Pre-Match View From Yeovil

“Two years ago today, Yeovil Town confirmed our place in the L1 Play-Offs with a 2-0 win at Stevenage. And yet it feels like a lifetime..”

“A season that was meant to see us challenge for immediate promotion back to the Championship, which unsurprisingly ended after just one season at that level for the first time in our history, has seen Gary Johnson sacked and Terry Skiverton unable to turn the tide now we’ll hope that Sturrock can revive our fortunes and turn us around into a position going in the right way!”

“Sturrock has suggested he may make a few changes to his side to give him a chance to run the rule over a few extra bodies before the season ends. “

“I recall the play off victory over Sheffield United. dizzy heights seem a long way away now”

“Campbell Ryce made a great impact againsgt us on Saturday”

“The odds on us winning a game regardless of where and against whom should always be incredibly long at the moment. “

“I don’t think we’ll get another point this season”


“As much of a fat, ego-driven twat as the ref was, defensive ineptitude, poor communication and dropping 10 yards too deep cost

“Would’ve taken a point at start but a shame to lose 2 goal lead. Not helped by the referee awarding a corner in lead up to 2nd

“Mental arberration from the ref cost The Latics a well earned victory today. Over-ruled his ‘better placed’ linesman on a
whim. Idiot! “

“Jesus shed u fans if your best come back is your in Rochdale shadow u got more problem than I thought”

“We were robbed – shit and crap decision by the ref”

“The Ref was a Knobhead ruining football, fat bastard “

“Totally feel sick, ROBBED. The officials were a JOKE”

“Just seen the attendance. Just scraped 3000 home fans which is disappointing.
Good to see Philly better, on and off the pitch, linked up with Turner quite well. Poleon exceptional, best he’s played since
being at the club by a long way, the unbelievable goal and all-round he was brilliant.
Agent Brown phenomenal for Sheffield”

“Not surprised at the attendance, nothing to play for and more than likely was set to be a hammering, I’m a ST Holder and was
considering not bothering today, glad I did though was a good match.”

“Only 1800 sheff utd fans today…..and they’re going for promotion…..shoddy!! “

“For a team averaging 15,000+ to take only 1,800 to Oldham is poor. Make you think if roles were reversed how many more Latics
would take.”

“Terrible numbers from Sheffield United”

“Game of two halves, disappointed not to get all 3 points.”

“How many goals do we concede from corners?”
“Nobody was talking about the ref at HT. And it was a corner. At least fans who someone to blame other than the players

“Yeah I thought it was a corner too. However, despite Lockwood passing it to their goal scorer for the first, he controled it
with his arm before sticking it past Coleman. Should have won 2-1.”

“TBF our lad at the back was shoved away so their lad could head it back in, but the ref wasn’t looking for fouls against one
team today, that had to rank alongside some of the poorest ref’s we have had.”

“Check the goal.Kelly didnt even jump”

“We always get a bad ref against Sheffield Utd. Do they bring their own???”

“Bizarre for a fat, no-necked bellend to be so egomaniacal. Making decisions despite his liners’ calls. I hope an assessor was

“I enjoyed football again for 45mins. Referees are so poor in England at the moment. Blades won’t go up”

“Games like that make me consider never attending a match again”

“If Sheffield United go up I’ll display my arse on the town hall steps”

“Sheffield united deserved nothing, that little fat cunt of a ref should be out of a job”

“The bald guy from the Sheffield bench needs shooting, quick time. League 1 football isn’t that exciting”

“Why did it have to happen against Sheffield fucking united? So fucking pissed off. I’d smash the ref’s head on the pavement if
I could”

“We did well to get a point today with that ref, disgraceful officiating he must have had an away win on his betting slip”

“We all know why Sheff Utd are in the top 6. Referees”

“That ref was a cunt. Words fail me how he gave a corner which lead to their second goal.”

“Bloody sheff u arse licking referees”

“You can’t miss chances to make it 3-0 v Sheffield. Never know when they’re beaten “

“Clough saying if it wasn’t for their 2 mistakes they would’ve won the game…. well we could say same thing! Clown!”

“1st half we were by far the better side, and what is more pleasing is that not one loan player started. I dont know why we can
play the better teams and look a decent outfit and yet against the weaker sides we seem devoid of ideas. “

“Enjoyed that match, would have taken a point beforehand and bloody hell Poleon?…
The ref, well can’t make my mind up, can’t say even the blades were looking for the fouls either, he overrode both linesmen
Disappointed in the away support, weren’t they quite to say they are up for the playoffs.
in my mind so far, there has only been Swindon I thought were decent.”

Pre-Match View From Oldham

“someone please tell me how Philliskirk keeps starting games? He’s one of the most innaffective players I’ve ever watched”

“For a long time fans like him because he runs around and gives it his best. Still remember when people said they would have
him over Daniel Johnson and Baxter “

“He needs a goal to give him a little boost Philly is a massive confidence player and at the minute the confidence isent thier
when he’s on form hes a very good player for this league “

“Philliskirk is a fantastic player. He gives 100% each game a lot of effort that some fans don’t recognise, probably because
they have never played football themselves. He runs every inch of the pitch chasing lost causes that other players give up. He
breaks play up in the middle of the park and if there was any criticism of him is that he does not score enough but that is
mainly due to him doing other players work.”

“I still remember the number of goals we gave away because Johnson was watching the man he was supposed to be marking from the
other half of the field. The same applied to Baxter. Neither of those to would make themselves available when the ball was in a
difficult spot and both gave the ball away more than Philliskirk. “

“Can we just write the season off now? Send back all the loan players and put the kids in!”

“Given our record against current bottom six: 2 wins, 3 draws & 7 defeats… I say bring on 5th place Sheffield United – Latics
certain to turn up for this one. “

“Minutes applause tomorrow in memory of Harry Dowd “

“We’ve been voted the 19th best ground in league one” (Blades voted 4th in same poll.

“Looks like Forte will still be out for Saturday”

“I bet Nigel Clough and his defence will be looking forward to meeting the OAFC strike force on Saturday. Apart from the
injured Forte not one other Oldham player has reached double figures. Morgan-Smith(The Ghost), Philliskirk, Poleon and
Wilkinson have not scored ten between them”

“I hope we can win on Saturday , and keep Baxter out of the game for 90 mins.”

“I am sure Nigel Clough will play it cool, on the face of things to come he has not got much to worry about! Our manager has
stated that he wants he team to go out with ‘a bang’ well I for one think it will be ‘with a clang’! Not a clue as to who and
what the midfield will be, lots of centre-backs and a trio of strikers whose presence will instil fear into the Sheffield

“Poleon mcould be a good player with his skill and speed but as for mellis hes done nowt!! can see why he cant get in a poor
blackpool side doesnt show enough desire.”

“we have won 3 in the last 12. I have heard many phrases used on the terraces in connection with Poleon this season but
‘firepower’ is not one of them.”

“What can the current tripe do that the up and coming kids can’t?
Score – we’re not scoring?
Defend – we’re not defending?
Create – we’re not creating?
Oh – and play a proper formation. 4-4-2.”


“Didn’t get what we deserved tonight”

“Well done Rovers…
Great performance.”

“Was that 2 penalties turned down were the Blades playing Basketball?”

“How did we not win that?”

“Absolute embarrassment the “Dickov out” boo boys! Making us look stupid. They don’t speak for me.
Otherwise, it’s been a bloody good game.”

“I think the point is that despite a defeat it sounded like a decent performance – do you call for the manager’s head when the performance has been good?
If the manager ends up moving on it will be because of games like Bradford, not tonight.”

“Good performance from the lads but the manager severely dinted our chances of getting back in if.substituting tyson and coppinger was absolutely disgusting. Time to go”

“Get him f***ing out fans happy with a 3-2 defeat against sheff utd f*** off, any half decent team since Christmas has taken points off is sick of seeing same shite week in week out he’s done nothing to warrant the job get him out.”

“We deserved to win tonight but I thought the tactics poor again.”

“Not sure what’s wrong with the tactics when we’ve scored 2, hit the post and had 2 cleared off the line, away from home against a side with 15-20 points more than us.
They had 3 dangerous attacks and scored 3 goals”

“The only teams we have beat since Christmas are Yeovil, Crewe, Colchester, Crawley, Barnsley (when shit), Coventry any decent team has taken something from us that’s not good enough regardless tonight’s performance.”

“Problems at centre half but we had a good go.
Great performance and glory in defeat.”

“We are a good league 1 club, i shall rephrase that.
We are a very, very good league 1 club.
I dont expect a promotion every season, but i expect to be alot more consistant and challenging every season. Under Penney we landed 10th spot on our first season with basically a league 2 side.
We finished 8th under him on our 2nd season.
It feels to me as though weve chucked seasons of hard work away and gone backwards.
I cant see it ever getting better while mr dickov is in charge.
Can you ?… HONESTLY. One step forward three steps back.”

“Dickov is happy, we lost to a club that have been stuck in league 1 for years. No ambition anymore, back to that small Yorkshire club! “

“We deserved a win tonight but sheff u took the chances. We didn’t, which is why we are sat looking up at them in promotion”

“After all the wishful thinking I think tonight shows how far we still need to go before we can call our selfs a promotion side. Utd had ALL the luck front and back we had McCoombe . Roll on next season hope all the lessens learned and acted upon .”

“Donny outplayed, outfought and outsmarted them. The referee gave Sheffield United the points.”

“McCoombe the refs job easy . We lost to our own inadequacy to defend and keep strong when it mattered . Plug the gaps with solid pros and we’ll walk the league .”

“The best team lost tonight. Still can’t believe we didn’t get anything from the game. I am pretty sure we’ll have a chance to put things right next season because they will not be going up.
The ref must have been paid by them surely. I’ve seen some bad ones before but he takes the biscuit, 100% homer. He should never be allowed to Ref a game ever again!!
Well done lads, best I’ve seen then play in a while.”

“Tonights support from the Rovers fans was fantastic. Home support was embarrassing tonight; much quieter than we are at the Keepmoat.”

“ah we’ll win some ya lose some all Donny ain’t we ? We’ll be playing them next season in league one”

“Best game this season by far. Controlled the game virtually all the way through, robbed of the 3 points”

“Result apart, it was a great game, didn’t deserve to lose and denied a penalty yet again”

“Quality game of football, passionate performance, unlucky to not come away with anything, worth every penny.”

“Brilliant South Yorkshire derby for both teams and 2 world class goals by Bennett. Well played by Rovers team and very unlucky”

“Best performance I’ve seen this season, outplayed sheff Utd all game! Proud of my little pub team tonight”

“Glory in defeat. Proud very proud.”

“Great atmosphere from the guys and gals tonight as well, made 1500 sound like double that. Everyone brought their singing voices!”

“Literally cannot believe Sheff Utd took all 6 points from us, cunts”

“Suprising actually there seems a few decent Sheff Utd fans out there saying we deserved better”

“Not a bad away day, we out played them and deserved atleast a point”

“Must admit great game if you didn’t support either team, it was there for the taking for either team, Sheffield took it”

“Just shows how unlucky we were tonight with all positive comments coming from blades fans. Unlike deluded dingles that are chirping up!”

“Dickov breaks another records: 1st time Doncaster have lost at Bramall Lane in 32 years yet we still made more noise than the librarians who were supporting Sheff Utd… talk about embarrassing support! “

“Season of Ifs, Buts and Maybes.
What if we had the EFFORT we showed tonight for the whole season?”

“The team gave everything they had tonight, just the poor concentration defensively cost us, it could have gone either way, very little between the teams.”

“Little between the teams?
Were you there
It was one way traffic ffs.”

Pre-Match View From Doncaster

“My Owls fan mate wants to come if he’ll be able to stand with me and be a fan for the night!”

“Be interesting to see how many Rovers fans turn up at Bramall Lane. Not many I reckon after last nights shambles.”

“I was gonig but not bothering now, just simply as the game is worthless.”

“1200 tops I reckon, season over, I never seen a decent game between the two.”

“I know it’s not brilliant but it’s a night game and most fans don’t think we’ll get anything out of this season plus a couple
of hundred fans are banned because of ‘pyros’ talk on social media and a lot of fans refuse to come to home games because of
how poor we are at home and because we still have Dickov”

“We are nearer the relegation places than the play offs. 8 points from Relegation. 10 points from play offs.
We all know what happened from this point last season…………………………………………..Is history about to repeat itself?”

“Nailed on to win at Bramall Lane.”

“No chance. Another season wasted. Roll on next year !”

“We’ll draw. It won’t be inspiring but we won’t lose.”

“I have absolutely no idea which Donny team will turn up but we’ve gone from an outside chance of the play-offs to a possible relegation, given last season and the plonker we have in charge I wouldn’t bet against it.”

“Sheff U are shaky as hell at home so we have to tear at them. If we are going to miss out then I’d rather be able to say we
went out with guns blazing than with a whimper.”

“Mate of mine , well I say mate , if anyone can be friendly towards a Dingle, went on Saturday and said the Blunts totally out
played them”

“OK so its one game I am not best to comment on being a bus ride away. However I go and support my team through thick and thin
as do most on here, so I suppse we can only see our viewpoint in terms of floating support. I am expecting a massive
disapointment on Tuesday. Will we sell all the, i believe, 1500 posibly not. The season is over for a lot I fear. However I
hope we do sell more. “

“It’s local pride for me now and I want to finish above our mates from Dingleville.
Sheffield exile I am staying with Mrs Rover in that little place where Brian the Blade comes from”

“Whilst I do agree that Sheff u may be too soon for unleashing all of the kids, I think Lund, Middleton and McKay would give us
an energy that Utd would not be expecting and could give us a morale boosting victory. I am an eternal optimist though and live
in hope for an inspirational leader as a manager. Oh well so much for that dream”

“I will be there to see us beat the stuttering blades”

“The possibility of some good football from our team? Effort. Passion. Shots on goal. Tenacious defending. The manager showing
some tactical ability
I fear the worst even allowing for our decent away form we’ve played too many get out of jail cards this season, I fear a bit
of a spanking but yet I do so hope I’m wrong”

“everywhere I’ve been this season not one side has had a good home atmosphere”

“If Chris Smalling……is the 4th best centre back in England, then Andy-f***ing-Butler must be a decent shout for the 5th

“difference between Jones and Butler, they both have the passion and have the heart. ………… Jones could do his job,
Andy Butler cant.”