“Sheffield United are surely the surprise package this season and are sitting pretty in 5th place with 28 points. We are sadly languishing at the bottom, 6 points from safety.
Sheffield Utd will certainly be looking for the win, but should be wary after our last two games., During pre-season Chris Wilder actually infused all of his players with the finest Sheffield Steel. Think Wolverine but a bit more steely.
This has largely been attributed as the cause of their rise up the table.
Interestingly some players have also taken on other abilities similar to Wolverine. Most famously Billy Sharp can sprout Sheffield Steel butter knives out of his hands. It is for this reason he is called Butterine. This means he isn’t as dangerous as Wolverine, but is much more yourself at breakfast time to get the squads toast buttered quickly, freeing up more time for training.”
“Must win game. So important to show the MU result wasn’t a fluke. The impact for the rest of the season on morale and self-belief of another win vs a defeat can’t be underestimated.
2-0 to SU.”
“Boxing day is crucial; get another win and we’ll transform the season.”
“I’ve just looked at their recent results and they’ve had a remarkably easy December – Wolves, Newcastle, Norwich, Villa, Brighton and now us.
Could they have been sweetly lulled into a false sense of security by this feast of mediocrity, ready to be rudely awakened by a fired-up Deeney’s incredible bulk pinballing around their back four?
Probably not. A draw would be good.”
“The win against Man U simply has to be the catalyst of a good run with Sheffield United and Villa to come over the next few days. Both will be difficult but winnable and we need minimum four points but six would be mighty handy”
“Pearson is already making me eat my words and long may it last. He is squeezing every little bit out of the players. It’s like watching a different team for me. The disastrous appointment of OSF is really at the forefront now. Just hope the displays over the last four matches are here to stay because its shown what we’re really capable of with the right man in charge. Boxing day is going to be a massive fight but one I’m looking forward to. Let’s hope we start the way we have been and dig out another result”
“Since Nige has come in we look so much better. We are closing the ball quicker, battling so hard from front to back, tackles are crisper and more importantly the players are playing their normal game, move the ball around, go forward with crisp, quick passing. Capoue showed some great touches and skill today – he wasn’t doing that under QSF. That shows that Nige is giving them clear instructions and confidence to play not just hang back and try to defend.
They look so different.”
“Didn’t we reach 4th after beating Liverpool in December 2015?
Sheff Utds moment in the sun will come to an end and it starts on Boxing Day.”
“this is a game I expect us to get something from, or I hope we can. Sheff Utd are last season’s Wolves. Impressive, hard to beat and
under a good leadership. Going there is not easy task, and I expect a battle. It will not be the same calibre we faced at Anfield but pretty hard
to beat never the less. Anything we can get away from home will be a bonus, and nobody should be expecting us to up there and ease to a win.
They will see us as an easy win, despite our recent good displays, and we have to make sure we don’t roll over and all the good work so far
under Pearson is undone.
I would take a draw here, especially with Villa coming up two days later.”
“Confident of another win providing Pearson refuses to let our players go out on the pop. I hope he has strict guidelines on drinking this Christmas and New Year. We are bottom and the players need to take this season seriously. No time for them to put their feet up. Any player that gets wasted Christmas should immediately be fined and dropped.
Providing our players take is seriously then I actually think we will go there and thrash them 4-1. “
“Can’t see nothing but an away win. Let’s be honest we should have had two possibly three at home against the Blades. Remember we even had the negative Spanish kuk in charge. Honestly can’t remember if they even bothered Fozzie in goal because I was still furious at Grays miss.”
“We’re much better than 9 points from 17 games, but it is what it is. We have to prove we’re better than that, and do the talking on the pitch. I don’t think we’re as bad as the league table suggests. We’ve had some stinkers for sure, but in the main, we’ve been on the wrong side of fine margins. Yesterday that changed.
Staying up is still a tall order. Things have to go our way from now until the end of the season. But the harder you work, the luckier you get. They have to have this desire and application in every match now. It’s easy to be up from United at home, but Sheff Utd away and Villa at home are just as crucial. We need 4 points from those two at least. We certainly cannot afford to lose to Villa.”
“We lost last week away to the World Club Champions, giving them only a handful of chances, and we missed more chances than Flamengo created. Then on Sunday, we deserved to win, against a team full of top internationals none of whom actually managed to get the better of ours.
There is little doubt that we have the technical ability to be a mid table side. I certainly think our defence is good enough without more signings, and although we need a goalscorer, we may get by without buying in January.
Our problem has all been about attitude, belief and confidence”