League 1 review "Sheffield United"
With pre-season kicking off around England everyone is gearing up for a competative battle year and without fail we carry on our "Team Review" section. Today we will be reviewing Sheffield United's chances this campaign. Nigel Clough who joined mid-season after being sacked from Derby took over the Blades, he had avery succsesful cup run, reaching the semi-final of the FA Cup only to be knocked out bu fellow rivals Hull City. T hings didnt end so well for the Blades last season finishing 7th in the league prior to them being the bookies favourites too win the league. Well the bookies seem to be posative that the Blades are going for promotion as they 6-1 odds on winning the league.
Nigel Clough released a statement about the Blades up and coming chances of the season ahead and how they were going to go about it. "We're a strong force and if we all stick together we can beat this division, no problems" Clough seemed very confident in his team and the abilities they possesed. When asked about his sacking from Derby the previous term Clough responded "It was a shame to leave Derby but Sheffield United is my home now and I'm determined to emulate my fathers footsteps and become the greatest manager the english division has ever seen", strong words from a strong man who will be hoping his team can get back into the championship next season.
"Wise words from Clough"
One of Clough's new signings Kieron Freeman who arrived from Derby was extremly delighted to be back with his former manager and had all good things to say about the Northerner. Freeman expressed his gratitude to the Sheff United manager and thanked him for the chances he got at Derby and hoped he can continue to impress the manager to earn a spot in the first eleven for this up and coming season. Freeman expressed his feelings on Twitter after posting a tweet on the social network site saying
"I'm glad Nigel brought me here, he is a great manager and he can really take this club places" It would seem that everyone is in high praise for the new Blades boss and more so coming from the Blades captain himself who was interviewed by a local paper.
"Freeman in action for the blades"
Michael Doyle the blades captain had a few things to say about Nigel Clough and seemed very positive about him and admired his background and abilities. When interviewed about the new manager one reporter asked "What are you're thoughts on Nigel and his presence at the club?" Doyle responded full of praise for the northerner "Its refreshing to have such a positive manager at the club its like a breath of fresh air. Nigel is a great manager and so was his father Brian Clough, hopefully under Nigel he can guide us to the top flight of the english division" The club captain will be hoping to retain his captaincy for the season and continue to impress Nigel and gain first team football.
"Doyle playing for the Blades last season"
Its going to be a long season for the Blades but under Nigel's guidence I believe the Blades will be playing second division football next season. Its yet to be said if Nigel will dip into the transfer kitty for this season and purchase a few players we will have to see, but there is a reason they are odds on for the title, there a side with a burning passion to play top flight football, watch out Premier League the Blades are coming.
By, James Giles