View From Bristol Rovers

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“Proud to be a Gashead after that performance”

“Proud of that performance, went toe to toe with a Premier League side and nearly got something out of it, an entertaining game to watch.”

“Thought it was a great game of Cup Football.
No shame in losing by the odd goal against a full strength Premier League side, even if they are a useless one, while we were without our best players.”

“What a fantastic game and experience, it deserved fans! It was always going to be tough against a Premier League side”

“It doesn’t matter what Sheffield United”s form was like we gave a premier League team a good game.”

“We’ve given a pretty much full strength premiership side a really good game”

“We’ve done very well for a team at the ass end of league 1 against a premier league side.”

“I guess it’s just our luck Sheff Utd put out a full strength side, I doubt there’s any other Premierside doing that this weekend against lower league opposition?”

“The Prem quality shone through in the end but it was a cracking effort from us!”

“decent showing today against higher class opponents.”

“At times Sheffield Utd looked way way better than us… at other times we competed well.”

“A battling performance but the better side won and should have done by more than they did.”

“Good shift from the boys today. Most can be proud of their contribution in a game few expected a result.
Sheffield Utd deserved the win of course but Tis will be frustrated that a team with zero pace got in behind us and that we conceded so soon after scoring. I don’t think we gave ourselves much chance going behind with 20mins left.
Sheffield Utd are not a prem team and certainly won’t be come the end of the season.”

“If it wasn’t for Ollie Burke coming on I really don’t think they would of won tbh!! Can see why theyre bottom!”

“Decent performance that, though can’t piss about at the back against a Prem, even one as shit as Sheffield Utd.”

“The difference between us and a Premier League team was 2 awful referee decisions and an international footballer coming on as a sub.”

“Sheff U deserved the win but with a half balanced referee we may have got a draw there. I thought when the ref holds both hands in front of him it means advantage. Is not an advantage when the opponent is running through on goal. Blades surely going down, a back three who can’t stay on their feet can only get you so far”

“No shame in that performance today.
A number of dodgy/iffy Ref decision in that second half – the free kick we didn’t get before they broke away, throw ins, corners, free kicks that should have been in our favour. It seemed like the Ref decided not to keep up with play second half.”

“Yeah I enjoyed the game, I thought we gave a pretty decent account of ourselves and we were beaten by a better side. :and that cant of a ref of course”

” Their last two goals were both free kicks to us.”

“Good honest game apart from last 5 minutes time wasting”

Pre-Match View From Bristol Rovers

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“Yes they are having a real bad time in the Prem and this is a side that you would probably want to come up against if you wanted a ‘beatable’ premiership side. Very low on confidence, a few sending offs, concentrating on the league survival so maybe wont risk they key players. BUT… they are premier league standard and such we shouldn’t take too much notice of the ‘weak’ parts of their game. You would expect them to be a physical side that are well drilled and with the overlapping centre back tactics, not many managers would have come against that before, so we need to be aware and exploit space where ever we can. Tis will enjoy this one as he loves playing against sides where we his team are the underdogs. Imagine he can get us raring to go in this match. You only have to look at the Sheffield united squad to remind yourselves of the quality they possess (current international players (at the highest level), past international players, future international players!) Solid manager and tactition who has come unstuck this term in the Prem but previously bossed the leagues and produced excellent results. This one will be tough, very tough. “

“Sheffield United

  • Strengths
    Aerial duels Strong
  • Weaknesses
    Avoiding offside Weak
    Keeping possession of the ball Weak
    Avoiding fouling in dangerous areas Weak
    Defending against attacks down the wings Weak
    Defending against through ball attacks Weak
    Defending against skillful players Weak
    Finishing scoring chances Very Weak
    Defending against long shots Very Weak
    Defending set pieces Very Weak

Sheffield United’s Style of Play
Play with width
Attacking down the right
Control the game in the opposition’s half
Long balls
Attempt crosses often
Aggressive”

“Interesting looking at their site most of their fans think they should put out their strongest team as they need any win for confidence, however a few say play the fringe players for game time.
If we could start at a fast tempo and snatch a lead their heads will be down, so a good start is paramount.”

“If they were involved in a relegation fight, then they should be concentrating on the league. But as they’re not (ie they’re not even in a fight, they’re down) they may as well put all their resources against us.”

“Very much depends on there mindset, are they of the mind that ‘we are going down so lets really give it ago in the cup’ or is it still too early to be of that frame of mind? think the fans side with the former but you would not expect the manager and players to have given up just yet besides a good cup run can only be good for confidence and moral surely? i would expect a strong side which we will struggle to contain.”

“I think from the first minute we shouldn’t give them any time, they will be low on confidence and it’s a great opportunity for us.
I rather we went for it and lost by say 3 than pussyfooting about and thinking what if afterwards”

“If ever we had a massive chance of a cup shock this is it, go for it from kick off and who knows,as mentioned it would be a cracking atmosphere and totally sh**e we can’t attend”

“If we’re ever going to beat a Premiership side at the Mem this must be our best chance, assuming we can put out a decent side.”

“I expect Sheffield Utd to beat us. I say this because they aren’t going to want to be knocked out of the FA cup by a league 1 side when they can’t buy a league point, never mind a win. They are as good as down to my mind, so will be treating T’coop as a way of lightening a gloomy season.”

“we couldnt beat or even score against them in league one”

“Their confidence is low. When AFCB got relegated last July I was talking to some I sit with at Dean Court and told them not to worry, by the time we’re all back watching football, Bournemouth would be near the top of the Championship and Sheff U and Burnley would be staring relegation in the face. I was only half joking Sheff U are going down and Burnley are making a fight of it. Ramsdale is a good keeper but I doubt he’ll play. Having watched Mousset at AFCB before he went to Sheff U I can say he’s absolutely useless with no pace. (Perhaps that’s why he needs a Lamborghini which he obviously can’t drive either).
I wonder how many of them played at the Mem when they drew here 0-0 in the season they went up? I would imagine it could be 2/3/4. Any statto know?
I like Wilder, feet firmly on the ground, he’s no billy-big-b* but I reckon some of his players have turned into one. He’s been let down by them this season.”

“I like Sheffield Utd and especially their Manager Chris Wilder who is a real class act. This would have been a brilliant match to attend as I think the atmosphere would have been brilliant.”

“Wasn’t keen on Wilder when he was at Oxford and Northampton, but got to like him. Went to the last away game against them, nice friendly people. A disabled girl was presented to the crowd before the game. We all joined in the round of applause for her achievement, which was only right. Her father then came on the forums thanking us. Now feel a bit of a connection to them.”

“Finished my reffing career at Brammall Lane in 1992.Morning KO when Leeds beat them 3.2 and as liverpool beat Man U 4-0 later that afternoon,it turned out to be the title decider.Only ran the line but nice to finish on a top game.Howard Wilkinson was manager.
Amazingly used to stage a Test Match there once and in those far off days it was a three sided ground.”

View From Crystal Palace

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“I feel for Sheff Utd”

“No wonder they have had so many narrow defeats if they don’t bother chasing games. Wilder has to go.”

“hope they stay up and retain Wilder, nice easy touch for six points every season.”

“A very poor match between two teams today, one being us.
The form of some of our players is worrying, any other team would have beaten us easily today.”

“Competent performance against very average opposition.”

“Good win but can’t get too carried away. Sheff Utd look dead and buried already.”

“I appreciate we are nowhere near a top Premier league team, but we won’t be without major investment. Just enjoy the evening.”

“Well played today and a great result.”

“This was a perfect time to play Sheffield but we fully deserved the win and a clean sheet.”

” Sheff.U’s only way to prevent us from thrashing them toady was to foul at every given opportunity especially when we had them on the run,”

“Eighteen fouls! Sheff.U fouled us every single time we got them on the break and the actual fact that they didn’t foul Eze as he did that thing was the biggest shock of the afternoon! lol”

“I get the feeling Wilf gets a little frustrated if he got kicked or knocked down every time Sheffield had a chance”

” Sheffs back line resorted to cheap fouling”

“So overall possession stats; Sheff U 55%, Palace 45% against the bottom team in the Division with only 2 points.
Yet according to you we had them on the run and they kicked us off the park to prevent a thrashing..??
Additionally they only had 3 yellow cards – hardly call that attritional..!!”

“Sheff U are bottom of the league with 2 points after 17 games for a reason. Today they could only name 6 on the bench, including a 16 year old and with a centre half in central midfield.Yet still midway through the first half they had the majority of possession and were bossing the game.

“55% possession which mostly consisted of playing it backwards. One of the easiest wins for Palace I have seen in PL.”

“We’ll take the 3 points. Lots of Royball 2nd half”

Pre-Match View From Crystal Palace

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“Think we should win this one 1-0.”

“What team do you want to play when you haven’t been able to buy a win all season ? Hmmmmm? “

“We have conceded more goals than Sheffield United!
I know that seven in one game doesn’t help but………….”

“anyone expecting a routine win is being very optimistic. They will be on fire against us. I’d take a draw, and will not read the site too much after the game bcos the ignorant bllx which assumes we should have easily won will be unbearable.”

“I don’t think we will smash Sheffield United. But points per game they are currently the worst team that’s ever played in the premier league and you’d ‘take a draw’, really ??”

“they will be desperate for a win on Saturday-. This is a real make or break match for them. I go for a score draw”

“This has a classic Palace loss written all over it. and given how the team have been playing I don’t feel good about this one.
Sheff U will know that they are already playing for their lives so they’ll be seriously up for it. We’ll stroll about the park thinking that all we need to do is show up to win.”

“This is palace, you know how it goes, it’s got 0-1 written all over it “

“they’ll see this as a must win game, and we haven’t shown any urgency in a long time.”

“If they score first that could well be that i am afraid”

“watched thje burnley v blades game and blades dont look that bad , just not that good. Please note their heads didnt drop after burnley goal”

“Only twice this season have they been beaten by more than 1 goal. They can definitely class themselves as unlucky to be on the points they are. It will be a tight game.”

“Sheffield Utd continue to play neat football, but they just don’t look threatening in front of goal. It’s similar at Brighton, but they have had the fortune of a few penalties.”

“I shudder every time we come up against an opposition with some sort of bad stat i.e hasn’t won in X many matches, or striker hasn’t scored in X many matches. We are a team that loves to handout gifts and being Christmas time I’m sure we’ll be generous.I’ll be very happy to be proved wrong and we play like a bunch of grinches.”

“After their defeat at Burnley tonight, Saturday is perfect for them to get their first win.

“They kicked us off the park at Selhurst last season and Baldock was the main culprit it took a few fouls before he was booked and then another few fouls but still no second yellow. I hope that we have a neutral ref and with Zaha AND Eze we should have enough to beat them”

“They aren’t playing for their lives. They’ve got 2 points from 16 games.
If they continue as they are they will finish on single figures.
Let’s not pretend, they are fcking sht. Sht. Absolute dog sht.
Some of our fans would take a draw apparently!
Even if we lose , I’m still right , surely.
Sheffield United , not Sheffield (ever) are fcking sht. “

“they always get beaten. Apart from 2 draws, by the end of December. Dress it up as much as you want. They will need to hit top 4 form to not go down this year.
They are sh*t , is the fact. If we draw with them , we will be joint 3rd worst after 17 games. If we lose. The worst after 17 games against them. They signed Brewster from Liverpool, we swerved one there.
I actually like the club, never called them Sheffield, as I’m English , Sheffield United. Proper club, proper ground , proper fans. But a pony team this year. It’s a must win , nearly everyone else has.”

“2-0 to us and ‘Puffa Jacket Man’ gets the bullet…..”

“I predict an identical game to the infamous West Germany v Austria World Cup game in 1978.”

View From Burnley

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“Really can’t see the Blades getting out of it, even at this relatively early stage.”

“I think now that Sheffield Utd look doomed”

“They can still put a run together.”

“Need to win something like every 2nd game , not going to happen is it”

“they need to change. They literally just play walking football and don’t have a shred of urgency in them.”

“Sheffield were the better team but couldn’t create too many chances”

“Sure, the performance wasn’t great, but tonight – it really was never going to be about that. It was about facing a team who were fighting for their absolute lives and would do anything to get their first win. They were always going to perform at their maxmum to get something from the game.”

“SU were fighting for their lives and were always going to raise their level.”

“At the end of December, and your team has two points only, that’s not because you’ve been a little bit unlucky. It’s because you aren’t very good at all, yet they presssured us like manure would.”

“Another team to leave the Turf wondering how they lost .. They got Burnleyed.”

“Very fair interview from Wilder, I like him”

“He’s always very balanced in his view.”

“Never feels the need to hide behind a bunch of excuses. Honest as the day is long, a proper Manager.”

“He’ll probably lose his job soon but he’s a good manager and a good sport.”

“Looks a beaten man”

Pre-Match View From Burnley

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“It’s going to take a helluva run from Sheffield United to get clear of the bottom 3.”

“if they take one if the relegation places which before the season began was unthinkable thats a bonus for us because its totally unexpected”

“After the performances of the Blades last season, their abysmalness this season is a shock.
It goes to show that past form cannot be relied on and the Sean Dyche Way (Hard work, commitment, and dedication) is the only way”

“They were a breath of fresh air last season”

“Can’t see any way back for them TBH.”

“They gave it a go against Everton, but it’s looking bleak for them now.”

“it’s looking hopeless for them now”

“Sheffield United are dead in the water”

“It’s fair to assume Sheff Utd are doomed, so there’s only 2 spots remaining”

“Sheff Utd might struggle to hit double figures on their present form”

“Sheff are gone”

“Sheffield going down before the end of the year has to be good news. Just two more slots up for grabs”

“it’s certainly better having a team cut adrift, as Huddersfield & Norwich have been in recent years, makes surviving slightly easier that’s for sure.”

“Think Sheffield United have to sack Wilder now and try something new/try to get a reaction from the players. Unless they want to accept relegation and rebuild in the Championship with Wilder. “

“Their chairman had already said that relegation wouldn’t affect Wilder’s position. All the success cannot be undone by a single relegation. Quite refreshing and obviously trying to follow our way.”

“Thought they had a very wealthy foreign owner so assumed the pressure would be on given their current form. Very noble if they stick by him.”

“If they do go down, and it’s looking likely, I’d say Wilder more than deserves a shot at getting them back up.”

“I’d be very surprised if they gave Wilder the elbow.
Seems to be a situation like us and our manager.”

“He could very well bring them back up like SD”

“if we play against Sheff Utd & Fulham as we played 2nd half today, then we’ll collect points in both those fixtures.”

“We won’t. We will need a hell of a lot more of a cutting edge than we displayed today.”

“We are in a relegation scrap because we can’t score goals – even Sheff Utd have scored as many as us”

“We’ll be relegated with Sheffield United and one other.”

View From Everton

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“Sheffield United could be worse than Derby.”

“Arguably the worst side to ever play in the Premier League (I actually think Sheffield United vs. 08′ Derby is a tough one) “

“Sheffield United might be the most desperate team in the history of the league”

“A better team than Sheff Utd might’ve punished us”

“3 of our best players out, brutal conditions, a right footed centre back playing left back again, tired af…”

“Massive win that especially considering the players we have out. “

“Awful game to watch,ref was abysmal,Davies head and shoulders above the rest,scrappy result but considering the injuries a very good one”

“Massive win tonight. We outmuscled them.”

“Sheffield United offered very little in an attacking sense.”

“0.46 of Sheffield United’s 1.17 xG is from a shot that was offside.”

“Davies MotM. Tough for some folk on here but he was seriously good. Not sure what it means going forward as he’s had plenty of false dawns and Sheffield United stink but for tonight I’m letting that go.”

“They are debating that Mcburnie penalty claim, no chance….clutching at straws there”

“it was ugly two teams were playing and credit to sheff, they scrapped like hard dogs as they should in their position, but we never gave in.”

“Doubt Sheffield United will have an easier game all season”

“Easy to see why Sheff Utd broke the bank for Brewster……”

Pre-Match View From Everton

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“Can only expect a loss against Sheffield United”

“Sheff utd is the perfect banana skin between two big matches and with a thin squad.”

“Nailed on Sheffield utd first win of season”

“Sheffield Utd have not won in the PL yet. You know the script.”

“Sheff Utd are a typical grim 8pm away day kick off with the players still hungover from Christmas Day and Sheff Utd have not won a game yet and ex kopite Brewster is yet to score a goal for them yet – enters Everton…”

“Whats crazy is im much more confident of beating City than Sheff Utd!”

“What Carlo now needs to do is find an optimal balance for playing sides with inferior players. In some ways this is harder. Sheffield United will be a good test. I suspect we don’t have that right now and this is why he needs to be supported in the transfer window”

“They will be hard to break down”

“Sheffield will be difficult as it stands to reason they cannot lose every game.”

“I haven’t see many 90 minutes of Sheffield Utd but from what I have seen they arent miles away from the side that did so well last season. The difference I think is that last season they made those final passes and scored their chances when they came and this year they can’t seem to hit a barn door. Its one of those games that if you go there thinking you will brush them aside then you could get embarrassed because they will make you work for your point”

“I expect Sheffield United to be a scrap, I don’t expect us to go there and wallop them 5-0, but truthfully we have to expect to win the game”

“Sheffield United, currently rock bottom of the prem; what better opponent could you hope for in the middle of a congested run of fixtures when you have injury problems?”

“I watched the sheff utd game against Man Utd and sheffield were so bad it wasn’t true,the goals they let in were awful and all preventable with just half decent defending”.

“They are bottom of the league, bereft of quality, and their formation and tactics have been sussed out. We need to get points outta this one, preferably 3.”

“Watched the Brighton/Sheffield game and they were really poor, would be mid-table in the Championship IMO with the standard they’re currently playing at, wafer thin on the quality front”

“I remember watching them against Chelsea and Chelsea battered them but couldn’t squeeze the ball between the sticks and Sheffield went up the other end 3 times and scored 3 goals and just took the game away from them. The fact that Lundstrum scored a few probably shows how much of a fluke it was, but saying that they worked their arses off every game to get that bit of luck”

“Lundstrum with a straight red so he’s out and a big part of how they play.”

“They were a poor side last season and they’re a poor side this season. I remember being sat in the pub after they’d taken three points from us and thinking they were the worst side that had been to Goodison. We were just even worse! They’re getting what they should’ve got last season”

“I have no idea how they did so well they have some real dross in their squad. I was ashamed we lost to them, their tactics are very championship like and their squad too. I hope we smash them”

“I don’t know much about the transfer workings at Sheffield United but they make some terrible decisions, imo”

“Sander Berge was a great signing”

“I think Sheffield is extremely important as let’s face it beating them 3 and losing to a Sheffield that hasn’t won yet would be ‘Everton that’ of old”

“It’s a real, completely irrational I admit, pet hate of mine, but it isn’t right. In fact, they should actually be referred to as ‘United’ (over ‘Sheffield’, that is), unless they’re playing another United!”

“I often call them Sheffield, because there’s only one Sheffield in the league.
The reason why it’s fine to call them Sheffield is the same reason why it’s fine to call Manchester United ‘United’. It’s because it’s blatantly obvious who you’re talking about.”

“Respectfully I disagree. Two clubs in Sheffield , both United and Wednesday , although the latter haven’t been in the top division for a bit.”

“Without wanting to echo that dwarf Wilder, you wouldn’t call Man Utd or Man City ‘Manchester’”

“There are two clubs in Sheffield but that’s not really the point. There’s only one in the league we’re playing in so it’s obvious who the lad was referring to. The argument that you can’t call them Sheffield because you wouldn’t call Man City ‘Manchester’ is daft.”

View From Brighton

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“Well that was fun”

“surely we should be burying a ten man Sheffield United side with only one point so far this season?”

“Was there any stage when it looked we had a 1 man advantage? “

“Seething. There really is no hope with Potter now. It’s absolutely disgraceful we haven’t beaten a side playing with ten men, with 12 defeats from 13 games before today.”

“Not expecting Potter to ride this out now”

“Thanks for your efforts Graham. You can go now. “

“Point gained against 10 men of a side that many forget have already forced a draw against Fulham this season. Fantastic Potterballing at its best.”

“Game management and lack of ideas,Potter was supposed to be the clever manager but Wilder is head and shoulders above him along with most Premier league managers .He will be great for us in the Championship”

“So why are SU at the bottom of the league with only 2 points after 14 games? What were Wilder’s ideas and game management in those games?
I’d say a draw was a fair result, it wasn’t like SU were miles better. “

“Totally out thought.”

“SU have a team spirit we can only dream of. Fair play to them”

“I doubt sheff utd will block that many shots in a game again this season. FFS. “

“For what it’s worth I think conceding the equaliser is a mortal blow to Sheffield United. They must have thought they had their first win. If Burke had scored that one at 0-1 it would have been all over. “

“I’m pleased we drew because while a point does nothing for us whatsoever, it could be crucial in killing off any potential Sheffield United recovery.”

“It feels like a huge two points dropped in terms of the opportunity to finally win at home, playing ten men for an hour. However, despite hitting the bar at the end, it also feels like we’ve been very fortunate to save a point from a game that we could easily have lost 2:0.”

“when you create three clear cut chances and concede from near enough the only shot you conceded all game, which happened to be a tame deflected effort it suggests you probably did deserve to win.”

“They could and probably should have been 3-0 by the time we equalised.”

“. Very fortunate to get a point in the end… “

“Sadly this is a desperately poor team. To play against 10 men for 60 mins and play like we did, so so poor.”

“Did Brighton deserve to win today? The answer is clearly yes. Potter can lead a horse to water, but he can’t make it drink. The players clearly buy into the style of play, they consistently get into fantastic goalscoring positions, the manager cannot legislate for supposed PL level players missing sitters from 4 yards out.”

“Did we deserve to win today ? Lol if the ball is not on target or in the net then no .
90 mins of the same old shite tippy tippy everyone afraid to shoot
Premier league players is the point they are mostly not I’m afraid
Potter leading a horse for water bet he would get even that wrong or take it the long way round
One home win in a year ? Happy with that ? “

“It had shock away win written all over it – United already now having the record for the poorest start to a season,
Then after the sending off I was seeing the headline: “Plucky ten man Sheffield……”
There would be a backs to the wall Dunkirk Spirit.
And how often do the remaining ten men pull together all the more so…..
So yes, we should have won, and had the chances to. but it’s a funny old game, football. “

“Ok we weren’t brilliant but definitely 2 points lost, we were a lot better than them. I know that’s not hard but we were. A simple header on target and its two points more.”

“The Hughton promotion winning side would of hammered that lot today.”

“If we dont beat Arsenal, I think that’ll be my last game until we’re back in the championship (where we belong)”

“The problem our fanbase have is there are too many premier league groupies looking to sack the manager all the time.”

“The ref didn’t cost us the game and separate to our own failings BUT bearing in mind this idiot gave the penalty to Saints when it was clearly outside the box I thought he had an awful game. Firstly, he should have given a very obvious foul on March just before the sending off, that would have saved him from being made to look like a piece of cheese and giving just a yellow when it was a very clear red and then allowing Ramsdale to continually waste time (only booking him in the 89th minute once the damage had been done) and then somehow adding only 4 mins injury time. A terrible performance to match our own. And I thought their goal was offside in the build up but that’s not down to him. “

“I counted three elbows used against Albion players in tackles and no bookings for any of them, other than that he wasn’t that bad”

“I thought he was OK, no complaints from me.”

“They clearly showed that March played them onside twice in the buildup to the goal. He then left Bogle go when he ran out of his zone meaning that he had an acre of space to turn and shoot.
Not blaming March, blaming the coaching. “

Pre-Match View From Brighton

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“It’s a must win game.”

“I am convinced we will lose this one. Convinced.”

“No way they will come here and set up the blockades for a draw. This is likely one of the few away games they think they may now have a chance of winning so this SHOULD be an open game, and hopefully we will finally hammer someone”

“Sheff U may be out of form because, like us, they can’t score goals. However like most of the teams playing us at the moment they will see this game as an opportunity restore some form or to kick start their season. They are a hard physical side with a keen press and a packed midfield (i.e. just the kind of team we hate playing against) so a dour game ending up 0-0 or 1-0 either way seem the most likely outcomes.”

“If we don’t beat Sheffield United, potter deserves to go. They look terrible”

“Worst start in top flight ever. Not since football was invented in 1992, proper ever.”

“They look woeful.
I fancy us scoring a few.
1 point after 13 games. Wow.
I wonder if we can tempt Berge in Jan?”

“We’re world class at sorting that sort of problem out for teams……”

“They look utterly bereft of confidence and Ramsdale is a weak keeper.”

“McGoldrick is a really decent player.”

“Weirdly, he has now scored more goals already this season than last. So it’s not his fault, but something isn’t right up there (probably mostly having a team of League 1 players).”

“Be another tight one but I think we’ll edge it”

“Wilder has surely got to go now if they want to have any chance of staying up realistically”

“Shef U. It’s like watching Wimbledon from 1988. Keeper launching it, long throws, crosses chucked in from all angles. Wilder showing his true self.”

“Sheff utd vulnerable to pace in behind
Maupay and Connolly up front please”

“Football is entertainment. I dont enjoy being trounced every week. Im not in it so I can watch us play/get hammered by United/City/Spurs etc. Potterball has been more entertaining but the last 6 months of Sir Chris of Hughton was soooo painful. Watched a bit of Palace Vs Burnley a couple of weeks ago and it was just 2 teams trying to stay in the Premier League at all costs. No entertainment value what so ever. The Championship and in fact League 1 were entertaining when we were winning and going places.”

“Really dislike the Premiership. The prima Donna superstars, the millionaire attitudes, and now it has been really messed up by VAR and this slide rule approach to refereeing. The recent rule changes on hand ball and offside are ridiculous.
It gets so bad that if we should get relegated , it would be s blessed relief”

“I am enjoying seeing us evolve into an established top 10 side.
I love being part of the whole global premier League football extravaganza.”