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Sheffield Utd.

Founded: 1889


Phone: 0870 787 1960 -

Fax: 0870 787 3345

Email: info@sufc.co.uk

Official URL: http://www.sufc.co.uk

Chairman: Derek DOOLEY

Club History
Blades supporter Neil Warnock got his dream job in December 1999 and, after knocking on the door of both the Premier League and the Millennium Stadium for a few years, Sheffield United at last returned to the top flight in 2006 when finishing second to Reading in the Championship. Like many newly promoted clubs, United's challenge is to bridge the step-up in class with relatively modest resources and a squad that is willing and functional rather than bristling with flair. Their impressive record over recent seasons in one-off cup-ties against Premiership clubs is unlikely to be a reliable guide to weekly battles against top-flight opposition, and the Blades' ability to score goals at this level will probably determine their survival chances. But with Warnock at the helm they will lack nothing in enthusiasm or endeavour. The Blades were, in fact, founder members of the Premier League but were relegated in 1994 and endured a 12-year wait to get back among the elite. The club was formed in March 1889 by Yorkshire Cricket Club - six days after an FA Cup semi-final between Preston and West Bromwich Albion convinced cricket club member Charles Stokes that a professional football club would be a success at YCC's Bramall Lane ground. Both sports were played at the ground, which remained three-sided until the mid-1970s when the Football Club gave the Cricket Club notice to quit. Sheffield United were elected to Division Two of the Football League in 1892, immediately gained promotion and became champions in 1898, having finished as runners-up the previous season and doing so again in 1900, and winning the FA Cup in 1899 and 1902.The Blades won the FA Cup again in 1915 and 1925, but spent the first 80 year of their existence yo-yoing between the top two divisions. They gained promotion back to he old First Division in 1970-71 with one of their most entertaining sides, inspired by the brilliant Tony Currie; but after relegation in 1976 United slipped all the way down to the old Fourth Division before beginning a slow and often interrupted ascent. Dave Bassett's management (1988-95) was colourful and eventful; under him the Blades went from the old Division Three to the new Premier League and a Wembley FA Cup semi-final against city rivals Sheffield Wednesday. But they were relegated in 1994 and a succession of managers - Howard Kendall, Nigel Spackman, Steve Bruce and Adrian Heath - failed to galvanize the club. Warnock, though, has achieved that and will be determined to prolong the adventure.
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