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Khune is eager to learn from Baxter, who turned out for Swedish giants Malmo FF and English side Sheffield United during his playing days
Lee Baxter will help Kaizer Chiefs goalkeepers achieve the impossible, says Itumeleng Khune
Khune is eager to learn from Baxter, who turned out for Swedish giants Malmo FF and English side Sheffield United during his playing days
The Tigers suffered their 15th Championship loss this term against Middlesbrough and the defender has charged his teammates not to lose confidence
Ola Aina urges Hull City to stay positive ahead of Sheffield United’s clash
The Tigers suffered their 15th Championship loss this term against Middlesbrough and the defender has charged his teammates not to lose confidence
The Tigers suffered their 15th Championship loss this term against Middlesbrough and the defender has charged his teammates not to lose confidence
Ola Aina urges Hull City to stay positive ahead of Sheffield United’s clash
The Tigers suffered their 15th Championship loss this term against Middlesbrough and the defender has charged his teammates not to lose confidence
The Tigers suffered their 15th Championship loss this term against Middlesbrough and the defender has charged his teammates not to lose confidence
Ola Aina urges Hull City to stay positive ahead of Sheffield United’s clash
The Tigers suffered their 15th Championship loss this term against Middlesbrough and the defender has charged his teammates not to lose confidence
Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Leicester City vs Sheffield United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - February 16, 2018 Leicester City manager Claude Puel talks to Jamie Vardy at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
FA Cup Fifth Round - Leicester City vs Sheffield United
Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Leicester City vs Sheffield United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - February 16, 2018 Leicester City manager Claude Puel talks to Jamie Vardy at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Leicester City vs Sheffield United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - February 16, 2018 Leicester City's Harry Maguire in action with Sheffield United's David Brooks REUTERS/Darren Staples
FA Cup Fifth Round - Leicester City vs Sheffield United
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Leicester City vs Sheffield United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - February 16, 2018 Leicester City's Harry Maguire in action with Sheffield United's David Brooks REUTERS/Darren Staples
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
Barry Hayles on going strong at 45: 'Not many current players can say they walked out at the old Wembley'
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
Barry Hayles on going strong at 45: 'Not many current players can say they walked out at the old Wembley'
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
Barry Hayles on going strong at 45: 'Not many current players can say they walked out at the old Wembley'
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
Barry Hayles on going strong at 45: 'Not many current players can say they walked out at the old Wembley'
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. “I went off with the right hump,” he says, as he sits in a café near his south London home. “The boys said to me afterwards that I looked like a five year old kid. They said my bottom lip was out and everything.” At this point, there is one important fact to establish about Barry Hayles: he is not a five year old kid. In May, at his next birthday, he will turn 46. “I know, I know. Embarrassing. I should know better. It looked bad,” he says, shaking his head at the memory of his ill-tempered exit. “But the thing was, although we were five up, I hadn’t scored.” He may no longer be the quickest, he may not be the most celebrated, but never mind in football, in the entire world of sport there can be few who can match Hayles when it comes to sheer unvarnished enthusiasm. Hayles' career has spanned 29 years Credit: Action images “I just love it,” he says. “I tell the young lads to treat each game like it’s your last. Put everything into it. That’s what I do. Because you never know.” Hayles reckons his passion partly stems from the fact he was a late developer as a footballer. Working as a carpenter, he played for Stevenage in their non-league days before, at the age of 25, he was picked up by Bristol Rovers. From there he enjoyed a 13 year-long career as a professional, securing a dozen international caps for Jamaica. When finally he was released by Cheltenham in 2010, he cheerfully returned to his non-league roots. Anything for a game. He has been on the part-time circuit ever since, playing in places ranging from Chesham to Truro. And everywhere he goes, his smile grows wider. “So many old pros tell you they gave up too soon,” he says. “They say the one thing they wish is that they had carried on. Well why not play at a level where you don’t look out of place even at this age? Have a go. I’d 100 per cent recommend it. Though I would say this: you’ve got to love it to want to play on.” He arrived at Windsor last summer, taking on the role of player coach, while working during the week coaching youngsters at Cox Green Academy School in Maidenhead. Until he broke a bone in his hand at the end of January (“it was a collision, I didn’t punch anyone”) he had started 30 games in succession. And, with the exception of his momentary strop at Bracknell, he had finished all of them, scoring eleven times in the process. In that run, he has helped the club to the quarter final of the FA Vase. He is now but two wins from Wembley. “When I signed for Windsor the chairman highlighted the Vase, telling me this could be a chance to get to Wembley. He asked me if I’d ever played there. I didn’t like to tell him I’d played at the old place, before they’d knocked it down and rebuilt it. I can’t imagine there’s many still playing who can say that.” Hayles credits Jean Tigana as the best manager he worked with Credit: Getty images Despite his history, as he turns out for Windsor, surrounded by players less than half his age, Hayles insists he is constantly aware of the requirement to justify his selection. “If I’m honest, there are games when you think: should I really be here? Then I pop a goal in and I think: yeah I’ve got a right to be here, no matter how old I am.” His resilience, he reckons, is down to the habits instilled in him early in his professional career. “I am fit. I go on the bike a lot. I do a lot of running. I try to eat correctly. Do the right things. When I was at Fulham Jean Tigana was very good at making sure we looked after ourselves and I kind of took that on board and have been doing that ever since.” Indeed, looking back, he reckons the Frenchman who was in charge at Craven Cottage in the early noughties was the best manager he played for. “He got me in better shape, got me focussing on my style of play. He gave really good advice, trusted me. The benefits were obvious. And under him we played a brand of football that excited the players as much as the fans. I bumped into a bloke recently who’d been a Fulham fan, home and away, for 51 years. He said the best football he’d ever seen was in that time. I said, ‘come on, in 51 years?’ He said ‘yeah, straight up’.” And he is equally certain who was his worst boss. Hayles celebrated in front of the dugout when he scored against Crystal Palace Credit: Action images “Neil Warnock,” he says, without hesitation. “We had a very brief relationship at Sheffield United. He bought me, gave me a three year contract then, four games in, I missed a chance against Reading. Next thing I know he’s sold me to Millwall. OK, these things happen. But he’s told everyone I’ve demanded a move because I don’t like northerners. I never even wanted to leave. He stitched me right up. When I went back to play there with Millwall I got stretchered off and had to go round the entire pitch, getting pelted. I got so much abuse from the Sheffield United fans it was ridiculous. When he was Crystal Palace manager, I played there with Leicester. I scored the winner and made sure I celebrated in front of his dug out.” Not that he need worry that Warnock will be anywhere near Windsor’s game next Saturday, when they travel to Stockton FC in the Vase quarter final. Hayles is hoping his hand will have repaired itself sufficiently by then so he can play. If it hasn’t, history suggests he’ll borrow one of Jamie Vardy’s old wrist casts and head out on to the field anyway. “I may be 45 but of course I dream of playing at Wembley. Most definitely. As a former player I was invited there a couple of years back by Stevenage for their FA Trophy final against Kidderminster. When Stevenage came back from two nil down to win I almost ran on the pitch. Seriously, I had to hold myself back. God it was lovely.”
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Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reacts Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reacts Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha in action with Sheffield United's Billy Sharp Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha in action with Sheffield United's Billy Sharp Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reacts Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reacts Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers' Alex Smithies Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers' Alex Smithies Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway before the match Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway before the match Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's George Baldock in action with Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's George Baldock in action with Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's George Baldock in action with Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's George Baldock in action with Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with Leon Clarke as Queens Park Rangers' Alex John-Baptiste looks dejected Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with Leon Clarke as Queens Park Rangers' Alex John-Baptiste looks dejected Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with Lee Evans and John Lundstram Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with Lee Evans and John Lundstram Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with Leon Clarke Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Richard Stearman celebrates scoring their first goal with Leon Clarke Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha in action with Sheffield United's Billy Sharp Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha in action with Sheffield United's Billy Sharp Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Billy Sharp in action with Queens Park Rangers' Alex John-Baptiste Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers
Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Queens Park Rangers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - February 20, 2018 Sheffield United's Billy Sharp in action with Queens Park Rangers' Alex John-Baptiste Action Images/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

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