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Sheffield United To Rename Bramall Lane Stand In Honour Of Jessica Ennis – Def Leppard Cruelly Overlooked Again

By Chris Wright

Sheffield United have announced that they plan to name a stand at Bramall Lane in honour of Sheffield’s very own Olympic heptathlon gold medalist, Jessica Ennis.

The stand in question is the Bramall Lane Stand, which the club will rechristen ‘The Jessica Ennis Stand’ (“two tickets in the Lower Ennis please”) before this Saturday’s League One game against Bournemouth.

Any road up, Ennis, who won’t actually be there for the unveiling, told the BBC:

“It is wonderful and totally unexpected to have further recognition from within Sheffield and from the football club.

“I never expected when I started out in athletics in Sheffield all those years ago that I would have a football stand at Sheffield United named after me.”

“I can’t be at the match on Saturday but look forward to coming down on a match day very soon when I can see for myself how the stand looks as well as being able to meet supporters.”

Club owner Kevin McCabe explained it away thusly: “She is probably Sheffield’s biggest ever star. She’s uplifted everyone and brought pride to the city.”

Errr, sorry? What? Biggest star? I think these chaps may have something to say about that…

Look how sad you’ve made them Kevin.

Shame on you.

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By Chris on August 31st, 2012 in Football League. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

11 Responses to “Sheffield United To Rename Bramall Lane Stand In Honour Of Jessica Ennis – Def Leppard Cruelly Overlooked Again”

  1. Mr. Chopper says:

    The cruel fact is that Olympians > Paralympians. Sorry, Rick.

  2. Fnarf says:

    And here I thought it was Cabaret Voltaire.

  3. big mean bunny says:

    Bramall lane is a dump, walk past it on my way to work and if they named one of the stands after me it still wouldn’t make me want to go.

  4. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    Def Lep are owls. Ennis probably is too, but she doesn’t want to heap more misery on to Sheffield’s second club by embarrassing them

  5. sigh says:

    Joe Elliott is most definitely a Blade, oh and its Bramall.

  6. Def Leppard says:

    Pour some sugar on her

  7. Silkstoner says:

    Our feathered friends just have to have a go don’t they it really must be sad to be so bitter – oh and if you want to know which Sheffield club Jess supports then look at her Wikipedia entry

  8. Silkstoner says:

    3 and 4 bitter fowls by any chance? Check out Jess’s Wikipedia entry if you want to know which club she supports.

  9. chimpo says:

    what about the sean bean stand?

    or pulp

    im now out of noteworthy sheffieldians

  10. Herman says:

    By doing this Sheffield United has become a joke of a football club.

  11. Gary Megson says:


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