Sheffield United Football Club

22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
RANGERS are reportedly on the verge of snapping up Sporting Lisbon starlet Umaro Balde. The Evening Times claims the Portuguese youth international, 16, is set to sign a two-year deal with the Light Blues. Portuguese teenager pictured in 2016 It comes after the midfielder – who won’t cost the Ibrox club a penny – impressed Gers coaches during a trial at the Hummel Training Centre. The Rangers youngsters have enjoyed a stunning 2018/19 campaign, winning the Scottish FA Youth Cup and the reserve league. Nathan Young-Coombes, 16 – who arrived earlier this year from Chelsea – grabbed the winner in the televised Hampden showpiece against rivals Celtic. Dapo Mebude, 17, another Youth Cup Final goalscorer, was handed his debut against Kilmarnock on the final day of the season by gaffer Steven Gerrard. [article-rail-curated title=”Related Stories” selected_posts=”4275884,4275657,4275598,4272264,4272804,4272637″ /] Meanwhile, a Gers fan has launched a petition calling for former skipper Lee Wallace to be given a testimonial. And we told earlier how Hibs defender Ryan Porteous marked the end of the season by posting a picture of his horror tackle on Ibrox midfielder Lassana Coulibaly from January. Porteous, 20, got a yellow card for the wild challenge which was criticised by Gerrard and Neil Lennon, manager of the Easter Road side at the time. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6031043810001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Former Rangers star John Fleck hailed by Sheffield United fans in boozer after securing English Premier League place “]
22 May 19
News Archives Uk

For most clubs, it would be phenomenal to bring out a starting XI worth more than £ 300 million from their academy alone. Unfortunately for Manchester City, this talent for his first team has only played in a total of 92 games, 64 of which were played by Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho alone. While Pep […]

22 May 19
football nerd

In the end it wasn’t quite meant to be for Orient, whilst they will escape non-League as Champions they couldn’t make it a double by securing the FA Trophy in what will hopefully be their final appearance in the competition. The National League campaign is long, wearing and a severe test of a squad’s fortitude […]

22 May 19
Archy news nety

Manchester United is in danger of losing De Gea quest this summer, with the Spanish national team still to put black on a new contract. The 28-year-old has established himself as one of the best shotstoppers in the world in recent years, helping the team win honors such as the Premier League, the EFL Cup […]

22 May 19
AFROINSIDER

The Dubai-based Fanzir, a sports social network platform focused on football, plans to launch three investment projects in Egypt in the coming period. Fanzir held several meetings with the management of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to create an application for the Egyptian Premier League, Ahmed Aljishi, director of public relations and board member of […]

22 May 19
talkSPORT
The Premier League is home to stars from across the globe. In 2018/19 the division had seen representatives from 109th different nationalities of the 207 affiliated with FIFA. Frederic Nimani came through the Monaco academy before joining Burnley on loan Number 109 came up in slightly unusual circumstances too, with ex-Burnley forward Frederic Nimani, who played two games in 2010, changing his allegiances to Central African Republic last September for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification match with Guinea. Almost all Premier League players have came through an academy of some sort from all these nations but which one has been the most prolific? Over at TheSportsman.com, they have analysed the data and found out which club has given us the most talent in 2018/19, and you can see the top producers below. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Liverpool – 4 players Crystal Palace – 4 players Paris Saint-Germain – 4 players Arsenal starlet Matteo Guendouzi came through the ranks at PSG Valencia – 4 players Ajax – 4 players Vertonghen joined the Dutch side’s academy in 2003 Leicester – 4 players Atletico Madrid – 4 players Sheffield United – 5 players Harry Maguire’s skills were forged in Sheffield before a switch to Hull Feyenoord – 6 players Arsenal – 6 players Leeds – 7 players Fabian Delph spent five years playing for Leeds’ youth sides West Ham – 7 players Charlton – 7 players Sporting Lisbon – 8 players Signing Rui Patricio last summer was a huge coup for Wolverhampton Wanderers and he has been key in their excellent campaign which has seen them qualify for the Europa League Barcelona – 8 players Oriol Romeu has found a home at Southampton having originally joined Chelsea from Barcelona Manchester City – 10 players Chelsea – 10 players Patrick van Aanholt was a part of the Blues’ academy from 2007 onwards Tottenham – 11 players Ryan Fredericks got one over on his former club by helping the Hammers beat Spurs 1-0 towards the end of the campaign Southampton – 12 players Theo Walcott is still going strong having left the Saints in 2006 Manchester United – 15 players Joshua King never played in the Premier League for the Red Devils but has gone on to be a top-flight hit with Bournemouth
22 May 19
ScoutRaged

The recent Vinai and Raul interview (Part 1) was a fairly uninteresting PR exercise, pretty much going over what we already know. But I think this interview was more about setting the scene for the summer ahead in an attempt to temper expectations. During the interview Stan got slathered with Gazidis-esque tonguing praise for doing […]

22 May 19
shaymenstats

From The Yorkshire Evening Post by Richard Sutcliffe dated 20th May 2019 Assistant manager, Halifax Town. Wilder in charge from July 2002 to June 2008 … Chris got the manager’s job a few weeks after Halifax Town had been relegated from the Football League in 2002 and the club was really struggling. That first year […]

22 May 19
Blogging The Baggies

Just over a week ago a bad word couldn’t be said about West Bromwich Albion. A battling performance and an electric atmosphere left every single Baggies fan beaming with pride despite losing out to rivals Aston Villa for a place at Wembley. But fast forward a week and black clouds seem to surround the club […]

21 May 19
Ben Stephens

Graham Shaw, Brian Cooper, Tony Kay and Brian Richardson. All names familiar to football fans of Sheffield, all except one, Brian Cooper. Brian has played with or against all of the names above and yet his name won’t be found in any footballing history book. So, who is Brian Cooper? He was born into a […]

21 May 19
talkSPORT
Mike Dean’s wild celebrations at the end of Tranmere Rovers’ victory over Forest Green ensured the referee made headlines for the right reasons. The Premier League referee, a lifelong fan of the club, punched the air at full-time as his side won their League Two play-off semi-final against Forest Green. Mike Dean could not control his emotions as Tranmere sealed the win Dean had refereed Arsenal’s Premier League win against Burnley at Turf Moor on the final day of the season, but still had plenty of energy 24 hours later to cheer James Norwood’s goal – his 32nd of the season – against his former club, which earned Micky Mellon’s side a 2-1 aggregate win. Rovers are aiming for back-to-back promotions, having gone up through the National League play-offs last season and will face Newport County at Wembley on Saturday, May 25. View this post on Instagram Mike Dean giving it large at @tranmererovers match tonight 😂 A post shared by talkSPORT (@talksport) on May 13, 2019 at 1:58pm PDT But, here at talkSPORT.com, it got us thinking about which other teams Premier League referees support. According to official guidelines, referees cannot be appointed to their own team’s games or to take charge of teams which could have a geographical sway. “At the beginning of every season the referees’ background information is audited,” said Keith Hackett, the former head of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the organisation which makes refereeing appointments for Premier League games. “They complete a form that includes who they support, the history of if they’ve played the game and with the addresses where they are residing. Keith Hackett never had a problem getting his point across “That gives you a picture that comes into use when you’re appointing. It’s about ensuring, for example, you wouldn’t appoint a Sheffield-based ref for a Sheffield team.” So, without further ado, scroll down to see if your team has a famous (or infamous) fan! Martin Atkinson (from Bradford) – Leeds United Martin Atkinson is a Leeds fan Michael Oliver (from Ashington) – Newcastle United Michael Oliver is still just 25 Jon Moss (from Sunderland) – Sunderland ‘What do you mean you haven’t seen the Netflix documentary?’ Andre Marriner (from Birmingham) – Aston Villa Andre Marriner could find his hours reduced if Villa win the Championship Play-Off Final Anthony Taylor (from Manchester) – Altrincham Anthony Taylor supports National League North side Altrincham Craig Pawson (from Sheffield) – Sheffield United Craig Pawson will have watched the Blades secure automatic promotion under Chris Wilder Kevin Friend (from Tottenham) – Bristol City/ Leicester City Kevin Friend is a born and bred Londoner, but has West Country ties Lee Mason (from Bolton) – Bolton Wanderers Bolton’s plight will have surely hurt Mason Graham Scott (from Oxford) – Swindon Town Graham Scott is a Swindon fan from Oxford Simon Hooper (from Wiltshire) – Swindon Town Simon Hooper shows a card during the Premier League season Stuart Attwell (from Nuneaton) – Luton Town Stuart Attwell brandishes a yellow card Paul Tierney (from Wigan) – Wigan Athletic Paul Tierney is a Latic through and through [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] Other Premier League referees Chris Kavanagh (from Manchester) – Unknown It is unknown which team Chris Kavanagh supports David Coote (from Nottingham) – Unknown It is unknown which team David Coote supports Roger East (from Wiltshire) – Unknown It is unknown which team Roger East supports
21 May 19
News Archives Uk

10) VAR make the game?Sorry, we have to. Refereeing controversy is not new; VAR rage certainly is. While the Premier League season trundled along to the sound of low-grade irritation – Mike Dean this, institutionalized FA bias – the Champions League was punctuated by some almighty controversies which echoed around for days. Raheem Sterling's late […]

21 May 19
News Archives Uk

Manchester United have yet to turn to Daniel James of Swansea City. The 21-year-old is considered one of the most promising talents in British football and has been associated with numerous Premier League teams in recent months. Despite speculation that United are about to deal with the Swans, WalesOnline announces that the Red Devils have […]