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Hundreds expected at funeral of Howard Kendall

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out at the funeral of Everton legend Howard Kendall. The cortege will do a lap of Goodison Park in honour of the former manager before a service at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. Peter Reid played for Everton when Kendall was in charge and worked with him at Manchester City.

Tributes to former Blades boss Howard Kendall

Football clubs and footballers have expressed their sadness at the death of ex-Everton and former Sheffield United manager Howard Kendall who has died aged 69.


Blades seek information about coin-throwing incident

Sheffield United has issued a statement asking for more information regarding a second coin-throwing incident.

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The latest incident took place after the Blades’ third penalty in the midweek League Cup Trophy tie against Notts County.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident that involved a coin being thrown in the direction of the opposition goalkeeper.

The managing director of Sheffield United Mal Brannigan stated that the "behaviour of this manner will not be tolerated and anyone found to have committed this offence will receive an automatic life ban from Bramall Lane."

Adkins nominated for managerial award

Nigel Adkins has been shortlisted for the Sky Bet Manager of the Month award for August.

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The Sheffield United boss guided the Blades to second place in League One, following Saturday's 2-0 victory against Swindon Town at the County Ground.

The former Southampton manager is competing with Justin Edinburgh, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dean Smith for the award.

The winners will be announced on Friday.


Blades boss: Baxter has learnt his lesson

Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins has learnt his lesson after Jose Baxter was declared free to start the new season - despite receiving a five-month FA ban for failing a drugs test.

The 23-year-old had maintained his innocence throughout, claiming his drink had been spiked when traces of a banned substance were discovered in his system towards the end of last season.

He was found guilty after a personal hearing at the FA last week, but three months of his five month ban have been suspended, and the other two have aready been served, leaving him free to play in the season opener at Gillingham on August the the 8th.

Blades sign winger Woolford

Sheffield United have signed completed the signing of midfielder Martyn Woolford.

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The 29-year-old is boss Nigel Adkins' first signing since arriving at Bramall Lane.

Woolford, formerly of Scunthorpe United, Bristol City and most recently Millwall, joins the Blades on a two-year contract, with the option of a third.

The Pontefract-born frontman made 38 second tier appearances for Millwall last season.

Martyn can play in several attacking positions, is fit, strong, robust, honest, hard-working and has a fantastic professional attitude. He has been consistently available for selection over many seasons and knows the demands required of this level.

– Nigel Adkins
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