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Where Are They Now? Sheffield Wednesday’s Division Two 1983-84 runners-up

By Neil Fissler IMRE Varadi believes Sheffield Wednesday cost themselves the Second Division title by winning promotion too early. Howard Wilkinson’s side clinched a return to the First Division six games before the end of the season after leading the title race for most of the season. But they flagged in the finishing straight, losing […]

Big Interview – new Hartlepool United manager Dave Jones

By Chris Dunlavy DAVE Jones doesn’t do buzzwords. He isn’t guided by a philosophy, nor an army of fresh-faced statisticians. Hartlepool’s new manager is an old dog in an industry full of new tricks – an industry where 22 per cent of full-time managers are currently aged under 40. “Everybody seems to want young people […]

Sheffield Wednesday stars Forestieri and Hutchinson sign new deals

Sheffield Wednesday playmaker Fernando Forestieri and influential midfielder Sam Hutchinson have both put pen to paper on bumper new deals at the club.

Where Are They Now? Leeds United’s FA Cup semi-finalists 1986-87

By Neil Fissler BILLY BREMNER, was the heartbeat of the Don Revie side which is still the most successful in the history of Leeds United. They won almost every trophy available. So, when Leeds became mired in the Second Division in the mid-80s, they turned to one of their greatest-ever players. Bremner who had impressed […]

Profile: Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock

by Chris Dunlavy STOOD in the tunnel barely an hour after the infamous Battle of Bramall Lane, Neil Warnock smiled and stated the obvious. “Well,” said the then Sheffield United boss,“I don’t suppose Gary Megson will be wanting to have a pint with me afterwards. But then not many people do.” Admittedly, the situation was […]

Where Are They Now? Cambridge United’s Div 3 Champions 1990/91

by Neil Fissler RICHARD WILKINS believes that John Beck’s Cambridge United don’t get the credit their achievements deserved. Beck led the club to back-to-back promotions. In 1990-91, the U’s lifted the Third Division title,  edging out Southend United by a point. A year earlier, after taking over from Chris Turner, he had taken them to […]

Football Firsts: Sheffield Wednesday forward Caolan Lavery

First game watched live? The first was Celtic v Aberdeen at Celtic Park. I was ten years old and it was an exciting day for me. My dad, Daniel, took me and two of my cousins, Neil and Dwyer. We were actually staying in Ireland, so we had to take the ferry over to Scotland. […]

Where Are They Now? Sheffield Wednesday’s League Cup winners 1991

by Neil Fissler CHRIS TURNER thinks Sheffield Wednesday will never again enjoy a season like the one that brought Wembley success and promotion. Guided by Ron Atkinson, the Owls bounced straight back after relegation from Division One to win promotion  to the top flight, finishing third behind Oldham Athletic and West Ham. They also beat […]

Mangan receives pep talk from son ahead of Man United’s visit

by Chris Dunlavy SO you think Shrewsbury Town don’t stand a chance against Manchester United? Try telling young Loui Mangan. The six-year-old son of Shrews striker Andy, Loui hasn’t got time for the doom-mongers who reckon Louis van Gaal’s misfiring millionaires will crush the minnows from the Meadow. “He’s desperate for his dad to play […]

Men United: Viv Anderson will reunite with Terry Butcher in the Steel City ahead of Euro 2016

Football fans are invited to join former England stars Viv Anderson and Terry Butcher together with Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of The Football League, for an exclusive football focussed chat and a pint later this month. Butcher and Anderson will be at the Copthorne Hotel, Sheffield, on Wednesday 27 January 2016 to […]


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