Pre-Match View From Bradford

“sheff on the back of a defeat will be looking for a strong showing “

“Sheff Utd is a massive game and I think it’s perfect to play our big players such as Jones and Anderson. “

“Devante is gonna have a field day by the looks of the highlights (of United against Colchester)”

“**** they could be back for Phil Parkinson before Christmas”

“ What a difference a few games makes sheff utd now on the ropes there for the taking we need to take the game to them early and with purpose their confidence will be shot. Attacking formation plz parky and go for it
#oneteaminyorkshire”

“Back to back defeats at home could make Sunday interesting. Do we think ‘beware the injured animal’ or actually they’re not all that great kick them when they’re down! Hopefully the latter is what pans out!”

“ We have to take the game to them. They’ll be nervous, as will the fans. An intense first 10mins attacking their week areas, but being aware of a counter attack, is what I would like to see.”

“I really wouldn’t read too much into their last 2 results. There’s been a strange trend so far this season across England which has seen far more away wins than usual. In fact significantly more away wins than home ones (I don’t have the actual stats)
Both sheff Us last 2 games were at home. It seems our home ‘advantage’ may be a significant weakness of ours (sound familiar?) as it has been for many others this season. “

“I cant wait to get stuck into the blunts on Sunday now. We as a crowd need to get on their backs straight from the kick off.”

“I think they have fallen into the trap of signing players that are intimidated by big crowds. School boy error.”

“The Blades supporters views on their side is that they can play some good football at times, but lack a hard edge. This said, I expect them to be up for it in Sunday after losing two at home. Not a pacy team either according to their supporters and vulnerable to being ran at from midfield and being pressurised.
Looks like a few goals in this game, so probably 0-0! “

“Home support will need to be at it’s best – failure will mean SU could sound like the home support. I can see both sets of supporters being vocal, owing to the Sky cameras, yet the football on the field, will dictate proceedings – Lets hope PP gets this SPOT ON.”

“Just ” slightly” got the upper hand have the Blunts
16 wins to City with 15 draws and 25 wins to the Blades
Total in all comps : 17 wins to City 17 draws and 28 wins to the Blades
Saying that, they where playing sheite when we last beat them 2-0 at home
I’m going for a 2-2 draw”

“Sheffield Utd has a poor defence at the moment, but can cope with long balls all day apparently. They will probably set up 442. From a bit of scouting on their forum I’ve learnt a few things. They have said they signed poor quality players in the transfer window and done it all on the cheap, they needed more quality*…ahem. They have no pace in the squad. The midfield is a shambles, with no penetration or creativity. Their strikers can’t finish. Baxter is now ****e. Billy sharp can’t finish. The entirety of the staff at the club are a shambles (Poor tea lady). So they don’t sound too pleased.”

“By the looks of it there fans are nearly in meltdown mode everyone is s###e in the team .
manager don’t know what he’s doing and they still have plenty of tickets left for Sunday .”

“Their forum almost makes our resident doom merchants look sensible. Almost!!!”

“Win and we are flying with 11 points from 5 games – championship winning form. The team more or less picks itself, so this down to how Parkinson sets up to play.
By no means a must win, but it could go a long way to giving us the confidence to kick on.”

“Watching Sheff Utd’s highlights against Colchester, one thing stood out and that is how similar Colchester’s first two goals were to Devante’s strike against Oldham and his effort against the post at Fleetwood, i.e. a bit of movement from the front man and a through ball round the back of the defenders. Cole’s movement could really punish defending like that.”

“Don’t think they will be able to handle us tbh it’s about tine we beat them and beat them well”

“Really looking forward to sunday against sheffield, imo its the biggest game of the season for us as it will be the biggest attendance (Home & Away) and atmosphere, and should be a thriller based on sheffields recent slump and our up and down form but now unbeaten in 4 games and look to be playing better.”

“I think it will be scrappy. Adkins will probably play 442, if we match them it will be a scrappy, tense game. Neither side want to lose this. As said, I’d like to see us go for the kill, their defence is shipping goals like ours was. Devante could run riot if knott is on form and we can boss midfield.
Also, can the moron who signed up to the blunts forum under the name BigBantam, stop posting and making us look like a pack of tits. Why you want to go on a forum and shout about our season ticket sales to a team who consistently have 18000 is beyond me, and how you can shout about their ‘poor’ away ticket sales is stupid as well, since we have been debating what has happened to our away support. Stop hitting yourself. Just stop it. “

“Sheffield have only sold 1350 at close of sales today.”

“Gotta admit surprised at those sales and disappointed.”

“Can not say I am surprised with it being on TV. Hopefully the TV money should cover the missing 1000 or so”

View From Colchester

Blades 2-3 Colchester

“Did not see that coming. Much needed three points.
Perhaps if home games contained as much incident and excitement a few more people would attend .”

“What a game. Two penalty saves by Jones. One then retaken at linesmans bequest. Referee did all he could to conspire a home victory and failed. Elokobi deserved red, but foul was outside area, confirmed on TV replay. Where did six minutes added time come from when no injury delays? Even then, he played eight.
Well deserved victory! “

“We often play better away. Here we out sang 17000 silent bewildered Blades fans for most of the match. I saw the positives of our new signings at Chesterfield. Tonight we were awesome. “

“Don’t you count booing as singing? That’s all I could hear on the radio commentary!”

“When Billy Sharp scored the retaken penalty, it was reported he laughed in the face of Jones – wonder if the classless d’ck is still laughing?”

“Can’t stop grinning”

“Up early for driving lesson absolutely shattered but buzzing !!Instructor may have put up with some colu songs this morning”

“ Well, justice was certainly done last night. Absolutely dominated at times”

Pre-Match View From Colchester

“. I can’t wait to Tuesday and a trip to the Blades for our game in hand, and then for table topping Gillingham at home. I think shock wins may be on the cards for the apparently struggling Essex underdogs “

“According to some Colhester fans Tony Humes is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security.”

“Jones positioning for every chesterfield goal was horrific. Defending wasn’t much better”

“Sheff utd losing at home to bury means they’ll be fired up tues to put it right oh god”

“Unless there is a vast improvement in both aspects of the game, it looks like by the end of December, our fate could be decided.”

“Chris Porter has been ruled out for tuesday”

“I hope TH will take a more proactive attitude to that which he employed Saturday.
For my first match of the season then, an encouraging result but Tuesday will be difficult as Blades will not have not been happy with their result Saturday.”

View From Bury

Blades 1-3 Bury

“15 unbeaten away and finally won at Sheff Utd after 90 years of waiting.
No-one would have backed us to go to Walsall and Sheff U in the space of a week and get 6 points.”

“I thought we played superbly today and the tactics employed worked a treat. Going 442 clearly caught them on the hop and they weren’t really expecting it. I thought Sheffield looked very average consider the difference in size of club and obviously their spending powers. Lots of hoofball and banging it forward to their slap head of a striker.
Very funny coming home on BBC Sheffield most Blades fans still have the big club mentality “how could we ship three against little old bury”……however what griped me Adkins never mentioning how well we passed the ball and retained possession when we did have it. Tough Titties as the old saying goes……made up for the three points today. “

“We stopped their game firstly then imposed ours. Interesting was listening to Adkins pre match interview expecting us just to park the bus and how they’d practiced breaking teams down, for me today was a complete performance by us.
Great day to be a Bury fan. “

“I thought we played more wayward passes than any game this season and still came away with a 3-1 win! Having said that, it was still a memorable win.
Adkins made some strange substitutions and seemed to take off their better performing players and slow his side down. They did play a fair few long balls during the first half which our central defenders lapped up.
They looked better than Walsall but not a patch on Fleetwood.”

“They were missing Baxter and the young lad Che Adams, will be a better side with those 2 back in the side. Saying that they should still have had enough.”

“ We played very cagily in the first half but I thought we were very good in the second. Clarke and Cameron barely gave Sammon and Billy Clarke a sniff. We didn’t play our best football but I was pleased with our resilience. Once they took Campbell-Ryce off they didn’t look as threatening.”

“One of the best all-round Bury performances of recent times.
The game turned on Pope’s introduction. Flitcroft created a tactical problem which unbalanced United. All the goals were well-taken.
The game didn’t merit eight bookings. The referee was wrong to book Soares for his early-game challenge and thus trapped himself into showing yellow cards when there was no need.
Great support as always from the travelling Shakers fans.”

“Big team loses to minnows and it is always due to either a poor performance or bad luck, never is it due to the minnows playing well!”

“Have a look on the twitterblades hashtag if you want a giggle at some sore losers “

“I’ve not seen an opposition team do as much play-acting since the likes of Mansfield. The ref bought it every time though. It was a great all round performance and stunning win. Riley’s strike was an exocet. “

“Thought we was v disciplined and didn’t look in trouble first half without posing s threat ourselves. There main man was the kid on the wing Campbell -rice. When we opened up second half I thought they might dominate which wasn’t the case. We grew in confidence going forward and even their equaliser we kept going and never dropped our heads. Rileys goal was a bullet and clarkes finish sublime. We weren’t lucky we deserved the win.”

“ Funny how a result changes views – most people round me were moaning at half time.
But what a 2nd half and 2 of the best goals you’re ever likely to see and the celebrations were just as good!”

“We kicked them off the park according to their forum lol”

“Anyone else completely fed up with refs who think every time anyone falls over its a foul, that every foul is automatically a yellow card, and that if a player falls over and squeals it’s a red! The ref today consistently broke up play for no reason. He was desperate to be the centre of attention.
It wasn’t a dirty game today but he seemed to book half the players.
The only good thing about him was he was rubbish for both sides. “

“i thought they were far better than us first half.
I know stats dont tell the full story…but they tell part of a story – imo anyway.
14 corners to 1 for starters…it’s a funny old game as they say! “

Pre-Match View From Bury

“Another tough game on the road for us. We are unbeaten in a while so we fancy our chances of a positive result. Reckon 1000 plus make the trip to Yorkshire. “

“13 away games unbeaten, think it will come to an end this weekend, maybe an outside chance we can scrape a draw and keep the run going. Still undecided on going to this one, been to Sheff Utd so many times but rarely enjoy it, mainly due to the result”

“Going to be a tough away day to protect our 14 match unbeaten away record as The Blades will be fresh after not playing last week and unless our injury crisis eases we will be well understrength again . Just to confirm we have Rose.Hope.Nardiello,Etuhu,Lowe and O’Brien all out last weekend and they are all first team regulars bar O’Brien .
Sheffield are most peoples faves for promotion and not without good reason as they have a proper strong squad and they normally stuff us so history will have to change .”
“That was a great crowd(at home to United in 2012) and a great atmosphere, they were top we were 8th or 9th and was an entertaining game where their killer touch in front of the goal told in the end,. It was still poor that they outnumbered us in my book (by about 250 as I recall), should be getting 3500 home fans at least for such a game, Then again Fenton and co were running the club and they had limited ideas when it came to attracting fans and the locals, The game a year later was a far cry from this, us bottom, blades about 6th, barely 3000 at the game and a very routine but dour 2-0 away win. Been to Bramall Lane once in 2006 league cup game when we were unlucky to lose. Would love 1000+ Shakers there and I will be one of them but can’t see beyond a routine home win. If my predictions are as poor as last Saturday then I am laughing. This will be a big test for Lainton and the defence after they were showered with praise following last Saturday’s win. Sheff Utd are a different kettle of fish in my book.
Any Blades fans remember the league cup game in 1995 at gigg lane? I remember it well, what a game.
PS any ideas as to where Sean Bean drinks in Sheffield on match day?”

“Last time i went i left at 4 nil down after 70 mins so it’s redemption time – Sheff Utd 0 Bury 3
Scorers – Clarke (L), Mayor and 30 yard screamer from Sedgwick, who would have come on to shore things up at 2-0 (well 1-0 actually!).
With chants of “Wednesday Rejects, Wednesday Rejects, Hello, Hello…” ringing out around the Lane by a 1000 Shakers…with 19000 Yorkshireman walking sadly out of the ground before the final whistle.”

“I’m no statto, but I don’t think we’ve won at bramhall lane in 30 attempts. Would take 0-0 now.”

“1925 was the last time we won there. The season after that we beat them 7-4 at Gigg.”

“Didn’t we win a League Cup game there once? I remember loads of Wednesday fans clapping the supporter’s coach on the way home? Maybe we drew and went through on aggregate or something??”

“We went there and lost 2-1 (if memory serves correctly it was the same night Manchester United lost 3-0 to York at Old Trafford), then beat them 4-2 in the return leg to go through. Back in 1995 when they still hadn’t built the John Street stand, and the resulting wind made Bramall Lane a horrid cold place to go!”

“Goalless draw at a frustrated Bramall Lane with a 1000 passionate Shakers happy to take a point home from the future Champions”

“I’ve got quite a big bet (by my standards) on Sheff U winning the league!”

Loan Update: Halifax Fans Views On CJ Hamilton (Taken From The Month Of August )

“I like a lot thought why bring those kids in from Sheffield, similar thoughts when they came on for the last 15mins, why subject them to this but I have to say they & Macdonald contributed heavily to turning the game our way. ”

“Hamilton has a nice touch, speed & a good left foot”

“Good to see him net as he looked a frightened little kid against Wrexham so the goal might do him a bit of good.”

“He was very positive today”
“Hamiltons finish was superb”

“Brooks & Hamilton make us look a completely different side”