Leon Wobschall

Sunderland v Middlesbrough: Opportunity knocks for Boro’s misfiring strikers

TONY PULIS is challenging Britt Assombalonga and Patrick Bamford to ‘step up to the plate’, with first-choice forward Rudy Gestede expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

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Paul Warne, head coach of Rotherham United (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Rotherham United v Doncaster Rovers: Unbeaten run helps Millers reclaim identity

FOR Paul Warne and all those fellow ‘Rotherham people’ whose duty of care to their club is a reassuring constant, a brief swell of pride may just be detectable before derby battle commences this afternoon.

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Barnsley goalkeeper Nick Townsend (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Birmingham City v Barnsley: Nick Townsend willing to upset his family with Reds win

SENTIMENT will be put firmly to one side by Barnsley goalkeeper Nick Townsend this afternoon.

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Sheffield United's John Fleck, left, and Hull City's Michael Dawson vie for the ball during last night's Championship match (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Hull City 1 Sheffield United 0: Tigers secure welcome win against lack-lustre Blades

A WEATHER event labelled as the ‘Beast from the East’ may be looming, but listen to the locals here and there is already a toxic cloud hanging over this footballing quarter of the East Riding.

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St Ledger is hoping Lions can stay course

SEAN ST LEDGER may be just over a week or so into his first experience of management with Guiseley, but he has already learned the first golden rule – that making bold predictions is foolish.

Mark Duffy, seen playing for Sheffield United against Leeds United earleir this month, is ready for another Yorkshire rival in Hull City (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Hull City v Sheffield United: Duffy looking for Blades to emerge as play-offs’ danger team

TALK may be centring on a freezing cold Siberian blast that is soon to hit UK shores, but Sheffield United midfielder Mark Duffy is rather more inclined to speak about the Blades’ “second wind”.

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Rotherham United v Doncaster Rovers countdown: Paul Warne and Darren Ferguson give their views

MANAGER Paul Warne is confident Rotherham United will not suffer derby stage fright, second time around, against Doncaster Rovers tomorrow.


YP Power Rankings: Majestic Rotherham United remain ahead of chasing White Rose pack

NO change at the top with Rotherham United looking majestic in pole position and Sheffield United flexing their muscles again, but some noticeable movement further down the table.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder: Wary of threat from Hull.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder expecting tough battle at Hull City

SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Chris Wilder expects to face a side who are ‘fighting for their lives’ in Yorkshire rivals Hull City tomorrow night.

Jacob Davenport, Oliver McBurnie and Daniel Pinillos challenge for the ball.' (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Direct approach is the best hope to ensure Barnsley survive

IN MOST successful relegation fights, footballing sophistication usually does not have too much of a place.

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John Rooney.

Victory over Fylde was one to savour for Guiseley caretaker boss St Ledger

GUISELEY caretaker manager Sean St Ledger has hailed the Lions’ sweet late victory over visiting Fylde as one of his best moments in football.

Burton Albion celebrate their second goal scored by Jacob Davenport.   Picture Bruce Rollinson

Barnsley 1 Burton 2: Tykes choke on first night for new boss Morais

CONVERSANT in seven different languages he may be, but Jose Morais will have been acutely aware of the need for actions to speak louder than words on his opening night.

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Impressive: Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu.

Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday: Resurgent Nuhiu puts himself in frame for new Owls deal

IT REMAINS to be seen if Atdhe Nuhiu does enough to secure a new deal at Sheffield Wednesday, – but he is certainly doing his level best to maximise his chances of earning one.

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Team of the Week: Who makes the YP’s latest starting line-up?

IT’S been a good week for South Yorkshire neighbours Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers - who meet in a derby encounter at the weekend - in our latest Yorkshire Post Team of the Week.


Leon Wobschall: Pragmatic approach for Barnsley means fans will have to wait for their ‘cosmopolitan flair’

IF YOU thought that Jos Luhukay was handed a baptism of fire in his first game in charge for Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane last month, spare a thought for the person who has just been appointed just up the A61 in Barnsley.


Video - Barnsley v Burton Albion: Reds have ticked all right boxes for Jose Morais

BARNSLEY head coach Jose Morais has revealed that he passed up several opportunities to return to football over the past 13 months to wait for the right challenge – which he believes to have found at Oakwell.

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Video: Jose Mourinho’s message to new Barnsley chief Jose Morais

NEW Barnsley head coach Jose Morais has revealed that he has received positive feedback from good friend Jose Mourinho following his decision to take over at Oakwell.

Middlesbrough's Marco Branco scores his side's second goal in the first five minutes against Liverpool in their Coca-Cola semi-final second leg in 1998. (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA)

Robson left purring, Evans bemoaning as Branca, Merson and Boro stun Reds

IT was a feted occasion which Bryan Robson labelled as his best ever Riverside night during his memorable tenure as Middlesbrough manager.

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Verdict: New technology killing the emotion says David Wagner as Huddersfield Town fall to Manchester United

TELEVISION – let alone the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system – had not even been invented on the only other occasion that these two sides had previously met in a FA Cup tie in February.

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Jake Wright: Confident Blades can last the pace.

Sheffield United ready to go again to achieve play-off ambitions

WHEN it comes to talk of the Championship play-offs, Jake Wright’s conviction that Sheffield United will realise their top-six mission is total.

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