UK time is: 04:15:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Opponents in focus - Sheffield United

Stadium
Sheffield United were established in 1889, and ever since they've played their home games at Bramall Lane, which is allegedly the oldest major league ground in the world. The ground has been hosting football and cricket since it was built in 1855. After it's recent renovation in 2006, it now seats 32,609.

Trophies
The Blades have won all 4 Divisions in England, but haven't won the top flight for 112 years. They won the old Division 2 (now Championship) in 1952/53, and have won the FA Cup 4 times, all between 1899 and 1925.

Last 7 Season Finishing Positions
2003-04 - Division 1 - 8th
2004-05 - Premiership - 8th
2005-06 - Championship - 2nd (Promoted as Runners-up)
2006-07 - Premiership - 18th (Relegated)
2007-08 - Championship - 9th
2008-09 - Championship - 3rd (Lost in play-offs)
2009-10 - Championship - 8th

Previous Meetings
The last time these two sides met was in the Premier League at Bramall Lane. The hosts led for most of the game but a late goal from Gary O'Neil earned the visitors a deserved point.
The reverse fixture at Fratton Park that season was played just 3 weeks prior to the away fixture, and The Blues comfortably won thanks to goals from unlikely men. An own goal from defender Robert Kozluk and goals from Noe Pamarot and Sol Campbell saw Portsmouth win 3-1.

This season
The sides will meet at Bramall Lane on the 18th of September, and at Fratton Park on the 5th of March.

Manager
Kevin Blackwell managed Leeds and Luton before taking over at Sheffield United, and found little joy with his previous clubs. But he has had 2 and a half steady seasons since taking over The Blades, and Bookies rate them around 16/1 to win the league this season.

One to Watch
I was going to go for captain Chris Morgan, but instead opted for new signing Danijel Bogdanovic. The Maltese striker has spent his 10 year career at 13 different clubs across Europe, and spent last season at Barnsley, where he score 16 league goals in an impressive season.

Fun Fact
As well as being the oldest major league ground in the world, Bramall Lane also holds the privilege of hosting the first ever game under floodlights when Sheffield Club played Hallam in 1862 in front of 20,000 spectators.

Written by PompeyFrippy.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Opponents in focus: Barnsley FC - here.
Opponents in focus: Bristol City - here.
Opponents in focus: Burnley - here.
Opponents in focus: Cardiff - here.
Opponents in focus: Coventry - here.
Opponents in focus: Crystal Palace - here.
Opponents in focus: Derby - here.
Opponents in focus: Doncaster - here.
Opponents in focus: Hull - here.
Opponents in focus: Ipswich - here.
Opponents in focus: Leeds - here.
Opponents in focus: Leicester - here.
Opponents in focus: Middlesbrough - here.
Opponents in focus: Millwall - here.
Opponents in focus: Norwich - here.
Opponents in focus: Nottingham Forest - here.
Opponents in focus: Preston - here.
Opponents in focus: QPR - here.
Opponents in focus: Reading - here.
Opponents in focus: Scunthorpe - here.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: PompeyFrippy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 6 2010

Time: 10:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

A mini Pompey wrap (Thursday April 17 2014)

On this day in history...17th April (Thursday April 17 2014)

Toast Special - The run in (Wednesday April 16 2014)

On this day in history...16th April (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ferry out for the season? (Tuesday April 15 2014)

On this day in history...15th April (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Confidence matters (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. storagematt 95
2. PFCblue 76
3. mslorna48 64
4. pompeyrug 55
5. Emsworthianblue 38
6. Pompeytim 31
7. Lemmi 26
8. eastneydave 25
9. PompeyJake 12
10. Jimsmithswig 11

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Newport 42 13 14 15 -3 53
14. Wimbledon 42 13 13 16 -5 52
15. Cheltenham 42 12 16 14 -8 52
16. Portsmouth 42 12 15 15 -12 51
17. Accrington 42 12 14 16 -3 50
18. Hartlepool 42 13 10 19 -2 49
19. Morecambe 42 12 13 17 -14 49

Breaking League News

The Preview: Rochdale v Southend
Southend : 18/04/2014 00:28:00
Ardley - Bennett Ready For Newport Return
Wimbledon : 18/04/2014 00:07:00
Striker undergoes surgery
York : 17/04/2014 17:22:00
Cool on the spot
York : 17/04/2014 17:02:00
Iron army out in force at Morecambe
Scunthorpe : 17/04/2014 16:23:00
City face Oxford examination
York : 17/04/2014 16:13:00
A mini Pompey wrap
Portsmouth : 17/04/2014 09:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Pompey v Bristol Rovers?
Suggested By:  
Pompey win 67%
Bristol Rovers win 0%
Draw 33%