“I do fear for us this weekend though. If we play the same 25 mind against in form Blades we could get battered.”

“God help us if we play like we did against Southend against Sheff Utd”

“McMahon, Meredith, Devine and Clarke should come back in with Kilgallon, McArdle, Cullen and Darby dropping to the bench. If we don’t go back to some kind of familiarity on Saturday then Sheff Utd will rip us a new one.”

“I agree that we’ll need to up our game on Saturday because the Blunts are flying.”

“One thing is for sure, Billy Sharp WILL score irrespective of the result. He’s the modern day Keith Edwards”

“Saturday is such a big game now, will have to be much better than tuesday”

“Hopefully Sheff U are confident enough to come here on Saturday and not worry about trying to stop us playing. Seems like we have no plan B when teams press high and stop us playing.”

“2nd in the league unbeaten at home we will be well up for Saturday”

“Hope Meredith is fit for the Sheffield game because Kilgallon is not the answer at full back, strange team selection some asked for Vincelot in midfield well you got it and he was poor, we will certainly have to raise ouf game against the Blunts or it could be 1 point from 9, poor all round performance.”

“I honesty think we have missed McMahon quite badly, he was a useful right back and knows how to be a bit of a nasty beggar, he was influential on those early games, and got in on assists and goals with his pens.”  

“I know this won’t be popular but now teams have worked out how to stop us playing football we need to get Hanson fit and firing so we have an option to play long when required.”

“A lot of City fans will be slitting their wrists going into this after the last two games but we aren’t a bad side overnight. If we get our passing game going then I reckon we will win. If we are poor or Sheffield United press us well then we will struggle.
Hopefully Meredith is back as Kilgallon could have a mare against his old club if Tuesday night is anything to go by. I would switch Vincelot back to centre back too, but that was obvious from last night. Can McNulty play? Probably not so it might force McCall’s hand and I hope he doesn’t resort to Hanson.”

“First game this season where we go in as genuine underdogs and rightfully so.Sheffield united are flying and the form team in the league at this moment.Our record against them is woeful and i can’t see it improving on Saturday.”

“We’ve had a blip but we’ve still won 3 of the last 5 and lost 1 at home in about 28 games (Millwall first leg of the play-offs) so I wouldn’t say Sheff Utd were favourites. It’s probably about even.
Edit: 3 losses in 31 home games in all competitions in the last calendar year. Not bad” “

The chopping and changing about seems to have messed up our shape that we had recently. I’m sure we’ll get it back again but we all know that a team goes through this speed bump once or twice in a season.
We’ve been really good so far in general so a couple of poor performances doesn’t mean a crisis.”

“We’re second but I can’t say our immediate form is impressive or even that encouraging. Our problem was missing all the chances we were creating but since then we’re not even creating that much; we’re changing the line up every week and no one has a clue of our best starting 11.”

“Sheff Utd are a big and strong powerful unit …… we need to match that”

“The blunts supporters are brimming with confidence, many predicting a 3 or 4-1 scoreline.
Go back to basics City and stick that prediction right up their ring pieces.”

“I hate playing Sheff Utd. I don’t what it is with some teams just having terrible results against another, but ours against them are usual pretty dire as mentioned. Our last game at Bramall Lane was one of the worst performances of last season, they should have been way more than 3-0 up until our injury time consolation goal.
Was it away in 1997 when Jacobs’ clearance hit the refs arse and deflected perfectly into the path of their striker, in an otherwise offside position but scored with ease?”

“Joe Moss ref on Saturday. Premier League referee averaging just over 5 bookings a match so far this season. Manhandling in the penalty box at corners and free-kicks may well be frowned upon.”

By Roy

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