ELEVEN great pictures of Sheffield United supporters from 10 years ago

After too long away from grounds, Sheffield United hope to welcome supporters into Bramall Lane next season as the Blades bid for an instant return to the Premier League.

Sunday, 4th July 2021, 4:18 pm
Stephen Quinn celebrates his opening goal infont of the Blades fans. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

A full house hasn’t been possible in S2 since last March because of the Covid-19 crisis, but better days are surely around the corner.

So, with excitement starting to build over the new season with the fixtures out, the players back in pre-season training and manager Slavisa Jokanovic officially kicking of his job late last week, we had a look into our archives from 10 years ago to look at the highs, and lows, of being a Blades fan.

There was some very vocal opposition of new manager Danny Wilson after the pain of relegation from the Championship to League One, but also the highlight of the 2011 FA Youth Cup final when the Blades youngsters, featuring a certain Harry Maguire, went up against Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison and the rest of the mighty Manchester United’s promising young kids and did themselves, and the club, proud.

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Sheffield United's Bjorn Riise (38) celebates with his team mates and the fans after scoring at Bramall Lane
Sheffield United fans (left-right) Mark, Kieran, Alfie and Michael outside Old Trafford before the FA Youth Cup Final against Manchester United
Then-United chairman Kevin McCabe talks to angry Blades supporters after the appointment of Danny Wilson
A packed Kop end for the Blades' first game of the season at home to Brentford
Stephen Quinn celebrates his opening goal in font of the Blades fans
Blades fans get a soaking at half time as the pitch sprinkler system, caught by a gust of wind, sends water into the stand
A Unitedite lays a Welsh flag outside Bramall Lane in tribute to former player and manager Gary Speed
Blades fans belt out the club's anthem before the derby against Wednesday
Angry United fans protest around the Derek Dooley statue at Bramall Lane after Danny Wilson was appointed as the club's new manager
Thousands of Blades packed out Old Trafford for the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final against Manchester United
Disapointed Blades fans at the end of United's game against Barnsley