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BBC Radio Sheffield to continue Blades commentaries

5 July 2019

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Sheffield United is delighted to announce that a new two year commentary deal with BBC Radio Sheffield has been signed.

The deal will be in place for the start of the 2019/2020 season. It's the first time in more than a decade for the Blades in the top flight and in celebration of that, BBC Radio Sheffield will provide exclusive radio commentary of all league games, home and away.

The station will provide full match coverage of every game, with commentary, analysis and interviews throughout the season. The BBC Radio Sheffield commentary team of Andy Giddings, Adam Oxley and Mike McCarthy will all be involved in the Blades' season. United legend Keith Edwards will continue to be the expert summariser for most United games.

Katrina Bunker, Editor of BBC Radio Sheffield, said: "BBC Radio Sheffield has had a long and successful relationship with Sheffield United and I am delighted that this will continue for another two years. Of course this season carries extra interest not just for Blades fans but for our wider region as we have a team back in the top tier of English football for the first time in 12 years. With visits to the likes of Old Trafford, Anfield, Stamford Bridge and much more now coming up we want our listeners to be part of the whole journey, which is why we've taken the decision to commit to providing full match commentary of every single game. We can't wait to get started."

Stephen Bettis, United's CEO, said: "We are delighted to be continuing our excellent relationship with the team at BBC Radio Sheffield. Over the years they have provided a great service to Blades fans in and around the city, as well supplying the commentary for those further afield through United's official website, and we look forward to taking their listeners on our Premier League journey."

Blades fans can listen to full match commentary of United's Premier League opener at AFC Bournemouth on 10th August, 3pm kick-off.

* BBC Radio Sheffield will continue to provide commentary from every Premier League game for United fans through the official website. More details to follow.


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