Recollections of the sharp side of Blades history

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LOYAL Blades have a chance to get a personal insight into Sheffield United’s history from one of the club’s greatest-ever players.

Tony Currie, one of the heroes who helped to create the history of Bramall Lane itself, will guide fans around the ground and share anecdotes and snapshots about the club he loves.

Twice a week, Currie - who scored 54 goals for United in 313 games - will show fans through the Legends of the Lane museum, the players’ tunnel and the first-team dressing rooms.

The United ambassador, who joined the club in 1968 from Watford for a transfer fee of £26,500, will share personal recollections of some of his most famous - and flamboyant - moments at the Lane.

They include the time Currie stopped mid-game and sat on the ball to taunt England World Cup winner Alan Ball during a 5-0 thrashing of Arsenal.

And then there was his famous on-pitch kiss with Leicester City’s Alan Birchenall, a moment captured by Match of the Day in 1975.

The event turned the duo into unlikely gay icons in Germany.

He will share memories of the 1970s era when United gained a reputation for playing free-flowing football, culminating in a sixth place finish in 1975 - and his 17 caps for England.

And he will recall the club’s rapid descent from grace, with relegation from the top division in 1976.

The tours are priced £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

They take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.30am, lasting approximately 75 minutes. Book through the Sheffield United box office on 0871 995 1889.