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Memories from the local soccer scene

Memories from the local soccer scene

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2014: Stuart Gray is confirmed as Sheffield Wednesday boss.

2014: Sheffield United face race against time to ensure John Brayford and Stefan Scougall are eligible for FA Cup tie against Fulham.

2014: Paul Dickov says he is excited to have signed Billy Sharp for Doncaster Rovers.

2014: Barnsley sign Nick Proschwitz, the German striker.

2013: Barnsley fans criticised for personal abuse directed to Scott Wiseman and his wife on Twitter.

2013: Sheffield United striker Chirs porter linked with a move to Cheltenham, on loan.

2013: Cardiff midfielder Stephen McPhail is a target for Sheffield Wednesday.

2012: Gary Megson ponders to start Jermain Johnson against Scunthorpe, saying he is unpredictable, despite a wonder goal against Hartlepool.

2012: Shefeld United negotiating a longer stay for former England man James Beattie.

2012: Doncaster Rovers want to sign their first Peruvian, Jesus Rabanal.

2012: Barnsley offer a deal to Leyton Orient midfielder Stephen Dawson.

2011: Wednesday players admit they let manager Alan Irvine down after a 4-0 loss at Leyton Orient.

2011: Sheffield United want Michael Doye from Coventry City.

2011: Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray were stood down from duty following comments about referee’s assistant Sian Massey. Gray was later sacked from his role with the broadcaster, with Keys resigning soon afterwards.

Sport Birthdays (24/01/15)

Ben Clarke (rugby union) - former England back-rower, who toured with the Lions in 1993, born 1968.

Mary Lou Retton (gymnastics) - won five medals including one gold at the 1984 Olympics, born 1968.

Neil Johnson (cricket) - former Zimbabwe all-rounder, born 1970.

Shaun Maloney (soccer) - Wigan’s former Celtic winger, born 1983.

Scott Speed (motor racing) - former Formula One driver for Toro Rosso, born 1983.

Michael Kightly (soccer) - former England Under-21 winger, currently at Burnley, born 1986.

Luis Suarez (soccer) - Barcelona and Uruguay striker, formerly with Liverpool, born 1987.

Samba Diakite (soccer) - Mali midfielder, on loan from QPR at Ittihad FC, born 1989.

Ki Sung-yueng (soccer) - Swansea’s South Korean midfielder, born 1989.

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