A SHEFFIELD double always makes for happy comments on the message boards and after the Blades triumphed at promotion rivals Bournemouth and the Owls knocked off Premier League chasing Crystal Palace at Hillsborough thestar.co.uk was full of the joys of (nearly) spring.
Lone Ranger hi ho said: “Yet another win four on the spin now and top of the league, showing top of the table form now and we should fear no one, well done the mighty Blades keep it going.”
manorblade praised boss Danny Wilson: “Wilson has to take a lot of credit for a hard earned 3 points he got the tactics spot on . Instead of trying to out pass and out score a free flowing team that play two out and out wingers with two smallish and mobile attackers he simply pressurized the ball in all over the pitch leaving them to lump it up where our defense simply out muscled them, ugly but effective against a team that has spent over £2 mill on players this season. Brilliant win for the lads and credit to Wilson for having an effective plan B.
hodgyfan said it was a vital victory: “To win away at Bournemouth is a great result. Now it’s our chance to take the lead and stay there. We have a settled team, with a good blend of youth and experience. So pleased to see Murphy on the sheet again with Robson nearly scoring as well. Let’s hope the victory against Colchester has broken the home hoodoo.”
HeavenlyOwl was full of praise for... United: “Well done Blades, I have to eat my words, I never thought you would see top spot again, so fair play and all credit to the team. It’s still tight up there, but good luck for the remaining games.”
NeilHayz gave the lowdown on Owls’ performance: “Great team display yesterday especially from Coke and Prutton who ran themselves into the ground. Impressed with Pugh who never shuts up during the game, and the Gardner and Llera both looked solid and commanding. Interesting to hear the support for Jones - I think like Tricky Trev most fans find it hard to warm to him personally, and as a result his popularity is entirely result based - but whether you give the credit for the revival to him or the coaching staff, I’m not sure the available alternatives in December would have been any better.
And chrisSWFC compared Wednesday’s Michail Antonio with Palace superstar Wilfried Zaha: “Zaha v Antonio: Zaha 32app 5 goals 6 assists 15 million; Antonio 32app 7 goal 8 assists 1 million.”