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Simon Tracey Amazing shot shopper and first of a new breed of keeper good at kicking and sweeping at the back. Immaculate in the promotion season, earning England call up. Never quite reached those heights after an injury in Prem opener but still top class.

Alan Hodgkinson 576 games in goal for the Blades plus 5 appearances for England. Went on to become the first specialist keeper coach. Recent autobiography is a top read with plenty of stories about his time at the Lane.

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Glyn Hodges His signing and goals spurred the great escape in the first season back in the top flight. Wand of a left foot. Never consistent and lacked pace but on his day, unplayable.

Jimmy Dunne was a Blades and Irish legend. In 1930-31 he scored 41 league goals, a record in a single season for the club and by an Irishman in the English league. Particularly good in the air, he scored 143 goals for United, with 30+ goals in each season from 1930/31 to 1932/33, including a club record run of goals in 12 consecutive games. He was sold in 1933 for a significant, for the time, £8,250 sum to Arsenal. His career though never hit the heights again.

Cec Coldwell was a right back for 15 seasons from 1951 to 1966 and captained the side to promotion from the 2nd Division in 1960/61. After playing over 600 games he moved onto the backroom staff at the Lane, coaching the 1970/71 promotion team and even had 2 stints as caretaker manager in the mid-70's.

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The infamous William "Fatty" Foulke, a goalkeeper said to weigh over 20 stone by the end of his career. Always a "big lad", at 6ft 4in, a giant for his era, the somewhat slimmer version helped United win their only league title (1898) and reach 3 FA Cup Finals, winning 2. He also made an appearance for England.

Paul McGrath Only played half a season for The Blades before his dodgy knees finally gave in and he retired but he was unbelievable. Ball came to him like a magnet. Swept up in a 5-3-2 formation under Spackman that played probably the best football seen at the Lane.

Never thought I would see Sheffield United in the top division again, Harry Bassett got us there in 2 seasons and kept us up for 4 more