Two visits to promotion chasing sides in the week ahead as City look to snap out of a run of three defeats in four – with nothing for us to play for, this may be easier said than done.
The usual seven questions on our next opponents.
60s. This Derbyshire born forward spent most of his career in stripes and it might have been even more if he had joined his first professional club at a different time in their history. Instead, he wore a kit thats colour became the club’s nickname. He arrived at Sheffield United towards the end of this decade and was on the losing side in his first visit to Cardiff with them, but did better in his second, and final, outing for the Blades here when he was used as a defender. His next move took him to a club that won three cup competitions while he was there, but a move south to the midlands went less well and, after scoring twice on his debut, only one more goal followed in the next twenty nine league matches he played for a team on its way to relegation. Moving abroad to play for Belgian buffaloes, he wound down his career by returning to England to play for a team which wore the same colours and were very close geographically to the side he was probably at his best with, but the similarities ended there because he was now playing non league football – who is he?
70s. The biggest away win in the Second Division in 77/78 was 6-1 by Sheffield United at Ninian Park. How many away goals did they score in their other twenty league fixtures that season?
80s. Strongly linked with City early in his career, this winger from the north east spent sixteen years in the game and then his son followed him in playing for Sheffield United. He began on the claret, but couldn’t establish himself there and it was when he developed a taste for jellied eels and kiss me quick hats (sorry about that!) further south that he began to be noticed by other clubs. When the inevitable move came, it was to another venue where his kiss me quick hat would have been appropriate. Moving from red rose to white when joining Sheffield United, he had seven years there which generally saw the club on an upward trajectory after some of the darkest days of their existence. When he moved on it was north east to another coastal holiday venue before he finished his pilgrimage wearing yellow/amber – who am I describing?
90s. Sad fondler heads east and becomes winner against City during this decade (3,8)
00s. A boyhood Sheffield Wednesday fan, this sixty one times capped by his country holder of a Champions League winner’s medal and twice a Europe League winner, played for Sheffield United against City during this decade and also has appeared at Cardiff City Stadium this season for one of our opponents, who is he?
10s. He was in Sheffield United’s team the last time we played there and was nominated as man of the match when his team reached a Cup Final last weekend, who?
20s. What unwanted Sheffield United related record does Fraser Forster hold this season?