Today marks the 124th birthday of the Blades.
At 7.30pm at no. 10 Norfolk Row just off Fargate (the offices of cricket stalwart and member of the Bramall Lane ground committee Joe Wolstinholme) on the second floor a group of like minded men met to discuss the success of the FA Cup Semi Final that had taken place on Bramall Lane on 16th March between Preston North End and West Brom, the considerable income that had been gleaned from it and, as a result, the possibility of forming a football club to play at the stadium starting later that year.
Local luminaries such as Michael Ellison, HH Stones, Charles Stokes and the man who would become football's first ever 'Sir' Charles Clegg passed the motion for the club to be formed and notices were posted in the newspapers the following day for potential players to out their particulars forward
Sheffield United FC were born.
* Next year sees our 125th anniversary - plans are already in place to mark this momentous occasion and more information to follow later in the year.