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 @
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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Pre-Match View From Leeds

“A win here would be a huge boost for us and open a small gap between the clubs, a draw is not the worst result we could have but a loss would make them jump above us in the table.
We have only beaten them twice in the last 12 league and cup meetings.
Those stats are not in our favour but if we can get our act together on the day we can get a result, expect it to be tight and not many goals.
I’m expecting a hard fought draw to be honest but my heart always believes the best and we can nick it late for the win.”

“What an important game this is, at this point in the season. A win, and we’re 5 points ahead of3rd place with 8 games to go, a defeat and we’re down to 3rd, and hoping for the teams above us to drop points!
If we play like we did against WBA, we’ll be fine. If we don’t, we could get turned over by a resilient opponent. If you offered me a draw now, I think I’d take it!”

“We’re in absolutely tip top form at the moment playing some lovely stuff. If we continue in the same vein we will win the game and that would be just fantastic. A draw isn’t a disaster at this stage of the season, let’s just make sure we don’t lose. It should be an absolute cracker”

“Even thinking about this one is giving me palpitations. Was discussing with my dad last night and he reckons this is the biggest game we’ve had in about 15 years – I struggled to think of a bigger one. Same starting line-up for the 50th game in a row, for me.
The main challenge I can see is that nobody really understands Shef Utd’s tactics. They play a really weird form of pressing/counter-football that teams just haven’t been able to nullify. I’m praying Bielsa will pull a tactical masterclass and we can keep these amazing stylish wins going.”

“I havent been able to concentrate at work thinking about this game, Ill be worse tomorrow, I keep telling myself its 3 points at stake just like any other game but thats not working, will relax a bit if we win but would be happy with a draw to keep that gap”

“Sheffield United on a great run at the moment, something like 33 points in their last 14 games – This would be a massive win for us, I’ll take a draw”

“One things for certain, Sheff Utd will attack, and attack again. They don’t concede many. We have to score first, that’s been the trend for the most part this season. On Saturday it’s imperative. “

“Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 6 matches. Good defence or mediocre opposition? A little of both maybe? “

“We haven’t conceded in 3”

“Surely the pressure is more on Sheff Utd? They lose its a 5 point gap. We lose its 1 point. I know it’s stating the bleeding obvious but I’m as nervous as hell already”

“If we are ‘on it’, we will win. But if we show even the slightest weakness, then they will take us.
It will require a fair and strong referee.
I think we will win.”

“Cant see Sheffield United winning tbh.”

“Do Norwich or Sheffield Utd actually ever lose a game?”

“Massive advantage for Norwich and Sheff Utd that apart from Ipswich and Sheff Weds no one gives a toss about playing them”

“Seriously what is with every other team rolling over for Norwich and Sheffield United?”

“Villa eventually drew with Sheff U after they had trailed 3-0 til the 82nd min Wilder said that Villas first 82 min goal got the crowd whipped up and Villa ended drawing. Crowd impact he said. That’s precisely what ER will deliver Sat. but our noise will wake the Gods !”

“Let’s invoke the spirit of 1990. Same opponents and similar situation. One of my most favourite matches I ever attended.”

“Wilder’s done a very decent job there. He’s also bought well. Norwood and McGoldrick have done well for them. However, I really disliked the way they set up when we played them. Clear instructions to “get into” us. Some appalling challenges. Lost my respect.”

“The blades were pretty dirty our last game.”

“They will do the same again because clubs are aware you give leeds space and they do tend to tear you a new one”

“Got a LOT of time for Wilder. Probs most under-rated coach in EFL” “Difficult not to admire Wilder. Speaks s lot of sense and from what I’ve seen/read always complementary about rivals.”

“Although I hope we smash them at the weekend I don’t mind Sheff U or Chris Wilder, would be good if we both went up!”

“The championship is tight, yet us, Norwich and Sheff Utd are so much better than the rest of the league. Not one of us deserves to miss out.If any of those teams don’t make it, but a team that finished 10 points below 3rd that’s a joke. Evil format. ”

“Whatever happens this season, fair fucking play to whoever gets autos this season. If (god forbid) it’s both Norwich and Sheffield United, they’ve played magnificently all season. May the best two win”

“know this is not the done thing before a Yorkshire derby, but I quite like Sheffield United. A real football club, a good, and respectful manager, who has class when he talks. Hope we both go up tbh”

“Be nice to see Sheffield utd go up with us perfect scenario”

“Hope us and sheff u go up no ones gives a shit about Norwich shit club with shit fans just fuck off you twats”

“I don’t care who gets the second automatic promotion spot with us… so long as it’s Sheff U”

“Would like to see Sheffield United promoted but it’s gotta be through the play offs it seems lads”

“There is no need for an outbreak of reasonableness”

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Pre-Match View From Brentford

“Real tricky one. I think a lot will depend on the injury situation. Heart says we can get something out of it, but head says a loss.”

“More worried about this one than Middlesbrough”

“Game to far for us, injuries catch up”

“Kid in goal, kid at centre half, what could go wrong?”

“Team has to be very drilled on Utd’s set-piece routines at corners, Rovrum switched off for their 1st goal and nearly conceded another. Routine seems to involve a diagonal run from outside the D into the box to meet a flat pass from the corner kick. Also love a short corner routine.”

“Defensively … we will need to do a little better, I think and on Tuesday at Sheffield United. So many clubs in this division play boring, negative and lack lustre football … not us ! On our day, we are an absolute joy to watch.
We can still make the play offs. One game at a time and see where we stand this time next week.”

“3 or 4 points from the next two games and I think we can certainly think of a play off push. Let make no mistake Sheffield United away will be tough. They haven’t even conceded a goal in their last 7 home games. In fact I’ll put my neck out if we get 6 points from the next two games we will finish 6th. We also have the best goal difference outside the top 5 which is an extra point.”

“Last 6 in league, they conceded against Derby and lost to Barnet in the cup.
…and look at the last 6 opposition…
Blackburn (3-0 All 3 scored when 10v10)
QPR (1-0)
Bolton (2-0)
Middlesbrough (1-0 Mid 10 men for last 25min)
Reading (4-0)
Rotherham (2-0 Rot with 10 men for last hour)
Its a tall order but not as bad as their headline home form would suggest.”

“they are the best team in the league at home. No doubting they are favourites but maybe not quite as much so as their recent home form would initially suggest – and maybe they have half an eye on their match with Leeds on the following Saturday. Apologies for dealing in “maybe’s” but I guess that is the nature of this thread.In any case maybe this is one of the two or three we can afford to lose.”

“They’ve got half an eye on Leeds away on Saturday”

“Still think it’s too tall a hill…but admit I’ll start hoping in a meaningful way if we beat Utd away Tuesday.”

“I’m usually the most negative depressing person going, but I just have a feeling that we aren’t going to lose again this season.”

“We’re coming for you, we’re coming for you. Average teams in the playoffs, we’re coming for you!”

“think Utd will go up so be a good ground to tick off the list”

“3/1 away win – WOW”

“Is Mick Foley going to play ? Wouldn’t put it past SU suits their style of play.”

“I don’t think there’s any real bad feeling towards John Egan. 4 million based on his performances for us was a great deal, if he’s suddenly become Beckenbauer for them then fair enough!”

“John Egan is a player who doesn’t suit our style but suits there’s very well. Fair play, a good move for all concerned.”

“The absolute perfect fit for them. Still shaky with the ball at his feet but an absolute rock when in the air. Great business for both sides”

“he is a decent and likeable player. I hope he plays Premier League football next year, plus his Dad is a legend.”

“I hope he does well and goes up, if for no other reason than to keep Leeds down.”

“If they offered him back to us for £4m we wouldn’t want him. Not even confident we’d bother if they offered him for £2m.
Good deal for both clubs.”

“Doubtful they would get much more if they sold him now, despite their great season. Good luck to him though, I think it’s fair to say that Wilder is a much better coach of defenders than Smith, with a more suitable playing style, and they’re a very good team. Worked out for all parties.”

“to think Wilder was on our shopping list as a Manager not so long ago. Before he went to Oxford IIRC.”

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Pre-Match View From Rotherham

“Why should we fear Sheff Utd? They were very very lucky at ours and had it not been for Henderson with outstanding worldie saves they could have lost 6-2 and could not have argued at that scoreline.
Yes they are where they are by sheer effort and determination and well done to them, unlike their poor piggy neighbours.
We are undefeated for 6 and surely must go forward with a strong mental attitude. Bring them on I say, we do not fear them.
So long as we go out with a strong and positive mental attitude, it should carry us well”

“A lot better at home but they are not a footballing side.Beatable but we’ve got to get the team selection right from the start”

“same as all theses teams in this league give the too much room and they will run straight through you as corporal Jones said they don’t like it up em bring them on when the game gets stretched I can smell our first away win this season”

“3 points coming our way Saturday.”

“I do think that we’ll battle out a draw again” “Good time to play them. Straight after a derby game. Improbable that we win but certainly not impossible. The only thing to fear is fear itself. Lets have a 1980 result lads.”

“Anything is possible in this league and if we show a bit more positive and confidence away from home then why can’t we get a result.”

“We’re 6 unbeaten lads, we should respect their position but do what we do, it’s a funny old game innit, you never know, do you…”

“expect the worst and hope for the best. I doubt we will win its not a happy hunting ground better record at the sty.But you never know we could nick a point if things go well.”

“I’m going and looking forward to the game but more in hope than expectation. Watched the blades turn west Bromwich over on sky and they were very very good, but this is a huge game for both teams with us scrapping for our lives.
I think 1-0 either way.”

“If the blunts are as shyte as they were on Monday we will be ok but I suspect they won’t be.”

“It was a bore draw that’s for sure, but maybe the Blades didn’t want to risk any injuries ahead of their real cup final on Saturday.
If the Blades play like that against us then we’ve every chance of returning home with a point or three … ha-ha”

“We could get hammered if we aren’t careful”

“We don’t have a prayer
Wilder is an excellent manager and he has said countless times since we payed them at NYS, that we were the better team. This clever management is a safeguard against complacency. Sheff united will not underperform again against us”

“A Sheffield u win looks the only outcome thought in a derby game who knows”

“I’ve been to almost all of our games at the Lane since 1980 when we lost 0-1, but later on in the same year/different season came (probably) our best performance there when we beat ’em 2-1 in our title winning season. I’ve seen us slaughtered 0-5 but for me the worst performance came on my birthday (boxing day), when we lost 0-3. Another memorable game was our 2-2 draw, but on our last visit we saw Harry Maguire score a late winner for the Blades, very frustrating as he scored right in front of our fans and pumping his fist in the air toward us, git …
This weekend’s game will be extra tough because of the fine form that the Blades are showing this season, but you never know, we’ve been known to cause an upset before, haven’t we?
Our games against the two Sheffield teams this season have ended in similar results/scores i.e. draws/ 2-2 scorelines, so why not another? … you never know ha-ha … we live in hope.”

“We need to frustrate them right from the kick off and quieten the crowd.”

“I think Taylor will keep his place and also because he had a terrific game against the Blades at NYS.
Sheffield United like to get their full backs/wing backs forward and it’s an area where teams with pace have been able to give them problems by exploiting the gaps this creates.
Taylor and Williams are both pretty quick so maybe they could be our main threat if they can deliver a decent end product”

“Taylor might not be fit enough after he had to come off last game.”

“Should be a really good atmosphere inside and outside Bramall Lane.”

“Good on Sheffield United for the Bring A Quid For Western Park Collection, I will definitely be putting more than a pound in”

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