“should expect to see a bruising encounter from an in-your-face Blades outfit led by striking pair Oliver McBurnie and Iliman Ndiaye. The Blades need to win so a 1-1 draw looks inevitable, neither team will want to lose.”

“6 pointer”

“think we have to be a bit more pragmatic, given potential injury to Cullen and Brownhill suspended”

“We’ll miss Brownhill at Sheffield”

“I expect some rotation as a few players are looking a little jaded with all the football at the moment and the last things we want is any unnecessary injuries.”

“Would definitely help us against Sheff U not to have played Wed/Sat lunch. The same sort of thing could have had an impact first half at Sunderland after playing on a Wed against a fresher team”

“We should have Benson, Tella and Derv as super subs. and I would also include Kevin Long and (yes) Barnsey to shore up the defence against the inevitable last minute bombardment from the likes of McBurnie and Sharp.”

“Sheff U had a couple hobble off yesterday who you might expect not to make the very next game.”

“I’d take a 0-0 now. Another point away.”

“A draw at Sheff Utd would then be a great result.”

“Must be better on the ball on Saturday because Sheff U won’t let us off the hook if we play like we did on Wednesday and as a few others on here have mentioned, we do look shaky at the back at times.”

“Sheff Utd is a tougher game where we need to be more on it. “

“Sheff Utd away will be our toughest away game of the season”

“Sheff Utd look like the team to beat this season but I reckon we aren’t far behind and are real automatic promotion contenders”

“Sheffield United are the type of team we need to beat if we want to win this league.”

“it’s going to be between us and Sheff Utd I think”

“Sheff are a decent side but you know we are the team to beat and they are quite a bit behind us. But I do expect them to go up auto with us, but quite a few points behind”

“It will be a hostile atmosphere”

“Sheffield utd are very physical, Fear for some of our lads on Saturday”

“they will fly at us from the first whistle”

“I don’t think they’ll expect us to be so solid yet so potent.”

“we clearly look a class above But three games till the break, and we will have a much better idea after we have played Sheff Utd and Rovers”

“The reason why we’re top is that of the other teams, they’ve all lost 5 games or more with the exception of Luton & Sheffield United, who’ve both lost four”

“We really are something special and we seem to be getting better. People bang on about Sheff Utd and Norwich but they are not in our universe just now. Of course we could dip for any number of reasons but just now there is no-one near us.”

“Here’s hoping you have a more enjoyable day than the last time we were there. What an awful day that was. Lost the rugby World Cup in the morning, p1ssed it down all day and 3-0 down by half time. The only thing that got us through the first half was the thought of a pie and ale at half time. Neither alcohol or hot food was available. We settled for a bovril and wished we hadn’t made the trip.
Aside from that, Sheffield is a great city with plenty of good boozers. Despite lacking in qualifications I used to cook all the hot food for the concourses at Bramall Lane – the kitchen was in the tier above the away end so you can imagine my surprise when there was no hot food at half time. My advice is eat before you get there or grab a pie pre-match. And if they still have the same set up, avoid the burgers!”

By Roy

2 thoughts on “Pre-Match View From Burnley”
  1. I think sheff utd could have run riot this season if it wasn’t for the injuries we’ve picked up. We need the likes of sander berg, bogle,anel , Doyle ,. mcberni to be fit and stay fit. Egan needs to be a bit more focused and stop giving silly balls away. For me Norwood is the weak link he is awful on set pieces can pass a 40ydr that’s it no end product. Osborne still not sure yet on him runs a lot but again not much end product Doyle and berg first names on sheet for me come on blades another 3 points will do nicely

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