The first week of the new season has not even finished yet and we have two wins under our belt.
The performance and football may not be amazing but to we got the results, which is a damn site more than we were getting last season.
Has the opinion of Sheffield United’s ‘controversial’ manager changed? I should hope so.
For Wilson and for us fans this week was purely ‘must win’, to keep our faith in the club and gain it of the boss.
A win at home now at the weekend will do wonders to securing Wilson’s status at Bramall Lane and changing the opinion of even the harshest ‘haters’ out there.
The Blades’ manager was spot on after our win over Oldham, “We can’t be disappointed with taking three points away on the first game of the season, I think that is very important to us.”
Some fellow supporters seemed to be disappointed and said that the only reason why Sheffield United were better in the second half was because we were fitter than our opposition rather than better players.
Well to be honest if that can get us points on the road and out of this league then I don’t care what is making us better.
However I think our defence was strong and we battled hard. Before the season started our boss said: “I want the players to play with little or no fear and be creative, wherever possible... I will not be happy if players don’t try things that could give us an edge, even if it doesn’t always come off. The supporters aren’t stupid, they will give the players a chance, they will understand that they are trying to do things for the right reasons.”
We actually played with a bit of confidence rather than playing scared which is a great relief, as fear was a massive problem on our last campaign.
To then go and win on penalties at Hartlepool after last season’s embarrassment and reach the second round for the first time in 2008, well, things are going in the right direction.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is proving so far to be a good loan grab and Stephen Quinn, despite missing from the spot on Tuesday night, is on fire.
Now, going back to Wilson, and after the Cup game he said a key word: ‘momentum,’
“The nice thing is that we’ve got a little momentum going” was the phrase.
This is exactly what we need to feed off now to add another three points to our tally; but this time in front of a very important home crowd.
Brentford is our opposition and despite the fact that they won their first game of the season, this is their first fixture in the League away and they lost on Tuesday in the Carling Cup against Hereford.
We haven’t come across the Bees since 1989 in the old third division. The last two times Brentford have visited Bramall Lane it has come out all square...third time lucky for a Blades win?
Our oppositions fans don’t seem to confident about their visit to the Steel City and see us as a ‘really tough test.’
Time to send a warning to the rest of the teams in League One, Bramall Lane is not to be messed with. Plus I need bragging rights at Sky Sports News next week, my lovely colleague, Natalie Sawyer is a Bee!