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Season 2015/16 => Banter => Topic started by: Vamps on February 25, 2016, 01:47:37 pm

Title: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 25, 2016, 01:47:37 pm
 :-X

I was bored so thought I'd start another Banter thread, since the last one is close on 1400 comments...............

 :-X

I'm still bored.....................

Is it the new season yet?

 ???
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 25, 2016, 05:11:37 pm
Lately mate, new season same as the old season, so be careful what you wish for.  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 26, 2016, 05:30:18 pm
"Academy graduate Ben Whiteman has also trained with United’s senior professionals this week after impressing at under-21 level this term"


 :)


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 26, 2016, 08:07:37 pm
"Academy graduate Ben Whiteman has also trained with United’s senior professionals this week after impressing at under-21 level this term"


 :)

Best news I've heard in a while. Every time I've seen this lad he's shown more passion and drive to get forward than any other midfielder at the club - oh and he can play which helps!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 26, 2016, 08:37:09 pm
"Academy graduate Ben Whiteman has also trained with United’s senior professionals this week after impressing at under-21 level this term"


 :)

Best news I've heard in a while. Every time I've seen this lad he's shown more passion and drive to get forward than any other midfielder at the club - oh and he can play which helps!!!

So he'll play a few games in the league, look promising and get sold to Spurs or similar to warm the bench for a pittance of his true worth.....it's the Blades way!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 26, 2016, 11:35:12 pm
Eeyore is well and truly back  :DD

Guess the move went smoothly then mate? The San Jose went down well in the Soleil  8)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 27, 2016, 11:12:12 am
Eeyore is well and truly back  :DD

Guess the move went smoothly then mate? The San Jose went down well in the Soleil  8)

 :D that was a wine induced rant and I take it all back......till the next time!

Move done and as smooth as can be expected ta..... :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 27, 2016, 01:39:33 pm
Sheffield Tap at 18:10 Tuesday night then Eeyore? Subject to any delays on the trains  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on February 27, 2016, 02:10:59 pm
Long, Brayford, Basham, Flynn, Sharp, Woolford, McEveley, Reed, Adams, Cuvelier, Edgar

Howard, Coutts, Done, Collins, Scougall, Campbell-Ryce, Calvert-Lewin
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 27, 2016, 05:54:01 pm
Much improved performance today with more chances created than in most games this season.

Their goalkeeper was immense today making a string of fine saves and was easily man of the match. George let their two chances in, so he wasn't.

Cuvelier getting going with some nice work going forwards, Brayford had a good game, Adams is still very raw but still had several shots on target.

STILL the fact is we've slipped to 10th below previously relegation-threatened Barnsley BUT although I maintain the season is over, we were 5 points off the playoffs this morning and bizarrely we're now only 4 behind. You never know, but when you're so much in control of a game like we were today, especially first half, you have to come home with the points.

Apparently KM and NA are planning pre-season already (seems they already know which division we'll be in) but the big thing to come out of the last couple of days was, finally, an admission from McCabe that with hindsight(!) the sacking of Danny Wilson was a mistake.

Cheers Kev




Edit: Bury, who couldn't buy a win before we went there, can't buy a win since. That was our first defeat there since 1952.

Today, that was our first EVER defeat versus Rochdale.

We really are quite shit aren't we?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 28, 2016, 08:34:59 am
Much improved performance today with more chances created than in most games this season.


Edit: Bury, who couldn't buy a win before we went there, can't buy a win since. That was our first defeat there since 1952.


Bury won their next game after beating us. They won at home to Colchester 5-2 after being 2 goals down.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 28, 2016, 09:01:03 am
It did sound a better performance. However, we sodding lost again. Yet, we are still in with a sniff of the play offs.



Predictions posted for next week

http://www.thecrossedblades.com/forum/index.php?topic=105.0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 28, 2016, 09:26:37 am
Much improved performance today with more chances created than in most games this season.


Edit: Bury, who couldn't buy a win before we went there, can't buy a win since. That was our first defeat there since 1952.


Bury won their next game after beating us. They won at home to Colchester 5-2 after being 2 goals down.

That doesn't count - it was v Colchester  ;)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 28, 2016, 09:31:45 am
Much improved performance today with more chances created than in most games this season.


Edit: Bury, who couldn't buy a win before we went there, can't buy a win since. That was our first defeat there since 1952.


Bury won their next game after beating us. They won at home to Colchester 5-2 after being 2 goals down.

That doesn't count - it was v Colchester  ;)

Who won at Bramall Lane I seem to remember  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 28, 2016, 01:07:04 pm
Much improved performance today with more chances created than in most games this season.


Edit: Bury, who couldn't buy a win before we went there, can't buy a win since. That was our first defeat there since 1952.


Bury won their next game after beating us. They won at home to Colchester 5-2 after being 2 goals down.

That doesn't count - it was v Colchester  ;)

Who won at Bramall Lane I seem to remember  :whi

That doesn't count, it was only Sheffield United
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 28, 2016, 02:14:24 pm
Much improved performance today with more chances created than in most games this season.


Edit: Bury, who couldn't buy a win before we went there, can't buy a win since. That was our first defeat there since 1952.


Bury won their next game after beating us. They won at home to Colchester 5-2 after being 2 goals down.

That doesn't count - it was v Colchester  ;)

Who won at Bramall Lane I seem to remember  :whi

That doesn't count, it was only Sheffield United

Harsh, but true Mr Lings, very harsh
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on February 28, 2016, 10:43:09 pm
Really not sure what to make of all the announcements coming from the Miser..... He sounds desperate at times.... probably because he knows the game is up and Attendances are going to rapidly decrease between now and Season ticket renewal time/ I've read so many reports and posts from people who have been going since the 60/70's saying enough, they aren't renewing this season.

Of Course me and Ziah will be there. Speaking of which! We're Currying as usual at 6pm. Anyone welcome to join us. We are doing the Flag folding thing too so can't hang about too long.

I've become despondent on the issues surrounding the club now. I can't do anything to change anything and anyone who suggests it get quickly labelled, so nothing happens. I went to a protest meeting and they decided when we are mathematically unable to make the play-offs is the time to take action. It is against the Board and Owners though, not the Players or Manager although Adkins really isn't doing himself any favors in the Media.

Lets see what happens against Clough's Burton
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 29, 2016, 08:46:02 am
Sheffield Tap at 18:10 Tuesday night then Eeyore? Subject to any delays on the trains  :ok:

That the plan then? Works for me. Sorry Dane, I won't be currying. I NEED serious amounts of beer in me to watch the Blades these days!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 29, 2016, 09:32:34 am
I hope there aren't any protests. I think having a squad of 40 bang average players is something that takes time to sort out. protests aren't going to make the players any better, and neither is McCabe suddenly going to say "OK sorry, here's £15m". I'm all for showing some displeasure but protests against a sole owner are going to achieve nothing, and I'd STILL rather have McCabe than Vincent Tan or the Venkys so we have to be careful what we wish for (although if we can get a Tunaman like the other lot did I'm all for KM being run out of town).

Speaking of negativity, I hear there was a lot of knuckledragging again from our fans at Rochdale, no doubt the same lot who made my mind up not to go away for a while after their performance away at Crewe. Staff on minimum wage shouldn't have to put up with having stuff thrown at them or the verbal abuse that was hurled in their direction along with milk, beer and whatever else. The setting off of smoke "flares" in an enclosed concourse is not funny it's just offensive and stupid. Ugly scenes between these numpties and players including Grant Holt and, incredibly, Matt Done, are indicative of the way we're going.

Dane mate, with Ash moving out to hathersage and needing the train to get in, he doesn't get into the station until after 10 past 6 so we're going to grab a few sherbets instead of the ruby. You're welcome to join us but I know Zach likes his curry so otherwise we'll catch you inside.

Up The Blades!  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 29, 2016, 09:45:56 am
Re McCabe... Anyone else think it's strange that he's decided to start talking publicly again? When Mr P has disappeared off the face of the earth (not just for Sheffield United related projects either)? Could be because the accounts are due in March and they're getting ready for the flak that's going to come out of those.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 29, 2016, 10:27:56 am

Dane mate, with Ash moving out to hathersage and needing the train to get in, he doesn't get into the station until after 10 past 6 so we're going to grab a few sherbets instead of the ruby. You're welcome to join us but I know Zach likes his curry so otherwise we'll catch you inside.

Up The Blades!  ;D

My train gets into Sheffield at 17:37, so if you fancy a beer before Eeyore arrives see you there!

Chloe isn't going tomorrow so if you need a ticket to just pay the upgrade on then the offer is there.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 29, 2016, 01:46:55 pm

Dane mate, with Ash moving out to hathersage and needing the train to get in, he doesn't get into the station until after 10 past 6 so we're going to grab a few sherbets instead of the ruby. You're welcome to join us but I know Zach likes his curry so otherwise we'll catch you inside.

Up The Blades!  ;D

My train gets into Sheffield at 17:37, so if you fancy a beer before Eeyore arrives see you there!

Chloe isn't going tomorrow so if you need a ticket to just pay the upgrade on then the offer is there.

Kinell  :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: You'd better stay off the Jaipur if you're starting that early!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 29, 2016, 02:11:38 pm

Dane mate, with Ash moving out to hathersage and needing the train to get in, he doesn't get into the station until after 10 past 6 so we're going to grab a few sherbets instead of the ruby. You're welcome to join us but I know Zach likes his curry so otherwise we'll catch you inside.

Up The Blades!  ;D

My train gets into Sheffield at 17:37, so if you fancy a beer before Eeyore arrives see you there!

Chloe isn't going tomorrow so if you need a ticket to just pay the upgrade on then the offer is there.

Kinell  :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: You'd better stay off the Jaipur if you're starting that early!!!

LoL - In the York Tap on Saturday and they had a particularly appealing 10% ale on which I even passed up the Jaipur for..................

Besides - it's only 1 extra pint
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 29, 2016, 02:28:34 pm
17:37 it is then  ;D

I think I'm OK for the ticket Vamps, thanks for the offer but with Ash borrowing Dane's and with Soton Chris not coming up, I can get a freebie  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 29, 2016, 03:48:22 pm
17:37 it is then  ;D

And you can certainly stay off the Jaipur starting that early - it will be a hostile enough environment on the Kop without you chucking Bovril over everyone  :yikes:  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 29, 2016, 04:02:12 pm
17:37 it is then  ;D

And you can certainly stay off the Jaipur starting that early - it will be a hostile enough environment on the Kop without you chucking Bovril over everyone  :yikes:  :whi

"That early" ??? 2 hours before kickoff when we start close to 3 hours before kickoff on a satdi?

I shall indeed be asking mine host to fetch forth the aforementioned Jaipur, and stout yeoman that he is I'm sure he will oblige.


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 29, 2016, 04:24:08 pm
17:37 it is then  ;D

And you can certainly stay off the Jaipur starting that early - it will be a hostile enough environment on the Kop without you chucking Bovril over everyone  :yikes:  :whi

"That early" ??? 2 hours before kickoff when we start close to 3 hours before kickoff on a satdi?

I shall indeed be asking mine host to fetch forth the aforementioned Jaipur, and stout yeoman that he is I'm sure he will oblige.

Gonna miss the chippie stop though and a very brief walk to the taxi rank!!! Can we throw Pie chips peas and gravy instead of Bovril??
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 29, 2016, 04:29:42 pm
17:37 it is then  ;D

And you can certainly stay off the Jaipur starting that early - it will be a hostile enough environment on the Kop without you chucking Bovril over everyone  :yikes:  :whi

"That early" ??? 2 hours before kickoff when we start close to 3 hours before kickoff on a satdi?

I shall indeed be asking mine host to fetch forth the aforementioned Jaipur, and stout yeoman that he is I'm sure he will oblige.

Gonna miss the chippie stop though and a very brief walk to the taxi rank!!! Can we throw Pie chips peas and gravy instead of Bovril??

You only need an hour's Jaipur intake to turn you into a hooligan, Lings (I only need a pint  :-[)  :whi

No reason why pies can't be chucked instead Vamps  :ok: :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 29, 2016, 06:53:29 pm
At their prices I won't be chucking them anywhere but down my throat Vamps! BTW I just got royally slagged off when someone just said it was a bit of a walk from the Tap to the ground and I said we'd be getting a cab  ;D

Good point on the Jaipur Ash. I'll try to keep it down to 4. Besides, there's a chance Maisie might be coming so any trouble I cause, she can deal with  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 29, 2016, 07:21:41 pm
At their prices I won't be chucking them anywhere but down my throat Vamps! BTW I just got royally slagged off when someone just said it was a bit of a walk from the Tap to the ground and I said we'd be getting a cab  ;D

Good point on the Jaipur Ash. I'll try to keep it down to 4. Besides, there's a chance Maisie might be coming so any trouble I cause, she can deal with  :ok:

Only catching a cab cos it allows an extra pint!!! And it really isn't much of a walk, I'd like to bet less than the Cat!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 29, 2016, 09:30:37 pm
yeah yeah yeah, the old "extra pint" get out  :roll:

I'll go with that then Vamps  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 01, 2016, 06:56:39 pm
Tonight's debacle of a team.....;-)

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 01, 2016, 07:16:10 pm
Nice to see Whiteman get a place on the bench. Don't see him getting a go though.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2016, 10:47:55 pm
That was categorically the worst game of football I've ever witnessed. Burton Albion, top of the league, were worse than Colchester, bottom of the league, in terms of their performance at BDTBL.

Our performance tonight was just tragic. Adkins started with Edgar in midfield and then, when Baptiste came on, we found Brayford at Left Wing Back. Clearly the manager has absolutely no idea of his best formation or the players who should fit within it. When DCL came on he dropped Adams into a deep left-sided midfield role which is bizarre, because Adams is fucking useless unless you play him right up front alongside another striker. Anybody who watches football knows DCL is a box-to-box midfielder but because the lad's taller than Sharp or Adams suddenly he''s a target man!

The whole team, the shape, the strategy, everything is fucked. We are lost, totally lost, as if the first eleven people off the 52 bus have been given shirts and told to go and try to get the round thing into the bag.

Guys, this team, this club, this everything red and white is an absolute mess and will take some serious sorting out.

No skill, no shape, no strategy, no balls, no passion, no fight, no clue. Say what you want about Morgan, but he wouldn't have put up with that shit we saw tonight.

12th place tonight. We don't deserve to be so high.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 01, 2016, 11:36:15 pm
That was categorically the worst game of football I've ever witnessed. Burton Albion, top of the league, were worse than Colchester, bottom of the league, in terms of their performance at BDTBL.

Our performance tonight was just tragic. Adkins started with Edgar in midfield and then, when Baptiste came on, we found Brayford at Left Wing Back. Clearly the manager has absolutely no idea of his best formation or the players who should fit within it. When DCL came on he dropped Adams into a deep left-sided midfield role which is bizarre, because Adams is fucking useless unless you play him right up front alongside another striker. Anybody who watches football knows DCL is a box-to-box midfielder but because the lad's taller than Sharp or Adams suddenly he''s a target man!

The whole team, the shape, the strategy, everything is fucked. We are lost, totally lost, as if the first eleven people off the 52 bus have been given shirts and told to go and try to get the round thing into the bag.

Guys, this team, this club, this everything red and white is an absolute mess and will take some serious sorting out.

No skill, no shape, no strategy, no balls, no passion, no fight, no clue. Say what you want about Morgan, but he wouldn't have put up with that shit we saw tonight.

12th place tonight. We don't deserve to be so high.

I logged in to offer my two penneth, but hey............what he said.

Beer was feckin awesome though..........

BTW, what he didn't say....FECK OFF ADKINS you are shite as well  :yikes: )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2016, 11:40:26 pm
Beer was truly awesome tonight Eeyore, I'll give you that.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 01, 2016, 11:57:46 pm
ONE shot on target tonight........at home  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 02, 2016, 08:30:32 am
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/more-signings-to-come-at-sheffield-united-says-adkins-after-burton-defeat-1-7765239

Not been good enough all season, i'm not jumping on the NA out camp because he's been given a bag of crap to play with left by NC. Ye he's bought in a few crap players like Hammond, but managers go back to what they know and these players have not done what he expected. It's also obvious that he's become more and more desperate in his selections/changes to try to evoke a spark in the team and I think the Baptiste sub last night was just that. It's also probably a bad idea to play the youngsters at the moment, they are not being done any favours with such a mess going on.

Yes we need a winger, we need two, but he hasn't played the one's we do have (ok they are crap) but what we do need is a tough tackling CMer, one who isn't easy to knock off the ball because we don't have one and ALL our CMers are like fragile dolls.

 It also sounds now that the likes of Sharp, Done and Adams have given up or give up as the game goes on. These three should be more than good enough to score goals in lge 1, teams should be thinking 'shit, we have these three against us today' 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 02, 2016, 08:54:15 am
What Lings says is pretty much the impression Stabo & I got in the chat room.

The team are not playing well, and all confidence seems to have gone. We are desperately missing a controlling CMF to provide the telling pass to the strikers, and to get the others in MF working together. It will be interesting to see who this winger is? Probably a 45 year old from the Icelandic 5th division.

After all these shite results, we are still only 5 points from the play offs ( goal difference is against us).

I'll still give NA time as we cannot afford to change managers again.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 02, 2016, 08:57:24 am

12th place tonight. We don't deserve to be so high.

Could be 13th if Scunny win their game in hand.

Did Baptiste look a decent signing, or same old crap?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 02, 2016, 09:19:12 am

12th place tonight. We don't deserve to be so high.

Could be 13th if Scunny win their game in hand.

Did Baptiste look a decent signing, or same old crap?

Messi would have looked like the same old rubbish in that shower last night so a tad unfair to judge. Being thrown in at RB and moving Brayford to LB was a strange one though.

I can't remember the last time I called for a manager to be sacked, but I really am becoming hacked off with Adkins now and this football. I actually don't think he inherited a load of shite from Clough. We have the players in this side that SHOULD be able to win this league at a canter, they just aren't doing it for one reason or another.
 

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on March 02, 2016, 11:28:51 am
These sentiments is all that needs to be said
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 02, 2016, 11:38:19 am
Had this discussion before, our midfield isn't fit for purpose and it wasn't last season either and apart form Murphy was as pedestrian, plodding and weak as it is now. Our forwards should be more than good enough for this division (not Sammon) and if you include McNulty it should be good enough next season with the addition of some height and strength.  Defense wise, we need to add a CB but other than that we have the players if Harris and Freeman come back. Get rid of the lot of the midfield and concentrate on building one with strength, pace and quality in the summer and we should do a lot better.

 I'm bemused by Adkins TBH, he has a decent track record and has done it before so I think he's scratching his head as to how to create a spark to get us to perform with what he's inherited. But to put Edgar in midfield and then Brayford on the left is crazy and desperate.

 Would another manager do any better? with our board probably not and it's not a coincidence since Wilson was harshly sacked our managers have done nothing but give us shite football.

How was NC received last night from the crowd?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 02, 2016, 12:14:56 pm
Can we quantify 'the lot of them'

Flynn IS good enough for this league and the CCC. He needs to be used in the right manner though - NOT IN THE MIDDLE!
Baxter - gone as far as I'm concerned but certainly was good enough
Coutts - slow start but turning out to be quite a find
Basham - do you really want to get rid of him? Personally I prefer him at CB but he's a very good player for the holding roll in front of the defense
DCL - just starting to get a run. Jury's still out but reproduce the U21 performances and certainly good enough
Whiteman - still classed as junior player really but from what I've seen has serious potential

Re Adkins - let's have a look at his track record in a  bit more depth;
Scunthorpe - didn't really build anything. Inherited Brian Laws side
Southampton - blessed with the likes of Bale, Lallana etc.
Charlton - sacked
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 02, 2016, 01:59:17 pm
Can't agree on Flynn he isn't good enough, Basham i'd keep and like you say he can play CB, Baxter is inconsistent, Coutts isn't strong enough and a plodder, JCR get rid, send Hammond back, Woeford a joke. i don't include the young un's and it's making them look bad in a poorly performing team. So okay not all of them, just most  :ok:

Ye Adkins inherited a good team at Scunny but he still got them up, took Soton up twice with quality youngsters performing. He's inherited a bad team with us and our youngsters are not in the same class as Soton's was. Not defending him as he's made some weird subs and done some strange things. Do we get rid of him and then have the same trouble with the new guy? it's 3 managers in a row now that have had us playing shocking stuff, should we make it 4 and then 5?

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 02, 2016, 04:50:36 pm
Flynn is a winger, so that is where he should play. Now this is just a thought, Flynn might be better at RB and push Brayford into a right wing position. He has the pace and can tackle and won't get intimidated by stronger players. Baxter is not doing himself any favours. I think we should get rid. Not sure about Coutts, but he could probably turn out to be a good signing. Basham is probably a better CB. DCL, Reed & Whiteman should be kept.

As I said earlier, give NA another season. We can’t afford to get another manager, and assistants in. Not only do we need stability on the pitch, but we need it off the pitch as well.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2016, 05:03:06 pm
Flynn is easily good enough for this League at RW or RWB. I wouldn't put Brayford at RW as he doesn't have the close control. Everything with him is at pace, so charging onto a 1-2 and whipping a ball over is fine, but aside from that he's lost.

What worries me about Adkins is that he's going to be given a free reign to bring in a dozen or so players, and his recent acquisitions have largely been complete underpants so if he fecks up and gets sacked the poor numpty who comes in after him has another 2 years of mopping up before he can have HIS go.

In the end though it's car crash football so keep him on because I can't help looking at what he'll do next.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 02, 2016, 05:43:32 pm
Does anyone in all seriousness think ' Great Flynn is playing, he'll rip their defense a new arsehole' No!

 Yes Flynn has his moments BUT he's not a player that does it week in week out and is like most of the players we've had over the last 4 or 5 years inconsistent!

My worry is giving all these players new contacts in the summer and ye Lings that could be a big problem if NA brings in more rubbish for next season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2016, 06:54:32 pm
Flynn hasn't been given the opportunity to tear anyone a new anything. NA's tactics are far more about solidity than skill, and so were NC's before him. I know it's not saying much but when he plays he's often the best player in white with thin red pinstripes. The tactical strategy doesn't allow for creativity out wide so Flynn gets left on the bench too often. Weir had him playing as a second LB 20 yards ahead of the main one.

Flynn's good with the ball at his feet, has decent pace and good control. I think he's Championship quality, and aside from Sharp and possibly Brayford you really can't say that about anybody else
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 02, 2016, 07:55:59 pm
Agree completely with Lings about Flynn, and to answer your question Stabo, maybe not think about it in that way, but I do think, why oh why aren't we playing Flynn when he's not included.

He is - by a country mile - the best winger we have at the club!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 02, 2016, 08:14:05 pm
I too rate Flynn and wish he would be given more of a go in his best position......if anyone needs reminding of the quality of his passing and crossing, have a peek at the 2 goals we scored against Spurs last season.....oh, and have a look at the Villa cup game as well.

Now I see the argument that he has the odd good game in several, but as has been said, more often than not he isn't given the chance or he is being played out of position.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 03, 2016, 12:28:40 pm
This is the art of the possible if only we could somehow get a board who have ambition, bollocks and a bit of cash to take a short term hit.

Leicester have gone from a GBP28m loss to a GBP26m profit in the space of 12 months...

McC says we have to be frugal, as the football model of spend, spend, spend is unsustainable.  Well.  There are currently 55 football clubs who are better than us (based on league position).  Isn't that proof that the frugal approach doesn't work in football?  How many teams have gone bust, properly bust not just temporary administration to avoid paying the HMRC?  It's like wearing a condom in a night club... It might keep you safe, but you're going to get no action in the first place!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35714770
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 03, 2016, 05:27:51 pm
Thing is Roma, it actually wouldn't take too much investment in the team to transform what we have. As Vamps said we should be doing better with what we have and he's right because IMO, and i've said it before, it's the midfield that needs overhauling. The defense and forward positions just need tweeks here and there. Get rid of the lightweight plodders and sign some decent quality,pace and aggression wouldn't take several millions. But we fanny about signing past it loanees and freebees.

The only times McTwat has actually spent big, for the division we were in, was our promotion season to the PL and it worked and when big time charlie Nobson took over. In the PL season and in PL terms he spent little to keep us there and we went down.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 05, 2016, 02:32:11 pm
Neither McEverley nor Collins in the match day squad at all today! Sharp out ill so Done, Calvert-Lewin, Adams and Flynn is the attacking group
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 05, 2016, 06:17:56 pm
NA thought it was good today...........oh dear!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 05, 2016, 07:48:08 pm
There was nothing good about a 3ft 6in player having the freedom of the box to nod in their first goal. Nor was it good when their second came from another free header.

Set that against a poor shot deflected onto the target by their man for our first and a last-minute penalty for the second.

For the first time this season I couldn't even be arsed to listen to commentary.

Edit: more knuckledragging at Fleetwood as once again our wonderful "it's just banter" fans with stunning originality but typical stupidity threw something at their 'keeper, cutting his eye and delaying the penalty. I know the lad was giving it the big 'un but in the context of recent events you'd think they'd be able to see better through the beer goggles and just give him verbals.

Thick as mince
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 07, 2016, 06:42:47 pm
[quote author=lingsbord link=topic=104.msg2515#msg2515

Edit: more knuckledragging at Fleetwood as once again our wonderful "it's just banter" fans with stunning originality but typical stupidity threw something at their 'keeper, cutting his eye and delaying the penalty. I know the lad was giving it the big 'un but in the context of recent events you'd think they'd be able to see better through the beer goggles and just give him verbals.

Thick as mince
[/quote]

Says the Bovril Chucker..... :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2016, 07:37:42 pm
I can drag my knuckles with the best of 'em
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 07, 2016, 09:42:51 pm
I can drag my knuckles with the best of 'em

Pas de merde
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2016, 10:27:22 pm
I can drag my knuckles with the best of 'em

Pas de merde

You prawn sandwich types are all the same. Chucking Bovril was just banter  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 08, 2016, 08:30:51 am
Predictions posted for Saturday.

Sorry I can't post a link as my laptop has gone up the ying yang and I am having to use Hannah's tablet. They are in the usual place.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 08, 2016, 09:01:27 am


For the first time this season I couldn't even be arsed to listen to commentary.



To be honest I stopped listening a while ago. Having heard the views of Stabo and Bolton who've listened to a match that I've attended, and wondered if it's been the same match, I've come to the conclusion the commentators are just on a massive downer about the Blades at the moment. Therefore no point listening anyway cos it's gonna be negatively biased (when in reality it should actually be biased in our favour!!!).

Where's that beer  :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 08, 2016, 12:56:18 pm
I've been saying that for years. KE is a nice bloke but he'd find fault if we were sitting in Leicester's position...  He'd claim Mahrez is a showboater and that Vardy is all pace and too lightweight... If we were Barcelona he'd say that Messi doesn't celebrate scoring any of his hundreds of goals with enough passion and if we were Real Madrid he'd say that Ronaldo's hair is too straight...



For the first time this season I couldn't even be arsed to listen to commentary.



To be honest I stopped listening a while ago. Having heard the views of Stabo and Bolton who've listened to a match that I've attended, and wondered if it's been the same match, I've come to the conclusion the commentators are just on a massive downer about the Blades at the moment. Therefore no point listening anyway cos it's gonna be negatively biased (when in reality it should actually be biased in our favour!!!).

Where's that beer  :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 08, 2016, 02:25:15 pm
Now I've heard it all...

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-flynn-out-to-improve-goal-tally-1-7780208

Improve his goal tally? He only has one goal FFS... He could double it by knocking the ball over the line with his arse...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 08, 2016, 04:30:08 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 08, 2016, 06:30:57 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

It takes that long?......note to self.....'must try harder with suicidal chat'  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 08, 2016, 06:41:31 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

It takes that long?......note to self.....'must try harder with suicidal chat'  ;D

Never mind 30 minites................30 seconds more like  :DD :DD :whi Don't worry Stabo, you are doing fine!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 08, 2016, 07:26:51 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

It takes that long?......note to self.....'must try harder with suicidal chat'  ;D

Never mind 30 minites................30 seconds more like  :DD :DD :whi Don't worry Stabo, you are doing fine!

I do my best, it's the only way to keep Bolts awake with the scintillating football comms....

 KE should only talk when we do something decent......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 08, 2016, 07:56:58 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

It takes that long?......note to self.....'must try harder with suicidal chat'  ;D

Never mind 30 minites................30 seconds more like  :DD :DD :whi Don't worry Stabo, you are doing fine!
KE should only talk when we do something decent......

Now there's a major problem....better find another job, KE
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 09, 2016, 04:17:47 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

It takes that long?......note to self.....'must try harder with suicidal chat'  ;D

Never mind 30 minites................30 seconds more like  :DD :DD :whi Don't worry Stabo, you are doing fine!
KE should only talk when we do something decent......

Now there's a major problem....better find another job, KE

 It'd be dead air......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 09, 2016, 05:18:39 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-wednesday/football-dates-confirmed-for-football-league-play-offs-1-7786294

Won't be needing these........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 10, 2016, 04:43:54 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

We can shorten the time for you Lings :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 10, 2016, 04:44:54 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

It takes that long?......note to self.....'must try harder with suicidal chat'  ;D

Never mind 30 minites................30 seconds more like  :DD :DD :whi Don't worry Stabo, you are doing fine!

I do my best, it's the only way to keep Bolts awake with the scintillating football comms....

 KE should only talk when we do something decent......

Stabo & I are far more interesting than the match :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 10, 2016, 04:45:19 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

We can shorten the time for you Lings :ok:

You're going to be even worse now Bolton have been saved!  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 10, 2016, 05:29:52 pm
Roma he has hardly had any game time this season, but yes you could level that argument at him and most others in the side.

Vamps the other thing about the commentary is, when you also add the chat, Bolts and Stabo leave you suicidal after 30 minutes  :DD

We can shorten the time for you Lings :ok:

You're going to be even worse now Bolton have been saved!  :DD

It's not confirmed yet, or wasn't this morning. One of the investors has pulled out.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 10, 2016, 06:22:01 pm
No it's definitely completed Dave.

Look forward to you getting the ales in when the Blades visit the Macron next season  :ok:

Oh OK maybe Hannah will get them in then  :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 11, 2016, 08:18:34 am
No it's definitely completed Dave.

Look forward to you getting the ales in when the Blades visit the Macron next season  :ok:

Oh OK maybe Hannah will get them in then  :roll:

I know, I read the article in the Bolton News last night. They still have the HMRC case to answer, and they have to supply the FA with monthly operating figures. They are also under an embargo against any player movements both in and out. It's sad, but they have lived beyond their means for a number of years now.

A few at the golf club have been asking me for directions to Bramall Lane already.

The Macron has been a monkey on their back for a long time. They have also sold the car park at the Macron as well as their training ground in Chorley.

Beers not a problem. I can bring a case of Lidl's finest Excalibur Lager. :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 10:26:11 am
hahahaha - good lad  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 12:28:47 pm
Breakfast at 'spoons then pre-Dingles:

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-fixtures-2498019.aspx
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 11, 2016, 01:03:17 pm
Breakfast at 'spoons then pre-Dingles:

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-fixtures-2498019.aspx

 )O( More OTT policing and no doubt plenty of overtime...wonder if they are going to call in Durham's finest constabulary to help out as they do in Dingleland.

Oh, and shock horror, Wally with t'brolly has been sacked......never saw that coming  :whi

Maybe he will find his true managerial level in the lower leagues now.......so long as it's not at BDTBL
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 11, 2016, 01:26:46 pm
Breakfast at 'spoons then pre-Dingles:

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-fixtures-2498019.aspx

On the bright side I've just got a load of money off coupons come through for Spoons - if we use them all they'll be paying US to drink in there!!

Looks like it could end up being a full day on the beers!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 01:57:42 pm
Breakfast at 'spoons then pre-Dingles:

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-fixtures-2498019.aspx

On the bright side I've just got a load of money off coupons come through for Spoons - if we use them all they'll be paying US to drink in there!!

Looks like it could end up being a full day on the beers!!!

Now THAT'S a done deal  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 11, 2016, 02:25:14 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/breaking-neill-collins-released-by-sheffield-united-to-sign-for-american-team-tampa-bay-rowdies-1-7791084

Collins gone! not the right time IMO.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 02:27:21 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/breaking-neill-collins-released-by-sheffield-united-to-sign-for-american-team-tampa-bay-rowdies-1-7791084

Collins gone! not the right time IMO.....

keep up stabs  :ok:  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 11, 2016, 02:27:29 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/breaking-neill-collins-released-by-sheffield-united-to-sign-for-american-team-tampa-bay-rowdies-1-7791084

Collins gone! not the right time IMO.....

 :whi :whi :whi
http://www.thecrossedblades.com/forum/index.php?topic=109.0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 11, 2016, 04:17:53 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/breaking-neill-collins-released-by-sheffield-united-to-sign-for-american-team-tampa-bay-rowdies-1-7791084

Collins gone! not the right time IMO.....

keep up stabs  :ok:  :DB

He can't help it bless him. Please don't mock the afflicted :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 11, 2016, 06:57:25 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/breaking-neill-collins-released-by-sheffield-united-to-sign-for-american-team-tampa-bay-rowdies-1-7791084

Collins gone! not the right time IMO.....

keep up stabs  :ok:  :DB

He can't help it bless him. Please don't mock the afflicted :DD

whatever!!!!! don't give a flying one TBH!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 07:44:57 pm
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 11, 2016, 08:33:22 pm
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!

Ha ha ha spat me dummy out and it landed in some fluff  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 08:42:01 pm
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!

Ha ha ha spat me dummy out and it landed in some fluff  ;D

nice one mate - thought as much  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 11, 2016, 08:48:17 pm
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!

Ha ha ha spat me dummy out and it landed in some fluff  ;D

nice one mate - thought as much  :ok:

It was more of a Ne ne ne ne ne ne comment than a have a go type...i should have put a smiley in there or something.... my bad ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 11, 2016, 08:57:44 pm
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!

Ha ha ha spat me dummy out and it landed in some fluff  ;D

nice one mate - thought as much  :ok:

It was more of a Ne ne ne ne ne ne comment than a have a go type...i should have put a smiley in there or something.... my bad ;D

Thought you'd proper lost it mate -  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 12, 2016, 08:14:06 am
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!

Ha ha ha spat me dummy out and it landed in some fluff  ;D

nice one mate - thought as much  :ok:

It was more of a Ne ne ne ne ne ne comment than a have a go type...i should have put a smiley in there or something.... my bad ;D

Thought you'd proper lost it mate -  :whi

Me too....thought I would have had to buy a tin helmet for the chat room this afternoon.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 12, 2016, 01:17:12 pm
ooooohhh! stroppy handbags!

Ha ha ha spat me dummy out and it landed in some fluff  ;D

nice one mate - thought as much  :ok:

It was more of a Ne ne ne ne ne ne comment than a have a go type...i should have put a smiley in there or something.... my bad ;D

Thought you'd proper lost it mate -  :whi

Me too....thought I would have had to buy a tin helmet for the chat room this afternoon.....

You do mate, incontinence is a terrible thing....... :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 12, 2016, 06:48:49 pm
Ryan Flynn


That is all...........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 12, 2016, 10:29:15 pm
Ryan Flynn


That is all...........

 :DD Yep, great goal and great all round performance........MoM today, although JMac also v good.

Int too much beer brilliant

Good night......  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 13, 2016, 09:47:02 am
Ryan Flynn


That is all...........

 :DD Yep, great goal and great all round performance........MoM today, although JMac also v good.

Int too much beer brilliant

Good night......  :ok:

As you now get the train home I wonder how long it will be before you fall asleep and miss Hathersage. Too much beer might not be so brilliant then... :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 13, 2016, 10:12:36 am
Ryan Flynn


That is all...........

 :DD Yep, great goal and great all round performance........MoM today, although JMac also v good.

Int too much beer brilliant

Good night......  :ok:

As you now get the train home I wonder how long it will be before you fall asleep and miss Hathersage. Too much beer might not be so brilliant then... :whi

Wouldn't be the first time  :-[
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 13, 2016, 11:13:41 am
Predictions posted for next week...

http://www.thecrossedblades.com/forum/index.php?topic=110.0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 13, 2016, 02:31:50 pm
Ryan Flynn


That is all...........

He has the odd good game in season......yesterday was his for this season.....good goal, well taken by him though so well done Flynny same time next season?  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 13, 2016, 03:32:53 pm
Just watched the highlights, and it did look like a very good performance. 3 well very well taken goals. We didn't look in too much trouble, and there was some nice football as well.

Question for those who were there, what was Whiteman's performance like? From the brief highlights he did look quite composed.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 13, 2016, 05:03:25 pm
Ryan Flynn


That is all...........

He has the odd good game in season......yesterday was his for this season.....good goal, well taken by him though so well done Flynny same time next season?  :DD

Yes, when he gets his next chance to play  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 15, 2016, 05:48:37 pm
Good afternoon

Stuck record here............

16 games unbeaten for the U-21s.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 16, 2016, 08:43:28 am
Good afternoon

Stuck record here............

16 games unbeaten for the U-21s.

These bloody old fashioned vinyl records.................
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 16, 2016, 09:14:27 am
Good afternoon

Stuck record here............

16 games unbeaten for the U-21s.

These bloody old fashioned vinyl records.................

Sorry, I meant "glitchy i-Pod nano"  :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 16, 2016, 11:08:48 am
This could spark some interesting debate. I would definitely have 2 different ones in.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/821199608?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 16, 2016, 02:24:32 pm
This could spark some interesting debate. I would definitely have 2 different ones in.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/821199608?-295:800:0

That ought to be a thread all of its own!!

It will always be so subjective though - people will choose those they've seen play, which means 'older' players will be forgotten. Look at the likes of Woody (who I only briefly saw play), Hodgy and of course Joe Shaw (neither of whom I actually saw play) if you're talking Blades legends then surely they have to be included.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 16, 2016, 04:01:54 pm
Well personally I am staggered that Li Tie hasn't made the top 5.... :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 16, 2016, 05:08:04 pm
Well personally I am staggered that Li Tie hasn't made the top 5.... :whi

Christ, you been on the sauce already :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 16, 2016, 06:32:36 pm
This could spark some interesting debate. I would definitely have 2 different ones in.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/821199608?-295:800:0

I saw this, can you really pick a top 5? like Vamps said it's subjective. Interestingly enough Booker, Morgan and Colquhoun were all tough tackling players instead of silky footballers. But for me Keith Edwards has to be in there, so does Jagielka and possibly Michael Brown. What about Fatty Faulkes, Billy Gillespie and Ernest Needham all legends (All remembered by Bolts) It might be better to do a decade one....or a top 100 legends one.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 16, 2016, 06:38:27 pm
I see it a bit differently.

For me, Deane, Woody, TC, Hodgy etc were Heroes for sure, but to my mind "cult" heroes would be more the likes of Booker, Monty, Brown, Dellas or Pesch
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 16, 2016, 06:40:32 pm
Well personally I am staggered that Li Tie hasn't made the top 5.... :whi

Christ, you been on the sauce already :whi

Me?? God, I'm so misunderstood.. :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 16, 2016, 09:24:09 pm
Well personally I am staggered that Li Tie hasn't made the top 5.... :whi

Christ, you been on the sauce already :whi

Me?? God, I'm so misunderstood.. :whi

Objection M'Lud!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 16, 2016, 09:31:19 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/5-players-sheffield-united-fans-surely-cannot-wait-to-see-the-back-of/

This one's about right......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 16, 2016, 09:40:21 pm
Well personally I am staggered that Li Tie hasn't made the top 5.... :whi

Christ, you been on the sauce already :whi

Me?? God, I'm so misunderstood.. :whi

Objection M'Lud!

Objection over ruled
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 16, 2016, 09:44:13 pm
I see it a bit differently.

For me, Deane, Woody, TC, Hodgy etc were Heroes for sure, but to my mind "cult" heroes would be more the likes of Booker, Monty, Brown, Dellas or Pesch

One person that never gets mentioned is Jimmy Hagen. My dad, bless him, saw both Hagen and Currie, and he said that Hagen was probable the best player ever at Bramall Lane.

Yes, it is subjective, and everyone has a different value of heroes.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 16, 2016, 09:44:50 pm
I see it a bit differently.

For me, Deane, Woody, TC, Hodgy etc were Heroes for sure, but to my mind "cult" heroes would be more the likes of Booker, Monty, Brown, Dellas or Pesch

Ye, agree with that.....legends and cult heroes are different.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 16, 2016, 10:22:36 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/5-players-sheffield-united-fans-surely-cannot-wait-to-see-the-back-of/

This one's about right......

Disagree with those.

Why no Woolford?

J Mc has been near on faultless for a good few months now.

Coutts also one of our more influential midfielders now.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 17, 2016, 09:23:00 am
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/5-players-sheffield-united-fans-surely-cannot-wait-to-see-the-back-of/

This one's about right......

Disagree with those.

Why no Woolford?

J Mc has been near on faultless for a good few months now.

Coutts also one of our more influential midfielders now.

That's why I said About! Woeford would be in there......probably for Coutts. McE for the most part has been shite....perhaps his contract is up in the summer and he's looking for a pay day, hence why his performances have picked up....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 17, 2016, 10:12:30 am
McEveley pays for a couple of major errors he made in the early part of the season, especially when he was moved in to CB. When he was reinstated at LB he was very solid even though I preferred the pace and attacking play of K Wallace.

Now that McEveley has been allotted the spot on the left of a back 3 he looks very assured.

As for Hammond, I said in here before Christmas he will be signed on a permanent deal at the end of the season, on a 2-year contract, and he will probably be made captain. Not my choice by a long way, but he's making strong suggestions in the press today that this is going to happen.

Coutts suffers from managers thinking he's a winger. He isn't. I don't think he's a bad player at all but why pay Championship wages when Whiteman is coming through?

Sammon - never happened for him at all. Higdon was better, and that's saying summat.

As for Baxter, very good player, but his own worst enemy. I think he's finished with us.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 17, 2016, 10:14:01 am
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/5-players-sheffield-united-fans-surely-cannot-wait-to-see-the-back-of/

This one's about right......

Disagree with those.

Why no Woolford?

J Mc has been near on faultless for a good few months now.

Coutts also one of our more influential midfielders now.

That's why I said About! Woeford would be in there......probably for Coutts. McE for the most part has been shite....perhaps his contract is up in the summer and he's looking for a pay day, hence why his performances have picked up....

To be fair, the reason for JMac's recent form is that he has been playing on the left where he belongs and not CB. You can't use the argument about playing for new contracts because that applies to a large portion of the current squad who seem to have given up already and are getting worse!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 17, 2016, 02:51:49 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/5-players-sheffield-united-fans-surely-cannot-wait-to-see-the-back-of/

This one's about right......

Disagree with those.

Why no Woolford?

J Mc has been near on faultless for a good few months now.

Coutts also one of our more influential midfielders now.

That's why I said About! Woeford would be in there......probably for Coutts. McE for the most part has been shite....perhaps his contract is up in the summer and he's looking for a pay day, hence why his performances have picked up....

To be fair, the reason for JMac's recent form is that he has been playing on the left where he belongs and not CB. You can't use the argument about playing for new contracts because that applies to a large portion of the current squad who seem to have given up already and are getting worse!!

Hence why i said perhaps!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 17, 2016, 05:22:53 pm
Listening to the matches I think McEverley has played quite well since we went to a back 3. At LB he wasn't that good at getting forward, and playing left hand side of a back 3 is probably his best position.

I still don't see what Hammond brings to the team, and he does pick up a lot of yellow cards. Personally I would let him go. Not sure about Coutts, I would give him a chance and keep him.

Sammon could go back to Derby tomorrow as far as I am concerned. He has been a very big disappointment. If Baxter gets another ban for his doping, then get rid. He has the talent, but not the personal discipline that we need.

Woolford is too awful to get in the list, but we are probably stuck with him for another season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 17, 2016, 05:37:13 pm
Get rid of that five add in JCR, Woeford and Flynn and we're sorted   :whi :ok:  ;D  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 17, 2016, 07:37:12 pm
feckin WUM   :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 17, 2016, 08:01:41 pm
feckin WUM   :DD

Who?  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 18, 2016, 03:23:27 pm
I see it a bit differently.

For me, Deane, Woody, TC, Hodgy etc were Heroes for sure, but to my mind "cult" heroes would be more the likes of Booker, Monty, Brown, Dellas or Pesch

One person that never gets mentioned is Jimmy Hagen. My dad, bless him, saw both Hagen and Currie, and he said that Hagen was probable the best player ever at Bramall Lane.


Totally agree Bolts.  In fact, didn't Currie say Hagen was by far the more talented between the two of them? Or am I just making things up for the sake of the thread?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 18, 2016, 05:38:07 pm
I see it a bit differently.

For me, Deane, Woody, TC, Hodgy etc were Heroes for sure, but to my mind "cult" heroes would be more the likes of Booker, Monty, Brown, Dellas or Pesch

One person that never gets mentioned is Jimmy Hagen. My dad, bless him, saw both Hagen and Currie, and he said that Hagen was probable the best player ever at Bramall Lane.


Totally agree Bolts.  In fact, didn't Currie say Hagen was by far the more talented between the two of them? Or am I just making things up for the sake of the thread?

Don't know Roma. Hagan finished in the late 50's. He may have said that as when TC started at BL it was only 10 years after Hagan had retired so he was still well remembered.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 18, 2016, 05:39:11 pm
feckin WUM   :DD

Shouldn't he be a WUZ as he has a Wind Up Zimmer at home. :DD :DD :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 18, 2016, 06:32:57 pm
feckin WUM   :DD

Shouldn't he be a WUZ as he has a Wind Up Zimmer at home. :DD :DD :whi

 :DD :DD

Says he, old father times dad.... :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 18, 2016, 06:43:32 pm
Scougall on loan to Fleetwood until 16th April.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/821749787?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 18, 2016, 06:53:55 pm
Scougall on loan to Fleetwood until 16th April.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/821749787?-295:800:0

Can't say I'm too disappointed.

I loved Scougs's fight, determination and effort and his running but he infuriated me with his rubbish shooting and crossing. If you don't come back to BDTBL Scougs, all the best and good luck  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 18, 2016, 07:37:55 pm
Yup - shop window time for Scougs. I like him - he has some fight in him unlike most of what he leaves behind
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 19, 2016, 11:42:03 am
And now JCR gone as well!

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-jamal-campbell-ryce-3014903.aspx
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 19, 2016, 12:41:01 pm
And now JCR gone as well!

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-jamal-campbell-ryce-3014903.aspx

A lot of clearing the decks going on, which is good  :ok:

Whilst JCR is probably the only player we had who could potentially change a game with his pace and trickery, his crossing has always been dire to say the least, and seeing as he's clearly not in NA's plans, fair enough to let him go on loan. Thanks for your efforts and good luck  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 19, 2016, 01:27:36 pm
And now JCR gone as well!

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-jamal-campbell-ryce-3014903.aspx

A lot of clearing the decks going on, which is good  :ok:

Whilst JCR is probably the only player we had who could potentially change a game with his pace and trickery, his crossing has always been dire to say the least, and seeing as he's clearly not in NA's plans, fair enough to let him go on loan. Thanks for your efforts and good luck  :ok:

agree with that  :ok: NA just needs to bin Flynn off now  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 19, 2016, 01:56:34 pm
And now JCR gone as well!

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-jamal-campbell-ryce-3014903.aspx

A lot of clearing the decks going on, which is good  :ok:

Whilst JCR is probably the only player we had who could potentially change a game with his pace and trickery, his crossing has always been dire to say the least, and seeing as he's clearly not in NA's plans, fair enough to let him go on loan. Thanks for your efforts and good luck  :ok:

agree with that  :ok: NA just needs to bin Flynn off now  :whi

 :DD

Flynaldo - Blades Legend  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 19, 2016, 02:36:34 pm
Banton gone off to Alfreton as well, no doubt for a bit of first-team experience, perhaps with next season in mind.

Blimey - that wage bill's falling fast - wonder of Adkins is saving up for a new scout?

Ryan Kent to come in on Monday now?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 19, 2016, 03:22:04 pm
Just seen the team...........

Oh dear - Sammon starts! Adams and Whiteman dropped -  :DD

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 19, 2016, 03:53:13 pm
Just seen the team...........

Oh dear - Sammon starts! Adams and Whiteman dropped -  :DD

That is one shite team
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 19, 2016, 07:10:56 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nbfp4

NA after today

" We probably dominated the second half"

It was a good call to play Sammon  :DD :DD :DD

Why change a side that won their last game, pure and simple!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 19, 2016, 08:28:20 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nbfp4

NA after today

" We probably dominated the second half"

It was a good call to play Sammon  :DD :DD :DD

Why change a side that won their last game, pure and simple!

On the negative side NA is a clueless fool, which after today's team selection is quite possible......on the positive side, he believes (like most of us) that the season is over and he is tinkering with the squad to find out for next season what works and what doesn't. That's fair enough for me, but Sammon FFS.....you ought to know by now he's a wage their  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 19, 2016, 09:36:27 pm
Owners, Board, Management, Players. All of them should be totally embarrassed by how this season is panning out. No-one escapes criticism, it's simply not good enough on any level.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 20, 2016, 10:07:19 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nbfp4

NA after today

" We probably dominated the second half"

It was a good call to play Sammon  :DD :DD :DD

Why change a side that won their last game, pure and simple!

What a muppet. )O( )O(

Yes, maybe we did perform better in the second half, but we never really looked like scoring. Sammon should never have been on the pitch, and we should ship him back to Derby on the next train out of the Midland station. I'll pay for the ticket.

Agree Stabo, why change a team which played well last week. Whiteman had a good game by all reports, and gets dropped. What does that do to his confidence? Adams is always more likely to score than Sammon.

If Baptiste's injury is serious, then NA has a big problem in defence for Friday. Collins gone, Edgar away on international duty. A back 3 of McEverley, Basham and McGahey doesn't fill me with any great confidence.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 20, 2016, 10:30:54 am
As we discussed in the chat yesterday:

Wilson, playoffs one year, playoffs the second year, sacked.

Clough, almost made playoffs from a disastrous position first year, made playoffs second year, sacked.

Adkins, mid-table dross, can't defend and can't buy a goal? Please stay Nigel, and you have a free reign to build an entire new squad.

Unreal

2016 record, Played 14, won 4

Season record, Played 37, won 14

After a good August, the win % since September 1st is 31% and even taking that good start into account it's less than 38%

Oldham, who were absolutely bloody awful at BDTBL just over a week ago and currently sit in a relegation place, have only lost the same number of games as we have (13)

Playoffs?  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 20, 2016, 01:33:58 pm
TBH we would have been in a similar position if NC hadn't gone because we were playing with no passion last season and we were very inconsistent with the only spark being Murphy, who was also inconsistent. OK we scraped into the playoffs but the style was different to when NC first came in and everyone was calling for NC to go. NA hasn't changed a damned thing though and the fact is the likes of Woeford and Sammon haven't been ever presents so that proves they are no good. Also any manager in the world will go for players they have managed and sometimes it's a mistake, in Hammond's case he was a big part of NAs Soton team that went up so it was logical for him to go for him.

  My bigger worry is the lack of rebuilding the club has done this season, and this passionless football we seem to have adopted over the last few years and the only time we've seen any real quality and passion has been in NCs cup games and the very odd game this season. Three managers all adopting the same kind of tactics tells me it's deeper than just any of the 3 managers we've had recently. Whether they are told what's expected or a club going for similar guys i don't know but something is deeply wrong and that goes further than the manager.

 NA also should be asked the question of why change the team that won it's last match, the only reason to do that is injury, surely? Youngsters can be inconsistent and make mistakes but they also have enthusiasm and the fans on the most part understand that. I remember Jags being on the bench to start with and playing early cup rounds, then he was started in a lge match and then very rarely dropped. Today they get a game then are dropped and disappear for ages then get shipped out and do really well for some other team.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 20, 2016, 02:00:10 pm
You said it though stabo, this is a results business. I was happy to see clough go but his record shows progress over the season before. There's no logic to the idea of creating a fresh start approach to squad building if the guy in charge is no better than Weir or Adams for example. I haven't seen a single game under Adkins that suggests he's capable of getting us playing in a style that will win this league, regardless of who wears the shirt.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 20, 2016, 03:24:57 pm
I think it is now time for NA to start playing a team which has the ones he sees as having a future at BL in it. I am pretty sure that we are safe from relegation, and the play offs are a distant memory, so lets give the them a go and see what they can do over the remaining fixtures.

It's relatively low risk, and if they do produce the goods we may just sneak into the play offs. I know it's a long shot, but we have to now start preparing for next season. If these players perform well then NA knows what he has to do in the close season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 20, 2016, 05:53:40 pm
You said it though stabo, this is a results business. I was happy to see clough go but his record shows progress over the season before. There's no logic to the idea of creating a fresh start approach to squad building if the guy in charge is no better than Weir or Adams for example. I haven't seen a single game under Adkins that suggests he's capable of getting us playing in a style that will win this league, regardless of who wears the shirt.

don't disagree mate it's been bloody terrible and it is a results business, but we'd have been in a similar position under NC because we'd still have sold Murphy and we wouldn't have signed Sharp....and the style under NC got worse and fans weren't happy. Now i'm happy to see a new man come in because i don't care who is in charge as long as we win promotion but can you really see things changing on the pitch without the change in attitude higher up?.....no! they'll sell next season on false promises and change nothing! i can even see them signing most of these players out of contracts in the summer......the futures bleak with this lot.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 20, 2016, 06:29:18 pm
agreed stabo but we also wouldn't have signed sammon, woolford, hammond........

I'm in favour of a complete fresh start...............but we won't get them. Adkins will get his honeymoon.

Oh FFS I just saw this from an article today:

“We want Billy and Che to have a good partnership,” Adkins said

Really? Then why did you drop Adams for the scarecrow you pillock?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 20, 2016, 08:13:24 pm
agreed stabo but we also wouldn't have signed sammon, woolford, hammond........

I'm in favour of a complete fresh start...............but we won't get them. Adkins will get his honeymoon.

Oh FFS I just saw this from an article today:

“We want Billy and Che to have a good partnership,” Adkins said

Really? Then why did you drop Adams for the scarecrow you pillock?

Agreed and ye I saw that and thought WTF did you drop Adams then.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2016, 09:39:05 am
agreed stabo but we also wouldn't have signed sammon, woolford, hammond........

I'm in favour of a complete fresh start...............but we won't get them. Adkins will get his honeymoon.

Oh FFS I just saw this from an article today:

“We want Billy and Che to have a good partnership,” Adkins said

Really? Then why did you drop Adams for the scarecrow you pillock?

Agreed and ye I saw that and thought WTF did you drop Adams then.

Maybe after Sammon's performance on Saturday, NA has finally seen the light and realised that he is useless.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2016, 10:10:42 am
In a crowd of 20,000, he'd be the 20,000th to work that one out. How he could be played at all after his woeful record prior to Christmas is beyond me. I can only imagine our defence is so poor that he actually scores goals in training!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2016, 10:17:35 am
We now have a bit of a defensive issue for the next 2 games with Edgar & Baptiste both out. NA in the below article says that McGahey can play CB and has been patient. I thought we bought him as a CB? Brayford could play CB, and even Ben Whiteman.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/822005974?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 21, 2016, 10:35:37 am
Maybe push Brayford in as part of a back three and give Flynn a run at RWB - he revels in that role.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 10:52:03 am
The lack of CBs will be used as an excuse if we lose them games......we need to recall Harris and Freeman or even play Wallace and Flynn(Emergency) as FBs and go back to a back 4 then you can play any 2 of Basham, McGahey, McEverley or Brayford (Emergency) as CBs for the duration.

 We also must have a youngster in the U21s, give them a go if we need to because the season is over in reality.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 21, 2016, 11:17:37 am
We need to play Wallace and Flynn as FBs and go back to a back 4 then you can play any 2 of Basham, McGahey, McEverley or Brayford (Emergency) as CBs for the duration.

Quite remarkable..........I knew you would eventually come round regarding Flynaldo but I wasn't expecting it to be this quickly  :ok: :whi :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2016, 01:04:21 pm
We need to play Wallace and Flynn as FBs and go back to a back 4 then you can play any 2 of Basham, McGahey, McEverley or Brayford (Emergency) as CBs for the duration.

Quite remarkable..........I knew you would eventually come round regarding Flynaldo but I wasn't expecting it to be this quickly  :ok: :whi :DD

You know it makes sense  :ok:



btw - what a match this was! http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/retro-sheffield-united-put-six-past-tottenham-1-7808634
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2016, 01:41:28 pm
The lack of CBs will be used as an excuse if we lose them games......we need to recall Harris and Freeman or even play Wallace and Flynn(Emergency) as FBs and go back to a back 4 then you can play any 2 of Basham, McGahey, McEverley or Brayford (Emergency) as CBs for the duration.

 We also must have a youngster in the U21s, give them a go if we need to because the season is over in reality.

McGahey is the youngster in the U21's. There is also Travis Banton, but he is out on loan @ Alfreton.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2016, 01:58:54 pm
Julian Banton mate, and it looks a poor decusion to send him out when he could be getting game time here.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 02:03:30 pm
We need to play Wallace and Flynn as FBs and go back to a back 4 then you can play any 2 of Basham, McGahey, McEverley or Brayford (Emergency) as CBs for the duration.

Quite remarkable..........I knew you would eventually come round regarding Flynaldo but I wasn't expecting it to be this quickly  :ok: :whi :DD

You know it makes sense  :ok:



btw - what a match this was! http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/retro-sheffield-united-put-six-past-tottenham-1-7808634

 The little tinker  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 04:34:36 pm
Hi guys, get some goals down ye  :ok: Those were the days........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHFFVjR2-w
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 04:46:01 pm
Go on then, i'll spoil you all..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF2BUfdQaI4
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2016, 05:30:48 pm
Hi guys, get some goals down ye  :ok: Those were the days........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHFFVjR2-w

I remember it well. I was doing some work back in Sheffield and I stayed with one of my team who had moved North and was an Arsenal supporter. Did he enjoy that match :DD :DD. He couldn't stop laughing after the 5th goal went in. We did have a few beers back in High Green after the match.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 06:06:39 pm
We had some very entertaining players back then Deane, Hodges, Bryson etc and i used to love Ooo Arr Franzie Carr.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 06:20:15 pm
Who would you Blades team be from the last 30 years.....top of your head stuff....

Post here!

http://www.thecrossedblades.com/forum/index.php?topic=112.new#new
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2016, 06:48:50 pm
Oh the irony!

We layed down and died against Millwall Satdi

The U-21s went down there today to face a Millwall U-21 side who hadn't lost since October last year! They have now!

Sack the first team, promote the kids, job's a good 'un  :ok:  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2016, 07:02:34 pm
Oh the irony!

We layed down and died against Millwall Satdi

The U-21s went down there today to face a Millwall U-21 side who hadn't lost since October last year! They have now!

Sack the first team, promote the kids, job's a good 'un  :ok:  :whi

That team is quite inexperienced. Thought Banton was at Alfreton??

As you say, give some of them a chance. We have nowt to lose.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2016, 07:07:31 pm
very strange re:Banton unless they've cancelled the deal in light if a sudden lack of CBs
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2016, 07:19:57 pm
very strange re:Banton unless they've cancelled the deal in light if a sudden lack of CBs

Nothing on the website. Maybe Alfreton gave permission for him to play, but I find that strange, and I wouldn't have thought the FA would sanction that.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 21, 2016, 08:33:53 pm
Oh the irony!

We layed down and died against Millwall Satdi

The U-21s went down there today to face a Millwall U-21 side who hadn't lost since October last year! They have now!

Sack the first team, promote the kids, job's a good 'un  :ok:  :whi

That team is quite inexperienced. Thought Banton was at Alfreton??

As you say, give some of them a chance. We have nowt to lose.

I remember Ironside going out to a none lge side yet he played in the U21s
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 22, 2016, 09:29:39 am
Interesting comments about Che and why he didn't start at Millwall.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/822205122?-295:800:0

Injury update. J.Wallace is back at BL as he is injured again. What a surprise.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/822205120?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 22, 2016, 09:49:14 am
Interesting comments about Che and why he didn't start at Millwall.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/822205122?-295:800:0

Well that back-fired then... Che would have sat on the bench watching Sammon's inept performance and instead of thinking "I'm going to have to work really hard to get a place in this side" he was laughing himself silly thinking "If this is the only competition for a place in the side I have, I don't even need to bother turning up for training anymore"...  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 22, 2016, 10:34:18 am
Che Adams joined this club because he was sold a line about "game-changing investment" as we all were. He thought we were a club on the up and his dreams of playing at a higher level would best be achieved by signing for us.

Now he realises the entire place is a total shambles.

The ineptitude from Board to Manager together with poor signings and a safety-first approach to tactics has led to us wallowing in mid-table with a few games to go after a terrible season of boring football. I for one am not at all surprised that a couple of players might be becoming apathetic as a result of it all. I know I am!

If you have a player who's not pulling his weight on training you pull him up and deal with it immediately, nip it in the bud and sort it out. You don't let it continue all week and then drop the player just to score playground points by letting the player know who's boss like that. I'm sure Adams' view of his Manager has taken another nosedive as a result of such poor man-management.

I wonder how bad this all has to get before he gets shown the door?

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 22, 2016, 01:13:58 pm
Interesting comments about Che and why he didn't start at Millwall.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/822205122?-295:800:0


What's the relevance of CE being in court to this article?

I'm all for pulling players up for not training well, but surely it's how they've performed in the previous games?

Personally i think NA has come into a shambolic club but he's not helped himself and doesn't have the fire fighter attributes that were perhaps needed. After all Reading were in the same fix and he couldn't do it there. At Scunny he wasn't under any real pressure, no expectation and at Soton he had a bunch of quality youngsters who were ready for first team. Our youngsters TBF are some way off that but they've also had little chance to get in the first team due to a glut of players. We should have gone for NW before NC, before D Weir, he's the perfect example of what a fire fighter can do and has done it on many occasions.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 23, 2016, 10:00:21 am
10% reduction in Season Ticket prices for next season. A Kop ticket will be £288 so £12.50 per game.

OK it's easy to be cynical and say "we're still getting ripped off at £12.50" and all that, and of course they're going to sell far fewer this time around, but I think a 10% reduction is a very fair response to what has been an absolute dog turd of a season.

I'm in!  :ok:


just noticed you also get a free match, being the first home cup game.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 23, 2016, 06:20:37 pm
http://www.sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=440258

 :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 23, 2016, 06:27:52 pm
http://www.sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=440258

 :DD :DD :DD

He's either been on the Jaipur, or smoking something.

Yes, we still do have a chance, albeit a very slim one, but not with the recent performances, except Oldham.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 24, 2016, 03:03:31 pm
http://www.sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=440258

 :DD :DD :DD

He's either been on the Jaipur, or smoking something.

Yes, we still do have a chance, albeit a very slim one, but not with the recent performances, except Oldham.

Before the Millwall game Brayford went on record to say that if we were going to make the playoffs we had to win every game remaining.  We all know what happened at Millwall.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 24, 2016, 03:20:58 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/alan-biggs-at-large-four-players-who-have-a-secure-future-at-sheffield-united-1-7812827

 About right.......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 24, 2016, 04:40:51 pm
There is no chance of this set of players reaching the playoffs playing this manager's way. It's just not enough to look at the table and add up the numbers.

How on earth Adkins considers the performance at Millwall to be better than that against Oldham only his psychiatrist could tell us.



Finally for now, I wanted to mark the passing of one of my favourite ever footballers, Johann Cruyff. He had elegance, skill, pace, power, strength and vision, (a bit like a Dutch Bob Booker), the embodiment of "total football". He was a genuinely world class player in an unbelievable Dutch National side and was then responsible for moulding Barcelona into the club they are today.

R.I.P. Johann, doing a "Cruyff-turn" in his grave. How ironic that on the day this brilliant player died, Adam Johnson gets 6 years for kiddie-fiddling
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 24, 2016, 06:14:08 pm
Just been listening to the interviews on BP. Adkins said we had 33 crosses into the box at Millwall. Shows how good they were as we never looked like scoring. Wonder how many of those crosses never got anywhere near our strikers?

On a sad note, I echo Lings comments about Cruyff. What a great player, and manager. He will be sadly missed.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on March 24, 2016, 06:26:30 pm
Ye...R.I.P Mr Cruyff, a true legend of football.....

...The loan window has now slammed shut.....

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 24, 2016, 07:30:34 pm
No signings January, none in loan window, mid table and playing crap, offloading players as fast as we can get them out the door, but the manager seems to be comfortable and is apparently not under the slightest pressure.

I reckon the Board have taken the view that we just wait, and Adkins gets a clean start come summer. What a cock-up.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 24, 2016, 08:15:09 pm
As the U-21s continue their amazing form, the U-18s showed they're no mugs either! After 8 consecutive wins they lost their last 2, but today went to Huddersfield and wazzed all over them 5-0 including a hat-trick from Jordan Hallam who's been scoring loads of goals all season.

With some of the best U-18s and U-21s in the country, isn't it a shame the first team's so shyte?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 25, 2016, 08:12:54 pm
Wow - Crewe are bottom of the league and for the first half they looked it. Billy hit the post, the keeper made a great save, but Adkins assertion that "we should have been 4 or 5 up before Che scored" is further evidence that he watches a different game to me every week. We were OK, yes, but the pace of the match was similar to a pre-season game and most of the chances we had were half-chances at best. Our good work, and some of it was very good, was done in patches and overall it seemed to me that the club appears to be limping towards getting the season done with so we can start planning for next season. So we passed the ball sideways a lot and we looked OK but we didn't really open them up too often, especially as we were at home and Crewe are propping up the table.

The first goal was well taken by Che. Adkins will crow about how he was right to drop him because he's come back with a point to prove. I just think Che's performance today just shows how we pissed away 3 points last week by dropping him in favour of Sammon. Bad management all round. Into the second half and Crewe came out fighting. Then, when FLYNN scored you'd have thought we'd put the game to bed but Crewe showed tremendous spirit and ability in roaring back at us. Of course, Dane reminded us of just how dangerous a 2-0 scoreline is, and he was still at it when Reed produced the best cross of the day (make sure you see it - perfect ball in) to present Sharp with the 3rd goal. It was funny because at 2-2 hundreds of fans had chuffed off  ;D

So of course at this point we retreated to the edge of our own 18-yard box and tried to hold out against some tremendous football by the relegation-doomed visitors. One chance hit George Long, another went bouncing all the way through the box, and another was somehow spurned by a Crewe striker with the goal at his mercy.

Adkins had the cheek to applaud our spirit at the end of the game. I'm sorry Nige, but it was Crewe who showed the most spirit in really driving forwards to try to get something from the game.

Still, 3 points more in the bag and yes the performance was better, but these guys are bottom of the League and deserved a point!

MOTM....................OK he made a couple of mistakes, had a couple of bad shots, but he's growing into his top-of-the-diamond role and took his goal superbly well. I'm not saying this to wind Stabo up but once again Flynn gets the award, followed very very closely by (wait for it) Mceverley  :yikes: 

As Soton Chris said, no-one had a terrible game, but no-one was brilliant either.

I saw John Brayford in the tesco at Fulwood after the game. he didn't look tired  ;D  (to be fair he ran more than anyone else)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 30, 2016, 02:30:04 pm
Well, America (or California at least) seems to be going through a bit of a craft beer phase, IPA in particular. I am therefore making it my mission to try each and every one - all in the name of research you understand!

My personal favourites so far are the Anchor IPA from San Fransisco, but just topped by The BarrelHouse IPA, which I discovered in a saloon in a little sleepy, but slightly quirky, town called Cayucos (who also happen to produce a nice beer as well!) on the Pacific Coast Highway. You don't need many of the Barrel House though which tops out at 7.1%!

Anyway, on to football. I will be on the road for the match today and 3G/4G access can drop in and out so unlikely to be able to listen in to Bladesplayer. If anyone fancies texting me updates it would be appreciated!

Y'all have a nice day now!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 30, 2016, 03:03:46 pm
Went to see England v Netherlands at Wembley yesterday.  I'm now accepting I'm jinxed - 5 visits to Wembley (2 old, 3 new) - five defeats for the team I was supporting...

Anyway - couple of things.  Atmosphere in the ground was great, especially when the whole stadium starts singing...  Others said it sounded quiet on TV and although it was at times when England were playing keep ball in the middle third, most of the time it was buzzing.

The quality of the football was good.  Shocked by the number of silly mistakes the cream of Premier league footballers can make (though it was a friendly and defenders might not dwell on the ball so long in a competitive game).  Other than that the football was good. At times England were playing tica-taca stuff.  First half though it was clear there was no width and a big hole in midfield.  At times we had 4 or 5 across the edge of their penalty box, but no one in the middle or out wide for the holding midfielder or CBs to pass to... Sounds familiar?

Another familiar theme was how shit the officials were.  First half the lino in front of us missed several blatant offsides.  The penalty looked harsh from where I was sitting. Seemed to hit his hand but not sure it was deliberate.  Silly mistake leading to the goal (with a fine save from Forster though)...

Their second was very much a "United" style goal.  It was only their second meaningful attack of the half (they scored from their first attack also) and was very much agains the run of the play and it was a definite foul on Jags.  The strange thing was, the ref played advantage to Holland.  I think he was actually going to give a penalty against Jags until he realised there was a crossing opportunity for Holland!!!

The build up to England's goal was sublime.  Quick, one touch passing that left Holland chasing shadows.

I think had we played our strongest side we'd have walked that game last night.

In a way it was a good result.  Brings them out of the clouds a little after Germany without causing too much alarm.

Need to tighten the defence though. Playing with wing backs left the CBs exposed on more than one occasion first half (for want of repeating one's self - sound familiar?).

Anyway, back to the Blades.  Need a win tonight, nothing less will do.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2016, 06:02:10 pm
I've enjoyed watching England lately. Young, pacy, hungry players playing with no fear whatsoever - great stuff. Alli, Kane, Vardy, I love the air of unpredictability - the opposition don't seem to know where they'll pop up next. Really looking forward to the Euros for a change.

Vamps - Anchor IPA is currently on at The Brew House   :ok:

Come on Blades, if we win tonight we'll only be 6 points off the playoffs!  :cheer:



 :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2016, 09:49:43 pm
Brilliant. Bottom half of the table now with home games against Walsall and Gillingham coming up followed by Wilson and Morgan away.

I'm sick to my stomach of hearing the positive spin bullshit from Adkins. We're crap and it needs sorting. He isn't the man to do it. His star recruits Sammon and Woolford came on and didn't touch the ball. I'm sorry, but to agree to sign Sammon in £18k a week, somebody needs hanging up by their left testicle until it really hurts.

If we fuck up the close season we could well be in a relegation fight next season.

message to the Board: Be honest and have the balls to announce we've given up. Appoint the new manager for next season NOW and let him start building his shopping list for the new squad AFTER sending Woolford, Coutts, Hammond, Sammon to the scrapheap.

OH - and bring back McNulty, Freeman and Harris while you're at it!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2016, 10:37:01 pm
Sorry to hog the board but I had to relay this from Adkins post-match interview...........

"It was a good game from our point of view"

and......."You'll never hear me give up"

Sack the fool and put him to sleep
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 31, 2016, 08:28:56 am
It was another poor performance.

I do like the 3-5-2 line up, but why did he play Whiteman at RM, when Flynn would have been much better suited? Perhaps NA doesn't realise he is predominantly a right winger. Coutts and Hammond are not up to it, and haven't done a great deal all season.

Another early yellow for Basham. He does pick up too many for my liking

I would have played Flynn, Reed, Whitman, DCL & Done in midfield. Give them a chance.

Not sure getting rid of NA is the answer, yet, unless we already have someone lined up. If he can get rid of a load of deadwood and keep the youngsters we might have a chance. Sammon, Coutts, Woolford, Hammond definitely have to go.

Finally, I am now convinced the season is over and it will be another season in L1. Only consolation is that hopefully Bolton Wanderers get relegated and I have a home game.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 31, 2016, 09:38:12 am
No doubt in my mind that Adkins is not the answer moving forward so get rid asap.

He has shown nothing all season in terms of selection, signings, loans in/out, tactics, formation, substitutions, man management and motivation..........ok, the majority of this bloated squad he inherited but as we said in the chat room last night, anyone could have done a better job with that squad this season.

It's just piss poor and playing in the worst standard league 1 in our 5 seasons in it.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 31, 2016, 07:39:53 pm
Interesting.....when Adkins got Southampton promoted he inherited a squad featuring lallana, Ixlade-Chamberlain, Fonte, Schneiderlin, Lambert and Puncheon.

the players HE brought in to add to the squad? Chaplow, Butterfield, and Jonathan Forte!

pennies are dropping all across Sheffield.

Just shows you the owners never REALLY checked his experience in the game, just the season end result each time.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 01, 2016, 02:39:09 pm
On another note, has anyone seen that twat on Twitter. Obviously a pig but he starts sending Tweets at the start of games with the hash tag twitterblades saying he's been sent to report on United's game.

Then, every game without fail he sends a tweet on the lines of "Blades fans signing - Adkins die. Disgusting." or "Blades signing that it was #SWFC fault 90 people died at Hillsborough" and tags the pigs and Liverpool official Twitter tags...

Who is this numpty and how do we put him to the sword?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 02, 2016, 07:39:59 pm
Roma mate for some "unclean" to hijack the Hillsborough Disaster in our name to make a cheap shot, I thin your description of "numpty" is generous in the extreme. Filth like that should be wiped off the face of the planet.


Today:

Aside from the Oldham game we haven't has an easier match all season. George Long never got his kit mucky. We were in total control without being great ourselves, but therein lies the frustration of this season. Crewe gave us a very tough test but they face relegation. Walsall looked like a pub team but we would dream of attaining their points total. This is an absolutely shite league so how bad have we been to be noodling about in mid table?



Billy Sharp - way better than this league.



Edit: Walsall have only lost 1 other game away from home this season. Their manager thought they were the better side in the second half. I'll have seven pints of what he was having please!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 02, 2016, 08:30:18 pm
Edit: Walsall have only lost 1 other game away from home this season. Their manager thought they were the better side in the second half. I'll have seven pints of what he was having please!

Yes me too if that's what it does to you. although if truth be known, I'm happy to admit defeat tonight as I reckon I've had more than enough.

As for the match - effing ridiculous...........how the feck can Walsall be so high in the table, they offered NOTHING all game and as for being the better side second half, so feckin what (you weren't btw, both sides were equally shite) - get over it you were one of the worst sides I've seen at the Lane for a very very long time.

UTFB  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 02, 2016, 10:11:57 pm
8th place.....

"the Blades are going up, the Blades are........"

(sorry)  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 03, 2016, 04:48:04 am
Have to say was very nice listening to BP today without KE - we almost sounded reasonable, but the crowd sounded almost silent - nearly dropped on the floor when I saw the official attendance figures of 19k - did we play in the library today? Could hear the players on the pitch and that bloody programme seller!!

BP remains to be shit though - how many thousands of miles away and my phone tells me we've scored before I hear it on BP - joke!!
 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 03, 2016, 07:49:54 am
Yes mate, it was very quiet, even first half when we went 2 up .............. everyone was probably crapping themselves at such a dangerous scoreline  :whi :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 05, 2016, 09:48:09 am
It's strange how just 2,000 fewer fans can make such a big difference to the appearance of the stands.  In the last couple of home games the Kop and John Street stands have looked near deserted...

I wonder how the season ticket sales are coming along...  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 05, 2016, 01:43:30 pm
BP remains to be shit though - how many thousands of miles away and my phone tells me we've scored before I hear it on BP - joke!!

I know exactly what you mean mate. I've turned off the notifications on my Betfair app as they were spoilers... I've cancelled my subscription to BP as of August and I'm going to rely on social media for text commentary from now on (let's see how long I last!).
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Shadow49 on April 09, 2016, 01:25:59 pm
Can't believe I've bitten the bullet. On my way to BDTBL 😁
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 09, 2016, 06:32:39 pm
Shads you jammy get

That was, by a country mile, the best we've played all season long. Jay Mac MOTM just edging out Flynnaldo but no-one had a bad game, everyone put a proper shift in, and we always looked to go FORWARDS! - We played sideways when it was right to do so, not just to pass on the responsibility.

So unlucky not to have battered Gillingham, but if we can keep progressing as we have been lately we can look forward to next season with some confidence.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 10, 2016, 08:19:08 am
Interesting that the Gillingham manager is saying they should have been given a penalty for handball on the line. We were at the other end of the ground but it didn't look like a deliberate stop with the hand from where I was sitting. If he can deliberately move his hand to the ball in a split second like that he should be in goal!

Edinburgh did agree that the one on the edge of the box late on was outside the box at point of contact.

Strange that he didn't mention his keeper clattering Flynn for what looked a clear penalty (again the other end of the pitch, but he was clean through and if the pen had been given the keeper would have had to go, and as the ref had an absolute mare it doesn't surprise me that he didn't have to 'nads to do it. Some saying the keeper got a touch on the ball before taking Flynn out. Anyone seen it?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Shadow49 on April 11, 2016, 12:02:58 am
Agreed on all points Lings. Defo pen from where I was sitting and even though at the other end of the ground it was cock-on.
I've heard many times in the past, people talk about entertaining 0-0 draws. That was certainly one and yes, we should have battered them.
MOM for me was Done, never stopped running and kept their back 4 and keeper on their toes all afternoon.
No one had a particularly bad game, except perhaps Mac (not so) Cleverly at times. It's okay running from box to box with the ball, but no end product is not acceptable.
Long needs to vary stuff a bit more, every goal kick was the same, down the right to the head of Basham, credit to him though, 90% of them contested and won.
Ref was ABYSMAL, the worst I've seen in many years, needs to have a read-up on playing the advantage and pulling play back if there is none, and perhaps a new watch and specs to check on time wasting tactics.
Overall, a good afternoon spoiled by the fact we didn't  end up two points better off. But still, that's the Blades way. :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 12, 2016, 08:25:02 pm
Lings - Craft Beer Club has sent my latest case through - there's a Brewdog one called 'Hardcore IPA' - jeeeeeez!!!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 13, 2016, 07:09:15 pm
Lings - Craft Beer Club has sent my latest case through - there's a Brewdog one called 'Hardcore IPA' - jeeeeeez!!!


Cracking stuff mate - Tesco Finest American Double IPA is the same beer!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 16, 2016, 06:29:56 pm
Told you the Blades were going up!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 16, 2016, 07:55:29 pm
Told you the Blades were going up!

 :DD of course it's sooooooo unlikely BUT........wouldn't it be typical Blades to play shite all season, everyone's written them off by February, and then to sneak into the last play off spot (prob by goals scored and = difference), and then go on to win the fecker  :DD :DD :DD :DD

You know it makes (zero) sense........

UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 17, 2016, 05:53:21 am
Told you the Blades were going up!

One year you'll be absolutely right............great result yesterday though and by all accounts we played the football yesterday we've all been screaming out for all year.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 17, 2016, 08:50:50 am
Told you the Blades were going up!

I would keep of the craft beer mate. Stick to Shandy like Ash.... :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 17, 2016, 09:56:36 am
 :yikes:
Told you the Blades were going up!

I would keep of the craft beer mate. Stick to Shandy like Ash.... :whi

 :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 18, 2016, 12:16:50 pm
So just looking at the league table this morning............

I know if it was written for a book/film we'd say it's too far fetched for words, but come Tuesday night Burton may well have dropped out of the automatic spots and into a playoff position..............

Blades sneak into a play-off spot on the last day of the season, play Burton in the play-offs and shatter Mr Clough's dreams twice in one season............

You heard it here first!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on April 18, 2016, 02:42:32 pm
So just looking at the league table this morning............

I know if it was written for a book/film we'd say it's too far fetched for words, but come Tuesday night Burton may well have dropped out of the automatic spots and into a playoff position..............

Blades sneak into a play-off spot on the last day of the season, play Burton in the play-offs and shatter Mr Clough's dreams twice in one season............

You heard it here first!!!

Dreamland, absolute dreamland  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 18, 2016, 02:50:46 pm
So just looking at the league table this morning............

I know if it was written for a book/film we'd say it's too far fetched for words, but come Tuesday night Burton may well have dropped out of the automatic spots and into a playoff position..............

Blades sneak into a play-off spot on the last day of the season, play Burton in the play-offs and shatter Mr Clough's dreams twice in one season............

You heard it here first!!!

Dreamland, absolute dreamland  :ok:

You see - I knew it would take something like that to bring him out of hybernation!!!!!

Welcome back Stabo!!  :DB

Oh, and don't worry - I'm back this weekend so even if we get a win on Tuesday night we'll soon go tits up on Saturday when the unlucky charm is back, so there's no chance of it happening!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 18, 2016, 03:12:40 pm
What's more likely is that we'll go on a winning run to the end of the season, get all excited, miss out on the playoffs on goal difference, be favourites to go up next season, sell loads of season tickets on the promise of next year being our year, not replace Baptise when he inevitably goes back to Boro, see Sharp injured in a pre-season friendly against Matlock Town and miss the next six months.... You know the rest....  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on April 18, 2016, 04:54:35 pm
So just looking at the league table this morning............

I know if it was written for a book/film we'd say it's too far fetched for words, but come Tuesday night Burton may well have dropped out of the automatic spots and into a playoff position..............

Blades sneak into a play-off spot on the last day of the season, play Burton in the play-offs and shatter Mr Clough's dreams twice in one season............

You heard it here first!!!

Dreamland, absolute dreamland  :ok:

You see - I knew it would take something like that to bring him out of hybernation!!!!!

Welcome back Stabo!!  :DB

Oh, and don't worry - I'm back this weekend so even if we get a win on Tuesday night we'll soon go tits up on Saturday when the unlucky charm is back, so there's no chance of it happening!!!

I've been going ninja......keeping an eye on you all....especially the ole' fella Bolts  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 19, 2016, 12:26:20 pm
Has to be said I've got pretty hacked off with the Blades of late, but with the recent surge in performances I'm almost tempted to listen in tonight - in fact I was even contemplating going to the game since I'm halfway there today already, and probably would have done if it wasn't for the fact I've got a Dr's appt tonight and with my quack gotta take the appts when you get chance!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 19, 2016, 04:35:30 pm
So just looking at the league table this morning............

I know if it was written for a book/film we'd say it's too far fetched for words, but come Tuesday night Burton may well have dropped out of the automatic spots and into a playoff position..............

Blades sneak into a play-off spot on the last day of the season, play Burton in the play-offs and shatter Mr Clough's dreams twice in one season............

You heard it here first!!!

Dreamland, absolute dreamland  :ok:

You see - I knew it would take something like that to bring him out of hybernation!!!!!

Welcome back Stabo!!  :DB

Oh, and don't worry - I'm back this weekend so even if we get a win on Tuesday night we'll soon go tits up on Saturday when the unlucky charm is back, so there's no chance of it happening!!!

I've been going ninja......keeping an eye on you all....especially the ole' fella Bolts  ;D

With your advancing years, and senility, you forgot how to log in :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 19, 2016, 09:43:11 pm
Told you the Blades are going up
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 20, 2016, 06:38:17 am
Told you the Blades are going up
Better get booking that Wembley hotel!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 20, 2016, 08:12:29 am
Could have done without the Dingles' very late winner and Gills equalising but it will make next Saturday a little more exciting!

Play offs ain't happening fellas..........but autos nailed on next season  :ok:

 :cheer: UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 20, 2016, 09:39:46 am
Told you the Blades are going up
Better get booking that Wembley hotel!!!

Still rooms at the Premier Inn Wembers......not too bad at £102 for Sun 29th....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 20, 2016, 11:48:27 am
Told you the Blades are going up
Better get booking that Wembley hotel!!!

Still rooms at the Premier Inn Wembers......not too bad at £102 for Sun 29th....

Hilton is only £136 and they have a very nice roof top bar overlooking the stadium for hotel guests  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 20, 2016, 12:36:10 pm
Have you seen Jay Mac's handball?       :DD :DD :DD :DD

Even better than Jagielka's
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on April 20, 2016, 02:53:24 pm
So Dingles on Sat. 12.30pm k.o.

Anyone out for Brekkie?

Still gotta do the SCC thing but always up for Brekkie. I'm going anyway so let me know and I'll job a bigger table.

As for last night:
McEverley's handball is the reason we shouldn't re-sign him, or Hammond, Sammon and get rid of Woolford.
Clean slate, let the 1's going go.
I'd keep Long, Brayford, Sharp and the kids. Rest can do 1
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 20, 2016, 06:51:41 pm
So Dingles on Sat. 12.30pm k.o.

Anyone out for Brekkie?

Still gotta do the SCC thing but always up for Brekkie. I'm going anyway so let me know and I'll job a bigger table.

As for last night:
McEverley's handball is the reason we shouldn't re-sign him, or Hammond, Sammon and get rid of Woolford.
Clean slate, let the 1's going go.
I'd keep Long, Brayford, Sharp and the kids. Rest can do 1

Be there 9:15-9:30 matey, Ash as well. Lings a bit later. Not sure about Southampton. Youfy buggered off to Jamaica today so he won't be making it!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 20, 2016, 07:01:34 pm
Soton will be there for sure.

Ash and I had a nice chat with Chris Wilder today, out in the sun drinking lovely beer!

Don't worry about CW signing for SUFC as manager any time soon after what he told us his reaction would be to an invitation from KM  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 21, 2016, 08:38:07 am
Soton will be there for sure.

Ash and I had a nice chat with Chris Wilder today, out in the sun drinking lovely beer!

Don't worry about CW signing for SUFC as manager any time soon after what he told us his reaction would be to an invitation from KM  :DD

Poor sod....comes out with the Mrs for a quiet drink in the sunshine and gets set upon by a couple of grumpy old bores  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 21, 2016, 09:37:29 am
Let's keep Ched Evans off the main Banter page.... http://www.thecrossedblades.com/forum/index.php?topic=116.0
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 21, 2016, 11:47:28 am
McEverely's handball was bizarre. If that pen had gone in and we'd gone on to draw or lose the game, that could have been the end of our season.  And for what? The ball was going well over the head of the two Shrewsbury players challenging for the ball, so there was no actual threat to the goal.  He's jumped and then reached up a full arm's length to punch it!!!

However, what's more concerning is that after the pen is saved, McEverley doesn't even bother to congratulate Long as several other players did... He just walked off.

Wonder what the odds for Shrewsbury to score a first half pen were on BetFair?  (Not suggesting for a minute something was amiss, I'm just interested in betting odds)...  :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 21, 2016, 07:15:30 pm
Roma, maybe he has a release clause allowing him to go to Everton for £4m?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 23, 2016, 05:13:26 pm
Familiar story..........great day with top people spoiled by a truly terrible game

Even the beer was shyte - although that improved hugely post-match  :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 23, 2016, 06:18:42 pm
The Blades are going up  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 23, 2016, 09:47:57 pm
Just got back.................fuckin shite

good night
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 23, 2016, 10:30:37 pm
Just got back.................fuckin shite

good night

Top effort - the drinking and the ability to still spell after it all!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 24, 2016, 08:33:55 am
What a disappointing end to play off hopes. Even Gillingham & Rochdale tried to help us.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 24, 2016, 09:06:23 am
Just got back.................fuckin shite

good night

Top effort - the drinking and the ability to still spell after it all!!

It wasn't fair.....I managed to escape from Soton at a reasonable time but was then ambushed walking past the Little John by the cricket lads who had finished early.  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 24, 2016, 09:08:59 am
What a disappointing end to play off hopes. Even Gillingham & Rochdale tried to help us.

It's not quite all over yet.....only 4 points off 6th with 2 to play!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 24, 2016, 02:31:56 pm
What a disappointing end to play off hopes. Even Gillingham & Rochdale tried to help us.

It's not quite all over yet.....only 4 points off 6th with 2 to play!!!

True Ash, but the Dingles are at home to Colchester next week and I can't see owt other than a home win. 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 24, 2016, 06:25:19 pm
That was the game that ended it yesterday. I was surprised/disappointed that we didn't seem up for it at all. It was like a mid-season match. As a team we just didn't want it enough. Those players out of contract don't give a flying one.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on April 24, 2016, 06:46:05 pm
That was the game that ended it yesterday. I was surprised/disappointed that we didn't seem up for it at all. It was like a mid-season match. As a team we just didn't want it enough. Those players out of contract don't give a flying one.

Coutts and Woeford have another year to run and NA will probably sign Hammond so it doesn't bode well for our midfield next season..... i'd sack most of them for impersonating professional footballers and not renew most of the out of contract ones. Long, Sharp and Adams have proved their worth but the rest?

 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 24, 2016, 07:27:20 pm
That was the game that ended it yesterday. I was surprised/disappointed that we didn't seem up for it at all. It was like a mid-season match. As a team we just didn't want it enough. Those players out of contract don't give a flying one.

Coutts and Woeford have another year to run and NA will probably sign Hammond so it doesn't bode well for our midfield next season..... i'd sack most of them for impersonating professional footballers and not renew most of the out of contract ones. Long, Sharp and Adams have proved their worth but the rest?

Can't believe you've missed Flynn off that list  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 25, 2016, 10:17:51 am
That was the game that ended it yesterday. I was surprised/disappointed that we didn't seem up for it at all. It was like a mid-season match. As a team we just didn't want it enough. Those players out of contract don't give a flying one.

Coutts and Woeford have another year to run and NA will probably sign Hammond so it doesn't bode well for our midfield next season..... i'd sack most of them for impersonating professional footballers and not renew most of the out of contract ones. Long, Sharp and Adams have proved their worth but the rest?

Can't believe you've missed Flynn off that list  :whi

Flynn seems to be getting back to what he was playing like when it was Flynaldo and Muphildhino flying down the wings.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: EMVBlade on April 27, 2016, 12:09:59 am
You really should get the locks changed on this place.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 27, 2016, 04:31:59 pm
You really should get the locks changed on this place.

Oh hello newbie - welcome to the forum  :roll: :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 29, 2016, 06:53:48 pm
Yeah what he said. Didn't we used to have someone in here of that name? Geezer with enormous shoes?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 30, 2016, 05:59:35 pm
Kevin McCabe wants £60m for Sheffield United, lock stock and barrel. This after a season in which he has overseen and steered us to our 4th worst final League position in the history of the club.

No-one is ever paying that. Someone might buy the club but lease the ground, which is a long shot and not ideal.

HRH's Game-Changing Investment has sadly not been enough to get us promoted. Maybe he should have gone in with both feet and made it £2.

In recent comments it's been made clear by our glorious leader that next year's budget will be lower than this.

I feel for you lads, I really do. I have to suffer the Nou Camp next season with regular visits to Bramall Lane to watch the relegation dogfight to ensure I always remain "grounded" when appreciating football.

Oh, and Goodbye Sheffield Midweek - it was fun while it lasted, see you in a Cup maybe sometime in the future.






If we were in Liverpool we'd be Tranmere supporters. If in Nottingham it'd be County, in Brizzle it'd be Rovers. In London we'd be Charlton. Maybe we should book in for some group therapy?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 30, 2016, 08:17:16 pm
Kevin McCabe wants £60m for Sheffield United, lock stock and barrel. This after a season in which he has overseen and steered us to our 4th worst final League position in the history of the club.

No-one is ever paying that. Someone might buy the club but lease the ground, which is a long shot and not ideal.

HRH's Game-Changing Investment has sadly not been enough to get us promoted. Maybe he should have gone in with both feet and made it £2.

In recent comments it's been made clear by our glorious leader that next year's budget will be lower than this.

I feel for you lads, I really do. I have to suffer the Nou Camp next season with regular visits to Bramall Lane to watch the relegation dogfight to ensure I always remain "grounded" when appreciating football.

Oh, and Goodbye Sheffield Midweek - it was fun while it lasted, see you in a Cup maybe sometime in the future.






If we were in Liverpool we'd be Tranmere supporters. If in Nottingham it'd be County, in Brizzle it'd be Rovers. In London we'd be Charlton. Maybe we should book in for some group therapy?

Yes, it's a feckin car crash right now and not helped by the "Midweek's" achievements, but a very grudging fair play to them and their new owners for splashing the necessary and getting the right players in on sensible deals....are you watching KM??

Just as well the only therapy I need is beer........ :ok: :ok:

UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 30, 2016, 08:28:56 pm
Nigel Adkins........."We got the tactics spot on today........."

Hmmm



Oh and it's piss poor for a team to perform like that and for the manager to then select one of the youngsters by name as the only player deserving a mention for being "out-powered in the middle of the park". Very poor.

This guy's improving over time like a blue cheese. Some like his character but for others he's just starting to smell bad.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 30, 2016, 08:58:01 pm
Nigel Adkins........."We got the tactics spot on today........."

Hmmm



Oh and it's piss poor for a team to perform like that and for the manager to then select one of the youngsters by name as the only player deserving a mention for being "out-powered in the middle of the park". Very poor.

This guy's improving over time like a blue cheese. Some like his character but for others he's just starting to smell bad.

It's been a bad smell since about November..
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 01, 2016, 01:39:12 pm
We've effectively been a 3 man team all season! With too many plodders who don't give a damn about us.

 Also to have a pop at any youngster about their performance is disgraceful and not helpful to their confidence or development. Our senior players should be guiding youngsters in games but they don't because they're not good enough to, and it's them who should be targeted by the manager.

 We also can't rely on youngsters to get us out of this next season because it very rarely works banging them in on mass. Introducing them to the first team takes time and best done in dribs and drabs, but only when ready and strong enough.....when you look back we bought in Jags slowly in cup games and from the bench, same with firstly Naughton and then Walker. Lowton was added carefully then McGuire,who was our last youth product to become a decent saleable player (and that was over 6 years ago when he got his chance). All these players had an impact at the time but do we have any youngsters ready to make that impact now? I suggest we don't at the moment and perhaps a couple of them are a season away.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 02, 2016, 06:02:54 am
I have to say I think Long, DCL and Whiteman are all ready IMHO.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 02, 2016, 08:30:03 am

 Also to have a pop at any youngster about their performance is disgraceful and not helpful to their confidence or development. Our senior players should be guiding youngsters in games but they don't because they're not good enough to, and it's them who should be targeted by the manager.

I have been saying that for some time. However, we don't have players who can do that. The vast majority of players these days have no affiliation, or affection, with clubs these days. They are just there to earn money. They don't care what happens, they are only interested in themselves.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 02, 2016, 09:26:27 am
I have to say I think Long, DCL and Whiteman are all ready IMHO.

Agree with Long but I reckon Whiteman is close and DCL is a way off yet....had a good loan spell at Northampton but hasn't impressed when given the (limited) chances back here.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 02, 2016, 12:47:14 pm
I have to say I think Long, DCL and Whiteman are all ready IMHO.

Agreed Vamps, although DCL isn't what I'd call a striker. To my mind he'd fill that "Baxter" position really well.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 02, 2016, 01:39:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVvz6R1mX4c

A point on the youth put by McTwat!.....we're not producing enough good players on a regular basis!

" We've not gone belly up like Soton and Leicester,"......no we haven't, i bet they'd love to be 10th in lge 1 instead of the PL with one of them going to win it......feckin' idiot!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 02, 2016, 01:59:10 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM-d_tPlDxc

Interesting reaction to first question.

Some interesting stuff on the academy and clubs taking kids off us.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 02, 2016, 02:20:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIv5XcIEKSU

Agreed on The Leicester fact....cheating twats....feckin' hate the bastards!

Good question on NAs signings and a very interesting answer from McTwat.

According to McTwat we're cursed.......lmao.....ye cursed with him and his bullshit!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 02, 2016, 02:33:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhsB-X9y3Mo

Great first question! So basically NA won't be allowed to sign crap,We'll see Kev!

some good stuff overall.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 02, 2016, 05:04:13 pm
I watched the whole thing and I was disappointed by his constant reference to "bad luck" - bullshit Kev.

I did like the comment about if the current set-up had been in place almost none of those recent NA signings would have been made, but as we haven't signed ANYONE since this committee was formed, what does that tell you about future business?

Anyway, as we're talking about the progression of the youngsters, well done to the U-21s after they beat Charlton away in the semi-final of their play-off campaign. I really do think that if Diego has finally got rid of his billy-big-bollocks attitude he could finally become an integral part of the first team next season, replacing Baxter if DCL is going to be used as striker back up.

Smith looks ready to make the step up as well. COYRAWW!!!!!!



By the way, Our Kev was supping Budweiser during that forum - shows you he knows fuck all about anything other than bricks and mortar


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 02, 2016, 06:17:53 pm
He also blamed KB for poor loan signings when we got relegated....same old excuses from him. Plane fact is there's never any real investment in the team and he quotes one season when he actually did and we went up. says it all....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 03, 2016, 04:02:31 pm
Another interesting statement was when McTwat said him moving to Belgium when we were first relegated to the Championship was a mistake. I assume this is because he feels it's difficult / impossible to lead a club from afar (although based on the previous post, maybe it's because there was no Budweiser in Belgium, only proper beer).

In that case, how the heck did he expect JP and HRH to run the club from Riyadh?  What he's basically admitted here is that the club has been rudderless for several years.  The landlord will appreciate what happens when the rudder does one. The whole ship sails around wildly before it inevitably sinks and ends up at the bottom of the sea (or league one depending on the metaphor).  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 03, 2016, 05:44:35 pm
Another interesting statement was when McTwat said him moving to Belgium when we were first relegated to the Championship was a mistake. I assume this is because he feels it's difficult / impossible to lead a club from afar (although based on the previous post, maybe it's because there was no Budweiser in Belgium, only proper beer).

In that case, how the heck did he expect JP and HRH to run the club from Riyadh?  What he's basically admitted here is that the club has been rudderless for several years.  The landlord will appreciate what happens when the rudder does one. The whole ship sails around wildly before it inevitably sinks and ends up at the bottom of the sea (or league one depending on the metaphor).  )O(

Actually I teach people how to helm a boat when the rudder falls off  :whi :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 04, 2016, 10:58:08 am
Assume on Sunday we're 9.30(ish) again in 'Spoons'.......................I've got lots more 50p vouchers for you NOT to use!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 05, 2016, 07:05:35 pm
Assume on Sunday we're 9.30(ish) again in 'Spoons'.......................I've got lots more 50p vouchers for you NOT to use!!!

Not sure I'm going to make in Sun............but if I do, then I know where you are!

 :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 06, 2016, 08:22:19 am
I definitely won't make it sunday.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 07, 2016, 01:15:50 pm
https://soundcloud.com/james-d-phipps/gcb-forever-no-goodbyes-5-5-16-1312-1
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on May 08, 2016, 07:25:10 am
I'll be there from around 9am.

Is anyone coming today?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 08, 2016, 09:06:02 am
I'm in Grasmere Dane, missing the last game of the seasonfor the first time I can remember. I'll be raring to go next season, but the beer's too good here to leave it to watch another dull performance. Enjoy it mate, catch you in pre-season  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on May 08, 2016, 09:30:54 am
Ok matey. Enjoy pal.

Now then, not sure what's been happening but struggled to post over last few days.

I was going to say about McCabe's rant at the forum over being Glad we aren't Leicester and Southampton and the Route they took out of League 1..... like no one wants to be Leicester or Southampton right now. I'd gladly take that option to get shut of McCabe tbh.

Never have I known a Businessman rely on "Luck" to run his business. If a Director of a Company had mismanaged a Club as badly as McCabe over 10 years the customers and Club Employees would be asking questions and running them out of it. Sadly, there are far too many people saying he's our saviour from a Gesture anyone with any financial clout could have done 20 years ago. We are stuck with him as yet another ludicrous decision is passed without question.

Scott McCabe, a man who's never played football, Managed a Football Team or had anything to do with football other than the odd job at Daddy's Pet Hobby is to head up the Technical Biard wjo devide who we buy, sell and develope. Like there's no conflict of interest there and who has even less footballing Knowledge than his Daddy. You just couldn't make it up at all.
I predict now, we will not get out of this League in the right direction under the Leadership of McCabe and Sons whilever they are at the Club and Controling the Club.

Blind Hatred or seeing something that doesn't look or feel right.... you decide!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 08, 2016, 11:15:59 am
Quote
Jim Phipps, Co-Chairman, SUFC
12 mins ·

Dear Fellow Blades,

I have decided not to wait.

With heavy heart, I write to inform you that I have tendered my resignation as co-chairman of the Club and as a Club director with immediate effect. Since September 2013, I have enjoyed the enormous joy and honor of being a part of the Sheffield United Football Club.

Not long after becoming a part of the Club, I became aware (as did my wife and family) that I had caught the bug. It was ‘Blades this’ and ‘Blades that’ at all hours of the day and night. As it turns out, before long my whole family – including my parents, wife, children, siblings, and nieces and nephews – had caught the bug. Gladly, there is no cure. Leaving the board cannot change my feeling for the Blades … as they say, “Once a Blade, always a Blade!”

During these last three seasons, I have experienced along with you moments of both ecstasy and despair. Through the highs and lows, I have forged friendships with fellow Blades, which I value deeply and which I hope will last a lifetime. Along the way, you have allowed me to be a part of your lives – whether in the care and kindness you have shown to me by having me over or out for meals, and family gatherings or in the opportunities you have afforded me to be a part your life events, both happy and sad – births, birthdays, weddings, health crises, funerals and memorial services. I even come away with a wonderful godson in young Freddie Higginson, who is growing like a weed after getting off to a rocky start.

As I leave this most special service, I am filled with deep gratitude for the warmth and kindness you have shown me throughout my tenure and for your permitting me to be of service to you. I am thankful to the truly amazing Club staff, who keep the Club going week in and week out, no matter what happens. I am grateful to my wife and children for allowing me the time to serve you and for cheerfully being a part of the Blades experience with me – taking the rough with the smooth, and bearing up with my unending absences. I am, finally, thankful to Prince Abdullah for affording me the opportunity to serve you.

What I have not been able to give you, and what we all desire, I wish for you with all my heart: Serial promotions and a return to the Premiere League.

God bless and up the Blades!

Jim Phipps

P.S.: To those who have expressed concern about my health, thank you. I am very much on the mend, weight down (a bit over three stone) and working to be more fit still.

P.P.S.: To those wanting to stay connected, here is my permanent personal email: jamesdphipps@gmail.com. To stay connected professionally, please use: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimphipps.
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Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 08, 2016, 12:02:12 pm
Long, Basham, Coutts, Sharp, Done, Woolford, McEveley, Baptiste, Adams, Edgar, Hammond.
Subs: Sammon, Reed, McGahey, Cuvelier, Whiteman, Kelly, Ramsdale.

The future of our midfield..... Woeford, Coutts, Hammond..........deep joy  :-[
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 08, 2016, 04:18:26 pm
Well......I had a choice today of Blades or Sailing - just come back into the marina, seen the result (and moans) and have to say soooooo glad I chose sailing!!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 08, 2016, 05:00:27 pm
11th place finish. total mis-management from first day to last. Just look at the teams that finished above us. 8 points off the last playoff place in the end. Jeez!

like Vamps, today I had a choice. Scafell Peak Ale, brewed on-site at the pub I was at in Wasdale, quite possibly in the top 5 beers I have ever tasted, in the beer garden in unbroken sunshine, 1 minute from one of my favourite places in the UK, OR watch that uner-achieving shower of shyte masquerading as my beloved Blades. "BURP!" ONE MORE PLEASE LANDLORD  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on May 09, 2016, 12:12:40 pm
Seems the Lap of Honour was a bit of a wash out and some of the players that received boos from whoever was keft in the Stadium did themselves no favours by throwing rods at the fans.

It was very poor though. Second best throughout.
From what I'm hearing, he was told to give the kids a run out today but refused to at the 11th hour. Choosing all his signings over them.

Hammond and Woolford received boos throughout and even more vociferously when Subbed off. Frankly, I don't think Adkins will last the week after that, if rumours are to be believed too.

The Crowd Sang "Sack The Board", "McCabe Out", "you're getting sacked in the morning", A new "Bullshit, Lies And Deceit Every Season" song which I found comical and from what I've heard McCabe texted like mad before leaving the match early during and in the after math of all these chants. Apparently he also told some fans he was furious with the performance of the Players and he wasn't going to stand for it.

Overall, sun drenched Bramall Lane was a shyte place to be yesterday and I wished I'd stayed in the Pub.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 09, 2016, 01:26:45 pm
I've said it all season, NA wasn't backed by the board, we sell Murphy for £2M and make one signing of 500K and for me that's not backing the manager. Yes he had a huge squad of rubbish to contend with and he didn't help himself with the few signings he did make (Sharp apart). I was watching Sky and they said on there that we'd signed the least amount of players in all 4 divisions, also in reference to NC they said that he wasn't allowed to play the way he wanted at the Lane, not sure how they know that, so perhaps NA hasn't been either. For me we need to give him another season with proper backing to make a fist of it so let's see what players he can bring in. I also hope he listens to the fans on Hammond and not sign him, pays Woeford's contract off, releases the majority of the out of contract players and build around Sharp, Adams, Long and Brayford with pace, power and quality.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 09, 2016, 03:04:26 pm
http://www.viewfromthejohnstreet.com/all-posts/2016/5/7/sheffield-united-co-owner-kevin-mccabe-delivers-damning-verdict-on-blades-manager-nigel-adkins-which-leaves-bramall-lane-boss-hanging-by-a-thread
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 09, 2016, 03:08:55 pm
I know I've been distracted lately, but did anyone else see this happen?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hawasli?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=_CG5&locale=en_US&srchid=25889671462802744723&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A25889671462802744723%2CVSRPtargetId%3A12308793%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary%2CVSRPnm%3Atrue%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 09, 2016, 03:54:10 pm
Roma, i've put the videos of the forum on here mate....some of it is laughable.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 09, 2016, 04:57:17 pm
I didn't see the Board backing Warnock at Rotherham too much either Stabo, it's just that some managers are actually quite good at the job.

I said previously that with Mcnulty, Harris and Freeman still here (perhaps even Scougall) instead of the players Adkins brought in (with the exception os Sharp) we would have been far closer to where we need to be than we are now.

A good manager should have been able to get a tune out of a group of ex-championship/Premier League players in this division, and he should quickly work out who has the heart, spirit and balls to fight for the team instead of just turning out for a wage.

he's had a full season with experienced professionals and overall I am woefully under-impressed with what I've seen, to the point where the football after a full season is actually worse than when he started!

No doubt the Board WILL back him this coming season, and we'll recruit a side full of woolfords, sammons, hammonds etc on 3 year deals so when we finally sack adkins it will take 2 more years to get a decent side together.

UP THE BLADES!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 09, 2016, 05:50:24 pm
Lings, The team wasn't good enough at the start of the season to get a play off place and apart from Sharp and Adams who got us goals? Ye Hammond and Woeford were terrible but we lost Baxter too for a big part of the season, who could have got a few goals from midfield. Also everyone was chanting about Sammon when he first came in because he scored a few goals and Edgar did ok but needed a proper CB with him which would have allowed Basham to play in midfield. And ye I agree that Harris, Freeman and Scougs would all have helped. But losing Murphy was a big loss and NA didn't replace him with quality. We also don't have the same quality of youngsters Soton had when he took over there, which was a big reason they got up to the PL. Ye they too sold the kids but seemed to have as good to replace them, we have the odd lad who becomes ready now and then.

 On Warnock, he is by far a better manager than NA and his record proves that but plenty of Blades fans wouldn't want him back, I'd take him tomorrow.

 I've said for years now that our problem is McTwat and the board and i've been lambasted for it but the fact is we were a half decent Championship side when McTwat joined the board and we sold Deane and Fjortoft just before he took charge and now we're a very average lge 1 side still selling players that could make a difference. What are the odds of someone like the Dingles or Wigan, who wanted him last summer, going for Sharp in the summer? And the plain fact is that there's been only 1 proper season where McTwat decided to go for it and spend some real dosh and that was the promotion season to the PL. He was cheap in the PL and that  cost us, it wasn't bad luck. The only other time we spent a little bit was when we signed BT and Sharp under Nobson and we all know what happened there.

 Don't get me wrong on NA, I think he should be given some of next season to rectify everything because it's just the same old in out with us otherwise, but I have no real love for most our managers (Porterfield, Bassett and Warnock apart) and i'd be happy to see the next mug fail under McTwat.

Finally, if McTwat and his family are a lead weight to us and if they were to sell the club and we were rid of them then we'd see better times, times the fans deserve and i'd rather have gone down the Soton and Leicester route because we're exactly where they both went before rising to the top tier.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 09, 2016, 10:51:51 pm
We were never set up to get goals mate, often playing with 1 upfront in the early part of the season and then we started playing one of the highest scorers on the division the previous year at left back!

The midfield approach of dour, defensive scrapping was never set up to be creative at all, hence again the lack of goals from anywhere else.

I thought Murphy was great, but we didn't replace him as you rightly say, but instead NA blew the budget on a raft of no-hopers. My point is, I believe we had the squad to get into the playoffs at the start of the season and it could have been very strong had NA not brought in players from the Cornish Donkey Sanctuary and actually brought in a proper left winger and creative CMF.

I also think his personality doesn't help. I find his constant blind-faith eternal bright-side views a pain in the arse and I'm sure the players don't respond well to him. It's like being managed by an accountant or civil servant. He certainly doesn't inspire passion, spirit or a fighting desire to win a game because they know he'll always try to make a shyte performance sound like an unlucky good one. He's dreary as fuck and his football reflects it.

I think we may have a few more seasons down here if he's given the budget to build his own team. I think McCabe thinks the same but he's too embarrassed to sack NA after sacking so many in recent years.

Doesn't matter what the squad was like on day one, it's up to the manager to make sure he maximises the assets he has at his disposal. He hasn't done that while Barnsley, in a relegation spot on Boxing Day, finished miles above us in the end. Fight, spirit, passion, and no-one would have said their squad was good enough for the playoffs either but they made it and we're miles behind on so many levels.



Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 10, 2016, 09:04:14 am
I must admit that when NA was recruited I was pleased.  I dismissed the Reading fans who commiserated with us at the time, and listened more to the Saints' fans who said he was unlucky to have been sacked, and also the Scunny fans who idolised him.

His win %ages are:

Scunthorpe 41.7%
Southampton 54%
Reading 36.3%
Blades 40.7%
Overall 44%

Interestingly, Warnock's win rating at Rotherham is 37.5% (but then the wins needed to survive are obviously much less than needed to be promoted).

Warnock with the Blades won 42.53%.

Warnock's career overall = 40.13%

Cloughie  = 47.1% (Blades) and 38.3% overall.  With Burton he's on 46.2%.

Danny Wilson's Blades' record was 51.89%

I know, statistics damn lies and statistics and all that, but interesting none the less.

When NA came he talked about flowing, attacking football. He quickly changed that, citing an unreliable defence (the stats backed this also, especially GA column).  So what happens if (big if) he gets a decent defence in over the summer?  Would he go back to playing the way he wanted to? Is he really capable of doing it this way? Could some decent signings make NA back into the manager Southampton had?



Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 10, 2016, 11:18:47 am
Not sure how true this is.....

http://www.turkish-football.com/ex-turkish-national-team-coach-ersun-yanal-holds-talks-with-sheffield-united/

Roma, We do have decent full backs but ye we need a good set of solid CBs, but our main problem with defense is midfield, it's a weak plodding cart horse that doesn't support the defense and lacks creativity for our attacks.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 10, 2016, 03:08:11 pm
Not sure how true this is.....

http://www.turkish-football.com/ex-turkish-national-team-coach-ersun-yanal-holds-talks-with-sheffield-united/

Considering the recent board appointment and Salahatin's relationship with the Prince and Fernabhace then I reckon this is quite possibly true...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 10, 2016, 04:40:01 pm
Not sure how true this is.....

http://www.turkish-football.com/ex-turkish-national-team-coach-ersun-yanal-holds-talks-with-sheffield-united/

Considering the recent board appointment and Salahatin's relationship with the Prince and Fernabhace then I reckon this is quite possibly true...

Well the pigs appointed a relatively unknown foreign coach and it's worked for them....so just like sacking Wilson at a similar time to the pigs sacking Smegson, KM's genius well thought out strategy is to copy them again  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 10, 2016, 05:23:59 pm
First out the door is Terry Kennedy.......

Feel a bit sorry for the lad. Clearly had potential but too injury prone so probably the right call.

Now for the wage thieves...........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 10, 2016, 06:39:32 pm
First out the door is Terry Kennedy.......

Feel a bit sorry for the lad. Clearly had potential but too injury prone so probably the right call.

Now for the wage thieves...........

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-i-didn-t-get-a-fair-chance-says-terry-kennedy-as-defender-leaves-1-7904062

Ye, shame he was so injury prone as he should have followed Maguire into the team...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 11, 2016, 08:32:01 am
First out the door is Terry Kennedy.......

Feel a bit sorry for the lad. Clearly had potential but too injury prone so probably the right call.

Now for the wage thieves...........

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-i-didn-t-get-a-fair-chance-says-terry-kennedy-as-defender-leaves-1-7904062

Ye, shame he was so injury prone as he should have followed Maguire into the team...

It's a shame as he did look to be a good prospect. Hope he gets his injuries sorted out and gets another club.

I not sure his comments about ' not getting a fair chance' are valid. If he hadn't had so many injuries he would probably have been a permanent fixture in the team.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 11, 2016, 10:25:20 am
Let's hope this is the start of a mass clear out... I agree, in a brief spell Kennedy looked promising, but that was a long time ago and he's hardly played before or since.  We don't need these "possibly promising" on the books - we need a fresh start...

Let's hope the same decisive approach is used on some of the wage stealers.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 11, 2016, 05:29:06 pm
Howard expecting to be the next one out
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 11, 2016, 05:48:01 pm
Howard expecting to be the next one out
[/quote

Thought Howard had already been released??
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 12, 2016, 09:24:33 pm
Bolts, Howard's meeting with Adkins was scheduled for today mate so I'm sure no bugger knows what's happening. I bet Tel Kennedy's gutted at the timing  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 14, 2016, 09:01:33 pm
FFS!

Pigs AND Dingles to go up ????    :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 15, 2016, 08:11:10 pm
https://youtu.be/TWNcgdJUDXo

The latest one - def worth a watch!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 18, 2016, 08:45:03 am
http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/830969250?-295:800:0

So we have a new CEO who will look after off-field activities, fair enough, but will also work closely with CW. Why? What can he possibly contribute to the football side?

Let CW, Knill, and maybe a DOF, run the football side. Keep the rest of the muppets out of the way )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 18, 2016, 12:21:18 pm
So we have a new CEO who will look after off-field activities, fair enough, but will also work closely with CW. Why? What can he possibly contribute to the football side?
To ensure he doesn't spend anything  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 20, 2016, 07:22:40 pm
OMG!!

Hammond hasn't been released or sent back because Adkins gave HIM the option to extend his contract for another year!

FFS - CW has transfer-listed the wage-thief but unless someone buys him and matches his wages he's a feckin tumour on our season. If the guy had any scruples at all he would have quietly disappeared, but no......he knows his days in football are numbered so he'll just siphon money off a contract given to him by his bumchum Adkins. FFS!



EDIT: - check this post out from The Star's site......"As for Hammond, who can blame him for getting as much as he can out of Sheffield United after the appalling way he's been treated by the slasher fans" - hahahahaha you couldn't make it up!  ;D


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 21, 2016, 02:57:21 pm
Who wrote that in the Star... Fucking muppet.

What about the appalling way Hammond has treated the sacred red and white...

Here's a way out - HRH arranges to send him to a Saudi team on loan so he can prove himself. If he doesn't accept we can say he's not prepared to fight for his place and therefore it's a breach of contract.  If he does go, we can plant loads of porn and alcohol in his bags and ask for his daily public whippings to be broadcast on Blades Player...  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 21, 2016, 08:44:36 pm
Hammond's credibility and dignity have fallen completely through the floor the moment he chose to trigger the 1 year deal.

McCabe's reputation and/or that of his lieutenants dives further below the bottom of the barrel by virtue of their signing off on such a stupid deal where only the player has control of the outcome.

Only at BDTBL FFS.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 21, 2016, 09:31:02 pm
you just have to    :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 22, 2016, 04:13:58 pm
Went to the Charity "Legends" game at BDTBL today - as did over 4,000 others!

It was a real treat to see so many of the players from a time when we were actually quite good!

Tonge and Brown played very well as did Harley, Morgan and Holdsworth. It was also really nice to see Stretch Armstrong looking fit and strong. Tony Agana played most of the game but Brian Deane managed about 20 minutes and looked ill, let alone unfit. A real disappointment but I genuinely hope he's just out of condition because he hardly moved.

Jack Whitehall played for Fulham, as did some Z-List name from Gogglebox, a TV show that watches other people watching TV shows, or "scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas" as we used to call it.

Gary Sinclair came on for the last 5 minutes, Morgan won a penalty and the Fulham keeper let Sinclair score past him to make it 3-3. By the way, the Fulham keeper made a string of absolutely incredible saves. If he hasn't retired, get him signed!

Brilliant day sat in the sun watching some of our old heroes showing they still have it and others (Bob Booker!) showing they probably never had it  :ok:

I don't normally go in for this stuff, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 22, 2016, 08:47:18 pm
Just to put last season into some perspective:

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-topped-league-one-wages-table-1-7925322
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 27, 2016, 09:49:10 am
Bristol Rovers' view of the Blades as their opponents next season.

Interesting to see they seem to emphasise with our battle against West Sham.

http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/article/a-look-ahead-sheffield-united-3121967.aspx
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 28, 2016, 07:54:51 pm
I made a couple of bets today and I'm delighted to say I lost the fucking lot!!!

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Yes you dirty porky snortbeasts, it hurts doesn't it? Enjoy the drive home  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 28, 2016, 09:42:13 pm
I made a couple of bets today and I'm delighted to say I lost the fucking lot!!!

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Yes you dirty porky snortbeasts, it hurts doesn't it? Enjoy the drive home  :ok:

All 100,000 of them  :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 29, 2016, 08:41:45 am
I made a couple of bets today and I'm delighted to say I lost the fucking lot!!!

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Yes you dirty porky snortbeasts, it hurts doesn't it? Enjoy the drive home  :ok:

It was a real shame wasn't it :roll:

I only watched the final 2 minutes, but I did go a little mad when the final whistle went. Mrs B told me I was very unsporting. Silly woman, being from the south she will never understand :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 29, 2016, 09:12:39 am
When you are so deluded that you sing a song like this, you have to be prepared for it to bite you in the arse from time to time:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/18g7k9.jpg)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 29, 2016, 05:17:27 pm
Dingles......In a relegation spot on Christmas Day and now promoted.

It can't be effin rocket science FFS!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 29, 2016, 08:11:31 pm
Dingles......In a relegation spot on Christmas Day and now promoted.

It can't be effin rocket science FFS!

It's not rocket science......it's a case of a couple of decent loan signings and a squad of players that give a shit  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on May 29, 2016, 09:22:59 pm
Although I spent most of the day doing what Vamps does regularly yesterday, I made it back to watch the Snort-beasts match and have to say they were poor. They played like they didn't give a toss throughout.

Bruce certainly had the measure of them and had it not been for Westwood they would have been dead and buried by half time  :cheer:

The better team won at Wembley, for a change. Same with today. Dingles won and deserved it too. However looking at it from our perspective, we have no big gate games next season now.
No one who came down are anywhere near us and our nearest away game is Chesterfield. Granted it's just outside Dronny but they don't travel do they. So, that's revenue down from the start. After that, is it Port Vale that's closest to us?

Haven't posted for a while, I have trouble posting from my phone. Tried a few times, 1 being Billy Sharp's response to a Piggy bantering him about his 6 awards he won this season.... The idiot saying he could count on 1 hand his nonsense accolades... Billy's response was brilliant, letting him know Billy had 5 fingers on 1 hand so maybe he should disappear back into South Barnsley with his 6 fingers  :DD :DD :DD :DD (Not specific with the wording).
But on my Lap-top tonight so catching up.

On the released list.
Brutal but fair for me. Hammond has seriously pissed me off with his activation of the contract and basically told he's not wanted by Tufty so placed straight on the transfer list.
A little surprised Diego finds himself on there also but haven't watched him for a while. Apparently he has his magic back to some but we'll see. Monty was Transfer listed for 3 years before he went and we loved him, most of us wish he was here still now tbf.
Now to get out J.Wallace and the other injured crap.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 30, 2016, 08:39:21 am
Dane, if Bolton start well then they will probably bring ther biggest away support. I agree, apart from Donny, Scunny & Chessie we won't get a big income from away fans.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 30, 2016, 08:48:19 am
WAWAW - What A Waste of A Weekend!!

Meanwhile the Blades win at Wembley!!!
http://www.football-league.co.uk//news/article/2016/sheffield-united-win-kinder-sport-cup-at-wembley-3129344.aspx
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 30, 2016, 09:06:15 am
WAWAW - What A Waste of A Weekend!!

Meanwhile the Blades win at Wembley!!!
http://www.football-league.co.uk//news/article/2016/sheffield-united-win-kinder-sport-cup-at-wembley-3129344.aspx
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Or WAWAW...........Wednesday Are Wank At Wembley

Well done to the kids  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 30, 2016, 09:39:19 am
WAWAW - What A Waste of A Weekend!!

Meanwhile the Blades win at Wembley!!!
http://www.football-league.co.uk//news/article/2016/sheffield-united-win-kinder-sport-cup-at-wembley-3129344.aspx
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Or WAWAW...........Wednesday Are Wank At Wembley


I like it but that does mean I have to swear and use that middle of the week word in front of my kids!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 30, 2016, 09:49:11 am
WAWAW - What A Waste of A Weekend!!

Meanwhile the Blades win at Wembley!!!
http://www.football-league.co.uk//news/article/2016/sheffield-united-win-kinder-sport-cup-at-wembley-3129344.aspx
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Or WAWAW...........Wednesday Are Wank At Wembley


I like it but that does mean I have to swear and use that middle of the week word in front of my kids!!

Yes, so sorry Landlord, the use of that mid week word is completely out of order....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 30, 2016, 06:23:44 pm
Did you see the Star today? I had to laugh. They're not biased towards the snortbeasts at all of course, especially when the front page banner strapline didn't say anything about them losing the Play-Off Final, but instead screamed "Owls Fans Win the Day"   What?????? has something changed to accommodate the massive? have they been given a place in the Championship because of their ability to rythmically slap their clackers in leicester fashion?

FFS only The Star could claim a positive spin on an abject failure of a performance by their beloved unclean by claiming victory based on shouting and singing and the attendance by 20,000 more than could be arsed to turn up during the regular season!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 30, 2016, 07:27:42 pm
All South Yorks media is biased towards the pigs.......feck em.

So, AFC Wimbledon now on an equal footing to the Plastic Fake FC..........could be interesting  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 31, 2016, 02:41:06 pm
Just had to share..............

https://youtu.be/bNcHYL_WjC4


 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 31, 2016, 03:34:38 pm
All South Yorks media is biased towards the pigs.......feck em.

So, AFC Wimbledon now on an equal footing to the Plastic Fake FC..........could be interesting  :ok:

And also on an equal footing to the "mighty" Blades...  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 31, 2016, 03:39:42 pm
A little surprised Diego finds himself on there also but haven't watched him for a while. Apparently he has his magic back to some but we'll see.

CW had Diego at Northampton for a while I think, so he probably saw something then that he didn't quite like...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 01, 2016, 11:46:08 am
WAWAW - What A Waste of A Weekend!!

Meanwhile the Blades win at Wembley!!!
http://www.football-league.co.uk//news/article/2016/sheffield-united-win-kinder-sport-cup-at-wembley-3129344.aspx
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Or WAWAW...........Wednesday Are Wank At Wembley

Well done to the kids  :ok:

WAWAW - We're All Weeping at Wembley

What I never got about that slogan is why they make a statement and then have to question it immediately afterwards as if they're unsure... We're all W*******y. Aren't we? Or are we really closest Blades because W*******y are Wankers? I'm so confused because I only have a little piggy brain....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 01, 2016, 08:14:08 pm
to be honest we could hijack their little acronym:

WAWAW = When Are We At Wimbledon?        :(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 01, 2016, 09:27:59 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36388078


Is it our time yet dad?  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on June 09, 2016, 11:26:34 am
I want to go to Plough Lane next season..... Anyone else up for that?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 09, 2016, 10:02:03 pm
I want to go to Plough Lane next season..... Anyone else up for that?

YES, YES, and thrice YES mate
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 10, 2016, 08:28:20 am
I want to go to Plough Lane next season..... Anyone else up for that?

I'm up for that if the dates fit.  Last time I was there was the end of our winning streak, when Fashanu did that crazy handball to give us a penalty. And I recall drinking the pub dry and the landlord fretting about what the locals were going to say when they turned up Saturday night and all he had left was spirits...  Those were the days. :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 10, 2016, 08:30:20 am
WAWAW - What A Waste of A Weekend!!

Tried to wind a Wendy up with that one last night. His reposte - "What does UTB mean then? Up the bum?"...  He's 52 years old...  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 15, 2016, 05:49:00 pm
Anyone heading out for the England match tomorrow? Can't decide whether to hit the local or head into town.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on June 15, 2016, 08:40:50 pm
Anyone heading out for the England match tomorrow? Can't decide whether to hit the local or head into town.

Sorry mate, sounds like an excellent plan but I'm in Bradford tomorrow...........and his nibs is cavorting around Europe so doubt he'll make it back!!

Come on England and please hammer the leek eaters and shut that twat Bale up  :^^ :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 16, 2016, 08:47:22 pm
Watched it at Widder Hotel Zurich, still laughing my cojones off  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 21, 2016, 10:14:26 am
Had to laugh - looking through the club shop and they are still asking £20 (sometimes £25) for last seasons away shirt with the name of players on that have left.................

Anyone got any hints on what this seasons away shirt might be like? My little darlings have bought me the home shirt for Father's Day and I like it a lot more than when I first saw the pictures of it. 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 21, 2016, 11:22:41 am
Am I being overly pessimistic or is anyone else wondering how we're going to compete without any centre backs?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 21, 2016, 11:56:16 am
Am I being overly pessimistic or is anyone else wondering how we're going to compete without any centre backs?

A mere trifle of a matter...................
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 21, 2016, 02:09:26 pm
Am I being overly pessimistic or is anyone else wondering how we're going to compete without any centre backs?

A mere trifle of a matter...................

This is Vamps being cryptic with insider knowledge. We must have signed someone called Bird, or Sherry, or someone with the mobility of a trifle, you wait and see
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on June 21, 2016, 04:45:27 pm
Am I being overly pessimistic or is anyone else wondering how we're going to compete without any centre backs?

A mere trifle of a matter...................

This is Vamps being cryptic with insider knowledge. We must have signed someone called Bird, or Sherry, or someone with the mobility of a trifle, you wait and see

He's back then..... ::)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 22, 2016, 08:36:40 pm
YUP!

Looking forward to the party in Bolts' Garage  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on June 23, 2016, 08:31:18 am
YUP!

Looking forward to the party in Bolts' Garage  :cheer:

Suppose we could get 10 people sat round my laptop listening to BP, or maybe go up market and listen to it on Bolton FM. Then we can all take the piss out of Stabo in the Chat Room...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 27, 2016, 10:52:16 pm
When did Nigel Adkins start coaching the England team?  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 28, 2016, 10:03:50 am
When did Nigel Adkins start coaching the England team?  :whi

They're now calling for Arsene Wenger to become the manager!!! That'll fix the sideways passing NOT!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 02, 2016, 06:01:08 pm
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Hammond paid up and gone

 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

The season is already a success  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 02, 2016, 06:12:00 pm
Hammond Eggs it

Lovely!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 12, 2016, 09:23:58 pm
Season Tickets acquired today.

Me, Molly and the Donkey are sorted  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on July 12, 2016, 10:48:55 pm
Season Tickets acquired today.

Me, Molly and the Donkey are sorted  :ok:

Does this mean you're not buggering off to a far flung country now?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 12, 2016, 11:51:16 pm
Season Tickets acquired today.

Me, Molly and the Donkey are sorted  :ok:

Does this mean you're not buggering off to a far flung country now?

Yes mate, for now. I'm going to be consulting on Barcelona operation with a view to going to Zurich in Spring. Had a couple of really positive meetings in Barcelona last week, managed to wangle a deal where I basically help out from home with a few visits to Barca thrown in (oh the hardship!) but bringing forward Zurich so I can take the empty seat at the top table within a reasonable timeframe.

Main reason is: Massive potential in what we're doing here right now, as the donkey can testify  :ok:

Anything to engineer another season  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on July 13, 2016, 07:09:47 pm
Mark Howard signed for Bolton today - god I hope he's first choice and playing on the 6th August!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 13, 2016, 07:38:51 pm
Mark Howard signed for Bolton today - god I hope he's first choice and playing on the 6th August!!

For flecks sake, you should know better posting this in the Banter thread - it should be in the transfers thread as you well know! Can we please adhere to forum etiquette  :whi :whi

He's not a transfer - he'd already gone  :whi :roll: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 13, 2016, 08:07:01 pm
Mark Howard signed for Bolton today - god I hope he's first choice and playing on the 6th August!!

For flecks sake, you should know better posting this in the Banter thread - it should be in the transfers thread as you well know! Can we please adhere to forum etiquette  :whi :whi

He's not a transfer - he'd already gone  :whi :roll: :ok:

feckin pedant  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 13, 2016, 08:18:49 pm
Mark Howard signed for Bolton today - god I hope he's first choice and playing on the 6th August!!

For flecks sake, you should know better posting this in the Banter thread - it should be in the transfers thread as you well know! Can we please adhere to forum etiquette  :whi :whi

He's not a transfer - he'd already gone  :whi :roll: :ok:

feckin pedant  :whi


Blimey - someone got Vamped!  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 13, 2016, 08:29:24 pm
Mark Howard signed for Bolton today - god I hope he's first choice and playing on the 6th August!!

For flecks sake, you should know better posting this in the Banter thread - it should be in the transfers thread as you well know! Can we please adhere to forum etiquette  :whi :whi

He's not a transfer - he'd already gone  :whi :roll: :ok:

feckin pedant  :whi


Blimey - someone got Vamped!  ;D

Go stir somewhere else, but yes someone did!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on July 13, 2016, 08:38:45 pm
Working away and bored - who can I pick on next............
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 13, 2016, 08:41:58 pm
Working away and bored - who can I pick on next............

Well I'm off to eat some straw and carrots.......goodnight
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 13, 2016, 10:37:08 pm
Flynn signed for Oldham. He's the one I really wish we'd kept as I think he would have worked well with the CW style.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 18, 2016, 06:44:06 pm
RIP John Hope
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 19, 2016, 08:21:52 am
RIP John Hope

Yes, another old Blade leaves us. I remember when we signed him, and it was the end of Hodgy's great career.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 19, 2016, 09:59:04 pm
Very "strong" Blades side beaten 2-0 by Halifax tonight. 

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 19, 2016, 11:11:17 pm
Oh I am SO there!!!!!!!

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-folk-are-set-to-relish-new-henderson-s-pub-1-8016145
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 20, 2016, 09:04:08 am
Oh I am SO there!!!!!!!

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-folk-are-set-to-relish-new-henderson-s-pub-1-8016145

Really?? Quelle surprise, it's a pub!

Sounds great and not too far from BDTBL so could be the first meeting point en route to Le Chat and then the chippy  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on July 20, 2016, 03:31:01 pm
I must say that, strangely, I'm not getting excited by the prospect of another season in league one. Usually at this time of year, the close season seems to be dragging and I just want to get Blades Player fired up again.

Maybe it's because the Euros kept me occupied, maybe its the hot weather. I don't think so though as I am really looking forward to my son's U15s team kicking off again and that's not until September...

I'm getting worried that after over 40 years' a Blade and 24 years living away from Sheffield are finally taking their toll? Made worse by the fact we're so shit... I think I need to see a therapist...  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 20, 2016, 06:01:30 pm
I must say that, strangely, I'm not getting excited by the prospect of another season in league one. Usually at this time of year, the close season seems to be dragging and I just want to get Blades Player fired up again.

Maybe it's because the Euros kept me occupied, maybe its the hot weather. I don't think so though as I am really looking forward to my son's U15s team kicking off again and that's not until September...

I'm getting worried that after over 40 years' a Blade and 24 years living away from Sheffield are finally taking their toll? Made worse by the fact we're so shit... I think I need to see a therapist...  )O(

Bollocks mate, don't waste your money on a therapist - just by Lings a pint (but not John Smiths) and he'll put you right  :ok: :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 20, 2016, 07:19:09 pm
ROMA - these feelings are completely understandable. Why, I myself have been through similar episodes based on residence in Spain, Ireland, Australia, India and others. I was sure I was losing my love for the mighty ones, especially as we were shyte at the time.

However, when my wife tapped me on the shoulder and asked me what the hell I was doing still up at a quarter to four in the morning (when in Australia), and the honest answer was that I was listening to the Blades losing 1-0 at home against Shrewsbury, I realised these feelings of apathy were masking the reality.

I firmly believe we're about to get our Blades back. Wilder knows which way the bag is and he'll have them working hard to get the ball in there. In the end that's always been good enough for me. Leave the sideways bore-fest to others, let's smash it up!

Can't wait for the season to start. BUZZING!  :ok: :ok: :ok:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on July 20, 2016, 10:13:57 pm
And there you have it - problem sorted  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on July 21, 2016, 05:26:01 pm
ROMA - these feelings are completely understandable. Why, I myself have been through similar episodes based on residence in Spain, Ireland, Australia, India and others. I was sure I was losing my love for the mighty ones, especially as we were shyte at the time.

However, when my wife tapped me on the shoulder and asked me what the hell I was doing still up at a quarter to four in the morning (when in Australia), and the honest answer was that I was listening to the Blades losing 1-0 at home against Shrewsbury, I realised these feelings of apathy were masking the reality.

I firmly believe we're about to get our Blades back. Wilder knows which way the bag is and he'll have them working hard to get the ball in there. In the end that's always been good enough for me. Leave the sideways bore-fest to others, let's smash it up!

Can't wait for the season to start. BUZZING!  :ok: :ok: :ok:

Garcon - another bottle of that red if you please and be snappy about it!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on July 21, 2016, 11:55:51 pm
To be fair it was a belter  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 08, 2016, 08:53:10 am
Not the best start to the season, but there we deserved at least a draw. Lost out due to a bad headed clearance from a long throw in which, to be fair, was put into the net very well. Saying that we should have been 2 up after 20 mins. How Clarke didn't even get his header on target still amazes me.

The team looked reasonably solid at the back. Wilson & O'Connell look to be 2 good signings, whilst Hussey looked to fit in well. Very impressed with Fleck, and Bash had the best game I have seen him play, although that is not too many. Duffy had a couple of good runs but did tire towards the end. Clarke did win some balls in the air, but his first half miss wasn't good at all.

Overall, I think there is a good nucleus of a team that could be fighting for automatic promotion come next April.

It was great to meet the 3 amigos (Vamps, Ash & Lings) again, albeit for only a short time.



Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 08, 2016, 06:15:03 pm
I thoroughly enjoyed the day on Satdi and it was good to see Bolts and the Gaffer as ever.

We had a bit of a weird experience trying to get into the ground. First of all we had tickets for Entrance H, which was completely closed. We were told it was because of "computer problems" but after getting onto a massive queue for Entrance E, missing the start of the match by 7 or 8 minutes, the turnstiles were manned by grisly Lanks tearing stubs off (ie no computers). Then, when we got to the designated seats, they were covered up by blue tarpaulin! Someone trying to tell us something?

During the first half we did play some fantastic football but their goal really knocked the stuffing out of us and we played too many curving long balls up to Clarke who was being marked by giants. Sharp never had a look in, although he was booked for handball after grabbing the ball when he was unceremoniously dumped to the ground on the edge of their box (so no free kick given to us for a clear foul)

the new players all looked good again, and Hussey did a great job of making the extra man down the left, but oh my giddy aunt was his delivery awful. His first corner went along the ground to their man, so every one after that was boomed over the heads of everybody in the box.

All in all a new manager with half a new team and the obvious disconnects across the pitch, but much to be encouraged by overall. Bolton were terrible and only had 2 efforts on target, one a great volley set up by our man, and the other bringing off an excellent save from Long.

As Wilder said, we should have been out of sight before they got a sniff of a goal.

Still, good beer, good food, good company, good weather, bring on Rochdale
 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 10, 2016, 08:31:18 pm
Wow.....just rolled back the years and watched Sheffield United, The Resurrection 2005/2006 promotion season documentary. Fuckin ell that was some squad and just shows how far we have sunk. Happy days and they'll be back.........but when, I have no idea!

And to think, some fans used to slag off Monty and others! What we wouldn't give right now for the likes of Webber, Kabba, Morgs, Ifill, Short, Shipperley et al

UTB  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on August 11, 2016, 09:17:01 am
the new players all looked good again, and Hussey did a great job of making the extra man down the left, but oh my giddy aunt was his delivery awful. His first corner went along the ground to their man, so every one after that was boomed over the heads of everybody in the box.

I don't get this with professional footballers.  England were also guilty of poor set piece delivery in the Euros so it's not just us. I was only Sunday league level and rarely play football these days, but when I do I take corners and free kicks and have an uncanny knack of picking where I want the ball to go and placing it into roughly that spot. It's not difficult so why do footballers struggle with it time after time? Pressure?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on August 11, 2016, 09:19:32 am
Wow.....just rolled back the years and watched Sheffield United, The Resurrection 2005/2006 promotion season documentary. Fuckin ell that was some squad and just shows how far we have sunk. Happy days and they'll be back.........but when, I have no idea!

You inspired me to seek it out... Going to watch it tomorrow whilst listening into the game on BP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k50YlKlzlOw

Here's the famous Leicester away game under Bassett too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VazbY8KZCBs
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 12, 2016, 05:22:55 pm
Looking at the other threads available, it looks like someone misunderstood "we must get up this season" !!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 12, 2016, 05:49:38 pm
Looking at the other threads available, it looks like someone misunderstood "we must get up this season" !!

Well the other threads won't concern you mate - a button mushroom is what it is and no amount of blue tablets can help  :whi

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 12, 2016, 05:50:37 pm
And have we sacked the bouncers?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on August 12, 2016, 07:34:28 pm
Fantasy footie league from last year has been deactivated, so if you were in t before you're automatically entered.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 12, 2016, 08:08:53 pm
Looking at the other threads available, it looks like someone misunderstood "we must get up this season" !!

Well the other threads won't concern you mate - a button mushroom is what it is and no amount of blue tablets can help  :whi

Yes, thank you "King Dong" - the owner of both the pot AND the kettle  8)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 13, 2016, 06:28:47 pm
Chuffinell that was shite!

In the first game v Bolton we had arguably 1 chance on target, a late header from a tight angle that might already have been going over the bar until the keeper tipped it over.

Today we had one chance on target and scored. Aside from that we were feckin awful from minute 1 to minute 93.

That was exactly the type of performance that got Bassett the sack in the end, aimless punts up forward to no fecker.

Sharp took his goal well but may as well have been emulsioning his mother-in-law's ceiling for the 75 minutes beforehand.

George Long - catastrophic. If you haven't seen it, prepare yourselves for a proper giggle. One shot he had to save, one! Familiar story ???????

Man of the match? Step forward Harrison McGahey! Released for being shite, he had our strike force in his pocket and never looked out of place. Some of Wilder's changes have been made for the sake of it.

Bollocks lads - onto Tuesday!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 13, 2016, 10:08:50 pm
Bloody fantasist......it weren't that good  :whi )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on August 14, 2016, 09:42:09 am
2 words! Bloody Dreadful.

Mom for us, Jack O'Connell.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: EMVBlade on August 15, 2016, 03:49:24 am
Yep key still works, need to make a mental note to come by more often.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 15, 2016, 08:09:54 pm
Yep key still works, need to make a mental note to come by more often.

heck yeah!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 16, 2016, 04:27:19 pm
Is there any way to stop these muppets creating stupid posts??
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 16, 2016, 05:49:57 pm
Found this on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjrrEBdb85k

brilliant....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 16, 2016, 10:23:19 pm
In two home games we've managed one attempt on target in total.

Tonight we played just like we did on Saturday, ie just whack it forward. That's all, just whack it forward.

Yes, the defence was absolutely abysmal for the goals, but going forwards we created absolutely nothing.

We were lethargic, second to everything, and totally, totally clueless.

Very early days, but that was relegation football tonight, pure and simple.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 16, 2016, 11:53:46 pm
Well the writing was on the wall for a bad night when:

1. Get the the Tap and there's no Jaipur on.

2. Go to the Rutland for one ok pint but the they wouldn't serve Lings (and no he wasn't being a twat!) so we left.

3. Go to the Red Lion and the ale was woeful.

Simple as that really  :whi

But seriously, absolutely clueless performance again - very worrying times  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on August 17, 2016, 09:27:54 am
Well the writing was on the wall for a bad night when:

1. Get the the Tap and there's no Jaipur on.

2. Go to the Rutland for one ok pint but the they wouldn't serve Lings (and no he wasn't being a twat!) so we left.

3. Go to the Red Lion and the ale was woeful.

Simple as that really

But seriously, absolutely clueless performance again - very worrying times  )O(

The whisky in Scotland was perfect and I watched some excellent sporting achievements in the cycling - just saying  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 17, 2016, 06:32:03 pm
Just watched the highlights, and that was a dismal performance. It sounded shite on BP, and watching confirmed what I had listened to.

CW has now got to get them sorted. Hussey looked a weak link, and the mid-field didn't have the skill to break down the Southend defence. Sharp now has 2 bookings, so he needs to sort out his aggression in the wrong places. He could quite easily have been shown red for the punch on their player.

Still, onwards to Saturday, and lets hope Millwall don't recover from their mauling at Peterboro.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 19, 2016, 08:02:05 am
I know Jake Wright is still a young player but according to this comment from him he hasn't even entered puberty yet?

“I need to work on my hold-up play and reading the game in terms of using my body and predicting where the first and second balls are going to drop.”
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 19, 2016, 08:18:13 am
I know Jake Wright is still a young player but according to this comment from him he hasn't even entered puberty yet?

“I need to work on my hold-up play and reading the game in terms of using my body and predicting where the first and second balls are going to drop.”

Nice words, pity he won't know what they mean....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 20, 2016, 05:18:49 pm
Rock bottom, already 11 points off top, playing very poor football.

I genuinely fear for us because I've seen nothing to suggest we can turn it around.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 20, 2016, 11:32:47 pm
Rock bottom, already 11 points off top, playing very poor football.

I genuinely fear for us because I've seen nothing to suggest we can turn it around.

Yes and no mate..............before a ball was kicked this season and ignoring for a moment our shite start, Millwall away was always going to be a very tough match, and as it turns out, one that we have narrowly lost in the last seconds.

Now I am happy to stand corrected as I was playing feckin cricket today so didn't listen to the commentary, but didn't we have more possession than them and more shots on target than any other game and generally played better? If so, then it is an improvement on previous games and there is still some hope that we can keep improving?

Pass me another straw, this one's clutched.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 21, 2016, 07:52:09 am
I listened to the entire game mate. trust me it was dire.

Honestly I didn't think it sounded "better" at all.


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 21, 2016, 09:17:40 am
I listened to the entire game mate. trust me it was dire.

Honestly I didn't think it sounded "better" at all.

Fair enough  :yikes: :'(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 21, 2016, 09:57:30 am
Rock bottom, already 11 points off top, playing very poor football.

I genuinely fear for us because I've seen nothing to suggest we can turn it around.

At least the only way is up now.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 21, 2016, 09:59:25 am
I listened to the entire game mate. trust me it was dire.

Honestly I didn't think it sounded "better" at all.

So did I, and it wasn't that good. Too many balls lumped up to Clarke. Sharp is have a bad time, and the defence seems very shaky.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: YouFUMS on August 21, 2016, 03:36:54 pm
Hey!!!   I'm back!
 Is the landlord still watering the beer down?
hello all

 My thoughts on where we are...then I can catch up on what's been going off in here..

We are bottom of division 3...BUT...I honestly think that Wilder will put things right, turn us around, and get us moving up the table. Yes, Rochdale was poor, and Southend was just a complete nightmare, but yesterdays game sounded like an improvement - the 1st half at least. We've splashed out big money on a proper keeper, and I hear that we could have a playmaking midfielder lined up for this week. Now if we can also get a real tough nasty ba$tard of a centre half in, I think we will be oreyt.
 Didn't those Dingles from north swillsbro go 6 or 7 games without a single point at the start of last season? look where they are now
 My main fear is that our aweful fans will drive out CW before he has chance to get the team playing how he wants them.
 

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on August 21, 2016, 04:16:01 pm
Welcome back Youfy  :ok:

Yes, the beer here is still shite and the company dodgy at best but hey, such is life.

You make a good point about the fans......at the moment the atmosphere is toxic and doing nothing whatsoever to help. I too still believe that CW can turn it around but first of all he HAS to change formation and tactics at home because the narrow 4-4-2 with Sharp and Clarke up front living off hoof scraps will just never work.

Here's hoping  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: YouFUMS on August 21, 2016, 06:25:23 pm
You'd think the narrowing of the pitch - and it's not just a little, it's a good 3 or 4 metres - would better suit a narrower formation, i.e 4-3-3. But he is persisting with 2 up top, which as you say Ash, isn't working. Clarke seems to win the majority of headers, but Sharp is either too far away to capitalise, or just doesn't anticipate well enough.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on August 22, 2016, 12:15:22 pm
Considering the league games only, by all accounts we played well at Bolton, especially first half.

We were poor against Rochdale but determination got us a point and we showed in patches what might be.

The Southend game was over after a calamitous first 15 minutes, so you can't really judge much from that other than our defence is capable of committing suicide - which CW moved quickly to address with the acquisition of a new GK (and he's still looking for another CB).  He also shunted the Beard off to Burton to free up the wage budget, so I'd expect a new arrival at RB too.  I trust CW in this regard as Brayford hasn't been himself since his injury and despite him being a very good player, he's just not worth the wages at the moment.

Against Millwall, we sounded dire and having watched most of the second half on the MDM feed (some of it I missed as I fell asleep it was so laborious) I think we were unlucky.  A point would have been a fair result.  Had we won our first three games, we'd have still expected to go to somewhere like Millwall and try to grind out a draw.  Point is, we were dire, but who really expected anything less against Millwall away, especially considering their result midweek?

So I'm still prepared to wait and see what happens.  Someone top up my glass but be careful, it's already half full...  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 22, 2016, 02:31:03 pm
We played well against Bolton for 22 minutes then completely stopped apart from a very brief 2nd half flurry.

Rochdale was dire throughout

Southend was indeed a suicidal defensive disgrace

Millwall was an even game, both sides were garbage.

Aside from that opening 20+ mins v Bolton, my biggest concern isn't the defence, it's the fact that we are creating nothing at all going forward. Clarke has the screener and backstop on him at every long punt upfield, and the rest of the opposition defenders mop up the hopeful onward headers that Clarke does win.

There is no Plan B

The major frustration is that for half of a half against Bolton we looked like feckin' world-beaters with some glorious interplay and triangular passing creating chances that should have been put away. My question is, has CW beaten the passing game out of them or are they just so scared they want rid of the ball in case it explodes because that's how we seem to be playing.

Northampton fans tell us to calm down and he'll get it right. Easy for them to say, riding higher in the table!

Sorry to piss in your glass Roma  :DB  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on August 22, 2016, 03:23:16 pm
With regards creating clear cut chances, is Clarke the problem, is Sharp experiencing a dip in form or, as someone else said, a loss of what pace he did have or is it they just can't play together (or haven't yet gelled).

If the latter, would you stick McNulty in there and, if so, would you drop Sharp or Clarke.  Or would you drop Clarke and hope McNulty and Sharp can form a better partnership and play without a target man?

Or perhaps bring Done into the forward line?

Should we revert yo 4-3-3 instead of two up top?  Sharp on his own with Done and Clarke sitting behind? Or McNulty and Done sitting behind?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 22, 2016, 05:02:54 pm
Just endured watching the highlights. We did play some nice football, but we are not creating many, if any, chances. The defence doesn't look that good although did make a couple of good saves. Scougall hit his shot nicely, but it was fortunate to go in.

CW needs to get something done. See we have been linked, with Fleetwood, with Brannigan from Liverpool.

The under 18's beat Millwall 6-0. Maybe he should have played them instead. The first was a cracking free kick.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 22, 2016, 08:00:55 pm
With regards creating clear cut chances, is Clarke the problem, is Sharp experiencing a dip in form or, as someone else said, a loss of what pace he did have or is it they just can't play together (or haven't yet gelled).

If the latter, would you stick McNulty in there and, if so, would you drop Sharp or Clarke.  Or would you drop Clarke and hope McNulty and Sharp can form a better partnership and play without a target man?

Or perhaps bring Done into the forward line?

Should we revert yo 4-3-3 instead of two up top?  Sharp on his own with Done and Clarke sitting behind? Or McNulty and Done sitting behind?

4-3-3 for sure mate on this narrow pitch as you mentioned earlier, or 4-2-3-1 with Fleck and Bash in defensive MF, and Duffy, Chapman wide with McNulty behind Clarke, FB's bombing on and Sharp sold to Ipswich  ;D



OH! ....... and WB Youfy!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on August 26, 2016, 02:04:21 pm
Couldn't sleep last night so endured watching the whole of the second half of the Millwall game on BP (even that didn't send me to sleep!).

Seems to me, similar to what I think Lings is getting at, that we're getting to the edge of the last third OK, but then lose the momentum of the attack and allow the opponent to line up behind the ball.  Lings is right, there's some lovely football on the edge of the box, switching from left to right and back again, but then we either lose possession or just end up pumping a hopeful ball into the box.

This was similar to last season, except further up the pitch (some improvement there at least).  What we need to do is either attack with more pace and in greater numbers and get the ball into the danger area before the defence can re-organise, or have someone with a bit more pace who can break through and behind the defensive line.

Easier said than done (is it Done?). Sharp's not that player, he feeds of second balls in and passes across the six yard box.  He's needed once the quick player zips through from midfield and either plays a pass or has a shot that's deflected back into play.  Scougs has the pace but is too lightweight for me.  McNulty could play that way perhaps? I've seen him show a turn of pace, burst through the defence and score before.

One way to overcome teams who park the bus (this is how France pummelled Iceland where as England failed) is that when the opponent gets behind the ball and drops deep, you draw them out, then change the pace suddenly and exploit the gaps.  We don't seem to be able to do that.  The ball goes sideways, then out of play (if Millwall is anything to go by).  We need midfielders who can receive a reverse ball and storm forward causing the defence to close them down and thereby break the line, opening up scope for a penetrating ball through the gap for a pacey forward to run on to... How do we achieve this? Would it work? Who could come in to provide the pace?

What's the general view?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 26, 2016, 05:33:07 pm
In response to Roma, we have been poor for the past couple of seasons in crosses, corners and free kicks.

I have no idea what they do in training, but this does need to be sorted out We do play some good football which seems to fizzle out when we get near the opponents penalty area. Clarke does win balls in the air, but doesn't seem able to put them into an area in which we can score from.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a turning point. Whatever happens, we do need to be more clinical in our attacking.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 26, 2016, 07:16:18 pm
Roma I can't argue with that analysis mate, it's exactly how we should be playing and I think if you're getting your fullbacks forward you may as well go for a system that has McNulty as the "fulcrum" forward midfielder who gets beyond the strikers in the right circumstances.

To my mind if you go down the wing and you're ready to play a ball in you should have the right to expect someone gambling to go in at the near post, someone around the penalty spot, and a late arriver at the far post giving the winger/wing back several options in terms of where to play the ball and if it's to be a high or low cross. Lack of movement is a bit of a concern this term so far.

My prediction for tomorrow? A rousing welcome for the new goalkeeper, who then commits a feckin' howler to gift Oxford a goal  :ok:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 28, 2016, 06:17:30 pm
The Oxford game:

1st half - same old deeply concerning directionless hoofball with massive gaps in the midfield for them to run into. They were in our faces and did their jobs well although with no quality at all - we simply couldn't get our game going.

2nd half - although the huge gaps in midfield were still there and we still don't get enough bodies in the box (where does everybody go?) it was all about attitude, belief, desire and yes a massive improvement in quality.

We're a very long way from the finished article, but I have to say that second half was something like what Blades fans want/expect from their teams.

I thought Coutts, aside from one glaring error, had a super game overall with some excellent passes to get things going again. Maybe him and Fleck might be the answer now that Fleck seems to be over his injury.

Scougall - yes he was too easily brushed aside a few times during the game, but he gives us such energy going forward. I thought he also had a really good game, and in the second half Duffy really showed us why he made the League 1 team of the year.

Bringing in Wright was a great move to play alongside Wilson, and when O'Connell then came on for Hussey at left back he really showed Hussey how it should be done.

Moore - looks a very decent keeper for me, and those numpties blaming him for the goal need a check-up from the neck up. The guy was in acres of space 25 yards out and struck a very sweet shot to the bottom corner. Moore's first job is to save it. The fact that no bugger followed the ball in, leaving their man with a tap-in, is hardly Moore's fault.

Signs of life in the dead dog that is SUFC! Only 9 points off the top!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on August 29, 2016, 07:36:20 am
The Oxford game:

1st half - same old deeply concerning directionless hoofball with massive gaps in the midfield for them to run into. They were in our faces and did their jobs well although with no quality at all - we simply couldn't get our game going.

2nd half - although the huge gaps in midfield were still there and we still don't get enough bodies in the box (where does everybody go?) it was all about attitude, belief, desire and yes a massive improvement in quality.

We're a very long way from the finished article, but I have to say that second half was something like what Blades fans want/expect from their teams.

I thought Coutts, aside from one glaring error, had a super game overall with some excellent passes to get things going again. Maybe him and Fleck might be the answer now that Fleck seems to be over his injury.

Scougall - yes he was too easily brushed aside a few times during the game, but he gives us such energy going forward. I thought he also had a really good game, and in the second half Duffy really showed us why he made the League 1 team of the year.

Bringing in Wright was a great move to play alongside Wilson, and when O'Connell then came on for Hussey at left back he really showed Hussey how it should be done.

Moore - looks a very decent keeper for me, and those numpties blaming him for the goal need a check-up from the neck up. The guy was in acres of space 25 yards out and struck a very sweet shot to the bottom corner. Moore's first job is to save it. The fact that no bugger followed the ball in, leaving their man with a tap-in, is hardly Moore's fault.

Signs of life in the dead dog that is SUFC! Only 9 points off the top!  ;D ;D ;D

What he said!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on August 29, 2016, 10:41:32 am
Having watched the highlights I think the BP commentator is George Long's secret lover as there was no way you could apportion any blame on Moore for their goal.  The defence were to blame for not being alert when Oxford took a quick free kick.  Done was to blame for marking space and not his player.  Freeman was slow to react when the shot came in and didn't track the striker who followed up and scored.

Oxford's chances in the 2nd half all came from corners that were taken short and quickly and we were still asleep.  Good news is, that's easy to fix - just get the buggers to be more alert.

Attacking wise, I know it was only highlights but we had a number of half chances even in the first half.  We just need to turn these into actual chances and shots on target...  Sometimes the wingers were resistant to cross first time.  From the highlights you can't see if that's because (as Lings says) there's no bugger in the middle to cross too.

Oxford are a shite team, so I'm not getting excited yet, but it's good to have three points in the bag at last.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on August 29, 2016, 01:49:26 pm
Moore is big, strong, commands his area well, talks to his defenders and is a good shot-stopper. He's definitely an improvement on Long so far (early days I know) and I for one felt a lot more comfortable with him in goal.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 29, 2016, 03:56:35 pm
Watched the highlights, and we just about deserved the win. It was nice to see a goal scored from a great cross from a FK. Lets have more of them. Can't really fault Moore for the goal, it was a good save, but where the f**k was the defence?

My only concern is that Basham was booked again, and it was a booking. He does seem to get a lot of bookings, so he needs to be more careful.

3 points on the board, at last, so now lets get going and start to climbing the table.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 02, 2016, 03:48:36 pm
I think Harry Chapman could be our best player this season. Pity then that he's been called up for the England U-20 squad and won't play against Gillingham!  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 03, 2016, 04:59:30 pm
See the mighty Martin Woolford scores for Fleetwood. Always said he would have been a good player for us :whi :whi :whi :whi :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on September 04, 2016, 03:12:44 pm
https://www.facebook.com/seldomdiffercomedy/videos/1088705541162942/
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: TXBlade on September 05, 2016, 03:16:51 pm
Happy about yesterday .. things need to be built on but a great foundation  :DB #UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 05, 2016, 05:24:03 pm
Happy about yesterday .. things need to be built on but a great foundation  :DB #UTB

Yes, it was an excellent 3 points. Cannot argue about their goal. It was a FK, but Dack put it well. We should have had a pen in the first half, but we got the fortunate one in the last minute. WTF was their CB doing, but I'll add him to my XMAS card list. Sharp converted it very well.

Nice to see Freeman & Coutts having good games. Last year I was not an admirer of Coutts, but he does seem to have changed under CW. I think this 5-3-2 suits us well
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 05, 2016, 06:06:41 pm
I've always liked Freeman and couldn't understand why he'd been listed (nor Bob Harris for that matter)

Coutts is a good player stifled by the previous regimes into just going sideways. Last season he was a one-paced zombie of a footballer but now his abilities are coming to the fore. He plays some great passes at times turning defence into attack.

As for the handball, well we did the same at Millwall so maybe we were due one back  :ok:

Confidence slowly building in the team - CW showed his ability to change tactics to suit personnel and opposition.

btw is Lavery injured? I heard he was out for a few games
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on September 05, 2016, 08:29:32 pm
btw is Lavery injured? I heard he was out for a few games

No mate but he hasn't played for an age so not match fit yet....won't be long though and will be an improvement on Done I think  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on September 06, 2016, 07:47:51 am
A good game, away at a team tipped to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

I agree with all the positives below, plus I'm pleased Moore is in the side. He brings solidity to the back five - he talks, he sweeps up and he can't be bullied by the opposition.  For all his shot stopping abilities, Long is just too timid in that regard.

Ebanks-Landell looked interesting when he came on, although he looks like he should be playing American football.  He's going to give us a dimension that's been missing in the side for some time.

There were a couple of negatives, which we can build on now we've finally laid the foundations.  Our set pieces are still something to be desired.  We seem to panic in the final third and the last ball is lacking - we either punt it into the box or hesitate and mis-control or allow the defenders to get behind the ball.  Just need more confidence to whip balls in first time.

Sharp is off the pace.  I feel sorry for our opponents if he re-discovers his edge because if he can score in an off form team when he's not so, ahem, sharp, then he'll get a hatful when he is...

Done.  I agree with the sentiment below.  I like Done, he puts in a shift every time, but he's forever out of position and harries defenders but doesn't actually produce anything as a result of all this huff and puff. Yes, that's a role we need, pressing the opposing defenders, but it's not something our CF should be doing on the touchline near the halfway line...

These are negatives we can build on, not meant to be moans as it was an all round good performance.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on September 07, 2016, 03:11:55 pm
Went to see the England u21s last night at Colchester and I must say I'm highly impressed with Marcus Rashford. Not only does he have a lot of skill, he's quick and also strong.  He can shrug off defenders trying to out muscle him to the ball with ease.  I haven't seen such an exciting prospect in an England shirt since a young Paul Gascoigne.

Let's hope the England set up doesn't drum the talent out of him!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 07, 2016, 08:04:56 pm
Can we get him on loan Roma?    :whi




btw great goal by Ben Whiteman in the U-23s last night. The first-team squad should be made to look at what can happen when you shoot!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on September 10, 2016, 07:36:27 pm
Fuck me - 1 point off the play-offs  :whi :whi :roll: :roll: :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 10, 2016, 07:43:54 pm
5 points off top spot!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on September 10, 2016, 09:21:36 pm
Kinell, there's a pungent whiff of wizardry about the place all of a sudden - 4 points out of the next 2 games and there will be man wee  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 11, 2016, 08:08:46 am
5 points off top spot!

And 5 points from a relegation spot :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 11, 2016, 09:05:58 pm
5 points off top spot!

And 5 points from a relegation spot :whi

3 games ago we were IN a relegation spot - heading in the right direction then!

Tough games to come though, Posh at home, Scunny away, happy with 4 points from those as the donkeys said
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 12, 2016, 04:34:50 pm
Just watched the highlights.

3 well taken goals, but we could, and should, have had at least 2 more. We did look good going forward. Thought the defending was poor for their 2 goals.

Still, 3 wins on the trot is a vast improvement and long may it continue.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 13, 2016, 04:27:39 pm
Lavery and the two triallists turned out for the U-23s today.

We lost 5-1
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 17, 2016, 09:10:19 pm
Something's starting to happen at Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane.

Today's performance was the Blades of old. Constant pressing, energy, and some genuine quality in our play today going forward. How on earth we didn't win by more is beyond me, against, let's be honest, a very decent Peterborough side.

Plenty of very good performances out there today, and no-one had a bad one, but in terms of the man of the match, even though we were dominant for large periods I would say this about my MOTM Mr Moore:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a GOALKEEPER!!!!     :cheer:


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on September 18, 2016, 08:47:15 am
Something's starting to happen at Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane.

Today's performance was the Blades of old. Constant pressing, energy, and some genuine quality in our play today going forward. How on earth we didn't win by more is beyond me, against, let's be honest, a very decent Peterborough side.

Plenty of very good performances out there today, and no-one had a bad one, but in terms of the man of the match, even though we were dominant for large periods I would say this about my MOTM Mr Moore:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a GOALKEEPER!!!!     :cheer:

What he said.........

Can't remember enjoying a game of football at BDTBL as much as that for quite some time. Came away with a really positive feel and complete optimism for the season. Now THAT was a Blades performance, long may it continue!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 18, 2016, 02:10:52 pm
Both of your comments, whilst very positive, don't mirror what I heard on BP. I know listening is totally different to being there, and, yes, we did play some good, pressing football, but Peterboro did put us under some pressure. It is a good job that CW has found us, so far, a very decent goalie.

I am getting more confident with how the team is playing, but the failure to make the pressure count is worrying. We do need to start scoring more goals. The corners sounded poor, as usual.

Saturday will be a good test as to how good we are progressing.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on September 18, 2016, 03:48:36 pm
You expect teams like Peterborough to put us under some pressure, especially chasing the game. However, there seems to be real belief in the team at the moment and Moore just seems to breath confidence into everyone, players and fans alike. I had a feeling yesterday that Posh would equalise although that was my Eeyore side coming out.....the thing is, in the last couple of seasons we would have lost that game but the way this team battles and shows real desire is very encouraging and you have more confidence that they can hold on to a lead.

Agree that we need to score more but we are creating some good chances so I think that will come.

We are improving with every game now and to be in 6th place only 3 points off top spot given where we were a few weeks ago is brilliant!

Bring on Scunny!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 19, 2016, 08:48:26 pm
I don't know what BP must have been watching, almost all Posh's shots were fairly weak affairs from outside the box. They have some very good players and were always going to have their moments, but I never felt they were in control of the game.

Bearing in mind an almost entirely new team (especially across the back, and even Freeman's like a new player as he didn't get a kick last season) is trying to get used to the movement and positioning of their counterparts we're showing very encouraging signs that the understandings are starting to be formed.

We'll have our setbacks for sure, but what we saw on Saturday gave us a lot of confidence and belief for the remainder of the season.  Lavery had a good game for the U-23 against QPR so we can expect him in the fray before long as well.

COYRAWW!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on September 19, 2016, 08:53:17 pm
Sadly though, Lavery went off injured! Not sure of the extent but pray to God he's not another J Wallace  :^^ :^^ :^^ :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 19, 2016, 09:23:15 pm
he'll be reyt  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 20, 2016, 06:52:06 pm
It's great to have commentary and comment from football matches, but if Bolts says BP seemed to paint a picture of us being under pressure for extended periods, and I believe him because I've noticed it before, this from Kevin Gage should put it in perspective:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/kevin-gage-s-blades-column-let-me-explain-why-i-m-getting-a-little-carried-away-after-sheffield-united-s-recent-winning-run-1-8135969
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on September 20, 2016, 08:22:41 pm
Great article..............just love the bit at the very end....."Kevin Gage owns the Manor House Hotel etc etc!" So he writes a column for the Stir in exchange for free ads! Good lad  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 21, 2016, 08:51:34 am
Great article..............just love the bit at the very end....."Kevin Gage owns the Manor House Hotel etc etc!" So he writes a column for the Stir in exchange for free ads! Good lad  :ok:

We really ought to pop in for lunch sometime  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on September 21, 2016, 08:06:12 pm
My glass is half full today (fill it up anyway)... If we were under pressure from a good side, the clean sheet is even more impressive.  If we can keep clean sheets against teams like Peterborough we'll be alright for the rest of the season... Also, BP did say that we were restricting them to mostly long shots.

Both of your comments, whilst very positive, don't mirror what I heard on BP. I know listening is totally different to being there, and, yes, we did play some good, pressing football, but Peterboro did put us under some pressure. It is a good job that CW has found us, so far, a very decent goalie.

I am getting more confident with how the team is playing, but the failure to make the pressure count is worrying. We do need to start scoring more goals. The corners sounded poor, as usual.

Saturday will be a good test as to how good we are progressing.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on September 21, 2016, 08:08:30 pm
And btw - we all know the BP commentators when it's a home game don't watch the game.  They're constantly looking at their laptops to glow in their 90 minutes of Twitter fame, or are writing their report for the next time they are called into action by Radio Sheffield or Radio Five etc etc. Being involved in MatchDayMe, I know that when trying to record video and take photos and respond to other posts you miss half of the action.

This is another reason why when my subscription expires at the end of September, I shan't be renewing it (that and they've complained to United about one of the MDM users live streaming games on Facebook  :ok: )O( :roll:)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 22, 2016, 08:23:01 am
Nice work Roma  :ok:

Good to see Scunny failing to score at home on Tuesday night against Charlton. Let's hope they repeat that feat on Satdi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 24, 2016, 09:05:59 am
CW is playing in a charity match at Hallam tomorrow.

Amongst the Blades "Legends" team is.................Ryan France  :DD    ???
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 26, 2016, 09:17:16 am
Just watched the highlights from Saturday. In the end it was a very good point after the red card. Looks like CW is not appealing it, so he will miss 3 games. It's a shame as Bash has played very well so far.

Where did our first goal come from? Haven't seen such a nice FK move from us for a while. Second was definitely a pen. I thought that Moore should probably have saved their first. A goalie should not be beaten at the near post.

Overall, happy with the point and our recent form. 3 points tomorrow will do very nicely.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 28, 2016, 08:58:24 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed the Brizzle Rovers match.

They were surprisingly good, defensively very strong, and dangerous up front. If they'd equalised you really wouldn't begrudge them a point.

Ebanks-Landell is the player we've needed since Morgan retired. Big, black, no-nonsense, "'ave it" footballer. Love him to bits although his technical ability ... ahem ... isn't the best! Great player, great entertainment watching him.

Everyone put a huge shift in. Duffy and Done were both breathing through their arseholes well before the end. O'Connell had an excellent game and aside from a couple of errors Coutts (Couttinho according to the donkey) also had a super game along with Scougall.

I like Chapman and I've been disappointed that he hasn't been playing. It was nice to see him get on and he did very well to get over the defender for the goal.

Overall, a great shift by the lads, some great quality in patches, but a truly "old-school-Blades" battling performance.

UTB!!!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on September 29, 2016, 03:36:23 pm
I'm feeling quietly confident. I know we're doing an Arsenal and grabbing low scoring wins, but points is points...

Also, Sharp isn't on form so imagine if he finds his scoring touch again soon.  If we'd won at Bolton as most say we deserved to, we'd be right up there now.  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on September 30, 2016, 01:38:50 am
Dead right Roma. I think we're building something for sure. We look so much better than the last few seasons.

Elsewhere in here, looks like the Landlord has some housekeeping to do  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 01, 2016, 05:03:11 pm
Blades are a truly dominant striker away from being a very powerful side in this League. We battered Fleetwood 0-1 and the last ditch equaliser was scant reward for a dominant performance BUT we remain unbeaten, and if you draw every away game and win every home game you will be promoted. Come on Blades!

(Great to see Ebanks-Landell atone for his cock-up by getting the goal btw  :ok: )
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 01, 2016, 07:23:48 pm
Agreed mate  :ok:

Another game we were not at our best (up front) but another battling performance and still unbeaten in 7...........we are going places this season!

UTB and COYRAWW  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 02, 2016, 08:51:31 am
Yes...we do need to start converting some of the chances we are creating. It did sound like we dominated the game yesterday, but the lack of goals is slightly worrying. Tex and I said in the chat room that we can't keep relying on 1-0 wins, although winning them all 1-0 would suit me fine.

Are we missing Clarke upfront??
Are Done & Sharp too similar??
The midfielders need to start scoring more.

As we have no match next saturday, hopefully CW can start to sort out the strikers.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 02, 2016, 09:29:41 am

As we have no match next saturday, hopefully CW can start to sort out the strikers.

Errr - what happened to the Walsall match - it's one of the few of late I'll actually be able to attend!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 02, 2016, 09:52:00 am

As we have no match next saturday, hopefully CW can start to sort out the strikers.

Errr - what happened to the Walsall match - it's one of the few of late I'll actually be able to attend!!!

Postponed mate! They have internationals from Cyprus, Afghanistan and an Irish Under 21.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 03, 2016, 07:55:06 am

As we have no match next saturday, hopefully CW can start to sort out the strikers.

Errr - what happened to the Walsall match - it's one of the few of late I'll actually be able to attend!!!

Postponed mate! They have internationals from Cyprus, Afghanistan and an Irish Under 21.

Bloody typical. I used to look forward to a Tuesday night games, now I bloody hate 'em cos struggle to get there!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 04, 2016, 01:34:06 pm
Anyone planning on going tonight?

Really can't get excited about this competition now, however based on the number of games I'm missing at the moment, my need to get a fix and the fact it's only a tenner, I'm considering it.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 07, 2016, 06:15:41 pm
Vamps there was nothing on radio, nothing on BBC Live Videprinter, no updates on newsnow apart from the Walsall Express & Star and even they got fed up and binned it late on. There is absolutely zero interest from anyone apart from the absolute die-hards. I've given it a complete miss because I don't agree with the U-23 element and the ridiculous group system. I'd prefer the Anglo Italian Cup to make a comeback!

You can't polish a turd, and the JPT has always been a turd so changing the name and letting reserves play in it isn't going to help.

Wilder has a public story to tell about lack of desire and commitment but we all know he's delighted to be out of it.

Now - someone tell me why the fuck we have to play this next game against Grimsby, who are also out of the competition. What manner of numpty wants to go and watch that?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 07, 2016, 07:11:32 pm
Vamps there was nothing on radio, nothing on BBC Live Videprinter, no updates on newsnow apart from the Walsall Express & Star and even they got fed up and binned it late on. There is absolutely zero interest from anyone apart from the absolute die-hards. I've given it a complete miss because I don't agree with the U-23 element and the ridiculous group system. I'd prefer the Anglo Italian Cup to make a comeback!

You can't polish a turd, and the JPT has always been a turd so changing the name and letting reserves play in it isn't going to help.

Wilder has a public story to tell about lack of desire and commitment but we all know he's delighted to be out of it.

Now - someone tell me why the fuck we have to play this next game against Grimsby, who are also out of the competition. What manner of numpty wants to go and watch that?

There's several beers involved.......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 07, 2016, 07:49:52 pm
Vamps there was nothing on radio, nothing on BBC Live Videprinter, no updates on newsnow apart from the Walsall Express & Star and even they got fed up and binned it late on. There is absolutely zero interest from anyone apart from the absolute die-hards. I've given it a complete miss because I don't agree with the U-23 element and the ridiculous group system. I'd prefer the Anglo Italian Cup to make a comeback!

You can't polish a turd, and the JPT has always been a turd so changing the name and letting reserves play in it isn't going to help.

Wilder has a public story to tell about lack of desire and commitment but we all know he's delighted to be out of it.

Now - someone tell me why the fuck we have to play this next game against Grimsby, who are also out of the competition. What manner of numpty wants to go and watch that?

There's several beers involved.......

We can do that anyway without going to watch a shitty comp  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 07, 2016, 08:26:23 pm
Vamps there was nothing on radio, nothing on BBC Live Videprinter, no updates on newsnow apart from the Walsall Express & Star and even they got fed up and binned it late on. There is absolutely zero interest from anyone apart from the absolute die-hards. I've given it a complete miss because I don't agree with the U-23 element and the ridiculous group system. I'd prefer the Anglo Italian Cup to make a comeback!

You can't polish a turd, and the JPT has always been a turd so changing the name and letting reserves play in it isn't going to help.

Wilder has a public story to tell about lack of desire and commitment but we all know he's delighted to be out of it.

Now - someone tell me why the fuck we have to play this next game against Grimsby, who are also out of the competition. What manner of numpty wants to go and watch that?

There's several beers involved.......

We can do that anyway without going to watch a shitty comp  :ok:

Good point, exceptionally well made!!

Talking of which - anything happened re Bradford?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 09, 2016, 09:43:29 pm
Yes mate, we have located the pre-match pub.

Actually we've located the same pub about 2 dozen times in the last few months  :ok:

Now we just need tickets  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 10, 2016, 09:33:05 am
Has anyone stepped forward to organise tickets? I'm in edinburgh mist of this week, but could have a look when I get back.

Otherwise happy to pass on my Season sticker details if someone else is co-ordinating.  We obviously need enough points for everyone to get one, but I qualify fair them now - just need to know who has the lowest.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 14, 2016, 03:27:26 pm
Chesterfield player found NOT GUILTY of rape.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 14, 2016, 06:31:39 pm
Vamps, Bradford sold out but I'm on the call list for returns.

As for Ched.......to me the circumstances were clear from the start and he should never have been found guilty. Still an utter brainless pillock but didn't deserve either the last 5 years or having to play for Chesterfield



I see Warnock's at it again, won his first game for Cardiff.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 15, 2016, 09:00:20 am
As for Ched.......to me the circumstances were clear from the start and he should never have been found guilty. Still an utter brainless pillock but didn't deserve either the last 5 years or having to play for Chesterfield

I agree, and I never fully understood why McDonald got away with it. At least Chessie have given him a chance.

I still maintain the prat probably cost us promotion that season.

Warnock still has the passion, and he will keep Cardiff up.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 15, 2016, 09:42:20 pm
Today.........quite simply feckin brilliant  :ok: :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 16, 2016, 02:14:08 pm
Today.........quite simply feckin brilliant  :ok: :ok: :ok:

It sounded very good on BP as well. Long may it continue....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 16, 2016, 07:36:04 pm
Today.........quite simply feckin brilliant  :ok: :ok: :ok:

It sounded very good on BP as well. Long may it continue....

Bolts, sod BP mate and get yer ass down to BDTBL - it's well worth it the way we are playing!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 17, 2016, 08:21:47 am
Today.........quite simply feckin brilliant  :ok: :ok: :ok:

It sounded very good on BP as well. Long may it continue....

Bolts, sod BP mate and get yer ass down to BDTBL - it's well worth it the way we are playing!

Once the golf moves onto winter rules then I will be looking to come over.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on October 17, 2016, 10:19:40 am
Not a bad Saturday. My 7 fold acca came off and a Blades emphatic win at long last.

My faith in them when we were losing looks interesting now.

I had a 50 to win the league at 12/1 and 100 to get promotion at 7/1.

it's still early days, but can't help getting a little bit excited when we win 4-0 and our strikers don't get on the scoresheet.

COYRAWW!!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 17, 2016, 07:32:39 pm
Roma you're onto a winner mate if Saturday is anything to go by. To play like that only a couple of months into trying to put together an almost entirely new side HAS to give us confidence that the future is bright, red, and white.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 17, 2016, 07:35:09 pm
Orient at home in FA Cup 1st Round.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 17, 2016, 08:43:30 pm
Orient at home in FA Cup 1st Round.

Just saving the best away day for your birthday mate! Crewe anyone?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 18, 2016, 08:05:36 am
Orient at home in FA Cup 1st Round.

I still like the FA Cup draw, but it does lose a bit of the anticipation when you are drawn out first....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 18, 2016, 05:07:52 pm
Orient at home in FA Cup 1st Round.

I still like the FA Cup draw, but it does lose a bit of the anticipation when you are drawn out first....

....until the 3rd Round when the anticipation's fantastic if you get the home draw and all the big boys are still in the hat.

Round 1, Orient

Round 2, Crewe

Round 3, Man United for the bidet day out

Round 4, anybody after despatching Man Utd  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 18, 2016, 07:39:56 pm
Orient at home in FA Cup 1st Round.

I still like the FA Cup draw, but it does lose a bit of the anticipation when you are drawn out first....

....until the 3rd Round when the anticipation's fantastic if you get the home draw and all the big boys are still in the hat.

Round 1, Orient

Round 2, Crewe

Round 3, Man United for the bidet day out

Round 4, anybody after despatching Man Utd  :ok:

Round 3 is both our bidets, as well as Dane. Bolton or Bury away will be fine.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 19, 2016, 06:50:28 pm
Just watched the goals from last night. Sharp back to looking composed for both his goals but what a peach for the first!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 19, 2016, 07:22:44 pm
Just watched the goals from last night. Sharp back to looking composed for both his goals but what a peach for the first!!

Yeah it was ok I suppose, training ground showboating really  :whi

But fucking hell aren't we looking pretty good right now? 3 points (or even 1) at Bradford and COYRAWW  :ok: :ok: :ok:

And it was only 2 games ago our goal difference was 0!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 19, 2016, 09:58:17 pm
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 20, 2016, 06:40:54 am
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!

Damn it hurts, but gotta 'applaud' that one
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 20, 2016, 09:23:53 am
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!

Just cos you wimps can't handle the beer over here :whi

How about Accie or Burnley then?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 20, 2016, 06:16:06 pm
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!

Just cos you wimps can't handle the beer over here :whi

How about Accie or Burnley then?

What about Crewe??!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 20, 2016, 07:38:07 pm
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!
How about Accie or Burnley then?

Ahhh Bolts, I know you're getting a little long in the tooth, but have you ever heard of this not so new fangled thing as the train....they can get you out of the North West to all kinds of lovely interesting places where sometimes SUFC play football  :ok: :whi :whi :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 20, 2016, 08:14:34 pm
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!
How about Accie or Burnley then?

Ahhh Bolts, I know you're getting a little long in the tooth, but have you ever heard of this not so new fangled thing as the train....they can get you out of the North West to all kinds of lovely interesting places where sometimes SUFC play football  :ok: :whi :whi :whi

Has he heard of it? He was there when Mr Stephenson had a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 20, 2016, 08:32:31 pm
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!
How about Accie or Burnley then?

Ahhh Bolts, I know you're getting a little long in the tooth, but have you ever heard of this not so new fangled thing as the train....they can get you out of the North West to all kinds of lovely interesting places where sometimes SUFC play football  :ok: :whi :whi :whi

Has he heard of it? He was there when Mr Stephenson had a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!!

A very good point and may I say, exceptionally well made!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 21, 2016, 08:10:51 am
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!

Just cos you wimps can't handle the beer over here :whi

How about Accie or Burnley then?

What about Crewe??!!

Precisely?? What about Crewe..
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 21, 2016, 08:17:47 am
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!
How about Accie or Burnley then?

Ahhh Bolts, I know you're getting a little long in the tooth, but have you ever heard of this not so new fangled thing as the train....they can get you out of the North West to all kinds of lovely interesting places where sometimes SUFC play football  :ok: :whi :whi :whi

Has he heard of it? He was there when Mr Stephenson had a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!!

Those were the days. You could guarantee a seat on the train, it wouldn't cost an arm & a leg, and they would never be on strike.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 21, 2016, 08:18:29 am
Suddenly we have the equal 2nd best GD in the Division. Kewl!

Bolts: - Bolton or Bury? Sack that mate we need a proper day out!
How about Accie or Burnley then?

Ahhh Bolts, I know you're getting a little long in the tooth, but have you ever heard of this not so new fangled thing as the train....they can get you out of the North West to all kinds of lovely interesting places where sometimes SUFC play football  :ok: :whi :whi :whi

Has he heard of it? He was there when Mr Stephenson had a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!!

A very good point and may I say, exceptionally well made!

Teachers Pet :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 22, 2016, 03:05:10 pm
If we have to go to the North West, Liverpool, Everton, Man Utd, Man City will do.

Bollocks to these small ex-mill-towns with their driving beer and their tripe and cow-heel sandwiches, let's have a proper day out!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 22, 2016, 05:21:57 pm
What a tremendous match and what a performance by the Mighty Blades!

I think we edged it on the number and quality of chances but overall I have no complaints. 3 goals away from home, pegged back a promotion rival, the unbeaten run goes on, bring on MK Dons!

Coutts, Fleck, Bash, Ebanks-Landell, Wright, Lafferty and especially SHARP had great games.

The Blades are back, and playing exactly how we want our team to be playing.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 23, 2016, 09:49:09 am
If we have to go to the North West, Liverpool, Everton, Man Utd, Man City will do.

Bollocks to these small ex-mill-towns with their driving beer and their tripe and cow-heel sandwiches, let's have a proper day out!

Some great local breweries over here. Moorhouses, Reedley Hallowes, Bowland brewery to name but a few.

I quite like tripe, but pass on the cow heels.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 23, 2016, 09:58:42 am
As Lings said, it was a great game yesterday. Even Keith Edwards didn't have owt to moan about.

We do seem to be playing with pride, passion, committment and skill these days. Long may it continue.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 23, 2016, 04:54:16 pm
As Lings said, it was a great game yesterday. Even Keith Edwards didn't have owt to moan about.

We do seem to be playing with pride, passion, committment and skill these days. Long may it continue.

Great result and game overall but some woeful defending!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 24, 2016, 05:55:59 pm
As Lings said, it was a great game yesterday. Even Keith Edwards didn't have owt to moan about.

We do seem to be playing with pride, passion, committment and skill these days. Long may it continue.

Great result and game overall but some woeful defending!!

We are the Liverpool of League 1  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 26, 2016, 07:32:23 pm
We have a major decision to make.

The Dev Cat is temporarily closed on Satdi, so where are we going to meet?

There are a couple of choices however......Tap, Stag, Broadfield, Red Deer, Sentinel, Beer House etc etc - even the former Sportsman next to Chubbys!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 27, 2016, 08:56:46 am
We have a major decision to make.

The Dev Cat is temporarily closed on Satdi, so where are we going to meet?

There are a couple of choices however......Tap, Stag, Broadfield, Red Deer, Sentinel, Beer House etc etc - even the former Sportsman next to Chubbys!

Why not pass on the beer, go straight to the ground for a pie and a coffee :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 27, 2016, 09:27:22 am
We have a major decision to make.

The Dev Cat is temporarily closed on Satdi, so where are we going to meet?

There are a couple of choices however......Tap, Stag, Broadfield, Red Deer, Sentinel, Beer House etc etc - even the former Sportsman next to Chubbys!

Why not pass on the beer, go straight to the ground for a pie and a coffee :DD :DD :DD :DD

Well of course I would be fine with that...I'm just thinking in the best interests of the others you understand  :whi :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 27, 2016, 10:10:18 am
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 27, 2016, 10:56:17 am
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Holy taters.....used to love that boozer! Didn't realise that Thornbridge had bought it.

It's a big fat YES from me  :ok: :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 27, 2016, 04:19:34 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Chips are bad for you as well.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 27, 2016, 04:29:58 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Chips are bad for you as well.

So is whack fuck  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on October 27, 2016, 04:31:37 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Holy taters.....used to love that boozer! Didn't realise that Thornbridge had bought it.

It's a big fat YES from me  :ok: :DB

In the interests of research I made the supreme effort to pop in for a swift one (er....two) in the Bath Hotel. Jaipur on the Keg - Holy taters indeed!  :DB     
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 27, 2016, 04:34:30 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Holy taters.....used to love that boozer! Didn't realise that Thornbridge had bought it.

It's a big fat YES from me  :ok: :DB

In the interests of research I made the supreme effort to pop in for a swift one (er....two) in the Bath Hotel. Jaipur on the Keg - Holy taters indeed!  :DB   

Always thinking of others - admirable for taking so much time in the interests of research  :ok: :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 27, 2016, 04:57:26 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Chips are bad for you as well.

So is whack fuck  :whi

Whack fuck, as you credely put it, is good exercise for keeping my trim body in shape :whi :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 27, 2016, 05:50:07 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Chips are bad for you as well.

So is whack fuck  :whi

Whack fuck, as you credely put it, is good exercise for keeping my trim body in shape :whi :whi

Think you need to join a club with a much longer course, says the pot to the kettle  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on October 27, 2016, 07:49:23 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Chips are bad for you as well.

So is whack fuck  :whi

Whack fuck, as you credely put it, is good exercise for keeping my trim body in shape :whi :whi

It's working - round is definitely a shape  :whi

Enjoy the match boys (and the beer!) I'm having to drink this San Miguel stuff to keep me cool in this heat


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 31, 2016, 05:38:43 pm
Well it's finally happened. It's a sad day, but Bolts has finally lost his last desperate fingernail-ripping grip on reality and fallen into the abyss of insanity.

Football and coffee indeed!  :yikes:




The Bath Hotel is a Thornbridge Pub and that would mean the Chip Shop is still on the route to the ground  :ok:

Chips are bad for you as well.

So is whack fuck  :whi

Whack fuck, as you credely put it, is good exercise for keeping my trim body in shape :whi :whi

It's working - round is definitely a shape  :whi

fair point, well presented. :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on October 31, 2016, 05:41:11 pm
Just watched the highlights of saturday's match. It was a great win in the end with 2 well taken goals.

Didn't think we played that well, or maybe MK stopped us playing. It didn't sound too great a match on BP.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on October 31, 2016, 06:07:40 pm
Just watched the highlights of saturday's match. It was a great win in the end with 2 well taken goals.

Didn't think we played that well, or maybe MK stopped us playing. It didn't sound too great a match on BP.

It wasn't the best we've played so far this season but it was a very well earned 3 points - a bit lacking going forward but excellent defence and all round "getting stuck in". MK looked a decent side but not much threat going forward, although their goal was very well worked and well taken.

Great to still pick up points when not at your best though and 11 games now unbeaten  :ok:

UTB  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 02, 2016, 10:21:04 pm
A good win against a very competent footballing side, but a win earned by a superb collective defensive performance. We really were very good at the back, I thin the 3 CBs really suits us.

Scougs, Coutts, Sharp, Duffy, all very good but that back line was a joy to watch.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 07, 2016, 05:08:54 pm
Just watched the highlights. That was as an easy a win that we could have dreamt of. I didn't realise that was our best ever FA Cup win.

Orient were poor, but they still had to be beaten. Maybe a Crossed Blade XI would have stood a chance against them :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 07, 2016, 05:14:06 pm
I would say that they were probably the worst side I have ever seen at BDTBL.........we were feckin good though  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 07, 2016, 07:28:57 pm
Oh Bolts FFS, I blame you!

Worst possible draw
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 07, 2016, 07:37:14 pm
Bolts - first of all Leyton Orient, at least the side they put out on Sunday, are comfortably by some distance the worst side I have ever seen at BDTBL. A Crossed Blades XI would at least have moved (eventually) as Chapman strolled through their box! They just stood still as we piled in goal after goal to the point that it was embarrassing.

Worst bit for them? Those fans who trekked all the way up to BDTBL knowing they were going to get pasted, enduring that bag o'shite from their players while coming out with a host of funny songs and ironic cheers, and yet, at full time, their team just shuffled off down the tunnel with only ONE player clappoing the away support and even he barely walked past the centre circle because he was scared of the middle fingers he thought he might get.

Now - Bolton in Round 2? Fuck yeah - bring it on!!!! I am SO there! They were lucky to beat us with their physical long ball style and we are so much more as a team now than we were then.

COYRAWW!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 08, 2016, 08:23:06 am
Oh Bolts FFS, I blame you!

Worst possible draw

Thanks.....I will no doubt get some feedback at the golf club this morning.

We were unlucky in the league, and Bolton, whilst getting points, are not playing too well. Looking at both crowds last weekend, I can't see there being a huge crowd.

It's a game we could lose with little financial benefit.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 10, 2016, 09:59:35 am
A massive attendance of 597 people saw the win at grimsby last night. This is what happens when you let people in suits with no knowledge of football, re-design competitions to suit an ill-informed and misguided agenda. What a catastrophic competition and a colossal waste of time
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 10, 2016, 01:16:36 pm
Almost 200 die hard (or foolish?) Blades fans went!

At least they were entertained with 6 goals and fish n chips  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 10, 2016, 04:19:04 pm
A massive attendance of 597 people saw the win at grimsby last night. This is what happens when you let people in suits with no knowledge of football, re-design competitions to suit an ill-informed and misguided agenda. What a catastrophic competition and a colossal waste of time

And with all the overheads associated with playing the game, I would imagine most clubs are losing money they can ill afford, especially as the FA get a share of the gate money.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on November 14, 2016, 09:00:40 am
Well that was a lovely Sunday afternoon  :ok:

A few Blades are saying we were pants first half, but I didn't see it that way.  Going behind after 1 minute and 19 seconds didn't help, but we dominated possession after that (at one point Sky flashed up a stat of 75% possession over 10 mins for us).  OK, it wasn't our best performance, but Chesterfield put 11 men behind the ball and hit us on the break.  We looked a bit flakey at the back on a couple of occasions, but considering we were pushing a high line that was bound to be a risk.  There wasn't one point in that first half where I doubted we would still go on to win the game.

The second half was exactly what I expected it to be.  Basham was given more free reign to push out of defence, Duffy found his passing range and was outstanding, Sharp took 3 defenders out of the game, our passing was quick and incisive.  Another away game with at least 9 shots on target.  It's looking good for us I think.  We do seem to have some issues at the back still, and a better side might have scored 2 or 3 yesterday (so 6-2 wouldn't have been a shock), but that's to be expected when we push forward so rapidly - getting caught on the break is going to be a risk we have to manage.

If I was the board I'd be spending the entire transfer budget on ensuring EEL signs in January...

Onwards and upwards.  Can't wait to play Bradford, Scunny or Bolton at home so we can show how good we really are...  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 14, 2016, 12:17:47 pm
Well that was a lovely Sunday afternoon  :ok:

A few Blades are saying we were pants first half, but I didn't see it that way.  Going behind after 1 minute and 19 seconds didn't help, but we dominated possession after that (at one point Sky flashed up a stat of 75% possession over 10 mins for us).  OK, it wasn't our best performance, but Chesterfield put 11 men behind the ball and hit us on the break.  We looked a bit flakey at the back on a couple of occasions, but considering we were pushing a high line that was bound to be a risk.  There wasn't one point in that first half where I doubted we would still go on to win the game.

The second half was exactly what I expected it to be.  Basham was given more free reign to push out of defence, Duffy found his passing range and was outstanding, Sharp took 3 defenders out of the game, our passing was quick and incisive.  Another away game with at least 9 shots on target.  It's looking good for us I think.  We do seem to have some issues at the back still, and a better side might have scored 2 or 3 yesterday (so 6-2 wouldn't have been a shock), but that's to be expected when we push forward so rapidly - getting caught on the break is going to be a risk we have to manage.

If I was the board I'd be spending the entire transfer budget on ensuring EEL signs in January...

Onwards and upwards.  Can't wait to play Bradford, Scunny or Bolton at home so we can show how good we really are...  :ok:

Last season, playing against a team with 11 behind the ball, we'd have lost that, or come away with a draw at best. For me it's a vast improvement and I'll take that 'poor performance' 1st half all day long!!

Chant of the match from the Blades 'We're coming for you, we're coming for you, Sheffield Wednesday we're coming for you!'

Onwards and upwards!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on November 14, 2016, 01:04:08 pm
Yes, mate and teams like Chessie will find it difficult to deal with us. I said to young Harry when their early goal went in that they'd "poked the bear" and would get mauled as a result - turned out to be right in the end.  Wilson made the mistake of packing defence after going one up and this will be a dilemma for many when they play us - sit back and invite us to attack them or try to take the game to them and risk us running through their midfield. What a great position to be in for a change! As I said before, I can't wait to try our new Blades out against a strong team, at Bramall Lane.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 14, 2016, 04:43:32 pm
I too thought we looked a bit sluggish for the first quarter, and with a bit of luck we could have scored. Does anyone think that if the Chessie header had gone it we might have struugled a bit more in the second half?

Second half, what a performance. Coutts is probably in the form of his life. Duffy and Fleck are getting better every game, and what a great strike by Duffy. After that fine goal bt Clarke maybe time for him to partner Billy up front. Done works very hard, but seems to have lost his goal scoring touch.

Is O'Connell a better CB than Wright? From what I have seen he does have a great left foot. I do agree that signing EEL is an absolute must. He is very solid and can play the ball.

2 home games to come and another 6 points will be very welcome. If we fcuk up this season then I will be very disappointed.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 14, 2016, 09:32:03 pm
Bolts, it was Fleck who scored, not Duffy..........but I still can't tell them apart!!

Re Done, no, he doesn't score as many as you would expect from a striker............BUT, the work he puts in does create goal scoring opportunities for his team mates, as has been proven with us scoring 26 goals in the last 7 games!! The system/formation/selection is working fine....not broke so don't try to fix it!  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 15, 2016, 08:23:49 am
Bolts, it was Fleck who scored, not Duffy..........but I still can't tell them apart!!


Oops, schoolboy error...I posted after I had just watched the highlights on BP. Maybe time to stop drinking.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on November 16, 2016, 08:02:48 am
I too thought we looked a bit sluggish for the first quarter, and with a bit of luck we could have scored. Does anyone think that if the Chessie header had gone it we might have struugled a bit more in the second half?

I think Moore had that header covered (I also think he should have stopped their goal too. It was obvious Nolan was going to shoot so he should have been ready and fisted that one clear).

Also, if Done had found his scoring boots, he could have had two himself before their header.  But, yes, if Chessie had gone in 2-0 up then I think the 2nd half would have been different and a bigger challenge.  I'm with Eeyore - Done puts in 110% and is a pain for the opponents, but as a striker he misses too many clear cut chances - they're not even half chances.  Whether it's the 'striker's confidence curse' or something more ingrained I don't know. With Clarke and Lavery in the wings, I think we have the luxury of being able to mix it up.

I think we're going to get this though. The way we're set up to play leaves us open to counter attack, so we're going to be reliant on opponents not taking chances, some good last ditch defending or good goalkeeping or on scoring more than we concede.  All of these are in our bag of tricks so I think we'll be alright.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 16, 2016, 04:44:49 pm
Is there a watering hole planned for Saturday, given Le Devonshire Chat doesn't re-open until next Tuesday?

I'm also in the hunt for Monsieur Lingsbord as he has my ST!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 16, 2016, 05:44:06 pm
Monsieur Lingsbord is almost RIP and been out of action for a couple of weeks - big blouse says he's had a cold or summat  :whi

The Bath was ok last time out although the beer selection wasn't fantastic - it is a Thornbridge boozer though so we probably caught it on a bad day.........oh, and we still get to walk past the chippy en route  :ok:

Then there is always The Tap for non keg Jaipur  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 16, 2016, 06:19:06 pm
Monsieur Lingsbord is almost RIP and been out of action for a couple of weeks - big blouse says he's had a cold or summat  :whi

The Bath was ok last time out although the beer selection wasn't fantastic - it is a Thornbridge boozer though so we probably caught it on a bad day.........oh, and we still get to walk past the chippy en route  :ok:

Then there is always The Tap for non keg Jaipur  :ok:

Well the big girls blouse better sort himself out for the weekend!!

The Bath - Is that up near the old Glossop Road swimming pool??

Tap and taxi sounds promising if the beer wasn't that good up there, mind you last pint of Jaipur I had from The Tap wasn't great - will give them another shot when my train gets in tonight though, just for the benefit of the doubt  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 16, 2016, 06:25:19 pm
To be fair to the old blouse he has been in shit state and as of yesterday still wasn't well........however, he says he has been taking things extra easy over the last few days just so that he can make it Satdi!!

Tap is good for me but will go with the majority  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 16, 2016, 08:14:35 pm
Still in a proper tangle at the minute chaps. I've also found beer makes it MUCH worse  :yikes:

Had to laugh....£3000 fine for the Blades for fielding academy players in a competition designed to give competitive football to academy players.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 17, 2016, 08:12:20 am
Still in a proper tangle at the minute chaps. I've also found beer makes it MUCH worse  :yikes:


Perhaps you should keep off the alcohol until February. You know it will do you the world of good... :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 17, 2016, 10:36:56 am
Still in a proper tangle at the minute chaps. I've also found beer makes it MUCH worse  :yikes:


Perhaps you should keep off the alcohol until February. You know it will do you the world of good... :ok: :ok:

Much as I hate to admit it, you're probably right mate. It was suggested to me yesterday that I may have developed an allergy to alcohol! You may as well say I've developed an oxygen intolerance  )O(

Toddling off to the quack to get some antibiotics this morning. I'll munch a handful of them between now and Satdi morning and then see what 1 pint of Jaipur does to me, purely as a test, in the interests of research of course.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 17, 2016, 06:00:20 pm
Another of the Blades players I watched during the early 60's has sadly passed away.

RIP Len Allchurch. :'( :'(

Not many of the team I first watched are still with us. Only Cec Coldwell, Brian Richardson, Gerry Summers, Billy Hodgson & Ronnie Simpson.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 18, 2016, 08:34:55 am
Still in a proper tangle at the minute chaps. I've also found beer makes it MUCH worse  :yikes:


Perhaps you should keep off the alcohol until February. You know it will do you the world of good... :ok: :ok:

Much as I hate to admit it, you're probably right mate. It was suggested to me yesterday that I may have developed an allergy to alcohol! You may as well say I've developed an oxygen intolerance  )O(

Toddling off to the quack to get some antibiotics this morning. I'll munch a handful of them between now and Satdi morning and then see what 1 pint of Jaipur does to me, purely as a test, in the interests of research of course.

At your age you need to take things easy.

Get well soon mate. :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 18, 2016, 12:20:36 pm
Cheers Bolts, as Frank Spencer said: "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better"  :ok:

Risked half a glass of wine last night, came through unscathed. Won't be keeping up with the usual suspects tomorrow - a pint at the most I think.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 18, 2016, 04:43:01 pm
Cheers Bolts, as Frank Spencer said: "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better"  :ok:

Risked half a glass of wine last night, came through unscathed. Won't be keeping up with the usual suspects tomorrow - a pint at the most I think.

That will be a pint of wine then..... :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 18, 2016, 06:51:28 pm
I wish mate - I reckon I'm a couple of weeks away from getting back up to speed beer-wise.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 18, 2016, 07:38:23 pm
I wish mate - I reckon I'm a couple of weeks away from getting back up to speed beer-wise.

Not sure if Thornbridge/Abbeydale can survive another couple of weeks with such a huge loss of income  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 19, 2016, 05:29:53 am
I wish mate - I reckon I'm a couple of weeks away from getting back up to speed beer-wise.

Not sure if Thornbridge/Abbeydale can survive another couple of weeks with such a huge loss of income  :whi

What time are you arriving at The Tap sir? 12:15?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 19, 2016, 07:31:36 am
 
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What time are you arriving at The Tap sir? 12:15?

That is correct, sir  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 19, 2016, 08:57:15 am
Could be a messy afternoon on the Jaipur!!!

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What time are you arriving at The Tap sir? 12:15?

That is correct, sir  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on November 19, 2016, 09:44:23 am
Could be a messy afternoon on the Jaipur!!!

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What time are you arriving at The Tap sir? 12:15?

That is correct, sir  :ok:

Hmmm, won't be on the JP throughout  :yikes: - might have a couple though  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 20, 2016, 07:13:29 am
Innit great being a Blade right now...........

Concerned about the injuries sustained yesterday - this I guess is when we'll see how good the squad is. Coutts could be a big miss, cos he's been immense this year.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 20, 2016, 02:26:36 pm
Just watched the highlights, and I feel we should have scored more. Suppose I am being greedy these days.

The first red was a bit harsh. He did make an attempt to take the ball, but I think he got sent off because of his reaction. Awful attempt by Billy. The second red was not in any doubt. very similar to Basham's at Scunthorpe with the same referee.

Credit to Shrewsbury, they defended very well, and their goalkeeper was outstanding. I though they took their goal very well, although the defence must take some of the blame.

Didn't need those injuries, but we should be OK for Tuesday. O'Connell can come in as a CB, Bash can go in CM. Scouggs will replace Duffy. My only concern is the attacking full back. Don't know enough about Reece Brown, so maybe Whiteman could do the job. Could Brooks do that role? Maybe we have to go with 4 at the back.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 20, 2016, 03:38:57 pm
I think Chapman for Duffy, but I think Duffy will be fine so maybe not a problem. Brooks would also be an able deputy for sure.

Coutts I also think will be OK, but as Vamps says he'd be a big miss for us at the moment.

Minimum 7 points, hopefully 9 from the next 3 games and we can really start believing.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 22, 2016, 12:26:24 pm
Given the Dev Cat have seen fit to re-open, just for the occasion, would seem rude not to put in a visit there tonight! Reckon I'll be there for 6:30ish if I get a good run down from Skipton.

Or is the preference to stick with The Tap?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 22, 2016, 10:28:21 pm
What a strange game that was!

Another attack v defence training exercise and Bury were so good at their bit I was predicting a 0-0 result within 15 minutes. What a relief to be proved wrong! 94th minute netbuster? priceless.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 23, 2016, 08:31:19 am
What a strange game that was!

Another attack v defence training exercise and Bury were so good at their bit I was predicting a 0-0 result within 15 minutes. What a relief to be proved wrong! 94th minute netbuster? priceless.

Would have lost that last season, or at best nicked a draw! Think I counted at least 4 goal line clearances and how they headed that shot away late on in the match I'll never know. Should take up boxing if he can take blows like that - well it's been done before!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 23, 2016, 09:36:43 am
What a strange game that was!

Another attack v defence training exercise and Bury were so good at their bit I was predicting a 0-0 result within 15 minutes. What a relief to be proved wrong! 94th minute netbuster? priceless.

It was bloody awful to listen to, maybe worse than actually being there. Still its another 3 points, just. Charlton had a good 5-1 away win last night, so we need to be firing on all cylinders on Saturday.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on November 23, 2016, 11:29:45 am
Good thing is, Charlton are at home and will feel they're good enough to get something, so it shouldn't be another park the bus performance form our opponents.  As CW said in his post-match presser this is a tactic we're probably going to have to get used to.

Another 3 points in the bag and the unbeaten run extended.  We needed the points last night as all our rivals were winning.

What a strange game that was!

Another attack v defence training exercise and Bury were so good at their bit I was predicting a 0-0 result within 15 minutes. What a relief to be proved wrong! 94th minute netbuster? priceless.

It was bloody awful to listen to, maybe worse than actually being there. Still its another 3 points, just. Charlton had a good 5-1 away win last night, so we need to be firing on all cylinders on Saturday.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on November 24, 2016, 01:01:55 pm
Charlton just appointed Karl Robinson as their manager.  Not sure that works for or against us on Saturday.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 24, 2016, 01:28:23 pm
Charlton just appointed Karl Robinson as their manager.  Not sure that works for or against us on Saturday.

Well our run has to come to an end at some point  :whi

There will of course be the moaning as soon as that happens and the run of unbeaten games will all be forgotten!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on November 25, 2016, 07:49:39 am
I guess one thing is certain in that we can forget the chance of two attack minded sides on Saturday. Robinson will have his usual 5-4-1 formation and sit back and try to hit us on the break.

Charlton just appointed Karl Robinson as their manager.  Not sure that works for or against us on Saturday.

Well our run has to come to an end at some point  :whi

There will of course be the moaning as soon as that happens and the run of unbeaten games will all be forgotten!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 26, 2016, 03:37:42 pm
With typical selfless commitment to the cause I dragged my arse off to try the Sentinel Brewhouse and Tap today on Shoreham Street.

The eye-watering beer prices were, to be fair, almost justified by the quality of the beer and food.

Yum yum all round  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 27, 2016, 08:32:01 am
With typical selfless commitment to the cause I dragged my arse off to try the Sentinel Brewhouse and Tap today on Shoreham Street.

The eye-watering beer prices were, to be fair, almost justified by the quality of the beer and food.

Yum yum all round  :DB

The things you do for us!!

Meanwhile at Charlton today https://www.facebook.com/awaydaysatthefootball/videos/571332133072042/
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 27, 2016, 09:21:39 am
Totally dominated the game yesterday, scored a great goal, then right at the death when we should have been busting a gut to keep the ball out, the defenders at the far post sauntered in while the Charlton players ran past them to score. Really poor at the back after having Charlton in their pockets for 90 minutes.

I'd have taken a point before the match, but with Scunny drawing and Bradford losing, those are 2 big points dropped.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 27, 2016, 02:22:42 pm
Totally dominated the game yesterday, scored a great goal, then right at the death when we should have been busting a gut to keep the ball out, the defenders at the far post sauntered in while the Charlton players ran past them to score. Really poor at the back after having Charlton in their pockets for 90 minutes.

I'd have taken a point before the match, but with Scunny drawing and Bradford losing, those are 2 big points dropped.

Totally agree. I don't think we are clinical enough with all the chances we are creating. If EEL does stay then CW probably needs to get a decent striker, Billy can't do it all on his own. The Midfielders need to shoot more, and then Billy can pick up any rebounds.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 27, 2016, 05:05:29 pm
Interesting stat though yesterday, only 2 players in yesterday's starting 11 haven't scored for us this season, and one of those is Simon Moore!

I do think we are an outstanding striker away from being the dominant team in the division. (Alongside Sharp, not instead of)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 28, 2016, 12:17:44 pm
Paul Lambert coming to watch EEL tomorrow night.

Hope Wilder has a back-up plan for January onwards!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on November 28, 2016, 01:41:12 pm

Paul Lambert coming to watch EEL tomorrow night.

Hope Wilder has a back-up plan for January onwards!

Hope he's not injured and has to miss the game  :whi :whi :whi (hope you're reading Mr Wilder!)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 28, 2016, 05:44:55 pm
I fear the worst mate

Come in Mr Webster, your time at Millwall is up!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 29, 2016, 08:26:06 am
Paul Lambert coming to watch EEL tomorrow night.

Hope Wilder has a back-up plan for January onwards!

I still maintain that the loan system is a shambles which the FA need to address. A season long loan should be what it says on the can - for the whole season. Potentially, this could derail our promotion push for a few games.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 29, 2016, 10:25:02 pm
What a shower of shyte that was!

A missed penalty, another one that wasn't given, a goal disallowed by an unsighted linesman, all well and good, but what on earth were we doing dropping Done for Clarke? I know Done doesn't score enough goals at the moment, but the fact is he's been an integral part of a team that went 15 games unbeaten, and now we replace him and we lose the game!

OK we don't score enough maybe, but when Clarke does absolutely feck all all game SURELY you realise your mistake and go back to what delivered for you during a successful run of games?

What worries me tonight was we are absolutely shot-shy still, and that performance was exactly as if Nigel Adkins had never left.

Wheels coming off? Probably not, but FFS Wilder get a proper striker in January if all we're going to do is toss the ball into the box where 1 or 2 of our players are competing with 8 of theirs.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! - Frustrating as feck!

UTB!




..................................edit: just realised if we'd defended that goal on Satdi, and if we'd beaten a piss poor Walsall team tonight, we'd be 1 point behind Scunny. We do make hard work of this stuff.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on November 30, 2016, 07:18:02 pm
It didn't sound too special on BP. We are having a great deal of possession, but not looking like scoring. I said in the chat room that we were playing good keep ball, but going nowhere.

As Lings said, we don't shoot enough. Many times last night we had the ball on the edge of their penalty area, but didn't shoot. We are trying to walk it in.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on November 30, 2016, 08:59:36 pm
We are Bolts - just like Adkins days, we get the ball on the edge of the box, in shooting range, and turn to play it wide. Pain in the arse.

One good thing, I can't see Lambert recalling EEL after last night  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 04, 2016, 02:34:33 pm
Live stream available on Bet365.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 07, 2016, 06:45:11 pm
3 points Satdi and all will be well
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 10, 2016, 06:06:24 pm
What a performance today!

Just when we thought "here we go again" after opportunities were squandered, the floodgates opened and we got what we deserved.

Basham, Coutts and Fleck were absolutely superb throughout (everyone had a good game), but MOTM must go to Duffy. His free role really suits him and he pops up all over the place to real effect and influence. A brilliant display from him, embellished by 2 well taken goals. In the absence of a really powerful striker, Duffy can still be the key to promotion.

Wonderful performance today - BUT Swindon came to have a go and got picked off. Other managers will now think "fuck that, park the bus and nick a point". The danger of that approach came when the Swindon keeper feigned injury (going down holding one leg only to have "treatment" on the other!) in a vain effort to start the inevitable time-wasting process. Within 5 minutes of him standing up we'd smashed 2 goals past him  :DD

Up the Blades!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 10, 2016, 06:42:35 pm
The town end . com

Swindon's thread on the game today is quality.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 10, 2016, 08:27:34 pm
What a friggin awesome display today.

Agree about Duffy, but by Christ Fleck pushed him all the way for MOM.

Can't remember the last time I saw us look so dominant. Honestly, double that score line would not have flattered us!

UTFB!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 11, 2016, 08:55:35 am
The town end . com

Swindon's thread on the game today is quality.

Was quite entertaining. like their version of bullshit bingo...

http://thetownend.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=56783.0;attach=5231
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 11, 2016, 09:47:48 am
Does Coutts booking yesterday mean he misses Thursday's game?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 11, 2016, 02:54:54 pm
Just watched the highlights and it did look a wonderful performance. Fleck, Coutts and Duffy look superb, and Done runs his balls off. Pleased for Coutts after most of us slagged him off last season.

Fabulous save by Moore in the first few minutes. After that he didn't have a great deal to do. Just wish we could convert more of the chances, but suppose I am being greedy.

BP commentary was a disgrace. I was OK to start with, but the others in the chat had commentary from the pig match. Then we all got the Barnsley commentary. Even Stabo got a tweet to Rob Staton read out saying he was disgusted at having to listen to the pigs. Normal service was resumed half way through the first half.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 11, 2016, 02:57:09 pm
Is anyone planning coming over for the Bury match on the 2nd Jan? If so, could someone please get me 2 tickets. Tickets ordered by phone cannot be posted out due to Bury's away ticket policy.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 11, 2016, 10:56:03 pm
I think Coutts is OK because last week was the deadline, after which the bookings are increased to 10

Bolts I'll let you know about Bury. I'll probably be going but I'm going to be in Vienna until New Year's Eve so I'll need to get tickets before I leave next weekend.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 12, 2016, 07:05:17 am
I think Coutts is OK because last week was the deadline, after which the  :roll:bookings are increased to 10

Bolts I'll let you know about Bury. I'll probably be going but I'm going to be in Vienna until New Year's Eve so I'll need to get tickets before I leave next weekend.

Bloody show off.......

First time in years Blades have been at home on Boxing Day and you can't be arsed to turn up  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 12, 2016, 10:48:48 am
I thought I'd get to see Rapid Vienna but they're just starting Winter Break in Austria  )O(

I'll be there for New Year's Eve v Northampton (Mrs Lings doesn't yet know why we're on such an early Eurotunnel crossing  :whi )
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 12, 2016, 11:20:21 am
I thought I'd get to see Rapid Vienna but they're just starting Winter Break in Austria  )O(

I'll be there for New Year's Eve v Northampton (Mrs Lings doesn't yet know why we're on such an early Eurotunnel crossing  :whi )

Yeah right, it's not the first time you've rushed back from somewhere in Europe to watch the RAWW so I'm pretty sure Mrs Lings will have already sussed it!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 12, 2016, 11:30:56 am
She'll realise as we start heading up the M20 at about 90 mph like she did last time  :DD


Just looking at fixtures: We have Scunny and Bolton at home on consecutive Saturdays in February. Could be the defining month of the season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 12, 2016, 11:33:23 am
Yep, Feb is a tough month, but hopefully we'll have built up a big points gap on both of them by then  :^^ :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 13, 2016, 11:52:16 am
Had to laugh at this: being a bit bored I started scanning the forums and on one Ched Evans thread one guy said "I don't ever want Evans within 10 miles of my club".  Someone then posted "I hate to be the bearer of bad news" followed by a screen shot of Google Maps showing Bramall Lane and the ProAct Stadium and the distance between them............9.8 Miles  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 13, 2016, 12:45:49 pm
Had to laugh at this: being a bit bored I started scanning the forums and on one Ched Evans thread one guy said "I don't ever want Evans within 10 miles of my club".  Someone then posted "I hate to be the bearer of bad news" followed by a screen shot of Google Maps showing Bramall Lane and the ProAct Stadium and the distance between them............9.8 Miles  :DD

Some people have far too much time on their hands - and I may not be pointing that at just one particular person!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on December 13, 2016, 05:10:51 pm
I think our opponents will be thinking Feb is much tougher from their point of view...  :ok:

She'll realise as we start heading up the M20 at about 90 mph like she did last time  :DD


Just looking at fixtures: We have Scunny and Bolton at home on consecutive Saturdays in February. Could be the defining month of the season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 13, 2016, 06:25:37 pm
A win on Thursday certainly increases the pressure on t'others.

 :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 15, 2016, 10:52:54 pm
Great 3 points tonight, especially given the distractions! Roll on Boxing Day  :ok:

COYRAWW  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 15, 2016, 11:27:23 pm
Blades won
I had a bet on them to win
I was at Reeves and Mortimer live in Manchester tonight
My Dukla Prague Away Kit arrived today (All I wanted for Christmas)
Greens Restaurant in Didsbury was very good too.

All in all a bloody top evening!  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 18, 2016, 09:31:42 am
I'm off on hols until New Year's Eve so let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

Have a good one, see y'all on the other side

All the best  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 18, 2016, 03:25:10 pm
I'm off on hols until New Year's Eve so let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

Have a good one, see y'all on the other side

All the best  :DB

Happy Xmas to you and yours mate! Enjoy Vienna  :ok:

PS Hope you haven't gone just yet!!  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 19, 2016, 08:16:13 am
I'm off on hols until New Year's Eve so let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

Have a good one, see y'all on the other side

All the best  :DB

Seasons greetings to you and the family mate.

Hopefully see you at Bury? :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on December 19, 2016, 12:50:20 pm
Nice response to the "Open Letter to Blades' fans" from that Coventry fan:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/to-protesting-coventry-city-fans-right-of-reply-from-a-sheffield-united-supporter-1-8295934

And btw - there were a few small promising signs that Lavery has some talent... I can see him and Sharp making a nice front two...

Have a good Christmas - hopefully see some of you before the Northampton game...  :DA
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 22, 2016, 09:46:28 am
Ash,

Think I may have an old mobile number for you. Have dropped you a PM on here and text to the number I do have. Just looking to coordinate Boxing Day whilst his nibs is living it up in his Lederhosen. Unless he decides to go for a Dirndl instead - never can be sure with him  :DD :whi

Tap is closed but Cat opens from 12 o'clock - liquids only!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 25, 2016, 06:54:36 am
Wishing all Blades, past and present, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 25, 2016, 08:33:39 am
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all in the Crossed Blades :DG :DG :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 26, 2016, 10:35:01 am
Belated Happy Xmas to all - hope you all had a great day  :ok: :DA :DA :DA

Here's hoping for more Xmas cheer later today  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 27, 2016, 10:26:46 am
Well that was a proper game of two halves......I thought we looked vulnerable in the first half and credit to Oldham for coming and having a game, rather than sticking 11 men behind the ball and camping in their own half for 90 minutes. Play like that in this league every week and there's no reason for them to be at the foot of the table.

2nd half however I only ever saw one team winning it - I couldn't believe the amount of blocked shots we had - they seemed to have a man in front of the ball every time but well a well taken 1st by Billy. I don't think there are many strikers in this league would have finished that as well. His second was a clever finish as well, doing exactly what he needed to by hitting it into the ground first to give it a little bounce.

On to New Years Eve - well it's a 1pm kick off, so for those that fancy a beer we'll be in Spoons on Eccy Road from about 10:30 for a bit of 'brekkie'!

Onwards and upwards - hoping for the game at Bolton being a draw and see us going into the New Year top of the pile!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 27, 2016, 08:34:17 pm
"Unless he decides to go for a Dirndl instead"



You leave my Dirndl out of this......

See you in 'spoons.

BOLTS - back Friday pm mate and will see about Bury tix. Let you know asap.

Back in Zurich today - popping down to the Old Crow for a snifter or several. If you're ever in Zurich you MUST visit the Old Crow!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 28, 2016, 08:06:54 am
Happy Birthday Dane, hope it's a good'n matey  :DA :DG :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 28, 2016, 08:25:44 am
Happy Birthday Dane  :ok: :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 28, 2016, 09:53:42 am


BOLTS - back Friday pm mate and will see about Bury tix. Let you know asap.



We might be shite out of luck as all tickets have been sold. We only got 2,000
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 28, 2016, 07:39:50 pm
Happy Birthday Dane  :ok:

Bolts - 2000 is feckin' ridiculous. I'll check the returns situation as I've had some good luck that way lately.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on December 29, 2016, 08:36:12 am
Happy Birthday Dane  :ok:

Bolts - 2000 is feckin' ridiculous. I'll check the returns situation as I've had some good luck that way lately.

I agree, but apparently it is limited due to safety advice.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on December 30, 2016, 05:00:32 pm
Change of venue for those coming for a beer tomorrow - Tap opens at 10am apparently so that's the venue - Ash and I aiming to be there for 10:30am.

Breakfast is now liquid (or Damon's if you're me and mini me!)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on December 31, 2016, 08:00:45 am
Morning Everyone and thank you for the Bidet wishes.

Pre-Match today will have to be Spoons on Eccy cause Zach's a stubborn bugger and will only get face on if we go somewhere else so will probably see you at the game as usual.

Big game today and will have to find our seats out again as it looks like it's nearly sold out again. Could go Top if we win with Scunny battling it out with Bolton today too.

Then the JTW... lots of speculation on you know who from basically idiots but from thise who I know have inside info say not a chance he's coming back.

I would like to see that Omar Bogle brought in, that tricky winger at Chezzy, Biriyani I think his name is and the EEL on a Permanent. Wishful thinking imo

Anyway, see you all in a bit then.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 31, 2016, 09:25:33 am
Then the JTW... lots of speculation on you know who from basically idiots but from thise who I know have inside info say not a chance he's coming back

I take it that one of those you know isn't the kit man this time  :whi :whi

See you there mate  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on December 31, 2016, 10:23:48 am
Nah, the Handsworth Lads mainly. They tend to know either way what's happening.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on December 31, 2016, 09:46:25 pm
Well another hard fought 3 points to take us top of the league against well organised opponents and not playing anything like our best...........the omens are good!

Happy New Year to all  :ok: :DA :DA :DA
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 31, 2016, 09:54:00 pm
Difficult game today. Page did a good job on us, doubling up on Coutts, Fleck and Duffy, stifling all our creative play and then, when we did get on top, the final balls/runs just weren't there right until the death. Then, after we scored, their keeper made 2 great saves after 88 minutes of doing naff all.

All in all, it does look good that we can put in an ordinary performance like that and come out with the points.

I thought Clarke struggled today and I still believe Done should start.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on December 31, 2016, 10:53:54 pm
Happy New Year ya filthy animals  :ok:  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 02, 2017, 05:06:11 pm
Great 3 points today with Scunny and Bolton drawing.

Next Saturday, Bolton's game postponed because they're in the FA Cup, and we have a very tricky trip to Southend.

Scunny on the other hand..............Bury at home!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 07, 2017, 06:12:19 pm
Another great day!

UTB!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 07, 2017, 10:59:14 pm
Interesting reading

https://roysviewfrom.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/view-from-southend-4/

OK, bit of selective choice in terms of the start date, but out of a potential 66 points since mid October we've scored 59 points - this is one train journey I don't want to get off this year!!!

Oh and just for a bit of fun and ammunition for piggy baiting - Freeman has now scored more goals this season than Forestieri!!

Tx/EMV - if ever there was a year for you to get on a plane, cross the pond and come and watch the mighty red and white wizards - this is the one!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 08, 2017, 08:10:07 am
Oxford progressed in the FA Cup so likely that the fixture on the 28th January will be postponed - might mean 3 home games in a row which could be used to really apply pressure on the teams around us. 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 08, 2017, 12:19:07 pm
Quick brain dump of my view from yesterday's game.

First and foremost, Southend really is a shit hole and despite that everyone seems to want to get to it as the traffic was horrendous.  Luckily found another way out of the dump.  Blue Boar pub on the cross roads up from the town was "away fans" only though and there was a decent chippy opposite, so not all bad.

Although I detest the new, soulless stadiums like Colchester, Southend's traditional old "subbuteo" style stadium really does need a revamp. There was ivy growing throughout the away stand and the asbestos roof was actually lifting and dropping when the Blades started singing at full volume - nice to be showered in asbestos dust for 90 minutes ;-)

Anyway, grumbles aside, it was a good day out on my birthday with a great present from the Blades.

I've seen a few games lately including the ones on TV and what strikes me about this team is the depth of quality and desire.  I don't think there's one weak spot in the entire team both in terms of capability and effort.  All of them, subs included, put in 110% in all of the games I've seen of late.

Also, as the Southend fans have been tweeting, teams find it difficult to cope with how quickly and accurately we move the ball.  It must be frustrating for an opposing player to be chasing shadows for so much of the game.  A ground like Southend, where you're practically shoulder to shoulder with the players gives you a true perspective on our approach.  When we get the ball out wide, there are three Blades players instantly within 10 feet of the ball, giving a double outlet for the player in possession and drawing three defenders from the middle.

Sometimes I wish we'd get the ball into the middle a little quicker, but when you're scoring 4 away from home at a playoff contender, you can't really complain and should have a little bit of patience.

Lavery is going to be a star - that's my prediction.  He's big and strong but also skilful. He can turn his defender everytime and once he gets fully match fit he's going to start scoring on a regular basis.

I was a bit worried about Carruthers.  He seemed to hurt himself in the celebrations for the goal and went down off the ball after an seemingly innoculus challenge.  He called to Freeman straight away to put the ball out, even though we were four against three and Freeman could have put Sharp in the clear.  Hope it's not too serious.  He looked class on the few occasions he got on the ball in his short lived debut though - and was welcomed onto the field with a chorus of "he'll piss where he wants"...

Their second consolation goal was a foul from where I was standing.  Their player caught ours after the ball had broken harmlessly free (O'Connell I think) and he went sprawling the attacker was quickest to recover and scored.  A late challenge is a late challenge...

Moore kept us in it at 1-1 again with two good saves, and another at the end to keep it 4-2.

The first ten minutes we looked like we might win this 5 or 6 nil, but credit to Southend who are a big, physical side, they muscled their way back in it with long balls to their two massive forwards.  First half they were wining most 50:50s and picking up all of the second balls.  However, second half we just ran them ragged with some great possession football.  Let's not forget also, they were unbeaten in 7 or something like that before yesterday.

Duffy had another good game, although he did give the ball away alot with hurried passes when he'd have been better turning and going the other way, but to be fair he also created a large number of chances, including being involved in the first two goals.

Overall, a great day out and a deserved result.  Harry and I had a fiver on Ebanks-Landell to score and Blades to win at 12-1 whilst waiting for kick off, so nice result there too...

I really can't see this side throwing this away - there's too much strength in depth.  The key games will be the ones against Scunthorpe, Bolton and Bradford at home and if we can get results in those, then I think we'll coast it.

Southend fans I spoke to on the way from he ground said we were the best side they'd seen all season by a long way and were all confident they'd just watched the league champions elect... Let's hope they're right.

Confidence is sky high right now. I've just booked my hotel (the Doubletree) in MK for the promotion party...  :ok:  Just hope I can get tickets now.  How about 10k Blades taking over Stadium MK for a big send off...











Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 08, 2017, 01:14:42 pm

Confidence is sky high right now. I've just booked my hotel (the Doubletree) in MK for the promotion party...  :ok:  Just hope I can get tickets now.  How about 10k Blades taking over Stadium MK for a big send off...

Not bad at £43 a room is it   :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 08, 2017, 02:28:32 pm
Just watched the highlights and it was a great performance. Again Moore pulled of a couple of good saves and he does look like a proper keeper. Bad second goal to give away, but winning well at a play off contender is excellent.

I am beginning to believe that we do have the team that will finally get us up to the Championship :^^ :^^ :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 09, 2017, 08:49:44 pm
For anyone that's interested, I'm enjoying this season far too much for my own wallet and looking to fit as many away games in as possible between now and the end of the season. Happy to fetch anyone elses tickets that wants to join me.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 10, 2017, 11:39:59 am
https://youtu.be/h3fb5i0nFFY
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 10, 2017, 11:40:38 am
Is anyone seeing the below video or is it only showing as the URL. Not sure why it didn't work  ::)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 10, 2017, 12:51:41 pm
Is anyone seeing the below video or is it only showing as the URL. Not sure why it didn't work  ::)

Not working for me, Roma
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 10, 2017, 04:41:51 pm
Is anyone seeing the below video or is it only showing as the URL. Not sure why it didn't work  ::)

I get no video found...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 10, 2017, 04:43:04 pm
For anyone that's interested, I'm enjoying this season far too much for my own wallet and looking to fit as many away games in as possible between now and the end of the season. Happy to fetch anyone elses tickets that wants to join me.

I might be interested in Rochdale & Oldham away...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 10, 2017, 07:21:57 pm
Is anyone seeing the below video or is it only showing as the URL. Not sure why it didn't work  ::)

Sorted for you matey - you were linking to your own video from your acct so it was taking users to 'my videos' for anyone that had an acct.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 10, 2017, 07:59:05 pm
Is anyone seeing the below video or is it only showing as the URL. Not sure why it didn't work  ::)

Sorted for you matey - you were linking to your own video from your acct so it was taking users to 'my videos' for anyone that had an acct.

Bloody techy geeks  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 10, 2017, 09:43:25 pm
For anyone that's interested, I'm enjoying this season far too much for my own wallet and looking to fit as many away games in as possible between now and the end of the season. Happy to fetch anyone elses tickets that wants to join me.

I'm in Vamps. Can certainly do 2 or 3 from Posh, Rochdale, Oldham, Northampton, MKD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 10, 2017, 11:31:07 pm
Is anyone seeing the below video or is it only showing as the URL. Not sure why it didn't work  ::)

Sorted for you matey - you were linking to your own video from your acct so it was taking users to 'my videos' for anyone that had an acct.

Bloody techy geeks  :whi

You wouldn't be here without us  :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 11, 2017, 05:13:54 am
Millwall game on 11th March moved to a 1pm kick off - looks like another breakfast match then!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 11, 2017, 08:33:19 am
Millwall game on 11th March moved to a 1pm kick off - looks like another breakfast match then!!!

I'll be in Lisbon!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 11, 2017, 05:15:16 pm
I am going to book my tickets for the Bolton game.

What are your seat numbers so I can try and book them near to you repribates...If I can't then I will go posh and sit in the South Stand.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 11, 2017, 06:51:16 pm
I am going to book my tickets for the Bolton game.

What are your seat numbers so I can try and book them near to you repribates...If I can't then I will go posh and sit in the South Stand.
Kop P170-180ish, spread out - we're tucked off to one side so usually plenty around us.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 12, 2017, 10:28:40 am
For anyone that's interested, I'm enjoying this season far too much for my own wallet and looking to fit as many away games in as possible between now and the end of the season. Happy to fetch anyone elses tickets that wants to join me.

I'm in Vamps. Can certainly do 2 or 3 from Posh, Rochdale, Oldham, Northampton, MKD

Work permitting, I'm intending on doing Posh, Northampton and MK Dons.  Despite being in Blades Revival and owning a shit load of shares, I have to rely on loyalty points which for some reason seem to have mostly gone against Harry's number.  So I may come to you for help Vamps  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 12, 2017, 11:05:13 am
Yes I have the same problem, 45,000 points split between me and 2 sprogs so I only have about 15k
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 13, 2017, 04:36:38 pm
I am going to book my tickets for the Bolton game.

What are your seat numbers so I can try and book them near to you repribates...If I can't then I will go posh and sit in the South Stand.
Kop P170-180ish, spread out - we're tucked off to one side so usually plenty around us.

Got my tickets, but I got the YTS girl today. I was number 1 in the queue, but took 10 mins to get through. Asked for my post code, which unsurprisingly starts with BL (Bolton). She asked why didn't I get the tickets from BWFC. Told her I was a Blade and she asked for my surname, and surprisingly she said I had ordered tickets before....No shit Sherlock.

Asked for 2 tickets 1 senior & 1 adult near to Kop row P, seats 170-180. Nearest she could provide was N 70 & 71. So i have gone for the South stand. Asked for as near to halfway line as possible. She came up with row K, seats 30 & 31. Gave up asking for other options and accepted them.

So looks like we will meet again in the Tap. Train gets in at 11:30, so I will take Hannah for a walk round Pond Street bus station and a trip to Fitzalan square. See you in the tap around 12:30.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 13, 2017, 07:58:45 pm
You really did get the YTS girl. just looked at the online booking system and there's loads of seats round us!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 13, 2017, 08:42:18 pm
You really did get the YTS girl. just looked at the online booking system and there's loads of seats round us!

He clearly didn't want to sit with us scumbags on the kop mate and was fishing for an excuse  :roll:.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 13, 2017, 11:08:34 pm
Don't forget your prawn sarnies Bolts  :whi

Oh, and the Tap opens at 11 so you may as well get stuck in and I'll see you there at 12.10 when my train gets in - best to get in early and grab a table for us all as it gets busy!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 14, 2017, 08:39:12 am
You really did get the YTS girl. just looked at the online booking system and there's loads of seats round us!

Maybe you can only book certain seats via the phone, or they sell them block by block.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 14, 2017, 08:59:51 am
You really did get the YTS girl. just looked at the online booking system and there's loads of seats round us!

He clearly didn't want to sit with us scumbags on the kop mate and was fishing for an excuse  :roll:.

I didn't think the kop was the correct place for someone with my sartorial elegance. :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 14, 2017, 09:05:24 am
Don't forget your prawn sarnies Bolts  :whi

Oh, and the Tap opens at 11 so you may as well get stuck in and I'll see you there at 12.10 when my train gets in - best to get in early and grab a table for us all as it gets busy!

OK...You might be stood on the train station when we come through.

I'll be in the tap for 12:10 then. Hannah wants a proper Sheffield bacon butty before drinking.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 15, 2017, 08:50:49 am
Once again that little shit Otsumer vomits in my Jaipur!

What is it about him that makes him a world-beater but only against Sheffield United?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 15, 2017, 10:24:15 am
Yep, the little shit only ever seems to perform against us!

To be fair though, I think we beat ourselves yesterday with a woeful all round defensive performance.

No panic though, still top and still in our hands. A bonus that Bolton, Bradford, Rochdale and Posh also lost  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 15, 2017, 02:28:28 pm
Just forced myself to watch the highlights.

Have to agree with Ash, that was a terrible defensive performance. Moore has been oustanding this season, but that was a poor performance. The defenders were no better.

Still, the results, apart from Scunny, went for us. I'm still reasonably confident.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 17, 2017, 07:33:17 am
Just forced myself to watch the highlights.

Have to agree with Ash, that was a terrible defensive performance. Moore has been oustanding this season, but that was a poor performance. The defenders were no better.

Still, the results, apart from Scunny, went for us. I'm still reasonably confident.

Perhaps we've let ourselves get a little carried away following recent performances. With hindsight, the defence was leaky at Southend too - Moore made at least three important saves to keep us ahead in that one.  With our style of play, we're going to be exposed at the back.  As Bassett used to say - as long as we score more than the opposition we'll be OK.

Hopefully this is a wake up call that will keep us focussed.  Also, it may give other teams a false sense of security and they may be less likely to just stick 10 behind the ball - which will play into our hands.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 19, 2017, 09:52:17 pm
Any objections to the Tap on Satdi?

12.30ish onwards?

Thought not  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on January 19, 2017, 10:43:22 pm
Any objections to the Tap on Satdi?

12.30ish onwards?

Thought not  :whi

Damn you always twisting my bloody arm............I guess I've got no choice..........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 20, 2017, 10:25:09 am
Is Bettys Tea Rooms closed then?  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 22, 2017, 03:02:49 pm
CW was not happy in his post match interview, and rightly so.

We played some nice football, but we must start to convert the chances. Fleck, Coutts & Duffy need to start shooting more from the edge of the box. It might go in, or get blocked and drop to one of the strikers. Having great amounts of possession, high number of shos & corners, is good, but unless we score more of them we are always at risk of being held.

To be fair the Gillingham goalkeeper had a good game and made some very important saves. The defence was again at fault and we should have prevented both of their goals.

Tuesday is now a must win. We will have played 2 / 3 games more than the chasing pack and this could be crucial.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 22, 2017, 04:06:12 pm
Bad day at the office with some poor defending (Get Jake Wright on FFS!)

Up front, no options - hence the impending arrival of Hanson.

Walsall away defeat didn't really bother me. yesterday was a BAD result as they had 2 efforts on target all game.

4 games from the next 6 are at home. Come on Blades let's make it count.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 22, 2017, 05:20:15 pm
I agree that we need to convert more chances but in reality, it's the defence recently that has cost us points. Now that EEL has secured a 3.5 year contract he seems to off his game and the goals we conceded yesterday were just awful - you would have been hard pressed to see worse defending on the Sunday League pitches up and down the country today  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 23, 2017, 12:37:14 pm
Up front, no options - hence the impending arrival of Hanson.

It's not that there are no options, there are no good options.  Clarke, Lavery, Done and McNulty could play in any team in this league - but they haven't delivered when partnering Sharp.  I still think Lavery is a prospect but right ow we need someone who can put the ball in the net instinctively.  Not match Sharp so much, but at least give Freeman a run for his money in the goalscoring charts  :roll:

After Freeman equalised on Satdi Andy Pack tweeted "don't you feel for Done every time Freeman pops up and scores.".  No I bloody well don't.  I feel for the fans every time Done passes it to the opponent's keeper, or slices it high or wide.  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 23, 2017, 02:16:20 pm
Roma I just meant we had no options in terms of the final ball, aside from the one that wasn't working all game. Just at the point when it needed crossing in for a header we realised the strike force is 3ft 6in and wouldn't win it so back to Plan A. Hanson gives us the other option.

Freeman - I just hope he's still ahead of Forestiere in the scoring charts at the end of the season  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 23, 2017, 03:28:17 pm
Freeman - I just hope he's still ahead of Forestiere in the scoring charts at the end of the season  :DD

Even if that happened a shit pretend journo at the Sheffield Stir would run a vote with the following choices, that loads of pigs will get over excited by and persuade their grannies, cats and carers to vote in, with the options being:

A: The official EFL scoring charts are correct and Freeman has scored more than Foresteri or
B: The official EFL scoring charts are lying bastards and Forestieri has scored far more than a mere full back.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 23, 2017, 07:24:20 pm
Mais bien-sur mon brave!

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose with that shower of shit that calls itself a newspaper



RIP Gorden Kaye aka Rene Artois of 'Allo 'Allo fame
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on January 24, 2017, 07:46:55 pm
A very birthday to our dearly departed old mate Pastit who would have been beside us tonight.

59 years old and been gone too soon.

Happy Birthday old Pal :DG :DB :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 24, 2017, 10:23:22 pm
He would have been apoplectic at that shower of shite tonight Dane

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 25, 2017, 09:29:28 am
 :DA
A very birthday to our dearly departed old mate Pastit who would have been beside us tonight.

59 years old and been gone too soon.

Happy Birthday old Pal :DG :DB :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 25, 2017, 09:35:45 am
OK, those of you "lucky" enough to be freezing their bits off at the game last night need to update us on why we're experiencing this "blip".

The warning signs have been there for a while to be honest.  We've often found it difficult to break down sides who defend in numbers, with last ditch goals being the difference between one and three points.  At Southend we were a class above for large parts of the game, but had it not been for two very good saves from Moore it could have been a very different result on reflection.

Is it that when we get desperate to break down the proverbial parked bus we throw too many forward, inviting the break away?  Were we lucky against teams like Northampton that they had no ambition to attack us with any great zeal but when teams are quick and prepared to throw men forward when they break, our defence is exposed - either because there short of numbers or they're just not good enough or organised enough?

Are our forward thinking wing-backs presenting a double-edged sword? Are they leaving gaps behind and neglecting their defensive duties?

Why can't we create more shots on target and when we do, why are they too often down the keeper's throat?

Will Carruthers, Hanson and O'Shea fix the problems? 

Or is it that we can't handle the pressure of being in pole position? That's the proverbial banana skin after all.  Here's me thinking with Bolton and Scunny not playing that we have a chance to create a gap that would only put pressure on those chasing us, but it looks like we've creaked under the pressure of being top.  Perhaps we're better off Scunny overtaking us when they play their games in hand, chasing from a more comfortable position of 2nd or 3rd?  After all, Scunny and Bolton will probably have a blip of their own between now and the end of the season.

Or maybe the players, like the fans, admittedly including me, have got over confident with the run of form before and after Christmas.  Maybe they thought promotion was done and dusted and can't handle the shock of the realisation it's still a long way to May?

Has the prospect of competition for players had a detrimental instead of positive affect.  Are players pissed off that CW has brought in potential replacements despite playing so well in most games? With O'Shea, Riley and Carruthers coming in, Fleck, Coutts and Duffy must be thinking they're being badly done by (although I think Riley is cover for Freeman and Lafferty more than the midfield positions). 

Unlike last year, you look at the team and there aren't too many weak spots individually, apart from centre forward alongside Sharp perhaps.  In fact there's an abundance of talent, and in all the games I've seen, live and on TV, all the players put in 100% effort.  I don't subscribe to this theory of teams upping their game against us. We've been in League 1 for six years now.  Yes, we have 20,000 fans in a big stadium, but surely teams also up their game against the likes of Scunny and Bolton, the latter being the real big-time scalp as they're relatively fresh out of the Championship and have more 'named' stars.

Basically, before we all start panicking, WTF is going on at BDTBL!!!!???  >:(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 25, 2017, 01:16:38 pm
Does anyone else think that since EEL got his new contract at Wolves his form has dipped alarmingly? Does he now not care knowing that if he gets sent back he is safe at Wolves for another 3 seasons?

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2017, 05:59:14 pm
Yes, EEL has become the new bombscare Nosworthy since signing his new deal

Yes, I think Hanson, Carruthers and O'Shea will see us over the line (happy with all 3 signings)

BUT I want Jake Wright in defence with EEL and O'Connell


If we had been offered our current position at the start of the season we'd have ripped arms off up to elbows, so let's take a chill pill, let the games-in-hand situation play itself out, and go from there. We;ve played some fabulous football recently (especially Gillingham) so with our 3 new additions adding even better quality I can only see us getting promotion, probably as Champions.

NURSE????!!!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 27, 2017, 12:08:40 pm
The sports science supercomputer has predicted that we will finish THIRD!

FFS we could have told them that without a computer!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 27, 2017, 04:26:21 pm
I wonder if Hanson is finally going to be a big striker that we have wanted for a while? The last few, Clarke, Higdon & Sammon, were not a rip roaring success.

League position is OK. Better to have the points than games in hand. We have been in the catching up position before and royally fcuked it up.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 27, 2017, 04:27:03 pm
The sports science supercomputer has predicted that we will finish THIRD!

FFS we could have told them that without a computer!

Must be the same computer that the weather forecasters use.  :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 27, 2017, 04:27:56 pm
Jose Baxter re-signed by Everton!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 28, 2017, 01:45:39 pm
Jose Baxter re-signed by Everton!

Saw that and looked at the date to check it wasn't April 1st! I'm one for second chances, but third chances are stretching it.  Even if he didn't have a weak spot when it comes to artificial stimulation he isn't PL quality, so WTF do Everton want him for.  Seems like Unsworth doing an old mate a favour until he gets on his feet to me.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 28, 2017, 05:02:24 pm
Not a bad day for us really, yes Scunny won but only by the odd goal in 5 versus Port Vale, but Bolton lost at home against Charlton who were down to 10 men for the vast majority of the game!

Bolton trying to out-blip us  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on January 28, 2017, 09:31:46 pm
Not too fussed about Scunny's result today but Bolton's is the big one - even if they win their 2 games on hand they are still 1 point behind us and they have to come to BDTBL!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 29, 2017, 09:35:36 am
Not too fussed about Scunny's result today but Bolton's is the big one - even if they win their 2 games on hand they are still 1 point behind us and they have to come to BDTBL!

Bolton are starting to struggle with their squad limtations. They can only have 23 players due to their transfer embargo. They have 2 players out for the season and 2 goalkeepers so that inhibits them. They are desperate to get Sammy Ameobi back on loan from Newcastle, but he is covering for players at the African Cup of Nations, so that may not happen.

They have yet to submit their accounts, so more sanctions could be in the pipeline. They really are in dire financial diffculties :DD :DD

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on January 30, 2017, 02:36:38 pm
If we look at our squad and that of the other teams in the top 6, there are very few players I'd swap one of ours for.  Maybe Josh Morris, but is he a one season wonder?

I think we'll be alright, especially if the new signings settle in quickly.  Carruthers looked class at Southend, Hanson isn't the best player in the league but will add a dimension that's been clearly missing (i.e. receiving crosses, knock downs for Sharp to feed off and holding up the long ball when needed allowing our midfield to run past and pick up) and O'Shea could be class if he can step up in a better team.

Even if our "blip" isn't finished just yet, it will soon and Scunthorpe will undoubtedly have another blip (they rely too much on Morris)...  It's Southend and Fleetwood we need to keep an eye on as if our blip continues a while longer, and they keep their form going, they could be breathing down our necks by March too.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 30, 2017, 05:33:42 pm
If we look at our squad and that of the other teams in the top 6, there are very few players I'd swap one of ours for.  Maybe Josh Morris, but is he a one season wonder?

I think we'll be alright, especially if the new signings settle in quickly.  Carruthers looked class at Southend, Hanson isn't the best player in the league but will add a dimension that's been clearly missing (i.e. receiving crosses, knock downs for Sharp to feed off and holding up the long ball when needed allowing our midfield to run past and pick up) and O'Shea could be class if he can step up in a better team.

Even if our "blip" isn't finished just yet, it will soon and Scunthorpe will undoubtedly have another blip (they rely too much on Morris)...  It's Southend and Fleetwood we need to keep an eye on as if our blip continues a while longer, and they keep their form going, they could be breathing down our necks by March too.

Bolton have signed Chris Long from Burnley on loan. He had been on a season long loan at Fleetwood, but asked for it to be cancelled to join Bolton. He is a striker with 4 goals in 23 appearances for them.

Cameron Brannagan has been loaned by Fleetwood from Liverpool.

No great worries for us there then.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on January 31, 2017, 07:47:36 pm
Viv Solomon signed for Bolton as well though Bolts from Brum.

TBH I prefer Carruthers, O'Shea, Hanson as they're all players with current 1st team experience, not kids looking for game time
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2017, 07:35:28 am
Is it just me (and no I'm not bitter) that thinks £10m for Jordan Rhodes is just a tad expensive for the piggies???
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 01, 2017, 08:42:01 am
Viv Solomon signed for Bolton as well though Bolts from Brum.

TBH I prefer Carruthers, O'Shea, Hanson as they're all players with current 1st team experience, not kids looking for game time

It can work both ways Lings. Look at EEL, who came in played very well, and got a new conract. Lafferty has won himself a move to us.

People like these see this as an opportunity to further their career, and maybe get a better contract.

I'm not saying the 3 you mentioned are bad players, but they are secure for the next 2 or 3 years. Players like Long & Solomon are not.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 01, 2017, 02:01:34 pm
I look at it this way.  If we'd signed Long, Solomon or Brannagan we'd be less than over excited at the prospect.

Personally, I was excited by the signing of Carruthers, slightly concerned but willing to wait and see about Hanson and pleased with O'Shea as I've wanted us to sign him for some time.

I'd have been happier if Josh Morris had gone in the JWT but you can't have it all.  But what's all that about Van Veen for 4m and Scunny turning it down. Either brave and to be commended or suicide.  I guess if someone had offered 4m for Sharp and we'd taken it we'd be pissed off, but then Van Even is no Sharp. (got fed up with autocorrect so left it as).
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 01, 2017, 02:10:05 pm
Is it just me (and no I'm not bitter) that thinks £10m for Jordan Rhodes is just a tad expensive for the piggies???

On paper I think it's a big risk.  But, if he gets the goal that takes them to the PL in the playoff final it'll be worth every penny.

Personally, I would have bought someone just as good for 4mil and spent the rest painting the shit hole they call a stadium  :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 01, 2017, 04:24:05 pm
I look at it this way.  If we'd signed Long, Solomon or Brannagan we'd be less than over excited at the prospect.

Personally, I was excited by the signing of Carruthers, slightly concerned but willing to wait and see about Hanson and pleased with O'Shea as I've wanted us to sign him for some time.


Bolton are having to take who they can, and they have had to loan out 2 of their players to accommodate these 2 loan signings. We are lucky that we can afford better wages, and we don't have a transfer embargo.

I hope Hanson proves to be a good signing. The previous ones haven't exactly been rip-roaring successes.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2017, 09:22:11 pm
Viv Solomon signed for Bolton as well though Bolts from Brum.

TBH I prefer Carruthers, O'Shea, Hanson as they're all players with current 1st team experience, not kids looking for game time

It can work both ways Lings. Look at EEL, who came in played very well, and got a new conract. Lafferty has won himself a move to us.

People like these see this as an opportunity to further their career, and maybe get a better contract.

I'm not saying the 3 you mentioned are bad players, but they are secure for the next 2 or 3 years. Players like Long & Solomon are not.

There's a reason for that mate, they haven't shown that they are capable of playing consistently at a level they need to. The players we've brought in are proven in this League and Carruthers can certainly play a division above. I reckon we'll sign EEL in Summer btw.

Signing Chapman as well I think rounds off an immensely strong side with every chance of finishing as Champions of this League. Hanson is the type of player we've been missing for years, O'Shea has an amazing goals/assists record playing in a relegation scrap, Carruthers is the player we all wanted Baxter to be. The future's bright IF we can scrape our way out of this bloody league

As for the grunters - £10m is a desperation move. Yes, it shows they piss in a different pond to us, no doubt, but that's what a £500 season ticket does for you. I like Rhodes, but one bad tackle and you've pissed £10m against the wall.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 03, 2017, 01:26:00 pm


As for the grunters - £10m is a desperation move. Yes, it shows they piss in a different pond to us, no doubt, but that's what a £500 season ticket does for you. I like Rhodes, but one bad tackle and you've pissed £10m against the wall.

I always recall what a Huddersfield fan said about Rhodes in a pub on Baker Street before the Play Off final.  He said if you can put the ball on his big toe when he's standing in the six yard box, he's lethal.  Otherwise he's a waste of space.  Let's hope they were right  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 03, 2017, 01:27:48 pm
Harry and I will be at the Wimbledon game tomorrow.  Hopefully be able to get some Peterborough tickets before hand too as they're on sale to Blades Revival/Superdraw members tomorrow.

Driving up in the morning, so not sure what time we'll get up there, see the relatives and then make it back into town but if you let me know where you'll all be I'll try and nip in before the game.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 04, 2017, 09:09:27 am
Roma I don't think Vamps is coming to this one, but Ash, Sotonexile and my good self will be in The Sheffield Tap in the Railway Station for pre-match sherbets  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 04, 2017, 09:03:08 pm
If Carlsberg did footy results....... :DD :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 05, 2017, 08:09:14 pm
Just watched the highlights - what a game for me to miss, but just one question - how the hell did we only score 4? Sharp should have had a hat-trick - pretty much 2x 1:1's missed......

OK - I'm being greedy and accept I wasn't there to see it live, which is always very different, but really didn't look like AFC Wimbledon put up any sort of defence......there 's a positive in there, in that last year we'd have struggled to get more than a point from that game - from what I did se in a brief 10 minutes Duffy only looked in one direction when he got the ball - and that wasn't sideways - what a massive change!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 05, 2017, 09:18:28 pm
Well it certainly helped taking the lead in the 2nd minute!

Thought first half was more even than the 2nd, even though we went into HT 2-0. 2nd half we should have scored loads more as you say Vamps but it really was comfortable.

So many positives -

Great debut for Hanson and it seems that Billy was very happy to partner him - he can play as well as be the big fella winning the ball in the air. On strikers, Lavery looked good when he came on but I missed his goal  )O( saw it on the highlights though  :ok:

Basham was good when he replaced EEL at HT.

Midfield were superb, all of them - Carruthers looked excellent when he came on, so tough selections for CW, with O Shea to consider as well! Fleck marginally the best one of the MF for me though.

Happy days  :ok: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 06, 2017, 09:50:57 am
Yes I thought the first half was quite even in some ways. Although Wimbledon didn't cause us any major problems they were strong and hardworking and despite our possession we did that sideways thing too much and scored 1 good goal and one very spozzy one to make it look a bit more comfortable than it probably was.

Second half we should have scored 5. We played some brilliant stuff going forward, Hanson is what we've been missing for years and we did seem to go a bit more direct at times but only because we had options. It was never a case of just lumping it towards Hanson, in fact Sharp ran onto to 2 balls over the top including one where he tried to chip the 'keeper, and there was a more direct approach in general in the second half, including great work by a superb midfield three, and as the donkey says Carruthers looks a very promising acquisition as well.

Perhaps the biggest positive change for me was the welcome return of Jake Wright at the back. Halle-bloody-lujah!

Great result, great performance, and with equally great results at MK and Southend. The future's bright, the future's red and white :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 06, 2017, 12:22:11 pm
Scoring an early goal makes all the difference to defence oriented teams.  I think that was us just cruising to victory over a team who, after going behind so early, were just trying not to get humiliated.  Vamps you're correct, it could have been six or more.  Sharp should definitely have had a hat trick and there were a couple of occasions where the midfielders tried to run through the defence (a bit like how Fleck did when he did score) instead of laying it off to Sharp or Hanson who were unmarked and ready to slot home.  Sharp also could have put Hanson in a clear one on one with the keeper, but chose to shoot from the edge instead.

Wimbledon weren't that bad a side to be fair and did try to play football at least, but their fans signing "We've had a shot" whilst Lavery made it 4 up the other end was testament to how dominant we were.

We struggled to create much in the first half, but bearing in mind Hanson was finding his place and building a new relationship with Sharp and Wimbledon defended well, it was still a decent performance. Second half we just cruised.

I stand by my half time What's App message that we were being to hasty on occasion in getting the ball up to Hanson and I think we changed it second half and it worked better (Hanson getting ball to feet more and laying off for Fleck running through for the 3rd was a good example of how it's not all about his heading but also how he can hold up play).  Maybe that's a ploy - we batter teams with quick forward balls to Hanson and / or wing backs in the first half, when they're shell shocked we switch to playing the tiki taka football and completely demoralise them.  :ok:

Fleck was awesome, Freeman works his socks off, Lafferty same but he looked knackered half way through second half and I'm surprised Riley wasn't given a run out to afford Lafferty a rest.  Hanson did what CW said he would.  He drew two defenders who didn't know how to handle him, leaving Sharp or the midfielders unmarked for the second balls.  He hustled and bustled and gave an outlet for the wing backs to cross to.  However, Freeman was struggling to find his range first half and not beating the first defender with many crosses - but that's being a bit over critical.  I did think the wing backs were a bit isolated at times in the first half, with no overlaps available to draw or confuse their markers to free up space for the cross.  I think the midfielders need to be making those runs so that the cross can be made.

Duffy had a good game and terrorised their back four but got tired towards the end as usual (because he works so hard) but with the bench we have that's never going to be an issue.

All in all, a good all round performance, with no slackers again and some good performances.  Wimbledon must have been glancing at our subs warming up and thinking there was never going to be any respite!  The future's still looking bright and its definitely red and white.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 08, 2017, 12:20:10 pm
I see the tin-pot cup has come back to haunt us, another Saturday game postponed due to Coventry reaching the Final of the Check-yer-pants trophy.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 08, 2017, 02:12:29 pm
Damn I was hoping to get up to Sheffield for that one too.  )O(

If they bring it forward to the Tuesday before, that might be OK as Coventry will have one eye on the final.

If they put it the Tuesday afterwards we can take advantage of their tiredness. 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 08, 2017, 02:30:19 pm
Damn I was hoping to get up to Sheffield for that one too.  )O(

If they bring it forward to the Tuesday before, that might be OK as Coventry will have one eye on the final.

If they put it the Tuesday afterwards we can take advantage of their tiredness.

The Waste of Space final is on the Sunday, so they won't want to play the following Tues, so might have to be the day before Thursday.

To be fair, it's Coventry who are bottom of the league so I'd be happy to play them any day or night!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 08, 2017, 02:37:03 pm
Saw some interesting stats today.

Since the 1996/97 season the average points attained in the third tier top 3 positions was:

  1st:  94
  2nd: 86
  3rd: 83

We're currently on 60 with 30 played, so average of exactly 2 points per game.

To reach the end of season average for 1st position, we therefore need 34 more points, which works out at 2.125 per game.  So we still have to improve our form to reach the average number of points needed to win the league.  However, if our form continued as is, i.e. 2 points per game, we'd only be two points short of the average 94 to come top at the end of the season, so it's not inconceivable.

The average for the 2nd placed team, the last auto-promotion spot, is 86.  To achieve that, we need another 26 points or 1.625 points per game (or win 9 and lose 7 of our remaining 16).

Out of our last 16, say we lost 3, drew 3 and won 10, that's 33 additional points or 93 in total, one off the average winner's total.

We could lose 5, draw 3 and win only 8 of our remaining games and reach 87 points, one more than the average to get promoted.

I know, statistics, lies and damned statistics and all that, but what else can we do other than wait for the next game  :ok:

For those interested, here are the points tallies for the top 3 over the last few years....


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 08, 2017, 02:38:06 pm
To be fair, it's Coventry who are bottom of the league so I'd be happy to play them any day or night!

As long as they don't bring their crappity smacking whistles!   :whi:^^ )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 08, 2017, 03:30:44 pm
We must make sure they are retained within the upper tier, ie no access to our pitch, because if it really kicked off at BDTBL, and it would, we could end up with a points deduction!

On the points issue, I've always said that if you can average 2 points per game, ie 3 points at home, 1 point away, you're going up. Currently that's exactly where we are so we just need to keep it up, and with what looks like a very comfortable run-in after an excellent JTW I'm feeling very confident.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 08, 2017, 03:47:44 pm
I would love to see them trying a pitch invasion from the top tier  :DD :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 08, 2017, 07:32:47 pm
I would love to see them trying a pitch invasion from the top tier  :DD :whi

We managed it at Leicester !  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 09, 2017, 06:56:15 am
I'll just leave this here ..................  :whi

https://youtu.be/TZ1wVYz5lOE
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 09, 2017, 08:54:06 am
Beautiful  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 09, 2017, 11:16:44 am
45 minutes well spent!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 09, 2017, 01:58:57 pm
Remember it well.... Apart from the rendition of Greasy Chip Butty just before Leicester scored their second. I don't remember that being in our repertoire back then  :ok: :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 09, 2017, 05:21:36 pm
Chris Wilder at CB!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 10, 2017, 08:34:38 am
Scunny and Bolton both play their next 2 games at home. On Saturday, Scunny play Shrewsbury while Bolton play Walsall.

Tuesday night Scunny host Walsall and Bolton play Rochdale

Would be nice for Bolton to slip up in one of those.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 10, 2017, 10:54:12 am
Scunny should easily pass the Shrewsbury at home test, but Bolton potentially have a tough one even though they're at home.  Bolton are on a bit of a dip (2 losses and 2 draws in last 4).

Walsall haven't lost for 5 games and we know what they're capable of if they hit second gear :whi

I'm going to go for a Bolton draw.

That said, Shrewsbury are on a bit of a run, won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 so you never know.

But, I'm still going for a Scunny win.

Then Walsall go to Scunny on Tuesday night, Bolton have another tough one against Rochdale, although they've lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 3 after a series of straight wins.

Head tells me Scunny win and Bolton draw.

On our side, Peterborough have lost 3 and won 2 of their previous 5, Bristol Rovers last 2, won 2 drawn 1 of their last 5.

That said, if we play to our potential, then 4 or even 6 points from our next two isn't a big ask.  This is football, so anything could happen. 

This could be a crucial week in setting up the run in nicely (or not!).




Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 11, 2017, 06:22:51 pm
If Carlsberg did football away days...........

Cracking little pre match venue for several pints of Citra and some very nice Thai food - just round the corner from the ground (with a parking space waiting for us outside the ground!). Not the best first half apart from about 10-15 minutes from the end.

Second half we looked better and Posh never really threatened anything and the back 3 looked solid. Fleck was outstanding and best player on the pitch by a country mile. Referee was awful with bad decisions for both sides and both Lings and I thought our goal was a foul by Hanson so will be interesting to see the replay. But to dominate the game like that, score in the last few minutes and walk out the ground bouncing - just like the Bassett days!

The futures bright, its red and white!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 11, 2017, 08:18:37 pm
"Taters" what a day that was!

No traffic on the way down, spotted the bar, actually a barge on the River Nene, drove past it about 50 yards, made a left turn and the ground was right in front of us, and better still there was a single solitary parking space at the side of the road in!

A stroll back to the bar (actually we were almost jogging as we were both gagging for a Citra) and we got our first pint at exactly 1:00pm. It was, I have to say, the best pint of Oakham Citra I've had anywhere, and we were ordering our second pints at 1:05 pm.

It got really busy so we decamped to the upstairs Thai restaurant and chose from the 2 course lunchtime special menu. It was very nice and not expensive. More Citra followed of course.

Happy, contented and smiling we went off to the ground and were inside within about 8 minutes of leaving the restaurant. We stood for the match with no stewards wanting to try to make us sit down. We played a containing game for the first 15 minutes and then started to get into the game on our own merit. After the half hour mark we really stepped up the pace and played some decent stuff.

2nd half we controlled the vast majority of the game. John Fleck was absolutely outstanding and proved that he'll be able to cut it in a higher division. Carruthers had some nice touches but gave the ball away too much but we must understand he hasn't played much football for a good while.

O'Connell loves playing that left-of-the-three role and was always involved, Wright was the usual rock, and Basham had a very good second half.

Hanson put himself about well, could have had a couple of goals, and found some great positions but the crosses never found their way to him. However, when one DID, he nodded it back for the goal and 4,000 in red and white went bonkers!

The referee had a nightmare. I'm not sure I agree with Vamps about decisions for both sides, I thought he was completely biased against us, giving them a foul every time there was contact between 2 players, but waving play on after we'd been felled or clattered to the ground. He ever let Posh play on when their man was down with a head injury, but when we won the ball back and looked to spring a counter, he blew up and insisted on a drop ball kicked back to Moore.

This poor refereeing performance is why Vamps alludes to our disbelief at the goal being allowed to stand. It seemed to us that Hanson was climbing a bit. Not enough for the goal to be disallowed under normal circumstances and in any other game, but just because this ref was giving fouls for breathing with intent all game, but for some reason failed to give one for the goal. Bless him!

Great trip, great food, great beer, great game, great (and very late) winning goal (best kind!!), great laugh, and by 7:30pm I was in the house with dinner inside me and a nice Tempranillo disappearing fast.

What a day  :ok:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 12, 2017, 09:23:03 am
Maybe Vamps was right about the ref being poor for both sides, he's getting a proper slaughtering from the Posh side as well  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 13, 2017, 03:13:21 pm
Yet another fantastic day out at an away game in Peterborough. Shame there won't be one next year, but I'll gladly forsake a trip along the A14 for one to Norwich and another to Ipswich next season.  :ok:

Shame we couldn't meet up on the barge before the game.  After grabbing a burger in the city centre, Harry and I went to the bar on the barge but it was manic.  After standing for 15 minutes in the "queue" for the bar we decided to call it a day and went to the pub up the road instead.

I didn't think Hanson fouled their player for the goal. Yes, he had his hands on his back but there was no forward momentum and their player didn't complain at the time (looking at the replay).

I think the ref was abysmal for both sides, but I think it looked like he was more against us mainly because we were playing better than them.  Hanson was being pushed by their CB almost every time and the ref didn't see any of them.

Sharp almost lost his cool after being penalised for good tackle, and let his guard slip and lunged at their winger and caught him late.  He could have seen red for that on another day and with a better referee, but then their player (number 21 I think) should have gone for the late, studs up challenge on Wright in the first half, which was literally two yards away from me as I was in the front row of the stand.

First half we didn't play particularly well and I think it's because we were too deep. Carruthers seemed to prefer sitting deep and seemed a little rusty at times, and as Fleck likes to drop deep and come out with the ball, this was making it hard for us to get any attacks going.

That said, Sharp could have done better with his glancing header in the first few minutes, and Hanson should have finished that rebound with the keeper stranded it was almost an open goal.  Freeman also had a decent chance to score. 

Second half we dominated, without really getting into top gear.  Sharp decided to play left wing for much of the second half and I said to Harry literally seconds before he scored that he either needs to get closer to Hanson for knock downs or come off and let someone else have crack...  I'm glad he did the former!

Fleck was MOTM by a country mile.  He gets better everytime I see him play and he will be a lynch pin in next year's assault on the championship.

O'Conell made a great left winger in the latter stages of the game with some great overlaps between him and Lafferty (and Sharp  )O( ).

We never really looked like conceding to be honest.  Even when we threw too many forward for a corner and lost the ball, we simply mopped up their three on three counter attack without breaking into a sweat.

I said to Harry before the game, if we can get 4 points from our two away games it sets us up nicely for the Scunny and Bolton games and a chance to stretch a bit of a gap.  That was before the great news that Scunny's mini-blip was getting a little worse...

Unfortunately, that's probably the last game I can make until MK Dons in April as Harry has Saturday morning games until the end of the season now.

I like this team. They entertain and they are bloody good...

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 13, 2017, 03:46:05 pm
Sharp spends way too much time out on the wing, it drives me bonkers, but then I look at the League table and realise it's just wizardry and I should just accept it  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 13, 2017, 05:21:48 pm
Yeah - he's not got a bad scoring record for a winger  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 13, 2017, 09:06:11 pm
Aye and Freeman's got a record better than the Championship's Number 1 absolute bestest striker - not bad for a full-back  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 14, 2017, 03:28:17 pm
I reckon Sharp will get at least another 10 this season and Hanson will get 6-8.  This should also give us the 11 victories we need from the last 15 games to put us on the magic 96, which I think will guarantee promotion.  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 14, 2017, 06:41:08 pm
Don't forget Freeman will get 4 more, EEL will get 2 more, Coutts 1, Fleck 2, O'Shea 2, Lavery 3, and Simon Moore will go up for a corner in the last minute vs Bolton and nod in his own contribution
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 14, 2017, 07:31:46 pm
Well Billy might not get one tonight........he's on the bench and Hanson is injured so it's Lavery and Done up front. No Duffy or Freeman either, O'Shea and Riley starting and Coutts back in for Carruthers.

Fuck me this is either a masterstroke or complete insanity........I think masterstroke  :^^ :^^ :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 14, 2017, 07:33:36 pm
Well Billy might not get one tonight........he's on the bench and Hanson is injured so it's Lavery and Done up front. No Duffy or Freeman either, O'Shea and Riley starting and Coutts back in for Carruthers.

Fuck me this is either a masterstroke or complete insanity........I think masterstroke  :^^ :^^ :^^

I hope you are correct Ash. I have my doubts, but I do trust CW
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 14, 2017, 10:05:03 pm
How good is it to have a quality squad?

Very brave changes tonight by CW but according to t'wireless thingy we played well and the same attacking stuff.

Bolton look like winning as I type but fuck em, they are 3 points behind us at worse, assuming they gain max points from their games in hand. Scunny lost points tonight in an easier game than ours. Bring on Sat............feckin buzzing.

UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 14, 2017, 10:12:38 pm
Errr, actually they will be 1 point behind us..........guess we'll just have to stuff em at BDTBL then  :whi :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 15, 2017, 06:18:52 am
Errr, actually they will be 1 point behind us..........guess we'll just have to stuff em at BDTBL then  :whi :^^

Isn't one of their games in hand a cold Tuesday night trip to Southend........won't be an easy trip for them, as Scunny discovered.

So, which is the establishment of choice on Saturday?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 15, 2017, 08:16:11 am
Errr, actually they will be 1 point behind us..........guess we'll just have to stuff em at BDTBL then  :whi :^^

So, which is the establishment of choice on Saturday?

His Nibs and myself were thinking The Bath for a change?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 15, 2017, 12:18:38 pm
Don't forget as Bolts reminded us last night, Scunny still have to play Bolton as well yet.

Buzzing for Satdi :-)

Bath Hotel? Aye OK then, we can always chuff off if there's no decent beer on.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 15, 2017, 03:24:26 pm
Errr, actually they will be 1 point behind us..........guess we'll just have to stuff em at BDTBL then  :whi :^^

So, which is the establishment of choice on Saturday?

His Nibs and myself were thinking The Bath for a change?

1ish for me then - will try and get a bit early if possible.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 15, 2017, 04:14:25 pm
1:00 for me too. Probably can't do earlier than that.

Just seen an article about the new stadium improvements where it describes us as an "English Premier League Soccer Team"  ;D   Someone needs to tell him he's 15 months too early to be saying that  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 15, 2017, 05:00:31 pm
1ish it is then  :ok: I might be meeting Soton Chris a little bit earlier for a swift one or two in the Tap en route  :whi

I'm sure the beer will be acceptable in the Bath......worst case scenario we can have JP off the keg, which will suit you fizzy piss lovers!! Failing that, The Cat is on the way to the chippy, although we'll probably only have time for a quick half as the only person behind the bar struggles to cope  )O(

Buzzing for Satdi  :^^ :^^ :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 15, 2017, 05:06:26 pm
We need to get to the ground a tad earlier than usual.

1. Queues outside to get in

2. Knuckle draggers in our seats

(Yes I know there are always knuckle draggers in our seats, but I mean people who aren't us!)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 15, 2017, 05:09:09 pm
We need to get to the ground a tad earlier than usual.

1. Queues outside to get in

2. Knuckle draggers in our seats

(Yes I know there are always knuckle draggers in our seats, but I mean people who aren't us!)

Good thinking  :ok: You're not quite as dumb as you look  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 15, 2017, 05:31:29 pm
Nobody's as dumb as I look
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 16, 2017, 11:25:55 am
Just seen an article about the new stadium improvements where it describes us as an "English Premier League Soccer Team"  ;D   Someone needs to tell him he's 15 months too early to be saying that  :ok:

That's bloody ridiculous, far fetched and so incorrect it's unbelievable.  It's football FFS not 'soccer'!!!!!  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 16, 2017, 02:46:28 pm
Bolton are away at Bradford on Satdi

Scunny are away at the mighty Sheffield United

should be a good weekend  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 16, 2017, 02:52:13 pm
COULD be a good weekend! Hopefully it will be  :ok:

Both south stand and family stand sold out - Scunny bringing circa 3000 and the kop should be nearly full so a bumper crowd - hope the team can do it justice with a tres bon trois points!

COYRAWW  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 16, 2017, 06:20:21 pm
...followed by groundhog day a week later. COYRAWW!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 17, 2017, 09:15:19 pm
Not sure if I've already mentioned it...........but I'm feckin BUZZING about tomoz  :ok: :ok:

COYRAWW  :cheer:

Oh, and looking forward to a pint or two as well  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 18, 2017, 08:04:34 am
MatchDay - bring it on. Let's hope we're all smiling at the end of it!!  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 18, 2017, 09:06:33 am
Really can't wait for this one, it'll give the players of what they can expect most weeks if we get promoted.

Bring it on. I'm excited and anxious in roughly equal measure but although Scunny will be massively up for this one their recent form isn't good and we're playing well. I expect a difficult first half hour and then we'll impose ourselves on the game. Scunny will hoof it a lot so maybe EEL should play but the trouble is he can't drop the Wright/O'Connell/Basham set-up after successive clean sheets. PLEASE don't drop Wright!

Right - catch y'all in a bit
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 18, 2017, 08:08:58 pm
Scunthorpe Manager: "A point was the least we deserved"

 :yikes:

That was the most one-sided match of the entire season. They were just a bunch of ugly dirty hoofers and scrappers and we tore them a new one for 90 minutes.

If that's second best in the division we should be 20 points clear by now. How did those last 4 chances not go in? Bizarre.

Anyway, with Bolton drawing as well the situation remains the same, with another match chalked off. 27,980 there today, great to see although the queue for a wee was a bloody nightmare.

Same again next week is fine for me  :ok:                                               
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on February 19, 2017, 07:10:25 am
Hi Lings--Yes it looked an absorbing game-unable to go of course.. It seems the final ball is always not quite right.and there were not many genuine clear chances it seems.
   Looks like we have a curse on us or something--Seen it before like the Peterboro game.
     Freeman looks very good.The Man U player has no chance of a game while Freeman is playing like that. Hopefully 3 points from Bolton and we can settle down a little.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 19, 2017, 08:23:21 am
The great thing for me is we're actually still improving!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 19, 2017, 09:02:40 am
It did sound as though we played with passion, skill, committment and battered them.

However, we do need to be more clinical with the finishing. 19 shots with only 4 on target is not good. Were the corners worse than normal yesterday, they didn't sound too special.

Roll on next Saturday when I can watch Notlob being turned over. If not, then I have a shite journey back over the pennines.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on February 19, 2017, 06:20:31 pm
Been a while.

Hello all, as the usual know, I was there again yesterday and walked out happy with the draw.
Lets take nothing away from Scunny here. They created little but made their chances memorable. Hitting the Bar and the Post and scoring 1 and forcing Moore into a very good save too.

That Morris kid certainly knew he gad a game after being done by Freeman time and time again.

I'm hoping Hansen going off was precautionary as the Scunny defence breathed a sigh of relief on his exit. Not sure changing him for Lavery was the best option though.
The front lads are worrying me tbh. Plenty is being created but they aren't clinical enough. And don't get me started on playing against 10 men. We just can't do it for some reason.

Overall, a point against second who also happens to be a perenial bogey team is nothing to be disappointed about.
Bring on next week..... of which I can't get to. Gutted about that too!!

Think I might go to Rochdale though.

We'll go up no 2 ways about that, I'd prefer to secure it and the Champions birth before MK Dons, but we'll see
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 20, 2017, 08:47:52 am
For the first time ever I watched the entire 90 minutes on BP, without once feeling the need to fast forward...

To be honest, Duffy should have buried his chance in the first half and Sharp should have hit the target with his very early chance - although I also think Lafferty should have gone down for the pen when he was pulled back as he burst into the box in the build up.

Lavery should have scored when he had the chance not long after coming on, and O'Shea was unlucky.  Another cm to the left and the ball would have rebounded in instead of back out off the post.

I agree with Bolts.  Other than Sharp we haven't been clinical enough in most games.  CW acknowledged this previously when demanding more goals from the midfield.  Someone though is going to get a hiding off us one of these days when luck is with us - a bit like Southend as we only had about 5 shots on target that day and scored 4.

To be fair on Scunny, they were shell shocked.  On the back of two defeats their confidence was obviously low and CW played it right getting at them from the start.  For a while in that first half it was like one of those warm up sessions where the defenders run in circles while the others pass it around them.  We looked like a championship side Saturday, they looked like a League One side with a sprinkling of decent players capable of creating something from nothing.

Bring on Bolton.  Another draw wouldn't be the end of the world as, as someone said, it's another game chalked off.  Scunny are going to draw and lose more games between now and the end of the season and Bolton are skating on thin ice with the size of their squad and financial troubles.  If we keep playing the way we are, we'll be alright.






BTW - Welcome to the member's bar Saigon  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 20, 2017, 09:00:11 am
I think we should also remember that Scunthorpe have a decent defence, otherwise they wouldn't be 2nd in the League, and as they'd clearly come for a point and packed their own half to achieve it, goals were always going to be at a premium.

Pace, power, creativity allied to total commitment - it's a good mix and should see us over the line.

Port Vale away should see us have it in the bag. Anyone up for that one if the chance is there to seal it?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 20, 2017, 10:03:05 am
Interesting - Bolton were initially given the whole Bramall Lane end for Saturday's game, but because a few tickets still remain available for the Upper Tier, SUFC has requested the return of all Lower Tier tickets so they can be sold to Blades fans!

Top support Bolton fans!  :DD :DD

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 20, 2017, 11:57:25 am
Interesting - Bolton were initially given the whole Bramall Lane end for Saturday's game, but because a few tickets still remain available for the Upper Tier, SUFC has requested the return of all Lower Tier tickets so they can be sold to Blades fans!

Top support Bolton fans!  :DD :DD

Bolton have sold all their tickets (2,200) for the top tier. No mention of asking for any more.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 20, 2017, 12:54:04 pm
Interesting - Bolton were initially given the whole Bramall Lane end for Saturday's game, but because a few tickets still remain available for the Upper Tier, SUFC has requested the return of all Lower Tier tickets so they can be sold to Blades fans!

Top support Bolton fans!  :DD :DD

Bolton have sold all their tickets (2,200) for the top tier. No mention of asking for any more.

Their initial allocation was over 4,000 in both tiers but as sales have been slow and they were unlikely to sell them all, we have now reduced their allocation to top tier only so we can sell lower tier to Blades fans  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 20, 2017, 10:22:54 pm
Interesting - Bolton were initially given the whole Bramall Lane end for Saturday's game, but because a few tickets still remain available for the Upper Tier, SUFC has requested the return of all Lower Tier tickets so they can be sold to Blades fans!

Top support Bolton fans!  :DD :DD

Bolton have sold all their tickets (2,200) for the top tier. No mention of asking for any more.

Yup, as the donkey says Bolts, they have sold out the top tier but they had tickets in hand for the bottom tier too. However, as sales have been so slow and demand from Blades has been so high, SUFC has had to request the return of the bottom tier tickets. Piss poor from Bolton.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 20, 2017, 10:24:18 pm
 :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: Mike Fuckin' Dean  :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

Ref for Satdi!

Bolton penalty nailed on.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 21, 2017, 07:59:47 am
:yikes: :yikes: :yikes: Mike Fuckin' Dean  :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

Ref for Satdi!

Bolton penalty nailed on.

Feckin great..............I was looking forward to watching The Blades v Bolton in an important top of the league match, not the Feckin Mike Dean Show  )O( :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 21, 2017, 08:55:31 am
:yikes: :yikes: :yikes: Mike Fuckin' Dean  :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

Ref for Satdi!

Bolton penalty nailed on.

Feckin great..............I was looking forward to watching The Blades v Bolton in an important top of the league match, not the Feckin Mike Dean Show  )O( :yikes:

This must piss off the refs who normally operate in the lower leagues. This would be a good match for an up and comng ref to be given to see if he has any promise.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 21, 2017, 01:43:50 pm
We had a supposed "Premier League" ref on Satdi and he was catastrophically bad, so yes Bolts I'd agree with that. get someone in who wants to progress, not someone who wants his own show
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 21, 2017, 06:02:23 pm
Fleetwood could go second on satdi

If we beat Bolton we go 10 clear of them and they only have 2 games in hand, one of which is away at Southend and they still have to play Scunny.

This game, this Saturday, either sets us up for the final push over the line, or it drags us back into what could become a 4-way scrap for 2 places.

Just win Blades, just win.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on February 21, 2017, 07:04:06 pm
4 aways in March and 1 home - gonna be a tough month. Getting Oxford and Swindon tickets tomorrow. UTB - onwards and upwards.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 22, 2017, 09:50:29 am
Southend hammered Peterborough at their place last night.  They're right back in the mix, so that's Scunny, Bolton, Fleetwood, Southend, Bradford and (just) Millwall who are still real threats.

We've already played all of the above away and only have Bolton and Bradford to come to BDTBL.

Bolton have to play us, a tough Tuesday night game at Southend, away at Fleetwood (a local derby too) and also have an away game at Scunthorpe.  I think they have the toughest run in on paper.

Scunny have Fleetwood at home, Bradford at home, Millwall away and Bolton at home - equally as bad as Bolton's run in.

Fleetwood have Scunny A, Bolton H and Millwall H to come.

Southend have a relatively easy run in with only Bolton at Home against anyone in the current top 10.

Bradford have Scunny A and us A - so a relatively easy run in.

As long as we keep winning most and drawing the rest we'll be OK.  It's in our hands still as we're top.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 22, 2017, 10:52:21 am
If form over the last 6 games was maintained, this would be the table at the end of the season:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 22, 2017, 10:53:02 am
If form over the last 10 games was maintained for the rest of the season:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 22, 2017, 07:22:40 pm
Interesting - Bolton were initially given the whole Bramall Lane end for Saturday's game, but because a few tickets still remain available for the Upper Tier, SUFC has requested the return of all Lower Tier tickets so they can be sold to Blades fans!

Top support Bolton fans!  :DD :DD

Bolton have sold all their tickets (2,200) for the top tier. No mention of asking for any more.

Their initial allocation was over 4,000 in both tiers but as sales have been slow and they were unlikely to sell them all, we have now reduced their allocation to top tier only so we can sell lower tier to Blades fans  :ok:

The below is a quote from the Bolton News. Don't know how true it is that they would have to pay for their unsold tickets.

I'm hearing that we've not taken up the full ticket allocation and sent 2000 tickets back!! We would have had to pay up and with cash in short supply the option was not taken, so we'll probably only be taking around 2000 to Bramhall Lane
Still think there'll be 30000 in attendance though
COYWM we can get a result there
Believe.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 22, 2017, 08:06:17 pm

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so we'll probably only be taking around 2000 to Bramhall Lane
Still think there'll be 30000 in attendance though

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BRAMHALL LANE!!!!!!!!!! Where the fuck is that???????????????  :whi

Reckon it will be similar attendance to the Scunny match, around 28,000.

Re drinking venue, can I suggest the Bath Hotel again? Not ideal for Bolts and Hannah in terms of convenience but the Tap just gets too busy with not enough staff on - it's just off West Street and about a fiver in a cab if you can't be arsed to walk there!?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 22, 2017, 09:23:18 pm

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so we'll probably only be taking around 2000 to Bramhall Lane
Still think there'll be 30000 in attendance though


BRAMHALL LANE!!!!!!!!!! Where the fuck is that???????????????  :whi

Reckon it will be similar attendance to the Scunny match, around 28,000.

Re drinking venue, can I suggest the Bath Hotel again? Not ideal for Bolts and Hannah in terms of convenience but the Tap just gets too busy with not enough staff on - it's just off West Street and about a fiver in a cab if you can't be arsed to walk there!?

The Bath (and Hot Roast Pork Sarni's) works for me......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 23, 2017, 08:48:46 am

so we'll probably only be taking around 2000 to Bramhall Lane
Still think there'll be 30000 in attendance though

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BRAMHALL LANE!!!!!!!!!! Where the fuck is that???????????????  :whi

Reckon it will be similar attendance to the Scunny match, around 28,000.

Re drinking venue, can I suggest the Bath Hotel again? Not ideal for Bolts and Hannah in terms of convenience but the Tap just gets too busy with not enough staff on - it's just off West Street and about a fiver in a cab if you can't be arsed to walk there!?
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I will have a couple in the Tap with my travelling colleagues from Bolton, providing the trains run to schedule ( Due in @ 11:30).

What time do you assemble at the Bath? I reckon it's about a 25 min walk to the ground from there.
Is it safe for the Bolton fans with me. They are all getting on a bit, like the rest of us.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 23, 2017, 09:43:53 am
Looking online on the OWS, it looks like about 2/3rds of the seats in the 2 of 3 blocks of the BL lower tier have been sold (the 3rd block is the segregation block, presumably to prevent the Blades in the South Stand fighting with the Blades in the BL Lower!).

South Stand is completely sold out and they've now released the tickets in the lower left block which is normally netted and has about 190 seats.  About 30 of these have been sold so far.

Kop is practically sold out in the middle blocks apart from single seats. There are about 60 seats remaining in the right had wing (nearest John St corner) and about 300 in the left hand wing (SS corner).

There isn't a seat plan for the John Street stand but OWS says only single seats remain in this stand (which in theory can't sell as you can only go in that stand if you have a child with you, unless they sit on your knee!).

So I reckon it will be a bigger gate than Saturday, perhaps 28,001 in order to maximise the tax advantages  :whi



Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 23, 2017, 10:51:16 am
Bolts there will be absolutely ZERO problems in the Bath Hotel mate - in fact we'll probably be the only football fans in there!

Ash/Chris will no doubt be in there by 12:30, Vamps and I probably around 1pm

With well over 28,000 expected the Tap will be a nightmare as the afternoon progresses.

On the Bolton tickets issue, they're putting out statements on their own sites about us taking back the tickets to sell to Blades and how the club and the fans aren't happy about it. Someone's telling Porkies, and I'd guess it's the Trotters!

Roma - Fleetwood having a great second half of the season but will probably get tripped up with some of those fixtures they have in their run in. If they don't, and if we can be offered a guaranteed 2nd place behind Fleetwood, I'll take it now, thanks  :ok:

Millwall - they were my tip for promotion and a few weeks ago they were embarrassingly low in the table, but I stuck with the prediction that they'd be promoted and I can see them going up via the playoffs.

In the end, I like 1st, 2nd, or 7th.

Anyway, we're going to win the bugger

COYRAWW !!!!!!

Just noticed Scunny are away at Brizzle Rovers, and Fleetwood are at home v Northampton, so Fleetwood could easily go 2nd on Satdi !
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 23, 2017, 01:04:04 pm
United have had more shots already this season (479) than Wilder’s Northampton mustered (457) in the whole of their League Two title-winning campaign last year. Shots on target average is the highest in England at over six per game since United’s rocky start, equal with Barcelona!  :ok:

Courtesy of Kevin Gage/Alan Biggs
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 23, 2017, 01:36:07 pm
we just need to stop shooting at the opponents' keeper then  :whi )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 23, 2017, 04:21:33 pm
Bolts there will be absolutely ZERO problems in the Bath Hotel mate - in fact we'll probably be the only football fans in there!

Ash/Chris will no doubt be in there by 12:30, Vamps and I probably around 1pm

On the Bolton tickets issue, they're putting out statements on their own sites about us taking back the tickets to sell to Blades and how the club and the fans aren't happy about it. Someone's telling Porkies, and I'd guess it's the Trotters!


OK...Hannah & I will definitely be up there. Try for about 1:00 ish...

Quite a few comments in the Bolton News. Fans saying that we are getting our own back for them charging us £30 for opening day. Some Blades fan are winding them up with comments - It's Bolton's Cup Final. You wouldn't bring more than 2,500. Bolton responding calling us a little club :DD. Some saying we have been in Europe for 2 season.

The problem with Bolton is that there is no priority for season ticket holders. My mate says that most fans will try buy their tickets 2 or 3 days before the match. Must be when their Dole money is paid :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 23, 2017, 05:51:02 pm
Hilarious - they only took a few more than 2200 to Bradford, another "small club" who regularly gets higher attendances than Bolton do.

Bolton fans used to be OK when they had the old ground, but when they moved to the shopping centre they got delusions of grandeur. I really want to win this one - these Lanc numpties are starting to wind me up.

Remember at their place when the queues were miles long, our turn-stiles were closed and they claimed it was for computer errors, but when we got to the other turnstiles they were just tearing stubs off manually? Wankers. Well' the good thing for them is on Satdi, for once, they're going to see what a proper crowd looks like.

Tin-pot Trotters are no better than their South Barnsley cousins.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 23, 2017, 06:19:44 pm
Hilarious - they only took a few more than 2200 to Bradford, another "small club" who regularly gets higher attendances than Bolton do.

Bolton fans used to be OK when they had the old ground, but when they moved to the shopping centre they got delusions of grandeur. I really want to win this one - these Lanc numpties are starting to wind me up.

Bolton are like Grimsby, they don't play in their own town. They play in Horwich. Most Bolton fans don't like it, it was the Council that forced them to move as they got a good deal from the Co-Op to build a supermarket. I used to love going down to Burden Park, proper old ground with space to expand, much like Bramall Lane.

We need to win on Saturday, or I will get the piss taken out of me something shocking, especially at the Golf Club.

Come on Blades, I need a win.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on February 23, 2017, 07:41:40 pm
1230 at The Bath it is then, my tram stop's 30 seconds from there! 2 posts in a week I think I'm getting a nose bleed.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 23, 2017, 08:48:29 pm
We need to start charging for the exile at this rate  :roll:


Great news for me. I was due to miss the Millwall game as I'll be in Lisbon, but bless 'em they're still in the Cup so it's been postponed!  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 23, 2017, 09:02:13 pm
Ranieri sacked!

The world's gone mad! Who on the planet is going to be better placed to save them from the drop?

They're still in the Champions League FFS!

Even if they're relegated you keep the most successful manager in their history in the job and hope he does a Benitez.

So the Board thinks the elite of football management are going to come to a club that is fighting for its life with a bunch of over-achievers who've been found out? They's having a laugh. Watch them scour Europe and then give it to Rowett to try to get them out of the Championship.

Very very poor Leicester. No loyalty, no vision, no class.

Watch them offer £5m for Wilder and our season will come crashing down  :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 24, 2017, 07:19:26 am
Crazy decision to sack the tinker man.

But back to the Blades, don't normally read The Stir, but came across this article from Kevin Gage. Couldn't have described my feelings any better if I'd written them myself!

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/kevin-gage-s-blades-column-we-are-in-the-midst-of-something-special-at-sheffield-united-1-8404040
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 24, 2017, 08:37:36 am
Crazy decision to sack the tinker man.

But back to the Blades, don't normally read The Stir, but came across this article from Kevin Gage. Couldn't have described my feelings any better if I'd written them myself!

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/kevin-gage-s-blades-column-we-are-in-the-midst-of-something-special-at-sheffield-united-1-8404040

He does an article every week, and they are all normally very good.

I read them on the  Green 'un app on my phone.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 24, 2017, 08:56:24 am
I can't believe that he has been sacked.

A great many ex Pro's are really staggered by it. A few of them are saying that maybe the Leicester players need to take a long hard look at themselves today.

Pardew & O'Neill have been rumoured to be in the frame to replace Ranieri.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 24, 2017, 04:59:19 pm
Turns out it was the Players who went to the Board complaining about Ranieri that got him the sack!

A bunch of feckin' no-marks and has-beens who Ranieri took to the Premier League title and that's how they repay him? Stabbing him in the back like that? I hope the new manager fucks the lot of them off. Certainly they won't get Mancini because he's Ranieri's mate, so who next?

I hear Nigel Adkins is looking for a job?  :whi

Just as long as no-one shows them Wilder's record!  :-\
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 24, 2017, 05:16:05 pm
What is it with these Asian owners?

Venkey's at Blackburn, Vincent Tan at Cardiff, the ones at Leicester.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 24, 2017, 05:23:29 pm
What is it with these Asian owners?

Venkey's at Blackburn, Vincent Tan at Cardiff, the ones at Leicester.

They know sweet FA (see what I did there?) about football
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 24, 2017, 07:29:33 pm
I only have one word..................Malbec!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 24, 2017, 07:37:36 pm
Au contraire Landlord - Shiraz  :ok:

We must not lose tomorrow and last week I was buzzing, but this week I'm wanting to poo.

Never want to wish harm on anyone usually............but I really hope Madine suffers a career ending (but otherwise he's fine) injury in training.

COYFRAWW

Can almost taste the pig sarni now.......... :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 24, 2017, 07:45:19 pm
Au contraire Landlord - Shiraz  :ok:

We must not lose tomorrow and last week I was buzzing, but this week I'm wanting to poo.

Never want to wish harm on anyone usually............but I really hope Madine suffers a career ending (but otherwise he's fine) injury in training.

COYFRAWW

Can almost taste the pig sarni now.......... :ok:

Feels like an FA Cup final tomorrow doesn't it.........can't believe the ticket sales - almost a complete sell out (but the official attendance will be 28,901!)

Mrs Vamps just asked if I could miss the game tomorrow and take her out - anyway it worked - she won't be waking up until Sunday!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 24, 2017, 07:50:03 pm
WTF have you given her???

Yes, it does feel like a final.............but, even if we lose tomorrow it's not the end of the world. Others will slip up as we will/have but I genuinely believe that we have enough to finish in 1st, regardless of tomorrow......and my name is Eeyore  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 24, 2017, 08:08:24 pm
Vamps I think your one word was actually ..... Rohipnol

Mine tonight is ............... Barolo !

Buzzing for tomorrow. Many worse teams than us have given Bolton a torrid time lately, let's show them what proper football looks like.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 24, 2017, 09:01:19 pm
Nope, still cackin bricks..... :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 24, 2017, 09:56:31 pm
Me too
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 25, 2017, 03:29:34 am
Can't sleep................ :o
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 25, 2017, 04:44:26 am
Can't sleep................ :o

Can't get back to sleep................. )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on February 25, 2017, 06:44:21 pm
Good Evening Everyone,
                                        Sounded  like a cracking game today lads. Managed to receive Radio Sheffield but bad reception second half with many "breakdowns". Carruthers sounds like a real direct attacking player. What a sub to have. Fleetwood have now 2 hard games.Scunny and Bolton.
   Whatever the results are -they all cant win can they-So its good for Utd either way.
   The Blades are really becoming the "Mighty Blades". Feel good tonight-I think we will finish with around 92 points. Is that enough lads?-- Catch you all later. :DG :DA
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 25, 2017, 07:22:36 pm
Eyup Saigon

We weren't the fluid footballing machine that we were against Scunthorpe, especially first half when aside form a few very nice moves we got sucked into making the game a battle. The goal though, what a wonderful move. Fleck came back into the edge of the box, picked up the ball, played it out left, carried on running up the middle, received the ball back, sprayed it out to Sharp and he did what he does best.

Second half we owned them - completely bossed the game, came forward at will and could have had several goals but for some poor decision-making at the final moment. A couple of times we pulled the ball back when the goal was gaping and in general we don't score enough from the opportunities we create. Having said that we're the Division's top scorers and we now even have the best Goal Difference as well.

For me, Basham was MOTM today but I want to reserve a special mention for Carruthers. Yes he was a bit headless-chicken when he came on, but that run where he took the piss out if two players and almost got on the end of what would have been one of the goals of the season, was absolutely amazing, and then he goes and wins the penalty! What a cameo that was!

Phil Parkinson, just like Alexander last week, totally ungracious in defeat. Once again the manager of a team that was made to look ordinary by the Mighty Blades, put the defeat down to them being unable to be at full strength, Billy Sharp getting one chance, and a penalty that was a "clear dive". Miserable twat - your club was in our pockets for 90 minutes and the only player you were missing was Madine, who completely and utterly bottled it pre-match so was dropped from the squad at the last minute. Billy Sharp gave him the ultimate answer to his "he's just a fat little c*%t" jibe didn't he?

Let me tell you, Madine felt just fine until the team coach pulled up in front of the South Stand  :DD

Not the best game then, not the best performance compared to recent games, but what a result!

Good to see Bolts and Ms Junior Bolts pre-match too. Hope you and your mates enjoyed it. I did!  :ok:

UP THE BLADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 



Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on February 25, 2017, 07:51:01 pm
Thanks Lings,
                       Radio Sheffield reception was crap second half-had to keep going to BBC to follow the match in text--then trying again. Do you think Hanson will be ok for the Championship Lings?
  Or will we have to look again for a partner for Billy?.Heard Hanson got a standing ovation when he was subbed.Cant be bad can it!... Whats the truth about Madine really?--someone said he had an altercation with a fan on arriving- ok -talk later then.I am sure you will all have a few beers tonight
 :ok: :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 25, 2017, 09:20:16 pm
S-S-S-Saigon

I think Hanson has more to his game than just winning headers and yes he can probably play higher but we do need another regular goalscorer to help Sharp out.

I heard Madine was hit by eggs when he tried to get off the coach. They sent him home shortly after. They're claiming he was ill but his shirt was on the peg ready for him to get ready and play so clearly Parkinson's pulled him at the last minute before the tean sheets went in.

I used to like Parkinson, but his comments after the match about having a depleted team and losing to dodgy refereeing decisions makes him a mardy-arse. His team was second-best and he should just acknowledge it and move on, but of course he has to come up with alternative reasons as to why his team is 10 points behind the Mighty Blades.

All looking good for the best team in the Division, and for once that's US!!!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 25, 2017, 09:37:04 pm
Gary Madine aka Gay n Mardie, what a fucking tool spouting off on social media before a game like this! Serves him right if he got pelted with eggs and abused.....think he got off lightly, the prick.

Today's game........what Lings said but whilst we weren't at our best, Bolton were shite and their only chance of scoring was from a set piece. We were very professional and for once the miserable donkey is content  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 26, 2017, 08:01:17 am
Class response to Gay n Marnie from Billy on Twitter last night:
Just had a Chinese and 4 beers but still hungry #fatladfromsheffield

I'm only dissapointed he didn't have a greasy chip butty  :DD

On to the game: different proposition altogether from last week. This looked like a team you could understand being up there with us. Having said that they only really looked a threat from set pieces. Haven't seen the stats yet but they can't have had many chances on target. Saw an interesting stat last night that we've had more shots on target this season than any other team in the 4 leagues!!

Agree with Lings that Bash had a great game, although my MoM goes to Lafferty. Can't remember his man beating him once and many times he knocked the ball to come away with it, leave his man for dead and surge forward to create an attack.

Just can't believe we havent got a home game now until Charlton!

My prediction - promoted at Northampton, Champions at MK Dons. COYRAWW!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 26, 2017, 09:42:32 am
Thouroughly enjoyed my day back home yesterday.

Nice to meet up with Vamps, Lings, Ash & Southampton for a couple of beers. Must say the new watering hole is very acceptable. My 2 friends from Bolton we also complementary about the beer & food. We met again on the way back to the station and they congratulated us on our win and said it was well deserved. The Bolton fans were subdued on the train, so Hannah & I had to stay quiet and look unhappy.

The match wasn't the best, but another 3 points in the bag is all that matters. Bolton were poor and their fans are not impressed by reading their comments in the local press.

I was disappointed by the crowd, and there were quite a few spare seats around where I was sitting. I thought we would have had close to 30K.

Lings has covered the match highlights, so there isn't a great deal more to say on that.

I like Hanson up front, but I think he lacks a yard of pace.

MOM - hard one to call. I would have to give it to Billy, just for his goals. Bash & Lafferty are worth a shout. Pity that Carruthers couldn't quite finish his mazy run as it would have been a great goal. Brings back memories of the Tony Field goal.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 26, 2017, 07:23:02 pm
A good honest view from Bolton!

http://lionofviennasuite.sbnation.com/2017/2/26/14741892/wanderers-put-to-the-sword-by-razor-sharp-blades
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 27, 2017, 08:52:16 am
Tuesday night, Scunthorpe's game in hand is at home against Wimbledon, and one of Bolton's is also at home, against Bristol Rovers. Fleetwood's match at Oxford is Postponed.


Saturday will be a tough match for us away at Rochdale. They've already beaten Scunthorpe and Fleetwood at their place.

However, Scunthorpe are at home vs Fleetwood on Satdi while Bolton are at home against Brizzle.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 27, 2017, 11:08:20 am
Rochdale will be more worried about playing us than we are of them.  If we play to our potential and luck doesn't go against us, 3 points will be in the bag. That said, this is United so I'm going for a 1-1 draw.

Fleetwood are now the one to watch as, although they draw a fair few they look unbeatable at the moment.  Two draws against Bolton and Scunthorpe would be a blessing.

If Bolton drew with Fleetwood & Scunthorpe but won all their other games (unlikely) they can only finish on 96.  If Scunny also drew with Fleetwood & Bolton, and won all their others (also unlikely), they can finish on a max of 96 too.  Fleetwood with draws against Scunny and Bolton and a full house in the rest (more likely but still dubious) can only finish on 93.

I think we'll easily be promoted with 90 points and champions with 94.  So 22 and 26 points needed out of the remaining 36 on offer from 12 games.  That's 1.8 or 2.16 points per game. We're currently on exactly 2 points per game for the season so far, or 1.83 in our last 6, 1.8 in the last 10.  So as long as we don't drop our form we should be promoted.

Rochdale (D), Oxford (L), Swindon (W), Charlton (W), Oldham (W), Millwall (W) will see us on 81 by end of March.

Coventry (W), Northampton (W), Port Vale (D) - sees us on the magic 88.

Bradford (W) and MK Dons (W) = 94.

8 wins out of 12 should be do-able, and that's assuming the others don't have a bad patch...

I'm with Vamps apart from I'm going for promoted at Port Vale, champions at Milton Keynes.

Ifs, buts and maybes. Love it  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 27, 2017, 11:30:14 am
I'll have a fiver on Oxford then  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 27, 2017, 01:40:42 pm
I'll have a fiver on Oxford then  :ok:

I'm losing a fortune on my regular double on Scunny and Bolton to win, but it's worth every penny.  I'm going to need to add in Fleetwood as a treble now.   :ok: :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 27, 2017, 03:24:58 pm
Are Bolton possibly the most deluded small club in the history of football.  And I thought the pigs were bad...

http://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/a-note-from-the-chairman-3596897.aspx
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 27, 2017, 04:11:04 pm
Are Bolton possibly the most deluded small club in the history of football.  And I thought the pigs were bad...

http://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/a-note-from-the-chairman-3596897.aspx

Was just coming on to post that link - couldn't believe what I was reading!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 27, 2017, 06:56:47 pm
That's hilarious .........  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on February 27, 2017, 07:44:55 pm
That's hilarious .........  :DD

More like deluded and desperate.......... :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 28, 2017, 08:29:54 am
 :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 28, 2017, 01:16:57 pm
It's never ending. Get over it FFS!  :DD :roll:

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers/15120902.Tom_Thorpe_suffered____whiplash____after_X_rated_challenge_from_Sheffield_United__39_s_John_Fleck/
 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 28, 2017, 01:27:43 pm
Wendies = Pigs
Bolton = Trotters

Those articles indicate an even closer link than we thought. They even claimed half our crowd would be made up of Trotters on the home end. They must be MASSIVE!



Oh, btw I'm being unfaithful on March 13th, off to watch Benfica v Belenenses  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on February 28, 2017, 02:28:19 pm
Had his eye on the ball all the time  :whi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_4s2naD1nw
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on February 28, 2017, 09:57:10 pm
What a night for us!

Scunny lost at home, Bolton drew at home

 :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on February 28, 2017, 11:24:13 pm
If Carlsberg did Tuesday night football results........... :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:


Hope Rochdales pitch dries out for Saturday though! Scunny play Fleetwood on Saturday. Now a draw there would be nice!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 01, 2017, 07:53:05 am
Had his eye on the ball all the time  :whi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_4s2naD1nw
Some numpty Bolton fan has commented on the YouTube stream of Fleck's tackle saying it wasn't is backside but between his legs.  I've had a glance through the FA Rule book and to be honest, I can't see a rule anywhere that states "if a defender challenges an opponent unfairly, by use of his cock, then the referee shall administer a red card and the player shall be immediately dismissed from the field of play.".  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 01, 2017, 07:54:30 am
I was watching their progress on the Sky Bet app.  For most of the game Brizzle had over 60% possession and Bolton didn't have a shot on or off target until well into the second half.  Their chairman is going to be having an aneurism this morning...

If Carlsberg did Tuesday night football results........... :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Hope Rochdales pitch dries out for Saturday though! Scunny play Fleetwood on Saturday. Now a draw there would be nice!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 01, 2017, 08:03:55 am
They're the Wombles...
The Mighty Wombles...
The 'Iron Sleeps Tonight...
A win away
A win away
A win away...

 :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2017, 10:01:05 am
I just hope Sharp doesn't get injured. He's as important to this promotion push as Evans was when he got banged up.

This Saturday, I'll take a Scunny/Fleetwood draw, but to be honest if there has to be a winner I'd rather Scunny win because I see Fleetwood as the main threat. Clearly Bolton's season is unravelling almost as quickly as Scunny's.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on March 01, 2017, 06:55:10 pm
Yes I agree that Fleetwood are our main threat.I believe we will be Champions ,but if anyone  has a remote chance of catching us it will be Fleetwood. Bolton and Scunny are so inconsistent it seems.
  Rochdales form is hard to calculate.Doing fine,but not won in their last 7 games. I think O shea and Carruthers will start on Saturday,along with Lavery. Give the midfield a rest anyway.
         :^^ :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 02, 2017, 06:01:10 am
I just hope Sharp doesn't get injured. He's as important to this promotion push as Evans was when he got banged up.


I mean this in the nicest possible way Lings, but hope you're wrong!! Personally, I think we have a ready made replacement for him in Lavery. In fact I believe it's probably the reason he was brought in. He is a very similar type of player (actually looks better than Sharp did at his age) and looks like scoring every time he plays to me. I don't want anything to happen to Sharp either, cos this season will mean the world to him if he can get his boyhood team promoted.

If all else fails, we'll put Freeman up front - he's scoring more than a Championship striker across the City  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2017, 09:48:56 am
I like Lavery mate and he definitely looks like Sharp's eventual replacement, but he's not there yet. I would like to see him get a lot more game time because he needs the experience for next season in a higher division  :^^

By the way let's buy that Rotherham striker as well. Ward is it?

I see we're trying to negotiate a deal for Riley to re-join us next season, and I also think Harry Chapman is going to become a permanent addition to the squad if we're promoted. He's back in training and due to face Bolton U-23s in the next game. I really like Chapman, and he gives us a creative option along with Duffy, O'Shea and Carruthers.

Looks good for the future with all these young lads still developing. Let's just make sure we don't feck it up in getting out of this League.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 02, 2017, 09:51:50 am
Even the miserable donkey reckons even we can't feck this up.................... :^^ :^^ :^^

Best squad in the league with the best manager and playing the best football  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2017, 05:01:21 pm
Bradford game at home switched to 12:15 Easter Monday for Sky.

12:15  :yikes:

1 hour in the Tap or 2 in 'Spoons?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 02, 2017, 06:04:11 pm
Bradford game at home switched to 12:15 Easter Monday for Sky.

12:15  :yikes:

1 hour in the Tap or 2 in 'Spoons?

4 JPs in 1 hour...........easy peasy  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2017, 07:09:14 pm
Oh bloody hell OK then
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 02, 2017, 07:48:14 pm
Maybe even a nice pork pie as well...........for us non vegans  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2017, 10:14:10 pm
I'll have had my nuclear-free eco-sandal burger before I arrive
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 02, 2017, 10:23:32 pm
Speaking of Pork Ash,

A gem from Pig Farmer General (carvalhal) in response to Grunters moaning about only finishing in the play-offs:

"I don't think the genuine fans of Sheffield Wednesday have Twitter," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

No - because they can't feckin' SPELL Twitter  :DD

Maybe they should have their own MASSIVE social media site..............Trotter?



In other porcine news, it seems the manager's got "Massive" disease. According to Carvalhal, the club is "having one of the best seasons in its 150-year history".

Welcome to Delusion Carlos - must be something in the flood water down there. FFS!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 03, 2017, 07:43:59 am
Childish stumpy feet across the keyboard..............

"I wanna watch the Blades this weekend.............."
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 03, 2017, 08:12:29 am
Just read Shield's article about Parkinson adding to his other moans (penalty, non-red-card, injuries, suspensions etc) by making out we're top of the League because of our "open cheque book" policy.

As Shield points out, with the sale of Adams, Calvert-Lewin and Ramsdale, Wilder's actually raised more than he's spent! What a pillock Parkinson is proving himself to be.

I read the article to the end and liked his last paragraph:

"Parkinson is someone I like and admire. Both as a manager and bloke. But, six days ago, he was babbling rubbish." hahahaha - tell it like it is mate  ;D

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 03, 2017, 09:44:58 am
Parkinson is a tool.......end of.

And where are the mods when you need them...............a lot of shit seems to have sneaked in and needs clearing away from this establishment
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 03, 2017, 11:46:21 am
Maybe even a nice pork pie as well...........for us non vegans  :ok:

Who's the bloody vegan and do they realise that (almost) all beer, wine and other spirits have fish grounds added, including the micro brews....?  :DD :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 03, 2017, 11:48:52 am
"I don't think the genuine fans of Sheffield Wednesday have Twitter," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

WTF! By saying that, he's actually alienating most fans under the age of 60, and a good deal of those over 60. So if you're on Twitter you're not a genuine fan? What a muppet.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 03, 2017, 11:50:54 am
Just read Shield's article about Parkinson adding to his other moans (penalty, non-red-card, injuries, suspensions etc) by making out we're top of the League because of our "open cheque book" policy.

As Shield points out, with the sale of Adams, Calvert-Lewin and Ramsdale, Wilder's actually raised more than he's spent! What a pillock Parkinson is proving himself to be.

I read the article to the end and liked his last paragraph:

"Parkinson is someone I like and admire. Both as a manager and bloke. But, six days ago, he was babbling rubbish." hahahaha - tell it like it is mate  ;D
Saw that mate and it was a reasonable article for a change.  His sums suggest 3m was brought in in sales, just shy of 1m paid out. So where's the other 2m?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 03, 2017, 12:20:30 pm
Maybe even a nice pork pie as well...........for us non vegans  :ok:

Who's the bloody vegan and do they realise that (almost) all beer, wine and other spirits have fish grounds added, including the micro brews....?  :DD :whi

Actually mate many modern craft breweries don't use Isinglass OR egg whites for fining their beers. Every Brew Dog beer is vegan as well as 4,946 others on the list I've got. That's enough choice even for me not to get bored  ;D

Unfortunately there are only 2,913 Vegan Wines on my list (incluiding almost everything on Sainsbury's own label range including their champagne), so admittedly I might struggle soon  :ok:

Having said that, I'm not some evangelical tub-thumping advocate for Veganism, so get 'em in and we'll sort it out later   :DB


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 03, 2017, 01:02:02 pm
Parkinson is a tool.......end of.

And where are the mods when you need them...............a lot of shit seems to have sneaked in and needs clearing away from this establishment

I'm promoting you to Admin since you seem to have so much time on your hands........  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 03, 2017, 04:40:16 pm
Just read Shield's article about Parkinson adding to his other moans (penalty, non-red-card, injuries, suspensions etc) by making out we're top of the League because of our "open cheque book" policy.

As Shield points out, with the sale of Adams, Calvert-Lewin and Ramsdale, Wilder's actually raised more than he's spent! What a pillock Parkinson is proving himself to be.

I read the article to the end and liked his last paragraph:

"Parkinson is someone I like and admire. Both as a manager and bloke. But, six days ago, he was babbling rubbish." hahahaha - tell it like it is mate  ;D
Saw that mate and it was a reasonable article for a change.  His sums suggest 3m was brought in in sales, just shy of 1m paid out. So where's the other 2m?

Given I know your business acumen and the need to balance books from different income streams........I'm going to assume you've been given a ruddy great wooden spoon and are looking for an opportunity to try it out!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 03, 2017, 05:34:52 pm
Fingers crossed
http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/pitch-update-ahead-of-saturdays-match-3606781.aspx


And - seriously???!!!
https://twitter.com/Innovativo/status/837719315965161472
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 04, 2017, 02:10:11 pm
Fingers crossed
http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/pitch-update-ahead-of-saturdays-match-3606781.aspx


And - seriously???!!!
https://twitter.com/Innovativo/status/837719315965161472

How appropriate, 3 of them are wearing "Pretty Green" shirts  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 04, 2017, 02:13:29 pm
Oh FFS I just noticed the Millwall game's now on the 28th. I'll be in Manchester with Maisie, dinner at Greens and then off to see Grandaddy (the band, not the ageing relative).

Bollocks. Oh well I'll console myself by remembering the original date for the game was next Saturday and I would have missed it as I'm away.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on March 04, 2017, 06:25:48 pm
  I know Wilder likes to attack all the time.but at 2 nil maybe it would have a good time to
   "shut up shop"-Then maybe we would have come away with the win-
       Fleetwood coming like an Express train and with easy remaining fixtures it looks like its us or
       them for the number 1 spot- Could be changes for Tuesday with injuries.
           I think we need 4 points from the next 2 games to stay in control at the top. :^^ :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 04, 2017, 08:19:11 pm
Just a bad day at the office today. Wilder will sort it for Tuesday. I thought Lavery should have come on when hanson went off, and I thought O'Shea would have been a better option when Carruthers came on to give us more out wide, but it's a point away from home and on we go. Fleetwood will challenge us for the title, but Scunny are on a nightmare run, as are Bolton. Looks to me like it's just a question of who finishes top.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 04, 2017, 08:22:29 pm
Fleetwood's next fixture:

At home vs Bolton  ;D

Fleetwood's last 6 games include 4 away from home.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 05, 2017, 02:10:36 pm
Fleetwood's next fixture:

At home vs Bolton  ;D

Fleetwood's last 6 games include 4 away from home.

Bolton have 8 more away games & 4 at home.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 05, 2017, 02:12:55 pm
Just seen brief highlights on SKY.

The defence wasn't on top form yesterday. Striker was all on his own for the first. Lafferty didn't get a tackle in for the second, and Freeman gave their winger acres of room to get in a cross for the third.

Pity, as we scored 3 well taken goals.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 06, 2017, 02:28:00 pm
If we can play that poorly (by our own high standards) and still draw, scoring 3 in the process, away from home on a dodgy pitch against a team who are still in with a chance of the play offs if not automatic, then we can be pleased with that result. 

Need to keep an eye on Fleetwood from now on. Will have to change my weekly double.  Think I'll risk dropping Scunny and add Fleetwood.  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 06, 2017, 02:31:49 pm
Just read Shield's article about Parkinson adding to his other moans (penalty, non-red-card, injuries, suspensions etc) by making out we're top of the League because of our "open cheque book" policy.

As Shield points out, with the sale of Adams, Calvert-Lewin and Ramsdale, Wilder's actually raised more than he's spent! What a pillock Parkinson is proving himself to be.

I read the article to the end and liked his last paragraph:

"Parkinson is someone I like and admire. Both as a manager and bloke. But, six days ago, he was babbling rubbish." hahahaha - tell it like it is mate  ;D
Saw that mate and it was a reasonable article for a change.  His sums suggest 3m was brought in in sales, just shy of 1m paid out. So where's the other 2m?

Given I know your business acumen and the need to balance books from different income streams........I'm going to assume you've been given a ruddy great wooden spoon and are looking for an opportunity to try it out!!!
Shit, rumbled... I was just trying to ensure that, in the glorious sunshine we're all enjoying on the back of CW's excellent coaching and managerial skills, we don't forget all the dodgy dealings Mr McCabe has a penchant for  :ok: :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 06, 2017, 02:38:35 pm
Just a bad day at the office today. Wilder will sort it for Tuesday. I thought Lavery should have come on when hanson went off, and I thought O'Shea would have been a better option when Carruthers came on to give us more out wide, but it's a point away from home and on we go. Fleetwood will challenge us for the title, but Scunny are on a nightmare run, as are Bolton. Looks to me like it's just a question of who finishes top.

I must admit, I was a bit confused when Carruthers came on for O'Connell.  If it was an injury, then EEL should have come on so I assumed it was tactical and we were switching to 4-4-2 to try and shut up shop, in which case I agree, O'Shea would have been a better choice out wide.  Luckily, before I'd worked it out we were forced into the second change and reverted back to what I thought was going to be 5-3-2 but from what I was hearing EEL spent most of his time as the second striker (this was never really explicitly confirmed/denied  on the BP commentary).

Personally, based purely on the commentary, I would have put Carruthers in for Coutts, as the latter was rarely mentioned so not sure if he was having a good game.  Sharp wasn't involved much (until his goal) and I was contemplating whether he should have gone for Lavery before Hanson was injured and forced the change.  I'm glad I'm not our manager as that's two weeks in a row I was going to take Sharp off minutes before he scored  :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 06, 2017, 03:27:43 pm
No problem with you as manager, but for the moment I think Wilder JUST edges it for me?  :ok:


5 formation changes on Saturday though - talk about "Tinker-Man"!! What's next? "Hey, we're in the Championship, Dilly-Ding, Dilly-Dong!!" ???
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 07, 2017, 09:27:26 am
No problem with you as manager, but for the moment I think Wilder JUST edges it for me?  :ok:
If we were to believe the Oxford fans, even Nigel mAdkins is probably a better manager than CW  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2017, 10:11:22 am
Great that wasn't it? Apparently CW is doing no better than his predecessors, they grudgingly say that we are perhaps, arguably, one of the best 3 sides in the League, but they describe us as employing "strongarm skull-thuggery" in the way we play! Did you also see the one where he was trying to make out that Northampton didn't create many opportunities last season? All I can say to that is the defence must have been phenomenal, because they were promoted with 99 points!  :DD

Aren't football fans brilliaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnt!!!??????
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2017, 10:39:54 am
OK here's one right out of Eeyore's locker. Not directly you understand, but it has the stamp of pessimistic donkey written all over it:

We have never lost when Jake Wright's been in the team, ie more than 20 matches.

We got him on a free from..............Oxford

Eeyore's Law states that tonight will the Jake Wright's first taste of defeat in a Blades shirt  :yikes:

Sorry.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 07, 2017, 05:38:36 pm
OK here's one right out of Eeyore's locker. Not directly you understand, but it has the stamp of pessimistic donkey written all over it:

We have never lost when Jake Wright's been in the team, ie more than 20 matches.

We got him on a free from..............Oxford

Eeyore's Law states that tonight will the Jake Wright's first taste of defeat in a Blades shirt  :yikes:

Sorry.

PLEASE NOTE that this has absolutely NOTHING to do with me. I accept absolutely no responsibility for such thoughts and I strongly disagree with this - we will not lose tonight but if for some freak reason we do, all blame must be placed firmly on the shoulders of Monsieur Lingsbord.

Feckin taters
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2017, 05:50:25 pm
Au contraire Monsieur âne

All the necessary caveats were issued in my prior post.

Of course we won't lose  :DB


As a precaution, maybe we should drop Wright for 1 game  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 07, 2017, 06:04:00 pm
Can't drop him mate, he's too feckin good!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2017, 06:19:58 pm
should be good enough to beat these numptards whoever plays  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2017, 07:17:14 pm
Same team tonight except Duffy is out injured but EEL starts instead.

I would have thought Carruthers or O'Shea myself, but in Wilder we trust.............don't we?



Actually Oxford do like a hoof, so EEL at the back and Bash in deep CMF makes sense I suppose but it doesn't set us up to be that exciting in our own play. Sometimes I wish we'd just play our game and not worry about what the likes of Oxford might do.


BTW - good to see Wilson on the bench, looks to have some good qualities but the naivety of youth and the form of others has kept him out. Hopefully he's on his way to becoming the CB we thought he needed to be to take things forward into the (cough) Championship season  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 07, 2017, 09:47:23 pm
11 points clear of 3rd place Scunthorpe  :ok:

Bolton have 2 games in hand but are 12 points behind, and they have Fleetwood up next!

Feels good!


2 points per game gets you promoted. We have 72 points from 36 games  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 08, 2017, 11:44:15 am
He's one of our own......

https://youtu.be/sH1TU_ZuvhI
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on March 08, 2017, 12:38:54 pm
It was great to see CW do that at the end really sent the Blades home singing. My overall view of the match was we missed 2 good chances first half, EEL was a liability we were slow and our second ball was woeful we didn't know how to combat their hoof. Second half was better, better passing, more of an idea going forward and where to put it but still left big gaps when they came forward. They were quick on the break and their wide men were much quicker than our defence, with the chances they had second half we could quite easily have lost that. The other good things were Maguire got neat shit every time he went near the ball - he couldn't take it!
Did you see me on Vamps' video clip? I was the one wearing the hoodie and balaclava and holding someone else's smoke bombs!!! lol UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 08, 2017, 01:19:34 pm
Just watched the highlights.  Although the defence did look a bit shaky at times (and sounded so on BP, first half) the two Oxford goals can't really be put down to defensive errors. Their first is so hard to defend, stick a boot out and risk giving away a penalty if the ref's shite, you can't get in front to get a head on it or it'll be climbing/pushing.  Only thing we could have done different is put a man in front of theirs, but that requires prior knowledge of what they were going to try.   

Second one was well taken and on another day that could have gone straight down Moore's throat, over the bar or be chipped into the middle and cleared.

Yes, Freeman's goal was a bit fortuitous, but to be fair if he'd hit the pass properly it was a tap in waiting to happen anyway.

Another tough away game on a terrible pitch ticked off.

I now believe we need no more than 5 wins to secure promotion (i.e. gets us past the 86 points I believe we need, although I think 84 might do it considering most of those chasing us have to play each other).

I'm beginning to think, as per my What's App message, that MK Dons will be a meaningless game but, as Vamps says, one big party.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 08, 2017, 05:22:24 pm

Did you see me on Vamps' video clip? I was the one wearing the hoodie and balaclava and holding someone else's smoke bombs!!! lol UTB

I trust you'll be reporting yourself to the authorities?

Wait - you ARE the authorities  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on March 08, 2017, 08:33:50 pm
I trust you'll be reporting yourself to the authorities?

Wait - you ARE the authorities  :DD
:ok:


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 09, 2017, 02:29:49 pm
Just wondering when someone will be brave enough to start a thread on "What we need to survive or make a challenge in the Championship".  :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 09, 2017, 03:18:13 pm
I knew there was a good reason to employ an apprentice  :ok:

My forecast for final table is:

1. Sheff Utd 95 pts
2. Fleetwood 82 pts
3. Bolton 78 pts
4. Scunthorpe 74 its

You heard it here first.

Let me know if you have problems with the attached spreadsheet forecasting tool  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 09, 2017, 09:07:00 pm
Love this (thanks Youfy)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 11, 2017, 06:37:19 pm
Scunny  :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 13, 2017, 10:57:46 pm
Just left Benfica v Belenenses. Great match 

Great experience at an iconic stadium, but I'd rather be at Swindon tomorrow night.

See y'all Satdi for some proper football (and proper beer please!)  :ok:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 15, 2017, 11:18:47 am
Strange game last night.  We were cruising and (had I had any signal) was about to post on What's App that it was like men v boys.  Then we almost went 3-0 up, could have been 4 up at half time. Second half we played like we were on the training ground until the last 10 minutes.

I like EEL but I don't think he fits into the 3 CBs format.  When Wright is in there, Bash is able to step out and close down attackers, almost in a CDM role and he knows that Wright will fill in behind him.  Last night the 3 CBs were in a line and so invited Swindon forward, certainly for their two goals and that nervy spell immediately afterwards.

Bash isn't an out and out CB and when he has someone as solid as O'Connell and Wright alongside, that's OK.  But with the less solid EEL, that left O'Connell too much to do to cover for the two others.

Still, 7 points from 3 tricky away games and one game closer to the Championship.

Here's my updated forecasts (attached).  I'm being conservative on our results and less so on the others, but still I'm getting:

1. Blades 95 pts
2. Fleetwood 90
3. Bolton 87
4. Scunny 77

Note that this is based on Fleetwood winning all but two of their remaining games, and drawing those two. Which isn't really likely.

Of course Bradford and/or Millwall could sit in that 4th place now.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 15, 2017, 11:26:08 am
Oh, and I just want to point out to those sour Bolton fans... Another victory, and another four goals from four different scorers. What was that you were saying "one man team"???  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 15, 2017, 08:42:16 pm
Great 3 points last night, even though we made it harder than it should have been............again  )O(

Having said that, winning away like that when not at your best is the sign of good things  :ok:

Anyway, another big game on Satdi - at home (at feckin last!)

May I respectfully suggest the Bath Hotel pre match?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 15, 2017, 09:06:00 pm
Watched the game last night and to be fair we were comfortable throughout. We blew them away in the first half and to be fair going in 4-0 up at halftime wouldn't have been unfair.

2nd half we looked like we were taking on a training match - I almost suspect CW had told the players to conserve energy, make sure we don't get and silly injuries and play the game out (not such a bad decision given how easily we'd bossed the first half and thinking about the rest of the season) - it didn't work and when it got back to 2-2 we stepped it up again (OK the third was bloody lucky!) but we looked like the only team likely to score again. Seen lots of moaning on social media today about conceeding two goals - bugger me, let's go back to the Clough days of not losing the draw - I think not - we're always going to conceed goals when we play in this manner and sorry, but EEL isn't the player he was - get Wright back and we'll see a difference again. Still lovin this season!!


May I respectfully suggest the Bath Hotel pre match?

You can request what you like..........but I'll be in The Bath Hotel!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 15, 2017, 09:30:26 pm


May I respectfully suggest the Bath Hotel pre match?

You can request what you like..........but I'll be in The Bath Hotel!!!

I was merely suggesting, not requesting.............but I'll see you there  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 16, 2017, 12:46:04 am
Me too  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 16, 2017, 03:25:01 pm
Seen lots of moaning on social media today about conceeding two goals - bugger me, let's go back to the Clough days of not losing the draw - I think not - we're always going to conceed goals when we play in this manner and sorry, but EEL isn't the player he was - get Wright back and we'll see a difference again. Still lovin this season!!

The two Swindon goals, once the shot left their players' boots, were unstoppable.  What was (ever so slightly) disappointing was that we didn't close down the shot in the first place.  If one of the back three (or a retreating midfielder) had just taken two steps forward, the strikers wouldn't have got the shot off and so wouldn't have scored.

I think this is down to the back 3 approach.  With the wing backs pushing up you're always going to invite the opponents to push on.  What Wright does well when he's in there, is anticipate this and steps up to snuff out the chance at the outset, or he sits in the hole and allows Bash or O'Connell to step out and do the same.

EEL is a different sort of CB. He likes the opponent to come at him and then stands strong and flattens him.  So I don't think it's EEL's fault, I just think he'd be more comfortable in a flat back four, so while we're playing 5-3-2 (or 3-5-2 or even 3-4-1-2 or whatever it is CW does) we're going to struggle with only one CB, in the absence of Wright, who can play that system 100% (i.e. O'Connell, not knocking Bashambeaur but he'd admit himself he's not an out and out CB). 

Perhaps wth Wright out, we need a slight triangle in there with O'Connell and EEL slightly behind Bashambeur.  This makes us even narrower in the middle though, so exposes the flanks when the FBs are steaming forward.

Not that I'd change it for owt, as watching us play at the moment is possibly as entertaining as I can remember it being - even under Bassett it wasn't this good as although it was up and at 'em with him, we didn't have the passing to go with it.  And if we carry on scoring at least one more than the opposition - we'll be soon talking about tactics for the playoff push in the Championship next year  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 16, 2017, 03:29:26 pm
BTW - in case you didn't see my What'sApp SkyBet have closed the book on us winning promotion. You can still get odds on winning the title, albeit 1/25.

And Vamps, we can now start talking about next season in the Championship as I've put a fiver on Fleetwood to win the title  :DD :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 16, 2017, 05:23:46 pm

And Vamps, we can now start talking about next season in the Championship as I've put a fiver on Fleetwood to win the title  :DD :ok:

At 25:1 I'm not surprised you did!!  :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 18, 2017, 07:25:24 pm
Great result today, the Blades are indeed going up!

To be fair, that's one of the best sides we've played down here all season and it's no wonder that we're the only team in the top 5 to have beaten them. Towards the end they threw caution to the wind and overloaded us at every opportunity, creating some good chances into the bargain, and if they'd snatched a draw no-one could have complained. Basham was immense today and O'Connell won everything in the air as well as scoring one and almost nicking another.

The bet of the day? £10 on Charlton to be promoted next season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 19, 2017, 08:07:54 am
Wot he said - it's pretty much what I said on WhatsApp.

I would single out EEL as having a decent game today which was much needed. Coutts once again ran himself into the ground.

Sticking by my promoted at Northampton prediction.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 19, 2017, 08:30:52 am
https://youtu.be/xSD9mB8b_7U

Thanks for the link Youfy!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 19, 2017, 03:46:02 pm
Just watched the highlights, and Charlton looked a decent team. They probably gave us more problems than most sides have at BL. Well taken FK for their goal.

We didn't seem at our best, but got through a tough test with another deserved 3 points. EEL looked like he has returned to a bit of form.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 19, 2017, 09:52:26 pm
Tuesday night, Bolton play their game in hand away at Oxford! Come on Oxford, do it for Chris!

Vamps - switch off predictive text before you post - fucking techies can't spell!  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 20, 2017, 12:56:24 pm
Updated predictor (I may need to drop Scunny and add Bradford)...  :ok:

1. Blades 95
2. Bolton 89
3. Fleetwood 84

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 21, 2017, 09:22:15 am
Being a Blade, I've been looking at the permutations of how we could still royally screw this one up...  But, I have to report back that, this time, I really can't see it happening - screwing it up I mean!

Billy hasn't scored for two games, but we've still got six points from them.  So if he was injured, imprisoned or simply lost his scoring touch, it'd be a blow but not the end of the world.  Either you love or just mildly like Lavery, but I reckon if you worked it out his goals to minutes played ratio would be pretty good - so he and Hanson could cover there, or maybe Chapman could do a role here too (and there's some talent in the youth system that could step forward in an emergency).

We have Carruthers and O'Shea to come in for Fleck, Coutts and Duffy in midfield should they need deputies, and not forgetting the returning Chapman.

We have cover in goal - Long has his moments, but he's still a decent keeper at this level - and when Wright's back it's not so key that the Keeper is a leader.  We have five covering three positions at centre-backs in Bash, EEL, Wright, O'Connell and Wilson.

With young Riley returning home, full back is possibly the weak spot in terms of cover, but Chapman can fill in there if needs be, and there's always Hussey and, I'm guessing, the last resort option of recalling Brayford in a crisis.

We should petition the league to throw in the towel right now and hand us the trophy.  COYRAWW!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 21, 2017, 03:23:44 pm
Time to test your theory on Saturday, Roma!

Lafferty called up to Northern Ireland squad. Personally I would replace him with Hussey and keep the same formation.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2017, 05:31:37 pm
Tuesday night, Bolton play their game in hand away at Oxford! Come on Oxford, do it for Chris!


I do like a god comedy show to watch on the tele :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 21, 2017, 05:32:33 pm
Time to test your theory on Saturday, Roma!

Lafferty called up to Northern Ireland squad. Personally I would replace him with Hussey and keep the same formation.

Is Chapman a possibility, or is he not match fit yet??
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2017, 06:18:25 pm
Chapman's fit but I wouldn't want him at LB.

Hussey must play on Saturday, otherwise that's him completely done with us. He's the cover player, so when the main man's out he has to step up, simple. Square pegs, square holes. Hussey has his faults but he's more than capable of holding that job down against Oldham.

If you want an alternative, the back 3 is Basham, EEL and Wright, with Freeman and O'Connell as wing-backs. That's the other option I've seen before and which CW might go with. O'Connell can comfortably hold down the LWB position and he does look good going forward sometimes.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 21, 2017, 09:16:02 pm
Is it just me that doesn't think a Bolton win tonight isn't that bad???

Gives the chasing pack even less chance of catching the top two - maybe demoralises them, especially Scunny who've had it in the palm of their hand for so long.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 21, 2017, 09:17:13 pm
Chapman's fit but I wouldn't want him at LB.

Hussey must play on Saturday, otherwise that's him completely done with us. He's the cover player, so when the main man's out he has to step up, simple. Square pegs, square holes. Hussey has his faults but he's more than capable of holding that job down against Oldham.

If you want an alternative, the back 3 is Basham, EEL and Wright, with Freeman and O'Connell as wing-backs. That's the other option I've seen before and which CW might go with. O'Connell can comfortably hold down the LWB position and he does look good going forward sometimes.

Agreed - I wouldn't want Chapman as LWB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2017, 09:24:43 pm
Is it just me that doesn't think a Bolton win tonight isn't that bad???

Gives the chasing pack even less chance of catching the top two - maybe demoralises them, especially Scunny who've had it in the palm of their hand for so long.

Well it looks like Notlob have certainly found some form since we beat them. They're already 2 up away at Oxford so right now it looks like us and them for promotion with the only question being who'll finish top. Aside from a couple of dodgy away games at Southend and Scunny, Bolton have an easy ride in. In general, so do we, apart from Millwall.

I'll take second place, but it would help to underline our reputaion as being chokers, to a degree. Come on Blades let's smash the fuck out of the remaining games
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 21, 2017, 09:45:23 pm
Well if Bolton do win tonight (only 2-1 up now, and we all know that 2-0 is a very dangerous scoreline  :whi), I personally won't give a shiny flying one. We are going up as champions because we are simply the best team in the league with the best bench, coaching staff and manager - end of  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2017, 10:07:04 pm
Chuffinell. If you're going to call your kid "Cheyenne" then of COURSE he's going to score an own goal to give Bolton a 3-1 lead!  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 21, 2017, 10:28:26 pm
Chuffinell. If you're going to call your kid "Cheyenne" then of COURSE he's going to score an own goal to give Bolton a 3-1 lead!  )O(

'scuse me - 2-3 now  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 21, 2017, 11:16:17 pm
Chuffinell. If you're going to call your kid "Cheyenne" then of COURSE he's going to score an own goal to give Bolton a 3-1 lead!  )O(

'scuse me - 2-3 now  :ok:

......and once again they end up with 4 goals and 3 points. We'll do well to hold them off, but in fact they'll probably spur us on
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 22, 2017, 06:33:04 am
Well they could be 3 points closer after Saturday - Jeez, have you seen the state of the pitch at Oldham? Game may well be off - if not it's gonna be a damp muddy affair, with very little 'football' played.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 22, 2017, 12:47:21 pm
Don't panic Mr Mannering!

My predictor has Bolton winning all but one of their remaining 8, drawing the one away at Southend.

They'd then finish on 94.

I've got us drawing 2 (Milwall, MK Dons) and losing 1 (Northampton) of our remaining games. Finishing on 95.

Bolton have home games v Chessie, Bury and Peterborough and away games at Shrewsbury, Southend, Oldham and Port Vale.

I can see Scunny upsetting them and Peterborough can be awful or great week from week.  Southend away we were dreading and Shrewsbury is always a tough place to visit.

A reasonable question would be do we really think Bolton can win all of their remaining games, which would be a record breaking 13 game winning streak?  If you think that, stick a tonne on it, but the bookies will tell you, via their generous odds, it's very unlikely to happen.

Upshot is, we're six points ahead and in the driving seat still.  If we keep winning, we'll be home and dry.

So let's say Bolton manage to stay unbeaten until the end of the season, but draw three from their 8.  That would see them finish on 90.

We can do this. We WILL do this  :ok: :cheer:

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 23, 2017, 07:20:12 am
Happy Birthday Youfy  :cheer: :cheer: :DB :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 23, 2017, 10:13:35 am
have a good 'um Youfy  :DB :DB :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 23, 2017, 11:00:45 am
Have a great day Youfy :DG :DG :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 23, 2017, 11:21:18 am
 :ok: Have a great Bidet, Youfy  :DB :DB :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 23, 2017, 03:11:57 pm
All the best Youfy  :DG

Right, Oldham's pitch... People keep saying the pitch will be a leveller.  How? We have a top of the table team full of highly talented footballers most of whom are used to playing on shit pitches in the lower leagues.

They have a team full of shit relegation fodder.

On the Wembley surface they'd be shite and we'd be magnificent. On a muddy pond of a pitch they're still shite and we're still magnificent.

But, I hear you say, they're a team of hoofers and they'll play in the air and we won't be able to play our sexy football on the grass / mud. So if Oldham played on our lovely green lawn at BDTBL, they'd play it on the deck, in neat little zippy triangles?  No, they'd lump it and, us being magnificent (did I already say that) would just soak it up and not struggle one bit.

So the pitch being a leveller isn't quite true.  Yes, the pitch prevents us playing our usual sexy football, but it doesn't make Oldham magnificent and us shite overnight.

Does that make sense or am I in need of a few fizzy pops?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 23, 2017, 09:06:04 pm
I think CW will use hanson as the focal point and we'll play a lot more long ball so we can outdo them at the hoof game.

We should consider using O'Shea on the right because he can put in cross after cross where Duff would be trying to dribble through on a pitch resembling the Somme.

Point is, the fact that Oldham are in the shyte is because lots of other clubs have gone there and beaten them, so we can do the same.

3-1 on the quagmire (Giggidy!)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 24, 2017, 10:20:15 am
Season Ticket prices frozen if you renew before we know what division we'll be in next season  :ok:

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/blades/breaking-sheffield-united-season-ticket-prices-revealed-1-8456540
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 24, 2017, 02:29:48 pm
So not frozen then as I think I already know which division we'll be playing in next season  :ok: :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 24, 2017, 03:21:36 pm
Already done mine!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 24, 2017, 03:55:47 pm
So not frozen then as I think I already know which division we'll be playing in next season  :ok: :whi

Yes, yours has gone up then  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on March 24, 2017, 04:59:26 pm
Got mine too, plus extra fiver off by doing it online! Bargain.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 25, 2017, 03:40:49 pm
Good to see CW reads this forum

O'Shea in for Duffy who has a back injury

Done appears to be coming in as LWB which I think is a bit dodgy and I guess Sheridan will try to attach us down that side.

Jake Wright's playing though, so the best Oldham can expect is a draw  :ok:

Chapman on the bench!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 25, 2017, 06:22:32 pm
Good point away in shit conditions today - still 10 points from 3rd and 4 points from 2nd. As they say, "we go again"  :ok:

COYRAWW
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 26, 2017, 08:57:40 am
Good point away in shit conditions today - still 10 points from 3rd and 4 points from 2nd. As they say, "we go again"  :ok:

COYRAWW

It wasn't the best game in the world, but another point towards the holy grail.

4 more wins will clinch it for us, starting on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 27, 2017, 03:50:05 pm
Just re-run my forecast model. 

I've made the wild assumption that Bolton win all but one of their remaining games (drawing that one away at Southend) and Fleetwood win all but one of their games (drawing the one away at Peterborough).

I've then assumed we have a torrid run in, only taking the 3 points at home to Coventry and Chesterfield, drawing the others and losing 1-0 at Northampton.

With this model, Bolton win the title on 94, we come second on 89 with Fleetwood one behind on 88.

If I be more optimistic about our chances (I know it's hard to do being a Blade) and assume we take 3 points off each of Millwall, Port Vale and MK Dons as well, still losing at Northampton and drawing with Bradford, we end up with 95 points and take the title.

I know it's ifs and buts, however this does confirm that the pressure is on Bolton and Fleetwood who need to win most if not all but one of their remaining games to have any chance.  We can still afford a few slip ups along the way...

 :^^ :^^ :^^

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 28, 2017, 01:15:37 pm
If Bolton will all but one of their remaining games they deserve the title over the season so I'm not worried. They won't of course.

As for Fleetwood, if we win tonight I'm certain we'll be promoted, and I'll be confident we'll win the title too.

In the middle of a gig at the Manchester Albert Hall, is it OK to shout "GET THE FUCK IN BLADES!!!" in a quiet bit  if we score the winner ? I might be that person tonight.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 29, 2017, 12:13:17 am
Great night!

Blades 2-0

Grandaddy were frikkin' awesome

Beer was GREAT!

Dinner was Great!

OK - 6 games left. Let's win them all and go up with 100 points  :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on March 29, 2017, 04:52:05 am
Listened to game in the early morning
Great result.nearly there..but I was on holiday in the nineties and we were relegated out of nothing
Was it the last day Vamps.. Lings?
So I don't take anything for granted anymore until its official.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on March 29, 2017, 04:56:53 am
OK trouble with WiFi..have a good week guys
I think its next Wednesday they play again???
Connect later..Here in Saigon its 32deg. Already
Very humid.. Not good.. Bye :cheer: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 29, 2017, 02:35:37 pm
I'm trying my hardest to be a true Blade and be as pessimistic as crappity smack, but no matter how I look at the run in, I think it's a done deal.

My predictor: I've re-done the forecasts for Bolton and Fleetwood using form and matching our predicted result where we're playing the same teams.  I come out with Blades 94, Bolton 91, Fleetwood 86.

This equates to us needing 7 points to be promoted (6 if you don't ignore our superior goal difference), so 2 wins and 2 draws from 6, or 3 wins or 1 win and 4 draws.

For the title we need 12 more points so 4 wins, or 3 wins and 3 draws.

Outside of the predictor, the real target for promotion is of course Fleetwood's maximum haul, which is their current 68 plus 21 (they'd have to win every game remaining) giving 89. Seven points would see us on 89 with a superior goal difference, still 2 wins and a draw or 2 wins and 2 draws to not have to rely on goals. Three wins would see us on 91 points.

Happy days. I know I should start to relax and enjoy this - but I'm a Blade - I can't!!!!

PS: is goal difference a factor this year or is it just goals scored?

PPS: If Fleetwood fail to win at home to Swindon on Saturday, and we beat Coventry, then we can clinch promotion at Northampton.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 29, 2017, 06:26:07 pm
Listened to game in the early morning
Great result.nearly there..but I was on holiday in the nineties and we were relegated out of nothing
Was it the last day Vamps.. Lings?
So I don't take anything for granted anymore until its official.

Yep, last day mate. With 20 minutes to go we were 15th and totally safe.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 29, 2017, 10:12:36 pm
Just checked the fixtures:

Bolton at home v Chezzy

Fleetwood at home v Swindon

..........so the points gap is restored and we roll on to next Wednesday




(come on Swindon !!!!)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on March 30, 2017, 06:21:48 am
The signings have started already!!!

http://www.isthmian.co.uk/talent-trumps-senior-experience-35756
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2017, 09:04:31 am
The signings have started already!!!

http://www.isthmian.co.uk/talent-trumps-senior-experience-35756

Hussey drops further down the left back pecking order  ;D

Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn wanted by us and Bolton according to HITC
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 30, 2017, 09:53:39 am
The signings have started already!!!

http://www.isthmian.co.uk/talent-trumps-senior-experience-35756

Hussey drops further down the left back pecking order  ;D

Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn wanted by us and Bolton according to HITC

If Hussey drops down the pecking order any more he will have to have 3 numbers on his shirt.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2017, 12:35:16 pm

If Hussey drops down the pecking order any more he will have to have 3 numbers on his shirt.....

One of them will be his agent's
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2017, 02:10:27 pm
http://www.viewfromthejohnstreet.com/all-posts/2017/3/30/former-sheffield-united-chief-jim-phipps-reveals-remarkable-journey-from-desert-storm-to-bramall-lane

Interesting article about Jim Phipps
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2017, 04:34:08 pm
BTW......

We're actually going up!  :yikes: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on March 30, 2017, 04:55:14 pm
BTW......

We're actually going up!  :yikes: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:  :DB

Well, for once, I think you're right  :whi :ok: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 30, 2017, 04:56:04 pm
The signings have started already!!!

http://www.isthmian.co.uk/talent-trumps-senior-experience-35756

Hussey drops further down the left back pecking order  ;D

Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn wanted by us and Bolton according to HITC
Young Harry has a trial with Ryman league team Leiston FC in the Easter Holidays... He'll be getting carried away once he sees this!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 30, 2017, 04:56:45 pm
BTW......

We're actually going up!  :yikes: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:  :DB
Three more wins and we're ripping up seats at Hillsborough again  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on March 30, 2017, 09:09:27 pm
BTW......

We're actually going up!  :yikes: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:  :DB
Three more wins and we're ripping up seats at Hillsborough again  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

...and burning our shoes when we come out
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on March 31, 2017, 07:34:47 am
BTW......

We're actually going up!  :yikes: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:  :DB
Three more wins and we're ripping up seats at Hillsborough again  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

...and burning our shoes when we come out
And working out how to not inhale for 90 minutes!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on March 31, 2017, 07:49:15 am
Thanks Lings remembering the crazy relegation in the nineties.Now I remember I was in Lanzerote.And I was watching the teleprinter from a British pub.OMG. what a downer..Unbelievable really what has happened to Utd over the years.Now we should relax and just take in just what Wilder has done for us in just one season.
Remarkable..astonishing feat.Call it what you want
Taking over from a manager..who was sacked..and was
Completely  clueless  and leaving a team who were so bad.
Wilder has achieved a football miracle at the lane in just 9 months..Fantastic achievement. We should have a minutes applause for Chris Wilder. Just before the Chesterfield game
Appreciation from us to him.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 01, 2017, 04:57:49 pm
What a feckin tremendous day  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

COYRAWW  :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 01, 2017, 05:07:35 pm
Unbelievable Jeff!


Doomed Chezzy get a draw at Bolton!

Almost doomed Swindon WIN at Fleetwood!

All games in hand wiped out.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB   

That's it lads, we're up. even we can't feck this up  :ok:

Fulham won, Millers down, Pigs out of the playoff places!

I hate Carlsberg, but FFS if they did Satdis!

Can't wait for midweek  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 01, 2017, 05:09:44 pm
Incredible - if Oxford beat Fleetwood midweek and we beat Cov, that's it, we're up  :cheer: And what a great bidet prezzie that would make  :ok: :ok:

And I think a special  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD has to go to the pigs today  :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 01, 2017, 09:03:53 pm
Sums it up

https://youtu.be/QYEC4TZsy-Y
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 03, 2017, 08:23:30 am
Bolton away at Southend

Fleetwood away at Oxford

Blades home v Coventry

Could be a great week!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 03, 2017, 11:05:55 am
Bolton away at Southend

Fleetwood away at Oxford

Blades home v Coventry

Could be a great week!

Now. Knowing us, we'll lose on Wednesday and Fleetwood and Bolton will win....

But, even then, we will only need another 5 points from the remaining 5 games...  As the Landlord said, even we can't screw this one up now...  :ok: :ok: :ok: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 03, 2017, 11:22:55 am
Oxford have to beat Fleetwood on Wednesday to keep their chances of a play off place alive.

Southend are looking over their shoulders at Millwall, so also need a result to keep ahead.

Could be another great day.  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on April 03, 2017, 05:33:43 pm
Anyway that's my A/L sorted for day after tomorrow's match v Cov. Where and what time we meeting pre-match? UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 03, 2017, 07:47:44 pm
Anyway that's my A/L sorted for day after tomorrow's match v Cov. Where and what time we meeting pre-match? UTB

5pm The Bath??
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on April 03, 2017, 07:56:14 pm
5pm at The Bath sounds good to me. :DA :DG
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 03, 2017, 08:09:18 pm
I might be 5:45-ish, driving down from Leeds the traffic will be shite
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 04, 2017, 11:08:27 am
On-line ticket sales is 'Under maintenance' this morning - you couldn't make it up could you!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 04, 2017, 01:01:18 pm
My Coventry tickets turned up about 10 minutes ago. Glad they did otherwise it would be hours spent on the phone asking them to re-print and then hours queuing tomorrow to pick them up.

What a fuck up it was not outsourcing the sale of the boxing tickets to someone like Ticketmaster.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 04, 2017, 02:15:54 pm
Apparently there's a power cut - ticket office is completely out of action as well!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 04, 2017, 02:31:42 pm
Just think.... This time Thursday we might be commenting on the new "Life in the Championship" thread  :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 04, 2017, 07:03:04 pm
It would be typical Blades for us to be clapping and cheering at giant screens on John Street when promotion is confirmed
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 04, 2017, 07:43:17 pm
It would be typical Blades for us to be clapping and cheering at giant screens on John Street when promotion is confirmed

Hate the idea of it, but gonna find it very hard to say no to beam back if it's not resolved tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 05, 2017, 03:37:03 pm
Me too mate.

What about those jammy gets last night? Southend should have had a penalty after a foul by Beevers, penalty was not given and then the ex-Pig rubs salt in by getting a 91st minute winner.

I wouldn't mind, but I have a bad feeling about tonight  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 05, 2017, 11:01:13 pm
Well, we made hard work of that tonight.

We didn't seem to be "at it" at all for large periods of the first half, and aside from some woeful touches and passes Coventry were very much in the game.

Second half we started to put a few moves together but a lot were interrupted by niggly fouls, bad passes, bad refereeing etc.

Suddenly we had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside. I would like to see the replay but from where I was sitting it didn't look off from the point of playing the ball.

The substitutions, bringing on Clarke and Carruthers, turned out to be a game changing decision. Clarke looked match fit and really got involved to good effect. Carruthers was all over the place, making things happen. Clarke's goal was a really nice cross and finish.

However, Fleck's goal was just brilliant to watch. I thought a couple of times he was playing like he didn't want to hurt his old pals, but bloody hell what a goal he came up with, and his celebrations proved he's fully bladed up!

A great 3 points, harder won that you'd have thought. Good to see the usual suspects, although Eeyore had clearly been taking that special stuff that you get from the butcher's in the League of Gentlemen!

The Blades are indeed going up, and I are a very happy bunny  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 06, 2017, 05:52:51 am
Well, we made hard work of that tonight.

We didn't seem to be "at it" at all for large periods of the first half, and aside from some woeful touches and passes Coventry were very much in the game.

Second half we started to put a few moves together but a lot were interrupted by niggly fouls, bad passes, bad refereeing etc.

Suddenly we had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside. I would like to see the replay but from where I was sitting it didn't look off from the point of playing the ball.

The substitutions, bringing on Clarke and Carruthers, turned out to be a game changing decision. Clarke looked match fit and really got involved to good effect. Carruthers was all over the place, making things happen. Clarke's goal was a really nice cross and finish.

However, Fleck's goal was just brilliant to watch. I thought a couple of times he was playing like he didn't want to hurt his old pals, but bloody hell what a goal he came up with, and his celebrations proved he's fully bladed up!

A great 3 points, harder won that you'd have thought. Good to see the usual suspects, although Eeyore had clearly been taking that special stuff that you get from the butcher's in the League of Gentlemen!

The Blades are indeed going up, and I are a very happy bunny  :cheer:

Bugger Flecks celebration, what about Chrissie Wilders (with Bash taking him out for good measure!)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 06, 2017, 10:30:58 am


Bugger Flecks celebration, what about Chrissie Wilders (with Bash taking him out for good measure!)

It looked like Bash was taken out by Wilder - Bash just bounced off him!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 06, 2017, 04:28:43 pm
We may have made hard work of it last night, but it was another 3 points. That is all that matters now.

Even I now believe that we are going up. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Going to watch the highlights now to see the celebration.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 06, 2017, 10:06:29 pm
I'm really going to enjoy this promotion.

Yes it'll be confirmed while we're sat watching it on tellies facing John Street, but then Port Vale is going to be a blast, Bradford will be a sell-out on Easter Monday, the invasion of Milton Keynes will be amazing and the party versus ChezVegas will be celebrated late into the night.

Can't wait!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 07, 2017, 07:00:25 am
I'm really going to enjoy this promotion.

Yes it'll be confirmed while we're sat watching it on tellies facing John Street, but then Port Vale is going to be a blast, Bradford will be a sell-out on Easter Monday, the invasion of Milton Keynes will be amazing and the party versus ChezVegas will be celebrated late into the night.

Can't wait!

Well Bradford have done their bit and sold all their allocation
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 07, 2017, 08:58:58 am
I'm sure they'll enjoy our celebrations  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 08, 2017, 05:50:44 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Feckin' TREMENDOUS at BDTBL today!

First half I wondered what was going on - Clarke up front on his own?? We go in 1-0 down, we're playing terrible hoofball. We're watching it on tellies hooked up to trucks. Bizarre.

Then we get to 2-1 up and the place is going mental. The final whistle goes and we all invade the pitch! Great celebrations in blazing sunshine and then someone appears with a ball! It flies about the crowd and I'm determined to get something on it. I finally get a fine glance off the top of the bonce but I'm not happy. I'm about to give up and trudge off the pitch when i look up and the ball is flying towards me. I leap like a salmon (OK like a halibut) and get a very satisfying full on header.

Songs, smiles, photos, hugs from people I've never met (and Vamps!), brilliant! What an afternoon! And we could drink shit beer in our seats!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!    We've finally feckin' done it!

 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 08, 2017, 06:37:29 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Feckin' TREMENDOUS at BDTBL today!

First half I wondered what was going on - Clarke up front on his own?? We go in 1-0 down, we're playing terrible hoofball.

Then we get to 2-1 up and the place is going mental. The final whistle goes and we all invade the pitch! Great celebrations in blazing sunshine and then someone appears with a ball! It flies about the crowd and I'm determined to get something on it. I finally get a fine glance off the top of the bonce but I'm not happy. I'm about to give up and trudge off the pitch when i look up and the ball is flying towards me. I leap like a salmon (OK like a halibut) and got a very satisfying full on header.

Songs, smiles, photos, hugs from people I've never met (and Vamps!), brilliant! What an afternoon! And we could drink shit beer in our seats!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!    We've finally feckin' done it!

 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

What he said - bloody weird day watching the Blades from BDTBL Whilst they're playing away - we win and gain promotion and a pitch invasion - what a truly memorable experience and OMG what a party it's going to be at Port Vale now!

Absolutely buzzing and that bottle of Veuve in the fridge doesn't stand a chance tonight!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 08, 2017, 06:48:33 pm
I'm already on the outside of a bottle of Bolly

I'm barely able to type

I'm buzzing

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 08, 2017, 07:14:44 pm

My prediction - promoted at Northampton, Champions at MK Dons. COYRAWW!!!

OK, so I got the first one right but can't see the 2nd one being right now. 9 points clear with 4 to play. Could all be over next week. That 100 point target is still on  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 08, 2017, 08:38:36 pm
Back in January my prediction was:

Blades and Bolton auto, and Fleetwood via playoffs.

Still on the cards...........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 08, 2017, 09:44:37 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In't Blades Brilliant?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 08, 2017, 09:45:42 pm
sorry, I appear to have over-indulged  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 09, 2017, 07:52:03 am
Did anyone NOT over indulge last night............been a long time coming!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 09, 2017, 09:09:40 am
Did anyone NOT over indulge last night............been a long time coming!

Yeah, me FFS  )O( )O( :'( :'(

 What a fantastic season, just feckin brilliant! Absolutely gutted I missed yesterday and can't go to Vale and probably MK to celebrate. Not missing Bradford or Vegas though so will try to catch up with the celebrations with you lot then  :ok: :cheer: :cheer: :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA :DA
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 09, 2017, 08:09:09 pm
Banter aside Eeyore, genuinely sorry you couldn't make it Satdi, it was brilliant.

At least you have 2 promotion parties to attend including the main one v Vegas. Catch you next Monday mate  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 09, 2017, 08:50:30 pm
Banter aside Eeyore, genuinely sorry you couldn't make it Satdi, it was brilliant.

At least you have 2 promotion parties to attend including the main one v Vegas. Catch you next Monday mate  :ok:

Cheers mate  :ok:

I suppose I won't be so grumpy sat by the pool in Espana in 3 weeks with a cold beer in my hand and pesetas in me pocket and in the knowledge that not only are we in the Championship, but League Champions as well  :cheer: :cheer:

COYRAWWazzocks  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 09, 2017, 08:56:25 pm
I'm also off to Espana but instead of supping San Miguel I'm taking Jaipur mini kegs  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 10, 2017, 07:17:47 am
Did anyone NOT over indulge last night............been a long time coming!
I've woken up for work after Saturday night and Sunday being one complete blur...  UTB!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 10, 2017, 07:32:27 am
Typical McCabe - most clubs celebrate promotion with champagne. Our lads all have bottles of Stella in the photos!  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 10, 2017, 08:29:50 am
Typical McCabe - most clubs celebrate promotion with champagne. Our lads all have bottles of Stella in the photos!  :DD

Proper drink, for proper men, which is what they are.

No southern softie drinks for them.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 10, 2017, 11:15:25 am
Stella's never been a proper drink. Give 'em JAIPUR !!!!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 10, 2017, 03:13:10 pm
I'm also off to Espana but instead of supping San Miguel I'm taking Jaipur mini kegs  ;D

I'm also off to Espania but will be on the Vino Tinto...........

Notice Season Ticket sales have been halted as they said they would - will be interesting to see what the renewal price is for Phase 2........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 10, 2017, 08:49:43 pm
I bet they'll be considerably cheaper than the snortbeasts
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 11, 2017, 09:23:00 am
Interesting that the Chessie game has sold out but there are lots of tickets left for the Bradford game.  Perhaps it's a combination of it possibly not meaning much (though if we fail to win Friday it could still be the title decider) or maybe because the cameras are there.  Thoughts?

On the Chessie game, it's going to be rammed with Blades on all four sides of the ground as the BL upper has sold out too.  The CGB song is going to be mental at kick off....  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 11, 2017, 09:32:24 am
Interesting that the Chessie game has sold out but there are lots of tickets left for the Bradford game.  Perhaps it's a combination of it possibly not meaning much (though if we fail to win Friday it could still be the title decider) or maybe because the cameras are there.  Thoughts?

On the Chessie game, it's going to be rammed with Blades on all four sides of the ground as the BL upper has sold out too.  The CGB song is going to be mental at kick off....  :ok:

Final match of the season is always a good crowd normally anyway. I Agree cameras make a difference, however don't we also get presented with the league trophy at the Chessie game?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 11, 2017, 10:51:47 am
Notice Season Ticket sales have been halted as they said they would - will be interesting to see what the renewal price is for Phase 2........

Phase 2 prices just released on OWS. Kop is 317.00 for an adult renewal.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 11, 2017, 12:45:38 pm
Interesting that the Chessie game has sold out but there are lots of tickets left for the Bradford game.  Perhaps it's a combination of it possibly not meaning much (though if we fail to win Friday it could still be the title decider) or maybe because the cameras are there.  Thoughts?

On the Chessie game, it's going to be rammed with Blades on all four sides of the ground as the BL upper has sold out too.  The CGB song is going to be mental at kick off....  :ok:

Final match of the season is always a good crowd normally anyway. I Agree cameras make a difference, however don't we also get presented with the league trophy at the Chelsie game?

Chelsie? maybe the season after next mate  :ok:

Yes normally what happens is if we're already Champions by the time the game's played, the trophy is brought to the ground and presented after the match. If it goes down to the wire the EFL will have it in the boot of a car outside the Macron Stadium and be sat there with their fingers crossed, and then we'll get it in time for the Bus Tour
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 11, 2017, 08:11:17 pm
Chessie game now completely sold out for Blades.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 11, 2017, 11:10:51 pm
Hope it's a sunny day  :DB

Roma - sent you a PM mate
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 12, 2017, 09:54:52 am
Chessie game now completely sold out for Blades.

I think I saw somewhere a while back that Chessie had sold their allocation too, so should be a cracking atmosphere.  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 12, 2017, 11:53:58 am
Chessie game now completely sold out for Blades.

I think I saw somewhere a while back that Chessie had sold their allocation too, so should be a cracking atmosphere.  :cheer:

Plenty left in the Away end mate. Chezzy won't fancy watching us party while they're getting relegated. Loads of Blades are buying tickets for the away end
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 12, 2017, 02:52:34 pm
Chessie game now completely sold out for Blades.

I think I saw somewhere a while back that Chessie had sold their allocation too, so should be a cracking atmosphere.  :cheer:

Plenty left in the Away end mate. Chezzy won't fancy watching us party while they're getting relegated. Loads of Blades are buying tickets for the away end
You're right mate. I was having a senior moment. It was Bradford that had sold out  :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 12, 2017, 04:24:31 pm
Just realised how tight is it at the bottom of L1! In theory.  Port Vale, currently in the final relegation spot, could finish 10th!  Coventry, could finish 18th! Plenty more football to be played yet...  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 12, 2017, 05:07:45 pm
yes they can play their football while we have 4 x 90 minutes of partying  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 12, 2017, 05:21:04 pm
yes they can play their football while we have 4 x 90 minutes of partying  :cheer:

Hmmmm - I'm greedy - want those 100 points  :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 12, 2017, 07:09:38 pm
Blades season ticket for Championship football £315

Coventry season ticket for a club disappearing down the toilet into League 2, £300+

I'm not a McCabe lover by any means, but "better the devil you know" holds true under these circumstances. WTF are SISU thinking? Coventry fans are deserting the club in their droves.

You can get a ST for Bayern Munich for less than one at Coventry!

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 13, 2017, 07:28:51 am
Hmmmm...........stupid football superstitions.........

Was going to start a new thread, to start our new 'era' and then half way through doing it suddenly thought.......OMG the season isn't over yet.....don't want to jinx this one........so we'll wait til it's over, we've clinched the title (hopefully this weekend) and got that 100 points!!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 13, 2017, 11:09:15 am
Blades season ticket for Championship football £315

Coventry season ticket for a club disappearing down the toilet into League 2, £300+

I'm not a McCabe lover by any means, but "better the devil you know" holds true under these circumstances. WTF are SISU thinking? Coventry fans are deserting the club in their droves.

You can get a ST for Bayern Munich for less than one at Coventry!
The SISU directors have built up a pretty health company so I am assuming they know how to run a business.  The question is, are they trying to run a football club on the huge misunderstanding it's just like any another business or is there a broader strategic aim that actually includes running the football club into the ground, or at least not caring if that's the final outcome.  I suspect it's the latter.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 13, 2017, 11:11:04 am
Hmmmm...........stupid football superstitions.........

Was going to start a new thread, to start our new 'era' and then half way through doing it suddenly thought.......OMG the season isn't over yet.....don't want to jinx this one........so we'll wait til it's over, we've clinched the title (hopefully this weekend) and got that 100 points!!!
Knowing our luck there'll be mass pitch invasions at Port Vale and MK as well as at BDTBL on the final day and the league will deduct 10 points for each infringement.  Although the bookies have already paid out on promotion.  That would be an interesting outcome.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 13, 2017, 03:47:16 pm
SISU may be successful in business mate, but that's the mistake all these people make, football isn't just a business. Asset values can disappear overnight, and those assets might work well for you and they might be a disaster.

Let's not forget SISU is a Hedge Fund, so they invest in other people's skills, experience and business acumen in a specific field while all they do is count the beans.

Did you know SISU actually discussed an idea where, at premium rates, supporters could "text the substitutes" during a game, telling them they were the player they wanted on the pitch and whoever got most would be announced on the PA and the manager would be under pressure to comply? Football men they are not!

They once raised a concern that the mascot was too fat and didn't represent the right image to children. Someone had to tell them the mascot's an elephant!

I wouldn't want them running BDTBL!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 13, 2017, 04:09:39 pm
Hedge Fund Managers, especially reasonably successful ones like SISU usually know the right time to get out of a failing investment.  I agree about football not being your usual business (which was the first option I mentioned) but I doubt SISU are that stupid or vain to realise that, especially after what has happened.

This is why I think there are ulterior motives to what they're doing, otherwise they would have cut their losses by now.  It's all part of a grand plan, the objective of which is anyone's guess, the only definite being it's not going to be good for Coventry City.

Also, a lot of the bad publicity about SISU has been driven by the fans' group and friends in the press who have wanted SISU out from the beginning.  The text-a-sub idea for example was one of many ideas that came out of a brainstorming session.

On that note, did you know that Bournemouth (until recently when financial issues meant they had to get rid of them) used a statistical consulting firm to run the game.  They sat in the stands and ran loads of complex stat models and then texted the action they wanted the manager to take at half time.  Every one of Bournemouth's current crop of players recruited over the last 3 years were recruited by the same consultants.  The group claim that there are at least 7 teams in the top to divisions who use their services...

They did an interview on Radio 5 and the presenter raised their criticism of the MOTD panel.  The consultants had said MOTD were too hard on certain strikers who had missed easy chances, saying that statistically they weren't due to score anyway.  Jermaine Jeans was the expert on the interview and he ripped them to shreds saying something like "are you telling me that Alan Shearer, top scorer in the premier league and World Cup players doesn't know a good chance when he sees one".  The guy shat himself.  :DD





Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 13, 2017, 07:47:08 pm
Brentford were the club that most bought into the "stats-based" idea of player recruitment out of all of them. They were buying players who fit the financial and statistical model, even if they were shite. A perfect example of how business people, accountants and statisticians always fail to get a grip on what football is really about. Abramovich loves football, Levy loves football. Start there, and IF money's made, all well and good.

As for SISU having a clever agenda, well I'd call shenanigans on them if so, because they've bought a club without any tangible assets outside of the playing squad and they don't even have a home. Even Branson, Buffet, and yes, Trump have their fuck-ups, and I believe Coventry City is SISU's Virgin Cola.  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 14, 2017, 08:16:01 pm
Another great away day out following the mighty Blades and Jack O'Connell's Magic Hat!!   :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 15, 2017, 11:03:50 am
Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/Vft2Jd_gvcw
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on April 15, 2017, 02:50:29 pm
Vamps--Hello--Had trouble logging in--Keeps saying log ins could
be compromised.???--Eventually got through----Just heard we are Champions :DG
   Team should be more relaxed now for Monday..   What a wonderful season
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 15, 2017, 03:05:50 pm
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: CHAMPIONS!!!!!  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 15, 2017, 03:19:20 pm
Just Sayin'............
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 15, 2017, 03:19:55 pm
Thought you might like this one as well
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 15, 2017, 03:20:17 pm
Fabulous....well done to CW and the whole team.

Had great delight announcing the Bolton score to other memebers in the clubhouse after golf...

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 15, 2017, 03:23:30 pm
Anyone else like me and just can't wait to welcome the champions on the pitch on Monday - Bolton, if there were ever a game for you to get tickets for and come across - surely this is it!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 15, 2017, 03:27:05 pm
Anyone else like me and just can't wait to welcome the champions on the pitch on Monday - Bolton, if there were ever a game for you to get tickets for and come across - surely this is it!!

I would love to, but unfortunately, grandson is visiting. At least he can watch them on the tele, and see a proper team play instead of bloody Burnley...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 15, 2017, 07:03:45 pm
Anyone else like me and just can't wait to welcome the champions on the pitch on Monday - Bolton, if there were ever a game for you to get tickets for and come across - surely this is it!!

I would love to, but unfortunately, grandson is visiting. At least he can watch them on the tele, and see a proper team play instead of bloody Burnley...

No problem passing it by, after all we win Leagues all the time! Why it's only a mere 35 years since we last won a League and that was the mighty Division 4!

Pfffffft - I have some grouting to do and my Tesco Clubcard needs renewing and that Clematis urgently needs a bit of a trim so I have to prioritise my time FFS.

Hahahahaha - just taking the piss Bolts, please excuse me I've done serious damage to some Bollinger and I can't stop buzzing. Monday is going to be a defining day in Blades history, and so is next Saturday and so is the following Sunday. I'm absolutely determined to soak up every last ounce of the moment.

That took 20 minutes to type, but on the basis that I CAN still type I clearly need more Bolly.

UP THE BLADES!!!! Thanks to the players, thanks to the forked-tongued one, congratulations to us all  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on April 17, 2017, 10:54:03 am
Hello,,Can anyone put me on to a live stream of the game please..Thank you :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 17, 2017, 04:54:03 pm
Well, that was much better than I'd expected.  I'm guessing the players haven't been following the best possible diet over the last week or so, and have been busy giving press interviews.  But that first half was as good as any I've seen for a while.  Maybe it was the confidence of champions and the removing of any real pressure, but at times the football was sublime.

Bradford started brightly enough but once we got going we were unstoppable and they looked deflated after the second went in... We looked knackered second half, and Bradford were trying to make something happen.  We still looked a league above (doh - we are!) at times...

Looking forward to next season already... UTB  :ok:

Forgot to say, as per What's App, an Ipswich fan joined me watching on Now TV  for the first half and a bit of the second and he was openly impressed. I sat with him in the stands at Portman Road the year we went down from the championship so he's seen us at our worse and our best.  His view is that if we can play like we did first half today, even with the players we have now we'll finish top half in the Championship.  He thinks many teams will struggle with our passing and movement. 
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 17, 2017, 06:54:18 pm
Yes the shackles were off, but Bradford still had a possible automatic promotion slot to play for so it looked a tough match, but we were absolutely brilliant at times today.

I guess Clarke will be MOTM but I thought Coutts and Fleck were fantastic and if O'Connell ever loses that magic hat he'll be in big trouble - what an assist for the first goal!

Second half, hey we're 3-0 up so of course we're going to sit deep, let them have the ball, and ride it out. We still created the better opportunities as Bradford really went for it and took a few risks, but Billy's 200th goal will have to come against MK Dons instead  ;D



I just want to say something about Bradford:

1. They decided to give the guard of honour at the beginning of the match, there was no obligation for them to do it.
2. The Bradford fans applauded us out onto the pitch when we were announced.
3. The Bradford fans also applauded our U-18s when they were paraded around the ground
4. There was even a handful of them who stayed behind at the end and applauded our players on the lap of honour.

I'm sure there were nobs and numpties in their crowd like any other, but on the whole, respect to Bradford, pure class today. I hope they get promoted as it's always a good game against them.



Well, I'm buzzing like a "rabbit" on Duracells, so I'm off for a Jaipur or seven.

Ta-ra!  :DB

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 18, 2017, 09:23:21 am
I just want to say something about Bradford:

1. They decided to give the guard of honour at the beginning of the match, there was no obligation for them to do it.

I reckon that was down to McCall - top bloke. I'm assuming his team talk was different to his pre-match interview on Sky, because if it wasn't he must have frightened his players half to death the way he was singing our praises.  Once a Blade  :ok:

PS: Is it still too soon to start a "Next Season" thread?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 18, 2017, 09:29:05 am
I like reading this web site before and after games.

The last comment from the Bradford fan though... There's always one  :DD

https://roysviewfrom.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/view-from-bradford-5/
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 18, 2017, 10:18:05 am
Some of the best football I've witnessed at the Lane for many a year at times yesterday - 1st half we were just brilliant and all 3 goals superbly made and taken.

I do have a minor gripe though, which I know is completely out of context given the season we have had and the result yesterday. 2nd half was actually quite boring!!! We had the perfect opportunity to absolutely blitz Bradford and really go for more goals - TV cameras there, already Champions and 3-0 up so why did we just stay in 2nd gear all half??

Any road up, what a feckin amazing season and well done to all at SUFC  :ok:

Can't wait for next season - bring it on  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 20, 2017, 10:59:34 am
I do have a minor gripe though, which I know is completely out of context given the season we have had and the result yesterday. 2nd half was actually quite boring!!! We had the perfect opportunity to absolutely blitz Bradford and really go for more goals - TV cameras there, already Champions and 3-0 up so why did we just stay in 2nd gear all half??

It seemed to me that we'd hit the wall second half.  Not surprising really considering that the players have been celebrating pretty hard and doing lots of press interviews and appearances.  That has to affect training levels at this level.  Also, with the pre-match celebrations their adrenalin levels would have been sky high at kick off.  Second half I think we were just coasting and at 3-0 up I think we could afford to.  I think the fans were similarly affected, as the great first half atmosphere fizzled out in the second period.

That said, we could have had another couple in that second half.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 20, 2017, 01:33:09 pm

Party in the Peace Gardens from 2pm

Blades leave Bramall Lane on open-top bus at 6pm

Arrive Town Hall 6.45pm (which way are they going FFS??!!)

All on May 2nd, by which time me, Vamps and Eeyore will all be in various parts of Spain! Never mind, I'll be there in spirit  :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 20, 2017, 02:05:29 pm
PFA League One Team of the Year features FIVE Blades!

Moore, Fleck, Freeman, Duffy and Sharp. Great stuff and fully deserved.

Personally I would have selected 11 Blades  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 21, 2017, 10:30:12 am
PFA League One Team of the Year features FIVE Blades!

Moore, Fleck, Freeman, Duffy and Sharp. Great stuff and fully deserved.

Personally I would have selected 11 Blades  :ok:
Agreed. Our first choice eleven would muller that PFA team of the year (assuming Sharp et al could duplicate and play on both teams at the same time).
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 22, 2017, 08:40:35 pm
Really enjoyed today

We were driven down by a great bloke who thinks exceeding the speed limit will result in being struck by lightning, so we arrived half an hour late.

The pub was called "The Maltings" which sounds all lovely traditional craft aley, but it was a John Smiths and Fosters special. We forced Guinness down and legged it across the road to a place proudly announcing "Cask Ales". Bollocks - they only had speckled hen, which was ok to be fair, but a pub that has wine on draught?????

So we went to the chippy - only to find the queue didn't move, so we walked to the ground to meet Vamps and Sotonexile in the Hotel, but they wouldn't let us in, so we went to Chimichanga's Tex-Mex place bang next to the ground for a beer where Youfy got royally shafted £10.58 for 2 pints of fizzy Brazilian piss!

Loads of bad omens but everything changed when we got in the ground. I have to say the Stadium at MK is actually a great place to watch football. Loads of space, the seats looked comfy although we stood all the time, but man the place was only half full!

The game passed us by to a degree. Clarke's goal was a lovely towering header, Sharp's first was opportunistic after a bad mistake by the defender (although a cracking finish), and his 3rd was another great finish after a slightly fortuitous through ball.

After the match the players came back out and joined in with the Jack O'Connell song. Great to see Billy Sharp throwing a foam brick towards Jack, who was wearing a magic hat by this time, and he duly headed it back towards him to a tumultuous cheer.

Great stuff, and then the drive back zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



Youfy, next time I offer you a lift, I'll be driving mate  :ok:

Good to see Youfy, Vamps, Mrs Vamps and Junior Vamps. Soton Exile was on the shelf above so I guess I'll see him next Sunday.

UTB!!!!  :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 23, 2017, 08:19:30 am
Let's pop in here for a Mexican Youfy said.........

Lings reaction https://www.facebook.com/benjayyk/videos/694371057437152/
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 24, 2017, 02:09:33 pm
Championship players out of contract in the Summer:
https://footballfragmento.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/championship-players-out-of-contract-summer-2017/

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 24, 2017, 04:18:42 pm
Cheers landlord!  :o


Roma - Championship players out of contract? PFFFTT!!! According to the Daily Mail we've agreed to sign a certain rapist destined for League 2 for £500,000!


Oh shit - Andy Giddings has confirmed it and it's on BBC.

We ALMOST had the perfect season, right up to 6 days before the end. Couldn't this have all been done/announced after Sunday?



Edit again(!) Seems the reason Ched's not played recently is down to the fact that he's due to be paid another fee after playing 30 games. He's played 29 and the club's in a financial mess. The two things might not be connected, but no money, relegation, it does add up
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 24, 2017, 06:37:17 pm
Personally don't want Ched back - I look at it purely from a footballing perspective - IMHO it's the only way to look at it now. He's not done it at Chesterfield so what makes us think he can now HOWEVER - if the £500k figure being quoted is correct, then it's not exactly a risk is it......assuming CW can turn him around and make him into the player he wants him to be then bargain - if it doesn't work out and he doesn't improve on this season then we'll likely get, if not all, then the majority of our money back.   
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 24, 2017, 07:06:24 pm
Agreed Vamps. If anyone can make something out of Evans, Wilder can.

However, 7 goals in 29, only 29 games in over 3 years, seems to be a bit of a crock, no match fitness, if his name wasn't Ched Evans would CW even be looking at him at all? I doubt it.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 24, 2017, 07:37:32 pm
Holy shit.

Brew Dog "Mr President"

Maisie's boyfriend bought me 6 bottles for doing the tiling on their kitchen floor at their take-away. It's fantastic stuff and I've been knocking them back. I just noticed it's 9.2% !

catch you tomorrow!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 25, 2017, 09:31:13 am
Agreed Vamps. If anyone can make something out of Evans, Wilder can.

However, 7 goals in 29, only 29 games in over 3 years, seems to be a bit of a crock, no match fitness, if his name wasn't Ched Evans would CW even be looking at him at all? I doubt it.

I don't want Ched back. We have this fatal obsession of looking backwards.  We're always going on about re-signing ex-players.  Let's move on. Ched might have had his conviction overruled but personally that's not the issue for me.  It's a gamble taking him on.  He could rediscover that form he showed before he went down.  500k would be a good wager in that circumstance. Chances are he won't though.  And I don't think the risk is worth the reward (the potential waste of 500k, the bad press, the division of fans etc).  I think we'd be better taking a gamble on someone like Ward from Rotherham (free transfer but high wages).

We have a forward thinking manager. Let's start looking forward for once...  Forget the past. That's now someone else's problem.

And btw, has anyone seen anything official from the club on this yet?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 25, 2017, 10:06:29 am
Personally I don't see what all the fuss is about re possibly signing Evans. If this has been agreed by Wilder, you know, the new Messiah who has just guided us through the best season in feckin years, then I'm ok with that.

I can't see there being any bad press - why should there be, he is innocent.........and Chez didn't suffer any bad press either.

£500,000 is worth the gamble - there is still a goal scorer in there somewhere and Wilder seems to have the knack of getting the best out of players. If it doesn't work out, Wilder will react quickly to sort it out, as he did this season with Long and Hussey.

As for fans being divided, no shit.......some still hate Basham, Coutts, Clarke etc etc. Fans will always be divided, whether it's about players, standing up, flares, being pissed etc etc

I also can't see the squad being affected either.

So, if it's ok with Wilder, it's ok with me  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 25, 2017, 10:35:53 am
Call me a pessimist but what worries me is that CW doesn't want Ched back and this is another McC intervening mystery move...  I'm hoping we're past that but this smacks of it.

That said, still haven't seen anything from the club, so we may be all getting het up about nothing.  :ok:


Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 25, 2017, 12:31:00 pm
After what CW has achieved there is no way McCabe would be quite THAT stupid to impose a player on a manager whose stock is rising by the day and if we piss him off he'll walk knowing he can get another (better?) job elsewhere.

I believe this is CWspotting an opportunity and believing he can get him firing again.

Nothing from the club yet, no, because they didn't want it getting out and souring the party atmosphere. According to our favourite newspaper(!) the fee is agreed and Evans said goodbye to his team-mates yesterday. The club won't comment until he's signed, and we can't sign anyone until the window opens unless Chessie cancel his contract and he becomes a free agent, which they clearly aren't doing if a fee's agreed.

Therefore, my bet is they'll announce it early next week (pre-contract terms agreed etc) OR on the day of the transfer window opening which is July 1st.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 25, 2017, 12:39:38 pm
That's exactly it Lings.........surely KM can't be that feckin stupid...........can he?  :yikes: :^^
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 25, 2017, 01:50:44 pm
That's exactly it Lings.........surely KM can't be that feckin stupid...........can he?  :yikes: :^^

I'll get back to you on that one  8)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 26, 2017, 12:21:36 pm
 :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 26, 2017, 03:03:12 pm
Quite a good balanced piece
https://footyaccumulators.com/ched-evans-worth-risk-sheffield-united/
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 26, 2017, 09:07:41 pm
Do you want to know what pisses me off the most about all of the comments on Twitter about the Ched Evans rumours?  No? I'll tell you anyway...

It's all of those bloody imbeciles, on both sides, who constantly accuse each other of slander, in some kind of crazy tennis rally where volleys of misused words are batted back and forth without any realisation the author is revealing their single figure IQ.

It's FUCKING LIBEL you arseholes.

There.  Got that off my chest. I'm off to reconvene shouting abuse out of the window at the neighbour having a yard sale when his front garden is at least 8 meters by 6.  )O(
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 26, 2017, 09:21:23 pm
Do you want to know what pisses me off the most about all of the comments on Twitter about the Ched Evans rumours?  No? I'll tell you anyway...

It's all of those bloody imbeciles, on both sides, who constantly accuse each other of slander, in some kind of crazy tennis rally where volleys of misused words are batted back and forth without any realisation the author is revealing their single figure IQ.

It's FUCKING LIBEL you arseholes.

There.  Got that off my chest. I'm off to reconvene shouting abuse out of the window at the neighbour having a yard sale when his front garden is at least 8 meters by 6.  )O(

....and you lot laugh at me because I don't do Twitter  :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on April 27, 2017, 12:16:50 am
Oh, I thought it was Twatter?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 27, 2017, 10:18:54 am
Oh, I thought it was Twatter?

You're thinking of Wanksplat

or that other one, Stinks O' Ham I think it's called (a bit like Kermit's dick?)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on April 28, 2017, 06:03:48 am
I know you shouldn't laugh.........but
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39731246?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_match_of_the_day&ns_source=facebook&ns_linkname=sport
 :DD
 :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 28, 2017, 08:36:34 am
I know you shouldn't laugh.........but
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39731246?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_match_of_the_day&ns_source=facebook&ns_linkname=sport
 :DD
 :DD

I am laughing, and so should you.

Below is the link to the article in the Bolton news, and all the comments. Some of them are quality.


http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15248160.Finance_firm_pursues_winding_up_order_over___5_million_Wanderers_debt/?ref=mrb&lp=22
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 28, 2017, 10:53:45 am
 :DD :DD :DD
According to Companies house they have 59 charges against them, 9 of which are still outstanding... Make that 10 now... Well run club then.
 :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 28, 2017, 11:05:08 am
Just done some further digging and the company raising the charge against Bolton is BluMarble Capital Ltd who themselves have charges open, including one from Investec Bank in Ireland, which looks to be the 5m Bolton owe BluMarble.

So BluMarble borrowed the money from Invested to lend it to Bolton and now Investec want it back.  BluMarble are a small company (don't have to provide full accounts) so it's very unlikely they have sufficient funds sitting around to pay back the 5 mil.  So they will be very keen to get the money from Bolton to pay off their own debts.   :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on April 28, 2017, 04:00:41 pm
It's POETS day...  Just reading an article on Championship finances.

Next year we should receive 2m Championship TV money (was 750k in League 1) but this is supplemented by a "solidarity payment" by the Premier League, where they give 5m to each championship club from their TV deal - apparently to stop the gap between championship and PL getting too big.  I'm not sure that works when the PL get an average of 46m each from TV deals.

If we're on TV 3 times (big ask) that's about 500k additional money.

So we're looking at TV revenues of about 7.5m.

Assuming we sell 18k season tickets and they're each 300 quid on average, that's 5.4m from season ticket sales.

Assume 25 quid per day entry ticket and an average gate of 22k, that gives, excluding cup games, 2.3m from match by match ticket sales (home games only).

So without hospitality, sponsorship, merchandise and refreshment sales etc, we're looking at 15.2m revenue.  Let's add another 2m for sponsorship and 1m for merchandise etc we're then at 18.2m.

Obviously if we don't perform the match day tickets sales would drop, but let's assume we do OK to attract 22k per game.

If HRH stands by what Jim Phipps once told me he'd promised he will put in 7m of his own money.

So we should have 25.2m revenues.

According to the accounts for period ending 30 June 2016, we made just under 11m in revenue.  So that's a significant increase in available spend, though obviously wage costs will be higher even before we bring in new players.

Not meant to be an accurate forecast, but gives us an idea what we're looking at.

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on April 28, 2017, 04:26:53 pm
:DD :DD :DD
According to Companies house they have 59 charges against them, 9 of which are still outstanding... Make that 10 now... Well run club then.
 :DD :DD :DD

They were always going to be in a mess when Eddie Davies left. He even let them off with most of what he had put into the club personnally. This is rumoured to be circa £175m.

They got their ground for nowt, as Bolton Council bought Burnden Park off them, and helped to finance the building of the Macron Stadium.

They have sold the car park at the ground, and Wigan bought their training ground off them. They are now trying to build a new one, but residents are moaning about the extra traffic, noise, and the lighting for evening use.

All in all,they are in a mess financially.  :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on April 30, 2017, 09:52:25 pm
Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Summer. I guess we'll all pop in from time to time, but hopefully we'll all arrive back here safe and well come the first match of next season as we repeat the performance and rip the Championship a new arsehole!

All the best to all in the CB. It was great, let's go again!

Cheers all!  :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB :DB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 01, 2017, 07:14:00 pm
Cheers Lings - and one and all - in case you're wondering the weather is very warm in Spain, the wine is very red and going down rather well.............


Oh and nicked but thought I'd share for those not on the WhatsApp group as it's rather good.........bought a new TV today to watch the Championship play-offs. Unfortunately it didn't come with any Leeds........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 01, 2017, 08:48:44 pm
Cheers Lings - and one and all - in case you're wondering the weather is very warm in Spain, the wine is very red and going down rather well.............


Oh and nicked but thought I'd share for those not on the WhatsApp group as it's rather good.........bought a new TV today to watch the Championship play-offs. Unfortunately it didn't come with any Leeds........

 :DD :DD :DD Very good mate  :ok:

I'll be watching the parade after all, then down to Folkestone, then Chartres, then Empuriabrava for some of that vino tinto and sunshine  8)
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 02, 2017, 01:52:08 pm
Gotta get myself one of these!!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on May 05, 2017, 07:50:18 pm
Hello guys--Anyone know if Chris Wilder and Alan Knill have also gone to Vegas ?
                  Just a thought.....Also a photo of  Clarke with the player of the month trophy.
                       So he didnt make the trip to Vegas??
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 05, 2017, 08:40:07 pm
Pretty sure Wilder and Knill have not gone mate.

No idea about Clarke.



Vamps can I change my T Shirt to read:

Sheffield United

Bath Hotel

Jaipur

All of the above

????     ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 06, 2017, 04:27:01 pm
In Barcelona today and tomorrow. Perfect weather, 27/28 with a bit of breeze.

Tomorrow's about work. Tonight's about a couple of great craft ale houses either side of Barcelona v Villareal at the Nou Camp.

Give me BTDBL every time  ;D



Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 08, 2017, 10:18:17 am
Pretty sure Wilder and Knill have not gone mate.

No idea about Clarke.

Wilder said he wasn't going as it was a reward for the players and they wouldn't want their "boss" there.

I thought I'd seen Clarke in a photo by the pool on Twitter, but not certain as the person I thought he was was smiling in the photo  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 08, 2017, 01:24:38 pm
Latest transfer rumour - Ricky Holmes from Charlton.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on May 08, 2017, 04:31:24 pm
Evans Confirmed as returned. Still don't think any good will come of this. Never go backwards and after his last Season at this Level. He was bloody poor.
I couldn't care less about his wasted years, that's gone. He was Shite last time, Shite Last Season so diesn't deserve this chance. But I'm happy to proved wrong :ok:

In other news, maybe for Vamps, Lings etc. WESTFIELD upper is now a Season Ticket Zone. Fancy a move up there anyone?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 08, 2017, 04:51:10 pm
Evans Confirmed as returned. Still don't think any good will come of this. Never go backwards and after his last Season at this Level. He was bloody poor.
I couldn't care less about his wasted years, that's gone. He was Shite last time, Shite Last Season so diesn't deserve this chance. But I'm happy to proved wrong :ok:

In other news, maybe for Vamps, Lings etc. WESTFIELD upper is now a Season Ticket Zone. Fancy a move up there anyone?

Evans will be desperate to prove himself yo us, to McCabe, and to CW. He owes us but more than that he wants to prove he's a good player to every doubter and that's a powerful driving force in a player. Last season was Evans getting up to speed. Now a full pre-season will have him at what's left of his peak.

In the last season he played for us he was brilliant. Over to CW to drag him back to his best.

I love the view from Westfield Upper mate but not sure I can shake the tradition of sitting on the kop.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 08, 2017, 05:38:31 pm
Financially, if the numbers I've been told are correct, then it makes perfect sense with a no lose situation for the club.

Football wise, I really hope you're right Lings, and let's be honest if there's one person who can get something out of him then you'd put your money on CW, but I'm not convinced to be honest.

Don't buy into the never go back theory - after all CW came back, Brian Deane came back and I'd take both Jags and Big Harry back in a shot......

Westfield upper not for me I'm afraid - it's a great view up there, better facilities (but still the same crap beer!) and that's about where it ends.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 09, 2017, 08:17:10 am
My two penn'orth on the Ched situation.

From a football perspective, it's a risk. He might not be able to discover the form or fitness he had in that last season with us.  I don't judge him on the season before as the whole team were lethargic and crap that year and we were relegated in all but points by Christmas.  If anyone can rekindle the form in Evans it's CW and he now gets a full summer to spend on him.  To be honest, we could spend a lot more that 500k on a striker and lose the lot because he turns out to be shite or doesn't fit in (Higdon, Sammon etc etc).  IF CW performs the miracle we're hoping, we could be sat with an asset worth in excess of 3m and IF Ched can get 10 goals and Billy can get 15 goals next season then chances are we're going to be safe.  I can't imagine CW doing what Adkins or even Clough might have done and picking Ched for the sake of it. If he can't cut it anymore, he'll be on his way soon enough.

From a non-football perspective, it's a risk. I think the divisive nature of this deal will heal fairly quickly. In the financial markets news is news and once it's broken it has little further influence on the stock or reputation of a business.  In this regard the Ched news broke last year and then again last month.  It'll die down quickly (rightly or wrongly depending on your point of view).

Personally, I'd gladly have not done this deal, I'm sure there are other potential strikers out there although they would have cost more but would have been without any baggage.  But, in Wilder I trust. He's not done too badly so far.

I'm not going to post my view on the actual case here - that's for the numpties on social media who don't seem to understand the difference between libel and slander and the consequences of either.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 09, 2017, 01:32:04 pm
What's everyone think of the new OWS?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: S36Reject on May 09, 2017, 08:15:58 pm
What's everyone think of the new OWS?

Not really looked at it yet but planning on going to the game on Sat so will have a look in a bit
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 10, 2017, 06:04:07 am
What's everyone think of the new OWS?

The last one was 15 years out of date when it was lanched. The new one was always going to be better, and it is, but it's hardly state-of-the-art is it?

A couple of hours with "Wix" could have produced a far better job, but I think we're tied into to a deal with the League on a "One Size Fitz Hall" arrangement?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on May 12, 2017, 12:20:00 pm
The last few days I have been reading from journalists from every walk of life, about who we are signing,interested in-even telling Tufty what he should buy--Indeed if we sign them all we will have a squad of 40 plus.
 Personally I think its all "fake news"-- Since the problem with Radio Sheffield  2 weeks ago,I think CW will be telling the media--Nothing..until hes announcing a signing.   Recently on News Now..Shef Utd--its been full of Lies,suggestions,and utter crap-Not one positive- up to now anyway.. Its a cut throat business -full of fairy stories but short on truth. I will keep looking on the Official website only.
  Then I know its the truth--Finally-Surprised about O Shea dithering-- Maybe hes a star in his own mind now since he joined us--Happy times :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 12, 2017, 06:40:40 pm
I like O'Shea, but if he's dithering, look elsewhere FFS! If he doesn't want more of what he's just had after a lucky escape from relegation to League 2, he's a bloody idiot.

I'm sure CW's told him he'll be cover, and he probably thinks he's too good for that. Pillock. He's out of contract FFS!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on May 12, 2017, 07:22:09 pm
 Youve addressed the O Shea dithering much better than I did Lings :ok:
  CW should  advise him to go to Hartlepools.Should get game time up there.This Turkish guy sounds like a better option anyway. :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 12, 2017, 08:58:18 pm
The announcement of Monty's retirement from playing just brings everything into focus. We need 11 Montys, ie dedicated, loyal people who just want to play for United. The original United.

By the way, thanks for the memories Monty and all the best for the future.  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 16, 2017, 04:36:14 pm
Hi guys, great season which I mostly missed due to massive problems but i'm chuffed for Chrissy Wilder and the team. Let's hope for a decent return in the championship next season.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 16, 2017, 05:02:36 pm
Hope things are looking up Stabo...  :ok:

Interesting map of next seasons' away days...

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 16, 2017, 05:17:18 pm
They are now mate, i've been to hell and back but hoping to get some games in next season
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 16, 2017, 05:41:32 pm
Hey Stabo

Great to see you back mate. Anything we can help with, just shout.

All the best  :ok:




Love the map Roma - funny how the country seems to shrink the higher up the leagues we go.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 16, 2017, 09:29:31 pm
Welcome back Stabo - really hope that whatever shit you've had is getting sorted  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 16, 2017, 09:32:03 pm
Love the map Roma - funny how the country seems to shrink the higher up the leagues we go.

Very true........unless you are Newcastle, Swansea or Brighton! Some long away days to be had there - and I bet that the powers that be make them midweek fixtures as well  :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 16, 2017, 09:45:00 pm
beats carlisle, exeter, and....er....dover

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 16, 2017, 10:05:43 pm
Just put £20 on the Pigs to win tomorrow night.

I can't lose whatever happens  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 17, 2017, 07:42:06 am
Just put £20 on the Pigs to win tomorrow night.

I can't lose whatever happens  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You've come round to my way of thinking Lings with my trebles each week on our nearest rivals for promotion - I hardly won a penny but it was worth it.  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 17, 2017, 08:08:26 am
Just put £20 on the Pigs to win tomorrow night.

I can't lose whatever happens  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You've come round to my way of thinking Lings with my trebles each week on our nearest rivals for promotion - I hardly won a penny but it was worth it.  :ok:

They even performed in my 5-way accumulator at the weekend as I had them for a draw. Sadly I only got 4 out of 5 winners but Betfair now refunds the stake if only 1 game lets you down, so nowt lost.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 17, 2017, 09:45:32 am
Hi guys, great season which I mostly missed due to massive problems but i'm chuffed for Chrissy Wilder and the team. Let's hope for a decent return in the championship next season.

Very nice to hear from you again mate. Missed you in the chat room. Had to put up with Tex. :DD

Hope everything is now sorted.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 17, 2017, 06:00:25 pm
As a Blade it kills me to say this, but it would be nice to see them in the Premiership. Let's just hope they get one step closer tonight - come on Huddersfield!

Stabo - welcome back matey. Good to see you again.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 17, 2017, 09:39:58 pm
As a Blade it kills me to say this, but it would be nice to see them in the Premiership. Let's just hope they get one step closer tonight - come on Huddersfield!

Stabo - welcome back matey. Good to see you again.

Cheers buddy
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 17, 2017, 10:29:31 pm
World class super striker Forestiere misses the vital penalty to keep the unclean in the Play-Offs. Good Luck to Hudders, we'll see the filth next season  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 17, 2017, 10:41:24 pm
 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Really sorry you lost £20 Lings

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 17, 2017, 10:49:22 pm
You really shouldn't mock the afflicted........but I'll make an exception in this case

https://youtu.be/-XxPzlU5lZQ
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 17, 2017, 10:50:15 pm
:DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Really sorry you lost £20 Lings

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

I had a bit on the draw as well so it was only £8 lost in the end,

and worth EVERY penny!  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 17, 2017, 11:06:03 pm
:DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Really sorry you lost £20 Lings

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

I had a bit on the draw as well so it was only £8 lost in the end,

and worth EVERY penny!  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Fair enough mate, it's only the cost of a pint in the Sentinel.......
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on May 17, 2017, 11:08:02 pm
You really shouldn't mock the afflicted........but I'll make an exception in this case

https://youtu.be/-XxPzlU5lZQ

It just HAS to be done!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 17, 2017, 11:17:02 pm
All that money they've pissed away on transfers.

£500 season tickets

£45 match tickets. They all fell for it. "If you want success you have to contribute to the cost" Hahahaha.

A fearsome strike force on paper....but put them on grass and they're shite  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 17, 2017, 11:28:20 pm
https://twitter.com/SkySportsEFL/status/864955878432165888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html%23864955878432165888
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 18, 2017, 12:17:29 am
They spent £25m in 2 years and yet, come the first game of the season, they will start below us in the League  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 18, 2017, 07:32:14 am
They spent £25m in 2 years and yet, come the first game of the season, they will start below us in the League  :ok:

I guess spending £10m on a striker isn't enough to buy one that can take a penalty...........
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 18, 2017, 09:58:22 am
I can't wait for the Hitler videos  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 18, 2017, 12:00:41 pm
Breaking News. Still shot leaked from the next instalment of YouTube phenomenon "When Hitler Hears Wednesday Are Out of the Playoffs on Pens"...  Yes.  Even the world's most evil tyrant in history hates Wednesday...

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 18, 2017, 12:19:47 pm
Great fun trawling through the pork boards last night.

1. Next year they're nailed on for automatic (they said this last year)
2. "By rights" automatic should have been nailed on this year
3. Huddersfield are tin pot because they gave out clappers and other non-spontaneous items/ideas to artificially create an atmosphere. Of course, the Pigs clearly forgot their own blue-hand clappers they gave out last season, AND a bunch of cunts calling themselves a band, artificially trying to drum up an atmosphere.
4. This is a cracker. Loads of them were up in arms because Forestiere's follow-up to his fucked-up penalty, when he put it into the net should have stood! Apparently because the ball was still moving it was still in play and therefore he had every right to score  :DD I swear the original poster must have been a Blade but they leapt all over it. Hilarious.

Some great stuff on Blades forums everywhere, but I did like the suggestion for the best post-match song:

Everybody's doing a brand new dance now
Come on Baby
Do the no promotion!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 18, 2017, 04:03:10 pm
No Hitler movie yet, but this one was waiting to happen....

https://youtu.be/pFozqkuJlGc
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on May 18, 2017, 07:14:13 pm
Piggies were hoping for an open topped bus parade but they missed the low bridge.....
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 18, 2017, 07:47:34 pm
No Hitler movie yet, but this one was waiting to happen....

https://youtu.be/pFozqkuJlGc

Was just about to post that one.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Saigon Blade on May 19, 2017, 03:22:10 pm
Just seen that CW has made an offer for Ricky Holmes..Would have thought it would be difficult for CW to prise him away from his own backyard.. Hes a Londoner---Unless of course theres been words said before the bid--tut tut. :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on May 19, 2017, 10:12:02 pm
Just seen that CW has made an offer for Ricky Holmes..Would have thought it would be difficult for CW to prise him away from his own backyard.. Hes a Londoner---Unless of course theres been words said before the bid--tut tut. :roll:

He knows CW though. Played for him before. Could be a Clough/Brayford type relationship. Have never heard a single player bad mouth CW as a manager.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 21, 2017, 03:09:11 pm
Just seen that CW has made an offer for Ricky Holmes..Would have thought it would be difficult for CW to prise him away from his own backyard.. Hes a Londoner---Unless of course theres been words said before the bid--tut tut. :roll:

He knows CW though. Played for him before. Could be a Clough/Brayford type relationship. Have never heard a single player bad mouth CW as a manager.

Also higher Division, higher wages, and he only has 12 months left on his current deal. If he wants to come here Charlton will sell or he walks next year for nothing.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 22, 2017, 09:55:42 am
Just seen that CW has made an offer for Ricky Holmes..Would have thought it would be difficult for CW to prise him away from his own backyard.. Hes a Londoner---Unless of course theres been words said before the bid--tut tut. :roll:
Charlton is South of the river, so it isn't really "London" - with London traffic, it's probably a good 2 hours away from WAG's heaven at Westfield, Stratford - Meadowhall would be 30 mins away, top.  :whi.  In fact that part of the world is a shit hole, so a few years on the doorstep of the Peak District with decent schools that don't cost 20k a term, less likelihood of being stabbed or shot outside the local Spar etc etc should be temptation enough (without even considering the extra money, championship football etc.).
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 22, 2017, 10:09:08 am
Regarding our chances next season, I'm starting to feel optimistic.

Unless Bolton and Millwall strengthen considerably in the summer, we know we're head and shoulders above them even before we strengthen our own ranks... Bolton are on the verge of going out of business, so I don't expect them to spend a lot of cash and Millwall don't have much cash and who would want to play at that shit hole anyway.

Ipswich are in free fall and have no money.

I think Burton and Barnsley will struggle.

Cardiff, Bristol City, QPR and Preston are all average sides (I would put Forest here but not sure how their new ownership will turn out yet).
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 22, 2017, 12:50:58 pm
We're going up mate, no danger  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 23, 2017, 08:54:36 pm
Nile Ranger sent to prison for 8 months for conspiracy to defraud via online banking where he stood to gain £2000, split with his mate who also got 8 months.

I'm sorry, but Nile Ranger, even in L2, must have been on a couple of grand a week! WTF???!!

Footballers. Thick as fuckin' mince!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 24, 2017, 10:07:08 am
Wilder out!  More than 24 hours since his last quality signing... WTF is he playing at...
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 24, 2017, 10:09:15 am
Nile Ranger sent to prison for 8 months for conspiracy to defraud via online banking where he stood to gain £2000, split with his mate who also got 8 months.

I'm sorry, but Nile Ranger, even in L2, must have been on a couple of grand a week! WTF???!!

Footballers. Thick as fuckin' mince!
What a muppet. As per a vague memory from my student days, he could have made more than 2k with a daily visit to the sperm bank for 4 months - and he'd sleep like a baby as a bonus :whi :roll:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on May 31, 2017, 02:22:36 pm
Wonder if this is our new shirt...?




Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on May 31, 2017, 07:26:11 pm
I think it's red around the neck/collar mate but otherwise that's probably the template we'll go with
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 01, 2017, 10:44:49 am
Apparently it's West Brom's new kit in red and white instead of navy and white, so could be accurate.

The trend on Nike, Adidas, Macron and others seems to be retro collars. Liverpool's new shirt looks like a modern twist of the one they wore when they were good in the 70s.

What about thin black stripes down each of the red stripes. That would be neat.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 01, 2017, 10:50:09 am
Couldn't resist...  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 01, 2017, 08:55:32 pm
I'll take one
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 03, 2017, 10:07:20 pm
Just watched Champions League Final.

To be honest I think we're probably 1 or 2 players short of being able to make a meaningful challenge just yet  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 09, 2017, 11:04:21 am
Did Chris Wilder win the election???
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 09, 2017, 09:37:34 pm
No it was another lying toe-rag

 ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 10, 2017, 08:35:56 am
No it was another lying toe-rag

 ;D

Oh - a politician then  ;D
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 11, 2017, 01:40:44 pm
It doesn't matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 12, 2017, 04:27:38 pm
Loving the new kit

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-united-blades-fans-react-positively-to-new-kit-1-8591204
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on June 13, 2017, 02:50:26 pm
Can any of you that went to Rochdale last season recommend a decent curry house? Sadly I've got to work there for a week starting next week. UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on June 13, 2017, 05:02:03 pm
Can any of you that went to Rochdale last season recommend a decent curry house? Sadly I've got to work there for a week starting next week. UTB

What terrible bad luck mate. I suspect there will be many, as most of the population are from the india sub-continent.
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 13, 2017, 05:21:14 pm
Can any of you that went to Rochdale last season recommend a decent curry house? Sadly I've got to work there for a week starting next week. UTB

Ruchi on Whitworth Road mate
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Sotonexiledblade on June 13, 2017, 08:13:23 pm
Cheers Ant
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on June 20, 2017, 07:30:58 pm
Right then! Tomorrow we officially become a Championship side (well, in the eyes of the BBC anyway) and the fixtures are announced............about feckin time!

First match..........Bolton away anyone?  )O( :yikes:, no, thought not!

Someone like Forest or Derby at home would be good, or even the PL relegated teams.

COYRAWW  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 21, 2017, 08:26:29 am
Probably Ipswich away on the Friday night
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 21, 2017, 09:00:25 am
Brentford at home

At least we're at home, game 1, that will do nicely.

Pigs away Sept 23

Sunderland at home Boxing Day

Derby away New Year's Day

Pigs at home January 13

Promotion Party away at Brizzle
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: BoltonBlade on June 21, 2017, 09:07:43 am
Pig dates...

Wednesday host United at Hillsborough on 23 September, with the return fixture at Bramall Lane on 13 January.

Full fixtures here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/sheffield-united/fixtures
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on June 21, 2017, 10:09:47 am
Looking at that fixture list has turned me back into Eeyore  :yikes: :-[

Then again, here's hoping CW and AK can work their magic again  :ok:

Glad we are at home 1st game - very good Boxing Day and NYD fixtures  :ok:

UTB
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Staboblade on June 21, 2017, 10:54:32 am
Having had 6 years of dross the fixtures look really weird reading them, no more  Bury, Rochdale or Fleetwood.  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 21, 2017, 10:58:08 am
Blades and Boro for top 2 then

Followed by Leeds, Sunderland, Hull and Derby

Pigs to finish 8th  :ok:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on June 21, 2017, 11:06:21 am
Blades and Boro for top 2 then

Followed by Leeds, Sunderland, Hull and Derby

Pigs to finish 8th  :ok:

You pissed again mate? Or is it that weird diet that's addling your brain cell?  :whi
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 21, 2017, 11:25:31 am
Must be the latter mate, haven't had a pint or any Vino since Monday lunchtime  :yikes:
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Eeyore on June 21, 2017, 11:46:54 am
Must be the latter mate, haven't had a pint or any Vino since Monday lunchtime  :yikes:

WTF???  :yikes: :o

You ok?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 21, 2017, 12:00:29 pm
Clearly not!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 21, 2017, 02:30:36 pm
Pigs at home weekend after my birthday followed by Norwich away the week after and then I'm in NY on holiday the weekend after that.  Then Ipswich away weekend after Harry's birthday.  Not bad timing for me :ok:

Harry is keen to see the derby game at BDTBL so hoping we'll be able to get tickets with our paltry loyalty points  :^^

NY fixtures are kind as I'm always up in Sheffield for NYE and we have Bolton at home on the 30th  :ok:

3 out of 5 August games are at home, good chance to get some momentum going.

QPR away on a Tuesday night (31 Oct) - can feel a London meeting requiring an overnight stay is in the offing...  Oh, Fulham away also on a Tuesday (6 Mar) so yet another night away then. Chance to cash in some hotel loyalty points  :whi






Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 23, 2017, 04:39:44 pm
Just listened to CW's latest RS interview:

"You don't get medals for spunkin' money!"

You can take the man out of Sheffield, but................  :DD
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 24, 2017, 08:29:59 am
Just listened to CW's latest RS interview:

"You don't get medals for spunkin' money!"

You can take the man out of Sheffield, but................  :DD

Quality - gotta love the fact he's penned a new deal as well.

Long shot I know, but he has an opportunity to set another record next year - 1st manager to win the title in 3 different EFL leagues in consecutive years!
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 24, 2017, 01:34:46 pm
Just listened to CW's latest RS interview:

"You don't get medals for spunkin' money!"

You can take the man out of Sheffield, but................  :DD

Quality - gotta look be the fact he's penned a new deal as well.

Long shot I know, but he has an opportunity to set another record next year - 1st manager to win the title in 3 different EFL leagues in consecutive years!

20-1 according to SkyBet. Worth a few quid?
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Roma on June 27, 2017, 02:58:12 pm
Has anyone tried iFollow via a VPN yet to see if it works for the live match streaming?

If I log on to the offshore office VPN (which is in Bangladesh) I can see the 110 quid option on the subscribe page for iFollow Blades.   In theory, they should see my IP address as the office and not my UK IP address.  If I get my office manager to use her company credit card to pay, then there should be no way they can tell I'm actually watching in the UK.

Just didn't want to commit to paying the 110 quid only to discover it doesn't work when I try to stream live matches so wondered if anyone had tried it yet (obviously the live games aren't available but the other premium content should be).

Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: lingsbord on June 28, 2017, 03:50:20 pm
I'm old school, as everyone on here knows.

1. Go to the match

2. Listen on RS/BP

3. Stand in John Lewis and watch it on Ceefax

4. Ignore option 3
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on June 29, 2017, 09:47:19 am
Has anyone tried iFollow via a VPN yet to see if it works for the live match streaming?

If I log on to the offshore office VPN (which is in Bangladesh) I can see the 110 quid option on the subscribe page for iFollow Blades.   In theory, they should see my IP address as the office and not my UK IP address.  If I get my office manager to use her company credit card to pay, then there should be no way they can tell I'm actually watching in the UK.

Just didn't want to commit to paying the 110 quid only to discover it doesn't work when I try to stream live matches so wondered if anyone had tried it yet (obviously the live games aren't available but the other premium content should be).

Planning to have a play this weekend. Been in Spain for the last month and it all looked OK from there but like you was cautious of shelling out. Wanted to have a play via VPN from the UK. I'm also slightly 'tight' about the whole situation when there's the free 'fan stream' on Facebook almost every match now - although when you consider the overall uplift from Bladesplayer annual subscription I sort of think what the hell
Title: Re: Banter Thread No. 2
Post by: Vamps on July 03, 2017, 08:25:42 am
Everything has now moved to the new Banter threads in the 2017/2018 board.