TWO dates for your diary, Saturday, 10am, the Round 2 draw, and 25th March, the Final.
I’m talking about my new found interest the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Our first appearance for more than 20 years and the first memory I have as a Blade.
I have to be honest Tuesday night was the first time I’d taken such an avid interest in the competition, I was sat at Sky Sports watching Sheffield Wednesday’s live match, (wrong match choice if you ask me), and feeds from around the ground that I’m lucky enough to watch plus the scores flashing up on my screen from each game. It’s so much nicer being on air and talking about good results for your own team rather than through gritted teeth. My teeth suffered a lot last season.
Last week I tweeted that Sheffield United were concentrating on the League, my excuse on our early Carling Cup exit and we’ve done just that and got a little League Trophy Wembley excitement drummed up.
It’s a bit of a way to go yet but it was another very positive performance for our youngsters.
Meanwhile Daniel Bogdanovic gets a call to go to Blackpool, his 13th career transfer and not too much a worry for us. Five goals for United last season wasn’t good enough.
I was worried that due to our relegation we’d lose a lot more players. As much as I’d like a new wonder signing it’s not going to happen and I’m quite happy with the way Danny Wilson is building momentum.
Although our defence makes me nervous we don’t seem to be conceding too many.
I’m up in Sheffield this weekend presenting the UK School Games for Channel 4 - keep your eyes out as I will be donning my Sheffield United shirt on the show.
I love a challenge. I’m desperate to go to the game, but my producer has firmly told me I will be inside Don Valley Stadium not Bramall Lane!
Good thing is Bury haven’t beaten us at home since 1925.
In the past this tie has also thrown out some high scoring results so it’s set to be a good one.
Let’s hope for another win.