Bournemouth Fans Reaction To The Opening Day

“Great start”

“David Brooks versus his old team, opening day. “

“The Davey Brooks derby to start the season, let’s go!”

“I feel a bit for Sheffield United because their big opening day is in a tiny away end so loads will miss out. Having said that Sheffield Wednesday won us the Championship so f*ck ’em.”

“1100 away allocation”

“Nice home game to start the season. Sheff utd will be thinking it’s a winnable game and it’ll be nice to burst their bubble early.”

“Must be happy with that start”

“Think Sheff Utd may be one to go, hope there are two more worse than us.”

“Cardiff, Aston Villa & WBA the first match curse……………….What happened to those clubs at the end of the season?”

“Just to clarify for any visiting blades fan… Other than Man Utd, every club who has played AFCB on the first game of a Premier League season has ended up being relegated. Have a lovely day”

“First 2 matches, 6 points. There’s no other way.”

“Trickier first 6 games than last season. Being Villa’s first home oppo back in #EPL looks slippery”

“Newly promoted teams at the start, a terrible run in – it’s not great. Absolutely vital we don’t mess about against the bottom half clubs or down tools after Christmas this season!”

“Let’s be honest not the real fixture list tho as sky and bt will shaft fans by changing dates and kick off times to suit them no thought for fans planning on going to games especially away all about money nowadays”

“Anyone remember going Sheff U away first game when we went up to..? old div 2? (wow I can’t remember now lol)…getting on for 30 years ago”

“Our history against Sheffield United: Played: 15, Won: 1, Drawn: 4, Lost: 10. But that famous win in 1987 was so fucking sweet man”

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Pre-Match View From Stoke

“Let’s be honest, almost all of us wouldn’t have taken a single player from Norwich & Sheff Utd at the start of the season. How wrong we were. Well done & good luck to both of them.”

“And Norwich lost Maddison and United lost Brooks. Big fair play to them.”

“Chuffed Sheff Utd beat Leeds out, after the early Leeds wank-fest. ”

“I still wouldn’t take their players”

“Just shows that management and team spirit are more important than ‘name’ players”

“The only thing Sheffield and stoke have in common are the red and white stripes everything else we are light years behind.”

“I’m tired of the same old names, we need young hungry honest professionals. Look at the Sheffield United side that have just got promoted, not a big name amongst them. I don’t want any castaway PL player who thinks he’s doing us a favour coming down to the Championship. I want players who were giving the opportunity to show what they can do.”

“NET transfer income/spend 2018/19 according to http://transfermarkt.co.uk  : Norwich City: +£29m Sheffield United: +£5m Leeds United: -£4m Stoke City: -£29m. And Stoke fans say the Coates family need to invest more????”

“It’s a competitive division with zero quality.”

“Norwich and Sheffield are fucking average along with the play off teams. “

“Sheff Utd look absolutely shit and will be cannon fodder next season. What does that say about the massively expensive shower of shit struggling to finish 16th.”

“They will get mullered in the Premier League.”

“First time in twelve years they’ll have been playing in a higher league than us. It’s hard to see them doing anything but struggling in the Premier League. “

“Both Norwich and sheff utd will come straight back down. Enjoy your one year in the premier league”

“That’s what they said about us when we were promoted.”

“I said that about Wolves! Although I think you’re right this time”

“Because you know their teams for next season of course…”

“If they don’t spend the same amount as Wolves they are going straight back down”

“I think from 10 to 17th in The Prem they’ll be thinking they’re guaranteed survival with what’s coming up”

“They remind me of us when we went up.Wilder will make them competitive I certainly wouldn’t write them off….”

“They said we would go straight back down. Met a bunch on the M1 services when we were in our 1st season in the Prem Whilst all around were lambasting us and our style they were very complimentary. Suffered just as we have as a city and football – these statements are just sour grapes at best”

“Hopefully they’ll stay up, the top flight needs clubs like them. Sheffield is a proper football city with two big clubs, Wednesday probably even more so than United. “

“It is a shame Sheff Utd aren’t being promoted while WHam are being relegated.”

“Not saying the Sheff Utd players are enjoying their week (quite rightly) but I think we should be providing each of them with a McDonalds breakfast & a 2 litre bottle of full fat coke when they arrive on Sunday. “

“Seeing how pissed their players looked I might actually put a bet on us”

“Nah we will just give them an easy 3 points and safe passage to the league title provided Norwich don’t do their bit”

“After the dogshit season we are now going to have to witness Sheffield United celebrating promotion at our ground.”

“Can’t wait until it’s over and I can look forward to the summer international football and next season. Let us never mention this season again.”

“Can’t see there being a lap of honour. The Sheffield fans will probably remain there longer than the Stoke fans, celebrating promotion!!!”

“Sheffield will piss all over us”

“Have seen them take Leek over before and this weekend will be no different.Recall one visit that where the police shut all pubs whilst Sheff Utd were travelling through and put up road blocks.Not sure if they will do it this weekend.”

“They could absolutely take the piss next Sunday if they wanted to. Man city had to run across the pitch to try and get in the away end back in the day. Sheff Utd would have a field day this time around. ”

“We will be fine……who cares about Sheff utd”

“Already promoted – maybe they’ll come , attend the game then worry about the bigger fish they have to fry next season. Just a thought.” 

“Sean Bean will get killed in the first hour.”

“By a Sharpe object maybe?”

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Pre-Match View From Ipswich

“Sheff Utd’s game against us must be the biggest in their history given the £££ for reaching the Prem these days.”

“It’s what the play off final would be if third place got to hand pick their opponent.”

“If you were a Blunt, you wouldn’t have picked a better game than to play us, or maybe Bolton or QPR given the form they’re both in as well.
We’ve had our run-ins with Sheff Utd over the years, but I’ve got to admit I’m incredibly jealous of the position they’re in.”

“They’re great fun to watch too.”

“I can assure you that Sheffield United will beat us with a minimum of 5 goals!!”

“They will probably stick 10 past us! We live in hope but we are not fit for purpose and sound like they are already on the beach”

“A heavy defeat again… The team have given up.”

“There is no way they won’t beat us.
We could put in our best performance of the season & we will lose. They’re up.”

“We’ll try to play to win but they’ll barely notice.”

“Paul Lambert does not do park the bus and grab a goal on the break-if he did we might not be getting relegated.
I imagine it will be like most of our games from our point of view, we will play some nice passes but rarely get anywhere.
I suppose if they do not score early then their support will start to get a bit tense which in turn will make your player’s tense.
I think Leeds have made things pretty easy for them with their last two results because if they were still level with them(or better) then Saturday and our game against Leeds would both be ramped up a few more notches.”

“We’ll approach it by playing 4-3-3/4-5-1 (whichever way you look at it). After 45 minutes, Lambert will once again realise that Judge is cr*p out on the wing, so he’ll give him the license to roam where he wants in the second half. We’ll have a couple of half decent chances, but our strikers couldn’t finish their dinners, so they won’t have to worry there. They’ll then waltz down the other end, and score what could only be possibly described as the easiest goal they’ll score all season as our defence is shot to pieces as well. We’ll huff and puff a little more, then we’ll concede another soft goal and they’ll end up winning the game 2-0.”

“If any Leeds fans are hoping for an Ipswich miracle- sorry! Us Ipswich fans have been hoping for one since October.”

“Championship promotion race is who can bottle it most don’t worry Sheffiedl United you’ve got an easy 3pts”

“Can we just forfeit the games against Sheffield United and Leeds? With the season we’ve had it’s just written in the stars that we will take points off one of them to send Norwich up as champions”

“Happily give Sheffield United and Leeds United the 3 points each to see Norwich mess it up this late… surely all Ipswich fans agree… would make the season a tiny bit less depressing, even more so if they then lost at Wembley?”

“I know it won’t happen but I would love to see us take a point. Nothing against Sheff U, in fact I quite like them, but the constant comments from pundits like it’s a done deal are annoying me”

“I’m sure we’ll go & give it our all but we just won’t be good enough.”

“The only thing that we have got to fight for is to possibly make our game against Leeds interesting again.”

“Their biggest game since they bottled a straightforward home game against Wigan to stay in the Premier League (for all the moaning about West Ham’s cheating that was poor). THey’ve got an awful play-off record too, four defeats in finals I think.
Not that it will be a problem for them on Saturday, Leeds bottling everything this weekend sees to that.”

“Give over saying it’s their biggest game.
They’ve won the league and four FA cups.
Winning promotion and some money doesn’t compare to any of that in the historical sense unless you’re selling a tv subscription.”

“They won the League in 1898 and last won the FA Cup in 1925, so it is the biggest game of nearly all their supporters that are still alive and almost certainly everyone who’ll be in the ground on Saturday.
And while money isn’t everything, the kind of money in the Prem now just for one season can make an enormous difference to a club that’s not been in it for ten or more years.”

“I’d also argue that an FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday was far bigger, which happened in the lifetime of a lot of their support
This may be the most consequential though”

“while I would love us to upset the applecart against the scum of the North I just cannot see it, I think it could be a very uncomfortable day for the Boys in Blue with a pretty emphatic win for the Blades, at least we should get out in One piece !!! Oh the Joy.”

“Will be watching the game from behind a cushion as I fear a horror show Saturday. I wonder how McGoldrick will celebrate his invevitable goal. 3-0 defeat. I can’t find anything positive to say about this one.”

“I expected to see Waghorn do well this season but Didz has surprised me not going to lie.
2 more for him today to take his league tally upto 15 and Sheff Utd on the verge of promotion. Crazy how things go.”

“Opposite for me, didn’t think Waghorn could have the same season but was absolutely certain Didz would leave and just nail it for someone.”

“I’m not surprised McGoldrick is scoring goals, I’m more surprised he’s stayed injury free.
Good luck to him”

“I loved watching Didz and creswell 🙁
Easily the best 2 players for me in the last 10 years”

“Just a lovely “proper” footballer. Can control, pass, dribble and shoot. Not sure the current strikers on our books have that ability when combined.”

“I’ve always said it – the most gifted player we’ve had over the past 10 years.
Whenever you’d ask the players about him, they’d say he was the best player on the books.
Even Chambers said publically last spring that you should never allow a player of his quality to have his contract wind down. He should never have been allowed to leave, simple as that.” “the best player we’ve had in the last ten years. But I was happy to see him leave. His injury record primarily but also it just felt time for him to move on. As it’s turned out he had plenty to offer, but clearly not for us. He has had a brilliant season and the move has been great for him.”

“That’s the one summer departure I can’t argue with.
His injury record here didn’t justify a new contract at the time. In hindsight it was a bad decision but seemed justified then.”

“The blunts have played to his strengths and protected him.
someone on the chatrooom earlier was saying how much running he had to do under mick; the lack of that has helped his contribution massively and maybe even helped reduce the injuries.”

“good luck to him and the Blunts. Not so long ago they were in League 1…”

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View From Hull

“Disgraceful performance, gifted it to them ****ers.
I will say though it wasn’t just us that were ****, they were also annoyingly good.Could not take watching them celebrate, had to leave early. “

“That was abhorrent. Played like a side on the beach and rolled over for Sheffield United. They were more than happy to let us have the ball to do nothing with it to conserve energy once the first half ended.”

“Embarrassing beyond belief this afternoon for all the wrong reasons. Fcuk knows were it will all end up whilst the Egyptian Virus remains here but today was arguably a warning of what’s yet to come until somebody,or something runs these pair of kunts out of town.”

“Worst performance in terms of giving a **** I’ve seen in ages
Can’t remember doing this in decades, but I bailed out after 70 (Askew convinced me to not leave at half time!)
Can’t watch those ****s celebrate”

“Be outskilled never out battled.Weak as piss against a nightly set ofcwankers only fc prepared to mix it”

“Hope they enjoy their temporary Premiership football at the bottom.”

“Ridgewell would have provided more experience against McGoldrick who was a real problem for us today. A very disappointing performance regardless. Particularly for the unchallenged headed goals 1 and 3.”

“Joke club after today. Rolled over for McGoldrick. Delete the club ASAP”

“When someone called Edna scores against you. You’re going to lose.”

“What sort of a name is Enda Stevens anyway. It’s as daft as Gonzales Smith.”

“Adkins should walk, for his own sake.It’s not worth staying. He’d get much better jobs elsewhere.”

“Disgraceful performance by the players, stewards and police. Utterly embarrassing”

“Can’t believe after watching that …that people on here were actually saying they wouldn’t mind us losing if it meant Leeds didn’t go up….there both a set of ****s.”

“Not a good situation to be in with either Sheffield United or Leeds going up, but I’ll take the former doing it before Leeds any time.
Thank fook Wednesday are not in the mix with those two. That’d be unbearable.”

“We didn’t lose to stop Leeds getting promoted, we’re lost because we’re shite”

“Losing to these is hard to take, so by way of a diversion I’ve been rummaging around other sites. It’s softened the blow a bit reading tws melting over this result. Having an ex-blade in goal is rubbing salt in for them.”

“Shame our team couldn’t apply themselves in the same way Brentford did.”

“Leeds can’t be complaining all over Twitter at our result when they put up that display!”

“HULL and Sheffield United fans were involved in a massive brawl.
One fan even had his sunglasses knocked off his head.Shocking, absolutely shocking…”

“Hull City…The club who cares more for visiting supporters and their needs rather than home fans who have had their loyalty rewarded with the stripping of concessions and the annual gutting of the team. No wonder no fucker comes anymore.”

“Officers from @
humberbeat
hugging Sheffield fans in the City end as they leave. Astonishing. We have long had the worst police force in English football, but this has been a new low. “


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Pre-Match View From Hull

“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”

“I normally do not want my team to lose but if Sheff Utd beat us I will be relaxed about it”

“I hope Sheffield United go up and not Leeds”

“I don’t want Leeds to go up. I’d much rather Sheff Utd went up. If we were to lose on Monday at least there would be a silver lining …. even more so if Leeds lost.
Just think about the TWS replica shirts in Hull & ER if they go up. Rich pickings given the way the Allams have decimated our fan base. Doesn’t bear thinking about.
Only time I wouldn’t be so bothered about them going up is if we were up there too. Now that would be good. No chance of that happening for a long, long time.”

“Both repulsive clubs but there aren’t any Sheff U fans in Hull waiting to emerge from the shadows.”

“I hate Leeds more simply due to the amount of Hull born Leeds fans, especially those now claiming to be Hull for a day . Utter ****ers . I still hope city win, Leeds will **** it all up themselves”

“Probably because I’m a bit younger but I don’t hate them anywhere near as much as Leeds.I really fear Leeds going up. The media love in whenever they go back up to second is sickening enough. I’ve actually found myself more bothered about Sheff Utd and Leeds’ results than ours in the last few weeks, since going up might end up being a bad thing if it meant the Allams stuck around even longer.”

“The Schroeder’s cat of a game, how to win and lose at the same time …”

“How can you hate anyone more than Leeds? Except maybe Wednesday.”

“Can’t wait for us to get rolled over by sheff utd 4-0 on monday”

“I have a grudging admiration for the way that Warnock and now this badgekisser has managed to get the players, crowd, ballboys,stewards and even weak officials to bend to their will.
I think after many years our ballboys have finally been taught to vary the return of the ball depending on the score and whose ball it is. “

“wilder is a proper ****.”

“Let’s control the controllables, beat The Blunts, lots of laughter and “we’ll see you all next year”…Sheff U aren’t very nice…FACT…..then repeat v Brizzle…could be good fun these last 2 home games.”

“Hopefully our football will do the talking and there will be no room for their antics. All the pressure on them”

“play like we did against West Brom we turn them blunts over”

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Pre-Match View From Nottingham Forest

“If we lose we can’t be relegated and and if we win we can’t get promoted. The players appear to be in holiday mood already so even if we won or lost Ten-Nil who cares?”

“difficult to see where our next win is going to come from this season.”

“This could be a spanking”

“The mediocre team from Sheffield brushed us aside with a 3-0 thrashing. The good team in Sheffield will inflict further misery. Blackburn could have scored 4 against on Saturday – this lot will.”

“Routine home win for Sheffield United”

“if anyone can get their automatic push back on track, it’s us”

“We’re going to get proper tonked in this one.”

“you fear that we could end up on the end of a real drubbing at Brammall Lane”

“No chance here, their team’s treble ours. Its like Barcelona v Notts Clownty.”

“Painful this, potentially. Hopefully we’ll just lose”

“We will lose and lose heavily.4 or 5 should see Martin out the door hopefully” “Bizarrely they haven’t had much joy playing us in recent years despite looking the better side on most occasions.
So I reckon this will be their day.”

“Blades have coughed up a couple of victories last two games & are desperately looking for a pushover away from home with a confused game plan.
Enter Nottingham Forest.
Fuck me theres some red flags here, their midfield looks two classes above ours, their manager has the ability to pick apart any weakness & theyre gonna be desperate to get their push back on track”

“Interesting comparison when you look at where they sit & their season compared to ours. We’ve not won back to back once all season. There record however is:
4 wins on the bounce Aug-Sep
4 wins on the spin Sep-Oct
4 wins on the trot Dec-Jan
3 wins on the fidaddle Feb
3 wins on the roll in March
They’ve only lost 2 games back to back once all season, which was the very first 2 games.”

“Our away record is crap, they’ve lost 1 game in the last 14 (in fact they’re record in that time has been 8 wins, 5 draws, 1 defeat. Pure Auto form), and we’re now in the phase of experimentating.”

“Our’s is not a poor squad. Is sheff us better ?
We’ve been unlucky with defensive injuries and with the loan wingers not working out, but the players are there by and large to be better than mid table” “A few ex-strikers like Sharp and McGoaldrought to come back to haunt us”

“Think Sheffield Utd had a player sent off and Sharp and Basham injured at the weekend,could get something here,but won’t.”

“With the loss of 3 key men this might be a different game to the one I initially expected.
It will be a defeat still, but by a slimmer margin than I first thought.”

“It seems like they’re starting to feel a bit of pressure, like they did back end of last season and we shouldn’t be feeling any given we’ve nothing to play for, plus the fact Sharp is likely out. Relax, play some actual football and we can win. MON surely needs a good end to the season now.”

“Been unlucky with good goalkeepers and the post so I think we might score.” “Draw best I think we can hope for atm”

“If MON plays his strongest team (unlikely, as most of them can’t even get in the squad these days) rather than his lucky dip team selection trick again we might be able to nick a draw.
But let’s be blunt… 2-0 to them and they won’t even have to break into a sweat to do it.”

“we could win if O’Neill wasnt stubborn and played our best players.”

“Pointless match with no real pressure? That’s normally the sort of match we win.
It’s when a game actually means something that we routinely fall to pieces.”

“Let’s beat the gobby shit bags. Scabs on tour victorious”

“Win this one and screw over the Blunts chances of automatic promotion. Horrible club.
Can’t wait to see which ex-convicts they sign this summer.”

“Contrary to popular opinion, I’ve met several very nice people at Bramall Lane”

“Win or lose I’m probably going to have a cry wank after.”

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Pre-Match View From Millwall

“On to a very hard game Saturday, away to Sheffield Utd. Be happy with a point up there!”

“I’ll take a point tbh Sheff Utd are wobbling so good time to play them got a good record up there also. Leeds and Villa going up this year”

“will be a very tough game”

“Can’t help thinking that Wednesday night was an opportunity missed for Millwall considering the results elsewhere. Saturday away Sheffield United will be tough.”

“we looked tired on Wednesday I thought.”

“Yes, they came up with us and we finished above them last season but they are a massive club, a Premiership club. They have spent money on Madine and Dowell. Would be able to get those players? no”

“They remind me of Millwall in a way in that they have a fan of the club supporting their team. They are are hard working side but they do have talent”

“Would be a typical Wall result to win on Saturday”

“We will lose because we are crap”

“We’re gonna need a miracle at Sheffield United Saturday!”

“Looking forward to the end of the season when I know longer have to hear the crap coming out of The Jester Harris’s mouth.”

“The trouble is our forwards don’t score goals. That is why the manager has gone to playing one up front and hoping to nick a game. The other forwards apart from Gregory are very poor.”

“in a way it is better than just muddling along in mid table. Won’t be easy some good teams down there with us, however trotters n tractor boys look toast. !st time Ipswich been to 3rd tier, while their neighbours the Canaries look set for premier. But we can stay up the way the boys are playing. Come on you Lions !!!!!!!”

“I’m a big fan of the word ‘shithouse’ in a football context. Hoping first line of my match report this Saturday will be: Millwall have shithoused a 1-0 win at Sheffield United to move closer to Championship safety.’”

“We have to get this out there enough that if we win he actually has to do it #Millwall #shithousesheffield”

“David Webb is tomorrow’s referee. He has officiated two previous Millwall games this season, both of which have been losses away to Reading and at home to Norwich (both 3-1). This will be the first Sheff Utd match he has taken charge of in 2018/19.”

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Pre-Match View From Birmingham

“The Blades will be in a similar position to Leeds – looking for three points rather than one. Indeed when did Chris Wilder’s team ever ‘bank up’?
The same principle applies where, where there’s tactical ambition, there’s space and Blues will get their opportunities.
Trouble is, can we keep the back door shut? Possibly not for a whole 90 minutes with the likes of Sharp, Madine, Hogan and McGoldrick in Wilder’s arsenal.”

“We might not be in the play off picture anymore but we could have a huge say in who goes up if we can win Wednesday against Sheff Utd”

“If we can take 2nd away from Leeds we can take 2nd away from Sheffield United”

“Sheff Utd we’re coming for you”

“We are blues ,and can beat anyone on our day in this division,so keep right on lads till the end of the season. “

“I actually think we could go the rest of the season unbeaten. Especially if we can navigate Sheffield Utd on Wednesday”

“I dont get why we beat the likes of Leeds but loose to mbro, QPR ,villa and many more it confuses me”

“Would be typical blues to win against Leeds then Sheffield United just to lose to Rotherham and Ipswich.”

“Loving the way these players will run through brick walls for each other, but think we’ve shown more than just grit this season at times. The odd 45 minutes here and there have been really good, showing what they can do. Need more of it over 90 minutes next year.”

“Sheffield United and Norwich kill teams off with more desire to score. I’ve saw Leeds against twice now this season and they have the quality but don’t hurt us one bit.”

“They’d love to buy Che but I think he’s destined for bigger teams. Sheffield should’ve kept hold of him instead of virtually giving him away in todays money. “

“What would happen with the sell on clause if we sold him back to Sheff Utd? Would they get a percentage of the fee they pay back/knocked off?”

“Sorry to say blades fans he will destroy you! Mwuaaaahhahah”

“Maikel Kieftenbeld is definitely out”

“He will be a big loss”

“Kief’s high energy pressing will be hugely missed. And he’s better on the ball than Davis.”

“Davis is as bad a Kieftenbeld, so we’ve got that position covered. Just hope Gardner is fit, so we don’t have to play Harding at right back”

“I like the guy but, Davis offers exactly the same option but, better in the air”

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Pre-Match View From Preston

“Well the next three games will make or break the season, first up Sheffield United with happy Chris in charge, until last Saturday they were on a run of not losing or conceeding that all changed hanks to Andy Weimann, with their defeat to Brizzle they dropoped to third so pressure has ramped up on them to get back into the automatic positions, with Leeds away at Birmingham which is also not a gimme so not just a big game for us but a huge match for the Blades as well, they have also lost the Billy Sharp record of when he scores they never lose as well.
To be fair to the Blades, Wilder has an interesting playing style with two of the three centre backs playing as extra widemen, obviously worked a treat this season given their position, rate Chris Basham excellent player, Sharp is no mug also have Hogan on loan from Villa and McGoldrick who has scored against us on a regular basis.
We vlost at the Lane 3-2 as we were just about to come to the end of our early season slump scoring our first goals away from Deepdale this season, we will have to perform way better than we did last week at teh Mad Stad but returning players may enhance the squad, looking forward to the Blades goal keeper Henderson having a mare he is a twat.
Looking forward to this 5000 plus support from Sheffield it will be loud on Saturday and with Leeds at Home on Tuesday as I said a pivotal week.”

“We know a few things about Sheff U.
1. they all work and press hard
2. they play an usual system with overlapping CB’s
3. they have experienced strikers who can find space in tight boxes and score.

so for me this means (subject to injuries obviously)
1. We cant afford to play anyone who doesnt work equally as hard – so DJ & Nmecha are out
2. Robbo wont be fit enough to keep tracking back and Nmecha wont be switched on enough
3. Storey & Davies could have a hard time tracking Sharp etc and so no time to cover for Earl or Fisher..”

“What players do we have left? any news on Pearson?
Can’t say i’m confident, Robinson doesn’t look ready to be starting games and our system is nowhere near as effective without the mobility of Barky, Browne & Potts, all goal threats too. “

“Brandon Barker likely to be out for the season. Pearson, Potts, Browne all to be assessed ahead of Sheffield United game. ”

“Sounds like there is a decent chance Browne and Potts will be fit enough to play, its getting to the point where AN may have to risk playing them or we could lose touch with the PO’s.”

“I am hopeful that Browne will be ready and that after another week Robinson will have sharpened up some more.”

“Not confident against Sheff Utd’s midfield if we don’t have Pearson”

“In short, it will be a bloody miracle if we beat Sheff Utd.”

“Can’t be too scared of them though, their actual squad isnt great relative to their performances, and we’ve definitely got decent players who can hurt them.”

“I wouldn’t rule out use beating Sheffield United and Leeds”

“I get annoyed how clubs show very little regard for the FFP rules by splashing the cash that they don’t really have whilst other clubs like ourselves try to do it the correct way. I hope that Sheffield Wednesday, Derby Couny and Aston Villa if they start next season in the Championship also start on minus 12 points.”

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Pre-Match View From Bristol City

“Massive game this one for both sides. Get that shithouse of out net and I don’t really mind the rest of the side. Johnson actually matched Sheffield United’s 3 atb at our place and we beat them so we might do the same but I personally wouldn’t.”

“even the good teams have struggled to contain United at home playing convential 442 it more modern 433 formations. “

“if we play like we against Ipswich, and play that keeper, 3 easy points for Utd, hope I’m wrong”

“I have to say how impressed I have been Sheffield Utd over the past 2 seasons. They haven’t broken the bank and play with a real unity. Will take something special to stop them going up.”

“Sheffield Utd are on a roll and i fancy them to go up. If we go up there and perform like we have lately it could be bad!”

“They were shite at ours this season. Think they only had one shot on target, can see them scoring 2/3 Saturday though without reply.”

“cant play the kiwi keeper. we need to play max or search out a keeper who is not contracted to a club. god knows who”

“Blades have won 6 and drawn 1 in their last 7”

“And by all accounts not conceded at home since Dec 26th! Oh dear. Oh very dear”

“In the league….but the mighty Barnet stuffed them at Bramall Lane in the cup in January….so all is not lost…”.

“A record like that can’t last forever and is there to be shot at. Johnson should inspire the players to raise their game and be the team that breaks the run. Highly unlikely of course, but it can be done.”

“got a great result at leeds. got lucky at times. luck will run out soon . going to put both teams to score in my bet for our game with them.”

“I’m going up and for some reason am confident of a point”

“they are due a loss”

“Got a feeling we are going to win at sheff united.”

“I think the break will certainly help us. It may not Sheff U who certainly are on a god run. If we turn up we have a good chance of getting something, Our team is set up well for playing away from home. “

“We’re poor after international breaks.”

“to be honest this season has been a record breaking season in a way with wins at Brentford/Ipswich etc so perhaps we can shock them and score a goal in our 4-1 defeat”

“if we get a corner I expect on recent performances, forget a goal.”

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