Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Blades
Sheffield United FC was founded in 1889. The club reached the top flight for the first time in 1893 and won the First Division title five years later. By 1925, the Blades had won the FA Cup four times. The fourth win occurred in 1925 against Cardiff City. This was the first time that United played a Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The decision to sell prolific forward Jimmy Dunne in 1933 proved to be disastrous. Sheffield United struggled to score goals and the team was relegated after thirty-seven years in the top flight. The Blades won promotion before the War, but fell down again in 1949. Sheffield United went on to win the Second Division Championship in 1953, having scored ninety-three goals in the season. The inconsistent form continued, however, and the club spent many seasons moving between the two leagues. In 1971-1972, United enjoyed a streak of twenty-two matches unbeaten. The Blades reached the First Division during this run of results and they stayed in the highest division for five years. Sheffield United also enjoyed a notable period in the top flight during the 1990s, including two seasons in the newly formed Premier League.
Sheffield United Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Sheffield United Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Blades. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Sheffield United Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Sheffield United memorabilia collection.
Personalised Sheffield United Football Book Coverage
This Sheffield United Football Book opens with a 6-2 win over Manchester City in 1912. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Memorable games in this Sheffield United Football Book include the 3-0 victory over Chelsea to win the FA Cup in 1915 and winning the Cup again in 1925, this time beating Cardiff City. The Gift Books also feature the FA Cup final of 1936 and many exciting, high-scoring matches. Relive the Blades’ 6-2 thrashing of Arsenal in 1921, the 11-2 wipe-out of Cardiff City in 1926, the 6-0 hammering of West Ham in 1931, the 7-3 victory over arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday in 1951 and the 5-0 win over Aston Villa in 1969. Other highlights in this Sheffield United Football Book include reports on the appointment of Dave Bassett in 1988, the signing of Vinnie Jones in 1990 for £750,000, several heart stopping play-offs, and the joy of promotion to the Premiership in 2006.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Blades’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Sheffield United memorabilia.
Sheffield United Memorabilia
If you are a collector of Sheffield United memorabilia or looking for other Sheffield United gifts, why not consider our Sheffield United Calendar or Sheffield United Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Blades’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Sheffield United fans. Other United presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Sheffield United T-Shirts.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Sheffield United FC was formed following a meeting at the Adelphi hotel – now the site of the famous Crucible Theatre.
- Sheffield United’s ground is called Bramall Lane. This is the oldest stadium in world football. It was first used in 1862.
- In 1878, the Blades took part in the first ever match under floodlights.
- Sheffield United was the first sporting side in England to use the word “United" in its name.
- The Blades are famous for wearing red and white shirts. However, the club originally played in blue and white kits.