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Reaction From The Blades End

Last night's Steel City derby was dubbed 'Payback Tuesday' by the tannoy announcer at Bramall Lane, but the Blades failed to get revenge, and boss Kevin Blackwell was left frustrated.

Many Blades fans were predicting a comfortable victory and a huge improvement on their no-show in the Owls' 2-0 victory at Hillsborough back in January, but the hosts ended up lucky to get a point.

And although Blackwell admitted the clash must have been a great spectacle for the neutral, he insists it was two points dropped rather than a point gained.

'That was a great game which must have been fabulous for the neutrals, if there were any, and the only losers were those who didn't see it,' he told the official Blades website.

'I feel it was two points tossed away because we dominated so much of the game and created so many chances. Their goalkeeper Lee Grant made some terrific saves, and looking back so did Paddy on a couple of occasions.

'But the lads showed terrific courage and determination to come back as they did. At Hillsborough they were two down and got battered, but tonight we were in the same position and got back in it - that's the improvement we have made.'

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 9 2008

Time: 10:00AM

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i see pigwell as got his rose tinted warpignock glasses on. he so a different game to most
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09/04/2008 01:00:00

what a tool
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09/04/2008 10:13:00

The match last night was a throwback to the 70s fighting in the stands ,being spat on by the home fans above,overflowing toilets,poor policing and stewarding, no segregation before and after the game and idiots waiting on every corner waiting to cause trouble afterwards. As for the game it was a real derby match three wingers roasting the fullbacks,two keepers pulling off brilliant saves,veteran players showing they can still do it,youngsters stepping up to the mark in a cauldron of a game. Loads of missed chances and a class freekick to get a draw in the dying minutes.
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09/04/2008 10:41:00

It's what you get for watching football in a trough, matlockowl, they're used to it :)
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09/04/2008 10:57:00

but not 9,000 empty seats. what was it like to see a ground full to the rafters and an atmosphere? you all looked like cardboard cut outs!!
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09/04/2008 13:08:00

lets see who has the last laugh shall we!! you are going down you snortbeasts!!
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10/04/2008 08:43:00

I've seen plenty of full houses at Hillsborough pigforlife, remember the derby a few years ago at our place, with not 1 empty seat? That was before we introduced that stupid '3 game package' deal. Or I suppose you were only about 2 years old back then
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11/04/2008 12:27:00

you are wrong actually it wasnt sold out the attendance was 33,000 the last sell out at swillborough was when we hammered you 3-1 another derby double for the blades it was 41,000 and the blades took over the ground that night aswell!!
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11/04/2008 12:56:00

Wrong wrong wrong, attendance of just under 40,000 (ground capacity) for 1st Hillsborough league meeting between the 2 sides since we came down from Premier League, season 2000-2001. Did your dad tell you about that 3-1 victory pigforlife?
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11/04/2008 13:03:00

8 years ago against the mighty blades haha.
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11/04/2008 15:03:00

Can you remember it now pigforlife?
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11/04/2008 15:05:00

it was still short of full capacity on the wendy end again just googled it. 1st aprill 2001 another blades win 2-1!! keep em coming jonny4skin!!
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11/04/2008 15:12:00

haha, so you weren't there then? I suppose your dad thought you were too young to go to a footy game then, shame.
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11/04/2008 15:37:00

too young to remember boxing day 1979 then? now thats a game for you pigforlife!
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11/04/2008 15:38:00

cause i was there couldnt remember the attendance and like i say it wasnt full and hasnt been since we hammered you 3-1 the might bobby davison!! and the lemmings lane end all yellow what a night that was!! must be hard for you lads being the poor relations eh? its all about 1979 for you aint it i dont remember that as thats when i was born? you keep on living in the past fella.
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11/04/2008 15:42:00

swillborough was 3,500 short of capacity again - lol blades completely sold out!!
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11/04/2008 15:43:00

so when was the last time you had a capacity crowd derby?? i'm intruiged.. haha, yes 1979, what a great game, what about 1993 semi final then? there's another one for you pigforlife
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11/04/2008 15:45:00

poor relations? how are we the poor relations? would love to know your reasoning behind that kidda
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11/04/2008 15:46:00

the list is endless, anyway i have a job to do so you go and watch trisha dole boy. your comments above prove you are living in the past ha ha
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11/04/2008 15:51:00

job? dont you mean homework? haha, so you obviously dont have a list! love it!
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11/04/2008 15:54:00

bigger crowds, greater fan base, miles better team/squad more money, no debt, bigger income, miles better investments, more sponsors, better training facilities, better stadium (up to date - due to expand to 42,500 end of next season. + TURNOVER trippled that of your year ending april!! you want me to carry on mate? how many facts do you want?
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11/04/2008 16:00:00

haha, so all to do with how much money you have in the bank then? so is that how you judge the size of a club? bigger crowds? its the 1st time in 40 YEARS since you have had better crowds that us when we have been in same division! better stadium? not yet kidda!
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11/04/2008 16:04:00

everything i mentioned judges the size of a club in relation to what is considered big or not!! you are in denial
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11/04/2008 16:06:00

haha, love your school boy logic pigforlife! What about trophies won? doesnt that judge a clubs size??... ooh we've won quite a few more than your lot! What about years in the top division??... ooh we've spent more years there than your lot too! Income doesnt judge a clubs size, if that were true then you must think qpr are bigger than manchester united, or real madrid! school boy!
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11/04/2008 16:09:00

but the past judges how big a club is pigforlife, i dont consider wigan or reading to be a bigger club than sheff utd, but you must think they are. i suppose that typifies a young kids attitude to football these days!
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11/04/2008 16:29:00


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