Pre-Match View From Fulham

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“Sheff Utd really is a must win! Lose and we’re gone. I only hope they don’t work as hard and harry us as much as Burnley did.”

“Fail to win and we are down. SP and the players will know that and I fear that may affect their nerves.”

“Honestly, lose or draw and we’re done. A draw would keep the status quo, that is not acceptable. All in, all attack, and crush them. That’s all we can do.”

“Sadly, I think this draw and subsequent draws with Brighton and Brom mean we’re likely down now. We need a win run, not an unbeaten run and even with 6 points from Sheffield and Palace, we could still be 4+ behind with a tough string of fixtures”

“Sweep them aside and 7 points this week will be acceptable. “

“Yes 3 points is needed but if we don’t achieve that there is no reason we cant get points from supposed tougher games like Citeh and Liv etc. We are in with a chance in most games at the moment, even if we have a off night!”

“The team looked really tired against Burnley .Lots of mistakes, and we allowed Burnley to rattle us.”

“Sheffield United are tough ravaged by injuries but their frontmen will test our defence.”

“If we can’t beat Sheff Utd at home, even without their injuries, we probably deserve to go down!”

“Bit harsh they’ve been playing well and last season they were phenomenal
Their a good team and not to be underestimated”

“Sheffield Utd will be mighty tough Saturday night they’ve turned the corner recently if we are not on it we lose.”

“Got a horrible feeling that this six day schedule is going to bit us on the arse on Saturday, in fact I will go as far as to say that we couldn’t have a worse opponent than Sheffield Utd to face after 3 games in six days, their front three will play a high press from the first minute to the last, as good as we are, our whole game plan seems based around rest, for example all our players look so much better when we haven’t played for seven days,
It will be an amazing result and an amazing effort if we were to take all three points on Saturday”

“We couldn’t have had a better opponent than Sheff Utd at home as the third game in six days. I’m not saying it’ll be a walk in the park but surely we have to be pleased that we are up against a team that are bottom of the table having already lost 19 of 24 Premier League teams. I don’t doubt that it will be tough but, all games in the Premier League are, but we really should be more positive and look at this game as three expected points in the same way that we will probably look at the Man City game coming up as any points being unexpected.”

“I would hope that the fight should be gone from Sheffield United now. There is only professional pride left. It is not like fighting for their lives”

“What worries me is the mood of their manager after their last game/defeat. If they’re not feeling the pressure of the relegation fight they have nothing to lose. I’d freshen the team up to get at them from the start. “

“Remember though that media talk is more about what the fans want to hear than accurately capturing the mood of the dressing room.
I think behind closed doors Wilder and his men will definitely be feeling the pressure”

“Sheffield United is just another game we have to try and win and Fulham have got so use to it they can probably do it in their sleep. Plus S U I would think will be more nervous than Fulham.
If by any chance we do not happen to win on Saturday, it will not be the end of the world, it may feel like it but it most certainly will not be over. It may be more difficult but there are still enough matches left to catch another club.
Of course SU will not roll over and let us tickle their tummy, but nobody does in this Division when they play us. Because we took 4 points from what we’re potentially difficult matches, the players will be confident and raring to go, and if things do not go according to plan, they will move on to the next match and try and win that one.”

“I don’t think Sheff u have given up hope of staying up – their manager wouldn’t let them, so they’re still under pressure in at respect, as well as motivated, though it must be in te players’ heads that they are likely to go down.
This will be tough, but then all the games are.
They will defend resolutely, and try to hit us on the break, and they have the players to do these things.
WE have to be resolute, and i think our players have a strong motivation to stay up and belief and battling spirit.
Tired, possibly, but there’s pressure on al teams at this time, though I know we have a small squad of Prem quality players, but does Sheff u have a big squad? I doubt it.
WE can do this, but even if we don’t win, i will still believe we can stay up, until it’s mathematically impossible.
I think we will get points in unexpected places.
These types of team like Burnley and Sheff U , are maybe more difficult for us to play against than the so called better quality teams. Not just their style, but they are fighters who always give their all, often with a lot of ‘gamesmanship’ integral to their tactics and style, with managers who demand these things, and it is what enables them to be in the Prem.
A potentially very tough game, and banana skin with the expectations, as said, but I hope we can do it, if not we move onto the next game.”

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