Five Stars: Sheffield United’s best players in the 21st century

There was only ever going to be one person that would be asked to pick Sheffield United’s five best players of the last decade or so – Blades fan Ian Rands of A United View on Football. Ian has selected five Bramall Lane legends from the Warnock era, two of whom remain at the club today.

Michael Brown

If ever a player of recent years had the best spell …

The Thursday Preview: Crystal Palace Vs Sheffield United

Bramall Lane is nervous. The thunderous collective spirit of yore is dampened — only for Annie’s Song do the unimpressed locals rouse themselves. An inability to believe in the attacking credentials of Richard Cresswell, pleading at the manager for a shot as central striker; a failure to conceive that the runs of Mark Yeates will amount to anything beyond another misplaced final ball; a refusal to comprehend in a central

The Steel City blues of Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United


One of the great English footballing cities. Both clubs steeped in tradition and history, but both currently struggling to regain the former glories that included Premier League spells within the last decade. Welcome to the trials and tribulations of football in Sheffield. Rich Prew looks at the recent history of the two Steel City rivals.

Until very recently, the highest profile problems have been suffered by Sheffield Wednesday. Days away …

Great Football League Teams 12: Sheffield United, 1981-2

A warm welcome to Ian Rands, ardent Blade and proprietor of the burgeoning blog, A United View on Football. In recent weeks, Ian has identified the best players in the Championship and compared and contrasted those two Kyles: Walker and Naughton. Here, he reverts the clock back thirty years or so.

1979 saw Sheffield United relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time, just four

Manager moves – Is Micky the man for Sheffield United?


There have been so many managerial changes in the Football League recently that Mike Holden has had trouble keeping up with them all! Thankfully, he’s back on the case now and continues his examination of the decisions made by chairmen up and down the country with the Sheffield United question. Is Micky Adams the right man?
In an ideal world, Sheffield United would have found closure on the Carlos Tevez…