Pre-Match View From Walsall

“Much better performance on Saturday: brighter, quicker paced and better all-round team play.”

“Everything relates to Wembley at the moment of course and our last League One fixture before next Sunday sees us entertaining Nigel Clough’s Blades, but their recent form has suggested more of the Blunts than Blades, to be honest. They signed Steven Davies (striker) on loan from Blackpool a couple of weeks ago but even he was substituted last Saturday. The Walsall contingent signed by Clough have all gone their separate ways so there won’t be any ex-Saddlers celebrating a la Grigg. Leading scorer McNulty has 12 goals to his name, but remained on the bench last week-end . Their return of 6 points from the last 18 is nowhere near promotion material and is only 1 point better than ours, but it should be remembered that United did bring off a 1-3 win at Ashton Gate on Valentine’s day which at least shows that Bristol City are not impregnable. think that with everyone trying to impress and stake their claim for a Wembley start we could re-invent Fortress Bescot and win this one 2-0, with goals from Hiwula and Sawyers (who is due for one!!).”

“About time we won. 1-0 us, in a game with no top gear.”

“Think we’ll win. What should see us needing one win in nine to avoid the drop. Hopefully we’ll get a few more than that – a top half finish would be great!!”

“Cant believe Florent Cuvelier Signed for Burton Albion 😯 I don’t know what wages they pay at Burton but surely he’d improve us for the last few games of the season could have been the difference between finishing top six or bottom half”

“The Flo that played for us 3-4 years ago definitely would. Is he as good now though?”

“What a player Flo was when he first came at the back end of the 11-12 season. He pretty much kept us up that year as a 18/19 year old kid!
Maybe it’s something we should revisit in the summer”

“He’s way too good for league 2 level, from what he showed in his loan spells here he’s boderline championship level but obviously the many injuries since then have probably knackered him.”

“He’s too good for league one and two”

“He was with us in 2012. That’s 3 years ago. Why do people think that he’s the same player now as he was then. Let’s bring back Kyle Lightbourne he could score some goals for us!
His career so far has been blighted by hamstring problems interspersed with patches of good form and patches not so good. It would be a backward step for us IMHO to bring him to Walsall again.”

“He would have been a good championship player but for a really bad injury run. He may still get there if he can maintain some fitness, but for another team (given that Hasselbank has picked him up from the ‘have it’ cloggers at the Blunts I’d say someone might get a lot more out of him).”

“whenever Sheffield United pitch up I wonder why on earth Jose Baxter is so highly rated, he just looks like he’s just turned up from Sunday league and never seems to do anything.”

“I work with a Blades season ticket holder, and he is less than complimentary about Baxter,(as he is about most Clough signings!) so don’t think he will cause us many problems tomorrow!”

VIEW FROM SCUNTHORPE

Scunthorpe 1-1 Blades 

“could have easily won it in 2nd half but referee disallowing Scunthorpe goal was major talking point”

“Both sides squandered chances to claim victory from pretty even contest. Iron much better second half than first.”

“Worst decision ive seen in 50 years to disallow our goal. Will watch on FLS tonight to try pick out a foul but to the naked eye it was the WORST DECISION I HAVE EVER SEEN!”

“Shocking decision. Ref had an absolute stinker.”

“Absolutely shocking decision.”

“Shocking refereeing all round today. Hope those two points aren’t to two that could have kept us up!”

“Not one Sheffield player claimed a foul.
The keeper dropped his head in embarrassment.”

“Awful decision, imo, but no doubt the reaction of their players helped. A handful of their players surrounded the ref after the incident happened, but the keeper himself bowed his head in shame.”

“i dont think the ref was looking at play at the time, he, like everyone else thought the keeper was just going to collect it, think he guessed at contact when the ball went in the net”

“thats 3 points from 18 now.Shocking – I can’t believe people were talking about a play off spot, we will do well to avoid relegation.
And I do we wish Mr Robbins would stop saying how disappointed he is with the result in his aftermath interview and saying we should have won he’s becoming boring and Wilclot like.”

“Set up for draw and that is what we got”

“Two clean sheets in 35 now, this is getting tedious.”

“Big chance missed to win today, Madden missed two glorious opportunities in the 2nd half to win it.
No idea why we had a totally fine goal dissalowed after Turner spilt the ball into his own net, nobody even complained about it.”
“we were the better side in the second half “

“We looked dangerous because everyone pushed up like a kids game which unsettled Sheff Utd because for 70 minutes they only had Madden to deal with.
Thought the defence looked solid with Marcus and Boyce back”

Pre-Match View From Scunthorpe

“Van Veen is an odd one. Seems to look absolutely amazing one moment and then horrible the next.
He is really struggling as a lone striker, he needs Madden up top alongside him but Robins is so against playing 4-4-2 for some reason. I think Sheff United will do us over here, we look absolutely horrible currently.”

“The lads have the week off, so if they put on a good show this Saturday, (winning might be a bit much to ask), “

“We’ve no chance of winning on saturday”

“Let’s say this dire run continues and more people want robins out, do you really think we could afford to get rid of him?”

“I would love Adkins back though that would get the attendances up!”

“Been a bit disappointed with our management team this last few games,whether it is because of playing two games a week for a fair while I do not know,but the playing formation or tactics are poor and we are getting back to the old ways and strangely enough it is the games that the prices have been reduced to try to bring supporters back have been the worst.”

“Marcus Williams could be back for saturday….”

“Weve had 95 attempts in the last six matches according to Scunthorpe Telegraph – that’s 16 on average every match- one every 5.5 minutes- the fans will flock back with these statistics!!”

“that is certainly not at home,unless that means clearing the ball out of our penalty area.”

“I think they’ve counted every time we passed the ball forward as an attempt on goal. I wonder what the “on target” count is according to them?”

LOAN UPDATE: Tranmere fans views on Harrison McGahey taken from the past month

“McGahey seems to cause chaos. “

“If McGahey is a professional footballer, I’m an astronaut.  “

“Can’t help thinking it’s the Rookie from Sheffield Utd that is letting us down”

“ Perhaps it costs us more if he does not play some part of a game. No reason why he is picked ahead of others”

“Early days but McGahey looks a disaster. “

“How does McGahey get a game”

“McGahey needs to be on the bench”

LOAN UPDATE: Motherwell fans views on George Long taken from the past month

““Only players in our team who I thought deserved credit were Grant and Long. “

“Would that be the same Long who got lobbed by a cross then didn’t have a save to make the rest of the match? In all fairness though, he did command his area very well on the odd occasion a cross did come in. “

“He made a couple of decent saves but nothing out of the ordinary. His kicking was garbage at times though.”

“Long is doing fine”

“Long has been very impressive”

“Thought Long got beat far too easily at the goal…..was there a small deflection? If not, you really shouldn’t get beat at the near post.  “