Roy’s End Of Season Awards

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A look back at some of the brilliant, beautiful and bitter comments from our first season back in The Premier League…..

Most Arrogant Fans: NORWICH CITY

(Last years winner: West Brom)

Ah, Norwich. So excited and confident when they kicked off the season, The Canaries from Carrow Road ended up being relegated with the 6th lowest points tally in the history of The Premier League. They didn’t start too bad though and the day after they recorded a 3-1 home win against Newcastle in their 2nd game of the season, they turned their attention to The Blades first win of the season as United beat Palace 1-0 in a game shown live on Sky Sports:

“to me they  look like a championship team playing in the prem”

“I think Sheff had no problem picking up points against frankly rubbish bottom half Champo teams but raising their level against prem teams every week will be too much.”

“if you look at the summer signings Sheffield does have the look of a club building for a play-off spot next season.”

“Sheff U are going to be hard to beat but are a pretty horrible side – over the top challenges all the time, not overly great to watch.  I’d much prefer our ‘style’ over theirs but good luck to them I suppose!”

“Still think Sheff U will struggle. This is as good as they can play I reckon & they struggled. They certainly wanted it more than CP but I feel their, er, robust style may cause them problems in the end.”

“Sheff Utd fans are completely delusional if they think their attacking play is as good as ours – there is no contest whatsoever! They’re pretty robust in defence, I’ll give them that, but that was a very poor Palace side so even that isn’t much of a compliment.

Both looked Championship to me. I’ve got no worries watching that, not exaggerating when I say that I think that’s quite possibly the worst game I’ve ever seen in the Premier League quality wise.”

“There is no Pukki, Buendia, Vrancic, Hernandez, Cantwell, Drmic etc at Sheff Utd as far as I can see, or am I missing something? Time will tell of course, but I’m confident that our focus on attack, and a quality one at that, rather than defence will prove to be more successful in our attempts to staying up this season – sure, we’ll take some beatings along the way, but I don’t think they have enough quality up top to surprise too many teams like we possibly can. “

By October United had been making steady progress whilst Norwich were already in the bottom 3. A 1-0 victory for The Blades at home to Arsenal did little to dent the confidence of the Norwich faithful though:

“They really aren’t very good though. They are exceptionally well drilled and good at defending but Arsenal were pathetic in the last third (had their final ball not been a joke they would have won that) and I will still be disappointed if we finish below Shef U.”

“They’re only 6 or 7 injuries away from being in the shoite.”

“Hate the feckers”

By the time the first meeting of the season between the two came around, The Blades were sitting in mid table with Norwich still in the bottom 3. The confidence of the Canaries fans had been knocked but some felt the tide was about to turn:

“think we stand a fairly good chance. This season the table still hasn’t settled after 15 games with 8 points between us in 19th and Sheffield United in 9th.  We still don’t really know who our relegation rivals are going to be although you’d have to assume Watford. To give Sheffield their credit, whilst only winning 1 in the last 6 they’ve drawn 4 so defensive solidarity should be enough. Bournemouth have won 1, lost 4. We’ve won 1, drawn 1, lost 3. Still so much to play for and all the teams are struggling for consistency. “

“.Who is to say we can’t beat Sheff Utd on Sunday and so have got eight points out of twelve in the last four matches, which would be good premier league form”

“Win Sunday and you’re 5pts behind Sheffield United who already have enough points to stay up, apparently”

“They are media hype. They’ve done good, but it’s nothing new or remarkable”

“Buendia will sink Sheff Utd on Sunday”

The Blades won that game 2-1 but Norwich fans were not impressed:

“Our style of play was always going to be more difficult in the prem.”

“First half we showed how shit Sheff United actually are! They turned the heat up second half and we didn’t have a clue what to do. They played 8 at the back with 2 strikers and somehow scored 2….. moral of the story, were shit and we’re going down? Need to invest”

“What makes it even more annoying is that Sheffield United are not particularly good. They don;t have better players than us they are just better drilled, dare I say it better coached and seem to have a hunger that our team has lost this season”

“Sheffield United weren’t even good and they’ve beaten us comfortably”

“Sheffield Utd, not great (but better than us)”

“Sheffield United and Southampton were nothing special but we are making it far too easy for teams to score against us”

“We should be beating teams like Sheffield United, Watford, Brighton, Southampton etc. It’s not good enough.”

“Sheff utd are dirty fuckers”

““They’re not even the biggest club in their own city. Certainly doing very well at the moment though.”

By the time of the return fixture The Blades were pushing for Europe and Norwich sat rock bottom. There was still hope though:

“We have had 5 separate goal scorers over the last two games. Beaten 2 ‘top 5’ teams and kept a clean sheet. Our Keeper has just delivered a stunning performance in goal on global TV, saving penalties.
The force of momentum is built on these aspects, and I can see us getting a result come Saturday against a team that schooled us a few months ago.
We have just gone two games unbeaten, and the team are champing at the bit with superb support behind them.
Are the footballing gods slowly turning towards us?
Momentum! Are we at last putting something positive together?”

“A few bumps on the road, but we’ve been playing better for a while now. The dice has started to fall in our favor. It just “had” to happen at some point. There is a real psychological benefit to winning a couple, and even more so if you defend well. Just be a little more confident and it’ll be a bit easier to concentrate, be more resilient to setbacks, a bit more intimidating to the opponent.
Sheffield will now face a team that has recently beaten Leicester and Tottenham.
I wouldn’t want to play against a team that has recently beaten Leicester and Tottenham”

In fairness to The Canaries, The Pre View From before that particular game was extremely respectful. Unfortunately normal service resumed after our 1-0 win:

“The replay clearly showed there was no contact on McBurnie – it was pure cheating to add to the thuggery the ref completely ignored. If you want to watch a team like them you’re welcome to Robbie, but I never would. The ball was 80% over the line but just wouldn’t go in. Have we had any luck go our way this season?”

“The blades team is full of thugs. Two double-footed, off the floor tackles from Fleck unpunished. What the f?”

“I have an irrational hatred of them. I accept there is no real reason – just can’t stand them.”

“Two football players I can’t stand… Billy Sharp and Dean Henderson… so arrogant with no class. Of course they would be the two to rub our noses in it today.”

“A lot of their fans have never ever gotten over that game a few years ago. A real chip on their shoulder.”

“Norwich snd Sheff Utd have a lot in common, both got promoted and trying to stay up by doing things the right way (one more successfully..) yet their fans have this really weird hatred of us because we beat them once 3 years ago and wasted some time. Really odd”

“One of my least favourite grounds after the three of us were offered a fight outside the stadium after we beat them a couple of seasons ago. Yes I’m sure a couple in their ‘50s with their autistic son would be up for some mindless violence… Bizarre!”

“Horrible place, horrible fans who seem to revel in their neanderthal image. Charmless all round”.

Even after their relegation was confirmed, a few Norwich fans still couldn’t resist a dig at The Blades:

“Sheffield United, Excellent season and fair play to them, but it’s going to go wrong, probably sooner rather than later.”

“Be interesting if they struggle next season, which is incredibly possible.”

“We could be waving at them as we return next summer and they go the other way.”

No away day europa leuage trip to Barcelona for them it seems, unlike what thier fans have been saying the last few months.

I did call that I fully believed they would get found out at some point, and other than the high of beating Chelsea it does seem to be slowly going that way.

“Anyone else feel second season syndrome might hit them hard? Full credit to Wilder for getting them were they are, very impressive even more so quite a few of thier players have been with them since their league one days and all, but I still think they are a somewhat ugly Burnley/Stoke style”****house team.”

“Still one of my favourites to go down next season”

“Sheffield United are the latest ‘That Championship club’ that routinely surprises the Premier League with a unique tactical take on things for a year or two, are the media darlings and everyone thinks it’s brilliant they’re challenging for Europe. There then comes a time where inevitably they will try and evolve as the league works them out and they can’t keep it going.See Stoke and Swansea for the previous incumbents of this role.”

“Next season will be very interesting for them to see if they avoid that second season syndrome that most clubs suffer.”

“If they don’t keep Henderson they will struggle bug time. It will be very hard for them to find a keeper of similar quality within their budget..”

Most Respectful Fans: LIVERPOOL

(Last years winner: Blackburn Rovers)

Some may say it’s easy to be magnanimous in victory but Liverpool fans really did their club proud with their comments about United across the season. Even as earlier as our first win against Palace The Reds were full of praise for The Blades:

“fantastic atmosphere at Bramall Lane”

“Been impressed with Sheff UTD, with the analysis from experts like Danny Mills I thought they were a hoof ball team, couldn’t be more wrong, they play some nice stuff and break fast and in numbers including the centre backs.I reckon these could stay up as they will provide the other smaller teams massive problems, they may take the odd thrashing but along with Norwich I have been impressed.”

Liverpool had a 100% record when they came to Bramall Lane in September but their fans were still wary:

“We are due a shock defeat. We are also due to thump a team at Anfield. Could this be one of those?”

“this could be a tricky game ..s united are playing well .. and we would be a big scalp for them”

“tricky game”

“Will be a tough game, they are a decent outfit and played really well at Chelsea a few weeks ago.”

“They have had a good start to the season and would love to try to show what they can do. We have become a bit of a target as teams want to measure themselves against us. I expect this to be harder than we might imagine, and we will have to battle before the quality differential becomes apparent.”

“I’ve seen bits and bobs of them, they defend well as a unit and not afraid to attack aggressively when the opportunity presents itself. No star players really jumping out, but their GK (Henderson, on loan from united) is v good.”

““The 3-5-2 is an interesting wrinkle, most of the ‘defend to survive’ promoted clubs are more likely to play a 4-5-1 trying to clog their entire defensive area with as many bodies as possible, and make every game tedious. Sheffield United choose a space to give up (midfield width) in order to have a little more sting.”

The Blades narrowly lost that game and afterwards Reds fans knew they had been in a game:

“Hardest 3 points we’ve got so far this season”

“we’ve been in a game here today.”

“Great performance from Sheffield United. I didn’t expect that” “Even as a Liverpool fan I can say harsh result for Sheffield United. If they keep up that style they will gave A LOT of the “top 6” some scary days.”

“Not many are gonna win at Bramall Lane”

“They have a bit of Yorkshire grit in that side and will be tough to beat for any visiting side especially the top 6 because they will play like this today”

“to be honest that’s probably a harder game than some aways against other top 6 sides.”

“We won’t be the only team at the top to go there and struggle this season. They’re much like Wolves of last season, but without the goal threat of Jiminez.”

“They were superb and with a very loud crowd behind them.”

“Felt like the biggest test ever and we overcame it”

“Sheffield deserved something from that, we are VERY lucky.”

“There is no way in hell we deserved 3 points”

“We were very lucky here. Shef United fair play! Big fan of Chris Wilder.”

“Hats off to Sheffield they’re not pretty but one tough nut to crack.”

“Full credit to Sheffield United, that’s the hardest game we’ve played in a while. They were so well organised and hard working.”

After our win against Arsenal , Liverpool fans were again lauding United:

“Shows how brilliant we are that we came away from Bramall Lane with the win, very tough place to go now but we found a way to win, Arsenal get beat, says it all.Fair play to Sheffield United, they are giving it a right go.”

“If they keep this up, a lot of teams will struggle there. Really tough to beat.”

“Arsenal are dog muck, but tonight shows just how hard earned our win at Bramall Lane was.”

“A Yorkshire football crowd is pretty vocal, difficult places to go, these southerners look shellshocked.”

“The atmosphere is deafening, Id hate to be an away side going there in the middle of February when it’s freezing”

Our 3-3 draw with Man Utd also saw Liverpool fans purring:

“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”

After all the praise Liverpool fans had given us, it was no surprise that they were tentative when they came to face us at Anfield iat the start of the New Year:

“another toughie. only a bad goalkeeping error allowed us to beat them earlier in the season.”

“I assume a lot of cryo therapy will be needed to recover for this one. Sheffield will be another tough opponent.”

“another tough game against a very impressive sheffield united, caught us all out. 3 points please by hook or by var, i don’/t care.”

“This will be a tough game.
Sheffield Utd are well drilled and honest.
Just get the job done and move on.”

“A tough team to beat (i like them) but a new year, new decade and new dawn of LFC dominance so we should get the win”

“Tough one this, important to get an early goal in this one I feel.”

“Another big, tough game but again thankfully at home.
I think it will be another win for us, and most likely another nervy finish.
I expect Milner, Origi and Keita in for this.”

Even after a comfortable 2-0 win, The Reds were still very respectful of United and, in particular, Chris Wilder:

“That was about 1000% more comfortable than I was expecting, which shows the quality of our team rather than showing up Sheff Utd, who we know are a good side. We utterly dominated them, probably the most commanding performance from us I’ve seen this season, and at no point was I worried it wouldn’t be our night.”

“Good team, good manager Sheffield”

“even when you watch us totally outplay them, you know why they are so high in the table. The last game when a side was battered by us and somehow still in the game was Leicester. “

“That was one of the easiest games of the season. I like Sheffield Utd and their manager but they didn’t want any part of us tonight. “

“Anyone see Wilder sit down at one point with his head in his hands?I laughed seeing it, then I felt totally sorry for him. “

“They are a great side for a promoted side and he seems a good bloke but we just sucked the life out of them”

“Wilder is the most classy manager in the league after Klopp. Respects quality when he sees it.”

“Deserves manager of the season if he gets top 8”

“Chris Wilder is a football genius. But to go with it he has humility and respect for a great football side when he sees one.”

“I have never praised an opposition manager but I have a lot of respect for Wilder and his achievements with very limited resources I like him as much as I dislike moaningho the real idiot”

“Huge respect to him and Sheffield, all the best for the rest of the season”

“New found respect to him and Sheffield. Hope they do well and finish in Europe.”

“Absolutely impressed by Sheffield United and what Chris Wilder got from his players. He gets them to play with the passion and pain at losing that he showed towards the end there. We don’t need to hear words of praise from him about our performance which may come anyway, because it was all about their defensive work and spirit. This guy is a worker of minor miracles.”

“Massive respect to them. Any other team today and the score line would have been humiliating.
Defensively very very solid. Hopefully they can take points of our title rivals.”

“Chris Wilder is a breath of fresh air. I think he realised we’re the only side this season his team could not out-work. They’ve won a lot of points on grafting alone.”

” Dean Henderson is future star. Pitty, he is owned by the manure”

“Their fans were reasonably funny at times, our champion of Europe, champions of the world etc. was meet with, champions of league 1 , you’ll never sing that.
Robbo walking past them when he was subbed they started chanting, England, England, England. Even Robbo laughed.
Probably the easiest game we have had effort wise I guess, just totally dominated them. They had a couple of chances late on but it was a stroll really. “

“All the best to them for the rest of the season”

Just before lockdown I took a look at what fans were saying about United’s season so far and once again we saw Liverpool fans singing our praises:

“I’m a bit in love with this Sheff Utd team.”

“The definition of hardwork, organisation & preparation. You dont need to have the most expensive players to compete in this league, you just need players that know their jobs & give 100% each game. Full credit due to all players & staff at the only decent “United” in the league!”

“Exceptional job, really like Sheff U and Chris Wilder. Seems great team spirit and a load of neat and tidy players. More power to them “

“Met a couple in Turkey last summer and they both thought SUFC would do ok but most likely get relegated. For them alone I’m over the moon for this side. And by the way, so much more than just a well organised defensive team!”

“Would love to see Messi turn up for a Champions League game at Bramall Lane.”

“Wilder has done it with a largely Championship level squad, and a few good additions. Meanwhile, the likes of Hodgson are whinging about no signings and battling relegation, when they’ve got more than good enough resources to be comfortable.”

Funniest Fans: Spurs

(Last years winner: Sheffield Wednesday)

Realistically Sheffield Wednesday win this award again for their latest string of woeful predictions but to make things interesting I have gone for Spurs. Way back in 2015 they gave us some great comedy quotes and they were back again this season with new material. Here are some of my favourites from the season:

“Sheff Utd gonna dick us in our own back yard”

“Buzzing for us getting battered by Sheffield United”

“Team:

Not Eriksen
Not Eriksen – Not Eriksen, Not Eriksen – Not Eriksen
Not Eriksen – Not Eriksen
Not Eriksen – Not Eriksen – Not Eriksen
Not Eriksen”

“heard from an Arsenal fan that you you cant beat sheffield this time of year”

“The one thing I feel most comfortable predicting is that I won’t enjoy watching the game and afterwards will wish I had done almost anything else.”

“I honestly can’t go to games this season unless I’m absolutely battered, the only way the stress doesn’t make me cave one of the jobsworth stewards heads in”

“Good news if you have an umbrella under 1 metre , you can take it to the game at the weekend”

“Every one has beaten this Sheff Utd team since the restart… yet we submit like a cheap whore on a good tip”.

“Mourinho and Levy are useless as varicose veins to a wooden leg!”

“Not felt like this since I saw the exit poll last December.”

“It’s not all doom and gloom we are only 8 or 9 quality signings off challenging for the league next season!”

“Typical fudging Tottenham. Seen it a million times over the years. Show up to a tough away ground in our nice pale blue kit. Look nice and tidy on the ball and get turned over because we have fudge all backbone.”

“The referee is a wanker. Looks like he pisses sitting down.”

Shout out in this category to Bayer Leverkusen simply due to my awful attempts at trying to decipher German using google translate after the signing of Retsos:

“Someone in the club has to whisper in Peter’s ear that Retsos was already a regular here at 19. In his eyes he is probably just some talent that has been hurt forever and is of no interest.”
Utterly fudging shameful to lose like this because in a million years, they aren’t 3 goals better than us and on the night they haven’t been 3 goals better than us”.

“The boy is good, wide awake. Will prevail.”

“He is a trained IV and is primarily used in the AV positions.”

“His passing us strong, he is duel strong.”

“He played his part um … solidly. It’s ok .. with the many racing pigs in the league that need to be raged, he has to sort his legs first.”

“He is 19 and just out of the A-junior age; still has eggshells behind his ears and understands hardly a word of German here”

““He can do something with the ball. Presented a very neat re-launch of the Greek.”

Mardiest Fans: MANCHESTER CITY

(Last years winner: Norwich City)

It’s not often that you can call a team mardy after they have beaten you but Manchester City really did not like the way we played against their superstars. Maybe we should have seen it coming. After our first home win I was greeted with this on the City board:

“In the premier league and can’t even fill their stadium. What an absolute pub team”

In fairness to City, pre-match in both games against them this season didn’t suggest that there would be any issues as they delivered some respectful and even wary views. Even after the first game, a 2-0 defeat for The Blades, there were only a few murmurings from the blue side of Manchester of what was to come:

“In contrast to the Blades manager, Espirito for Wolves is pure class. Handles some tough questions with aplomb.”

“Annoying commentary on my stream constantly trying to big up Sheffield despite their lack of shots on target they were very unlucky etc.”

“Loads of coins thrown by their fans, I don’t know what they were so worked up by.”

Really though there was nothing to make us think that Manchester City had a problem with us. Then came the game on the 21st January. A 1-0 win for City did nothing to alleviate the sense of injustice felt by their fans:

“Hard fought win against a load of clogging wankers.Remember why I prefer wednesday now”

“Remind me of Stoke when they first got into the prem. hugely physical and aggressive and not what the majority of the leagues players are used to..
They will however get used to and prepare for their style. Will struggle in a season or two imo”

“Not much quality otherwise against an team intent on kicking us as much as possible.”

“Bunch of cloggers.
Hard faught win. “

“workman like performance, lucky not to pick up injuries”

“sums up the state of this league when Sheff Utd were 7th coming into today, absolute shite”

“scumbag sheffield ****s.”

“Sheff Utd play shit 80s football”

“like watching Wimbledon circa 80’s”

“Utd were dismal, what a poor style of football they play.”

“I despise Sheffield Utd fans
I despise Sheffield Utd players”

“Another set of no nothing nobhead fans in the Premier league. See Stoke, Burnley or Wolves”

“Hate them vile team and fans and press keep saying how great they done against us they had 2 shots on target over the the two games give over.”

“Don’t know who was more shite. Jesus, Sterling or the entire Sheff Utd team.”

“Sheffield United attempt to kick us off the park was embarrassing, Wilder is another dinosaur.”

“They really are a team in Colin Wanker’s mould.”

“Great result against a set of thugs sent out to rough us up, fucking Neanderthal tactics,Wilder has taken the mantel of Warnock for me”

“A carbon copy of Sean Dyche”

“Wilder talking shite about pushing us, saying he thinks our fans agree.
I agree they pushed us alright, they pushed our nerves to the limit with neanderthal tackling meant to maim!”

“They are down next year. Wilder is Mark 3 of Bassett and Warnock. Norwich play to entertain and win and they will ultimately prevail when Sheffield are back in the lower leagues.”

“Wouldn’t mind if sheff united fall apart tbh, bunch of cloggers with backwards fans. Also, wilder has a very punchable face.”

“Lost all respect for them tonight.”

“Pathetic set of fans as well – loveed in when our players bassed the ball and ept it for so long that their fans had to give up shouting handball at every touch – as i said – pathetic”

“awful team,beats the shit out of me how they have so many points on the board…”

“One of the dirtiest teams I’ve ever seen and I would imagine they will get relegated next season when the novelty factor wears off.”

“Hope they dont win another game and get relagated”

“It’s the first time I’ve really paid any attention to them, the home game I expected us to win and to be honest it was a bit of a piss up.
the new Burnley I guess.”

“game was just as expected, playing Burnley version 2, long ball and at times overly physical.”

“If that lot are 7th the Premier League must be shite. Utter garbage. Mason is a cheat”.

“Good win against a well organised, very physical team playing with 12.”

“Mason couldn’t give it to them, but he tried his best. “

“Usual disgusting cheating officiating by Mason. Club needs a new dossier on him to have him removed from our games as he is the same in every game we have him”

“Mason was shit,equal bookings i think,they set out to cripple eric and whoever else they could,vile club”

“They booed the ref, doesn’t get much more blinkered than that. Except for Liverpool fans of course. “

“The actually think they’re hard done to lol”

“We wasn’t great, but a good battling performance against a bunch of dirty bastards.
We’d see red for them tackles.
Commentary was atrocious, I bet you could watch that on SUFC own channel and it wouldn’t be as biased as that.”

“tin pot club…..nobhead fans…..Wednesday shit all over them”

“Have they stopped kicking us yet?”

Yeah, me neither. Just to show that there were hard feelings, following our 2-1 win against Bournemouth they had this to say:

can’t believe how they keep grinding out results they are utter shite”

“They are dire”

“Sheffield United really are shit, Fleck aside”

“Absolute Sunday morning stuff.”

Most Knowledgeable Fans: MANCHESTER UNITED

(Last years winner: Huddersfield Town)

Manchester United fans ran Liverpool close in the most respectful category but they win this award simply as they were the most well informed fans of what The Blades were about this season. More so than most pundits in fact. Here are list of quotes from various points of the season that show they are worthy winners of this award:

“Have to say I really enjoy watching Sheffield United play.
It’s not passing around for passing around sake (unlike their opposition tonight who wanted to get their possession stats up in last 20 minutes). They can knock it long when they want to but they are also capable of playing good quick touch football when that is required and they don’t get enough credit for that. It won them several corners tonight and eventually they scored from one.
Reason 3-5-2 is effective is they actually make it work overloading in corners of the pitch and play quick 1-2s that give their wide players space.
A very nice team to watch and think I’ve said consistantly this season they’ll stay up as to me they have more grit than Norwich who are too easy to score against.”

“Very good performance last night. They restricted Arsenal to bits and bobs and always looked more likely to score even though they didn’t have that much possession.
So much to be said for both defending and attacking in numbers, and mixing it up. Stevens is a real threat down the left and the two centre halves wide of the middle man get involved in the attack too. “

“They are a good side and aren’t bad to watch at all. The “pundits” who keep lazily calling them basic and long ball clearly aren’t doing their jobs. “

“It’s the first time in a really long time that a newly promoted team have come up and introduced a tactical innovation to the league.”

“One of the best managers in the league, no doubt about it in my mind. ”

“Got a very British team who put the work in but also have a bit of quality here and there. Wilder has done an absolutely fantastic job thus far, and even if they finish 17th he deserves the manager of the year award.”

“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!”

“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 arent a set piece team. Chris Wilder is a great coach and the overlapping CBs is extremely innovative. Have a lot of time for their style of play.”

“Without at all wanting to seem patronising, I’d love to see us send more young prospects on loan to them if it was something their management were interested in.
The way Henderson has been allowed and helped to develop there has been exemplary. It just seems to be a well run and well coached club and a place I could see lads like Laird or Mejbri thriving in their development.
Unfortunately for us, I think they have probably outgrown that now and will be looking to entice their own prospects and stars, rather than develop them for clubs they’ll rightly be”

Most Depressed Fans: LEICESTER CITY

(Last years winner: Middlesbrough)

Despise being on a poor run of form, Leicester city were third when they played us with just 3 games to go. The attitude of their fans however would have made you think they were in a relegation battle to stay out of the The National League. Luckily for them The Blades cheered them no end by losing 2-0 at The King Power.

“I will be utterly amazed if we win this. Toothless bottle jobs vs. possibly the grittiest, most determined side in the division. After the Manchester clubs I couldn’t think of a worse team for us to face next. “

“You can see confidence is completely shot .Will be genuinely lucky to get a draw from this”

“As far as I’m concerned its a nailed on Sheffield United win, we don’t have it in us to react, and we don’t have it in us to pick ourselves up. We’ve not done it so far this season since the shit hit the fan, so why now? How many “wake up calls” do we need to kick start our form? Three absolute horror shows to finish on and we will lose all three, and we will lose badly too”

“Based on this weekend’s performances, this could get ugly. However, when is football ever predictable.”

“We are not going to have an easy game against the blades. They are a formidable opponent on their day!”

“These are too good for us, their players are fighting hard for a good finish”

“Not a chance we beat these lot. Come on, they’ve got everything we don’t.”

“This one could be embarrassing, which will teach me for giving my Sheff Utd supporting Mrs so much shit about how we are better than them. “

“I see them winning this by half time. This side can’t take pressure. Sheff United will be all over us. We will crumble. It’s happened every time this season. “

The “We Didnt Know You Cared So Much” Award: SCOTLAND

(Last years winner: Hull City)

We all know that the Rangers and Celtic divide runs deep but the genuine hatred of Oli Mcburnie from half of Scotland took me by surprise at least. Dont worry Oli, we love you:

“Boos for McBurnie as his name was read out. Good, the rat.”

“hate Oli McBurnie, and scoring for Scotland won’t ever change that.”

“The only thing in the world as ridiculous as Oli McBurnie’s beard is Oli McBurnie playing up front for Scotland.”

“Dear Oli McBurnie, Please stop strutting about like you own the joint – you’ve not earned it. Ps. Pull your socks up. Love, The whole of Scotland”

“Oliver McBurnie is the type of guy who shows up to play 5’s in a pair of 400 quid boots, wearing aftershave and refuses to take his turn in goals.”

“Think there’s nobody in the world I hate more than McBurnie. Hope some big Russian breaks every bone in his body”

“£20m doesn’t get you much in football these days”

“A poor mans Steven Fletcher”

“Mcburnie getting the full 90 mins tonight is ridiculous, if he is the striker that we rely on over the next few years then we are well and truly screwed”

“Awful footballer”

“Andy Robertson in possesion looking for Salah coming short or Mane over the top. Gets Oli McBurnie”

“Oli mcburnie is one of the worst players iv ever seen”

“Mcburnie is honestly the worst player in that Scotland squad. Has zero outstanding qualities. Total pile of shite !! Leigh Griff 50% fit is twice the player !!”

“The guy can barely control the ball. His passing is shambolic & his ability of the ball is just as bad.”

“Mcburnie is the worst starting striker Scotland have had in my lifetime. His price tag doesn’t change that.”

“Oli McBurnie being an international striker pretty much gives me hope that I can still be whatever I want to be in life. Just can’t decide between rock star, great novelist or pro golfer. I reckon I’d be about as much use in any of those roles as he is playing for Scotland.”

“McBurnie is absolutely horrific. Never want to see him play for the team again.”

“McBurnie being worth £20 million tells you a sad story about where modern football is as a sport…mercy wept”

“20 million for your man McBurnie Sheffield United got mugged off”

“Sheffield Utd fans need to ask questions of just why their club would spend that much on someone so poor. Brown bags and motorway service stations is all I can think of.”

“Sheffield Umited actually paid 20 million for mcburnie hahahahahahahahahah”

“£20m for McBurnie?? I’d be asking for £19.5m of that back!”

“Who ever sanctioned 20million for mcburnie needs to have a look at themselves waste of space”

“Going by the English football market, Sam Cosgrove must be worth £40million. He is twice the player of Ollie Mcburnie. Whoever sanctioned £20million for him needs locked up and never let out in civilisation again. He will probably score the winner now.”

Here’s to next season!

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The Pre-Season Predictions Of Sheffield Wednesday Fans

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It was in May 2018 that I first posted a collection of pre-season predictions made by Sheffield Wednesday fans. Back then The Blades had just finished a creditable 10th in our first season back in The Championship and it was great to look back in hindsight at just how wrong the Owls fans were about our chances, team and manager.

As I posted the original ‘Pre Season Predictions From Wednesday Fans’, the next installment was already being written. Once again the Wednesday fans were absolutely sure that The Blades would struggle and that the season before had been a flash in the pan. Once again their forecasts were proven wrong by Wilder and the team as United secured automatic promotion to The Premier League.

I wondered after that season whether that would be the final chapter in the ”Pre-Season Predictions From Wednesday Fans’. Surely they would just keep quiet now and be a little more humble. A little more tentative. More measured. Less brash.

Luckily for us, this wasn’t the case……

Once again taken from the popular Sheffield Wednesday forum Owlstalk, here are the Pre-Season Predictions Of Sheffield Wednesday fans for the season 2019/20:

“I’m genuinely interested if he’ll set up to play the same as last year. When you see the pace that Liverpool are playing at tonight they’d get utterly embarrased playing that way. “

“They’ll be losing in games no matter what system they play – they are currently the weakest set of players in the premier league. Any current premier team would take the current pig team to pieces Obviously i expect them to strengthen – but can they strengthen enough to keep them out of relegation trouble? I don’t see it tbh”

“They will get torn a new one. Not because of their system, but the fact that they lack quality players at this level.”

“I really can’t see that they have anyone at all at the moment who can consistently play premier football”

“Wilder has a choice to make… so far he has had his success with british players. But in the prem!? For a start would cost far more than they have, the brit players they have now, plus the ones they can afford will take them down. Plain an simple.. The only chance he has is a bit of a foray into the cheaper foreign market.. now will his managerial skill set work? Wen they first went up i thought they would stay up… but right now i just cant see it.”

“They’ll have a good squad when they come back down but these are not players that are going to keep them up.They are in for a tough season”

“They’re miles off being a competitive premier team imo”

“Could be very conceivable that the pigs are gonna have a worse squad than us and they’re in the Prem!  Hope we get them in the cup. “

“I hope should we ever get back up there, we actually try build a squad to survive and get to mid table rather than one to prepare for a Championship promotion push in later seasons. How much Premiership experience does their squad have? Genuine question. Jagielka, Sharp – anyone else? I’d be pretty concerned”

“Its almost like they are trying to create a average mid table championship squad.   They do realise they went up to the premiership and not from league 1 to the championship??? “

“I wasn’t laughing at his signings in league 1 and 2. I thought they were astute most of the time.  Im laughing now because these players are about to get ripped a new one by some of the best players in the world.”
“I wouldn’t swap their squad for any that Chansiri has assembled since he’s been here.”

“Out of the pigs side I’d put Norwood and Egan in our starting 11”

“Can’t see where the goals are coming from. They’ll go down”

“Is that back 5 good enough for this level? Have my doubts, but time will tell.”

“Not strengthening at the back will cost them.”

“As mentioned before the defence does look low on quality and numbers for the Premier League”

“They did well last season but I’m not sure any of those defenders are Premiership quality.”

“Unless they make major improvements to their defence they’re going to struggle, there is no way they will out score enough premier league teams to survive.  They’ve had some tremendous luck over the past two seasons, you make your own i suppose but they will need a boat load more to stay up.”

“Seriously though.. Their defenc is weak for PL. Egan is the best and he’s not exactly the best defender in the Championship. Seems like they’re also relying on that kid from Man Utd coming back on loan. He’s a decent keeper but very young and raw. That could be their downfall. They’d be better paying a few mil to get a more experienced keeper in.

“They will be relegated before the end of March”

“For me utd will finish bottom, I don’t care what anyone says about don’t speak to soon, it’s just my honest evaluation there defence will get run ragged and they haven’t got the attacking threat of Norwich.  If i was holding a grudge with them being pigs I would say they are only going to get 15 points”

“The only two teams I think will struggle for sure are Utd and villa.  I know villa spent a lot of money but most of it was on players they previously had on loan in the championship and unknown entities, And I don’t think Utd have got the right players to keep them up. I think mcburnie will be a good long term signing but will he keep them up?  Nahhh”

“can’t see anything but a relegation scrap – unless they perform the kind of major surgery on their team that they just don’t do”

“If McSue loses the legal case Wilder will be on his way !! It looks as it could be a interesting season again at bumhole lane. “

“Can see Wilder getting sacked fairly early on though. After all this spending its not going to take much for the owners to become impatient, especially with what is pretty much a championship standard squad. “

“We stopped them last season easily. If teams do the same then wilder already proved last season that he does not have a plan b, shock and awe is his only tactic. Against much better players and tactically astute managers, hopefully will cause many troubles for them”

“All this pashun and effort will mean fizz all in Premiet League. They can’t punch above their weight forever.

“Surely they know none of their players have Premier League class? Surely?”

“They need a new team IMO”

“Just read on twitter that’s £37m on 3 strikers, and I’ve only heard of one of them. Relegation next season and the crash has the potential to be wonderful. “

“I would be concerned if I were them.They have signed decent Championship players but apart from Jagielka no one with previous Prem experience.I don’t get all this money they are spending. Surely it would be better to go in for the likes of Carroll, Welbeck, Sturridge? I know they would all demand big wages but they would save a transfer fee as they have all been released “

“Can’t wait to see O’Connell go past Kyle Walker on the overlap and then not get the ball. Lol”

“Don’t worry, They’re coming down.  Cant wait to see O’Connell going on the overlap against the likes of Kyle Walker”

“Having Chris Basham starting week in week out next season will be embarrassing for him, there’s only so far being a hard working pro will get you before you start to look silly”

“Still don’t see where they get 3pts from? Maybe Norwich at home. McBurnie isn’t near being a PL striker imo. “

“15 pts maximum this season, and that’s at a push! “

“You know what, i might just have a little flutter on the Porcine Scrubbers on having one of the lowest ever points totals in the EPL. my prediction 21pts. “

“Their manager’s magic will run out next season. He’s done a cracking job so far but he’s believing his own hype now and with the players he’s bought and the team he’ll have, he’s effectively brought a Vauxhall Corsa to an F1 race. They could beat Derby’s record lowest points total though – you can look forward to putting that on their ‘Honours’ board. “

“they look like they’ll go down with a record low points total. I thought they’d struggle when they came up from the pub league though so I really hope I’m right this time.”



Roy’s End Of Season Awards

A look back at some of the brilliant, beautiful and bitter comments from the past season.

Most arrogant fans: WEST BROM

(Last years winner: Brentford)

They certainly weren’t alone but The Baggies fans fell into the trap of believing their club would better The Blades mainly due to the fact our squad didn’t contain as many big name players as theirs:

” if we have a pretty full strength then I think we should win, however our home form has been terrible and we’ll need to find a way to break them down. If they play gung-ho against us, I think we’ll beat them, bit like the Leeds game.”

“no disrespect to these but come on this should be targeted as a win. i cant think of one of their players who would get into our team. its time for our players and coaching staff to give us a performance that stands out”

“none of their players would get in our best 11. They are punching miles above their weight this season, I’ve never considered them a serious threat to the top 2. Fail to beat these on Saturday and Norwich and Leeds have the automatics in the bag.”

“we should have enough to beat these,with Murphy and Harper improving and Gayle and Phillips back,it will be the usual stupid short passing at the back and in midfield going astray making us own worst enemy that is our biggest problem,maybe at home we need to let the opposition have more of the ball and hit them on the break,rather than us having to attack them.”

“Tell you what, the users on the Sheffield United forum are overly confident aren’t they? Incredible stuff. One thinks they’ve got the best strikers in the League, that’ll be Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick, Gary Madine and Scott Hogan? Ermm no mate. Most think they’ll beat us easily on Saturday, I’m dumbfounded.”

“If we play to our best and Sheffield United play to their best we will beat them comfortably”

“Can’t wait to stuff them on Saturday and then see what they say!”

“No reason why we can’t put 4 or 5 past them”

After the game, their opinions had somewhat changed…

“Come up against a decent side and we’re found wanting again”

“Won’t see a more comfortable 1-0 than that. Schooled. “

“Sheffield United were the better side and probably deserved to win. Disgraceful from Rodriguez to be honest, that’s not the way we should be playing. Though if he scored it’d be a different story, I can guarantee that!”
“Got beat by a team with a better game plan”

“Sheff Utd just about deserved it. Our key players not on the top of their game. Not enough quality in final third, too slow build up.”

“Sheff Utd played well, defended resolutely first to the ball and kept it in possession.”

“It was a test to see where we really are in terms of promotion and the evidence suggests we will fall short of automatic as SU were just too good for us today”

“Wilders plan worked perfectly..could have stayed out for another hour and we still wouldn’t have scored”

“Sheffield United deserve credit, they did their homework on us and it paid off “

“Fair play Sheff Utd. Best team I’ve seen this season. Shut us completely down”

“credit to sheff utd took their chance look a decent side”

“sheff Utd so much better than us tonight,didn’t deserve anything”

Sheff utd did to us what we did to stoke a couple of weeks back…….perfect away performance from them.”

“Credit to Sheff Utd, thought they played really well, good football, good movement and a yard quicker in every position. “

Some though still were not convinced by United..

“Can’t see past Norwich and Leeds walking it now.”

“sheffield united arent a particularly goods side nor for a minute do i think they will go up but they wanted it more than us”

“We made a good well organised championship team look better than they are really but again not surprised. Just scratching my head”

Sheff Utd are hard working but ain’t world beaters. “

“Regards Sheffield United I thought they were a functional side nothing more, still expect to finish comfortably above them,  and would be more than happy to meet them in the play offs if we don’t make top 2.”

“Even in defeat you can see that we have the better team”

“We dominated just didn’t take our chances. Still think we’ll win the league”

Most Respectful Fans: BLACKBURN ROVERS

(Last years winner: Derby)

United did the double over Rovers, scoring 5 and conceding 0 in the process., but that doesn’t always mean the opposition will give you respect. The Blackburn fans though were extremely complimenary of United after The Blades 2-0 win at Ewood Park in October:

“Fair play to Sheff Utd tonight, they were much sharper than us, organised and stopped us from playing. Best side I’ve seen so far this season.”

“Best side I’ve seen at Ewood in over a year, can’t lie we played dreadful but can’t take that away from Sheff Utd.”

“Best side too have come to Ewood this season for me. They controlled the game and out classed and out played them. Too say Forest have spent a bit this summer, Sheff United are twice the team they are. We never looked like breaking them down. Dack was a no show, Graham had no service and when he did win a header they were first too every ball. The same when one of our centre halves won a header, they were always first to the second ball. It just shows you can be successful in this league without splashing the cash”

“best side I seen play against us this year.”

“can see why sheff united are up there near the top, they look really good”

“Beaten by a team we aspire to follow in the footsteps of. Well done to Sheff Utd. We go again”

“first lesson of the season. Out classed.”

“Out of our depth against a excellent footballing side. It was almost as if the players gave up due to lack of ability.”

“Outclassed, outplayed and we looked a league lower.”

“first time this season were we havent at least dominated half of the game.sheffutd decent side though”

“Very impressed with Sheff U. No shame in losing to a team that has just gone top of the league.”

“Well beaten by a far superior side.”

“we are a newly promoted side and the side we played, last season set the standard for newly promoted sides. That’s what we should be aiming for”

“We were beaten by a better drilled, stronger, fitter side.”

“Very poor tonight. Sheff Utd very hard to break down.”

Sheff Utd defence impressive”

Sheff Utd well organised albeit fortunate with their goals but deserved to win from all round play.”

“O’Connell is a beast. Did he really go on a free?”

“Letting O’Connell go and on a free was criminal. It was obvious he was gOod enough back then”

“Billy sharp showing exatly the type of striker we need for this league”

And when United beat the Lancashire club 3-0 at Bramall Lane in December, the Blackburn faithful were just as respectful as two months previous…

” On the plus side, we don’t have to play Sheffield Utd again in the league this season.. “

“Sheff utd were one of my picks to go up this season – and nothing I saw today changed my mind. And honestly, I hope they do go up. Just because if we’re gonna get dicked 3-0, at least it was to a team that got promoted…”

” At the end of the day, we’ve just played the top two in the Championship and the best team to visit Ewood this season. It was always gonna be tough. “

“They are top of the league for a reason”

” If Ben Brereton is worth £7 Million then what is Billy Sharp worth? A quality striker and the difference today. “

” Sure as the sun sets. Sharp scores”

” The one quality striker on the pitch and he makes the difference. What do we do leave our best striker on the bench, start the dud Brereton and are now playing without a striker.”

Funniest Fans: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

(Last years winner: Millwall)

There have been many funny moments on the View From this season. From a Bolton fan shitting in a sink to Leon Clarke being disparagingly labelled ‘Jurassic Clarke’ by Wigan fans but none of them come close to the Pre- Season predictions of Sheffield Wednesday fans. Find the full set of these ill-judged forecasts in the link below.
https://roysviewfrom.com/2019/03/20/loan-updates-6/

Mardiest Fans: NORWICH CITY

(Last years winner: Norwich City)

The first team to retain their award this season is Norwich City. Despite being promoted the Norwich supporters still seem very easy to upset as shown after United’s 2-1 victory over the Canaries at Bramall Lane way back in August. Back then manager Daniel Farke wasn’t quite as revered as he is now….

“We need a new coach”

“Let’s stop farke in about and get a manager that knows how to get out of this league”

“he has no clue, we are going down unless he goes back to the 4th tier of german football where he belongs.”

“3 wins in 19 daniel not good”

Farke wasn’t the only one in the firing line…

“And Sheffield are a Shite side too !! Can’t even beat them FFS !!!”

“We can’t even beat Sheffield United shocking”

“Wilder shouldnt flatter himself ….he obviously has a bigger problem with us than we do with them. ..sheff utd always have been and will be an irrelevance”

“are more obsessed about beating us than the scum are. Know which Sheffield team I’d rather support”

“How on earth did we not get Woodburn from Liverpool given the Dortmund link and the better football philosophy compared to Sheff Utd”

“A message to Sheffield United. YOU ARE DISGUSTING! To hear you’ve chased my friend and his group down the road and glass another fan? Hang your heads in shame”

“Form is temporary, class is permanent. Sheffield fans who glassed a Norwich fan hang your heads in shame. Horrible club”

“Absolutely vile club”

“Must say I’m never going to bramall lane every again”

By the time the teams met again in January, Norwich were top of the league and Farke a hero. The Blades too were in the promotion mix and a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road seemed a fair result but once again the Norwich fans were not happy…

“That’s a sickener.  Particularly considering the differing quality of football played by the two sides. “

“For all the talk of Sheff Utd not being cloggers and playing football, they did nothing except hoof it at Madine and kick us. “

“Sheff Utd are bunch of knobheads – those who said they weren’t cloggers clearly don’t know what they’re talking about. Basham in particular is a c-un-t. We scored two great goals playing proper football on the plus side. Another ref with no consistency whatsoever. Let the game flow which was a plus but booked Zimmermann for the same tackle Sheff Utd players had already made 4 or 5 times, and let them kick us off the park with late tackles and leaving the foot in.”

“Strange one. Sheff Utd acting like they’ve won the league when they’ve got a point which keeps them 3 points below us?!
weird bunch.”
“Strange mentality to be happy with a point when they could’ve won it. A win puts them above us but happy to settle for a draw. Not sure about that myself “

They weren’t finished yet. When Chris Wilder was voted LMA manager of the year, the Norwich fans were once again up in arms…

“Sooo, Chris Wilder gets championship manager of the year. Well here’s a message from me to all who voted for him over Farke and to all who consistently ignore #NCFC fabulous achievements this season. YOU CAN ALL FUCK OFF. That’s all. Goodnight.”

“Means more to Wilder. Farke has the trophy he wanted ”

“Wilder had momentum from league 1 promotion, Farke was in the 4th tier in Germany then”

“Shocking bias. Farke managed his side on next to no money and dragged the club from mediocrity to playing splendid football.”

“He’s failed everywhere but blades!”

“Farke inherited a squad full of over the hill players who were hugely overpaid… he’s had a much harder job than wilder”

“We won the league and they didn’t. Farke is better than Wilder and will go on to do bigger and better things than him, with or without Norwich”

Funny how opinions change isn’t it?

Most Knowledgeable Fans: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

(Last years winner: Brighton)

Whilst many Blades were underwhelmed by the signing of Martin Cranie, Huddersfield fans were telling us exactly the sort of player we had just purchased. In fact their views were ours just 6 months later!

“Good solid pro, hope it works out for him.”

“Played his part in some great times when called on. A good solid pro”

“Lot of respect for him, always been dependable even though he never got much of a chance in the first team.”

“Solid player without doing anything spectacular, did a good job for hs.”

“Really liked Cranie – what a good free signing and servant.”

“I don’t recall him ever letting us down when called upon. I always liked Cranie and was sad to see him go.”

“Good Luck to him, never let us down.”

“I always respected Martin Cranie whilst he was at Town – never a superstar but gave his best every time he was called on and never let us down. Best of luck for your future, Martin.”

“I also like Martin Cranie, a solid pro who did a good job for us when called upon. I personally think alongside Schindler he could still do a job for us if required.”

“When Tommy Smith went off injured at Wembley and Cranie came on, I was unconcerned because I knew he would do a solid, professional job for the remainder of the match. In the club’s biggest game in living memory. With £100m at stake. In a tight 0-0 scoreline. That is all.”

“a solid pro for us, never a regular first team player, but he did a job for us whenever called upon. And didn’t let us down. Good luck for the future Martin.”

Most Depressed Fans: MIDDLESBROUGH

(Last years winner: Ipswich)

Swansea didn’t fancy their chances on the first day and Stoke were reeling from a woeful season but by the time ‘Boro came to Bramall Lane in February their fans had well and truly had enough of “Pulis-Ball”:

“Absolutely outplayed in every department!! Pulis needs to go!! Even if it’s another year in the championship? Football is basic, boring.”

“GET HIM OUT. All the way to Sheffield for another half arsed performance.”

“Don’t dress it up a 13 man Pullis team would of got beat with his tactics and no sticker on the pitch….. Yes I mean NO STRIKER. lumping around does not qualify for this role. Boro lad or not. In fact I bet at least a dozen Boro lads in the crowd tonight are better than Hughill”

“Totally fucking schooled in that Second Half tonight. We play like a Pulis side but we don’t often show the character & savvy of a Pulis team.”

“They made an attacking sub and by some sort of miracle do more going forward, scoring within 15 minutes. Who would have thought!!?
Theres a lesson to be learnt there Tony, but you will never understand.”

We the most boring team to watch in the league”

“We are a horrible, horrible side to watch, it would be a travesty if this team went up playing this negative boring football and with this dinosaur in charge.”

“Lovely stuff. Particularly enjoyed them 4 consecutive throw ins down the right.”

The “We Didn’t Know You Cared So Much” Award: HULL CITY

(Last years winner: Hull City)

The last award sees Hull City once again take first prize. Will anybody truly know why they hate us so much?

“Those of a certain age will dislike them as much as I do , will be tough but here’s hoping for a decent win.. the fact our home record is so strong is promising”

“I hate them. I hate them more than I hate Leeds, and would love to **** them over on Monday.”

“They have always been w*****s ,..made even worse by their new found big time persona despite playing in no mans land for **** knows how many years”

“I hate Sheff U with a passion with their aloof and arrogant fans, worked in Leeds for many years and have more friends there than in Hull so although I don’t particularly want Leeds promoted I would much rather them than the c(bl)unts any day”

“If there’s anything worse than Sheffield U itself , it’s their fans. It would make my week to thrash them tomorrow.”

“I think I now slightly favour the vermin over sheffield.
I was thinking earlier which sheffield player I have disliked most over the years, the one that most epitomises the boastful cockiness of these ****s. The list is a lengthy one:-
Alan Woodward- unsmiling grey haired s y ****
Len Badger- dirty thuggish defender
Paddy Kenny- utter **** of a human being, goads fans then retreats as they get nicked
Billy Sharp- archetypal cocky bluntsman, proper badge kisser
Geoff Salmon- had some verbals with this **** in the Anglo Scottish in 1980?
Colin Morris- another old bastard like Woodward mark2
Keith Edwards- guaranteed to score against us, even if he was guaranteed for us against them.
Chris Morgan- archetypal bluntsman dirty ****, Warnock disciple
Bob Hatton- how did he escape ? How come he ended playing for them of all teams?”

“Edwards was a dirty sod as well by the way, lot of off the ball stuff. But look no further than their current manager for unfavourable traits, always mardy always moaning away to the 4th official when they’ve been on sky and things don’t go his way ,…proper bellend, i can see why the blunts like him he reminds me of that twat Warnock.”

“My dislike for Sheff U is greater than my dislike of TWS but I think there’s more chance of The Blunts coming straight back down and for that reason I would prefer them to go up before Leeds”

“I dislike SU more than TWS but hope SU go up as they have more chance of coming straight back down.”

“The danger is that sheffield would spend the money wisely, take a relegation and then go again. They yoyo between the divisions, don’t need these ****s to go up.”

“Can’t stand either of them, so it would be ****ing hilarious IF they both lost 2 and drew 1 of their games and west brom won all 3 of theirs”

Here’s to next season!

Here’s to next season!

View From Leeds……

This is not something I usually do but after huge pressure (about 8 requests) I succumbed to the demand. Here are some of the more tormented comments from Leeds United fans following their failure to secure promotion…..


“They’ve won promotion but yet still talk about Leeds. Obsessed.”

“Absolute respect for Wilder’s achievement at a professional level but his behaviour and that of some his squad has revealed some pretty small time insecurity. “

“Remember Bielsa defending Henderson after his howler at Bramall Lane when everyone else was taking the piss,strange how Henderson/Wilder r now quick to stick the boot in on Bielsas achievements now.Prem club with a small club mentality.”

“It always comes back to bite you in the arse, that kind of bullshit. I’ve plenty of friends from the right side of Sheffield and don’t wish them ill next year, but I might take a look at the chop odds for next season’s PL managers…”

“The whole filming of them partying and carrying on at Bramall Lane looked very chavvy and classless plus the drunken interviews left a lot to be desired especially when he dwells on Leeds rather than his own team and their merits and achievements.”

“Screw Chris wilder. I can’t stand him or his squad of players. They play a shit house style of football. And it’s only through our fuck ups that they are there. It should be us. If we weren’t so Leeds at times it would be.”

“It’s particularly galling in the case of the bacon wearing, rapist supporting, victim blaming, shoe waving, litigious, hypocritical cry babies that are Sheffield United.  It’s not even as if they’ve been well run as a club, signed or produced any decent players, or have a decent fan base. What is the point of them in the Premier League, seriously!”

“The blunts will come a cropper amongst the elite”

“I hate and despise the club and all it stands for….always have done. Tin pot club. Awful fans.”

“Relegated by February.”

“Wilder will find out the HARD way next season, he can gob off all he wants now but they are gonna need a miracle to stay up “What Norwich and Sheff utd don’t have is 46 cup finals like Leeds have. They don’t have teams raising their game against them like Leeds. They haven’t had an injury crisis like Leeds have had all season. “

“I’ve been staggered at the number of Norwich & Sheffield Utd fans I’ve seen slagging Leeds. If we’d held or nerve and managed automatic promotion I wouldn’t give a damn about any other team. Strange”

“They’ll come straight back down after the manner of Cardiff; just a collection of aging journeymen who’ve over achieved. Are McCabe and Prince Gazillions still suing each other? Can’t see them investing enough to make a go of it. It’ll give their fans something else to have a greasy chip butty on each shoulder about though, as they inevitably slide back to their natural home in league one.”

“Norwich and Sheff United both promoted but what’s everyone talking about? Leeds vs Villa.. There’s a energy around this club that people are envious of”

“I’d rather be in the Championship forever than support a shit club like Norwich with their shit, inbred fans in a virtually silent stadium despite them being just over 20 minutes away from the Premier League! Imagine Elland Road..”

“2 teams promoted from the Championship and the main talking point was Leeds. Easily the biggest club in this league”

“Fulham played pretty football, some pundits claimed it was the best ever in championship, spent £100m and couldnt stay up. Can’t see overlapping centre backs and Billy Sharp getting on well in Prem. Even teams like Burnley will have a field day vs Blades”

“Only bottlers will be sheff utd next season when they are relegated and embarrassed to themselves”


The Pre-Season Predictions Of Sheffield Wednesday Fans For The 2018/2019 Season

At the end of last season I posted a collection of pre-season predictions made by Sheffield Wednesday fans. None of them came to fruition as United finished 12 points in front of the Owls, taking 4 points off them in the process. With their predictions being so woefully incorrect last season, maybe this time they would be less confident? Maybe this time they would be more measured? Maybe even give United more respect?

Or maybe not…….

Here are a collection of quotes posted on Owlstalk from May 2018-July 2018. Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy….

“Seriously, I can see us running away with the title this time around and I’ll tell you exactly why.
We have the desire back, the players want to make it happen. They have belief in the new manager.
More than anything else, confidence and desire are what you need to win a title. We have some of the quality players we need.“

“Over the past 8 weeks we have had a few key players back in Fernando, Barry bannan, Tom Lees and Jack hunt.  Without looking at the stats I believe our form during this period is up in the top 6 easily.  I think that says all you need to know about what this current side is capable of. “

“No team will finish above us next season”

“Not sure about winning the league but we will be promoted next season.”

“If Villa are still in the division, they are the only side I would worry about. Everyone else, I think we could (and should) thrash.
Look at the quality we have, that has been badly mismanaged by Carlos. For two seasons we almost managed to go up, despite the (second season mostly) sterile sideways tippy-tappy football. Jos has us playing much better, attacking, confident football. We are going straight up, and I’ll be putting my money where my mouth is.”

“Top 6 should probably be the aim for me, top 2 not out of reach”

“I’m pretty confident as things stand. I’d only really fancy Stoke, WestBrom and Boro to fare better than us at the minute.
Imo I think Derby and Villa will struggle to better this season, Preston, Pigs and Millwall won’t punch above their weight again. Swansea won’t trouble the playoffs
All in all nothing to fear”

“The pig’s had a fantastic season, we’ve had a truely awful one, and in the end there’s not an awful lot to choose between. We know we can improve. Can they?  You’d suggest without investment they won’t. 2nd season and all that.We’ve been decimated by injuries all season. They lost one player and a keeper.Looking forward to next season. Enjoy the Summer folks.”

“Competing at the top- Will be West Brom, Stoke, Potentially Swansea, The three sides in the playoffs who don’t go up, Us, Potentially Brentford, Preston, maybe Birmingham under Monk or Norwich.
Competing at the bottom- Bolton, Wigan, Whoever goes up through playoffs in L1, Sheffield United”

“It’s going to be a long season for both of us, it’s bragging rights between who’s going to finish 13th or 14th.”

“Pigs finishing above us? not a chance”.

“I expect us to finish above Leeds and The Pigs”

“We’ll finish 12th and they’ll finish 19th. Wilder will leave mid season”

“They’re all obsessed with us so will grunt in agreement with Wilder and their wont be any questions as to why they’re in for a season of hanging around the middle of the table.”

“I’ll give Wilder is dues, he’s certainly got the knack for getting mediocre players to perform to levels you wouldn’t think them capable of. However, while last season that proved enough to surprise a lot of people, I don’t think their current crop of players, nor the ones they seem to be looking to add, will ever get a team promoted.”

“I saw enough at the end of last season to know United will struggle this season”

“I don’t really fancy their chances either. They have a lower end championship squad and it will show unless they make any significant changes to their squad.”



“They literally don’t have one single player who would get in our first 11 or bench when fully fit. The two things that stopped us last season were CC completely losing the plot and the mountain of injuries, neither will be an issue next season”

“A realistic Sheffield X

 Westwood

Lees

O’Connell

Pudil

 Hunt

Bannan

Fleck

Reach

Forestieri

Nuhiu

Hooper

I count that as Wednesday 9, United 2.”

“Fleck ahead of Hutch and Lee after 1 good season at this level?I don’t think so. Hutch and Lee are both far better players than Fleck. ”

“If they sold Coutsy they’d be screwed as last season has shown”

“They keep going on about us not being able to strengthen. They don’t seem to realise that we don’t need new players, we just need to get all the players we already have back out on the pitch, instead of in the physio room “

“Forestieri alone is worth more than Sheffield United”

“I can’t wait to see him rip the pigs apart this season”

“I expect us to finish higher than them, because I expect us to be able to keep far more of our players fit this season than we did last season, and it’s as simple as that for me; compare the two squads when fully fit and ours is clearly superior to theirs. Maybe when we play them again they’ll beat us on pashun – but maybe not – if nothing else, I’d like to think our players will be ready for them and ready for revenge this time around. And in any case, I’m confident we’ll have the better season overall. “

“I wish it was the start of the season tomorrow I can’t wait to ram their boasts down their throats!”

“I said to my dad after they beat us, that they have peaked. A game or two later they did just that….. I suspect next season will be even worse for them.”

“Confident the natural  order will be restored next season,  the best they can hope for is putting on a performance when they play us in their ‘cup finals’ and avoiding relegation.”

“Millwall massively over achieved last season and I can’t see them doing as well again along with pigs.”

“They are on the decline”

“They probably think they will go up!”

“Way they ended last season suggests they won’t be doing as well next.”

“They need 4 new strikers at the Gary Madine level to stay in the too half of the table. They need to spend spend spend and it ain’t going to happen. As Wilder knows all too well”

“Their attacking options are still poo . How old is Billy sharp now? No way will they score enough to finish higher than mid table. ”

“Bias a side, genuinely think they’ll regress. They’re not gonna have millions to spend and there’s only so much you can get out of Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke in the purple patch of his career.”

“They know our squad is miles ahead of theirs & if they stay fit normal service will be resumed next season & they will be fighting a relegation battle with toy town.”

“down – pigs,Ipswich and toy town”

“With Wilder 16th-20th. Without Wilder 19th-23rd. They will probably get enough points at home to stay up, however, it wouldn’t surprise me if they did drop.” 

“we did what we could with a reserve team, and they over achieved, we will win promotion, they will be lucky to stay up and one way or another wilder will be gone by jan”

“Absolutely.If they carry on their mid season slump from Jan into the first half of Next Season,Then it won’t be a complete surprise to find them in the bottom 5/6 of the Championship and quite possibly Chris Wilder being given the boot”

“Grunts are heading for the trap door next season..that’s why wider wants out..he knows this was his big chance and they bottled it”

“Am I the only one who thinks Wilder’s departure will be good for United? You can’t argue that he’s a successful manager (Utd, Northampton, not sure about pre-Northampton) but it seems to be based on a style of average/decent players with a good attitude (not sure how Leon fit in there) based on work ethic, team spirit, “passion” if you like. This combination, even with one or two good players can get you out of league one and, with the momentum of promotion, give you a good go in the championship. But the championship is full of quality players, and before too long quality beats passion, as we’ve seen.So, with Wilder still at Utd, I think their second half dip will extend next season.”

“I just don’t know how the Blades fans aren’t seeing what’s really happening here.Wilder knows he’s taken them as far as he can, the rot has set in, and they need major investment to progress…which isn’t coming”

“They’re brilliant aren’t they. First chance in donkeys years to get their snouts in front of us and they manage to shoot themselves in both trotters. Fookinpriceless “

“Wilder knows this was their one season do do literally anything. Now, as the last half of the season proved the buzz from winning league one has gone, teams worked them out, and unless McSue and the Bog Roll Prince cough up serious cash its relegation battles and nothing else. Even Wilders worked this out, for all hes “one of our own” and has the “pashun” . Burton did 2 seasons with minimal money, Pigs, Bolton, if they don’t get investment they are faced with league one”

“It’s as though the last three months of the season never happened.If we both carry on where we left off, we’ll be top six, they’ll be bottom four.”

“It’s only going to end sour there. No doubt about it they’ve still had a great season, but you can guarantee it’ll be very different come August.”

“I love the fact they have this new found arrogance after finishing above us 1 season out of the last 7, completely ignoring the fact that after they got found out at Christmas their form fell off a cliff edge but naturally they’re going to finish above us again next season. Us on the other hand don’t have many (if any) players who’d make their best 11 even though the group of players we have at Hillsborough just 12 months ago got 81 points at this level and after welcoming back Lees, Bannan and Forestieri took us on a run of form that took us near the top of the form table over the last 10 matches. Keep it up grunters, if there is one thing that’ll amuse me over Pre-Season it’s the piganomics coming from the red and white third of the City”

“I have a feeling their predictions could come back to bite them on the bum later in the season.”

Roy’s End Of Season Awards

 

I started the idea of “The View From” back in United’s first season in League One. With the clubs continual failure to escape from the third tier I became quite familiar with forums and message boards for clubs such as Oldham, Walsall and Gillingham. Traits of clubs soon emerged and by the time of our eventual promotion I knew what to expect from each set of fans.

The championship offered a chance for me to get an impression of a whole new set of fans. Some things surprised me, other’s not so much. Here I present my findings and offer my own personal awards.

Most Arrogant Fans

Brentford

Wednesday are banned from this category as it would be unfair on the others but just for a laugh here were their views just before the first derby:

Never been so confident ahead of a derby , lets be right there now saying there the favourites because Paul Couts ( who ? ) Billy Sharpe and Leon Clark might be fit , now fucking forgive me but I hardly thing our back four are losing any sleep worrying about that , apparently they play attractive football ! I would be more worried If the usual bunch of cloggers turned up we will batter them no problem”

if billys not fit that means they could be depending on Leon Clarke.
panic over then……. “

They honestly think we’re bricking it over Coutts and Fleck? In fact they probably think we’re bricking it over their entire team. Of course they can win on Sunday, it’s like any match in the championship, you have to be at it to pick up points but I genuinely believe the experience we have will give us the edge on the day and in Wallace and Fletcher in particular we have players who generally perform in the games that matter the most.”

I think that ‘pashun’ could overspill and if the ref is on it I can see them being reduced to 10 men in the first half. I believe we have too much for them in particularly in terms of movement of the ball. If Hooper is on form I can see us smashing them 4-0 or 4-1. “

The way CC, Lees & SWFC have conducted themselves before the game is absolutely fantastic, calm, composed with a clear message. They all seem very focussed. They know how much it means to all of us, and are not been dragged into a war of words with the tin pot brigade at the other side of the city. We haven’t look rattled at all, with the mind games & sideswipes from Wilder and the rest of their brigade. This is the reason I think we will win, our players have to much class, quality & experience, and know the end goal.  Wilder IMO will be riling up there players all week, as a do or die sort of game, to the point were I think they will lose focus, discipline and overall the game as they won’t be able to compete with quality.  Lets not forget CC has managed in some big derbies before like Besitkas, Sporting. He is keeping his cool, unlike Wilder whose lack of experience in big sell out games is starting to get to him, to me he is like a rabbit in the headlights trying to please the fans at every twist and turn, but forgetting the real goal at the end of the day . my god I hope we wipe the floor with them, just to shut the, up “

With Wednesday out of the equation the award goes to BRENTFORD who on the first day delivered us these gems:

Sheffield U will not handle the step up in class from L1 and the boys know how important it is to get early points like Huddersfield did last season – here’s hoping anyway!”

I feel that Brentford have too much quality in their squad for the Blades to match them, and Wilder needs to evolve his side from League One winners to Championship competitors if he is to challenge the Bees on the opening day of the season.”

Sheff utd won’t know what hit them – bees will be 3 up by halftime”

I think they’ll get hammered. I doubt too many Clubs will be able to cope with our passing, pressing and movement this season.
As ever our own downfalls will be caused by silly, preventable and sloppy mistakes at the back and not by anything the opposition will do. With that caveat in place and assuming we play to our potential, Sheffield are in for a nasty welcome to the Championship.”

Sheff Utd have clearly been on an excellent run, but I do think the top half of the Championship is a way away from the top half of League One”.

Even in the return fixture when United were above them in the table their fans has little respect for The Blades

We’re a much better side and they’re on the slide. “

“I think we’ll be bang up for this one and they’re no great shakes”

United ended up finishing on the same points and The Bees as took 4 points off them.

Most Respectful Fans

Derby County

United outplayed The Rams on both their meetings this season but that isn’t always enough to gain praise from rival fans. The phrases “They were crap but we were worse” or “They were there for the taking” are often seen after a good performance from The Blades. Derby though took their defeat at The Lane with genuine grace:

A team with over paid and over rated players v a team that works hard and is probably under rated.”

Same old same old,another season same problem cant do the basics against organised teams”

players on half the derby wages wanting the ball and win more”

Sheff Utd: Workman like. Team performance. Determination. Desire.”

We play a half decent side and get beat. Simple. No cutting edge in front of goal. We have for a couple of seasons now.” 

Paul Coutts ran the show, rejected him about 4 seasons ago. Going backwards.”

Schooled by Coutts and Freeman, nice one Derby”

Coutts named MOM ran the midfield against ours that cost us around 8 million… that’s gonna take me some time to get over”

The praise for The Blades was even greater after the 1-1 draw at Pride Park on New Years Day:

Sheffield United looked like a good side. Based on today, I’d say they’re still a good bet to finish in the top six and I’m not really sure why or how their form has dropped off and they’ve lost to some of the teams they have. For us, we looked tired. That’s not an excuse, there’s no reason why we should have been any more tired than Sheffield United. Their style is a game we could have thrived under and not many teams come to PP and play the way they did, but for whatever reason it just didn’t work today. In wider context, it’s a very good point. We could easily have lost that. They scored from probably their only clear chance of the game but they always looked capable of creating something every time they came forward”

Sheffield United were fantastic at times, best side I’ve watched home and away this season”

Fair play to Sheffield United, come to a tough place, should’ve got the win and the fans were in full voice throughout the 90 minutes.”

Sheff Utd did better than I expected. They either played out of their skins or they have had some real bad results lately.”

Credit where it’s due. Sheffield United are a good teambeen the better team in both games against us this season. Like how they use the 3-5-2 to attack rather than sit back” “Didn’t deserve a point at all, they were a lot better than us all over the pitch.” “Sometimes certain teams just have the measure of you and the Blades are one of those teams against us right now. So, all things being considered I don’t think that’s a bad point. We weren’t good and to my mind they looked the better team.”

Sheff Utd plays well I thought; pinned us back with power and strength and I’ve not seen our centre halves get less success in the air all season, although with the amount of set pieces they had I thought they coped well.”

Sheff Utd looked good today tbf, had a lot more energy. Deserved to lose so a point is good”

They were the better side. Impressed with them”

Sheff U are a good side and we’ve managed two lucky points against them”

Another great point gained against a good side in this division”

they were a very good side and this will probably be looked back as a point won. We’ve come away with something after being outplayed completely”

Funniest Fans

Millwall

Millwall’s reputation goes before them and there is a section of their online community who live up to their infamous stereotype but most of the fans I have come across have seemed thoroughly decent and often hilarious. They are always good for a quote or two as proved by their musings this season:

A to Z of Sheffield United

A is for Abdullah bin Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – son of Prince Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his mother is Princess Fatima bint Hashim bin Turki bik Alngers of Turkish descent. No, he is not one of the local taxi drivers made good, he is a rich paper merchant and 50% owner.

B is for Blades. This used to be Sheffield Wednesday’s nickname, until Wednesday moved to Owlerton & became the ‘Owls’. And in true northern style, the men from Bramall Lane nicked it the moment it was left unattended.

C is for Chengdu Wuniu, a Chinese team the Blades bought in 2006 to find talent. It obviously worked well!

D is for Diego, as in Maradona. In 1978, the United manager Harry Haslam watched the 17-year-old Maradona in action on a scouting trip to Argentina and was so impressed he immediately arranged a £200,000 deal. But the transfer fell through when the Second Division club failed to stump up extra cash on top of the fee. The biggest ‘the one that got away’ ever?

E is for equal. The record between Millwall and Sheffield United is 22 wins each & 8 draws.

F is for founded in 1889, four years after the Lions.

G is for Greasy Chip Butty song – sung to the tune of “Annie’s Song”, it celebrates Sheffield culture – such as getting fat and smoking & drinking yourself to death.

H is for Harry. One of United’s most famous recent sides is the one under Dave ‘Harry’ Basset, which kicked and rushed their way to promotion to the old First Division from the Third in 1990 and enjoyed 4 seasons of top flight football – their longest run in the last 40 years.

I is for Ifill, the Blades taking the tricky winger from us after our relegation.

J is for John Smiths Bitter – the only drink they serve in Sheffield.

K is for kit, United have played in red and white stripes for most of their history in contrast to Wednesday’s blue and white

.L is for for Lipsham. Millwall’s first-ever manager made his name as a winger for Sheffield United, where he won an FA Cup Final medal. Did a great job in building a very decent Millwall team between 1911 and the start of the first world war.

M is for missing. Bramall Lane was a three sided ground right up until the 1970s, because it hosted county cricket matches for Yorkshire CCC. It is the only ground to be home to the football league champions (United) and county cricket champions (Yorkshire) in the same year (1898).

N is for naughty. Sheffield United has a very active hooligan element still (Blades Business Crew), and has had many run-ins with Millwall’s own finest over the years. The BBC came unstuck recently in SE London, but at least they made the effort, unlike many (including Leeds).

O is for old. Not United related, but Sheffield is home to the oldest football club in the world – Sheffield FC, founded in 1857

.P is for Paul Peschisolido, former Blade married to lovely Karen Brady. Had to endure taunts of ‘You’re sh1t & your wife’s a slaaaaaag’ many a time at The Den.

Q is for queue, a famous feature of the Sheffield city landscape, especially in the 1980s outside Job Centres, and nowadays outside Greggs’

R is for roundabouts. There are a lot of them around Bramall Lane.

S is for Sheffield Wednesday. The original ‘Blades’ and also regulars at Bramall Lane. It was because Wednesday stopped using the ground that the landlords at Bramall Lane decided to start Sheffield United. United fans respect and thank Wednesday for that all the time.

T is for Tevez. Carlos Tevez scored the goals that helped keep West Ham up at the expense of Sheffield United, even though it was proven that his contract didn’t meet FA rules. Blades fans are very Zen about this now, accepting that fining a club a few million pounds, who cheated to stay in the multi-million pound PL, was completely just and fair.

U is for Unitedites – another nickname given to Sheffield United fans. No idea why!

V is for very wet. It rains in Sheffield at least once in every 24 hour period.

W is for West Ham United. Blades fans hate them nearly as much as us (see T). However, they’ve
not killed any Hammers yet, sadly.

X is for Xenodochy. Natives of Sheffield are very welcoming. It is almost impossible not to pull a northern tart in the Leadmill.

Y is for years. Sheffield United have not managed to win at The Den in just over 7 years

.Z is for zenith. Sadly, Sheffield United peaked early in their footballing career, their best years were between 1897 and 1902, when they were runners-up in the league twice, champions once; and FA Cup winners twice and runners-up once. “

The Blades Business Crew’s top boy is Norris Ramsbottom . He led a crack unit of Sheffield’s finest into the back doubles of Bermondsey, but came unstuck – literally; his false leg fell off. Noz has always told people that he lost his leg in Afghanistan; but in fact it was in Gregg’s (so to speak). That’s because like most northerners, Nozza is addicted to a diet of sausage rolls and pasties. He lost his leg to diabetes and then to some young rascals on a SE London estate. Yet, the BBC are still the top firm in Yorkshire – unlike the famous Leeds United, they do at least forgo getting selfies with tourist at Borough Market to actually venture into Bermondsey

Some of the Fixtures already leaked for next season. Millwall vs West Ham: Thursday morning 5am, Fiji National Stadium. Millwall vs Tottenham 2:45am Monday morning, North Korea Missile Testing Arena with Kim Jong Un in the studio”

If Millwall gets promoted, I’m cancelling the kids’ season tickets. They can’t get a sniff of sporting glory at such a young age. It’ll ruin them. First they need to suffer decades of soul-crushing misery.”

Preston Fans also deserve a mention in this category for this comment alone:

Lad stood in front of us today gave Clayton Donaldson stick for the whole game as he thought he was Nile Ranger. ‘When’s your next prison sentence Ranger?’ Unbelievable stuff ahaha  “

 

Mardiest Fans 

Norwich City

There was serious beef with United and Norwich this season which stemmed from The Canaries time wasting antics in their 1-0 win at The Lane back in September. With United leading in the return tie at Carrow road the Blades fans sang”take your time Sheff Utd and follow the Norwich way” whilst after the full time whistle Chris Wilder ran to the away fans comically tapping his watch. This naturally didn’t make the Blades 2-1 victory any easier to swallow for the home side:

“Ref was a complete (unt. Sheff united are a bunch of poncey (unts.”

“Wilder is in the same bracket as Warnok and Pulis. “

“that Wilder is a fat horrible ***.”

“Well played to Sheffield Utd. Deserved the win today. As for their fickle fans and absolutely pathetic manager… I really can’t believe how childish the manager is. Don’t know his name. Don’t really care. Should take a look at himself and grow up tbh. Clearly holding a grudge over a defeat for no reason. I’ve seen way worse time wasting than what we apparently did at theirr place. And theirr managers excuses for that loss were so laughable! ”

“Their fans love his passion and clear love of the club, which is understandable, but he is severing lacking in class in general. You can b
e passionate without being obnoxious – his comments after the last game were particularly grim”

“2nd win in ten ! Course he’s delighted , we saved his job”

“Bitter, bitter fans, they’re an embarrassment to their team, whom I actually thought played very well….they and the tosser Chris ‘the bus driver’ Wilder need to get over the bitterness and concentrate on your football. Banter it may be, but they celebrated like they’d won the league….and as for the over reaction from Chris Wilder & their subs warming down was embarrassing ”

Most Knowledgeable Fans

Brighton

 

  Well they did try to warn us about James Wilson…………

don’t think we saw him at his best. But maybe we actually did?”

The bloke was useless”

Such an average, overhyped player”

I didn’t think he was good for us at all”

he’s lazy and lacklustre and very weak”

will never make a championship striker, weak, lazy and disinterested.”

didn’t look interested at all”

What a disappointment he was”

James Wilson is terrible.”

 

Most Depressed Fans

Ipswich

Many clubs had worse seasons than the Suffolk outfit but I didn’t come across any set of fans with such a huge sense apathy. Most of the blame was laid squarely at the door of the now departed manager Mick McCarthy and this really came to the fore following our cup win at Portman Road:

Another new record that Micks achieved is four home games and 0 goals. Mick OUT”

Sadly that was typical Mick out there. Game turned into scrap, no quality on display but ultimately the result isn;t that bad. It’s utterly pointless, and certainly not a good result but it isn’t a bad result. We just bob further away in mid table, the second half was as boring as you can imagine and we were lucky to walk away with a point.”

Yes we had a few out but Sheff Utd played virtually a reserve side and still we fail to muster even a single shot on target ? Not f**king One worthy of being called an effort on goal, I mean FFS, it’s the FA Cup and I know MM doesnt give a toss about it but 12,000 cared enough to turn up and that is what you all serve up you hopelsess pile of crap !!

I don’t say this offensively but, does Mick McCarthy have brain diseases or is he just fully blind? Saying we played well without a shot on target is the worst thing you could possibly say. “

You wonder if MM tries to wind the fans in every interview now.” “it’s like he had a psychotic break after Sheff U scored and was watching the great match in the sky, where we came back to win 5-1.
Everyone was happy, loud chants of “Super Mick!” could be heard reverberating round a packed Portman Road….
Then the final whistle went, he snapped out of it, and had to do an interview he wasn’t prepared for.”

He is a narcissist in full blown denial, I mean to be happy with that you have be away with the fairies, on another plane of existance altogether.”

McCarthy’s FA record is P-9 W-0 D-4 L-5 ”

Mick will be delighted with holding Sheff Utd to a 1-0 loss. “Let me tell you,not many teams will achieve a 1-0 loss against that lot”

What a complete and utter waste of time.”

 

The “We Didn’t Know You Cared So Much” Award

Hull City

During United’s spell in League One this award was usually won by Oldham Athletic who seemed to have a bizarre grudge against United and inexplicably saw us as one of their main rivals.  With no Oldham this season, Hull City gladly stepped into the breach. Following their 1-0 win at The KC Stadium many Blades fans will have been surprised to see how hated they were by followers of the of East Yorkshire side:

 

If anyone says we haven’t under achieved they’re silly ****s. They’re a bag of **** .absolute ****ing dogger. And they’ve been in the play off places most of the season. GTF A little fat **** **** up front with a big fat **** **** alongside of him and they’re their two best players.
The rest are none entities.We completely dominated them. The only annoying thing was we stopped going after 65 minutes and decided to hold on.**** piggy ****s.”

Started questioning my hatred of Sheffield Utd!Thank you very much for Keithy Edwards, Thank you very much, thank you very very very much… Thank you very much for Billy Whitehurst… etc… Thank you very much for Stephen Quinn… etc… Thank you very much for Wembley 2014… etc thank you very much for Harry Maguire… etc… Thank you very much for 3 points last night… etc.. can we play you every week?”

The whistles seriously pissed the enemy ****s off. Get in.”

Great 3 points , City 1 vermin 0 , up yours Wilder .”

can’t stand them”

I hate them”

always good to get one over on the Blunts.”

 

The Pre-Season Predictions Of Sheffield Wednesday Fans

When Sheffield United finally got out of League One at the end of the 2016/2017 season they looked forward to renewing their acquaintance with neighbours Sheffield Wednesday after a 6 year absence of Championship football. With the Owls being only a Fernando Forestieri penalty kick away from the previous seasons play off final, hopes were high from the Wednesday fans that this time they could get back to The Premiership for the first time in nearly two decades. Whilst the Owls were among the favorites for promotion their city rivals United were expected to  be at the other end of the table scrapping for survival. Nobody believed this more than Sheffield Wednesday fans who before a ball was kicked made all sorts of predictions about United’s chances in the upcoming season. Here I present just a sample of those predictions. Taken from Owlstalk, the biggest Sheffield Wednesday message board, these posts will amuse many Blades fans who with the benefit of hindsight know how badly wrong these prophets of doom turned out to be.

Enjoy!

 

The Pigs Season in a nutshell: Initial good start as the Pashun and momentum from last season means they will start well and pick up a few points. Then the reality of the fact that they’re in a mesters league and the massive step up in quality will hit them. Their squad isn’t remotely good enough to cope with Saturday/Tuesday every week and I don’t think their world class strike force will have scored 10 goals between them by Christmas, leaving them in the bottom 3. Cue the suicidal calls to Pigs & Grumble saying Tufty has taken them as far as he can and that he isn’t a Championship Manager. Prince Bog Roll and McSue will then frantically cobble some money together and they’ll sign some more nobodies on the cheap before going down with a lower points total than the mini pigs.  It’s going to be hilarious. “

These are the facts; Promoted with a weak team. None of which would get anywhere near our first team. Signed weak, lower league players. See above. Manager with no experience at this level. If any Utd fans can’t see this, they’re football knowledge is also weak. Maybe they do see it. Who’d have the nads to admit it though? Roll on November when their first XI are worn out, their replacements are dogger & they’re in bottom 3 & reality dawns. “

Wilder will have them organised, they’ll play at a high tempo, they’ll have a few cheering them on at home. Nowt wrong with any of that, it might be enough to keep them up… But they are all expecting them to do better than that; I’m yet to speak to a Blade who doesn’t think they’ll finish mid table or above. There is literally no evidence to support this happening. I’d say the Blunts will be in for a shock from the off. “

Can’t help thinking there’s going to be some harsh lessons handed out to the pigs next season, it’s going to be delicious” 

They are in for a big big shock..  can’t wait”

They’ve got no idea what is about to hit them this season. “

Praise or grumble is going to be delicious next season when reality bites “

one season of winning ,quite frankly, the poorest third division in some time and all of a sudden they are destined for great things. Absolute clowns of the highest order. It’s gunna be amazing when they are calling for tuftys head when they are flirting with relegation.”

They’ll either languish in bottom-half-of-the-table mediocrity or get relegated, nothing else. “

They really think that they are going to make an impact in the championship with a bunch of lower league nobodies with Billy Blunt and Ched the ripper leading the line. The only saving grace is that there will be 3 sides worse than them. “

Dave Jones had us playing expansive football in our first few games back in the Champ. We thought we were going to kick major ass. Then everyone started scoring for fun against us like a hot knife through butter so Dave went turgid and defensive. I can see the same happening at The Sty just a hell of a lot quicker. They will go back down. “

If I was a Blunt I’d be extremely worried.”

They’ll certainly surprise me if they stop up. You will see the difference in class on the opening day. And Brentford are by no means a good side, but they have players who can really hurt you. They don’t “

I’ll be surprised if United reach the 50-point mark – based on the current squad and calibre of the summer recruits/targets so far. Can only see a relegation battle for our neighbours”

We tried to sign a bunch of “young and hungry” players and to rely on team spirit when we got promoted six years ago. We only stayed up by the skin of our teeth. We had better players than United do now. I think they’ll stay up but it’ll be a scrap all year.”

These blunts really don’t know what’s coming this season do they .Are we taking bets on wilder getting sacked before Christmas because I’ll have a piece of that”

The gap between L1 and Championship is an absolute chasm. Big dose of reality for dem blavdes after seeing their fixtures”

I really really want them to be on about 3 points by the time they play us. A rude awakening awaits I reckon.”

Penny will drop when they roll up at S6 in September, in the bottom three. Obviously robbed, cheated & very unlucky!”

They really are in for one hell of a shock”

I find it fuuuucking hilarious that Wilder seems to think the likes of Clarke, Sharp and Lavery wi score enough goals to keep them up next season. My word, is CW in for a shock. “

“Something that leaps out to me is the distinct lack of goals in their squad. Clarke – Absolutely useless at this level. Sharp – might get 10 but he’s way past his best and nowhere near as good as the grunters think. “

Not a chance in hell Clarke is going to be good enough “

Wilder is going to have to make them watertight at the back to get points, and they are far from that.   They need 10/12 wins, Bolton,  Burton,  Millwall and forest are the teams they will be looking to for 6 points – I’m struggling to see who they could legitimately get above other than that.“

Looking at their squad it would be wrong to nail on certain relegation tag. However, if they are to stay out of trouble I would expect Dirty and agricultural style of play. A  heavy winter would be in their favour. Hoof Ball and rough stuff on the cards ! “

Still not grasping how far the division has moved on since they were last in it. Bristol City only stayed up last season because of Tammy Abraham and they’ve had to spend £6m on a replacement, just to survive. “

Let them have their moment. Let them give it the big un. But come the end of August when they’ll have less than 3 pts after 5 games they’ll all go quiet. When the realise the best player they’ve got in the transfer window was ched bundy they’ll shut up. “

They might get the odd decent result, but these 46 games are alot tougher than the L1 46 games. If they can build up some decent home form they might be alright, but, all the promoted sides will struggle”

The team they have now is worse than the one they were relegated with and missed out on promotion with the following year. Meanwhile, the quality of the Championship has improved considerably over the last 6 years. It really doesn’t bode well for them, but of course they’re far too thick to see it. At the end of the season, if they finish 21st and take 3 or 4 points off us they’ll see the season as a huge success and will be giving it large etc. Yawn. “

Barnsley will finish above them which says it all “

I seriously cannot wait for Barnsley to beat them at home. The sight of 20,000 Blunts plus a few more dressed up as empty seats crashing back down to reality is going to be absolutely f*cking hilarious.“

My prediction is They’ll be in, and finish in the bottom 8 all year. “

I think they’ll stay up. I think “PASHUN” and fight will get them more points at home than Millwall and Bolton, and I’d also expect the quality of the division to catch up with Burton. Barnsley look like they might utterly crash as well. That’s 4 teams who I wouldn’t be surprised to see finish below United. But I’m struggling to see any more.”

They keep talking about momentum and, fair enough, they got 100 points and so yeah there may be a bit of that early on. We got 81 points in the league above and have finished in the top 6 the last two seasons; I’d muc rather have that momentum.”

So lads, how many points are they finishing behind us? I’ll say 26.”

I reckon they’ll be minding a gap of 30+ points.”

I’ll go for 32 points behind us”

How many points did ToyTown get last year? Blunts will get less. 15 points for them, If we are aiming for top two need at least 85 points so 70 point gap? We can only hope “

As for finishing above us, they will be lucky to be in the same half of the table as us “

Can see them finishing above Bolton Burton and Millwall, anything more than that and they’ve had a great season”

Been funny seeing all the optimism slowly draining from the Blavdes as the big kick off approaches.Where’s all the “we’re coming for you” bullshit now? They’re in for torrid season and deep down they all know it.”

Some of of their comments about Wednesday are astonishing. They want to believe so badly that we’re just an expensively assembled shambles. They really want to believe that they’ve got this special “team” that somehow trumps ours, just because we’ve spent a lot. Their way of doing it (lower league gems spotted by the scouting mastermind that is Chrissy Wilder) is obviously much better than our way (signing proven players with experience of promotion from this division)”

At the end of the day if we turn up (which we will) they might just need another ball. Even better if they turn up with their pashun and have a go at us instead of boring us to tears like Cloughs Burton then they could get a right Royal f**king pasting”

there’s more chance of another Boxing Day for us this season than I can ever remember”

THe best way and most fun thing to do is nod and agree with everything they say. Then in may just remind them of it. Simple but bloody fantastic “

 Isn’t it just……..

Roy’s Faves

I started doing these “View From” posts on our first day back in League One. After beating Oldham 2-0 I found myself looking at their forum to find them waxing lyric over United’s performance that day. I posted what the Latics fans were saying on Bladesmad and the posters on there seemed to enjoy reading the views. I then did the same for the Brentford game the week after and it just went from there.

In the 6 years doing these views I have come across some comments from oppositions fans that have made me proud and ashamed to be a Blade in equal measure. The football we played at times under Wilson and latterly Wilder left many oppositions fans with no option but to take their hat of to a superior team. Under Weir and Adkins I was confronted with the harsh truth that the club I supported were in dire straights. Being laughed at by fans of clubs who were well below United in the footballing pyramid when I was growing up caused many a sobering moment.

What always found it’s way through the good and bad spells though was humour. United fans have always had a self deprecating nature and many other long suffering League One fans shared this trait. Here I have compiled a list of some of the funniest comments I have come across in the past 6 years. I’m sure I will have missed so many out but here are the ones that stuck in my mind. Thanks to everyone who has read these views over these past painful 6 years and here’s to more laughs next year in the Championship.

 

 

“Brilliant day in Sheffield.Except for the football. And the referee. And the performance.”

Port Vale fan

 

““Can’t reveal the exact plans at this stage, but keep an eye on the away dugout about 20 minutes in! If all goes well, I will fellate Chris Wilder (to completion) to thank him for last season.
I will then be in the West Stand concourse at half time, for questions, autographs and will be happy to pose for photos with jism all over my face.”

“hope we p*ss all over them and Wilder gets sent to the stands.
Like, I’d always be grateful to an ex wife for my fantastic kids, but I don’t want to see her sucking off her new bloke

Northampton Fans

 

“If Che Adams scores I’ll chuck myself head-first into the Trent. I’ve had mates who played for Ilkeston in recent years so I knew about him ages ago obviously because they all raved about him being in the yoofs and training with the first-team, so I rather relentlessly hounded Notts in a one-man campaign to sign him (they could have got him for a nominal fee in the summer) – to me it was kind of like unearthing a gem but when he scored against Spurs and my Twitter mentions and phone went a bit mad I realised it was probably closer to a weird obsession with an 18 year old boy.
When he signed for Sheff Utd I was in a car crossing the Channel tunnel on the way to Belgium and I think I spent a solid 5 minutes having a rant telling Notts to fuck off and ‘we’ll never learn’.
The moral of the story is, as ever, listen to me.
We’ll lose this comfortably. Although our record against Sheff Utd isn’t the worst and there’s no Harry Maguire to score his obligatory goal either – remember when we beat them last season with Showunmi and Fotheringham scoring?! – I’d be embarrassed if that happened to my powerleague team. “

Notts County Fan

 

“we got taken up the arse harder than Jenna Jameson has ever done in her career”

“I know it’s Valentines Day and all but we didn’t deserve to be fucked that hard! “

Bristol City Fans

 

“Looking ahead what team would you put out on Tuesday night versus Sheffield United? “

“Swindon’s “

Colchester Fan

 

“Forget beating Sheffield Utd, ain’t gonna happen, they’ll be all over us like wild eyed, manic, blue painted jocks relishing the flesh of soft, overly comfortable English royals in a one-sided battle!!”

“Townsend = Ben Eltons love child.”

“Expecting Townsend to do a step over before the pen”

“Nigel Clough looks like the type of guy who is a real cunt to his wife and shouts at her in public.”

“Sheffield is probably not much worse than Milan. Apart from the very centre Milan is a shit hole! “

“ I don’t think it matters which league they are in, this is death or glory for them, there will be no prisoners taken and if we switch off we could get penetrated up the tradesman’s entrance with no lube and definitely no reach round!”

Spurs Fans

 

“Simon Clough still not got a driving licence.”

Derby Fan on us signing Kieron Freeman

“I heard that Clough’s scouting had gone up a gear because someone put some oil on the bike chain, allegedly”

Derby Fan

 

 

“I’m sick to fucking death of Sheffield fucking United.
Just fuck off. “

Preston Fan

 

“that was like watching your parents have intercourse “

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Leyton Orient fans

 

“Sheff Utd are Jealous mate, pure and simple.
We live in Oxford, they live in Sheffield.
They have a bigger club as their main rivals, we don’t.
They speak wit’ northern accent, we speak the queens English.
And they’ve got Wilder, we haven’t”

“This match was always going to be a big one considering they are somewhat rivals this season, but now that both of us are struggling, this match is a big relegation battle six-pointer too. I can’t wait!”

Oxford fan

 

““He is average even for League 1.”

“Hardly stand out in this league anyway”

“We have been carrying him”

 

Coventry Fans On John Fleck

 

“Just seen Wilders post match interview. He looks ill and sounded dreadful.
Think the job is to big for him, don’t think he will be there long.”

Millwall Fan

 

“So just to be clear , the author (of this blog) is illiterate who needs to troll message boards and copy comments because he’s incapable 
of forming a sentence and thinking for him self .
We get loads of requests on here to participate in giving our view on a forthcoming fixture , you notice I added the word 
REQUEST , it works very well and everyone is happy .
Good manners cost nothing but clearly that’s too much for you Fritzal’s to spend.
Enjoy your deserved victory and see you next season , your manners are in keeping with your play off record .
To be fair your fans seem to find an opposition player almost losing his life after receiving an elbow by one of your players amusing so I’m hardly likely to feel like some circus freak because you blunts find my rant amusing .
I’m fully aware what a blog is and yes once a piece is sent into cyberspace it no longer belongs to the author , thanks for reminding me anyway .
My comments have clearly struck a nerve , you need to move away from the fly on the dog turd type blog and actually create something using your own initiative , blood sucking leeches were never popular .
I ain’t really bothered that a couple of geeky blunt cybersnakes drinking cans of monster who can only copy and paste find me none too clever .
I don’t really know how you get your material for much of the season , 90% of this league couldn’t give a flying feck about you , another season down here and you’ll have to close the site down fellas , may as well do it now there’s nowt for you lads in North London historically .”

Barnsley fan

 

Roy's Faves

I started doing these “View From” posts on our first day back in League One. After beating Oldham 2-0 I found myself looking at their forum to find them waxing lyric over United’s performance that day. I posted what the Latics fans were saying on Bladesmad and the posters on there seemed to enjoy reading the views. I then did the same for the Brentford game the week after and it just went from there.

In the 6 years doing these views I have come across some comments from oppositions fans that have made me proud and ashamed to be a Blade in equal measure. The football we played at times under Wilson and latterly Wilder left many oppositions fans with no option but to take their hat of to a superior team. Under Weir and Adkins I was confronted with the harsh truth that the club I supported were in dire straights. Being laughed at by fans of clubs who were well below United in the footballing pyramid when I was growing up caused many a sobering moment.

What always found it’s way through the good and bad spells though was humour. United fans have always had a self deprecating nature and many other long suffering League One fans shared this trait. Here I have compiled a list of some of the funniest comments I have come across in the past 6 years. I’m sure I will have missed so many out but here are the ones that stuck in my mind. Thanks to everyone who has read these views over these past painful 6 years and here’s to more laughs next year in the Championship.

 

 

“Brilliant day in Sheffield.Except for the football. And the referee. And the performance.”

Port Vale fan

 

““Can’t reveal the exact plans at this stage, but keep an eye on the away dugout about 20 minutes in! If all goes well, I will fellate Chris Wilder (to completion) to thank him for last season.
I will then be in the West Stand concourse at half time, for questions, autographs and will be happy to pose for photos with jism all over my face.”

“hope we p*ss all over them and Wilder gets sent to the stands.
Like, I’d always be grateful to an ex wife for my fantastic kids, but I don’t want to see her sucking off her new bloke

Northampton Fans

 

“If Che Adams scores I’ll chuck myself head-first into the Trent. I’ve had mates who played for Ilkeston in recent years so I knew about him ages ago obviously because they all raved about him being in the yoofs and training with the first-team, so I rather relentlessly hounded Notts in a one-man campaign to sign him (they could have got him for a nominal fee in the summer) – to me it was kind of like unearthing a gem but when he scored against Spurs and my Twitter mentions and phone went a bit mad I realised it was probably closer to a weird obsession with an 18 year old boy.
When he signed for Sheff Utd I was in a car crossing the Channel tunnel on the way to Belgium and I think I spent a solid 5 minutes having a rant telling Notts to fuck off and ‘we’ll never learn’.
The moral of the story is, as ever, listen to me.
We’ll lose this comfortably. Although our record against Sheff Utd isn’t the worst and there’s no Harry Maguire to score his obligatory goal either – remember when we beat them last season with Showunmi and Fotheringham scoring?! – I’d be embarrassed if that happened to my powerleague team. “

Notts County Fan

 

“we got taken up the arse harder than Jenna Jameson has ever done in her career”

“I know it’s Valentines Day and all but we didn’t deserve to be fucked that hard! “

Bristol City Fans

 

“Looking ahead what team would you put out on Tuesday night versus Sheffield United? “

“Swindon’s “

Colchester Fan

 

“Forget beating Sheffield Utd, ain’t gonna happen, they’ll be all over us like wild eyed, manic, blue painted jocks relishing the flesh of soft, overly comfortable English royals in a one-sided battle!!”

“Townsend = Ben Eltons love child.”

“Expecting Townsend to do a step over before the pen”

“Nigel Clough looks like the type of guy who is a real cunt to his wife and shouts at her in public.”

“Sheffield is probably not much worse than Milan. Apart from the very centre Milan is a shit hole! “

“ I don’t think it matters which league they are in, this is death or glory for them, there will be no prisoners taken and if we switch off we could get penetrated up the tradesman’s entrance with no lube and definitely no reach round!”

Spurs Fans

 

“Simon Clough still not got a driving licence.”

Derby Fan on us signing Kieron Freeman

“I heard that Clough’s scouting had gone up a gear because someone put some oil on the bike chain, allegedly”

Derby Fan

 

 

“I’m sick to fucking death of Sheffield fucking United.
Just fuck off. “

Preston Fan

 

“that was like watching your parents have intercourse “

“Utter, Utter, Utter……SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T
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Leyton Orient fans

 

“Sheff Utd are Jealous mate, pure and simple.
We live in Oxford, they live in Sheffield.
They have a bigger club as their main rivals, we don’t.
They speak wit’ northern accent, we speak the queens English.
And they’ve got Wilder, we haven’t”

“This match was always going to be a big one considering they are somewhat rivals this season, but now that both of us are struggling, this match is a big relegation battle six-pointer too. I can’t wait!”

Oxford fan

 

““He is average even for League 1.”

“Hardly stand out in this league anyway”

“We have been carrying him”

 

Coventry Fans On John Fleck

 

“Just seen Wilders post match interview. He looks ill and sounded dreadful.
Think the job is to big for him, don’t think he will be there long.”

Millwall Fan

 

“So just to be clear , the author (of this blog) is illiterate who needs to troll message boards and copy comments because he’s incapable 
of forming a sentence and thinking for him self .
We get loads of requests on here to participate in giving our view on a forthcoming fixture , you notice I added the word 
REQUEST , it works very well and everyone is happy .
Good manners cost nothing but clearly that’s too much for you Fritzal’s to spend.
Enjoy your deserved victory and see you next season , your manners are in keeping with your play off record .
To be fair your fans seem to find an opposition player almost losing his life after receiving an elbow by one of your players amusing so I’m hardly likely to feel like some circus freak because you blunts find my rant amusing .
I’m fully aware what a blog is and yes once a piece is sent into cyberspace it no longer belongs to the author , thanks for reminding me anyway .
My comments have clearly struck a nerve , you need to move away from the fly on the dog turd type blog and actually create something using your own initiative , blood sucking leeches were never popular .
I ain’t really bothered that a couple of geeky blunt cybersnakes drinking cans of monster who can only copy and paste find me none too clever .
I don’t really know how you get your material for much of the season , 90% of this league couldn’t give a flying feck about you , another season down here and you’ll have to close the site down fellas , may as well do it now there’s nowt for you lads in North London historically .”

Barnsley fan