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Opinion

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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Richard Wood just loves the feeling of playing

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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