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  1. You said it yourself earlier on in the season. IF playing a couple of games in a few days is a problem..Then you have a squad of 27 players therefore you should be able to rest certain players with able back up? I mean Urby Emanuelson is it? He quoted himself as one of the "higher earners" in the squad, yet he hasn't featured?
  2. Cheers Mel, I think it tallies up with what Edwards said on RS really. The pitch was apparently a bit "sticky", especially in the middle of the park and the boxes, this took the flow out of the game a bit. Freeman still managed to get up and down the line at pace today and was instrumental in most of the positive play and the goals.
  3. The key to Wilder's success so far has been doing the basics correctly mainly however as a whole he hasn't done much wrong at all. How many times did we hear Clough and Adkin's say the stereotypical? And in the end it was rather cringeworthy..... "Teams treat fixtures against us like a cup final" "they turn up against us" Wilder doesn't hide behind excuses. He doesn't give any of the opposition in our league any respect what so ever. He sets up to go out on the pitch and win, not to draw. There is non of this "absorb the pressure and counter attack stuff" unless it is required in games, but we haven't had to do a great deal of this because we have been on the front foot. Duffy, fleck and Coutts are his bulldogs....He instructs us to close teams down quickly and to get the ball and look to attack as often as possible. It isn't rocket science, it is common sense, playing players to their natural strengths and instructing going out to win games.
  4. I always find the old attendance debate a little comical and cringeworthy. Truth be said, judging by the sound of it...Wolves will probably feel annoyed that they didn't stake all three points, which incidentally is what it sounds like they actually deserved.
  5. The words of many an angry Owls fan on Praise Or Grumble right now...... The same things are being said...."I went to Preston and I went today and we have been really poor in both games" Two seperate callers have said that you are a poor team who rely heavily on FF and Lees is it?.....I am merely repeating what your supporters who have been are saying.
  6. I have said before and I will agree with you again 66 because I think you are right, even as a blade. You have the base ingredients of a promotion hunting team and if anything you have some real luxuries within the squad as well however you have several week links who simply aren't good enough and with the exception of Hunt and Sasso (who I don't know enough about to judge them), I agree with the players that you have named. A team balances itself out over the course of a season when you are fielding players who aren't good enough. You will win games but you will also draw and lose a few because of the inconsistency within the squad. If you get things right in this window then there is no reason what so ever why you lot can't look to improve the consistency and really kick on into the second half of the season. Do I think that they automatic spots are beyond you? Honestly yes, however this is because I don't think you have shown enough as of yet this season in order to show yourself as one of the best two teams in that division.......Play-offs?...You can make these even with your current patchy form however can you win them?...Not as it is but should you improve the squad in the key area then there is no reason why you can't at least have another trip to Wembley. One thing is for sure.....This keeps on happening every now and again. Wolves just played you off the park and it isn't acceptable. Carlos needs to get it right in this window if you want anything out of this season.
  7. "Wednesday boo'd off the pitch at the end of the game after riding their luck for most of the match".......Oh dear.
  8. According to top and a couple of others, apparently Joao isn't up to it?
  9. Text to mate:- "What's match like?" Mate:- "We are poor again to be honest and Wolves should have had 2 penalties in the first half. Starting to pick up a tiny bit but it isn't great"
  10. As the best player in your team, you would imagine that he would be playing?
  11. Sounds like we are doing our trademark of growing into the game again. We will go into half time the better team now and I have a feeling we will come out in the second half and hit the back of the net. The possession and movement sounds good. Truth be said we only went behind due to a decent long range strike from Mellis, he obviously has a a point to prove as an ex blade and after getting sent off against us last night out. Other than that it doesn't sound like the home team have created much. Scunny are winning and Bolton are losing... ---------- Post added 02-01-2017 at 16:31 ---------- Get In.........There we go!! 1-2 The game plan remains very much the same. We turn up the intensity in the second half especially and we catch teams on the counter attack, a trademark burst down the line and a zipped in ball into the box. It might go down as an own goal however we are doing everything right in games without being overly prolific today. And Bolton are now 1-2 behind....Scunthorpe are winning. ---------- Post added 02-01-2017 at 16:40 ---------- And there it is!....Done and dusted! 1-3 This is trademark....I am loving how we are going about things at the minute!....And again an example of how our 3 at the back with wing backs works, the formation very much suits Freeman who loves to get forward. Two goals in two games for him after a tiny bit of stick for a sub standard performance, what a way to reply to the criticism! ---------- Post added 02-01-2017 at 16:43 ---------- And Peterborough equalise!!! Fantastic day all round if it stays like this! Coventry 3 -1 Bolton....It get's better!....Damn disallowed, never mind haha....... Coventry 2 v 2 Bolton......Still take draws if we win all day long. FULL TIME: - Bury 1 v 3 Blades FULL TIME:- Scunthorpe 1 v 1 P'Boro FULL TIME:- Coventry 2 v 2 Bolton 1. Sheffield United 53pts 2. Bolton 50pts ............................................ 3. Scunthorpe 49pts ............................................ 7. Southend 39pts
  12. What with Wilder openly stating that he is to add to the squad in the next window, I guess that we should expect 2 or 3 arrivals as he puts it. The 2 main rumours are that we are about to make a double swoop of loanees in the window, these are Manchester United full back Joe Riley and Fulham and Wales winger George Williams........Both of which would be fantastic young additions to an already exceptional League One squad. Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4079056/Manchester-United-manager-Jose-Mourinho-allow-Joe-Riley-loan-Sheffield-United-interest.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 http://hammyend.com/index.php/2017/01/blades-in-pole-position-to-land-williams/ We are also strongly rumoured to be interested in a double swoop of Webster and Gregory from Millwall.
  13. I guess Matchthreads are getting a bit repetitive now however the same as usual applies..... We are top of the league on Merit and are currently in an unbeaten run of 4 wins on the trot, therefore we have already proven ourselves to be better than most at the half way point of the season.... Of course we will encounter a few stiff tests however we are one of the best teams in this division (currently the best) and we just need to replicate what we have been doing in the first half of the season! 1-2 away win......Up the Blades
  14. It wasn't that long ago that McManaman was thought to be one of the hottest young prospects in English football and back then I can honestly say that I was an admirer of him. If you give the lad a bit of freedom to rediscover that form then he has the potential to be the best signing that you lot have made since Chansiri arrived. Prior to this season I think you have to admit that wide men was something that you have always lacked for whatever reason. It is worth noting that McGeady was fantastic today.
  15. You know 66 mate, bot that it matters because i'm a blade but I very much agree with you regarding the above. I happen to think that you lot have a bloody good core of a squad barring a couple of weaknesses...which might I add can be sorted out and if you do then you are in with a pretty decent shout of a bit of success this year. Nuhiu is Nuhiu ain't he....He isn't good enough to be a week in, week out striker in that league however I think even he knows his limitations in that league. He does a job every now and again in respects to throwing himself about a bit and holding up play in that danger third of the pitch. Palmer is a bit of a dodgy one. Shows the odd glimpse of capability but for the majority he isn't in the game....He is steady enough however we are talking about "project promotion" and with that in mind, for a young lad he isn't always reliable in a full back position and going forward he isn't great. Wallace was once a great player. From set pieces he still shows that he has got a lethal peg on him however you watch him on the pitch jogging around and pointing at others to cover positions and it is obvious that his legs aren't what they used to be...You will get a few bright moments out of him in a game because he has talent however over the course of 90 minutes...I don't think he is up to the job for you... Pudil is an annoying one because he had a decent enough game going forward against Newcastle therefore is it more of a formation thing with him or instructions?..I am a big fan of full backs getting in advanced positions when it is safe to do so.....Theres is a bit of iffiness regarding Pudils ability at the back at times, he gets beat to easy as seen on many occasion.
  16. Top of the league with a 2 points per game average!.... Second leading goalscorers in the league.... One of the best back fours in the league on paper.... The leagues top goalscorer...... Every first team player on the score sheet but one....... A quarter of the league unbeaten run!..... And one of the most in form managers in the whole of the country at the helm.... It IS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! All the best to you and yours for 2017 Future's Red and my fellow comrades!..... And the same to those on the other side of the fence...I wish you all happiness and good health in 2017 however obviously dismal luck on the football front!
  17. We are top of the league....i say we are top of the league! We are top of the league.... I say we are top of the league... We are top of the league....i say we are top of the league! We are top of the league.... I say we are top of the league... We are top of the league....i say we are top of the league! We are top of the league.... I say we are top of the league... We are top of the league....i say we are top of the league! We are top of the league.... I say we are top of the league... We are top of the league....i say we are top of the league! We are top of the league.... I say we are top of the league... We are top of the league....i say we are top of the league! We are top of the league.... I say we are top of the league... 24,000+ Blades fans were lucky enough to see us go top of the league.......HAPPY NEW YEAR! UTB!
  18. If you say so....You aren't kidding anyone but yourselves One positive though hey.....100% conversion rate in the game!....1 shot on target, 1 goal.
  19. Oh give over top and for once in your life admit that you lot deserved nothing from that match!.....Others can! Only one team deserved to take anything out of that match and it wasn't you lot!.. Once again showing the importance of FF....Without him you lacked any srt of potency or shape!
  20. Not that much wrong with Clarke and Sharp today, they worked really hard for eachother and had it not been for they keeper making decent saves....both would have scored. Lavery came on and gave us that "different dimension" and then another positive change from Wilder saw Scougall come on for Basham and switch back to that dominant 5 man midfield. Of course another striker with some ability will never be frowned at however I don't think we lack up top...Perhaps offload Matt Done and bring one in.
  21. Well there we go, stolen a point that you have to admit you didn't really deserve but considering the level of the performance you have to take it. I agree with Top for once in respect to Hutchinson's abilty, had it not been for him making some important challenges at the back and for the woodwork....It could have easily been 2 or 3 nil and there wouldn't have been any complaints!
  22. Well that was coming....Only watched the second half however let's face it, you lot have been terrible and Preston deserve it.
  23. Northampton believe it or what were probably one of the best sides to come to BDTBL this year which is bizarre because of where they sit in the league. In the first half they started equally as fresh as us and the deserve a great deal of credit for having a go, granted they didn't overly bother us at the business end but they did look to create things which made the first half an attacking end to end affair. As the game went on and in particular the second half, our midfield began to get on top as they usually do and we began to strangle the opposition out of the game. We closed to ball down a lot quicker and controlled possession which allowed us to push on and create more chances. Had we not scored the late goal then it is easy to say that I would have felt robbed as we were terrific value for the win in the end. We hit the woodwork a couple of times and the Northampton goalkeeper earned a pint or two this evening with some cracking saves. It was a completely different 45 minutes for Northampton who like I said deserve credit for coming to Bramall Lane and trying to have a pop at us. In the second half as we took a grip on the game, obviously the opposition had to adapt and gradually drifted deeper whilst looking on the odd occasion to catch us on the break. Freeman has made up for a couple of mediocre performances of late but he was much improved today and bagged the winner as a result. Would have liked the goal to have come earlier but it wasn't through lack of effort.....I counted 4 clear cut opportunities that would have gone in had it not been for the woodwork and keeper. Well deserved.......4 games unbreaten.....Top of the league.....Happy as larry
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