YOUR QUICK GUIDE TO THE BLADES FROM SHEFFIELD....
Sheffield United Football Club SHEFFIELD
UNITED

members of
The Football League
Ground: Bramall Lane,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
S2 4SU
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Tel: 0114 221 5757
Websites: Official
BladesOnline
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Media: BBC
Getting there
By Car: (approx 155 miles from HW)
M40/M42 west to join M1. Exit M1 at junction 33 (s/p Sheffield (Centre)}. At roundabout follow signs to `Sheffield Centre A630' onto the A630 dual carriageway. Follow signs for `City Centre A61'. At Park Square roundabout take 3rd exit (s/p Ring Road, Chesterfield A61) into Sheaf Street. After passing railway station on the left, get in middle lane for Sheaf Square roundabout. Take 1st exit and then follow signs for Bramall Lane. There is a large car park at the ground as well as street parking. Check www.rac.co.uk for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Sheffield station is situated approximately 0.5 miles from Bramall Lane. To connect from the south travel from London St Pancras or London Kings Cross with the usual connections from High Wycombe via London Marylebone.
Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.
Know your history: The Football League Cup tie on 1st October 2002 was the first time that the two sides had met at senior level. However, during the 2001/2 season the respective Youth Teams met in the 3rd Round of the FA Youth Cup at Bramall Lane. Wanderers went through 3-1.Click here for match report


Bramall Lane
Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs.

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Gary Ablett - Former Liverpool and Everton defender who had a short loan spell at Wycombe in December 1999 (making four appearances). Made 12 laon apps for The Blades during the 1995/96 season. Other clubs include Birmingham City and Blackpool

Viv Busby - Played for Sheffield United at the tail end of his career in the early 1980's. Scored 27 goals in 66 appearances for Wycombe in the late 1960's before a move into the professional game, including time at Luton Town, Fulham and Stoke City.

Mark Foran - Former Sheffield United defender who spent an unspectacular loan spell at Wycombe in August 1995. Went on to spend three seasons with Peterborough but made just 25 League appearances before moving to Crewe and then Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2000. Also made one loan appearance for Oldham during the 1996/97 season.

Scott Marshall - Defender who spent a short spell playing with the Wanderers under Tony Adams during the 2003/04 season. A former Arsenal trainee who made 17 loan appearances at The Blades while still on the books at Highbury. Also had loan time at Rotherham, Southampton, Celtic and Brentford before a permanent move to the latter in October 1999. Announced his retirement from the playing side in November 2004 and went on to work with the Wanderers Youth set-up.

Tommy Mooney Prolific scorer who bagged 32 goals in 101 appearances during a two year spell with the Wanderers. Best remembered for a seven year stint at Watford where he scored 63 goals in close to 280 First Team apps. Moved from Watford to Birmingham City in the summer of 2001 and it was during his time with City that he spent a short spell on loan with The Blades during the 2002/03 season - making 6 appearances and scoring once. Also enjoyed successful stints with Swindon Town and Oxford United before joining Wanderers in the summer of 2005. Switched to Walsall after his time with Wycombe and scored 11 League goals in 36 appearances before moving to play in Spain in the summer of 2008 and subsequently retiring from the playing side.

Matt Phillips - Former Youth Teamer with the Wanderers who joined Blackpool in an initial 325,000 deal during the August 2010 transfer window aged 19. Originally made his Wycombe First Team debut aged 17 and went on to become the youngest ever goalscorer for the Wanderers in a Football League match when he scored aged 17 years and 268 days. Joined The Blades on loan in October 2011 and scored five goals in six apppearances before returning to The Seasiders the following month.

Frank Talia - Australian 'keeper who made a few appearances for Sheffield United during the 2000/1 season. Joined Wycombe on a short term contract at the start of the 2002/3 season. Gained most of his experience playing for Swindon Town

David Tuttle - The former Sheffield United defender spent a short spell on loan at Wycombe during the 2001/2 season while at Millwall. Made 64 League apps for The Blades during the mid 1990's. Has also played for Spurs, Barnsley and Crystal Palace.

Gus Uhlenbeek - Dutch born defender who made more than 50 appearances for The Blades between August 2000 and August 2002 having switched to English football with Ipswich Town and Fulham. Spent time with Bradford City and Chesterfield before Tony Adams bought him to Wycombe in June 2004. Made 46 appearances for Wycombe before opting to leave in the summer of 2005. Spent a season with Mansfield Town before ending his pro career at Halifax Town.

Also: Wanderers' midfielder Darren Currie is the nephew of former Sheffield United idol Tony Currie. Currie senior reckons Darren is the best crosser of the ball in the UK after Beckham. Click here for story

Former Sheffield United Manager Dave Bassett spent a short spell as a player at Wycombe in the 1960's before a full-time career at Wimbledon and Manager's jobs just about everywhere.
Do you know any more connections? Please e-mail us at clubguide@chairboys.co.uk
Chairboys all-time record against Sheffield United
DATE COMP V R SCORE ATT
Tue, Oct 1, 2002 FLC2 A L 1-4 4,389
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 FL2 H W 1-0 5,506
Key:
FLC=Football League Cup
FL2=Football League Two/'League One'
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