'No wrecking ball': Chris Wilder on how he might fix Sheffield United's poor start
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'No wrecking ball': Chris Wilder on how he might fix Sheffield United's poor start

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has insisted there’ll be no massive changes in his methods or the way the team goes about its business, despite four losses from four this season.

Although the Blades boss plays it down, it’s now seven defeats in a row if you tag on last season as well. That, coupled with the fact United have scored just one PL goal this term, has caused some fans to worry.

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But Wilder, who was speaking for the club’s official website and reviewing the start to the campaign, insisted there won’t be any drastic measures taken to halt the slide.

“We are here to pick points up and get off to good starts but we haven’t. I’m not too down about the way we’re playing, I think we’re playing ok”, Wilder said.


“It’s not a wrecking ball to our structure or all our ideas and beliefs. But we are here to win games of football.”

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The Blade boss insists he ‘loves’ his job at The Lane but conceded that – like most people – that he doesn’t enjoy things quite as much when things aren’t going as well as they could be.

“Some teams have to win and some teams have to lose. I’m not enjoying it. The players are not enjoying it, I can guarantee that, and our supporters aren’t. We’ll work  wouray round it. Analyse it, but sometimes you can over analyse it. Sometimes you just need a good result, or a bounce of the ball, and everything’s good in the world again”.

Spot on from the boss and calm as ever

If you take the time to listen to the full spiel, Wilder is so calm in his delivery. This is not a man who is panicking about things, nor is it someone who is under any sort of pressure.

The only pressure – if there is any – will be from himself. The man is a winner and always has been. He’s hurting just as much as anyone involved.

Things will pick up. It’s been a tough start but as we all should know, you never write this team off.

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