Vital Football

Latest Sheffield United News

Bunn and Dusted

Bunn and Dusted

Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Bunn returns to Blackburn Rovers today, following the injury to stopper Paul Robinson.

Bunn, whose Blades career finished with a clean sheet at Bramall Lane, has been recalled by the Premier League side, after the injury to their first choice goalkeeper, is worse than first feared.

With only Jason Brown as back-up, Rovers boss Sam Allardyce opted to recall the 25 year old.

Gary Speed confirmed the departure on BBC Radio Sheffield tonight, and it leaves the Blades with just Ian Bennett and Mihkel Aksalu at the club, until the suspension of Paddy Kenny finishes next month.

Whether cover will be drafted in for the trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday is unknown, but Bunn will definitely not be lining up between the sticks.

His Blades career got off to an impressive start, and he received a lot of praise in the first month of the season, which saw his deal extended to the end of the season. A rocky patch followed, and both Bennett and Carl Ikeme were preferred, before Bunn regained his position and dug-out some impressive performances, which included a number of point-winning penalty saves.

Regardless of whether he goes on to be a leading goalkeeper, many Blades will be satisfied with his performances this season.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shepsblade
Date:Wednesday March 17 2010
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
Thanks Bunny for all the Hard Work! I wont forget his first game when he was dancing around in front of the Kop clapping!!
davelimb
17/03/2010 09:01:00
0
We soon knocked that out of him!
shepsblade
17/03/2010 10:46:00
0
I wish him well - he saw us through a difficult patch. Wish we could get Kenny back now!!!
harrogateblade
17/03/2010 19:01:00
0
Word from a usually reliable source is that Paddy is very fit, has been following a rigorous fitness schedule, has lost weight and put on a lot of upper body muscle (!) Thanks to Bunn for his stint at BDTBL, though I didnt think that after the Scunthorpe debacle, lets hope he doesn't now spend the remainder of the season on the bench.
gloucblade
17/03/2010 20:49:00
0
Hope Paddy's new body muscle is not straight out of a packet!?! Bunn certainly grew in confidence in recent games and sessions on the couch with our female psychologist certainly appear to have done the trick.
Hullblade
17/03/2010 21:53:00
0
rang up this morning to get my tickets for the donny game, whilst on hold i went onto the blades website to see the news regarding bunn to just get through to the booking office and to hang up, thought i'd save the embarassement and the £46 on 2 tickets and the £1 booking fee and spend the time and money on something better.
bladesforlife1889
17/03/2010 22:26:00
0
Nice one, Hull. I must admit, that crossed my mind as well! But Paddy will have learnt that lesson.....won't he?
gloucblade
18/03/2010 08:54:00
0
Ha ha of course he won't!! Still be good to have a keeper that I don't have heart mumours with when I see the opposition shooting from outside the box!!
gleadlessblade
18/03/2010 09:09:00
0
Blackwell to play again ????
Tiny T
18/03/2010 21:31:00
0
It's all 'Cackwell's fault, GEEEEERRRRRRRRIIIIIHHHHHHMMMMMAAAAAATTTTTT!
bladesman1889
19/03/2010 01:34:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield United Articles

Sheffield United v Millwall - Team Sheets

Sheffield United are at Bramall Lane with Millwall the visitors for the latest League 1 game.

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

League One 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

With most playing 39 League One games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Officials - Sheffield United v Millwall (28/3/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield United and Millwall this Tuesday.

Archived Vital Blades Articles

Vital Blades articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blades
Write For Vital Blades
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Millwall MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Moore0%
Basham0%
Wright0%
O'Connell100%
Freeman0%
Coutts0%
Duffy0%
Fleck0%
Lafferty0%
Hanson0%
Sharp0%
Sub - Carruthers0%
Sub - O'Brien0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 39 23 10 6 79 30
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Scunthorpe 40 19 10 11 67 21
5 Bradford 40 16 18 6 66 15
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 38 16 12 10 60 8
8 Rochdale 38 16 9 13 57 6
9 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
10 Oxford 39 16 8 15 56 5
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
13 Wimbledon 39 12 15 12 51 1
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 40 12 10 18 46 -7
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sheffield United Results (view all)

Sheffield United Fixtures (view all)

Mar 28 2017 7:45PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Northampton Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 12:15PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Olly from the MOD2
Vital Football Comment