It was an awful Tuesday night for the Sheffield clubs and both got well and truly battered.
United’s loss to Huddersfield was not that surprising as Lee Clark’s outfit are a dangerous team.
What is hard to fathom though is Wednesday’s 5-1 collapse at Stevenage, with manager Gary Megson describing it as a disgrace.
Strong words, but he has to take some of the wrap and he has now shortened dramatically to be the next League One boss to leave his post.
He is now 6/1 and only Russell Slade (9/4) of Leyton Orient and Alan Knill (4/1) of Scunthorpe are ahead of him.
That might be a little rough on Megson but the expectations are enormous at Hillsborough.
All the good work against Charlton and MK Dons has been undone in the blink of an eye. Anyway Saturday will tell us a lot.
Will the Wednesday players pick themselves up and deliver the goods? They face Yeovil and I suspect they will.
Priced at 11/8 that seems decent value, only because Megson will have read the riot act on Tuesday and they should react to that. If they don’t then it is time to worry.
Blades fans must be a bit shell shocked by the home loss to Huddersfield and again they now have to pick themselves up.
They play Colchester at Bramall Lane and the 4/5 again looks a fair price.
It’s all about the backlash. United are good enough to put the midweek defeat behind them and I’d be a backer at 4/5.
In fact the United/Wednesday double on Saturday is a 10/3 shot and that is tempting.
The Blades are now 6/1 to win the title with the Owls at 9/1. We are also a stand out price of 2/1 on United getting promoted.
Come on Blades fill your boots! A quick update on the United v Wednesday season match net.
It is now United at 4/7 and Wednesday at 5/4.
Rotherham are still joint top of League Two and it seems the loss of Adam Le Fondre hasn’t been that devastating.
They are now 6/1 to win the title and 7/4 to get promoted and they continue to impress. My bet of the week is Tottenham to beat Liverpool on Sunday at 13/8. I think everyone is going too overboard on Liverpool. Harry Redknapp will win this one. Good Luck!