” We survived a difficult first 5 minutes, then progressively grew into the game with our slick passing, good pressing, and individual/collective skill.
They were so frustrated, they totally lost any professionalism, and should have had at least one more red card. But still we dominated.
The penalty decision was our downfall, ironically, as it proved we have ZERO COMPOSURE when it really matters.
Before the penalty miss, I thought tonight was looking like the turning point in our bad run, and if we continue where we left off, on Saturday, I genuinely believe it will be.
At 5pm tonight I was worried, but now I’m optimistic.
Lots of pressure on Saturday, tho. “
“ShefU will promote. I have no doubt. they wanted it more.”
“Death spiral continues…. we are soft shit pie…. The avoiding of Josh Maya could cost us millions….no “real” striker…. even a Billy Sharp would had won it for us tonight.”
“Sheff Utd are a decent side, on a good run but we matched them and if that penalty had gone in, we’d could well have won. Fine margins. “
“A draw would of been fair they were better first half and we were better second half. “
“We were very fortunate not to be behind, hence out of the game after 20 mins. Fair do’s to the lads they slowly turned the game around and second half in particular played some excellent football. There was some real quality on show I thought. “
“After that, I’m not in a great mood tonight.”
“I’m pretty devastated, mainly because of the bigger picture/golden opportunity we’d forged for ourselves in the first half of the season but also because it feels much worse losing on Sky, for some reason.”
“No way did we deserve to lose that. Absolute salt rubbed in with the qpr and Huddersfield turn arounds. But that result was bollox “
“How we didnt win I do not know, criminal.”
“We could’ve played til midnight and we wouldn’t have scored. “
“We had the game handed to us on a plate tonight and blew it. Genuinely feels at this point like we won’t score for the rest of the season. “
“Rovers played very well, the best in along time. We should have won”
“We outplayed them, we really should have won”
“we aren’t getting the rub of the green at the moment “
“Penalty and against 10 men?”
“I just can’t with this team. 10 men and a penalty miss. It’s pathetic. “
“This was always going to happen with that thick idiot in charge.”
“Sheffield United taught a lesson on set pieces.
They’re a nasty team though. Great ref, they could have had more yellows and another red though, but no complaints.”
“Sickening result but after a shaky start we took the game to Sheffield who resorted to cheating tactics. They could and should have ended the match with 9 men. “
” I had a nasty feeling when the referee bottled giving a second yellow to Berge.
Definitely not deserved”
” I haven’t seen as thuggish a team since the 70s. Ref lost it when he ignored the Nyambe faceplant.
One good shot all game, from Pickering, great save to be fair.”
“We were dominant, against a disgracefully desperate team of cynical cloggers.”
“The THUGS win”
“According to Radio Sheffield we were the thugs who came to stop them playing.
The BBC shouldn’t be allowed to do this. “
“We deserved a point against a team of twats. “
“Dirty United bastards. “
“If we somehow hang on for a play off place i hope we play these dirty bastards in it and give them a kicking. “
” Ref let their players scream in his face all night.
Didn’t even attempt to stop or warn them”
“TM post match comments: “I don’t think we’re a great football team”. That’s a big understatement. We can’t even pass the ball or retain possession. That’s tolerable when it’s effective and you’re winning games but is awful to watch when the results are not going so well. I don’t enjoy watching this team but they do give it their all.”
“After 50 years watching you should take it in your stride and usually I do but that was hard to take tonight. Rovers somehow found a way to blowing a match we should have won. “
“Absolutely devastated and booted my coffee table which is now busted. In the dog house in the morning for sure. FFS.”
” Have to admit, as I’ve got older I don’t hurt as much after a defeat as I used to.
However I live the game through my son and daughter who have had previous little from Rovers all of their supporting life unlike their Dad. It’s bloody awful watching my 19 year old lad so gutted after a game. He’s had his hopes raised for the first time in over a decade and he can see it all just fading away in front of him”
” Another missed opportunity – felt like a play-off match, bits of quality, bits frantic, yellow cards flying.
Despite ref calls going our way, but the oddity of Buckley sort of in a centre forward role, Gallagher out wide (and playing) etc – it wasn’t really any surprise we couldn’t score again.”
“I wish i was there tonight,watching it on SKY isn’t the same as being able to tell the Sheff Utd players they’re Dirty Bastards where they can hear me rather than shouting it at the TV”
“Great point and the stewards didn’t give a toss tonight, that wasn’t the case at Sheff Utd in years gone by.”
“I hate football”