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Opinion

Martin Smith column: Carlos Carvalhal needs a break to survive at Sheffield Wednesday

In the past it has proved to be the beginning of the end.

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Wednesdayites at Hillsborough earlier this season

A hefty price to pay for Wednesdayites in chase for success - Liam Hoden’s Sheffield Wednesday column

It is a well worn line that it is particularly expensive to follow Sheffield Wednesday.

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Martin Smith: Football demential issue needs tackling to safeguard our kids

Industrial disease.

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Colton Fretter - best sirloin steak

Simmsey column: Sheffield Steelers should leave Mathieu Roy out

This weekend the Steelers are in Denmark to play in the Continental Cup. We do so with the biggest squad that the club has ever used for a tournament like this and that’s why I think we should leave Mathieu Roy at home.

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Mathieu Roy battles for possession around the Cardiff Devils' goal

Sheffield Steelers: I’m not wearing rose tinted glasses says Simmsey

There are a few stats being branded around right now about. Factually correct I guess but perhaps requiring a little background.

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Leon Clarke of Sheffield Utd celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the Championship match at Bramall Lane

Martin Smith column: Lose the hate and love Leon - the Owls and Blades goal machine

Sometimes you just have to say ‘well done’, no prevarication or tribal truculence appropriate.

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Tony Smith, Sheffield Steelers

Top players ‘must earn their wages,’ says Sheffield Steelers owner

Steelers’ owner Tony Smith says Sheffield fans who travelled to Fife to watch their team suffer a late collapse were right to feel cheated...and implied some of the big time players didn’t earn their wages in the later stages of that defeat.

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Highly-rated Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst

Martin Smith column: why David Brooks, George Hirst and the rest may not reach their potential

The seeds of their downfall are already sown.

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Colton Fretter: the aftermath

Sheffield Steeler ‘could have suffered broken neck in hit from behind’

So where did you stand on the Colton Fretter incident, last Sunday?

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It’s a welcome sign of the times for Sheffield Steelers

A sign? No...much more than a sign.

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Owls fans at the Macron Stadium....Pic Steve Ellis

Martin Smith column: The Sheffield Wednesday star who escaped a German prison

Football fans, like the players they love to watch, aren’t generally known for their intellectual ability or studiousness.

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Ben OConnor, Tim Cranston and Mike OConnor. Pic Dean Woolley

Simmsey’s Sheffield Steelers column: Ben is a locksmith not a plumber!

With one goal and 13 assists Ben O’Connor leads the Steelers in scoring so far this year.

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Back row, left to right, England's Marcus Rashford, Kieran Trippier, Michael Keane, Jack Butland, Harry Maguire, John Stones and Jordan Henderson. Front row, left to right, England's Aaron Cresswell, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Dele Alli before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group F match at the LFF Stadium, Vilnius. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Martin Smith column: England’s grey football, Russian hooligans and Jose Semedo

All set then?

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Liam Cameron - if he gets busy, he could shade it

Dennis Hobson column: Sheedy v Cameron is now a 50-50 classic Sheffield derby

You’ve previously backed Sam Sheedy to beat Liam Cameron, suggesting his champion’s credentials could swing it. Conversely, what would Liam have to do to win?

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Mathieu Roy - a genuine, hard working talent going through a goal drought. Pic Andrew Roe

Simmsey column: Sheffield Steelers fans should get off Mathieu Roy’s back

New day, new week, new signing.

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HAPPINESS: is a win over Leeds United.

Martin Smith column: Happiness back for Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United

The best way to get over a derby defeat?

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Mathieu Roy

Simmsey column: Time for Sheffield Steelers’ big guns to start firing

Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring – that was my message after a pointless weekend for Steelers against Belfast Giants.

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Fans taunt each other at Leppings Lane. Pic Dean Atkins

Martin Smith column: Was city of Sheffield the real derby winner - or did aggressive fans tarnish the day?

It wasn’t quite revenge for the Boxing Day Massacre but Unitedites are already calling Sunday’s 4-2 win at Hillsborough the ‘slaughter in September.’

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Steelers v Cardiff - a League-significant rivalry

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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