End Of Season Awards

If you wish to vote on the Sheffield United end of the season awards for the 2014/2015 season then please leave your choice for each category in the comments box

1.Player Of The Season
2.Young Player Of The Season
3.Most Improved Player
4.Best Signing
5.Best Team Performance Of The Season
6.Best Single Performance From A Player
7.Best Single Moment Of The Season
8.Best Goal Of The Season
9.Best Away Day
10.Worst Away Day
11.Worst Team Performance Of The Season
12.Worst Signing
13.Worst Single Performance From A Player
14.Most Disappointing player
15.Worst Single Moment Of The Season
16.Worst Player

VIEW FROM SWINDON

Swindon 5-5 Blades (Swindon win 7-6 on aggregate)

“Best game I have ever seen live. Crazy from the first whistle to the last. I was nervous even at 3 nil and that was why.
Fair play to Sheff U they never gave up. Know what its like to lose in the play offs but their fans can take heart from the
fact they never said die. “

“Incredible will power and determination from Blades. Ridiculous to feel nervous at 5-1 on aggregate but that’s what you get
with Swindon. ****ing hell.”

“Wow. What a game. “

“Well played Sheffield. “

“Before everyone gets their panties bunched, that was a freak game – although the league game was similar in many respects, 3-0
up, back to 3-2 before ending 5-2.
Seems like when these 2 teams meet something just happens.”

“I watched it from up at the top of the DRS with my new mate Karl Robinson and your correct, there were Swindon fans clearly
looking to wind up Sheffield United fans. I wouldn’t say it was hundreds, probably about 50 or so bell ends looking to cause
grief. We’ll both get fines for the pitch invasions, I suspect the same amounts”

“Also, I saw some Town fans who went up to the United fans to applaud them so it wasn’t just our resident half wits looking to
cause trouble. Sadly the negatives will always get reported!”

“we dont want to go back to fences I dont know what the answer is ,the stewards are never going to stop a few thousand . Most
Town fans were clapping the Sheffield supporters but you will always get a few that will goad the away fans.”

“Some of our supporters are disgraceful and cringeworthy at times.”

“I think most on here would like to apologise for the prats, who went towards your fans, to try and cause trouble on the final
whistle, and spoil an unforgetable night.”

“We really let them into the game tonight with super soft defending and I was shitting myself when it got to 5-5. I think a 1
goal deficit isn’t the right reflection but they gave it a bloody good go.”

“Some of their mongs that walked out at 3 – 0”

“over the 2 legs maybe their team lacked a little bit of that quality, you can’t argue with the strength of character they
showed last night. Could have given up a number of times but kept going for it.”

“great fighting spirit by your them contributed to an unforgettable 2nd leg. Great stuff by both teams, obviously could have
gone either way.”

“Not sure we’ve ever put 10 goals past the same team at the County Ground in a single season before; and there can’t be many
that have scored 7 themselves. We’ll remember the Blades for that alone this year.”

“It was very fine margins over the two legs. Bad luck and decisions from their players cost them. You can’t blame the manager
for that. Stick with clough and they’ll be right up there next season I’m sure.”

“I can only imagine how galling it must be to lose in the playoffs again, but they gave us a proper run for it so must be
commended for that.”

“I think jay mccleverly is quality, but he’s never going to win the physical battle with smith. thought that was fairly key
myself.”

Pre-Match View From Swindon

“i noticed in their local paper Clough seems to be trying to play mind games around the fact we were ‘celebrating as if we were already at Wembley.
I didn’t think that was the case at all personally, even given the euphoria of a last minute winner in front of the away fans.
He does come over a bit desperate.”

“Sounds like a manager (with a stupid budget) and a team under real pressure to me. Lovely stuff.”

“Yes, because if the boot had been on the other foot and they’d won 2-1 at the CG with a stoppage time winner the Sheffield Utd players wouldn’t have celebrated at all would they??
Fuck off you bitter northern cunts.”

“Ok we rode our luck at times and may have been a bit smash and grab; however Freeman’s comments would suggest he was playing in a different game to the one I was watching. Don’t think we overcelebrated at all, after the final whistle there was a line of stewards facing us lined up across the 18 yard line and at one point I didn’t think our players would come any nearer than that. Anyway a few of them did but for no extended length of time, don’t recall Cooper coming across at all. The only person who lingered was Yas but he’d (a) just been given MoM and (b) saw a couple of guys with an Iraqi flag in our end – if he’d found a couple of his countrymen 1000s of miles from home, can’t blame him really. Compare all this with Juventus players running arms linked from the halfway line to their fans the previous night (ok it was Real Madrid!) – that’s overcelebrating at the end of a first leg. Reaction from Clough and Freeman – it’s sour grapes, that’s all.”

“Monday’s game is set up to be a cracker. We’ve got a couple of hundred tickets left – most single seats.”

“Home end pretty much sold out for this the atmosphere is going to be rocking on Monday. The games come around so quickly I have only just got over coming out of Brammal Lane on Thursday night after witnessing us win their for the first time in god knows how long. I hope the Blades come out of the blocks and have a go at us as this will play right into our hands. I cant see Cooper changing much to be honest we just have to be patient and counter attack quickly which has brought us success in so many games this season.
Fingers crossed for a good entertaining game and of course a Swindon win”

“Preston fans celebrating like they have beaten us already….hang on…we’re not there yet…”

“Reading the Sheff Utd article you’d think they were some small minnows who put in a David vs. Goliath effort against the footballing might of Swindon.
For the first 20 mins we need to play possession football and tease them until they crack by the sounds of it.”

“Listening to Sky Sports you’d have thought it was Manchester United vs Chippenham Town, basically making it out we’re minnows who have never done fuck all and Sheffield are a world footballing powerhouse who are down on their luck.”

“Those of us who were fortunate enough to see the utter destruction and new arsehole tearing of SU at SN1 won’t forget that display in a hurry. Interestingly enough, neither will Clough. Clearly that does not guarentee anything tomorrow (OMG, tomorrow), however, in whose shoes would you rather be, Cooperman or Clough?”

“It will be vitally important to score first on Monday. Conceding first will obviously hand the momentum to SU.”

“The Play-Off pendulum probably has a few more swings in it yet, we’ve seen some heavy defeats at the CG this season. This isn’t over.”

“The way that Nigel Clough lost his composure in the latter part, and after the game; coupled with the calls for his head on Greasy Chip Butty fan forums really shows the amount of chaos around this Sheffield United team, in stark contrast to the always calm and collected (When he’s not jumping around the technical area) Cooper. I think if we get an early goal and get Clough all red faced and whiney again, we can take them apart.”

“Clough knows he’s in the shit and is just trying to distract from the fact he is a useless cunt of a manager.
With a big club with a big budget and fantastic fan base, he’s a total cock”

“Clough and Sheff Utd are just trying to generate a sense of injustice and something to ‘kick’ against on Monday night. Fair enough if he thinks that will help his team. I doubt it will.”

“Clough has got the dickhead gene”

View From Swindon

Blades 1-2 Swindon

“Super result. Was more than happy with the 1-1 but what a fantastic strike at the death to give us a great advantage going into the second leg. Thought we were poor for the first 20 minutes and when we missed the penalty I feared the worst but we carried on and probably edged the tie by the end of the match.
I should know better but never, ever underestimate this Swindon team.”

“Fuck me, we played them off the park. OK they had a chance or 2 but you’ve got to give Cooper credit for resting all those players and coming up with a fantastic 70 minute performance.
We’ll fuck it up on Monday”

“I think you are getting a bit excited with that… We dominated 20 mins either side of halftime, but were under the cosh for the rest of the game.
Was grabbing a 1-1 with both hands with 15 mins to go, very happy with a 1 goal advantage. Still lots to do though.”

“Under the cosh? What game were you watching?”

“Emotionally drained what a result”

“Not sure how I’m going to cope with the second leg, my nerves are shot to pieces.”

“That will do”

“This isn’t over”

“We have a very good side but we’ve had a few “unusual” results this season to make me think this is far from over.”

“Far from over but that goal was a massive boost. We don’t do parking the bus so the advantage could be priceless come Monday.
One worry for us is our patchy home form. We have been sloppy at home lately.”

“Average performance, but a hell of a result! We ground that out. The Blades are a decent side. Fantastic energy and commitment early on. They should have had a penalty for the handball. They won all the 50/50s in the first half hour and their directness troubled us. It took their goal to wake us up, but even still (and missed
penalty aside) we were lucky to go in one down.
But we perked up and they got sloppy. Matt Done looked fantastic when he came on…. We were no better than them. I’d say they shaded it, but as an away side, you’ve got to hand it to our boys. Half a job well done.”

“I thought they were shit , a better team would of stuffed us but this is league one and we are all pretty similar”

“Hope the fact we rested our better players will really pay off on Monday, they seem to have a few injuries after tonight as well.
Gonna be nervous and could still go either way but if we can score first even their fans can’t see them scoring three!
Another away ground hoodoo broken, been a great season whatever happens, especially away from home.”

” tonight we weren’t very good. Luck was on our side at times. Some players need to up their game, especially if we move on a stage and encounter Beckford and Garner at Wembley. That’s if we get there. We still have some problems to address…..let’s not count our chickens…just yet.”

“Just got back home from Sheffield. Amazing second half, amazing atmosphere, amazing result. Fucking have that you Blades…..”

“The epiotome of a game of two halves. I would happily have taken the one nil and gone home at half time but Cooper sorted them out at the break. We looked sharper, hungrier and more aggressive After sleepwalking through the first half.”

” I just know it won’t be straightforward in the second leg but will fucking take that result all day long!”

“Clough – manager of big club under big pressure. Bound to want to blame someone else!”

“#twitterblades is top notch comedy for those who enjoy a side dish of schadenfreude”

“You fill up my senses, like an away win in Sheffield, like a header from Ricketts, and a long shot from Byrne..”

“Clough you twat”

“Clough is being a complete and utter wanker on sky ,moaning about s “disallowed goal” when the whistle has gone about 30 seconds before the ball has ended up in the net.bellend!”

“He’s a bit Steve Evans isn’t he? Must be something about playing Swindon which brings out the cunt in other managers.”

“Clough said that they should’ve had 3 pens…Fuck off !!!”

“Looked like some proper shit keeping from the Sheff U stopper?”

“He’d made some good saves up until that point. Hopefully his confidence has gone going into Monday.”

Pre-Match View From Swindon

“Wouldnt read too much into our recent results. Its been mostly a team of young and fringe players.”

“Think our 11 picks itself. Good to see Louis T back with the squad today. Hopefully he may be available to play a part.
Judging by his reactions today to the crowd in the lap of honour I wouldn’t be surprised if he is involved. Didn’t look like a
man that’s done and dusted with us. Massive boost if that is the case. Good to see Williams net as well. He needed that goal
for his confidence.”

“Loving it that nobody gives a chance.”

“United would be my favourites now.”

“I was up there for the Sheffield away match this year and they just kicked lumps out of us all 2nd half.”

“Not sure we have played as well since Jan/Feb this year, but the potential is still there.
I think the key will be if at least one of the striker starts performing again.
It will be a tough match for us.”

“We have the quality. We cannot afford to start slowly. Anything can happen.”

“With our appalling record at Bramall Lane and their equally poor record at the CG penalties might be a good shout.”

“They’ll be expected to come at us first leg so that may suit us as we’re dangerous on the counter. Hopefully we can hold for a
draw first leg.”

“Going by the Sheffield United forum I fancy our chances of controlling the midfield if theirs is as bad as most of their fans
are suggesting.
For me, we go two up front, Obika and one other, the last thing we want to be doing is inviting pressure at a place like
Bramall Lane.
Go there positive and I think we can bring a decent result home, go there to nulify and we undoubtedly make one or two errors
that are always in us.”

“There is nobody left in the playoffs we haven’t beaten. There is nobody in the playoffs in shit hot form. We have as much
chance as anyone.”

“Glad Franchise are out of the way TBH, the other 3 are all meh”

“Strangely I think we could win this up at Brammal Lane. They will have to come at us and take the game to us which should give
us opportunities. 2-0 as has already been suggested be to much of a mountain to climb at the CG IMHO certainly based on current
form.
It’s there for us to take if the players want it badly enough.”

“this team plainly has the ability but little of the heart, probably because it lacks any real leaders.”

“we finished 8 points above them,both teams are on a shit run but ours is partly due to “weaker” line-ups,theirs is
not.Therefore it is reasonable to belive we will prevail”

“Unbelievably, in the 8 games we have played against the 4 relegated teams we have amassed the grand total of 7 points out of a
possible 24″

“The whole season now comes down to who is motivated and plays to the best of their ability in the last 3 games of the season.
We know we can beat any of these teams with ease when we have motivation and application. This comes down almost as much to the
management as the players, motivation and preparation are vital.”

“Surely the odds just tell us who is being backed at the moment.
Sheffield Utd are a club with a bigger fanbase and as such will probably have more people putting a bet on them to win.”

“Blades knocked off probably before we did….we know they’re a good cup fighting team, and are used to playing big one off
type matches. We know they could have a big cup game v Spurs in the week and then make 10 changes and still beat us on the
Saturday. We know we’ve a terrible record at Bramall Lane. It’s quite conceivable given our defensive frailty that we could
be out of this on Thursday. Anything over a 2 goal deficit and I’d say game over.”

Cooper seems to want to go gung ho, from what he’s said…..think that’s right.

“If they were that good a good a “cup side” then they’d have won them all surely?!”

“They’ve dumped 5 Prem sides in cups over this season and last….narrowly lost to Spurs in the LC semi over 2 legs this
season.
Of course it doesn’t mean they’re bound to beat us Thursday, because we know in PO’s anythhing can happen, but I don’t think
it’s outrageous to suggest we’re underdogs.”

“I’m rubbish at this lark. I just see the name ‘Sheffield United’ and think this will be really tough.”

“getting past Blades is going to be very difficult.”

“I’m thinking we could do Sheff Utd. Their form isn’t great. There will be a weight of expectation on them in front of 20,000+.
There won’t be so much expectation on us. We’ve got a few players with play off experience and a player in Luongo who could
really rise to the occasion. Surely, we’ve made just about every conceivable fuck up you could make at the back. “

“If you want cheering up, take a dip into the Blades forum.
Thought our lot on here were miserable, pessimistic old cunts.”

“Wow you’re right. All that pre-emptive wrist-slitting has made me more optimistic than anything else.Their fans could be our
13th man if things aren’t going their way!”

“looking at their entire forum it’s clear they’re not a happy bunch.”

“Our catastrophically leaky defence worries me somewhat. Kasim, Luongo and Gladwin showed glimpses in the second half at
Colchester and Obika and Hylton showed some injection of pace which I think we need at times and possibly going a bit gung-ho
might pay off. We’ll see.”

“Somehow, someway, somewhen, we will royally fuck this up.”

“Very nervous about this. As long as we’re in it by 1 goal I’ll be satisfied, have images of United scoring early and us being
out of the tie after the first leg with our defence, worst case scenario. Hope we’re not too insistent in playing in our own
half for this as I expect them to be all over us. Get it to our ball players in midfield asap and play from there.
If we score first im confident we can control the tie.”

“Looks like Clough is getting his excuses in early and seems as if he is content if they just don’t lose the first leg.
Negative vibes from Bramall Lane
Got a feeling it aint going to be close – we’ll either bomb them or get bombed”

“Clough said if they can’t win make sure they don’t lose.
Hardly the sort of thing his old man would have said”