Sheffield not united when it comes to support of managers
WHAT a marvellous job Chris Wilder has done at Sheffield United.
In fact, what an excellent track record he possesses of improving every club he has managed.
Halifax Town, Northampton Town, Oxford United and the Blades have all improved under his tutelage.
You might have thought coming to his boyhood club would be a step too far for Wilder, with all the added expectation and pressure he must place upon himself, along with the fans wanting one of their own to succeed.
But not a bit of it, he has thrived at the Lane, winning promotion to the Championship and after stabilising last term, you’d have to fancy them for promotion again this time.
Let’s hope he is not spirited away to the Premier League before his job with Blades is done. THE time has come for Jos Luhukay to step down as Sheffield Wednesday manager.
He is not picking his best XI and the second-half collapse against Norwich City onn Saturday was shocking.
The worst defending I have seen at Hillsborough since CHRIS WILDER: Everton netted five in a Cup match in opening 45 minutes back in the Eighties. REGARDLESS of how many days’ play Sri Lanka and England get through these next couple of weeks in the Test matches, it has to be said that the whole current tour has been a waste of time.
Hardly any play was possible in the one-day series between the two because of the weather, with England ‘winning’ the series in which less than half the plannedfor cricket was played.
Isn’t it about time that the game’s administrators – not just in England, but worldwide – had a serious look at the ridiculous schedule international players are currently having to endure.
It is not just the physical and mental strain placed on these professionals that is a concern, but also the knock-on effect such a hectic schedule has on those players’ clubs, counties etc. THE big five, Manchester City and United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are considering joining a Super European League. I say good riddance.
The winners of the Premiership will always come from these five with an occasional outsider such as Leicester City.
The Championship is more enjoyable and will get better if we see the back of these five. There may even be a better chance of money being spent on teams in the lower leagues not to mention of grass roots football. LEWIS Hamiliton may well be one of the greatest drivers of all time, but so much still depends on the car. That’s why I find it hard to rate F1 participants as alltime great sportsmen.
Has impressed many with the job he has done at Sheffield United.