Swindon 0-2 Blades

“Blades were stronger and faster in attack and solid in defence.  Kasim’s lack of pace was really shown for one goal, which has happened before this season.  A well deserved win but I enjoyed our good passing game and good teamwork, with better defending than usual, especially Branco.”

“ No arguments from me, we weren’t shocking but we never looked like scoring and Sheffield United deserved the points.”

“Toothless unfortunately whereas blades have more firepower.
We played well but the better side won”

“Shit sticks that we lost. We’ll lose games  this season so will others. We will win many though. Today *seems like a bad example of that, although there were many stages of play that could have gone either way.”

“ We didn’t play badly at all. Sheffield United very well organised, defended well as a team. Soaked up all our play, scored a bit of a fluke and then took charge. Blades will be up there for sure. “

“I’m not sure what happened defensively.  Up until conceding a soft (own?) goal from a corner, which should have been a free kick.
Never really looked like pulling it back today though. “

“Deserved win for Blades. Thought we played quite well – looked tighter at the back and Traore was a huge plus.
With the missing injured players and 2 others – Smith and Byrne – making sure they didn’t get injured it was a big ask for 9 men against a very impressive Sheff Utd side.
Smith was truly shocking and I can’t believe there is a club willing to pay money – any money – for the useless fucker.
Blades will piss this league and we will be OK – we do have some good players.
Overall, well done Blades and the sooner Smith fucks off the better.”

“Thought Town were the better team for large parts of the game. Traore was very very good and deservedly the man of the match. Vigouroux made some decent saves.
A bit of a freak goal and then we switched off.”

“Thought we shaded first half despite them hitting the bar but we still never looked like scoring.
You could tell a goal was going to come 2nd half but what a soft one to concede, after that we barely clung on, would have put the house on the keeper getting a red for that clumsy challenge despite going away from the goal.”

“They should piss this league. Deserved win today and we obviously can’t cope with injuries with such a small squad.
Add to that we played 2 players that will be off before Tuesday that put no effort in it was always going to be a struggle against an impressive Blades team.”

“Very disciplined performance from Blades. There wasn’t a great deal in it up until the first goal really but no complaints about the final result.”

“A deserved win for the Blades. The way they played was not pretty but it can’t be argued that it wasn’t effective. Solid at the back and particularly threatening when going long, with Sharp feeding off of Sammon’s scraps. They’ll be up there come the end of the season, as they should be with their squad and budget. “

“If ever the cliche “the first goal is crucial” applies to a game, it was this one. In the first half, with Swindon on top (although Sheff Utd had a couple of good chances and hit the bar), we couldn’t score. In the second half, Sheff Utd had us under pressure for about 5-10 minutes before the goal, scored and that was it. They then defended the rest of the game comfortably and hit us on the break with several good chances and the second goal.
If we had scored that first goal when dominating, it would of been a very different game. We didn’t, we lost, well done Sheff Utd and good luck for the rest of the season. “

“we were beaten by a better side, nothing wrong with that.
Class team class manager
BUT not many will beat us On today’s showing “

“Beaten by a physically stronger side. That was the difference.”

“Men against boys!”

“Meaningless with no in ya face direct football,just the same boring stuff…
Utd just sat back and waited for there chance and bang goal… “

“Blades always looked dangerous and Vigouroux made a great save from a goal bound effort.
The game really turned on their first goal and I doubt anyone will see a more bizarre goal all season with Rodgers probably getting the last touch. That seemed to unsettle Town and they were always chasing the game after that. It was always going to be tough against a team who gave been able to retain most of their players and I’d have Sharp & Campbell-Ryce in my side any day and they’ll be there or thereabouts come next May. “

“We meet plenty of teams like Sheffield United, not great footballing sides but ones who understand what’s needed at this level – physical presence, hard graft and commitment. In the end we were easily beaten by a technically inferior side – because party tricks performed at a snail’s pace may look pretty but they get you nowhere “

“out of their 9 shots at goal 6 were on target, compare that to our poor tally of 10 shots but only 1 on target and their attacking play brought about 7 corners to form more pressure and yet again for the second match in a row we didn’t even manage one. We had 55% of the posession but again it didn’t really bring about one solid call of that should have gone in, while they hit the post and always looked more likely to score. First half was OK..ish, second half was an abject lesson which the club needs to learn from. Atkins is no idiot, in fact he is probably the best guy they could have got in, as they will go up with him at the helm, but he undid us too easily without parking the bus, and our reply, was there one ??? “

“Blades didn’t have to play well to beat us and that hurts.”

By Roy

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