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Sheffield Utd (A) PL - Sun 28th Feb 2021 at 19:15

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Just now, Bobby Hundreds said:

They're the worst team in the league that pretty much guarantees them a comfortable win.

Brewster to score the winner. 

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Get in. Poison all PL referees so they have to bring in outside officials. Get the three points. Get out.

 

Oh, and Nat Philips plus one please.

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The chips are down but I am really trying to turn the tide here.

 

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Last season's fixture was a real slog. Sheffield United were playing to a system that every other team in the league was struggling to fathom. On paper it looked like a 3-5-2 with wing-backs, but the confusing aspect was that the 2 wider centre backs had licence to push out wide into attacking areas. The wing-backs tucked inside when they did this, and two of the midfield players would sit deep or drop right back to cover the space. Not exactly Dutch total football from the 70s but definitely something to give pause for thought. The players worked their bollocks off too. We managed to come through it despite our own indifferent performance, scoring the only goal when Gini's shot from the edge of the area squirmed through Dean Henderson's hands.

 

The previous league meeting at Bramall Lane was on the opening day of the 2006/07 season. Another indifferent performance saw us scrape a 1-1 draw thanks to a penalty from Robbie after a somewhat harsh decision. If VAR had been around then, it would still have been given against us but we would have had it overturned. We'd faced a fair bit of shit refereeing that season too.

 

 

August 2006 saw Shakira at number one alongside Wyclef Jean with 'Hips Don't Lie'. It's a bang average song but the Colombian singer's pelvic wobbles in the video override that. A little bit. Shakira's got a weird singing style with all sorts of high and low notes (Piques and Troughs if you will. *crickets* No? OK, moving on.), plus a bit of Vic Reeves' nightclub singer thrown in for good measure.

 

 

I have no idea what to expect from us any more. Every game is seeing a playing getting injured (if the player doesn't manage to sustain a knock during training), and we are getting royally fucked over by VAR and the officials like a pre-teen on Prince Andrew's yacht (*allegedly*).

 

I think this is the game where we must change the formation and approach. Two actual centre backs at centre back, a midfield diamond and two up front. Yes I would drop Bobby to the bench, and probably put either Curtis or Shaq at the top of the diamond, Gini at the base (if Fab still isn't ready) and Thiago and Naby in the centre. It's not ideal but we haven't had ideal for months now. The change-up is necessary just to get something - anything - going. I don't want to see or read any more about how the officials have completely fucked us over again, or how a former player of ours finally broke his scoring duck while we replay the same record that's been on for months now. We can't go on creating more unwanted records and new low points.

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Given our run of form, I can’t think of a bleaker fixture than this on a Sunday evening in the middle of a global pandemic. 
 

They’ve been awful this season, but I saw nothing today to suggest that they won’t comfortably beat us. 

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We now surely have to change formation. 4231, Sit back and let other teams try break us down and get them on the break with space for our attackers. 

Twelvety nil to the blades

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16 hours ago, Jairzinho said:

Alisson

TAA Phillips Davies Robertson

Wijnaldum

Jones Thiago

Shaqiri Salah Mane

Assuming Fab isn't fit, that's what I'd go for too. 

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Just now, aws said:

Assuming Fab isn't fit, that's what I'd go for too. 

If he is fit you'd play him in defence, wouldn't you?

 

I'd play him instead of Jones or Thiago.

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16 hours ago, Jairzinho said:

Alisson

TAA Phillips Davies Robertson

Wijnaldum

Jones Thiago

Shaqiri Salah Mane

Jones needs time with the U23s I reckon.

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8 minutes ago, aRdja said:

Jones needs time with the U23s I reckon.

We don't have any other central midfielders, do we?

 

I always assume Keita and AOC are injured. What about Milner?

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9 minutes ago, Jairzinho said:

If he is fit you'd play him in defence, wouldn't you?

 

 

Probably not against the Blades. 

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1 minute ago, aws said:

Probably not against the Blades. 

Who starts upfront for them? It's that 7ft McBurnie lad, isn't it? The bits of them I've seen Brewster is always on the bench.

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