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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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Davey Phillips and Ben O'Connor

Simmsey column: We’ve kept the best of British at Sheffield Steelers

This week’s news that Davey Phillips had signed a new contract has been added to with the confirmation that the irreplaceable Ben O’Connor will spend a further two years in the orange of the Steelers.

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Owls fans at Hillsborough on Saturday.....Pic Steve Ellis

Martin Smith column: Sheffield Wednesdayite leaves his Mark on national radio

His accent was as thick as an old-school pint of Wards’s.

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Danny Ward is my Millers roommate

Richard Wood column: Why teammates won’t share a room with me

Over the years, I’ve been involved in a large number of away fixtures. This means travelling the day before and staying in a hotel the night prior to a game.

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Jerry Andersson

Simmsey column: Desi and the Brits are Sheffield Steelers core strength

So this morning the Steelers confirmed that Guillaume Desbiens was the latest addition to their squad for next season, this after signing a new two-year contract with head coach Paul Thompson.

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Fulham's Tom Cairney is the best midfielder in the Championship for my money

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United centre-half picks his Team of the Year

As the football season draws to a close, fans, players and media will pick out their Team of the Year and Player of the Year. The PFA will be announcing their teams in the coming weeks. All the Rotherham players voted.

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Delirious joy after a job well done

Simmsey column: Not bad for a Sheffield Steelers’ team with ‘no character!’

So the Steelers are Elite League Play Off Champions – for a record equalling 10th time (in just 21 years) - some record isn’t it?

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Millers relegation day against Fulham last weekend

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on how Wednesday went down and he had to hide his joy!

No professional football player wants a relegation on their CV. It’s not a nice thing to be associated with.

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Owls scorer Sam Winnall. Pic Steve Ellis

Smithy column: Sam Winnall’s celebration for Sheffield Wednesday at Barnsley proves haters can’t win

He seemed quite pleased with his goal…

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Ervins Mustukovs  - a consistent performer all year

Simmsey column: Sheffield Steelers v Nottingham Panthers - and the importance of two goalies

What a play off series: Sheffield Steelers face their arch rivals the Nottingham Panthers in this weekend’s quarter finals.

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Carlos Carvalhal

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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