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16 hours ago, steve roberts said:

I speak to Leeds supporters (everybody in Yorkshire appears to support them or carry stickers in their car windows) and many feel it's their team's right that  they should be playing at the top level. Living on their long last past achievements...and dirty reputation! ;)

My nephew from Swindon is/was a Gold member at Leeds, says they play a quality brand of football? Massive support, can rarely get a ticket for away games.

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Leeds were good in the first half and it was clearly a mistake to make the three substitutes at half time, especially Rodrigo.

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Having watched the Leeds body language especially in the 2nd half, I think they were under instructions not to bother about winning yesterday. The rest of the Premier league season is far more important to them as they re-establish themselves in the top flight.

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3 hours ago, auntie doris said:

My nephew from Swindon is/was a Gold member at Leeds, says they play a quality brand of football? Massive support, can rarely get a ticket for away games.

So how many tickets do you think are available to away fans?  Hardly need “massive” support to sell out :o

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So Sheffield United then, played seventeen, no wins and only two points.

Then Newcastle turn up.:(

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Sheffield U 1 Newcastle 0

 

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1 hour ago, DC2 said:

Sheffield U 1 Newcastle 0

 

...as a one time Sunderland fan that brings a smile to my face!

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15 hours ago, screm said:

So Sheffield United then, played seventeen, no wins and only two points.

Then Newcastle turn up.:(

Having just seen the main points.Yes it was a sending off,no it wasn't a penalty and surely Sharp should have been sent off for that ridiculous challenge,not even attempt to get the ball.

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Good hard fought win against Burnley, crazy to imagine we can go six points clear with a win at Liverpool on Sunday. I am not getting carried away at all though, a result at Anfield will be extremely hard work and Liverpool will go back top with a win.

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10 hours ago, steve roberts said:

...as a one time Sunderland fan that brings a smile to my face!

How can you be a one time fan? Surely once a fan always a fan

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47 minutes ago, Red Flag said:

How can you be a one time fan? Surely once a fan always a fan

...Don't really follow football nowadays. My family (on my mother's side) is from the North East and I used to get sent lots of memorabilia and that's what grabbed me as a kid! Occasionally used to stand at the Roker End but once speedway came along my loyalties changed and although I still followed football it became less and less over the proceeding years. To be honest couldn't even tell you which league Sunderland are now in?

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On 1/9/2021 at 6:51 PM, Bagpuss said:

Worth pointing out also what a good job O’Neill has done at Stoke considering the absolute mess it was left in by Nathan Jones, they are a very good Championship outfit nowadays and are likely to be in the Play Off equation. 

A good friend mine is a Stoke fan, he believes them to be a striker away from troubling the top six. Can’t speak highly enough of Michael O’Neill

On 1/10/2021 at 5:52 PM, auntie doris said:

Probably the biggest club never to win the FA Cup.

Just looked up, I’d say you are probably right. Stoke may be at one stage might have had claim to that. 4 times Runners Up and there is a fair few Leicester fans what would probably ‘pack up’ their support if we completed the set with a Cup win. The nearest in recent years was that Wycombe disaster and last year’s very tame exit to Chelsea. 
 

Whilst I think we are excellent team on our day, there are questions about our ability to perform when the pressure is on. 

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2 hours ago, Hazzman said:

A good friend mine is a Stoke fan, he believes them to be a striker away from troubling the top six. Can’t speak highly enough of Michael O’Neill

Just looked up, I’d say you are probably right. Stoke may be at one stage might have had claim to that. 4 times Runners Up and there is a fair few Leicester fans what would probably ‘pack up’ their support if we completed the set with a Cup win. The nearest in recent years was that Wycombe disaster and last year’s very tame exit to Chelsea. 
 

Whilst I think we are excellent team on our day, there are questions about our ability to perform when the pressure is on. 

Can remember Leicester losing the first final I watched on tv in 61, and also losing the 63 and 69 finals. Poor ole Frankie McLintock lost 2 finals with Leicester then two League Cup finals with Arsenal 68 and 69. They deserved to win the league in 2016, although the Arsenal had great chance and did the double over them.

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11 hours ago, steve roberts said:

...Don't really follow football nowadays. My family (on my mother's side) is from the North East and I used to get sent lots of memorabilia and that's what grabbed me as a kid! Occasionally used to stand at the Roker End but once speedway came along my loyalties changed and although I still followed football it became less and less over the proceeding years. To be honest couldn't even tell you which league Sunderland are now in?

My Mum's family are from the north-east, all Newcastle fans. Being from souf London my old man followed Charlton, so i supported them until old enough to go on the tube on my own to watch Arsenal. Then the family moved to Swindon so watched them. Had the same red and white scarf for all 3 teams. Also watched Wet Spam, Chelsea, Millwall, Palace, Dulwich Amlet, Corinthian Casuals, as a kid. Every Saturday watching a game somewhere in London. A lot of youngsters now follow 2 clubs. Most Arsenal fans don't live locally like they used to.

The Black Cats are struggling in third tier.

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4 hours ago, tellboy said:

Having just seen the main points.Yes it was a sending off,no it wasn't a penalty and surely Sharp should have been sent off for that ridiculous challenge,not even attempt to get the ball.

Sheffield deserved their win, in fact had they taken more of their chances it could and should've been more. Sadly for them I don't think it will save them in their relegation battle. Agree about the sending, complete stupidity from Fraser and he got what he deserved. As for the penalty I wasn't sure at first but as soon as the ball hit the defenders hand it was going to be giving, especially now with VAR. I am surprised the Sharp tackle wasn't reviewed at some point as the replays show he was no where near the ball and should've seen red. 

As for Newcastle that probably was the worst performance I have ever seen, now I can go back to the likes of George Reilly, Frank Pingel, Rob McDonald leading our line so I have seen some rotten performances but last nights was the worst. No disrespect the Sheff Utd but when you play a team who have taken 2pts from 51 and are cut adrift at the bottom you don't select a side with five at the back and only one up front, surely you play a team to be on the front foot and dominate possession, so with the side selected our performance was entirely predictable. Steve Bruce said after the game he took responsibility for the team selection, so by definition must take the consequences.   

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