Opposition View: ‘With our physicality, Sheffield United will cause issues for other teams…’

We catch up with Sheffield United fan Kevin Fisher ahead of our Premier League clash

General view at the West Ham United v Manchester City EPL match, at the London Stadium, London, UK on 16th September, 2023.

How does it feel being back in the Premier League?

Kevin: After narrowly missing out few seasons back, losing in the play offs, to coming second last season surpassing 90 points, I’m relieved where back in the top league and we deserve to be here.

Is this season’s aim just to survive or do you think you could be pushing for a mid-table finish?

Kevin: Of course the first goal is survival, but with our style of play and the signings we have bought in, I’m confident we can climb up to those mid table places which I will be more than pleased with.

Do you think Paul Heckingbottom is the right man for the job having only three wins to his name in the Premier League?

Kevin: He came in late during our last Premier League campaign and had an impossible task. I do think he’s the right man, he did great things with the under 23 squad and knows the club inside out and the fans well. 

Do you think your team can bring any attributes from the Championship which could cause some Premier League teams issues?

Kevin: We all know the Premier League and Championship are completely different in terms of level but I think with our physicality within our team we will cause issues for other teams. Having scored 22 goals from set pieces last season we are a danger.

You call your rival team Sheffield Wednesday ‘The Pigs’ but they also call you ‘The Pigs’, can you explain why?

Kevin: The Pigs nickname sometimes used by Wednesday fans comes from our home kit, as the vertical red and white stripes look like bacon rashers. We call them the pigs because it was rumoured that their stadium, Hillsborough, was built on the site of a pig slaughterhouse

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