‘Forgive and forget is how I roll’ - Chris Wilder bears no grudge to Norwich City

Chris Wilder rang Daniel Farke after the clubs' explosive Championship game at Bramall Lane. Picture

Chris Wilder rang Daniel Farke after the clubs' explosive Championship game at Bramall Lane. Picture: PA - Credit: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Lt

Chris Wilder is prepared to 'forgive and forget' ahead of his first brush with Norwich City since slamming the Canaries for a lack of respect.

Chris Wilder was sent from the touchline is a fiery 1-0 defeat to Norwich earlier this season. Pictu

Chris Wilder was sent from the touchline is a fiery 1-0 defeat to Norwich earlier this season. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Lt

Norwich won 1-0 at Bramall Lane back in September, but Wilder's tirade after the game grabbed most of the headlines, following a series of perceived slights sparked by the delayed arrival of City's team coach.

'I was a bit frustrated in the first game and there were a few things that happened before the game,' he said.

'No hard feelings from our point of view.

'It is football, it is an emotional game. He (Daniel Farke) came into the office afterwards and had a beer.


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'Forgive and forget is how I roll. It will be two competitive sides going for three points. It is one that personally I and the players are looking forward to.

'After we played them I think they went on a decent run.

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'Typical Championship club, well-organised, got a lot of good quality players. You can see their recent results. They are hard to beat.

'The game at Chelsea was an exceptional effort.

'We are going to go down there in front of 20,000-odd supporters.

'I imagine we will sell out and this is another reason why we are in the Championship. But we have to be ready, we have to be set to produce another strong performance, and add that little bit extra. We understand they are capable of beating us as well.'

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Wilder was unhappy at the delayed arrival of Norwich's team coach but the Blades' boss is not planning to get his own back.

'I can't be late,' he joked. 'We'll be setting off from the hotel at 9am. The players have been told 'get yourselves up and get ready.' Breakfast is at 6.30 in the morning, everybody has got to be packed by then.

'Football is an emotional business. And they can run especially high during the moments after a game. I said what I said and, obviously given the result, I wasn't happy.'

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