Stuart McCall sends message to Sheffield United fans as Heckingbottom era begins

Stuart McCall sends message to Sheffield United fans as Heckingbottom era begins
© Provided by Football League World Stuart McCall

New Sheffield United assistant manager Stuart McCall is desperate to bring the good times back to Bramall Lane after the Blades’ momentum-building 2-0 win over Bristol City on Sunday.

The 57-year-old most recently managed Bradford City before being relieved of his duties in the first half of last season. Having enjoyed time with Sheffield United in his playing career McCall knows what a huge lift the home faithful can give the team and he wants to harness that in looking to climb the table.

In remembering re-visiting a quieter Bramall Lane in recent years, McCall told the Sheffield Star that he wants to see the scenes he became accustomed to when the club were in the Premier League return.

He explained: “Our job now – (is) to get those days back and really try to get the place rocking again. Because when it is, it’s brilliant.

“We want to get that old feeling back again, because it’s so important to any club and particularly this one.”

If the Blades are to bridge the gap between themselves and the play-off places, their home form will be very important and they applied the foundations for that to be the case in their dominant performance on Sunday.

The Verdict

Paul Heckingbottom and Stuart McCall’s energy on the touchline is certainly very different to that of Slavisa Jokanovic showing a lot more engagement with the players which could rub off well with the supporters. Heckingbottom was able to bring out some impressive performances from an already dead and buried Blades side at the back end of last season, and therefore already has a pre-existing relationship home faithful.

With the January transfer window approaching is does not appear like United will be big spenders so McCall and Heckingbottom will need to work with what they have got.


News Related


France-Suède: à quelle heure et sur quelle chaîne regarder la demi-finale de l'Euro de handball

© Icon Sport L’équipe de France de handball, à Budapest (Hongrie) le 26 janvier 2022 Après sa performance héroïque face au Danemark (30-29), l’équipe de France masculine de handball se ... Read more »

Nadal terug in Grand Slam-finale: 'Wist vorige maand niet of ik nog kon spelen'

Rafael Nadal kan nauwelijks geloven dat hij zondag in de finale van de Australian Open mag gaan strijden om een nieuwe grote titel in zijn loopbaan. De Spanjaard keerde recent pas terug na opnieuw lang blessureleed. Read more »

'Diaz Jota Salah.. One word lethal': Liverpool fans are 'buzzing' over the potential signing of Luis Diaz and claim the winger's arrival at Anfield will blow open the title race while Spurs fans slam 'disgraceful' Daniel Levy for 'fumbling' ANOTHER deal

Liverpool fans have expressed their delight at the potential signing of Luis DiazOne fan said that Liverpool would become 'lethal' if they landed Diaz's signatureAnother claimed the title race would be 'well and truly on' with Diaz in the mixMeanwhile, Tottenham fans shared their disappointment about losing outOne fan said he couldn't believe Spurs fumbled signing Adama Traore and DiazAnother said Tottenham were only good as showing other club who to buy  Read more »

Robert Whittaker is 'a different man' ahead of UFC 271 showdown and relishes underdog status while Israel Adesanya 'sits on the high horse' ahead of highly-anticipated rematch

Robert Whittaker has the chance for revenge at UFC 271 against Israel AdesanyaAustralian fighter is planning to use the full array of tools at his disposal  He welcomes the underdog tag and admits that it takes the pressure off him Former champion feels far more at home with himself and his motivations now   Read more »

'You couldn't make me happier': Cristiano Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez thanks Man United star for projecting her FACE on the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, for her 28th birthday

Cristiano Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez turned 28 this weekThe Manchester United star arranged a laser show in Dubai as a presentRodriguez's face and a birthday message was lit up on Dubai's Burj Khalifa towerRonaldo and his family are in Dubai during Manchester United's winter break Read more »

Captain Heather Knight leads by example with superb century to rescue England from depths of 120 for six but they still trail Australia by 102 runs in Women's Ashes Test

England closed the second day on 235 for eight, trailing Australia by 102 runsThey were 120 for six at one point before captain Heather Knight led fightbackHer unbeaten 127 gave England some hope in a Test they need to win Australia had declared on 337 for nine with Katherine Brunt taking five wickets Read more »

Married at First Sight's Sam Carraro raises eyebrows as he announces that he has 30,000 rapid antigen tests 'immediately available'

His online posts always bring surprising news. And it was no exception on Friday when Sam Carraro announced on his Instagram Stories that he was currently in possession of a ... Read more »

Everton's dysfunctional hierarchy leaves next manager in need of miracles

Farhad Moshiri in conversation with Bill Kenwright (Getty Images) A new manager is not going to solve Everton’s problems. They run much deeper than that. The chaotic selection process to ... Read more »

Heather Knight's ‘fighting spirit' hailed after captain's crucial Ashes hundred

Knight’s hundred helped England avoid the follow-on (Getty Images) Katherine Brunt paid tribute to the resilience of England captain Heather Knight after her century helped wrestle back some momentum from ... Read more »

Barnard Castle enjoys tourism BOOM thanks to Cummings effect: Medieval fortress saw record visitors in 2021... a year after ex-No10 advisor's infamous 'eyesight-testing' lockdown trip

Barnard Castle had its best year for visitors in 2021, English Heritage revealedThe fortress had an almost 20% increase in visitors in comparison to 2019 The location made headlines after Dominic Cummings took a day trip to the castle during lockdown, claiming it was to test his eyesight  Read more »

Scheidsrechter steelt de show bij interland Brazilië: 'Er stond té veel druk op'

© ProShots Scheidsrechter steelt de show bij interland Brazilië: ‘Er stond té veel druk op’ De WK-kwalificatiewedstrijd tussen Brazilië en Ecuador werd (ongetwijfeld onbedoeld) een show van scheidsrechter Wilmar Roldán, ... Read more »

Kramer maakt kennis met ijsbaan op vijfde en laatste Spelen

© ANP Kramer maakt kennis met ijsbaan op vijfde en laatste Spelen BEIJING (ANP) – Sven Kramer heeft vrijdag zijn eerste training afgewerkt op de olympische schaatsbaan in Beijing. De ... Read more »

Brand tempert verwachtingen voor WK: 'Ook zonder titel heb ik een goed jaar'

© Aangeboden door Lucinda Brand probeert de verwachtingen voor het WK veldrijden te temperen. De regerend wereldkampioene won de afgelopen maanden 17 van de 27 veldritten en eindigde nooit ... Read more »

Gossip: Liverpool win race for £50m Porto star, ex-Man Utd skipper snubs Toon

© PA Images Luis-Diaz-celebrates-scoring-for-Porto Reports in Portugal say Liverpool have beaten Tottenham to the signing of Luis Diaz, while Spurs are keen on a Bayern keeper…   LIVERPOOL MAKE DIAZ ... Read more »

Watch: Alisson sent off twice for Brazil only to be rescued by VAR

© PA Images Alisson playing for Liverpool against Leicester City, King Power Stadium 28 December 2021. It’s not often that a player is sent off twice in one match, but ... Read more »

Charles Piutau: Representing Tonga would be a ‘huge honour' for former All Black

© PA Images Gloucester Rugby v Bristol Bears – Gallagher Premiership – Kingsholm Stadium Charles Piutau last represented the All Blacks in 2015 when a World Cup squad omission motivated ... Read more »

Norska landslaget i chock efter mardrömsbeskedet – kan inte hålla tillbaka tårarna: ”Inte ofta man ser det…”

Simen Hegstad Krüger testade positivt för corona och kan missa hela OS. Ett besked som tog hårt på den norske stjärnans lagkamrater. – Inte ofta man ser vuxna män gråta, ... Read more »

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool closing in on Diaz, Guimaraes' Newcastle medical, Adeyemi latest

© Provided by 90min Diaz is nearing a move to Anfield | Quality Sport Images/GettyImages Welcome to 90min’s daily transfer live blog, keeping you up to date with all the ... Read more »

Defensive young guns crucial to promotion bid

© Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Saturday’s game against Portsmouth was a typical ‘take the three points and move on’ scenario. It certainly was not the vintage, fluid Sunderland that ... Read more »

Corona-Verdacht: Österreichisches Olympia-Trio darf nicht nach Peking

Teresa Stadlober, Katrin Beierl und Katharina Gallhuber sitzen heute aus Sicherheitsgründen nicht im Charter-Flieger nach China. © APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH / GEORG HOCHMUTH Um 13.50 Uhr hebt an diesem Freitag der ... Read more »

Corona verhindert vorerst Reise von drei ÖOC-Athletinnen

© APA/EXPA/JOHANN GRODER Bobpilotin Beierl muss auf Flug nach China warten Langläuferin Teresa Stadlober, Alpinskiläuferin Katharina Gallhuber und Bobpilotin Katrin Beierl werden die Reise zu den Olympischen Spielen in Peking ... Read more »

Australian Open: Nadal kämpft sich ins Endspiel und trifft auf Medwedew oder Tsitsipas

Der spanische Tennisstar Rafael Nadal greift bei den Australian Open zwei Wochen nach der erzwungenen Ausreise von Novak Djokovic tatsächlich nach seinem 21. Grand-Slam-Titel und dem Rekord. Dank eines 6:3, ... Read more »

Video: MORE emails emerge linking Boris Johnson and No10 to 'Pen' Farthing animal rescue: New documents reveal 'Dominic Raab also intervened' to help airlift charity that 'lobbied Carrie' out of Kabul - but PM STILL insists claims are 'absolute rhubarb'

Read more »

Edu, Paratici must present ‘big picture' in north London soon

© PA Images A-composite-image-of-Edu-Gaspar-and-Fabio-Paratici Arsenal and Tottenham are not the only clubs yet to make a signing in January, but so much more was expected of Edu and Fabio Paratici. ... Read more »

Police tell Sue Gray to make ‘minimal reference' to Downing Street parties under investigation

Boris Johnson (PA) The Metropolitan Police has asked Sue Gray to make “minimal reference” to potentially illegal Downing Street parties in her long-awaited report. The Met said on Friday morning: ... Read more »

Nur ein Turnier für Djokovic, dann neue Impf-Probleme

© Imago Images Djokovic Nun ist es fix. Novak Djokovic wird Ende Februar wieder auf die ATP-Tour zurückkehren. Danach ergeben sich jedoch weitere Probleme für den Serben. Noch vor dem ... Read more »

Schreuder explique la sortie de Noa Lang à la pause

Noa Lang n’aura joué que 45 minutes ce jeudi contre l’Union. © Noa LAng Titulaire avec le Club ce jeudi contre l’Union, Noa Lang a vécu une mi-temps assez ... Read more »

La destination de Deniz Undav serait connue

Deniz Undav devrait quitter l’Union Saint-Gilloise l’été prochain et retourner en Allemagne par la grande porte. © deniz undav Comme prévu, il n’y aura pas de départ cet hiver ... Read more »

The new royal 'It girl' you've never heard of: King Felipe of Spain's niece, 21, who's fifth in line to the throne and went to boarding school in Sussex cuts a VERY chic figure at fashion weeks, bullfighting and shooting parties

Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón is the glamorous niece of King Felipe of SpainThe 21-year-old, who is a student in Madrid, has been dubbed the latest 'It girl'She is the younger child and only daughter of Felipe's older sister, Infanta Elena  Read more »

La Rassegna Stampa dei principali quotidiani sportivi italiani del 28 gennaio 2022

Con il campionato di Serie A in pausa per lo stage della Nazionale ampio spazio dedicato al mercato: La Juventus piazza finalmente il colpo da 90, al termine di una ... Read more »

Calciomercato Milan, altra beffa in arrivo per Maldini

© Fornito da Per Franck Kessié non suonano sirene solo dall’estero: Inter e Juve preparano il colpaccio. Nonostante la questione sia stata posta al centro dell’attenzione da tempo, il ... Read more »

De Vries mist nut nieuwe safety car-regel: “Maakt races niet beter”

© Alastair Staley / Motorsport Images Nyck de Vries, Mercedes-Benz EQ Het managen van de energie is een belangrijk onderdeel in de Formule E. Neutralisaties zouden die uitdaging een stuk ... Read more »

F1 Social Stint | Wolff trekt voor de verandering een race-outfit aan

Het Formule 1-seizoen zit erop en dat betekent dat coureurs en alle andere personeelsleden van de F1-teams met vakantie gaan. In de F1 Social Stint van GPblog lees je wat coureurs en teams ... Read more »

Williams: Hamilton nyert már eleget, helyet adhatna egy fiatalnak

Lewis Hamilton 5 szezont követően kap új csapattársat, miután a Mercedes sosem volt igazán megelégedve Valtteri Bottas teljesítményével – ezért is kapott mindig csak egy évre szóló szerződéseket. A 2022-es ... Read more »

Egyetlen lépésre Rafael Nadal a történelmi rekorddöntéstől

© Technológia: A hatodik kiemelt Rafael Nadal bejutott a fináléba az ausztrál nyílt teniszbajnokság férfiversenyében, miután a pénteki elődöntőben négy játszmában legyőzte az olasz Matteo Berrettinit. Ezzel egy sikerre ... Read more »

'Barça-deal met Spotify heeft gevolgen voor naamgeving Camp Nou'

© ProShots ‘Barça-deal met Spotify heeft gevolgen voor naamgeving Camp Nou’ De nieuwe sponsordeal van Barcelona kan verstrekkende gevolgen hebben voor de naamgeving van Camp Nou. Barcelona zou op het ... Read more »

Liverpool-bound Luis Diaz grew up dirt poor in one of Colombia's most deprived regions, idolised Ronaldinho and was discovered by legend Valderrama... now the £50m winger is heading to the Premier League

Porto winger Luis Diaz is poised to sign for Liverpool in a deal worth £50millionTottenham believed they'd signed the winger but he opted to go to Anfield Diaz grew up in one of Colombia's poorest areas where malnutrition is commonHis early football coaches were concerned he was too underweight to playBut after impressing at a Copa America for indigenous peoples he has soared  Read more »

Transfer news LIVE: PSG in 'advanced talks' over loan for Tottenham misfit Tanguy Ndombele, while Liverpool turn down approach from Leeds for Takumi Minamino - all the latest with less than a week of the January window to go

The January transfer window is open and active for Premier League sides Clubs will have until 11pm on Monday, January 31 to complete their signings A number of high-profile players have been linked with big-money transfers Catch all the latest transfer news and done deals from around the world here  Read more »

Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 35 — The aftermath of the schism between Bayern Munich and Niklas Süle; Corentin Tolisso is too talented to be a back-up; Don't discount Erling Haaland at Bayern just yet; and MORE!

© Photo by Stefan Matzke – sampics/Corbis via Getty Images There might not be a game for Bayern Munich this weekend, but it was an extremely eventful period nonetheless. The ... Read more »

Scotland Yard confirms it HAS demanded Sue Gray's Partygate report is watered down with 'minimal reference' to potential criminal lockdown breaches - as 'DOZENS' of No10 staff face £100 fines

Scotland Yard confirmed it has asked for civil servant Sue Gray's report into Partygate to be watered downPolice said there should be 'minimal reference' in report to lockdown breaches it believes could be criminal Police are expected to issue fines to individuals they can prove attended lockdown-breaking parties at No10The mandarin's long-awaited verdict was expected to be handed to the PM yesterday but has still not arrived  Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic