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“After the utter shambles of yet another second half “giveaway” comes a trip to Bramall Lane which should aid Reading’s determination to ensure that the relegation battle goes to the final day immeasurably.
Yes it’s Sheffield United away and Reading have not beaten Sheffield United in the league anywhere since November 2008 which is now a run of 10 league games. And it’s worse as Reading have managed just the 1 point from the 30 that have been available and that arrived 7 games ago so, it’s now 6 successive league defeats against the Blades.
After the Cardiff cr@p Reading’s injury problems continue to get worse again with TDB and Tom McIntyre both doubts and Swift now out for 2 weeks (so that’s 8 injuries in total with Araruna, Rinomhota, Meite, Tetek and Halilovic making up the numbers currently – plus Dann had disappeared on Saturday so he might be a ninth injury).”

“That injury list is looking stupidly long again…what is it with this season?
We’ve a chance of course – decent performances recently except the second half on Saturday
Sheff utd certainly not a ‘great’ side though obviously be a tough game
Also been a bit of a season for breaking these long poor runs against sides (Brum at home, Swansea) so you never know
Fancy us for a point”

“Also fancy us to be capable of picking up something. And the long run of shit doesn’t deter me. Those always have to end some time. Tough game though.”

“Saw them on Sky V Bournemouth at the weekend.
Were very physical helped even more by a ref that let stuff go early on and they seemed to be looking to wind up both Billing and Lerma who both have form for retaliating.
Wasn’t overly impressed by them if I’m honest, Sharp likely out until after Easter and McBurnie seems to have gone backwards career wise and looks no more than an average champ hard working clogger.
Most of their attacks came down their left which would be better for us and a point is realistic if we set up right.”

“They seem to be a well organised but quite dour team. They’re not like Bournemouth or Fulham where you think they could absolutely tear us apart. Whilst I’m not going with any expectation, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got something out of the game.”

“Sheff Utd are on exactly the same form as us. P6, W2, D2, L2. I wouldn’t expect a result, but I think we’ve got a decent chance of getting some points. And it’s not like their recent draws and defeats are only against top teams”

“Lump on McBurnie to score the winner then. He loves playing us. Has 4 goals against us in the 2 league games he’s had against us, scoring a brace in each.
He hasn’t scored this season, which given his record makes me think that will definitely change on Friday. The only 2 strikers they had available (Jebbison the other) have managed 0 goals and just 2 assists between them in 33 appearances.
Will be hard to get a goal here though, as they are on a run of 4 clean sheets out of 5. Clearly playing the keep it very tight and try and nick one approach due to their lack of forward options. Sadly, we are likely to cough one up, so need to find a way to nick one.”

“If we can get a point at Sheff U, regardless of any other results, it’ll set us up well for the run in.”

“a win for us would be massive. I can’t see it happening at Sheff United of course, but, stranger things have happened”

.” I’m putting a tenner on us winning at Sheffield U”

“Really do not expect a anything out of this”

“Good on Sheffield United, great pricing for this one”

By Roy

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