Jay Rodriguez faces 'very difficult' mental and physical challenge - ex-England ace Anderton

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Southampton's Jay Rodriguez faces a "very difficult" mental and physical challenge after injury robbed him of a place at the World Cup, according to former England midfielder Darren Anderton.

The 24-year-old was given his Three Lions debut in November's friendly against Chile and his fine form with Saints put him in the running for a spot in the squad heading to Brazil.

However, Rodriguez's hopes were cruelly extinguished on Saturday when he fell awkwardly during the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

He now faces six months on the sidelines and Southampton-born ex- England midfielder Anderton - nicknamed 'sicknote' during his playing days due to the range of injuries and ailments he suffered - knows how the forward is feeling.

"He will be heartbroken, of course," he said. "You do want to play for your club but everyone wants to play for their country and go to a World Cup.

"He has had a great season and you saw when the injury happened that he was devastated.

"He knew it was a bad one and I'm sure straight away that was in his mind that he is out of the World Cup."

Anderton won 30 caps for England despite a career disrupted by injury, and believes Rodriguez needs to accept the situation to get back to his best.

"It is very difficult," he told BBC Late Kick Off South, South West and West. "At least he knows that it is six months - he has got to get his head around that.

"I got injured in seasons going up to a World Cup or European Championships, but I was lucky I got fit just in time to go and take part in those.

"It will be even more difficult for him but he is at a great football club, he has had a great time.

"He has just got to get himself right. He has got to forget about the World Cup. I am sure he won't want to watch it.

"[My message to him would be] just keep your head up. It is difficult.

"It is all part of the game, all part of football. He has had a great season, he has been a great signing for Southampton.

"He has just got to get himself fit and carry on what he has been doing."

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1:10pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Terry_Nutkins says...

Ex England ace? Ex England A&E!
Ex England ace? Ex England A&E! Terry_Nutkins
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1:15pm Tue 8 Apr 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Gutted for him, but remember Jay 99% of the country would still love to be in your position playing football for a living and being paid handsomely for it.
You are in the best place to recover and you can do it in 4 months not 6 no probs.
Next season will be bigger and better!
Gutted for him, but remember Jay 99% of the country would still love to be in your position playing football for a living and being paid handsomely for it. You are in the best place to recover and you can do it in 4 months not 6 no probs. Next season will be bigger and better! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 22

1:27pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.
Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 6

1:47pm Tue 8 Apr 14

killared says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.
BS ! The OX recover from the same injury and look at him now good as new
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.[/p][/quote]BS ! The OX recover from the same injury and look at him now good as new killared
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1:59pm Tue 8 Apr 14

george chivers says...

My son made a full recovery three years ago and played again successfully in local football, so with the extra care JROD will get compared to an NHS patient he is in with a very good chance of a positive come back.

There is an orthopaedic surgeon at Basingstoke hospital called Mr Adrian Wilson who is pioneering an ACL op which also mends a small ligament called an ALL which has only just been discovered. There was a feature on it in The Basingstoke Gazette two weeks ago.
My son made a full recovery three years ago and played again successfully in local football, so with the extra care JROD will get compared to an NHS patient he is in with a very good chance of a positive come back. There is an orthopaedic surgeon at Basingstoke hospital called Mr Adrian Wilson who is pioneering an ACL op which also mends a small ligament called an ALL which has only just been discovered. There was a feature on it in The Basingstoke Gazette two weeks ago. george chivers
  • Score: 11

2:00pm Tue 8 Apr 14

killared says...

killared wrote:
Jan28th1984 wrote:
Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.
BS ! The OX recover from the same injury and look at him now good as new
Van Nisterlrooy Knee injury 2000 was still deadly when he was back mate ! I'm not worried about Jay Rodriguez he's gonna be fine hopefully he'll be back with us for October !
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.[/p][/quote]BS ! The OX recover from the same injury and look at him now good as new[/p][/quote]Van Nisterlrooy Knee injury 2000 was still deadly when he was back mate ! I'm not worried about Jay Rodriguez he's gonna be fine hopefully he'll be back with us for October ! killared
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

killared wrote:
killared wrote:
Jan28th1984 wrote:
Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.
BS ! The OX recover from the same injury and look at him now good as new
Van Nisterlrooy Knee injury 2000 was still deadly when he was back mate ! I'm not worried about Jay Rodriguez he's gonna be fine hopefully he'll be back with us for October !
I hope you are right, my friend! :-)
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: Yes - there isn't a better club in the land for a player to receive the best medical care than us. I can't help thinking of other players who have had bad injuries though and have not been the same after - Rooney, Owen and (Brazilian) Ronaldo. I hope JR beats the injury physically....and mentally.[/p][/quote]BS ! The OX recover from the same injury and look at him now good as new[/p][/quote]Van Nisterlrooy Knee injury 2000 was still deadly when he was back mate ! I'm not worried about Jay Rodriguez he's gonna be fine hopefully he'll be back with us for October ![/p][/quote]I hope you are right, my friend! :-) Jan28th1984
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2:47pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I know nothing about these types of injury but anything needing that long a layoff is obviously very serious. The problem is for those players that rely on their pace, do they get it back? Gazza, Shearer and Owen didn't. Players like Lambert and Le Tiss who never had pace in the first place would be less affected in the long run.
I know nothing about these types of injury but anything needing that long a layoff is obviously very serious. The problem is for those players that rely on their pace, do they get it back? Gazza, Shearer and Owen didn't. Players like Lambert and Le Tiss who never had pace in the first place would be less affected in the long run. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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3:34pm Tue 8 Apr 14

the swinging arm of channon says...

Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday the swinging arm of channon
  • Score: 11

3:56pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

You should produce a Sick Note Matey!
You should produce a Sick Note Matey! Fatty x Ford Worker
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4:01pm Tue 8 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
As it is kicking off seven minutes later than normal in commemoration of the Hillsborough disaster it is probably not appropriate on this occasion.
[quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]As it is kicking off seven minutes later than normal in commemoration of the Hillsborough disaster it is probably not appropriate on this occasion. OSPREYSAINT
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4:02pm Tue 8 Apr 14

jrod11 says...

the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
Or Hop on one leg for a minute..
[quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]Or Hop on one leg for a minute.. jrod11
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4:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Winman says...

the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
Excellent idea - keep reposting this everyone!
[quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]Excellent idea - keep reposting this everyone! Winman
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4:29pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Winman says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
As it is kicking off seven minutes later than normal in commemoration of the Hillsborough disaster it is probably not appropriate on this occasion.
Agree - ignore my other post. Maybe a plan for another game?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]As it is kicking off seven minutes later than normal in commemoration of the Hillsborough disaster it is probably not appropriate on this occasion.[/p][/quote]Agree - ignore my other post. Maybe a plan for another game? Winman
  • Score: 3

6:45pm Tue 8 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Winman wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
As it is kicking off seven minutes later than normal in commemoration of the Hillsborough disaster it is probably not appropriate on this occasion.
Agree - ignore my other post. Maybe a plan for another game?
Maybe before the United game, that could be a morale booster at the same time?
[quote][p][bold]Winman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]As it is kicking off seven minutes later than normal in commemoration of the Hillsborough disaster it is probably not appropriate on this occasion.[/p][/quote]Agree - ignore my other post. Maybe a plan for another game?[/p][/quote]Maybe before the United game, that could be a morale booster at the same time? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

6:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Saintsayer II says...

This type of injury finished my career as a referee back in 86 At that time it was 12 months before I could jog let alone sprint It was repaired using carbon fibre and thye said it would last 10 years but it is still going strong
Fortunately medical science has moved on a great deal since then and with the excellent expert assistance the club can give him I would hope that he will return and be able to play at the same pace as before Mind you that's if he puts in the hard work needed Day in day out for months I certainly don't envy the guy
This type of injury finished my career as a referee back in 86 At that time it was 12 months before I could jog let alone sprint It was repaired using carbon fibre and thye said it would last 10 years but it is still going strong Fortunately medical science has moved on a great deal since then and with the excellent expert assistance the club can give him I would hope that he will return and be able to play at the same pace as before Mind you that's if he puts in the hard work needed Day in day out for months I certainly don't envy the guy Saintsayer II
  • Score: 2

8:01pm Tue 8 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

He'll be back, but the poor lads got a lot of graft in front of him. Over the last two seasons he's easily the most improved player at the club.
He'll be back, but the poor lads got a lot of graft in front of him. Over the last two seasons he's easily the most improved player at the club. redandy10
  • Score: 3

8:20pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

redandy10 wrote:
He'll be back, but the poor lads got a lot of graft in front of him. Over the last two seasons he's easily the most improved player at the club.
Isn't he just. I admit I was one of those that wasn't convinced of his ability and was surprised at the England call up. Delighted to say how horribly wrong I was. He's come on more than anyone apart from Adam and I was really expecting him to go to Brazil.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: He'll be back, but the poor lads got a lot of graft in front of him. Over the last two seasons he's easily the most improved player at the club.[/p][/quote]Isn't he just. I admit I was one of those that wasn't convinced of his ability and was surprised at the England call up. Delighted to say how horribly wrong I was. He's come on more than anyone apart from Adam and I was really expecting him to go to Brazil. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 7

8:32pm Tue 8 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
He'll be back, but the poor lads got a lot of graft in front of him. Over the last two seasons he's easily the most improved player at the club.
Isn't he just. I admit I was one of those that wasn't convinced of his ability and was surprised at the England call up. Delighted to say how horribly wrong I was. He's come on more than anyone apart from Adam and I was really expecting him to go to Brazil.
Yep! Balls played in front of him suit him down to the ground. MoPo's let him use his speed to slice opposition defenses open. He's most dangerous when he's got something to run onto. He was too static under Nigel, MoPo got the best out of him.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: He'll be back, but the poor lads got a lot of graft in front of him. Over the last two seasons he's easily the most improved player at the club.[/p][/quote]Isn't he just. I admit I was one of those that wasn't convinced of his ability and was surprised at the England call up. Delighted to say how horribly wrong I was. He's come on more than anyone apart from Adam and I was really expecting him to go to Brazil.[/p][/quote]Yep! Balls played in front of him suit him down to the ground. MoPo's let him use his speed to slice opposition defenses open. He's most dangerous when he's got something to run onto. He was too static under Nigel, MoPo got the best out of him. redandy10
  • Score: 7

8:43pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Costa Baz says...

Was reading somewhere that they take a strip of another ligament, along with a piece of the patella it is attached to, as the bone knits together giving a better end result, rather than "weaving" the ligament on to the bone. If that makes sense.
Was reading somewhere that they take a strip of another ligament, along with a piece of the patella it is attached to, as the bone knits together giving a better end result, rather than "weaving" the ligament on to the bone. If that makes sense. Costa Baz
  • Score: 3

8:46pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Santa Retfordia says...

I think the fact J-Rod isn't a skunt with Kit Kats for legs means he'll probably handle things better than Darren Anderton. I expect him back early next season and more fired up than ever.

Actually, I have quite a lot of empathy for him as I managed to get sort of run over in Leeds on Friday and I'm in plaster for the rest of the season too. BOO!
I think the fact J-Rod isn't a skunt with Kit Kats for legs means he'll probably handle things better than Darren Anderton. I expect him back early next season and more fired up than ever. Actually, I have quite a lot of empathy for him as I managed to get sort of run over in Leeds on Friday and I'm in plaster for the rest of the season too. BOO! Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 3

8:47pm Tue 8 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Was reading somewhere that they take a strip of another ligament, along with a piece of the patella it is attached to, as the bone knits together giving a better end result, rather than "weaving" the ligament on to the bone. If that makes sense.
The knee bone connected to the leg bone.........
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Was reading somewhere that they take a strip of another ligament, along with a piece of the patella it is attached to, as the bone knits together giving a better end result, rather than "weaving" the ligament on to the bone. If that makes sense.[/p][/quote]The knee bone connected to the leg bone......... OSPREYSAINT
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8:50pm Tue 8 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
I think the fact J-Rod isn't a skunt with Kit Kats for legs means he'll probably handle things better than Darren Anderton. I expect him back early next season and more fired up than ever.

Actually, I have quite a lot of empathy for him as I managed to get sort of run over in Leeds on Friday and I'm in plaster for the rest of the season too. BOO!
Should have taken more water with it! That's a tough break, hope it get's sorted post haste, we can't have any more lame excuses ( :o}
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: I think the fact J-Rod isn't a skunt with Kit Kats for legs means he'll probably handle things better than Darren Anderton. I expect him back early next season and more fired up than ever. Actually, I have quite a lot of empathy for him as I managed to get sort of run over in Leeds on Friday and I'm in plaster for the rest of the season too. BOO![/p][/quote]Should have taken more water with it! That's a tough break, hope it get's sorted post haste, we can't have any more lame excuses ( :o} OSPREYSAINT
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9:05pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

10:03pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later.

Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.[/p][/quote]Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later. Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League. Strasbourg Saint
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10:11pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later.

Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.
Yep. What about the qualification numbers?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.[/p][/quote]Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later. Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.[/p][/quote]Yep. What about the qualification numbers? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:13pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
I think the fact J-Rod isn't a skunt with Kit Kats for legs means he'll probably handle things better than Darren Anderton. I expect him back early next season and more fired up than ever.

Actually, I have quite a lot of empathy for him as I managed to get sort of run over in Leeds on Friday and I'm in plaster for the rest of the season too. BOO!
Bad luck, Retford. Wondered where you were at the weekend. No fun getting plastered - unless, of course, it involves pubs, lager and hangovers.

As for Jay, you're right, he's in the best possible place and has the best possible attitude. He has every chance of bettering sicknote's 30 caps and that will be without having England managers who pick players because they share links with the same club.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: I think the fact J-Rod isn't a skunt with Kit Kats for legs means he'll probably handle things better than Darren Anderton. I expect him back early next season and more fired up than ever. Actually, I have quite a lot of empathy for him as I managed to get sort of run over in Leeds on Friday and I'm in plaster for the rest of the season too. BOO![/p][/quote]Bad luck, Retford. Wondered where you were at the weekend. No fun getting plastered - unless, of course, it involves pubs, lager and hangovers. As for Jay, you're right, he's in the best possible place and has the best possible attitude. He has every chance of bettering sicknote's 30 caps and that will be without having England managers who pick players because they share links with the same club. Strasbourg Saint
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10:30pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later.

Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.
Yep. What about the qualification numbers?
I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there.

Heck! I've still not been to Hull!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.[/p][/quote]Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later. Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.[/p][/quote]Yep. What about the qualification numbers?[/p][/quote]I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there. Heck! I've still not been to Hull! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -1

11:57pm Tue 8 Apr 14

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later.

Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.
Yep. What about the qualification numbers?
I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there.

Heck! I've still not been to Hull!
Im with you there Strass. As you say the champions league is set up for the exclusive benefit of the big boys. Call me old fashioned but I would rather win the F.A cup than the champions league.
Having said that I did have a good time in Bucharest.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.[/p][/quote]Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later. Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.[/p][/quote]Yep. What about the qualification numbers?[/p][/quote]I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there. Heck! I've still not been to Hull![/p][/quote]Im with you there Strass. As you say the champions league is set up for the exclusive benefit of the big boys. Call me old fashioned but I would rather win the F.A cup than the champions league. Having said that I did have a good time in Bucharest. mack chinnon
  • Score: 2

6:00am Wed 9 Apr 14

hdfw09 says...

jrod11 wrote:
the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
Or Hop on one leg for a minute..
You know....there are some very serious dirtbags on this site. I would like to suggest, to all Saints fans, we ignore the posts from jrod11 moving forward. Let's note give this scum any attention. Deplorable person he is.
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]Or Hop on one leg for a minute..[/p][/quote]You know....there are some very serious dirtbags on this site. I would like to suggest, to all Saints fans, we ignore the posts from jrod11 moving forward. Let's note give this scum any attention. Deplorable person he is. hdfw09
  • Score: 0

7:42am Wed 9 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

hdfw09 wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
the swinging arm of channon wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday
Or Hop on one leg for a minute..
You know....there are some very serious dirtbags on this site. I would like to suggest, to all Saints fans, we ignore the posts from jrod11 moving forward. Let's note give this scum any attention. Deplorable person he is.
Where have you been recently. We already are.
[quote][p][bold]hdfw09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the swinging arm of channon[/bold] wrote: Not sure if anyone else has already suggested this, but I think we shoud give JayRod a minutes applause in the 9th minute at St Mary's on Saturday[/p][/quote]Or Hop on one leg for a minute..[/p][/quote]You know....there are some very serious dirtbags on this site. I would like to suggest, to all Saints fans, we ignore the posts from jrod11 moving forward. Let's note give this scum any attention. Deplorable person he is.[/p][/quote]Where have you been recently. We already are. Clever Dick
  • Score: -1

11:01am Wed 9 Apr 14

Beer Monster says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later.

Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.
Yep. What about the qualification numbers?
I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there.

Heck! I've still not been to Hull!
It's a sh1thole. And when I went we lost 5-0.

Might have to go again next season since Sunderland seem determined to have a go at the Championship instead.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.[/p][/quote]Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later. Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.[/p][/quote]Yep. What about the qualification numbers?[/p][/quote]I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there. Heck! I've still not been to Hull![/p][/quote]It's a sh1thole. And when I went we lost 5-0. Might have to go again next season since Sunderland seem determined to have a go at the Championship instead. Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Beer Monster wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.
Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later.

Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.
Yep. What about the qualification numbers?
I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there.

Heck! I've still not been to Hull!
It's a sh1thole. And when I went we lost 5-0.

Might have to go again next season since Sunderland seem determined to have a go at the Championship instead.
Hopefully meet you there then, BM. You can be the tour guide. We'll get Mack to pop up; his knowledge of bars in Bucharest could come in handy.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Watching Chelsea v PSG reminds me of how things have changed. When I was a young mush you cheered on any English team in Europe. My youngest cheered last week when BM and PSG scored. Is it still true that depending on how our teams do in Europe determines future qualification numbers? If so a team currently in eighth with (hopefully) Euro ambitions surely wants English successes.[/p][/quote]Young Seed is right. Cheatski are no more an English team than Dynamo Kiev. Although we have a Swiss owner, where we're different to, say, Cheatski or Manure is that we're not a global product hell bent on attracting fickle fans a la One Direction, who will support us while we're in fashion before moving on to the next 'big' thing a year or two later. Alas, Dortmund also lost; I'm hoping for better from Athletico. After all, they wear red and white stripes because they were set up by Bilbao, and they wear red and white stripes because their first shirts were bought in Southampton. Ergo. Athletico are more English than any of the teams above us in the League.[/p][/quote]Yep. What about the qualification numbers?[/p][/quote]I've never bothered working it out. I gave up when we finished 2nd in '84 and UEFA gave Manure (who finished below us) a free ride into the second round while making us play SV Hamburg. Regardless of the rules, I'm sure UEFA will do all it can to find a way of getting the so-called bigger clubs through but will do whatever is necessary to exclude smaller teams. That doesn't answer your question, Seed, but it tells you how little I care about the situation. Like you, I'd love to go and watch us play some team in a romote corner of Europe, with an historic city centre and where the pubs are welcoming, the landscape is stunning and the footy is secondary, but I'll survive if we don't get there. Heck! I've still not been to Hull![/p][/quote]It's a sh1thole. And when I went we lost 5-0. Might have to go again next season since Sunderland seem determined to have a go at the Championship instead.[/p][/quote]Hopefully meet you there then, BM. You can be the tour guide. We'll get Mack to pop up; his knowledge of bars in Bucharest could come in handy. Strasbourg Saint
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