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25 April 2014

Ten Sheffield United Facts


1: FOUNDED:1889

2: NICKNAME:The Blades

3: HOME GROUND:Bramall Lane

4: CAPACITY:32,609 

5: MANAGER:Nigel Clough

6: ONE TO WATCH:Chris Porter

7: MOST APPEARANCES: Joe Shaw made 631 appearances between 1948-1966

8: LAST MATCH PLAYED:Tranmere Rovers 0 Sheffield United 0

9: FORM (LAST 6):Won 2 Drawn 3 Lost 1 

10: *DID YOU KNOW?:In March 1889, Yorkshire County Cricket Club formed Sheffield United six days after an FA Cup Semi Final between Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion had finally convinced Charles Stokes, a member of the cricket club, that the formation of a professional football club would prove successful at Bramall Lane. The United’s first secretary, Mr J B Wostinholm, was also secretary of the cricket club.


Source: Sky Sports Football Year Book*

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