Blades Battered By Better Blackpool!
Apologies for the lack of match report from Blackpool. Our "away game correspondent" was unable to make it, as was I I'm afraid. But don't refrain from talking about matters, and daring to read bladeforlife's massive comment.
Kevin Blackwell made four changes to the team for the trip to the Seaside, with Andrew Davies, Glen Little, Ched Evans and Jordan Stewart being replaced by Richard Cresswell, Ryan France, Andy Taylor and David Cotterill. It also saw a first appearance of the season for midfielder Lee Williamson, who made the bench.
A scrappy match was turned around at half-time when Seasider's boss Ian Holoway made two changes, introducing David Vaughan and top scorer, Charlie Adam.
The hosts then made the break through on sixty minutes, with a second goal in two games for Marcel Seip. The Dutchman meeting a Vaughan corner at the far post after Henderson had been unable to clear.
Just nine minutes later, veteran striker Jason Eull, who had begun the game in a deeper role made it two. This time full back Neal Eardly was the provider as he rolled the ball across goal for the ex Wimbledon man to double the lead.
Despite the introduction of Keith Treacy and Ched Evans, the Blades couldn't hit back, and it was Charlie Adam who put the final nail in an already sealed coffin by netting Blackpool's third.
Adam almost scored a speculative effort from forty five yards which dipped over Bunn, but fortunately landed on the roof of the net.
"That was why Ian Holloway felt he had to make substitutions at half-time but then everything they hit went in. I can't be too critical of the lads because they worked hard all night and sometimes the harder you work the worst things get - but let's give credit to Blackpool who are really flying and giving everyone trouble at the moment."
"Things just aren't dropping for us at the moment, but for the first goal someone didn't do their job and we get punished every time. We only had Chris Morgan of last season's back five playing and that doesn't help in terms of communication.
"We want to win every game but we don't have the right to do it, especially when you have so many young players, in terms of experience, out there at once. We have some half-fit players playing with injuries and some are having to occupy positions they are not suited to.
"There is only one solution when times are tough and that is to work hard and get some of our injured players back. We have been on a fantastic run for a long time and this is the first time that we have been in this situation since I came."