“In this rare Thursday night Premiership game, I can’t see Bruce’s men “steeling” any points as Sheffield “forge” ahead & “press” on in their quest for a European place. Sheffield will have the “bar”set too high. In their well “galvanised” team. Newcastle will hand the games to Sheffield on a “plate” as Newcastles “slag” of a manager looks on helpless.”
“Tough game with their form.”
“They’re a much better team than us imho. Having watched them a few times this season, they’re so joined up with a clear system and game plan.”
“They’re seem like a genuinely decent team from the little I’ve seen of them, so away from home will be a tricky one.”
“they’ve looked really quite good from what I’ve seen. Can’t imagine how we’d get anything there”
“They play decent football, we will get carved open.”
“They are a much better team than us! they are so intense we will be blown away within the first 30 mins at their place”
“Same as what others have said I think they’ll be too organised and too aggressive for our counter style to work well against them.
I vaguely remember we were linked with their boss quite heavily over the summer. It’s a real shame we didn’t get him.”
“Wilder has really done a great job there. The whole club has great momentum at the moment.”
“A team with actual organisation and a perfect understanding of how they play in every single area.
The exact sort of team that exposes Steve Bruce’s clueless setup and instructions.
They’ll beat us as comfortably as Norwich and Villa did.”
“against teams that really make an effort to play a more intricate or precise style, which tend to be the better teams, our 11 men in the box tends to give them more problems and we can then end up nicking a result. The mid level teams that tend to have a more balanced approach that is more direct with decent organisation, make us look silly. Think we’ll get ran through worse than the Villa game.”
“Am done predicting what team will turn up. We’re capable of beating anyone in this league on our day but with a few good results, the attitude shifts and then back down to earth with a bump.
We haven’t had a captain in the team for a very long time now who would or could drive the other players on to better things. The manager certainly can’t”
“3-0 home win. Tactical plan and proper gameplan meets ‘slap em on the back and get em fired up’.”
“If we win this game I’ll rip my dick off and serve it alongside some cheesy chips in a Sunderland pub.
We are gonna get battered.”
“They haven’t lost in last 6 games, maybe they’re due one. But can’t see us getting anything, esp if we treat it like Villa game.”
“I think this will be worse than at villa”
“These are due a bad result, maybe we can fluke it here”
“Reckon we will win this. They like to play a high tempo pressing game but we will just sit back and defend until they get bored and make a mistake which Joelinton will punish with a clinical finish.”
“said I could see us losing to Man City, will say the same again here. NUFC are very up and down, more often than not we seem bewildered by the promoted teams. Villa, Norwich easily beat us, can see a repeat here but it depends which team turns up.
Not sure if Bruce was directly responsible for the pattern of play against City, but Shearer had it absolutely right – if you can quickly pass through City’s high press, you can exploit it. Sheff Utd are similar, it’s high work-rate, high press and again we just need to get it right between the lines and accuracy in attack. If we can just push up another 10 yards, we might be ok.”
“Everything points to a Sheff Utd win, so we’ll win”
“We’ve got a brilliant manager apparently and we’re coming into the game off the back of a superb draw at home. They’re nearly promoted so I’m fully expecting a thumping away win.
“Had totally forgotten Steve Bruce used to manage these. No doubt it’ll be another warm reception for him like at Villa Park in recognition of the fine he work he did.
“Another club he walked out on at the start of the season. Didn’t get enough $ after failing to get promotion the previous season.”
“I’ve captained Lundstram.
Should get at least one goal skipping past Shelvey in the process.”