View From West Brom

“Really poor first half but got a decent goal out of nowhere, then played much better in the second half.
Gareth Barry bossed it…he’s 38 in three months”

“Who said football is a game of two halves!”

“Said we’d have to up it in the second half and we certainly did!”

“A game that flip flopped , two evenly matched teams, very little melodrama, and a proper game that we deserved to win.”

“First 40 minutes we were all over the place and not offering much going forward. Could have easily been 2 or 3 down. Then we scored and we took over. Last 5 minutes of the first half we took over .
Second half was as good as I’ve seen albion play in a long time. A near perfect performance, played some lovely stuff, always looked like scoring, strong at the back and I never once thought Sheffield Utd would score. Brilliant performance and because of how good we were I thought we deserved the win”

“Insipid first half performances have to come from somewhere,is there a lack of “Umph” from the manager pre match?
It’s not good enough to put in a half that could see you “buried” as the excellent Keith Andrews remarked at half time.
“individual brilliance” rather than team set up got us the win in his and Michael Brown’s opinion.
Week after week pundits are basically saying that our organisation and application are rubbish in large parts but that our front four are constantly creating miracles to dig us out of the c r a p!
Sorry if I seem picky but we have to be better than this defensively and from more forward players putting in defensive efforts.
This is an incredibly poor division this year,it’s there for the taking with a couple of good signings and players and coaching staff sorting out this p I s s poor first half dross they keep turning out.”

“First 15-20 minutes there was only 1 team in it and it wasn’t us. I feared for a bit of a hammering. After that we got more into the game and started to get a grip without creating anything, like against Villa and then we scored from pretty much our first real chance….again like the Villa game. Sheff Utd started to fade in the last 5 minutes of the first half and I said at half time that if we could be more cohesive in the second half we’d win.
I thought we were great second half, a mirror image of the first! Sheff Utd looked all over the place and just couldn’t cope with our play. Liked the look of their 21 (Duffy I think), a very tidy little player.”

“i do think we are to open to start games last night was a typical example their full backs were bombing on leaving both our full backs exposed most of the first half i’m not sure what they changed at half time but it worked maybe they should have changed in the first half.”

“They pressed us extremely high first half and ran out of steam, you could see it after 35-40 mins. Second half they couldn’t close us down as quick so we had time on the ball, this coupled with us having much better players meant we were pretty comfortable.If Moore’s gameplan was to keep us in it until they pressed themselves to death then I’ll give him credit, dangerous though as they could have been 2 or 3 up by that point.”

“He told them to keep the ball irrespective of where it was on the field, this drew Sheffield United on to us. Barry sat even deeper and controlled the midfield, we then passed through the bewildered home side. Simple but effective change from the first half where we tried to hit Barnes at the earliest opportunity. “

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View From Reading

“Embarassing. Spineless. Gutless. I totally see why Clement was sacked after that.If you go through every championship team, you’ll notice most teams have a certain style, whether that be possession, playing on the counter or going more direct. What is our style?
Counter – no, our team are painfully slow on the counter attack
Direct – no, because none of our front 6 were over 6 foot
Possession – no, because we always seem to have less possession than our opponents. What actually is our style? There’s nothing to our team, there’s no identity, Clement was slowly beginning to build one, and there we go and sack him.One more point, why are our players incapable of passing the ball in front of another when they have space to run onto the ball. Ilori is the worst culprit for just passing to someone’s feet when they have yards ahead of them to run onto it. I don’t understand how it’s that difficult, it kills all the momentum we’ve built up and it always reverts to us passing back to our defenders. An utter disgrace of a performance”

“To not have a single shot on target in 90 minutes at home against another Championship side is unforgivable. Players and coaching staff should be ashamed.”

“Didn’t take long for Marshall to lose the dressing room. Utterly witless display, odd selections, normal service in fact.”

“The first half wasn’t bad at all, I thought we looked the better team for a lot of if just crying out for some quality up front. You can’t sling crosses in against sheffield United to mark McNulty! 2nd half was awful, they made a tactical change and we had absolutely no answer, then most of the players drop their heads and one goal brings two, no surprise.”

“Played well and had the best of the first half. United nullified us and dominated the second with the inevitable late capitulation”

“Did the Sheffield United keeper even take a goal kick in the second half?”

“Once again we didn’t have a shot on target ,we were playing at home and a team that should be battling to get out of the bottom 3.
They gave us a chance by not starting their best creative player Duffy and of course there is always Billy Sharp. Watching Norwood it made me wonder why we didn’t renew his contract but did so for nearly every other player regardless of their age or ability.”

“Why can’t we sign players like that Ollie Norwood guy and Billy Sharp . . . . “.

“I really do hate Billy Sharp he’s such a detestable pcunt.”

“Oh for a creative midfield player who can, calmly, pick out a pass and deliver it right to the perfect place. You know, a bit like Ollie Norwood. What if we had a player like that in our team…. oh, wait …….”

“The Blades: Very limited-little quality-but every one worked their socks off and they are extremly well drilled. Given the amount of work they put in, I thought they would tire, but they just never did.”

“thought to give them credit Sheffield were a pretty good team, set up in a good way by a manager getting the best out of his squad. They played with so much width (was it just me or did they make the pitch look huge?), which created space everywhere – then they had the passing ability to use that space, spearheaded by Norwood. McGoldrick was a real threat in the box from well delivered crosses, supported by Washington/Sharp (any of these three would walk into our team), and they had a big team attacking well-taken set pieces. Defensively they got numbers back when we slowly moved the ball forward, and I couldn’t see us breaking them down in open play at any point. Especially because, as others have said, we weren’t able to string any passes together.”

“Comical on here that some thought Clement was turning it around. That Sheffield team cost less than our defence apparently.”

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View From Leeds

“Great result, it’s taken 26 years to come.”

“I was worried about this game. Sheff Utd are a very good team with inventive tactics. Wilder gets the best out of his players.
There were chances for both sides and it was an even game. You have to feel for Henderson after that mistake.
Winning is absolutely massive for us though. I think a gap might (hopefully) be eventually opening up at the top.”

“Tactically a very interesting game. We’ve played a very possession based game for the most part this season and Sheff United turned this on us today. We didn’t see as much of the ball as we usually would but fortunately defended pretty well.
There’s a debate as to if McGoldrick should’ve been sent off, really bad tackle BUT would’ve drastically altered the dynamic of the game. Thought both teams had their chances.
Feel for Henderson, he’s been brilliant over the last few games so it’s a shame his mistake cost him. That said, not going to complain as that’s a big 3 points for Leeds when a draw was probably on the cards.”

“Bit of a smash and grab and I would have settled for a point but a good, battling performance ”

“That was a hard game.”

“We rode our luck today, a bit like back in ‘92. 6 points from the last 2 games when in the past we’d have only come away with 2. The luck is with us at the moment, but as the saying goes “luck is a dividend of sweat. The herder you work the luckier you get”

“Thought we played really well, not sure we were lucky at all, we were the better team. Okay, the goal was a gift but Clarke still had to be there closing the keeper down, and their effort against the crossbar was millimetres from a goal (would BPF have get a touch though?). Sheff U were lucky not to have two red cards in the first half and lucky that neither the ref, his assistants or their guide dogs saw all the shirt pulling in the area. Genuinely thought we were deserving of at the very least a draw.”

“This was edge of the seats stuff for me. I really did not like how their centre backs came roaring forward with the ball leaving our players behind them in their wake in the first 20 minutes or so. n the end we got the three points and this was another match where I felt we sneaked an extra 2 points. That said I am sure the Blunts will argue that they deserved something from the game and will forget that they were very fortunate to keep 11 men on the pitch by half time. McGoldrick perpetrated a horrendous tackle on Mateusz Klich right in front of the Referee which was a Red card all day long. Instead it was deemed not even a foul. Stevens, having already been booked went flying in and took out Stuart Dallas but no action was taken other than to give us a foul.”

“Think a draw would of been fair. Dont think sheff utd edged it. Ref was awful. ”

“We got lucky to win imo but they definitely didn’t deserve to!”

“excellent work boys , a truly deserved win.”

“Despite the joke of a ref, we deserved that win.Much the better side in the 2nd half and dug out a win.”

“We also stood up to plenty of dirty tactics from the blunts & as a consequence lost our captain to a bad injury. To come away with three points playing against twelve men is a magnificent achievement from Bielsa’s boys”

“Thoroughly deserved win against a team that showed their League One pedigree.”

“Wilder is a bitter, miserable old fooker isn’t he? Nice to see Leeds United have been living in his head rent free since 1992 though.”

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View From Brentford

“SU are a very functional 442 team, big, work hard, close down all day but surprisingly very little punch up top. They were happy to sit deep and let us come at them and I could see a goal coming for us as we started to knock it around a bit better. A few good crosses, a few half chances but it was all soooooooo slooooooow at times.  Their first goal was a  corner flicked in the near post for an OG by CM. The replay showed a clear foul on NM right behind Mepham as he was dragged to the ground and it should have been disallowed but I think we have let too many in from set pieces to grasp at that straw too long.  Their  second goal was a wicked deflection, their third a quick throw, Barbet is not looking, a pull back from the byline and there is the big number 9 in acres of space on the penalty spot to pick his spot, not one Bees midfielder within 25 yards of it again. This was possibly SU’s only chance of that half until Barbet gave it away on the edge of their area and left us 2v1 and JM took one for the team and probably should have walked .Sheff U midfield ran all night and chased everything. I am not trying to make out we were anything other than disjointed and broken men all over the pitch but we gifted them three goals tonight, created more opportunities than them and possibly could have seen their first goal chalked off and had a penalty ourselves and bought a win that could have lifted us, but we didn’t.”

“I’d disagree that we created more. Once again we created very little In the box whereas in the first half alone they hit the bar and forced a point blank save from Bentley. Think about how many chances we created once we went 3-2 down…nothing Their second wasn’t deflected either it was a peach of a strike.”

“3-2 flattered us tonight. I was bored watching us. No urgency. No ideas. No tempo. No pressing. Everything we have been about over the last 3-4 seasons has vanished. Players were hiding tonight and for me the dressing room has been lost. The body language of the players said it all.”

“2-3 certainly flattered us.”

“We were awful, had we got a 3rd goal then they’d have got a 4th. There ends my thoughts.”

“Sheffield united weren’t that great we were just ***** in defence”

“Sheffield Utd are on a poor run but are a good side. They looked a lot better than us. Tonight could have been a hiding if they had really gone at us. Some of the chances we conceded right in front of our goal were criminal. ”

“We were dreadful except for a 10 minute spell in the second half but other than that Sheff Utd were by far the better team.”

“No shame in losing to a really good looking Sheff Utd side but this run of defeats is getting concerning”

“Sheffield played how we used to, every thing we did was pedestrian, every ball was to feet sideways or backwards at walking pace – it looked like a training game of 5 a side.”

“Sure we had some good passages of play and two goals with numerous other chances could and should have won the game for us but they looked like scoring every time they counter attacked.”

“A lot is made of Sheff Us attacking from the back but it also serves another purpose of them being very strong defensively if they need to be. They played a very effective counter attacking game against us. We simply didn’t cope when they attacked because we have too many attack mind players who don’t have discipline to get into good defensive shapes.”

“Sheff Utd looked like scoring every time they attacked. Within a minute of each of our goals, we almost conceded – hitting post first time and missing a good chance after our 2nd. It’s how we defend as a team, not just the back 4 or 5. If we’re like that Monday I can see WBA getting 5 or 6.”

“That was poor. They showed how you must be – organised, disciplined with a clear plan . We lookef likea bunch of good players trying to make a team.”

“Confidence shot to pieces and every team we play seem to want it more than us”

“Some of the best teams in the Championship play attractive football, and others don’t, but the bottom line is that the most effective teams at this level get in front and stay in front”

“We play the same game against everyone. Good teams know exactly what to do against us. Allow us possession in the middle but defend in numbers and press hard on the wings: force us to play side to side, and then once the inevitable mistake occurs counter attack rapidly and abuse the massive gap between our midfield and back line. We are too easily found out and have no coherent plan B. I’d like to see us try something a little different as a plan B when faced with teams like boro and sheff utd where we are struggling to break them down and lapsing into horizontal play”

“While not suited to our style of play and rubbish on the ball, we could do with a John Egan or Harlee Dean who would put their head on crosses. ”

“We have been worked out, we need to go back to the drawing board tactically.Is there a player in this division who is missed by a team as much as we miss Ryan Woods? He was our pacemaker last 2 seasons, sets the tempo, quickens the pace, made the midfield more mobile. It feels like our whole tactics were based around him at the fulcrum and we have neither replaced him or adapted our style.”

“Sheffield’s number 3 had so much space NASA have just put a rover on him”


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View From Rotherham

“I felt very proud today of the boys attitude throughout the game, and I thought we could have won that match had it not been for their goalie, and a bit more composure in front of goal. That said, Sheff U are no mugs and probably edged it first half with that bit extra quality. Second half we ran them into the ground”

“Cracking game and we keep our unbeaten record when I watch us on ESPN+. Overall I thought they were quicker in the head than we were but on balance I think 2-2 flattered them slightly more than it did us. I would have been gutted if we had lost. Overall another display to show that we can compete at this level and in Proctor I think we have the ‘finisher’ we keep talking about.”

“Was a good game and Im glad we didn’t lose but I think there’s lessons to be learned from that game”

“Its very difficult to ask for anything more than what they gave today. We were the better team by far and deserved more. Very proud.”

“We were worthy of at least a point.
Second half onslaught from us.
We just never give in do we ?”

“Always love a last min goal for us tee hee and more than deserved.”

“That was a fantastic game. Both teams trying to win it, very competitive but no stupidity, full house and we were definitely the better side. Mixed emotions – relief at getting a late equaliser but disappointment that we didn’t get all three because the performance deserved it.”

“A game we perhaps deserved to win and certainly didnt deserve to lose. A point looked good before the game and I wont necessarily change my mind.A good all-around performance with some good individual play.V sheff Utd might be my favourite game. Maybe its the amount of red and white.Towell, vaulks and Taylor all did well and Duffy and of course Henderson for them.It was a really great Derby and one that was played in a good competitve spirit.”

“Two goals from two chances shows the quality of the Blades, the but tonight, i am very proud of my team.
Should Duffy and co be cited for crowd incitement? We will probably get a huge fine for the bottle throwing. Send the bill to utd”

“Duffy’s actions were stupid and unnecessary but throwing something is unforgivable under any circumstances. I hope whoever did it gets banned for life. No excuses.”

“Funny thing about today was that every time ive heard Wilder on the tv or radio he talks about their high tempo killing teams – well they hung on for the last 1/3 of that game and we showed them how to play press football. I also thought their striker who came on did nothing but try and foul our players, he was a disgrace. Warney got the subs spot on too.”

“Ref – Wish, for once, we could get one that is consistent with both sides
How many more times was he going to let Leon Clarke lead with the arm/elbow before he was going to give a foul never mind have a word
Their keeper (he’ll be going places) couldn’t have taken more time preparing and talking goal kicks if he tried.”

“Their keeper is typical of the new style of stopper. Fantastic shot – stopper, good at distribution, but weaker in the air. Penalty? Not sure about that, but it definitely wasn’t a foul on him.”

“To beat us, Sheffield needed to match our effort and they couldn’t do it for 90 minutes. In fact that statement does us no justice at all because we were outstanding and a point is the very least we deserved. Conceding that late goal would finish most teams, we simply dusted ourselves down and kept going. It would have been a huge injustice if that had been the winner.Henderson pulled off some astonishing saves to keep them in the game. It could literally have been 4 or 5-2 to us. He was lucky not to have given away a penalty too. Although that ref was never ever going to give it no matter how blatant it was.Feeling very proud and maybe slightly robbed, knowing we could/should have won.”

“Great game their.goalie played a blinder 2 daft mistakes at back ajayi for first and we went to sleep for 2nd Warne should have with the benefit of hindsight made the double change earlier I thought they was an average side”

“Yep well deserved point today and would have won it if we had taken our chances they were knacked at the end and had to thank pillock head in goal for keeping em in it.Good atmosphere as well and loved the taunting of their keeper. ”

“their keeper played an outstanding game. Also liked the bit of banter he had with the North Stand who were asking him where he was at Wembley – he then pointed to the penalty spot and reminded everyone he saved Ball’s penalty. The instant response of the Richard Wood song was classic football humour at its best!”

“Unlucky not to win but relieved to take a point in the 92nd minute. Dean Henderson is an England keeper of the future.”

“The Blades only had one keeper but he played like two. He was outstanding and its as well for them that he was, or we would have got he three points that we thoroughly deserved.”

“we battered Sheffield united especially in the second half.difference between the 2 teams a bit of luck when your at the top for there secound goal and we are lacking any quality in the final third.proctor finish was championship standard ajayi didn’t play that well sharp showed his experience and his but if quality which did him at times.”

“Chants from their fans made me smile…..down With the Wednesday, you,RE going down with the Wednesday………top are top of the league…..Oohh the irony
I think there,s been way too much hype coming out of S2……not unexpected. String a few results together and they,RE world beaters.The Wendy were telling us to mind the gap about 6 weeks ago….Ooohhh the irony”

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Neutrals View On The Sheffield Derby

“The intensity of Sheffield United is great. Watching this you have to wonder how on earth we beat them!” (Middlesbrough Fan)

“Best team ive seen in the league so far” (Aston Villa Fan)

“Watched that Sheffield derby. Christ, Wednesday got battered, no idea how they managed a draw” (Blackburn Fan)

“One team trying to win and the other hanging on,very similar to the game I watched on the 23rd Oct there” (Stoke Fan)

“It was such a one sided man vs boys match. The only thing it was missing was a goal” (Barnsley Fan)

“Very dull game which left me with my mind wandering for much of the match…I’ve no fear of either of them now” (Rotherham Fan) “Wednesday defended brilliantly. Credit to them” (Brighton Fan)

“Dull one that.
Second-half was basically attack vs defence” (Bristol City Fan)

“Great defensive display from Wednesday. United huffed and puffed against a good defence, but they couldn’t find that handball that is required in these type of games.” (Forest Fan)

“Sheffield United overpassed it at times for me. In those types of games they just have to pull the trigger a bit more and hope for the best.
Good 0-0 win for Wednesday by the looks of things at the end” (Bristol City Fan)

“Most one sided game I’ve watched in a while” (Birmingham Fan)

“Good result for us, but Sheff Utd play in a way that worries me for when we play them. Wednesday defended really well, hope we can do the same ! I know, hopefully we will be taking the game to them which to be honest Wednesday didnt get the chance to do even if they were capable. The two teams that currently would be my tips to finish 1st and 2nd, would be Derby and Sheff Utd, and hopefully us putting in a great challenge” (Leeds Fan)

“Sheffield united look a decent outfit here! Very lively! Can someone lend Wednesday a ball to have a kick with” (Leeds Fan)

“Utd are made Wednesday look a Reading fan they will make us look like a pile of wank we play them” (Reading Fan)

“It’s the full backs that make Sheffield United look good those 2 bombing down gives them so many options going forward it’s hard to defend against, Wednesday defended well but over the last 2/3 years the money they’ve spent you’d be pretty annoyed having to go defend like that against your local rivals.” (Derby Fan)

“I really dont see the hype around Shef Utd. A very average Sheff Wed team have been able to cope with them. Local Derby or not it’s a game they should be creating chances and winning.” (Derby Fan)

“I’m amazed that the fawning commentators didn’t give the MoM award to Billy Sharp (who was tripe).” (Derby Fan)

“Christ, Wednesday got battered, no idea how they managed a draw. Cracking save from the penalty, though!” (Blackburn Fan)

“Said from the start of the season though that Wednesday would be in big, big trouble… they are awful… and we should end the weekend two points behind the “flying” Blades!” (Blackburn Fan)

“Wednesday had no backbone” (Palace Fan)

“What a terrible Sheffield Derby that was, Wednesday never left their own half and United have no quality in final third. Shows how bad the Championship is this season!” (Arsenal Fan)

“One sided derby. I wonder if Wednesday know that it isn’t a crime to attack” (Chelsea Fan)

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View From Wednesday

“They were expecting to hammer us, Sky were expecting them to hammer us, the bookies were expecting them to hammer us and a vocal crowd on here have been expecting the same. The main basis for the theory was our inability to keep a clean sheet and the lack of fight and togetherness in contrast to their pashun. We went there to do a job and we delivered and again, like last time, could have nicked it.  The celebration after Dawson saved the penalty showed everyone all you need to know re. how together the players being picked are in contrast to snidey threads started by our own so called supporters just minutes before kick off. Wilder’s face following that of Billy’s showed you who the winners were tonight and for all their possesion they had a dodgy penalty and not much else to show in terms of clearcut chances. It could be argued that Fox had and missed a better opportunity and Matias wasn’t far from giving us the perfect evening. We are powerful – Chris said so but he wasn’t delighted and they dominated at arms length whilst we defended and got stuck in all night like fuckingwarriors.”

“Dem bottling Blayads strike again.”

“Bitter Blunt Billy Hahahahahahahahaha”

“Chuffed to see Wilder really annoyed they didn’t win but pretending it was all about the performance and he wouldn’t want to be in our dressing room and his players aren’t on 40 grand a week and he really was very, very happy which we all know he wasn’t. That was good to see. “

“Jos out thought Wilder. The players worked hard.”

“When it comes to the crunch, they are, they always will be, and will never stop being w@nk”

“Sheff U define themselves by derbies. We define ourselves by trophies”

“People laughing at the blades cos hey couldnt beat us. calling them bottlers. Look at yourselves. Everyone who watched that game knows our biggest rivals, and an absolutely nothing club, are miles and miles ahead of us “ “I cannot believe that performance. Its not their fault. They’re not very good. What are we as a club.  Did we even have 20% possession. Couldn’t even make a sub and try and win the game. Celebrating that draw on the pitch after that performance. Against Sheffield United? They’re a nothing team, a nothing club, they’e absolutely nothing. We looked like we couldn’t even set up properly at professional level. It was like watching bullying out there, almost like abuse, it was difficult to watch. They have no right to be footballers them lot. I’ve never been so embarrassed. Shameful. Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. “

“At kick off I’d have taken a 0-0 for sure as I thought we’d get smashed.  But it on full time fans around me were punching the air and hugging. Hang on. We’re not Rotherham. We’re not Chesterfield. We’re not Doncaster. We’re not Sheffield United.  We’re the oldest, best supported and most successful team in Sheffield and we played for a nil-nil and then celebrated when we got one.  We didn’t try to attack and we only brought on one sub who could make a difference. Should we accept this? Shoukd we celebrate this?”

“They are Significantly better than us.”

“Is it really out thinking an opponent to pick 8/11 naturally defensive minded players and camping on your six years box all match. Anyone can do that and have a chance of a clean sheet.  We’re Sheffield Wednesday!”

“Think this was a wake up call for some of our deluded fans. To see how the mighty have fallen.”

“Last year he looked like his world had ended. His ego will again be bruised, the legend in his own living room once again failed to overcome a team out of sorts and short on resources. They played Ok, but that was it.”

“ At least Warnock was funny. It’s class, because despite how good they are, they still won’t go up”

“They played really well… but he should be ashamed that he couldn’t even get his team to score against our lot”

“Wish I was more articulate so I could explain my emotions right now. But I’m embarrassed.   At kick off I’d have taken a 0-0 for sure as I thought we’d get smashed.   But it on full time fans around me were punching the air and hugging. Hang on. We’re not Rotherham. We’re not Chesterfield. We’re not Doncaster. We’re not Sheffield United.  We’re the oldest, best supported and most successful team in Sheffield and we played for a nil-nil and then celebrated when we got one.  We didn’t try to attack and we only brought on one sub who could make a difference. Should we accept this? Shoukd we celebrate this? “

“we are in an absolute state, kids low on confidence, and we’ve gone away to Real United and kept a clean sheet. Don’t be deluded they are a far better side than us currently, this is a great point.”

“Shows how far the bar has fallen. Ok, a draw away in a derby is a decent result, but to be fair we’ve been hammered in all but result, while accepting results obviously important wasn’t great. I’ve watched my team play 9 in defence, spending most of the game in our own 18 yard box, hardly venturing into the opposition half, never mind carrying a genuine goal threat”

“We’ve taken a point at Rammel Lane, when we’re down to the bare bones of options. This’ll be a massive confidence boost for the squad. Matias and FF coming back in will fuel the momentum. Embarrassing for the Blunts more than anything.”

“This Season United are in the ascendancy  while we are waiting out FFP. In that context, we should be happy with the defensive performance a least, when we are away from home. “

“Apart from the penalty blunts did very little in last 3rd. Jos out thought Wilder. The players worked hard.”

“We’re awful, so a point is better than I expected. Resilience is the only praise I have for our team tonight. “

“We achieved what we set out to do tonight. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t ambitious, it wasn’t positive but it did get us a clean sheet and a point away from home against the second placed team in the division. The fact that it was The Blunts and they’ve dropped points is also welcome.”

“Hinchciffe said United were the best Championship team he’s seen this season especially in the first half and they way they play is better to watch than half the Premier League. United did look good at times but I thought he was a bit over the top. “

“Hinchcliffe: The Blunts play better football than most of the teams in the premier league.WHO HURT YOU ANDY? Embarrassing yourself every single week struggling to carry that biiiiiiig, big chip “

“Can’t deny I feel relieved that we avoided a beating and stopped the rot, but that was the performance of a side looking to get a replay in  a cup tie.”

“What do you expect him to say? The regression we’ve shown the past 18 months cannot be spoken of positively.”

“Never (even as a neutral) have I seen such a one sided game. I don’t we’ve even passed it between ourselves for longer than 10 seconds. This is Sheffield United, not bleeding Barcelona, it reminds me of when we went to Man City in the cup few years back and I don’t think we saw any of the ball Its disgraceful. Two teams in the same league. Is this how far we’ve sunk, that we can’t even give thr pigs any sort of a game?”

“ I can’t abide by any Wednesday fan who thinks this is tolerable. Will still be embarrassed if we happened to win”

“Agree we are bobaar it’s soul destroying united team is flipping Scottish second division apart from a couple of players the difference is the managers”

“ This is the championship where all teams are of similar quality. Do you think any other team in the league would set up like this, of course they wouldn’t, and even with fletcher bannan reach”

“Over a 3rd of the way into the season. We shouldn’t have to be playing like this.

“Jos doesn’t set teams up to attack for 90 minutes – we already knew this.  Missing our main flair players from the off in Matias and FF. Other teams (with more quality than us) have gone to the Lane this season and been taken apart for trying to play attacking football.  They aren’t 3rd in the league because they are cack mate, regardless of what you may want to try and make yourself believe.  Take it for what it is – a decent point at at a difficult ground and team to play against.”

“its the pigs ffs not Man City  edna Stevens mark duffy.ffs we are not playing to our potential “

“Think that performance was about as good as we could have expected. Got away with it tonight if we are honest”

“Great that we kept our first clean sheet but that was a terrible performance. It isn’t just tonight the majority of the season has been negative. Jos needs to go ASAP”

“Over the past twenty years we’ve probably had a season and a half’s worth of playing attractive attacking football. That, and the fact an ultra defensive, often desperate, no score draw against the pigs is seen as a good result truly saddens me.”

“if That’s as much as we can get motivated to play in the game against Our Local derby God help us against any other team we sat back for the full 90 minutes that was the plan. the manager sat in the dugout rocking Fearing for his job.we cannot paper over the cracks with that  performance if fellow Owls are satisfy With this You are too easily pleased sack him Dc before its to late”

“ Probably the most excruciating match I’ve watched. “

“We’ve respected United so much tonight that a 1-0 win for them would’ve felt like 4 or 5. We’ve literally waved the white flag tonight and they took pity on us, it was pathetic.”

“It was awful, painful to watch at times, but come on that’s a good result. Credit to the back5 and keeper. Have to try and be positive from here on in. First clean sheet,couple of attacking players back.”

“0-0 away from home against a team flying I is a good RESULT but there was nothing encouraging about the fact we we were completelt dominated, could have played all night and not scored, and couldn’t string 3 passes together in the other half of the pitch. “

“On the face of it 0-0 written on a piece of paper does look like a great result when you consider the form guide. But, it wasn’t a 0-0 where the clean sheet is a building block. It was a 0-0 brought about by pure negativity with zero flow. There’s nothing I’ve seen tonight that we can transfer into the next game. It was a night of complete one offs.”

“Some people may be happy with what they have seen tonight, but i may have watched a different game to the commentators or some fans,but i have NEVER  in nearly 40 years of watching Sheffield derby’s seen us so dominated by THEM.”

“We were rubbish. Anyone suggesting otherwise is wearing blue and white tinted specs but…. I’d have taken a draw beforehand and I’ll take it as a result now. Well in young Cam Dawson, clean sheet and excellent peno save.”

“Some fans are happy with a clean sheet and being battered for 90 minutes….. Is this what SWFC has come too? A team performance but please…..celebrating clean sheets is a joke. “

“Keeping them under 4 at our place is year on year improvement. “

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View From Forest

“Tbf a draw wouldnt of been unfair to either side, it was one of those games where 1 goal was going to win it and it did. Neither team really bothered each others keeper. It was a good solid performance, not one youl remember but a great 3 points, we dealt with them well.”

“They are a good side and tbh, the last twenty was pretty comfortable.”

“Solid enough against a huff and puff kind of team..Good result.. Looking at Sheff Utd squad though if that was our squad we’d go down this season… Pretty impressive stuff really.”

“Said it would be a tight victory but we’ve bossed today.”

“The ref missed everything they did. It was almost like it was two different games – non contact for us and wrestling for them. Always makes the win sweeter against scummy teams like them and Cardiff.”

“because they saw Leeds nick a point thanks to some blatant cheating, they thought a point was fair too given their scrotty little weasel John Fleck was diving and feigning contact about five times.Get fucked Blunts. Bye.”

“Billy Sharp is still a wanker. I can’t believe referees still get conned by his falling over. Oh well, he can get on the bus and head home with a big zero points today.”

“Sheff Utd don’t offer one thing today. Not one”

“they didn’t get away with their usual bullying antics today”

“Always good to beat that shower.”

“An old chap sat near me said it shows how poor this league is if Sheffield United are top of it. Based on their performance today I’m inclined to agree.”

“Top of the league? You’re having a laugh.”

“Just read their forum and left totally fucking bewildered. Somehow they think they deservd a draw. They were worse than Wednesday in my opinion.”

“Bit like the Sheff Weds game for me, we defended well, midfield were solid and we played the game we wanted to. Was a harder game than Sheff Weds but that’s because Sheff Utd are a better team.”

“Thought it was a decent game today, good atmosphere and a fantastic 3 points. Sheff Utd weren’t a patch on last season imo… their fans were fairly quiet too. I think they enjoyed our ‘Sheffield Wednesday… they’re bigger than you’ ditty however.”

“Sheffield United are just a smaller version of Wednesday tbh”

“United were awful as were Wednesday against us. Wednesday fans slightly better though”

“Did they even sing a song? Even Wigan sang a song?

“They sang ‘were top of the league’ about ten times before the hour mark and nothing else apart from one scab chant on the half hour. Feel sorry for them in their next game cos they’ve got nothing to sing at all.”

“Sheffield United amongst the worst fans we’ve had at the City Ground this season 100% cheers for the 3 points from all the scabs x”

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View From Wigan

“Didn’t expect anything from today’s fixture so no surprises here!”

“Didn’t really expect anything given Sheff U are one of best sides in league – but it’s a major concern how inept we are at defending away from home.”

Sheffield looked just a bit better than us today”

“Sheff U finishing int top 4 for me”

“Sheff Utd are a good side so no disgrace to lose to them.”

“Always going to be a difficult game today but we didn’t test them much.”

“Did ok in spells but defensively we a shambles.When we did get forward it quickly fizzled out.”

“First 20 and last 20 we were very good, in between awful!!”

“another poor performance”

“First half was the best we’ve played away since Stoke second half. Apart from the shambolic defending for both goals.”

“Second half we were the better side. Nothing in it first half. They just took all their chances”

“Think it’s a more encouraging performance against the arguably the best team in the league.”

“Without three of our front four and one of our regular defensive midfielders out we didn’t fair to badly. Just a shame we have not got the strength in depth.
It’s going to be a long season.”

“Considering we were playing against the best team I the league away from home with about half the squad missing, it could have been a lot worse.”

“Thought performance was as good as could be expected …but ousting Powell again 70 mins and always going to leave us with a creative hole.Sharp is a good striker at this level and always been a workhorse so credit to him..They top of league…..but we’re they far superior to us ?..Not for me …just have quality going forward.”

“I felt we were actually ok today performance wise, i felt the scoreline flattered Sheffield but you can see why the are towards the top of the league – one of the best sides we’ve played.Biggest difference was Billy Sharpe was alive to everything and absolutely clinical when he got half a chance. While too often our final ball was poor and when chances did come we couldn’t convert.”

“Dan Burn and Dunkley got totally battered”

“Burn was always going to struggle against sharp and so it turned out”

“Problem there  is if we had rested Dunkley then we would have had an untried centre partnership playing against one of the best forwards in the league in Sharp”

“Burn was disgraceful.”

“Sheff U fouled Powell on every high ball but ref let it go.”

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View From Stoke

“Nothing to like about this team whatsoever. No quality, no desire, no guts. Incredibly lucky to get a point from that game tonight.”

“We got lucky from a clever free kick where the keeper didn’t properly cover his near post. On another day we would have lost 3 or 4-0 and had no complaints. That was an absolutely dire, directionless performance.”

“Worst performance I’ve seen from this group. We are getting worse.
We should have been smashed 4-5.”

“That was embarrassing. The goal just masked how bad we were.”

“we’re stealing points on luck”

“They must be fuming.”

“How we got a point after playing so badly I do not know. If I was a Sheffield fan I’d be gutted after being so much better than us. After scoring they really took their foot off the pedal.”

“Amazing result from such a terrible performance. But glad we got the point obvs.”

“Feels like a defeat. We didn’t deserve anything. ” a well earned point!” my arse Radio Stoke”

“Every player involved in the last two games and the manager should donate this weeks wage to a local charity, I’m totally lost for words at how inept we have been.”

“I fell asleep in the first half, literally full on asleep.
The second half we contrived to be worse.”

“Can you be delighted and also completely numb at the same time? That’s how I felt when we scored.”

“I cheered and then felt empty again 5 seconds later”

“I think their keeper was watching that Joe Allen freekick on the same stream i was. Very, very lucky and undeserved point tonight”

“My biggest issue is we have played 4-4-2, 4-4-1-1, 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 and 4-1-3-2 this season and we have been wank in every game”
“It’s like we’re playing walking football. “
“Frustrating thing is ,they were not much better in my eyes and even though we are wank I still think the league is there for the taking , whether that’s us is up to the players”

“I’ll take a point all day after that.
We need to stop showing teams in this league so much respect, we have the resources to dominate. As soon as we stop sitting off the ball, these looked on the back foot.”
“1 point gained against a decent team, good result”

“Good noise from the Stokies”
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