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We can't get anywhere near them. Not even close. Grant goes off and now we don't even have a way of subbing him off for Britt to give us more of a presence.

 

2 ways I can see this going tactically. Either we stick with what we've got, take the loss on the chin and hope it doesn't get worse. Or we go for broke, sacrifice a defender for a striker and hope we can scrap a couple of chances. One thing is for sure, we can't sub off a midfielder because they've got full control of the midfield and were dominating it even when we had 11 men on the pitch. Right now we can't string 2 passes together in midfield. The only thing we can do is take off a defender and hope we give them enough to think about at the other end that they don't obliterate us down the wings.

 

It's not looking good. Traore has been non-existent again. Our only man who can pull a goal out of nothing has only had one decent run and as soon as he got in a good position, ball went out to Downing and the attack was lost.

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That puts Millwall ahead of us, and they have a better run in (they should beat Blades and should win their home match against Villa. Wouldn't be surprised if they also win at home against Fulham as that will be a very hostile match and therefore difficult for Fulham. We might get a point when we play them, but they are likely to get more points than us from their other fixtures).

 

Is Grant banned for 1 match or 3? Might give someone more attacking a chance (although will probably play Clayton instead...)

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Loads of fans leaving at HT...

 

They probably read your post from earlier about how little our existence means and are going to climb Bramall Lane and jump off.

 

I did feel guilty when Leadbitter was sent off...

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