A 94th minute equaliser cruelly snatched all three points away from Millwall last Saturday in a highly controversial 2-2 draw at Swindon Town. This weekend, Sheffield United visit south London for what should be a cracking game. Sarah Barber provides ‘The View From The Opposition’…
Name: Sarah Barber
First Sheffield United game: I’m not 100% sure – it was sometime around 1976/77. The first match I can remember was against Bury, but alas I can’t remember the score or when it was either. I sat with the directors, as my dad was friends with one of them.
Greatest moment following Sheffield United: There have been a few: Fourth Division championship winners – going up as champions no matter the level is great – but last season’s cup run, with a semi-final appearance where we saw more goals from a Blades side at Wembley (and the Millennium Stadium) in one match than all of the other appearances there put together in my life time.
The pride at the final whistle, where we threw everything including the kitchen sink at them, was amazing. The score line against Hull just didn’t paint the whole picture.
With ten games to go, United sit in 11th place in the League One table, six points off the play-offs. Is that acceptable? Is the general consensus that the Blades should be challenging for the top two? Do you see yourselves making the play-offs?: The Blades have been far too inconsistent this season – there have been times when we look like we have ‘got it’, against Swindon Town & Peterborough United away, but then to the depths of despair at Crewe Alexandra & at home to Burton Albion. It’s never acceptable to any fan who hopes for promotion, but we are where we are because of the inconsistency.
Millwall currently occupy one of the top six spots, sitting in 5th. Do you feel that they will make the play-offs?: Millwall always seem to have a team that wear their hearts on their sleeves – I will be surprised if they are out of the top 6 when it counts at the end of the season.
Who are United’s ‘ones to watch’ on Saturday?: On his day, Ryan Flynn is (in my opinion) the best player we have, but he tends to suffer from confidence issues at times & can be injury prone. Che Adams on his day can be one to keep an eye on & Billy Sharpe is always around to hopefully poach a goal now and again.
Are there any Millwall players you will be wary of?: Steve Morison – strong and always a threat in any game.
Finally, how do you see the game going? Is this is a must-win for United if they want to make the play-offs?: At the moment, all our games are a must-win to even have a sniff of the playoffs, but I think it will be…
Score Prediction: Millwall 1-1 Sheffield United.
Sarah’s Team Prediction: Long; Brayford, Baptiste, Edgar, McEverley; Flynn, Hammond, Whiteman, Adams; Done; Sharp.
Millwall v Sheffield United takes place at The Den this Saturday, March 19th. Kick-off is at 3pm.