VIEW FROM SWINDON

Blades 2-0 Swindon

 

“I might have been nearly 46years ago, but we’ve still won 1 major trophy than them, despite all the money they have spent over the years”

“Oh well a blip on the way to the championship. I’m the most pessimistic fucker I know and I still think we’ll do it. Not many sides will get anything at bramall lane to the end of the season. We can afford this defeat.”

“We have a fantastic away record, but we cant win them all away. Its a shame we lost but Shef U are a decent team and by all accounts the result could of been different with the chances we had. I’d be worried if we didnt create anything and lost. WE’ve got 2 of our best players back for the next game”

One of those games today. Too many players not quite at the races. Didn’t take advantage of being well on top of them for most of the first half. Front men weren’t a threat of any kind and midfield ponced about a bit too much.

“Abysmal referee (supported by one of the most inept linesmen I can ever remember seeing). That said, the Blades should have had a penalty in the first half (Toffalo’s handball WAS in the box) and N Thompson might have got a red card instead of the yellow on another day.
Good turn out by Town fans.
That’s five defeats from five visits to Bramall Lane for me but I still like the place. It’s a proper football ground.”

“We started the match like we were the home team, applying pressure, but sadly creating few chances. We needed to turn that possession and pressure in to goals. I said at the time that it could come back to bite us in arse, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone in that. We did try to play football today, but I think that the lack of Mass and Yass finally caught up with us. Of course it’s hard to play football when the opposition are intent on fouling constantly.
Opposition fouling is something we can’t control. We are better than most (all?) the teams we play, so they try to hassle our young squad and disrupt our rhythm. However, it is presumably fair to expect the referee to apply the law and sort this out, but he was a clown of the worst kind. How their fat 21 wasn’t sent off is a mystery. He should have received a second yellow, instead got a very firm talking too…and then fouled again…a second yellow this time? No! And to prove that even Sheff U thought he should have been sent off, they subbed him. Late tackles form them, no booking, but a tiny little tug of an arm from Swift and he gets booked. A truly appalling performance from the ref.
A bloody frustrating day, but if you offered me a defeat today, and our squad remains intact after Monday, I’d have taken it. So fingers crossed for a quiet couple of days.”

“So it’s all the refs fault”

“Dirty bastards they were, ref bottled it against the home crowd.
Could have been worse if Tommo would have been sent off.
That fat piece of shit should have got a red, an absolute disgrace and lucky he was substituted first half.
They were nothing special. Needed to have a few more efforts on goal with all that possession.”

“Ref was shit for both sides and missed a penalty for each…cannot blame him for defeat.
Too much tip tap back and forth instead of tip tap tip…bang.
Just didn’t do enough to score….hit the bar, miskick in front of goal and didn’t cross enough until they went a goal down and by then Blades were happy to do a Doncaster and just pack out midfield and defence and stifle…job done… Hit us on the break and 2:0.
We didn’t play badly and a million miles better than last years embarrasment but just not enough.Nice finish from Murphy for the first goal. “

“they should have been down to ten men in the first half… Very different game if the ref actually does his job properly.”

“Its a disgrace. Everyone is against us.
I am being slightly sarcastic.”

“2-0 flattered them “

“Bramhall Lane is never a happy hunting ground for us.”

“Had a feeling we’d lose today. Never get anything at Brammall Lane irrelevant of form.”

“Well, normal Bramall lane bollocks then.”

“Blades are no mugs”
“Unlucky town disappointing to loose after doing so well “

“Not going to Sheffield again, loose every time I go there”

“Ref was a spectator wasn’t he ? Let far too much go and we should’ve had a pen”

“Played well but goals win games……over did it when sometimes a shot on goal would of delivered. Ref was appalling for both sides..”

“Sheffield Utd on a bit of roll at the moment so always a tough place to go!COYR”

“1 of toughest games over”

“Anyone who doesn’t understand that a good side is going to suffer the odd defeat now & then – especially away from home to sides like Sheff United – is either (a) new to football or (b) an idiot.”

“Result doesn’t do us justice we was the better side just failed to convert chances.”

” SheffU did a job on us… Fair Play.. Good luck on Tuesday, Extra time would be nice”

“We were bound to lose sooner or later, and away at Bramall Lane is no disgrace. Just sounds like it wasn’t ever going to be our day after dominating the first half and not taking advantage of it. I can see United using their cup runs as a catalyst to put a run of form together and chase the leading pack to a strong end to the season..”

“First half we were the better team, but didn’t take our chances.
Ref was amazingly poor for both sides.
When their striker didn’t get sent off (I have no odea why) taking him off was the best thing they did.
Second half they looked the better side (as we didn’t play our normal game)
Strange result though”

“Well done Sheffield United, there won’t be many to beat us this season – we are a top, top side for this level with some very talented footballers.”

“Sheffield United were the filthiest team I’ve seen all season. Higdon seemed intent on getting sent off, he went in that hard on Thompson he split Thompsons socks in half and his boot went flying, yet according to the united fans Thompson was ‘cheating’
Referee was awful for both teams, both teams had stonewalls turned down and the game just couldn’t flow.
We were the better team for the duration but didn’t capitalise on the advantage. for those Sheffield United fans calling us ‘cheats’ both teams were as bad as each other, remove those rose tinted specs”

” Given he was given stick for going down softly by Sheff Utd fans, you should see bruising & cuts around Louis Thompson’s left ankle. Nasty.”

“Fair play to the blades after their cup exit, seems like their squad depth paid dividends. “

“Congratulations Sheff Utd., seems Cloughie just about knew what he was doing after all.”

“We had to lose at some point and I had a feeling it’d be today. Was always a tough game. “

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VIEW FROM SPURS

Blades 2-2 Spurs (Spurs win 3-2 on aggregate) 

“Like a cruel mistress we gave them hope and took it away at the end. That was always the plan wasn’t it?”

“Fuck me they are raving about SU’s 2 chances (apart from the goals) which all game, bar one, in the last 10/15 mins as if they should have won it.
What about the 5 shots on target Kane had, the 2 Mason had and the 3 other Eriksen had on target besides his 2 goals?
Fuck me, we also had enough chances in the first half to make them need 6 goals to force ET. They, lie theirs, never went in.
It’s like they are saying they deserved to win and if it wasn’t for Eriksen’s 2nd, Flynn – with is 5-10 min cameo – would have been MOTM, despite all the chances we had down their right?
Robinson – the one ex spurs pundit they could pick from East Yorkshire and Beagrie the North Yorkshireman and former SU player are hardly neutral are they?
When Robinson said ‘that’s the sign of a keeper low in confidence” or something to that effect when Vorm had the ball knocked out of his hand by their players arm got my nut. I thought the rules were that if a keeper has the ball in both his hands he is in control of the ball. Isn’t it then a foul if it is knocked out of his hands when challenged by an opponent?
He obviously never saw the saves the ‘out of form’ keeper made recently. “

“See you all in the Green Man. YidArrrrrrrrrrrmy. COYS”

 “we switched off collectively for 10-15mins and handed them a lifeline. I like to think we toyed with them, gave them a chance and then said “nah, you’ve had your fun, now bugger off while we nick one at the end to get to Wembley….Wembley, Wembly”

“it looked to me at least like the ENTIRE TEAM switched off for about 10 minutes there when Sheffield was running rampant.”

  “wembley here we come!!!…intense match but we did it. “

“They exposed us down our left side. Eriksen was non-existent tracking back, Davies got beat so easily on multiple occasions he might as well have not been there for those last 10 mins.”

  “Well that had something for everyone to enjoy, the trolls got to say how shite we are so they’re happy, we’re going to Wembley so we’re all happy, I got to add a couple of arseholes to my ignore list so I’m even more happy. Yay! Well done Blades you gave us two really tough games you should all be proud – except Basham you’re a kunt. “

“To be fair, it never really should have been close. The tie should have been put to bed in the first half had we just put away one or two of the multitude of wonderful chances we had. But credit to the Blades for never giving up and fighting for a full 90. “

“Sheffield Utd fighting back shows less about Dembele & more about Paulinho to be honest “

“Great sub appearance for their young lad.”

“Well done for seeing it through in the end…delighted to be in the final but we made things difficult for ourselves (of course)
I still maintain the composure in this side is horrible. Amount of wasted chances was just silly and then to very nearly chuck it all away within a few minutes of play wasn’t good enough.”

“Whew. So glad we toughed that one out.”

“Well done to survive that in the end. Scary stuff. “

“Glad we came out on top. Sheffield was never push-overs – we should have killed this match long ago though.”

  “We conceded twice within 2 minutes against a league 1 side, of course people are going to be annoyed”

“A League 1 side who has shown the capability to beat good opposition multiple times. The cup record is very good under the current manager. They were never a push over. Stop throwing that League 1 sh** out there is a League Cup semi! “

“The dive from Basham was hilarious after…what the hell. “

“What was that f**king clown doing going to ground as if he’d been punched? Good on Walker just hauling him back up.”

“ Well handled by mike dean, but their players are going down over anything. Not expected from a rough and tough lower league division team… “

“They have a good cup record, they are no push over for sure but they looked dead in the water. We were in control and threw it away. Struggling to break down a disciplined league 1 side is one thing, dropping two in the space of a couple of minutes is another. With a full strength starting XI. “

“Class pays”

“I’ve lost another 10yrs off my life! “

“Are we through? I’ve been hiding behind the sofa for twenty minutes. “

“Just want to say to any Sheffield United fans reading that you were alright, kept going, fair play. But you were up against class players like Eriksen that you didn’t face in the other PL teams you beat, it was always going to be too much for you, even though we like to give every single fucking team we play every possible opportunity to beat us. But ultimately we were too good for you, but many teams are bigger cunts than you even if a few of you did get a bit cocky with your “giant beater” BS. Good luck to you. Oh, and you’re a bunch of cunts “

“What a turnout by the travelling army. Made most of the noise until they scored.  “

“came when eriksen hit that FK, shat myself when they pulled one back, punched myself in the dick when they equalised, then came again when we got the winner”

“Until they scored, the Sheffield United fans were shit. Absolutely shit. Didn’t hear a thing all game.  “

“They had a half decent 10 mins out of the 180 and really shook us “

“thank goodness for Christian Eriksen, how many more times is he going to save our bacon? “

“Wasn’t it their lot giving it the big’un about them being harder than us.
LOL “

“Bunch of diving, moaning, pussies. 
Shame one them “

“Yes! FULLY deserved over both legs”

“Fuck me. I still feel abused “

“Lovely touch by the blades to have the white confetti ready ….. Snow u say???? No idea, I live down south “

“Shefield United, Making a meal of things since 1889 “

“What a pussy that Basham is, prick. “

“THAT away support tho!!!”

 “Look at the yellows given. And then look at that. And then the playacting.
And the English Football Leagues were supposed to be for hardmen. LOL “

“Fucking nasty sliding into the keeper like that. Fuck off sheffield.”

“I love how Walker held him, that fucking diving cunt flicked his head back and tried to drop like a sack of spuds “

“There are some pretty mean spirited comments on here about United. They are two divisions below us and ran us pretty close to the wire, and I thought were a credit to themselves, their fans and certainly to their league. I really hope they go up this season, a young English manager and a team full of young British professionals is good to see, I hope they do well.
Oh – and on top of it all, all of their fans that came on here were pretty good value and added a lot to the conversation – as well as giving out help where they could.
Well done Sheffield United. “

“Have to agree about the fans, hope they beat Preston and then give Man Utd a good fight.”

“Thank fuck for that.”

  “Didn’t see Campbell-ryce do anything”

“Great drama”

“Happy that is over tbh! “

“Shows the absolute gulf in class between the teams playing in this semi compared to the niggling, backbiting scumbags that contested yesterday’s with Mauricio Pochettino congratulating all the Blades players”

“We definitely should of been a couple of goals up, even by half time. We had numerous openings that we failed to take advantage of and it nearly came back to bite us on the arse. That’s frustrating, as our play on the whole merited a more comfortable scoreline.”

“They had the upper hand for most of the second half. “

“They didn’t have a shot on goal I don’t think ? And we looked like we would create Everytime we went forward? Paulinho comes on and we go backwards in possession and everyone dropped ten yards. Criminal”

“Overall, bar a freak 6/7 minutes from Sheffield United, it was a professional performance. We kept the ball well, didn’t give them much by way of chances really, and could and probably should have been 2/3 up at half time. People will talk about how great it was for Sheffiled United to take us all the way, but they only threatened for those 6/7 minutes and odd nothing more to the game apart from that time.”

“it wasn’t a freak and it wasn’t 6-7 minutes. It was 25 minutes, 15 before their goals and 5 after. “

“Yes, we were the better team by a street until the subs, no question of that, but how many times did we seriously test Howard? “

“That was incredible. Absolutely incredible. So nearly Spursed it up at the end, “

“Walker was an idiot for the first goal. If their guy doesn’t score, it’s very possible that they get a pen and he gets sent off IMO. His positioning was bad as well. “

“Chelsea lost to League 1 Bradford at home. Stop thinking that we have the divine right to beat this teams with ease.” 
 
“People bitching because we struggled to get over the line against a league one outfit. People also bitching hat when our best player came off we fell to shit. People bitching because we are bailed out by the same 2 guys week in week out. Not good enough. Wake up and smell the coffee “

“Boy oh boy, that took five years away from me. Typical Spurs, we always make it so difficult.”

  “I was on the verge of tears mate, not gonna lie. I saw that Sheffield Chance and actually thought we’d lose it. I was going to watch extra time if it happened. “

“I would have simply sighed at us dropping out, not much more because it would have been unspeakable to let in 3 goals to Sheffield United after leading 1-0 on the night and 2-0 on aggregate in the last 14 minutes of an 180 minute match. Nothing needs to be said after that, no raging or despair because we’d have gone out to a League One side with 14 minutes to go. “

“Who cuts Paul Robinson’s hair? his wife?? “

“Himself without a mirror surely “

 “we destroyed the goons. “

“Ask Chelsea about playing a lower league side with nothing to loose…. Crap last 15 but we got there.  “

“Well done Sheffield Utd”

“I feel a little dirty. “

“That was nowhere near a 50:50. It was Vorm’s all the way, ridiculously dangerous tackle by the guy. Just like Hunt’s challenge on Cech. “

“Relief in the end. Should have been far more comfortable. “

“Relief in the end. Should have been far more comfortable. “

“Should have been over at half time. Dominated 70 minutes of the game and nearly blew it in 3 minutes. “

“I’m happy we have got there but that’s pathetic. When will we learn to put teams to bed? “

“GUESS WHO FUCKING TURNED IT OFF FOR 10 MINUTES AND MISSED ERIKSEN’S SECOND GOAL”

“Well that went a bit shit for a bit, off to Wembley thank god, lucky that eriksen lad is a bit special.”

“Delighted were through, obviously, but still feel deflated for some reason. “

“Well done Sheffield Warriors. “

“Quite the cup tie, eh?
A little drama at the end. All good.

It’s football for f***sake. Enjoy it. “

“Thank fuck for Eriksen’s class. “

“Job done…just about. “

“And breathe.”

“ Thank f*** that’s over! “

“Glad that’s over. “

“ fair play to s united they gave it everything in the end. “

“if you looked at that average life span of football fan per team, tottenham must be the lowest!!”

“nearly shit myself “

“We always knew it was going to be a tough and open game. “

“Should have been over at half time. Dominated 70 minutes of the game and nearly blew it in 3 minutes.

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VIEW FROM PRESTON

 

PRESTON 1-1 BLADES

“First half today was realy good. Entertaining, some good passing and we looked bright and creative. We also closed down well (more so than usual) with both Kilkenny and Welsh limiting Sheffield Utd to hopeful strikes that sailed wide.
Second half again we started well. Right up until Grayson chose to put the slow lumbering liability that is Jack King on. From that point on we conceded central midfield, componded when Welsh was hooked off too for the lacklustre out of form Browne. King did nothing but get in the bleeding way. “

“I think they were already over running us but King is slow and offers little”

“I thoroughly enjoyed that game. A proper cup tie.”

“we had today a stinker of a referee who looked at every occasion to award Sheff Utd a free kick. the only quick free kick he allowed was there’s and he even stopped play whilst their player tied his lace up a real poor abysmal performance by the referee who ahs effectively put us out of the Fa Cup. I don’t like Sheff utd but they are a good side and capable of good results but today they fielded a weaker side and we very nearly capitalised on it.”

“the real turning point was when Clough brought on Jamie Murphy. The only time Woods got anywhere near him was the challenge that was penalised and resulted in their equaliser.”

“It might have been a different incident you saw but Huntington was definitely fouled 30 seconds or so earlier – no excuse though, the referee didn’t give it and we should have kept concentration. 
The referee was simply awful though – the worst decision by far being the booking late on for their defender for a tremendous tackle, one of the best I’ve seen for a long time. “

 “think the ref was shit but not as bad as many we have had. He stopped quick freekicks in the game as most were rolling balls or about 20-30 yards away from where the foul was committed. The one they took was in and around the area of the foul and was stationary. I wouldn’t want to get Sheff Utd over 2 legs in the playoffs. “

“Our response to them bringing on one of their best players should have been a positive one not one of surrendering the midfield battle. “

“ It seems that we just switched off for their equaliser. After that they had most of the pressure and we were probably hanging on a bit at the end. “

“We were hanging on a good while before they scored.”

“we played far better than we have done recently. Yes will be hard at Sheffield but will have Beckford back Seb getting better each game. We still have as much chance as them in my opinion . As ever though their crowd will claim for everything penalty fouls handball just hope we get a strong Ref . “

“Great cup-tie which could have gone either way. Happy to be still in the draw although chance of a big club has gone down. We were evenly matched in the league 2 weeks ago and a home victory in the replay, is by no means certain. Another match should mean £100,000 in gate money. “

“After the header that went past the post, our approach to the game was simply negative and bearing in mind the strength of the opposition team we simply voted them to put us under pressure. “

“Missed opportunity for me, Sheff Utd clearly had half an eye on their league cup game and with home advantage, we really should have pushed the boat out to win here. Bramall Lane on a Tuesday night, we’ll do very well to get the win there. “

“Not being a negative fool (well, I am but being driven to it I think) but once we lose to Shef Utd at Brammal lane, don’t make it to Wembly in the JPT AND fail to go up ….

Can’t see Grayson being here much longer. Just too negative – sure we had a spell of being able to park the bus that lasted about 5 games but that’s gone again.”

“Bad result against a very weakened Sheff Utd side. Missed an opportunity there. Can’t see us getting a result in the replay. Sheff Utd have come good recently and I fully expect them to beat us with a stronger side out. “

“No chance we are going to win at Brammal Lane. “

“we cant beat Sheffield Utd reserves”

“Sheffield Utd reserves? We also made 6 changes”

“They’ve rested their best players for their big game next week. It’s was a very weakened Blades team. “

“Says a lot this if he’s so scared of even Sheffield Utd’s second string that he has to resort to panic substitutions like he has. “

“Well we had a good run int cup, time to get back to the league and trying to keep a play off position!”

 “We allow teams a way back into games, far too easily. They bullied us these fuckers. “

“Surely a high probability we will have another TV game. Only two draws today. Another boost for the bank!”

“Bound to get Sheff Utd in the playoffs now”

“In a way it was a good game toWhach both fans were loud and Sheffield brough a lot too. good free kick and was a tight game “

“1-1 well done lads! You did us all proud! WE ARE THE INE AND ONLY NORTH END! “

“Good game today at north end. In the hat for next round. But the feckless populous still support Liverpool and man Utd. #twats”

“I thought it was a decent game ref was wrong to keep on stoping it tho but good draw win in repaly then get Bradford at home”

“Decent game and performance today. Confident we can win the replay”

“Safe trip home to all Sheffield united fans who went to Deepdale today good match in the end bring on the repaly”

“against Sheff United’s reserve team? You’re genuinely happy with that are you Grayson? Not good enough.”

“another tough game v sheff utd. They’re a top side. We shaded 1st half, they tonked us 2nd. Rested loads 2day, Clough doin well “

“Feels like an opportunity missed today, they clearly had an eye on the league cup. Should’ve gone for it more at 1-0.”

“Good end to end game today! Thought we were better side 1st half thought they stepped it up 2nd half”

“on a train full of #SUFC fans, they making a load of noise banging tables with those extra digits! #footballbanter #lancashirelalala”
“Cracking game at Deepdale today. Shame about it being a draw. We play each other too much haha. If we get them in the play offs that’ll be 6 times this season!! “

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VIEW FROM SPURS

SPURS 1-0  BLADES 

“I am guessing McEveley hasn’t been watching highlights of Soldado’s finishing”

“I think the problem isn’t with a poor performance is with the stupid unrealistic expectations of some on here. They reached the semi finals FFS they’re no pushovers.”

“People were shitting it pre-game. We won to nil.
Take it. One foot in the final.”

“Well, on the basis of that performance everyone from Levy down should be fired.
I never know quite how to react to these games….
Sheffield United parked the bus and tried to hit us on the right wing, they never got a shot on target but successfully stifled us. we were too narrow at times and missed Chadli and neither Kane or Eriksen were in their most effective positions, we did enough to win it, it wasn’t pretty but it was never going to be.”

“Yeah, they didn’t really threaten at all. I know that they’d be expected to do better at their place, but their shots were woeful, many going hugely wide or high”

“they did not manage a single shot on target, we could have put Friedel in and it would make not an iota of difference.”

“what happened outside in the Park Lane after the game…? All got a bit ’70s nawty with some of the Yorkshire types didn’t it… Most surprising!!”

“Fuck it, still in the tie, they get an early goal next week and things will get a wee bit sweaty”

“They had 0 attempts on target today”

“Townsend = Ben Eltons love child.”

“Fuck ’em. We played badly and won. At this point in the competition, it’s all about winning. Couldn’t give a shit if we have another stinker next leg but draw/scrape a win, then have a stinker in the final and scrape that too.”

“Sheffiel was very organized and we played very poorly. Decent result.”

“Astonishingly poor performance. I’m embarrassed.”

“Glad we won, but thats the only postive that can be taken from today. Absolute shit.”

“Sad thing is the media will only concentrate on the ‘great’ perfomance by them not the shit one by us”

“Pochettino is actually performing a mastery of the act of trolling. First leg only 1-0. Sheffield think they have a chance, but no, second leg, we time waste the fuck out of them. FT: 0-0 and Pochettino gives Clough a smile and a big thumbs up.”

“This is Spurs, the club that manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
if they score 1 goal against us, we’ll implode and panic. Nearly there, but could quite easily be nearly out, knowing us.”

“Great cup tie. We weren’t brilliant but dominated for the most part. Sheffield Utd raised their game & matched us in parts. It’s the perfect result for sky in both matches. One dead level between “2 giants” (as the commentator said in the opening few seconds) & this one finely balanced. Narrow advantage, but playing away against a side who have taken a few scalps. It’s almost scripted”

“Sheff United had nothing to lose tonight except the game which they did and get lost in traffic.”

“Not the game I expected. We didnt reach top gear, and they were no threat in attack whatsoever. Thought the ref was shocking, didnt give us a single thing, just lucky their were no bid decision momements. Penalty was impossible for him not to give thankfully.
I thought we were very professional, Poch basically treating it like a normal tie rather than a potential banana skin. I think he is probably happy with the advantage we have. Taking a goal with us to theirs, I’d be surprised if they could overturn us. They need two goals do they, because of away goals?
They have to attack us now and that means we counter them. Also, they have a game at the weekend too, but our fitness level is clearly higher than theirs.”

“So as long as they don’t get crazy luck…you know, against Spurs…then we should be alright”

“Poor poor game from us.”

“Bramhall Lane a proper stadium? Hillsborough yes…..not Bramhall lane, shot ground and the Blades have a much higher than average ratio of pikey supporters making it a shit place to visit.”

“Only 2 teams worth mentioning in Sheffield.
Sheffield Wednesday, and Sheffield Wednesday reserves”

“Win’s a win, but that was awful. Pretty worrying considering we have another 3 games in 10 days.”

“We play better away so we will smash them “UP NORTH”!”

“The thing is, speaking to Sheffeld United fans in person they’re not that bad, on twitter and forums they’re some the biggest drips, weapons and troglodytes going.”

“Awful performance and only just got there with the result.”

“important thing is we didn’t concede.”

“I hope their not referring to Bramall Lane as a ‘proper ground’…fucking shit hole piss toilet”

“Clough just looks like a whiney cunt”

“Take that you steel bothering flat caps”

“Expecting Townsend to do a tep over before the pen”

“I expect to see that Blades corner tactic sweep the top flight. Take note Stoke”

“Nigel Clough can fuck off as well, the smirking giggling wee cunt.”

“Nigel Clough looks like the type of guy who is a real cunt to his wife and shouts at her in public.”

“Our fitness has to show in this”

“Fuck sake, embarrassing.”

“Eriksen played like a League One player.”

“3-0 is the least we should be getting against a League One team. Fuck who they’ve beaten before. They got beat by MK Dons a few days ago.”

“Crowd sounded good”

“Why would you believe we’d get 3-0 against them? I think we’re underrating them, they know how to play and beat prem teams.”

“Townsend stepover drinking game…….”

“An insipid performance”

“They really are a bunch of pansies for all the big talk.”

“Townsaid plays football in real life like how i play fifa.”

“They played like warrior poets from Braveheatt.”

“I think we all knew how they would play and it’s all about taking advantage next week when they try and attack us, leaving themselves more open over the pitch. They worked their arses off tonight and made it very difficult for us.”

“For me, It was a really good match up tonight & showed that there are no “favourites” to go through in any cup competition. I would show the opposition some respect for that.”

“Some credit needs to go to Sheffield.
Were people really expecting us to spank them. They gave it all, were very organised and set their team up to stop us scoring. We dominated possession and didn’t let them have a shot on target. Started Ade aswell which did us no favours”

“We were not playing Sheffield! We were playing the small team from Sheffield, the Blades, United, not bloody Sheffield”

“I honestly didn’t hear their fans at all during the game… apart from the flare, and a bit of rowdiness outside afterwards, I genuinely forgot they were there!”

“I thought Sheffield Utd played a very good game. They didn’t play scared at all. They were committed to challenging knowing Spurs can turn it down the pitch quickly. They simply expected it.”

“If you were watching that as a neutral, you would have come away entertained. That makes it a great cup tie in my book. Not a great result or performance from a Spurs point of view, but I think to say “we were shit” actually does a disservice to how well Clough’s lads played tonight.”

“It wasn’t the prettiest, but I think deep down we knew it was going to be difficult. It will be another hard slog at their place, but we can do it! COYS!”

“In all honesty, two Championship teams, a Championship level match… A step up for Utd and a big one down for us.
The commentator was saying that there is a 46 position difference between the two teams but it didn’t look like that”

“Absolutely pathetic. Bill Shankley said of one of his players” can’t tackle, can’t head, can’t dribble, can’t pass, can’t shoot, apart from that he is great ” just about sums us up tonight”

“Next weeks game is going to be interesting, we know we can play better, and blades cant sit back so there is a good chance we can take this, but why have I that feeling that its going to go to penalty’s”

“Fair play to Utd, they worked their socks off and deserve to only be a goal behind.”

“Anyone who thought this would be a comfortable win must have not seen us play at Home this season and must have not seen the Blades’ performances in the Cup so far.”

“Think a bit of respect is due to Blades rather than knocking the Spurs players performance. Wasn’t the best game from Tottenham but certainly wasn’t the worst, Sheffield United on the other hand played like Premier League opposition. They defended diligently and with great organisation to limit chances for the likes of Kane, Eriksen and Ade but also attacked with a lot of energy and endeavour which made it hard for the full backs to send our team into full on bombardment mentality. I think the bigger question from it is how are Sheffield United 7th in League one, rather than how are Spurs 6th in the Prem”

“Shefield United were very good.”

“We were awful, that was one of the most boring games I have ever watched, we cant create chance against a team who are struggling to win a game in league 1, “

“Sheffield United: 10 out of 10. Completely surprised me”

“They were ok for a League 1 team, nothing special. Even a midtable EPL side like Spurs should win this one pretty easy.”

“Painful to watch”

“All credit to United,. They were fantastic”

“Another embarrassing perfomance”

“kudos to Utd.”

“Walker is just getting worse and worse with every game. More than willing to allow him time but we can’t afford these declining performances”

“At home against Sheff Utd and we are talking about our centre havles and our limited deep lying water carrier all having decent games! Says it all”

“Walker was awful”

“That was just an awful, lacklustre preformance, no pressing, poor passing and zero creativity, Kane and Eriksen were poor, but Walker, Davies, Ade and Townsend were atrocious. Erase that game from memory and move on.”

“Complete crap performance all round.”

“Fantastic result. Earlier in the season we were losing to bus parkers -now we are winning. 4 home wins in a row scoring 12 goals-it’s all about Andros.”

“One of those nights where I don’t think anyone came out with any credit really, particularly Poch. From a tactical perspective I was totally unimpressed, bored even.”

“If the blades play like that next week we win, no contest. They came for a draw, they fucked up, they are 1-0 down. Now they have to score 2, they didn’t even have a shot on target, the couple of shots they did have showed us how shit they are, there is absolutely now threat at all, none, nothing.
Absolute piece of piss to put 11 men behind the ball any good manager can organise his team to do that. different ball game altogether to set your team up to win a game. If thier shitehouse of a team had any quality in it they would have set up to play football, they didn’t set up like that because they are shit.”

“Honestly terrible night out. Nothing to do with the football either, though it wasn’t sparkling. The negativity where I was sat in the Park Lane was unbelievable.

One guy shaking with rage yelling at Walker that he was a wanker all game. Some guys behind me yelling constantly, “it’s all fucking sideways passes” then when we play a ball long, “WHY ARE WE PLAYING LONG BALL AGAINST THESE MUGS”. I’ll never forget that Sheffield United are in League one considering how the guys around me carried on continually about how we couldn’t handle a facking league one side.
It was honestly an exhausting experience. I think I’m going to put a hot towel on my head and have a lie down. I actually have to write an essay now and think I’ll enjoy it more than the game.”

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THE VIEW FROM MK DONS

 MK Dons 1-0 Blades

“This is our year…..I believe !!!”

“Great to beat Sheffield United AGAIN after their fans arrogance on their forum”

“Very happy not the best game but didn’t expect it to be – good 3 points against a rival – we looked fairky solid other than a moment of deano falling asleep in the first half – these are the games we will look back on at the end of the season hopefully !!!”

“Sheff U are our personal biatches now. We ALWAYS beat the cheating scrotes so I don’t see why their verminous fans could ever go into a game against us with any degree of confidence at all. Makes it all the sweeter anyway.”

“Except for the fact that before today they won in their last 2 visits here…”

“Great battling performance. Two good teams. Clough and his red clad cronies were less obnoxious than normal. I really enjoyed it.”

“I still can’t get over how funny they are jumping up on masse whenever a decision goes against them.”

“I especially enjoyed some of the fans (who we outsung tremendously I thought) leaving early. I joined in with a heart ‘cheerio’.
I posted yesterday I’d have taken a point.
Now I taking a pint!”

“Anyone heard Cloughs interview on BBC?
Completely hung out their striker McNulty out to dry, saying “he should of ran around more like their striker” and saying that’s why he doesn’t start etc. I find this astonishing and so glad Robbo doesn’t criticise players in public. Jumping up and down from the bench every time they didn’t get a decision their way, the bloke annoys me. Im going to say it first, I much prefer Wednesday, and I thought their support was pretty shocking in terms of atmosphere.”

“Just sums up why Clough is a complete fucking idiot. Seems since he left Derby he’s desperately trying to be his Dad.”

“I really hope he heard our ‘constructive comments’ directed towards him today loudly and clearly.
Heh heh F- heh.”

“Sheffield United have only scored 30 goals this season compared to our 51”

“Thanks for the six points Sheff U”

“They attacked us in the air a lot. Our centre halves can cope with that.”

“JCR gave Lewington a tough time and he coped pretty well.”

“Not many teams do the double over Sheff Utd!”

“What a game! End to end stuff!”

“What a result and what a game!”

“Passionate physical game. Awesome double over Sheffield united!!!”

“Nigel, whats the score?”

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THE VIEW FROM PRESTON

 Blades 2-1 Preston 

Ref was the biggest homer I have ever come across”

“Got sympathy for Koeman now with the way their bench reacts”

Our players are dirty? They seem to forget Morgan nearly killed Hume! At least we are still above them”

We were shit today but so was the ref”

Time to stop being nice. Unacceptable today.

“Joke of a ref”

Definitely disappointing to come away from that… Ref absolutely mugged us but more importantly, we need new players and fast!!!

“Just sack Grayson”

That’s our first league defeat in quite a while. We were obviously deflated after our poor JPT exploits.

SG has just said on Radio Lancs that we were unlucky to loose today & that he felt that we were in the game until they scored a lucky 1st goal?

Negative Grayson costs us again.

it will be interesting to see what happened when Kennedy slid in on Ebanks-Blake ball across the box and colided with the post. Has our luck run out?

“We need a striker”

“O’Grady would be a great signing for us”

Sounds like the referee was a homer but a second second half where we’ve turned down the gas.

“Ref cost us the game”

I do hate all that “fill up my senses” rubbish. Heard it too often at that place. Lets just hope it is not another 30+ years until we win there again.

Sheff settled for 2

Knocked out in the play-offs again is what’s going to happen. Bottle every single big game we play…. Pathetic. Just puts fans off going on… That’s why the crowds dwindle.

“Something of a typical day at Bramhall Lane.

I’m sick to fucking death of Sheffield fucking United.
Just fuck off.

Agreed. It was laughable how many people who said the FA cup draw was a good one and slated anyone who said otherwise!!

We had the wind first half and should have ripped into them, thrown everything at them. Cautious dross though and we go in at half time having let them off the hook through trying not to lose the game instead of winning it.
They came out and battered us with the wind and strolled to victory.

One Lack of consistency today was the referee, than man in black today should have worn a blades home shirt he was so keen to do what the home fans wanted.
Totally out of his depth

Sheffield United supporters are not exactly famous for objectivity when it comes to appraising officials. Contrast their constant berating of the man in black for not booking north end players with what happens at Deepdale.

Well that was disappointing but as the North End fans were singing towards the end “2-1 to the referee” says it all. I’ll give you a few examples, Humphrey attacks their defenders, their player moves into his path and takes him out no foul given, play goes down our end and they get their 2 nd. Ball is kicked in to our half, we appeal for offside linesman keeps his fag down, shot come in but misses and goes out of play linesman then flags for offside. Their player jumps into KD ref waves play on, KD tussles for a ball but is stronger than their player and wins the ball foul given. At the end of the game we are on the attack, ref blows for pushing by KD but no one else saw the push, Sheffield Utd players don’t appeal for foul and pressure is received from Sheffield Utd box. I could go on but I don’t have enough time. 
A point would have been a fair result!

It did sound like the ref had an awful game.”

We gave away 21 fouls…………that’s a foul every 4.5 minutes.

But in most games over half of those would not have been given as a foul, you only had to breath on one of their players and they fell over and the ref gave them a free kick

Go to an away match and the referee more often than not,show’s an obvious bias to the home team.Get back to Deepdale and that bias mysteriously disappear’s.The last ‘homer’ I can remember was Uriah Rennie,when he set up Ryan Kidd for the winning goal against Barnet about 20 year’s ago

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