MARTIN SMITH: Fans resignation saddest of all

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SOMEONE said the other day: ”When are you going to write the story of the demise of Sheffield football?”

A bit previous you might say.

He reckons the two clubs are in the worst state they’ve ever been in - he’s a Blade and knows his stuff.

Gary Megson can’t be blamed, he’s only just got here.

Nor, you would think, can Micky Adams, United’s fourth manager this season.

But after two defeats in four days to fellow Championship strugglers made it no wins in eleven league games for United, it’s looking desperate.

The baffling truth is that both clubs appear to have the ideal man for the job. Their pedigrees are perfect.

Both local lads who grew up with their clubs in their hearts and in their heads.

Micky Adams dad was a Blade and Gary Megson’s dad Don is one of Wednesday’s best known players ever.

Their fit for Sheffield football is perfect. But United are five points from safety and Wednesday are only seven away from danger.

Being a fan doesn’t make you a good manager but these two have success and experience behind them - especially Megson who has managed succesfully at the highest level.

Every fan will have their view as to what‘s going wrong. and you can bet your life ‘money’, ‘loan players’ and ‘commitment’ feature in their analysis.

Both clubs have proved that getting rid of managers doesn’t help but that leaves clubs nowhere to go and fans resigned - Blades supporters to relegation and Wednesdayites to a struggle against it.

How sad is that?