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Kevin Gage

Former Sheffield United right-back Gage played over 100 times for the Blades and also represented Wimbledon and Aston Villa.

Kevin Gage’s Sheffield United Column: Blades start Steel City Derby as huge favourites

Among the thousands of words - or maybe, in this social media age, hundreds of thousands of words - to be written regarding the upcoming Sheffield Derby, you’ll no doubt come across some of the same old, well-worn clichés that usually get trotted out.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Why Sheffield United's greatest ever player is such a fan of current star Mark Duffy

When I write an article about ‘The keys to No.10’, hopefully no-one reading it will assume that I’ve started to get all political and am writing an article about how to get elected as Prime Minister, or offering advice on how Theresa May can stay in residence behind one of the most famous front door in existence.

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Kevin Gage Column: The amazing tactical masterstroke that sums up Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United side

As the dust settles on Bramall Lane after the comprehensive & total demolition of Hull City on Saturday afternoon, it really begs the question of just how many highs we can possibly experience as fans this season.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Chris Wilder deserves a derby-day victory over Owls for all he's done for Sheffield United

Five long seasons it’s been but this Sunday, the derby matches are back... and as the spotlight of the UK football public shines on our city, Sheffield is a far better place for it too.
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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Chris Wilder's Sheffield United more ready than ever to take next step up the football ladder, on and off the pitch

Seeing as this is a football column written by an ex-footballer about football for football fans, let’s get the actual football out of the way first!

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Easter time has been especially sweet for Chris Wilder's title-winning Sheffield United side

I’ve always liked Easter. Nothing to do with religion of course, but everything to do with an extra long weekend combined with a mountain of chocolate eggs.
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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: All hail Chris Wilder and his team of Sheffield United 'bottlers' after promotion to the Championship

It's 8.30am on Sunday and it’s the morning after the day before.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Sheffield United would be worthy League One champions... time to go on and complete the job!

So, I’m going to do my best with this week's article, but seeing as due to print deadlines I have to write it BEFORE last night’s Coventry game, you’ll appreciate that my ‘Mystic Kev’ powers might be tested to the full!

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Step forward 'Superman' Jack O'Connell - a new Sheffield United star

So officially, we haven’t yet secured promotion. The champagne is sat in the ice buckets, the party invites are sent and the fat lady is tapping her microphone and doing a sound check.
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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Forget the pain of the past... Chris Wilder's Sheffield United aren't about to choke now!

Now I know us Blades are generally a pessimistic bunch when it comes to football, and to be fair, with very good reason over the years!
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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Sheffield United show no sign of slowing down as they approach promotion finish race

"It’s a marathon, not a sprint."
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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Chris Wilder's United showed they're made of true Sheffield steel in Swindon win

Another away game: Check. Another win: Check.
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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Maybe recent Sheffield United struggles are not that bad compared to our opponents on Saturday!

Kevin Gage played over 100 times for Sheffield United and, in his exclusive column for The Star, discusses United's game against another old club this weekend.

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Kevin Gage Sheffield United Column: Watching Blades has tired me out...just ask my wife

Another two games gone, another two wins, another six points, and at face value nothing to get too flustered about as we beat two teams we were widely expected to.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Time to start believing, Sheffield United fans... Chris Wilder's current side is good enough to win promotion

So, Blades, we know better than any fans in the country that it’s foolhardy in the extreme to get too carried away with thoughts that this is definitely “our year”.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Fans played their part against Oxford, and now Sheffield United's players must carry on the momentum

Kevin Gage played over 100 times for Sheffield United and, in his exclusive column for The Star, discusses United's first win of the League One season.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Time to get behind the manager and players of Sheffield United and help turnaround a poor start

Kevin Gage played over 100 times for Sheffield United and, in his exclusive column for The Star, discusses United's winless start to the League One season.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: Chris Wilder will get Sheffield United going again, if he is afforded time and patience at Bramall Lane

Kevin Gage played over 100 times for Sheffield United and, in his exclusive column for The Star, discusses United's shock 3-0 defeat at home to Southend on Tuesday night.

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Kevin Gage's Sheffield United Column: Chris Wilder on course to become a 'great' Blades manager

I’m absolutely certain that every single person reading this has played at being a football manager at some stage of their lives.

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Kevin Gage's Blades Column: This could be a Sheffield United team to be proud of again

Kevin Gage played over 100 times for Sheffield United and, in his exclusive column for The Star, discusses the start made by ex-Blades teammate Chris Wilder at Bramall Lane.

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