Sheffield United Away preview

Sunderland travel to Sheffield United next Wednesday, for Round 3 of the Carabao Cup following consecutive 3-1 victories on the road thus far. Bit of a weird one as the league is obviously the priority, (especially after last years cup run causing us all manner of problems?)


  • We can beat these? Similar tie to Burnley in terms of their priorities?
  • Winning is better than losing?
  • We need to get used to winning trophies sooner rather than later?
  • They will make a load of changes, whereas we have the advantage of having no idea what is our best starting 11?
  • Billy Sharp is suspended? He’s got a 3 game ban, I’m not sure if that includes cup games? I can’t be bothered to check, so he may or may not play?

We were last there a few years ago on Boxing Day, we lost 3-0 and didn’t have a shot on target – it was also freezing. To be fair to Chris Coleman…… playing Boxing Day was never going to be ideal, as he was probably still a bit excited from Santa coming the previous day and probably a bit muddled as to why we were playing on a Tuesday afternoon?

Sheffield United Away Preview
Last time at Bramhall Lane…… a complete gutless shower of shite

Sheffield is a big city that is home to two proper clubs, United have done fantastically well since Chris Wilder took over. He’s clearly a quality manager, having a voice like that of Les Dawson only adds to my admiration of the man.

Whilst in South Yorkshire, (not as good as North Yorkshire, but better than West Yorkshire), Sheffield is a cracking City – famous primarily for the production of cutlery and a bit of coal mining quite a while ago.

The amount of famous people from Sheffield is bonkers! Music wise ……

Arctic Monkeys, ABC, Def Leppard, Heaven 17, The Longpigs, Pulp, Human League, father and son duo Joe & Jarvis Cocker to name but a few!

Loads of other famous folk …..

Sheffield United Away Preview
Fleetwood Town Legend – Jamie Vardy

eddie izzard hoped to play for Sheffield United
TV Comedian…..Eddie Izzard
Sheffield United Away Preview Neil Warnock is a great manager
Neil Warnock
a) he’s a class manager
b) an anagram of his name is Colin Wanker
Research is vital?
Amy Johnson”

Film star Sean Bean is from Sheffield, he’s also a huge Blades fan. He’s been in loads of films and TV programmes; last year he starred alongside SAFCBlog Ambassador Anna Friel in ‘Broken’…..

Can’t post my phone number on here Anna – but is manned 24/7

Bramhall Lane is a proper old school ground…. close to the city centre, decent atmosphere, loads of pubs. It was host to the 1st ever Premier League goal and is the oldest ground, (professional), to be still hosting footie…. the beautiful game has been played there from 1862 – prior to that they played cricket there!

Totally hypothetical….. but from afar United = Us…. Wednesday = Mags?

Great city – decent club. SAFCBlog predicts a wide open game, with one of the teams winning 4-2

See you there.