Pre-Match View From Birmingham

“This is must win but a point could do (Strange football isn’t it?)

This is huge, the biggest game of the season by far. I think we are in it till the last day which worries me as surely we don’t get out of it three times with last day drama.
Difficult one to predict as I think Wolves away has really unsettled quite a few.”

“We seriously need all 3 points and I dont give a toss how we get them. If they are brinking 2.8k then the atmosphere should be good, but feck em,all I want is the 3 points. “

“I honestly think we can take Sheffield United in this match. I would maintain that, even if they are chasing a playoff place, their team is no better than ours and we are at home. The way Monk has got us playing, I think a win is definitely possible”

“No excuses for not winning this. Sheffield United are not in great form”

“They are 3 points from play offs, Villa couldn’t beat them at home could they? Donaldson!!
We will show you them it’s done Saturday”

“They may be but they are not in great form and if you remember we completely matched them earlier in the season.”

“This game will be difficult, Sheff U are still in the hunt for a play-off. However we should remember that they are in this good position because they got off to a flyer at the beginning of the season, they have come off the boil since.
I don’t think I have been to a squeaky bum game in years.”

“Anyone else as worried as me about where our goals are coming from? 1-0 would be great and if Barnsley lost I think we would be close to safety- one more point in the remaining two matches I reckon would be enough”

“Sheffield will be a tough nut to crack because they are still chasing a play off place, but we are the home team and we’ve got to want and go for a win.
Adams will be available, but Dean will be missing, which is a big blow.
However, we’ve got something else, the St Andrews crowd. The noise we made at the final match of last season was deafening and helped us to victory. I’m sure it will be the same again for this match.”

“We need goals if we are to improve our goal difference compared with Bolton, so I think Adams has to start. Davis has scored goals, but he’s not a natural goalscorer.”

“Adams has scored 3 in 27 League games this season. I know he’s been injured but he is not prolific. He’s inconsistent and can go missing in games but because he was previously with the Blades and it could be a case of ‘scoring against yer old team’ I’d start with him in a 4-4-2 and hope he get’s his head down and drills a powerful one in as he did v Cardiff. “

“I think we simply have to win
Hopefully Monk feels the same way and goes all out for the win
IF we are going to go down then lets go down the right way and not trying to defend defend defend and hope that Juke somehow manages to get one goal in the 2 or 3 chances that we may be able to give him (at home) when he usually needs 10 chances to get one goal.
So come on Blues, don’t be afraid anymore, its past that point now, just go for them from the off and get that win.
I don’t want to see Jota anywhere near our box and he should be told to go wherever he likes.”

“I have posted previously about that night game in the 70s, i said then that it was the worsy hiding i had ever seen an away following endure at st andrews.
It was sureal, the police had literally vacated the ground to take up position outside the ground, leaving 6,000 sheffield fans behind. Que groups of blues climbing the fencing that had kept us apart now minus the lines of police. The sheffield fans although in large numbers didn’t know what to do and were like sitting ducks as probably no more than a couple of hundred blues fans rained down on them.
Our away games in sheffield in the 70s were also carnage with police being pulled from there horses and the city centre shops taking a batterig. So many blues fans were arrested they had to lay on a special train to take them homeo one year and the night game when we were fighting relegation was carnage, over 10,000 travelled that night.”

“They tried to come the ‘big I am’ up there in November. I know somebody who gat smacked from behind, the bloje that did it got filled in. Wasn’t the only incident that day”

“Must have been a couple of different things going on, as I know a small group of our lot came Second, this season.”

“They got a kicking at their place earlier this season and a fairly decent scrap prior and after the 4-0 fa cup game.”

“Never really minded Sheff Utd, even when Colin W*nker was in charge, although I’m still scarred by that 0-0 draw in ’98 when we missed the playoffs on goals scored – goal difference would’ve seen us make the top 6, but the FL had changed the rules that year to supposedly inspire more attacking football – after Sasa Ilic spent 90 mins channeling his inner Lev Yashin. “

“I like Sheff Utd fans to be honest.”

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Pre-Match From Millwall

“must-win for the Blades. Must-not-lose for the Lions. This is a big one.”

“Sheffield United is now a must-not-lose, rather than a must-win. That being said, a win would put us six points clear of the Blades, taking them out of it, and possibly four/five points clear of Boro with three games to go. So  tight. With so many of the top 8 playing each other, I think it’s possible, if unlikely, that we could even get in with 4/12.”

“This is the one I’m dreading the most of our games left to be honest”

“Imagine looking at them fixtures knowing we needed points to stay up Championship next season ? I will take that as a prize for losing out ”

“They are going to play 3-5-1-1 formation apparently.That would be completely insane. So lets hope thats what they play.”

“Makes no difference to us as we’re set up to cover every angle.
All our outfield players are covering each other,a sort of ‘total football’ Do you not think that our oppo have been trying to counter our set-up, and failed so far,?”

“Looks like David Brooks was on song during midweek.”

“Hope Sheffield United fans are embarrassed by their clubs ticket allocation for Millwall fans on Saturday…disgraceful but hey we’ll still make twice the noise they do as at all other grounds we go to”

“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.”

 

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Pre-Match View From Boro

“Well, well, well. Boro got out of their mini slump and beat Karankas toothless troops 2-0 thanks to goals from Daniel “CR7” Ayala and Downing. We keep our place in the play offs but Milwall are somehow keeping up the pressure. Our next game is already on tuesday night as we go to fellow play off contenders Sheffield United in the first of a number of “6 pointers”. United lost their last game 2-3 away at Barnsley despite leading 2-1 with 25 minutes to go. United are in bad shape at the moment and have only won 1 game in 7 which was at home againt the mighty Burton 5 games ago. They are trailing Boro by 4 points so the onus is on them to attack us. That might free up some space for Traore, Downing, Howson and Bamford on the break which is likely the tactics Pulis will employ.They seem a bit nervous about the game knowing that a loss or maybe even a draw could end their season. They know they are not in great form and their defence isn’t getting much praise. If the players are thinking along those lines too I predict a very tactical game and probably only one goal in it. We really need to get at them and not let their confidence grow. They are in a bad shape and we need to rattle them from kick off.”

“Apart from Millwall all of the other contenders are as equally as bad as Boro in terms of results however looking at the fixtures it would seem likely that all should pick up 3 points though Millwall might not get the 3 points as I feel Bolton desperately need something to maintain their own precarious position.. Absolutely a massive game for both Boro and Sheffield United and falls into the category of THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE SEASON………….so far! Definitely a “must not” lose game for both teams. Think it is within us to get 3 points but I suspect a draw will be the outcome”

“It’s a case of an in form team against a struggling one, so of course Boro will reverse the Blades fortunes as we do against any team low on confidence…I’d go with the same Lineup, it seems like Sheffield United’s momentum from their terrific promotion season is finally slowing down. Their left wing back Stevens has looked a bit dodgy in the games I’ve seen him, he wont be looking forward to matching up against Traore.”

“I watched Sheffield United against Cardiff live on Sky the other night and they were very, very good. If we are not at the races here we could get beat which would be a big blow. I’ve seen some calls for Adama Traore to be rested but we cannot afford to do that under any circumstances until a top 6 position is confirmed. Hard to predict the outcome until we know which Boro turn up!”

“This one has got nil nil written all over it as far as I can see. I think both teams will be trying to keep things tight and snatch a single goal, I can’t see either side being particularly adventurous. ”

“I have a feeling we’ll lose this one, our away performances against top half teams have been poor and we aren’t good enough on the counter-attack. Think TP would snap your hand off for a draw and will start too cautious with Bamford isolated. Can see us going behind by 1 then huffing and puffing like we tend to. We’re really not good at chasing games, look at Burton. Best case scenario Boro score first from a set piece or Adama/Bamford does something magic and then have something to defend, as that’s when the team looks happiest (although it is torture to watch as fans). Not trying to be negative just think this is a fair reflection of how we’ve played recently and the likely outcome.”

“Sheff Utd’s last 6 games W1 D4 L1, hard to beat on their own ground as Cardiff found out”

“Sheffield Utd will think themselves unlucky first game of the season which may turn to our advantage on Tuesday.”

“I can’t believe they’re still hanging on in there – especially as Leon Clarke’s goals have all but dried up.”

“Derby and Sheff Utd for me are the two games I worry about. Although Sheff Utd, Bristol and Millwall will have to come at us and try and beat us just because of the state of the table, which opens them up to Adama more.”

“The league been very average has worked well in our favour so we’re 6th on merit at the end of the season your league position is were you deserve to be. I think what’s mainly rattled the majority of fans is that given our resources we should have been up there not worrying about the play offs but if we could manage to get one of the automatic promotion spots, its bloody annoying.”

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Pre-Match View From Barnsley

“Remember when we sent the blunts down at their place… oh how we laughed..
Well I hope our skin is on the collective thick side this Saturday .. may need to be”

“If being taunted at the game isn’t going to be bad enough, Reds supporting Radio Dee Darr listeners are in for even more. The presenters will already be salivating at the prospect of this. I certainly won’t be tuning in for the foreseeable. “

“they could get revenge for the season we sent them down and put a huge nail in our coffin.” “I think we will do really well just to get a point against a decent blunts side at the weekend but after that it’s **** or bust time….”

“I can’t see us getting anything against the Blunts on Saturday”

“we will suffer a humiliating defeat.”

“If we go 2 down on Saturday I’ll be walking out.
Of all the supporters in England they are the ones I’d least like to be facing in our situation. I can just see it now.
Could even be the last action I see this season.”

“I’m seriously worried about Saturday, I absolutely detest them as a club but unfortunately can’t see anything other than a defeat for us. To have them gloating and taking the piss will be too much especially if it gets to 2 or 3 nil.”

“If Sheff U play anything like they did against Cardiff then we’re in trouble. There energy and pressing alone will cause us major problems. Here’s hoping they have an off day. “

“They looked pretty useful against Cardiff. Have a job on to get 3 points on Saturday. Nowt new there tho”

“Cardiff were hardly impressive at oakwell. Just a thought.”

“they play the energy and pressing game that we had so much success with. Dread to think how whoever plays at left back copes with young Brookes. “

“No doubt Billy Blunt will get his annual goal against us . “

“Two wins in 25 games, both away from home, were doomed I tell you, doomed.”

“If we can get players around Kieffer Moore and he plays like he did on Friday we can win on Saturday….Its a massive game where only 3 points will do. “

“They`ll know what they`re up against and tek him art of equation early doors I would imagine.”

“My Sheffield United supporting Brother says they are more than capable of defending against players like Kieffer Moore, so the route 1 tactics probably won’t work on Saturday.”

“be a tough game Saturday , but just like a few years back , a result against the blades could turn our season”

“When we have lost to the Blunts in recent times it’s because McCabe has been paying big wages.
I think the last time we lost at home to them their centre forward was on £39.000 per week.
That’s not the case now. They have players of lesser quality than us now – if they beat us it will because they were either better organised or worked harder or both.
This game is there for Barnsley to win.”

“The only thing that gives me a bit of hope is that they need to win too and if they go for it there’s a possibility it could be an open game. I’m clutching I know.”

“Even if we were to go down anyway how desperate are we for just a little cheer, a win would be a massive lift to everyone And at least leave is with a positive memory for this season and a home win in 2018.”

“Saturdays game reminds me of when we played Hull City not so many seasons ago (was it the great escape season)? I went down to Oakwell fully expecting to lose and be put out of our misery but low and behold we beat them and there 6 thousand following 2-0.Lets hope for the same at the weekend.” “We’ve wasted gilt edged opportunities to build a gap or pull away. Only in the last few months we failed to beat a dreadful Wednesday team, failed to hold onto a lead at Hull, lost to Burton, failed to beat Norwich and Bristol at home, not to mention all the other 20 odd games before it when we haven’t gained maximum points.
I’m not sure we have 5 points left in us. And it’s unlikely Reading, Bolton and Brum will fail to pick up any more points.
We’ve been saying must win for over a month. The blunts is an absolute must win, if we don’t close that gap Saturday, i can see the last vestiges of hope leaving even the most optimistic. “

“It will be a long time before i forgive the club for the events of January 17 and this season. All that hard work 3 years ago pissed down the drain. And all the while clubs like Sheffield United & Millwall are thriving after their promotions.”

“Sheffield United spent six seasons in League 1. Do we expect to improve on their performance, especially as they had Brian the Blade?”

“I got punched in the head walking back to the train station the day we relegated them….. I didn’t have colours on and never even spoke to the bloke responsible so Christ knows why he picked on me!”

“If they go 2 0 up I’m going to put some ear plugs in and stay until the end to see if we pull it back. If we don’t I’m going to set fire to the Curry Mahal, where some of the waiters are Blunts.
After we beat Leeds in the famous January 2017 match I went in there for a curry, still on a high from the match. One of the waiters told me to stop going on about Barnsley in the presence of Blunts fans. I told him I was in my home village in my home town and I’ll celebrate what I want, and it was him who was on “away” territory. One of two other customers who were Reds fans backed me up. The t**t (there, I’ve said it) asked me to leave. His boss (Ash, for those who know him) intervened and the knob got a right telling off. My meal was free and the Blunt never bothered me again.
Might pop in on Saturday night if we win… “

“Even if we’re 5-0 down I won’t leave early, even if it means having to go home on the same train as them. After 50 years of watching us I’m immune to bad results. There are still people on here gloating about how we sent them down a few years ago when we drew 2-2 at their place even though they’d have still gone down with a win. So if they do help send us down this season they’ll just think that what comes around goes around. Call it korma. “

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Pre-Match View From Cardiff

Tough games coming tick and fast now, and Bramhall Lane is always a tough one, though we are unbeaten there in our last five visits. Our injury list is shrinking and a couple of important players are back so the squad is looking strong and fresh. Our run of wins is bound to come to an end soon and I’d be happy with a draw.”

“Sheff United is no tougher than Brentford away. They’re in poor form and we should be going there full of confidence and looking to beat them. If we score first the place will get restless. A draw would be ok in a far from easy fixture but we can get 3 points.”

“Lets cut dem blades down”

“They haven’t had a good run lately and are just clinging onto playoff hopes. Had goalie sent off on Friday so I wonder who will replace him? Simon Moore perhaps?”

“they have Simon Moore to come in so sure it won’t overly affect them”

“The dread trio of fixtures. Well, the time has finally arrived!9 days and 3 games that could make or break our season, so let’s have some score predictions and number of points gained.All matches @19.45 live on Sky Sports.02/04 – Sheffield United v Cardiff City
06/04 – Cardiff City v Wolves
10/04 – Aston Villa v Cardiff City”

” Beating Blades is the hard part.”

“I reckon Sheffield Utd, Wolves and Villa are just as worried about playing us, possibly more so. Sheffield Utd and Villa are playing catch up, so are more desperate for a win, which should play into our hands.”

“A deadly trio of fixtures would be playing Cardiff City 3 times in a row.”

“I think many of us seem pessimistic due to nerves. We have to remind ourselves that ‘everyone’ dread playing us.
We are an excellent team”

“Massive game on Monday night
Those of us old enough to remember know that we are owed something there 1970-71. Also an April game saw our season ended. ”

“I thought we looked like the early season team on friday, where we were playing with a swagger. Confidence seems to be returning at the right time.”

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Pre-Match View From Brentford

“Biggest game of the season for me, I hate this lot. Nasty bunch of cretinous fans.”

“I am confident of a Bees win. We’re a much better side and they’re on the slide. COYR’s. If we don’t reach the P.O. lets at least get 7th above PNE, SU, the Wall and Brizzle and psychologically a top side to be reckoned with next season.”

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

“ A close game with chances missed for both teams but the luck is with us, to keep us temptingly within touch with the play-offs”

“a win for us and if Boro or Derby lose, we’re back within 5 points of play offs again- I know there’s other teams between us-but u never know.”

“It’s a must win”

“Looks like a decent crowd tomorrow, most of the ground is limited availability”

“Is Donaldson available? If he is then surely he will dive in the box enabling Sheffield to take the lead from the resulting penalty. We equalise when Canos, several yards offside, goes around the keeper when their back four have stopped, anticipating the linesman’s flag and scores with a minute to go. Woods wins it with a 30 yarder in the 94th minute. Can’t wait.”

“Sharp and/or O’Connell to react to some stick from Voice”

“No they’re ok, doesn’t ched evans play for em though ?????”

“He’s in their squad – but I think he plays elsewhere (allegedly)”

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Pre-Match View From Forest

“Bitty form & niggling injuries are preventing Sheff U from getting back into their early season stride, but don’t write them off just yet.Personally I think they’ll continue to be a bit up & down, but be the team which rally’s a late season playoff push. Think we’ve caught them at a decent time though.  Good, but inconsistant. Let’s hope it’s an off day for them.”

“These have slipped up more than a few times at home, decent side though.Easy to make a case for a draw given our new found resilience away from home, no reason we cant nick one & take the points.One thing we can say, we’ll be in it for 90 minutes.”

“One of Sheff Utd’s biggest strengths is from their wing-backs getting forward, I think we’d be naive to try and match their formation, as they’re very good at working it for Stevens and Baldock to get in behind. Particularly because they’d then be drawing Fox out wide where he’s very vulnerable.”

“we don’t get owt there even when we have a good side so not optimistic this weekend.”

“The last time we won at Bramall Lane was 2004. A draw would definitely be a good result regardless of forthcoming matches.”

“I think this will be a tough game. I work with a few Blades fans and they haven’t given up hope of making the playoffs so they’ll be going out to win. The best I think we can hope for is another 0-0 and then try for wins against Millwall and Barnsley.”

“Millwall away is a tougher prospect than Sheffield Utd”

“Attack, attack, attack, we have nothing to lose now.”

“I know we are getting hard to beat, but the Karanka way means we find it hard to score.”

“Chance to do a rare double over a team this season in this game, would be extra sweet being as that team is Sheffield United.”

“Hate the cnuts with a vengeance. A victory over these would be even sweeter than if we’d won on Sunday
Watch out Blades, The scabs are coming to get you”

“I fancy us for this. They only know how to play one way, and whilst it’s effective, I think it’s susceptible to counter attacking.Stop the long diagonals to Clarke, and don’t let the over-lapping wing-backs get in behind to cross and you cut off their attacking supply.Can we please also think of proactive response to their usual scab bull. Something that will wind them up? Everyone pull out a twenty, wave it around and sing, ‘we’d do it again, we’d do it agaaaain, you work shy b******s, we’d do it again’.I can imagine them foaming at the mouths.”

“Any tevez songs should annoy them”

“Jessica Ennis is/was one of their fit bods,they named a stand after her before Evans signed for them and she took her name off it. Sean Bean can do one too!.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever get over that second half in the playoffs against them”

“Still one of my most crushing forest memories that play off game. The fact Johnson went on to break his leg
against them the following season after which our form dropped and Johno was never the same player, has ensured I have little love for that club”

“You shouldn’t have any love at all for Sheffield United!”

“I dislike Bumhole Lane, it’s a dump and full of scrotes.”

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Pre-Match View From Burton

“They called the game off on purpose. Same conditions and without under soil heating at the Pirelli, had this been a home Brewers match it would be game on. Sheffield Utd doing a ”Bradford”. Scared of little Burton.”

“We need the ex manager factor to do for them.”

“A juggernought that could be turning, squad value 18-9 million,5 players valued about a million-3 internationals. Another hard working team we should get points off. They took the spoils at the Pirelli, but after about 6 seasons in div 1 our stadium would not faze them , Bramall lane now is a different ball game ,a hostile crowd and will encourage their team, Like Millwall will be in your face for 90 minutes ,any thing here will be a bonus ,weather maybe a stay of execution”

“I can’t see us getting anything from the Wolves game I’m hoping we can get another away win in South Yorkshire on Tuesday night. We need those three points.
Curious to see the team Nigel selects. Will he play the two strikers again?”

“Team selection is a tricky one. Cloughie has come up trumps many a time with the 5-4-1 away from home but I’m not sure it’s the answer now and most certainly not after this tough run of games coming up. Darren Bent is fit and has been with us longer than a pre-season now, 6 weeks? I think I’d say the same about Liam Boyce although I can understand a bit of caution perhaps. The only weakness on Saturday was a touch of creativity, that goal creating pass or centre. I sense the only player we have who has proved he can do that is young Davenport.Very difficult with our small squad but we have to stay in touch over these 3 games and surely we have to gamble ?”

“People saying clough out, if he goes who we gonna get?”

“Anyone but him” “Anybody. Literally anybody.”

“I’m getting to a point now where why should i care when the club don’t seem to. Should of had a managnent change before Christmas”

“If you can’t support a team when they’re losing don’t bother supporting them when they’re winning!”

“The message enjoy our journey. With a base of about 3000 I am one of the few to have seen Championship football at the Pirelli. Looking forward to Bywater getting man of the match at Bramall lane.”

“I think we need to win half of our remaining games to stand a chance and considering our March fixtures we’ve somehow got to find some miracle wins from somewhere. Don’t think we’ll need as many points as last season but I can’t see anything below 47 being enough.”

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Pre-Match View From Ipswich

“With back to back away wins achieved – 51 points on the board after 35 is a minor miracle given some peoples viewpoints especially on TWTD with the season but there we go – that should be us fine.
Therefore, are we capable of doing anything at the other end? Unlikely. Sure, we’ve put back to back wins together ( both on the road ) with our first W W sequence since beating Forest + Derby.
5 unbeaten away is fantastic. Home is more the issue – given how we play, we’re better set up to play on the road. That’s ultimately where I think this is going to end – I don’t see us winning three on the spin. The blades are wobbling somewhat – IF we’re going to do anything it’s a fixture we need to be looking to win. We’ll see. “

“Must win game at home to Sheffield United who are in indifferent form.”

“these guys have dropped off a little so now could be the time to take 3 points off of them and do some damage to their playoff hopes and help what little hope there is for ours”

“Of the six teams we need to overtake ee still have 5 of them to play
And we have a game in hand on four of them.
I know it’s unlikely. I know it would require a big finish from us. But.. the season is still not quite over yet.
BELIEVE!”

“Recent performances are a start, but we need to start scoring and winning more at home – do that in the next 2 and maybe just maybe it could be on. Winning Saturday is an absolute must”

“It’s the hope that gets you… it’s always the hope.”

“It’s quite amusing really, the Blades are, according to the experts, still very much in with a shout of the play offs while we have no chance, and yet Two wins in these games will in all probability see us above them ! “

“We don’t beat many teams above us so beating them all seems unlikely unfortunately.
If we get in the playoffs we will win it cos we literally need to win most of our games left and will be in brilliant form. I just can’t see it though.”

“The Blades and Bristol City seem to be struggling just at the wrong time in the season.”

“Having watched the blades a couple of times this season they knock the ball around with a lot more composure (and intent) than us, but expect we’ll set up to nullify them and try and hit them on the counter or by a barrage into the box. “

“Our defensive record since Cameron Carter Vickers has arrived has been quite exemplary. The most we’ve conceded in any game he’s featured is one………”

“We seem to be conceding less now we have Carter-Vickers but we certainly need the goal tally going up also” “Vickers to net the winner in stoppage time ;)”

“I’ve noticed since Mr Vickers joined us from Spurs, the most we’ve conceded in ANY given game is ONE GOAL. Superb at the back. Very happy with that figure, one goal a game at present is bare minimum a draw.” “950 Blades coming down. Not a bad effort from them – sure many didn’t bother due to the prices, however if they’d not been greedy and agreed to our 25 both ways deal….. they’d be cheaper.”

“I quite like the Blades. Proper club proper support.”

“They are a proper club.”

“Always liked them too & really enjoy our small rivalry with them.”

“Same same.
“You fill up my senses””

“must be honest I can’t stand them at all, horrible club and not particularly nice fans either.”

“This game always makes me remember 2 games with them
1 – My first game live as a town fan, thrilling 4-3 cup loss. WHAT A GAME. Not seen a better game live since! ( Ipswich 3 Derby 2 04-05 is the best I’ve seen ) 2 – 2-0 down, Pablo red at 2-0 or 2-1… not sure we were losing, I think 2-0…. yet won 3-2. Would have loved to have been at that.”

“I always remember Sheff Utd as a real bogey team for Ipswich, especially in the early days of Robson’s reign, which included a 7-0 away defeat in 71/72.”

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Pre-Match View From Fulham

 

“we are among the best, if not the best in the Championship at the moment” “There’s no reason why we can’t go until the end of the season not losing!”

“It’s beginning to look like our year.”

“We are now, unarguably, the best team in this division. IF ( yes, a big IF) we can keep on like this, who knows: we might even make an automatic spot. The problem, if we don’t, is that the playoffs are a complete lottery, where current form is pretty much irrelevant.Tuesday is a banana skin….let’s shout out support for the whole 90 minutes”

“Its still going to be difficult to overhaul Cardiff but we look like we have promotion quality stamped all over the team. I am no longer that bothered about what is going on behind us”

“It’s not an easy run in — Leeds United, Sheffield United, Brentford, Preston, and Millwall are all solid clubs — currently 8-12 in the table. They will all play direct, waste time, commit tons of fouls”

“Sheffield Utd are just as physical as Derby were”

“I’d be happy to see Sheffield Utd replace Bristol city in the top six. Bristol City are a difficult side for us and I really don’t want to meet them in the play offs.”

“We all felt Bristol and Sheffield would fall away and so it’s proven”

“we’ve had a great two weeks unbeaten against the best two teams in the league ( don’t regard Cardiff in that catergory) two great away results need to lay the Sheffield ghost on teusday”

“We scored 5 away against them and would be great to score another 4 or 5 at home.”

“It was a thriller at their ground”!
Also a game full of defensive errors.
I also had the best kebab I’ve had for a long time close to the ground, so I remember it well!”

“I had to turn Sky Sports off when it got to 4-5, just couldn’t stand the tension! Looking forward to Tuesday night. Hopefully a less nerve wracking game. Clarke allegedly out which will be a big miss for them. “

“Both managers will remember that match and set their teams up not to concede.
Expect a boring goaless draw.”

“As if!”

“Sheff United will be a very difficult game, so no time for complacency.”

“Still dubious about Sheffield Utd calling the match off 3 days early; not least when they have under soil heating.
Main concern for Tuesday though is Sessegnon having, according to GJ, “pulled something” and the number of thumps Derby gave Cairney.”

“Sess has to start there’s goals to be had in this one. Think unlike villa and wolves these guys will have a real go.
Perhaps rest mitro and macdonald and ayite and play a front 3 of kamara, Piazon and sess.
Midfield Cairney, johannson and Norwood.
Will need the strong spine at its best at Preston”

“I know I’ve had a couple, but just watching Chelsea look really poor against City, leads me to believe, no Terry, no Fat Frank, Chelsea we’re coming for you next season!!!”

“Whilst very slightly tongue in cheek, we all know football fortunes are cyclical, Arsenal seem to be spent force, Chelsea’s line up is full of faceless nonenties, we have a manager on the up who is inspiring the players and fans alike, maybe our time is just over the horizon.”

“maybe a few more intelligent people around know that Slavisa could do a job up at the Arsenal. Look at what Lobsterman Carlos Carvalhal is doing up at Swansea? A fantastic job, and it proves that there are a few tactical managers back in the championships that could do a better job than your Sam Alyerdice’s. Slavisa is used to working on small budgets, and that gives him a great advantage over those big spenders who get duff information on overrated players. It only takes 1 or 2 flop players to put managers in the sack race. Remember Chris Houton back up at Norwich in the prem a few years back? 1 Van Winkle who was overrated, and Chris had the chance to get Wilfred Bony, and he chose Winkle, who got him the sack. At any level, you have to make good calls and good decisions. Slavisa made a good call when he got Mitro on board. I have no doubt tht this Fulham squad could make mid table comfortably back in the prem. Slavisa, i am confident would be better than Koeman and that other Dutch guy who got sacked. Like i said, only intelligent people, and intelligent chairmen like those at Swansea make good calls and decisions!!!”

 

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