“The opposition were without a couple of key players and nervy given their need for a win and recently dropped points. Probably due to Sharpe missing and according to the Sky punditry to simplify things for the players given their relative lack of confidence, Sheffield had been set up to play long (They flashed up a stat showing the percentage of their passes hit that were long balls at one point, was higher than usual for their season). It was the sort of circumstances that could be capitalised on. It can’t be that you can tear apart a near playoff squad, lose to the likes of Rotherham and then call a battling performance with one shot on target as progress. “
Gave Sheff United far too much respect when they were missing 3 of their better players.
Showed nothing going forward while keeping it relatively solid at the back. Obviously the sending off was the turning point and Sheff United took full advantage.”
“I did harbour some hope that they’d panic without half their defence and Sharp. “
“Even with three of Sheff Utd’s key players out, we still created little.”
“Thought we were doing well till the sending off myself. Even after that we did well to make them nervous.Not upset at all with how we played”
“Didn’t play bad by any standards, didn’t have a chance to win the game as we have such a lack of creativity and possession…it’s genuinely disheartening to watch.”
“They didn’t have many more shots on target that us, so that’s something to cling to.”
“We never looked like scoring all game”
“In our last two games the opposition didn’t even need to play a Keeper to win…”
“we don’t have a ‘good’ team sheff utd have a ‘good’ team. No amazing standout individuals like we have with Lolley they all work together and know each other inside out and play as a cohesive unit with a balance of defensive strength and attacking flair. I love the system Chris wilder plays it really works for that squad. Our system, pfffft, men behind the ball, give the good players the ball and hope they conjur up something”
“Who knew McGoldrick could put a shift in…never saw that when he was with us.”
“If only we could attract creative hard working players like McGoldrick and Sharp!”
“They were more ruthless than we’ll ever be”
“interesting that the team that creates more opportunities wins the game”
“At least McGoldrick and Dowell didn’t score.
As I expected, Blades just brushed us aside like we weren’t even there. The ref helped.But blades were extremely average. Absolutely nothing special and we still just got swept away. “
“Enda Stevens was a free transfer for them..lol why dont we see these guys.”
“Lolley was £500k and is worth 20 times that now
Never even noticed Stevens until he scored. “
“I thought they were bang average and their crossing was shite for most of the game.”
“Sheffield Utd weren’t great we were worse. “
“Sheffield United in the Premier League would be a travesty”
“Honestly Sheffield United never good enough to go up”
“What a wanker Mark Duffy is.”
“This was the season to get up, Norwich n Leeds are half decent the rest pushing to go up are very average”
“I’ll tell you what, if O’Neill hadn’t been so pig headed with his shit team selections we wouldn’t be far off the top six if not in it. Look at Sheffield today, they’re pretty shit, top two.
You don’t have to be great, you just need a bit of talent, which we have when they all get picked, and a manager who can organise their team.
Most of the teams above us haven’t got a vast amount more talent than us, Norwich, Leeds, West Brom and Villa, that’s about it.”
“A referee shouldn’t be on the pitch if he is biased before the game
Benny was not last man and there was barely contact. We don’t have a reputation for chopping players down while running through on goal.It was an absolutely shocking decision that makes a mockery of the rulebook. And it typifies quite a chunk of those disciplinary points we have been getting. “
“Colback went over easily but contact was made – unlike MdGoldcheat who went over easily and didnt get touched”
“If Colback is yellow for diving then McGoldrick is also yellow for diving”.
“We have seen several sides outright cheat against us this season, get away with it and benefit from it- West Brom, Leeds, QPR, Preston and most likely McGoldrick today. “
“Colback intention was to go down, he was going down before the defender even put a leg out, it was a dive and a deserved yellow.
Yohan dived in, got nowhere near the ball and the only reason contact was avoided is because the striker hurdled the challenge but lost balance and went down after. The only argument is if he was the last man or not.
If the boot was on the other foot we would be screaming that the ref made the right decisions.”
“I know in general people aren’t fans but we need VAR in the championship. We’d have been already promoted. There also needs to be a better & more transparent way of appealing yellow & red cards.”
“We went down to ten-men when Sheffield United were flying (won 5 in a row) and going for automatic promotion in 2009 and we were fighting relegation. Kelvin Wilson was sent-off after 15 minutes. We magnificently held on to draw 0-0.
The KING was in charge.”
“Nottingham Forest – making shit teams look good since 1865”
“If we lose we can’t be relegated and and if we win we can’t get promoted. The players appear to be in holiday mood already so even if we won or lost Ten-Nil who cares?”
“difficult to see where our next win is going to come from this season.”
“This could be a spanking”
“The mediocre team from Sheffield brushed us aside with a 3-0 thrashing. The good team in Sheffield will inflict further misery. Blackburn could have scored 4 against on Saturday – this lot will.”
“Routine home win for Sheffield United”
“if anyone can get their automatic push back on track, it’s us”
“We’re going to get proper tonked in this one.”
“you fear that we could end up on the end of a real drubbing at Brammall Lane”
“No chance here, their team’s treble ours. Its like Barcelona v Notts Clownty.”
“Painful this, potentially. Hopefully we’ll just lose”
“We will lose and lose heavily.4 or 5 should see Martin out the door hopefully” “Bizarrely they haven’t had much joy playing us in recent years despite looking the better side on most occasions.
So I reckon this will be their day.”
“Blades have coughed up a couple of victories last two games & are desperately looking for a pushover away from home with a confused game plan.
Enter Nottingham Forest.
Fuck me theres some red flags here, their midfield looks two classes above ours, their manager has the ability to pick apart any weakness & theyre gonna be desperate to get their push back on track”
“Interesting comparison when you look at where they sit & their season compared to ours. We’ve not won back to back once all season. There record however is:
4 wins on the bounce Aug-Sep
4 wins on the spin Sep-Oct
4 wins on the trot Dec-Jan
3 wins on the fidaddle Feb
3 wins on the roll in March
They’ve only lost 2 games back to back once all season, which was the very first 2 games.”
“Our away record is crap, they’ve lost 1 game in the last 14 (in fact they’re record in that time has been 8 wins, 5 draws, 1 defeat. Pure Auto form), and we’re now in the phase of experimentating.”
“Our’s is not a poor squad. Is sheff us better ?
We’ve been unlucky with defensive injuries and with the loan wingers not working out, but the players are there by and large to be better than mid table” “A few ex-strikers like Sharp and McGoaldrought to come back to haunt us”
“Think Sheffield Utd had a player sent off and Sharp and Basham injured at the weekend,could get something here,but won’t.”
“With the loss of 3 key men this might be a different game to the one I initially expected.
It will be a defeat still, but by a slimmer margin than I first thought.”
“It seems like they’re starting to feel a bit of pressure, like they did back end of last season and we shouldn’t be feeling any given we’ve nothing to play for, plus the fact Sharp is likely out. Relax, play some actual football and we can win. MON surely needs a good end to the season now.”
“Been unlucky with good goalkeepers and the post so I think we might score.” “Draw best I think we can hope for atm”
“If MON plays his strongest team (unlikely, as most of them can’t even get in the squad these days) rather than his lucky dip team selection trick again we might be able to nick a draw.
But let’s be blunt… 2-0 to them and they won’t even have to break into a sweat to do it.”
“we could win if O’Neill wasnt stubborn and played our best players.”
“Pointless match with no real pressure? That’s normally the sort of match we win.
It’s when a game actually means something that we routinely fall to pieces.”
“Let’s beat the gobby shit bags. Scabs on tour victorious”
“Win this one and screw over the Blunts chances of automatic promotion. Horrible club.
Can’t wait to see which ex-convicts they sign this summer.”
“Contrary to popular opinion, I’ve met several very nice people at Bramall Lane”
“Win or lose I’m probably going to have a cry wank after.”
“On to a very hard game Saturday, away to Sheffield Utd. Be happy with a point up there!”
“I’ll take a point tbh Sheff Utd are wobbling so good time to play them got a good record up there also. Leeds and Villa going up this year”
“will be a very tough game”
“Can’t help thinking that Wednesday night was an opportunity missed for Millwall considering the results elsewhere. Saturday away Sheffield United will be tough.”
“we looked tired on Wednesday I thought.”
“Yes, they came up with us and we finished above them last season but they are a massive club, a Premiership club. They have spent money on Madine and Dowell. Would be able to get those players? no”
“They remind me of Millwall in a way in that they have a fan of the club supporting their team. They are are hard working side but they do have talent”
“Would be a typical Wall result to win on Saturday”
“We will lose because we are crap”
“We’re gonna need a miracle at Sheffield United Saturday!”
“Looking forward to the end of the season when I know longer have to hear the crap coming out of The Jester Harris’s mouth.”
“The trouble is our forwards don’t score goals. That is why the manager has gone to playing one up front and hoping to nick a game. The other forwards apart from Gregory are very poor.”
“in a way it is better than just muddling along in mid table. Won’t be easy some good teams down there with us, however trotters n tractor boys look toast. !st time Ipswich been to 3rd tier, while their neighbours the Canaries look set for premier. But we can stay up the way the boys are playing. Come on you Lions !!!!!!!”
“I’m a big fan of the word ‘shithouse’ in a football context. Hoping first line of my match report this Saturday will be: Millwall have shithoused a 1-0 win at Sheffield United to move closer to Championship safety.’”
“We have to get this out there enough that if we win he actually has to do it #Millwall #shithousesheffield”
“David Webb is tomorrow’s referee. He has officiated two previous Millwall games this season, both of which have been losses away to Reading and at home to Norwich (both 3-1). This will be the first Sheff Utd match he has taken charge of in 2018/19.”
“4 points out of 6 against two of the top three teams which means our ‘relegation battle’ lasted about a fortnight. The EFL must be gutted. Well in lads”
“Played 6 games against the top 3
“Tremendous point, very happy…4 points out of Leeds and Sheffield United back to back?
Well done Blues. “
“Good game. Fair result init.”
“Fecking sensational to take 4 points off Leeds and Sheff Utd. Love this Blues team and I love the Monk.”
“I’ll be glad to see the back of this season, providing we stay up, we looked shattered, players playing who clearly aren’t fit as there simply aren’t no other options.
Sheff Utd definitely had the most of the play without creating a great deal, we definitely had the better chances without really enjoying much of the ball. Draw fair result, and a decent return for the week against two top sides. “
“Great couple of results against two teams who’ll both (hopefully) be in the premier league next season”
“Leeds and Sheff Utd are the best two teams in terms of keeping the ball this season”
“Having seen both Sheff U and Leeds up close this week I don’t there’s a huge amount between them but if I had to pick one to be in the play offs against Villa it would be Leeds. “
“whoever misses out on automatic between Leeds and Sheff utd I think it will be a massive ask to pick themselves up and get ready for a play off battle against teams who’ve hit momentum at the right time to get there.”
“Although they have clear talent, Sheffield United were nothing special on the night”
“Decent game and good following from United although I believe tickets were only £15? Double what we had to pay up there.
Great strike for the United goal, had some power but I think that was their only shot of that half. Their keeper had a good game and they played the ball out of midfield nicely. Our defence looked solid for a change as did Uniteds. Thought that we were holding on at the end.
“Solid, hard fought point against a good side. Sheffield United – best away fans at St. Andrew’s this season”
“Quality support from Sheffield United”
“Fair play to Sheff Utd fans tonight biggest and loudest turnout I’ve seen at home this season”
“Great turn out from Sheffield United considering it’s on sky. I may get shot down for this but I have always thought they were better than Wednesday fans.”
“Fair play to the Sheffield fans, brought some good noise… in the first half”
“The Blades will be in a similar position to Leeds – looking for three points rather than one. Indeed when did Chris Wilder’s team ever ‘bank up’?
The same principle applies where, where there’s tactical ambition, there’s space and Blues will get their opportunities.
Trouble is, can we keep the back door shut? Possibly not for a whole 90 minutes with the likes of Sharp, Madine, Hogan and McGoldrick in Wilder’s arsenal.”
“We might not be in the play off picture anymore but we could have a huge say in who goes up if we can win Wednesday against Sheff Utd”
“If we can take 2nd away from Leeds we can take 2nd away from Sheffield United”
“Sheff Utd we’re coming for you”
“We are blues ,and can beat anyone on our day in this division,so keep right on lads till the end of the season. “
“I actually think we could go the rest of the season unbeaten. Especially if we can navigate Sheffield Utd on Wednesday”
“I dont get why we beat the likes of Leeds but loose to mbro, QPR ,villa and many more it confuses me”
“Would be typical blues to win against Leeds then Sheffield United just to lose to Rotherham and Ipswich.”
“Loving the way these players will run through brick walls for each other, but think we’ve shown more than just grit this season at times. The odd 45 minutes here and there have been really good, showing what they can do. Need more of it over 90 minutes next year.”
“Sheffield United and Norwich kill teams off with more desire to score. I’ve saw Leeds against twice now this season and they have the quality but don’t hurt us one bit.”
“They’d love to buy Che but I think he’s destined for bigger teams. Sheffield should’ve kept hold of him instead of virtually giving him away in todays money. “
“What would happen with the sell on clause if we sold him back to Sheff Utd? Would they get a percentage of the fee they pay back/knocked off?”
“Sorry to say blades fans he will destroy you! Mwuaaaahhahah”
“Maikel Kieftenbeld is definitely out”
“He will be a big loss”
“Kief’s high energy pressing will be hugely missed. And he’s better on the ball than Davis.”
“Davis is as bad a Kieftenbeld, so we’ve got that position covered. Just hope Gardner is fit, so we don’t have to play Harding at right back”
“I like the guy but, Davis offers exactly the same option but, better in the air”
“If Norwich and Sheff Utd are the best this division has to offer then we’ve nothing to worry about next season. It’s all about momentum. Although this season isn’t over yet”
“I’m fairly confident that we will be playing them again next season in the Championship. They were ok but no where near in Norwich class. Although we lost we did create at least 5 decent chances which was more than Sheff U. did. Both number 6s were the best players on the field ie Basham and Davies imo”
“Sheffield Utd weren’t anything special today”
“They were nothing special….but bloody hell we were shite again.”
“SU are nothing special and on another today we possibly could have had 3 or 4 but never looked like we’d score in 180 minutes”
“SU got very lucky today. “
“Thought we played well and should have scored but missed some guilt edge chances, Sheffield Utd didn’t seem that special to me just a very solid and hard working team who I felt we got at them at times.
Did Rudd have a save to make? Just the one from Billy Sharp, apart from that I thought we looked good. “
“Seani stood no chance against their centre halves and it can’t have been a surprise that Sheff Utd were going to be horrible and physical. “
“didn’t deserve to loose against a decent Sheffield united team who just had more experience than us”
“We weren’t bad by any stretch and worth considering that this Sheff Utd has every chance of going straight up. We were undone by one defensive lapse and a couple of decisions from the referee going our way early doors and it might have been a different story.”
“Thought we played very well today, just came up against a rock solid defence and outstanding goalkeeper. “
“Sheff Utd have an outstanding defensive record and we don’t seem to have much star quality to unlock teams at home.”
“Held at arms length by an experienced and well drilled outfit. Didn’t do enough to hurt Sheff U or move their defence around”
“Sheffield united were pressing us in our own half so when we did try to play it out from the back we got caught out a few times giving the ball away in our own half”
“Sheff were the better side but there wasn’t much in it, it could have gone either way if we had taken our chances.”
“Wilder is a top manager.”
“If Sheffield united got the ball and immediately passed backwards all the time they’d be 10th just like us”
“Played alright in the first half, poor goal to give away. Second half was just shite, would have been undeserved if we got something from today.”
“Ref was the 12th man where Sheff Utd was concerned, even blocked a couple of north ends through balls, love that. “
“Frustrating day today, had a couple of decent chances which we really should have taken
The ref was awful today, booked one of our players for not taking a free kick from the specific blade of grass he wanted it to be taken from, from the far end it looked like we should have had at least 1 penalty at 0-0 but we really should have taken at least 1 of the chances we created and got a 1-1 draw out of it today
chatted to a few Sheff Utd fans on the way back to the car, seemed a decent bunch, will see if we can do them a favour on Tuesday night against Leeds”
“Shocking referee today. Must be scared of Chris Wilder, shithouse”
“Can’t believe sheff united fans were allowed in the home end… sort it out Preston”
“how do you justify having at least 40 Sheffield United fans singing and celebrating in the Sir Tom Finney stand today. Disgraceful Preston”
“Fair play to sheffield, but how have 15/20 of their fans been allowed into the directors stand on the Finney, and not only that, they were left to antagonise home fans ¿ stewards sat back and weren’t even assed?? If we did that at Bramall Lane we would’ve been battered”
“I sit next to the executive area in the STFS – there were about 30 Blades fans in there.They were boisterous for sure but just singing and chanting. They weren’t in our face when they scored and never threatening. Tbh some PNE were giving them grief. Mixed aged group just enjoying their day out. “
“Sheffield United fans obviously got the tickets in the Hospitality area because they had sold out the away end.
The problem was they were mostly drunk and foul mouthed”
“To be fair to Sheff Utd fans in front of us they didn’t celebrate goal except small boy & its pne’s fault they oversold executive area. Not sure Leeds fans will be as quiet”
“Well the next three games will make or break the season, first up Sheffield United with happy Chris in charge, until last Saturday they were on a run of not losing or conceeding that all changed hanks to Andy Weimann, with their defeat to Brizzle they dropoped to third so pressure has ramped up on them to get back into the automatic positions, with Leeds away at Birmingham which is also not a gimme so not just a big game for us but a huge match for the Blades as well, they have also lost the Billy Sharp record of when he scores they never lose as well.
To be fair to the Blades, Wilder has an interesting playing style with two of the three centre backs playing as extra widemen, obviously worked a treat this season given their position, rate Chris Basham excellent player, Sharp is no mug also have Hogan on loan from Villa and McGoldrick who has scored against us on a regular basis.
We vlost at the Lane 3-2 as we were just about to come to the end of our early season slump scoring our first goals away from Deepdale this season, we will have to perform way better than we did last week at teh Mad Stad but returning players may enhance the squad, looking forward to the Blades goal keeper Henderson having a mare he is a twat.
Looking forward to this 5000 plus support from Sheffield it will be loud on Saturday and with Leeds at Home on Tuesday as I said a pivotal week.”
“We know a few things about Sheff U.
1. they all work and press hard
2. they play an usual system with overlapping CB’s
3. they have experienced strikers who can find space in tight boxes and score.
so for me this means (subject to injuries obviously)
1. We cant afford to play anyone who doesnt work equally as hard – so DJ & Nmecha are out
2. Robbo wont be fit enough to keep tracking back and Nmecha wont be switched on enough
3. Storey & Davies could have a hard time tracking Sharp etc and so no time to cover for Earl or Fisher..”
“What players do we have left? any news on Pearson?
Can’t say i’m confident, Robinson doesn’t look ready to be starting games and our system is nowhere near as effective without the mobility of Barky, Browne & Potts, all goal threats too. “
“Brandon Barker likely to be out for the season. Pearson, Potts, Browne all to be assessed ahead of Sheffield United game. ”
“Sounds like there is a decent chance Browne and Potts will be fit enough to play, its getting to the point where AN may have to risk playing them or we could lose touch with the PO’s.”
“I am hopeful that Browne will be ready and that after another week Robinson will have sharpened up some more.”
“Not confident against Sheff Utd’s midfield if we don’t have Pearson”
“In short, it will be a bloody miracle if we beat Sheff Utd.”
“Can’t be too scared of them though, their actual squad isnt great relative to their performances, and we’ve definitely got decent players who can hurt them.”
“I wouldn’t rule out use beating Sheffield United and Leeds”
“I get annoyed how clubs show very little regard for the FFP rules by splashing the cash that they don’t really have whilst other clubs like ourselves try to do it the correct way. I hope that Sheffield Wednesday, Derby Couny and Aston Villa if they start next season in the Championship also start on minus 12 points.”
“In my lifetime I don’t recall a season with so many convincing away wins at tough places, today might be the best of the lot. With ten games to go, easily our hardest fixture left delivered a stunning 3 points and you couldn’t say we didn’t deserve it.
Besides a dubious Blades opener waved on by pantomime anti-City ref Linnington, only a mid second half purple patch from the hosts made it a contest, otherwise it was all City, back from international break with a clear gameplan and lots of energy.
City deserved both of their equalisers but given the visitors poor run its unlikely that anyone at Bramall Lane anticipated that we had a winner in us, and yet after finally fading 55 minutes in, City somehow round a decisive second wind led by their subs. Exactly what we deserved after dominating at Bramall Lane. “
“Completely unexpected performance over the 90 for me and totally deserved our win.
In some ways reminded me more of last season than this. We seemed to me much sharper at closing down and created a lot more, sometimes at the risk of giving away more chances ourselves. Sheff Utd really had both their best spells when level the first two times, and seemed to go in to their shell more when leading. If we had drawn 2-2 would still have come away happy from a good performance.”
“Sheffield Utd are a good team (though probably not at their best): very solid, move the ball reasonably well and find space in the final third. But we were, aside from the first 10 min and a 10 min period in the second half, simply the better team.”
“Their keeper should have saved first one”
“What a performance and win, deservedly won that”
“Very very big result . Needed it after recent rubbish”
” Did not expect that my God thank you for this moment”
“When was the last time we have 9 shots on target in a game?? Especially against a side like Sheff Utd at Bramall Lane!”
“Thank you Bristol City FC for a superb result against a very good team. Support was class too.
Will be walking around for the rest of the weekend with a huge smile on my face!”
“We go sixty years without a win there and since Cotts team, we are their bogey side. Great three points. Well done everyone, coaches, players and fans”
“Brilliant day out, excellent entertainment and a fantastic tactical victory (so that’s another double for the best English manager outside the Prem) “
“Both times LJ has matched up Sheffield Utd and gone three at the back and come away with 3 points.”
“Dont think SU wanna meet us in the play offs, 3 defeats for them in the last 3 competitive games since they got promoted”
“There’s an oft quoted stat that “Sheffield United have never lost a game under Chris Wilder in which Billy Sharp has scored”, a record getting on for 60 games
Well, they can’t quote that any more!”
“AVE THAT Billy Sharp you dognonce!”
“Sharp is a *****”
“That odious little shit Sharpe has always given it the big one when scoring against us.”
“Not just us, he gives it to every club he scores against, even Donny who looked after him so well when he lost his kid. Proper little shithouse, that bloke”
“Would have loved to see Wilders face at the end”
“I`m just looking forward to all his bitter excuses about how we cheated our way to a win against his little angels.
Poor man`s Neil Warnock.”
“No excuse for that at all for the fan being assaulted. Hope the poor chap is okay and the idiots damaging our reputation are identified.”
“Not condoning what happened and hope the SU fan is okay but Sheff Utd have some of the scumiest fans around and getting on their high horse about something their fans are more than happy to get involved in and in fairly large numbers I find quite ironic.”
“Regardless of what happened after the game, I wish the injured Blades fan a speedy recovery. “
“This is exactly why I have stopped watching football at that level. Most fans are BREXIT UKIP morons …”
“Spent the day in Sheffield. Friendly fans all over the town. a great place to watch football.”
“In Sheffield now having some drinks. Lovely people. Wish we could do a bit better, hopefully claims are untrue. “
“Exactly this, always a great day in Sheffield, the best “big city” away day in our division by far (relative to your Leeds, Birmingham, London etc) and I always think our Northern equivalent as a city and a place to go too, lovely places to drink, decent people, yes passionate and always an atmosphere but respectful and know their football and no trouble that is worth broadcasting.
As such it really doesn’t always need highlighting that something kicked off anymore than anyone would take the trouble to report that it kicks off in any city centre on a Saturday night between a minority with no self control. It is totally unrepresentative of the experience, yes a few SU always look for it outside a lot more than Wednesday, but zero issue unless you’re being an idiot too.
For one thing in the division apart from Sheff Utd only Ipswich, Brentford and QPR let you out directly onto a public street among home fans and probably only Ipswich (!) besides Sheff Utd could you count as a main thoroughfare for home fans. As such it is remarkable only how LITTLE problems there are, if it was Leeds or Birmingham they’d be goading us and giving out non stop.
So total non-story. Assault occurs in proximity to 25,000 people. Wow. How about 24,990 have great day drinking among each other in big city and are civil and good humoured throughout. I always hear how wonderful the people of Yorkshire are then meet Leeds morons and wonder what the fuss is, but Sheffield is a far better example of this supposed warmth and good humour. “
“Massive game this one for both sides. Get that shithouse of out net and I don’t really mind the rest of the side. Johnson actually matched Sheffield United’s 3 atb at our place and we beat them so we might do the same but I personally wouldn’t.”
“even the good teams have struggled to contain United at home playing convential 442 it more modern 433 formations. “
“if we play like we against Ipswich, and play that keeper, 3 easy points for Utd, hope I’m wrong”
“I have to say how impressed I have been Sheffield Utd over the past 2 seasons. They haven’t broken the bank and play with a real unity. Will take something special to stop them going up.”
“Sheffield Utd are on a roll and i fancy them to go up. If we go up there and perform like we have lately it could be bad!”
“They were shite at ours this season. Think they only had one shot on target, can see them scoring 2/3 Saturday though without reply.”
“cant play the kiwi keeper. we need to play max or search out a keeper who is not contracted to a club. god knows who”
“Blades have won 6 and drawn 1 in their last 7”
“And by all accounts not conceded at home since Dec 26th! Oh dear. Oh very dear”
“In the league….but the mighty Barnet stuffed them at Bramall Lane in the cup in January….so all is not lost…”.
“A record like that can’t last forever and is there to be shot at. Johnson should inspire the players to raise their game and be the team that breaks the run. Highly unlikely of course, but it can be done.”
“got a great result at leeds. got lucky at times. luck will run out soon . going to put both teams to score in my bet for our game with them.”
“I’m going up and for some reason am confident of a point”
“they are due a loss”
“Got a feeling we are going to win at sheff united.”
“I think the break will certainly help us. It may not Sheff U who certainly are on a god run. If we turn up we have a good chance of getting something, Our team is set up well for playing away from home. “
“We’re poor after international breaks.”
“to be honest this season has been a record breaking season in a way with wins at Brentford/Ipswich etc so perhaps we can shock them and score a goal in our 4-1 defeat”
“if we get a corner I expect on recent performances, forget a goal.”
Ireland Fans On McGoldrick
“McGoldrick brilliant tonight. Irish players usually only get standing ovations like that when they are retiring.”
“Can’t remember the last time a player got an ovation like that leaving the field at Lansdowne. Brilliant stuff from McGoldrick”
“Impressive performance by mcgoldrick tonight. Can’t remember the last time we said that about an Ireland player”
“Billy Joel didn’t getting the standing ovation at the Aviva that Big Dave McGoldrick got.”
“Superb performance from David McGoldrick! Looks a class above everyone else.”
“Man of the match has to be McGoldrick, really looking forward to seeing more him!”
“mcgoldrick > long”
“David McGoldrick is the best striker in the world”
“David McGoldrick best player on the pitch tonight, unreal performance up front on his own.”
“McGoldrick a cult hero in the making”
“McGoldrick was excellent”
“McGoldrick’s was outstanding”
“Mcgoldrick is a great player.”
“McGoldrick deserved a goal. Worked his socks off”
“Some performance from mcgoldrick”
“McGoldrick plays for Sheffield United and uses his body better than Lukaku”
“A whiff of Firmino from McGoldrick’s performance; where he picked the ball up, how he used it, how hard he worked. Knitted the whole thing together”
“If Ireland can get Bamford in, him and McGoldrick will be class together”
“McGoldrick was sensational.. It’s like what would happen if Ronaldo and Caleb Folan had a baby”
“why is McGoldrick getting his arse licked? Absolute wank”
“HITNOF can McGoldrick be MOTM ??? He was dismal.”
“How McGoldrick was man of the match there is beyond me. Useless”
“David McGoldrick leaves the field to a standing ovation, crowd must have missed him basically showing all the striking capabilities of a donkey tonight”
“Can’t fault him for effort but McGoldrick is a shit Jon Walters.”
“Who the fuck is McGoldrick? He is utterly mince. Constantly caught offside and shoots from anywhere, usually hitting the corner flag.”
“How does McGoldrick hold down a place in Sheffield Utd team?”
“How many chances does McGoldrick need”
“Mcgoldrick is a donkey”
“McGoldrick wouldn’t score in a massive barrel of wet fannies”
“McGoldrick is non league quality”
Ireland Fans Views On Enda Stevens
“Stevens and McGoldrick were very very good.”
“Stevens and McGoldrick were the stand outs”
“Enda Stevens is some upgrade from Stephen ward, very tidy player”
“Was great, really grabbed his chance”
“Enda Stevens brilliant at left back”
“Thought Enda Stevens was the excellent.”
“Had a great game tonight”
“Enda Stevens and Coleman very good again would be nice to see Doherty fit into the system some way though.”
“Some of Stevens cross field balls are questionable.”
“Not sure about Enda Stevens”
“he doesn’t make a lot of runs down the wing or get involved too much.”
“I can’t understand why they don’t play Doherty at left back. Had played there many times for Wolves and is a much better player than Enda Stevens.”
“Most unconvincing McClean/Stevens partnership since Don McClean and Shaking Stevens did that American Pie/Green Door mash up.”
“It’ll be 20 past 10 and Enda Stevens will still be running by McClean expecting a pass and not getting one”