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder says neither he nor Mick McCarthy will ever cheat to win

Chris Wilder has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at some of Sheffield United’s Championship rivals after insisting Ipswich Town will not indulge in any theatrics when they visit Bramall Lane on Saturday.

Sheffield United Ladies are set to move to the Olympic Legacy Park. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Sheffield United: Blades close-in on Olympic bow

Sheffield United Ladies could stage their first game at the Olympic Legacy Park early next month following talks between Bramall Lane, the City Council and the Football Association, it emerged last night.

Jamal Blackman is expected to start against Ipswich Town today: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Jamal Blackman versus Simon Moore will only help The Blades continue to impress

It says everything about the progress Jamal Blackman has made since arriving at Bramall Lane that Simon Moore, one of the driving forces behind Sheffield United’s promotion last season, faces a battle to regain his starting place.

David Brooks celebrates with Mark Duffy at Hillsborough

Sheffield United: Tough love helped David Brooks achieve his Wales dream

David Brooks’ presence in the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland vindicates Sheffield United’s handling of the youngster last season, manager Chris Wilder has insisted.

Chris Wilder says his players proved their mettle even before the start of the new Championship season: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘The tough times didn’t break us, they made us’ says manager Chris Wilder

Sheffield United’s never-say-die attitude can be traced back to their disappointing start last season, Chris Wilder has claimed.

Sheffield United Ladies, including Kim Brown (right), Amy Beanland and Nat Shaw, face Leeds United in the Women's FA Cup at Bramall Lane tomorrow.

Sheffield United: Kim Brown wants to make more history during tomorrow’s SSE Women’s FA Cup tie against Yorkshire rivals Leeds

Kim Brown still gets goosebumps watching it now; the moment when, with an almighty swing of her right boot, she became the first Sheffield United Ladies player to score a goal at Bramall Lane.

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: It pains me to say it but David Brooks was right to choose Wales

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: It pains me to say it but David Brooks was right to choose Wales

Gareth Southgate has always struck me as a pretty decent bloke.

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