Another League One season came to a close at the beginning of this month, with a 2-1 victory over Coventry City cementing a 7th place finish for Sheffield United.
In every other circumstance, this would be a disappointment, but having been floundering in the relegation spots a matter of months earlier, this, coupled with an FA Cup Semi Final appearance meant the players and management were warmly received in their “lap of thanks” after the game.
Now it’s all over and we look towards the usual summer of transfer rumours and our football fix being filled by the World Cup, we thought we’d gather some statistics of the 2013/2014 campaign.
If you do decide to share these stats, we’d appreciate a link back to this page!
The highest attendance at Bramall Lane this season was 30,040 for the FA Cup Quarter Final win over Charlton Athletic, who brought 5,331 fans.
The lowest attendance at Bramall Lane was 4,189 for the loss against Hartlepool United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Hartlepool brought 249 fans to that fixture.
The average overall attendance at Bramall Lane for League games this season was 17,508.
Away from Home
The Blades have travelled 5,035 miles in round trips from Bramall Lane this season for League games, 6,515 including cup matches.
The highest number of Blades supporters to travel to a League game this season was 3,321 who travelled to Notts County. This figure was beaten in the cup with 5,940 enjoying the Blades’ victory at Aston Villa and 32,592 travelling to the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley.
The average overall travelling Blades for League games this season was 1,193.
The average overall visitors for League games at Bramall Lane this season was 1,062.
The following is a table of away fans attendance in our league matches this season:[table id=16 /]
Where performance scores and ratings apply, these figures are taken from the S24SU Player Ratings system and are crowd sourced from Blades supporters. Forum members and site visitors are invited to leave their ratings for each player that has taken part in a fixture along with the manager.
The Managers – League Performance[table id=19 /]
The Team – League Season Performance
Over the season, the average performance rating for the team was 6.21.
The highest squad rating for a match was 7.38 in the home victory against Rotherham United, with the lowest of 3.73 coming in the disappointing visit to Crewe Alexandra.
Top 10 Players – Average season ratings
The following data is based upon players who have started 10+ league matches this season (otherwise the likes of Kevin McDonald would have been top of the list, having only played once!).
Man of the Match awards
S24SU.com Man of the Match awards are given to players based upon the highest average rating from all users ratings per game.
The Blades scored 48 League goals during the season 2013/2014, conceding 46.
31 of these goals were scored at Bramall Lane, with 17 coming away from home.
18 were conceded at Bramall Lane, with 28 being conceded away from home.
14 different players scored League goals for Sheffield United during this season.
Top 5 Goalscorers – League Matches[table id=17 /]