04/05: Preview: Sheffield United
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
"The second half was a different kettle of fish altogether. United made a statement of intent, bringing off the invisible Peschisolido for lummox Ashley Ward and attacking purposefully and aggressively as the half commenced. It didn't take long for them to convert this pressure... Wayne Brown's questionable positioning led to the concession of a right-wing corner seven minutes in. Michael Tonge found Phil Jagielka, who headed down and in at the far post."
How will they do?
A(nother) major refit by Mr.Warnock after last season's disappointment, and you'd have to question the quality of his recruits - with the possible exception of Barry Hayles, these aren't generally names you'd associate with a side pushing for promotion to the Premiership. It's the how as much as the who with Colin, of course and it may be that there's a grander plan that I'm not seeing, that he's accumulating functional elements of a team that will blend together to form an effective unit. Then again, maybe they'll finish mid-table.