Lots of Blades fans have been piling on the praise for a former midfielder after his kind words about his time spent at the club.
Michael Doyle, now plying his trade with Notts County, was doing a feature with the club where he looked back on all the things he’s collected throughout his career, including his time with the Blades, and he had nothing but kind words to say about his time with the club.
Doyle initially moved to the club in January of 2011, and although he didn’t have the greatest impact at the club when it came to his contributions, only scoring 10 goals and contributing 7 assists during his 231 appearances for the club, the fact that he stayed loyal to the club and gave his all during some difficult times when we were stuck in League One shows what a true pro he was.
Was Michael Doyle underappreciated during his time at the club?
And that love was reciprocated by Blades fans on social media, who took to Twitter to praise the 38-year-old for his contributions during his time at Bramall Lane.
One of the most unfairly criticised players at our club at that time… Unbelievable to me that people stuck up for Monty and then slaughtered Doyle who for me could do far more.
— ⚔️Fletch⚔️ (@Fletch_R32) March 23, 2020
Still think he left too soon!
— Regan (@Adiroy89) March 23, 2020
He said he doesn't think it's personal when fans vent at players. Unfortunately with Doyle, many fans did make it personal. He was a scapegoat at times when he was here. Crewe away was particularly embarrassing.
— Matt (@1984_mjb) March 23, 2020
One of only a handful of players to come through that period still being thought of fondly
— Spud (@SpudSUFC) March 23, 2020
I was his home shirt sponsor for 2 seasons, still got both shirts awarded at the end of season. Top man, very proud of him
— alan marsden (@jdmsheffield) March 23, 2020
Was it after Charlton when they interviewed him on the pitch and he was nearly crying? Limited player, but a top Pro. Always remember that walk after West Ham…
— Richard Sidebottom (@dickysidearse79) March 23, 2020
Loved Doyle, kept our midfield ticking over , tidy player, , gave everything ❤️⚫⚪⚔️
— PAHS❤️⚫⚪⚔️ (@PaulHolmshaw) March 23, 2020
Doyle gave 100% when playing for the club very passionate about the blades & understood the fans. Great to hear his thoughts. 👍👏. UTB ⚪️🔴⚔️
— Jamie Davies ⚔️🔴⚪️🔴⚔️ (@daviesblades83) March 23, 2020
Mr Doyle, on behalf of Vital Sheff Utd, we salute you.