“Wouldnt read too much into our recent results. Its been mostly a team of young and fringe players.”

“Think our 11 picks itself. Good to see Louis T back with the squad today. Hopefully he may be available to play a part.
Judging by his reactions today to the crowd in the lap of honour I wouldn’t be surprised if he is involved. Didn’t look like a
man that’s done and dusted with us. Massive boost if that is the case. Good to see Williams net as well. He needed that goal
for his confidence.”

“Loving it that nobody gives a chance.”

“United would be my favourites now.”

“I was up there for the Sheffield away match this year and they just kicked lumps out of us all 2nd half.”

“Not sure we have played as well since Jan/Feb this year, but the potential is still there.
I think the key will be if at least one of the striker starts performing again.
It will be a tough match for us.”

“We have the quality. We cannot afford to start slowly. Anything can happen.”

“With our appalling record at Bramall Lane and their equally poor record at the CG penalties might be a good shout.”

“They’ll be expected to come at us first leg so that may suit us as we’re dangerous on the counter. Hopefully we can hold for a
draw first leg.”

“Going by the Sheffield United forum I fancy our chances of controlling the midfield if theirs is as bad as most of their fans
are suggesting.
For me, we go two up front, Obika and one other, the last thing we want to be doing is inviting pressure at a place like
Bramall Lane.
Go there positive and I think we can bring a decent result home, go there to nulify and we undoubtedly make one or two errors
that are always in us.”

“There is nobody left in the playoffs we haven’t beaten. There is nobody in the playoffs in shit hot form. We have as much
chance as anyone.”

“Glad Franchise are out of the way TBH, the other 3 are all meh”

“Strangely I think we could win this up at Brammal Lane. They will have to come at us and take the game to us which should give
us opportunities. 2-0 as has already been suggested be to much of a mountain to climb at the CG IMHO certainly based on current
form.
It’s there for us to take if the players want it badly enough.”

“this team plainly has the ability but little of the heart, probably because it lacks any real leaders.”

“we finished 8 points above them,both teams are on a shit run but ours is partly due to “weaker” line-ups,theirs is
not.Therefore it is reasonable to belive we will prevail”

“Unbelievably, in the 8 games we have played against the 4 relegated teams we have amassed the grand total of 7 points out of a
possible 24″

“The whole season now comes down to who is motivated and plays to the best of their ability in the last 3 games of the season.
We know we can beat any of these teams with ease when we have motivation and application. This comes down almost as much to the
management as the players, motivation and preparation are vital.”

“Surely the odds just tell us who is being backed at the moment.
Sheffield Utd are a club with a bigger fanbase and as such will probably have more people putting a bet on them to win.”

“Blades knocked off probably before we did….we know they’re a good cup fighting team, and are used to playing big one off
type matches. We know they could have a big cup game v Spurs in the week and then make 10 changes and still beat us on the
Saturday. We know we’ve a terrible record at Bramall Lane. It’s quite conceivable given our defensive frailty that we could
be out of this on Thursday. Anything over a 2 goal deficit and I’d say game over.”

Cooper seems to want to go gung ho, from what he’s said…..think that’s right.

“If they were that good a good a “cup side” then they’d have won them all surely?!”

“They’ve dumped 5 Prem sides in cups over this season and last….narrowly lost to Spurs in the LC semi over 2 legs this
season.
Of course it doesn’t mean they’re bound to beat us Thursday, because we know in PO’s anythhing can happen, but I don’t think
it’s outrageous to suggest we’re underdogs.”

“I’m rubbish at this lark. I just see the name ‘Sheffield United’ and think this will be really tough.”

“getting past Blades is going to be very difficult.”

“I’m thinking we could do Sheff Utd. Their form isn’t great. There will be a weight of expectation on them in front of 20,000+.
There won’t be so much expectation on us. We’ve got a few players with play off experience and a player in Luongo who could
really rise to the occasion. Surely, we’ve made just about every conceivable fuck up you could make at the back. “

“If you want cheering up, take a dip into the Blades forum.
Thought our lot on here were miserable, pessimistic old cunts.”

“Wow you’re right. All that pre-emptive wrist-slitting has made me more optimistic than anything else.Their fans could be our
13th man if things aren’t going their way!”

“looking at their entire forum it’s clear they’re not a happy bunch.”

“Our catastrophically leaky defence worries me somewhat. Kasim, Luongo and Gladwin showed glimpses in the second half at
Colchester and Obika and Hylton showed some injection of pace which I think we need at times and possibly going a bit gung-ho
might pay off. We’ll see.”

“Somehow, someway, somewhen, we will royally fuck this up.”

“Very nervous about this. As long as we’re in it by 1 goal I’ll be satisfied, have images of United scoring early and us being
out of the tie after the first leg with our defence, worst case scenario. Hope we’re not too insistent in playing in our own
half for this as I expect them to be all over us. Get it to our ball players in midfield asap and play from there.
If we score first im confident we can control the tie.”

“Looks like Clough is getting his excuses in early and seems as if he is content if they just don’t lose the first leg.
Negative vibes from Bramall Lane
Got a feeling it aint going to be close – we’ll either bomb them or get bombed”

“Clough said if they can’t win make sure they don’t lose.
Hardly the sort of thing his old man would have said”

By Roy

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