Former Sheffield United boss, Neil Warnock, pulled no punches this weekend as he almost condemned Sheffield Wednesday to relegation.
Warnock was under the watchful eye of many a United fan this weekend. The former Blade successfully led his Middlesbrough side to a 3-1 win against the Owls. It leaves Darren Moore’s men four points from safety, with just two games to play.
But rather than bask in the glory of potentially sending the Owls down, Warnock instead insisted it was ‘diabolical’ what was happening in the Steel City.
“For both clubs to get relegated, it’s bloody diabolical ain’t it because it means so much to people,” Warnock told Yorkshire Live.
“But you don’t get relegated with two games to go.
“Your relegation comes with how many games you have lost. I don’t know about the points deduction but I feel sorry for their [Wednesday] fans because it’s not all about the games as the points deduction has not helped.“
Warnock will no doubt relish the chance of playing against the Blades next season, such is his character. In fact, should Chris Wilder get a job at Championship level, United face the prospect of coming up against two self-confessed Blades fans.
However, Warnock couldn’t resist a slight dig at Wednesday, adding:
“I might have a large glass of Scotch tonight; it’s not very often you beat Sheffield Wednesday!”
Neil Warnock is right, Sheffield football has entered a sorry state again
He’s not always everyone’s cup of tea is Neil Warnock. But he is right here, it is shambolic what has happened in Sheffield this year.
Obviously, things are much worse at Hillsborough. League One beckons and their fans have a serious disconnect with the players and especially, the owner.
At United, meanwhile, the foundations are there to do well in the Championship. But Prince Abdullah faces a big few months himself, with fans waiting to see if he delivers after moving Chris Wilder on.
A Steel City derby would be something to look forward to for fans but at the moment, it doesn’t even look like we’ll be getting that.
Not that we mind, of course. UTB!