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Leeds United appoint new Chief Executive

Leeds United have appointed Paul Bell as their executive director (chief executive). Bell returns to Elland Road having left his position as director of commercial affairs to join Sheffield Wednesday 18 months ago. He effectively fills the void left by Adam Pearson and renews his career with Leeds where he spent four-and-a-half years. Paul Bell […]

Billy Sharp is home in Sheffield and tells his son to get back in Blades colours!

by Chris Dunlavy Leeds, Reading, Southampton and Nottingham Forest – little Leo Sharp has got a range of kits to rival Sports Direct. And no wonder – the poor lad’s head must have been in a spin trying to follow dad Billy’s whistlestop tour of the Championship. Since winning promotion to the Premier League with Southampton […]

Will so Keane to impress with Sheffield Wednesday

HE WAS not aware of it at the time but Sheffield Wednesday’s new loanee Will Keane was endearing himself to Owls fans back in 2011 as he scored twice to deny city-rivals United in the FA Youth Cup final.

Warnock right to say no to Sheffield Wednesday

AWARD-WINNING WRITER JAMES LAWTON PENS A GUEST COLUMN… Every man has his limits and Neil Warnock rather charmingly defined his own this last week when he withdrew his name from the Sheffield Wednesday short-list. In some eyes he will always been a football ogre. Yet those who know him well enough have a more rounded […]

Blades ties see Warnock avoid Sheffield Wednesday job

NEIL WARNOCK has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial role at Sheffield Wednesday.

Warnock in the frame for Sheffield Wednesday post

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed that Neil Warnock is one of a number of names on their managerial shortlist. Wednesday sacked Dave Jones on Sunday following the club’s poor start to the Championship season, which has left them languishing in the relegation zone. The Owls are now in search of Jones’ replacement and […]

Too soon for Scunthorpe United to get rid of Laws

IT was a bit of a surprise to see Brian Laws lose his job at Scunthorpe. He called it unwarranted, and I have to agree. Yes, they got knocked out the FA Cup by a Non-League club in Grimsby Town. But the rivalry between those two clubs meant it was always going to be very […]

Dream Team: Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday)

The Sheffield Wednesday midfielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from players he has played with or against in  his football career. GOALKEEPER Nigel Martyn – Retired It was a toss-up between him and David Marshall but Nigel was so steady – I can’t remember him making a mistake. I was only a lad at […]

Carlisle United boss was so good Wigan sent a helicopter to get him

IT tells you everything about Graham Kavanagh that when cash-strapped Cardiff flogged him to Wigan for £400,000 in 2006, Bluebirds fans demonstrated outside Ninian Park. Mind you, it probably tells you just as much that Latics chairman Dave Whelan sent a helicopter to pick him up! “Someone from Wigan actually rang and said: ‘Can we […]

The Scunthorpe United Old Boys are back in town

THERE is something of an old boys’ club forming at Scunthorpe and Cliff Byrne is hoping the familiar faces will bring a familiar end to this season – promotion. During his first stint with the Iron, Byrne amassed 308 appearances over nine-and-a-bit seasons – if you include his loan spell during 2002-03. During that time […]

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