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Opinion

Simmsy’s column: Sheffield Steelers wants the crown back from Cardiff Devils

The champions will be playing at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday night for the first time in over two years that won’t be the Sheffield Steelers.

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Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield Utd celebrates with the fans during the Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Smithy column: CCTV will nail Sunderland fan who hurled bottle at Sheffield United’s Clayton Donaldson

Sheffield United fans were rightly applauded by their Sunderland counterparts at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

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Zack Fitzgerald fighting last Saturday: Pic by Hayley Roberts

Simmsey’s column: Sheffield Steelers best ever heavyweight

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t think there’s been a better ‘policeman’ for Steelers than Zack Fitzgerald.

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Scotland's Jim McCalliog (dark shirt) crushes England hopes by putting the ball past goalkeeper Gordon Banks and England captain Bobby Moore to score his team's third and winning goal during the international match at Wembley.

Martin Smith column: Flying saucers, the 60s...and transfer deadline day

Oh how we laughed…

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Liam Kirk

Simmsey column: Defence wins championships (hopefully)

One week to go of pre season before the real action begins next weekend in Manchester (Saturday) and at home to Nottingham (Sheffield Arena, Sunday)

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Andreas Valdix

Simmsey column: Confidence is high as Steelers head home to Sheffield Arena

In the words of Peters and Lee, in 1973 I believe: “Welcome home!”

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Andreas Valdix

Simmsey column: How Valdix stole the show from the new boys

Just a week after the excellent Sodertalje left Sheffield for Sweden its the turn of the mighty Nurnberg Ice Tigers to arrive from Germany.

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Violence at the Riverside Stadium. Picture: PA

MARTIN SMITH COLUMN: Sheffield United fans provoked? Forget it. There’s no excuse for fan violence

It was the referee’s fault for disallowing Sheffield United’s injury-time equaliser.

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Joonas Ronnberg - ready to make an mpact

Simmsey column: Make way for Sheffield Steelers giant from Rocky 4

If it went a little dark in Sheffield this week, don’t worry. It wasn’t the weather. It wasn’t clouds over head – it was probably just Steelers’ new signing Joonas Ronnberg walking by.

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Owls fans at Deepdale for the opening game of the 2017-18 Season....Pic Steve Ellis

Columnist: Sheffield Wednesday and athletics fans boo - but there’s a key difference

Two sets of booing supporters, one lot with a powerful point to make, the others with an early-season perception problem.

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Mathieu Roy, Sheffield Steelers: picture by Dean Woolley

Simmsey’s column: All hail the return of our King

God save ‘the King’ – Mathieu Roy arrives back on our shores later today.

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England's Joe Root during day four of the 3rd Investec Test match at the Kia Oval, London.

Martin Smith column: Root marches on as Owls and Blades start moaning again

Here we go again.

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Jerry Andersson, left, and Paul Thompson

Simmsey column: Well said Jerry, Sheffield Steelers are number one!

So Jerry Andersson, Steelers’ assistant coach, is getting a little stick on social media for saying the Steelers win the league this coming season – well what the hell did you expect him to say: “I think we are OK and maybe we will finish second or third?”

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England's Ellen White (left) and Jade Moore (right) celebrate after the final whistle during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017, Group D match.

Martin Smith column: Will young England stars be world cup winners of the future?

Common sense, it’ll never catch on.

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Happy days for Sheffield Steelers

Simmsey column: Look out for our best ever Elite League version

It’s 11pm on Tuesday evening. I’m sat in bed at my hotel room at East Midlands Airport after chairing the Elite League’s fixture meeting.

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Colton Fretter

Simmsey column: Our Sheffield Steelers team will have what it takes

Another week and more excellent signings being made up and down the Elite League, what a season we have in store this year.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Martin Smith Column: How long can city keep David Brooks, George Hirst and Co?

His name sounds like a high-powered firm of solicitors and Dominic Calvert-Lewin was certainly laying down the law on Sunday.

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Guillaume Desbiens gets stuck

Simmsey bids ‘au revoir’ to a noble Sheffield Steelers French Canadian

Steelers may have signed a top American League defence-man and a Swedish ‘stud’ this week, but there is only one place to start this column and that is with Guillaume Desbiens’ decision to retire from ice hockey.

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Davey Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Robert Dowd and Ben O'Connor

Simmsey column: Sheffield Steelers lads were Great for Britain

Firstly congratulations to all of those involved in Team GB’s Gold Medal win at the World Championships – promotion ensured we are back where we should be, in the second tier of world hockey. Now we can start building to try and make the holy grail, Pool A, we can but dream.

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Richard Wood column: The Millers defender on the club’s ‘gentleman’ physio, Denis Circuit

Rotherham United have endured some difficult times in their recent history, having entered administration twice, leaving Millmoor, and playing away from their home at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

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