Sheffield United’s promotion back to the Premier League was confirmed on Sunday following Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Elland Road.
The Blades have been out of the top flight for 12 years following their relegation in 2007, but they have now sealed their return to the ‘best league in the world’.
One of the fixtures they will be looking forward to the most is against West Ham United, with the two clubs still holding something of a rivalry following the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano saga from that season they went down, when the east London outfit ended up paying the Yorkshire club £20m in compensation.
Irons fans on the Knees Up Mother Brown forum have been having their say on another United’s success.
There are certainly some interesting ones.
It seems there are fans that are hoping that fate allows them to relegate Sheffield United next term, while others seem confident that Chris Wilder’s men will be going straight back down to the Championship because of a lack of quality – a bit of motivation for the first game of the 2019/20 season perhaps.
The comments aren’t all negative though, with one individual saying they would prefer to see the Bramall Lane outfit in the Premier League instead of the likes of Fulham and Huddersfield Town.
It certainly appears as though there is still some underlying tension following the 2007 events, and the two fixtures between these clubs during the next campaign could be more than tasty.