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Simmsey column: How Valdix stole the show from the new boys

Just a week after the excellent Sodertalje left Sheffield for Sweden its the turn of the mighty Nurnberg Ice Tigers to arrive from Germany.

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Violence at the Riverside Stadium. Picture: PA

MARTIN SMITH COLUMN: Sheffield United fans provoked? Forget it. There’s no excuse for fan violence

It was the referee’s fault for disallowing Sheffield United’s injury-time equaliser.

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Joonas Ronnberg - ready to make an mpact

Simmsey column: Make way for Sheffield Steelers giant from Rocky 4

If it went a little dark in Sheffield this week, don’t worry. It wasn’t the weather. It wasn’t clouds over head – it was probably just Steelers’ new signing Joonas Ronnberg walking by.

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Owls fans at Deepdale for the opening game of the 2017-18 Season....Pic Steve Ellis

Columnist: Sheffield Wednesday and athletics fans boo - but there’s a key difference

Two sets of booing supporters, one lot with a powerful point to make, the others with an early-season perception problem.

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Mathieu Roy, Sheffield Steelers: picture by Dean Woolley

Simmsey’s column: All hail the return of our King

God save ‘the King’ – Mathieu Roy arrives back on our shores later today.

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England's Joe Root during day four of the 3rd Investec Test match at the Kia Oval, London.

Martin Smith column: Root marches on as Owls and Blades start moaning again

Here we go again.

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Jerry Andersson, left, and Paul Thompson

Simmsey column: Well said Jerry, Sheffield Steelers are number one!

So Jerry Andersson, Steelers’ assistant coach, is getting a little stick on social media for saying the Steelers win the league this coming season – well what the hell did you expect him to say: “I think we are OK and maybe we will finish second or third?”

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England's Ellen White (left) and Jade Moore (right) celebrate after the final whistle during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017, Group D match.

Martin Smith column: Will young England stars be world cup winners of the future?

Common sense, it’ll never catch on.

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Happy days for Sheffield Steelers

Simmsey column: Look out for our best ever Elite League version

It’s 11pm on Tuesday evening. I’m sat in bed at my hotel room at East Midlands Airport after chairing the Elite League’s fixture meeting.

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Colton Fretter

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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