WITH the Owls getting a bit of a lesson from Nottingham Forest thestar.co.uk was quickly getting comments from Wednesdayites.
Bristol Owl posted: “For me the difference between the 2 sides was that Forest had a playmaker (Andy Reid) who ran their match strategy. Having looked at our recent results, Billy Davies obviously reckoned that one goal for them would do it, and it did - we never looked like scoring. We haven’t got one like Reid, and neither did we seem to have a strategy for this game (a dumb 4-4-2) except try to defend and get one on the break. We were dull, unimaginative, unintelligent and consequently hard pressed. Hoofing the ball out of or area and straight to the Forest midfield.”
Devonwiseowl said: “Sorry guys - this was a football lesson from Forest who showed how the game should be played. Simple really - pass the ball to one of your own men! We were lucky not to be 3 down at half time and never looked like scoring ourselves. With three hard games to come, I’m a bit worried again.”
And Empty Red Plastic seats wrote: “The game was lost in the first half. But, I thought we had a good go at them in the 2nd half, and could have got a point. No complaints we where beat by the better team.
United kept up their away form with a win at Oldham.
manorblade posted: “All credit to the Blades as plan B is working , we are starting to dominate possession (70% yesterday) and if they ain’t got the ball they can’t score and the more of the ball we have the more chances we create a simple game plan but no easy achievement as it takes a lot of hard work with and without the ball. Tony Philliskirk paid us a great compliment yesterday when he called us the most efficient team in the league lets hope we can add a bit of much needed flair when our strikers are back from injury as we need to start breaking teams down at home.
hodgyfan commented: “Another impressive away day victory by the Blades. They showed composure and the ability to score two impressive goals against opponents who have had a good run.
And Lone Ranger hi ho was pleased with the win: “Blades fantastic away form continues another win and clean sheet well done to the Blades as it could of been tricky with Oldham beating Liverpool and giving a good account of themselves against Everton so to win and keep the good run going is welcome.”
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