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it’s not yet October but already the thoughts of Wednesday and United fans are turning to the pressure pot which is the play-offs.

The Blades have suffered several times with promotion within their grasp while the Owls beat tomorrow’s opponents Hartlepool in 2005 in their only play-off final appearance. Let battle commence on thestar.co.uk.

Blade 1889: “We need to be more clinical... That will be the difference in who goes up automatically and who is left to sweat in the playoffs.”

Mr B: “You’d best start sweating then.”

Blade 1889: “If we don’t get automatic I’d be glad to see the Blades sweating in the playoffs as opposed to Wendy’s lads who will be just sweating on a beach.”

Mr B: Yeahhh right Blunt 1889 - like you lot are oh so good and successful in the Play-offs - NOT!”

Blade 1889: “As you say, United have an awful record in the playoffs - exactly why we’d be sweating! But that does not mean that I never want to see us in the playoffs again.”

Mr B: “At least when we get to the play-offs - we win ‘em!! - as witnessed by the biggest ever travelling away support that any team has ever had in the history of English football.”

Mackem Blade: “And where is ‘the biggest ever travelling away support that any team has ever had in the history of English football’now ? Must be dressed up as empty seats.”

Touché.