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Stat Attack: Notts County vs. Sheffield United

Joe Jones

Sheffield United’s first match against Notts took place on the 17th January 1891 in the FA Cup - and we won 9-1!

Since then, however, the Blades have undisputedly held the upper hand in head-to-head statistics: they have won 48 games against the Magpies. We’ve beaten then just 26 times, and there have been 14 draws.

Our last game was back in November, which ended in a 1-1 draw.


Their ground, Bramall Lane, is the oldest major stadium in the world still to be hosting professional football matches.

Bramall Lane opened in April 1855 – Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin were still alive back then!

Jessica Ennis-Hill, the darling of the 2012 London Olympics, has a stand named after her at United’s ground, following her gold medal in heptathlon two and a half years ago.


A game between Sheffield United and Oldham in February 1984 had to be postponed when a wartime bomb was found near Bramall Lane!

A number of films and television programmes have included references to Sheffield United over the past few decades:

The 1996 film When Saturday Comes stars Sean Bean as a part-time Hallam FC player who is scouted by Sheffield United, who then goes on to play in a FA Cup semi-final.

The character 'Gaz' in British comedy The Full Monty is seen wearing a replica United shirt at one part of the film, and promises his son a ticket for a game at Bramall Lane between Sheffield United & Manchester United.

Even Hollywood has got in on the act: a scene in Batman Begins features a child wearing a 1990s Blades shirt.

United have a decent cup pedigree - they won the FA Cup in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925.

They were also beaten finalists in the FA Cup in 1901 and 1936, and reached the semi-finals in 1961, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2014 - and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2003 and 2015.

Notable Blades fans include Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean, former Sports Minister Richard Caborn MP, singer Paul Heaton, musicians Joe Elliott, Antony Genn and Toddla T, athlete Jessica Ennis, boxer Kell Brook, cricketer Joe Root and Monty Python member and presenter Michael Palin.


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That's it, proof! Notts will win tomorrow.... Meanwhile back in the real world, I think a draw would be massive, if we could win even more so but I won't be down if we lose. I just hope to see us take the game to them, it might not be pretty but hard work can pay off.

Cheers JJ.

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