Sheffield United weren't the only ones asleep on the job after 4-0 crash in League One opener at Gillingham

SHEFFIELD UNITED lose 4-0 on the opening day of the League One season at Gillingham in front of almost 2,000 traveling fans. The best The Star could come up with 36 hours later was 'BLADES NEED TO IMPROVE: BOSS' How on earth can that be regarded as a story, let alone a back page lead?

Meanwhile, after the match United midfielder Chris Basham said that "some of the players' hearts weren't in it". An astonishing statement to make about your own teammates. Not reported anywhere in the Sunday Press, an obvious back page story for Monday morning.

  IS THIS NEWS?  The Star's back page lead on Monday morning tells readers absolutely nothing

IS THIS NEWS? The Star's back page lead on Monday morning tells readers absolutely nothing

  THIS IS A NEWS STORY:  Ignored by The Star and watered down Basham quotes inside

THIS IS A NEWS STORY: Ignored by The Star and watered down Basham quotes inside