Sunday, 16 September 2012

Striking difference to last season

Do the arrivals of strikers Nick Blackman, Shaun Miller and John Cofie, plus the recent acquisition of Dave Kitson suggest lessons from last season have been learned at Bramall Lane?

The Blades fell agonisingly short of promotion due to a lack of firepower in the final few matches, yet with six strikers, Paul Gallagher on loan and youngster Joe Ironside knocking on the door, manager Danny Wilson believes he has enough options to avoid a repeat of the problems that hampered his first season in charge.

For full story and to leave a comment, click on the Sheffield United page

A season to remember or forget?

With the new season well and truly up and running, what does this campaign hold for supporters of our five South Yorkshire clubs?

Are you set for a season to remember or a year to forget? Last season, one club was promoted, one was relegated, one only just avoided the drop and one suffered play-off heartache.

What will it be this time round?

To find out what could be in store for your side, click on the extra-time section and leave a comment

Monday, 28 May 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Another marquee signing for Millers

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is continuing his rebuilding ahead of next season's push for promotion with the arrival of another marquee signing.

The Millers will soon announce an international midfielder from League One on a free transfer.

Full story and to leave a comment, click on the Rotherham United page

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Exciting times for Owls fans

IF anyone was in any doubt about Milan Mandaric’s intentions to turn Sheffield Wednesday into a dominant force, one only has to look at this season’s relentless pursuit of second place rivals Sheffield United to understand the Serb means business.

Exciting times are around the corner for Owls fans, but with every ambitious chairman comes a word of warning for the manager.

For full story and to leave a comment, click on the Wednesday page

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Decision time for Barnsley

THE powers that be at Barnsley face a crucial decision in the coming months – do they stick or twist?

This season’s performance, their worst since returning to the Championship six years ago, twinned with the loss of  2,500 fans over that same period should set alarm bells ringing in the Oakwell corridors of power.

But they are faced with a difficult question ahead of what could be a crucial season.

For full story and to leave a comment, click on the Barnsley page 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tough love on agenda for Rovers

Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders may be rocking on the ropes following his side’s relegation to League One, but he is refusing to throw in the towel.

Here, the former Liverpool and Welsh international striker pulls no punches as he reveals how he plans to inject some tough love into his bid for an immediate Championship return.

For full story and to comment, click on the Doncaster page

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

South Yorkshire team of the year

Choosing this season’s South Yorkshire XI has been a tough one, with plenty of players deserving representative honours after enjoying seasons to remember.

However, after reading the tweets to @half_timerant and seeking the views of local sports reporters who have watched our sides in action all season, the final XI is now complete.

To view the final XI and to leave a comment, click on the Extra Time section