View From Burton

“Good win against a premier league team.”

“Encouraging performance”

“An impressive win”

“I thought United could have been out of sight in the first half.
Post and bar and bad finishing.
Second half top they had lots of chances but woeful finishing and great defending.
Great goal to win it.”

“Good workout against strong opposition where for large parts it was a backs to the wall job. Nice to get the winner at the end with all the young lads on and Marcus’s goal was an absolute stunner and even drew applause from the away end.”

“It’s a shame that a brilliant goal like that doesn’t mean anything.”

“Sheff Utd put out what seemed a full strength Prem side. We looked weak on paper; no Collins, no Fadz, no Allen plus Quinn and Fox out injured. They started really brightly moving the ball sharply all across the park and it was no surprise they went ahead. Sharp and McGoldrick looked a real handful up front. Somehow we clawed our way into the game and although Sheff Utd were clearly the better side, we got the result and for a friendly it wasn’t a bad game. Not sure you can deduce much from the game. Not sure it helps our cause playing a full strength Prem side. 1900 there mainly from Sheffield. “

“ Much of the time saw Albion’s players sticking to their defensive duties to withstand waves of Blades pressure.”

“ Clough may well have uncovered a gem in Richard Nartey. He was excellent tonight after a cagey start, understandbale when they had the powerhouses of Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick up front.”

“ Very enjoyable game at the Pirelli tonight, a 2-1 win for the Brewers, but a great work out against a very good team”

“ Best wishes to them in The Premier League next season”

“ You’re always gonna slip on the occasional greasy chip butty”

Views On Ravel Morrison

Views From Fans Of Östersund

“This player had a lot of potential but chose to be a badboy”

“Can be really good I think. I am a little split to. Dows well sometimes, but is not in shape yet can not be judged 100%”

“Morrison is not written off, so we have to give a little credit to our current management staff.”

“Morrison is calm defensively”

“I would have liked to have seen him start more”

“he does not seem to be fit”

“The plan with Morrison was to get him in shape for the championship”

“He will get into the Jamiaca squad soon. I wish him well”

“Its been a pleasure having him”

Views From Fans Of Atlas

“Ravel Morrison was transformed from attacking midfielder, to deeper-lying, “number 8”

“ he was mostly a deeper lying playmaker, which was interesting, and worked well.”

“I know why Rio Ferdinand would pay to watch him train”

“I love him”

“I thought he did pretty fair at Atlas, should have stayed longer.”

“Wish he had stayed”

“had a decent season”

“Ravel Morrison is a very skillful player that has no idea how to play soccer!”

Views From Fans Of QPR

“adel taarabt and ravel morrison‘s careers man .. what absolute waste of talents”

“First time around at QPR he had some brilliant games. Second time around he never seemed fit or trying very hard and rumours around the ground were that he rarely turned up for training, let alone on time. “

“Think you’ve got to look at the manager, when we had Ravel, ‘Arry had a different dressing room. I would of loved to see him back. “

“Well I’d rather watch a Taarabt or Morrison over Smith or a Mackie-type. “

“Was sent back to Lazio for not turning up for training, more than once. Wasted talent.”

“The clock on Ravel Morrison’s career is ticking”

“Thanks god we did not sign Morrison permanetly”

“He’s a bad egg”

“I’d love him back”

View From Fans Of Birmingham

“I wish we could get him back”

“I would love him back at Blues”

“He’s the type of player we’ve been missing!”

I’d take him back all day long”

“One can only dream. He’d be the missing piece I really think so”

“Feel like shit, just want Ravel back”

“Got quality, but I question his attitude.”

“He is a waste of space. Why do people keep banging in about old players. He did very little then and even less since.”

View From Fans Of West Ham

“Can’t believe he was forced out of West Ham. They should have built the whole team around him.”

“Built a team around a player who ended up at Östersunds FK? His attitude never matched his talent – and that’s why his spell at West Ham ended the same way it ended at every other club he’s played for. “

“Genuinely believe he had that much talent. He was running games in an essentially crap West Ham side. Then the contract happened. Stopped a player flourishing.”

“Morrison’s failures was of his own doing. He’s got nobody to blame but himself. “

“Too bad it didn’t work out, he was one hell of a talent.”

“Wish it had worked out at West Ham, he was ace at times”

“Very very talented but also an utter idiot and pissed his talent down the toilet”

View From Real Betis

“Good game, but as long as there’s no striker in the team, we’re still with last year’s deficiency.”

“We didn’t deserve to lose, the referee couldn’t be more bad. We had two good chances and I don’t know how the other team stopped them “

“Disappointed but not surprised.”

“If you missed the game…. you didn’t miss a thing… don’t bother to see it… hurting the eyes”

“up to the miniture 30 or by there not a shot at the door basically the same as last year with pre-season match level

“Inept , sign someone at once”

“What a bunch of inepts”

“Shame even in pre-season losing to newly promoted team”

“we don’t applaud like seals in a circus like it was a great with a newly promoted English team.”

“We conceded to a menu name from McDonald’s”

“Let the pessimistic, fatalist comments begin and messing with players who wear our jersey, it’s a season first game. For me we can lose all pre-season games and win the league. I will stay calm”

“Can you really draw conclusions and say the barbarities you’re saying for losing this game? The team hasn’t been training for two weeks and a new coach. Let’s put her on the ground for God’s sake. “

“This is pre-season, negative people who criticize the minimum, to suck them”

“some go dramatic . A week of training, half-gas match, 45 minutes with quarries and players out. “

“Betis will be a good team to watch this season .. Dark horse for champions league place if they add the right players”

“hope it’s a good year for Sheffield. “

“Good luck to them in The Premier League”

Preston Fans Views On Callum Robinson

“Firstly I think we should all say thank you to Calum for providing us with his talents for a number of years, the lad comes across from a distance as a decent sort of lad…. hopefully he will do well and go on and prove himself as a prem player. Could anybody not allow him this chance to firstly prove himself at a better level and make himself rich at the same time? I would suggest that deep down they are kidding themselves….. every club in the land at what stage or other has had to sell!”

“Best of luck to CR 7. Top lad. Good player.”

“Huge loss.”

“what a massive loss. Nothing against Robinson either follow your dreams pal”

“Cant blame him for going and cant begrudge the lad he has been excellent for us!”

“Good luck to him, think he’ll do really well”

“Terrible news for us. Undoubtedly a class player now who has started to show his potential.”

“progressed year after year and gave us your all. You deserve your chance at the prem big man!”

“been terrific for us, good luck for the future. Top pro”

“Anything less thsn £10m in this hyperinflated market would be hugely disappointing and I’d want more like £15m. “

“I couldn’t believe how Callum had bulked up last season and was far stronger on the ball. Good luck to the lad, I say, as it’s a short career. Make what you can and thanks for your efforts.”

“christ we got £10m for Hugill and Callum is a much better player imo …bit disappointing with all the recent guff that we are no longer a selling club ! off for a pint now to commiserate and we are still in pre season and we have lost our highest scorer from last season …it was beginning to look promising too”

“Leading scorer last season and a young, current international. 12 months to go or not, anything south of £10M is cheap in the current climate.”

“James went to Man Utd for £18m with 12 months left. He isnt worth £10m more than Robbo”

“I agree entirely, but James is younger than Robbo (not by much but still younger), United are morons when it comes to signings (they overpay constantly these days) and James became a high-profile sensation overnight with that goal where he ran half the pitch in the FA Cup. As a player, nowhere near Robinson. Just some added context meant he went for more.”

“I hate the amount we are getting for robinson.. Its an absolute joke but is it mainly because we know he’s worth more.”

“They’ve robbed us”

“Whoever he ends up playing for, either in the near future or further down the line, whether that be us or another club are very lucky to have him and have a genuinely quality player on their hands.”

“28 appearences 13 goals and he was out for half the season ffs”

“I dont think anyone would begrudge Robbo the move. He has earned the right to play in the Premiership and gave his all everytime he pulled on the shirt.”

“For me he looks like a top top Championship player which at the right club could impress in the Prem. If that’s Sheff Utd then we’ll soon find out. Good luck to him, it’s hard to deny a player a move to the Premier League, just think that £8M feels low.

“Not saying I’m surprised… but that’s ruined my day!”

“I like CR & I don’t think anyone can begrudge the lad a shot at the Premiership. However he needs to look at what happened to Cunningham who hardly got a game & is now back in our division albeit with a lot more money in his bank account. Sheff U will be in for a long hard season but good luck to him. “

“I hope we have a good sell on fee for when they are relegated”

“I don’t think it’s that big of a loss. He’s ok in this league, but he can be muscled out of the game too easily. Remember how good he was at Bristol City. I can’t see him doing it in the Prem, another JH.”

“Did you attend a single game last season? if you did, then you will know that post is a massive, steaming pile of horse shit. What has Bristol City got to do with anything, he hasn’t been muscled off the ball for ages and he’s clearly more than ok.”

“I’m surprised he thinks that Sheff Utd is the best premiership move, unless its the only one on the table. Might have been better sitting it out for this year, having a good season, and hoping a more established Prem team comes in for him. He’ll probably be back in the championship next year, and back on championship wages.”

“Probably the second name entered on the PNE team sheet. Can’t head, cant tackle and will just be a squad player in the Prem. “

“I would suggest most left wingers have weaknesses with their heading and tackling. Not exactly what they’re their to do. “

“He’s not a conventional winger. More a wide striker. We’ve played him as part of a front 3 mostly. He can play either side. Works hard and tracks back these days which wasnt always the case. He will provide goals and assists. Really improved his all round game in the last 2 years”

“shame but no surprise and 8mil is pretty good money for a player with 12 months left and been injured for half the season. hes also failed to perform anywhere but with us, sheff u are taking a fair risk too. “

“Won’t hit double figures in the Prem IMO…….didn’t miss him during his injury”

“Fucking bin Laden from the grave to terrorise Preston.”

“That’s me on the shots of bleach tonight.”

“Suicide rate in Preston just increased to 100%”

Everton Fans Views On Phil Jagielka

“Made up for him. Such a pro deserves to return there and he’ll put a shift in. As a player and end to a career he can’t lose with that”

“Great move for him and for the Blades. I think he still has loads to offer and especially for them as a newly promoted club. Will really miss him but hopefully he will be back at the club one day in some capacity.”

“Good luck skipper… Fantastic service to our club… We will welcome him very warmly”

“Will get the biggest roar at Goodison for a visiting player ever!! “I wish him all the best, got a feeling he will have a brilliant season just to show us up.”

“I miss him already”

“Jags can still do a job”

“Great signing for both of them”

“A great move for him and I wish him all the best.”

“Perfect move for him”

“Jags was proper, proper boss for us.”

“He got in the team in his latter years because even at half pace he was still a better defender than anyone we bought. In his peak he pissed over nearly every centreback in the league.”

“He’d be the best CB for the next 4 years at least if he went north of the boarder.”

“I love Jags, was a superb centre half for us and was still our best defender in his last real run under BFS. I wish him nothing but the best”

“Typical dogs of war defender and was very good at it. Was poor in possession though and I think that was the reason we never won anything in those times. Not his fault, we just didn’t have a ball playing centre half next to him. Wish him all the best. Will do a great job for a team coming up to the Prem.”

“Absolutely made up for him, will be a great signing for Sheffield Utd. Top pro, top fella and I hope he doesn’t take it personally when Bernard dummies him 27 times in the first half hour of a match.”

“Bottom 6 of the PL and top half of the Championship. That’s the top end of his abilities.”

“expecting sheff utd to spinelessly get relegated with jellyfish jags in the squad”

“I’ll never understand why promoted clubs think they’ll do well by buying busted flush hasbeens. It’s little wonder they usually go straight back down. I’d be a bit annoyed if I was one of their youngsters pushing through, with 37 year-old Jagielka coming in. I don’t understand is why Sheffield United think this is good for them. “

“Good luck to him. This move should’ve come 3 years ago though.”

“We outgrew Jagileka in about 2014/15. It’s a disgrace he was allowed to stay on beyond that, and it underlines how piss poor we’ve become – accepting players like him as ‘being good enough’.”

“I actually feel sorry for Sheffield United.”

“He was not a great player or a great captain.He had no leadership qualities whatsoever.”

“you give us 10+ good years mate but fck off now”

QPR Fans Views On Luke Freeman

“Hes our best player, terrific energy, skill. Gets you out of your seat if played at CAM. 6m and hes a bargain”

“Easy good enough for The Premiership and then some on his day he will twist defenders up and make them dizzy”

“Top player, tricky feet, brilliant crosser, can play in the middle or out wide, works hard in defence! Best midfielder we’ve had since taarabt, 4 mil would be an absolute steal”

“Our best player by a country mile ”

“why cant we just keep him, warburton seems to want to work with him, reckon he’ll be wasted at sheff utd……another smithies/Austin.
if he has a good season, his value will go up, and a bigger club will come in for him with more money……keep him.”

“got to be worth 6/7 million , look at some of players going for more and they’re no better than him , also he has a good attitude”

“4 million for Freeman will be an absolute steal. If that’s what we can only get for him than keep him. He’s by far our best player and can keep the club floating in the Championship”

“Great player, has the ability. Good enough for the prem just don’t expect too much of him, the premier league is just different gravy altogether”

“He looked at ease when playing Watford in the FA cup, was beating players for fun.”

“His form faded so badly towards end of season ,but it would still be very disappointing to lose our only quality player for just £4 million”

“Freeman has shown he is a very good player, and I for one would be disappointed to see him go for anything less than 5 million”

“Good feet, good dead ball delivery; not a team player and much overrated by QPR fans.”

“He looks okay in a ropey bottom of the division side but you’re all living in LaLa land if you think anyone would pay £8+Million for Freeman. I’d be staggered if any Prem team bought Luke given how slow he is….. suppose you could argue Blades are just lodging in Prem for a season and already building their 2020/21 squad for Championship so hence their interest.”

“Freeman is a good player but if you are not a QPR fan then this is a player who struggled to get into a good Bristol City side and hasn’t finished above 16th since joining QPR, if we get 6 million for him we’ve done well imo.Any scout who watched him in the last 10 games of last season wouldn’t be recommending him.”

“thought he was poor after that Leeds game and did very little which came at a bad time for him if he wants a move”

“For whatever reason, he certainly went seriously downhill after the Leeds game for the rest of the season.”

“he was absolutely shagged. He’d been carrying the fcking team for 2.5 years had for several months been asked/forced/volunteered to play through a hip injury. That Leeds game came after one of his rare missed games at Boro – no coincidence.”

“Was hoping they would throw mark duffy in the deal”

“Losing Freeman is a huge blow, especially for such a pathetic amount of money, poor form from Sheffield United for exploiting our financial frailties”

“Sheff Utd gonna have a name change themselves at this rate, Sheff R’s
Ravel is training with them too”

“Freeman is good but, at this stage in his career, he’s probably not Premiership material which is why he’s being considered by top end Championship sides (I consider Sheff Utd that)”

“Hope he enjoys his season in the Prem and gets a few games ,nailed on for relegation but a good bit of cash in back pocket then look for new club next year , not really a great football move for him “

” And another year of toiling away in the lower reaches of the Championship would be ? I’m pleased for him. He’s been brilliant for us and has earned his chance to play at the top level. “

“Sheff Utd must be nailed on to come straight back down…”

“i think sheff utd will stay up,think villa will implode”

Bournemouth Fans Reaction To The Opening Day

“Great start”

“David Brooks versus his old team, opening day. “

“The Davey Brooks derby to start the season, let’s go!”

“I feel a bit for Sheffield United because their big opening day is in a tiny away end so loads will miss out. Having said that Sheffield Wednesday won us the Championship so f*ck ’em.”

“1100 away allocation”

“Nice home game to start the season. Sheff utd will be thinking it’s a winnable game and it’ll be nice to burst their bubble early.”

“Must be happy with that start”

“Think Sheff Utd may be one to go, hope there are two more worse than us.”

“Cardiff, Aston Villa & WBA the first match curse……………….What happened to those clubs at the end of the season?”

“Just to clarify for any visiting blades fan… Other than Man Utd, every club who has played AFCB on the first game of a Premier League season has ended up being relegated. Have a lovely day”

“First 2 matches, 6 points. There’s no other way.”

“Trickier first 6 games than last season. Being Villa’s first home oppo back in #EPL looks slippery”

“Newly promoted teams at the start, a terrible run in – it’s not great. Absolutely vital we don’t mess about against the bottom half clubs or down tools after Christmas this season!”

“Let’s be honest not the real fixture list tho as sky and bt will shaft fans by changing dates and kick off times to suit them no thought for fans planning on going to games especially away all about money nowadays”

“Anyone remember going Sheff U away first game when we went up to..? old div 2? (wow I can’t remember now lol)…getting on for 30 years ago”

“Our history against Sheffield United: Played: 15, Won: 1, Drawn: 4, Lost: 10. But that famous win in 1987 was so fucking sweet man”

Republic Of Ireland Fans Views On Enda Stevens

Ireland Fans Views On The Denmark Game

“Great point away from home, plenty of positives, hourihane, Keogh, Stevens played well”

“honourable mentions for Duffy, Keogh, Coleman and Stevens”

“Stevens, Duffy and Hourihan really good.”

“I was impressed with him”

“I thought Stevens was decent last night, he can pass the ball and put in a few crunching tackles.”

“Stevens did well enough”

“I thought Stevens had a decent game also. He has been playing as a wing-back only for quite a while, but switched back without too many problems. All our players have problems keeping the ball, that isn’t going to change overnight”

“Stevens actually beat a few players when he had the ball but was running down blind alleys because McClean never came short for it, always running away from the ball. I think Stevens was quite solid, one of the few with confidence on the ball to try make something happen.”

“Stevens and McClean is not working at all.”

“our left side of Stevens and mcclean have been awful”

“James McLean has no discipline to hold his position and leaves Stevens exposed!”

“Stevens should be better than what he showed today.”

“Stevens has had a great season with sheff utd but he hasnt impressed me in green atal. I’d be surprised if Stevens made one successful pass”

“Persoanlly i thought stevens was our worst player”

“I know hes had a great season but im not convinced by him.”

“Mick needs to drop Stevens and put Brady left back.Stevens is rubbish , Brady would make a much more decent left back than playing in mid “

“were you even watching last night?? Stevens was very impressive. Brady should not even be in the starting 11. Some crazy cats on here. “

Ireland Fans Views On The Gibraltar Game

“I reckon Enda Stevens be the Republic of Ireland 1st choice left back for years to come. Chap is rock solid”

“He didn’t venture forward with the ball to quite the same degree as Coleman. But like the rest of the back-four, he found himself unruffled defensively.”

“Stevens was often in oceans of space on the left, but Ireland tended to focus their attacks down the opposite flank. However, when involved, he showed some decent touches. He linked up well with McGoldrick and made some clever off the ball runs.”

“Promising addition despite his instinct to control possession and play the safe ball on a night that screamed out for adventure”

“Stevens is a better wing-back too and it is unfortunate that we aren’t really going to get an opportunity to see him in his best position, for a while at least”

“Stevens tried at least, but made some awful mistake”

“how Doherty is not considered for left full ahead of this guy is a complete joke”

“An absolute farce that Doherty isn’t starting in this team. I’d have him ahead of Coleman, Stevens, Brady and McClean in each position they’re playing in now.”

“Really poor, looked a bit lost at times.”

“Thought Enda Stevens was poor this evening”

“I think he is very basic in the LB role, didn’t offer enough quality supporting the attack.”

“Thought Stevens and Coleman were awful the crossing especially”

“we were ineffective down the left hand side, himself and McClean did not link up well.”

“Mc Clean did ok, decent with the ball and created the goal. And with very little help going forward from Stevens.”

“I think we passed the ball into touch about 8 times tonight. Enda Stevens one time tried to play a5 yard ball up the line to McClean and instead just kicked it straight out of play”

Republic Of Ireland Fans Views On David McGoldrick

Ireland Fans Views On The Denmark Game

“Superb from David McGoldrick. Everything you expect from an Irish striker, ran his bollocks off and didn’t score a goal. “

“And caught offside 27 times”

“Great work by McGoldrick tonight.”

“McGoldrick put in a great shift”

“McGoldrick so impressive.”

“McGoldrick is a smart and canny footballer. He mightn’t out run a defender but I can guarantee he will hold the ball up. Which last night is exactly what we needed. I like McGoldrick leading the line, smart footballer, brings players in, holds the ball up.Does the simple things well.”

“Weird how Dave McGoldrick is the best center forward of all time?”

“David McGoldrick was brilliant again for Ireland tonight. Does the basics so well. Relieves pressure, keeps it simple. But also vital for winning the ball back.”

“RTE gave McGoldrick a 5/10 for last night, incredibly harsh. Thought his link and hold up play was superb again”

“He was decent”

“McGoldrick big shift but was too deep at times” “we need better strikers and lose McLean and Mcgoldrick”

“Don’t agree with mcgoldrick think he holds the ball up well with very limited support and could have a decent partnership with long for this campaign if we go with 2 up front”

“Maybe Mcgoldrick will work but on his own it’s a waste of time he can’t score. We see where to improve”

“Please never let McGoldrick near an Ireland team ever again, useless is not the word. He was walking around for most of the game ”

“David McGoldrick is so shite I love watching him and we need to keep playing him.” “McGoldrick poor up top not holding it up”

“Didn’t think he offered much”

“McGoldrick is as useful as tits on a bull”

Ireland Fans Views On The Gibraltar Game

“One of the few to impress” “our only forward with a bit composure and intelligence on the ball.”

“honestly love McGoldrick. He is sexual chocolate.”

“felt like most good we produced came through him.”

“What we’ve learned: McGoldrick is central to almost everything we do well.”

“We could do with cloning McGoldrick so he can feed the ball into himself”

“McGoldrick was the best of a bad lot”

“McGoldrick is the only real positive for me over the 2 games”

“he has some strengths that I think we are lacking elsewhere, e.g. his ability to come deep and hold the ball. Think he would need a good strike partner. Him and long with McG more in the N.10 role is probably how I would go against the swiss.”

“He has a weird run, but he’s not actually slow. Has a touch of class to him, skillful footballer.”

“I swear, Mcgoldrick must have a bet on himself NOT to score.”

“McGoldrick? More like McMissdrick AMIRITE?!”

“Has a nice touch but needs to be more ruthless.”

“Ronnie Whelan giving McGoldrick motm is ridiculous, anyone with eyes could see Robinson was the best player we had today”

“Hendrick, Hogan, McClean, Duffy, and McGoldrick should maybe avoid the player ratings tonight and tomorrow…”

“don’t rate him at all. Moves around like he is in his 60’s and against proper International sides won’t do anything.”

“worked hard but long is a better player when fit”

“If Long and McGoldrick are being put forward as our ‘best’ potential front partnership…….I honestly don’t see either playing much football at their respective clubs next season other than bit part players……..”

Roy’s End Of Season Awards

A look back at some of the brilliant, beautiful and bitter comments from the past season.

Most arrogant fans: WEST BROM

(Last years winner: Brentford)

They certainly weren’t alone but The Baggies fans fell into the trap of believing their club would better The Blades mainly due to the fact our squad didn’t contain as many big name players as theirs:

” if we have a pretty full strength then I think we should win, however our home form has been terrible and we’ll need to find a way to break them down. If they play gung-ho against us, I think we’ll beat them, bit like the Leeds game.”

“no disrespect to these but come on this should be targeted as a win. i cant think of one of their players who would get into our team. its time for our players and coaching staff to give us a performance that stands out”

“none of their players would get in our best 11. They are punching miles above their weight this season, I’ve never considered them a serious threat to the top 2. Fail to beat these on Saturday and Norwich and Leeds have the automatics in the bag.”

“we should have enough to beat these,with Murphy and Harper improving and Gayle and Phillips back,it will be the usual stupid short passing at the back and in midfield going astray making us own worst enemy that is our biggest problem,maybe at home we need to let the opposition have more of the ball and hit them on the break,rather than us having to attack them.”

“Tell you what, the users on the Sheffield United forum are overly confident aren’t they? Incredible stuff. One thinks they’ve got the best strikers in the League, that’ll be Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick, Gary Madine and Scott Hogan? Ermm no mate. Most think they’ll beat us easily on Saturday, I’m dumbfounded.”

“If we play to our best and Sheffield United play to their best we will beat them comfortably”

“Can’t wait to stuff them on Saturday and then see what they say!”

“No reason why we can’t put 4 or 5 past them”

After the game, their opinions had somewhat changed…

“Come up against a decent side and we’re found wanting again”

“Won’t see a more comfortable 1-0 than that. Schooled. “

“Sheffield United were the better side and probably deserved to win. Disgraceful from Rodriguez to be honest, that’s not the way we should be playing. Though if he scored it’d be a different story, I can guarantee that!”
“Got beat by a team with a better game plan”

“Sheff Utd just about deserved it. Our key players not on the top of their game. Not enough quality in final third, too slow build up.”

“Sheff Utd played well, defended resolutely first to the ball and kept it in possession.”

“It was a test to see where we really are in terms of promotion and the evidence suggests we will fall short of automatic as SU were just too good for us today”

“Wilders plan worked perfectly..could have stayed out for another hour and we still wouldn’t have scored”

“Sheffield United deserve credit, they did their homework on us and it paid off “

“Fair play Sheff Utd. Best team I’ve seen this season. Shut us completely down”

“credit to sheff utd took their chance look a decent side”

“sheff Utd so much better than us tonight,didn’t deserve anything”

Sheff utd did to us what we did to stoke a couple of weeks back…….perfect away performance from them.”

“Credit to Sheff Utd, thought they played really well, good football, good movement and a yard quicker in every position. “

Some though still were not convinced by United..

“Can’t see past Norwich and Leeds walking it now.”

“sheffield united arent a particularly goods side nor for a minute do i think they will go up but they wanted it more than us”

“We made a good well organised championship team look better than they are really but again not surprised. Just scratching my head”

Sheff Utd are hard working but ain’t world beaters. “

“Regards Sheffield United I thought they were a functional side nothing more, still expect to finish comfortably above them,  and would be more than happy to meet them in the play offs if we don’t make top 2.”

“Even in defeat you can see that we have the better team”

“We dominated just didn’t take our chances. Still think we’ll win the league”

Most Respectful Fans: BLACKBURN ROVERS

(Last years winner: Derby)

United did the double over Rovers, scoring 5 and conceding 0 in the process., but that doesn’t always mean the opposition will give you respect. The Blackburn fans though were extremely complimenary of United after The Blades 2-0 win at Ewood Park in October:

“Fair play to Sheff Utd tonight, they were much sharper than us, organised and stopped us from playing. Best side I’ve seen so far this season.”

“Best side I’ve seen at Ewood in over a year, can’t lie we played dreadful but can’t take that away from Sheff Utd.”

“Best side too have come to Ewood this season for me. They controlled the game and out classed and out played them. Too say Forest have spent a bit this summer, Sheff United are twice the team they are. We never looked like breaking them down. Dack was a no show, Graham had no service and when he did win a header they were first too every ball. The same when one of our centre halves won a header, they were always first to the second ball. It just shows you can be successful in this league without splashing the cash”

“best side I seen play against us this year.”

“can see why sheff united are up there near the top, they look really good”

“Beaten by a team we aspire to follow in the footsteps of. Well done to Sheff Utd. We go again”

“first lesson of the season. Out classed.”

“Out of our depth against a excellent footballing side. It was almost as if the players gave up due to lack of ability.”

“Outclassed, outplayed and we looked a league lower.”

“first time this season were we havent at least dominated half of the game.sheffutd decent side though”

“Very impressed with Sheff U. No shame in losing to a team that has just gone top of the league.”

“Well beaten by a far superior side.”

“we are a newly promoted side and the side we played, last season set the standard for newly promoted sides. That’s what we should be aiming for”

“We were beaten by a better drilled, stronger, fitter side.”

“Very poor tonight. Sheff Utd very hard to break down.”

Sheff Utd defence impressive”

Sheff Utd well organised albeit fortunate with their goals but deserved to win from all round play.”

“O’Connell is a beast. Did he really go on a free?”

“Letting O’Connell go and on a free was criminal. It was obvious he was gOod enough back then”

“Billy sharp showing exatly the type of striker we need for this league”

And when United beat the Lancashire club 3-0 at Bramall Lane in December, the Blackburn faithful were just as respectful as two months previous…

” On the plus side, we don’t have to play Sheffield Utd again in the league this season.. “

“Sheff utd were one of my picks to go up this season – and nothing I saw today changed my mind. And honestly, I hope they do go up. Just because if we’re gonna get dicked 3-0, at least it was to a team that got promoted…”

” At the end of the day, we’ve just played the top two in the Championship and the best team to visit Ewood this season. It was always gonna be tough. “

“They are top of the league for a reason”

” If Ben Brereton is worth £7 Million then what is Billy Sharp worth? A quality striker and the difference today. “

” Sure as the sun sets. Sharp scores”

” The one quality striker on the pitch and he makes the difference. What do we do leave our best striker on the bench, start the dud Brereton and are now playing without a striker.”


(Last years winner: Millwall)

There have been many funny moments on the View From this season. From a Bolton fan shitting in a sink to Leon Clarke being disparagingly labelled ‘Jurassic Clarke’ by Wigan fans but none of them come close to the Pre- Season predictions of Sheffield Wednesday fans. Find the full set of these ill-judged forecasts in the link below.

Mardiest Fans: NORWICH CITY

(Last years winner: Norwich City)

The first team to retain their award this season is Norwich City. Despite being promoted the Norwich supporters still seem very easy to upset as shown after United’s 2-1 victory over the Canaries at Bramall Lane way back in August. Back then manager Daniel Farke wasn’t quite as revered as he is now….

“We need a new coach”

“Let’s stop farke in about and get a manager that knows how to get out of this league”

“he has no clue, we are going down unless he goes back to the 4th tier of german football where he belongs.”

“3 wins in 19 daniel not good”

Farke wasn’t the only one in the firing line…

“And Sheffield are a Shite side too !! Can’t even beat them FFS !!!”

“We can’t even beat Sheffield United shocking”

“Wilder shouldnt flatter himself ….he obviously has a bigger problem with us than we do with them. ..sheff utd always have been and will be an irrelevance”

“are more obsessed about beating us than the scum are. Know which Sheffield team I’d rather support”

“How on earth did we not get Woodburn from Liverpool given the Dortmund link and the better football philosophy compared to Sheff Utd”

“A message to Sheffield United. YOU ARE DISGUSTING! To hear you’ve chased my friend and his group down the road and glass another fan? Hang your heads in shame”

“Form is temporary, class is permanent. Sheffield fans who glassed a Norwich fan hang your heads in shame. Horrible club”

“Absolutely vile club”

“Must say I’m never going to bramall lane every again”

By the time the teams met again in January, Norwich were top of the league and Farke a hero. The Blades too were in the promotion mix and a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road seemed a fair result but once again the Norwich fans were not happy…

“That’s a sickener.  Particularly considering the differing quality of football played by the two sides. “

“For all the talk of Sheff Utd not being cloggers and playing football, they did nothing except hoof it at Madine and kick us. “

“Sheff Utd are bunch of knobheads – those who said they weren’t cloggers clearly don’t know what they’re talking about. Basham in particular is a c-un-t. We scored two great goals playing proper football on the plus side. Another ref with no consistency whatsoever. Let the game flow which was a plus but booked Zimmermann for the same tackle Sheff Utd players had already made 4 or 5 times, and let them kick us off the park with late tackles and leaving the foot in.”

“Strange one. Sheff Utd acting like they’ve won the league when they’ve got a point which keeps them 3 points below us?!
weird bunch.”
“Strange mentality to be happy with a point when they could’ve won it. A win puts them above us but happy to settle for a draw. Not sure about that myself “

They weren’t finished yet. When Chris Wilder was voted LMA manager of the year, the Norwich fans were once again up in arms…

“Sooo, Chris Wilder gets championship manager of the year. Well here’s a message from me to all who voted for him over Farke and to all who consistently ignore #NCFC fabulous achievements this season. YOU CAN ALL FUCK OFF. That’s all. Goodnight.”

“Means more to Wilder. Farke has the trophy he wanted ”

“Wilder had momentum from league 1 promotion, Farke was in the 4th tier in Germany then”

“Shocking bias. Farke managed his side on next to no money and dragged the club from mediocrity to playing splendid football.”

“He’s failed everywhere but blades!”

“Farke inherited a squad full of over the hill players who were hugely overpaid… he’s had a much harder job than wilder”

“We won the league and they didn’t. Farke is better than Wilder and will go on to do bigger and better things than him, with or without Norwich”

Funny how opinions change isn’t it?

Most Knowledgeable Fans: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

(Last years winner: Brighton)

Whilst many Blades were underwhelmed by the signing of Martin Cranie, Huddersfield fans were telling us exactly the sort of player we had just purchased. In fact their views were ours just 6 months later!

“Good solid pro, hope it works out for him.”

“Played his part in some great times when called on. A good solid pro”

“Lot of respect for him, always been dependable even though he never got much of a chance in the first team.”

“Solid player without doing anything spectacular, did a good job for hs.”

“Really liked Cranie – what a good free signing and servant.”

“I don’t recall him ever letting us down when called upon. I always liked Cranie and was sad to see him go.”

“Good Luck to him, never let us down.”

“I always respected Martin Cranie whilst he was at Town – never a superstar but gave his best every time he was called on and never let us down. Best of luck for your future, Martin.”

“I also like Martin Cranie, a solid pro who did a good job for us when called upon. I personally think alongside Schindler he could still do a job for us if required.”

“When Tommy Smith went off injured at Wembley and Cranie came on, I was unconcerned because I knew he would do a solid, professional job for the remainder of the match. In the club’s biggest game in living memory. With £100m at stake. In a tight 0-0 scoreline. That is all.”

“a solid pro for us, never a regular first team player, but he did a job for us whenever called upon. And didn’t let us down. Good luck for the future Martin.”

Most Depressed Fans: MIDDLESBROUGH

(Last years winner: Ipswich)

Swansea didn’t fancy their chances on the first day and Stoke were reeling from a woeful season but by the time ‘Boro came to Bramall Lane in February their fans had well and truly had enough of “Pulis-Ball”:

“Absolutely outplayed in every department!! Pulis needs to go!! Even if it’s another year in the championship? Football is basic, boring.”

“GET HIM OUT. All the way to Sheffield for another half arsed performance.”

“Don’t dress it up a 13 man Pullis team would of got beat with his tactics and no sticker on the pitch….. Yes I mean NO STRIKER. lumping around does not qualify for this role. Boro lad or not. In fact I bet at least a dozen Boro lads in the crowd tonight are better than Hughill”

“Totally fucking schooled in that Second Half tonight. We play like a Pulis side but we don’t often show the character & savvy of a Pulis team.”

“They made an attacking sub and by some sort of miracle do more going forward, scoring within 15 minutes. Who would have thought!!?
Theres a lesson to be learnt there Tony, but you will never understand.”

We the most boring team to watch in the league”

“We are a horrible, horrible side to watch, it would be a travesty if this team went up playing this negative boring football and with this dinosaur in charge.”

“Lovely stuff. Particularly enjoyed them 4 consecutive throw ins down the right.”

The “We Didn’t Know You Cared So Much” Award: HULL CITY

(Last years winner: Hull City)

The last award sees Hull City once again take first prize. Will anybody truly know why they hate us so much?

“Those of a certain age will dislike them as much as I do , will be tough but here’s hoping for a decent win.. the fact our home record is so strong is promising”

“I hate them. I hate them more than I hate Leeds, and would love to **** them over on Monday.”

“They have always been w*****s ,..made even worse by their new found big time persona despite playing in no mans land for **** knows how many years”

“I hate Sheff U with a passion with their aloof and arrogant fans, worked in Leeds for many years and have more friends there than in Hull so although I don’t particularly want Leeds promoted I would much rather them than the c(bl)unts any day”

“If there’s anything worse than Sheffield U itself , it’s their fans. It would make my week to thrash them tomorrow.”

“I think I now slightly favour the vermin over sheffield.
I was thinking earlier which sheffield player I have disliked most over the years, the one that most epitomises the boastful cockiness of these ****s. The list is a lengthy one:-
Alan Woodward- unsmiling grey haired s y ****
Len Badger- dirty thuggish defender
Paddy Kenny- utter **** of a human being, goads fans then retreats as they get nicked
Billy Sharp- archetypal cocky bluntsman, proper badge kisser
Geoff Salmon- had some verbals with this **** in the Anglo Scottish in 1980?
Colin Morris- another old bastard like Woodward mark2
Keith Edwards- guaranteed to score against us, even if he was guaranteed for us against them.
Chris Morgan- archetypal bluntsman dirty ****, Warnock disciple
Bob Hatton- how did he escape ? How come he ended playing for them of all teams?”

“Edwards was a dirty sod as well by the way, lot of off the ball stuff. But look no further than their current manager for unfavourable traits, always mardy always moaning away to the 4th official when they’ve been on sky and things don’t go his way ,…proper bellend, i can see why the blunts like him he reminds me of that twat Warnock.”

“My dislike for Sheff U is greater than my dislike of TWS but I think there’s more chance of The Blunts coming straight back down and for that reason I would prefer them to go up before Leeds”

“I dislike SU more than TWS but hope SU go up as they have more chance of coming straight back down.”

“The danger is that sheffield would spend the money wisely, take a relegation and then go again. They yoyo between the divisions, don’t need these ****s to go up.”

“Can’t stand either of them, so it would be ****ing hilarious IF they both lost 2 and drew 1 of their games and west brom won all 3 of theirs”

Here’s to next season!

Here’s to next season!