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He's One Of Our Own: The Story Of Chris Wilder's Blades Revolution

Max Bell

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From the publisher:

In April 2016, as they slumped to their lowest finish since 1983 and anger turned to apathy, Sheffield United was a club on the floor. A year later, they were reborn; champions of the division, history-makers on the rise again. And the man who dragged out of the doldrums was boyhood fan, former ballboy and player and now manager, Chris Wilder.

His story is probably as close to a fairytale as modern football allows. Fifteen years after managing in a Sheffield Sunday League, Wilder has established a reputation as one of English football's brightest talents after tasting success, often against a destabilising backdrop of financial difficulty, at every club he has worked at; including one which had no footballs.

Featuring contributions from players, friends and acquaintances who know him well, this book explores that apprenticeship and then how Wilder turned around a sleeping giant, transformed their fortunes on and off the field and reconnected club and supporters. Fans hail him as 'one of their own' and under Wilder, United are united again.

The author:

Danny Hall is a sports journalist at The Star newspaper in Sheffield. He's a previous winner of the `weekly sports journalist of the year' gong at the Regional Press Awards and `sports journalist of the year' at the O2 Media Awards. Danny was shortlisted for the regional sportswriter of the year award at the Sports Journalists' Association awards in London this year and helped to cover Sheffield United in FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals and a play-off final at Wembley, as well as the 2016/17 League One promotion season.


Vertical Editions
24 x 16 cm
256 pages
September 2018