Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thread

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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby ricardobee » 06 Jan 2019, 20:57

Well done to the manager and the players on a fantastic result. You never know, draw Spurs and it might be off to Wembley!
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby Rupes » 06 Jan 2019, 20:57

Never in doubt was it?!

Compared to earlier in the season and a fair bit of last, we look like a different team; that first half was the best I have seen a Barnet team for a LONG while. The game plan of hitting Sheff Utd early in behind their full backs, letting Shaq and EMC scare the heck out of them with pure pace, was simple but brilliant; that's how the pen was won, that's why we had all the success we did going forward.

The bar has been set high now - the players have shown the level they can play at and, as the captain said on interview afterwards, the league position is nowhere near where it should be. That's the level we (and the club as a whole) should expect week in week out from the team, whoever is selected. As the Guardian report says, you'd never have known which club was in which league; great, but now go and show that level of performance in the National League. Do and the play-offs are absolutely within reach.

Today also showed the potential of the club; 966 traveled (higher than some home attendances this year), tremendous passion and noise, great support. That support (and interest / enthusiasm) needs to be channeled now, turned into home attendance and getting a good feeling around the club. Today COULD be a turning point, but needs to be managed in the right way.

Those discussions are for another day though, let's just enjoy this :D
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Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thread

Postby beesknees99 » 06 Jan 2019, 21:54

beesknees99 wrote:Theoretically, if United were to field a weakened team, which they almost certainly will, our chances may not be so low.

The league has to be a priority for them, and this is an important stage if they want promotion. Not sure they’d fancy the extra hassle of the FA Cup, and certainly won’t be starting Billy Sharp.

So they field a weakened team and they’re left with a fairly young/unfancied squad that isn’t much better than low League One standard... a la Bristol Rovers... who we beat.

I hope we go in with the ‘nothing to lose’ mentality, I was encouraged by Currie’s words: “we will attack the game”. This is the biggest game of our season so far, and a real chance for our players to prove their worth.

The pressure is on the home side to pick up an “easy win”, and though the odds are still heavily against us, since when is football won on paper?

Perhaps a naively optimistic post, but without any optimism, there’d be no real point heading up there. Yes it’ll be a good day out but let’s remember that National League Lincoln beat Burnley at Turf Moor not so long ago. Maybe it’s our time.


As per the above post... I hate to say I told you so... no wait, I love it!!!! I KNEW WE’D WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

By far the best day I’ve ever had following the Bees. Unbelievable atmosphere. Non stop singing. Stunning, almost faultless performance. An absolutely wonderful day for the club and its fantastic loyal fans. 966 an excellent turnout.

Running out of superlatives.

I hope this transforms our mediocre season. Play like we did today on a regular basis and we’d walk the National League.

CURRIE IN!!!!


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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby Norfolk & Chance » 06 Jan 2019, 22:06

Bloody hell, that singing at the end was unbelievable.
Great video.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby tomrose72 » 06 Jan 2019, 22:08

EastBarnetBee wrote:Great noise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3icp751888


Didn't realise DC turned towards the fans instead of watching the penalty.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby pgbee » 06 Jan 2019, 22:13

Just back in Sussex after one of the best days in following since 1971 when I've actually attended. Sheffield played with no passion or commitment thinking all they had to do was turn up. They played pretty football with no end product although MC save from header kept us in it - that was the only time they moved it quickly.

Their fans made no noise other than when Sharp came on and I think it worked in our favour that one end was empty, so no home singing focal point. That as stated before is why the Hive has no atmosphere.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby beesknees99 » 06 Jan 2019, 22:14

tomrose72 wrote:
EastBarnetBee wrote:Great noise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3icp751888


Didn't realise DC turned towards the fans instead of watching the penalty.


Me neither. I adore the bloke, I really do.


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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby pgbee » 06 Jan 2019, 22:19

Just totally ignored on BBC news, Newport stole the headlines.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby SW12 to S18 » 06 Jan 2019, 22:24

Well done to Barnet and all the fans who travelled, the best team won on the day. Hope you all enjoyed your day in Sheffield and best of luck in the draw for the fourth round.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby watfordbee » 06 Jan 2019, 22:26

SW12 to S18 wrote:Well done to Barnet and all the fans who travelled, the best team won on the day. Hope you all enjoyed your day in Sheffield and best of luck in the draw for the fourth round.


Thanks your fans were very gracious in defeat and a lovely gesture clapping us off. Friendly club and I wish you all the best for the season.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby pgbee » 06 Jan 2019, 22:30

watfordbee wrote:
SW12 to S18 wrote:Well done to Barnet and all the fans who travelled, the best team won on the day. Hope you all enjoyed your day in Sheffield and best of luck in the draw for the fourth round.


Thanks your fans were very gracious in defeat and a lovely gesture clapping us off. Friendly club and I wish you all the best for the season.

Certainly echo that. Friendly in the Wetherspoons beforehand too...
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby john dockers shorts » 06 Jan 2019, 22:31

Sheffield united fans were very gracious in defeat... Many shaking hands with Bees fans outside afterwards and many just watching the players and us celebrating before applauding the team off.

I'm pleased that many of you had your photos taken with my Tin Foil FA Cup!

What a brilliant day.

My low of ebsfleet and my high of Sheffield united.... Thats why we love this club.
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby Mikel Bee » 06 Jan 2019, 22:37

pgbee wrote:Just totally ignored on BBC news, Newport stole the headlines.


Not quite the same but there's currently a Bees shirt on the front page of the BBC's website. Not something you see everyday, or ever?
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Re: Sheffield United (Away) The When Sunday Comes Match Thre

Postby Hiveoccupier » 06 Jan 2019, 22:40

Mikel Bee wrote:
pgbee wrote:Just totally ignored on BBC news, Newport stole the headlines.


Not quite the same but there's currently a Bees shirt on the front page of the BBC's website. Not something you see everyday, or ever?


We were also trending on U.K. twitter today with over 3500 tweets by early evening. I’ve definitely never seen that before.
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