“the only player to look assured on the ball (Wallace) isn’t ours. And unbelievably we took him off to be replaced by another no-mark who has yet to show any reason for us to sign him! “
“I work with a Sheffield United fan and Wallace is quite highly rated there”
“Kieran Wallace failed to get a grip of the midfield “
“I’m guessing Sheff U will be paying his wages, i doubt it’ll cost us anything. Hopefully all works out for both parties and we can establish a decent relationship as we’ve done with Birmingham.”
“He didn’t look any better than what we already have or any better than Todd Jordan who we have let go. we need better than him”
“Kieran Wallace is more along the lines of what we should be looking at and links with clubs such as Sheffield United who have a number of strong youth prospects can only be a good thing “
” “Long had a bad night, but is miles ahead of what we have had since Randy left “
“I totally disagree with this opinion. And I’m not just saying that because of last night. He looks the part but that’s it. What has he done since he came in to suggest he’s better than twardzik? The other week the caley thistle boys header went through him. He hardly covered himself in glory for countys goals either. I only recall one exceptional piece of goalkeeping from him – one on one vs caley (you could add his save from the initial header last night but his next action made up for it).
I agree he has potential but right now he’s not the answer. “
“Its wrong to focus blame on George Long last night. In general he was continually left far too exposed by his 2 full backs and central defence “
“The facts are that Long has made as many bad mistakes now as Twardzik in a third of the games.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to keep chopping and changing the goalkeeper but Long situation is like that of the team, he’s getting close to the last chance saloon. He/we cannot afford any more mistake “
“ Very few had concerns about Long’s ability prior to last night. The first was unfortunate – watched in real time the ball is slowly rolling towards the goal hence his hasty reaction. “
“ i think long is a good keeper. “
“Before last night Long had done absolutely nothing to suggest he is any better than Dan. After last night he should be dropped. 1st goal – OK it was a free header which was criminal, but a cross inside the 6 yard box is keeper territory and dealing with crosses was everyone’s main criticism of Dan. Great save from the header to be fair, then the less said the better.
2nd goal, what the actual fuck was going through his head? 2 centre half’s there to deal with what was nothing more than a hopeful punt. Laing is clearly watching the ball with one intention – nodding it back to the keeper. If long is coming for that (which he should never ever ever ever ever have been) then scream bloody murder to let laing know.
Long has potential but he cost us last night and we can’t afford that level of complacency in the position were in. Bring back Dan. “
“I think Long should be dropped next week but it won’t happen. “
“I think Long is a decent keeper, but his spectacular save to howler ratio is every bit as bad as Dan’s which is worrying. “
“ Long isn’t filling me with confidence “
“I would still stick with Long “
“ Long has been ok “
“Despite the England youth caps he is behind the ex St Mirren goalie Howard in the pecking order at Bramall Lane so we shouldn’t be expecting miracles. “
“JCR was a breath of fresh air bringing some attacking excitement to the game.”
“JCR added class “
“JCR brought something that we have been missing “
“JCR started OK but then HE started to tire and began to play deeper, “
“JCR shone tonight”
“With JCR we look a completely different side”
“Great assist from JCR”
“McGahey seems to cause chaos. “
“If McGahey is a professional footballer, I’m an astronaut. “
“Can’t help thinking it’s the Rookie from Sheffield Utd that is letting us down”
“ Perhaps it costs us more if he does not play some part of a game. No reason why he is picked ahead of others”
“Early days but McGahey looks a disaster. “
“How does McGahey get a game”
“McGahey needs to be on the bench”
““Only players in our team who I thought deserved credit were Grant and Long. “
“Would that be the same Long who got lobbed by a cross then didn’t have a save to make the rest of the match? In all fairness though, he did command his area very well on the odd occasion a cross did come in. “
“He made a couple of decent saves but nothing out of the ordinary. His kicking was garbage at times though.”
“Long is doing fine”
“Long has been very impressive”
“Thought Long got beat far too easily at the goal…..was there a small deflection? If not, you really shouldn’t get beat at the near post. “
“Let me know when he goes, I will give him a piggy back to the south yorks club.”
“Good luck for the future Steven”
“Not a great player, but none of them are.”
“Another of our bigger wage earners off the books.”
“Always driving our better players out – well played, again!”
“Can’t blame him”
“What a relief for him.”
“Howard. Harris. McGahey. Basham. Davies. Us BFC fans fight as well go support Sheffield United”
“never had a run in the team and can’t blame him for wanting out of our car crash of a football club….”
“Davies wanted to try something different… Like a normal club.”
“He looked a good signing at the but his time here has been a failure through injury, lack of fitness and lack of service”
“After getting relegated with Bristol City he was given the
chance to continue at Championship level with us and has
probably regretted it ever since.
Very poor body language of the ‘what am I doing in a dump
like this’ variety…..and never did enough here.
The joy of getting out will probably give him a boost and
he may do well but I have my doubts…..time will tell.”
“He’s leaving on the hope he impresses Sheff United and they gain promotion cause he knows we are already down….”
“He’s wanted out since last summer and played like it too.”
“A league one club is like promotion compared
to this current set up…”
“The club is rotten from the top down. You can’t blame anyone for walking away.”
“Good luck to him, he’s doing the right thing.”
“Davies is not a great player but he is top scorer this season.He must have a poor attitude if he doesnt like being dropped for Telford.”
“‘Not enjoying the football’!!!!!!?????????
None of us are enjoying the b@*%!y football. We’ve got to stay, he should be made to too.”
“Why are we not taking that option that we have on him as he is was one of our better players”
“I liked him could of scored a lot of goals at a decent championship club good luck to him in.”
“A move to a club with modern training facilities and he would be a handful once fully fit.”
“Was ok fully fit and motivated….
if the blades dont go up then im sure that he will come back and haunt us next season on our mission to the conference”
“Shame to see him go, and if things don’t work out for him at Sheffield, he could always go back to playing snooker.
He was brilliant at that and doesn’t seem to have aged much either.”
“Steve Davies has played under 4 different managers at Pool and failed to make an impact under any of them. He won`t be missed.”
“Isn`t he our leading scorer with 3 or 4 goals.Prolific by our standards.”
“Shame really as think Davies is the type of striker you could build a gameplan around”
As I said from day 1.”
“League 1 player at best.”
“Davies can finish but he’s bone idle. He’s also great at falling over and complaining to the ref. We won’t miss his hapless efforts as a targetman, you couldn’t slide a Gazette under his feet when he “leaps” for a header”
“I’m a fan of Twardzik but Long is a class keeper. He looked really confident in the air, made some smart stops and just a generally top keeper I think.”
“Long looks decent”
“Long looks a good keeper, commanding and made a few cracking saves to keep us in it. Don’t think he had much chance with any of the goals.”
“Long looks promising”
“George Long is a cracking keeper on football manager!”
“Looks like George Long likes to command his box”
“Fair bit of experience behind him for a young keeper. Imagine he’ll have featured in some of Sheffield United’s big cup games prior to this season. “
“We needed a commanding goalie”
“Awful awful player has been caught out all afternoon.
Leave him on the M1 on the way home.
What wrong with Josh Thompson.
No show from any of our players today bar fonners and Danny. Surprise surprise.
McGahey though is c**p”
“Agreed he is a big donkey him and dugdale Jesus Christ we are fcking awful.”
“Is it fair to judge the lad after being thrown in to a new side a couple of days after signing. I thought he had been brought in as cover for Danny, but Danny played. Question is more about why was he put into the starting line up so soon after joining us.”
“No pace at all. Their strikers played off his shoulder comfortably all afternoon.”
“McGahey’s first appearance made Lairds debut horrorshow look merely ‘below par’…”
“McGahey to the bench next week”
“He was absolutely hopeless today! At fault for the 2nd goal for sure”
“He made a mistake that cost Tranmere the second, but it is only one game and maybe he will get better, but in relation to the other players, he wasn’t being helped to have a good game in all honesty, when hie teammates played well enough, (insert sarcasm here), to create 1 shot in the first half.”
“Done fee is rumoured to be £1 million.
Hand. Snatch. Quickly.”
“They love an ex red, do the Blunts.
Don’t do it, Matty. You’re better than them.”
“Doyle to Cardiff. Done to Sheff Utd. That would be an effective disabling of both ours and Chesterfield’s play-off push unless contingencies are in place.”
“Would hope that they would have to seriously splash the cash for us to allow him to go to what could be a competitor for the play-offs.”
“Hopefully this is Bollux,and hopefully he speaks to Febian about his time there
No denying the blades have the money but players seem to get lost there..
Both Febian Brandy and Andy Butler decent players were frozen out there very very quickly….”
“Will be gutted if this goes through. Hope the fee is a good one. Have we already signed his replacement in Brandy?”
“If this is true then the fee better be a good one, when you don’t need to sell to then let someone go to our near rivals in the table is utter fooking madness, seriously miffed at this….”
“If true this is either the result of a ridiculous fee, or a triggering of an automatic release clause. Anything otherwise would be a serious misjudgement by the board as this has the potential to be season-ending.”
“To sell this late in the window and to a rival for a play off place is a little worrying and leaves us no time to get a replacement. If the fee isn’t at least £500,000 then I will be seriously disappointed.”
“I’m absolutely irate about this one. We don’t need to sell, Done wasn’t their first choice signing, we’ve been given very little time to replace him, might not get any time yet, he’s not near the end of his contract and Sheffield United, as big as they are, are below us in the League. This has to be our record fee for us to sell at this stage or, in my opinion, we may well have bottled it in terms of going for promotion. We needed a striker in addition to Done, so unless something massive happens incoming wise, then I will be looking behind us instead of looking at challenging.”
“Considering we sold Hogan for £750,000 (allegedly) when we were in league two, and have since been on a money-spinning cup run, along with made money from sell-ons, I would HOPE it would be nearer to £1m.
Absolutely no need to sell otherwise, and would really be a nail in the coffin of any potential playoff push. “
“So fvcking annoyed at this. We have a chance of greatness this season.
Or we could just sell our top scorer when we don’t really need to. Yeah, y’know, whichever.”
“I can’t imagine Done wanting to go to Sheffield Utd.”
“What, even if they treble his current wage and give him a decent signing on fee?”
“I can’t see sheff u paying out anything near a million which some want on here. Sad day.”
“Not to sound greedy but I’d be demanding least 2 million with add-on’s from the Blades simply because of being in our highest league position and their not poor”
Done to Sheff Utd? on 19:42 – Feb 2 by davidab2202
“As previously stated Hilly said we were lucky to have Done back with us 18 months ago as he felt he was capable of playing at an higher level.Appreciate that at this moment in time they are only at the same level as we are but hand on heart we would have to admit that they are a bigger club then we are.If we both were to make it to Championship level I unfortunately know which club would be the more likely to survive”
“True, they have Nigel Clough as manager.”
“We might as well just say to Sheff Utd “we don’t want 5th or 6th spot – you have it instead”. Crazy sale whatever the transfer fee. “
“Seems they paid around 500k for Baxter so I doubt we’re getting more than we got for Hogan.”
“Their forum ( talking about Bladesmad in relation to the reaction of Done signing)) Shows they don’t have a clue. The ignorance and arrogance of fans who believe they are above others in the division.”
“Blades fans do get cocky:”
“Wonder if COG is affordable if MD is going – I doubt we will get in excess of £500k for Done – but with JOC going to Brentford and no action so far – 1 out 0 in would not really highlight our “Push for Promotion” “
“Hilly teasing on Dale player after the Coventry match:
Asked : No Matty Done in the squad, was that due to the injury on Monday night?
Keith : He’s being sold to a Championship club. They’re all bidding for him at the minute…he’s going to break the all time club record, you’re talking £2.5M. I think there have been 4 Championship clubs in for him, so we thought we ‘d leave him out.”
“RIP your career matty.”
“Done is a confidence player. If he’s not playing regularly with the full support of the fans, this might not be a great move for him.
Good luck to him, but after his Barnsley experience I’d have thought he’d want a full season playing in his current role then assessing it in the summer.”
“I Mean wtf. They were saying that the Blades had made 10 changes from the team that lost to Spurs and they still beat Swindon. This smacks of what people accuse the top teams of – buying up the best players from their rivals so they can’t challenge them for honours.
“In my opinion he has been our best player, and really hope the money received makes losing him worthwhile. Really pissed off with this. Terrible losing one of your best players to a rival.”
“We were lucky to get Matt Done when he rejoined us. We were all overjoyed when he returned.
He has given his all for us, others have noticed his qualities and we have banked a Kings’ ransom (by our standards) that we would never have seen had KH not brought him back.
We’ve won both ways.
All the best Matty, thanks for everything.”
“What message does this given to the fans? Never been more disappointed in the club than I am right now”
“We’ve played this terrifically well. Selling our best player of the season with an hour to go to find a replacement. “
“Gutted. A Yorkshire rival has our star player. We could have held on to him, so I am sure we have a good price for him, £700k plus. Would love it if we still finish above them. With money in the bank all is not lost but I would rather take a chance by keeping Done and pushing on,selling him in the summer.”
“Better than Eoin Doyle according to my blunt supporting mate. I tried to kep a straight face I failed”
“I rated Done when he was here. Still rate him now”
“I love to laugh at the Blunts as much as anyone but I can’t get too sneery over this one I’m afraid.”
“He’s decent, Done. At this level.
But had Winnall not got crocked I’m sure he’d be on the same amount of goals by now. And we’re shit.”
“Jay McEverley was highly thought of before and after we signed him and let him go. Same has happened to Matt Done. Then again plenty who were poor at us like Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood, Jon Walters etc have done well after leaving us.”
“A local rival about to sign a player who has scored as many league goals as all our strikers put together.”
“14 goals for a non striker. Not bad going.”
“Done in my view is a good player at this level. Works hard, good pro, plays several positions, scores goals. What’s not to like? Not good for Rochdale unless Blades have paid over the odds.”
“Frankly I would rather have kept paying his wages and had him until the end of the season as cover.Sad to see this as there is a real quality there if he develops – his strike against Rangers was top quality.”
“Done well whenever called upon. attitude never looked like a problem to me despite the shite I’ve read on here. “
“He’s done well to get himself a move there, but is he really going to get more game time than he did here? I’m not sure he’ll be a regular there either but you never know. The Scottish contingent will help him settle in though. I’d have liked to keep him, but hope he does well down there. “
“Gutted that Holt hasn’t lived up to his early promise with us. Hopefully he finds it down south”
“Sad to see him go. Obviously a talented boy but he just hasn’t quite made as much progress as we’d all have liked. Probably better for him to go somewhere and try and play regularly.”
“That’s not a bad move for him though if he does end up signing permanently with Sheff Utd. Nigel Clough has done really well taking guys from the Scottish leagues and improving them.”
“All the best Jason I hope you do well as I have am an admirer of your game.”
“Good move for everyone. Never took his chances when given and didn’t make himself an obvious first pick.”
“ Must be something in the Clough’s genes about Scottish players.
His Dad signed a few in his time “
Jason Holt is the type of player you want to watch.
I reckon we’ve made a mistake letting him go.”
“He’s been unsettled ever since the forest bid but that’s not the only factor in him leaving. Hearts player 10x better last season when Holt and Carrick were introduced to the squad. He done nothing to merit being dropped IMO and was pushed to the side to make way for gomis and bauben. “
“Best of luck Jason”
“Could b a good move for him first team football although would of liked him to stay “
“Not surprised. Seems to have wanted a move south for a while and I think he was a bit disappointed we didn’t let him go to Nottingham last year. “
“ Really hope we don’t end up regretting this as he definitely has the potential to be decent player. Good luck to the guy anyway and since he’s obviously not as highly rated within the management team as with the fans it makes sense for him to move for his own benefit.”
“We might live to regret it, we might not. “
“Sad to see him go, but to be fair he has not kicked on in the last couple of years, from a very promising start. Glad he is going south and not to another Scottish side”
“Best of luck to him. Glad he’s not going to someone up here and it’s a club with a lot of potential.”
“ Good luck to him, hope he does enough to earn himself a deal “
“I wish him well. Obviously he is disappointed at not starting more matches for Hearts. It will be interesting to see how much game time he gets with SU between now and the end of the season. “
“Aim big Jason, league 1 in England to a team lower down than Fleetwood town.”