Bradford 2-2 Blades

 

“After about the 55th minute we completely changed the way we were playing and became wank again.
Can anyone reading this honestly say they were surprised when they equalised?”

“I said after they scored their 1st that they’d get another. The only surprise is that they didn’t go on to win. “

“I think they settled for the point not realising we were there for the kill”

“They changed their system with the subs and we didn’t adapt up until they got their first goal I thought we would get 3 or 4 today Cole and Marshall had them for the taking but once the changes were made we seem to sit back “

“Baxter was the best player on pitch last season when we played them. As soon as he came on. Oh Uh.
We’re too vain. Our players love themselves. Walk in the park at two up. Checking hair, Lovin tattoos.”

“Parkinson has spoken about the need to be able to decide results from the bench. He was outdone by Adkins today. We were well on top until they made their changes – we didn’t respond until too late and then when we did he made the wrong calls . For the most part it was a good performance, certainly our best at home this season and against a decent side, so we’re improving. But Parkinson made the wrong calls at key points of the game in my opinion. “

“I would give credit to Adkins today. As soon as he brought on Sammon & Baxter it made a big difference to Sheff. Utd.
I was very impressed with Sammon especially.”

“Utd made their changes and the game completely swung in their favour, Parky should have seen that and tried to counter it as soon as possible. on reflection, a draw was probably a fair result, although it does feel like a loss when you throw away a 2 goal lead. “

“We’ve had our own comebacks but when a team looks as slack and timid as SU did in the first half you have to punish those periods. SU were there to be thumped on the basis of that first half but to their credit organised themselves.”

“Their centre half Edgar looked abysmal. , we are playing much better football than 3/4 weeks ago and yeah we should have had three points but still felt positive enough leaving the ground. “

“We didn’t change the way we were playing, Sheffield United did and their substitutions transformed the game.
I thought they’d go on to win, and I’m pretty delighted that they weren’t able to.
Parkinson’s changes came FAR too late, United made their 3 and it was instantly clear they were overrunning us in midfield with Sammon pushing down the wing and Baxter joining Reed in controlling the CM positions with pace. Liddle had an appalling ten minutes which obviously helped Sheffield go on and dominate.
Parkinson should have reacted, IMO, after their first goal, but instead he waited 10 minutes after they’d actually equalized, effectively neutering us by taking off our livewire, goalscoring forward and our set piece taker and lead playmaker but credit PP for absolutely nailing the tactics for the first 55 minutes, we were a class above Sheffield and really should have bagged 3 or 4.”

“Almost feels like a loss when you boss the first half like we did, get two nil up and then let them come back into it. Dropped two points today. We were on complete control”

“Judging by today, I am glad we didnt sign Woolford, who we were supposedly linked to in the summer. I haven’t seen a player so disinterested in a game for a long while, as he was in that first half. It was a surprise he lasted as long as a hour before Adkins replaced him with Baxter”

“all in all a decent point, which I’d have taken before hand, even more so after backing 2 a piece (shrewdly) but disappointed after being 2 up against a poor Sheffield side.”

“Jose Baxter changed the game.”

“Must have had another of his “pep” pills.”

“They were so crap we should have killed them off earlier but that’s always been our trouble. Problem was we didn’t test the keeper enough after our second. Bald guy for them seemed to steady them and brought some aggression into their tactics which they needed.”

“Agree that Baxter made a difference but thought the no 18 Sammon was excellent when he came on. Led the line well, bullied Rory and dropped off to take the short ball.
However, for the negatives, there were many positives in this game and we will not becoming across a SU each week. “

“Totally agree about Sammon. He changed the game completely. Just glad he didnt start!”

“I thought sammon changed it for them we couldn’t handle him.”

“Enjoyed that, decent game of football. A fair result in the end. Questionable refereeing especially what constitutes a foul when James Hanson’s involved. Credit to Adkins, changed his tactics second half when two down and looked dangerous.”

“ Did not look like one of the better sheff utd teams that i have seen,which makes the second half flop all the more galling.
Just loved it when an ex-leeds player gets on the scoresheet against us.”

“A draw isn’t a bad result on the face of it. Sheff utd will be up there at the end of the season, and our unbeaten run continues… “

“That is 2 points lost against a team that we should have spanked out of sight.”

By Roy

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