“Stop calling it a blip, Mr Robins. No win in seven and three points from twenty one is relegation form. With absolutely no
sign of the defence getting their act together we are becoming prime candidates for the drop.”
“Another ‘unlucky’ defeat coming up”
“Since the start of January we have won 4 games out of 16”
“We lack two or three bullies across the park. Henderson ran our defence ragged and pulled them all over the park. It was embarrassing to watch at times.
The Premiership loanees are good at tippy tappy pretty football, but not putting the boot in and the dirty stuff. Are they really up for the fight? They may fit in well in a decent team but I’m afraid it simply isnt working. It’s time for bullies and rolling the sleeves up. Send some of the loanees back and lets have some fighters instead.
This side is devoid of aggression and we are lacking some real experienced characters. If we play like that at Sheff we’ll get dicked by four or five.”
“The trouble with Mark Robins is after having a great run he has been too obsessed with not conceding goals and not thinking that scoring more goals than your opponent wins you games rather than trying for a clean sheet and hoping to get a one nil win which is certainly not working.”
“We shouldn’t get dicked four or five at Sheffield because we had the beating of them last Saturday.”
“We have a more experienced striker than Wootton scoring goals for Partick Thistle.”
“Lyle Taylor has only scored once and is being used as an impact sub.”
“Robins must go. Witless, personality less, gormless, dour ball bag. Send him back to the milltown after tar and feathering. I hate him.”
“Unfortunately I have lost the will to live with it all ( yes, I’m one of those who has returned his Sheffield away ticket and said stuff it ).”
“Robins should be sacked in the summer wether he keeps us up or not.”
“We have had 17 games to get 4 or 5 wins,we have got 2 draws,it is going to be a nervy last few games with Sheffield United after promotion “
“this is a lot more than just a bad run, this is relegation form and if the management team don’t get their fingers out then we’ll be back in the bottom four with only a handful of games left.”
“We need a result tomorrow”
“This will be our 4th straight away win if we get a victory”
“4th win on the trot away for the Vale? 3rd defeat on the trot for the Blades? Obvious score draw”
“unfortunately when we play any other team who are going through a bad spell we always seem to end their bad run by gifting them a win. We are nice like that”
“It’s always a good day there.”
“apart from 2-3 certain starters, I don’t think it particularly matters who make the XI as long as they are ‘up for it’ and show more grit and determination than on Tuesday.
One of the worst aspects in the week was how easily we accepted defeat and we never really looked energetic enough to get the goal back.
I don’t know how SU play, but they are one of the better teams in the league and this is one of our hardest away games. Luckily, I don’t think they have a tall team and instead play the ball on the ground a lot more, which may or may not suit our defenders. In defence, I don’t think we have the players to make a huge difference. They lack physicality and power and a ticking off isn’t going to change that.”
“Season is effectively over so I’d like to see some of our younger players given ago, although maybe that should start with a home game rather than a tricky away one.”
“for those saying stick the kids in, we’re still6 points short of being safe yet. The league is so tight this year its likely we’ll need 54 points to be certain of staying up. Lets get there then give them a run out.”
“Is this the worst ever Vale defence in your living memory? Any defence with Kevin Steggles in has to be a contender.”
“With a couple of exceptions, we are just going through the motions”
“The fact that this pathetic defence vastly improved when a 19 years old inexperienced on load defender ,was involved says it all”
“Much better performance on Saturday: brighter, quicker paced and better all-round team play.”
“Everything relates to Wembley at the moment of course and our last League One fixture before next Sunday sees us entertaining Nigel Clough’s Blades, but their recent form has suggested more of the Blunts than Blades, to be honest. They signed Steven Davies (striker) on loan from Blackpool a couple of weeks ago but even he was substituted last Saturday. The Walsall contingent signed by Clough have all gone their separate ways so there won’t be any ex-Saddlers celebrating a la Grigg. Leading scorer McNulty has 12 goals to his name, but remained on the bench last week-end . Their return of 6 points from the last 18 is nowhere near promotion material and is only 1 point better than ours, but it should be remembered that United did bring off a 1-3 win at Ashton Gate on Valentine’s day which at least shows that Bristol City are not impregnable. think that with everyone trying to impress and stake their claim for a Wembley start we could re-invent Fortress Bescot and win this one 2-0, with goals from Hiwula and Sawyers (who is due for one!!).”
“About time we won. 1-0 us, in a game with no top gear.”
“Think we’ll win. What should see us needing one win in nine to avoid the drop. Hopefully we’ll get a few more than that – a top half finish would be great!!”
“Cant believe Florent Cuvelier Signed for Burton Albion 😯 I don’t know what wages they pay at Burton but surely he’d improve us for the last few games of the season could have been the difference between finishing top six or bottom half”
“The Flo that played for us 3-4 years ago definitely would. Is he as good now though?”
“What a player Flo was when he first came at the back end of the 11-12 season. He pretty much kept us up that year as a 18/19 year old kid!
Maybe it’s something we should revisit in the summer”
“He’s way too good for league 2 level, from what he showed in his loan spells here he’s boderline championship level but obviously the many injuries since then have probably knackered him.”
“He’s too good for league one and two”
“He was with us in 2012. That’s 3 years ago. Why do people think that he’s the same player now as he was then. Let’s bring back Kyle Lightbourne he could score some goals for us!
His career so far has been blighted by hamstring problems interspersed with patches of good form and patches not so good. It would be a backward step for us IMHO to bring him to Walsall again.”
“He would have been a good championship player but for a really bad injury run. He may still get there if he can maintain some fitness, but for another team (given that Hasselbank has picked him up from the ‘have it’ cloggers at the Blunts I’d say someone might get a lot more out of him).”
“whenever Sheffield United pitch up I wonder why on earth Jose Baxter is so highly rated, he just looks like he’s just turned up from Sunday league and never seems to do anything.”
“I work with a Blades season ticket holder, and he is less than complimentary about Baxter,(as he is about most Clough signings!) so don’t think he will cause us many problems tomorrow!”
“Van Veen is an odd one. Seems to look absolutely amazing one moment and then horrible the next.
He is really struggling as a lone striker, he needs Madden up top alongside him but Robins is so against playing 4-4-2 for some reason. I think Sheff United will do us over here, we look absolutely horrible currently.”
“The lads have the week off, so if they put on a good show this Saturday, (winning might be a bit much to ask), “
“We’ve no chance of winning on saturday”
“Let’s say this dire run continues and more people want robins out, do you really think we could afford to get rid of him?”
“I would love Adkins back though that would get the attendances up!”
“Been a bit disappointed with our management team this last few games,whether it is because of playing two games a week for a fair while I do not know,but the playing formation or tactics are poor and we are getting back to the old ways and strangely enough it is the games that the prices have been reduced to try to bring supporters back have been the worst.”
“Marcus Williams could be back for saturday….”
“Weve had 95 attempts in the last six matches according to Scunthorpe Telegraph – that’s 16 on average every match- one every 5.5 minutes- the fans will flock back with these statistics!!”
“that is certainly not at home,unless that means clearing the ball out of our penalty area.”
“I think they’ve counted every time we passed the ball forward as an attempt on goal. I wonder what the “on target” count is according to them?”
” Like Graham Alexander said, Its fantastic for our Club to be playing opponents like Sheffield United at the same level.”
“We have so many poor away showings this season”
“If we lose expect League 1’s Mourinho to continue his blaming it all on referees, as he does every time we lose a game. Clearly he believes that is a bizarre vendetta against Fleetwood Town.”
“I have never liked GA from his first appearance, and nothing he has done since has changed that opinion, his brand of football is abject shite, a lot of the players are not up to this league, and I wonder how they keep their shirt week in week out “
“We’ve got 44 points or whatever it is and they’ve been earned by these players by and large, so they’re not a bad bunch . What we do have however is a manager who is too defensive in his mindset unfortunately, and I cant see that changing any time soon. If you go out with the attitude of “don’t lose” as your target, if you go behind you make it doubly difficult for yourselves.”
“I do wonder what GA does in training as it never changes, if he could get away with it we would be the first team to play a 6-4-0 formation.”
“I expect a big clear out at the end of the season”
“Coach ticket bought, match ticket bought, injections taken and looking forward to our biggest league game yet. Unfortunately I think we’ll lose the match but it should be a great experience.”
“I think the Sheffield attendance will be more than the Preston one”
“Daunting trip to Bramhall Lane this weekend. Outside of Wembley, this will be the biggest ground we have ever played at so a good test for the lads. Even though Posh got a good result in mid week against the Blades afraid cant see us getting anything. We edge closer to a minimum 50 point mark for safety but nothing this Saturday 2-0 defeat”
“there is a lot of excitement about the trip over to the Penines for this game , as its not too far away would like to think around 200-250. If you think thats small, bear in mind that not more than 10 years or so ago, that was the size of home crowd the team were getting. ust being in this league and playing the likes of Sheffield United is fantastic. “
“2-0 defeat on Saturday”
“3-0 I reckon”
“Must be the biggest stadium/club we have a had a fixture against as a League fixture.”
“Apart from Wembley, it will be the biggest ground we have been to. Only just though, it has around 100 seats more than Coventry.”
“I used to frequent Bramall Lane every other Saturday when I was at Sheffield University. Went in the away end of course. Managed to avoid the Blades Business Crew, they aren’t to be messed with !”
“One of the cheaper away games as well with Adults under £20. We need to take as many as we can to this one in my mind. Even some of the other closer games, we need to step up our away attendance. “
“Reckon we’ll take around 400”
“Saturday was a breath of fresh air, after the atmosphere we have been in, and I got home before it was dark, must be a new spring.”
“Nigel should be wary on Tuesday, he has to outsmart Robbo (and his team)……not an easy thing to do.”
” A great start for Robbo and the team, a point or three at Bramall Lane to break our Tuesday night hoodoo will do for me.”
“looking forward to Tuesday night for a repeat performance.”
“This will be a lot tougher than against a poor, tired Bradford side.
Still, judging by our exploits against t’Bantams, we’re unlikely to be the soft touch we became under Fergie v t’Blades.
On the flip side we need to overcome our Tuesday hoodoo and the fact we haven’t seemed to have matched up as well against this lot as we have against Bradford in recent times.
Will settle for another 0-0 at half-time, then see if we can nick something. Actually, would happily settle for 0-0 at full-time.”
“Under Ferguson we would definitely have lost this fixture, now I have a bit of hope. Go Robbo go.”
“I know you didn’t expect us to keep a clean sheet against Bradford but I think we’re less likely to do it against Sheffield United. Maybe 1-1.”
“This may not be a “must win” game and it will be a tough game.
I hope and even believe that we’ll get at least one point from it.”
“Bramall Lane is a fantastic ground”
“A trip to another team best suited to cup competitions on Tuesday. AWAY WIN “
“Can we make it 3 victories in a row? Not sure when we last did that in the league.
This is likely to be our largest crowd of the season although that isn’t a very high bar!!
Hopefully the amount of games United have had in the last few weeks will catch up on them and we’ll be able to secure a dodgy 2-1 win.”
“Cant see us getting much”
“i am predicting an amazing game where we will win and send 800 Chefs home hungry for a winner crying into their soup
i could be in a bit of a stew with this one but its time we pulled a plum out instewad of constant rotten apples”
Tin Pot League 1 club 1
Big Time League 1 club 0 “
“No reason we can’t win it – I’m going for a 1-1 draw though. That would still be a decent result.”
“Sheffield United are superb against top quality players and useless against teams of cloggers.
Home win “
“If we don’t concede early on I think we can get at least a point.
The longer it stays level I think Sheff Utd will push for a winner and we may get lucky for a break-away goal for the 3 points.”
“As they did well in both cups they’ve been playing twice a week for a few weeks now, so hopefully they might be getting a bit fatigued, and again hopefully a long trip South will wear them out even more.
They’re also without one of their better players in Jose Baxter (3 game ban for getting sent off at home last Saturday) although they have a good squad. “
“This should be the largest crowd of the season”
“Obviously within the rules of the ground but can not wait to express my delight at Clough being back at the Broadfield on Saturday. He really thought when he left the conference he would never have to come back to such a hostile tin pot ground like ours. It may have been years ago and his brought teams back and lost since but I can not let it go. Would love it for us to beat them”
“Let’s be honest. The table doesn’t lie. They should win this one.
Come on football, make a fool of me again. “
“They also have Matty Done who caused us no end of problems for Rochdale twice this season.”
“Matty Done is as good a player as I’ve seen at this level this season”
“Ditto. Took us to the cleaners at the Broadfield.”
“Swindon should have won last Saturday too. We can make fools of Sheffield Utd as well. It’s not like we haven’t beaten them before”
“Having watched us being consistently outplayed this season, often by equally lower ranked teams, I think our prospects of surviving at this level are quite slim.
OK, a couple of good wins keeps us interested and no doubt has a great effect on team spirit and the general moral of the supporters, but the bottom line is regrettably, from all that we have seen, that we are one of the four worst teams in the Division. “
“let’s try and be positive as we have only had majority of possesion once this season it is unlikely to be pretty.But defensively we look strong “
“Big crowd expected tomorrow. Make sure you’re here to get behind Dean and the lads”
“Its now time to have our own defined terrace song and identity.
The TIN POT Flag ( sorry I don’t know how to insert picture ) and the new chant, we’re tin pot Crawley we know who we are, should form our own self mocking identity.
Millwall have the “no one likes us” theme and I think the lads with the tin pot flag have just created a good fun identity that we should all adopt.
Well done to them ( please insert the pic here for anyone who has not seen it The flag pic )
There should be car stickers, tee shirts, more flags, even more songs etc etc etc.
So here’s to tin pot Crawley , at last we have our own song and identity. “
“‘We’ve got less fans than you’
‘We’re supposed to be at home’
And many more…”
“We are the TIN POT MEN and we come from the town of Crawley “
“We know who are, we know who we ararre, we’re tinpot Crawley, we know who we are.”
1200 tickets sold – at least we shouldn’t have the embarrassment of being outnumbered at home! Man City v Barcelona on ITV so we
wont have any casual fans coming tomorrow. Real shame the original date clashed with FA Cup 4th round weekend where we could have
“I have heard this morning, off one of my Shef Utd supporting mates, that Doney has a suspected fractured wrist.”
“Only until Wednesday”
“Must have done it when picking his pay cheque up”
“”You could see on highlights one chance he missed as the ball is cleared he is bent over in pain. Played on during the game and
set up the equaliser though. I fractured my wrist years ago and played with a lightweight cast on it. Cant see it stopping Done
playing tomorrow as long as its just a basic fracture.”
“Done was £450k extremely well spent. Can’t seem them finishing outside the playoffs now.”
“To be honest, they would have finished in the top six with or without him.”
“Imagine they’ll all be saying what a bargain they’ve got! Worth over a million already I presume! They’ve improved him so much
as a player in 3 games. Never mind – at least we’ve got a chance of a few more quid in the pot when he takes them up (bloody
single handedly at the minute).”
“He was clearly worth that before the transfer, no wonder he was offered silly wage increases they’ve saved that on the transfer
“No Probs, Daws will break the Judas’s legs in the first minute.”
“Judas? Get a grip ffs. How can you stop a player who’s been probably seen his wage at least doubled be a Judas? Get over it.
What would’ve you done in that situation, said no?”
“It’s football pal, he’s gone to the other side. He’s the enemy now. Get over it.”
“Exactly, it’s football – a sport – not a f*cking war”
“I hope Done gets a hat-trick if we get four.”
“Letting him go was the biggest mistake in the clubs modern history. Disgraceful.”
“Calling him Judas is utterly ridiculous. There isn’t a genuine Dale fan anywhere who wouldn’t wish him well. “
“I’ve just finished writing Sheffield United’s pen pics
. Every player they’ve bought in the last couple of years has been ‘undisclosed’.”
“Do they have a closet instead of a dressing room?”
“Done is disappointingly predictable in the shallow world of football. If he turns up at Spotland he’ll get grief, for letting
“Rochdale sold Ricky Lambert to Brizzle Rovers who were in direct playoff spot competition with us.
He went on to gain them promotion via the playoffs.
He then went on to sign for Southampton and help them towards the Premiership
He then went on to get his first touch as an England player and score the winner v Scotland.
He then went onto signing for Liverpool
He then got on a plane, flew to Brazil and played for England v Italy
Matt Done has scored 4 goals in L1 for Sheff U.
“I really enjoyed watching Done, he was part of the senior team. He could have waited until he’d given it a go with Hendo and
Vince and co until the end of the season. I’m disappointed he decided to go for the break now. Difficult decision I know, but
still I’m a Dale fan, so I think its a shame he cut and ran now. Done leaving hurts, I think he could have stuck with it. He was
going nowhere when we rescued him……
It’s frustrating we don’t know how much we got for him. If we knew, I’d maybe understand.
It’s the timing that gets me, and the fact he’s going well now. He doesn’t need my best wishes, his bank account gives him the
satisfaction he needs. I’ll boo him next Tuesday. For bailing early. He’ll be the adversary, the opposition. “
“We will lose to Sheff Utd on Tues I’m afraid. Matt Done will score. Deep down we all know this will happen.”
“you can forget sell on fees. If the Blades go up and he is still banging them in, why would they want to sell one of their top
strikers? Unless they offloaded him to the Wendies for a pound down and a penny a week, to help them in their promotion push.”
“At least we’ll have a new song to sing next Tues
“Done, Done will tear us apart ,for them”
“Done, Done will tear us apart, for them””
“Whether we care to admit it or not, Matt Done has bettered himself both professionally and financially by moving to Bramall
“I’d be very surprised if Matt Done plays”
“I wouldn’t. He is in scorching form and any “gentleman’s agreement” will be negated by Nigel Clough being a prize nob! Unless
such an agreement was made at a higher level I can’t see any way he won’t line up against us”
“Gut feeling tells me Clough would honour any agreement”
“Sheff Utd have paid (500k rumoured)for Done and still could get automatic promotion. Besides we need them to go up to get more
cash in the pot so best he scores to help their cause.”
“Glad he’s doing well , seems like a nice lad. Thing is, it’s incredibly important that he hit the ground running or else he
could have easily been plucking splinters out of his arse and tbh he may still have to get used to doing that if he dries up –
those massive clubs over the border are fickle bunch at the best of times.”
“Its the stuff of dreams for Matt Done. 4 games, 4 goals and scoring the winning goals away at Bristol City and Notts County. If
they had bought Aguero for 50 million they might have expected a start like that! Brilliant move for him – he is flying at the
minute. Nigel Clough must think all his Christmas’s have come at once.”
” I’m pleased Done is doing so well, especially after reading some of the derogatory comments on one of their boards when they
signed him. “
“It’ll be very disappointing if he does get booed
And Chris Basham better get a welcome back if Done does. He did contribute a little bit more than David Buchanan.”
“Yeah, but Basham’s nobody’s matey”
“I don’t believe for a second that Blades slammed down 400K considering the money they’ve got it could of been our record
transfer fee broken by a stone mile because it’s “undisclosed” we’ll never know”
“I feel it was not close to £500k , thats why it was undisclosed, record steal maybe!”
“Personally speaking, I believe Matt Done was worth more than £500,000 more like £750,000 with add ons, only going off other
known amounts in the crazy world of football transfers, even in the bottom two leagues, of the glorious football league.”
“Keith in his post match interview after Chesterfield was going on about Matt Done again. It’s still a hot, raw, topic and to me
it really shows he reads this message board in order to get the fan’s vibe.”
“Just heard him say “If we want to keep the Matty Done’s of this world and challenge for the play offs we need a rich benefactor
to put in 2 million per season” blimey! Done is on good wages at Sheff Utd!”
“In Dale Player interview:
Keith said ” Matty Done wanted to leave and we couldn’t stand in his way of possibly becoming a millionaire”.
He went on to say ” Doney was like a son to me at times. I’ve been through a lot with Doney. I couldn’t seriously look him in the eye and say you’re not going”. “
“ I think we are in serious danger of relegation. Why ? We are not winning. No other team in league 1 has only one win . Can’t win at home . “
“Our form is currently the worst in league 1.
With Pressley at the helm we are fucked. “
“It feels like a relegation season at the moment, only worse. “
“The way we’re playing, lack of attacking threat, shoddy defending etc, it certainly feels like we’re in the shite. Add to this we have the worst owners that have ever graced a football club. Then yep it’s not looking great. “
“I don’t think we are going to stop up and I can only see a struggle next year as well. “
“Over the last 10 games we are the only club in the whole of league 1 with only 1 win. “
“Another game, another loss. I don’t care anymore. “
“3-0. We’re shit. This may finally be the weekend we drop into the bottom four.”
“ Sold about 700 so far. Odelusi is back which (should) be a good thing. I feel we may play better against better sides (Preston) than relegation threatened sides (Scunthorpe). Not beyond the realms of possibility us getting a surprise result here.”
“Think we can get something out of this to be honest would be big points if we could. Always like Brammel Lane always a good atmosphere.”
“What on earth makes you think we can get something out of this? They have been on a great run in the league and beat Bristol City away last weekend. Plus we’re shit! “
“Probably the fact that they are only another league 1 team and an inconsistent one at that “
“Can’t believe 700 are going. Surprised it’s not less than 500. “
“Shaun Miller hasnt been given a chance”
“Cannot see us winning. Really cannot see us scoring. A lot depends on whether SP has successfully converted Odelusi and Samuel to non-goalscorers yet. I think we may score one or two but Sheffield will probably get two or three. “
“They will love tugay there ex sheff Wednesday player should be well motivated and will be booed a lot but hopefully not by the CCFC fans this time “
“Heavy home win. And i think it will be SPs last game before the sack. “
“As ever going to Sheffield is more about decent pubs and beer than football. “
“It will be by no means full but we will only have the lower tier I guess, which will be well populated…
Love it as an away day… great city, ground is close to the centre, and the lower tier is a carbon copy of the west terrace…. that Friday night game a couple of years ago with our last minute winner was awesome..!! “
“I remember that game well. Great Friday night game. I think kitson scored for them and Leon Clarke bagged a brace. I seem to remember who else but Connor Thomas missing a sitter in injury time to secure the victory quicker which really annoyed me at the time “
“We’ve got the upper tier. Looking forward to it. Always have a good /night up there. “
“1-1 would be a good result. “
“We are going but only because I want to go to Meadowhall before the game. “
“Be very surprised if we get anything there. “
“I think we’re down. We simply don’t have enough goals in the team, are suspect at the back & poor at home. “
“I agree, we are going down. We do not deserve to stay up.”
“even if things changed its to late, we have lost to many fans to be a big club again. “
“6 points against Sheffield utd & mk dons and we’ll be fine, had this feeling twice before “
“a point at Blades and a better show against MKD will help. “
“The Sky Blues have lost only one of their last seven league duels against Sheffield United.the Blades have proved on several occasions, they possess an obdurate streak, “
“Remember that Sheff Utd game was the quarter final. Would have got Newcastle in the semi. We would have done ’em too “
“Had won 7 games on the bounce and then drew at home in the first game with Dublin at centre half and Moldovan up front with Huckerby – the pair of them barely got a kick. Although the Utd keeper (Alan Kelly I think) had a blinder. Couldn’t get to replay (thank God). It was a massive opportunity – convinced we would have beaten Newcastle and given Arsenal a game in the final. Hey ho “
“Was absolutely gutted with that game.
The worst was before the game, going along the wrong row to get to my seat in the next block(had too much to drink), when couldn’t get past one guy who had his head slumped down, said “excuse me mate” a couple of times(thought he might be worse for wear a bit like I was), but no joy, then realised something more serious was up, his son(I think), noticed and tried to rouse him, but his lips were blue and didn’t look like he was breathing.
Stewards were called over, then St Johns Ambulance guys came and got him and carried him away down the stairs. Think it was a heart attack and he died, but didn’t know that til after the game.
Obviously the game was gutting(will never forget Moldovan faking injury after that horrible miss and going off), but things a lot worse for that bloke and his family. “
“Was hoping Sheffield Utd would get a drubbing on saturday – they will really be up for it on Tuesday night after their result”
“We will thrash them…”
“I admire the optmimism”
“One very average team will make the play-offs, unfortunately it won’t be us. The points needed to avoid relegation will possibly be quite high this season, maybe 51 or 52. By no means out of the woods on that front yet. “
“The likes of Oldham and Chesterfield were 5th and 6th and have lost at home to Orient and Colchester today, regarding the former quite a few were saying on here that it wasn’t supposedly much of an achievement to beat them last week and didn’t mean anything. The likes of Doncaster, Gillingham, Scunthorpe and Crewe have been woeful all season, arguably a lot worse than us at out worst (the latter three for sure) and now their fans have their tails up and are talking about maybe nicking a play-off place. It’s a weird league and how good you are and what your previous form has been seems to count for absolutely nothing most weeks. “
“Great win for Sheff Utd ton Saturday I think a point would be a very decent result on Tuesday. “
“After their convincing win at Bristol City today, I expect there to be more Sheff Utd fans at Meadow Lane than our faithful. Shame the match was rescheduled for midweek as this could have been a real money spinner for Notts – regardless of the result.
I feel home defeat number 9 coming on BUT you never know, a Bonkers-Bajner-Party moment might see us scrape a draw !!” “
“Possible – but unlikely. Hopefully, we’ll top 5,000 for a midweek game tho’.”
“Think we’ll outnumber them…just!”
“We’ve not had the best of luck with our home fixtures against them … it should be our big money spinner and best atmosphere of the season at ML. Thinking back to night game 11/12, barely survived the weather 12/13, awful home form and freezing weather 13/14 (but finally a cracking win for those of us who were there! ), night game again this year “
“2800 Blades, 4000 Magpies I reckon”
“ Should be a decent game tuesday, depends if we have finally stopped the rot with that win last week – or was it a flash in the pan!.
I see they have have dropped Campbell-Ryce…part of me wants him to play so we can give him stick and part of me thinks that it’s the kind of game he will fancy doing his party tricks and skinning us. I’m sure Derry will have a plan for someone to ‘upset’ him “
“If it was a Saturday match Blades would bring about 3500-4000 but with it being Tuesday night I reckon about 2800 as well. “
“It truly is wide open for that 6th play-off spot.
If only, and I know it is a BIG if, we can beat Sheff Utd on Tuesday, then I honestly think SD and GA can pull off a spectacular end of season run-in.
Unfortunately a loss on Tuesday, and our “make-up” game being against Preston, could mean we end up looking behind us rather than above us! “
“Massive win for Sheff Utd, which suggests that they should win at Meadow Lane on Tuesday but they are very inconsistent. “
“If Che Adams scores I’ll chuck myself head-first into the Trent. I’ve had mates who played for Ilkeston in recent years so I knew about him ages ago obviously because they all raved about him being in the yoofs and training with the first-team, so I rather relentlessly hounded Notts in a one-man campaign to sign him (they could have got him for a nominal fee in the summer) – to me it was kind of like unearthing a gem but when he scored against Spurs and my Twitter mentions and phone went a bit mad I realised it was probably closer to a weird obsession with an 18 year old boy.
When he signed for Sheff Utd I was in a car crossing the Channel tunnel on the way to Belgium and I think I spent a solid 5 minutes having a rant telling Notts to fuck off and ‘we’ll never learn’.
The moral of the story is, as ever, listen to me.
We’ll lose this comfortably. Although our record against Sheff Utd isn’t the worst and there’s no Harry Maguire to score his obligatory goal either – remember when we beat them last season with Showunmi and Fotheringham scoring?! – I’d be embarrassed if that happened to my powerleague team. “
“Sheffield United watched Adams several times before they eventually made their move, which left Notts County fans asking how this talent had slipped through their grasp. Notts were certainly aware of the Ilkeston striker’s availability but the transfer fee, which was around £150,000, was way out of their reach.”
“We’ll probably lose, hopefully United’s win at Bristol means Tues might be a bit of after the Lord Mayor’s show? He says.
Don’t they have a few injuries? JCR’s reception will be ‘interesting’ “
“a piss poor team beat them last year and a piss poor team got a draw at their place this year. They even struggled to beat us last season on opening day when we had 10 men for 81 minutes or whatever it was. We always seem to play better against them than the other ‘big teams’ in the division. “
“I’d take a draw now”
“My affliction with Sheffield United since going to uni up here continues and me and a couple of flatmates are going in the Blades end
Baxter and Murphy always stand out as United’s star players for me”
“I Personally think we miss JCR more than anyone else who left last summer. As poor as he was for 18 months, the last few months of last season he was absolutely brilliant.
As with Sheehan, though, deserves a shit reception after being a bellend at the end of last season. “
“Unchanged team? Not sure our management team know the word “unchanged” surely if we were it would be the first time this season it has happened ? “
“Sheff Utd seem to switch things up more than we do so no use over-thinking it. “