Blades Business Crew is a football firm associated with Sheffield United Football Club. The nickname Blades comes from the Football Club’s nickname “The Blades”.
The firm are not as active today as they were in the 1980s and 1990s however the Crew have been involved in a number of incidents in the early 2000s most notably the Battle of Bramall Lane in 2002, in which a Division One game against West Bromich Albion was abandoned due to having only 6 players left on the pitch.
A well known member of the Blades Business Crew is former Housemartins and Beautiful South front man Paul Heaton.
During a 5-3 Victory over Cardiff City in the early 2000s there were numerous incidents of coin throwing and violence between the two sets of supporters where four Cardiff fans were injured.
In March 2012, four members of the Blades Business Crew attacked a group of teenage Brentford fans after the League One clash at Griffin Park.
Recent members include Kev Kharas of the London band Real Lies, who has previously claimed to be completely intoxicated by the way the organisation is run after meeting a member on a National Express coach.
Blades Business Crew has had a wide range of membership numbers over the years, from anywhere between 1000-2500. The firm were founded in Sheffield in 1983 and are still running to this present day.
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