Opposing views: Sheff Utd (A)

Opposing views: Sheff Utd (A)

We have the views of two Blades supporters as they prepare to face Port Vale… it’s fair to say they’re not particularly happy about their side…

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About the fans

CYPRUS BLADE – I’ve been a lifelong practicing masochist for 55 years. I have the stripes to show for it. My hobbies are riding the Big Dipper at the fairground and watching the Blades.

GRECIAN2000 – I started in the 60’s. I watched us decline to unbelievable lows at the end of the 70’s. I saw us rise like a Phoenix (a very slow one) through the 90’s. I can’t quite believe I’m still here watching us repeat the late 70’s having written the book on how not to go about things. I’ve been a season ticket holder from my teens until Blackwell took my faith in all things football and life away. If ever it looks like you are going to appoint him as manger set fire to the ground

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How is your team faring this season?

I actually thought the summer was poor and only expected a play-off challenge. I got excited in Jan. It was mis-placed it seems….

CYPRUS BLADE – “Houston we have a problem. Engine failure and Captain Bligh is locked in his cabin. Beam me up Scotty.”

GRECIAN2000 – I actually thought the summer was poor and only expected a play-off challenge. I got excited in Jan. It was mis-placed it seems.

Where do you think you’ll finish?

CYPRUS BLADE – God alone knows but if we make the play-offs we won’t get anywhere, never do. It’s League One next season. Again. There’s not many optimists left after this month’s performances.

GRECIAN2000 – Between 5th and 12th.

Who should we watch out for?

CYPRUS BLADE – Anyone over 6 foot 1 inch tall!

GRECIAN2000 – He’ll probably be sat on the bench, he might show up, he might not.

What are your thoughts on your manager?

Largely unprintable at the moment but it’s not his fault is it? It never is…

CYPRUS BLADE – Largely unprintable at the moment but it’s not his fault is it? It never is.

GRECIAN2000 – He started slowly, found his feet and was great, lost his way, can’t seem to find it again.

What are your thoughts on your board?

CYPRUS BLADE – The board has improved – I’ve no complaints really for the first time in living memory. Suddenly next season’s strip has become the highlight of conversation – which is nothing to do with Miserable March’s disappointments after Fabulous February of course.

GRECIAN2000 – Redeemed themselves in January. But too little too late?

Any views on Port Vale?

Just practice your set pieces because we obviously don’t…

CYPRUS BLADE – Not really just practice your set pieces because we obviously don’t.

GRECIAN2000 – Michael Brown, what a 02/03 season he had. Has he done ‘owt since?

Any views on players involved with both sides?

CYPRUS BLADE – Michael Brown. We could do with him as he was in his prime now.

GRECIAN2000 – I remember the piggy (another word for ex-Owl) Bright missing one of the easiest-ever chances at the Lane end many moons ago.

A score prediction?

CYPRUS BLADE – I’ll be amazed if we keep a clean sheet and you don’t score first. The way we are playing I expect you to get at least a point. I just hope we aren’t gutless and the crowd keep behind the team – though I expect Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane will be alive with complaints and they will be on the players backs if/when we go behind. We will have to show some character to win – something that has been lacking.

GRECIAN2000 – 0-0 or 0-0 or 0-0!