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everyone is talking about the derby.

No, not that one. It’s the Owls versus the Spireites and EcclesallOwl on Owlstalk.co.uk can’t wait for the visitors. He wrote: “Well let’s be honest, they do matter more than more than the other tin pot clubs, otherwise we wouldn’t get bumper crowds. They’re not important but I’d rather play them (Chesterfield) and beat them every week rather than Yeovil/Exeter (No offence) because they are close to us and it’s always good to get one over on teams that can ring it to Football Heaven and cry about it.”

owl8322 was equally optimistic and included an early warning for the Blades on thestar.co.uk. He said: “Can’t wait for these next 2 matches, 3 points off Chesterfield and 3 points off United for definite they’ve been getting found out by the better teams and we are a better team than them. UTO!”

Despite the midweek win over the Millers, Unitedite DexterMorgan reflected a pessimistic mood from Sheffield 2. He said: “At least we can’t be accused of over confidence ahead of the derby game, I sense there will be a lot of battling, digging in and working one’s tail off before the end of this season. ‘Cum on feel the noize.’”

While Cooperblade on s24su.com said: “I don’t think we should read too much into a JPT game - it was like a pre-season friendly played on a poor pitch. I’m struggling to think of any impressive performances in early rounds of cups versus small club opposition. It’s usually a case of just getting through because you have better players.”

Putting football into perspective was former Sheffield Wednesday striker Mark Bright, now a pundit on the BBC, who posted on Twitter: “I’m hearing awful news that there’s to be major cutbacks at @BBCLondonSport looks like 50% of the sports team will lose their jobs.”

Meanwhile on doncasterrovers-mad.co.uk on Toz1958 reacted to the fantasy football type talk that is sweeping the town of Doncaster.

He said: “Chimbonda 32, Ilunga 29, Diarra 30 and Piquionne 32. I know we are in a sticky position and experience can be a vital asset, but they are hardly in their youth as professional footballers, and in my opinion they are hardly likely to be here for the whole of the long hard battle that this season will bring. Ilunga and Piquionne also don’t seem to be blessed, from what I have read, with ‘a let’s get stuck in attitude, when the going gets tough’.

“I’m just a bit wary of these signings.”