Sheffield United fans were on cloud nine last night as it emerged Man City would be banned from European competition for the next two seasons.

That news means that the fifth-placed Blades, as it stands, currently occupy a Champions League spot with City in second. Obviously, with 12 games to go, there is a long way to go before any talk of Europe can be confirmed.

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Sheffield United could well capitalise on Man City missing out next season.  (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Furthermore, City are likely to appeal the ban and could well see it overturned. However, it remains amazing for Sheffield United fans to even be involved in conversations about European football.

City’s ban means that the Champions League spots are likely to now drop to fifth. With Pep Guardiola’s men in 2nd, it means a whole host of clubs in the top-flight will now have their eyes on the prize.

A new experience

For Sheffield United fans, however, it’s all a bit too much to take in. After being relegation favourites in August, the club could well be on the verge of something special under Chris Wilder.

Twitter, then, was awash with comments from Blades fans last night as they soaked up the news and made their predictions. Some, of course, were tongue-in-cheek.

However, it’s safe to say the Blades supporters are pretty excited at the prospect of what the next few months could bring.

Talk of Europe, mixed with a potential relegation for Sheffield Wednesday, has got this Blades fan hoping the local hospital can cope!

Some Blades fans have been quick to take to their editing software, too. This image of Chris Wilder has been quickly doing the rounds on social media.

One fan, meanwhile, is already planning his trip it seems. He’s looking at hotels in some of the biggest cities in Europe!

 

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