'Absolutely tragic' - Steve Nicol comes in for harsh criticism from some Sheffield United fans
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'Absolutely tragic' - Steve Nicol comes in for harsh criticism from some Sheffield United fans

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.

Steve Nicol has continually written off Chris Wilder and Sheffield United. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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.

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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’.

Sheffield United moved up to fifth with a win over Bournemouth at the weekend. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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!

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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.

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