Pre-Match View From Chelsea

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“Probably our best chance to win silverware and this is probably the last game that has any meaning for Sheffield so I say no risks.”

“They are woeful and have given up in the league, SO BEWARE, all eggs in the basket for this?”

“Sheffield got nothing to lose this season, they’re almost relegated so they will try to surprise in the cup.”

“the Blades are a right mess at the moment. Not just with where they are in the league. Despite all those losses, missing all 3 of their best centerbacks and signing a keeper who is not fit to strap up Hendersons gloves the only side to beat them by 3 clear goals was us. Then the very next game after Wilder leaves what happens? They look awful and lose by 5 at Leicester.
Anything can happen in football but given how focused Tuchel has us at the mo he and whoever is picked will have to make a real pigs ear out of this for us not to go through. Bradford levels of bad.”

“Not disrespecting Sheffield United but is there a need to go with a back 3 here?”

“I think the Cup is genuinely the only real chance we have of winning anything, so if we’re now at the quarter-final stage, we might as well go for it. Any team we put out should be reasonably strong just based on our available personnel and Sheffield United are having a bit of a torrid time at the moment.”

“We can make a few changes and still dispatch Sheff utd.”

“Normally im nervous everytime we get on the pitch….This is no disrespect to sufc, who will give us a tough game, but i believe this match is in the bag”

“could also use this game for shooting practice “

“Sheffield United right now seem like the ideal opposition for Timo to get a goal or two if Tuchel doesn’t want to rest him.”

“the notion we need to pick our best XI (whatever that is) to beat the team bottom of the league is nonsense.”

“Wilder c’est fini”

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Pre-Match View From Leicester

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“If Carlsberg presented your next opponent…(this might backfire)”

“It’ll be very surprising if this game isn’t won quite easily.”

“We will finish these off easily, they’re ****ed themselves defensively, Southampton could have walked off with 9 goals, I think we will proper hammer these. “

“A back 5 of Baldock, Ampadu, Bryan, Stephens, Bogle has to be one of the worst in premier league history surely? “

“Believe their only fit cbs are jagielka and ampadu who has had a poor season. Got to get at them.”

“They’ve been decimated by injuries and have very little cover. Kean Bryan wasn’t even getting in the reserve team at the start of the season, now he’s playing every game. Several defensive players are playing out of position. Bogle just coming back from injury but looks a threat at wingback.They’re very weak down the right side and have been exposed there consistently this season.”

“surely a draw is no good for both Sheffield Utd or West Brom when we play them. Normally I dread these relegation threatened sides parking the bus but you’d hope they’d both have to be a bit more adventurous against us and we will ultimately pick them off.”

“they could keep it tight and negative and frustrate us and try and expose us on a set piece. “

“Personally I’d go for Soy’s physicality against Sheffield Utd who have a Burnley type approach.”

“Time for Vardy to get his mojo back!”

“Vardy will score against them.”

“Vardy to relegate Sheffield United. Yes please”

“Apparently Wilder lost the players back when the lockdown came – there was an argument within the club about going on to a percentage of their wages and he made a public threat about the players using last season as a way of asking for new contracts.”

“Rhian Brewster hasn’t scored a goal for Sheff Utd yet so that can only mean one thing…”

“It’s just so tee’d up for a classic Leicester moment isn’t it.
Playing bottom of the league, devoid of confidence, those around us playing each other… “

“We know they’ll work hard and we know they’ll press like mad. We’ve struggled with that a lot in recent weeks.”

“The idea that sheff u will be an easy fixture is misplaced these players are trying to impress ref a possible summer move and from a professional perspective, no one wants to finish bottom if they can avoid it.”

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View From Southampton

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“Will take that. Feels good, been a while!! “

“Got the job done, wouldn’t go overboard about the performance though. They are absolutely awful so no barometer at all to measure premiere league quality. Massive 3 points though, gives us breathing space. “

“Comfortable win. The whole team worked their socks off. I was particularly impressed by the 2nf half performance. We never took our foot off the pedal.”

“A good win and never in danger of losing, bar the odd moment of a poor final ball or finish by the opposition”

“Could have been 4 or 5, but it is good to be creating chances again.
Wilder’s subs helped us, made them worse each time”

“Should have been 3 or 4 with some better decision making in the final third, but a win and a clean sheet I think will be massive for the players, we aren’t on that sort of run anymore and we look more solid at the back.Yes the opposition were bad, but on the run we have been on that means very little.”

“Should have been 0-5. “

“Solid performance. Should really have been 5-0.”

“Sheff Utd were terrible”

“This Sheffield Utd team are one of the worst in PL history, blimey.”

“My word, SU are so, so bad…they make us look like Barca!”

“Sheffield United as poor as their position suggests.”

“we won’t play a team as bad as this again”

“If you are relying on Dave McGoldrick for your goals… well you can see why they are the lowest scoring team in all of Europe.”

“McBurnie is so bad…its laughable.”

“At least we didn’t spunk £25m on Brewster. Incredible the fees Liverpool get”

“Hard to read too much into it due to the absolute dreadful opposition. Worst PL team in a very, very long time. I think that Derby team had a little bit more about them? This lot are proper cloggers. They’ll struggle big style next year IMO. Long way back.”

“SU really are poor. Fleck should have walked as should the Neanderthal McBurnie.”

“One thing’s for certain the PL will be much better off without Sheffield U – Effing – nited who surely must be the dirtiest, least, skilful team ever to be there. It will be surprising if we don’t have four or five injuries to contend with after the dust has settled on this brawl of a match. Adams was lucky not to have had a broken leg after that horrendous late tackle on him, how was that not a red card? At least we stood our ground and refused to be intimidated by this bunch of Yobs.”

“Garth Crooks saying Fleck should’ve seen red for the tackle on Che.”

“Well, it doesn’t happen often, but just occasionally he is right.”

“John Fleck every bit as nasty a piece of work as his uncle.”

“Thought the ref was decent today even if you could argue that he should have sent a couple of their players off.”

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Pre-Match View From Southampton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Their confidence will be sky high”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Ramsdale looks a decent keeper to me”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Sheffield United are not very good.”

“We will win, they are terrible.

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

“Smash the worst team in the league”

“We can’t play ourselves?”

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

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

“They won’t win 2 in a row. “

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

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View From Aston Villa

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“Sheffield United were never gonna be an easy game. People who thought that are completely deluded.
Still think our quality would shine through but you have to admire the heroic defending from Sheffield United. They clearly haven’t given up yet. “

“Well played Sheffield Utd.”

“Fair play to Sheffield Utd, they showed they wanted it more.”

“Sheffield Utd look like they’re fighting for their lives”.

“They deserved to get something from that!”

“Sheff Utd defended well to our blunt attacking play. Fair play to them.”

“Smith out thought by Wilder!”

” I think Chris Wilder wins the game – in the first half, tactically, he got his shape and his tactics completely right, we struggled to get out, struggled to do anything with the ball and were outnumbered all over the pitch, particularly in wide areas – he completely out-thought us. In the second half, his team gave an organised, disciplined defensive performance full of character. We were out-managed tonight and that’s to Wilder’s credit.”

“Credit to Sheffield too.class defending and dug in. Impressive. The clearings in the woods “

” Sheff Utd, well done to them I gotta say. Defended with bodies on the line.”

“We played last seasons Sheffield.”

“Fair play to Sheff U, that’s how you see out a 1-0 with ten men. I think the sending off did them a favour, we just started chucking it in the box and we were playing well in the second half up to then.”

“In some ways they did a Villa on us.”

“Credit to Sheffield . So well organised in defence especially after going down to 10. Ramsdale did well to deal with the crosses as well. Did absolutely well for what they need to do. Full on credit to them”

“Didn’t deserve to win that , professional footballers and they can’t beat the first man with a cross! Harsh red too so Sheffield United deserved the win!”

“They are probably owed that after last season, but what is with us against 10 men.”

“Fair play Sheffield United – they dug in and defended very well. Still think they are atrocious though.”

“its not as though sheff U played well. They were awful …and we could barely muster a shot on target against 10 men.”

“Can’t wait for Sheffield United to be relegated – got away with a penalty and should have ended the game with 9 men, all that talk of Sheffield ‘steel’ papers over a turgid team.”

“Those things arent Sheff U fault, it’s down to the officials. It’s like hating us and wanting us relegated because of the goal line technology issue. They will go down anyway”

“It’s clear to see why Sheffield United are going down”

“Shef Utd got promoted the same year as us and were far the better side by then. Now despite tonight they are almost certainly going to get relegated and we are almost certainly aren’t.”

“We’ve just lost to a team that I swear subbed on a 20 stone fan who must have won a competition.”

“We should have won that, poor finishing cost us a fairly comfortable win. Having said that, the approach to the game, and particularly the last half an hour was absolutely **** dreadful. We had no ideas other than twatting it in to the box from out wide.
To not get a result against Sheffield United with a man advantage for half an hour is just **** inexcusable.
Come the end of the season, it’ll be points dropped to the likes of this lot and Burnley that will have cost us what could have been a very good finish.”

“How the **** did we lose that? One of those games yet again. Restricted them to next to nothing and made more than enough chances to win it, infuriating.”

“We were crap but still created more than enough chances to win. Not good enough at all.”

“Frustrating that!! Should of won at a canter, had tons of chances but couldn’t put it away”

“We didn’t deserve to lose, but it was one of those games you feel you can play forever and not score. Missed some absolute sitters, too. Frustrated more than disappointed, really.”

“We are terrible against 10, especially as they were already ahead. Unlucky though as we had 4 very close chances, one a penalty shout. Frustrating but we are not terrible.”

“We were poor yet should have scored a hatful. Ref was terrible”

“Ramsdale had one save, from a shot that was straight at him. This was the worst performance of the season”

“Ramsdale (whose bang average) has had his easiest game of the season, laughing his tits off at one man team Villa.”

“What’s more embarrassing than losing to Sheffield United ? Losing to 10 man Sheffield United !”

“Embarrsement of a result that. Losing to one of the worst ever pl sides with a man down “

“Poor utter garbage can’t even beat 10 men against the worst team in the league.”

“Really hope Sheffield notches up another couple of wins because it would be embarrassing if Villa were among the teams who lost to the 2nd worst team in PL history”

“Quite an embarrassment, can we send Barkley back please!”

“Very sporting of us to bring on Barkley to make it 10 a side”.

“Can’t believe I was excited with Barkley signing, Terrible player”

“Smith needs to figure out how to play football without Grealish.”

“4 minutes added time and to blow up on 4 minutes is a **** joke. VAR must’ve taken 3 or 4 minutes on the red card alone plus 6 subs or so at 30 seconds a piece?
Officials were abysmal tonight all round Inc. The red card. Useless.”

“Should have been a penalty, that ref was awful, but that’s nothing new.”

“Ref was awful, for both teams, don’t think he got a decision right all night. .”

“As cynical as the Jagielka foul was it’s still a yellow all day long.”

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Pre-Match View From Aston Villa

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

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

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

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

“they are a very poor team this season”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Tough team to score against”

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

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

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

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View From Liverpool

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“We’ve won a game! And it was thoroughly deserved on the road. Better from the Reds tonight, who carved out chances and probably should have made it more than 2-0 – but we won’t complain.”

“Totally deserved. Good performance”

“Bit disappointed it wasn’t more, because we deserved another couple of goals, but can’t be picky right now.”

“Fantastic win. Should have been 5 or 6, but we created chances.
Great tactics by Jurgen to start with, wish he would do it more often. A bit slow to counter the changes by Sheffield”

“Adrian didn’t make any saves to make which is a massive bonus.”

“Good win against a poor side.”

“Their centre backs were all over the place , poor from them.”

“Sheffield United are a Championship club,with their current level of investment,very average team”

“They’re about Wycombe level to be honest”

“How bad are Sheffield Utd?”

“One thing you can say about Sheffield United they never ever give up.”

“Thank God for that! They are an awkward team to play against”

“Sheffield had two bouncers playing up front”

“Sheffield United players consistently go down holding their heads after no contact with their heads in the challenge.”

“Jesus! The Sheffield United side dive about more than Neymar!”

“Sheffield united like giving aggression but can’t take it”

“Sheff u saving brewster for the championship what a shame for a great prospect, I’d still prefer him from the bench than origi”

Pre-Match View From Liverpool

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I’d take a point.”

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

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

“We’ll smash these, comfortable 0-0.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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View From Fulham

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“Sheff Utd become the first team to lose 20 of their opening 25 top-flight fixtures.”

“Sheffield United all but down now, surely”

“Sheffield are relegated”

“Sheff Utd deserve to go down, banking on a long ball and a flick on! Glad football won!”

“Not sure why Sheff U seemed to be playing for a 0-0 draw given their dire league poisition”

“I’m surprised that Sheff Utd came and sat right back. Surely they have to win? They gave us trouble at their place first half when they had a right go. Very odd”

“Dear lord, Sheff Utd are absolutely hopeless going forward”

“Don’t want to be too harsh but Sheffield United have their complete second choice back line out there – a bottom of the table team – and Maja hasn’t had a sniff “

“We’re going to do this folks! Championship lovers sit your butts down.”

“From 10 points behind safety to only 3 (for now) incredible.”

“I never saw this coming. NEVER. Speechless.”

“Massive result. 7 points in last 3 games in 7 days. IIf you need to win ugly it is fine by me. It is a results business.”

“Not bothered by the performance, just need 3 points.”

“UUUUUUUUGLY…. Take 3 and run.”

“Kept Sheffield Utd at arms length and took our chance when it came. That’s all you need sometimes”

“Not a pen but fortunate nonetheless. Areola accidentally won the ball with his trailing leg.”

“He got to the ball first – with his left leg.”

“I actually think it was probably a pen, and possibly a red card. The follow through was dangerous. Wonder if he might get a retrospective red?”

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Pre-Match View From Fulham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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