Sheffield United fans are once again trying to educate some pundits it seems, this time, with former Liverpool man, Steve Nicol, at the centre of a war of words.
Nicol is already known amongst Blades supporters as it is. At the start of the season, he tipped Chris Wilder’s men to go down, calling it an ‘easy decision’ to select United.
Furthermore, he also questioned Chris Wilder’s tactics. At the time, he said the Blades would be ‘absolutely hammered’ if they continued to play as they did in the Championship.
As we all know, however, Nicol has been forced to eat his words somewhat.
But the former Liverpool man still doesn’t seem to be buying into the job Wilder is doing. More footage has emerged of him questioning his fellow presenter for picking Wilder as his manager of the year candidate.
Nicol, quite alarmingly, replies ‘don’t be stupid’ and that the argument ‘doesn’t make any sense’. Nicol then goes on to question whether Wilder could do what Klopp has done at Liverpool, before accusing his co-presenter of talking ‘nonsense’.
And continuing his denial, Nicol then insists there is ‘no pressure’ on Sheffield United, remarking that it’s been easy for the Blades.
Also, in another clip, Nicol seemed reluctant to accept he was wrong. When pressed on the club tweeting out his early-season blunder, Nicol waffled his way through an answer without fully acknowledging his error.
It’s safe to say, then, his comments haven’t gone down well Blades fans. Plenty of Unitedites have taken to Twitter to issue their replies to him. If you’re Steve Nicol, you might not want to delve too deep into the comments!
Possibly the worst punditry I’ve ever seen!!
— Singe (@BrettBrookes) February 12, 2020
This could be the best video ever 😂 I have never known anyone be as bitter as Nichol here. All he had to do was hold his hands up & say I got it wrong, have a laugh about it and everyone would move on, instead he seems to be standing by his own idiotic thoughts. 🤦🏻♂️
— Aaron (@azzle94) February 12, 2020
He's so monumentally bitter that he might actually fold in on himself by the end of the season
— David Taylor (@davidrstaylor) February 12, 2020
That's absolutely tragic 😂😂😂
— Longbob Jimshanks (@Cricketjim84) February 12, 2020
Where do you start with this one. Is this parody
— David Higginbottom ⚔ (@dhiggy64) February 12, 2020
Its like a comedy sketch 😂😂
— Bladesman1976 (@craigcastlepain) February 12, 2020
Seriously, what show is this on? Who is paying that clown? Fair enough if he doesn’t agree about Wilder being manager of the year, but he can’t even put a decent sentence together to explain his reasons why! 😂
— Alex (@Al3xTheCoach) February 12, 2020
One of the worst takes of the season – Our view
Out of everything we have come across this season, this has to top it. Nicol’s comments in this series of videos are quite frankly, laughable.
Why he can’t seem to accept that the Blades are doing well and Wilder deserves credit, is bizarre. Yes, he has Liverpool ties. But surely he can show some respect towards Sheffield United.
Wilder won’t care too much, mind. This will just be another thing he can simply pin up on that wall at Bramall Lane.