Blades 1-0 Port Vale

“It’s a big but….but apart from his sending off Brown was very impressive. Both yellow cards did seem harsh”

“Great night in Sheffield despite the result this afternoon”

“I really would like page to succeed but his loyalty to certain players and lack of basic tactics is proving he won’t “

“Disappointing result but couldn’t ask anymore from the players, the referee cost us a point today which was the least we
deserved “

“on Pint number eight I think at the Devonshire cat another nice dark ale”

“Brilliant day in Sheffield.Except for the football. And the referee. And the performance.”

“Shame Sheff Utd-Vale was shat on by the most biased referee I’ve ever seen.”

“We were robbed”

“Michael Brown was brilliant today. Considering he’s 38 he never stops running!”

“Unlucky Vale. Would have been worth a point if not for the poor play by one or two today. The poor run continues. “

“The home crowd were getting slightly anxious in that 2nd half”

“Frustrating to lose that against a fairly poor Sheffield United side on the day not helped by some farcical refereeing. Laughable penalty decision decided the outcome, sent Brown off yet the first yellow wasn’t even a foul, failed to make a standard decision when the keeper handles the ball about three yards outside his box and despite sending Brown off failed to give their lad a second yellow for a similar foul! As for Veseli getting booked because their lad wouldn’t retreat for us to take a free kick… Summed up the mans performance today.
We dominated long spells of the second half but the final ball let us down as it’s now looking nervously like a relegation battle until the end of the season.
As for the atmosphere today, 18,000 fans yet absolutely no noise whatsoever?! Been five times now and usually a good atmosphere but 39 Crawley fans made more noise on Tuesday!”

“Well what a farce that was,the ref was awful. He gave fouls and cards for nothing. Utd never looked like they would score in open play but ether did Vale,It was a dubious penalty, very harsh. We deserved a draw , don’t know how Utd are are where they are. They have looked dire today and at Vale Park. Clough is a right nob, all he did is badger the officials for most of the game, his dad would be rolling in his grave.”

“Thought it deserved to be 0-0. First 15 mins i feared the worst but all in all an even game, what i will say despite having a lot of the ball for an away side how many saves did Howard actually make, one maybe which looked spectacular but was routine really, Worst Sheffield team i have seen on all my visits, whether it is a confidence thing i don,t know. Funniest moment was when the cheese ball of a stadium announcer gave the disallowed scorers name and bellowed out ‘ What a game ‘, pity linesman had is flag up for about 30 seconds !! What a penis. Nothing more needs be said about the ref apart from fact the red card can,t be rescinded but not one Sheff Utd fan appealed for a foul on Browns first challenge it was simply a great tackle, and Howards slide 6 foot outside the box was more the linesman shitting it at a big club. Season over for us and i,ll be as bold to say see you next season Sheffield as you are way behind Swindon and MK Dons as the table would suggest.”

“Have a feeling Sheff United will win the play offs but would be a travesty. The amount of long ball and times they just hoofed it out of play, were better at VP with ten men than yesterday.
New kit was weird (bit early to reveal it surely)! Looked ok but not very much like a Sheff United kit being white with very thin pinstripes.”

“Got to be a confidence thing, they were a poor outfit considering 5th in the league, some of their passing was awful. Felt all we had to do was nick one and there would of been a deluge of boos and abuse, they were clearly desperate for the win. And what is up with Clough ? what a knob he tried reffing the game himself ,as for us we are where we are, season petered out to nothing. Possibly the worst League one quality wise for years bar the top 4. If Barnsley or Donny make play offs then it says it all.”

“It is dreadful and that’s why the top four are flying away with it. A missed opportunity for a lot of clubs as you only have to be even slightly able to get a play off spot.”

“Everything is wide open from Sheffield United down. You’d think that they’re drop out of the play offs sooner rather than later with their form.”
“Never really in the game, Never looked like scoring, went through the motions feels like playing the season out now & lads are on the beach.
Beer was great though!”

“Poor first half, ok second. Ref didn’t lose us the game but he was a raging homer.
Howard carried the ball out of the area and he chose to ignore it.
Brown’s second booking was for an innocuous foul but he was on his last warning for trying to take a quick free kick.”

“Domimated second half against an awful Sheffield United side (they are fifth somehow!) but when a goal down at the moment we just seem to huff and puff with no end product.
Penalty was a farce, Brown should never have seen red as the first was a great tackle and their lad on a booking got away with a similar foul a few minutes before. As for the keeper carrying the ball out the area…. It wasn’t even a borderline decision to make!”

“The Vale were undone by appalling refereeing. The penalty which never was, the sending off which should never have been and the myopic linesman who failed to see the Blunt goalie carry the ball a yard outside his penalty area. Vale dominated possession without really creating enough clear cut chances. The defence were not really troubled by a very poor United team. Our best players were Vecelli, O’Connor and Brown. The latter booked twice purely on reputation alone.”

“I don’t Vale will have a better chance to win at Bramhall Lane.On that showing we’ll be playing there next season in League 1.”

” typical Vale at a “big club” referee with every 50/50 or 40/60 going for the home team who were the poorest United team I’ve seen in a while. We’ll be back there next season.”

“If I was a Sheffield Utd fan I’d be more concerned about the direction their manager is taking them compared with ours. Big budget team that were awful today. They did create more than Vale but they were the home dude so I’d expect that but their football was as bad as ours!!!
There was 18,700 fans there and the Sheffield Utd fans were quieter than we were on Tuesday. “

“Sheffield uniteds crowd need find some passion .
What is it with modern day footballfans ,wheres the passion topush your team on ,i dont know how many Vale were there but they were terrific in there backing of ourclub .”

“softest penalty ever.
Second half a lot better but didn’t really look like scoring.
Their keeper should have been sent off for carrying the ball 2yards out of his area, Christ knows why Vesali was booked, Browns sending off was a joke, also their player receives quite lengthy treatment, goes off( the long way round) then the ref waves him back on before play had resumed.”

“Clough is one of the few managers Page has outhought this season”

“Can’t believe anyone is questioning the penalty decision, horrible challenge and O’Connor was lucky he didn’t face further action.”

By Roy

3 thoughts on “View From Port Vale”
  1. Glad you enjoyed a good drink in sheff, you was crap but we were just as bad and I wish I had £20 on brown to be sent off..

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