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IT’S fair to say it was a pretty ordinary day for fans of both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Fans of both persuasions were underwhelmed by the results at home against Oldham and away at Rochdale respectively.

However, on broadsword began positively: “We have to give the chasing pack some hope before we snatch it away again.”

Gerimo was more downcast: “Win at home, draw away, that’s promotion form, lose two out of three that’s relegation form.”

Silverblade had some advice: “Yep we let it slip that one don’t know how but that was sloppy, need to get back on track though against Walsall. Think we need that loan market, bit thin on the ground in defence now.”

DexterMorgan summed up: “What drama and please Blades fans don’t blame DW for this one. We came out in the second half and treated Oldham with contempt and then got mardy and lost all discipline when Cresswell scored for the Latics. Three match ban for Maguire and one for Lowton, will be interesting to see who plays at right back on Wednesday. Ertl will be chuffed, that’s three games for him at centre half and Taylor secure at left back with Lescinel out injured. Why do we resort to Blackwell type tactics when we know the consequences of such folly.”

Educated bloke wasn’t happy: “The MIGHTY SHEFFIELD can’t muster a win between them against MASSIVE Rochdale and Oldham. What the hell is happening? No excuses, Owls are a laughing stock and in a mess following the Megson debacle and United seem to have a self-destruct button within! Charlton are now about to cross the finish line, United, it’s in their own hands, Owls, forget it.”

HeavenlyOwl was scathing: “20 shots at goal and we still can’t score, four strikers who are not delivering. Rochdale are 22nd in the league, and if we can’t get three points against these lowly clubs we are going nowhere. Only crumb of comfort was the Blunts blowing a 2-0 lead and losing, and Huddersfield failing to win after 3-0 up.”

And Ukip reflected on events during the week: “I knew that there would be no doubt of a victory against United and then they would self destruct. The trouble is Milan throwing the baby out with the bath water was absurd, because with a little backing Megson would have clawed back the gap and gained a automatic promotion spot.”