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Man punched in face after Sheffield United match

A man was sent to hospital hospital after being punched in the face following Bradford City's home game against Sheffield United.

Police are appealing for information after the 44-year old was knocked oto the floor and suffered injuries to his jaw.

The attack happened on Midland Road in the centre of Bradford, at about 6.45pm.

This appears to be a totally unprovoked attack on a man who was walking home from the match with his two sons.

– Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, West Yorkshire Police

Mansfield's Jones out for the long term

Mansfield Town defender Luke Jones is unlikely to play this season after suffering an Achilles injury in training.

The summer signing had been pencilled in for a comeback from tendonitis in the next couple of weeks, having recently started doing some light jogging.

But the club confirmed he now faces a spell on the sidelines of between ‘four to six months’.

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Seven former Leeds United players named in Premier League's top 100

Seven former Leeds United players have been named in the top 100 greatest ever Premier League players.

Former Leeds Skipper Lucas Radebe was named as one the Premier League's greatest players Credit: Press Association

The Daily Telegraph released its list of the "Premier League's 100 greatest ever players."

Frenchman Eric Cantona was the highest former United player on the list at number eight.

Rio Ferdinand was next at 17, with Robbie Fowler (26) and the late Gary Speed (29) both in the top 30.

David Batty (76), Lucas Radebe (78) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (79) were also named on the list.

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Belgian player reveals Leeds owner Cellino's superstitions

Freddy Frans has revealed the chaos that surrounded his proposed move to Leeds United prior to moving to Partick Thistle.

Suspicious mind: Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino has strong superstitions Credit: Press Association

The Belgian centre-back looked set to secure a switch to Elland Road.

Then-Leeds Head Coach David Hockaday was interested in the move, and invited Frans to have talks with United owner Massimo Cellino, and that is when things took a rather strange turn.

Frans told the Daily Record: “I thought I had seen everything when I left Belgium – but then I arrived at Leeds.

"I was so happy to be signing for Leeds as well, it was a big step.

"My agent spoke to the owner and he said if Hockaday liked me I’d sign. I played two games and he said he wanted to sign me.

“I had to give him details about my star signs and all this stuff. He doesn’t like the number 17 or the colour purple among other things.

“We heard a few strange stories, like the one about Paddy Kenny not getting a deal because his birthday was on the 17th. Crazy.

“I was so happy to be signing for Leeds as well, it was a big step.

“But then I started to get suspicious as the deal wasn’t done and two Italian centre-backs arrived.

“Still Hockaday said he wanted me but they lost in a cup-tie to Brentford and he got sacked so I was back to Belgium.”

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Sheffield Utd patron to quit role if club re-sign Evans

Sheffield United patron and TV presenter Charlie Webster said she will quit her role with the club if they re-sign Ched Evans.

TV presenter and Sheffield United patron Charlie Webster who said she will quit her role with the club if they re-sign Ched Evans. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 25-year-old former Sheffield United player and Welsh international was released from jail early yesterday morning after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Many Blades fans have called for him to be rehabilitated, but almost 150,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Bramall Lane club not to welcome him back.

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Sheffield United deny Ched Evans contract reports

Sheffield United has denied reports it has offered a contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans, claiming newspaper reports are "false and damaging to the club".

Ched Evans was released from prison yesterday. Credit: PA Wire

Following Evans' release from prison yesterday, The Sun newspaper reported that the 25-year-old's former club had offered him a two-year contract.

But Sheffield United co-chairmen, Kevin McCabe and Jim Phipps, said they were still "continuing to deliberate on any long term decision about Ched Evans."

On Wednesday, an ITV News Calendar poll found 52% of people were against him rejoining the club.

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