Pre-Match View From Barnet

“A team with premiership pedigree Sheffield will present a stern challenge and it is hoped they will rest some players giving us a chance to pull off an upset.
Made famous by the film “when Saturday comes” a love letter by Sean Bean to his beloved blades. Here is hoping our Sharpe shooters are ready to take advantage of any opportunity which arises and we will not be left with a stark result.”

“Sheffield United are one of the bigger clubs in the country. Better than Fulham, Brentford away.
It’s a good tie. It’s not as if we’ve ever rubbed shoulders with them competitively.
All cup ties are winnable…there’s a chance”

“A big club who we’ve never ever played before, at their place, which is one of the big historic football grounds situated in one of our more interesting cities. Plus, there’s the Currie connection. What’s not to like?”

“The cup is all about tradition. Sheffield Utd have more Division 1 pedigree than Bournemouth, Wigan, Watford etc. and are a bigger club, but because they are not in PL fans are moaning.”

“Only a win at Sheffield United can act as a gloss on this disappointing season.”

“The good news is that very few Championship sides take the FA Cup seriously so there’s a good chance they’ll field a reserve side.”

“If Sheffield United rest a few players we might not get stuffed on Sunday.”

“Theoretically, if United were to field a weakened team, which they almost certainly will, our chances may not be so low.
The league has to be a priority for them, and this is an important stage if they want promotion. Not sure they’d fancy the extra hassle of the FA Cup, and certainly won’t be starting Billy Sharp.
So they field a weakened team and they’re left with a fairly young/unfancied squad that isn’t much better than low League One standard… a la Bristol Rovers… who we beat.”

“Their first choice strikeforce is starting to click. Basham and Sharp have been scoring in recent games.
But this is the sort of fixture where we could frustrate them even if they do field a strong XI.”

“I had a dream yesterday that we went 2-0 up and left them shell-shocked at half time. Then it was backs to the wall defending, We conceded one to set up a grandstand finish. Then the baby woke me up at 5am…

“I saw them win at reading easily so expect them to score freely against us.”

“We will do well vs sheffield, deserve better, lose”

“We’ll lose and they’re such a boring side”

“Another crap draw. No chance of getting through and no glamour or money to be made from playing Sheffield Utd. Why do we never get Arsenal, Tottenham or Chelsea?It’s always a zero interest Northern or West Country side. Boring.”

“A boring and difficult tie! Magic of the cup and all that….”

“Fantastic atmosphere at Sheffield Utd so a great day out I’m sure.” “Proper stadium with proper fans.”

“The Chip butty song is very catchy but I doubt they’ll sing it unless we can take the lead or there’s a large crowd.”

“I thought I would check their attendances & was very disappointed to see their Carabao cup attendance of 6300 vs Hull earlier this season. League attendances ranging from 23-30k though. “

“Bramall Lane is a ground with plenty of character looking at the design. Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick, Leon Clarke up front………. Hillsborough was just eerie and had a horrible feeling of what had happened five years before when I went in 1994.”

“5 club coaches will be making the trip oop north for our first ever visit to Brammall Lane”

“5 coaches is quite something for us these days. Well done to all those going up there and here’s hoping we can do what we did at Bristol Rovers. Stay in the game, soak up a bit of pressure and maybe nick something we can hang on to.”

“Sheffield United have been good with the prices”

“I’m impressed that Season Ticket holders & membership holders get a discount on their matchday tickets, we should do that for our cup ties.”

“Over 500 tickets sold so far.”

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