Pre-Match View From Southampton

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“We may win, draw or probably lose this.If we get relegated in this game i’ll eat my head.Discuss. “

“You’d have to be mental to watch this as a neutral imo. Doubt I’m even going to watch it.”

“We’re the only PL teams playing at 3pm on Saturday. Those neutrals are going to have to watch us whether they like it or not!”

“A game against Sheffield United should produce a miniscule of hope, but I know it’s a trap, so am going back under my blanket.”

“If we beat Sheffield then I think we will limp to safety.Lose and I think we WILL be relegated.”

“Sheffield United have already won 3 home games in 2021 and are way ahead of us in form (last 10 games) , I’ve not checked the odds but would expect bookies to make them favourites.”

“I really can’t see Sheff Utd or WBA escaping, but we all know football, great escapes happen. This win will get them thinking they could beat us and be in with a slim chance. It’s certainly makes our game Saturday tougher”

“Sheffield United must be licking their lips at this game, a scrumptious 3 points on the table, sneak a spawny goal and pack the final 1/3 with all 10 outfield players watching us pat the ball back and forth”

“We have no chance of beating Sheff United. We have 2 players injured and we can’t possibly expect 3 points”

“Their confidence will be sky high”

“We are pathetic against teams that put their hearts into the match. We will be brushed aside and lose and will join Sheffield in the Championship, still blaming refs and VAR. Anything else is a bonus. We are experts at freak results.”

“We’ve scored 5 and conceded 23 in our last 9”

“Sheffield will score early then build the bus depot to get a narrow victory. They know how to throw bodies into tackles and win headers.”

“I expect us to lose to Sheffield too. We are simply dire at the moment. However, this time I am hopeful of being wrong and will follow the game… but maybe not watch it.”

“probably the two worst teams in the league at the moment, we have to win.”

“we simply have to eke out results with the least physical damage to the squad and Sheffield are not going to be playing tap football on Saturday! A point , no injuries no red cards would be just about ok for me, it’s a start. “

“I expect if we play Bednarek, and they stick Burke on left wing, he would cause us issues”

“Wilder likes his width to come from his wing backs. Hence why they have no wingers in their squad. I can’t see him changing it for us.
And even if he did stick Burke out there, that’s fine be me. Sure, he’s quick. But he’s also useless.”

“It really shouldn’t matter who we play at RB for this one.
Sheff Utd don’t know what a left winger/wide left midfielder is. “

“I just looked on the Fantasy Premier League app and didn’t realise how many centre backs Sheff Utd had out injured.
Egan, O’Connell and Basham are out, now with Jagielka suspended, I only know of Ampadu who plays centre back for them.
We shouldn’t really need their first choice players to be out, but it’s certainly a positive for us given our run of form.”

“McGoldrick has 6 Premier League goals this season apparently. That is mental”

” thought they were impressive against Villa, reminded me of the Sheff Utd of last season who seemed to grind out single goal victories, Ramsdale looking confident.”

“Ramsdale looks a decent keeper to me”

“Get the win here, stop the rot. Off the back side of Ramsdale I don’t care, just need to get the 3 points and start looking upwards again and towards focusing on the FA Cup.”

“What we really need on Saturday is to score early. Their heads will drop and we’ll start to relax and will probably win by 2 or 3.”

“Is this a direct quote from the Sheff Utd forum? “

“I can’t believe some people are suddenly scared of Sheffield United”

“Would Sheff U fans be offended if I called them a physical side? “

“We absolutely have to bin that high line when defending free kicks. Sheffield are quite a big side. Need to go man for man and drop a bit deeper. We can’t keep riding our luck on this and hoping VAR will bale us out with marginal offsides.”

“The only way we lose this is if we play very poorly. Which is possible, admittedly. But the performances by and large haven’t been terrible. Play like we did against Chelsea, Liverpool, Wolves in the Cup, Villa, first halves against Leeds and Wolves, we win. Unless Sheffield United have an absolute stormer. But that’s unlikely.”

“Sheffield United are not very good.”

“We will win, they are terrible.

“Still think we’ll win and if we score early it will be comfortable. They’ve got 14 points for a reason.”

“Smash the worst team in the league”

“We can’t play ourselves?”

“even though our form isn’t good… we are the better team.”

“That 2nd half against Villa would have drained them physically. “

“They won’t win 2 in a row. “

“Sheff Utd seem to be one of the few teams Che Adams actually scores against”

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Pre-Match View From Aston Villa

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“I’d love to batter these and improve our GD.”

“This season has shown us that last season no one really knew how to set up against these. This season they’ve been exposed.
If we’re on song we can easily put 5/6 against them. But if it’s been like the post Covid performances then a scrappy one nil.”

“We should be beating these easy, there’s a reason they’re bottom. “

“Just a case of how many we score and fully expect another clean sheet”

“they are a very poor team this season”

“I’m firmly in the Roy Keane camp wrt Sheffield United. I don’t care how dangerous they could be blah blah. They’re atrocious, they’ve lost 21 of their 26 league games this season and we must be beating sides like this. No excuses. Zero, nyet, nada”

“There’s no two ways about it that Sheffield United are a very poor team and anything other than a win would be a very disappointing result. They’re having the worst season in their history, one of the worst of any premier league team ever, or any team ever for that matter, saw a stat yesterday from one of their fans that they’ve lost twenty-one of their twenty-six games so far this season, no other team in the history of the football league has lost more of their first twenty-six games. They’ve also lost five of their last six games, so it’s not even as if their recent form has improved”.

“Sheffield are piss poor all over the park. Their defence gets tied in knots when players run at them, their midfield has no quality or creativity and their forward line is as potent as a chocolate button.”

“Sheffield United are shite. Plain and simple. We should be beating them by 2 or 3.”

“Need to test ramsdale, i dont rate him at all.”

“Surely Ramsdale cannot play like he did v Liverpool two games on the trot!”

“Sheff United don’t get battered, the are resilient and solid but have minimal goal threat, that’s been their problem all season. We need to be clinical in chances that emerge as they won’t give us loads.”

“Key to play Sheffield United is don’t do anything silly in first half. Despite their terrible run they’re usually right in games at half time (as shown tonight) but usually get ground down in second half.”

“Sheff Utd aren’t as bad as some people are making them out to be.”

“The table doesn’t lie, they really are! “

“Yeah, After 25 games and only 3 wins, 2 draws with only 15 goals scored and 41 against and amassing a grand total of 11 points says that as well !!!!!!!!”

“We have an excellent defence, they cant score goals so I expect them to score”

“this has the potential to be a huge banana skin… “

“With Sheffield all but could be that the pressure is off them now and they are just going to play for pride…This wont be an easy match “

“Obviously, they aren’t as bad as their points tally suggests. They’re definitely better than Albion and Newcastle for starters.”

“Sheffield United played well against Liverpool, they just lacked that little bit of composure or luck to get the ball over the goal line. The composure can be attributed to lack of confidence, understandable given where they are in the table. This will not be an easy game for Villa, quite the opposite. I think in Sheffield United you have a team that know they’re realistically down, but with so much of the season left to play they are playing for dignity and actually playing quite freely, from what I watched. It’s just putting the ball in the net that’s problematic for them, and on any given day that might change.”

“This is a team that isn’t hindered with fancy players already looking for a way out, with their 2nd or 3rd manager of a catastrophic season. No, from what I’ve seen is a team that have simply lacked that little bit of quality in front of goal, they are all still putting in a shift and don’t suffer lack of effort. Brewster has proven to be a completely ineffective signing for the Premier League, perhaps a naive signing when it’s clear to most observers that they needed more proven, experienced quality up front. Against Liverpool yesterday they could and should have scored at least a couple of goals. They didn’t and that’s their problem. But that doesn’t mean that Villa can turn up expecting chances to be missed by Sheffield United, Wednesday could be one of those rare days when Sheffield United chances get taken”

“Sheff Utd are still a tough team to face, they only lose by the odd goal. We just need to score first else we could get ourselves into some bother chasing a game as usual.”

“Tough team to score against”

“I’ve been unfortunate enough to have been sat in the home end at Bramall Lane for our last two visits, think it’s 6-1 to them over the two. Hope we can exact some revenge in my absence.”

“Lots of references to the ‘ghost goal’ incoming for this one. Probably be a bit of a broadcaster montage sequence about it in their usual style. Wouldn’t put it past the Premier League to engineer a ‘revenge’ VAR bit of indecency in this. “

“These lot hate us by the way…much like the rest of the league though to be fair. “

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Pre-Match View From Liverpool

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“The significance of this game is that by 10 pm on Sunday 28th Feb, we’ll all have a clearer picture of how ‘serious’ our position and current form is having played the ‘weakest’ side in the Prem.”

“If we don’t beat Sheffield United we may as well quit”

“If we can’t beat these lot ..might as well stop watching ..for a while”

“We’ll win this one. No doubt about it.”

“I would have to agree despite our form. As abysmal as we’ve been, they’ve been abysmaler.”

“Last season in this fixture we were utter garbage and yet you just knew we’d find a way to win and we did, rather luckily but that’s what this team did
Now even if we are half decent I’d still doubt us to get a result . Utd are a championship side in waiting so start with Davis and Phillips”
“We need to go after a solid draw in this one.”

“I’d take a point.”

“I’d bite your hands off for a one goal defeat”

“We can’t score they can’t score so it will be 3-3”

“We’ll smash these, comfortable 0-0.”

“I don’t think I can face watching this. Its like watching a car crash in slow motion at the moment.”

“The same car crash over and over again.
You know exactly what’s going to happen but there’s nothing you can do to stop it.”

“First time in a long, long time, I might jib watching this. Two utterly awful teams, but only one team willing to do anything to win.”

“They’re the worst team in the league that pretty much guarantees them a comfortable win.”

“Looking forward to Sheff Utd morphing into 1970 Brazil.”

“Given our run of form, I can’t think of a bleaker fixture than this on a Sunday evening in the middle of a global pandemic.
They’ve been awful this season, but I saw nothing on Saturday to suggest that they won’t comfortably beat us.”

“I like Sheffield utd but I can’t see us beating them”

“Unless Sheffield United gift us goals then I can’t see a victory”

“I can see their forwards bullying our centre halves. Soft as shit. And wilder the tory prick will probably be smiling at the end.”

“He was everyone’s best mate last season when they were doing well. Turned into a right gammon this season now the results have stopped”

“I went from “Wilder is my favourite of the other managers in the league, hope they stay up” to “he keeps talking shit about Klopp, not arsed how they do now” to “he’s a Tory hope they go down” ffs. ”

“Chris Wilder being a tory makes them getting relegated and Klopps criticism of him so much sweeter”

“Sheffield is such a working class city too. weird bloke”

“Brewster is gonna score the winner isn’t he.”

“Im going 2-0 sheff United now , changed my prediction from 1-1 or 0-0, they score in first half after we have 98% possession and squander 1 chance after huffing and puffing , we come out second half huff and puff , Bobby firmino had a chance 1 yard out and puts it over the bar. Oli mcburnie scores to
Make it 2-0 with his first goal in 17 years”

“I dont like depending on luck but surely ours has to change sometime? It grinds my gears no end that every other club seem to be given these soft pens. Im sick of seeing different interpretations applied to us and others in the box. Even when oppo keepers foul our players, there’s an excuse not to give a pen, not enough contact, was accidental, not spotted by VAR. Really, how the fuck did VAR ‘miss’ Darlow’s grab on Sadio’s leg? Where was dermot gallagher going on about the player being ‘impeded’ over that? That incident is far more blatant than Trent and lewin any time of the day. If gallagher said anything, I missed it. They dont just make it up as they go along, they see what they want to see and it’s giving me the hump.”

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Pre-Match View From Fulham

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“Sheff Utd really is a must win! Lose and we’re gone. I only hope they don’t work as hard and harry us as much as Burnley did.”

“Fail to win and we are down. SP and the players will know that and I fear that may affect their nerves.”

“Honestly, lose or draw and we’re done. A draw would keep the status quo, that is not acceptable. All in, all attack, and crush them. That’s all we can do.”

“Sadly, I think this draw and subsequent draws with Brighton and Brom mean we’re likely down now. We need a win run, not an unbeaten run and even with 6 points from Sheffield and Palace, we could still be 4+ behind with a tough string of fixtures”

“Sweep them aside and 7 points this week will be acceptable. “

“Yes 3 points is needed but if we don’t achieve that there is no reason we cant get points from supposed tougher games like Citeh and Liv etc. We are in with a chance in most games at the moment, even if we have a off night!”

“The team looked really tired against Burnley .Lots of mistakes, and we allowed Burnley to rattle us.”

“Sheffield United are tough ravaged by injuries but their frontmen will test our defence.”

“If we can’t beat Sheff Utd at home, even without their injuries, we probably deserve to go down!”

“Bit harsh they’ve been playing well and last season they were phenomenal
Their a good team and not to be underestimated”

“Sheffield Utd will be mighty tough Saturday night they’ve turned the corner recently if we are not on it we lose.”

“Got a horrible feeling that this six day schedule is going to bit us on the arse on Saturday, in fact I will go as far as to say that we couldn’t have a worse opponent than Sheffield Utd to face after 3 games in six days, their front three will play a high press from the first minute to the last, as good as we are, our whole game plan seems based around rest, for example all our players look so much better when we haven’t played for seven days,
It will be an amazing result and an amazing effort if we were to take all three points on Saturday”

“We couldn’t have had a better opponent than Sheff Utd at home as the third game in six days. I’m not saying it’ll be a walk in the park but surely we have to be pleased that we are up against a team that are bottom of the table having already lost 19 of 24 Premier League teams. I don’t doubt that it will be tough but, all games in the Premier League are, but we really should be more positive and look at this game as three expected points in the same way that we will probably look at the Man City game coming up as any points being unexpected.”

“I would hope that the fight should be gone from Sheffield United now. There is only professional pride left. It is not like fighting for their lives”

“What worries me is the mood of their manager after their last game/defeat. If they’re not feeling the pressure of the relegation fight they have nothing to lose. I’d freshen the team up to get at them from the start. “

“Remember though that media talk is more about what the fans want to hear than accurately capturing the mood of the dressing room.
I think behind closed doors Wilder and his men will definitely be feeling the pressure”

“Sheffield United is just another game we have to try and win and Fulham have got so use to it they can probably do it in their sleep. Plus S U I would think will be more nervous than Fulham.
If by any chance we do not happen to win on Saturday, it will not be the end of the world, it may feel like it but it most certainly will not be over. It may be more difficult but there are still enough matches left to catch another club.
Of course SU will not roll over and let us tickle their tummy, but nobody does in this Division when they play us. Because we took 4 points from what we’re potentially difficult matches, the players will be confident and raring to go, and if things do not go according to plan, they will move on to the next match and try and win that one.”

“I don’t think Sheff u have given up hope of staying up – their manager wouldn’t let them, so they’re still under pressure in at respect, as well as motivated, though it must be in te players’ heads that they are likely to go down.
This will be tough, but then all the games are.
They will defend resolutely, and try to hit us on the break, and they have the players to do these things.
WE have to be resolute, and i think our players have a strong motivation to stay up and belief and battling spirit.
Tired, possibly, but there’s pressure on al teams at this time, though I know we have a small squad of Prem quality players, but does Sheff u have a big squad? I doubt it.
WE can do this, but even if we don’t win, i will still believe we can stay up, until it’s mathematically impossible.
I think we will get points in unexpected places.
These types of team like Burnley and Sheff U , are maybe more difficult for us to play against than the so called better quality teams. Not just their style, but they are fighters who always give their all, often with a lot of ‘gamesmanship’ integral to their tactics and style, with managers who demand these things, and it is what enables them to be in the Prem.
A potentially very tough game, and banana skin with the expectations, as said, but I hope we can do it, if not we move onto the next game.”

Pre-Match View From West Ham

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“a must win game or the rot sets in we have played poorly against 3 of the last 4 opponents and need a boost.”

“We need to win this now, more than ever. They’re getting into some form.”

“Sheffield United will be for me at least, the game that will demonstrate how we can maintain our positive ways since the season started. They are desperate and have nothing to lose: they will have to go for it. We need to take a grip and dominate much like how we beat them at Bramall Lane.
If we play like we did against Fulham again, then I can see us being embarrassed by them, the fires being stoked and us slowly folding back into mid table mediocrity as we struggle for structure and form.”

“They can’t simply depend on their sit back and counter approach any more, things a looking desperate for them, so I expect them to come out attacking from the first whistle, which will play right into our hands..”

“Sheff Utd will have to push on, they need 3 points.”

“We have enough to beat Sheff Utd, whether we will is a different matter. Obviously I hope we do…if there’s one team I want to stuff it’s those clowns…but even if we lose it ain’t doom and gloom. Top half for most of the season is blinding stuff from us, given (or should I say in spite of) the way we are run, and to finish in the top ten would be more than good enough.”

“Sheffield UNited are a muich better side than when we last played them. 6 wins in 9 i think (including cup games) and that run included games vs Man U, MAn City, Chelsea and Spurs
They have won all thee games they would have hoped / expected to have won, and that breeds confidence”

“Sheff Utd are 9th in the form table based on last 6 matches. “

“And we are 2nd”

“this will be a boring slow game “

“I think this will be a hard slog like all our games against teams down at the bottom. “

“Sheff Utd aren’t about to roll over and let us tickle their tummies.”

“Sheffield Utd will be the first of several disappointing results, we will finish 10-12 at best”

“We will lose this and several more after it. We done for the season, the team is knackered and It wouldn’t surprise me if Fab, Rice and or Soucek pick up muscle injuries in training over the next few days. The players are knackered physically and mentally. We cannot play a condensed Covid season with pretty much the same squad of 15. GSB knew this but calculated that we have enough points (which we do) . 17th is all they care about.”

“Fully expect Antonio to be back for this one. Ogbonna will be a huge loss if he is out for any amount of time beyond this week, but with all due respect to Sheff Utd this is the one game you’d pick for him to sit out.
They will be hard to break down and despite their position, they don’t ship goals. Their recent games have all been tight so it could be another frustrating night. They play pretty much a back five away from home and the three in the middle are not overly adventurous either.”

“God knows who’s going to be fit.”

“we are going to struggle to fill the subs bench !”
“Just looking at 11v11 & our record against these lot is pretty *.
We’ve only won 3 of the last 15 games, with 6 losses & 6 draws.
And weirdly in the last 8 games between us neither team has scored more than one goal except for THAT GAME when Sheffield beat us 3 nil, one of only two wins in their final eleven games that season. “

“It’s going to be a tough one. They’ve been a bit up and down but have started picking up points semi regularly, they’ll also be fighting like hell and given the bare bones (or are we down to the marrow now) state of our squad you’d think they’d be targeting the game and I also wouldn’t be surprised to see someone get a kick early doors.
Much as I’d love to see us do the double over these and contribute to their descent back to their natural level I can see a draw being a likely outcome. Hopefully with a late late sickener by us to pull level.”

“1-0 , 93rd minute, own goal, scored off the underside their goal keepers testicles, following wildly miss hit Cresswell shot that would otherwise have veered off for a throw in. As a bonus, i would like VAR to miss a clear offside in the build up. And if the stars align perfectly i would consider a last second equaliser that’s ruled out by VAR for hand ball by their keeper in the build up. Such a game would crush their very soul”

“Hope the following arises
They make an utter howler, clearing their lines, and leave a chance on a plate for Benrahma, who so needs a goal at the moment, and
They think that, with seconds to go, they have equalised, only for the dodgiest VAR scenario in history to go our way after 20 minutes of the ref looking at the monitor on the side of the pitch, and
Felipe Anderson secretively jets back to London and slashes their team coach’s tyres whilst they’re all out on the pitch, before waiting out front and nutting Wilder as they leave. “

“Need to be careful here as I think I read Moyes said he had a bump but should be ok.
Don’t wont to fall foul of either making an illegal substitution or playing an inelligable player.
Not saying its the case but the sort of thing we would make a mess of”

“And against these lot as well, we know how that will go down.
I bet the email has been drafted and just waiting to send!”

Pre-Match View From Bristol City

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“We go again, unfortunately its against Sheff Utd and like Millwall,Rotherham and Cardiff do LOVE a tackle so it doesn’t bode well for our bunch of lightweights. Cant see anything but a heavy defeat, witch will be a nice warm up for Watford at the weekend. “

“If we thought Cardiff were tough watching Sheff Utd makes Cardiff look like …well a bunch of wet wipes; Tough game coming thats for sure….have we any battlers?”

“A rejuvenated Sheffield Utd in the cup midweek, so that’s going to be 7 straight defeats at least. Its almost as if Johnson never left.”

“Sheff gave Chelsea a good game, they will steam roller us and Sharpe will score…of course.”

”Please tell me you don’t complain about us or the gas being called Bristol”

“Holden may, unfortunately, get a stay of execution if we win – which is a possibility as I suspect Sheffield Utd are more focused on retaining their Premier League status.”

“We’ve now lost more games than the likes of Sheff Weds and Birmingham. They’re 22nd and 23rd in the table”

“The play offs are going to be a tough ask, even a glass half full supporter like myself acknowledges that. I think we play our strongest team with the chance of an FA Cup quarter final the carrot. “

“Avoiding relegation is now the priority. Play only first team squad players who need minutes. Rest all the others and fill the match day squad with under 23s and u18s.”

“We must focus on the league, so I’d rest some players.”

“Depressingly at the moment I really couldn’t care less!
I suppose our last decent performance was in the cup so fingers crossed for another one… “

“Sheffield United are a club who have done a lot right in recent years.”

“Just watching MOTD and commentator said Rhian Brewster is yet to score for Sheffield Utd. I don’t really bet, but I’d stick a tenner on him scoring Wednesday. Our identity is basically to give every stuttering, winless, struggling side or out of form player the boost they need to re-start their campaigns. I’d love to see the analysis to support it, but it does seem we’re basically a charity on this front. “

“Yeh he will probably will score as in championship he did well with Swansea. Luckily for him he’ll be playing there all season next time out.”

“I hope someone breaks McBurnie’s leg. I’m sure he must have pads of some sort on but they must be about an inch high or something. Firstly he looks a right plonker as his legs are nearly 6 feet long, secondly he is setting a dangerous precedent (literally) & thirdly he is setting an unbelievably bad example to the kids. He should be reprimanded by both his club & the Premier League but it won’t happen.”

“He looks like an even bigger **** than he did in the Swansea end v Cardiff, thinks he’s proper hard”

“Not sure why you would wish someone to have their legs broken whether they are wearing shin pads or not..”

“Weird world we live in. Getting angry about someone’s shin pads is baffling. Hoping they get their legs broken is just sick”

Pre-Match View From Chelsea

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“This is an away banker, as the squad owes the supporters one after last seasons debacle”

“I still cannot figure out how we lost there 3-0 last season. Utter shambles.”

“Sheff United gives us a chance to rest players”

“Irrespective of Sheffield being bottom. They can be a very tricky team, they beat Man U, and city barely scraped a 1-0 win. We can’t take this game lightly”

“Just don’t underestimate them and remember we lost 3-0 against that same team in July. Yes they are having a terrible season but most of the games they’ve lost by a one goal margin.
I still think they have a slight chance of staying up. “

“It’s still not too late for them”

“Poor Sheff United cannot catch a break. Just as they are closing the gap a little to safety Liverpool go and hand wins to Burnley and Brighton.”

“Had Sheff Utd beat West Brom away like they should have they would still be in with a slim chance”

“Sheffield’s been very good lately. I still think we are too strong to them in this current form. 1-3. McGoldrick scores a worldie”


“McGoldrick must be due a goal”

“Brewster certainly is.”

“I am sensing a lot of worry already here. Maybe respect to the Blades for the results last season. They are deserving of respect certainly for their work ethic and passion however they are not the same side as last season.
While the blades are better than their position imo, and miles better than Fulham and WBA, they have been hit hard by the loss of O’Connel, Berge and Henderson. (They are my dads team therefore my second team so have watched them a lot).
They are as hardworking as anyone but Ramsdale is not a patch on Henderson and O’Connell was their best defender last season. Those are big misses for a side like them, as is the fact McBurnie and Brewster are big money signings and their attack has been poor most of the season baring odd spurts from Sharp and McGoldrick.
If we do as we have been doing and match their work ethic we win, and can afford to make some changes and still do that. At home and in need of points they wont park the bus like Wolves and that space we can get at them.”

“Must 3 pts, we have Sheffield and Newcastle, anything less than 6 pts is not enough.”

“if Chelsea were to achieve a clean-sheet agains tSheffield United: Tuchel would be our first manager ever to keep 4 clean sheets in his first 4 Premier League games. G’wan Tommy break a club record!”

Pre-Match View From Man City

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“Any game can throw up a surprise but our side are different gravy”

“the difference between us and the scum is MASSIVE”

“We will batter them”

“I can’t see anything but a win by at least 2 clear goals.”

“they’ve just played their hearts on and that would of been a cup final feeling for them, and well done, but they will come down to earth with a bang”

“don’t worry about Sheffield United on Saturday … they’re not going to win twice in a row, especially two away trips to Manchester … they’ve used up their quota of all the luck”

“this Sheffield team is the least talented group I’ve ever scene.
Normally, these teams have one or 2 guys who are uniquely skilled but flawed. They had none. All hardworkers no flair.”

“Blades are missing O’Connell (for season) and Berge who was injured before Christmas out for a while. Egan will be back from suspension, probably in place of Jagielka who will probably be lying down in a darkened room until at least Sunday after his performance last night. Might have Burke up front for some pace. Yep, little quality but very hard workers and rarely get hammered. But we turn up, we win.”

“They are bottom of the league for a reason, we are top for a reason.”

“As much as I am thankful and happy for Sheffield beating the rags, I can’t see us defending like United so I don’t see much chance for Sheff to get anything”

“Not overly concerned about this game.
Reason being,I never bought in to the Rags were title challengers.One or two said i was wrong.I wasn’t,you take away all their Pens,and other VAR gifts,and you are left with a pretty ordinary mid table side.Rags are not much different to Sheff United.
Dont mean it will be an easy game,it wont.
I expect they will put up a bit of resistance early on.Then we will take full control,and win comfortably.
Our Football will do the talking.”

“the Blades won’t be able to hold our attack from all directions, they are just not good enough this season”

“Will be down to how we go about putting our chances away. Got a narrow win at theirs and against WBA we actually only had 7 shots on target despite our dominance but put 5 away. We saw what happens when we miss chances galore in the home game v West Brom and also Brighton where we were fortunate to get 3 points.
Hopefully we still have our shooting boots on”

“To be fair on West Brom,they didnt park the bus,they tried but we were so much better. I respect teams that try. We have taught so much to the premier league. So many teams now try to adopt our style but dont have Pep to guide them beyond the goalkeeper passing to a defender.
Every time I get on the tube in London I can not but help sing to myself,mind the gap,mind the gap man utd !!
Sheffield will park the bus sadly.”

“They will put everything in the box & defend for their lives. Take our chances we win”

“Sheffield United will completely park the bus against us, I think they’ll start Burke and Brewster to try catch us on the break, Then again I think we’ve found a way to nullify the counter attacks against these sort of teams.
For Sheffield United to get anything from us they will need to have a worldie from every single player and need enormous amounts of luck.”

“At worst Sheffield United are going to be another one of those irritating bus parking teams.
Although even though they won against United I wasn’t too impressed with them. I felt they were leaving spaces that could have been exploited. United were just that bad..”

“Winning tonight might make them think they can play a bit of football against us…which would be nice for a change…”

“Reckon Sheff Utd will be a lot more defensive against us than they were last night. Expect them to just sit back in their bank of 10 defenders and let us play, but they’ll be knackered (physically and mentally) after last night’s performance and that should lead to errors, just hope our passing is as crisp, fast and incisive as it’s been for the last few weeks, ’cause if it is, it’s an “easy” win for us and we could absolutely batter them, but I’ll take 1-0 and a scrappy bore-fest to be honest 🙂
They were given free rein to kick us off the park last time we played them in Laporte’s comeback game (Baldock especially if memory serves me right), any chance we’ll get any protection/fairness from the ref, or will we get more yellow’s than them due to our “horrible” tactical nudges which are obviously far worse crimes than two footed lunges”

“Can someone contact Wilder before the game and see if he wants any rule changes before kick off? Might save some grief.”

“Even though they have improved recently they’ve still looked poor defensively.”

“They’ve not proved easy to beat in previous games so this may require a patient approach but that has often been the story of our season. As ever we need to make sure we don’t give anything away on the break or concede daft set pieces.”

“Massive Banana skin”

“I was impressed with how hard Sheff Utd battled on Wednesday. They were running through walls for each other putting in strong challenges all over the pitch”

“Fleck was the best player on the pitch in the first half last night, someone we really need to keep an eye on.”

“Their result against United is a good warning shot for us not to take them lightly, strongest lineup possible please”

“Sheff Utd have 16 games yet have a 21 goal differential , they are nowhere near as bad as their results have shown.We are in good nick but Sheff Utd can beat anybody and our run will come to an end sometime this season its how you bounce back from a poor result that matters most.”

“Sheff utd gave us a really hard game at home last season, and played nice football in the process, incredible how far they have fallen and how quickly”

“It’s been tough watching us struggling to score against them the last three games we have faced each other.”

“They will come to ours with their tails up and we must be wary. However, they gave it their all tonight so if we keep it tight at the back and score early their heads might drop and fatigue set in from exertion of a non stop battle in beating the rags. We can punish them and put them sword but having watched them beat United you never know. They need at least a draw so will need to try and counter us and take any chances they get, and hopefully (touch wood) we can keep another clean sheet.
it is the strangest season in the history of the PL and anything can happen
Any Sheffield United fans reading I wish you good luck in avoiding the drop. Good luck and best wishes starting after the game on Saturday of course”

“Sheffield are quite fortunate they had such an easy midweek fixture. Allows them to rest up and conserve energy before playing us this weekend”

Pre-Match View From Man Utd

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“No excuse for not beating these”

“The Blades are woeful”

“Can’t let these cnuts score against us, they’re shite.”

“Lads, its Sheffield united. Lets give some of the stiffs a chance to get a last minute January move”

“On paper should be an easy win but you never know with midweek games – they can sometimes produce funky results. However, we should win and quite comfortably. SU have been very toothless this season and also not as strong at the back.”

“Can’t underestimate them.
But it’s definitely an important game”

“It’s a league game and despite them being cut off, Sheffield United haven’t rolled over for anyone when I’ve seen them.”

“Sheffield seem to give us a good game every time”

“Treat this one with total seriousness.”

“Proper banana skin, last time they played us I felt they’d get points and get to safety easy… maybe they were just game raising cnuts.”

“Has anyone watched Sheffield United closely since we last played them?
I saw them draw vs Brighton with 10 men and they were up for that game, since then they beat a poor Newcastle but around that lost to Everton, Burnley, Palace and Spurs.
Their through to 5th round of FA cup but against lower league sides have just got through.
This will be a typical bottom of the league team game, if we breakthrough early then we could be on easy street, if not then they will play out of the skins and raise their game massively. I am more confident them versus Burnley and even Fulham but we will need to match their physicality and rely a lot on Harry in defending set pieces.”

“Please can we have a comfortable win for once?”

“Expect to win this – and should win big. but I said that about West Brom and Watford! We do need to give the goal difference a bit of a boost”

“I’ve not been looking forward to our games as much as I have in the past couple of months. Feels good to have our team back again!”

“Got a rum feeling this might not be the satisfying win we’re all hoping for. I expect we’ll win, but it might be a bit of a slog. Yes, they’re hopeless, but they’re desperate too. And desperate teams tend to show up for games against us which feel like a bit of a ‘free hit’.
Despite proving our mettle with this unbeaten run, it does feel like we need to give someone a thrashing to give certain a players a shot of confidence. It’s been a while since we’ve put in a really good 90 minutes. Hopefully my gut is wrong and we can do that here and score a hatful.”

“As shite as they are, we only squeaked past them in the reverse fixture where they almost grabbed a draw at the end.
We can’t have one eye on Arsenal at the weekend.”

” really like what these boys have brought to the league and it’s a shame they will go down, hope they go down with some dignity and get some points on the board (not Wednesday though).”

“I really rate Jack O’Connell from whenever I watched them play last season.
I seem to remember their form collapsing then when he was injured for a bit too.”

.”I don’t think we’ve played them yet without Jagielka playing”

“Ramsdale has to be the worst keeper that’s ever played in The Premier League”

Pre-Match View From Plymouth

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“it’s the classic combination of a game we probably won’t win against not very interesting opposition a long, long way from home.”

“shame we can’t be with the boys, because beating Sunderland followed by sheffield away would’ve been something else”

“Hopefully an easy route to Round 5. Shame we’re not allowed fans”

“Hopefully an easy route?!! Nothing easy about being away to a premier league side!!”

“Their current form gives us an advantage. Although this is Argyle so even a Conference side can be a challenge for us”

“Couldn’t have asked for much of a better Draw to be honest! Sheffield United winnable then a home draw to a Championship side!”

“Sheffield United are mid table championship club at best based on results and football at the moment! Hello 5th round”

“Perfect chance to get through, I mean they have won once in 6 months and scraped passed rovers in the last round”

“Sheffield United is definitely winnable given how poor they’ve been”

“4th round draw much harder than the 5th round draw!”

“winnable the state there in atm and potentially then a championship side at HP ! Won’t get a better chance to make then 1/4 Final”

“Sheffield United away and then either Millwall or Bristol City gives us a huge chance”

“No doubt Sheffield United wouldn’t want a cup run as bad as they want to stay up? Really struggling in the prem, so a good chance”

“A hard away game for us….but who knows they might play their youth team….but maybe not….they are literally already relegated from the Premiership….so the Cup is there only chance of glory this season. “

“Can’t wait for the greens to plant 7 past Sheffield United on Saturday, allowing Sheffield FC to be recrowned biggest club in Yorkshire”

“Nice free hit on Saturday”

“Mayor masterclass incoming. Will have a lot more freedom in the Sheffield game… won’t be triple marked.”

“I hope Argyle play in their ‘home’ kit on Saturday. Spurs played in the same colours and defeated SU last weekend. I hope that ‘green’ proves as lucky for Argyle as it did for them.”

“I reckon Spurs could have played in skins and beaten SU so doubt green will make a difference.
We will actually still win though. “

“Roy Keane in the Sheffield United v Spurs game (0-2) said “Sheffield United are going down as the worst team ever to play in the Premier League”.
Jus sayin………”

“He’s never watched us
just sayin…..”

“I watched the Spurs game, Argyle will have their hands full with them.”

“for those of you who think a win is unlikely this Saturday can I refer you to 1984 and League One Argyle away to Premier League West Brom in the FA Cup.
A certain Tommy Jephcott scored the only goal of the game which was a typical Tommy Jephcott goal. West Brom were pretty much at full strength for the match and were struggling in the League as I recall. Spooky? Well here’s more.
This game was 27 years ago who has scored nearly 27 goals for Argyle? Yep Luke Tynan.
Also the game in 84 was played at the Hawthorns where do Sheffield United play? Brammall Lane! Hawthorn spikey bush and Brammall sounds a lot like Bramble a spikey bush.
Lump on this one’s written in the stars.”

“It will be the first time that the Pilgrims have played in a game with VAR available.”

“Whatever happens, I’m just looking to winning a pen awarded by VAR”