Charlie Webster: Is it time just to accept we’re a third tier club?

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Npower Championship, 'Sheffield United vs Cardiff City ''Utd's Dejected player after the 2nd City goal
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I’ve pondered for a while how I can make light of the situation and turn it into something positive. Well I’m still pondering.

Any fan that follows the Championship knows there is now just a very slim chance of Blades’ survival and somehow I don’t think the side are going to miraculously achieve Chris Morgan’s demands of winning all remaining games. Nick Montgomery thinks miracles can happen yet this weekend our fate could effectively be sealed with nothing left but a little bit of pride in our season to forget.

It’s ironic that every time Sheffield United have a game and I’m on Sky Sports News it falls to me to review the result.

I’m starting to think it’s done on purpose, a cruel joke. Phrases ‘Struggling Sheffield United’ and ‘bottom of the table’ are quite hard to deliver when it’s your own team you’ve followed religiously since you uttered your first words.

So is it time now then to start planning for next season? And if not then how can the team suddenly turn things around?

What will they be doing this week to try and stay up? Apart from praying and wishing our fellow drop zone neighbours and sneaky Crystal Palace go on a full-on losing streak of course.

Let’s find a silver lining to try and cheer the red half of Sheffield up. I revert back to our Youth Team. Harry Maguire and the U19’s are our silver lining.

If it is a case of starting to plan for next season then we can look at Maguire’s performance on Tuesday and focus on bringing through the lad and some of his team-mates to become first team regulars.

Then there’s the question of Micky Adams. A fellow journalist has written on twitter that Adams is the worst championship appointment this season. What are your thoughts? Are you an Adams fan or is it time to change managers yet again? I think that inconsistency in management is part of the Blades problem, Adams being the sixth boss to take charge since our Premier League spell in 2006-2007.

I like Adams, I respect his honesty and he remains ever passionate. I’ve heard that he gives the players a kick up the backside which they definitely deserve at the moment. Tuesday’s post match comment shows that. “Without mincing my words I thought it was cowardice of the highest order” and “Do these players not watch the games, it must look as though we’re not doing our homework on teams.

Everybody knows Bellamy hasn’t got a left foot and yet we kept letting him come inside on his right. It took the introduction of a youth team player Harry Maguire to stop him.

Is our Sheffield boss the one to bring us back up if we go down? I think he should at least be given the chance rather than yet another change in the management. No more feeling sorry for ourselves, let’s fight to the end and if we go down we go down and we’ll start next season with confidence. Plus it’ll give us chance to have a clear out. Is it better to just accept now that it’s over, so we can get preparing for next season? I suppose so but I’m still not going to admit defeat until I know our drop to the third tier is definite.