Alan Woodward: Sheffield United fans pay tribute to a Bramall Lane hero

Alan Woodward Benefit Match at Bramall Lane - 9th May 1974
Alan Woodward Benefit Match at Bramall Lane - 9th May 1974
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Football fans in Sheffield and beyond have been paying tribute to United legend Alan Woodward who sadly passed away on Thursday.

The Blades winger was a star in a golden era at Bramall Lane in the 60s and 70s and supporters far and wide have been paying their respects to the man they called ‘Woody’.

Here is a selection of the messages online...

@BroadcastMoose - Condolences to Alan Woodward’s family and friends and all at @SUFC_tweets after the death last night of the Blades legend

@HoylandJamie - RIP Alan Woodward a true Blades legend ..Right up there with the best ever at the Lane...a fitting tribute needed from the club ! #sufc

@jamesaydelott - One of my Tulsa Roughneck heroes has passed-”The Boomer” #7, Alan Woodward. He had a rocket of a right-footed shot

@vikkiorvice - Sad news that #Alan Woodward has died. Legend. Inspired me to do this job along with TC. . RIP #sufc #twitterblades

@R7anHindley - The word legend is banded about far to often for fairly mediocre sports people but you can’t deny Alan Woodward was a God of the Lane RIP


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@cobster83 - Never seen Alan Woodward play live but anyone who plays over 500 games for #sufc is a legend in my eyes #RIPAlanWoodward

@MikeCollierWX - Growing up in a soccer family here in Tulsa, I had the privilege to know Alan Woodward. Great guy, great soccer player. May he rest in peace

@sufc4ever - Sad news RIP Alan Woodward, lucky to have had the pleasure of seeing him in the best team ever

@chrisbrunt1988 - Rip #alanwoodward a #bladeslegend I never got to see the bloke play but the stories are mesmerising enough #sufc

@craigsablade30 - Never had the privilege of seeing Alan Woodward but seen clips of him , he looked some player . We never forget our own . Rip woody #sufc

@bpjheavey - Alan Woodward (woody) RIP what a legend he was. Remember him running down the wing at the lane in the 70s. What a guy he will be missed

@artistlhbevan - RIP “woody” no.7 #AlanWoodward the greatest of all uncapped England players and ardent blade of inspiration

@alanpagego - Sad that one of the all time great #Blades, Alan Woodward, has died, 68. Pleased to meet him in 1969. Another Bramall Lane gentleman gone.

@waynechadburn - Incredibly sad that my 1st boyhood idol Alan Woodward has passed away. Mercurial winger. RIP Woody #twitterblades

@jrwassell1 - The greatest English player never to play for England. Scored from corners for fun. Had a ferocious shot. Legend. R.I.P. Woody #AlanWoodward

@mnrsportsguy - Sad to hear of the death today of one of the most popular players on the original Tulsa Roughnecks, Alan Woodward. #RIPWoody.

@eddiechap - Gutted to hear about Alan Woodward! If it wasn’t for him and TC, my dad then me would never have been Blades. Eternally grateful! #RIPWoody

‏@TizLeatherboy - My dad will be gutted, still sings “Alan Woodward down the wing” in his kitchen. Grown up with stories on how good he was RIP Alan Woodward

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