Yorkshire news Chris Wilder identifies the real reason for Sheffield United's nightmare season MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Blades' boss has put his finger on the dramatic change in fortunes experienced at Bramall Lane this season compared to a superb top-half finish in 2019-20
Breaking News ! It's the issue which all of a Sheffield United persuasion are trying to desperately put their finger on. Some will point to the elephant in the room (or not, as it maybe) and say that the lack of supporters inside Bramall Lane has had a profound effect. Others will point out fine margins. Indeed, there's a strong argument to be had for this, given 14 of their 20 defeats have come by way of single-goal margins. And there are those who will passionately cite the wretched luck with injuries that United have had this season. No fewer than 22 players - just a handful shy of the entire squad - have been sidelined for varying lengths of time by some sort of injury, niggle or strain this season. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now But the man at the helm, Chris Wilder, has already identified what it is that separates the Blades' from last year to this year's version. And it's none of the above reasons. Instead, Wilder cites individual errors at crucial moments as being the chief reason behind the side's dramatic downturn in results and performances. His side are 25 points worse off than at this stage last season. They were riding high in fifth place after 25 matches. This season at the same juncture, they are rock-bottom. It was a familiar issue that reared its head in their last outing, the 1-0 defeat to drop rivals Fulham. Wilder, referring to Ademola Lookman's goal which saw him capitalise on Ethan Ampadu's lapse in concentration, said: "We got a big foothold in the game but unfortunately we talked about this last week at West Ham. Yorkshire Football App - Blades Yorkshire Live has launched a new dedicated football app to bring you the one stop shop for all Sheffield United news. Football Yorkshire brings you the latest transfer developments, live match coverage, injury updates and all the daily news from Bramall Lane.
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"A mistake, goal, another mistake, goal, a mistake here tonight, goal, Tottenham a mistake, goal, Man City a mistake, goal, punished. "Loads of games in the Premier League decided like that and we have not done enough in both boxes that have cost us the games and it did do tonight." Indeed, the conversation followed a similar path just 24 hours earlier when Wilder was previewing the Craven Cottage contest. Speaking about the differences between last season and this, he again laboured the point: "It's a year where we're making unprecedented mistakes. We're making really poor decisions.
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"One mistake isn't getting ironed out and it's leading to two, three and four. "We have to find a solution and players that hopefully can take this forward. "We analyse everything all the time. From where we were last season to this season. And of course, we're going to do that because that was a fabulous year. "You can't understand or paper over individual mistakes. "These are leading to us conceding goals and taking a massive whack to our belief and confidence. "But that bit in the middle, which I've said all along and I'll keep saying it - the system works. "We never made as many mistakes last year, but this year we've made far too many."
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