“Staggered to see that abomination of a new home kit from Sheffield United. Not sure why Adidas keep wanting to get rid of stripes, first Southampton, then West Brom and now Sheffield United. It’s sheer lunacy!
Anyway to the game. I believe this will be such a dull, turgid affair between two ultra defensive managers that means we’ll play straight into Sheffield United’s hands.Greg Leigh vs John Brayford will be an interesting battle but I can see our defence crumbling at set pieces which will cost us.
2-0 to the Blades for me after another utterly spineless showing of slow, predictable defensive football complete with one shot on target for the full 90 minutes. However, I would love to see us go for it at Bramall Lane like we did when we were 2-0 down 2 years ago and then get one over Nigel Clough though, what a bitter little man he is. That 3-3 game was one of the best Crewe games I’ve ever seen.
Post match, our tactical genius of a manager will then go on to say this was a bonus game and we need to be realistic when playing a side like Sheffield United despite the abysmal form Sheffield United are in, only scraping past a poor Port Vale side thanks to a penalty. He’ll then give the inevitable ‘I’m confident of staying in the division’ to the press.
Least Harry Maguire isn’t playing in this game, 3 goals in 2 games for him at Bramall Lane against us”
“Giving this one a miss myself. Never won at Bramall Lane”
“why on earth Davis plays for tight 1-0 wins is utterly baffling. He needs to realise the best form of attack is defence”
“Sheffield United winning 4-0 was the worst thing that could possibly have happened. Davis will now have his ‘we’ve got to be realistic excuse’ ready to whip out. “
“Davis will will go 5 at the back and “try” to play for a 0-0, he won’t stop his son despite him being horribly out of form and he won’t play wingers, leaving us very narrow and the strikers very isolated.
Sheffield Utd 4-1 Crewe (Done 2, Murphy, Baxter, Ikpeazu) 18,466 (350 Crewe) “
“Spent the day at Bramall Lane and the pitch was not looking too clever and with their game v Scunthorpe its not going to get any better.
Think hoofball up to Uche could be a good option on Sat.”
“without doubt the worst Crewe side I’ve seen in my many years of watching us, we are a new level of shite far below the rest of the bottom half of this division along with Colchester and Yeovil. Ah well, least we agree Sheffield United will have an easy home win.”
“Sheffield United Have Great Quality “
“We have two players away on international duty. Maybe a change of formation?”
“Let’s face it, we can swap and change all we like. We can’t defend. We’ve only been able to defend in one season in nearly 20 years”
“Going for a shock Alex 1-0 win… stranger things have happened.”
“Would love to be wrong, but can only see this going one way and dependant on how early Sheff. Utd score, if could be a hatful. 3-0 loss”