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Offline galamb

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2008, 01:15:08 PM »
I know, we all love him

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2008, 01:15:44 PM »
That's for sure! :flirt:

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2008, 01:22:19 PM »
I think the gaffer has made some good signings in the last couple of weeks.  Cotterill will be good for us - gads, he was great on loan and he wants to be at the Lane, which is half the battle it seems.  I don't know much about Spring, but Blackwell thinks highly of him and has worked with him before . . . the new keeper, Huber?  At the moment all I know is that he's eye candy!

Darius Henderson has settled in pretty quickly and he can score from open play, which may make for a winning combination with Cotterill.

And it sounds like Blackwell is trying to get Lee Martin back on a 1 year loan.  He was a real plus last season and I'd love to see him come back (permanently, even!)

I'm optimistic about the season and cannot WAIT for next Saturday!!  Crossing my fingers that Beattie is fit soon, that Keith's ankle isn't too bad, and that Morgan and Quinn manage to keep their tempers!

UTB!!

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2008, 02:27:18 PM »
Maybe in a gymn with a bottle of Evian or Perrier, working hard, and then having a session in a cosmetic salon :-)))))
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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2008, 01:47:17 AM »
TT: Lust listen to the main line of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wf1HrZrmA
 :rotfl1:

Lighty - that was an impressive overview of the players changes !!! Thanks - it will be for sure a thrilling season !!!
Do you know by any chance why Darius is praised everywhere as "the great Yorkshireman" ?


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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2008, 11:37:35 AM »
TT: Lust listen to the main line of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wf1HrZrmA
 :rotfl1:

Lighty - that was an impressive overview of the players changes !!! Thanks - it will be for sure a thrilling season !!!
Do you know by any chance why Darius is praised everywhere as "the great Yorkshireman" ?


Thanks, SM - I swear I'm getting as bad as the boys when it comes to footie.  I used to be able to just watch . . . now I find myself fascinated with the team make-up.  I suppose the next forward movement in my obsession will be learning stats and debating whether or not a given player works better as an "inside right-winger" or an "outside left".

Yikes.

I'm not sure about Darius Henderson - perhaps because he was born and raised in Doncaster (next town over from Sheffield)?  He's a big boy (over 6 feet tall) and powerful; a good goal scorer but also a bit aggressive - he's collected his fair share of cards.

On another note, I was delighted to see that Blackwell rejected the 2 million bid by WBA for Michael Tonge. 



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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2008, 10:20:14 PM »
Soulmate, thanks for your link to the youtube video. It was beautiful

"There Can Be Miracles When You Believe"

Up The Blades!!

Yep, I've got it bad!!

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2008, 09:58:08 AM »
And the best, NM: it matches to both, Sean AND the blades :-)))))

Lighty - adorable, that you are becoming an expert - itīs fascinating! The whole footie scene is a big game for big boys with big money - whoīs buying whom, whoīs going where, and the sucess of a team has a lot to do with money and clever gambling :-) Like you I am watching my own team Bayern Muenchen now, since Klinsmann took over (and I so would love to see the guys one time - but everybody laughed at me when I said I want a ticket - just ONE ! - this season. Am the joke of the town - lmso - no way to get one, for no game until 2030 or so - lol)
Am happy that we have you as an insider - I never find time to read all my SUFC newsletters carefully - but maybe I will get intoxinated once the season really starts!

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2008, 08:53:34 AM »
Argggh.

Blues 1 Blades 0

Okay - we didn't deserve a win, but we did deserve a draw.

But nooooo - have to let the concentration lapse in the LAST bloody minute of extra time.  And lose.

Back four were brilliant - Blackwell has found a good combination there and forced Birmingham to rethink their front end.  Sharp was a waste of airspace; Henderson has potential, but why couldn't a young man make it through 90 minutes without tiring?  Tonge started well and then went AWOL.  It sounded like Speed did what he could (a decade on Henderson and HE made 90 minutes).  Why wasn't Cotts played?  We need Beattie back NOW.

argh.

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2008, 05:49:47 AM »
thanks for this short review, when and where will  the next match stand  ?

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2008, 10:07:34 AM »
thanks for this short review, when and where will  the next match stand  ?

They're playing the first round of the Carling Cup (non-league play) on Wednesday at 19:45 GMT.  Won't be televised, but it will be on Match Live (BBC radio Sheffield . . . I don't know if you can get that).  Most of the matches will only be on the radio.  They'll play Port Vale, a Division two team (that's two divisions below them) so it might be a rout or it might be a match - you can never tell with Cup play!

Here is the complete fixtures list (FLC=league match, LGCP=Cup match - if they advance they'll add the next round to the list). Sorry it doesn't line up right; too early in the morning for me to do a table!

Date     Kick Off       Venue     Opponent     Competition     Result     Attendence      
August
Sat 9    12:45    A   Birmingham    FLC        L 0-1     24,019        
Wed 13    19:45    H   Port Vale          LGCP                       
Sat 16    15:00    H   QPR                    FLC                       
Sat 23    15:00    A   Blackpool      FLC                       
Sat 30    15:00    H   Cardiff City    FLC                       
September
Sat 13    17:20    A   Derby County    FLC                       
Tue 16    19:45    H   Coventry City    FLC                       
Sat 20    15:00    A   Norwich City    FLC                       
Sat 27    15:00    H   Watford        FLC                       
Tue 30    19:45    A   Doncaster     FLC                       
October
Sat 4    15:00    H   Bristol City    FLC                       
Sun 19    13:15    A   Sheffield Wed    FLC                       
Tue 21    19:45    H   Southampton    FLC                       
Sat 25    15:00    H   Preston         FLC                       
Tue 28    19:45    A   Bristol City    FLC                       
November
Sat 1    15:00    H   Plymouth      FLC                       
Sat 8    15:00    A   Barnsley       FLC                       
Sat 15    15:00    H   Reading        FLC                       
Sat 22    15:00    A   Charlton       FLC                       
Tue 25    19:45    H   Wolves         FLC                       
Sat 29    15:00    A   Ipswich Town    FLC                       
December
Sat 6    15:00    H   Burnley        FLC                       
Tue 9    19:45    A   Nottm Forest    FLC                       
Sat 13    15:00    A   Swansea City    FLC                       
Sat 20    15:00    H   Crystal Palace    FLC                       
Fri 26    15:00    A   Wolves         FLC                       
Sun 28    15:00    H   Charlton       FLC                       
January
Sat 10    15:00    H   Norwich City    FLC                       
Sat 17    15:00    A   Watford        FLC                       
Tue 27    19:45    H   Doncaster     FLC                       
Sat 31    15:00    A   Preston         FLC                       
February
Tue 3    19:45    A   Southampton    FLC                       
Sat 7    15:00    H   Sheffield Wed    FLC                       
Sat 14    15:00    H   Barnsley       FLC                       
Sat 21    15:00    A   Plymouth      FLC                       
Sat 28    15:00    H   Birmingham    FLC                       
March
Tue 3    19:45    A   Coventry City    FLC                       
Sat 7    15:00    A   QPR             FLC                       
Tue 10    19:45    H   Blackpoo  l    FLC                       
Sat 14    15:00    H   Derby County    FLC                       
Sun 22    15:00    A   Cardiff City    FLC                       
April
Sat 4    15:00    H   Ipswich Town    FLC                       
Sat 11    15:00    A   Reading        FLC                       
Mon 13    19:45    H   Nottm Forest    FLC                       
Sat 18    15:00    A   Burnley        FLC                       
Sat 25    15:00    H   Swansea City    FLC                       
May
Sun 3    15:00    A   Crystal Palace    FLC

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2008, 01:28:07 PM »
Oh thats brilliant, Lighty! Thanks for the update. The start of a new season is exciting - everything can happen (if you believe in miracles :-)))
XB - arenīt you into footie?

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2008, 06:17:28 PM »

XB - arenīt you into footi



After spending 18 years on the cinder track or around the grounds of Nottm. Forest and Notts. County my interst has waned.I like to see the local sides do well.Both grounds are within  a mile of my home which means every Saturday there is no where to park and some local streets are closed off.The local pubs are full of away fans and they all want to step off the pavement in front of me when I am driving.Oh I love the football season.

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2008, 06:34:33 PM »
Did you see Notts County beat Doncaster today?  Congrats to them!

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2008, 06:42:37 PM »
Notts County won.thats great. Doncaster is only a small town just south of Sheffield..........................Sheffield have two teams........................Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Wednesday reserves...................

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2008, 06:45:11 PM »
Notts County won.thats great. Doncaster is only a small town just south of Sheffield..........................Sheffield have two teams........................Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Wednesday reserves...................

oooh - you are in SUCH trouble NOW!!  :rotfl1:

Wednesday got their blue and white bums kicked today, by the way.  Bye-bye Carling Cup . . . :nananana:

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Re: Sheffield United
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2008, 06:49:38 PM »
Sorry Lighty only trying to wind you up.........................but it worked. :sorry: