Pre-Match View from Leyton Orient

“The pressure is immense at the moment”

“Can you honestly, hand on heart, say that we deserve to stay up? Obviously if we’re in 20th place come the evening of 3rd of
May then we deserve to stay up over 46 games but seriously do we have any complaints if we go down?”

“Orient will not win on Saturday or at Swindon.
There’s nothing that’s happened in the last two games to make me think otherwise.
No complaints from me regarding relegation.
The whole club, from top to bottom, deserves no more, no less.”

” I cannot see us winning either game. You can’t see the players coping with the huge pressure, they couldn’t at Rochdale, MK
Dons or at home to Donny. The really annoying thing is that we were in a damn good position to avoid relegation but we have
bottled it big-time.”

“looking at Sheff Utd form of recent it gives us a bit of hope – losing at Yeovil, drawing at home to Bradford and away to
Oldham. Swindon’s isn’t any better, also losing to Yeovil and struggling to draw against Walsall, both at home, only just
beating P’boro and being thrashed by the champions (where they tried to kick City off the park) and MK.”

“If we beat Sheffield utd Saturday and then a rested Swindon side I recon that will be enough.”

“There is no chance of us staying up. It is clear that the players have given up, for reasons best known to themselves.
I think losing the Donny game killed us.
I would rather that we go down on Sat & we can then start preparing for next season.”

“We’re fecked. Just give up any hope.”

“Think we can beat Sheff Utd If we score first, but that’s a massive if…”

“Seriously guys, it’s over.
Use Saturday as a chance to make our feelings about Liverani known.”

“I just hope Ex-Well hero Wee Jamie Murphy isn’t the one to sink us on Saturday.”

“Sheffield Utd will beat us on Saturday.”

“The reaction of the players at the final whistle last night said it all.
They’re absolutely finished.
I would love to be proved wrong but it really isn’t going to happen.
Who the two opponents are in the remaining two games are is now totally irrelevant.
Right now, the way things are going, they could be playing Bristol City and Preston or Yeovil and Colchester and the outcome
would probably be the same.
They’ll get one point if you’re lucky.
If you truly believe that Orient could still stay up then you really need to get their head out of the clouds.”

“We have not beaten Sheff Utd at home since 1983 I believe? Their 1500 fans will rock them to victory. Can not think of a worse
team to play at home. We do not have a chance end of. Donny at home was when I knew the game was up”

“This Is The Time To Show What We’re Made Of
Leyton Orient 0-4 Sheffield United”

“we still mathematically have a chance of staying up, irrespective of what most of us generally seem to think is a foregone
conclusion.
Talk of protests on Saturday is in no way going to help our chances in of staying up over the last two games.
We need to put our feelings and opinions (including mine!) behind us IMHO for the last two games, starting Saturday, and get
behind the team and try and do what we can to help get us over the line. We need to stay in this league.
If it all ends up as most of us fear it will, at least we tried and did our bit….then we can make our feelings known, instead
of thinking back about any protests we made or any booing during the game that did not help the cause.We can still stay up, our
heads may be admitting its too late, but its time for the hearts to rule for these two games. Should be a big crowd on
Saturday, lets get behind the team.”

“I’ve already given away my tickets for Saturday. Our esteemed owner and that OAF Liverani have succeeded in convincing me that
its not worth the heartache.
Its actually not the losing, or relegation – more a despair for the hijacking of a great family club with an ethos of
competitiveness – and its transformation into a wasteland inhabited by confusion and pain”

“I too have given away my season tickets, Mk and Rochdale was enough
for me I can’t stomach these underachievers for the last two games….”

“How is this team getting relegated?”

“I know the game isn’t played on paper, and they haven’t performed anything like consistently, but you do wonder how it’s all
come to this!”

“You’re right, it’s not bad is it? The mess we’re in, is unbelievable”

“Since I last shaved, Orient haven’t won a game. Moral of the story? Never shave”

“Anyone else already biting their fingernails waiting for Saturday?”

“Supporting Leyton Orient..a bit like a Greek tragedy. Everything starts all right, then shit gets real. From wembley to this.”

“Saturday and swindon matches are arguably the most important matches for our future in recent history! “

“We are favourites to win on Saturday… I have absolutely no idea why we are though”

LOAN UPDATE: Lincoln City fans views on Kieron Wallace (Taken From The Month Of April)

“Wallace was instrumental, driving forward and causing panic in defence, and his through-ball for the first goal was superb. “

“Wallace looked below par. “

“Maybe a bit early to say this, but he seems a bit of a nothing player”

“Say what we like about Nolan, he is a better player than EWallace on today’s evidence.”

“The midfield is causing the problem, completely non-existent. Everington, Keane and Wallace are individually and collectively hopeless and hardly touch the ball”

LOAN UPDATE: Port Vale Fans Views On Neill Collins (Taken From The Month Of April)

 “Collins is dodgy. He contributed to their first goal “

“Collins is too slow”

“I think Collins looks a good centre half but not match fit.  “

“when Collins challenged clumsily for t”he ball on the half way line in the second half he then turned round and blamed Veseli!

“Collins worst signing ever! Great player ain’t he silly own goal then injured well done page fantastic signing!!!!  “

 “Collins started ok but had nothing to do. Only time he had to do anything he cocked it up for their first then got injured. Another crock. “

“Collins man of the match for me by a mile. Rock. “

“Collins were excellent at the back. Collins had a very good game, reading the play and getting great distance with his headers. “

“I’ve not been impressed with Collins to date but he was a rock in the defence. Fantastic performance “

“Thought Collins was excellent, won all he had to win,and was on the back of other defenders all game “

“Collins mate today you were magnificent! “

“Second half was better, if only due to the individual character and determination of individuals such as Collins “

“the lad Collins has made a huge difference to us . He was a rock at the back”

“Well done Neill Collins. Excellent game again.”

  “Collins was excellent tonight”

“Id like to mention a bit of praise for Collins, he came in for quite a bit of stick on here after the Orient match, but since then has been excellent, a real rock, was brilliant against MK, apparently solid against Scunny and very good again tonight, would like to see if we could sort a deal out for him next season, a potential centre back partnership of Collins and Innis. “

“I’d have given Collins MOTM tonight. He was outsstanding. “
“Collins had a blinder and we looked better when duffy went off lol. I would love to see inniss and Collins at the back next season that would be a solid defence! “

“Collins was our best player”

“Collins was solid “

“Collins has been a rock at the back and from what I’ve seen is very vocal, just what was needed. “

“Collins was the rock on which our performance was based”

 “Collins has been a great loan signing. “

“Collins was like a man possessed”

“Collins is starting to show why he has enjoyed such a good career”

“Collins is a great leader”

LOAN UPDATE: Motherwell Fans Views On George Long (Taken From The Month Of April)

“I would like to see Twardzik back between the sticks as he is a safer option than Long. “

“I know Long is making a few blunders at the moment but Twardzik was dropped for a perfectly valid reason – he also was making more than a few blunders.  A nightmare at crosses also.  In the recent 2 games against Killie, Long has been criticised (yesterday rightly so) but don’t overlook the fact that Josh Law was in some way responsible for both goals “
“Long was garbage yesterday from virtually the first minute. He missed everything not just the cross that led to the goal.  The first time he caught the ball was in the 32nd minute and Kilmarnock must have had 5 or 6 crosses in that time and a couple of shots.  For a big boy he has no presence about him.  He doesn’t use his height and weight at all and as far as punching the ball goes Twardzik is much better. 
 Twardzik has made some errors but over 25+ games and he’s turned in man of the match performances and kept us from getting right drubbings.  Long has probably had as many mistakes now as Twardzik in a quarter of the matches. Twardzik has a better clean sheet record than Long, and Long has been playing in a team that’s performing much better with a half way credible defence in front of him.
 I said after the match yesterday that Baraclough will have to have a hard think about it.  The stakes are huge now and I’m afraid confidence in Long is being whittled away, something we really don’t need when we are battling for survival.
 No one wants to change a goalkeeper at this stage in the season, in our position, but we just cannot afford any more mistakes.  However it is in goals has to perform. End of story.”

“You have to wonder how many errors will Long be allowed to make before reverting back to Dan?  Seems like he is not any better at cross balls and posisbly not as good a shot stopper as Dan “

“Long was very ropy all of the game ,not just the goal that he missed to let the killie lad in .Long must have tried to get to 5 or 6 and missed them all  “

“Long provided numerous heart in mouth moments.  “

“George Long is mince.  Another goal conceded today that should never have happened.  He looked like a bombscare from the first whistle and it was hardly a surprise when the goal happened.  He has his team mates to thank for getting him out of jail today. “

“ Big mention to George Long for coming back from a honking performance and doing the basics correctly”.

View From Bradford

Blades 1-1 Bradford 

“Stats show how even the game really is…. the team that takes the chances, takes the points!”

“Happy with the result …….. A draw at the lane is very good – Most on here would have taken this, at the seasons start, and
moreso today, after Bristol City.”

“very solid battling performance from team full of semi-injured players after 0:6, I’m really glad!”

“I was a little concerned the Bristol result was the sign of a total collapse to come, from an over worked, small sqaud.”

“Happy to report I could see the match this time, thanks to my son and a bloke 3 seats down who applied some positive
‘encouragement’ to the youths in the row in front who started the match standing up, to get them to sit down, which they did
thankfully, apart from the usual moments of excitement, i.e. The goal and when we were attacking.
We looked a bit jittery at the back on occasion, not surprising after Tuesday, but I thought the team did OK. We should have
had a penalty first half for the most blatant handball you will ever see, but not given. There were some good performances,
notably Routis in central midfield and Davies. Stead made a nuisance of himself when he came on.
The Blades fans were rubbish. Scores equal, we are down to 10 men, they are pushing for the play offs, so what do they do?
Leave early in droves, and boo their players off!”

“Really great day out. As stated before, stewards and old bill good lot. Few pints in Sheffield prior to the game and all
jovial. Little bit of handbags after the game especially around the uni.”

“Actually my first ever time in Sheffield and before I’d even left the train station some bloke came over and said:
“You’re s***, you’ll always be s***, dirty Northern monkey, f*** off you f****** Yorkshire *******, you’re s***”
Seemed a bit surprised when I told him that Sheffield itself is both in the North and in Yorkshire. Not the brightest bunch.
Otherwise a decent away day.”

“How strange they booed their team at the end – in the play offs and they boo them off?
Outstanding support from us again today – but I can honestly say the sheff fans were so quiet it was wierd I don’t know if it
was the acoustics or what but apart from one muffled song I didn’t hear them all game they were worse thanChelsea fans – what’s
more I was reading somewhere they beat us to best atmosphere voted by fans – makes you proud to have fans like ours”

“5 minutes of extra time, we are down to 10 men, they are fighting for the play offs, so they all troop out en masse, a la Sunderland. Then at the final whistle they boo the players. Hardly a peep out of them all game except when they scored, and that wasn’t exactly exuberant. A poor show from them.”

“took my son for his first game at Bramall Lane today. Stated beforehand, its one of the best grounds for atmosphere, especially from the home fans.
To say he is not convinced is an understatement. They were pants……..”

“Thanks to the Sheffield Utd chav & his obese wife who shouted at me, my brother, 13 year old son & nephews 7 & 9 to **** off back to Bradford and our town full of P***s as we headed back to the car after the game.
He didn’t seem impressed when I replied I would rather go to Bradford than wake up next to his munta of a wife!”

“So looking through stats city have 3-4 chances with maybe 2-3 on target.. Resulting in 0 goals.. Opposition have 1 on target they score…”

“Whilst the stats suggest United had one shot on target, we were troubled wide on occasions. Thoroughly deserved point.”

“Wasn’t going to mention the ref but he certainly gave us very little, the second half one of our lads got fouled near the halfway line but played the ball up to Hanson who was breaking forward and instead of giving us advantage to see what we could produce he blew up and gave the free kick on the half way line, poor at best and influenced by the home crowd I don’t know why as they we very quite today (as I thought our 3,000ish fans were) until the final whistle when the crescendo of boos spread round the ground ffs their 5th in the league nailed on for a play off place and their booing their team.”

“We also should have had a penalty in the first half. I was sat in the Sheffield John Street Stand – directly in line with play, and it was clearly handled. It was ball to hand, but his arm was raised up at shoulder height. All the United fans around me said it was a clear penalty.”

“We managed to restore a modicum of pride in the shirt with today’s draw at Blades. But although Sheffield United weren’t great; they were the team trying to get the ball down and play football.cMahon had a stinker; constantly hoofing the ball forward into spaces where we had no player”

“McMahon played????”

“Agree about McMahon. Kept giving away the ball and committing fouls.”

Pre-Match View From Bradford

“Blood the youth and clear the decks – send the Blackpool reserves back and let’s move on”

“the team are going to take some getting back on their feet going to be very difficult for parky to raise the moral, hope i’m wrong but this doesen’t auger well for saturday.”

“I’d bring Halliday and McMahon into the midfield for Yeates and Knott”

“This is another potential mauling. Throwing in boys just because of anger at a defeat could badly damage their careers if it is a mullering, and damning our youth players comes as naturally to some as damning our manager.
I’d expect Parkinson to start with the regulars most likely to grind out a draw, then give 2 youths a chance at Scunthorpe.”

“Hanson will drift out to the left as its an instruction from PP but Bramhall lane is a wide pitch so on defensive duty i don’t mind that, help us if anything as Hanson isn’t exactly electric on the break. Stick to the diamond and see if we can get a good show out of Halliday and McMahon if we want them next season.”

“The scary thing is, we’re 10 points off the drop zone. Its basically been our decent away record that has kept us away from it.”

“I would say there is very little difference between any of the clubs outside the top 4 or 5 and I include all the way down to Yeovil in that. “

“We’ve still only spent £7,500 this season”

“Buzzing for Sheffield derby”

“Good job where aren’t playing Sheff Wednesday on Saturday or the media would be wanking them self off at the headlines”

“Can’t wait to get to Bramall Lane on Saturday and at least for a couple of hours have the focus of Bradford City purely on the football.”

“a thrashing at home possible new owners and unfounded fire stories. Followed by a great victory at Bramall lane?”

“To have the chance to win a league game at Bramall Lane, would have been laughed at, as little as just two years ago”

“With the post on the city website regards crowd disorder for tomorrow’s away game at Sheff Utd has the club received information about possible trouble?”

“Just read it and think its a general message to fans, not a particularly large crowd from a Sheffield perspective. Unless anyone knows any different???”

“No surprises after incidents at our local away games recently.”