Alan Biggs at Large: Let’s not go overboard after a couple of Blades defeats

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If Sheffield United and their supporters have learned anything it is to hold steady when the ship starts rocking.

Too many courses have been abandoned. You must catch my drift.

Without raking over past arguments, two relatively very successful managers, among several others, have been thrown overboard - which is a great part of the reason why the Blades find themselves where they are now, still struggling to escape the third tier.

Not that two shock home defeats to unfancied sides in the space of four days, with six goals conceded, is anything other than unacceptable.

Or that anyone in their right mind can be thinking that Nigel Adkins is not the man for the job.

Well, not yet anyway, which brings us to the whole point.

Too many howls into the night, too much heed of social media and the bellowing of a minority, can lead - does lead - to rash decisions.

The time for being hot-headed, either in the stands or the boardroom, is past.

If everyone, from those at the top to the ones in the stands, keeps their head as Adkins, a proven manager, does than the Blades will be all right down the line.

There are issues to address, not least a creaking defence, but the last thing anyone should be thinking – for the foreseeable future – is of anything more fundamental.

Keep your nerve in that boardroom and bite the bullet if necessary.

You must know by now there are no overnight solutions.