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Steven James Sidwell | Midfielder | #14

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 154

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Steve Sidwell has been ruled out of Saturdays clash with West Brom after undergoing minor back surgery.
The veteran midfielder has been struggling due to a recurring problem and a decision was taken during the international break for Sidwell to go under the knife: "It's a minor procedure and it has been successful," confirmed Brighton boss Chris Hughton. "In terms of a recovery period, that will become clearer in due course, but we don't expect Steve to be absent for a prolonged period." Sidwell signed a one-year contract with the newly promoted side in June after making 34 appearances in the Championship: "Our fans know his qualities well, and his experience, particularly at Premier League level, will be important for us." Sep 7 - 5:36 AM
Source: Sky Sports


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Brighton and Hove Albion are looking to bolster their midfield ranks ahead of the new season by signing Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney.

A deal for Delaney will reportedly beat the club's current transfer record, which they set signing Australia international goalkeeper Maty Ryan from Valencia for around £5 million in June. The Seagulls have been keeping an eye on the Danish midfielder for two years, having watched him in both the Danish top division for FC Copenhagen and more recently Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. If the deal is complete, Delaney will follow Pascal Gross into the club. The midfielder also signed from the Bundesliga this summer, though for a much lower fee. Delaney's price has been inflated by a promising start to his Bremen career since signing January, scoring 4 goals in 13 appearances. Furthermore, the Dane has four years left to run on his current contract.
Source: The Argus
Jun 30 - 7:23 PM

Stoke City took third in the Premier League Asia Trophy after defeating Singa All-Stars, 2-0.

Steve Sidwell put Stoke up for good just seven minutes in, when he was able to find the net from a Peter Crouch cross. The opponents did not come close to leveling things until nearly halftime, but Shay Given was cut a break as a 1-on-1 situation saw the shooter fire wide. Marko Arnautovic would then seal the victory in the 73rd minute for his first preseason tally.
Source: Sports Mole
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Steve Sidwell has suffered a knee ligament injury that will force him out of action for approximately six weeks.

The central midfielder will be missing through the holiday period which will test Stoke City's depth. With Glenn Whelan also missing for the Manchester United match with a calf injury, it seems likely that Charlie Adam will get a start against the Red Devils.
Source: bbc.com
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Mark Hughes, the man who brought Steve Sidwell to Fulham, has signed him on a free transfer to bolster Stoke's central midfield.

Sidwell had his best scoring season in the Premier League in 2013-14 with seven goals but despite his efforts, Fulham were relegated. Moving to Stoke makes sense for the veteran midfielder as he will be going to a place that values the combination of physical and skilled play that he offers in addition to a manager who he knows. Whether he is a first choice starter remains to be seen as Stoke continue to transform from Tony Pulis' physicality-first philosophy to Mark Hughes blend of physicality and technical ability.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Yohan Cabaye was so good that Newcastle may need to sign two players to replace him with Steve Sidwell and Clement Grenier the names linked to the Magpies.

With Steve Sidwell out of contract at Fulham, the Magpies may jump on a proven Premier League player coming off his best season productivity-wise. While Sidwell isn't likely to be the creative force that Cabaye was for Newcastle. That hope would lie with a player like Grenier who could team with Sidwell to create a new central midfield for Newcastle. Grenier would be a stretch but Sidwell seems like a very achievable acquisition.
Mon, May 26, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Steve Sidwell was eventually substituted in Fulham's draw with Hull City yesterday because of a knock he picked up earlier in the game.

Sidwell was in obvious pain as he spent several moments on the ground after a tough challenge in the first half. His bullish demeanor gave him enough temerity to carry on well into the second half, but Felix Magath apparently felt the knock was limiting the midfielder's abilities enough to warrant a change. Fulham will need some luck to find a way to avoid relegation at this point, but if they do not have their leading goal scorer fit and ready to go next weekend, their chances will be all the more slim.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Steve Sidwell added to his team leading goal total by scoring his seventh of the season today, but it was not enough to get a positive result as Fulham lost to Tottenham 3-1.

Spurs were caught napping a bit, allowing Fulham to level just moments after Paulinho scored the opener. It was a nice move from Sidwell who, while charging into the box, caught up to his own attempted pass and pushed through the center of the Spurs defense to beat Hugo Lloris for his seventh league goal this season. After then falling behind, the Cottagers had a chance to get back in it when they were awarded a penalty due to a Christian Eriksen handball. Sidwell took it, much to the dismay of teammate Hugo Rodallega, and did not manage to get it past Lloris, who was top class today. Fulham will look to bounce back next week in a must win against Hull City.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 09:57:00 AM

Steve Sidwell scored his first goal of the season to give Fulham the advantage, but the Cottagers were denied 3 points in the closing seconds as West Brom drew level for a 1-1 final.

It is another discouraging sign from the Fulham attack as through four PL matches, the Cottagers have yet to receive any goal production from the likes of Bryan Ruiz, Adel Taarabt, or Dimitar Berbatov. They did manage to get on the board and come away with a point on the Sidwell goal, scored when West Brom failed poorly to clear the ball out of the box and the veteran took advantage. Still, one would have expected to take 3 points at home to a side who hadn't scored a goal this season until the final minute of this match.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Steve Sidwell, potentially under pressure given some of Fulham's summer acquisitions, scored from a Bryan Ruiz corner in Fulham's 1-1 draw with Betis.

Sidwell played well when not suspended for Fulham last season but he's aging and Fulham have been linked with a lot of names in the central midfield positions and have already signed Derek Boateng and Adel Taarabt. Whether Sidwell's playing time is under serious threat isn't clear but if his indiscipline continues then Martin Jol will be forced to consider other options. If, on the other hand, Sidwell can continue to contribute to the offense in addition to his defensive and distribution work then he will likely remain the starter for this season at least.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 04:48:00 PM