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Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Sheffield United

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 22 March 1889

Nickname: The Blades

Ground: Bramall Lane - 32609

Manager: Kevin Blackwell

SELECTED HONOURS

FA Cup: Winners 1899,1902,1915,1925
FA Cup Runner Up: 1901,1936

League Division One Champions: 1897/98
League Division One Runner Up: 1896/97, 1899/00
League Division Two (now Championship) Champions: 1952/53
League Division Two (now Championship) Runner Up: 1892/93,1938/39,1960/61,1970/71, 1989/90,2005/06

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 68287 v Leeds (FA Cup, 1936)

Record victory: 11-2 v Cardiff City (1926)

Record defeat: 0 - 13 v Bolton Wanderers (FA Cup, 1890)

Record Buy: James Beattie - 4,000,000 from Everton

Record Sale: Kyle Naughton - 6,000,000 to Tottenham Hotspur

Record Appearances: Joe Shaw - 631

Record Goals: Harry Johnson - 201

PREVIEW

Kevin Blackwell's Blades are looking to finally achieve their ambition of promotion, underachieving last time out following a playoff final appearance the year before.

A finish outside the playoffs didn't quite meet pre-season expectations given that a multitude of money was spent preparing the squad.

Blackwell himself admits that he is a few players short of his ideal squad but the Blades are set to be strong given their combative style of play and depth of squad.

Prediction: 8

The Blades will once again undoubtedly be up near the top six, but with the current manager deploying somewhat negative tactics, it's difficult to see them finishing in a playoff berth.

Many times last season Sheffield United appeared a cut above, but were kept on a restraint by some negative tactics and it cost them several games last time out.

Sheffield United have purchased beneath their usual calbire of signing with Ertl and Boganovic previously not playoff chasers by trade, and it remains to be seen whether they can claim a higher place than predicted.




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Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 5 2010

Time: 7:04AM

Your Comments

A very shallow article, short on research and accuracy.
gloucblade
Having looked at the situation, I just don't think the Blades will be as strong. Blackwell - as mentioned - has stated they are still light, and the inclusions don't have the air of grandure like James Beattie did a couple of years ago. It's purely my opinion but I think all things considered, style of play, calibre of transfers, managerial style - United will not be as strong. Just an opinion.
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