Fans' view of Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 1 as Blades get up and running in League One

Skipper Billy Sharp rescued a point for his Blades side this afternoon against Rochdale - but how did United fans see the game?

Saturday, 13th August 2016, 6:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th August 2016, 7:14 pm
Joe Rafferty of Rochdale flies in on Billy Sharp

Blades goalkeeper George Long split opinion once again, after he could only parry Ian Henderson's shot in the build up to Andy Cannon's opener for Rochdale.

"A good keeper is worth 10-15 points a season, today shows George will cost us 10-15 points this season," said Andy Bell on Twitter. "He's not ready to be No.1."

Thomas Price added: "Let's just hope it's a slow start! Not every team that does well in a season flies out of the blocks. Although I do think our priority now is an experienced 'keeper. Someone with authority. That will inspire confidence in the back four and therefore the rest of the team going forward. I just don't think George is ready yet."

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But Blade Sam Tweed said: "I don't think the goal was his fault - it seemed to take a bad deflection and I don't know what he could have done differently. I don't agree with the ironic cheers when he caught the ball just after, either. Whether you think he's good enough or not, that's not the thing to do."

Mark Thulbourne added: "Very poor performance from the Blades and to be fair we got out of jail. After the goal we were on top... why didn't we play like that all game"

And Jeremy Brooke said: "We had two shots on target, four corners and 46 per cent of possession. Needs work. But two games in... gelling and entirely new squad and still carrying the likes of Brayford, who has taken the mickey for a season and three games, and indulging Long, who just isn't going to be a great keeper. Two or three more signings and two or three more games - then I'll judge. Long way to go in this season yet."