Not bad for a ‘fat lad from Sheffield’: Sharp out for promotion with Blades

11 January 2019 11:09
The record breaking goalscorer is enjoying captaining his hometown club and wants to take them to the Premier LeaguePerhaps Billy Sharp’s best quality, aside from his ability inside the 18-yard box, is that he does not take himself too seriously. Long before and long after he unveiled an undershirt with the words “fat lad from Sheffield” in 2010 – poking fun at how Sean O’Driscoll, his then manager, said Sharp could be portrayed when off-colour – the striker has scored goals for fun.On New Year’s Day he netted his 220th league goal in 496 matches; no one has scored more in league football this century. In all competitions, he is on 232, fast approaching another milestone. “I’d like to get to 250,” Sharp says. Related: The best young players in the Championship this season Related: Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian