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Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender warms to his grandad’s idea of five up front!

If you want a defensive masterclass, then look no further than Franco Baresi. The AC Milan and Italy legend is one of the greatest centre-backs to ever play football.

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Arsenal's Lucas Perez scored against Sutton United in the FA Cup

Sheffield United Fan’s Column: Memories of a player called Paul

Watching Sutton United playing Arsenal in the FA Cup last Monday reminded me that when Sutton beat Coventry City – then in the top division and FA Cup winners two years earlier – in 1989, they had a player in their team named Paul Rogers.

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Fernando Forestieri in action for Sheffield Wednesday against Leeds United earlier this season at Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday: Win over Leeds United could 'guarantee' play-off place, says former Owl

A former Sheffield Wednesday defender believes that victory over Leeds United on Saturday could cement the Owls' place in the play-offs.
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Owls (Almost) Live

Sheffield Wednesday podcast: new episode available now

The latest episode of our Sheffield Wednesday podcast Owls (Almost) Live is available now.
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Joe Riley has suffered a shoulder injury

Sheffield United: Joe Riley suffers injury blow

Sheffield United face an anxious wait before learning if Joe Riley, their on-loan defender, will play again this season.

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Izzy Brown plays against Rotherham for Huddersfield on February 14

Rotherham United: How the farewell five have done since leaving the Millers

They welcomed five players to New York Stadium and they said farewell to five others.

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Bradford City vs Chesterfield - Sam Hird is shown a red card - Pic By James Williamson

Ref watch: Read up on Saturday’s man in the middle

David Webb has been appointed as referee for Chesterfield’s vital League One game against Oxford United on Saturday.

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Pele runs at the Sheffield Wednesday defence as Santos take on the Owls at Hillsborough on February 23, 1972

45 years ago today: Sickies across the city as Pele and Santos come to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday amid miners' strikes and power cuts

An afternoon kick-off and the opportunity to watch one of the world's greatest footballers was too good an opportunity to turn down.

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Chesterfield boss Gary Caldwell

Caldwell wants to strengthen Spireites backroom as Purchase departs

Chesterfield boss Gary Caldwell wants to bolster another area of his backroom team after it was confirmed strength and conditioning coach Mal Purchase had left the club.

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Oxford United vs Chesterfield - Ched Evans contests a header - Pic By James Williamson

PREVIEW: Saturday’s visitors Oxford have shown what a good run of form can do

Saturday’s visitors Oxford United appear to be a side capable of building the kind of momentum Chesterfield need in the League One run in.

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Fernando Forestieri celebrates his goal for Wednesday against Nottingham Forest. Pic: Steve Ellis

Alan Biggs: Is Fernando Forestieri up to challenge of being top dog at Sheffield Wednesday?

It might seem an incidental question after the jolt of a rare home defeat in midweek. But the lack of a definitive answer could end up being a stimulus to at least one key individual and, more importantly, the team in the quest for promotion.

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Sheffield teens on the pitch at Bramall Lane

Lucky graduates from the National Citizen Service (NCS) enjoyed VIP treatment when they joined the players at the Sheffield United versus Scunthorpe United match recently, a special event organised by Sheffield United Community Foundation.

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Sheffield United's Billy Sharp looks on after a missed chance. Pic David Klein/Sportimage

Alan Biggs: The stats reckon Sheffield United can do EVEN better!

Sheffield United have added a literal meaning to the term “calling the shots.”

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Carlos Carvalhal was furious with referee Darren Bond in Tuesday night's defeat to Brentford

Jon Newsome's Sheffield Wednesday Column: We can't hide behind poor refereeing performances

I was lucky enough to witness two superb goals at the City Ground on Saturday.
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Stocksbridge Park Steels central defender Matt Reay will miss home  game against Kidsgrove Athletic through suspension.  Pic: Peter Revitt

Non league: Stocksbridge Park Steels and Sheffield FC latest

Stocksbridge Park Steels boss Chris Hilton says the next four games could play a major role in their bid for a play off place.

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RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid in secret talks for Hazard, Rooney’s agent flies to China, Mourinho wants Casemiro reunion

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid in secret talks for Hazard, Rooney’s agent flies to China, Mourinho wants Casemiro reunion

Here are the stories making today’s headlines...

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Chesterfield v Oldham Athletic, Ched Evans is scythed down

Injuries have hampered Ched Evans’ season but boss says he can still play a big part

Chesterfield hope to have striker Ched Evans back on the training pitch by the end of this week.

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Sheffield Wednesday: Callum McManaman ‘deserves more’ game time, concedes Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal

Callum McManaman is pushing for just his second Owls start after impressing boss Carlos Carvalhal.

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Sheffield Wednesday: Four refereeing decisions that Carlos Carvalhal feels have prevented Owls from rising

Whenever Carlos Carvalhal is asked to comment on match officials, he chooses his words carefully.

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