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18 hours ago, Brooker11 said:

In all my time of watching Bannan I've never seen him gift the opposition two goals like Norwood did yesterday, also Norwood cost in excess of £2m whilst Bannan was a free.

If you read the post I mention about neither of them heading the ball

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22 hours ago, Brooker11 said:

In all my time of watching Bannan I've never seen him gift the opposition two goals like Norwood did yesterday, also Norwood cost in excess of £2m whilst Bannan was a free.

This thread is about Norwood isn't it, not Bannan in all fairness.

 

To counter your comment.. I've never seen Norwood have such a shocking game in a blades shirt and gift 2 goals in the manner that he did at the weekend.... and he's played just shy of 90 games for us now, a large percentage of those in the top flight! 

 

He' a 3 times Premier League promotion winner and he has put in some real quality performances for us in the past, which is why that performance disappointed so much. I feel almost inclined and obliged to find an excuse for such a woeful showing.

 

I don't know why he was off the pace, but he was. He looked knackered and switched off, rather than disinterested. He will have no doubt received a few choice words in the dressing room, therefore it is on him now to come back and respond. He seems a genuine enough bloke and I am pretty certain that he will respond in the right way. If not, then he loses his shirt doesn't he?....I've said it a few times, I feel sorry for flecky and lundstram, both of which had a decent game.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, cmonkes said:

This thread is about Norwood isn't it, not Bannan in all fairness.

 

To counter your comment.. I've never seen Norwood have such a shocking game in a blades shirt and gift 2 goals in the manner that he did at the weekend.... and he's played just shy of 90 games for us now, a large percentage of those in the top flight! 

 

He' a 3 times Premier League promotion winner and he has put in some real quality performances for us in the past, which is why that performance disappointed so much. I feel almost inclined and obliged to find an excuse for such a woeful showing.

 

I don't know why he was off the pace, but he was. He looked knackered and switched off, rather than disinterested. He will have no doubt received a few choice words in the dressing room, therefore it is on him now to come back and respond. He seems a genuine enough bloke and I am pretty certain that he will respond in the right way. If not, then he loses his shirt doesn't he?....I've said it a few times, I feel sorry for flecky and lundstram, both of which had a decent game.

 

 

Norwood has like most been great for us, but he doesn't seem to be on it this season, if we are going back to the championship he will maybe recover his form (hopefully), but the squad needs a good sorting out at seasons end, most of the team that got us into the premiership will be in their 30s  even if we come straight back up,  so won't cut it then if not now.  Signings have been poor and those we have signed would struggle to command a fee anywhere near what we paid for them now,I'm sure they will address this at S2 come seasons end

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4 hours ago, cmonkes said:

This thread is about Norwood isn't it, not Bannan in all fairness.

 

To counter your comment.. I've never seen Norwood have such a shocking game in a blades shirt and gift 2 goals in the manner that he did at the weekend.... and he's played just shy of 90 games for us now, a large percentage of those in the top flight! 

 

He' a 3 times Premier League promotion winner and he has put in some real quality performances for us in the past, which is why that performance disappointed so much. I feel almost inclined and obliged to find an excuse for such a woeful showing.

 

I don't know why he was off the pace, but he was. He looked knackered and switched off, rather than disinterested. He will have no doubt received a few choice words in the dressing room, therefore it is on him now to come back and respond. He seems a genuine enough bloke and I am pretty certain that he will respond in the right way. If not, then he loses his shirt doesn't he?....I've said it a few times, I feel sorry for flecky and lundstram, both of which had a decent game.

 

 

What about the Palace game when he was jogging idly back and pointing to others to stop Eze's run?

 

Lack of effort and motivation.

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4 minutes ago, steved32 said:

What about the Palace game when he was jogging idly back and pointing to others to stop Eze's run?

 

Lack of effort and motivation.

Or perhaps found his depth and limitations? That is more where my mind it pointing?

 

Self admittedly he quit the Northern Ireland squad, stating that he is getting no younger and that he wanted to continue playing for Sheffield United.  He's had a few injuries and niggles that he has had to rehabilitate from.... and perhaps the relentless task of playing against the best players in the world, 3 times a week is finally catching up on him. To be honest, I think we have done extremely well to keep as many fresh legs on the pitch as we have done this season.

 

We are not gifted when in comes to squad rotation, in thank we are pretty limited as shown by the impact of losing a couple of key players. I think the lack of bolstering the squad in the short pre-season, was a huge mistake by our powers that be. The millions that we invested in single players was a huge sign of intent, but in hindsight?...Perhaps fees like this could have brought 2-3 players into the club, to keep us fresh and moving. 

 

We have pretty much a set XI, you know the team most weeks because it selects itself. 

 

This is why I am panicking in this window.....we need numbers, we need 3-4 players immediately. We need options for rotation and we need some sort of quality and we need it now! Failure to act and we probably won't even have much pride come the end of the season, never mind anything else.  The board need to reconsider plans, to sit back and pretty much admit defeat in terms of relegation? It's not good enough! You need to invest in the fight, because this squad will not see the season out. You will end up with tired legs and long term injuries!

 

 

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Well, you can't blame the management duo - they were identifying top Championship players for the last 18 months or so that we didn't land.  Instead, other clubs with deeper pockets got them and they are doing better than us - partly as a result.  We're still supposedly looking at the 2 that didn't go to rival PL teams, and perhaps we may get them, although I'd not put money on it.  Both are midfielders, but we are prioritisng a left sided centre-back for this window.

 

While Covid is still depleting the squad (and arguably still affecting others), Bogle has taken his chance - what about others coming through?  There isn't a good holding central midfielder by any chance..,,?

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2 hours ago, Thirsty Relic said:

Well, you can't blame the management duo - they were identifying top Championship players for the last 18 months or so that we didn't land.  Instead, other clubs with deeper pockets got them and they are doing better than us - partly as a result.  We're still supposedly looking at the 2 that didn't go to rival PL teams, and perhaps we may get them, although I'd not put money on it.  Both are midfielders, but we are prioritisng a left sided centre-back for this window.

 

While Covid is still depleting the squad (and arguably still affecting others), Bogle has taken his chance - what about others coming through?  There isn't a good holding central midfielder by any chance..,,?

I would love to bring that lad over from Belgium personally? Coulibaly? We bought him and apparently he's a quality player, even the Milan duo are sniffing around him.

 

20 years old, 6ft tall, 14 appearances, 5 goals and a handful of assists for Beerschot! Why is he still there in our current state?  

 

 

 

 

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WBA winning at Wolves, Brighton beating Leeds and now Burnley winning at Anfield.

 

Can Blades win at Old Trafford or Etihad?  Very, very unlikely.

 

Therefore relegation is nailed on.

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They are having a great FA Cup run....

 

I have said that it seems the players aren't playing for CW seems I have that wrong the problem seems to be that the players can't cut it in the Premier league or preform at this level....

 

I would rather Sheffield United survive in the Premier league than have a great FA Cup run.....

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Can I ask a serious question of SUFC fans (this is not a dig before you rush to the report button):

 

We're often told that the club has no debt and is receiving ample money from the Premier League so why haven't they at least tried to get a couple of fresh faces in this transfer window (yes I know there's still time) given their dire league position.

 

I repeat this is not a dig I'm merely curious what fans think.

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I assume we are still trying to get fresh faces in.  CW has often said we are, but that they will be loan deals at this stage.  Let's face it, how many top players would relish a move to a club in our position in the league?  We have clearly needed temporary replacements for our long term injured key players, but have not been able to compete on finance with better-healed opponents. 

I think we'd be looking at some top, experienced PL players towards the end of their current contracts and not playing, who might be up for a few months loan at a PL club to put themselves in the "shop window" for clubs to sign in the summer.

A tall left-sided Centre-Back, and a holding midfielder look to be the obvious priorities.

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On 25/01/2021 at 15:00, Thirsty Relic said:

I assume we are still trying to get fresh faces in.  CW has often said we are, but that they will be loan deals at this stage.  Let's face it, how many top players would relish a move to a club in our position in the league?  We have clearly needed temporary replacements for our long term injured key players, but have not been able to compete on finance with better-healed opponents. 

I think we'd be looking at some top, experienced PL players towards the end of their current contracts and not playing, who might be up for a few months loan at a PL club to put themselves in the "shop window" for clubs to sign in the summer.

A tall left-sided Centre-Back, and a holding midfielder look to be the obvious priorities.

Reports yesterday that CW gave the board a list of players and was told the board would not commit funds even for loans, looks like they've waved the white flag.

 

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