“He’s Championship standard anyway.
Unless he wants to play midfield still”
“ GR does not seem to favour Edgar either as a defender or midfield player. We would seem to be lacking a player ourseleves who GR might want, who can cover both centre back and defensive midfield options, so if it frees up some “wages” and a place in the squad and we can quickly move in for a replacement then why not? “
“unless we sign somebody, makes no sense. In fact I’d still say we need an additional centre-half even with Edgar on board.”
“I am still a fan of Edgar. With Spector slipping up in pre-season, I think that Edgar will play a crucial part this season if he remains fit. Despite not being at the peak of his game for the Blues’, he is certainly a talent. Not as good a signing as I had hoped unfortunately.”
“I would like to see Edgar play more”
“Edgar was solid until the Bournemouth disaster”
“He’s finished at The Blues. Bad egg I think”
“Wouldn’t mind seeing Edgar partnering Morrison”
“I still think Edgar and Morrison would make a great CB partnership”
“Quite surprising he has had to drop down a league.
Wasn’t overly excited when he signed, however was a solid player at the back for us IMO. “
“No surprise, face doesn’t fit. “
“No recall option either so that’s his Blues career over. “
“In the games he played you he has done what was asked.”
“defending Edgar is just plain blind faith – he is not good enough”
“did we ask him to miss headers, miss place passes every single time, miss tackles, miss open goals and be generally crap. If so , job done.”
“David Edgar did what was asked,battle, “
“Appeared in midfield away from home in 5 games
Won 2 (Millwall and Wigan)
Drawn 2 (Bournemouth and Wed)
Lost 1 at Brentford.
8 points from a possible 15 is an excellent return in his midfield starts given we have 18 from a possible 60 all season.
The team seems to get results with apparently the world’s worst footballer in midfield”
“Edgar is a chuffing centre back not a holding midfielder, as crap as he is in that role it really isnt his fault, Its powell for being so stubborn”
“I dont know what Edgar earns (not a lot I hope) but I suspect there were better loan players available. “
“I think edgar is a very limited midfielder. It doesn’t help that he stands about five yards off the centre backs, which is stupid when the opposition only have 1 striker”
“I dont think he’s even good enough as a midfielder to be described as a limited one. It would suggest he is in some shape, way or form a midfielder. “
“ He’s wasn’t outstanding or noticeably better than what we had (arguably, noticeably much worse)”
“he’s shockingly awful. “
“Hope this guy never puts on a town shirt again! “
“I wouldn’t say he’s a bad option to have in the squad.”
“Hes had one or two decent games I suppose but not sure hes the sort of standard we should be looking for.
Id hope for better, or at least a different player that might be better.
Edgar to me is a bang average League 1 standard player at best who wouldn’t look out of place in L2 . He can do ‘a job’ but at the same time hes one of those players who lacks so much actual skill, touch and ability that you wonder how he ever made the grade as a pro in the first place. ‘kicking the ball properly ‘ is often beyond his capabilities.”
Gillingham 4-0 Blades
“4-0 flattered them”
“Sean Bean, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Jeremy Clarkson, Sir Michael Parkinson, Darren Gough, Lord Coe are you listening? Your Yorkshire boys took a hell of a beating today!
Coming down to earth for a moment. What is a typical Gills start to a new season? Played 3, won 1, drawn 1, lost 1.
That is why I milk every great moment like today! Who needs McDonald? “
“Thought Parkinson supports Barnsley…..and Sebastian Coe is Chelsea”
“But fair play, they are all from Yorkshire.
Anyone know any celeb Sheff U fans?They are probably all hiding right now
Might pop onto a sheff U fans forum for a look, anyone know best ones to check out? “
“there were a number of blades fans who waited and clapped every one of our players off the pitch – felt that was a nice gesture and showed they also knew we had played them off the park. “
“You know you have done something special when a good number of Blade fans hang around to clap our boys off the pitch. “
“They’ve been in this league for 5 or 6 seasons, so I didn’t see any arrogant or derogatory comments pre-game. “
“I hereby demand that they give us back our title – “That pub team”. “
“To be honest if we want to get out of this league we need to beat rubbish like this
How does it feel Blades? “
“I’ve never met a nicer bunch of fans. Went for a drink after and to a man they were fulsome in their praise for GFC. They said we wanted it more and looked like a side that cost millions. The Blades cost millions, we begged stole and borrowed. It was of course only one match but what a match. “
“Spoke to a blades fan who was full of praise and said we had a really good side full of pace that will do well in this league. “
“I know we’re having a bit of fun on here with the comments from previous meetings, but it should be noted that they applauded Dack’s goal as well as staying behind to clap us off the pitch.
Very decent of them. “
“I think they just wanted to cheer for a goal. “
“Came across a few drunk lads near Gillingham Green, was expecting the worst… only to get a congratulations, best wishes and they went off on their merry way “
“Agreed they were generally very sporting towards us, but I was shocked at how early they got on the backs of their own team.
The venom and abuse given to the keeper and defence 10 minutes into the game didn’t help at all. I’ll admit their players were abysmal but it was an object lesson in how not to assist your own team. “
“Yeah, it helped us that one of their defenders gave their goalie an absolute XXXXXX after the first goal though. He needed an arm round the shoulder and a quiet word in his ear. “
“Like every club, they have their share of good fans, as well as their share of XXXXXXs.
Drank with some decent fans from their end both pre and post match, but it is the first time I have ever seen an opposing fan attack Gilla fans with a flip flop after the match!
The Sheff Utd fans we spoke with on the train home were banging on about Dack. Am glad they missed the masterclass from Osadebe, as well Dickenson’s best game for the club. “
“As the Owls cruise past last seasons pub league champions
The Blunts get thrashed by some pub league no hopers!
“Big name players such as Billy Sharp were expected to terrorise us yesterday but Jed is building something special here and we have sent out a strong messege of intent based on that performance.
Money doesn’t always guarantee success. “
“I would have been content with a point against the favourites for the League,but this was a result that no one would have expected “
“outstanding performance against the favourites to win the league. Our keeper never had a shot to save, and with players like Cody, Loft, Garmston and Ehmer not in the side, I fancy us for an exciting season. As for Sheff U, bloody awful. Feel sorry for their fans who had to put up with that rubbish. “
“The first goal looked very poor from Sheffield’s point of view. It looked to me like Long punched the ball into his own net though I couldn’t have been much further away. Other reports suggest he completely missed the ball and Norris got the all important touch from the throw in. It’s hard to tell if Long got more stick from us or his own fans during the game!
Oshilaja’s goal from another cross which caused havoc in the United box gave us a buffer at half time.
Third goal from a corner – free header from Egan. Great to get a clean sheet and a goal each for our centre halves and at least one assist for the full backs each.
Fourth goal was sublime – bit of teasing in the corner playing keep ball taking the piss out of United and then Dack curls in a worldie after some showboating. Especially pleasing given we normally make ourselves look stupid trying to run down the clock. Dack could very easily bring our highest transfer fee if he keeps up his form since Xmas (since he started regularly). “
“To be fair to Sheffield, I think we would have beaten any team in this division today with that performance.
The pace and intensity was quite un-Gills like. “
“Sheffield Utd looked like a lower league team to me, and after we went 3-0 up it looked like we were going to score every time we attacked!
I’d have settled for a draw before the game, as some our strongest players weren’t playing; Cody, Loft, Ehmer, Garmston etc, not realising of course how poor the opposition were going to be. Feel sorry for their fans who travelled. “
“Was very surprised by Sheff Utd as I will admit I was fearing a bit of a hiding but we were the ones that dished it out. Their goalkeeper was not one of the better ones I’ve seen shall we say.”
“Did not expect this, worrying for Sheffield Utd and Adkins “
“Simply put, we were too powerful. We ran harder, jumped higher, challenged more strongly and United just couldn’t deal with it. “
“Sheffield United looked horribly unbalanced in the first half. The keeper though, as bad performance as I’ve seen. 3 set piece goals for Gillingham mind”
“Who is that dreadful co-commentator on Radio Sheffield, someone Edwards? What a total arse. We’ll be no better than mid-table? Dream on sonny. “
“Sheffield United are utter fucking gash. “
“Couldn’t really have got much of a tougher game to start with but we beat them with ease last season so a win for us isn’t out of the question. “
“Sheffield played a shocker last season and can’t be as bad again. “
“Probably the toughest start we could have.Loft,Morris,& Cody are doubts.I would be happy to start with a point.”
“ I am wary of the Adkins factor and also Billy Sharp for Sheff Utd. But we’ve made some decent additions as well, so I will go for a 1-1.
I see they’re bringing close to 2000 down, always like to see a big away contingent so should be a good atmosphere. “
“Will be a big test for sure, but a great game to have first up. Beat them relatively comfortably last season despite leaving it late, but I’d probably take a draw if offered now. “
“Basically sold out their initial allocation of 1400. They’ve requested an additional 500, which is the maximum they will receive (1900).
Seen a few good comments from their fans about the decent price of a ticket (£15) which is good.
Not sure if the demand would be there from them to take even more than that but i’d imagine it probably would be for first game of season where they have high hopes of promotion this year. Surprised we don’t just give them as much as they want though and move the 100 Townenders into the corner / Gordon Road as usual.
The extra money would no doubt be much appreciated if we got an extra 500 in on top of the 1900.
If they sell out the full 1900, i’d urge scally to consider sending another batch up or making 1000 tickets on sale on the day or something.
Should be a good atmosphere anyway! “
“Let’s hope we p!ss on their bonfire then! “
“Nigel Adkins is really talking up their form this season.
Unlike us they have been banging goals in for fun in the friendlies so really hope we can knock the grin off his face next Saturday.
Bring it on! “
“Sheff Utd will feel under a lot of pressure this season as arguably the only ‘big’ club in Lge 1; last year they didn’t react well when things started to go against them in the game; the more fans they bring (and I agree we should offer more tickets) the more they will feel it; they won’t fancy coming here first up; expect a few yellow cards; and if we can be solid at the back I think we’ll win as they fold up late in the game
1-0 with a penalty (but no idea who will take it!!) “
“I’ve tipped them to win the league this year. I think every year they’re favourites but ultimately end up not quite being good enough. I reckon this year they will finally get it together though. I’m working on the principle that the money they can throw at it is bound to do the job eventually, particularly when comparing against the funds that other clubs in the league will be able to afford this year.”
“roll on Saturday 3 points in the bag”
“Would be great to turn them over but I feel a draw is probably the best we will get. Just remember how their gracious fans refer to us as “That pub team”. “
“I’m not feeling particularly optimistic and have been psyched out by my XXXXXXty Sheff U supporting mate who refers to us as The Dog & Duck! “
“2-0 Gills with Sheffield diving, cheating and time wasting at 0-0 only to totally panic and implode when we score with 10 minutes to go. Oh hang on, that was last season
This season ……
“We’ll play extremely well for a 2-2 draw against the future champions.”
“0-1 as it looks as though at best McDonald will be half fit.
Still very optimistic for the season as a whole. This is probably our toughest home match and it will be good to get it out of the way. “
“I would 100% take a bore draw right now. “
“One apiece. We’re stage struck and concede early. They think they’re going to boss it but don’t quite. We get a penalty with five minutes to go. Cue Blades outrage”
“Sheff United to finish play offs at best. I know they’ve signed Sharp, Sammon and Woolford but for me none of these will be among the top scorers in LG1 this year. Baxters suspended which is also a bonus.”
“A score draw, the Blades being outraged that they couldn’t beat “trash like Gillingham”.”
“I would love to put one over on them for no bigger reason than their fans being such obnoxious XXXXXXs.
They really, really think this league is beneath them. “
“We tend to make the big boys pay when they don’t show us respect but Adkins is no mug and they seem to finally justify the promotion favourite tag.”
“ this one we’ll nick as Sheff complacent and looked mentally fragile last season when challenged. Expect several yellow cards “
“3-1 defeat. A Che Adams hat trick for the Blades acting as a decent consolation given I’ve got him for the top goal scorer in L1 at 50/1.”
“ Sheff Utd fan-“I honestly think we’ll smash Gillingham three or four nil and be top from day 1 right through to May.” “
“To be fair, most of the Blades thought he was barmy, several referred to our form in the second half of last season, and two had us down as this year’s surprise package “
“They are probably even higher than milwall’s budget, and able to offer players huge amounts. I for one would be really XXXXXXed off if we had budget twice the size of a team and we weren’t beating them regularly. “
“To be fair to this Sheffield team, last season they were a total bunch of pussys and spent most of the game rolling around on the floor
I expect Adkins team to be more positive. “
“Does anyone recall being on the coach that had its windows smashed travelling through Sheffield City centre on the way back from the Sabella inflicted 4-0 defeat in our first match with Utd back in 1979!
It capped a poor day we ended up near Rotherham getting our Coach Windows fixed.
I still recall a fat Sheffield hooligan throwing something at our Coach window that day,can I mention a notorious Sheffield road sign as well!
At least we beat them 4-2 in the home fixture and I am sure Sheffields two goals that day were own goals,one was definitely scored by Peter Shaw!
Also I remember the Steve Bruce inspired 3-0 home victory against Utd and Jason Lillis’s goal in a 2-1 victory when I thought he was going to run around Gillingham town centre in celebration!”
“Time to move on, can’t fault his attitude though. No puns please, I won’t take the bait.”
“He really needs to find a club that will play him and he can settle at. Good luck Conor.”
“I love the effort, the physicality, the fitness, the determination…but how he ever got a contract as a professional footballer is beyond me. Could he make centre half? Good bye and good luck. “
“Not really a surprise, amazed that the blades have taken him given he flopped at Ipswich and Rotherham but maybe a drop down a league will help. “
“Sammon is an athlete who can play a bit, and has made a career through having a fantastic attitude.
I wish him all the best – he’d be suited at a club who play percentage balls for him to chase down.”
“Such a team player…best of luck to him. “
This move is make or break for him really needs to make an impression an do well. To save his career I’d say league one is his level should be looking to get double figures, will be interesting to see if him and sharp r first choice could work well. “
“Good news for all involved. We get him out of our hair, he gets game time and a chance to resurrect his career while Sheffield United get an internationally capped striker with Premier League experience.
He might be absolutely dire but I hope he does well and earns himself a deal at the end of the season. Would never begrudge the guy a career just as long as he’s not on our books”
“he may not have the best end product but his work ethic would surely create something for our midfielders to score some! “
“He’s a top fella, down to earth and when I spoke to him he really liked derby and even though the stick he gets he still tries his hardest, he isn’t the greatest but no need for any stick, good luck to him! “
“Some fans are too hard on him. Yes he isn’t great but he’s a professional. He still puts in a shift whenever asked upon him and I expect he’s fully aware that he’s become more of a ‘laughing stock’ at the club yet still gives his all.I think he’d score a few at a lower level, maybe League One. He was doing alright in Scotland before he came here, so perhaps he could return there. Rangers maybe? Anyway good luck to him.”
“He’s just need games time and don’t think he’d get that much here this season coming up anyway, he’s a honest pro who try his best for the team so good luck Sammo “
“I personally think he’s just not at this standard ! Lower league 1 maybe even league 2 he might do well , his determination and desire might see him through”
“Just a loan? Damn.”
“With the right type of players up front with him, he could be an asset. Does a lot of unselfish work, and I would have thought he could do a job for a newly promoted team to the Championship, or any team that struggled last year and has mid-table as a target for the coming season. Will not score many goals, we all know that, but by creating space and tying up one central defender he does give nippy players opportunities to exploit. I hope he settles and does well.”
“ Even without Clough they are taking our rejects”
“Good move for him, though I’m not sure their fans are likely to cut him much slack if he doesn’t suddenly start banging them in. “
“Good luck Sammo, just not good enough. Not his fault though. “
“Sammo and Sharp to tear League One. SCENES. “
“Decent move for him to be fair. I was thinking League One but not as high as Sheffield United.”
“good luck to him, at best it’s about 2 divisions higher than he should be, at worst, it’s still the wrong sport. “
“Sammon can well work in a team that uses him correctly, he gets into promising positions and is an exemplary hard worker. Hope he does well at his new club and that the coaching staff there have him practicing finishing. We Derby fans won’t forget him anytime soon, he certainly is a special one. i have been too hard on him in the past, i would much rather have the likes of him a player that tries his best always than some lazy arsed star in his own mind type. Good luck to him.”
“Good luck to him. Can’t fault his character, just his finishing. “
“best of luck to him, never lacked effort, sadly that’s not enough for where we want to be, can’t say he’ll score a hatful for them but he’ll roll his sleeves up and put a shift in.”
“Good luck to the fella. Got too much stick to be fair. Massively guilty of it myself. Took my Clough anger out on him. Not his fault a poor manager paid crazy money for a poor player.”
“Holy smoke, SU fans stating there new strike partnership is the new SAS “
“We wish you well Connor. We hope that you do a good job there. We know that you are a hard worker. “
“Connor could be a very good player for Sheffield United.”
“Sammon is a team player always gave 100 per cent for the Rams,i can understand his need for regular game time and wish him well”
“Price is about right. Was hoping we’d get Murphy the other way. Decent left winger.”
“He must be on big bucks for us to let him go so cheaply “
“According to rumours, he earns around 14k per week. “
“I’ll never know why we signed him. If he’d been Italian he’d have been hammered on social media. I have him down as divisive as well but that’s just me. “
“ To be fair about it mate, most Leeds fans thought he was a great signing for us when we got him. Just because it hasn’t turned out so, shouldn’t deflect from the standard of player of some of them we acquired last season. Sharp, along with Adryan looked great on paper, but as we all know, even some very top players like Falcao for instance, sometimes don’t produce the goods, for some unexplained reason. I think he needs to go though. “
“In fairness to Sharp he scored 5 goals last season and Morison only scored 2. I think if he had more chances he could have hit double figures.I would keep him!”
“Me too. I think hed benefit greatly running off wood up front. “
“Given that he had been failing elsewhere, his best years were in all probability behind him. “
“Cant say im that bothered about sharp leaving … i think i always wanted him to do well and be a great signing for us but never looked close to happening.”
“Would rather see Morison go than Sharp..but 500k is a decent fee imo.”
“If it’s just one to go I’d sooner it be Sharp.”
“league one and with wingers he will be banging them in”
“Both would do a job at L1..especially Sharp.
How ever..I don’t really want us to be helping out the rapist lovers..that whole club disgusts me after the Ched Evans affair.
In fact feck em..I would sooner see them rot in L1 for a good few more seasons..and then hopefully get relegated and eventually go to the conference.”
“sharp, not impressed one trick pony. “
“Why’re we even considering selling Sharp? OK, last season didn’t work out. Another season at least IMO & if it doesn’t work fair enough “
“Be a shame if Sharp leaves for Sheff Utd. Decent squad player to have but he obviously wants first-team football.”
“We really need to keep Billy Sharp”
“Would rather see Doukara leave Leeds than Billy Sharp “
“personally like sharp as a player “
“We dont need Sharp. not saying hes bad but i think 500 k is a good deal for a 29 year old who doesnt score much and is on big wages “
“Absolute banter when sell Sharp to SUFC and don’t get Murphy in the deal “
“Don’t see the point in selling Sharp if we don’t get Murphy”
“Will be gutted to lose billy sharp BUT gaining jamie murphy from what i hear and ive seen will be so worth it natural left winger. “
“I’ll be proper gutted if we sell Billy Sharp. He is a super talent, just needs time to fire for us”
“I like Sharp but he’s a 442 striker and little else. Reckon he’ll do well at Blunts “
“I for one wish him well “
“I wouldnt mind it being a loan with a view to a possible permanent, just in case he rediscovers his goal scoring form and starts belting them in “
“BillySharp is a predator in the box,he never really got a run of games in the side to build any sort of confidence or momentum.
that was solely because the type of player he was didnt fit into our only workable system.
Personally i never truly think stats tell the full picture and can be grossly missleading at times, i rate Billy Sharp and i think given game time and a strike partner he will grab you bag full of goals.
One stat worth note his leeds career hasnt even taken off, majority of his apperances came off the bench, id be interested in seing his stats like shots per goal against the very wasteful antenucci in my opinion. “
“Scored 11 goals in the last two seasons
Hasn’t scored 15+ goals in a season since the 2010-11 season
His most prolific period for goals was ten years ago when playing for League One club Scunthorpe United
Sharp did win two games for us last season v Boro’ (h) & Huddersfield (a)
A striker on a downhill spiral i suspect “
“He averages around 14-15 goals per championship season made more impressive the fact most of his goals and games where when from his time at Doncaster and they were struggling to survive. I admit Billy Sharp had a disappointing season last season but he is without doubt the second best striker at the club maybe even the best“
“He is the typical journeymen striker that have had the occasional reasonable season but never been quite good enough to move up to the next level.“
“Sharp is an average Champs player imo, never going to be the star but will get a few goals. Should be a good signing for league 1 “
“I wanted/want Sharp to do well at Leeds, but I think he is on the downward slope. Yes he’s been good in the Championship over his career, but the last couple of seasons haven’t been very good compared to his previous form. “
“League One about right for him”
“Sharp has always been a complimentary striker rather than a main striker. He is a 15 goal a season striker in a team where the main striker will get 20+. As a main striker he has never really done it. He is also the sort who will score 6 in 5 matches then go 20 without a goal Happy to see him leave”
“Best deal for both clubs and player.
I like Billy but he is never going to play many games.”
“A quality striker walking out of the door simply because of the lack of foresight to provide him with pacey wingers, to provide low hard crosses into the box for him to feed off, when the opposition fumble a clearance.
Instead he was having to feed off scraps from high long balls which is an alien part of his game or boxed out wide into corners. The crowd then loses patience with him and he is benched and then struggles for game time, as we employ ridiculous diamond systems which lead to us finishing 15th in the league.”
“Shame he didn’t get the service he needed cos he would have got us 15-20 goals no problem.
Good luck Billy lad.”
“Watching a striker of his quality play on his own up front did him and Redfearn no favours in the end. He was never going to run 40 yards and bang one in. Why Redfearn persevered with that tactic is a mystery.”
“Woolford was an ‘ok player’ good luck to him.”
“I liked Woolford, was good for a decent cross when needed and chipped in with his share of the goals..”
“At best he is nothing more than average.”
“Never rated him. He’s better off up there with his fellow degenerate northerners”
“Did not usually let the team down, but never got the pulses racing did he? “
“He had his moments, just not enough of them.”
“Think it’s fair to say that we got far more out of Woolford than anyone ever expected us to.”
“He was an honest player so credit where credit is due, never sulked when out of the team. The goals he scored last game of the season before last against Bournemouth and away to Fulham will be remembered. Good luck to him. One of the nice guys in football.”
“He is a useful asset to any league 1 team and will score over 10 a season.. Good luck to him never sulked even when Leeds move fell through”
“To be fair he probably played under the two worst managers in our time barring Spackman, and two seasons our worst teams.
Like others have said honest pro and will do well in lge 1.”
“we should have kept woolford”