What a brilliant night of football never mind the fact that it makes it three maxiumum pointers in a row for the return of the ‘mighty’ Blades but a night of football that can be almost compared to some of the great nights at Bramall Lane”
I’m starting to like League One! I even watched the highlights in the morning at Sky Sports. I was amongst two other Sky Sports colleagues, Brentford and Bournemouth fans and neither were quite as up beat as me. Sky Sports News doesn’t show enough of League One, so the three of us are on a mission to make sure each goal and incident is shown on the third tier highlight wrap. Actually if I’m biased just the teams we support will do. Especially with the Blades riding on a high. I don’t know about you, whether this is a trait of being a Blades fan but I feel like I’m holding my breath at the moment, almost in shock that we’ve started so well. The best since 1983, the best in my lifetime. If I breathe out our amazing streak might end. So holding ‘the breath’ routine continues for another week.
It’s not even the scorelines, the goals, the results, it’s fact that we are hungry again and are playing football. However is there still the classic dilemma that the man responsible for all this, the first manager since Neil Warnock that has actually brought genuine belief back to the club, former Wednesday man Danny Wilson is still at odds with some fans? With some fans it still doesn’t settle well. So has four games changed the opinion of those fans protesting in the carpark on Wilson’s appointment? Personally I don’t have a problem with him. Don’t get me wrong I’m as anti-Owls as any other Blades fan out there but at the moment all I really care about is what we can do now.
I like what our boss has brought to Sheffield United, the new style of football, the feel good factor. The growing confidence of Jordan Slew, Matthew Lowton and Harry Maguire, the position of Richard Cresswell. The question though I’ve been asking is: Are we doing well because we’ve got a Championship team that wasn’t organised or managed well?
Let’s calm things down; we’ve had enough false dawns not to get too carried away right now but we shouldn’t underestimate the work carried out behind the scenes by the likes of Frank Barlow and Bill Dearden.
It’s interesting that the bookies had got Wednesday down as favourites, (3 points out of 9.) I should have had a dabble on us at 6/1 to get promoted. I seem to remember as well that Danny Wilson was amongst the favourite managers to go first this season. Love defying the critics. May it continue.