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Opinion

Owls fans column: Carlos still has some questions left to answer at Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday headed into the international break with a strange air of division.

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Rob Dowd, in great form going into the Play Offs

Simmsey column: Sheffield Steelers can still end the season with a trophy

Season over? What rubbish there is lots to play for still.

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Nothing beats the feeling of being out on the grass

Richard Wood column: Downhearted, detached, lonely ... life as a pro when you’re injured

The past few weeks have been very frustrating.

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Colton Fretter - Sheffield Steelers v Cardiff Devils 05/03/17

Simmsey column: Cardiff Devils will be a very different team at Sheffield Steelers on Saturday

The Cardiff Devils had their first chance to win the Elite league title last Sunday. But Belfast winning at home to Nottingham - and then the Steelers handing the Welsh side a 6-2 defeat - put their celebrations on ice.

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In action this season in one of my 400-plus professional matches

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on the sacrifices required to make it as a pro

Ever since I was a young boy I dreamed about being a footballer. It was my childhood ambition.

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Richard Wood column: Sack or survive? The Rotherham United defender’s view on managers

The media focus has been on Leicester City and rightly so. The controversial sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri last week has caused huge debate. Ex-professionals, pundits, current managers, and fans have all had their say.

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Ervins Mustukovs against Nottingham Panthers, last weekend

Simmsey column: ‘Moose’ can lead Sheffield Steelers to Final victory

I bring you breaking news today in this article. Steelers kept it quiet from all of the local media outlets.

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Martin Smith column: Listen, the Blades are going up...

“I suppose we might make the play-offs now then…”

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Sergio Aguero is just quality

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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Matt Ritchie wasn't a fan of my retro boots

Richard Wood column: The Millers defender on dressing-room pranks and Jonson Clarke-Harris’s double denim

Ask any ex-professional footballer what they miss about the game and the overwhelming answer will be the dressing-room banter.

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Frank Lampard

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on Lampard, the ultimate pros’ pro

He played for England more 100 times and scored more than 300 goals through his career. He is probably one of the best scoring midfielders we’ll ever see.

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Sheffield Arena - Steelers real home

Simmsey column: Sorry iceSheffield, you’re not homely enough

Last night the Steelers faithful will have travelled to iceSheffield to watch Steelers take on the Fife Flyers, they would have shared one common goal – not one of them would have really wanted to have been there.

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Tony Adams was a proper defender. I loved his style

Richard Wood column: ‘Old school’ and proud of it, says Rotherham United defender

Over my football career I have seen a major change in how football is played.

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Sheffield Steelers: nobody saw those losses coming

Simmsey column: There is no panic at Sheffield Steelers

Didn’t we have a bad weekend? I don’t think any of us saw that coming. Two defeats at home within 26 hours to Belfast Giants. How good were they?

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (left) and Hull City's Harry Maguire battle for the ball

Martin Smith: Why Harry Maguire could yet have a long career at top of the game

One evening at Bramall Lane in May 2011, three players stood out a mile.

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Marco van Basten

Richard Wood column: Offside idea is Marco van madness, says the Rotherham United defender

Marco van Basten was a truly remarkable player.

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Belfast Giants' Adam Keefe with Sheffield Steelers' Christoffer Bjorklund. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

No Brexit at Sheffield Steelers: We’re a proper European team!

It’s taken two months for the Steelers and Giants to close that once 11 point gap the Cardiff Devils had at the top of the league.

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Chris Wilder, manager of Sheffield Utd.

Martin Smith column: Sheffield United boss will need financial clout soon

“Listen, we’re not in the market for £1m and £2m players any more.”

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Happier days: Dennis with Lewis Taylor

Dennis Hobson column: We’re as good as anyone at securing the right fights

Tell us what you know about Sam Sheedy and Liam Cameron and former stablemate Lewis Taylor?

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On our way to beating Norwich as Jerry Yates scores

Richard Wood column: Win the mind game or you won’t win the football game, says the Rotherham United defender

Psychology is of huge importance in the world of sport. Having that mental toughness is key and if your mindset isn’t right then you cannot perform to your maximum.

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