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Sheffield United : Club Background
What do Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Yorkshire Cricket Club, and snooker's world-famous Crucible Theatre all have in common? Other than of course the fact that they are all in Sheffield, of course! All four originate from the same building. The Adelphi Hotel was the venue that was used to form the first three organisations, and since being demolished in 1969, the plot of land is now used to host the World Snooker Championships. Sheffield United used the hotel as their inaugral meeting on March 22nd 1889, with Wednesday having been in existence since 1867.

The choice of venue for all three is not as coincidental as it might appear. Sir Charles Clegg was President of the Cricket Club, with cricket matches being staged at Bramall Lane, and even Wednesday playing some of their early games at the same venue. When Wednesday moved out and into their own designated ground at Olive Grove, there was a need to generate income at Bramall Lane, and so Sheffield United were formed to bridge the gap.

The South Stand at Bramall Lane - you'll find the main Ticket Office outside this one
The South Stand at Bramall Lane - you'll find the main Ticket Office outside this one.
Photo © 2013 Ciderspace

Despite them holding equal status to their city rivals, the majority of United's silverware has come over 100 years ago. They won the Football League in 1897-98, and were runners up in 1896-97 and 1899-00. They were FA Cup winners in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925, whilst were runners up in 1901 and 1936. Aside from that, their honours include two lower division titles, along with miscellaneous promotions.

Whilst seeing Sheffield United playing third tier football is unusual, this is by no means their low point. That began with a top flight relegation at the start of the 1974-75 season, which then saw them tumble downwards, reaching the old fourth division in the summer of 1981. They only spent one season at that level before winning the Fourth Division title in 1981-82.

Like many sides that have fallen out of the Premier League in recent seasons, their fall from grace has been very swift, although this one was shrouded in controversy. The 2005-06 season had seen them promoted to the Premier League for the first time since 1994, but that stay only lasted one season, as they were relegated, and embroiled in a bitter row with West Ham United over the Carlos Tevez affair. Neil Warnock, who had been with Blades for nearly eight years, resigned, and they went through a string of managers with Bryan Robson, Kevin Blackwell, Gary Speed, John Carver and Micky Adams in the space of a few seasons, with the latter four all part of a nightmare 2010-11 season that saw them relegated.

That relegation took them back in Third Tier football for their first spell since the 1988-89 season. Danny Wilson was given the task of getting them back up to the Championship, and on the whole he was doing okay - a third place finish with defeat only in the play-offs - although Blades fans won't have appreciated the fact that their city neighbours got promotion one place ahead of them. During the 2012-13 season it was more of the same, and with the expectancy for Blades fans being the automatic slots, rather than the play-offs again, on April 10th 2013, after a 0-2 defeat against Crawley Town, their board pressed the gamble button - sacking the experienced man, and giving the Caretaker manager job to Chris Morgan to take them through their remaining games. He managed a fifth place finish but then of course stumbled across Yeovil Town FC and thanks to Kevin Dawson and Ed Upson the Blades were condemned to another season in League One football.

Following that play-off exit, Morgan didn't get the job permanently, and in came David Weir - a slightly odd choice given his only experience in coaching or management was working in Everton's academy system - they gave him a three year contract but got only one win out of his thirteen games, and he was gone by October 2013, with Morgan resuming caretaker duties. Then Nigel Clough came in as Weir's replacement - far more like the sort of boss that you'd expect the Blades to recruit. Clough recovered from the poor start to guide them into seventh place but ran out of games before any serious contemplation of play-offs could be considered, finishing seven points short of a third consecutive appearance in the knock-out stages, and once again well below where they'd want to be. And so they go for a fourth time at League One level, and as one of the division's pre-season favourites, and one of the biggest sides at this level, the expectations will once again be high.
The Kennedy Kop at Bramall Lane - at the opposite end of the ground to the away end
The Kennedy Kop at Bramall Lane - at the opposite end of the ground to the away end.
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Sheffield United : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Sheffield United

12/11/1990HomeTestL0-23602
27/08/2011HomeNPL1L0-15001
10/01/2012AwayNPL1L0-415965
22/09/2012HomeNPL1L0-14117
12/01/2013AwayNPL1W2-020454Madden 49, 66
03/05/2013AwayL1SF1L0-115262
06/05/2013HomeL1SF2W2-08152Dawson 6, Upson 85
21/10/2014AwayFL1L0-219353
14/04/2015HomeFL1W1-03841Arthurworrey 67


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Sheffield United

HomeAwayOverall
WDLFAWDLFAWDLFA
2033410327306511


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Sheffield United : Club Statistics

RECENT RESULTS

27/09/2016Bristol RoversHomeEFL1W1-019196


FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: 19196, vs Bristol Rovers, 27/09/2016
Lowest League Attendance: 19196, vs Bristol Rovers, 27/09/2016
Average League Attendance: 19196

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 0 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 0 Games Without Defeat: 1
Games Without A Home Defeat: 1 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 1 Games Without A Score Draw: 1
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 1 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 1 Home Results Sequence: W
Away Results Sequence: Overall Results Sequence: W


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Sheffield United : Club Information
Bramall Lane
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S2 4SU
(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 0871 995 1899
Fax : 0871 663 2430
Email: info@sufc.co.uk
Chairman : Chris Steer (Football Club), Kevin McCabe (PLC)
Secretary : Donna Fletcher
Safety Officer :
Press Officer : Mark Woollas
Manager : Nigel Clough

Capacity : 32,702
Seated : 32,702
Covered Terrace : n/a

Record Attendance : 68,287 vs Leeds United, FA Cup 5th Round, February 15th 1936
Colours : Red and White stripes, black shorts
Nickname : The Blades

Ticket Prices :
Away supporters at Bramall Lane are allocated the lower tier of the Bramall Lane Stand (currently dubbed the 188Bet Stand), which houses around 3,000 spectators. Note that although this is a covered, seated stand, the front rows are fairly exposed to the elements, so if it looks like rain, you may want to head a few rows back. We've also seen a few comments about the lack of leg room although its certainly not as bad as some grounds like Luton.

Tickets for our 2014-15 League One fixture are on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office at the following prices:

Adults: 19.50; Over-60s: 13.00; Students and Aged 17-21: 11.00; Under-17s: 7.50.

Students must be in full time education and hold a valid NUS card to obtain the concession.

This game is initially ALL TICKET. Depending upon ticket sales Sheffield United will make a decision the day before the game. If they are on sale on the day ticket prices will increase as follows:

Adults: 21.50; Over-60s: 14.00; Students and Aged 17-21: 12.00; Under-17s: 8.00.

If tickets are available on the day of the game, you'll need to purchase from the Bramall Lane Ticket Office which is situated on the Cherry Street side of the ground, although built into the South Stand by their main club car park.

Disabled Info:
Disabled supporters are accommodated in the Westfield Corner of the Bramall Lane Stand. For any further arrangements, email melvin.jackson@sufc.co.uk or call their Ticket Office on 0871 995 1889.

Disabled supporters pay 13.00 and can admit an assistant free of charge if they are on the middle or higher rate of the Disabled Living Allowance.

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Sheffield United : Directions To The Ground

The John Street Stand at Bramall Lane - to the left of you as you look from the away end
The John Street Stand at Bramall Lane - to the left of you as you look from the away end.
Photo © 2013 Ciderspace

General

Most Yeovil fans will be familiar with the M5 --> M42 --> M1 route that takes us up to the cluster of Yorkshire clubs around Chesterfield, Doncaster and of course Sheffield Wednesday by now. Bramall Lane is a lot more central to the city than Hillsborough is - situated on the south side of the inner ring road.

By Road

From The South: The very large majority of Yeovil Town fans will want to take this route: Exit the M1 at Junction 29 and take the A617 towards Chesterfield. Continue into Chesterfield and at the roundabout junction with the A61 take the third exit towards Sheffield. Continue on the A61 through Dronfield and into Sheffield. Continue past the Earl of Arundel and Surrey Public House on the left. Take the next left onto Bramall Lane and the ground is on the right.

From The West: Take the A57 into Sheffield and take the fourth exit at roundabout into Upper Hanover Street and at the second roundabout take the third exit into Bramall Lane.

From The North: Exit the M1 at Junction 33, following signs to Sheffield (A57). Continue along the Sheffield parkway until you reach the Park Square roundabout. Take the third exit and follow the A61 Sheaf Street. Sheffield Railway Station is on your left. At the Sheaf Street roundabout, continue ahead onto Suffolk Street. At the Granville Square roundabout turn right onto St Mary's Road. Take the second left into Shoreham Street and the ground is on the right.

From The East: Exit the M1 at Junction 31 or 33 and take the A57 to the Park Square roundabout. Take the third exit onto Sheaf Street then follow directions as per those coming from the North.

The John Street Stand at Bramall Lane as viewed from the street itself
The John Street Stand at Bramall Lane as viewed from the street itself.
Photo © 2013 Ciderspace

Parking

Parking at the ground is for permit holders only. You can pick up plenty of street parking in the area, although obviously the further south you go, the better your chances given that you're moving away from the city centre area. Once you get inside the inner ring road expect your chances of parking to diminish. Note that Sheffield city centre operates a residents permit parking scheme that exists Monday to Saturday from 8.00a.m. until 6.30p.m. with a mix of residents-only spaces and pay-and-display spaces. Make sure you know the precise boxed space that you are occupying in this area.

There are pay-and-display car parks operating in the city centre at Sheffield Railway Station and Upper Hanover Street on the south-west side of the Inner Ring Road. Matilda Street, Sidney Street and Eyre Street are also other city centre car parks. There are also numerous informal private and unofficial car parking schemes - e.g. local companies that open up their car parks for a fiver a time on matchdays.

By Supporters Coaches

The Green and White Supporters Club are running coaches to the match for this 2014-15 season League One fixture as follows:

Coaches will depart from Huish Park at 12.30p.m. Note that there will be no pick-up from Yeovil Bus Station on this occasion. Cost of travel will be 26.00 for Adults, with concessions available at 24.00. Non-GWSC members are welcomed and will pay two pounds extra.

To place your booking, text Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you want to call him please only do so after 6.00p.m. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com. Remember in all cases to ensure you make clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number.

The unsponsored name of this stand tends to be the Kop Corner or North-East Corner - adojoing the Kop End and John Street Stand
The unsponsored name of this stand tends to be the Kop Corner or North-East Corner - adojoing the Kop End and John Street Stand.
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By Rail

The best route for those travelling from Yeovil is from Pen Mill, that goes via Bristol Temple Meads and is then direct to Sheffield. Journey time a tad under 5 hours. There are alternatives from Yeovil Junction that take you via London Waterloo, London Kings Cross, and Doncaster to get there.

Going back, as this is an evening fixture, you're on your own and almost certainly needing to stop overnight.

Sheffield Station itself has the London St Pancras line as its main backbone service, going via Leicester and Nottingham (or Derby) which is run by Midland Mainline. However, there are also more cross-country services running direct from places like Liverpool, Norwich, Bristol and York.

Check the National Rail Enquiries site for details of services.

By Bus

You're unlikely to need a bus unless you're travelling around the city before heading to the game. However the relevant bus routes the run towards the ground are as follows:

Bus Nos. 47 and 48 will take you to Shoreham Street.
Bus No. 53 (Low Edges) will take you to Queens Road.
From Arundel Gate Bus Nos. 33, 43, 44/44a (Chesterfield) or 252 will take you to Bramall Lane.
From the High Street, Bus Nos 20/20a, 25/25a, 75, 76, 97 or 98 will take you to London Road/John Street.

By Supertram

They don't just have Trams in Sheffield, they have Supertrams! It's unlikely that Yeovil fans will need to take one unless you're doing a day of it. The nearest stop to the ground is around 10 minutes walk and is the Granville Road (Sheffield College) Tram Stop. This is on the Blue and Purple routes from the city centre - expect the trams to be marked for Halfway (Blue) and Herdings Park (Purple).

A map of the Supertram service can be viewed here. Services run up until midnight (on diminishing frequency after 7.30p.m.) so catching them after the game is not an issue.

Anyone travelling by First Class with East Midlands Trains into Sheffield can print out this voucher to get free travel on the trams in conjunction with their first class rail ticket.

By Taxi

A selection of Sheffield taxi companies can be found here.

The Bramall Lane Stand that holds away supporters. The netting is because home fans sometimes use the upper tier
The Bramall Lane Stand that holds away supporters. The netting is because home fans sometimes use the upper tier.
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Sheffield United : Web Resources
Web Sites

Sheffield United Official Site
Official clubsite for the Blades. PTV fodder, so you know what to expect in terms of navigation and content.


Web Message Boards

Blades Mad Forum
Forum from the Footy Mad stable. Despite it being from that chain, the forum is very busy.


S24SU.com
Independent Sheffield United forum in bulletin board style. Register to post. The name of the forum is the club's postcode.



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press


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Sheffield United : Food & Drink
General :

Those of you who have been to the many ex-Premier League clubs ground that have dropped into League One will be fully aware that many such towns/cities operate a 'home fans only' policy with pubs close to the ground, with bouncers on the doors. Either that or the five figure attendances such clubs attract will mean that you'll have trouble cramming into the places anyway. Those that you are advised to avoid are generally in Bramall Lane itself and include the Railway Hotel, the Cricketers Arms, the Sheaf House and the Golden Lion.

As a large City, it's no surprise to find that there are a number of local brewery companies with the Sheffield Brewery Company, Abbeydale Brewery, Kelham Island Brewery and The Brew Company all worth looking out for. Whilst there are pubs that serve up the more mainstream 'national' real ale brands, the Abbeydale and Kelham Island varieties feature quite strongly throughout the better pubs, thus giving the city its own identity.

The pick of the pub crawls in the city is the 'Vale of Ale' which runs from the city centre out on the north side. Unfortunately, that means you're running away from the Bramall Lane area and on the opposite side of the city. If you've got serious time to burn and are prepared to do that, we'd recommend you head to the Sheffield Wednesday guide and pick out the pubs listed there.

Club Bar :

There is no club bar accessible to away supporters. However, inside the ground you'll find alcohol is available before the game and at half time, along with the usual football concourse over-priced style food and soft drinks.

Local Pubs :

Rutland Arms: Situated between the ground and the railway station and city centre area. Around 10 real ales on tap, plus a couple of real ciders. Many are from local brewers such as the Sheffield Brewery and Abbeydale Brewery, and very little in the way of mainstream ales. Add in a choice of typical pub grub (burgers, steaks, pies, fish and chips etc) and this is well worth a visit. Open: Sunday to Wednesday, noon - 11.00p.m., Thursday/Friday/Saturday, noon to midnight. Food Served noon - 9.00p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon - 6.00p.m. Sunday.
Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S1 2BS. Tel: 0114 2729003. Email: rutlandarms@hotmail.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Sheaf View: Don't confuse this pub with the similarly named Sheaf House which is considered to be a 'home pub'. This one is situated south of Bramall Lane, and on the south side of the railway tracks. Its name comes from the local River Sheaf - you're crossing the valley to get there. You're heading up a small side-road with a view of a rusting railway bridge in front of you. Inside is a renovated pub with a deceptively large interior - they've revamped the original pub and built from within. Many real ales on tap, largely from local microbreweries, plus a choice of continental lagers. Friendly reputation. Only down side is that it doesn't do any food.
Sheaf View, 25 Gleadless Road, Heeley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3AA. Tel: 0114 2496455. Map: Click Here.

Sheffield Tap: The perfect place to be if you're waiting for a train out of Sheffield. This pub is situated inside the station - accessible from Platform 1a or from Sheaf Street. They serve 10 ales direct from the cask, plus 12 more from the tap. No point in trying to tell you what they've got on, because it rotates heavily, and besides, we're talking obscure microbreweries who they appear to import their whole range from, as a sort of a rolling 'theme'. They admit though that they keep coming back to the Thornbridge brewery. Opening times are 11.00am - 11.30pm Sunday - Thursday and 10.00am - 12.30am on Friday and Saturday. Doesn't appear to do food, so all you're going to be able to do is drink ... and hope your train is running late for once.
Sheffield Tap, Platform 1B, Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BP. Tel: 0114 273 7558. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Sheffield is a University city, and so is quite used to outsiders. It's not quite Last of the Summer Wine country though.

Top-Tip :

If West Ham United are your second club, then maybe don't speak too loudly about how good Premier League football is. Ditto if you have a big admiration for Carlos Tevez.

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Sheffield United : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]

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