Loanee Round Up - 3/10/09

Last updated : 05 October 2009 By Dan Buxton


Andrew Davies

Came back into the starting line up and played solidly as the Blades drew 1-1 with Doncaster. Davie swent close to scoring from three seperate corners early on and a late ball forward nearly saw a late winner for the Blades. Defensively he was on form and snuffed out most things that came his way on his second Blades appearance

Richard Cresswell

After seemingly having his Wednesday past hinder his relationship with the supporters, some even booed, but a performance full of effort and with his first goal for the Blades saw some of them acknowledge that he had a good game and deserves praise. Some of the messages on BladesMAD are listed below

Blade56 'I did not want you here, I was angry and I booed. :blue: I WAS WRONG. You were the only player who earned your wages by a mile today.'

Dronfield_Blade 'I must admit i thought oh wtf have we done here when we signed him but Today he showed us why Blackie has shown faith in him and gone out and signed him he worked his socks off Today and was rewarded with a goal which he nearly paid for by smashing himself into the post.
IMO Richard Cresswell was the man of the match i thought he was Quality today and quite rightly was applauded by our fans lets hope he can play aswell as that consistently for the rest of the 3 months that he is here.
Well done Cresswell!'

Dubaiblades 'Well said lads, he looked like he wanted it today. CMON CRESSY :D'

s35nuttyblade 'He is to sign a 2 year deal in Jan.:D'

updemblades 'i thought his performances yesterday was spot on. He chased everything and looked one of the most committed players on the pitch. Took his goal excellently and didnt bottle it knowing he was about to collide with an opposition player aswell as a goal post. He could go on to be a bit of a fans favourite if he keeps on like yesterday. I'd like to see him given a chance up front with Ched, instead of Hendo if im honest.'

SeanShoreham 'I liked his positive attitude, he strikes me as one of those brave players who goes in where it hurts. Got to say its one of those situations where I'm glad that I was intially wrong in my judgement'

Ibrahima Sonko

Hull pulled off a great win at home to Wigan but judging by the reaction of the Hull supporters it was in spite of, rather than due to, Sonko's performance. HullMAD editor Andy Beill had this to say:

'A couple of horrendous lapses inside our own area would certainly have cost us goals against a more ruthless team. He just needed to put his foot through the ball but instead dozed off and put us in a dangerous situation. He had a new defensive partner in Kevin Kilbane, who led the defence well. Kamil Zayatte played well as a "sweeper" in front of the defence, and midfielders like Dean Marney, Geovanni and Nick Barmby worked tirelessly. The goal aside, they defended well as a team. Sonko's individual mistakes though left us wishing for the perennially injured Anthony Gardner or even 18-year-old Liam Cooper to take his place in the next game'

Carl Dickinson

Played at left back as Barnsley scored late winner to beat struggling Ipswich. The committed full back has settled in well and seems to be a fans favourite already. TykesMAD board had the following to say:

ruthyn 'Dickinson also put in a good shift, hardly put a foot wrong, and did the simple stuff really well.
These two guys are rapidly becoming heroes at Oakwell, and we will not want them to go back to the Britannia.'

Fletch67 'looks a rock defensively which is the main thing that a left back should be good at but not sure he is of the same quality as shotton neither going foward or defensively!'

b1gduk 'Sell Lazurus and JCR for the big bucks and buy these Stoke Fellas. They can be part of a successful side and fans favs in no time'

anstonred 'generally looked solid & more than a bit hard - I wouldn't want to be tackled by him'

Ryan Shotton

Like Dickinson, Shotton played at full back, on the right, as the Tykes beat Ipswich at Oakwell and was voted man of the match. The academy graduate has setlled in well and seems to be a fans favourite already. The following comments were left on the TykesMAD messageboard:

ruthyn 'Shotton was voted man of the Match, and rightly so, he gave an assured display at right back, and also supported the attack very well, he looks an absolute gem'

Fletch67 'looks a real quality player both going foward and defensively seems to have all the attributes of a great right back.'

fazziebfc 'Considering capturing Shotton and locking him in a cupboard so he dosent have to go back.'

bfc123 'Shotton seems to have been converted to the reds. His passionate celebration at the final whistle makes me think he wants to stay with us. I, for one, would welcome him with open arms. Absolute class performace today. Keep it up and well be marching towards the playoffs in no time.'

b1gduk 'Sell Lazurus and JCR for the big bucks and buy these Stoke Fellas. They can be part of a successful side and fans favs in no time'

anstonred 'superb, both defending & attacking - so asured for someone so young!'

Ben Marshall

Played in the Cobblers 2-2 draw with Bradford, where two late goals saw them fight back from 2-0 down. Had a decent game without really excelling and The Hotel End message board, which gave him an average rating of 7.09, had this to say:

Oundle Cobbler 'Had a good solid game, looks really confident on the ball, few times i felt he could of taken a better option.'

ntfc nut 'He has fantastic technical ability, but not a good footballing brain. In that respect he reminds me of a young Joe Cole. He has a habit of getting the ball, and instead of looking for options around him, keeping his head down and dribbling it into a dead end.  If he could learn to pick out a team mate and improve the mental side of his game he could go a long way in football. At 18, he still has a long time to sort that out though.

Simply for being the most gifted player on the park he gets a 7/10 from me, but his performance today was a little below the high standards he has set himself.'

Razor 'He is the sort of player i would pay to watch. And we don't have many of them. Not his best game he wasn't allowed as much space as he was on Tuesday but that piece of skill in the first half alone gets him a 7/10.'

Gazman 'Apart from the first 20 minutes when we were on top I found him frustrating and have him at fault for the first goal. He didnt close his man down and watched him cross which led to the goal. Noticed Sammo having a go a few times about tracking back and covering his man.

Ill give him a 6'

Tony_Yeboah 'Some people on here exasperate me. Marshall is quite clearly the best player we have got. His technique is well above every other player.

Most of the time when he runs down blind alleys it's because no other players are moving for him and he has to carry on  the momentum himself.

Makes me laugh how Steve begrudgingly says he 'was worth his place'. Marshall should walk into our team every time. The boy is class'

T.12th.M.O.S 'The best thing about him is the one thing you can't train into people. His will to win and determination. Boy wants to win games.'

Danzelle St.Louis-Hamilton

Played in goal as the Motormen suffered another defeat, going down by one goal to nil. Reports suggest that Danzelle, as he has in most games, kept his side in it with numerous outstanding saves and continued his favourable impression that has seen him thought of as clearly the Motormen's player of the season so far.

Press officer Phil Lawton had this to say 'He had a good game, made some decent saves throughout and his kicking was better on Saturday. In addition he gets on well with the rest of the lads and is a nice lad. I hope we keep hold of him all season as this experience will be invaluable for his development. If Stoke don't keep hold of him he could defo be first chocie for someone in league one/two'