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VIDEO: ‘Referee was a disaster’ - Carlos Carvalhal after Sheffield Wednesday defeat to Brentford

Carlos Carvalhal described referee Darren Bond as ‘a disaster’ as Sheffield Wednesday fell to their first defeat in eight matches against Brentford at Hillsborough.

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George Best of Manchester United (11) runs onto the pitch, following Denis Law (10) at Old Trafford, circa 1964.

George Best: the greatest ever British footballer? Sheffield gets to see him again

Sheffield football fans may have been deprived of top-level football for a good few years.

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Billy Sharp scored his 21st goal of the season on Saturday. Pic David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Bolton striker Gary Madine filmed insulting Blades skipper Billy Sharp

Gary Madine has inadvertently fanned the flames ahead of Saturday’s match between Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers at Bramall Lane after a video of him insulting Billy Sharp, the League One leaders’ captain, was posted on social media.

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Sheffield United remain on top of the League One table ahead of Saturday's game with Bolton Wanderers. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Fired-up Blades urged to pump ice into their veins

‘Fire in your belly and ice in your veins’ was Chris Wilder’s favourite mantra at the beginning of the season.

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Jay O'Shea is pushing hard for a starting role at Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades boss warns he could switch sides

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has defended his decision to rotate Bramall Lane’s first team squad as the battle for promotion enters a critical phase.

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Bad night for Owls goalscorer Fernando Forestieri.....Pic Steve Ellis

Match report: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Brentford 2 - Owls pay the penalty after sloppy start

You can take nothing for granted in the topsy-turvy world of the Championship.

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Kell Brook and Eddie Hearn

Sheffield United want assurances over Kell Brook v Errol Spence Jr

Sheffield United want absolute assurance that a planned Kell Brook world title scrap with Errol Spence JR at their stadium WILL materialise.

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Blades boss Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: My lads give everything, says Blades boss Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder has praised the attitude and application of his Sheffield United side after insisting the connection between players and fans can help propel them to promotion this season.

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Sam Hutchinson

Sheffield Wednesday: Sam Hutchinson issues plea to Owls fans ahead of Brentford duel

Midfield enforcer Sam Hutchinson is urging Wednesday’s supporters to roar the team on to victory against Brentford tonight.

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Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday: Why Owls are refusing to take Brentford lightly

Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal remains wary of the threat Brentford will pose despite the West London club’s poor recent form.

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Marc Roberts

Barnsley: Sour taste in mouth for Marc Roberts after Reds’ defeat to Brighton

Barnsley captain Marc Roberts was left with a sour taste in his mouth after the Reds’ defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion.

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Jack O'Connell of Sheffield Utd. Pic: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why it’s points over performances for Blades star Jack O’Connell

Jack O’Connell admits he is happy for Sheffield United to win ugly if it means they win promotion to the Championship this season.

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James Hanson of Sheffield Utd reacts to a missed chance against Scunthorpe. Pic: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades braced for bumper crowd for visit of Bolton

Sheffield United could be roared on by a bumper home crowd for Saturday’s crunch clash with Bolton Wanderers after the visitors’ allocation was reduced.

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Morgan Fox

Sheffield Wednesday: Morgan Fox boost for the Owls

Morgan Fox is edging closer to a first-team return, Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal has confirmed.

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Keiren Westwood with Barry Bannan....Pic Steve Ellis

Keep it up! Keiren Westwood’s call to in-form Sheffield Wednesday

Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has challenged his team mates to maintain the excellent form that has reaped four wins in a row for the in-form Owls.

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: No squad better than ours in this league, says Chris Wilder

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder insisted he would not swap his players for any others in the division following their top of the table clash with Scunthorpe.

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Billy Sharp fires in the equaliser against Scunthorpe. Pic David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why bearded Jack O’Connell’s family are fans of the Blades ... United 1 Scunthorpe 1

Bearded and slightly bewildered by the fact they did not win the game, Jack O’Connell stroked his freshly grown whiskers as he revealed Sheffield United have a new fan club back home in Liverpool.

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Leon Clarke was injured against Northampton

Sheffield united: No time being set on striker’s return from injury

Chris Wilder has admitted it is impossible to say when Leon Clarke will return to action following his latest injury set-back.

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Barnsley';s penalty claims were waived aside against Brighton. Photo  Glenn Ashley.

Barnsley 0 Brighton 2: Reds boss Paul Heckingbottom hands it to top quality Seagulls

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom handed credit to Brighton after they produced a sparkling second-half performance to sink the hosts.

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Jordan Houghton against Luton. Picture: Marie Caley

Doncaster Rovers sweating on Jordan Houghton injury | Fergie slams Danny Hylton for alleged elbow

Doncaster Rovers are sweating on the fitness of key midfielder Jordan Houghton after the on-loan Chelsea youngster suffered a serious-looking knee injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Luton Town.

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