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The opposition view: 'Brilliant' Blades?

'To come to Coventry, to play like we did and not come away with three points is a little bit disappointing.

'It's the result that's disappointing as the performance was brilliant.'

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson, speaking to his local BBC Radio station after Tuesday night's game at the Ricoh Arena, clearly felt hard done by that his side had only taken a point, secured by a late equaliser from Blackman after the Sky Blues had taken the lead through Stephen Elliott just after the hour mark.

While the Blades could certainly have felt hard done by had they lost the game after coming close on at least two occasions in the first half, both of those chances came from mistakes by the home side, firstly through a misplaced Reece Brown pass and then when City fell asleep from a free-kick.

After the break it was the hosts who had the better chances, Cody McDonald heading wide and Kevin Malaga being denied after a goalmouth scramble.

A fair assessment of the game can be found in the Yorkshire Post who felt that United 'dominated' the first 45 minutes but that the Sky Blues 'found their feet' after the break and posed much more of a threat.

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Date:Wednesday August 22 2012

Time: 11:06AM

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Blades should have had the game won by half time, missed a string of great chances and played Cov off the park, even in the second half had the games best chances. Coventry fans and manager were watching a completely different game to me, you all need to get away from this "we are a big club and shouldnt be here" attitude, you are where you deserve to be and on last nights performance you might be in the third tier for a while. All this about teams having their wembley at the Rioch is laughable, especially with 12000 rattling around in the place.
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22/08/2012 11:50:00

No Coventry fan has got a 'big club and shouldn't be here' attitude, just a sadness at the way the club has been run into the ground over the past decade, hence the dwindling crowds. Judgement is out on how we will do this season after the new signings settle down. As for last night we handed you two clear chances in the first half, had a goal controversially disallowed and were pushing for a second when you broke away to score.
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22/08/2012 16:44:00

BLades played you off the park in the first half never mind handing us chances, and had the better second half chances, dispite the fact that you eventually woke up and put in a bit of effort. I was quoting directly from Radio Coventrys phone in programme after the game, several fans who had been to the match used that phrase. Your boss certainly saw things that no one else did, and he expects the Bury game to be the hardest of the first three because 'it will be their Wembley' Wow, good luck for the season!
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