A very interesting topic........ In my days watching the Blades I remember a tenacious player called Trevor Hockey, played in the same team as Tony Currie, Alan Woodward, Geoff Salmons et al, he never took a step backwards. I also recall a player by the name of Mick Speight, who was a very tough player.
In non league one of the hardest players I saw was a guy called Phil Annabel who played for Burton Albion and Worksop. Around the same time Mossley and Marine had a few tough nuts, David Vaughan springs to mind for Mossley.
Aye, You sound like me Dad telling about that great Blades team with Hockey, Woodward, Currie, Salmons and co.
Your Dad was right it was a very good side, I can remember the season we got promoted and beating a Man Utd team consisting of Best, Charlton and Law. I beleive we were top of the league after 10 games and finished just ouside a European place that season.
How about another hard man, Dave Makay ex Derby County.
that blades side was a very good team,hockey was a legend,mick speight was also a tough nut,and what about eddie colquhoun at centre half,would kick anything that moved,he had a newsagents in conisborough for years upon retirement.