On the face of it, a 0-0 draw with Birmingham isn’t the worst result Sheffield United will endure this season.
Garry Monk’s side might not be amongst the promotion candidates, but they are a solid outfit who usually seem determined not to be beat, even if that takes precedent over going out and winning matches.
Last night they impressed against a below-par Blades side, registering 13 shots compared to the home side’s six. All in all, Chris Wilder would have been happy to come away with a point.
That hasn’t stopped a selection of Blades fans commenting on the lacklustre performance of some of their players, one of which is 27-year old Oliver Norwood. He was a marquee summer signing from Brighton, but he turned in arguably his worst performance in a Blades shirt last night.
Fans have been quick to comment on social media, pondering whether his performance deserved a little more criticism and, had he been someone such as John Lundstram, would there have been more anger at his outing?
Here’s a selection of their responses from Twitter.
Some random Blades thoughts…Marvin Johnson looked a threat out wide…John Egan a man mountain at the back (as he needed to be)…& Ollie Norwood for once off key. His usual dead ball delivery deserted him. #sufc
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) September 19, 2018
Don’t understand why some supporters criticise others if they make a negative comment about a particular player. We pay the money why can’t we comment, Norwood has been brilliant since he came, last night he was awful, game done move on to try to beat Preston
— Blade in Beverley (@hoyland88) September 20, 2018
Can you imagine the comments on here if Lundstram had just had a half like Norwood just did ????
— Neil Evans (@ne4blades) September 19, 2018
Those Norwood set pieces today were beyond awful
— mill (@millieclamp_) September 19, 2018
His first sub standard performance to be fair. Onwards and upwards UTB
— David Grayson (@64Shergar) September 19, 2018
Norwood never seen him as bad!! Hope it’s one off.. far to casual – back four have been as solid as ever.. need a bit more magic up top.
— Ryan Hindley (@R7anHindley) September 19, 2018
Can’t believe Iv seen folk slating Norwood, absolutely clueless #SUFC
— James Mason (@james_mase) September 20, 2018
Washington, Clarke, Norwood, Fleck and Baldock all terrible. Shocking performance.
— Alex Willis (@AlexWillis1889) September 19, 2018