Vital Football

Latest Sheffield United News

SUFC The Way Foreward

SUFC The Way Foreward

Olly Longden writes his latest piece for Vital Sheffield United.

Olly runs the MOD/Armed forces supporter`s branch and he writes a weekly column for Vital Sheffield United.

If you are interested in joining the MOD/Armed forces branch or just want more information, you can find all the details at the bottom of this article.

The way forward

A win over the weekend would have been a much needed lift for the team. Getting two goals, and keeping a clean sheet will have been such a boost.

I wasn`t able to get to the away match with Cambridge; however, I did watch the highlights on TV. I thought that Baxter and Murphy`s goals were pretty good, and I hope they can continue to contribute to the score sheet in league matches over the coming months. There were a few shouts for handball against us, however, looking at the footage, I reckon the ref was okay (for once), and all were ball to hand.

It`s about time we had a half decent ref taking charge of a game. Too many times at Bramall Lane, we see, in my opinion, sub-standard refereeing.

It will be interesting to see who NC will bring in during the January transfer window. I know he`s been trying to do a deal, but not sure who is involved, however, I`ll be keen to see what pans out in the next few weeks.

As I`ve said before, White would be a good capture if we can lure him away from Leeds, but I definitely feel that the midfield needs strengthening first.

There are quite a few names on the rumour sites; however, it`ll be one of those "will they play lower league football" issues. Some names being touted sound good, but we will have to wait and see. Quinn has been rumoured to be coming back on loan, and Paddy Madden is another name on the list, however, I always tend to take these rumour sites as a pinch of salt - always prefer to wait until something is published in black and white - not getting my hopes up!

I`m looking forward to getting back on the Kop on Saturday for Swindon`s visit to BDTBL. We need to pick up three points to move up a place in the table, if we can achieve this, we could, in theory move up to the top half of the table over the festive period. There are only about 4 or 5 points between Tranmere`s position and 11th place, so all`s pretty close going into this busy period of fixtures.



MOD/Armed forces Sheffield United supporter`s branch

Anyone interested in joining the MOD/Armed forces supporter`s branch can get in touch with Olly via email:

Telephone: 07411 319796

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Sheffield United is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there.

Vital Sheffield United on: facebook

Vital Sheffield United on: twitter

Join Vital Sheffield United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

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

Date:Tuesday December 10 2013
Time: 9:31PM


Not sure about this Saturday's ref. Only his second year in the Football League so will be really keen still to impress the assessor sat in the stands.
S2 Blades
14/12/2013 07:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield United Articles

Bradford 3-3 Sheffield United - Highlights

Sheffield United drew with Bradford in League 1 on Saturday.

Vital View - League 1, 22nd October

Scunthorpe extended the lead over Bradford with these the top two. Coventry and moving up but remain in the bottom four with Oldham, Chesterfield and bottom-placed Shrewsbury.

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Stats: Bradford v Sheffield United

All the stats from Bradford (3) vs (3) Sheffield United, Valley Parade, 22/10/16 Att: 20,972

Archived Vital Blades Articles

Vital Blades articles from

Site Journalists

Oliver Longden
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bradford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Scougall0%
Sub - Lavery0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 15 9 4 2 31 17
2 Bolton 15 8 4 3 28 7
3 Bradford 15 6 8 1 26 7
4 Sheff Utd 14 7 4 3 25 7
5 Bristol Rovers 14 6 5 3 23 3
6 Wimbledon 15 6 5 4 23 3
7 Port Vale 15 6 4 5 22 -2
8 Northampton 15 5 6 4 21 3
9 Rochdale 15 6 3 6 21 0
10 Peterborough 15 5 5 5 20 6
11 Bury 15 6 2 7 20 0
12 Walsall 14 5 5 4 20 -1
13 Fleetwood 14 5 4 5 19 2
14 Oxford 15 5 4 6 19 -1
15 Southend 15 5 4 6 19 -7
16 Millwall 14 5 3 6 18 -3
17 Charlton 14 3 8 3 17 3
18 Gillingham 15 4 5 6 17 -6
19 MK Dons 15 4 4 7 16 -4
20 Swindon 15 4 4 7 16 -4
21 Coventry 14 3 6 5 15 -4
22 Oldham 15 3 6 6 15 -8
23 Chesterfield 14 3 3 8 12 -5
24 Shrewsbury 15 2 4 9 10 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield United Results (view all)

Sheffield United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 13 2016 2:15PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 29 2016 7:45PM : Walsall (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

1.Olly from the MOD3
Write for Vital Football