James Shield

James Shield's Sheffield United Column: The changing rules of the transfer window

It used to be about signing players and selling those who were no longer wanted.

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton

Sheffield United: John Egan has been signed to play alongside, not replace, Jack O'Connell

Sheffield United will tell Brighton and Hove Albion they have signed John Egan to play alongside Jack O'Connell, not replace him, if the Premier League club decides to consolidate its interest in the 24-year-old.

Martyn Waghorn celebrates a goal against Sheffield United's arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield United: Why The Blades will continue to chase Martyn Waghorn, despite refusing to meet Ipswich Town's initial valuation

Sheffield United will press ahead with their attempt to sign Ipswich Town centre-forward Martyn Waghorn, believing the 28-year-old has his heart set on a move to Bramall Lane.

John Egan is Sheffield United's new record signing

Sheffield United: Blades turn their attention to attack following the arrival of record signing John Egan

Chris Wilder will turn his attention to bolstering Sheffield United's attacking options after Republic of Ireland defender John Egan became the club's record signing.

Chris Wilder is delighted to sign John Egan

Sheffield United: How Chris Wilder managed to lure John Egan away from Brentford and why the Londoners finally admitted defeat in their battle to keep the centre-half

Chris Wilder spent the best part of 18 months pushing, probing and then gently cajoling in an effort to secure John Egan's release.
John Egan has arrived at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United John Egan becomes Bramall Lane's new record signing

John Egan has become Sheffield United's new record signing after completing his move from Brentford.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is a long-standing admirer of John Egan

Sheffield United: Brentford defender John Egan set to become a Blade as Bramall Lane makes transfer breakthrough

Sheffield United are poised to sign Brentford defender John Egan following a fresh round of talks between the two clubs overnight, according to sources in London.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: Manager Chris Wilder is confident of new arrivals after making approaches for a number of players

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder expects to shortly discover if several of his transfer targets, including Sam Gallagher and Ben Woodburn, will be allowed to leave their parent clubs on loan.

Inter Milan visit Bramall Lane on Tuesday

Sheffield United: Bramall Lane visit forms a key part of Inter Milan's Champions League plans, Italy international says

Italy international Danilo D'Ambrosio has revealed Internazionale have a "strong desire" to perform in all of their pre-season matches as Luciano Spalletti's squad, which visits Sheffield United next week, prepare for an assault on the Champions League.
Goalkeeper Simon Moore becomes a free agent next summer

Sheffield United: West Bromwich Albion's decision to pursue Simon Moore has trapped Bramall Lane in a perfect footballing storm

Although Chris Wilder played down the possibility of further departures from his first team squad following its friendly against Bradford City, the Sheffield United manager nevertheless felt compelled to issue an caveat.
Goalkeeper George Long has joined Hull City

Sheffield United: How The Blades could benefit if George Long impresses for Hull City

Sheffield United inserted a sell-on clause into the deal which saw George Long join Hull City for an undisclosed sum today.

David McGoldrick is currently on trial at Sheffield United after being released by Ipswich Town. Simon Bellis/Sport Image

How Chris Wilder described David McGoldrick's performance in striker's first appearance on trial at Sheffield United

Chris Wilder admitted he was impressed by what he saw from David McGoldrick after the Sheffield United trialist's run out for the Blades against Bradford City.
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Sheffield United goalkeeper Simon Moore is being tracked by West Brom

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder explains real reason for Simon Moore's absence and Luke Steele's Blades trial

Chris Wilder has rejected claims that his decision to run the rule over former Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele is related to West Bromwich's Albion's pursuit of Simon Moore, although the Midlands club are still understood to be interested in signing the 28-year-old.
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Sheffield United players celebrate John Fleck;'s opener against Bradford City. Simon Bellis/Sport Image

What pleased Chris Wilder about Sheffield United's pre-season friendly win over Bradford City

Chris Wilder praised the continued 'brilliant' attitude of his Sheffield United players after registering another pre-season friendly win, this time at Bradford City.
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Billy Sharp is congratulated after scoring the winner against Bradford City at Valley parade. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Match Report: Bradford City 2 Sheffield United 3 - Blades stave off second half Bantams fightback in friendly

After what was described as a "gentle leg stretch" against non-league opposition and a not so friendly friendly with Maritimo in Portugal, this was the first real opportunity to gauge Sheffield United's progress ahead of the new season.
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Simon Moore is wanted by West Bromwich Albion

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder runs the rule over Luke Steele as Simon Moore appears to edge closer to the exit door

Former Barnsley and Bristol City goalkeeper Luke Steele has joined Sheffield United on trial, amind increasingly speculation about Simon Moore's long-term future at Bramall Lane.
Former Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins is now in charge of Hull City

Sheffield United: Why it should come as no surprise to see Hull City swoop for George Long; a goalkeeper who is likely to play his best football away from Bramall Lane

When Sheffield United made George Long available for transfer it was no surprise that Nigel Adkins, their former manager, pushed himself to the front of the queue.

George Long celebrates promotion from League One

Sheffield United: Goalkeeper George Long is set to join Championship rivals Hull City after holding talks with Nigel Adkins' side

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long is poised to join Hull City later today after undergoing a medical at the KCOM Stadium.

Prince Abdullah and Kevin McCabe

Sheffield United: Battle for ownership of Bramall Lane could be decided by property, not pound notes

The battle for ownership of Sheffield United could be decided by property, not pound notes, as Kevin McCabe and HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud both wrestle for sole control.

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David Brooks in his United days

Sheffield United: How David Brooks' transfer fee affects level of funding needed to keep Blades afloat

Sheffield United supporters were understandably concerned to read, in Mr Justice Fancourt’s report, that the Championship club requires around £10m worth of funding over the next six months to stay afloat.

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