Pre-Match View From Newcastle

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“In this rare Thursday night Premiership game, I can’t see Bruce’s men “steeling” any points as Sheffield “forge” ahead & “press” on in their quest for a European place. Sheffield will have the “bar”set too high. In their well “galvanised” team. Newcastle will hand the games to Sheffield on a “plate” as Newcastles “slag” of a manager looks on helpless.”

“Tough game with their form.”

“They’re a much better team than us imho. Having watched them a few times this season, they’re so joined up with a clear system and game plan.”

“They’re seem like a genuinely decent team from the little I’ve seen of them, so away from home will be a tricky one.”

“they’ve looked really quite good from what I’ve seen. Can’t imagine how we’d get anything there”

“They play decent football, we will get carved open.”

“They are a much better team than us! they are so intense we will be blown away within the first 30 mins at their place”

“Same as what others have said I think they’ll be too organised and too aggressive for our counter style to work well against them.
I vaguely remember we were linked with their boss quite heavily over the summer. It’s a real shame we didn’t get him.”

“Wilder has really done a great job there. The whole club has great momentum at the moment.”

“A team with actual organisation and a perfect understanding of how they play in every single area.
The exact sort of team that exposes Steve Bruce’s clueless setup and instructions.
They’ll beat us as comfortably as Norwich and Villa did.”

“against teams that really make an effort to play a more intricate or precise style, which tend to be the better teams, our 11 men in the box tends to give them more problems and we can then end up nicking a result. The mid level teams that tend to have a more balanced approach that is more direct with decent organisation, make us look silly. Think we’ll get ran through worse than the Villa game.”

“Am done predicting what team will turn up. We’re capable of beating anyone in this league on our day but with a few good results, the attitude shifts and then back down to earth with a bump.
We haven’t had a captain in the team for a very long time now who would or could drive the other players on to better things. The manager certainly can’t”

“3-0 home win. Tactical plan and proper gameplan meets ‘slap em on the back and get em fired up’.”

“If we win this game I’ll rip my dick off and serve it alongside some cheesy chips in a Sunderland pub.
We are gonna get battered.”

“They haven’t lost in last 6 games, maybe they’re due one. But can’t see us getting anything, esp if we treat it like Villa game.”

“I think this will be worse than at villa”

“These are due a bad result, maybe we can fluke it here”

“Reckon we will win this. They like to play a high tempo pressing game but we will just sit back and defend until they get bored and make a mistake which Joelinton will punish with a clinical finish.”

“said I could see us losing to Man City, will say the same again here. NUFC are very up and down, more often than not we seem bewildered by the promoted teams. Villa, Norwich easily beat us, can see a repeat here but it depends which team turns up.
Not sure if Bruce was directly responsible for the pattern of play against City, but Shearer had it absolutely right – if you can quickly pass through City’s high press, you can exploit it. Sheff Utd are similar, it’s high work-rate, high press and again we just need to get it right between the lines and accuracy in attack. If we can just push up another 10 yards, we might be ok.”

“Everything points to a Sheff Utd win, so we’ll win”

“We’ve got a brilliant manager apparently and we’re coming into the game off the back of a superb draw at home. They’re nearly promoted so I’m fully expecting a thumping away win.
0-5. Minimum.”

“Had totally forgotten Steve Bruce used to manage these. No doubt it’ll be another warm reception for him like at Villa Park in recognition of the fine he work he did.

“Another club he walked out on at the start of the season.  Didn’t get enough $ after failing to get promotion the previous season.”

“I’ve captained Lundstram.
Should get at least one goal skipping past Shelvey in the process.”

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View From Wolves

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“An even game. Chances for both sides, with the Blades having the more dangerous ones, but after starting slowly, Wolves took hold of the game.”

“A deserved point for Wolves; May feel unlucky not to get all 3 points. We threw the kitchen sink at it after about an hour and created plenty of chances but credit to Sheffield Utd who dug deep and created chances of their own.”

“If the Blades had been better at taking their opportunities we might have lost this game by three goals such was the ease with which they cut us open in the first 45 mins. We were poor, very poor and there was no crispness to our play.
We can make excuses about playing in that quagmire on Thursday but ultimately Sheffield were good value for their point. They’ll leave Mol. knowing they could have done even better. They faded after we scored our equalizer and I’m still bemused how VAR is working at there is every chance Jimenez was offside on the build up. Normally we’d see a bigger delay in giving the goal but it seemed to happen very quickly.”

“Overall, don’t think we deserved a point but showed great character given how many games we’ve played recently and Thursday’s exertions. Sheff Utd played well and Wilder has done an incredible job given the resources available to him.”

“They were brimming with confidence and we weren’t at our best so to come out of that with a point is a good result”

“Fortunate to get a point against a well organised Blades who also played with some flair going forward.”

“Do not underestimate how good a point this is. Sheffield are a good side bang in form.”

“All in all, good point as Sheff Utd should’ve put us to bed long before Doherty equalised. Saying that, we looked the only team likely to win in the last 20 minutes.Sheff Utd, as we already knew, were well organised and full of energy. Some of their interlinking play as they break forward is excellent. Suspect they’ll remain in the top 10 this season.”

“They could have put the game out of reach in the first five minutes of the second half, so I’m happy with a point.”

“Take nothing away from Sheffield, they played very well, but their finishing really let them down. We could have lost 5-2 on another day”

“Blades should have been out of sight after an hour.”

“Not really – Patricio made a couple of good saves today, but nothing you wouldn’t expect him to make. And then we were constantly on the attack for the last half hour. Jota woke up a bit in the last ten which helped.”

“We actually made them look better than they were for much of that first half with our sloppy play but bossed the second.”

“Pretty gutted to draw that.”

“disappointing, but we cant have complaints, werent good enough for the win.”

“We looked leggy throughout. Not surprising, made worse by the fact we were up against a big, physical side, a kind of superior version of Stoke under Pulis.”

“Fair play to Sheffield United, they are good side and what a job their manager has done. Having said that, I actually think they may struggle if they get a few iffy results. Their players are playing well above themselves, thriving on the confidence and momentum they have. I thought they were poor after we scored today and they did the same against United last week. Unlike when we were promoted, it was clear we had Premier League quality players. McGoldrick, as just one example – but there are many more in that team – is not Premier League quality. He is a perennial Championship loan man, but absolute credit to him and his manager for what they have achieved this season (so far), but I do fear for them when the going gets tough.” “SUFC, like us last season, were an absolute credit to promoted teams from the champo. Some of their football today was very good and they might count themselves unlucky not to have been out of sight before we got the equaliser. Although, has to be said, they were very cynical with their off the ball stuff. Sad to see that creeping more and more into the game and, ironically, a tactic used by teams managed by Englishmen, SUFC today, Bournemouth last week. Remember the days when we used to frown upon the Italians and South Americans playing like that? Referee bottled a clear second yellow and therefore sending off for the SUFC right wing back, who must have watched old videos of foreign teams from the 70s and 80s with that off the ball on Jota, in the second half. Anyway, that’s not to distract from how well they played.” “You can see how Blades got themselves out of the Championship and why they’re giving Prem sides a problem, they have the classic components that you would look for in a newly promoted side – fast, in your face, direct (which is not to say they lacked some skill as they didn’t), a physical edge that borders on brutal/cynical, very well organised and they work as a unit very well. If they had better finishers to be honest the game would have got beyond us at the start of the second half.”

“Tough side and after that first half, and also our start to the 2nd it’s a good draw although the overlying feeling is one of ‘we should have won’ and also the cynicism of the Utd fouls leaves a bad taste in the mouth, as does the inability of the ref to punish them as we should have been playing again 10 men those last 10 mins. Pathetic refereeing again”

“I thought Sheffield Utd played well. They break similarly to how we do which made it a very interesting game. They could and probably should have been 3 or 4 up by 55mins so we could count ourselves fortunate and shock… As an away side infront/happy to take a point they used time-wasting and generally ****house tactics, we have all been there. Sheffield Utd will cause teams some issues. They are doing better than what we were at this point last season so on reflection I am happy with a point.”

“I’ll take a point playing against 12 men.”

“Sheff Utd are a good team, but boy are they cynical. With a half decent ref no.2 would have been off and probably no.4 with the number of fouls he committed.” “What a cynical bunch of cheating, fouling, diving c***s they are, aided and abetted by an absolute cock of a referee. Deserved a point but could easily taken all 3.”

“F**k this everyone’s favourite plucky underdogs tag. Sheffield are as bigger bunch of counts as Bournemouth on today’s evidence” “I’ve praised Wilder and United all week, I take most of that back, I thought their tactics and style was utter gash.
they didn’t take the game to us like promised and if we’d have had a fresh Raul and Jota we’d have scored 3 today.”

“I read their forum yesterday, have to say they’re the most precious fans I’ve come across. Saying they don’t play good football was a sin. Couldn’t believe Yorkshiremen were so touchy.”

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Pre-Match View From Wolves

“Sheffield United are unbeaten on the road so far this season. They won’t be easy opponents.”

“Sheffield United is are very difficult game”

“very tricky games indeed”

“This will be a physical match.”

“Sheff United – although they can play a bit – will be physical.”

“Sheffield Utd are a good footballing side.”

“They’re this seasons Wolves!”

“Give over. They’ll drop like a stone after Christmas.”

“There really not this seasons Wolves”

“They play great football, very well organised, good to watch and strong defensively, great manager too. Have you seen them this season?
Whether their squad can get them through the year is the bigger question, just as it was for us last year. The injuries on Sunday and the effect is a hint that perhaps they have issues there.”

“you could tell that one thing they have is confidence in their own ability, whether that will carry them through the whole season or not is debatable.
They were flying, and when they were two goals up, they just seemed to lose it completely, they were pegged back and then went behind. Fair play to them, they found enough confidence to come back again, yes confidence is important but there is no substitute for ability.
I feel we have much more ability.”

“We smashed sheff at home in champ when they used same tactics and mainly same players”

“Its weird because as someone noted we beat Sheffield United with roughly the same team at home and it was one of the easiest wins I can remember in the championship
Yet they look decent. I think its a lot of will over skill though. I dont agree about them comparing to us because we have genuine quality players who can graft a result when playing rubbish. They are following the footsteps of the great giant killers of the past, aka Wigan, Hull, Reading, Swansea etc etc”

“I knew Sheffield United would suprise people organised teams do well in the prem. Defences who leak goals don’t hence why Norwich are very patchy. They will get found out at some point they don’t have enough quality to sustain this … if they prove me wrong fair enough. We are an organised team who has a lot more quality. If our front 3 are on it we should win.”

“They are high performing on adrenaline, guts, and grift. Fair play to them, but as we can surmise, these things can only get you so far. They’ll have a great season, but they will drift the further it progresses. If I had to place money, I figure they’ll end up 9-12 in the final table. Second season is always the litmus test.”

“They look like an ok team playing with confidence to me, their defence is definitely a bit suspect, the second and third goals they conceded yesterday were shambolic, credit to coming back, but they looked very naive in the way they went from 2-0 up to 3-2 down. They won’t be in the relegation mix come the end of the season, but I don’t see them emulating what we did last year.
The only one I’d be a bit concerned by is Mousset, but if we deal with him (if he plays), I’m not too concerned about next week to be honest, we should have enough to beat them fairly routinely.”

“They tend to play Robinson as a left sided attacker which I feel will be more suited to Bennett due to his experience. I agree that Vallejo is poor and his confidence is shot.Would like to see Kilman get some FA cup experience if we draw lower league opposition. His chance will come but I think you need all the experience you can get against a Wilder side. He’s a strewd manager. Watched his Cobblers team walk the league.”

“They are doing well but the media love is in hilarious.
I popped onto an arsenal forum last night and there are quite a few rate wilder than Nuno. Bizarre”

“Robinson is pretty slow though and none of the sheffield united attackers have particularly good numbers so far. They have one of the best defences in the league so we need attacking intent and quality on the ball. To me Kilman has that over Bennett. Kilman has had 2 rounds of carabao cup against Champ and PL teams as well as EL opposition. He’s come out of those looking decent if anything sheffield United are a perfect test good football team but no real pace or outstanding individualy quality all about the collective with them.”

“Mousset and McGoldrick look quick and a real handful.”

“Good thing that neither of them can hit the side of a renault espace.”

“Mousset would disagree.”

“If Mousset scores 10 goals this season I will be very very surprised”

“As someone who has watched alot of McGoldrick for Ireland he is a handful. Drops deep for the ball and links up play well but isn’t an out and out goalscorer though can barely hit a barn door.”

“If there is any type team in premier custom made for bennett it’s sheff Utd and mcgoldrick”

“The most sobering thought from last season was that Huddersfield finished on 16 points.
6 of those were against us.
Take NOTHING for granted.”

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View From The Neutrals

The view from

A selection of quotes from neutral fans on the draw against Manchester United

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Norwich Fans

“I was wrong about Sheffield United, they aren’t going to be in a relegation fight”

“thought Sheffield United were fantastic yesterday, no I don’t wish we were them, but by God they gave man u a rattle.”

“Sheff U are superb today”

“Man Utd poor but I feel that is down to the way Sheff Utd are playing…cutting up play, closing down players quickly etc”

“They look like a real team, whereas Man U look like 11 individuals who have just been thrown together. All credit to Sheff U and Wilder”

” They berate everyone for time wasting yet do it so much themselves and now it’s cost them “

Aston Villa Fans

“I do wonder with Sheffield playing the same side every week that they might tire out at some point in the season.”

“I’m stunned by Sheffield’s start to the season tbh, I didn’t think they were anything special at all last year, but Wilder has done a cracking job.”

“I look at Sheffield and on paper they should be nowhere near where they are – Chris Wilder is a fantastic manager and they don’t fear anyone. I wish we had their mindset and their resilience, unfortunately we go ahead against one of the so-called ‘bigger’ teams then concede 2 goals in the last 10 minutes to lose the game. ”

“Good game shef united deserved a draw”

“They got 1 more point out of that game than we would have”

“Sheffield United are brilliant to watch. Love seeing them do well. “

“Sheffield Utd are so well set up they always want it more. Proper team”

“you can see that is a good refined side that’s been put together with time and patience. It’s what were are missing is time and patience and hopefully we can pull it together because sheff utd are absoloute staying up and they deserve to the way they are going after these teams and shutting them down. “

Bournemouth Fans

“What an entertaining game of football.”

“Some similarities between them and us re players coming up with them through the leagues and a close knit group. Could Wilder and his team of not expensive buys be one of the surprises this season? Long way to go yet.”

“It’s well documented that Wilder has unashamedly used AFCB as a role model to his players in respect of coming up through the leagues together. perhaps in a few years they will be like us trying to replace those golden oldies and maintain that togetherness and team spirit.”

“See a few clubs do well in the first season but then get found out as clubs realise they need to give them a bit more respect. Done great job so far and wilder calls it as it is in interviews.”

“They have the attitude our side had first season in the Premier League.”

“Mousset looks like a completely different player from when he was with us.”

“really impressive from Mousset.”

“Let’s not re-write history re Lys. Thought he looked great in 16-17 season and often came in and had an impact. Last season he was awful. Maybe leaving us has re-focussed his mind. He wanted to leave and turned down a contract here I believe as wanted to start first team games. He suits a different style of play than Solanke in any case. “

“And Mousset may have improved BECAUSE of the time he spent and what he learnt at AFCB. EH always said Mousset in his long future plans but he became restless for more game time and left”

Brighton Fans

“I am jealous of Sheffield United.They may still fall away but for the club that have just come up they are doing incredibly well.Surely they can’t keep this up can they.Not 1 Billy big bollox star either.”

“Really? I think they are a bunch of cheats and I’m surprised the FA or the premier league haven’t acted. Billy Sharp died in 2011 after being viciously attacked by Lewis Dunk. Yet there he is in their squad and coming off the bench to play. How can a dead man do that, eh? Clearly he is possessed by some supernatural power, giving them an unfair advantage. He probably imbues the rest of the team in his evil spirit, too… “

“can’t help but be a bit impressed.I’m not unhappy with where we are but I would rather be where they are and some of the results they have had.”

“Hull did the same in their first season till teams worked them out but by then they had enough points to stay up which is what they have now”

“Great match, Sheff Utd were excellent.I slo-mo’d the last gasp equaliser and thought it was handball, not the ‘shoulder’ bit that VAR focused on but that he used his hand to guide the ball onto his thigh, then onto his shoulder before volleying it in.”

“Norwood impressive in a very dynamic Sheffield United.”

“how on earth did we let him go was it just because he coloured his hair ?”

Watford Fans

“Their home form has been slightly less consistent than their away form losing to Southampton, Leicester and unluckily Liverpool. They have been really tight at the back allowing them to take chances on the break.”

“The way people talk about Sheff Utd is they are some great footballing super power. I take it you didn’t go to the game? On the day they were very ordinary and we should have beaten them and would have if we had decided to attack them…..IMO.”

“The reason the reaction was so poor to this supposed miraculous home draw against unbeaten away specialists Sheff Utd is because we were whank. And they were dire too. They offered zero threat all game but we just sat off them. It was pathetic and they were there for the beating and the fans knew it. “

“Maybe Sheff Utd were poor that day but games before that showed they were more than capable and certainly games since then have backed this up. So far they have shown themselves to be a very decent team and we should not look back on that as a wasted opportunity. In fairness, given the seasons we’ve both had I imagine they are more disappointed not to have won than us! “

“Mousset was a Bournemouth reject – now he is flying at Sheffield United .Maybe shows how well Wilder is doing .”

Newcastle Fans

“Greatest comeback in the history of Manchester United DENIED.”

“Cracking game. Very glad ManU didn’t win.”

“Tbf Sheffield United are playing well this season. An away game there isn’t easy. “

“Shows where Man U are as a club now though. Whether Sheff Utd are in form or not they should win that.”

“It wasn’t just Man Utd’s result yesterday or the fact they looked like losing for a good while.  The performance other than a 10 minute spell was dire.  Sheffield Utd had them pegged back for long periods and Man Utd couldn’t pass the ball to each other.  Neville wasn’t being OTT with his criticism.”

“Mousset is a completely different player to the one at Bournemouth.”

“Man U could have had Ballack and Pirlo – it still wouldn’t be enough to combat the genius footballing mind of Chris Wilder – the greatest manager on the planet.”

West Ham Fans

“Mousset is an example of a striker who may not be blessed with all the talent in the world but certainly puts himself about.Great signing for them”

“As much as it pains me to say, Sheff Utd look impressive. That Mousset is enjoyable to watch. Never stops working and has a bit of skill and a tidy brain to go with it.”

“The whole teams works hard, they are organised, their midfield gets a foothold in their game etc. They do all the basics that are required for a team to at least function properly. Everything we don’t do…”

“No fancy dans, just decent hard working intelligent players.Makes me sick to watch to be honest.”

“Sheffield Utd are everything we are not. Look at them chase back to defend the counter, incredibly organised, every player playing to a manager’s plan and giving everything.”

“sadly Sheffield United wont be going anywhere soon as they now have a lot more money to spend since their takeover.”

“People thinking we can get Wilder as our next manager are on another planet.”

“Sheffield United are just like many sides that come up. Have a reasonably good first season, get found out and relegated in the second season. Chris Wilder is an OK manager but not the man for us. I’ll have a wager that Sheffield United go down next season.”

Crystal Palace Fans

“I know its early days for them but they are doing well, I think Chris Wilder is doing a great job, in his interview he puts it down to, Brave tactics, shrewd signings and no egos. Hmmmm”

“Yes they seem a tight knit club with everyone pulling their weight .They must be delighted with their start which might be just enough to save them from the drop come later in the season when they have a long spell of losses. Like us many teams are thinking how did we loose to that which will be rectified in the return fixture .”

“Often happens in a promoted teams first season, however they normally get found out in the second season and get relegated.”

“They were great for about 70mins against United. Absolutely dominated them but then seemed to tire a bit at the end. Showed great character to still rescue a point. Their style of play is enjoyable to watch. With their all action style I wonder if they’ll tail off due to fatigue/ injuries etc in the second half of the season. Fair play to them though. “

“Went to Palaces game at Bramhall Lane which we lost 1-0.Have to say they deserved the win and their fans certainly were up for their first game in the Premier.Seem to be like us in lots of ways Real football ground, good honest support. ”

Leicester Fans

“What. A. Game. Deserved equalizer. At least for all that fighting spirit. Well done, Sheffield United!”

“SU are the new kids on the block and they play very much like we did 2015-16, defend well, close down early and get the opposition on the break. I think we will find it hard to beat them when we play.”

“Thank god Sheff Utd managed to pull out an equaliser, they are a very likeable side that are great to watch.”

“2 points dropped by Sheff Utd”

“Went to get a beer and I can’t believe they dropped a two goals lead in ten minutes. That’s Arsenal level of bottling. Fuming.”

“Must admit I’m getting rather bored of hearing about oVeRlApPiNg CeNtRe bAcKs”

“I cheered that last Sheff U goal almost as much as one of ours!!” 

Burnley Fans

“And that’s why the PL excites,bonkers game”

“difference in Sheff Utd since Mousset went off is incredible”

“One man team,shite arnt they,banged on to go down”

“Their fault for going defensive when they were well on top”

“Norwood had a cracking game.”

“Impressive start from Sheffield”

“A good team can beat a side of exceptional individuals. Utd , like Arsenal, are a mess. Sheff U on the other hand are a prooer team. We disnt turn up at Bramall Lane, but they still took no prisoners. I, like everyone else, thought they’d finish bottom, I’m happy to be wrong. It’s great to see another team performing on a shoe string, and rubbing the big boys noses in it. The only area I would put them ahead of us is they seem to have pace all over the pitch, which is always helpful in the Prem.”

Wolves Fans

“Going to be a tough game next week. Sheff Utd are a cracking outfit.”

“Actually wish it was Man utd rocking up at Molineux next week rather than Sheffield”

“Man Utd making the Blades look like Real Madrid.”

“I think it is more Sheff Utd making Man Utd look like Southend”

“We’ll have to play extremely well to beat Sheff Utd next week, I’d take a draw personally, they really are excellent.”

“They have left a lot of room in the full back area but luckily for them today James and Rashford decided not to try and play. Our front 3 will be put in more effort so we should give them problems but it is going to be a very tough game”

“For all SU possession, they didnt really create much even in the first half.We will need to be physical across the midfield and hopefully our quality upfront will tell.”

“If they switch off against us with 20 mins to go they’ll be in trouble”

Everton Fans

“We should look at Sheffield United!! Really look at them!! Players playing with passion for their manager and each other. It’s not about highly paid, players who cost a fortune, it starts with passion. It’s where we need to get to and build from there… “

“Whenever I want to watch a “Proper Football Game” I watch games like Leicester yesterday. Or, Sheffield United right now showing some fight against Man Utd. I don’t know WTF I’m watching when I see my Dear Everton FC!”

“fair play to Jags he’s still got pace and positional sense in buckets, cannot believe Silva never gave him another year when we needed more cover at CH, well actually that’s a lie I can understand why he’s a useless manager.” 

“Jags and Lundtsram are better off in Sheffield at the moment “

Arsenal Fans

“What makes Sheffield work is that they have a lot of mature heads. All their attacks are with purpose. Not like Arsenal where you throw it into the box and hope for the best “

“This Sheffield team is amazing. I’m sure they would beat arsenal at this point. Wait..”

“Sheffield United play better football than Arsenal football club. And you think AFC ain’t a joke! Oh please!!!”

“Emery looking at Sheffield United and thinking: that is how I want Arsenal to play. Protagonists EVERYWHERE”

“It is a shame that small club like Sheffield United play better football than Arsenal this season.”

“Is it too late to start supporting Sheffield Utd?

Chelsea Fans

“that is one crazy game”

“Man Utd couldn’t handle the pace of their 2 strikers”

“Remember when all rival fans tweeted us that Match week Chelsea drew 2-2 with Sheffield United?”

“if I were an EPL manager, this SU team plays exactly how I would want my team to play”

“If Sheffield United scored that goal against Liverpool then that’s being given as handball.”

Spurs Fans

“Great game. Would have been a travesty had MU won that. “

“This game is crazy! I keep thinking we’re playing!!!”

“I wonder how long the Utd players will stay fit. He keeps playing the same group every game, the are going to break by Christmas.”

“I wonder if any clubs will try and pinch Wilder?nEverton might give it a go. “

“I would if I were them. He’s Easily a better manager than silva”

“Fleck isn’t too bad. I like him”

“The Sheffield United players thought they had the game won and took their foot off the gas, you can’t do that against any PL club, especially against a united attack who have the ability to cause problems and score goals. “

“Var finally makes a good decision.”

Man City Fans

“That was a great game of football”

“Very impressed with Sheffield, — they play football as it should be played and the league is better for it. “

“They play really neat stuff Sheff U. Genuinely think everybody will struggle at Bramhall Lane”.

“credit to Sheff utd they’ve been brilliant as some have already posted we will have a hard game on our hands when we go there,the scousers got a flukey win there due to a goalkeeping howler ..”

“Honestly the blades could have buried them,2-0 is NEVER a safe lead”

“Sheffield blew it but united had nothing to lose at 2-0 and got lucky.”

Liverpool Fans

“Sheffield United are mentality monsters themselves, they’re a band of absolute warriors. For a promoted side to show so much mental fortitude is unbelievable, God knows what Chris Wilder tells them. Game of the season, for me.”

“He probably tells them they were brilliant when they were brilliant and tells them they were shit when they were shit. Doesn’t hide behind press officer or try to con the fans. It’s how it used to be.”

“No lies!!! They’ve been our toughest opponent this season and were really unlucky to lose to us. Chris Wilder deserve massive credit.”

“Chris Wilder is one of the best managers ever, fam he got my hometown promoted with some dead wood players”

“John Fleck was arguably the best player on the pitch against Manchester United, he’s been the most underrated midfielder in the Premier League this season”

“Mousset is good aswell”

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View From Man Utd

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“A crazy match. We deserved nothing from it, but were unlucky not to win it”

“Crazy game, crazy result. Feel a little deflated to be so close but to let it go at the end. However, it was a game where we were battered and should have come out with 0 points but by some minor miracle we scavenged a point so it’s not a disaster at all.”

“Sheffield United bossed us throughout”.

“Souness referring to Sheff United as a throwback seems a bit lazy and disrespectful. Think they might be the most tactically innovative team in the league and playing good stuff.”
“They are a very good side at their place”

“A draw is harsh on SU who dominated for large portions of the game.”

” credit to Sheffield for the unrelenting pressure they put on our midfield.”

” Getting dominated by fecking Sheffield United”

“those seven minutes aside, SU were all over us, dominant and bullied us around.”

“We were absolutely bullied by a far better TEAM. They cared. They wanted it. They won and kept nearly EVERY BALL. Fair play to them. We are a million miles away from where we need to be. Still not Ole out but I’m leaning….”

“Sheffield United had better quality and outplayed us. How can that be?”

“SHU were the better team for most of the game”.

“Sheff United will be seething with themselves for allowing us back into the game when they were 2-0 up, theyre going to feel robbed today. They completely played us off the park for 70mins or so”

“Sheff Utd have got their best ever side, are going great guns, and we’re well, well off our best.”

“Game of two halves, and probably a fair result”

“Sheffield almost blew it. If we won that game it would have been a travesty for them”.

“overall first half was terrible. Sheff allowed us back in the game. I am not convinced.”

“Don’t let the comeback or those 10-15 minutes fool you. We were piss poor throughout.”

“it’s kind of a good thing we didn’t pull out a totally jammy, undeserved, flukey win to extend Ole’s stay of execution yet again.”

“Absolutely diabolical performance. We were completely dominated by a team that has only four players that have ever played in the Premier League before.
The comeback was completely lucky. Winning that game would have been the epitome of papering over the cracks. Awful.”

“How is Sheffield able to score 3 against us? Embarrassing”.

“It’s Sheffield United for the love of f***.”

“Who are 5th, in good form and ran us off the park for an hour”

“When we decided to actually attack, they looked a newly promoted side.”

“Sheffield are better coached than us, Wilder has been at the job since 2016 and they have a squad of more mature and experienced players.”

“thought we were the better side throughout the entire second half, we looked much better when Lingard came on/the change in formation so felt their second goal was kind of against the run of play (albeit they should have been further ahead by half time such was their first half domination)
At the end of the day it’s a tough away game against one of the better sides in the league”

“Do think we were the better team through out the second half. The 2nd goal was Perreira feck up but, we started well and eventually our change in formation allowed to get at them more. I even told my mate, 3-2 soon as they scored. Was confident.
VAR can go do one. Yes, red-tinted glasses on and tin-foil hat is truly fastned on but, that 3rd goal of theirs, if that’s Liverpool, it gets chalked off.”

“The result is fair, but VAR missed a handball.”

“Robbed by VAR.”

“Sheff United 100% deserved something from the game but your bicep is part of your arm.”

“Not sure how the goal wasn’t disallowed. Hit the arm, hand ball and I expect the decision to be consistent”.

“I’d love to see where we’d be this year if VAR wasn’t shit.
Scored three goals away to the second best defence in the league.
They score one legitimate goals against us. And then it fecks us. Clearly hit his hand. Clear push on Jones”

“Didn’t deserve that point but will take it, I guess.
Awful performance minus a 15 min spell between minute 70-85
VAR got that McBurnie goal decision spot on”

“Come on….. handball against Sheff Utd? The guy practically placed himself into a Kimura lock just to avoid the contact with the ball and his arm. No logical person could possibly conclude that it’s a fair handball decision. The goal stood, rightly so.”

“”No issue with the VAR decision , the video was inconclusive so I think it was right to let the goal stand”

“Well at least I can say I’ve enjoyed 5 minutes of football this season”.

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Pre-Match View From Man Utd

“Who knew we’d be at the end of November and the United from Sheffield would be higher than the one from Manchester?”

“Will be a tough game. Have had some fantastic results so far this season.Should have at least got a draw against Liverpool, beat Arsenal, drew with Chelsea, should have beaten Spurs. “

“Sheffield United have gone 60 games without losing by more than one goal. They’ve been great this season. Full value for their league position. Only lost to ‘Pool by a keeper howler. Came back from 2 down to draw at the Bridge. Dominated Spurs to the point of embarrassment. Swatted aside Everton away. Can’t praise Wilder enough so far. Ole will need some special wheeling to get through this one. Should be a good game…”

“Sheffield are going to be extremely compact. They have allowed a grand total of 4 goals at home this season. They don’t score a lot of goals, but their defense is harder to score on than both Liverpool and Manchester City right now. This is a team that will play extremely compact, 10 men behind the ball and spring the counter attack. Sheffield so far is the fairytale story of the season.”

“Expecting a VERY tough game but with our form and especially Fred’s form i think we can break down their defence and get a result. Sheffield is this years 18/19 Wolverhampton”

“They have a solid defence. This will be Ole’s first real test”

“Ole beats Sheffield United, a team with a defined style, belief & will out work and fight us 200%? No way”

“A solid defensive block with a midfield that will scrap for every single ball and not allow us to settle and dictate the game.From the games I’ve seen them play, their work rate is second to none.”

“Any team that is solid and sits back will cause us trouble. It needs the coaches to come up with a Plan B.”

“A tricky tie on paper and Man United have already lost to worse teams than Sheffield United this season. “

“Sheffield United haven’t lost a league game by more then one goal in like 14 months or something. We’ll do very well to get a win here.”

“We’d have to massively ride our luck to come away with 3 points.”

“Sheffield United are the real test to see how far we’ve improved.”

“Sheff Utd are so good tactically. Wilder should be in the convo next time any English club mgmt job is mentioned. I’m convinced no job is too big for him”

“At times it’s like they have 12 or 13 players on the pitch!”

“Sheff U have been great this season and I really like the way they play, but at home they’ll give it a go and leave spaces more than they would away from home.”

“Now, why would they ever do such obviously stupid and suicidal thing? Because they play at home they are obligated to be suicidal? Does Chris Wilder have no clue and can’t even figure out what is obvious to all of us – that United is clinical in quick counter-attacks and struggles against a packed defense? Why would they ever open up the game when we have Martial, Rashford, James and crappy midfield? Obviously, they have much better chances sitting back and destroying us in midfield. So – why would they not use such obvious advantage? There is no honor in attacking stupidly and losing foolishly. They will surely expose our weaknesses and won’t act suicidal.”

“I think the pessimism here is a little bit exaggerated. Sure, we have lost way stupider games, but FFS it’s Sheffield United… Like – seriously.This game is entirely ours to win or lose and we can do both ourselves, easily. Sheffield doesn’t matter that much. “

“Why are so many people pessimistic about our chances? It’s Sheffield, not Barcelona. And without Dean Henderson too. “

“Sheffield U are actually a lot harder to beat when they are playing away.”

“I’m optimistic that the way Sheffield United play will actually make them the ideal opponents for us with Rashford and James’ pace on the break, but we will see”

“don’t think Dean Henderson will ever be good enough to be United’s no.1 but he is a very impressive keeper and he as much as the defenders will have been responsible for their defensive record, but with a PL debutant(Verrips or Moore)coming in….The newbie might play a blinder, but it’s more likely that with a fast start we can play on his nerves and the uncertainty DH not being there will cause, get an early goal, play to our strengths(counter-attacking at pace) and it could be a walk in the park.”

“It’s also important to note that Sheffield United are not a huge offensive threat like you expect Chelsea or Liverpool to be. It is not a high scoring side. Their strength entirely lies in their ability to close ranks in the back and catch teams too high up. Sheffield Uniteds problem on the other hand is that they will be playing a side that is just as hard to score on as they are. Key difference is that our strikers are vastly better, and are finally hitting form. We’re the favorites in this match, but we should not make the assumption that this will be easy, because it will certainly be a tight game, unless the floodgates somehow open. “

“For the first time n a long time, i see some positive change coming from results and players. It is not gane by game consistent but from the last 6 we have won 5 and played very well in 4, awful in the first against Partizan away and was complacent in the away gane against Bournemouth. Today was a huge test of complacency and we got the early goals, got complacent but for the first time in a very very very long time we showed urgency to score and that resulted in a quick fire goal. For the first tkme on a while, i think i am thinking clearly, we will beat Sheffield united away. ”

“I am starting to see signs that we are capable of scoring a few goals in a game and with Sheffield United’s strong defence, we would do well to score more than 2. “

“Sheffield aren’t scoring that much and their defensive record at home isn’t great”

“I’ve just seen a Manchester United ‘fan’ with a picture of the Sheffield United badge as his profile picture. State of this fan base…imagine wanting us to lose!”

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View From The Republic Of Ireland

A collection of quotes taken from fans of The Republic Of Ireland on the performances of John Egan, Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson against Denmark.

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“Egan/Stevens have been massive finds”

“Egan was solid at the back until he had to come off”

“Egan lifted the mood two minutes in by charging into the middle of the park and throwing himself at a long ball to win a header and played on the front foot”

“I think defender wise we’re ok with Duffy and Egan”

“Stevens and Doherty were good”

“Stevens very good at lb”

“Stevens drove Ireland on throughout the game, and his cross for the Doherty goal was nothing short of phenomenal. His most impressive Ireland performance to date.”

“Composed and never ruffled, he looks more comfortable in a green shirt with every game.”

“Cant be fun for Enda Stevens having McClean alongside him on the left wing or for our full backs when under pressure to have no easy out ball in midfield because we are afraid to get on it in tight spaces.”

“Robinson is an upgrade on McClean”

“Robinson has plenty of room to improve”

“For a fresh pair of legs and given the amount of possession we had, he should have made an impact Robinson had an extra 15 mins on the pitch and done no more than Maguire”

“Robinson never really threatened the Danish defence”

“Robinson was excellent. Put in one beautiful cross, which couldn’t be steered home by McGoldrick.”

“McClean is not good enough. That much of an untouchable, berating other players . Stevens went back at him to be fair. Stealing caps with Hendrick and whelan. ”

“we aren’t good enough. Apart from Stevens and McGoldrick trying to combine it was all frantic stuff.”

“Doherty was excellent going forward and in a 3-5-2 system (similar to that used by both Sheffield United and Wolves) would not be required to defend as much. Such a system would also offer some much needed support in attack to McGoldrick. Stevens has done well at LB but he too would almost certainly be more comfortable playing the same wing back position he does for his club”

“McGoldrick tried to link up with Stevens, in fairness to Stevens he was only just away from playing him in and McGoldrick is our one player with a bit of composure. Stevens himself picked out an excellent ball for the goal. We didn’t need them to become any better players, but just to try and make one chance instead of hoping for a chance. “

“McGoldrick, Stevens and Doherty were our best performers.”

“I thought McGoldrick was dropping too deep to receive the ball , when he laid it off we had no options in front and it was leading us to slowing the play down.”

“Spends too much time outside the box for my liking – maybe thats why he never made it to the top given his other many attributes.”

“If he didn’t come out of the box we would never pass the ball forward in their half. He needs players willing to break past him from midfield, unfortunately we don’t have any.”

“his touch and link up play is very good. but most of the time he has to come deep and there is nobody up front which is part of our problem. not his fault though.”

“Another brilliant performance from Didzy
It’s a shame no one was there to play off him.”

“I thought he was excellent. His close control was very good but not made for a lone striker role”

“Showed some beautiful touches early on, providing the type of linkup play that was sorely lacking in the previous two competitive games. Everything good Ireland did inevitably came through McGoldrick”

“poor fella is fckin wasted with us , if he had a decent striker playing off him we’d get goals galore”

“Raging he is 31. What a player”

“He’s a very good player to be fair but McCarthy’s system demands an awful lot of him. He has to be the target man, come short, run the channels etc. Fairly flogs him and it’s no wonder we were so desperate with Collins in his place last month.”

“How much was he missed for the two matches last month? McGoldrick was excellent in this vital game, winning ball, holding it, moving it around.”

“Didzy. I’m so Didzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And its your goals making it spin”

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Fans On Mo Besic

A collection of quotes taken from fans of Bosnia and Herzegovina about the performance of Mo Besic against Italy

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“Besic has only one appearance for Sheffield this season and it shows.

“Besic I love you bro but you fell off like a mfff”

“mannn injuries bro its sad”

“Besic at fault fr one of the goals”

“Besic is the worst player I have ever seen in my life”

“I know about 3 deadass that play better than besic”

“Besic is limited”

“Besic is expectedly stupid”

“Is Besic a professional football player?”

“It is high time that Besic, Kolasinac and several other players stopped calling for the national team.”

“Muhammad Besic continues to play for the national team solely because of a good game against Argentina. The fact that this match was played over five years ago doesn’t really matter. Ask Prosinecki.”

“Has poor quality and often plays well. The truth is, he rarely reached the level he had in that game.”

“As soon as possible forget about this defeat from Italy and let the team relax, I suggest that Muhamed Besic take the guys to a Sarajevo tavern and bring some peasant fight in his style, purely to strengthen relations within the national team before the barrage”

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Do You Miss Me?

In this section I take a look at how fans of our players’ former clubs are reacting to our start in The Premier League.

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“Watching the Sheff Utd Arsenal game and Lundstram is hands down best player on the pitch. Premier League suits him and I think he’ll get a move to a bigger club. Not sure if we have any sell on clause there?”

“I thought Lundstram would be a solid Championship player, but he is doing better than that.”

“Apparently Sheff Utd have a song for him – ‘There’s only one Jonny Lundstram, one Jonny Lundstram, He Used to be Shite but now he’s alright, living in a Lundstram wonderland!!’”

“Lundstram was so good for us at first I and many others said he’d get back to the Prem at some point. then he didn’t take to League 1 quite as well as expected and he was clearly not as important as Ledson, got the move to Sheffield and never seemed popular with their fans, but is playing regular now and by all accounts has been a revelation” “remarkable how Lunny has come good at the top level.”

“Great to see Lunny doing so well.
Can’t help but feel, though, that if we do side-by-side comparison of Lundstram and Brannagan, playing for us in the same league (League One) at the same age (23)…….then Brannagan is the better player.
I can see Cameron ending up in the Premier League as well – but hopefully after delivering us a promotion and then a massive fee!” “he’s playing so well, he could be the ball playing midfield maestro that the England team has been missing in recent years but yeah I’d rather have Brannigan”

“It’s easy to forget just how good Lundstram was during his time here. He really made us tick and was such a sweet striker of a football (with both feet). I think Brannagan’s form so far this season might just shade Lundstram’s best form in a yellow shirt, but I think Lundstram did it over a longer period of time. I also think he may have had a more suitable style to the Premier League than Brannagan, but that’s not to say I don’t think the latter could make it (back) there.”

“Just watching Spurs v Blades. Lunny is one of the best players on the pitch and bossing spurs. And a classic bit of baldock to get blades level”

“Baldock looks very impressive”

“Baldock would certainly get into our team of the decade”

“Right back has to be George Baldock in our team of the decade. We’ve not been blessed in this position and whilst the likes of Damien Batt was steady, no one has been as exciting as young George”

“Gorgeous George looked pretty good against Spurs

“Badlock does seem to have an effect on certain, ladies, shall we say?”

“And some men too”

“And who would have thought that 10 years after losing home and away to Hayes and Yeading in the Conference, Chris Wilder would be managing in the Premier League”

“listening to Wilder in the press makes me appreciate not only how refreshing KR is but also, how much of a w****r Wilder is, in comparison. I dont care what he did with us, his behaviour since then has put me right off of him.”

“Personally I think Karl Robinson us much like wilder in that he’d do very well at a club with a large budget.”

“We should have the Chris Wilder stand but only if in that stand they have to exclusively serve chips (on your shoulder) and pints of bitter. “

“Some people just can’t let go with Wilder.What he did for us and what he has achieved subsequently just shows this was no fluke.
Following his career with interest.”

“What a player”

“He’s gone from strength to strength”

“Heartbreaking to watch Enda Stevens make a mistake for a goal on MOTD. When you still love someone it’s hard to let go ” “Can we have him back please?”

“Just an FYI that we all said Enda Stevens was the best left back outside the premier league and the world is now realising we’re right”

“He was so good for Pompey – knew we’d see him in the prem before too long”

“Looked every inch a PL defender. Made his debut in top flight almost 7 years ago. Wonder if he thought the chance would come again. Was playing in League 2 with Pompey just over two years ago.”

“He was outstanding at Pompey.”

“In a nice way, it’s one of those “well he sure showed us” situations- RE some of the comments on Twitter/here that were going around, that they haven’t even signed a first choice defender”

“Egan and O’Connell doing really well for Sheffield U. Correct decisions by DOFs? Makes you wonder?”

“most of us fans didn’t see them making it in the top flight.Fair play to them both, for holding their own.”

“Good luck to them both. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but not many people on here complained when they left, so would say at the time the DOFs made good decisions.”

“Genuinely pleased for them both. At the time I believe we got an excellent fee for Egan and except Sheffield United no other team would have paid that amount for him. I for one was delighted with the deal we got. Egan was Chris Wilder top target last summer and you can see why. He fits perfectly into their system and at the same time has really turned into an top defender.”

“They have both developed and flourished at a new club with a new system. At the start of last year, Egan would have been behind Meps, JJ and possibly Konsa in the pecking order.”

“It’s the right place for both of them. Thin line for professional footballers between making it and not. Everyone in the top 5 divisions (and beyond) is a decent player. Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time.”

“Egan and O’Connell. Two hard workers that fit into that Sheffield United team and ethos, like a glove.
However, I wouldn’t swap them for Pontus or Jeanvier.”

“Not compatible with our style of play.
Quite honestly if anybody wants Brentford to beat Arsenal by boring them to death with Sheffield style football a la meat and potatoes, I would genuinely despair. I just hate their uninspiring, workmanlike football. ”

“Overlapping centre halves is hardly workmanlike or uninspiring.
I think some people cannot accept that Chris Wilder is an innovative manager and that Sheffield Utd are no longer an up and at them team that just relies on Yorkshire grit. Sometimes cliches no longer fit. We used to be a long ball team. Not anymore. Things change.”

“He may not have the personality and charisma of some of the greats but that Sheff Utd side looks like he’s moulded a collection of decent hard working Championship level footballers into a hard working, decent Premier team.
Hate their supporters but they’re in a great place and he’s done a fantastic job since he took over.”

“One player who always seems to get a shift in is Chris Basham . Thought he’d just about disappeared after he left us, but he’s done a cracking job for Sheff Utd and doesn’t really look out of place in the Premiership so far.”

“Seems a really wierd coincidence that Basham and JOB are both playing midfield or right back, and never seem to make one position their own wherever they go. Very similar standard players, could have ended up in Div 2 or Prem depending on the fortunes of the clubs they happened to be with at the time”

“If someone had told me 4 years ago Basham would start another Premiership game I’d have laughed. Fair play to him, Billy Sharpe, absolutely making the most of their talent. Basham could possibly have a shout for the longest period between Prem starts, his last was for us about 10 years ago”

“Always liked him and i think we did get some money for him but now in the Premier League.”

“If anyone deserved his success it’s this lad, Coyle took the mickey out of him, but Basham had the last laugh….”

“My clubs in the shit pan and sky sports are analysing how quality Chris basham is – where did all go wrong”

“He was a donkey for us”

“Can you believe John Fleck and McGoldrick are playing in the premier league”

“someone playing for us only a couple of seasons ago is good enough to be MoM in the premier league in a match against the league leaders. When we have players who are good in our side I always wonder how well they would do at the top level. Just goes to show that there isn’t such a massive gap in skill between the divisions as you might think.”

“remember they weren’t anywhere near premiership standard when they left. They have developed into premier league players, which is something that we could not do for them. Good luck to them and I hope that they do well.” “

“I bet John Fleck misses lumping futile balls to Marc-Antoine Fortuné and Marcus Tudgay”

“remember when Cov fans were happy to see Fleck go. One of our best of the last 15 years ”

“I didn’t actually think Fleck was that good for us, or much of a loss.
Who’s laughing now.”

“He’s still capable of that hospital pass to the opposition while under no pressure just in front of the defence putting his team in the shit.”

“I remember one game at Ricoh where he gave the ball away to the opposition, the ball came back to him and he gave it away again.”

“He had his good points but you just knew every few games he’d give the opposition an almost free run on goal.”

“He’s been gash on Fantasy Football points.”

“Why did we let Olly Norwood go?”

“Great to see Ole Norwood doing well for Sheffield United always thought he didn’t get a fair crack of the whip at ours”

“I think we all saw good moments from him…passing, corners, free kicks, but never quite imposing himself in a match. But look at him now…..”

“Underrated him. In truth though I just think some players click with some managers and styles and it just works!”

“with all the spending last two summers, did we really upgrade on him?”

“Norwood always had a great attitude and work ethic – we are missing some of that – good luck to him”

“Propper and Bissouma are both better than Norwood. So is Gross.”

“So pleased to see David McGoldrick having the chance to display his skills in the Premier League. He is playing a big part in Sheff Utd’s unexpected success – mainly as a playmaker. Such a quality player. “

“Pleased to see him doing so well.”

“He really didn’t look out of place v Spurs today”

“It’s like seeing an old girlfriend out with a richer, more successful and better looking man”

“I’m glad he is doing well. He was a smashing player for us, when fit – a real pleasure to watch. The move was perfect for him.”

“McGoldrick is just pure class. Absolute joy to watch.”

“buzzing for Didzy”

“Love seeing Mcgoldrick playing in the premiership. Miss him at Ipswich”

“How I miss real strikers like McGoldrick and Waghorn”

“it was just his time to go. A fantastic player but his heart wasn’t with him staying here.”

“Hate the bloke funny how he’s not injured all of a sudden”

“Pleased to see the d1ck pretended to be injured with us.”

“His consitency at Sheff U does raise a whole load of questions about the fitness regime at ITFC”

“Or about the standard of refereeing that allows someone to kick him in the groin and not even get a card for it.”

“Mousset had 3 goals in 58 appearances for us. He now has 3 in 7 for Sheffield Utd”

“How about Mousset now scoring for fun!”

“Always knew Lys Mousset was a goal machine waiting to happen”

“just shows… a good player doesn’t necessarily work with every team”

“He’s getting service”

“I want Mousset back”

“I’ll back our strikers ahead of him over a season :-)”

“Mousset and Mings becoming club hero’s after years of struggling to get into our side”

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View From Spurs

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“Wow Sheffield Utd can play football….
Their movement and workrate absolutely destroyed us in the first 10 mins…. their movement is brilliant finding space and pulling our players out old position and their workrate off the ball to turn over possession is superb”

“They’re 6th, haven’t lost away all year, they beat arsenal, drew away to Chelsea and only lost by one goal to Leicester and Liverpool and deserved more in both games so yes I’d say right now they’re a very good side, just because they don’t have big flash signings and we’re recently promoted doesn’t mean they can’t be a very good side, watch them play, they’re so well coached and have a very effective unique way of playing. I don’t think they’ll keep it up all year and that’s where teams like us can take advantage over the course of a whole season but right now they’re a good team and we are a mid table one trying to get back to the level we should be.”

“Just watch the movement off the ball between the two sides when in possession…. its light and day.
They are constantly on the move, offering options and making our defenders work their arses off to get a foot in or even get a glimpse of the ball.
We however, are static standing behind players and slow in transition/possession allowing them to get goal side and make our avenues for passes limited.
Doesnt help when we cant make simole passes to feet, but they are making it harder for us, while we also contribute to the dificulty by poor movement and workrate…”.

“Impressed with the blades. They played with an intelligent and aggressive high press. They were positive and played with high energy. They played how we used to play when we barnstormed our way into the top 4.
As for us now, we look like a lumbering, half knackered legends 11 playing a pre season charity match”

“Forgetting Tottenham for a minute (I really wish I could) Sheffield United were superb today and should have won. I really thought they’d struggle to stay up this season but they’re a strong, well drilled team that deserve credit.”

“Credit to Sheffeld Utd, great perfomance. Like a team possesed at times.”

“They played some great football and showed far more dynamism in final third than us. Should have had 3 points today – outplayed us”

“Hadn’t seem them before today, absolutely brilliant football side, one touch football was a joy. Reminds me of NI national side, creating a team better than the parts.”

“They’re everything that we used to be not that long ago.”

“This Sheffield side reminds me of Spurs 3 or 4 years ago. Very high press from a very fit team”

“It was like watching old Tottenham, going to better teams with no fear pressing the life out of them and having unity between fans, manager and players”

“Thought they were superb. The organisation and work rate was top notch. They can play a bit too”

“They were excellent and miles the better team” “Sheff United are just fully better than us”

“Sheff Utd are a good team, people are underrating them”

“sheff Utd are a top top slide this year so given that we are still finding our feet I definitely can see the positives.”

“Good point against a team that is better than us”

“it’s worth pointing out that Sheffield United are really good right now. Like, surprisingly good.”

“The worst thing about today was that they were miles better than us in every department. Before this season 90% had never heard of the their players.”

“I know sometimes we have a slow start to games, but to not start playing until the 86th minute is taking the piss. An undeserved point”

“The scary thing was we only scored from a mistake and they could have scored about four and had one disallowed and scored a good goal. Basically we should have got a bit of a hammering today.”

“Our fullbacks are terrible. We literally have zero threat provided from them. The Sheffield backs were far, far superior.”

“We could do worse than Wilder imo. He’s the most impressive British coach i’ve seen for a while.
I think Sheff U’s problem is a lack of individual quality still. If they’d had that then they would have absolutely put us to the sword today”

“Scoreline flatters us in a game we were well and truly bested by a team who has no business coming to our patch and playing us off the park.”

“ we struggle so much against bus parkers. We piss away the first 45 minutes pretty much every time. Today we played alright in the first half but no end product and then after breaking the deadlock we just stopped playing. Sheffield United for the first hour struggled to get out of their half but in the last half an hour could have won it.”

“They didn’t park the bus. They pressed the hell out of us and we couldn’t play out of the back”

“We were playing a team with a championship side, all be it well drilled. We were CL finalists 6 months ago, now look like a league 1 side.”

“Out fought, out thought and out played by Sheffield Utd
The low points keep getting lower”

“Giving it to those Sheffield wankers after var was euphoric.”

“The worst thing about today is that Sheffield looked like the better team for most of the game and it was us playing at home. The VAR decision was ridiculous and almost gives the impression we won a point today instead of losing two”

“That was absolutely shite!!
Getting schooled by Sheffield United.
As for VAR. I’m about done. I was watching on some American stream and the woman at the end had to explain about the fact VAR for offside is black and white, not clear and obvious and that the people watching should remember the VAR team are human beings and shouldn’t take any slating. That’s how bad it has become.”

“Getting lost in the result somewhat is the fact that our goal came from a defensive error and United had a goal chalked off due to the stupidity of the VAR offside check method. We very easily could have, arguably should have, lost that match.”

“What a joke VAR is. Of course I’,m happy that the goal was disallowed, but to be judged offside after hours of checking – by the thickness of your boot leather is stupid.”

“We drew today with Sheffield United at home 1-1 and received one point. In fairness we lost 1-2 but thanks to VAR that will forever be forgotten.”

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