Away from the hustle and bustle of the Premier League and our miserable results, Sheffield United fans can at least have a chuckle at Wednesday.
The Owls are rooted in the bottom three in the Championship and could well drop into League One if they’re not careful. Their owner, Dejphon Chansiri, seems to have divided the entire club and its fanbase.
In fact, as a whole football club, they couldn’t be further away from what we see at Sheffield United both on and off the field.
And those are views echoed by former Owls boss, Chris Turner, who has told the Sheffield Star that United should be the blueprint for the Owls.
“The best two teams we’ve seen in the Championship in recent years, and I don’t like saying this, are Sheffield United and Leeds. They’ve been superb. They’re two teams that play the same football home and away. They play on the front foot, they go out and attack,” Turner said.
Owner Chansiri has come in for big critcism during his time with the club, despite nearly helping the Owls to the Premier League initially. Ticket prices, merchandise, and branding fans ‘customers’ as well as admitting the club isn’t as big as some think, have all gone down like a lead balloon in S6.
Chris Turner furious with Chansiri, urges club to follow United
Carrying on his mini-rant at Chansiri, Turner was clearly not happy.
“We have a club across the city that are leaving us miles behind on the field, off the field. In ticket prices, commercial prices, club shop prices, strips we sell. We’re losing a generation of fans. That’s what this guy doesn’t understand,” Turner added.
“People don’t buy them (kits) in the same numbers anymore. You see red and white stripes. We’ve got to get back to basis and rebuild the club and everything we have to offer supporters.”
So, while Sheffield United might be struggling in the Premier League this season. Just remember, things can be worse, and are worse right across the city.