“Who would have believed at the start of the season this would be a nothing game for the right reasons?”

“In my mind it was a ‘good’ season if we weren’t already relegated and Sheff U couldn’t send us down on the last day. Going into it almost as equals means we’ve surpassed even my highest expectations. It’d worry me a little if we went into the playoffs without a win in 3 (and if we don’t score) but I’d understand Cookie (or indeed his caretaker 😉 ) resting players to avoid sendings off ….”

“I couldn’t care less who we get in the playoffs so this is just a party game/day for me. Still not sure how to work the pacman-mayweather into this session of a day.”

“I did initially want MK Dons, but the way they are playing at the moment I don’t fancy it. I’d prefer an out of sorts Swindon. On the flip side though I’d rather not risk injury to key players going into the playoffs. Tough to know how to play it”

“Best thing about this game is that we don’t have to give the Blunts a guard of honour on to the pitch, like i feared before a ball had been kicked.
Nice little bank holiday Sheffield sesh planned though.
Oh, and £29.00 for us exiles for a nowt match…i spat my cornflakes all over the iPad this morning reading that.”

“Not bothered about winning this one.”

“Suprise we’ce sold 2200 on first day of sales. Thought many wouldn’t bother. Day out in Sheffield is all I see it as, would like to beat em but not that arsed.”

“I don’t want to win on Sunday which is weird. Obviously I’d take it and be briefly happy but I couldn’t make a Monday night at Swindon. Plus , though MK are the better side (as per league table) our three wins against them have to be a minor mental edge.”

“Yeah i’d rather go MK on a Sunday.”

“Weird not wanting us to beat Sheff U, guess to make it feel like a win we could go 4-0 down and draw 4-4. Swindon on a Monday night won’t get the seal of approval im certain”

“I think we would have a better chance against Swindon, given their form, but as still think we would have a chance against Mk dons think I would prefer to finish 6th. However I still wants us to beat the blades so it will probably be Swindon. “

“We should always want to beat them and their big club mentality”

“I want us to do the double over the blunts”

“Would love to see little Chesterfield beat em in their own back yard. “

“I feel that we should try and manipulate the games in an attempt to play MK franchise in the play-offs.
Folks seem to be put off by their recent form but lets not forget that Dale nearly pulled it off the other night and defensively we are more than capable of beating them. Swindon/Preston more or less took us to the cleaners in our own back yard so I’ll take my chance at Wembley having banked the money.”

“Having watched us for more years than I care to remember, when we came up the first fixture I looked for was the blunts away and home… why?
Put simply I hate them! Always have, always will…probably because thousands of them ran over our pitch and tried to take our kop in the 80’s! Probably coz they can’t talk properly! Probably coz they are arrogant! Probably coz they wear red!
But for once I am off to ramall lane and couldn’t give a toss what happens…..because the only thing that matters is the play offs and stuffing them at Wembley and going up to the championship which would make my life complete! “

“Strange one for me…I know people differ but for me it’s Mansfield I detest ..Yes I look upon the games v the Sheffield teams as big games but it doesn’t have the same knife edge feel. Of course I would have been there in a flash but the fact the game was at first moved to Sunday, then became a bit of a damp squib regarding play-off qualification means I’ll be watching my lad play for his Sunday side. Of course in a way I wish I was going but in the bigger scheme of my life as a dyed in the wool Spireite I’m extremely indifferent to Sundays game..hope you have a great day mind you mate, and you bring home the “bacon”!”

“Quite simply I want us go there and win. We absolutely dismantled them in the home game and the scoreline flattered them due to them eventually working out we were basically playing rush goalie. We’re a better side than them and I fully expect us to show it on the day. We could do with the tonic of a win after two draw and a no shame defeat. “

“A loose family member of mine is a Wednesdayite, never really given them the time of day or enjoyed a conversation before today, funny what a hatred of the pigs will do!”

“I despise the Blunts and always have nothing so would give me more pleasure in a league game than beating them soundly playing football our way and sending all 20,000 plus of them into next week near suicidal.
Say what you like it would also give our collective confidence a massive boost before the play offs and would send a real message to the other 3 sides in them that we are not along for the ride
So let’s go over be loud, proud and give em a real tonking they won’t forget COYB’s “

“I’m going to abuse my body as much as possible and that’s all I’m bothered about, to be frank.”

“As long as we don’t get thrashed and/or get injuries or suspensions I’m easy.”

“remember the game in 82/83 very well as a load of sheffulders invaded the kop and smashed my head against one of those old standing barriers, its dead easy to say not too bothered until the day comes and we stand in the away end, out come our players, the whistle goes, of course we want to win, remember the win there in 89/90, Bruno double, lets go beat em “

“Heart says YES full strength side beat the Deedahs finish above them have a great day out.
Head says NO, Clough’s cloggers will be all out to cause injuries and suspensions to weaken us for the final and I don’t like the prize of winning, worry, worry, worry”

“Should we play Dan Jones?
Blunts will be out to wind him up “

“I will be happy with a draw and a narrow defeat wont be the end of the world, esp as we beat them at home. Its not a win at all costs game for me. I will enjoy not having to worry about the result. “

“I think it would be a shame for football if this team were to finish below Sheff Utd as I firmly believe we are a better side than that lot, let’s hope we make sure the league table tells the truth at the end of it! “

 

By Roy

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