“As much of a fat, ego-driven twat as the ref was, defensive ineptitude, poor communication and dropping 10 yards too deep cost
“Would’ve taken a point at start but a shame to lose 2 goal lead. Not helped by the referee awarding a corner in lead up to 2nd
“Mental arberration from the ref cost The Latics a well earned victory today. Over-ruled his ‘better placed’ linesman on a
whim. Idiot! “
“Jesus shed u fans if your best come back is your in Rochdale shadow u got more problem than I thought”
“We were robbed – shit and crap decision by the ref”
“The Ref was a Knobhead ruining football, fat bastard “
“Totally feel sick, ROBBED. The officials were a JOKE”
“Just seen the attendance. Just scraped 3000 home fans which is disappointing.
Good to see Philly better, on and off the pitch, linked up with Turner quite well. Poleon exceptional, best he’s played since
being at the club by a long way, the unbelievable goal and all-round he was brilliant.
Agent Brown phenomenal for Sheffield”
“Not surprised at the attendance, nothing to play for and more than likely was set to be a hammering, I’m a ST Holder and was
considering not bothering today, glad I did though was a good match.”
“Only 1800 sheff utd fans today…..and they’re going for promotion…..shoddy!! “
“For a team averaging 15,000+ to take only 1,800 to Oldham is poor. Make you think if roles were reversed how many more Latics
“Terrible numbers from Sheffield United”
“Game of two halves, disappointed not to get all 3 points.”
“How many goals do we concede from corners?”
“Nobody was talking about the ref at HT. And it was a corner. At least fans who someone to blame other than the players
“Yeah I thought it was a corner too. However, despite Lockwood passing it to their goal scorer for the first, he controled it
with his arm before sticking it past Coleman. Should have won 2-1.”
“TBF our lad at the back was shoved away so their lad could head it back in, but the ref wasn’t looking for fouls against one
team today, that had to rank alongside some of the poorest ref’s we have had.”
“Check the goal.Kelly didnt even jump”
“We always get a bad ref against Sheffield Utd. Do they bring their own???”
“Bizarre for a fat, no-necked bellend to be so egomaniacal. Making decisions despite his liners’ calls. I hope an assessor was
“I enjoyed football again for 45mins. Referees are so poor in England at the moment. Blades won’t go up”
“Games like that make me consider never attending a match again”
“If Sheffield United go up I’ll display my arse on the town hall steps”
“Sheffield united deserved nothing, that little fat cunt of a ref should be out of a job”
“The bald guy from the Sheffield bench needs shooting, quick time. League 1 football isn’t that exciting”
“Why did it have to happen against Sheffield fucking united? So fucking pissed off. I’d smash the ref’s head on the pavement if
“We did well to get a point today with that ref, disgraceful officiating he must have had an away win on his betting slip”
“We all know why Sheff Utd are in the top 6. Referees”
“That ref was a cunt. Words fail me how he gave a corner which lead to their second goal.”
“Bloody sheff u arse licking referees”
“You can’t miss chances to make it 3-0 v Sheffield. Never know when they’re beaten “
“Clough saying if it wasn’t for their 2 mistakes they would’ve won the game…. well we could say same thing! Clown!”
“1st half we were by far the better side, and what is more pleasing is that not one loan player started. I dont know why we can
play the better teams and look a decent outfit and yet against the weaker sides we seem devoid of ideas. “
“Enjoyed that match, would have taken a point beforehand and bloody hell Poleon?…
The ref, well can’t make my mind up, can’t say even the blades were looking for the fouls either, he overrode both linesmen
Disappointed in the away support, weren’t they quite to say they are up for the playoffs.
in my mind so far, there has only been Swindon I thought were decent.”
“Didn’t get what we deserved tonight”
“Well done Rovers…
“Was that 2 penalties turned down were the Blades playing Basketball?”
“How did we not win that?”
“Absolute embarrassment the “Dickov out” boo boys! Making us look stupid. They don’t speak for me.
Otherwise, it’s been a bloody good game.”
“I think the point is that despite a defeat it sounded like a decent performance – do you call for the manager’s head when the performance has been good?
If the manager ends up moving on it will be because of games like Bradford, not tonight.”
“Good performance from the lads but the manager severely dinted our chances of getting back in if.substituting tyson and coppinger was absolutely disgusting. Time to go”
“Get him f***ing out fans happy with a 3-2 defeat against sheff utd f*** off, any half decent team since Christmas has taken points off is sick of seeing same shite week in week out he’s done nothing to warrant the job get him out.”
“We deserved to win tonight but I thought the tactics poor again.”
“Not sure what’s wrong with the tactics when we’ve scored 2, hit the post and had 2 cleared off the line, away from home against a side with 15-20 points more than us.
They had 3 dangerous attacks and scored 3 goals”
“The only teams we have beat since Christmas are Yeovil, Crewe, Colchester, Crawley, Barnsley (when shit), Coventry any decent team has taken something from us that’s not good enough regardless tonight’s performance.”
“Problems at centre half but we had a good go.
Great performance and glory in defeat.”
“We are a good league 1 club, i shall rephrase that.
We are a very, very good league 1 club.
I dont expect a promotion every season, but i expect to be alot more consistant and challenging every season. Under Penney we landed 10th spot on our first season with basically a league 2 side.
We finished 8th under him on our 2nd season.
It feels to me as though weve chucked seasons of hard work away and gone backwards.
I cant see it ever getting better while mr dickov is in charge.
Can you ?… HONESTLY. One step forward three steps back.”
“Dickov is happy, we lost to a club that have been stuck in league 1 for years. No ambition anymore, back to that small Yorkshire club! “
“We deserved a win tonight but sheff u took the chances. We didn’t, which is why we are sat looking up at them in promotion”
“After all the wishful thinking I think tonight shows how far we still need to go before we can call our selfs a promotion side. Utd had ALL the luck front and back we had McCoombe . Roll on next season hope all the lessens learned and acted upon .”
“Donny outplayed, outfought and outsmarted them. The referee gave Sheffield United the points.”
“McCoombe the refs job easy . We lost to our own inadequacy to defend and keep strong when it mattered . Plug the gaps with solid pros and we’ll walk the league .”
“The best team lost tonight. Still can’t believe we didn’t get anything from the game. I am pretty sure we’ll have a chance to put things right next season because they will not be going up.
The ref must have been paid by them surely. I’ve seen some bad ones before but he takes the biscuit, 100% homer. He should never be allowed to Ref a game ever again!!
Well done lads, best I’ve seen then play in a while.”
“Tonights support from the Rovers fans was fantastic. Home support was embarrassing tonight; much quieter than we are at the Keepmoat.”
“ah we’ll win some ya lose some all Donny ain’t we ? We’ll be playing them next season in league one”
“Best game this season by far. Controlled the game virtually all the way through, robbed of the 3 points”
“Result apart, it was a great game, didn’t deserve to lose and denied a penalty yet again”
“Quality game of football, passionate performance, unlucky to not come away with anything, worth every penny.”
“Brilliant South Yorkshire derby for both teams and 2 world class goals by Bennett. Well played by Rovers team and very unlucky”
“Best performance I’ve seen this season, outplayed sheff Utd all game! Proud of my little pub team tonight”
“Glory in defeat. Proud very proud.”
“Great atmosphere from the guys and gals tonight as well, made 1500 sound like double that. Everyone brought their singing voices!”
“Literally cannot believe Sheff Utd took all 6 points from us, cunts”
“Suprising actually there seems a few decent Sheff Utd fans out there saying we deserved better”
“Not a bad away day, we out played them and deserved atleast a point”
“Must admit great game if you didn’t support either team, it was there for the taking for either team, Sheffield took it”
“Just shows how unlucky we were tonight with all positive comments coming from blades fans. Unlike deluded dingles that are chirping up!”
“Dickov breaks another records: 1st time Doncaster have lost at Bramall Lane in 32 years yet we still made more noise than the librarians who were supporting Sheff Utd… talk about embarrassing support! “
“Season of Ifs, Buts and Maybes.
What if we had the EFFORT we showed tonight for the whole season?”
“The team gave everything they had tonight, just the poor concentration defensively cost us, it could have gone either way, very little between the teams.”
“Little between the teams?
Were you there
It was one way traffic ffs.”
Barnsley 0-2 Sheff Utd
“did their keeper have a shot to save? Awful performance.”
“We’ve made a very mediocre side look like world beaters.”
“Beaten us in every department, fair and square”
“had to be against that lot too! theres not much in this division apart from the top 4. on our day we are as good of not better
than most of the rest, lets hope we have 6 or so good days before the end of the season”
“Sheffield United came and did a job on us. We tried to break through, the effort was there, but we werent good enough, it’s as
simple as that. “
“It’s been a magnificent run and it’s Sod’s law it has ended against the Blunts.”
“The not losing streak had to end sometime but WHY oh! WHY did it have to be..
..the blunts that ended it?? Following Barnsley is one long succession of disappointments punctuated by (very) occasional
“It is the infamous jinx with the Sheffield clubs. Over the years no matter how good we are playing both these clubs usually
get the wins. Typical as today. Need to push on everything not over as yet.”
“Sheff u deserved win, it’s gone move on.”
“Beaten us in every department. Such is life. 6th place still not out of touch..”
“Pretty even until the first goal then Sheff.Utd dominated.It pains me to say but they were organised and stronger all over the
“Run had to come to an end, worst performance for a while and just disappointing it comes against this lot.”
“No desire, no effort, nothing. Very poor.”
“Credit to them, they played well, high tempo, looked better on the ball & tactics were better. We were lucky it wasn’t a
mauling on that first half performance.”
“Today the game was lost from the dugout, one of the worst performances I’ve seen in a long old time.”
“We were wank today. Best team won. We don’t deserve to be anywhere near the playoffs on that performance”
“that was like watching your parents have intercourse “
“Well we completely bottled it today!!”
“The best side won today, we were beyond poor”
“Never turned up today, Sheffield Utd were up for it from minute 1 and fully deserved the win”
“Sheff United fans chanting ‘there’s only one Chris Morgan’ & making elbow gestures. Classy”
“Best side won. End of. No complaints we were poor”
“It was by no means the worst we’ve played this season. Not so much we were that bad, as they were able to stop us playing.
They were superior all over the pitch.”
“One up front at home??
we played like we were playing a big club… away. Poor very poor. not a single shot on goal.”
“It hurts more because of who it was but they deserved it, we were awful today.”
“But they wouldn’t have enjoyed it either, as their forums state categorically that they’re not bothered about us. At all.”
“Men vs boys. Only one team turned up today. We should never under any circumstances not have a shot on target all game.”
“they were crap never heard a word till they scored. Shit fans. first time they’ve ever filled away end lol”
“We ceratinly picked the most possible day not to turn up”
“we underestimated your guys expertise in this league but then again you have been in it that long
we were **** poor and on radio der dar it says it were grunts best performance of the season , congrats youve won your cup
final and had a day in the fresh air out of the smog and seen trees and that , well done”
“They did a good job on us and every ball they put into our box, most of which were quality, caused problems. “
“Well my first league since blunts away due to missus on maternity pay and being skint. amazingly disappointed saw there line up and thought we would win but we were shocking. WIth not going to any of last 9 can not comment on performances. But today was terrible no shape, could not handle constant long ball. Negative tactics and passes. To be fair we played better in 0-1 away win. We have a spell betwen 5 – 15 mins where we dominated ball but that was it”
“We have a team building in progress. We are not yet the finished article and this shows in some of the games, particularly today. If we got in the playoffs and got promotion, do you think this team could survive the Championship . I do not think so and we would be back to the moaning and groaning . I think same could be said of the Blunts too. So the excitement is good but I would think another year building a really good team and then go for it. There will be some players going out and some coming in, could be an interesting close season”
“Fair play to at least one of the Blunts team today
Their young lad down the west stand side with the plain flag had probably the most effective game I’ve seen by an opposition player this season.
Other than that they just worked harder than us and took advantage of an inexperienced keeper and lack of Williams/O’Sullivan type link player.”
“Id say they probably had the slight advantage of their players actually turning up and their manager actually having a clue.”
“I’ll make this clear, we were outplayed, out fought, out thought by Sheffield Utd.
We didn’t have a shot on target, our tactics were terrible.
It was like watching us under Danny Wilson.
Utd wanted it, and fought for it.
Well done lads.
In fact you should have had 3 or 4 more with our comedy defending and goal line clearances to keep you out.
Good support, and in my 40 years of watching at Oakwell I think that’s the most fans I’ve ever seen from you lot.
Reminded me of the Owls support, so good effort.
Still a way to go in this league and I think your main threat will be Chessie, unless we beat ’em next Saturday, then it’ll be us again!
May still see you at Wembley, but enjoy today while it lasts”
“We played absolutely shocking! That was a completely different side out there than what played against Bristol and Preston, just what the hell happened? Also; the sky sports score centre app seemed adamant we were playing 4-4-2 but I swear it wasn’t… Looked more 4-5-1, if so, WHY?
One up front at home in a derby? Sorry Lee, you’ve been tremendous so far but you got it tactically wrong today! I think I can see what he was trying to do, he was trying to control the game by packing midfield but it didn’t work at all and backfired massively, much worse than he probably anticipated.
And last but not least, the officials… We were shocking, yes, I’ll give you that, but to not even card a Sheff Utd player when he has more or less deliberately pushed a Barnsley player in the face? There were too many completely stupid decisions (or lack of decisions in some areas) to mention here but that one stands out as it effectively lead to the first goal.
Fair play to Sheff Utd, we got it tactically wrong, they capitalized on that and it could have honestly been an embarrassing scoreline of 3 to 4 nil today. Lee’s shown his first error as a manager today for me.”
“No complaints, that was one of our worst performances of the season and we deserved everything we got. Very disappointed.”
“Strikers on the wing, completely outclassed and no game plan. The fact we’ve lost isn’t what hurts, it’s the manner in which we lost. Absolute garbage today.”
“The way they celebrated it obviously meant a fair bit.
The best team won today admittedly. An away win each so honours even , now calm the fk down.”
“So just to be clear , the author (of this blog) is illiterate who needs to troll message boards and copy comments because he’s incapable
of forming a sentence and thinking for him self .
We get loads of requests on here to participate in giving our view on a forthcoming fixture , you notice I added the word
REQUEST , it works very well and everyone is happy .
Good manners cost nothing but clearly that’s too much for you Fritzal’s to spend.
Enjoy your deserved victory and see you next season , your manners are in keeping with your play off record .
To be fair your fans seem to find an opposition player almost losing his life after receiving an elbow by one of your players amusing so I’m hardly likely to feel like some circus freak because you blunts find my rant amusing .
I’m fully aware what a blog is and yes once a piece is sent into cyberspace it no longer belongs to the author , thanks for reminding me anyway .
My comments have clearly struck a nerve , you need to move away from the fly on the dog turd type blog and actually create something using your own initiative , blood sucking leeches were never popular .
I ain’t really bothered that a couple of geeky blunt cybersnakes drinking cans of monster who can only copy and paste find me none too clever .
I don’t really know how you get your material for much of the season , 90% of this league couldn’t give a flying feck about you , another season down here and you’ll have to close the site down fellas , may as well do it now there’s nowt for you lads in North London historically .”
Blades 1-2 Crewe
” Sheffield United underestimated us and Clough has no idea against us. NEXT! “
“Hang on we played 3 up front and we’re actually winning?
Who’s the fraud in charge and what has he done with Davis?”
“Never thought Id see us win at bramall lane in my lifetime. Fantastic effort by everyone involved.”
“Just got in from taking my son to a birthday party and can’t believe my eyes. WTF!!!!!!”
“Not a coincidence that when we set up attackingly like we did today that we pick up a decent result. We’ve got the players but SD needed to find the way of getting the best out of them and he has today thankfully. Credit where credits due.”
“Amazing what a bit of positivity does for you.”
“What a win that was. Started a bit shakily, got back into the game and went ahead with a good bit of play by Ikpeazu to lay in LDV to score.
Ajose then blew 2 great chances to score, first one he tried a lay across to LDV when it was never on and the 2nd he side footed it straight at the keeper. After that, we were under the cosh for most of the first half, but despite a couple of shaky moments, never looked badly troubled. Rachubka was not properly tested.
2nd half, we again were on the back foot for a decent portion of the half, but again didn’t look like conceding until we did. Poor long ball read by Turton, then he lets Murphy back him into the penalty area and play a pass. Nice touch and goal by Holt mind, but still sloppy defending.
After that, neither side looked much like scoring, few half chances here and there. Looked like the game was going to peter out to a 1-1 draw, but then we actually showed some attacking intent late in the game. Grant makes a strong run into their half and wins a free kick. Coco hits the free kick off a Sheff U player for a corner. He then receives the short corner, cuts inside and unleashes a thunderbolt of a shot. Bit of dip and swerve, but yeah, awful keeping by Howard.
After that we saw the game out pretty well. A draw would have been a fair result, but we snatched the win and I suppose the fans deserved this after weeks of utterly appalling football. Huge 3 points which takes us to within a couple of wins of safety.”
“as for Sheff U, they looked just like they did back when we played them 3 times back in October/November. Decent enough ball players and tidy build up, but they lack end product and bar the goal, our keeper didn’t have a serious save to make. You can see why they are where they are. Murphy was excellent as per, we always struggle against him. I was mystified when Baxter was taken off for Doyle. Ok, the former wasn’t having a good game, but taking off an attacking midfielder for a defensive one? Strange.
They’ll make the play offs, but not sure if they’ll go up out of them. But the play offs are a lottery, so you never know.”
“3 strikers? – at Brammall Lane?
Well done Gaffer!”
“When I saw the line-up thought total lunacy. So credit where credit’s due”
“Was going to complain that we only had 1 shot and a goal till they equalised on 50+ mins,adding only another 4 shots and a goal.
Is it a case of quality over quantity,luck or something else thats missing.
Sorry to sound negative after a fantastic win,but…….”
“Great effort today – just goes to show how quickly things can change following BC, Preston, Rochdale & Oldham results and performances.
Bold team selection which paid off”
“A massive win today and a lot of credit has to go to Steve for this win, no luck in this game even sky admitted we were worth the win, well deserved by everyone involved including those supporters who made the trip over. The best part is this win will keep the trolls quiet, where is Paul by the way. Biggest win of the season and probably most unexpected”
“Credit to everyone today, good team selection which I think took Sheffield by surprise.
We were excellent in the first half, and started the second half well, should have been two up but for Uche’s greed.
Sheffield were decent if not a touch one dimensional”
“Crewe scoring a LATE Goal ! Your Joking! You can not be serious! Well glad to be wrong for Once!”
“I too was surprised by a late winner for the Mighty Reds. who knew Uche could pass the ball!! “
“Should have known the Alex would win. Always do well when there is no Football League Show.”
“hope that he realises that attack is the best form of defence”
“Started with three strikers at Bramall Lane and won the game. Fortune favours the brave”
“Just what we needed and a good defensive performance “
“our first win at Bramall Lane”
“Nobody can wipe the smile on my face! Absolutely buzzing “
“Unbelievable result! Completely unexpected”
“We beat who we want, we beat who we want, Crewe Alex we beat who we want. Stick yer Yorkshire pudding up yer arse! “
“That was quite possibly the best moment this year “
“There are few certainties in life. One of them is that Crewe Alexadnra never win at Sheff Utd……..”
“Quality away day at Sheffield Utd! I hope we’ve messed up all your accumulators “
“All thos sayng ‘Davies out’ will be quiet this week”
“From the sounds of it Sheffield United did their low cross along the six yard box trick to nowhere yet again.”
“Blades’ fans are fuming. Little old Crewe beating them at home! GET IN!!”
“We’ll never fear a blades side managed by Nigel Clough. He’s clueless on ruthlessness”
“This is why I love supporting Crewe, we literally had no right to win away at Sheffield these are the wins we need to keep us up”
“Absolute horse shit last week, haven’t won away in years, go to a team in the top in 6 and win welcome to the world of Crewew Alexandra”
“And here come all the people bitching about Crewe ruining there acca”
Blades 4-0 Scunthorpe
“No passion, no goal threat, no creativity, no defence, no tactics, no ideas.
“Robins was more interested in Sheff Utd then he was with us. i have a few mates who are sheff Utd fans and they admitted to me they’re nothing special they even said our defence made them look good and that we were the worst team that they have seen play at the lane all season but even if so they’re still a league 1 side same as us they’re not exactly Barcelona so to have 2 shots all game and none on target is inexcusable really.”
“Sacked twice in a season – not good for the CV but its got to happen.”
“Well done tonight lads, you’ve excelled yourselves.
The hardy 745 away fans should all turn up at GP tomorrow and demand a refund.
“He started with the same formation (4-5-1) that didn’t work against them ten days ago.”
“Disasterous night for Scunthorpe. Rhe performance was awful & so was Robins interview. An insult to fans intelligence.”
“cloughie didn’t need to give a post match talk he just replayed robins bigging sheff u up”
“He’s such a dickhead, but that’s the most defensive i’ve probably ever heard Mark Robins”
“The least I would expect after a pathetic 4-0 pasting is an apology. It sounds like Robins was creaming his pants about an average Sheffield United”
“Well ….. That is now likely to be the last time we see Miguel Llera in a Scunthope shirt. “
“Listening to MR it sounds like the players are still having their day off tomorrow! You couldn’t make it up.”
“Why hasnt anyone apologised for that gutless excuse of a performance? Robins comes out and instead of apologising to the 750 fans decides to cream his pants over a very average sheff utd live on air.
Its not acceptable and the fans shouldnt have to put up with it. The honourable thing would have been to say sorry and admit our terrible performance was to blame. We wrrent playing Real Madrid FFS”
“When listening to his post match interview i shook my head in disbelief, he contradicted himself, they supposedly put in a championship performance and were the benchmark for the division, yet we beat Swindon and could and should have gained a point against Bristol City, despite having a CB in Boyce playing in goals for nearly the full game.”
“They had centre halves who released the ball quickly to midfielders who were looking for it and we had centre halves who passed square balls to each other and then Caravan hoofed it to our big centre forward Paddy Madden!!! was this the real reason Mark Robins that we lost the game. I think Mark was watching another game today as we were shocking and they were above average only.”
“Macrus Williams and Eddie Nolan must be fuming today, dropped for that useless lump Clarke on the left?”
Player Of The Year but left in teh cold by brain dead Robins”
“Marcus is a million times better than Townsend and Nolan, given a fair chance is a million times better than Clarke.”
” Llerawas certainly thrown into the deep end. Obviously it ended badly for him but up to their 3rd goal I thought he was doing ok. His distribution looked at least well meant as opposed to Canavan’s aimless lumps.”
” Llera hasn’t even played a reserve game. Throwing him in not match fit was Robins’ way of saying “look how bad he is”. It’s a disgrace.”
” Llera definitely played like someone who’d not had any football in 2 months, looked awful.”
“I think it was unfair to throw him in, as bad as Sheffield were against us the other week. He hasn’t been playing and he hasn’t got much pace at the best of times so to be unfit as well is beggars belief.”
Blades 1-0 Port Vale
“It’s a big but….but apart from his sending off Brown was very impressive. Both yellow cards did seem harsh”
“Great night in Sheffield despite the result this afternoon”
“I really would like page to succeed but his loyalty to certain players and lack of basic tactics is proving he won’t “
“Disappointing result but couldn’t ask anymore from the players, the referee cost us a point today which was the least we
“on Pint number eight I think at the Devonshire cat another nice dark ale”
“Brilliant day in Sheffield.Except for the football. And the referee. And the performance.”
“Shame Sheff Utd-Vale was shat on by the most biased referee I’ve ever seen.”
“We were robbed”
“Michael Brown was brilliant today. Considering he’s 38 he never stops running!”
“Unlucky Vale. Would have been worth a point if not for the poor play by one or two today. The poor run continues. “
“The home crowd were getting slightly anxious in that 2nd half”
“Frustrating to lose that against a fairly poor Sheffield United side on the day not helped by some farcical refereeing. Laughable penalty decision decided the outcome, sent Brown off yet the first yellow wasn’t even a foul, failed to make a standard decision when the keeper handles the ball about three yards outside his box and despite sending Brown off failed to give their lad a second yellow for a similar foul! As for Veseli getting booked because their lad wouldn’t retreat for us to take a free kick… Summed up the mans performance today.
We dominated long spells of the second half but the final ball let us down as it’s now looking nervously like a relegation battle until the end of the season.
As for the atmosphere today, 18,000 fans yet absolutely no noise whatsoever?! Been five times now and usually a good atmosphere but 39 Crawley fans made more noise on Tuesday!”
“Well what a farce that was,the ref was awful. He gave fouls and cards for nothing. Utd never looked like they would score in open play but ether did Vale,It was a dubious penalty, very harsh. We deserved a draw , don’t know how Utd are are where they are. They have looked dire today and at Vale Park. Clough is a right nob, all he did is badger the officials for most of the game, his dad would be rolling in his grave.”
“Thought it deserved to be 0-0. First 15 mins i feared the worst but all in all an even game, what i will say despite having a lot of the ball for an away side how many saves did Howard actually make, one maybe which looked spectacular but was routine really, Worst Sheffield team i have seen on all my visits, whether it is a confidence thing i don,t know. Funniest moment was when the cheese ball of a stadium announcer gave the disallowed scorers name and bellowed out ‘ What a game ‘, pity linesman had is flag up for about 30 seconds !! What a penis. Nothing more needs be said about the ref apart from fact the red card can,t be rescinded but not one Sheff Utd fan appealed for a foul on Browns first challenge it was simply a great tackle, and Howards slide 6 foot outside the box was more the linesman shitting it at a big club. Season over for us and i,ll be as bold to say see you next season Sheffield as you are way behind Swindon and MK Dons as the table would suggest.”
“Have a feeling Sheff United will win the play offs but would be a travesty. The amount of long ball and times they just hoofed it out of play, were better at VP with ten men than yesterday.
New kit was weird (bit early to reveal it surely)! Looked ok but not very much like a Sheff United kit being white with very thin pinstripes.”
“Got to be a confidence thing, they were a poor outfit considering 5th in the league, some of their passing was awful. Felt all we had to do was nick one and there would of been a deluge of boos and abuse, they were clearly desperate for the win. And what is up with Clough ? what a knob he tried reffing the game himself ,as for us we are where we are, season petered out to nothing. Possibly the worst League one quality wise for years bar the top 4. If Barnsley or Donny make play offs then it says it all.”
“It is dreadful and that’s why the top four are flying away with it. A missed opportunity for a lot of clubs as you only have to be even slightly able to get a play off spot.”
“Everything is wide open from Sheffield United down. You’d think that they’re drop out of the play offs sooner rather than later with their form.”
“Never really in the game, Never looked like scoring, went through the motions feels like playing the season out now & lads are on the beach.
Beer was great though!”
“Poor first half, ok second. Ref didn’t lose us the game but he was a raging homer.
Howard carried the ball out of the area and he chose to ignore it.
Brown’s second booking was for an innocuous foul but he was on his last warning for trying to take a quick free kick.”
“Domimated second half against an awful Sheffield United side (they are fifth somehow!) but when a goal down at the moment we just seem to huff and puff with no end product.
Penalty was a farce, Brown should never have seen red as the first was a great tackle and their lad on a booking got away with a similar foul a few minutes before. As for the keeper carrying the ball out the area…. It wasn’t even a borderline decision to make!”
“The Vale were undone by appalling refereeing. The penalty which never was, the sending off which should never have been and the myopic linesman who failed to see the Blunt goalie carry the ball a yard outside his penalty area. Vale dominated possession without really creating enough clear cut chances. The defence were not really troubled by a very poor United team. Our best players were Vecelli, O’Connor and Brown. The latter booked twice purely on reputation alone.”
“I don’t Vale will have a better chance to win at Bramhall Lane.On that showing we’ll be playing there next season in League 1.”
” typical Vale at a “big club” referee with every 50/50 or 40/60 going for the home team who were the poorest United team I’ve seen in a while. We’ll be back there next season.”
“If I was a Sheffield Utd fan I’d be more concerned about the direction their manager is taking them compared with ours. Big budget team that were awful today. They did create more than Vale but they were the home dude so I’d expect that but their football was as bad as ours!!!
There was 18,700 fans there and the Sheffield Utd fans were quieter than we were on Tuesday. “
“Sheffield uniteds crowd need find some passion .
What is it with modern day footballfans ,wheres the passion topush your team on ,i dont know how many Vale were there but they were terrific in there backing of ourclub .”
“softest penalty ever.
Second half a lot better but didn’t really look like scoring.
Their keeper should have been sent off for carrying the ball 2yards out of his area, Christ knows why Vesali was booked, Browns sending off was a joke, also their player receives quite lengthy treatment, goes off( the long way round) then the ref waves him back on before play had resumed.”
“Clough is one of the few managers Page has outhought this season”
“Can’t believe anyone is questioning the penalty decision, horrible challenge and O’Connor was lucky he didn’t face further action.”
Walsall 1-1 Blades
“Their only ambition seems to be attempting to win every single game 1-0 in the most boring way possible “
“Good point considering the vast budget difference in squad and what Clough could do in January – didn’t they pay £1m+ upfront for that right back Brayford who played tonight?”
“Decent point, Sheffield United must be the most boring team in the universe.”
“We were ok in the first half, nothing brilliant but fairly good except for the lapse for the goal.
Although we had only one shot on target it doesn’t tell the whole story. There were plenty of good opportunities and forays into their half but as per usual they ended up stalling as soon as we got to the edge of their box.
Second half we really had a go at them and showed what we were capable of.
Grimes goal and his shot on the post were produced from some quick football and attacking impetus that caught United off guard. It’s that kind of play we need to do more of.
Frustrating also because in the 2nd half we were by far the better team and should have finished them off for the win. We created plenty of chances. At least we didn’t lose.
Ref was a complete numpty and the 4th official not much better. Not sure how he thought 3mins injury time in the 1st half was enough to cover Uniteds blatant time wasting. He made up for it by finding a non-existent 4mins injury time for the 2nd half though. Plank.”
“Decent point, although Sheffield United are absolutely odious and as for Nigel Clough…..
I thought first half we generally controlled possession without really threatening and Jordy probably should have done better with his header.
Second half we pretty much bossed the game with United having 11 men behind the ball and hoofing long aimless ‘passes’ into the corners. Benning was very impressive to be fair, although he didn’t really get defensively tested too much tonight- I think if he was to start on Sunday he might struggle a fair bit more…”
“These horrifically bad refereeing performances are becoming the norm now. I’m very fair when it comes to refs, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt all the time.
This numpty tonight allowed SU to waste around 6 of the final 9mins of the first half, then gave a foul against Hiwula for nothing, then booked him for complaining. He halted play to move the ball backwards for freekicks in our own half, but allowed SU take take 10-15 yards at throw ins.
Then in the 2nd half Hiwula got floored in the area, a much stronger challenge than the one he booked Hiwula for in the first half, play on was his decision, then he booked Bakayoko for what was admittedly a foul, just a little late, and was his first offence, no consideration that the las had just come on. Then he bought one of the clearest dives from a shoulder to shoulder challenge I’ve ever seen when they’re lad got to the nice angle for a free kick. A free kick which resulted in Ben Davies nearly scoring.
Where do they get these idiots? I mean that wasn’t just a poor refereeing display, it was atrocious. No consistency, bad decisions, not applying the rules regarding injuries and stoppage time, strange advantage decisions, booking players for the slightest infringement, it had it all.
I’m not one of these who likes to blame referees for results, and thankfully this guy didn’t have an affect on the result, but Im struggling to grasp the modern incompetency of referees.”
“Brian Clough must be spinning in his grave! I couldn’t watch that shite every week.”
“They looked as poor a side as I’ve seen at our place for a good few months, yet we didn’t have enough to beat them – a bit like Saturday, but MK Dons showed a bit more quality going forward.”
“Once again a very good second half during which we tore a very poor Sheffield Utd. side apart. A good goal,the post and bar hit and as Phil says one of the worst displays from a referee I have seen since D’urso against Port Vale! “
“and people moan about our style of football. 😆
They’re welcome to Clough. He’s another grossly overrated manager keeping his side in League One in spite of the huge resources he keeps being given. A bit like Karl Robinson (without the mildly amusing accent) and Darren Ferguson (without the famous dad).”
“I think Nigel Cloughs dad is just a bit famous having won the European cup back to back having a stand named after him at Nottingham forest and also managed leeds United and Derby County”
“Im still seething this Morning after watching one of the most incompetent Refs I have ever had the misfortune to witness.
He allowed the Sheff Utd Players to dictate the pace of the game and the fiasco 5 mins before half time with their Players dropping like flies was a disgrace.
They fell to the floor ‘injured’, with great dramatic skills and then the Ref allows at least 5 mins+ time to treat them ,if they are ‘injured’ get them off the pitch.
But wait what yonder miracle I see not once but twice they rise up and run back on the pitch.However 3 mins added time allowed – total joke.
Second half another dive worthy of Mr Daley, ref acknowledged it was a dive ,but no booking!
I know its not easy being a Ref and I understand we all make mistakes but this was beyond a joke.He should never ref a professional game again.
Clough jnr , you are not fit to have the great Man’s name. To send a team out to be so cynical and unprofessional as Tinned rightly said your dad would be spinning in his grave.
The game itself, we had enough chances to win and should have.”
“It’s taken a Worldy to score against us, and we had to play against a barclays ref and the Sheff Utd backroom staff who may have well have put seats on the pitch. At least one of the headers should have been put away – poor finishing cost us, but overall we played well – especially second half.While Smith isn’t perfect, thank God we don’t have Clough. The resources they have a their disposal at this level and all they can manage to serve up is that dour, rubbish. Just shows what having a famous name can do for you.”
“Sheff Utd were really, really poor. Their only bit of quality was the goal from Baxter which was a great bending effort.”
“Clough’s tactics were abortion, time wasting in the first half?
Sheff U were there for the taking, we are just SO pedestrian when we get into the final third. “
Scunthorpe 1-1 Blades
“could have easily won it in 2nd half but referee disallowing Scunthorpe goal was major talking point”
“Both sides squandered chances to claim victory from pretty even contest. Iron much better second half than first.”
“Worst decision ive seen in 50 years to disallow our goal. Will watch on FLS tonight to try pick out a foul but to the naked eye it was the WORST DECISION I HAVE EVER SEEN!”
“Shocking decision. Ref had an absolute stinker.”
“Absolutely shocking decision.”
“Shocking refereeing all round today. Hope those two points aren’t to two that could have kept us up!”
“Not one Sheffield player claimed a foul.
The keeper dropped his head in embarrassment.”
“Awful decision, imo, but no doubt the reaction of their players helped. A handful of their players surrounded the ref after the incident happened, but the keeper himself bowed his head in shame.”
“i dont think the ref was looking at play at the time, he, like everyone else thought the keeper was just going to collect it, think he guessed at contact when the ball went in the net”
“thats 3 points from 18 now.Shocking – I can’t believe people were talking about a play off spot, we will do well to avoid relegation.
And I do we wish Mr Robbins would stop saying how disappointed he is with the result in his aftermath interview and saying we should have won he’s becoming boring and Wilclot like.”
“Set up for draw and that is what we got”
“Two clean sheets in 35 now, this is getting tedious.”
“Big chance missed to win today, Madden missed two glorious opportunities in the 2nd half to win it.
No idea why we had a totally fine goal dissalowed after Turner spilt the ball into his own net, nobody even complained about it.”
“we were the better side in the second half “
“We looked dangerous because everyone pushed up like a kids game which unsettled Sheff Utd because for 70 minutes they only had Madden to deal with.
Thought the defence looked solid with Marcus and Boyce back”
“It’s rare we take a two goal lead, even rarer we hold onto one for long.”
“2 chances 2 goals. that’ll do me”
“Att 18600! mceviley pulled down Proctor and gets away with a possible second yellow, all refs hate us in this league
“biggest crowd ever for FTFC.”
“Job done unbelieveable”
“What a day. What a result. What a feeling. We have come so far! You beautiful red men!”
“Great win at a top ground”
“BRAMALL LANE WIN IN PERSPECTIVE: The huge Kop holds more than Highbury and the stadium is bigger than Fleetwood’s population!
“What a day and what a result! The biggest gate ever for us (over 18.000) . We will remember this one”
“what a fantastic and well deserved result “
“The PA announcer took some flak for announcing the result and thanking fans for their support. The Cod Army have caused a big
“Great away win at the biggest club in this division, well done everyone.”
Blades 1-2 Peterborough
“There’s no better feeling than beating a team in the last minute, especially when defeat looked on the cards despite dominating”
“So the 2 Posh goals were ‘incrediby poor’ but the #Blades goal was ‘brilliant’, eh, Nigel?”
“Well how surreal was that. Very emotional. Grown fans cheering like we’d won the World Cup, it feels like we have won the World Cup. Our keeper hardly had much to do other than tip one shot over the top. We won on corners and shots and must’ve won on possession. They won on fouls. Even the homer of a ref couldn’t spoil it for us. How I giggled at their ‘fans’ who left with 5′ to go thinking the points were in their bag. They’d shirley have had heart failure when they heard the result – some hopefully being accused of ‘playing away’ when their wives asked them the score LOL!! “
“Last night brought a tear to my eye”
“Our best result of the season”
“well done lads is that our first ever league win at brammell lane?”
“Not only our first points at Bramhall Lane our first goals there, come on Posh”
“Nice of Sheffield United fans to honour a 90 minutes silence”
“Wonder what #Shred would have made of those last couple of minutes?”
“No giant killing for the Blades today. Posh came, they saw and they calmly took the points home”
“Only a matter of time before Sheffield’s luck ran out last night”
“They were a total long ball team”
“We’re going to sneak in to the playoffs after 18 months of mediocrity, to knock out MK Dons, aren’t we?”
“This would of certainly been a game we’d of lost under Ferguson this season.
2 points off the playoffs with some big games to come. Going to be an interesting end to the season. Who’d of thought we’d be in with a shot of promotion two weeks ago!? Just goes to show what a few wins can do.”
“Fanstastoc scenes last night”