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Ched Evans: to employ or not to employ?

“People expect we’ll make the decision for football reasons, but this is a special type of thing, it’s unusual.” Jim Phipps – Co-Chairman, Sheffield United Should a footballer convicted and imprisoned for a serious crime be allowed to return to the game after serving his time in jail? Or should the nature of the crime […]

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Season review 2013/14 – Sheffield United

A third successive year in League 1, it’s been an interesting one at Bramall Lane. Co-editor Joe looks back at the season. Pleasure to watch or utter disaster? Such a crazy and unexpected season at Bramall Lane. There was mild optimism in the summer that David Weir would bring a new style and better fortune […]

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Weir off as Blades wield the axe

When David Weir was appointed back in June, fans were broadly very optimistic – unusually so given disagreement on previous appointments. After a number of candidates had distanced themselves in what felt like the longest managerial search in the club’s history, it appeared like the club had come across a diamond in the rough. On […]

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1FITG mid-season review: Sheffield United

After last year’s catastrophic end to a season where they looked destined for promotion, Sheffield United have found this season  much tougher – @josephclift looks at what’s different at Bramall Lane this season, and their prospects for making it second time lucky. With about a third of the season left to go, a handful of […]

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The next five managers to move on

In 2012-13 we’ve seen a mass extinction of managers not seen since that asteroid killed off the dinosaurs. The boardroom bloodlust has shown no signs of abating. And managers themselves are muddying the waters by taking the decision themselves. With the George Boyd deadline day eye-test debacle leaving Alex McLeish considering that a life of […]

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2012/13 predictions from 1FITG

It’s barely been three months since Martin Tyler’s spine-chilling Aguero climax, or from the historic moment John Terry appeared in full Chelsea kit in Munich, commencing a lucrative Photoshopping career. But following the entertainingly predictable Team GB failure in the mens football, the new season is now rapidly approaching, and here at 1FITG towers, we love a good […]

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How do you get out of the Hell that is the Championship?

Over the last few years the Championship has picked up a (highly deserved) reputation as being a tough and very competitive division. There are now a host of teams that can boast fairly recent Premiership experience (Sheffield United, Portsmouth, Leeds, Burnley, Ipswich, Reading, Hull, Middlesboro) as well as those that can think of themselves as […]

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