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Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender wants to play for as many years as he can

The world’s oldest professional footballer, Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura, has just signed a new 12-month deal that will see him play into his 50s. The 49-year-old will now enter his 32nd year as a pro, which is quite staggering in this day and age.

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Markus Nilsson - the surprise package of 2016-17

Simmsey column: Markus can make his mark on Sheffield Steelers’ top line

The business end of the year. The time when the trophies are up for grabs and when the Steelers come to the party.

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Kell Brook beaten by Gennady Golovkin. Pic Lawrence Lustig

Dennis Hobson column: wealth can’t come before health in boxing

Kell Brook - money, recognition or titles, what do you reckon is the most important?

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Smithy column: A proud record didn’t earn Danny Wilson another shot

Happy New Year, you’re sacked.

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Evert player's dream ... winning the FA Cup Final

Richard Wood column: My back-garden dreams of scoring the winner at Wembley

The FA Cup is the most famous domestic club competition in world football and for me it has never lost its magic.

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Levi Nelson makes friends in Manchester

Simmsey column: New Year wins should quieten critics

Last week we spoke about how a few misguided individuals had done just that after the two Christmas defeats to Nottingham.

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Lee Duncan, Brendan Ingle and Amer Khan

Inside Sheffield’s fight factory: an insight into the Ingle boxing gym

Almost a decade ago, Amer Khan quit professional boxing at the relatively young age of 25 after a promising career which saw him record 13 straight wins and land a light heavyweight title.

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Manchester United's Phil Jones (centre left) complains to referee Mike Dean. Pic John Walton/PA Wire.

Martin Smith column: Mike Dean and his famous pout

It can all get a bit too much at this time of year.

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The spot-kick incident

Richard Wood column: The red-carded Rotherham United defender on how to stop controversy like the Owls derby

Was it a penalty? A sending-off? Should Rotherham’s disallowed goal have stood?

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If I score, maybe it's down to my special herby tomato sauce!

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on how family time is a big gift for a player at Christmas

The festive period is once again upon us and, for me, this year has flown by. Christmas is one of the busiest schedules of the football calendar with plenty of points at stake. Preparation and recovery are key for players and there’s no let-up around the season of goodwill.

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Ben O'Connor - a priceless gem for Sheffield Steelers

Dave Simms column: We have the League’s best Brits

Robert Dowd, a super talent. We know him as The Golden Child. Dynamic since he burst on to the scene some years ago.

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We'll give everything for Paul Warne, above, and John Breckin

Richard Wood column: Some things matter more than football, says Rotherham United defender

Football sometimes seems like the most important thing in the world, but visiting the local hospitals certainly puts everything into perspective. Next week Rotherham United’s first-team squad will be visiting Rotherham Hospital and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

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Exclusive: The Sheffield Steelers video that will land Dave Simms in more hot water?

Dave Simms column: What a road trip lies ahead for the Steelers this weekend.

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Martin Smith column: the one England footballer who still rules the world

Azerbaijan, land of fire.

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Kenny Jackett

Richard Wood column: Jackett a shock, but lads love Warney, says Rotherham United defender

The news of Kenny Jackett’s resignation came as a complete shock to me and the other players when the news broke on Monday night. I understood that his appointment was based around a long-term plan, hence his three-year contract, so I was as surprised as anyone when he left.

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Jace Coyle - Sheffield Steelers v Nottingham Panthers 10/10/15. Pic: Dean Woolley

Simmsey column: Why Jace Coyle’s return is good for Sheffield Steelers

So Jace Coyle is returning to Sheffield.

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Liam Cameron and Zac Dunn

Dennis Hobson column: Our lads will be back on the big stage

Liam Cameron seemed doggedly defensive and a little unambitious against Zac Dunn having gone all the way to Australia to compete for the Commonwealth title- what did you make of the performances and of his tactics?

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Richard Wood scores for Rotherham this season against Preston

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender recalls his best and worst of high-scoring games

Borussia Dortmund beat Legia Warsaw 8-4 on Tuesday night in the highest-scoring Champions League game in history. The goals certainly flew in and at half-time it was already 5-2!

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Injured David Rutherford is stretchered off. Pic Dean Woolley

Simmsy column: Let’s see some respect for players and officials in ice hockey

Steelers supporters showed the upmost respect last Sunday as a medical team ensured that Belfast forward David Rutherford received the best possible treatment after incidents with Steelers players Hagos and Desbiens.

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Wayne Rooney

Richard Wood column: Give Rooney a break, says Rotherham United defender

Wayne Rooney: Images have emerged of Rooney at a wedding that was taking place in the team hotel last weekend and I think it’s all been blown out of proportion.

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