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Leon Wobschall

New coach Stendel already having ‘positive’ impact at Barnsley

JASON McCARTHY has paid tribute to the impact of Daniel Stendel – and believes that the Barnsley head coach has similarities with Mauricio Pochettino.

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George Moncur: Has been given greater clarity by new Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Barnsley midfielder Moncur knows time is right to add steel to his style

BARNSLEY midfielder George Moncur has revealed his fervent desire to prove a point to his critics in 2018-19.

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Cleckheaton's John Wood.

Bradford League: Cleckheaton make most of key overseas batting ace

CLECKHEATON may just have to enjoy overseas star Tayyab Tahir while they can.

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England's Harry Maguire, from Sheffield, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with John Stones, from Barnsley, during the FIFA World Cup, quarter-final with Sweden (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA)

World Cup – Leon Wobschall: From Barnsley and Crewe to the cusp of a World Cup final

IN A couple of decades a group of ex-footballers – some greyer around the temples, some rather more rotund – will converge upon a comfortable sofa, perhaps with a nice glass of wine or a tumbler of malt as an extra companion.

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BAD NIGHT: England captain Gary Lineker throws the armband to Carlton Palmer after being substituted in his final match by coach Graham Taylor, with England losing the match against Sweden.  Picture: Getty Images

World Cup, Sweden v England: Three Lions will be ready this time, says Carlton Palmer

RUNNING on the equivalent of petrol fumes on the back of an exhausting season with Sheffield Wednesday and England, it was Carlton Palmer’s misfortune that he should bump into Sweden just over 26 years ago.

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Hero:  England's  bloodied defender Terry Butcher celebrates after the 1990  goalless draw against Sweden. Picture: Getty Images

World Cup: Leon Wobschall - Terry Butcher is the example to follow against Swedes

WINSTON CHURCHILL once famously stated that he had nothing to offer ‘but blood, toil, tears and sweat’ when he warned the British people of the hardships to come during World War Two.

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Gone: Owls full-back Jack Hunt. Picture: Steve Ellis

Jack Hunt seeks new Premier League route after £1.6m exit from Sheffield Wednesday

NEW Bristol City signing Jack Hunt admits he is desperate for it to be a case of third time lucky in his quest for the Premier League after joining from Sheffield Wednesday.

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Tyler Denton.

Leeds United full-back Tyler Denton joins Peterborough on loan

LEEDS UNITED full-back Tyler Denton has joined League One side Peterborough United on a season-long loan.

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Doncaster Rovers John Marquis. Picture: Marie Caley.

Round-up: Doncaster Rovers not interested in Marquis offers | Second goalkeeper exits Leeds | Bradford striker makes switch

DONCASTER ROVERS have rejected two six-figure bids for leading striker John Marquis – from SPL side Aberdeen and League One rivals Peterborough United respectively.

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Abel Hernandez.

Leeds United have new rival in chase for Abel Hernandez

CSKA Moscow have entered the race to sign Leeds United target Abel Hernandez, the player’s agent has revealed.

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Harrogate Town celebrate their promotion to the National League last season.

Guiseley head to Boston on opening day while Harrogate Town host Sutton

GUISELEY’S new management team of Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill have been handed a National League North opener at Boston United on Saturday, August 4 – in their first match in charge of the Lions.

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England's John Stones (left) and Harry Maguire hug during the match against Colombia at the Spartak Stadium. Picture: Tim Goode/PA

Leon Wobschall: Why three is the magic number once again for England

IT REMAINS to be seen whether England achieve something truly epic in Russia, but one thing is surely incontrovertible.

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Callum Geldart of Hanging Heaton  hits a four with a reverse sweep against New Farnley in their Priestley Cup encounter. Picture: Steve Riding.

Bradford League: Fellows determined for Hanging Heaton to stay in title race mix

AFTER A nip-and-tuck Bradford Premier League title race thus far, not too many will be overly surprised if it goes down to the wire.

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Doncaster Rovers head coach Grant McCann.

McCann appoints Byrne as assistant at Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers have appointed Sunderland academy coach Cliff Byrne as their new assistant manager.
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Leeds-bound: Former Boro loanee Lewis Baker.

Leeds United set for first summer arrival

LEEDS UNITED are lining up a move for Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker – with the England Under-21 international poised to become their first summer signing.

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Ready for action: New Blades signing goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

New Sheffield United goalkeeper has eyes on becoming the best in the world

AN integral part of one of the most enthralling and stand-out EFL stories from last season, Dean Henderson sees no reason why he cannot be involved in another in 2018-19.

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Bantams newcomer: Goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell.

Ready to get back on track with Bradford City

TO say that new Bradford City goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell is eager to pen a new chapter in his footballing career is probably an understatement.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo: Celebrating after the Group B match against Spain.

World Cup – Leon Wobschall: Let’s hope we have a banquet to savour in knockouts

THE starter was simply delightful, but for that perfect meal you also require an exquisite main course and classy dessert.

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Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd during the pre-season training at the Shirecliffe Academy. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Wilder defiant as Brooks is cherry-picked from Blades

AS a team Sheffield United have shown emphatically during two seasons of high achievement that they are far greater than the sum of their parts.

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No-nonsense approach for McCann at Rovers

IT MAY be something to do with his Belfast upbringing, but new Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann is plainly a manager who it would be foolish to cross.

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