Adkins back under pressure after Leeds humbling

Daily Echo: Adkins back under pressure after Leeds humbling Adkins back under pressure after Leeds humbling

Saints were unable to find sanctuary from their Premier League woes in the Capital One Cup with manager Nigel Adkins coming under more pressure after a disappointing 3-0 loss at Leeds.

Adkins made 11 changes but still fielded a senior team.

However, Saints were outclassed by Championship side Leeds with the manner of the defeat as much as the result shining the spotlight firmly on Adkins and his future once again.

Saints have found life tough since leaving the likes of Leeds behind in the Championship in the summer, accruing just four points from a possible 27, and even the bounty of a quarter-final berth could not chivvy them up tonight as goals from Michael Tonge and El-Hadji Diouf, as well as Luciano Becchio's penalty, saw the home side through.

The tinkering was reflected in Southampton's performance, with the Saints outplayed by their hosts.

It took until the 70th minute for them to register a shot at goal and it will be Leeds, third-round conquerors of Everton, who enter the hat tomorrow night for a first quarter-final appearance since 1996 - a year they made the final.

Such an outcome had seemed likely from the moment the teams were named.

With such an array of changes made, Southampton were unlikely to start the better of the two and so it proved, with Leeds and in particular rookie full-back Sam Byram making the early running.

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It took until the 15th minute for the home side to fashion a chance of note, though, and when they did, it resulted in what will surely be considered as one of the worst misses in recent memory.

Aidy White stood up a perfect back-post cross to Diouf and, when he sidefooted across the goalmouth with keeper Kelvin Davis stranded, all Luke Varney had to do was score from a yard, but the former Portsmouth man inexplicably hit wide with Diouf unable to ram home the loose ball.

It was a miss which would often strangle the confidence of a player but seven minutes later Varney was running at the Southampton defence, cutting in and fizzing a drive across goal that crept narrowly wide.

He went even closer as the half-hour mark approached too, beating Davis to Danny Butterfield's poor backpass and, after bravely getting to the ball first, saw his edge-of-the-box effort hit the underside of the bar and fall just away from the onrushing Diouf.

Whether it was owing to unfamiliarity or not, Southampton were well off the pace and their goal continued to lead a charmed life when Rodolph Austin put a free header wide but, in the 35th minute, Leeds got what they deserved when Tonge opened the scoring.

Again Varney was involved, this time with a strong run down the left. His cross was hacked away by Jos Hooiveld but Tonge was lurking and from 16 yards slammed a drive through a crowded box for his third goal of the season.

He would have had a second before the break had Davis not tipped his vicious free-kick over but, despite being fortunate to be just a goal behind at the changeover, Saints came out in a similarly lethargic manner.

As has been the case in the league their defending left a lot to be desired, and had Diouf and then Tonge found their range better after Varney was twice brought down on the edge of the box, they could have been cut adrift.

That applied again in the 64th minute when Varney and Tonge played a one-two, with the former denied by Davis who spread himself well, before in the 70th minute, debutant Emmanuel Mayuka registered Southampton's first effort with a wayward shot.

It got little better than that for Adkins' men, though, and with three minutes left, Diouf wrapped things up.

The goal owed everything to Austin, whose 50-yard run may have included some good fortune, but when his low shot was parried by Davis, Diouf had the easiest of finishes from two yards.

After that there was still time for Leeds to get another in injury time, with Becchio, on as a sub, scoring with his first touch from the spot after Dan Seaborne pulled Tonge down in the box.

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10:13pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Nicole23 says...

I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour. Nicole23
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10:16pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Slick Saint says...

Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer.

I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made.

Formation is wrong.
Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times.
Massive hole in the middle of the park.
Possession football but only as the back.
Midfield sat deep
Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position.
This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded.

It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.
Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer. I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made. Formation is wrong. Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times. Massive hole in the middle of the park. Possession football but only as the back. Midfield sat deep Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position. This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded. It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him. Slick Saint
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10:17pm Tue 30 Oct 12

pompey in spain says...

its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee
its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee [very childish i know but its gotta be done] pompey in spain
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10:21pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Abbey Saint says...

Is this competition important to Saints right now? Ask Everton, who lost to Leeds in the last round. In truth, its a distraction which will no doubt create a field day for the media and fans' comments. I'll wait until after the West Brom game and hope to see a vastly improved league performance.
Is this competition important to Saints right now? Ask Everton, who lost to Leeds in the last round. In truth, its a distraction which will no doubt create a field day for the media and fans' comments. I'll wait until after the West Brom game and hope to see a vastly improved league performance. Abbey Saint
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10:21pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:28pm Tue 30 Oct 12

dean69 says...

nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.
nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds. dean69
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10:29pm Tue 30 Oct 12

arthur boutfaith says...

pompey in spain wrote:
its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee
we can concentrate on the league now.
the premier league.
skunt.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee [very childish i know but its gotta be done][/p][/quote]we can concentrate on the league now. the premier league. skunt. arthur boutfaith
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10:30pm Tue 30 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion. MGRA
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10:31pm Tue 30 Oct 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
i agree but would have thought the players tonight would have played their socks off hoping to get at least on the bench for league games. they never tried
and that's a worry
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]i agree but would have thought the players tonight would have played their socks off hoping to get at least on the bench for league games. they never tried and that's a worry likewatchingbrazil
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10:33pm Tue 30 Oct 12

mike saint says...

I hear Glen Hoddle was at Leeds Tonight?
I hear Glen Hoddle was at Leeds Tonight? mike saint
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10:34pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Slick Saint says...

dean69 wrote:
nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.
In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in.

Who are 'they' because its not him.

Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it.

What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.
[quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.[/p][/quote]In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in. Who are 'they' because its not him. Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it. What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad. Slick Saint
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10:34pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Snebs says...

I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please. Snebs
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10:36pm Tue 30 Oct 12

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in ....... LeTissiersEarLobe
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10:38pm Tue 30 Oct 12

stokeser says...

we miss cork big style he was our defensive cover we have noone else that can do it. nigels tactics lately have been apalling also should have told the saints fans who went up the team sheet as apparrantly the performance was shocking ....i know if i had seen the lineup then i wouldnt have bothered travelling all that way to watch our 2nd string....how many go and watch the under 21's play ....not many so that says it all!!!
we miss cork big style he was our defensive cover we have noone else that can do it. nigels tactics lately have been apalling also should have told the saints fans who went up the team sheet as apparrantly the performance was shocking ....i know if i had seen the lineup then i wouldnt have bothered travelling all that way to watch our 2nd string....how many go and watch the under 21's play ....not many so that says it all!!! stokeser
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10:38pm Tue 30 Oct 12

bluehants says...

Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-) bluehants
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10:38pm Tue 30 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

arthur boutfaith wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee
we can concentrate on the league now.
the premier league.
skunt.
It's going to take a bit more than concentration methinks, morale is shot, even the happy clappers like me are running out of patience. I can never recall a Saints side that never managed a shot in 90 minutes.
[quote][p][bold]arthur boutfaith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee [very childish i know but its gotta be done][/p][/quote]we can concentrate on the league now. the premier league. skunt.[/p][/quote]It's going to take a bit more than concentration methinks, morale is shot, even the happy clappers like me are running out of patience. I can never recall a Saints side that never managed a shot in 90 minutes. OSPREYSAINT
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10:41pm Tue 30 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
Thank you for trying to cheer us up with your relentless wit and repartee, we certainly could do with a bit cheery banter.
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]Thank you for trying to cheer us up with your relentless wit and repartee, we certainly could do with a bit cheery banter. OSPREYSAINT
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10:41pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way.

Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous.

I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough.

However, here's some perspective.
1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival.
2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford.
3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon.
4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half .........
5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!!
6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players.

Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time.

Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.
I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way. Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous. I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough. However, here's some perspective. 1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival. 2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford. 3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon. 4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half ......... 5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!! 6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players. Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time. Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important. Strasbourg Saint
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10:42pm Tue 30 Oct 12

AndyAndrews says...

Sack NA NOW!
Sack NA NOW! AndyAndrews
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10:43pm Tue 30 Oct 12

dean69 says...

Slick Saint wrote:
dean69 wrote:
nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.
In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in.

Who are 'they' because its not him.

Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it.

What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.
That is great inside information. Again it's made up. Without N.C, we would be playing along side Salisbury. No one can blame N.C for not backing the club. He does not set the formation at 4-3-3, nor does he leave R.L out of the starting line up. He also does not include any of the players from Sunday. He does not play with one up front against Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.[/p][/quote]In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in. Who are 'they' because its not him. Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it. What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.[/p][/quote]That is great inside information. Again it's made up. Without N.C, we would be playing along side Salisbury. No one can blame N.C for not backing the club. He does not set the formation at 4-3-3, nor does he leave R.L out of the starting line up. He also does not include any of the players from Sunday. He does not play with one up front against Leeds. dean69
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10:43pm Tue 30 Oct 12

MGRA says...

bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE". MGRA
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10:43pm Tue 30 Oct 12

stokeser says...

we are becoming a laughing stock as for mick mcCarthy god help us if that happens another useless manager at prem level hes no better than what weve got now.........a proven manager whos done something is who we need ....old droopy jaws is waiting in the wings for the chance to come back ....its looking pretty obvious hes biding his time!!!
we are becoming a laughing stock as for mick mcCarthy god help us if that happens another useless manager at prem level hes no better than what weve got now.........a proven manager whos done something is who we need ....old droopy jaws is waiting in the wings for the chance to come back ....its looking pretty obvious hes biding his time!!! stokeser
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10:46pm Tue 30 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.
I agree with you for once, as soon as the side was announced it was obvious that we had no interest in progressing, the starting XI was light weight playing up against one of the strongest sides in the Championship, and one look at the bench said that there was no salvation to be had from there.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.[/p][/quote]I agree with you for once, as soon as the side was announced it was obvious that we had no interest in progressing, the starting XI was light weight playing up against one of the strongest sides in the Championship, and one look at the bench said that there was no salvation to be had from there. OSPREYSAINT
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10:47pm Tue 30 Oct 12

bluehants says...

MGRA wrote:
bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".
ha ha ha touched a nerve eh

maybe your lot can slink away from our ite in future, wha goes around comes around, if you cant take dont dish it out

someone more deserving could have had your spot in the prem, a football team with real fans! PuP
luvin it
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".[/p][/quote]ha ha ha touched a nerve eh maybe your lot can slink away from our ite in future, wha goes around comes around, if you cant take dont dish it out someone more deserving could have had your spot in the prem, a football team with real fans! PuP luvin it bluehants
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10:47pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

stokeser wrote:
we miss cork big style he was our defensive cover we have noone else that can do it. nigels tactics lately have been apalling also should have told the saints fans who went up the team sheet as apparrantly the performance was shocking ....i know if i had seen the lineup then i wouldnt have bothered travelling all that way to watch our 2nd string....how many go and watch the under 21's play ....not many so that says it all!!!
I agree we miss Cork, but I think you're being a bit simplistic. For the record, Cork played in our League Cup exit match at Palace last season.
[quote][p][bold]stokeser[/bold] wrote: we miss cork big style he was our defensive cover we have noone else that can do it. nigels tactics lately have been apalling also should have told the saints fans who went up the team sheet as apparrantly the performance was shocking ....i know if i had seen the lineup then i wouldnt have bothered travelling all that way to watch our 2nd string....how many go and watch the under 21's play ....not many so that says it all!!![/p][/quote]I agree we miss Cork, but I think you're being a bit simplistic. For the record, Cork played in our League Cup exit match at Palace last season. Strasbourg Saint
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10:48pm Tue 30 Oct 12

bluehants says...

'MIGHTY Saints' lol i still laughing
at that fro weekend

mighty har har har
'MIGHTY Saints' lol i still laughing at that fro weekend mighty har har har bluehants
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10:48pm Tue 30 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
Sack NA NOW!
No wait until morning, it mustn't be rushed.
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: Sack NA NOW![/p][/quote]No wait until morning, it mustn't be rushed. OSPREYSAINT
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10:50pm Tue 30 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluehants wrote:
'MIGHTY Saints' lol i still laughing
at that fro weekend

mighty har har har
Careful you will split your girdle.
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: 'MIGHTY Saints' lol i still laughing at that fro weekend mighty har har har[/p][/quote]Careful you will split your girdle. OSPREYSAINT
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10:51pm Tue 30 Oct 12

redandy10 says...

MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.
You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything. redandy10
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10:52pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Force14 says...

Keep up the good work Adkins..we still love you ..PUP
Keep up the good work Adkins..we still love you ..PUP Force14
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10:53pm Tue 30 Oct 12

stokeser says...

so he did and i watched most of the games last season and cork played most of last season and we got promoted with him as our defensive midfielder tell me whos doing that job now it surely aint davis or sneiderlain have you watched us play this season its been shocking i havnt seen davis make a tackle yet in anger ...the defence have been run ragged!!!
so he did and i watched most of the games last season and cork played most of last season and we got promoted with him as our defensive midfielder tell me whos doing that job now it surely aint davis or sneiderlain have you watched us play this season its been shocking i havnt seen davis make a tackle yet in anger ...the defence have been run ragged!!! stokeser
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10:53pm Tue 30 Oct 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

stokeser wrote:
we are becoming a laughing stock as for mick mcCarthy god help us if that happens another useless manager at prem level hes no better than what weve got now.........a proven manager whos done something is who we need ....old droopy jaws is waiting in the wings for the chance to come back ....its looking pretty obvious hes biding his time!!!
rather go down and rebuild than have that crooked old skate back
[quote][p][bold]stokeser[/bold] wrote: we are becoming a laughing stock as for mick mcCarthy god help us if that happens another useless manager at prem level hes no better than what weve got now.........a proven manager whos done something is who we need ....old droopy jaws is waiting in the wings for the chance to come back ....its looking pretty obvious hes biding his time!!![/p][/quote]rather go down and rebuild than have that crooked old skate back likewatchingbrazil
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10:57pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Linesman says...

Slick Saint wrote:
Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer.

I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made.

Formation is wrong.
Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times.
Massive hole in the middle of the park.
Possession football but only as the back.
Midfield sat deep
Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position.
This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded.

It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.
Matt came in for some criticism when he gave his opinion on Cortese, but the more I think about it, the more I think Matt could well be right.

Cortese was OK when he had Herr Liebherr to keep him in check, but there is nobody on hand to do the checking now.
[quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer. I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made. Formation is wrong. Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times. Massive hole in the middle of the park. Possession football but only as the back. Midfield sat deep Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position. This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded. It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.[/p][/quote]Matt came in for some criticism when he gave his opinion on Cortese, but the more I think about it, the more I think Matt could well be right. Cortese was OK when he had Herr Liebherr to keep him in check, but there is nobody on hand to do the checking now. Linesman
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10:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12

MGRA says...

bluehants wrote:
MGRA wrote:
bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".
ha ha ha touched a nerve eh

maybe your lot can slink away from our ite in future, wha goes around comes around, if you cant take dont dish it out

someone more deserving could have had your spot in the prem, a football team with real fans! PuP
luvin it
no its not "touched a nerve" I was just pointing out that you have no purpose. I am not interested in the posts of r3tards. I was just adding a narrative for those perplexed by your odd behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".[/p][/quote]ha ha ha touched a nerve eh maybe your lot can slink away from our ite in future, wha goes around comes around, if you cant take dont dish it out someone more deserving could have had your spot in the prem, a football team with real fans! PuP luvin it[/p][/quote]no its not "touched a nerve" I was just pointing out that you have no purpose. I am not interested in the posts of r3tards. I was just adding a narrative for those perplexed by your odd behaviour. MGRA
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10:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Suttonite says...

A chance to get some confidence into the team was wasted. It seems that even with some experience in the team, they weren't able to compete. That suggests to me that NA is struggling with tactics here and in the league. Questions have to be asked in spite of a wonderful 2 seasons. Even NA knows that. The club has to mae every effort to stay in the Premiership and a new manager needs time.
A chance to get some confidence into the team was wasted. It seems that even with some experience in the team, they weren't able to compete. That suggests to me that NA is struggling with tactics here and in the league. Questions have to be asked in spite of a wonderful 2 seasons. Even NA knows that. The club has to mae every effort to stay in the Premiership and a new manager needs time. Suttonite
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10:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12

stokeser says...

cortese got one thing right sacking the programme sellers did you see the fit blonde selling the programmes on sunday well i never !!!!! ho ho ho
cortese got one thing right sacking the programme sellers did you see the fit blonde selling the programmes on sunday well i never !!!!! ho ho ho stokeser
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11:01pm Tue 30 Oct 12

redandy10 says...

Slick Saint wrote:
Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer.

I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made.

Formation is wrong.
Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times.
Massive hole in the middle of the park.
Possession football but only as the back.
Midfield sat deep
Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position.
This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded.

It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.
Why does cortese have to take some of the blame for the transfers? Adkins is the manager! If he had meddled you would all be demonising him. And Adkins needs a mentor, what is this the apprentice or a premiership football club? What is it with saints fans who are willing to see us go back down, so that Nigel doesn't lose his job. He didn't sort out the defence in the summer, billy sharp shipped off on loan months after signing, he tried three different gks in the first seven games and left lambert on the bench twice apart from the fact that players like punchon and guly are not top flight players. Adkins is clearly out of his depth, nice guy though he is, we're not running a managerial school where we bring in tacticians and mentors!
[quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer. I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made. Formation is wrong. Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times. Massive hole in the middle of the park. Possession football but only as the back. Midfield sat deep Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position. This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded. It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.[/p][/quote]Why does cortese have to take some of the blame for the transfers? Adkins is the manager! If he had meddled you would all be demonising him. And Adkins needs a mentor, what is this the apprentice or a premiership football club? What is it with saints fans who are willing to see us go back down, so that Nigel doesn't lose his job. He didn't sort out the defence in the summer, billy sharp shipped off on loan months after signing, he tried three different gks in the first seven games and left lambert on the bench twice apart from the fact that players like punchon and guly are not top flight players. Adkins is clearly out of his depth, nice guy though he is, we're not running a managerial school where we bring in tacticians and mentors! redandy10
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11:02pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Dave Brown says...

Did Nigel rest the first team as their overfilled wallets are causing them acute backache.
Surely we need to get some continuity on the field.
If I had ever been privileged to be a professional player I would have wanted to have played in every game.
The only thing that has been learnt tonight is that we do not know where the opposition goal is.
Did Nigel rest the first team as their overfilled wallets are causing them acute backache. Surely we need to get some continuity on the field. If I had ever been privileged to be a professional player I would have wanted to have played in every game. The only thing that has been learnt tonight is that we do not know where the opposition goal is. Dave Brown
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11:02pm Tue 30 Oct 12

andysaints007 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
arthur boutfaith wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee
we can concentrate on the league now.
the premier league.
skunt.
It's going to take a bit more than concentration methinks, morale is shot, even the happy clappers like me are running out of patience. I can never recall a Saints side that never managed a shot in 90 minutes.
I can - against Aston Villa away when Dave Jones was manager - not one sigle shot or corner to Saints !
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arthur boutfaith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee [very childish i know but its gotta be done][/p][/quote]we can concentrate on the league now. the premier league. skunt.[/p][/quote]It's going to take a bit more than concentration methinks, morale is shot, even the happy clappers like me are running out of patience. I can never recall a Saints side that never managed a shot in 90 minutes.[/p][/quote]I can - against Aston Villa away when Dave Jones was manager - not one sigle shot or corner to Saints ! andysaints007
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11:02pm Tue 30 Oct 12

MGRA says...

redandy10 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.
You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.
who is in the frame then apart from twitchy ?? who would "build" a better squad ?? we are scuppered now by poor decisions in the summer..... getting rid of Nigel will solve nothing.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.[/p][/quote]who is in the frame then apart from twitchy ?? who would "build" a better squad ?? we are scuppered now by poor decisions in the summer..... getting rid of Nigel will solve nothing. MGRA
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11:03pm Tue 30 Oct 12

hedge end bob says...

bluehants wrote:
MGRA wrote:
bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".
ha ha ha touched a nerve eh

maybe your lot can slink away from our ite in future, wha goes around comes around, if you cant take dont dish it out

someone more deserving could have had your spot in the prem, a football team with real fans! PuP
luvin it
Excuse me , have you ever attended a school??
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]I don't even know the name of the manager of Pompey. I don't know the names of their players. I don't care. If I ever did, and ever felt the need to spend minutes of my life I would never get back posting on a pompey forum, I would finally realise I have no real purpose in my life and am just using up oxygen better inhaled by others. by definition I would be a "WASTE OF SPACE".[/p][/quote]ha ha ha touched a nerve eh maybe your lot can slink away from our ite in future, wha goes around comes around, if you cant take dont dish it out someone more deserving could have had your spot in the prem, a football team with real fans! PuP luvin it[/p][/quote]Excuse me , have you ever attended a school?? hedge end bob
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11:03pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
[quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start. Strasbourg Saint
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11:05pm Tue 30 Oct 12

scooter75 says...

I lost faith in N/A weeks ago but hoped he could turn things round and get things right, im totally baffled what he was hoping to achieve tonight and everything has backfired as usual.I feel sorry for the fans who made the long trip to witness that excuse of a performance.
I lost faith in N/A weeks ago but hoped he could turn things round and get things right, im totally baffled what he was hoping to achieve tonight and everything has backfired as usual.I feel sorry for the fans who made the long trip to witness that excuse of a performance. scooter75
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11:07pm Tue 30 Oct 12

stokeser says...

redandy10 wrote:
Slick Saint wrote:
Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer.

I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made.

Formation is wrong.
Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times.
Massive hole in the middle of the park.
Possession football but only as the back.
Midfield sat deep
Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position.
This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded.

It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.
Why does cortese have to take some of the blame for the transfers? Adkins is the manager! If he had meddled you would all be demonising him. And Adkins needs a mentor, what is this the apprentice or a premiership football club? What is it with saints fans who are willing to see us go back down, so that Nigel doesn't lose his job. He didn't sort out the defence in the summer, billy sharp shipped off on loan months after signing, he tried three different gks in the first seven games and left lambert on the bench twice apart from the fact that players like punchon and guly are not top flight players. Adkins is clearly out of his depth, nice guy though he is, we're not running a managerial school where we bring in tacticians and mentors!
agree ,also if we go down we'll be in the **** its worth so much money staying up weve already spent over 30 mil. so going down do we honestly think the manager would be given funds like that to get us back up...nigel did his job he got promotion hes had a crack at prem level spent a **** load of money on average players but just cant cut it there...its time for a change before its too late!!!
.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer. I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made. Formation is wrong. Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times. Massive hole in the middle of the park. Possession football but only as the back. Midfield sat deep Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position. This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded. It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.[/p][/quote]Why does cortese have to take some of the blame for the transfers? Adkins is the manager! If he had meddled you would all be demonising him. And Adkins needs a mentor, what is this the apprentice or a premiership football club? What is it with saints fans who are willing to see us go back down, so that Nigel doesn't lose his job. He didn't sort out the defence in the summer, billy sharp shipped off on loan months after signing, he tried three different gks in the first seven games and left lambert on the bench twice apart from the fact that players like punchon and guly are not top flight players. Adkins is clearly out of his depth, nice guy though he is, we're not running a managerial school where we bring in tacticians and mentors![/p][/quote]agree ,also if we go down we'll be in the **** its worth so much money staying up weve already spent over 30 mil. so going down do we honestly think the manager would be given funds like that to get us back up...nigel did his job he got promotion hes had a crack at prem level spent a **** load of money on average players but just cant cut it there...its time for a change before its too late!!! . stokeser
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11:08pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Slick Saint says...

dean69 wrote:
Slick Saint wrote:
dean69 wrote:
nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.
In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in.

Who are 'they' because its not him.

Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it.

What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.
That is great inside information. Again it's made up. Without N.C, we would be playing along side Salisbury. No one can blame N.C for not backing the club. He does not set the formation at 4-3-3, nor does he leave R.L out of the starting line up. He also does not include any of the players from Sunday. He does not play with one up front against Leeds.
It's not made up, it's an opinion on what may be happening just like your giving an opinion that you think NC has nothing to do with the formation. How do u know?

NC is running the club as a business. He has opinion on how we should play. It's not his money that saved the club so te Salisbury comment is unrelastic as we had a champioship team in div 1 and spent the 11th most in the league that summer, but it is his call to make money. keeper released but jot replaced until too late. NA said we beeded defenders but we only tried to sign foreigners or young talent abd why is it Guly always plays a part??? What I do know for fact is that the likes of Eddie Howe turned NC down because he is too interfering.
[quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.[/p][/quote]In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in. Who are 'they' because its not him. Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it. What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.[/p][/quote]That is great inside information. Again it's made up. Without N.C, we would be playing along side Salisbury. No one can blame N.C for not backing the club. He does not set the formation at 4-3-3, nor does he leave R.L out of the starting line up. He also does not include any of the players from Sunday. He does not play with one up front against Leeds.[/p][/quote]It's not made up, it's an opinion on what may be happening just like your giving an opinion that you think NC has nothing to do with the formation. How do u know? NC is running the club as a business. He has opinion on how we should play. It's not his money that saved the club so te Salisbury comment is unrelastic as we had a champioship team in div 1 and spent the 11th most in the league that summer, but it is his call to make money. keeper released but jot replaced until too late. NA said we beeded defenders but we only tried to sign foreigners or young talent abd why is it Guly always plays a part??? What I do know for fact is that the likes of Eddie Howe turned NC down because he is too interfering. Slick Saint
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11:08pm Tue 30 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
you can't "step upto the mark" in an entirely new team. 4 new faces and 3 new subs is realistic but the team tonight was not a Saints 1st team. It was pointless.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]you can't "step upto the mark" in an entirely new team. 4 new faces and 3 new subs is realistic but the team tonight was not a Saints 1st team. It was pointless. MGRA
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11:10pm Tue 30 Oct 12

redandy10 says...

I love the "we support Nigel Adkins" brigade. The very same people who stopped the club getting Glenda back in 2004, which led to Wigley and relegation through two divisions. They think this is big brother,they're supporting their favourite housemate! I love southampton but this yokel mentality can be a little tiring. I want the club to do well, I don't care if the manager is nice chap or a total git. Adkins, unfortunately, isn't a premier league manager, the question now is do we hang around until it's too late or do we make him walk the plank now?
I love the "we support Nigel Adkins" brigade. The very same people who stopped the club getting Glenda back in 2004, which led to Wigley and relegation through two divisions. They think this is big brother,they're supporting their favourite housemate! I love southampton but this yokel mentality can be a little tiring. I want the club to do well, I don't care if the manager is nice chap or a total git. Adkins, unfortunately, isn't a premier league manager, the question now is do we hang around until it's too late or do we make him walk the plank now? redandy10
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11:10pm Tue 30 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

What is the point of playing our second team at Leeds?. We were just three games from a Wembley appearance.
I know the PL needs to take priority but why enter the league cup if we are not interested in having a good go at it?
What is the point of going all the way up to Leeds to get another beating. Losing yet again will just knock moral further.

I haven't seen the game but it looks like a really poor performance. I feel for those who have paid good money, gone all the way to Leeds to witness this load of rubbish.
Not good enough again something has to change very soon.
What is the point of playing our second team at Leeds?. We were just three games from a Wembley appearance. I know the PL needs to take priority but why enter the league cup if we are not interested in having a good go at it? What is the point of going all the way up to Leeds to get another beating. Losing yet again will just knock moral further. I haven't seen the game but it looks like a really poor performance. I feel for those who have paid good money, gone all the way to Leeds to witness this load of rubbish. Not good enough again something has to change very soon. southwest saint
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11:11pm Tue 30 Oct 12

st bevois says...

redandy10 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.
You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.
As I said in previous posts - some people need a reality check - if we ever do go straight back down, the likes of Lambo and Lallana won't be there to entertain us and all the new signings will most probably have "get-out" clauses. I expect Billy Sharp would even stick 2 figers up at a return. At least we have a reasonable Championship defence to retain. They won't get poached. Interesting to see Reading struggle though - they came up with the best defence. Their manager was being really hard on himself and the team after losing to the Gooners - but the Gooners can do that to anyone.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.[/p][/quote]As I said in previous posts - some people need a reality check - if we ever do go straight back down, the likes of Lambo and Lallana won't be there to entertain us and all the new signings will most probably have "get-out" clauses. I expect Billy Sharp would even stick 2 figers up at a return. At least we have a reasonable Championship defence to retain. They won't get poached. Interesting to see Reading struggle though - they came up with the best defence. Their manager was being really hard on himself and the team after losing to the Gooners - but the Gooners can do that to anyone. st bevois
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11:12pm Tue 30 Oct 12

hedge end bob says...

MGRA wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.
You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.
who is in the frame then apart from twitchy ?? who would "build" a better squad ?? we are scuppered now by poor decisions in the summer..... getting rid of Nigel will solve nothing.
Never thought i would agree with your posts, so well said. I cant think of any sucessfull premiership manager that's looking for a job. Only twitchy and he leaves his clubs with huge debts. I'm sure we want that.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]sorry but tonight was a total waste of everyone's time. fine, swap in 4 players and 3 more with substitutions.... but this is just a farce. I am a Nigel flag bearer and still would rather sink back to the champ with him than "survive" with some crook but tonight was just a farce. The sad thing its a farce that included some fans travelling north at some expense. Just what is the point of that sort of team sheet !?!? the manager has learnt nothing from it of any value in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You would rather we sink to the championship with Adkins than survive with a crook? Are you high? Firstly who says his replacement has to be a crook and secondly if we do sink, god knows how long it will take us to come back up. What is it with some saints fans, this isn't big brother where you pull for your favourite housemate, it's about what's best for the club, not Adkins! He has shown consistently this season that he's out of his depth, wake up and stop pretending that time will change anything.[/p][/quote]who is in the frame then apart from twitchy ?? who would "build" a better squad ?? we are scuppered now by poor decisions in the summer..... getting rid of Nigel will solve nothing.[/p][/quote]Never thought i would agree with your posts, so well said. I cant think of any sucessfull premiership manager that's looking for a job. Only twitchy and he leaves his clubs with huge debts. I'm sure we want that. hedge end bob
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11:12pm Tue 30 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

dean69 wrote:
nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.
totally agree
[quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.[/p][/quote]totally agree southwest saint
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11:16pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Suttonite wrote:
A chance to get some confidence into the team was wasted. It seems that even with some experience in the team, they weren't able to compete. That suggests to me that NA is struggling with tactics here and in the league. Questions have to be asked in spite of a wonderful 2 seasons. Even NA knows that. The club has to mae every effort to stay in the Premiership and a new manager needs time.
I may have understood your first sentence, but are you saying we should have had a far stronger starting 11 tonight?

If so (or for those who said something of the sort above), here's a thought. Let's say Nigel had picked his best available team - that is, most of those from the weekend and, maybe Tad Lee in place of Jay Rod.

Let's say we had done okay in the first half but, with tired legs from Sunday, Leeds had pushed on and won, what would you be saying now?
[quote][p][bold]Suttonite[/bold] wrote: A chance to get some confidence into the team was wasted. It seems that even with some experience in the team, they weren't able to compete. That suggests to me that NA is struggling with tactics here and in the league. Questions have to be asked in spite of a wonderful 2 seasons. Even NA knows that. The club has to mae every effort to stay in the Premiership and a new manager needs time.[/p][/quote]I may have understood your first sentence, but are you saying we should have had a far stronger starting 11 tonight? If so (or for those who said something of the sort above), here's a thought. Let's say Nigel had picked his best available team - that is, most of those from the weekend and, maybe Tad Lee in place of Jay Rod. Let's say we had done okay in the first half but, with tired legs from Sunday, Leeds had pushed on and won, what would you be saying now? Strasbourg Saint
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11:16pm Tue 30 Oct 12

SFCSaint says...

I dont think he understands that people spend their hard earned money following our great team around the country and look forward to a game all through a working week and too often we have tasted defeat we pay rip off and blown out prices to see our team this season and weve only got our moneys worth in 1 game I think Adkins totally disrespected the fans tonight especially considering how far they had to travel im very glad I didnt go! I also think its his fault we are struggling in the prem because he made the wrong signings and bought too many young players! Adkins will always be a legend for my club as he led us to back to back promotions and has taken us an incredibly long way but he cant go any further and we need a change!
I dont think he understands that people spend their hard earned money following our great team around the country and look forward to a game all through a working week and too often we have tasted defeat we pay rip off and blown out prices to see our team this season and weve only got our moneys worth in 1 game I think Adkins totally disrespected the fans tonight especially considering how far they had to travel im very glad I didnt go! I also think its his fault we are struggling in the prem because he made the wrong signings and bought too many young players! Adkins will always be a legend for my club as he led us to back to back promotions and has taken us an incredibly long way but he cant go any further and we need a change! SFCSaint
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11:17pm Tue 30 Oct 12

saintsupnorth says...

I understand why NA picked the team he did, why play vital first team players in the Capital Cup when we need them fresh and ready to play Prem games. Don't think chasing a cup dream is important at the minute, the main focus is staying up. So to say NA is under more pressure is a bit harsh, when everyone can see that this match did not even matter, when we have bigger fish to fry. If anything the game was more of a training match for fringe players. Everyone might bang on about Leeds beating us by 3 goals but hey they did not beat the first team, they beat our Reserve team.
I understand why NA picked the team he did, why play vital first team players in the Capital Cup when we need them fresh and ready to play Prem games. Don't think chasing a cup dream is important at the minute, the main focus is staying up. So to say NA is under more pressure is a bit harsh, when everyone can see that this match did not even matter, when we have bigger fish to fry. If anything the game was more of a training match for fringe players. Everyone might bang on about Leeds beating us by 3 goals but hey they did not beat the first team, they beat our Reserve team. saintsupnorth
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11:18pm Tue 30 Oct 12

st bevois says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors. st bevois
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11:23pm Tue 30 Oct 12

st bevois says...

saintsupnorth wrote:
I understand why NA picked the team he did, why play vital first team players in the Capital Cup when we need them fresh and ready to play Prem games. Don't think chasing a cup dream is important at the minute, the main focus is staying up. So to say NA is under more pressure is a bit harsh, when everyone can see that this match did not even matter, when we have bigger fish to fry. If anything the game was more of a training match for fringe players. Everyone might bang on about Leeds beating us by 3 goals but hey they did not beat the first team, they beat our Reserve team.
We haven't got a reserve team - that's part of the new footballing philosophy at the club. However Sir Alex still puts his superstars out in the Central League/Premier reserve league or whatever they are in - so do most of the othe top teams and it is quite competitive. Livepool Rsvs v Man U Rsvs get bigger gates that Pompey.
[quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: I understand why NA picked the team he did, why play vital first team players in the Capital Cup when we need them fresh and ready to play Prem games. Don't think chasing a cup dream is important at the minute, the main focus is staying up. So to say NA is under more pressure is a bit harsh, when everyone can see that this match did not even matter, when we have bigger fish to fry. If anything the game was more of a training match for fringe players. Everyone might bang on about Leeds beating us by 3 goals but hey they did not beat the first team, they beat our Reserve team.[/p][/quote]We haven't got a reserve team - that's part of the new footballing philosophy at the club. However Sir Alex still puts his superstars out in the Central League/Premier reserve league or whatever they are in - so do most of the othe top teams and it is quite competitive. Livepool Rsvs v Man U Rsvs get bigger gates that Pompey. st bevois
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11:26pm Tue 30 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way.

Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous.

I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough.

However, here's some perspective.
1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival.
2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford.
3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon.
4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half .........
5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!!
6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players.

Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time.

Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.
I am sorry but feel there were no positives tonight. All that has happened tonight is to knock moral further.
Lets face our team is really struggling at the moment.
I really feel that if we had gone for this tonight with the team that played on Sunday then we would have had a half decent chance of getting a moral boosting win. Sadly we didn't have the ambition or desire to win this game.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way. Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous. I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough. However, here's some perspective. 1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival. 2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford. 3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon. 4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half ......... 5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!! 6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players. Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time. Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.[/p][/quote]I am sorry but feel there were no positives tonight. All that has happened tonight is to knock moral further. Lets face our team is really struggling at the moment. I really feel that if we had gone for this tonight with the team that played on Sunday then we would have had a half decent chance of getting a moral boosting win. Sadly we didn't have the ambition or desire to win this game. southwest saint
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11:27pm Tue 30 Oct 12

saintmicky says...

Thin squad already for the prem, injuries to first team players tonight and people would be asking why the hell he played them in a capital one cup match! I do feel for the supporters who made the journey, I hope they are rewarded for their loyalty on Guy Faulkes night at the Hawthorns, with a first team win. Thats if we can keep them in one piece during training! NA has made some strange decisions this season, and he is clearly learning his trade at this level, however it is not because we love him that most supporters want him to stay, its because stability and positivity are the best thing for the club. Have faith things will turn around for us.

STID
Thin squad already for the prem, injuries to first team players tonight and people would be asking why the hell he played them in a capital one cup match! I do feel for the supporters who made the journey, I hope they are rewarded for their loyalty on Guy Faulkes night at the Hawthorns, with a first team win. Thats if we can keep them in one piece during training! NA has made some strange decisions this season, and he is clearly learning his trade at this level, however it is not because we love him that most supporters want him to stay, its because stability and positivity are the best thing for the club. Have faith things will turn around for us. STID saintmicky
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11:27pm Tue 30 Oct 12

hedge end bob says...

Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up. hedge end bob
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11:29pm Tue 30 Oct 12

GHamilton says...

Nobody realy knows who was in control of the start of season signings; but one thing is for sure. The team we have now is not as strong as the one that took us up from the championship

I,m not for one moment claiming to know how to run or manage a club more than the manager or chairman....but I did say that a couple of quality signings was all we needed pre season, and review the tate of affairs in January; then we would have a better idea of what was needed and where to strengthen.

Unfortunatley as we can see from the premiership table the two clubs that bought the most players are propping up the rest. We are not playing the attractive style we played last season because the team has been largely broken up. I dont think changing the manager at this point is the right route to go here, as it will merely unsettle the side even more. The grass is always greener on the other side when things are going wrong, always easy to look for a scape goat.

What this club needs right now is a confidence boost, that can come when nobody expects it and can change a hole season..... with no more injuries and a return of our top signing this could come this month, and if it does, the climb up the league could be swift. COYS, be positive and well be fine!
Nobody realy knows who was in control of the start of season signings; but one thing is for sure. The team we have now is not as strong as the one that took us up from the championship I,m not for one moment claiming to know how to run or manage a club more than the manager or chairman....but I did say that a couple of quality signings was all we needed pre season, and review the tate of affairs in January; then we would have a better idea of what was needed and where to strengthen. Unfortunatley as we can see from the premiership table the two clubs that bought the most players are propping up the rest. We are not playing the attractive style we played last season because the team has been largely broken up. I dont think changing the manager at this point is the right route to go here, as it will merely unsettle the side even more. The grass is always greener on the other side when things are going wrong, always easy to look for a scape goat. What this club needs right now is a confidence boost, that can come when nobody expects it and can change a hole season..... with no more injuries and a return of our top signing this could come this month, and if it does, the climb up the league could be swift. COYS, be positive and well be fine! GHamilton
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11:31pm Tue 30 Oct 12

saintsupnorth says...

st bevois wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
I understand why NA picked the team he did, why play vital first team players in the Capital Cup when we need them fresh and ready to play Prem games. Don't think chasing a cup dream is important at the minute, the main focus is staying up. So to say NA is under more pressure is a bit harsh, when everyone can see that this match did not even matter, when we have bigger fish to fry. If anything the game was more of a training match for fringe players. Everyone might bang on about Leeds beating us by 3 goals but hey they did not beat the first team, they beat our Reserve team.
We haven't got a reserve team - that's part of the new footballing philosophy at the club. However Sir Alex still puts his superstars out in the Central League/Premier reserve league or whatever they are in - so do most of the othe top teams and it is quite competitive. Livepool Rsvs v Man U Rsvs get bigger gates that Pompey.
Yeh Reserve was probably the wrong word!!, I was in Leeds tonight. Talking to some Leeds fans they were boasting about beating us by 3 goals. so i made my own sly comment. " Boasting about beating our fringe players is like a 40 year old boasting about beating up a ten year old ", they did not get my comment so explained that if you field your first team squad against a squad made up of fringe players the odds are the first team is gonna win. Not much of a Prem Scalp if you ask me.
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: I understand why NA picked the team he did, why play vital first team players in the Capital Cup when we need them fresh and ready to play Prem games. Don't think chasing a cup dream is important at the minute, the main focus is staying up. So to say NA is under more pressure is a bit harsh, when everyone can see that this match did not even matter, when we have bigger fish to fry. If anything the game was more of a training match for fringe players. Everyone might bang on about Leeds beating us by 3 goals but hey they did not beat the first team, they beat our Reserve team.[/p][/quote]We haven't got a reserve team - that's part of the new footballing philosophy at the club. However Sir Alex still puts his superstars out in the Central League/Premier reserve league or whatever they are in - so do most of the othe top teams and it is quite competitive. Livepool Rsvs v Man U Rsvs get bigger gates that Pompey.[/p][/quote]Yeh Reserve was probably the wrong word!!, I was in Leeds tonight. Talking to some Leeds fans they were boasting about beating us by 3 goals. so i made my own sly comment. " Boasting about beating our fringe players is like a 40 year old boasting about beating up a ten year old ", they did not get my comment so explained that if you field your first team squad against a squad made up of fringe players the odds are the first team is gonna win. Not much of a Prem Scalp if you ask me. saintsupnorth
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11:32pm Tue 30 Oct 12

MGRA says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
spot on. There is no one to get out us of this mess apart from the guy who helped create the mess. Give the guy some time to find his feet..... do 3 or 4 doubles...... finish above the bottom 3 and then onwards and upwards. For once our mission is brilliantly simple. We need to ruthlessly identify 3 teams worse than us and think of the future !!!! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]spot on. There is no one to get out us of this mess apart from the guy who helped create the mess. Give the guy some time to find his feet..... do 3 or 4 doubles...... finish above the bottom 3 and then onwards and upwards. For once our mission is brilliantly simple. We need to ruthlessly identify 3 teams worse than us and think of the future !!!! ;-) MGRA
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11:33pm Tue 30 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Suttonite wrote:
A chance to get some confidence into the team was wasted. It seems that even with some experience in the team, they weren't able to compete. That suggests to me that NA is struggling with tactics here and in the league. Questions have to be asked in spite of a wonderful 2 seasons. Even NA knows that. The club has to mae every effort to stay in the Premiership and a new manager needs time.
I may have understood your first sentence, but are you saying we should have had a far stronger starting 11 tonight?

If so (or for those who said something of the sort above), here's a thought. Let's say Nigel had picked his best available team - that is, most of those from the weekend and, maybe Tad Lee in place of Jay Rod.

Let's say we had done okay in the first half but, with tired legs from Sunday, Leeds had pushed on and won, what would you be saying now?
I would then say at least we had a go at winning this game. Tonight there seems to have been little desire to win this which to me is unacceptable.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Suttonite[/bold] wrote: A chance to get some confidence into the team was wasted. It seems that even with some experience in the team, they weren't able to compete. That suggests to me that NA is struggling with tactics here and in the league. Questions have to be asked in spite of a wonderful 2 seasons. Even NA knows that. The club has to mae every effort to stay in the Premiership and a new manager needs time.[/p][/quote]I may have understood your first sentence, but are you saying we should have had a far stronger starting 11 tonight? If so (or for those who said something of the sort above), here's a thought. Let's say Nigel had picked his best available team - that is, most of those from the weekend and, maybe Tad Lee in place of Jay Rod. Let's say we had done okay in the first half but, with tired legs from Sunday, Leeds had pushed on and won, what would you be saying now?[/p][/quote]I would then say at least we had a go at winning this game. Tonight there seems to have been little desire to win this which to me is unacceptable. southwest saint
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11:33pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Landdo says...

Don't have alot to comment on tonight's performance but let's get a little perspective here, we're not barca or manure so we had trouble getting the players we wanted over the summer, the squad is evolving, are we playing formations and tactics to suit our players.. Probably not right now, what NC and NA are trying to do is set a style of play formation and tactics and mould the squad to play that way right down to the nippers in the academy , this won't produce results in the short term like playing to our current strengths might, it may even take another season or two before we start to see a really positive impact on the 1st team, but in the long run we will reap the benifits, we will be able to dominate possession, pass our way around teams.... Our future star's in the academy will all be comfortable on the ball playing technical football and are being moulded to suit the game the saints want to play have some faith and get on the bus for the long haul
Don't have alot to comment on tonight's performance but let's get a little perspective here, we're not barca or manure so we had trouble getting the players we wanted over the summer, the squad is evolving, are we playing formations and tactics to suit our players.. Probably not right now, what NC and NA are trying to do is set a style of play formation and tactics and mould the squad to play that way right down to the nippers in the academy , this won't produce results in the short term like playing to our current strengths might, it may even take another season or two before we start to see a really positive impact on the 1st team, but in the long run we will reap the benifits, we will be able to dominate possession, pass our way around teams.... Our future star's in the academy will all be comfortable on the ball playing technical football and are being moulded to suit the game the saints want to play have some faith and get on the bus for the long haul Landdo
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11:33pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

st bevois wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.
Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following:
Play Gazza in place of Kelv
Play Shaw in place of Fox
Play Stephens in place of Fonte
Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman
Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone.

Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.[/p][/quote]Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following: Play Gazza in place of Kelv Play Shaw in place of Fox Play Stephens in place of Fonte Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone. Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem. Strasbourg Saint
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11:37pm Tue 30 Oct 12

SFCSaint says...

well thats not good is it strasbourg saint you want the players that you develop and create into what they are to play for you for your benefit not for someone else so id rather we didnt cos they certainly wont be playing regularly in the prem for us because we wont be in it at this rate!
well thats not good is it strasbourg saint you want the players that you develop and create into what they are to play for you for your benefit not for someone else so id rather we didnt cos they certainly wont be playing regularly in the prem for us because we wont be in it at this rate! SFCSaint
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11:43pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

southwest saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way.

Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous.

I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough.

However, here's some perspective.
1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival.
2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford.
3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon.
4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half .........
5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!!
6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players.

Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time.

Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.
I am sorry but feel there were no positives tonight. All that has happened tonight is to knock moral further.
Lets face our team is really struggling at the moment.
I really feel that if we had gone for this tonight with the team that played on Sunday then we would have had a half decent chance of getting a moral boosting win. Sadly we didn't have the ambition or desire to win this game.
To repeat what I said at 11.16:

Let's say we had done okay in the first half but, with tired legs from Sunday, Leeds had pushed on and won, what would you be saying now?

Also, further to SaintMicky's well-reasoned post at 11.27, what if we had played a stronger 11 tonight and had come away with one or more injuries to key players?
[quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way. Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous. I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough. However, here's some perspective. 1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival. 2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford. 3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon. 4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half ......... 5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!! 6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players. Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time. Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.[/p][/quote]I am sorry but feel there were no positives tonight. All that has happened tonight is to knock moral further. Lets face our team is really struggling at the moment. I really feel that if we had gone for this tonight with the team that played on Sunday then we would have had a half decent chance of getting a moral boosting win. Sadly we didn't have the ambition or desire to win this game.[/p][/quote]To repeat what I said at 11.16: Let's say we had done okay in the first half but, with tired legs from Sunday, Leeds had pushed on and won, what would you be saying now? Also, further to SaintMicky's well-reasoned post at 11.27, what if we had played a stronger 11 tonight and had come away with one or more injuries to key players? Strasbourg Saint
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11:48pm Tue 30 Oct 12

barnjo says...

dean69 wrote:
Slick Saint wrote:
dean69 wrote:
nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.
In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in.

Who are 'they' because its not him.

Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it.

What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.
That is great inside information. Again it's made up. Without N.C, we would be playing along side Salisbury. No one can blame N.C for not backing the club. He does not set the formation at 4-3-3, nor does he leave R.L out of the starting line up. He also does not include any of the players from Sunday. He does not play with one up front against Leeds.
What are you on about N.C hasn't put 1 penny into the football club just taken thousands out of it, it was Liebherr's money N.C is just his accountant. I'm afraid Adkins will probably be sacked very soon but the fans need to look where all of Liebherr's money has been spent by N.C, it certainly wasn't spent on premiership quality.
[quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dean69[/bold] wrote: nobody knows about the transfer situation. Is there anyone out there that has details of this. Your just making it up. N.A has been a great manager for us but not at this level. After the West Ham game he said the club would continue to play 4-3-3. You need to be able to change formation. I don't think Sir Alex would tell other teams what formation he is going to play. Since the first game, we have been cut apart down the wings. Sorry but we need a someone who knows about the Prem. Tonight was a complete waste of time. He should of played the same team as Sunday to get back to winning ways. Clown. Sorry for all those that made the long trip to Leeds.[/p][/quote]In all te interviews before the season started I only recall Adkins saying 'they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players' and never makes comment about the sort of player he wants to bring in. Who are 'they' because its not him. Yes saints stay quiet about transfers but that's because the manager has never had a say in it. What else can it be other than 'they' are Cortese identifying and bringing the players in, either upcoming names to make cash later if English or foreign players from far reaches to secure sponsorship from abroad.[/p][/quote]That is great inside information. Again it's made up. Without N.C, we would be playing along side Salisbury. No one can blame N.C for not backing the club. He does not set the formation at 4-3-3, nor does he leave R.L out of the starting line up. He also does not include any of the players from Sunday. He does not play with one up front against Leeds.[/p][/quote]What are you on about N.C hasn't put 1 penny into the football club just taken thousands out of it, it was Liebherr's money N.C is just his accountant. I'm afraid Adkins will probably be sacked very soon but the fans need to look where all of Liebherr's money has been spent by N.C, it certainly wasn't spent on premiership quality. barnjo
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11:50pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

SFCSaint wrote:
well thats not good is it strasbourg saint you want the players that you develop and create into what they are to play for you for your benefit not for someone else so id rather we didnt cos they certainly wont be playing regularly in the prem for us because we wont be in it at this rate!
That's the point, Nigel can't play his best 11 tonight without risking their fitness for next weekend, yet he can't shuffle the pack without risking defeat. Then again, he can't give fringe players a go without using them for 'less important' matches and can't start integrating the youngsters unless he gives them a run at some point.

He's d4mned if he does and d4mned if he doesn't.

Meanwhile, you'll find the comma and full stop keys to the right of the M key. The apostrophe's a little harder to locate. :)
[quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: well thats not good is it strasbourg saint you want the players that you develop and create into what they are to play for you for your benefit not for someone else so id rather we didnt cos they certainly wont be playing regularly in the prem for us because we wont be in it at this rate![/p][/quote]That's the point, Nigel can't play his best 11 tonight without risking their fitness for next weekend, yet he can't shuffle the pack without risking defeat. Then again, he can't give fringe players a go without using them for 'less important' matches and can't start integrating the youngsters unless he gives them a run at some point. He's d4mned if he does and d4mned if he doesn't. Meanwhile, you'll find the comma and full stop keys to the right of the M key. The apostrophe's a little harder to locate. :) Strasbourg Saint
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11:50pm Tue 30 Oct 12

st bevois says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
st bevois wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.
Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following:
Play Gazza in place of Kelv
Play Shaw in place of Fox
Play Stephens in place of Fonte
Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman
Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone.

Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.
Problem is - who for - Dyer, Bale, Walcott and Oxlade - none for us now. Some of them do look good - but you can't expect someone like JWP to carry the team - he should be learning his trade alongside experienced pro's.
A dream front three of Shearer, Wallace and Le Tissier is real pot of gold under the rainbow stuff and we only managed to keep hold of one of them unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.[/p][/quote]Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following: Play Gazza in place of Kelv Play Shaw in place of Fox Play Stephens in place of Fonte Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone. Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.[/p][/quote]Problem is - who for - Dyer, Bale, Walcott and Oxlade - none for us now. Some of them do look good - but you can't expect someone like JWP to carry the team - he should be learning his trade alongside experienced pro's. A dream front three of Shearer, Wallace and Le Tissier is real pot of gold under the rainbow stuff and we only managed to keep hold of one of them unfortunately. st bevois
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11:56pm Tue 30 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

All that tonight's proved is our starting 11 are not good enough and the 2nd 11 are worse!
Confidence must be shot, the team doesn't seem fit so we've rested them?! Changing the team completely was wrong. If the truth be known Adkins doesn't know his best team and he is paid to do so. Our failure to speculate last January has come home to roost, who is really to blame? No one knows.
All that tonight's proved is our starting 11 are not good enough and the 2nd 11 are worse! Confidence must be shot, the team doesn't seem fit so we've rested them?! Changing the team completely was wrong. If the truth be known Adkins doesn't know his best team and he is paid to do so. Our failure to speculate last January has come home to roost, who is really to blame? No one knows. ghk230473
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12:08am Wed 31 Oct 12

saint Compo says...

Tonight's performance (or lack of) by players who should be aspiring to a first team start suggests to me that club morale is at a very low ebb. If the manager cannot inspire his team, his days must be numbered. Sadly, NA, who has done a great job for us in the last 2 years, must go. I'm not an 'arry fan but he may have the charisma and nous to turn things round. I'm not sure he and NC would see eye to eye, however. NC will probably fancy a foreign import and probably a fellow Italian.

COYR
Tonight's performance (or lack of) by players who should be aspiring to a first team start suggests to me that club morale is at a very low ebb. If the manager cannot inspire his team, his days must be numbered. Sadly, NA, who has done a great job for us in the last 2 years, must go. I'm not an 'arry fan but he may have the charisma and nous to turn things round. I'm not sure he and NC would see eye to eye, however. NC will probably fancy a foreign import and probably a fellow Italian. COYR saint Compo
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12:11am Wed 31 Oct 12

Hdg end mo says...

We spent a club record fee for gaston who is crocked surely Nigel wasn't the man who brought him in.
Mr cortese should address all this negativity surrounding Nigel who I believe has done a fantastic job tough start to life in the premiership wel all agree but give him time maybe we peaked to soon in the 5 year plan but stick with him.
Look at Qpr mark Hughes has built an entirely new team and look at them. I'd like to see mr cortese speak soon and not with the stupid decision in replacing Nigel c o y r in Nigel I trust
We spent a club record fee for gaston who is crocked surely Nigel wasn't the man who brought him in. Mr cortese should address all this negativity surrounding Nigel who I believe has done a fantastic job tough start to life in the premiership wel all agree but give him time maybe we peaked to soon in the 5 year plan but stick with him. Look at Qpr mark Hughes has built an entirely new team and look at them. I'd like to see mr cortese speak soon and not with the stupid decision in replacing Nigel c o y r in Nigel I trust Hdg end mo
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12:13am Wed 31 Oct 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

st bevois wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
st bevois wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.
Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following:
Play Gazza in place of Kelv
Play Shaw in place of Fox
Play Stephens in place of Fonte
Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman
Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone.

Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.
Problem is - who for - Dyer, Bale, Walcott and Oxlade - none for us now. Some of them do look good - but you can't expect someone like JWP to carry the team - he should be learning his trade alongside experienced pro's.
A dream front three of Shearer, Wallace and Le Tissier is real pot of gold under the rainbow stuff and we only managed to keep hold of one of them unfortunately.
Very true. Not to forget there were four greats in that list (Danny AND Rodney Wallace - sorry Raymond), so we kept just one of four. And that was while we were reasonably comfortable in the top flight.

If NC wants to realise his dream, developing and holding onto this next generation is going to be key.

Well, bed beckons. Night all.
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.[/p][/quote]Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following: Play Gazza in place of Kelv Play Shaw in place of Fox Play Stephens in place of Fonte Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone. Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.[/p][/quote]Problem is - who for - Dyer, Bale, Walcott and Oxlade - none for us now. Some of them do look good - but you can't expect someone like JWP to carry the team - he should be learning his trade alongside experienced pro's. A dream front three of Shearer, Wallace and Le Tissier is real pot of gold under the rainbow stuff and we only managed to keep hold of one of them unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Very true. Not to forget there were four greats in that list (Danny AND Rodney Wallace - sorry Raymond), so we kept just one of four. And that was while we were reasonably comfortable in the top flight. If NC wants to realise his dream, developing and holding onto this next generation is going to be key. Well, bed beckons. Night all. Strasbourg Saint
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12:17am Wed 31 Oct 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Why do some fans talk out of their backsides and say Adkins must go??

OK, we've been pretty shocking for SOME of this season, but we have also played well against top teams.

As others have said on here and other posts, we're ahead of schedule re our 5 year plan. Perhaps last season was TOO good and we should have NOT got automatic promotion having spent the ENTIRE season in the top two. Perhaps some of you fans would be happier if last season was a mediocre middle-of-the-table season, and this season we were still in the Championship? Would that make you happy????

And as for sacking Adkins!! Who would you get in who would be BETTER???? And please God do not say Redknapp or Hoddle!!!!! Surely the managers who are out of work, are out of work because they're sh!t.

Except maybe Pep Guardiola, and of course, he's sure to come to SMS isn't he!!!!!!

Now get off Adkins' back and support your team! And while you're all at it, STOP BOOING AND CRITICISING GULY AND FOX!!!!!!
Why do some fans talk out of their backsides and say Adkins must go?? OK, we've been pretty shocking for SOME of this season, but we have also played well against top teams. As others have said on here and other posts, we're ahead of schedule re our 5 year plan. Perhaps last season was TOO good and we should have NOT got automatic promotion having spent the ENTIRE season in the top two. Perhaps some of you fans would be happier if last season was a mediocre middle-of-the-table season, and this season we were still in the Championship? Would that make you happy???? And as for sacking Adkins!! Who would you get in who would be BETTER???? And please God do not say Redknapp or Hoddle!!!!! Surely the managers who are out of work, are out of work because they're sh!t. Except maybe Pep Guardiola, and of course, he's sure to come to SMS isn't he!!!!!! Now get off Adkins' back and support your team! And while you're all at it, STOP BOOING AND CRITICISING GULY AND FOX!!!!!! Kings Lynn Saint
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12:50am Wed 31 Oct 12

pompey in spain says...

strasbourg!!!looks like your team is as good as your spanlsh???
strasbourg!!!looks like your team is as good as your spanlsh??? pompey in spain
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1:10am Wed 31 Oct 12

saintkenny says...

pompey in spain wrote:
strasbourg!!!looks like your team is as good as your spanlsh???
could be worse could be in league one ,with the threat of going under .and if comes out of admin a 10 point deduction then just 8 points already to far behind a playoff place ,no assets ground to small and outdated.forcing to cheat status .no forceable hope in the future of getting premiership standard stadium or training center.the difference here is we can afford the premier league to run by are own means .without over paying players wages ,so they will pull the shirt on.a training center of the highest standard and a stadium of premiership standard able to increase to 48.000 has plans were shown to season ticket holders.so we have for since the millenium planning for the premier league.a bit of debt came in on relagation because we built a 32 k stadium .not because we paid wages to players we could not afford.so now we own the stadium and the training ground ,so even if we went back to championship we have huge assets.compared to what they have down there.maybe its the realisation in doom that keeps them coming on here .and now the new rules are in place .from next season will make it hard for any club to cheat status ,as the stoke chairman is aware trying to get the stadium expanded .before the new rules set in.only clubs in the champions league will cover there wage bill.you will have to prove you can pay the wages .and would be able to do this.pompey not ,the future is red in white
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: strasbourg!!!looks like your team is as good as your spanlsh???[/p][/quote]could be worse could be in league one ,with the threat of going under .and if comes out of admin a 10 point deduction then just 8 points already to far behind a playoff place ,no assets ground to small and outdated.forcing to cheat status .no forceable hope in the future of getting premiership standard stadium or training center.the difference here is we can afford the premier league to run by are own means .without over paying players wages ,so they will pull the shirt on.a training center of the highest standard and a stadium of premiership standard able to increase to 48.000 has plans were shown to season ticket holders.so we have for since the millenium planning for the premier league.a bit of debt came in on relagation because we built a 32 k stadium .not because we paid wages to players we could not afford.so now we own the stadium and the training ground ,so even if we went back to championship we have huge assets.compared to what they have down there.maybe its the realisation in doom that keeps them coming on here .and now the new rules are in place .from next season will make it hard for any club to cheat status ,as the stoke chairman is aware trying to get the stadium expanded .before the new rules set in.only clubs in the champions league will cover there wage bill.you will have to prove you can pay the wages .and would be able to do this.pompey not ,the future is red in white saintkenny
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1:33am Wed 31 Oct 12

mikesugar says...

MGRA wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
you can't "step upto the mark" in an entirely new team. 4 new faces and 3 new subs is realistic but the team tonight was not a Saints 1st team. It was pointless.
totally agree by all means bring in some new faces but not the whole team he had a chance to get relief from the pressure and give the team the habit of winning. Sorry NA you blew it today even the most ardent of supporters cant have much hope left at all. To go down again would relegate us to many years in the doldrums of the championship. Not a commercially good move. So NC earn your corn and get us a Manager that can survive in the EPL and give him the funds to buy a defense.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]you can't "step upto the mark" in an entirely new team. 4 new faces and 3 new subs is realistic but the team tonight was not a Saints 1st team. It was pointless.[/p][/quote]totally agree by all means bring in some new faces but not the whole team he had a chance to get relief from the pressure and give the team the habit of winning. Sorry NA you blew it today even the most ardent of supporters cant have much hope left at all. To go down again would relegate us to many years in the doldrums of the championship. Not a commercially good move. So NC earn your corn and get us a Manager that can survive in the EPL and give him the funds to buy a defense. mikesugar
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1:36am Wed 31 Oct 12

thomasupton says...

Enough is enough, please NC bring in Strachan tomorrow.
Enough is enough, please NC bring in Strachan tomorrow. thomasupton
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1:51am Wed 31 Oct 12

mikesugar says...

thomasupton wrote:
Enough is enough, please NC bring in Strachan tomorrow.
Strachan gets my vote
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: Enough is enough, please NC bring in Strachan tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Strachan gets my vote mikesugar
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2:04am Wed 31 Oct 12

hedge end bob says...

saint Compo wrote:
Tonight's performance (or lack of) by players who should be aspiring to a first team start suggests to me that club morale is at a very low ebb. If the manager cannot inspire his team, his days must be numbered. Sadly, NA, who has done a great job for us in the last 2 years, must go. I'm not an 'arry fan but he may have the charisma and nous to turn things round. I'm not sure he and NC would see eye to eye, however. NC will probably fancy a foreign import and probably a fellow Italian.

COYR
Harry came here once before and kept PHILLIPS on the benchand we went down. NO THANKS didn't spend £500 to invite that tw@t back.
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Tonight's performance (or lack of) by players who should be aspiring to a first team start suggests to me that club morale is at a very low ebb. If the manager cannot inspire his team, his days must be numbered. Sadly, NA, who has done a great job for us in the last 2 years, must go. I'm not an 'arry fan but he may have the charisma and nous to turn things round. I'm not sure he and NC would see eye to eye, however. NC will probably fancy a foreign import and probably a fellow Italian. COYR[/p][/quote]Harry came here once before and kept PHILLIPS on the benchand we went down. NO THANKS didn't spend £500 to invite that tw@t back. hedge end bob
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2:16am Wed 31 Oct 12

hedge end bob says...

Wee Gordon could never come back as manager...........Ni
cola wouldnever understand what Gordy was saying....FACT!!!!
Wee Gordon could never come back as manager...........Ni cola wouldnever understand what Gordy was saying....FACT!!!! hedge end bob
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2:30am Wed 31 Oct 12

oregonsaint says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
Is this competition important to Saints right now? Ask Everton, who lost to Leeds in the last round. In truth, its a distraction which will no doubt create a field day for the media and fans' comments. I'll wait until after the West Brom game and hope to see a vastly improved league performance.
Well said Abbey Saint. As far as I am concerned, we are better off out of this competition. Of course, any defeat is hard to bear, but the most important thing for us right now is Premiership survival, so the cups don't matter. It was wise in my view for NA to give fringe players a game, especially at a place like Elland Road. Now we face WBA on Monday. Come on you Saints!
Don't like the red kit by the way.
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Is this competition important to Saints right now? Ask Everton, who lost to Leeds in the last round. In truth, its a distraction which will no doubt create a field day for the media and fans' comments. I'll wait until after the West Brom game and hope to see a vastly improved league performance.[/p][/quote]Well said Abbey Saint. As far as I am concerned, we are better off out of this competition. Of course, any defeat is hard to bear, but the most important thing for us right now is Premiership survival, so the cups don't matter. It was wise in my view for NA to give fringe players a game, especially at a place like Elland Road. Now we face WBA on Monday. Come on you Saints! Don't like the red kit by the way. oregonsaint
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2:31am Wed 31 Oct 12

oregonsaint says...

pompey in spain wrote:
its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee
A quote from the depths of league 1.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee [very childish i know but its gotta be done][/p][/quote]A quote from the depths of league 1. oregonsaint
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2:35am Wed 31 Oct 12

oregonsaint says...

bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
No need for that Skate.
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]No need for that Skate. oregonsaint
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2:39am Wed 31 Oct 12

oregonsaint says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
Sack NA NOW!
Ungrateful git!!
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: Sack NA NOW![/p][/quote]Ungrateful git!! oregonsaint
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2:44am Wed 31 Oct 12

oregonsaint says...

bluehants wrote:
'MIGHTY Saints' lol i still laughing
at that fro weekend

mighty har har har
Sorry, but I don't speak Pompese. I went to school.
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: 'MIGHTY Saints' lol i still laughing at that fro weekend mighty har har har[/p][/quote]Sorry, but I don't speak Pompese. I went to school. oregonsaint
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3:33am Wed 31 Oct 12

Tizz says...

redandy10 wrote:
I love the "we support Nigel Adkins" brigade. The very same people who stopped the club getting Glenda back in 2004, which led to Wigley and relegation through two divisions. They think this is big brother,they're supporting their favourite housemate! I love southampton but this yokel mentality can be a little tiring. I want the club to do well, I don't care if the manager is nice chap or a total git. Adkins, unfortunately, isn't a premier league manager, the question now is do we hang around until it's too late or do we make him walk the plank now?
To say blocking the appointment of Hoddle in 2004 inevitably led to Wigley and relegation is weak analysis of cause and effect I'm afraid.

Besides when did Lowe ever pay heed to the reaction of the fans? It was other members of the board of directors who blocked the move because they were unhappy with the way Hoddle walked out on the club.

If the board had agreed to appoint Hoddle - a move I was against - the fans would have held their tongues and let him get on with it - myself included.

If he'd been successful, they'd have got behind him and let bygones be bygones. That's football. If he'd done badly, he'd have received no patience from the fans, no benefit of the doubt. That too is football.

The experience of Redknapp after his return to Fratton Park is a case in point. It took a long time for the sceptical Pompey fans to accept him and sing his name. His betrayal was swiftly forgotten as the apparent Skate golden age arrived.

If you recall the Lowe era, he didn't really make a habit of abiding by the wishes of the fans. He very much did things his own way, such as the removal of Pearson and the appointment of Poortvliet. He NEVER appointed the fan's choice as manager.

Granted the appointment of Hoddle might have meant a different course of events up to relegation in May 2005. But given his track record with us and other clubs, any success would have led to a better offer from elsewhere which he would have almost certainly taken. His successor in all likelihood would have been one of his remaining assistants ... Steve Wigley perhaps ...

Appointing Hoddle would merely have been, at best, postponing the inevitable. Due to the failure to attract investment and the PLC structure, SFC would have been relegated at some point. If not 2005, then 2006 or 2007 or 2012.

Moreover there is also no guarantee Hoddle would have avoided the drop - a manager of far-better pedigree with smaller clubs, more experienced in fire-fighting and wheeling and dealing could not prevent relegation.

It made perfect sense for the board of directors not to re-appoint Hoddle. Most employers would not re-hire an employee who left in the circumstances he did. Why should SFC be any different? Why shouldn't the directors show some principles?

It was not the failure to appoint Hoddle in February 2004, but the instability from successive weak appointments that followed Strachan's departure as well as a bloated squad of 36 professional players that caused relegation. Add some significant injuries to key players into the mix and bingo. A club cannot hope to prosper with FIVE managers over a 12 month period as we did during 2004. Incidentally, we went through a similar turnover of managers from early 2008 until early 2009 ... and look what happened ...

These factors were the cause of relegation, not the failure to appoint Hoddle.

To my mind, the reactionary mentality of wanting to get rid of your manager every 9 games is actually a yokel mentality. Those fans calling for Adkins' head are more akin to the idiots outside the Big Brother studio on a Friday night booing and jeering the latest media-manufactured villain.

reddandy10 tell me one thing: what is your plan if Adkins' successor only manages 4 points or less out of 9 games? Get rid of him too?!?

It is this tabloid-reading, reactionary attitude that is more indicative of the Big Brother / X-Factor mentality. The impatience, a demand for success now at all costs. The lack of honour and principles, the soul selling, the defacto prostitution. I find this mentality VERY tiring and I'm proud of the Saints fans who are showing loyalty and patience.

There are four main reasons I support Adkins:

1. Loyalty - after all his prior success and service to the club Adkins deserves more than 9 games, three of those being against Man City and Arsenal away and Man United home.

2. Stablilty - I don't want to see a return to the Lowe era of a revolving managerial door. That guarantees relegation.

3. Lack of an adequate replacement - as far as I can see most managers with Premier League experience currently out of work are out of work for a reason. Maybe you'd like to see us appoint Steve Kean, Paul Hart, Billy Davies or Avram Grant ...?

4. The cold, hard statistics indicate the reasons for our failure to pick up more points - see the following anaysis:

http://sfcplayerstat
s.wordpress.com/2012
/10/23/why-arent-we-
picking-up-points/

The removal of Adkins will not instantly change a situation that is most likely only solved by the acquisition of personnel with the right mental toughness as well as experience of Premier League football.

Unless Adkins' successor has Jedi mind tricks at his disposal, I fail to see how he can reduce, at least in the short-term, the concentration lapses that are all too evident and costing us points.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: I love the "we support Nigel Adkins" brigade. The very same people who stopped the club getting Glenda back in 2004, which led to Wigley and relegation through two divisions. They think this is big brother,they're supporting their favourite housemate! I love southampton but this yokel mentality can be a little tiring. I want the club to do well, I don't care if the manager is nice chap or a total git. Adkins, unfortunately, isn't a premier league manager, the question now is do we hang around until it's too late or do we make him walk the plank now?[/p][/quote]To say blocking the appointment of Hoddle in 2004 inevitably led to Wigley and relegation is weak analysis of cause and effect I'm afraid. Besides when did Lowe ever pay heed to the reaction of the fans? It was other members of the board of directors who blocked the move because they were unhappy with the way Hoddle walked out on the club. If the board had agreed to appoint Hoddle - a move I was against - the fans would have held their tongues and let him get on with it - myself included. If he'd been successful, they'd have got behind him and let bygones be bygones. That's football. If he'd done badly, he'd have received no patience from the fans, no benefit of the doubt. That too is football. The experience of Redknapp after his return to Fratton Park is a case in point. It took a long time for the sceptical Pompey fans to accept him and sing his name. His betrayal was swiftly forgotten as the apparent Skate golden age arrived. If you recall the Lowe era, he didn't really make a habit of abiding by the wishes of the fans. He very much did things his own way, such as the removal of Pearson and the appointment of Poortvliet. He NEVER appointed the fan's choice as manager. Granted the appointment of Hoddle might have meant a different course of events up to relegation in May 2005. But given his track record with us and other clubs, any success would have led to a better offer from elsewhere which he would have almost certainly taken. His successor in all likelihood would have been one of his remaining assistants ... Steve Wigley perhaps ... Appointing Hoddle would merely have been, at best, postponing the inevitable. Due to the failure to attract investment and the PLC structure, SFC would have been relegated at some point. If not 2005, then 2006 or 2007 or 2012. Moreover there is also no guarantee Hoddle would have avoided the drop - a manager of far-better pedigree with smaller clubs, more experienced in fire-fighting and wheeling and dealing could not prevent relegation. It made perfect sense for the board of directors not to re-appoint Hoddle. Most employers would not re-hire an employee who left in the circumstances he did. Why should SFC be any different? Why shouldn't the directors show some principles? It was not the failure to appoint Hoddle in February 2004, but the instability from successive weak appointments that followed Strachan's departure as well as a bloated squad of 36 professional players that caused relegation. Add some significant injuries to key players into the mix and bingo. A club cannot hope to prosper with FIVE managers over a 12 month period as we did during 2004. Incidentally, we went through a similar turnover of managers from early 2008 until early 2009 ... and look what happened ... These factors were the cause of relegation, not the failure to appoint Hoddle. To my mind, the reactionary mentality of wanting to get rid of your manager every 9 games is actually a yokel mentality. Those fans calling for Adkins' head are more akin to the idiots outside the Big Brother studio on a Friday night booing and jeering the latest media-manufactured villain. reddandy10 tell me one thing: what is your plan if Adkins' successor only manages 4 points or less out of 9 games? Get rid of him too?!? It is this tabloid-reading, reactionary attitude that is more indicative of the Big Brother / X-Factor mentality. The impatience, a demand for success now at all costs. The lack of honour and principles, the soul selling, the defacto prostitution. I find this mentality VERY tiring and I'm proud of the Saints fans who are showing loyalty and patience. There are four main reasons I support Adkins: 1. Loyalty - after all his prior success and service to the club Adkins deserves more than 9 games, three of those being against Man City and Arsenal away and Man United home. 2. Stablilty - I don't want to see a return to the Lowe era of a revolving managerial door. That guarantees relegation. 3. Lack of an adequate replacement - as far as I can see most managers with Premier League experience currently out of work are out of work for a reason. Maybe you'd like to see us appoint Steve Kean, Paul Hart, Billy Davies or Avram Grant ...? 4. The cold, hard statistics indicate the reasons for our failure to pick up more points - see the following anaysis: http://sfcplayerstat s.wordpress.com/2012 /10/23/why-arent-we- picking-up-points/ The removal of Adkins will not instantly change a situation that is most likely only solved by the acquisition of personnel with the right mental toughness as well as experience of Premier League football. Unless Adkins' successor has Jedi mind tricks at his disposal, I fail to see how he can reduce, at least in the short-term, the concentration lapses that are all too evident and costing us points. Tizz
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5:03am Wed 31 Oct 12

redandy10 says...

Tizz wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
I love the "we support Nigel Adkins" brigade. The very same people who stopped the club getting Glenda back in 2004, which led to Wigley and relegation through two divisions. They think this is big brother,they're supporting their favourite housemate! I love southampton but this yokel mentality can be a little tiring. I want the club to do well, I don't care if the manager is nice chap or a total git. Adkins, unfortunately, isn't a premier league manager, the question now is do we hang around until it's too late or do we make him walk the plank now?
To say blocking the appointment of Hoddle in 2004 inevitably led to Wigley and relegation is weak analysis of cause and effect I'm afraid.

Besides when did Lowe ever pay heed to the reaction of the fans? It was other members of the board of directors who blocked the move because they were unhappy with the way Hoddle walked out on the club.

If the board had agreed to appoint Hoddle - a move I was against - the fans would have held their tongues and let him get on with it - myself included.

If he'd been successful, they'd have got behind him and let bygones be bygones. That's football. If he'd done badly, he'd have received no patience from the fans, no benefit of the doubt. That too is football.

The experience of Redknapp after his return to Fratton Park is a case in point. It took a long time for the sceptical Pompey fans to accept him and sing his name. His betrayal was swiftly forgotten as the apparent Skate golden age arrived.

If you recall the Lowe era, he didn't really make a habit of abiding by the wishes of the fans. He very much did things his own way, such as the removal of Pearson and the appointment of Poortvliet. He NEVER appointed the fan's choice as manager.

Granted the appointment of Hoddle might have meant a different course of events up to relegation in May 2005. But given his track record with us and other clubs, any success would have led to a better offer from elsewhere which he would have almost certainly taken. His successor in all likelihood would have been one of his remaining assistants ... Steve Wigley perhaps ...

Appointing Hoddle would merely have been, at best, postponing the inevitable. Due to the failure to attract investment and the PLC structure, SFC would have been relegated at some point. If not 2005, then 2006 or 2007 or 2012.

Moreover there is also no guarantee Hoddle would have avoided the drop - a manager of far-better pedigree with smaller clubs, more experienced in fire-fighting and wheeling and dealing could not prevent relegation.

It made perfect sense for the board of directors not to re-appoint Hoddle. Most employers would not re-hire an employee who left in the circumstances he did. Why should SFC be any different? Why shouldn't the directors show some principles?

It was not the failure to appoint Hoddle in February 2004, but the instability from successive weak appointments that followed Strachan's departure as well as a bloated squad of 36 professional players that caused relegation. Add some significant injuries to key players into the mix and bingo. A club cannot hope to prosper with FIVE managers over a 12 month period as we did during 2004. Incidentally, we went through a similar turnover of managers from early 2008 until early 2009 ... and look what happened ...

These factors were the cause of relegation, not the failure to appoint Hoddle.

To my mind, the reactionary mentality of wanting to get rid of your manager every 9 games is actually a yokel mentality. Those fans calling for Adkins' head are more akin to the idiots outside the Big Brother studio on a Friday night booing and jeering the latest media-manufactured villain.

reddandy10 tell me one thing: what is your plan if Adkins' successor only manages 4 points or less out of 9 games? Get rid of him too?!?

It is this tabloid-reading, reactionary attitude that is more indicative of the Big Brother / X-Factor mentality. The impatience, a demand for success now at all costs. The lack of honour and principles, the soul selling, the defacto prostitution. I find this mentality VERY tiring and I'm proud of the Saints fans who are showing loyalty and patience.

There are four main reasons I support Adkins:

1. Loyalty - after all his prior success and service to the club Adkins deserves more than 9 games, three of those being against Man City and Arsenal away and Man United home.

2. Stablilty - I don't want to see a return to the Lowe era of a revolving managerial door. That guarantees relegation.

3. Lack of an adequate replacement - as far as I can see most managers with Premier League experience currently out of work are out of work for a reason. Maybe you'd like to see us appoint Steve Kean, Paul Hart, Billy Davies or Avram Grant ...?

4. The cold, hard statistics indicate the reasons for our failure to pick up more points - see the following anaysis:

http://sfcplayerstat

s.wordpress.com/2012

/10/23/why-arent-we-

picking-up-points/

The removal of Adkins will not instantly change a situation that is most likely only solved by the acquisition of personnel with the right mental toughness as well as experience of Premier League football.

Unless Adkins' successor has Jedi mind tricks at his disposal, I fail to see how he can reduce, at least in the short-term, the concentration lapses that are all too evident and costing us points.
A long analysis is not required! The fans played a big part in the blocking of Glendas appointment. From all accounts it was close to being rubber stamped. As bad as his man management skills were, his tactical nous most probably would have seen us avert the whole we found ourselves in at Christmas. That being said he would probably of buggered off a year later, but I believe we would have dodged the iceberg. Fans had it in for Lowe simply because his background wasn't palatable to them. There was a great deal of inverted snobbery amongst fans, something you wouldn't have seen with fans of London clubs. Love Southampton, the fans are very loyal but sometimes we come off small time.
[quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: I love the "we support Nigel Adkins" brigade. The very same people who stopped the club getting Glenda back in 2004, which led to Wigley and relegation through two divisions. They think this is big brother,they're supporting their favourite housemate! I love southampton but this yokel mentality can be a little tiring. I want the club to do well, I don't care if the manager is nice chap or a total git. Adkins, unfortunately, isn't a premier league manager, the question now is do we hang around until it's too late or do we make him walk the plank now?[/p][/quote]To say blocking the appointment of Hoddle in 2004 inevitably led to Wigley and relegation is weak analysis of cause and effect I'm afraid. Besides when did Lowe ever pay heed to the reaction of the fans? It was other members of the board of directors who blocked the move because they were unhappy with the way Hoddle walked out on the club. If the board had agreed to appoint Hoddle - a move I was against - the fans would have held their tongues and let him get on with it - myself included. If he'd been successful, they'd have got behind him and let bygones be bygones. That's football. If he'd done badly, he'd have received no patience from the fans, no benefit of the doubt. That too is football. The experience of Redknapp after his return to Fratton Park is a case in point. It took a long time for the sceptical Pompey fans to accept him and sing his name. His betrayal was swiftly forgotten as the apparent Skate golden age arrived. If you recall the Lowe era, he didn't really make a habit of abiding by the wishes of the fans. He very much did things his own way, such as the removal of Pearson and the appointment of Poortvliet. He NEVER appointed the fan's choice as manager. Granted the appointment of Hoddle might have meant a different course of events up to relegation in May 2005. But given his track record with us and other clubs, any success would have led to a better offer from elsewhere which he would have almost certainly taken. His successor in all likelihood would have been one of his remaining assistants ... Steve Wigley perhaps ... Appointing Hoddle would merely have been, at best, postponing the inevitable. Due to the failure to attract investment and the PLC structure, SFC would have been relegated at some point. If not 2005, then 2006 or 2007 or 2012. Moreover there is also no guarantee Hoddle would have avoided the drop - a manager of far-better pedigree with smaller clubs, more experienced in fire-fighting and wheeling and dealing could not prevent relegation. It made perfect sense for the board of directors not to re-appoint Hoddle. Most employers would not re-hire an employee who left in the circumstances he did. Why should SFC be any different? Why shouldn't the directors show some principles? It was not the failure to appoint Hoddle in February 2004, but the instability from successive weak appointments that followed Strachan's departure as well as a bloated squad of 36 professional players that caused relegation. Add some significant injuries to key players into the mix and bingo. A club cannot hope to prosper with FIVE managers over a 12 month period as we did during 2004. Incidentally, we went through a similar turnover of managers from early 2008 until early 2009 ... and look what happened ... These factors were the cause of relegation, not the failure to appoint Hoddle. To my mind, the reactionary mentality of wanting to get rid of your manager every 9 games is actually a yokel mentality. Those fans calling for Adkins' head are more akin to the idiots outside the Big Brother studio on a Friday night booing and jeering the latest media-manufactured villain. reddandy10 tell me one thing: what is your plan if Adkins' successor only manages 4 points or less out of 9 games? Get rid of him too?!? It is this tabloid-reading, reactionary attitude that is more indicative of the Big Brother / X-Factor mentality. The impatience, a demand for success now at all costs. The lack of honour and principles, the soul selling, the defacto prostitution. I find this mentality VERY tiring and I'm proud of the Saints fans who are showing loyalty and patience. There are four main reasons I support Adkins: 1. Loyalty - after all his prior success and service to the club Adkins deserves more than 9 games, three of those being against Man City and Arsenal away and Man United home. 2. Stablilty - I don't want to see a return to the Lowe era of a revolving managerial door. That guarantees relegation. 3. Lack of an adequate replacement - as far as I can see most managers with Premier League experience currently out of work are out of work for a reason. Maybe you'd like to see us appoint Steve Kean, Paul Hart, Billy Davies or Avram Grant ...? 4. The cold, hard statistics indicate the reasons for our failure to pick up more points - see the following anaysis: http://sfcplayerstat s.wordpress.com/2012 /10/23/why-arent-we- picking-up-points/ The removal of Adkins will not instantly change a situation that is most likely only solved by the acquisition of personnel with the right mental toughness as well as experience of Premier League football. Unless Adkins' successor has Jedi mind tricks at his disposal, I fail to see how he can reduce, at least in the short-term, the concentration lapses that are all too evident and costing us points.[/p][/quote]A long analysis is not required! The fans played a big part in the blocking of Glendas appointment. From all accounts it was close to being rubber stamped. As bad as his man management skills were, his tactical nous most probably would have seen us avert the whole we found ourselves in at Christmas. That being said he would probably of buggered off a year later, but I believe we would have dodged the iceberg. Fans had it in for Lowe simply because his background wasn't palatable to them. There was a great deal of inverted snobbery amongst fans, something you wouldn't have seen with fans of London clubs. Love Southampton, the fans are very loyal but sometimes we come off small time. redandy10
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5:19am Wed 31 Oct 12

Tirau Dan says...

After listening to the texts and tweets on Solent Radio and reading some of the posts here and elsewhere on the net. For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of some of the so called Sotonians putting ruthless knives going into this man of honour.
After listening to the texts and tweets on Solent Radio and reading some of the posts here and elsewhere on the net. For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of some of the so called Sotonians putting ruthless knives going into this man of honour. Tirau Dan
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6:10am Wed 31 Oct 12

Flashin the pan says...

'Saintke...' you may have a premiership ground that can extend to hold 48000 fans but realistically your team and manager and supporters don't quite match up to the stadium and our still in part a championship club with a manager manager.

Come the weekend the situation can only get worse even...QPR 's set to place you bottom of the pile followed by tough West Brom who will be looking to extend your stay there a little bit longer.

Thats the good news......
'Saintke...' you may have a premiership ground that can extend to hold 48000 fans but realistically your team and manager and supporters don't quite match up to the stadium and our still in part a championship club with a manager manager. Come the weekend the situation can only get worse even...QPR 's set to place you bottom of the pile followed by tough West Brom who will be looking to extend your stay there a little bit longer. Thats the good news...... Flashin the pan
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6:22am Wed 31 Oct 12

townieboy says...

We need to change our manager now. Last night proves this. I didnt know De Ridder was even playing until half hour in. How can we not produce a single effort on goal for the whole game ? This is a disgrace for ANY football team. Sentiment out the window with NA. We need new leadership rightaway. Our style/formation/ whatever just isnt working. We are a disgrace this season and 20 minutes last sunday wont change that. NA cant cut it in this league. Get off the bus Nige we need a new driver.
We need to change our manager now. Last night proves this. I didnt know De Ridder was even playing until half hour in. How can we not produce a single effort on goal for the whole game ? This is a disgrace for ANY football team. Sentiment out the window with NA. We need new leadership rightaway. Our style/formation/ whatever just isnt working. We are a disgrace this season and 20 minutes last sunday wont change that. NA cant cut it in this league. Get off the bus Nige we need a new driver. townieboy
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7:13am Wed 31 Oct 12

Bitterne Park Tim says...

........ We are in the toughest league in the World, The club do not care about the League Cup, glad we are out of it.

We have one problem, a terrible terrible, for some reason the transfer policy was alligned with attack and not defense, that would not be anyone individuals decision..... It would be group decision, you do not spend 29 Million without a clear vision that all parties have subscribed too. You cannot blame NC, NA etc.... It was a Club decsion, or their defensive targets were just too difficult to bring over the line. We have no idea how difficult it is to bring these deals in, we just speculate.... look at Liverpool, they have been doing it for ever and had a terrible time of it in the transfer window.

We have a Chairman and Manager who are learning on the job..... and have done very little wrong so far. Sit back and enjoy ride and stop complaining!!!
........ We are in the toughest league in the World, The club do not care about the League Cup, glad we are out of it. We have one problem, a terrible terrible, for some reason the transfer policy was alligned with attack and not defense, that would not be anyone individuals decision..... It would be group decision, you do not spend 29 Million without a clear vision that all parties have subscribed too. You cannot blame NC, NA etc.... It was a Club decsion, or their defensive targets were just too difficult to bring over the line. We have no idea how difficult it is to bring these deals in, we just speculate.... look at Liverpool, they have been doing it for ever and had a terrible time of it in the transfer window. We have a Chairman and Manager who are learning on the job..... and have done very little wrong so far. Sit back and enjoy ride and stop complaining!!! Bitterne Park Tim
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7:26am Wed 31 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

Bitterne Park Tim wrote:
........ We are in the toughest league in the World, The club do not care about the League Cup, glad we are out of it.

We have one problem, a terrible terrible, for some reason the transfer policy was alligned with attack and not defense, that would not be anyone individuals decision..... It would be group decision, you do not spend 29 Million without a clear vision that all parties have subscribed too. You cannot blame NC, NA etc.... It was a Club decsion, or their defensive targets were just too difficult to bring over the line. We have no idea how difficult it is to bring these deals in, we just speculate.... look at Liverpool, they have been doing it for ever and had a terrible time of it in the transfer window.

We have a Chairman and Manager who are learning on the job..... and have done very little wrong so far. Sit back and enjoy ride and stop complaining!!!
Are all tims nice but dim!
It's all down to the manager and chairman, same as the successes.
We got lucky last season and rode the crest of the wave from league 1.
Some on this forum saw the danger signs as early as the Bristol city home game. We should have invested in the January transfer window a little more, sharp and Lee (2 strickers) were not enough, one of which is currently on loan. Spend peanuts and get monkeys, fail to plan, plan to fail. As a club we are under achieving.
Only 1 man can come in and thats wgs. He can attract players, will get this current crop fit, be popular with most fans and is shorter than schwi so no threat!
[quote][p][bold]Bitterne Park Tim[/bold] wrote: ........ We are in the toughest league in the World, The club do not care about the League Cup, glad we are out of it. We have one problem, a terrible terrible, for some reason the transfer policy was alligned with attack and not defense, that would not be anyone individuals decision..... It would be group decision, you do not spend 29 Million without a clear vision that all parties have subscribed too. You cannot blame NC, NA etc.... It was a Club decsion, or their defensive targets were just too difficult to bring over the line. We have no idea how difficult it is to bring these deals in, we just speculate.... look at Liverpool, they have been doing it for ever and had a terrible time of it in the transfer window. We have a Chairman and Manager who are learning on the job..... and have done very little wrong so far. Sit back and enjoy ride and stop complaining!!![/p][/quote]Are all tims nice but dim! It's all down to the manager and chairman, same as the successes. We got lucky last season and rode the crest of the wave from league 1. Some on this forum saw the danger signs as early as the Bristol city home game. We should have invested in the January transfer window a little more, sharp and Lee (2 strickers) were not enough, one of which is currently on loan. Spend peanuts and get monkeys, fail to plan, plan to fail. As a club we are under achieving. Only 1 man can come in and thats wgs. He can attract players, will get this current crop fit, be popular with most fans and is shorter than schwi so no threat! ghk230473
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7:42am Wed 31 Oct 12

Hobson82 says...

Yes it's a mickey mouse cup, but we are in desperate need of results and a bit of momentum. I know the Premier League is more important but getting beat 3-0 to a side we beat twice last season is going to make things worse.
And yes we have played twice in 48 hours but we played twice a week in the championship without resting 11 players. Our squad isn't good enough to make that many changes.

Are we going to take the FA cup seriously when that comes round???
Yes it's a mickey mouse cup, but we are in desperate need of results and a bit of momentum. I know the Premier League is more important but getting beat 3-0 to a side we beat twice last season is going to make things worse. And yes we have played twice in 48 hours but we played twice a week in the championship without resting 11 players. Our squad isn't good enough to make that many changes. Are we going to take the FA cup seriously when that comes round??? Hobson82
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7:49am Wed 31 Oct 12

warrens 76 says...

We could easily have missed promotion last year..flair got us promoted but glaring mistakes, defending (Reading) was a warning of what was to come when we stepped up..

We have a fan base of almost twice our neighbours if we were both very succesful...they would just fill 30.000 we would fill 45.000 - 50.000...

.....however to reach these levels we need success, success requires the better players to WANT to come here, it is the classic catch 22...

...the only way to achieve this is with a Leeds or Pompey approach and look what happened to them financially....

..We have to build a community Saints base far and wide and make supporting the South.. (Southampton) a priority, There are still teams here and abroad were it is unthinkable to support anyone but your hometown team regardless of whether they win....

...Atletico Bilbao last year were a breath of fresh air and the support outstanding..

...SFC should network 100 times harder with the entire school and youth kid base and create a sense of belonging...

...we have to build on local loyalty and then the crowds and money filter through, then some success then bigger crowds and so on....only way, everything else is short term.
We could easily have missed promotion last year..flair got us promoted but glaring mistakes, defending (Reading) was a warning of what was to come when we stepped up.. We have a fan base of almost twice our neighbours if we were both very succesful...they would just fill 30.000 we would fill 45.000 - 50.000... .....however to reach these levels we need success, success requires the better players to WANT to come here, it is the classic catch 22... ...the only way to achieve this is with a Leeds or Pompey approach and look what happened to them financially.... ..We have to build a community Saints base far and wide and make supporting the South.. (Southampton) a priority, There are still teams here and abroad were it is unthinkable to support anyone but your hometown team regardless of whether they win.... ...Atletico Bilbao last year were a breath of fresh air and the support outstanding.. ...SFC should network 100 times harder with the entire school and youth kid base and create a sense of belonging... ...we have to build on local loyalty and then the crowds and money filter through, then some success then bigger crowds and so on....only way, everything else is short term. warrens 76
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7:50am Wed 31 Oct 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

well I for one am 100% behind the team and the manager.

Keep calm and carry on supporting. No matter what you are feeling the only thing you can do for this club is get on those terraces and sing your heart out. don't boo, don't slate. just support your team.
well I for one am 100% behind the team and the manager. Keep calm and carry on supporting. No matter what you are feeling the only thing you can do for this club is get on those terraces and sing your heart out. don't boo, don't slate. just support your team. Stroppy_gramps
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7:57am Wed 31 Oct 12

Blackknight says...

Legendary Notts Forest & Derby manager, Brian Clough said "that you build a football team from the back and that all good teams are based upon a well organised defence".
Legendary Notts Forest & Derby manager, Brian Clough said "that you build a football team from the back and that all good teams are based upon a well organised defence". Blackknight
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8:06am Wed 31 Oct 12

st.athan saint says...

Blackknight wrote:
Legendary Notts Forest & Derby manager, Brian Clough said "that you build a football team from the back and that all good teams are based upon a well organised defence".
Too true and the great Livepool sides were built on the same basis. the only thing this competitions god for is finding out if young/fringe players are good enough. As for travlling fans surely they were aware of the sort of side would be played and made their choice !!
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: Legendary Notts Forest & Derby manager, Brian Clough said "that you build a football team from the back and that all good teams are based upon a well organised defence".[/p][/quote]Too true and the great Livepool sides were built on the same basis. the only thing this competitions god for is finding out if young/fringe players are good enough. As for travlling fans surely they were aware of the sort of side would be played and made their choice !! st.athan saint
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8:22am Wed 31 Oct 12

St.Yorkie says...

Well what a cheery lot some of you are - I went last night and here's a summary:
It was a training game, and a chnace to look at how hungry the squad are. It looked to me like the went with 4-4-2 with Lee & Mayuka leading the line.
I thought it would be great to see these two run at a Leeds defence - but they constantly had their backs to goal, and not a single pass into space for them to run on to. No idea where the goals were going to come from! Guly was not at the races, Chaplow was a shadow of his usual self. Ward-Prowse tried hard but to no avail, and de Ridder reminds me of Fernandes the more I see of him!
The defence was avarage - but Butterfield and Seabourne passed to players under immense pressure before they got the ball. Our movement was languid, and Kelvin's distribution back to normal service resumed.
I would just like to mention the referee - he deserves a mention. Clueless! At one stage every tackle made by a Saints player was a foul - and every dive by a Leeds player was a free-kick.
Difficult to take any positives from the game - but Isgrove looked better more up for it than any of the others!
I didn't boo at the end (or clap for that matter) as was a bit shell shocked.
For all those on the otherside of Hampshire - it was like playing you, my throat was sore from shouting "You Skate B*st*rd" every few minutes with all those great Championship players on show!!!!
Fear for Adkins?
I think tonight's result says a lot. Too many changes, team spirit not there, and a few players shown to be sub-Championship standard. I would have thought squad players would have seen it as an opportunity to stake a claim to a start at WBA. At this rate be lucky to get a game as an over age player in U-21 fixture.
I had great hopes of Lee - but in another side when we play to his strengths he might shine. Last night he did little to inspire me that he will make a difference now he is fit!
Still through thick and thin as they say - won't stop me watching or listening...but after the last 2-seasons of moving forward - it feels like we are stepping back to the old days. We may be in The Premier League, paying Premier League money, and walking the walk...but we aint talking the talk.
I know it was a big step up for many, and the gloss has started to dull after some encouraging play in the early games.
It's a big IF - but if Gaston Ramirez can inspire us by going forward and seeing those defence splitting balls for the likes of Lee, Mayuka, JayRod (or Lambert and Lallana), we will only get better.
Well what a cheery lot some of you are - I went last night and here's a summary: It was a training game, and a chnace to look at how hungry the squad are. It looked to me like the went with 4-4-2 with Lee & Mayuka leading the line. I thought it would be great to see these two run at a Leeds defence - but they constantly had their backs to goal, and not a single pass into space for them to run on to. No idea where the goals were going to come from! Guly was not at the races, Chaplow was a shadow of his usual self. Ward-Prowse tried hard but to no avail, and de Ridder reminds me of Fernandes the more I see of him! The defence was avarage - but Butterfield and Seabourne passed to players under immense pressure before they got the ball. Our movement was languid, and Kelvin's distribution back to normal service resumed. I would just like to mention the referee - he deserves a mention. Clueless! At one stage every tackle made by a Saints player was a foul - and every dive by a Leeds player was a free-kick. Difficult to take any positives from the game - but Isgrove looked better more up for it than any of the others! I didn't boo at the end (or clap for that matter) as was a bit shell shocked. For all those on the otherside of Hampshire - it was like playing you, my throat was sore from shouting "You Skate B*st*rd" every few minutes with all those great Championship players on show!!!! Fear for Adkins? I think tonight's result says a lot. Too many changes, team spirit not there, and a few players shown to be sub-Championship standard. I would have thought squad players would have seen it as an opportunity to stake a claim to a start at WBA. At this rate be lucky to get a game as an over age player in U-21 fixture. I had great hopes of Lee - but in another side when we play to his strengths he might shine. Last night he did little to inspire me that he will make a difference now he is fit! Still through thick and thin as they say - won't stop me watching or listening...but after the last 2-seasons of moving forward - it feels like we are stepping back to the old days. We may be in The Premier League, paying Premier League money, and walking the walk...but we aint talking the talk. I know it was a big step up for many, and the gloss has started to dull after some encouraging play in the early games. It's a big IF - but if Gaston Ramirez can inspire us by going forward and seeing those defence splitting balls for the likes of Lee, Mayuka, JayRod (or Lambert and Lallana), we will only get better. St.Yorkie
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8:29am Wed 31 Oct 12

Normandy says...

Sorry to say but NA will not last long now only option is Gordon S he did a good kob and left on good terms
Thanks NA for everything
Sorry to say but NA will not last long now only option is Gordon S he did a good kob and left on good terms Thanks NA for everything Normandy
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8:40am Wed 31 Oct 12

Over the Edge says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Well what a cheery lot some of you are - I went last night and here's a summary:
It was a training game, and a chnace to look at how hungry the squad are. It looked to me like the went with 4-4-2 with Lee & Mayuka leading the line.
I thought it would be great to see these two run at a Leeds defence - but they constantly had their backs to goal, and not a single pass into space for them to run on to. No idea where the goals were going to come from! Guly was not at the races, Chaplow was a shadow of his usual self. Ward-Prowse tried hard but to no avail, and de Ridder reminds me of Fernandes the more I see of him!
The defence was avarage - but Butterfield and Seabourne passed to players under immense pressure before they got the ball. Our movement was languid, and Kelvin's distribution back to normal service resumed.
I would just like to mention the referee - he deserves a mention. Clueless! At one stage every tackle made by a Saints player was a foul - and every dive by a Leeds player was a free-kick.
Difficult to take any positives from the game - but Isgrove looked better more up for it than any of the others!
I didn't boo at the end (or clap for that matter) as was a bit shell shocked.
For all those on the otherside of Hampshire - it was like playing you, my throat was sore from shouting "You Skate B*st*rd" every few minutes with all those great Championship players on show!!!!
Fear for Adkins?
I think tonight's result says a lot. Too many changes, team spirit not there, and a few players shown to be sub-Championship standard. I would have thought squad players would have seen it as an opportunity to stake a claim to a start at WBA. At this rate be lucky to get a game as an over age player in U-21 fixture.
I had great hopes of Lee - but in another side when we play to his strengths he might shine. Last night he did little to inspire me that he will make a difference now he is fit!
Still through thick and thin as they say - won't stop me watching or listening...but after the last 2-seasons of moving forward - it feels like we are stepping back to the old days. We may be in The Premier League, paying Premier League money, and walking the walk...but we aint talking the talk.
I know it was a big step up for many, and the gloss has started to dull after some encouraging play in the early games.
It's a big IF - but if Gaston Ramirez can inspire us by going forward and seeing those defence splitting balls for the likes of Lee, Mayuka, JayRod (or Lambert and Lallana), we will only get better.
Thanks for that, pretty much what I listened to, without Merrington's negativity.

I expected a fight and die attitude from the players but after last night, it appears the life of the fringe must be pretty good, I bet the 1st team players left behind are quite happy they will be back on Monday night, which make me question the rationale of leaving them at home in the 1st place.

If you use these cup games as competitions for fringe players to gain a 1st team shirt then all well and good, but where is the competitions coming from,,,,,,after last night it seems our youth academy players are the only forcing any type of decision about selection 1st places, which is no good for our 1st team.

I think like most fans could pick our starting line up for Monday against WBA, with the exception of (unkown to us injuries) andif we fans can do it, so can Steve Clarke (and its only Wednesday)
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Well what a cheery lot some of you are - I went last night and here's a summary: It was a training game, and a chnace to look at how hungry the squad are. It looked to me like the went with 4-4-2 with Lee & Mayuka leading the line. I thought it would be great to see these two run at a Leeds defence - but they constantly had their backs to goal, and not a single pass into space for them to run on to. No idea where the goals were going to come from! Guly was not at the races, Chaplow was a shadow of his usual self. Ward-Prowse tried hard but to no avail, and de Ridder reminds me of Fernandes the more I see of him! The defence was avarage - but Butterfield and Seabourne passed to players under immense pressure before they got the ball. Our movement was languid, and Kelvin's distribution back to normal service resumed. I would just like to mention the referee - he deserves a mention. Clueless! At one stage every tackle made by a Saints player was a foul - and every dive by a Leeds player was a free-kick. Difficult to take any positives from the game - but Isgrove looked better more up for it than any of the others! I didn't boo at the end (or clap for that matter) as was a bit shell shocked. For all those on the otherside of Hampshire - it was like playing you, my throat was sore from shouting "You Skate B*st*rd" every few minutes with all those great Championship players on show!!!! Fear for Adkins? I think tonight's result says a lot. Too many changes, team spirit not there, and a few players shown to be sub-Championship standard. I would have thought squad players would have seen it as an opportunity to stake a claim to a start at WBA. At this rate be lucky to get a game as an over age player in U-21 fixture. I had great hopes of Lee - but in another side when we play to his strengths he might shine. Last night he did little to inspire me that he will make a difference now he is fit! Still through thick and thin as they say - won't stop me watching or listening...but after the last 2-seasons of moving forward - it feels like we are stepping back to the old days. We may be in The Premier League, paying Premier League money, and walking the walk...but we aint talking the talk. I know it was a big step up for many, and the gloss has started to dull after some encouraging play in the early games. It's a big IF - but if Gaston Ramirez can inspire us by going forward and seeing those defence splitting balls for the likes of Lee, Mayuka, JayRod (or Lambert and Lallana), we will only get better.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, pretty much what I listened to, without Merrington's negativity. I expected a fight and die attitude from the players but after last night, it appears the life of the fringe must be pretty good, I bet the 1st team players left behind are quite happy they will be back on Monday night, which make me question the rationale of leaving them at home in the 1st place. If you use these cup games as competitions for fringe players to gain a 1st team shirt then all well and good, but where is the competitions coming from,,,,,,after last night it seems our youth academy players are the only forcing any type of decision about selection 1st places, which is no good for our 1st team. I think like most fans could pick our starting line up for Monday against WBA, with the exception of (unkown to us injuries) andif we fans can do it, so can Steve Clarke (and its only Wednesday) Over the Edge
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8:52am Wed 31 Oct 12

lowemustgo says...

The question is though - who is picking the team?
The same mistakes being made in team selection every week.
Last night was pointless. We don't need another game to know that Guly is useless at this level.
Who is our first choice goalkeeper????
Who is our back four?
With 11 different players out, nothing can be learnt. Fringe players need to learn from first team - not other fringe players. Its just change for change's sake and shows no tactical nouse. We may not like Glenda, but he is good at tactics. Atkins has been great for the club - but this game was thrown away and nothing learnt from it. A disgrace actually.
The question is though - who is picking the team? The same mistakes being made in team selection every week. Last night was pointless. We don't need another game to know that Guly is useless at this level. Who is our first choice goalkeeper???? Who is our back four? With 11 different players out, nothing can be learnt. Fringe players need to learn from first team - not other fringe players. Its just change for change's sake and shows no tactical nouse. We may not like Glenda, but he is good at tactics. Atkins has been great for the club - but this game was thrown away and nothing learnt from it. A disgrace actually. lowemustgo
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8:53am Wed 31 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday.
Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.
The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday. Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for. ghk230473
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8:58am Wed 31 Oct 12

St.Yorkie says...

Still concerned over Jack Cork's recovery - he must be still a away off not to be given 45-mins last night! Unless he's being saved! Then he won't be match fit...
It's very easy to be negative about the side - but we want to keep the ball and not give it away cheaply. Unfortunately in an attempt to keep the ball we just go sideways and backwards. No one looks up for a run, and no one seems to making those runs! I think Lee made several last night, but by the time the player looked up he was offside.
Neither Lee or Mayuka are target men - but that's the only pass our midfielders seem to know...except Gaston!
Still concerned over Jack Cork's recovery - he must be still a away off not to be given 45-mins last night! Unless he's being saved! Then he won't be match fit... It's very easy to be negative about the side - but we want to keep the ball and not give it away cheaply. Unfortunately in an attempt to keep the ball we just go sideways and backwards. No one looks up for a run, and no one seems to making those runs! I think Lee made several last night, but by the time the player looked up he was offside. Neither Lee or Mayuka are target men - but that's the only pass our midfielders seem to know...except Gaston! St.Yorkie
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9:00am Wed 31 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

I'm sorry gents but the side that was put out last night, apart from maybe Butterfield, Seabourne and Reeves, were FIRST team players! They needed a game and Nige gave them one. They failed to produce and have seriously harmed their chances of getting a go in the prem!

Those people who can't quite get their heads around not playing the same side as Sunday need to put their brains into gear for a second! The fact we don't play til Monday is irrelevant, it's the 48hrs recovery time that's the issue. You don't play your strongest side twice in 2 days if you don't have to and we didn't have to.

I'm more dissapointed with the likes of Chappers,Steve,Jos,M
ayuka and JWP who really should be dominating Championship players if they have asperations to compete at the top level.

Yes, ultimately the buck stop with NA but I don't see how he could of done anything differently last night. All this has confirmed is we can't afford to tinker with the starting 11 too much because the back up players everybody thinks should be playing are quite obviously not up to it!

Oh well off to the Hawthorns we go! 3 points please lads!

Up the saints!
I'm sorry gents but the side that was put out last night, apart from maybe Butterfield, Seabourne and Reeves, were FIRST team players! They needed a game and Nige gave them one. They failed to produce and have seriously harmed their chances of getting a go in the prem! Those people who can't quite get their heads around not playing the same side as Sunday need to put their brains into gear for a second! The fact we don't play til Monday is irrelevant, it's the 48hrs recovery time that's the issue. You don't play your strongest side twice in 2 days if you don't have to and we didn't have to. I'm more dissapointed with the likes of Chappers,Steve,Jos,M ayuka and JWP who really should be dominating Championship players if they have asperations to compete at the top level. Yes, ultimately the buck stop with NA but I don't see how he could of done anything differently last night. All this has confirmed is we can't afford to tinker with the starting 11 too much because the back up players everybody thinks should be playing are quite obviously not up to it! Oh well off to the Hawthorns we go! 3 points please lads! Up the saints! Saintsteve7
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9:07am Wed 31 Oct 12

kent141 says...

scooter75 wrote:
I lost faith in N/A weeks ago but hoped he could turn things round and get things right, im totally baffled what he was hoping to achieve tonight and everything has backfired as usual.I feel sorry for the fans who made the long trip to witness that excuse of a performance.
Refund the ticket money to those fans who did go out of the players wages, other clubs have done it before.
[quote][p][bold]scooter75[/bold] wrote: I lost faith in N/A weeks ago but hoped he could turn things round and get things right, im totally baffled what he was hoping to achieve tonight and everything has backfired as usual.I feel sorry for the fans who made the long trip to witness that excuse of a performance.[/p][/quote]Refund the ticket money to those fans who did go out of the players wages, other clubs have done it before. kent141
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9:08am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ghk230473 wrote:
The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday.
Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.
How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday. Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.[/p][/quote]How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment. OSPREYSAINT
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9:11am Wed 31 Oct 12

kent141 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs. kent141
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9:33am Wed 31 Oct 12

ventnorsaint says...

What a " ridiculous choice " of team to put out, especially, and considering, NA is fighting for his job and for future team points!
Nigel is back to his " end of last season worse ", tactics wise and thinking wise too. I am saying this! and I like the chap!
What on earth is he thinking?
For the third and last time! I say get Steve Coppell in to partner him or become director of football at Saint Mary's.
" UP THE SAINTS "
What a " ridiculous choice " of team to put out, especially, and considering, NA is fighting for his job and for future team points! Nigel is back to his " end of last season worse ", tactics wise and thinking wise too. I am saying this! and I like the chap! What on earth is he thinking? For the third and last time! I say get Steve Coppell in to partner him or become director of football at Saint Mary's. " UP THE SAINTS " ventnorsaint
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9:48am Wed 31 Oct 12

miltonarcher says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way.

Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous.

I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough.

However, here's some perspective.
1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival.
2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford.
3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon.
4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half .........
5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!!
6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players.

Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time.

Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.
Well done for a sensible post. The brainless sack NA brigade just dont have a clue on how a football club should be run. As to the blue lot from down the road, concentrate on your corrupt little club as you sink closer to div 2 and the Blue Square.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I wasn't going to bother posting this evening but I've had a think about it in a balanced sort of way. Yes, from what I have read, this was a bog awful performance and my sympathies go to the fans, even Glenn, Yorkie and co whose journeys weren't too strenuous. I took the little Strassies to Palace last year and that was bad enough. However, here's some perspective. 1. Sunderland got dumped out tonight ..... at home ..... to a local rival. 2. Wigan lost at home to Bradford. 3. Villa needed a last-minute winner to overcome Swindon. 4. Arsenal went 4-0 down in the first half ......... 5. ........ Reading lost that four-goal lead and conceded SEVEN ..... AT HOME!!!!! 6. NA chose to rest players who had been in the mix at the w/e, but give others their chance. If he had played the same 11 who finished the Spurs match, the same moaners would be saying he should have rested those players. Despite it all, this evening has been a useful run out for a number of players, mostly Mayuka and Tad Lee, who, if they play next w/e, will flourish on the back of getting in some useful match time. Personally, I'd have liked a win tonight and a crack at Wembley. I'd have liked a few of those picked to have had a storming game, but I'm happy to keep things in perspective. The next three matches are far more important.[/p][/quote]Well done for a sensible post. The brainless sack NA brigade just dont have a clue on how a football club should be run. As to the blue lot from down the road, concentrate on your corrupt little club as you sink closer to div 2 and the Blue Square. miltonarcher
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9:48am Wed 31 Oct 12

Storm Shadow says...

kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS Storm Shadow
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9:56am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

Has this conversation already happened in a London club??

NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still?

HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting

NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend.

HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild.

NC. Who would you sell?

HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring.

HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well.

NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club.

HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to?

NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy

HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he?

NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return?

HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done.

NC. Cheers Harry.

HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team.

NC. And our academy?

HR. Just the Pompey lad really.

NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers. More Glory
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10:06am Wed 31 Oct 12

toutlaw says...

I don't think Adkins should go just yet he deserves to be allowed to be in charge for the games against swansea at home, qpr away, newcastle and norwich at home because they are the games we should be winning (all next month).
If we don't get many points from those then i think it is fair to call for his head.
I think Shaw should start now he's fit, he can't really be much worse than Fox can he?
Also can somebody explain to me if Cortese is making Adkins play Guly or if Adkins just has a massive blindspot there because from your attackers you don't want great pass completion rate particularly you want assists and goals!
If we have a bad November i'd like to see Strachen or a big name manager not someone like Mcleish or Coyle because that would be pointless
I don't think Adkins should go just yet he deserves to be allowed to be in charge for the games against swansea at home, qpr away, newcastle and norwich at home because they are the games we should be winning (all next month). If we don't get many points from those then i think it is fair to call for his head. I think Shaw should start now he's fit, he can't really be much worse than Fox can he? Also can somebody explain to me if Cortese is making Adkins play Guly or if Adkins just has a massive blindspot there because from your attackers you don't want great pass completion rate particularly you want assists and goals! If we have a bad November i'd like to see Strachen or a big name manager not someone like Mcleish or Coyle because that would be pointless toutlaw
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10:07am Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

I have written to Nigel with a ten point plan to recover our situation. Without going into too much detail on here, the plan comprises 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.

Although it isn't first (and some may disagree), 2 is the most interesting since every single even number is divisible by it and it's the only prime even number.
I have written to Nigel with a ten point plan to recover our situation. Without going into too much detail on here, the plan comprises 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. Although it isn't first (and some may disagree), 2 is the most interesting since every single even number is divisible by it and it's the only prime even number. Confucious
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10:07am Wed 31 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday.
Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.
How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.
Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down.
I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room.
Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday.
If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy!
Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday. Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.[/p][/quote]How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.[/p][/quote]Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down. I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room. Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday. If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy! Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans. ghk230473
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10:12am Wed 31 Oct 12

St Retford says...

Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
[quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list. St Retford
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10:14am Wed 31 Oct 12

Nicole23 says...

Sven Goran Erikkson or Kenny Dalglish.
Sven Goran Erikkson or Kenny Dalglish. Nicole23
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10:15am Wed 31 Oct 12

jerseysaint says...

Bring in Gordon S to help NA he knows the club and the fans loved him.
NA may be happy to drop down
to assistant for a while,instead of
getting fired.
Unfortunately i think NA only has 2 games to save himself and West Brom
will not be easy.
Bring in Gordon S to help NA he knows the club and the fans loved him. NA may be happy to drop down to assistant for a while,instead of getting fired. Unfortunately i think NA only has 2 games to save himself and West Brom will not be easy. jerseysaint
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10:18am Wed 31 Oct 12

saintbobby says...

It's like chicken pox - that is losing games. It is highly contagious and apart from that we are getting a losing mentality.

I don't like number 13 and don't walk under ladders but, sorry to say it again, it was just crass stupid to change the playing kit so dramatically. It was just nuts and tempted fate. Saints are red and white stripes, so let's get back into them.

Also, it would be a good idea not to concede a goal against WBA, just for a change.
It's like chicken pox - that is losing games. It is highly contagious and apart from that we are getting a losing mentality. I don't like number 13 and don't walk under ladders but, sorry to say it again, it was just crass stupid to change the playing kit so dramatically. It was just nuts and tempted fate. Saints are red and white stripes, so let's get back into them. Also, it would be a good idea not to concede a goal against WBA, just for a change. saintbobby
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10:19am Wed 31 Oct 12

Storm Shadow says...

St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough.

Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window

Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started? Storm Shadow
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10:21am Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

There's hope!

As Alice wisely told Mr Hatter: "I have to do something wrong in order to learn what not to do - so by not doing what I'm supposed to do, I'll be right."
There's hope! As Alice wisely told Mr Hatter: "I have to do something wrong in order to learn what not to do - so by not doing what I'm supposed to do, I'll be right." Confucious
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10:21am Wed 31 Oct 12

St Retford says...

Nicole23 wrote:
Sven Goran Erikkson or Kenny Dalglish.
Sven has a terrible record in club management in this country. He is yesterday's man.

Did you not see what Dalglish did the last time someone left him in charge of a club?
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: Sven Goran Erikkson or Kenny Dalglish.[/p][/quote]Sven has a terrible record in club management in this country. He is yesterday's man. Did you not see what Dalglish did the last time someone left him in charge of a club? St Retford
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10:23am Wed 31 Oct 12

Tirau Dan says...

A statue was about to be erected for the soon to be new breed England Manager every body loved. Now the same people stone him.

I'm shocked this is disgraceful

Close these threads Echo.. people do not deserve a voice when they abuse the privilege. Suspension for a few weeks.

Mr Cortese must seriously wonder whether his efforts are worth it when the fans behave in this manner... fortunately he more sense than to read the diatribe drivel written in here.

Upset at poor performances?? thats no excuse for the posts here.
A statue was about to be erected for the soon to be new breed England Manager every body loved. Now the same people stone him. I'm shocked this is disgraceful Close these threads Echo.. people do not deserve a voice when they abuse the privilege. Suspension for a few weeks. Mr Cortese must seriously wonder whether his efforts are worth it when the fans behave in this manner... fortunately he more sense than to read the diatribe drivel written in here. Upset at poor performances?? thats no excuse for the posts here. Tirau Dan
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10:24am Wed 31 Oct 12

St Retford says...

Storm Shadow wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough.

Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window

Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.
[quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?[/p][/quote]Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble. St Retford
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10:26am Wed 31 Oct 12

Saint 2701 says...

St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO.

Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down.

This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest?

Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future. Saint 2701
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10:31am Wed 31 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough.

Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window

Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.
And goal keeper and wing training would go out of the window............. He hates crosses!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?[/p][/quote]Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.[/p][/quote]And goal keeper and wing training would go out of the window............. He hates crosses! ghk230473
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10:31am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.
He might "feed" the ungratious 5,000 fans that you have though?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?[/p][/quote]Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.[/p][/quote]He might "feed" the ungratious 5,000 fans that you have though? More Glory
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10:31am Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

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10:34am Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

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"Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each. Confucious
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10:34am Wed 31 Oct 12

miltonarcher says...

ghk230473 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday.
Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.
How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.
Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down.
I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room.
Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday.
If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy!
Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.
In case you hadn't noticed NA is popular with most fans, the rational ones. He has the backing of the fans, the players and NC.

Why wait until 2013 go away now and do us all a favour.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday. Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.[/p][/quote]How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.[/p][/quote]Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down. I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room. Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday. If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy! Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.[/p][/quote]In case you hadn't noticed NA is popular with most fans, the rational ones. He has the backing of the fans, the players and NC. Why wait until 2013 go away now and do us all a favour. miltonarcher
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10:36am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saint 2701 wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO.

Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down.

This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest?

Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.
Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.
[quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.[/p][/quote]Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support. OSPREYSAINT
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10:37am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

Confucious wrote:
Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger.

Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well. More Glory
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10:37am Wed 31 Oct 12

Force14 says...

Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !! Force14
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10:39am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Confuciousstore.com
"Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required. OSPREYSAINT
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10:40am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Force14 wrote:
Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.
[quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !![/p][/quote]Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here. OSPREYSAINT
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10:42am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ghk230473 wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough.

Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window

Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.
And goal keeper and wing training would go out of the window............. He hates crosses!
No deity jokes please, not Saintly.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?[/p][/quote]Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.[/p][/quote]And goal keeper and wing training would go out of the window............. He hates crosses![/p][/quote]No deity jokes please, not Saintly. OSPREYSAINT
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10:43am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

mike saint wrote:
I hear Glen Hoddle was at Leeds Tonight?
What Channel did you hear that song on? How does the chorus go?
[quote][p][bold]mike saint[/bold] wrote: I hear Glen Hoddle was at Leeds Tonight?[/p][/quote]What Channel did you hear that song on? How does the chorus go? OSPREYSAINT
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10:45am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
510 officially but a few more walk ins, shame that they were let down by such an inept performance but 3 was the best that Leeds could muster against the B Team.
[quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]510 officially but a few more walk ins, shame that they were let down by such an inept performance but 3 was the best that Leeds could muster against the B Team. OSPREYSAINT
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10:45am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well? More Glory
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10:45am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Everyone? How many were there?
[quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Everyone? How many were there? OSPREYSAINT
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10:46am Wed 31 Oct 12

up saints says...

well thought that was a outstanding performance by saints last night so unlucky to lose.it was a good learning kerb for the rest off the season. just better add this fustrated sarcasm thought i better spell it out for the likes of slugger and dadofmy3sons. on a serious note hats off to the fans who made the long trip to west yorkshire
well thought that was a outstanding performance by saints last night so unlucky to lose.it was a good learning kerb for the rest off the season. just better add this fustrated sarcasm thought i better spell it out for the likes of slugger and dadofmy3sons. on a serious note hats off to the fans who made the long trip to west yorkshire up saints
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10:46am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they? OSPREYSAINT
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10:48am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger.

Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
.. and so are the noses.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote].. and so are the noses. OSPREYSAINT
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10:49am Wed 31 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday.
Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.
How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.
Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down.
I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room.
Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday.
If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy!
Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.
In case you hadn't noticed NA is popular with most fans, the rational ones. He has the backing of the fans, the players and NC.

Why wait until 2013 go away now and do us all a favour.
I think you'll find all his positive mumbo jumbo, very very very very this n that talk is wearing thin with a lot of fans. Schwi couldn't give a flying toss about fans, that is evident in the way we are treated from purchasing tickets/costs, parking, beer and food prices/queues etc etc.
Wake up and smell the coffee, if Adkins remains in 2013 I'll be off of here with an apology.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday. Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.[/p][/quote]How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.[/p][/quote]Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down. I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room. Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday. If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy! Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.[/p][/quote]In case you hadn't noticed NA is popular with most fans, the rational ones. He has the backing of the fans, the players and NC. Why wait until 2013 go away now and do us all a favour.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find all his positive mumbo jumbo, very very very very this n that talk is wearing thin with a lot of fans. Schwi couldn't give a flying toss about fans, that is evident in the way we are treated from purchasing tickets/costs, parking, beer and food prices/queues etc etc. Wake up and smell the coffee, if Adkins remains in 2013 I'll be off of here with an apology. ghk230473
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10:51am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
I think you need to ask Confucious.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]I think you need to ask Confucious. More Glory
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10:52am Wed 31 Oct 12

Alicesdad says...

Confucious wrote:
I have written to Nigel with a ten point plan to recover our situation. Without going into too much detail on here, the plan comprises 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.

Although it isn't first (and some may disagree), 2 is the most interesting since every single even number is divisible by it and it's the only prime even number.
Ten point plans don't have to be sequential. In order to be clearer for NC I would use the Fibonacci series. 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34
,55.

This would give Nigel two chances to get point one right and finish with 55 points which right now seems like a cracking plan.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I have written to Nigel with a ten point plan to recover our situation. Without going into too much detail on here, the plan comprises 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. Although it isn't first (and some may disagree), 2 is the most interesting since every single even number is divisible by it and it's the only prime even number.[/p][/quote]Ten point plans don't have to be sequential. In order to be clearer for NC I would use the Fibonacci series. 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34 ,55. This would give Nigel two chances to get point one right and finish with 55 points which right now seems like a cracking plan. Alicesdad
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10:52am Wed 31 Oct 12

Force14 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Force14 wrote:
Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.
Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !![/p][/quote]Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.[/p][/quote]Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over Force14
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10:54am Wed 31 Oct 12

Dellgirl says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat.
Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.
Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?
And your evaluation of the fringe players is...?

It looks like we're playing 8 or 9 Championship players in the Prem and some are surprised that we're struggling. Now we've played a team that would struggle in League One in this game to see if any of them can step up..

I've said it a few times. We would have benefited from a couple of consolidation seasons in the Champ and we're headed back there now.

Probably a good thing.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: I've had enough now this is a p1$$ take, patience is on thing but this is the last straw, get real people something isn't right I smell a rat. Resing players who dont have to play until next Monday , do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Most Prem sides use cup games to have a look at squad and fringe players. When else do you get a chance?[/p][/quote]And your evaluation of the fringe players is...? It looks like we're playing 8 or 9 Championship players in the Prem and some are surprised that we're struggling. Now we've played a team that would struggle in League One in this game to see if any of them can step up.. I've said it a few times. We would have benefited from a couple of consolidation seasons in the Champ and we're headed back there now. Probably a good thing. Dellgirl
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10:54am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
Has this conversation already happened in a London club??

NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still?

HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting

NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend.

HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild.

NC. Who would you sell?

HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring.

HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well.

NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club.

HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to?

NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy

HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he?

NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return?

HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done.

NC. Cheers Harry.

HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team.

NC. And our academy?

HR. Just the Pompey lad really.

NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.[/p][/quote]In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen. OSPREYSAINT
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10:56am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Force14 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Force14 wrote:
Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.
Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over
Just another normal skate fan then?
[quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !![/p][/quote]Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.[/p][/quote]Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over[/p][/quote]Just another normal skate fan then? OSPREYSAINT
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10:58am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
I think you need to ask Confucious.
..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]I think you need to ask Confucious.[/p][/quote]..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you? OSPREYSAINT
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10:59am Wed 31 Oct 12

Dellgirl says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back. Dellgirl
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10:59am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
.. and so are the noses.
Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote].. and so are the noses.[/p][/quote]Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny. More Glory
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11:01am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed? OSPREYSAINT
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11:02am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
.. and so are the noses.
Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.
I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote].. and so are the noses.[/p][/quote]Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.[/p][/quote]I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27. OSPREYSAINT
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11:04am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Dellgirl wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.
Well if he wants to take a team that's down the bottom, look no further than Nottarf Krap, can't go much lower than that.
[quote][p][bold]Dellgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.[/p][/quote]Well if he wants to take a team that's down the bottom, look no further than Nottarf Krap, can't go much lower than that. OSPREYSAINT
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11:07am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.
No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.[/p][/quote]In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.[/p][/quote]No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving. More Glory
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11:08am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ghk230473 wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday.
Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.
How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.
Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down.
I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room.
Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday.
If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy!
Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.
In case you hadn't noticed NA is popular with most fans, the rational ones. He has the backing of the fans, the players and NC.

Why wait until 2013 go away now and do us all a favour.
I think you'll find all his positive mumbo jumbo, very very very very this n that talk is wearing thin with a lot of fans. Schwi couldn't give a flying toss about fans, that is evident in the way we are treated from purchasing tickets/costs, parking, beer and food prices/queues etc etc.
Wake up and smell the coffee, if Adkins remains in 2013 I'll be off of here with an apology.
No need to apologise, no need to wait, just stop now, no one will mind, go and drink your coffee, if it tastes like mud you will have grounds for complaint.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: The baggies will de-bag us and Adkins will be gone on Tuesday. Moral and confidence gone, enjoyment not there and un-fit. Strachan would be the best option but not sure if he's the yes man that schwi will be looking for.[/p][/quote]How bad would you feel if we beat WBA? Forget GWS he has made it clear he has no intention of making a come back. If NA is forced out by your kind of negativity, it is important to have the new man ready to step in, so often in the past caretaker management has cost us dearly. We would need an experienced Manager ready to hit the ground running, they are rare to say the least. I say, be patient, panic reaction would be the worst option at the moment.[/p][/quote]Of course anything can happen, but I've gone from wanting to keep Adkins to having the same feeling of putting a dog down. I did post around 10 months ago that I can't see him as manager in 2013 and that is still the case, I fear he has lost the dressing room. Spuds could have been 5 clear in the 1st half Sunday, they rested players in 2nd half, we had nothing to lose and come back into it. No shots on goal last night and no shots in 1st half Saturday. If Adkins remains in 2013 I will cease to post, make a lot of the sheep happy! Wgs for me, will be popular with most fans.[/p][/quote]In case you hadn't noticed NA is popular with most fans, the rational ones. He has the backing of the fans, the players and NC. Why wait until 2013 go away now and do us all a favour.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find all his positive mumbo jumbo, very very very very this n that talk is wearing thin with a lot of fans. Schwi couldn't give a flying toss about fans, that is evident in the way we are treated from purchasing tickets/costs, parking, beer and food prices/queues etc etc. Wake up and smell the coffee, if Adkins remains in 2013 I'll be off of here with an apology.[/p][/quote]No need to apologise, no need to wait, just stop now, no one will mind, go and drink your coffee, if it tastes like mud you will have grounds for complaint. OSPREYSAINT
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11:11am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.
No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.
foregiving? There is a joke there somewhere but I can't possibly be so unkind.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.[/p][/quote]In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.[/p][/quote]No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.[/p][/quote]foregiving? There is a joke there somewhere but I can't possibly be so unkind. OSPREYSAINT
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11:12am Wed 31 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

Im happy with Nige.
Im happy with Nige. mack chinnon
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11:15am Wed 31 Oct 12

up saints says...

Dellgirl wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.
i do agree with hedge end bob cant see anyone i fancy except good old lawie mac.but nigels team selection and subs is so fustrating at times.as i posted yesterday get a full fit squad this team is good enough for 17th place that will do me come 19th may
[quote][p][bold]Dellgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.[/p][/quote]i do agree with hedge end bob cant see anyone i fancy except good old lawie mac.but nigels team selection and subs is so fustrating at times.as i posted yesterday get a full fit squad this team is good enough for 17th place that will do me come 19th may up saints
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11:15am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.
No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.
Will you forgive Chanari? or Antonov or any of the others that got you into the mess in the first place? There is a limit to forgiveness, some people have overstepped that line, we may not forgive them, best just to forget them and hope that they never return.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.[/p][/quote]In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.[/p][/quote]No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.[/p][/quote]Will you forgive Chanari? or Antonov or any of the others that got you into the mess in the first place? There is a limit to forgiveness, some people have overstepped that line, we may not forgive them, best just to forget them and hope that they never return. OSPREYSAINT
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11:16am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
I think you need to ask Confucious.
..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?
See your problem was that your response "they" left me with two directions, namely to name - say Merson and Taylor"

or, to go with the less obvious route and assume you were on about the people making the costumes, in which case Confucious would have the answer.

it has been a difficult week I agree
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]I think you need to ask Confucious.[/p][/quote]..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?[/p][/quote]See your problem was that your response "they" left me with two directions, namely to name - say Merson and Taylor" or, to go with the less obvious route and assume you were on about the people making the costumes, in which case Confucious would have the answer. it has been a difficult week I agree More Glory
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11:16am Wed 31 Oct 12

alan.of.eastleigh says...

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! ! alan.of.eastleigh
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11:18am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.
No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.
foregiving? There is a joke there somewhere but I can't possibly be so unkind.
HR is always for giving. Who to though?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.[/p][/quote]In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.[/p][/quote]No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.[/p][/quote]foregiving? There is a joke there somewhere but I can't possibly be so unkind.[/p][/quote]HR is always for giving. Who to though? More Glory
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11:18am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

up saints wrote:
Dellgirl wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.
i do agree with hedge end bob cant see anyone i fancy except good old lawie mac.but nigels team selection and subs is so fustrating at times.as i posted yesterday get a full fit squad this team is good enough for 17th place that will do me come 19th may
You have made a good point there, it is fine in the present mood to say get rid of NA, but finding a replacement that has his potential if given time, is nigh on impossible.
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dellgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Harry loves to take a team that's at the bottom and in the sh*t because there's only one way to go.. I don't rule out seeing him back.[/p][/quote]i do agree with hedge end bob cant see anyone i fancy except good old lawie mac.but nigels team selection and subs is so fustrating at times.as i posted yesterday get a full fit squad this team is good enough for 17th place that will do me come 19th may[/p][/quote]You have made a good point there, it is fine in the present mood to say get rid of NA, but finding a replacement that has his potential if given time, is nigh on impossible. OSPREYSAINT
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11:22am Wed 31 Oct 12

saintmac says...

IMHO NA must go now. He has done a
terrific job but is clearly out of his depth
in the Prem.Team selection,style of
play, substitutions have all been found wanting.
It is obvious we have not got the players
capable of playing the attacking style that NA wants to play.We need a manager who can see our limitations and adopt a style that will give more support to the defenders.But it seems
NA is just not capable of seeing this.
Also I would make Steve Davis captain.
Adam is not yet ready to take on this
responsibility and Steve has the experience and is more of a leader than Adam.
If a change is not made soon relegation
is a certainty, and our best players
will leave. The Club need someone
with the qualities of Strachan or Hoddle
if it is to survive which sad to say is not
looking likely.
Why we did not concentrate on the
defense in the summer we shall never
know and why did we not buy one or two players with experience?
IMHO NA must go now. He has done a terrific job but is clearly out of his depth in the Prem.Team selection,style of play, substitutions have all been found wanting. It is obvious we have not got the players capable of playing the attacking style that NA wants to play.We need a manager who can see our limitations and adopt a style that will give more support to the defenders.But it seems NA is just not capable of seeing this. Also I would make Steve Davis captain. Adam is not yet ready to take on this responsibility and Steve has the experience and is more of a leader than Adam. If a change is not made soon relegation is a certainty, and our best players will leave. The Club need someone with the qualities of Strachan or Hoddle if it is to survive which sad to say is not looking likely. Why we did not concentrate on the defense in the summer we shall never know and why did we not buy one or two players with experience? saintmac
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11:23am Wed 31 Oct 12

MGRA says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint 2701 wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO.

Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down.

This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest?

Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.
Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.
Rafa won't work with NC.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.[/p][/quote]Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.[/p][/quote]Rafa won't work with NC. MGRA
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11:23am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
I think you need to ask Confucious.
..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?
See your problem was that your response "they" left me with two directions, namely to name - say Merson and Taylor"

or, to go with the less obvious route and assume you were on about the people making the costumes, in which case Confucious would have the answer.

it has been a difficult week I agree
That was my intention, double meanings to lead you astray, never mind keep feeding me, but we are boring the pants of the rest of them.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]I think you need to ask Confucious.[/p][/quote]..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?[/p][/quote]See your problem was that your response "they" left me with two directions, namely to name - say Merson and Taylor" or, to go with the less obvious route and assume you were on about the people making the costumes, in which case Confucious would have the answer. it has been a difficult week I agree[/p][/quote]That was my intention, double meanings to lead you astray, never mind keep feeding me, but we are boring the pants of the rest of them. OSPREYSAINT
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11:25am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

MGRA wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint 2701 wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO.

Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down.

This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest?

Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.
Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.
Rafa won't work with NC.
Probably true, any manager serving under NC would find it challenging, the guy still has his dream and second raters wouldn't get a look in.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.[/p][/quote]Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.[/p][/quote]Rafa won't work with NC.[/p][/quote]Probably true, any manager serving under NC would find it challenging, the guy still has his dream and second raters wouldn't get a look in. OSPREYSAINT
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11:26am Wed 31 Oct 12

lutterworthsaint says...

Maybe a Director of Football is what we need - someone who can quietly advise NA and give him some reassurance. What we shouldn't do is sack NA.

NA is a very talented manager who needs time to learn. If he leaves, he will be very successful somewhere else and we will regret his departure.

As for the team, there is no question that some of the players are not good enough to be a success in the PL. That is why our sole aim this season is to survive and then strengthen ready for next season.

The future lies in the young players, and look how well the U-21s and U-18s are doing! That is so exciting - in two years, we may have a tremendous first team squad composed of mostly home-grown players, as per the long-term plan of the club. Until then, we just need to survive in the PL, and for that we need stability and calm heads.

Everyone needs to focus on the big picture, both club and fans alike, and we must remain calm!
Maybe a Director of Football is what we need - someone who can quietly advise NA and give him some reassurance. What we shouldn't do is sack NA. NA is a very talented manager who needs time to learn. If he leaves, he will be very successful somewhere else and we will regret his departure. As for the team, there is no question that some of the players are not good enough to be a success in the PL. That is why our sole aim this season is to survive and then strengthen ready for next season. The future lies in the young players, and look how well the U-21s and U-18s are doing! That is so exciting - in two years, we may have a tremendous first team squad composed of mostly home-grown players, as per the long-term plan of the club. Until then, we just need to survive in the PL, and for that we need stability and calm heads. Everyone needs to focus on the big picture, both club and fans alike, and we must remain calm! lutterworthsaint
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11:27am Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
The talk is that he is going to ipswich.mind you he would sort our defence out big time.
[quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]The talk is that he is going to ipswich.mind you he would sort our defence out big time. CB FRY LIVES
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11:29am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! !
So

Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy"

McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean.

Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm?

Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3

Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football

Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??
[quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! ![/p][/quote]So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac?? More Glory
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11:32am Wed 31 Oct 12

owen thesaints... says...

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
If that idiot comes in to replace Adkins you can have my season ticket.......keep the faith, he has to have AT LEAST until the new year (no players can come in until then) if not the rest of the season
[quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]If that idiot comes in to replace Adkins you can have my season ticket.......keep the faith, he has to have AT LEAST until the new year (no players can come in until then) if not the rest of the season owen thesaints...
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11:35am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
.. and so are the noses.
Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.
I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.
Osprey. Your English is getting worse!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote].. and so are the noses.[/p][/quote]Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.[/p][/quote]I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.[/p][/quote]Osprey. Your English is getting worse!!! More Glory
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11:36am Wed 31 Oct 12

Storm Shadow says...

St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough.

Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window

Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.
But he is able to perform miracles and if results dont go our way in the next 3 games that is what we are going need a miracle.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?[/p][/quote]Jesus Christ is completely unproven in football management at this level. It would be a reckless gamble.[/p][/quote]But he is able to perform miracles and if results dont go our way in the next 3 games that is what we are going need a miracle. Storm Shadow
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11:39am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
I think you need to ask Confucious.
..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?
I thought you knew where you were heading!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]I think you need to ask Confucious.[/p][/quote]..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?[/p][/quote]I thought you knew where you were heading! More Glory
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11:42am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?
A cunning response. However Varney was complete tosh for the last 6 months. Ashdown - What a gent, and a star.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?[/p][/quote]A cunning response. However Varney was complete tosh for the last 6 months. Ashdown - What a gent, and a star. More Glory
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11:42am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
.. and so are the noses.
Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.
I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.
Osprey. Your English is getting worse!!!
Yes careless I know, but you know what I mean!
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote].. and so are the noses.[/p][/quote]Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.[/p][/quote]I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.[/p][/quote]Osprey. Your English is getting worse!!![/p][/quote]Yes careless I know, but you know what I mean! OSPREYSAINT
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11:45am Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?
A cunning response. However Varney was complete tosh for the last 6 months. Ashdown - What a gent, and a star.
Always had respect for Ashdown, didn't like the way he was messed about, he didn't have much to do last night so cannot tell how well he is doing at Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?[/p][/quote]A cunning response. However Varney was complete tosh for the last 6 months. Ashdown - What a gent, and a star.[/p][/quote]Always had respect for Ashdown, didn't like the way he was messed about, he didn't have much to do last night so cannot tell how well he is doing at Leeds. OSPREYSAINT
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11:46am Wed 31 Oct 12

DisplacedFan says...

pompey in spain wrote:
its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee
And dead where you are!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: its very quiet on here tonite!!!! tee hee hee [very childish i know but its gotta be done][/p][/quote]And dead where you are! DisplacedFan
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11:47am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.
In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.
No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.
Will you forgive Chanari? or Antonov or any of the others that got you into the mess in the first place? There is a limit to forgiveness, some people have overstepped that line, we may not forgive them, best just to forget them and hope that they never return.
Chanrai. Never. HR aint that bad though is he?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Has this conversation already happened in a London club?? NC. Hello Harry. How are things. Itchy feet still? HR. Oh yes of course. Just need the right offer, and I'm waiting NC. Well, we would obviously consider a man of your experience, but I don't know how much more money I can spend. HR. Well you can always sell to rebuild. NC. Who would you sell? HR Adam stands out, I wouldn't want to sell him. But your lads aint playing as a team and need restructuring. HR. If you are worried about cash Nicola. You could always take a bet on me going back to the club. That would help alleviate needing to get rid of Adam and you could make yourself a few bob as well. NC. Nice one Harry. Our fans wouldn't need to know about it. They like the appearance of a clean club. HR. Emh. Who else are you talking to? NC. A wee Scotsman, and a Jewish guy HR. Nice, Both nice guys, but can they still cut the mustard? Also Mr Curbishley would be interesting - but he always fades after January doesn't he? NC. Thats my problem. How would the fans respond to your potential return? HR. You need to orchestrate a campaign of need for change, and highlight the transfer window, and the men available in the media. Its easily done. NC. Cheers Harry. HR. The wage will would go up a bit, it would have to, but you would generate more revenue with a winning team. NC. And our academy? HR. Just the Pompey lad really. NC. Let me think about. Cheers.[/p][/quote]In your dreams and our nightmares, clever, but it ain't gunna 'appen.[/p][/quote]No. it would be our nightmare actually. and if you could get over the potential nightmare in your head, it could be a dream for your club. As I said the other day - Our fans are more foregiving.[/p][/quote]Will you forgive Chanari? or Antonov or any of the others that got you into the mess in the first place? There is a limit to forgiveness, some people have overstepped that line, we may not forgive them, best just to forget them and hope that they never return.[/p][/quote]Chanrai. Never. HR aint that bad though is he? More Glory
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11:48am Wed 31 Oct 12

manosussex says...

saintmac wrote:
IMHO NA must go now. He has done a
terrific job but is clearly out of his depth
in the Prem.Team selection,style of
play, substitutions have all been found wanting.
It is obvious we have not got the players
capable of playing the attacking style that NA wants to play.We need a manager who can see our limitations and adopt a style that will give more support to the defenders.But it seems
NA is just not capable of seeing this.
Also I would make Steve Davis captain.
Adam is not yet ready to take on this
responsibility and Steve has the experience and is more of a leader than Adam.
If a change is not made soon relegation
is a certainty, and our best players
will leave. The Club need someone
with the qualities of Strachan or Hoddle
if it is to survive which sad to say is not
looking likely.
Why we did not concentrate on the
defense in the summer we shall never
know and why did we not buy one or two players with experience?
Yes he is and will remain a legend for his achievements with this club but Adkins didn't buy right in the summer and the chickens have now come home to roost,a wiser head must now prevail...Over to you Nicola.
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: IMHO NA must go now. He has done a terrific job but is clearly out of his depth in the Prem.Team selection,style of play, substitutions have all been found wanting. It is obvious we have not got the players capable of playing the attacking style that NA wants to play.We need a manager who can see our limitations and adopt a style that will give more support to the defenders.But it seems NA is just not capable of seeing this. Also I would make Steve Davis captain. Adam is not yet ready to take on this responsibility and Steve has the experience and is more of a leader than Adam. If a change is not made soon relegation is a certainty, and our best players will leave. The Club need someone with the qualities of Strachan or Hoddle if it is to survive which sad to say is not looking likely. Why we did not concentrate on the defense in the summer we shall never know and why did we not buy one or two players with experience?[/p][/quote]Yes he is and will remain a legend for his achievements with this club but Adkins didn't buy right in the summer and the chickens have now come home to roost,a wiser head must now prevail...Over to you Nicola. manosussex
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11:48am Wed 31 Oct 12

DisplacedFan says...

bluehants wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha


this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA
he is doing an excellent job!


Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)
Oh no, it could get much, much worse. We could be you!
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha this gets better and better, PLEASE dont sack NA he is doing an excellent job! Tick Tock Tick Tock :-)[/p][/quote]Oh no, it could get much, much worse. We could be you! DisplacedFan
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11:49am Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

I'm concerned by the rumour that Nigel was secretly swapped by Nicola for Nigel's twin brother, Nigel, during the summer - though admittedly Nigel's twin was known at school as "The slightly less lucky Nigel."

We should get the original Nigel back quickly before the incumbent Nigel gets really depressed. Suicidal identical twins can sometimes accidentally kill their identical twin.
I'm concerned by the rumour that Nigel was secretly swapped by Nicola for Nigel's twin brother, Nigel, during the summer - though admittedly Nigel's twin was known at school as "The slightly less lucky Nigel." We should get the original Nigel back quickly before the incumbent Nigel gets really depressed. Suicidal identical twins can sometimes accidentally kill their identical twin. Confucious
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11:54am Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?
A cunning response. However Varney was complete tosh for the last 6 months. Ashdown - What a gent, and a star.
Always had respect for Ashdown, didn't like the way he was messed about, he didn't have much to do last night so cannot tell how well he is doing at Leeds.
Even pledged. Only a gesture; with the money these guys earn; but loads of players didn't even do that.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]Looking at Leeds last night it struck me that you already have had most of your Championship stars removed already so I suppose two more would not be noticed?[/p][/quote]A cunning response. However Varney was complete tosh for the last 6 months. Ashdown - What a gent, and a star.[/p][/quote]Always had respect for Ashdown, didn't like the way he was messed about, he didn't have much to do last night so cannot tell how well he is doing at Leeds.[/p][/quote]Even pledged. Only a gesture; with the money these guys earn; but loads of players didn't even do that. More Glory
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12:02pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Glenn(Leeds) says...

After sitting through that terrible performance last night I am not sure where to start, the only plus points were Lloyd Isgrove, Luke Shaw and Ben Reeves, they had more idea than any of the others. Feel sorry for all you Saints fans who had to driver back to Soton after watching that dross. Lets hope for better at WBA on monday night.COYR
After sitting through that terrible performance last night I am not sure where to start, the only plus points were Lloyd Isgrove, Luke Shaw and Ben Reeves, they had more idea than any of the others. Feel sorry for all you Saints fans who had to driver back to Soton after watching that dross. Lets hope for better at WBA on monday night.COYR Glenn(Leeds)
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12:03pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
.. and so are the noses.
Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.
I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.
Osprey. Your English is getting worse!!!
Yes careless I know, but you know what I mean!
We aint the experts. We are just so used to being given sh!te that we recognise it a lot quicker than you guys, and we half expect more of it to come soon, hence we don't expect sqeaky clean managers. And that is why MA is so refreshing.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote].. and so are the noses.[/p][/quote]Yes. You could sell them as Matt Le Conk masks. Easier to pronounce for the targeted buyers, and maybe you could sell them outside of the city as well - as they would be funny.[/p][/quote]I couldn't it would be too disrespectful, have to leave to the experts is bad taste from down the M27.[/p][/quote]Osprey. Your English is getting worse!!![/p][/quote]Yes careless I know, but you know what I mean![/p][/quote]We aint the experts. We are just so used to being given sh!te that we recognise it a lot quicker than you guys, and we half expect more of it to come soon, hence we don't expect sqeaky clean managers. And that is why MA is so refreshing. More Glory
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12:05pm Wed 31 Oct 12

tugboat says...

To say that team selection was baffling is a massive understatement, I understand playing a few fringe players to test them out,but all of them at once ?
Ive never seen as worse example of how to blood youngsters.
I just hope they are better for the experience,but in all honesty they didnt have a chance did they.
I can only assume he wasnt to bothered about staying in the competition
Not sure if nigel knows his best side to nail down to his favoured 4-3-3,and I cant understand declaring your intended formation to the media,so others can plan for playing against it.
Its just to narrow.
The defence are getting slaughtered with no cover.
I desperately want him to succeed but want the club to succeed more.
I need to see his plan B,just hope he has one.
He has got one hasnt he ?
Come on nigel you can do this........
To say that team selection was baffling is a massive understatement, I understand playing a few fringe players to test them out,but all of them at once ? Ive never seen as worse example of how to blood youngsters. I just hope they are better for the experience,but in all honesty they didnt have a chance did they. I can only assume he wasnt to bothered about staying in the competition Not sure if nigel knows his best side to nail down to his favoured 4-3-3,and I cant understand declaring your intended formation to the media,so others can plan for playing against it. Its just to narrow. The defence are getting slaughtered with no cover. I desperately want him to succeed but want the club to succeed more. I need to see his plan B,just hope he has one. He has got one hasnt he ? Come on nigel you can do this........ tugboat
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12:06pm Wed 31 Oct 12

kent141 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Force14 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Force14 wrote:
Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.
Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over
Just another normal skate fan then?
If Rusty can point towards the opposition goal he will do for me .
Adkins out Rusty the dancing Chimp in .
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !![/p][/quote]Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.[/p][/quote]Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over[/p][/quote]Just another normal skate fan then?[/p][/quote]If Rusty can point towards the opposition goal he will do for me . Adkins out Rusty the dancing Chimp in . kent141
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12:06pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.
Can they remove the two championship stars as well?
I don't know, who are they?
I think you need to ask Confucious.
..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?
See your problem was that your response "they" left me with two directions, namely to name - say Merson and Taylor" or, to go with the less obvious route and assume you were on about the people making the costumes, in which case Confucious would have the answer. it has been a difficult week I agree
That was my intention, double meanings to lead you astray, never mind keep feeding me, but we are boring the pants of the rest of them.
If only hedge end Bob knew what we were on about. He would be bored too.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Clown outfits ready to go now, Jobsite logo removed if required.[/p][/quote]Can they remove the two championship stars as well?[/p][/quote]I don't know, who are they?[/p][/quote]I think you need to ask Confucious.[/p][/quote]..and you think I would get an answer that even I could understand? You obviously don't read everything that's posted on here do you?[/p][/quote]See your problem was that your response "they" left me with two directions, namely to name - say Merson and Taylor" or, to go with the less obvious route and assume you were on about the people making the costumes, in which case Confucious would have the answer. it has been a difficult week I agree[/p][/quote]That was my intention, double meanings to lead you astray, never mind keep feeding me, but we are boring the pants of the rest of them.[/p][/quote]If only hedge end Bob knew what we were on about. He would be bored too. More Glory
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12:08pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Saint 2701 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
MGRA wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint 2701 wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.
Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.
Rafa won't work with NC.
Probably true, any manager serving under NC would find it challenging, the guy still has his dream and second raters wouldn't get a look in.
I think everyone needs to forget the past and move on, if it wasn't for us going down in the first place we would never have had the enjoyment of the last two seasons and the financial backing we have in place now. Everything happens for a reason.

Look what Harry did at spurs, if there is a slight chance he could replicate that with us, surely that is worth the risk. Lets face it, he's getting old, he commutes from Poole and there is NO chance he will go back to the skates this time. No reason for him to want to move anywhere.

Forgive on move on people, its probably whats best for the club. Benitez signed alot of bad players for Liverpool, we need someone to be prudent and make the right moves in January and Benitez could make things worse!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.[/p][/quote]Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.[/p][/quote]Rafa won't work with NC.[/p][/quote]Probably true, any manager serving under NC would find it challenging, the guy still has his dream and second raters wouldn't get a look in.[/p][/quote]I think everyone needs to forget the past and move on, if it wasn't for us going down in the first place we would never have had the enjoyment of the last two seasons and the financial backing we have in place now. Everything happens for a reason. Look what Harry did at spurs, if there is a slight chance he could replicate that with us, surely that is worth the risk. Lets face it, he's getting old, he commutes from Poole and there is NO chance he will go back to the skates this time. No reason for him to want to move anywhere. Forgive on move on people, its probably whats best for the club. Benitez signed alot of bad players for Liverpool, we need someone to be prudent and make the right moves in January and Benitez could make things worse! Saint 2701
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12:09pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Saint. says...

The pressure is lead,driven and over used by you DE!
The pressure is lead,driven and over used by you DE! Saint.
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12:09pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Normandy says...

saintmac wrote:
IMHO NA must go now. He has done a
terrific job but is clearly out of his depth
in the Prem.Team selection,style of
play, substitutions have all been found wanting.
It is obvious we have not got the players
capable of playing the attacking style that NA wants to play.We need a manager who can see our limitations and adopt a style that will give more support to the defenders.But it seems
NA is just not capable of seeing this.
Also I would make Steve Davis captain.
Adam is not yet ready to take on this
responsibility and Steve has the experience and is more of a leader than Adam.
If a change is not made soon relegation
is a certainty, and our best players
will leave. The Club need someone
with the qualities of Strachan or Hoddle
if it is to survive which sad to say is not
looking likely.
Why we did not concentrate on the
defense in the summer we shall never
know and why did we not buy one or two players with experience?
Agree,, Strachan is the solution
All those knocking a change and wanting to go down with NA are loyal to him and well done but SFC is the club you should be worried about none of us are unrepaceable, sorry NA but we need a change before it is too late
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: IMHO NA must go now. He has done a terrific job but is clearly out of his depth in the Prem.Team selection,style of play, substitutions have all been found wanting. It is obvious we have not got the players capable of playing the attacking style that NA wants to play.We need a manager who can see our limitations and adopt a style that will give more support to the defenders.But it seems NA is just not capable of seeing this. Also I would make Steve Davis captain. Adam is not yet ready to take on this responsibility and Steve has the experience and is more of a leader than Adam. If a change is not made soon relegation is a certainty, and our best players will leave. The Club need someone with the qualities of Strachan or Hoddle if it is to survive which sad to say is not looking likely. Why we did not concentrate on the defense in the summer we shall never know and why did we not buy one or two players with experience?[/p][/quote]Agree,, Strachan is the solution All those knocking a change and wanting to go down with NA are loyal to him and well done but SFC is the club you should be worried about none of us are unrepaceable, sorry NA but we need a change before it is too late Normandy
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12:13pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

kent141 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Force14 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Force14 wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.
Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over
Just another normal skate fan then?
If Rusty can point towards the opposition goal he will do for me . Adkins out Rusty the dancing Chimp in .
Maybe Rusty could be Nige's mentor?
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !![/p][/quote]Can Rusty play CB and has he got any pace, we are getting a bit desperate here.[/p][/quote]Rusty the dancing Chimp hasent grasped the language yet but waves his arms around and seems to know the basic rules a bit like adkins, support is growing for him all the time to take over[/p][/quote]Just another normal skate fan then?[/p][/quote]If Rusty can point towards the opposition goal he will do for me . Adkins out Rusty the dancing Chimp in .[/p][/quote]Maybe Rusty could be Nige's mentor? More Glory
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12:15pm Wed 31 Oct 12

kent141 says...

Best Candidates are

1.Coco the Clown.

2. Rafa Benitez

3. Rusty the Dancing Chimp
Best Candidates are 1.Coco the Clown. 2. Rafa Benitez 3. Rusty the Dancing Chimp kent141
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12:16pm Wed 31 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Saint 2701 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
MGRA wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint 2701 wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.
We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.
Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.
Rafa won't work with NC.
Probably true, any manager serving under NC would find it challenging, the guy still has his dream and second raters wouldn't get a look in.
I think everyone needs to forget the past and move on, if it wasn't for us going down in the first place we would never have had the enjoyment of the last two seasons and the financial backing we have in place now. Everything happens for a reason.

Look what Harry did at spurs, if there is a slight chance he could replicate that with us, surely that is worth the risk. Lets face it, he's getting old, he commutes from Poole and there is NO chance he will go back to the skates this time. No reason for him to want to move anywhere.

Forgive on move on people, its probably whats best for the club. Benitez signed alot of bad players for Liverpool, we need someone to be prudent and make the right moves in January and Benitez could make things worse!
Rafa will not come to Saints. regards the other names being discussed... previous managers belong in the history books... Its not an experienced manager we lack, its experienced influence we lack.... Nigel is a nice bloke and showed his skills in the lower leagues but his media statements are giving away an overly positive and unrealistic man who I fear does not have the answers to the puzzle. Its going to take brave steps to keep us up this season, but sacking a manager is not brave, its just the obvious that people turn to. Maybe its the less obvious that we need to pull the ship around....
[quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]We are the laughing stock of football again. Becoming embarissing to say the least. Harry is the stand out candidate IMO. Adkins has clearly lost the plot and the players. Something has to change very quickly, as i fear we will have a team like last night for next season. Kiss goodbye to Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert and co, if we go down. This is the harsh reality of the current situation, happened one before, who's to say the Leibherr's wont pull the plug if we go down due to loss of interest? Thanks Nigel, it's been a pleasure, good luck with your future.[/p][/quote]Your opinion about twitchy is not what most want though is it? Try again with some sensible names, you can rule out Strachan, Hoddle, and Ferguson, none of them would want the job. Could try Rafa, Brown, e.t.c. but most certainly someone that has already managed a Premier team would be preferred. Don't get me wrong I would prefer NA to stay, but must be given someone to help him out, he is taking too much on his own back and would do better with more support.[/p][/quote]Rafa won't work with NC.[/p][/quote]Probably true, any manager serving under NC would find it challenging, the guy still has his dream and second raters wouldn't get a look in.[/p][/quote]I think everyone needs to forget the past and move on, if it wasn't for us going down in the first place we would never have had the enjoyment of the last two seasons and the financial backing we have in place now. Everything happens for a reason. Look what Harry did at spurs, if there is a slight chance he could replicate that with us, surely that is worth the risk. Lets face it, he's getting old, he commutes from Poole and there is NO chance he will go back to the skates this time. No reason for him to want to move anywhere. Forgive on move on people, its probably whats best for the club. Benitez signed alot of bad players for Liverpool, we need someone to be prudent and make the right moves in January and Benitez could make things worse![/p][/quote]Rafa will not come to Saints. regards the other names being discussed... previous managers belong in the history books... Its not an experienced manager we lack, its experienced influence we lack.... Nigel is a nice bloke and showed his skills in the lower leagues but his media statements are giving away an overly positive and unrealistic man who I fear does not have the answers to the puzzle. Its going to take brave steps to keep us up this season, but sacking a manager is not brave, its just the obvious that people turn to. Maybe its the less obvious that we need to pull the ship around.... MGRA
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12:21pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Lehman Bros Banker says...

Songs for Nigel, the top ten:
Should I stay or should I go (The Clash)
One step beyond (Madness)
Stay or leave (Dave Matthews Band)
Quit your low down ways (Bob Dylan)
Hello,Goodbye (Beatles)
I surrender (Celine Dion)
Beyond here lies nothin' (Bob Dylan)
Shut up and let me go (The Ting Tings)
On my way (Phil Collins)
That's it, I quit, I'm movin' on (Adele)
Songs for Nigel, the top ten: Should I stay or should I go (The Clash) One step beyond (Madness) Stay or leave (Dave Matthews Band) Quit your low down ways (Bob Dylan) Hello,Goodbye (Beatles) I surrender (Celine Dion) Beyond here lies nothin' (Bob Dylan) Shut up and let me go (The Ting Tings) On my way (Phil Collins) That's it, I quit, I'm movin' on (Adele) Lehman Bros Banker
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12:28pm Wed 31 Oct 12

scooter75 says...

kent141 wrote:
Best Candidates are

1.Coco the Clown.

2. Rafa Benitez

3. Rusty the Dancing Chimp
A good choice of candidates but what would the wage demands be from them ?
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Best Candidates are 1.Coco the Clown. 2. Rafa Benitez 3. Rusty the Dancing Chimp[/p][/quote]A good choice of candidates but what would the wage demands be from them ? scooter75
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12:29pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

Lehman Bros Banker wrote:
Songs for Nigel, the top ten: Should I stay or should I go (The Clash) One step beyond (Madness) Stay or leave (Dave Matthews Band) Quit your low down ways (Bob Dylan) Hello,Goodbye (Beatles) I surrender (Celine Dion) Beyond here lies nothin' (Bob Dylan) Shut up and let me go (The Ting Tings) On my way (Phil Collins) That's it, I quit, I'm movin' on (Adele)
You forgot.

I will survive - Gloria Gaynor.
Tragedy - the bee gees
January, (sick and tired) -Pilot. They still play it on Radio derby every January.

Did I mention January?

Hurry up Harry - Sham69
[quote][p][bold]Lehman Bros Banker[/bold] wrote: Songs for Nigel, the top ten: Should I stay or should I go (The Clash) One step beyond (Madness) Stay or leave (Dave Matthews Band) Quit your low down ways (Bob Dylan) Hello,Goodbye (Beatles) I surrender (Celine Dion) Beyond here lies nothin' (Bob Dylan) Shut up and let me go (The Ting Tings) On my way (Phil Collins) That's it, I quit, I'm movin' on (Adele)[/p][/quote]You forgot. I will survive - Gloria Gaynor. Tragedy - the bee gees January, (sick and tired) -Pilot. They still play it on Radio derby every January. Did I mention January? Hurry up Harry - Sham69 More Glory
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12:38pm Wed 31 Oct 12

up saints says...

well i think confucious should be the next boss not a clue what he is talking about half the time maybe iam thick but makes a good read
well i think confucious should be the next boss not a clue what he is talking about half the time maybe iam thick but makes a good read up saints
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12:39pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Snebs says...

Harry has to be the guy he did it at Spurs he could do it here. Lets forget the last time he had no real choices under that management team. We need to stay up and Harry could do it.
Harry has to be the guy he did it at Spurs he could do it here. Lets forget the last time he had no real choices under that management team. We need to stay up and Harry could do it. Snebs
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12:40pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Snebs says...

And of course we would get Joe back .
And of course we would get Joe back . Snebs
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12:43pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

up saints wrote:
well i think confucious should be the next boss not a clue what he is talking about half the time maybe iam thick but makes a good read
How about Hedge End Bob. He has a lot of passion - and that is what you need right now. I'm not sure if he knows much about footy; but Adkins doesn't know too much more.
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: well i think confucious should be the next boss not a clue what he is talking about half the time maybe iam thick but makes a good read[/p][/quote]How about Hedge End Bob. He has a lot of passion - and that is what you need right now. I'm not sure if he knows much about footy; but Adkins doesn't know too much more. More Glory
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1:01pm Wed 31 Oct 12

GanjaSaint says...

He gets till christmas but then we may have to swallow the pill and last night was a joke resting players for over a week between games is ludacris least no one noticed how bad we were what with arsenal v reading being one of the best games i have ever seen
He gets till christmas but then we may have to swallow the pill and last night was a joke resting players for over a week between games is ludacris least no one noticed how bad we were what with arsenal v reading being one of the best games i have ever seen GanjaSaint
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1:01pm Wed 31 Oct 12

GanjaSaint says...

He gets till christmas but then we may have to swallow the pill and last night was a joke resting players for over a week between games is ludacris least no one noticed how bad we were what with arsenal v reading being one of the best games i have ever seen
He gets till christmas but then we may have to swallow the pill and last night was a joke resting players for over a week between games is ludacris least no one noticed how bad we were what with arsenal v reading being one of the best games i have ever seen GanjaSaint
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1:07pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Ontario Saint says...

I cant believe the Echo is back at it stirring things up for Nigel Atkins. Why don't they come out in support of Nigel rather than indirectly questioning his ability to manage the club in the Premiership.
The trouble with Nigel is he is too nice a guy and always takes the responsibility for his decisions. The Echo then uses it to repeat the same old story they have written so many times in the past 2-3 weeks....very poor journalism or sensationalism in my humble opinion.
I for one think NA did the right thing last night and his reasons for resting his top 11 were totally valid. Yes the team he picked all had the opportunity to prove themselves. Unfortunately it did not work which proved the current first eleven are the best choices on current form.
In Nigel"s favour he changed the team around against Wednesday in the previous round and at that time we won and it showed the depth the squad has.
Confidence is what the Manager and team needs not repetitive sensationalism from the Echo. writing the same story so many times.
Please Mr Editor reinstall the confidence in Mr Adkins ability to manage the Club and take us forward from here.
The Club had back to back promotions and are 2 years ahead in their game plan. Articles such as the Echo are writing are self destructive to the Club and are an insult to Nigel.
Please step up Mr Editor and come out in support of Nigel before it is too late. Articles like this will destroy the confidence Nigel and the players need for moving forward from here
Thank you for listening

.
I cant believe the Echo is back at it stirring things up for Nigel Atkins. Why don't they come out in support of Nigel rather than indirectly questioning his ability to manage the club in the Premiership. The trouble with Nigel is he is too nice a guy and always takes the responsibility for his decisions. The Echo then uses it to repeat the same old story they have written so many times in the past 2-3 weeks....very poor journalism or sensationalism in my humble opinion. I for one think NA did the right thing last night and his reasons for resting his top 11 were totally valid. Yes the team he picked all had the opportunity to prove themselves. Unfortunately it did not work which proved the current first eleven are the best choices on current form. In Nigel"s favour he changed the team around against Wednesday in the previous round and at that time we won and it showed the depth the squad has. Confidence is what the Manager and team needs not repetitive sensationalism from the Echo. writing the same story so many times. Please Mr Editor reinstall the confidence in Mr Adkins ability to manage the Club and take us forward from here. The Club had back to back promotions and are 2 years ahead in their game plan. Articles such as the Echo are writing are self destructive to the Club and are an insult to Nigel. Please step up Mr Editor and come out in support of Nigel before it is too late. Articles like this will destroy the confidence Nigel and the players need for moving forward from here Thank you for listening . Ontario Saint
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1:17pm Wed 31 Oct 12

lowe esteem says...

st bevois wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.
So you would have a Manager that does things purely out of spite?
Priceless.
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.[/p][/quote]So you would have a Manager that does things purely out of spite? Priceless. lowe esteem
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1:29pm Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Snebs wrote:
Harry has to be the guy he did it at Spurs he could do it here. Lets forget the last time he had no real choices under that management team. We need to stay up and Harry could do it.
I don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: Harry has to be the guy he did it at Spurs he could do it here. Lets forget the last time he had no real choices under that management team. We need to stay up and Harry could do it.[/p][/quote]I don't think so. OSPREYSAINT
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1:32pm Wed 31 Oct 12

SaintYT says...

I'm trying to work out whether those who 'wish to keep the faith' are optimist's or disillusionists. Let's set to one side the success of the last two seasons and deal with what Nigel would call the 'here and now'.

We are currently averaging 0.44 points/game after 9 games. Let's assume that over the next 11 games until the window opens that we can raise this to an average of 1 point per game, putting us on 15 pts after 20 games. We will then need to step up to 1.5 points per game over the remaining 18 games to hit what should be a safe 42 pts. The questions are:-

Can we tighten up the current defence or outscore the opposition over the next 11? Unlikely on both therefore may be lucky to score 11 pts.

Is our confidence and morale so low at present that this will compromise our ability to score 11 points?

Can we use the training sessions to shore up the defence and/or become more tactically astute under the current regime over the next 11 games??

Can the current hierarchy spend wisely and quickly during the transfer window?? If we don't act straight away at the beginning of January then we potentially lose another 3 games of making much need defensive improvements, inlcuding against Villa and Manure.

Not sorting the defence out in August and creating a really solid spine through the centre of the pitch was equivalent to footballing suicide and has pretty much undone the good that was achieved in the two years previous. I'm not saying that N.A should go, BUT he needs to learn and to learn quick and he needs to be able to act straight away in January.
I'm trying to work out whether those who 'wish to keep the faith' are optimist's or disillusionists. Let's set to one side the success of the last two seasons and deal with what Nigel would call the 'here and now'. We are currently averaging 0.44 points/game after 9 games. Let's assume that over the next 11 games until the window opens that we can raise this to an average of 1 point per game, putting us on 15 pts after 20 games. We will then need to step up to 1.5 points per game over the remaining 18 games to hit what should be a safe 42 pts. The questions are:- Can we tighten up the current defence or outscore the opposition over the next 11? Unlikely on both therefore may be lucky to score 11 pts. Is our confidence and morale so low at present that this will compromise our ability to score 11 points? Can we use the training sessions to shore up the defence and/or become more tactically astute under the current regime over the next 11 games?? Can the current hierarchy spend wisely and quickly during the transfer window?? If we don't act straight away at the beginning of January then we potentially lose another 3 games of making much need defensive improvements, inlcuding against Villa and Manure. Not sorting the defence out in August and creating a really solid spine through the centre of the pitch was equivalent to footballing suicide and has pretty much undone the good that was achieved in the two years previous. I'm not saying that N.A should go, BUT he needs to learn and to learn quick and he needs to be able to act straight away in January. SaintYT
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1:35pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

Snebs wrote:
Harry has to be the guy he did it at Spurs he could do it here. Lets forget the last time he had no real choices under that management team. We need to stay up and Harry could do it.
Appointing Droopy is 67.34% more likely to produce a messy outcome than taking three sleeping pills and four laxative tablets on the same night.
[quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: Harry has to be the guy he did it at Spurs he could do it here. Lets forget the last time he had no real choices under that management team. We need to stay up and Harry could do it.[/p][/quote]Appointing Droopy is 67.34% more likely to produce a messy outcome than taking three sleeping pills and four laxative tablets on the same night. Confucious
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1:42pm Wed 31 Oct 12

StPete says...

Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership?

It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership.

Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off.

Discuss...
Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership? It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership. Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off. Discuss... StPete
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1:45pm Wed 31 Oct 12

St Retford says...

Snebs wrote:
And of course we would get Joe back .
That's a cracking little film. Hopkins and Pitt are in the best form of their careers 'imho'.
[quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: And of course we would get Joe back .[/p][/quote]That's a cracking little film. Hopkins and Pitt are in the best form of their careers 'imho'. St Retford
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1:55pm Wed 31 Oct 12

St Retford says...

More Glory wrote:
Lehman Bros Banker wrote:
Songs for Nigel, the top ten: Should I stay or should I go (The Clash) One step beyond (Madness) Stay or leave (Dave Matthews Band) Quit your low down ways (Bob Dylan) Hello,Goodbye (Beatles) I surrender (Celine Dion) Beyond here lies nothin' (Bob Dylan) Shut up and let me go (The Ting Tings) On my way (Phil Collins) That's it, I quit, I'm movin' on (Adele)
You forgot.

I will survive - Gloria Gaynor.
Tragedy - the bee gees
January, (sick and tired) -Pilot. They still play it on Radio derby every January.

Did I mention January?

Hurry up Harry - Sham69
Man, you guys listen to some pretty amazing music.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lehman Bros Banker[/bold] wrote: Songs for Nigel, the top ten: Should I stay or should I go (The Clash) One step beyond (Madness) Stay or leave (Dave Matthews Band) Quit your low down ways (Bob Dylan) Hello,Goodbye (Beatles) I surrender (Celine Dion) Beyond here lies nothin' (Bob Dylan) Shut up and let me go (The Ting Tings) On my way (Phil Collins) That's it, I quit, I'm movin' on (Adele)[/p][/quote]You forgot. I will survive - Gloria Gaynor. Tragedy - the bee gees January, (sick and tired) -Pilot. They still play it on Radio derby every January. Did I mention January? Hurry up Harry - Sham69[/p][/quote]Man, you guys listen to some pretty amazing music. St Retford
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1:59pm Wed 31 Oct 12

teamster says...

Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?
Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think? teamster
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2:38pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Dellgirl says...

StPete wrote:
Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership?

It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership.

Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off.

Discuss...
He got us through the divisions with pretty much the same team. Then 14M on one player, a league one defence and some are surprised to see us crash and burn?
[quote][p][bold]StPete[/bold] wrote: Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership? It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership. Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off. Discuss...[/p][/quote]He got us through the divisions with pretty much the same team. Then 14M on one player, a league one defence and some are surprised to see us crash and burn? Dellgirl
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2:41pm Wed 31 Oct 12

warsashsaint says...

StPete wrote:
Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership?

It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership.

Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off.

Discuss...
agree, let the man have a season with a fully fit squad of players to choose from and fans who want to succeed and not moan from their armchairs or prem league fashion accssory
[quote][p][bold]StPete[/bold] wrote: Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership? It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership. Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off. Discuss...[/p][/quote]agree, let the man have a season with a fully fit squad of players to choose from and fans who want to succeed and not moan from their armchairs or prem league fashion accssory warsashsaint
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2:51pm Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Linesman wrote:
Slick Saint wrote:
Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer.

I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made.

Formation is wrong.
Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times.
Massive hole in the middle of the park.
Possession football but only as the back.
Midfield sat deep
Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position.
This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded.

It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.
Matt came in for some criticism when he gave his opinion on Cortese, but the more I think about it, the more I think Matt could well be right.

Cortese was OK when he had Herr Liebherr to keep him in check, but there is nobody on hand to do the checking now.
well said.without Marcus' steady influence i fear for the direction of the club under Cortese's stewardship.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: Fearful for Adkins now but Cortese has to take some blame as it is him that controlled the purchases in the summer. I think last year's team and formation would have done better than we are now. The sign of a true great manager is to be able to assess when you've made a mistake and address it but unfortunately as much as Adkins had led us to two promotions, even some of his tactics were questioned last year do does it lead to the conclusion that any decent manager would have got us promoted the last two seasons with the purchases that were made. Formation is wrong. Guly out of his depth and brought on at the worst times. Massive hole in the middle of the park. Possession football but only as the back. Midfield sat deep Loads of strikers but only one really upfront with others out of position. This season may well see a new low points record in the premier with the most goals conceded. It is time for a change I'm afraid or at best Adkins needs a tactician or a mentor behind him.[/p][/quote]Matt came in for some criticism when he gave his opinion on Cortese, but the more I think about it, the more I think Matt could well be right. Cortese was OK when he had Herr Liebherr to keep him in check, but there is nobody on hand to do the checking now.[/p][/quote]well said.without Marcus' steady influence i fear for the direction of the club under Cortese's stewardship. CB FRY LIVES
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2:55pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Storm Shadow says...

We spent £33.4m in the last transfer window ( Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace 2.816.000 - Paulo Gazzaniga Gillingham 2.772.000 - Steven Davis Rangers 880.000 - Jay Rodriguez Burnley 7.612.000 - Gastón Ramírez FC Bologna 13.376.000 - Emmanuel Mayuka Young Boys Bern 3.520.000 - Maya Yoshida VVV-Venlo
2.464.000 ).

Two quick promotions without spending any money and yes NA could not blamed. The point we were big spenders but its achieved very little. Why is that?

Someone has to be held to account for that spending. NA or NC
We spent £33.4m in the last transfer window ( Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace 2.816.000 - Paulo Gazzaniga Gillingham 2.772.000 - Steven Davis Rangers 880.000 - Jay Rodriguez Burnley 7.612.000 - Gastón Ramírez FC Bologna 13.376.000 - Emmanuel Mayuka Young Boys Bern 3.520.000 - Maya Yoshida VVV-Venlo 2.464.000 ). Two quick promotions without spending any money and yes NA could not blamed. The point we were big spenders but its achieved very little. Why is that? Someone has to be held to account for that spending. NA or NC Storm Shadow
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2:56pm Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
st bevois wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Snebs wrote:
I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.
Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s.

What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.
To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.
Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following:
Play Gazza in place of Kelv
Play Shaw in place of Fox
Play Stephens in place of Fonte
Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman
Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone.

Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.
Quite a few i guess.But unless saints beat the drop this year the likes of WARD-PROWSE,SHAW and REEVES could well be playing their future premiership football at clubs away from the solent area.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snebs[/bold] wrote: I hope not too many fans spent their hard earned cash on travelling to this game. NA just showed the greatest contempt to the travelling fans with this team selection and performance. Time to go NA please.[/p][/quote]Did you feel the same when 'Arry did exactly the same in the League Cup lose THAT season at Mansfield? I was there for that AND I was there last season at Palace. I hate losing - even moreso as a result of playing badly - but I fully understand why a manager picks fringe players for such matches and thus increases the risk of losing. It's a blancing act. He can't pick the same starting 11 for every match; modern footballers' bodies wouldn't be able to cope and by mid-February, he'd be fielding Kelv and ten under-19s. What's disappointing is that many of those picked this evening (as last year at Palace) didn't step up to the mark. I think there might be several players who have just had their last chance, but give Nigel credit for giving them that chance. How many on here have been crying out for Steeeeeeve to be given a run or for Seeborne to replace Fox or Fonte? Mind you, many of those also called for Kelv to get dropped and have since called for Kelv to start.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Harry for once - he played that team at Mansfield out of spite to RL who thought that our academy players were not getting a chance and would do well and could make their mark. Harry proved a point. A point that RL didn't learn when he regained control and brought in Dutch Jan with instructions to utilise the juniors.[/p][/quote]Then maybe tonight has proved a point to those of us on here who have suggested that Nigel should do one or more of the following: Play Gazza in place of Kelv Play Shaw in place of Fox Play Stephens in place of Fonte Play JWP in place of Davis or Spiderman Play Reeves in place of ..... well, just about everyone. Still, on a positive note, it was at Mansfield that I got my first glimpse of Dyer. So, in conclusion, by way of comparison, I wonder how many of the kids involved tonight will end up playing regularly in the Prem.[/p][/quote]Quite a few i guess.But unless saints beat the drop this year the likes of WARD-PROWSE,SHAW and REEVES could well be playing their future premiership football at clubs away from the solent area. CB FRY LIVES
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2:56pm Wed 31 Oct 12

MGRA says...

StPete wrote:
Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership?

It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership.

Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off.

Discuss...
he did not "drag" us from div1 to the prem, he won his way to the Prem with the biggest transfer budget of any Div1 team ever.... ( just for the record )
[quote][p][bold]StPete[/bold] wrote: Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership? It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership. Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off. Discuss...[/p][/quote]he did not "drag" us from div1 to the prem, he won his way to the Prem with the biggest transfer budget of any Div1 team ever.... ( just for the record ) MGRA
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3:00pm Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

More Glory wrote:
alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! !
So

Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy"

McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean.

Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm?

Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3

Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football

Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??
Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! ![/p][/quote]So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??[/p][/quote]Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money. CB FRY LIVES
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3:09pm Wed 31 Oct 12

sfc-4eva- says...

OSPREY SAINT.

I come on this site to look at all types of views, good or bad. The trouble is that you are boring me, as i have to constantly go through the drivel that you post to get to something worth reading. This is a site for all saints fans, but you seem to HAVE to make a comment on just about everything, so PLEASE, for the sake of all saints fans who just want to read/post without reading your poop, just comment things that are worth reading. Thanks
OSPREY SAINT. I come on this site to look at all types of views, good or bad. The trouble is that you are boring me, as i have to constantly go through the drivel that you post to get to something worth reading. This is a site for all saints fans, but you seem to HAVE to make a comment on just about everything, so PLEASE, for the sake of all saints fans who just want to read/post without reading your poop, just comment things that are worth reading. Thanks sfc-4eva-
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3:09pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
More Glory wrote:
alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! !
So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??
Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.
Not true actually. He was given a 50pc share as an enticement for his "wheeler deeler" know how - which suited his ego at the time. He mentored a certain Terry Fenwick to seventh position in the 2nd tier.
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! ![/p][/quote]So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??[/p][/quote]Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.[/p][/quote]Not true actually. He was given a 50pc share as an enticement for his "wheeler deeler" know how - which suited his ego at the time. He mentored a certain Terry Fenwick to seventh position in the 2nd tier. More Glory
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3:13pm Wed 31 Oct 12

lowemustgo says...

Storm Shadow wrote:
We spent £33.4m in the last transfer window ( Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace 2.816.000 - Paulo Gazzaniga Gillingham 2.772.000 - Steven Davis Rangers 880.000 - Jay Rodriguez Burnley 7.612.000 - Gastón Ramírez FC Bologna 13.376.000 - Emmanuel Mayuka Young Boys Bern 3.520.000 - Maya Yoshida VVV-Venlo
2.464.000 ).

Two quick promotions without spending any money and yes NA could not blamed. The point we were big spenders but its achieved very little. Why is that?

Someone has to be held to account for that spending. NA or NC
Apparently Les Read is in charge of everything! http://www.2ndyellow
.com/2012/five-minut
es-of-your-time-plea
se-les-reed/
[quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: We spent £33.4m in the last transfer window ( Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace 2.816.000 - Paulo Gazzaniga Gillingham 2.772.000 - Steven Davis Rangers 880.000 - Jay Rodriguez Burnley 7.612.000 - Gastón Ramírez FC Bologna 13.376.000 - Emmanuel Mayuka Young Boys Bern 3.520.000 - Maya Yoshida VVV-Venlo 2.464.000 ). Two quick promotions without spending any money and yes NA could not blamed. The point we were big spenders but its achieved very little. Why is that? Someone has to be held to account for that spending. NA or NC[/p][/quote]Apparently Les Read is in charge of everything! http://www.2ndyellow .com/2012/five-minut es-of-your-time-plea se-les-reed/ lowemustgo
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3:37pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Storm Shadow says...

Saints chairman Nicola Cortese : "From the outset we have made clear that our plan is to get into the Premier League and compete effectively in that division." .....16 April 2010
Saints chairman Nicola Cortese : "From the outset we have made clear that our plan is to get into the Premier League and compete effectively in that division." .....16 April 2010 Storm Shadow
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3:43pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Confucious says...

warsashsaint wrote:
StPete wrote:
Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership?

It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership.

Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off.

Discuss...
agree, let the man have a season with a fully fit squad of players to choose from and fans who want to succeed and not moan from their armchairs or prem league fashion accssory
It's not that bad. People susceptible to panic always make the most noise and the 'plastics' are always the first to run when there's trouble.

The core of the Red Army remains intact ie the core that carried us through the lean years and made up the bulk of the 78% which supported Nigel in the recent poll.

The plastics will carry on with their:

Foxy this and Guly that.
And put Adkins on the dole.

But it's the real Red Line that holds
when the drums begin to roll.
[quote][p][bold]warsashsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StPete[/bold] wrote: Only 9 (yes that's right, 9) league games gone, and you want to sack the manager who has unbelievably dragged us from League 1 to the Premiership? It's clear these people are plastic fans coming back to "support" the club now we're back in the Premiership. Get a grip and support the man who is the main reason we're back in this league. If you can't, kindly bugger off. Discuss...[/p][/quote]agree, let the man have a season with a fully fit squad of players to choose from and fans who want to succeed and not moan from their armchairs or prem league fashion accssory[/p][/quote]It's not that bad. People susceptible to panic always make the most noise and the 'plastics' are always the first to run when there's trouble. The core of the Red Army remains intact ie the core that carried us through the lean years and made up the bulk of the 78% which supported Nigel in the recent poll. The plastics will carry on with their: Foxy this and Guly that. And put Adkins on the dole. But it's the real Red Line that holds when the drums begin to roll. Confucious
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4:12pm Wed 31 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

sfc-4eva- wrote:
OSPREY SAINT.

I come on this site to look at all types of views, good or bad. The trouble is that you are boring me, as i have to constantly go through the drivel that you post to get to something worth reading. This is a site for all saints fans, but you seem to HAVE to make a comment on just about everything, so PLEASE, for the sake of all saints fans who just want to read/post without reading your poop, just comment things that are worth reading. Thanks
I only need to be told once. See you fellows I was hacked off with slag fest anyhow.
[quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: OSPREY SAINT. I come on this site to look at all types of views, good or bad. The trouble is that you are boring me, as i have to constantly go through the drivel that you post to get to something worth reading. This is a site for all saints fans, but you seem to HAVE to make a comment on just about everything, so PLEASE, for the sake of all saints fans who just want to read/post without reading your poop, just comment things that are worth reading. Thanks[/p][/quote]I only need to be told once. See you fellows I was hacked off with slag fest anyhow. OSPREYSAINT
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4:44pm Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

teamster wrote:
Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?
Tony Adams would be great.Forget about the poirpoisemouth connection.This man has done it at the highest level as a player and he knows how to coach/organise a defence.
[quote][p][bold]teamster[/bold] wrote: Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?[/p][/quote]Tony Adams would be great.Forget about the poirpoisemouth connection.This man has done it at the highest level as a player and he knows how to coach/organise a defence. CB FRY LIVES
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4:46pm Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

More Glory wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
More Glory wrote:
alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! !
So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??
Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.
Not true actually. He was given a 50pc share as an enticement for his "wheeler deeler" know how - which suited his ego at the time. He mentored a certain Terry Fenwick to seventh position in the 2nd tier.
he still paid 49 p too much then.Old Venners and his off field wheelings and dealings make Harry Ratknapp look like a SAINT.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! ![/p][/quote]So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??[/p][/quote]Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.[/p][/quote]Not true actually. He was given a 50pc share as an enticement for his "wheeler deeler" know how - which suited his ego at the time. He mentored a certain Terry Fenwick to seventh position in the 2nd tier.[/p][/quote]he still paid 49 p too much then.Old Venners and his off field wheelings and dealings make Harry Ratknapp look like a SAINT. CB FRY LIVES
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4:50pm Wed 31 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Hobson82 wrote:
Yes it's a mickey mouse cup, but we are in desperate need of results and a bit of momentum. I know the Premier League is more important but getting beat 3-0 to a side we beat twice last season is going to make things worse.
And yes we have played twice in 48 hours but we played twice a week in the championship without resting 11 players. Our squad isn't good enough to make that many changes.

Are we going to take the FA cup seriously when that comes round???
A MICKEY MOUSE CUP with a place in europe for the winners or maybe even the final losers.Bring on Donald Duck.Cortese would make a good GOOFY.
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: Yes it's a mickey mouse cup, but we are in desperate need of results and a bit of momentum. I know the Premier League is more important but getting beat 3-0 to a side we beat twice last season is going to make things worse. And yes we have played twice in 48 hours but we played twice a week in the championship without resting 11 players. Our squad isn't good enough to make that many changes. Are we going to take the FA cup seriously when that comes round???[/p][/quote]A MICKEY MOUSE CUP with a place in europe for the winners or maybe even the final losers.Bring on Donald Duck.Cortese would make a good GOOFY. CB FRY LIVES
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4:52pm Wed 31 Oct 12

pompey in spain says...

serious point now folks,,,,get rid of na and you will deffo go down...real fans of your lot know that. said this before and ill say it again you had a hard start and bad luck with injuries.........god im in a nice mood today.....
serious point now folks,,,,get rid of na and you will deffo go down...real fans of your lot know that. said this before and ill say it again you had a hard start and bad luck with injuries.........god im in a nice mood today..... pompey in spain
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4:53pm Wed 31 Oct 12

pompey in spain says...

serious point now folks,,,,get rid of na and you will deffo go down...real fans of your lot know that. said this before and ill say it again you had a hard start and bad luck with injuries.........god im in a nice mood today.....
serious point now folks,,,,get rid of na and you will deffo go down...real fans of your lot know that. said this before and ill say it again you had a hard start and bad luck with injuries.........god im in a nice mood today..... pompey in spain
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5:01pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Force14 says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
teamster wrote:
Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?
Tony Adams would be great.Forget about the poirpoisemouth connection.This man has done it at the highest level as a player and he knows how to coach/organise a defence.
I suggest Tony Adams working along side Rusty the Dancing Chimp, this would be as amusing as watching Sadkins in charge......luv it.
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamster[/bold] wrote: Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?[/p][/quote]Tony Adams would be great.Forget about the poirpoisemouth connection.This man has done it at the highest level as a player and he knows how to coach/organise a defence.[/p][/quote]I suggest Tony Adams working along side Rusty the Dancing Chimp, this would be as amusing as watching Sadkins in charge......luv it. Force14
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5:07pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
More Glory wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
More Glory wrote:
alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......
Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! !
So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??
Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.
Not true actually. He was given a 50pc share as an enticement for his "wheeler deeler" know how - which suited his ego at the time. He mentored a certain Terry Fenwick to seventh position in the 2nd tier.
he still paid 49 p too much then.Old Venners and his off field wheelings and dealings make Harry Ratknapp look like a SAINT.
You are being generous today. I would have thought you would say 50p too much.
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: On the way back, everyone's talking mick McCarthy could be on the way in .......[/p][/quote]Yes because he has an excellent record of avoiding relegations......!!! ![/p][/quote]So Redknapp - been relegated, but experienced and positive. but dodgy as hell. would he fit the club "idealogy" McCarthy - been relegated, experienced, will sort the defence out, but is dead boring to listen to and to watch his team. Nice and clean though. Oh lovely and clean. Avram - been relegated, and is quite a nice ole boy, and would like to be near Derby road. Plays OK footy. Nice bloke - but has achieved a little. Nice and clean apart from the dodgy massage visits. Oh ehm? Nige - never been relegated, but looks a dead cert this year. Anyone for 4-3-3 Others - emh. Hoddle? Clean but mad!!! The David Icke of football Mentors - Venables did a good job with Bryan Robson - but all those fixtures and fittings. Lawrie Mac??[/p][/quote]Venables you having a laugh.doesn't know the value of money he once bought portsmouth for a quid.what a waste of money.[/p][/quote]Not true actually. He was given a 50pc share as an enticement for his "wheeler deeler" know how - which suited his ego at the time. He mentored a certain Terry Fenwick to seventh position in the 2nd tier.[/p][/quote]he still paid 49 p too much then.Old Venners and his off field wheelings and dealings make Harry Ratknapp look like a SAINT.[/p][/quote]You are being generous today. I would have thought you would say 50p too much. More Glory
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5:11pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

Force14 wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
teamster wrote: Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?
Tony Adams would be great.Forget about the poirpoisemouth connection.This man has done it at the highest level as a player and he knows how to coach/organise a defence.
I suggest Tony Adams working along side Rusty the Dancing Chimp, this would be as amusing as watching Sadkins in charge......luv it.
See Tony Adams is a case in point. He was struggling a little at Pompey, and just needed a break or two really. The fans were right behind him though when he was pushed.
[quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamster[/bold] wrote: Although I would like to see Adkins stay I feel he only has a handful of games left to turn our fortunes around. We come up against sides in the next month who we should be looking to beat if we are to stay in this league. Maybe the club should look at bringing in a defensive coach with premier league experience, someone like a Tony Adams would be inspirational to the side, what does anyone else think?[/p][/quote]Tony Adams would be great.Forget about the poirpoisemouth connection.This man has done it at the highest level as a player and he knows how to coach/organise a defence.[/p][/quote]I suggest Tony Adams working along side Rusty the Dancing Chimp, this would be as amusing as watching Sadkins in charge......luv it.[/p][/quote]See Tony Adams is a case in point. He was struggling a little at Pompey, and just needed a break or two really. The fans were right behind him though when he was pushed. More Glory
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5:16pm Wed 31 Oct 12

kent141 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
sfc-4eva- wrote:
OSPREY SAINT.

I come on this site to look at all types of views, good or bad. The trouble is that you are boring me, as i have to constantly go through the drivel that you post to get to something worth reading. This is a site for all saints fans, but you seem to HAVE to make a comment on just about everything, so PLEASE, for the sake of all saints fans who just want to read/post without reading your poop, just comment things that are worth reading. Thanks
I only need to be told once. See you fellows I was hacked off with slag fest anyhow.
SFC-4EVER .

Who do you think you are ? Osprey has as much right as anyone to comment on here.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: OSPREY SAINT. I come on this site to look at all types of views, good or bad. The trouble is that you are boring me, as i have to constantly go through the drivel that you post to get to something worth reading. This is a site for all saints fans, but you seem to HAVE to make a comment on just about everything, so PLEASE, for the sake of all saints fans who just want to read/post without reading your poop, just comment things that are worth reading. Thanks[/p][/quote]I only need to be told once. See you fellows I was hacked off with slag fest anyhow.[/p][/quote]SFC-4EVER . Who do you think you are ? Osprey has as much right as anyone to comment on here. kent141
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5:19pm Wed 31 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

ghk230473 wrote:
All that tonight's proved is our starting 11 are not good enough and the 2nd 11 are worse!
Confidence must be shot, the team doesn't seem fit so we've rested them?! Changing the team completely was wrong. If the truth be known Adkins doesn't know his best team and he is paid to do so. Our failure to speculate last January has come home to roost, who is really to blame? No one knows.
We are drawn away to Leeds in a cup match and we are not that bothered whether we win or not?
I feel that many of our first team have still only played a handful of games together so we have missed a golden opportunity to give them more playing time.

Southampton first team are playing away all of us want to see the first team players and we want to see our club win and we play a reserve team. Appalling!!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: All that tonight's proved is our starting 11 are not good enough and the 2nd 11 are worse! Confidence must be shot, the team doesn't seem fit so we've rested them?! Changing the team completely was wrong. If the truth be known Adkins doesn't know his best team and he is paid to do so. Our failure to speculate last January has come home to roost, who is really to blame? No one knows.[/p][/quote]We are drawn away to Leeds in a cup match and we are not that bothered whether we win or not? I feel that many of our first team have still only played a handful of games together so we have missed a golden opportunity to give them more playing time. Southampton first team are playing away all of us want to see the first team players and we want to see our club win and we play a reserve team. Appalling!! southwest saint
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5:19pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

Landdo wrote:
Don't have alot to comment on tonight's performance but let's get a little perspective here, we're not barca or manure so we had trouble getting the players we wanted over the summer, the squad is evolving, are we playing formations and tactics to suit our players.. Probably not right now, what NC and NA are trying to do is set a style of play formation and tactics and mould the squad to play that way right down to the nippers in the academy , this won't produce results in the short term like playing to our current strengths might, it may even take another season or two before we start to see a really positive impact on the 1st team, but in the long run we will reap the benifits, we will be able to dominate possession, pass our way around teams.... Our future star's in the academy will all be comfortable on the ball playing technical football and are being moulded to suit the game the saints want to play have some faith and get on the bus for the long haul
Mmmmm.... Ive heard this before. Mr Wenger I believe. He has had this policy of playing a certain style of football and involving youngsters in the development of it. Sometimes very entertaining for their fans over the years but who really remembers how they played, everyone knows what they achieved though... fcuk all !Not a trophy in sight!
We are NOT Arsenal and the most important thing is to stay in this league with WHOEVER can get us there. Someone posted earlier that 'Arry (and I'm not advocating his appointment here) leaves every club with huge debts, think you'll find he delivered quite a positive bank balance for Spurs with some of his signings, especially now Bale has been valued at £60m.
We may not have won much over the years, we may have struggled in the top flight for many a season, we may have been on the wrong end of a hiding now and then and had controversy and crisis, but we have NEVER conceded 3 goals per game and been every other teams' goal fest. Its beoming embarrasing and must be stopped!

STID
[quote][p][bold]Landdo[/bold] wrote: Don't have alot to comment on tonight's performance but let's get a little perspective here, we're not barca or manure so we had trouble getting the players we wanted over the summer, the squad is evolving, are we playing formations and tactics to suit our players.. Probably not right now, what NC and NA are trying to do is set a style of play formation and tactics and mould the squad to play that way right down to the nippers in the academy , this won't produce results in the short term like playing to our current strengths might, it may even take another season or two before we start to see a really positive impact on the 1st team, but in the long run we will reap the benifits, we will be able to dominate possession, pass our way around teams.... Our future star's in the academy will all be comfortable on the ball playing technical football and are being moulded to suit the game the saints want to play have some faith and get on the bus for the long haul[/p][/quote]Mmmmm.... Ive heard this before. Mr Wenger I believe. He has had this policy of playing a certain style of football and involving youngsters in the development of it. Sometimes very entertaining for their fans over the years but who really remembers how they played, everyone knows what they achieved though... fcuk all !Not a trophy in sight! We are NOT Arsenal and the most important thing is to stay in this league with WHOEVER can get us there. Someone posted earlier that 'Arry (and I'm not advocating his appointment here) leaves every club with huge debts, think you'll find he delivered quite a positive bank balance for Spurs with some of his signings, especially now Bale has been valued at £60m. We may not have won much over the years, we may have struggled in the top flight for many a season, we may have been on the wrong end of a hiding now and then and had controversy and crisis, but we have NEVER conceded 3 goals per game and been every other teams' goal fest. Its beoming embarrasing and must be stopped! STID st1halo
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5:33pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

Force14 wrote:
Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !!
Is Rusty your goalkeeper?


STID
[quote][p][bold]Force14[/bold] wrote: Rusty the dancing Chimp now has 3% of the poll in Pompey but Adkins still has 97% to stay as manager !![/p][/quote]Is Rusty your goalkeeper? STID st1halo
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5:36pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger.

Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent!
You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together
i.e Pompey fans and Next year!

HAHAHAHA


STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID st1halo
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6:14pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
Yes it's a mickey mouse cup, but we are in desperate need of results and a bit of momentum. I know the Premier League is more important but getting beat 3-0 to a side we beat twice last season is going to make things worse.
And yes we have played twice in 48 hours but we played twice a week in the championship without resting 11 players. Our squad isn't good enough to make that many changes.

Are we going to take the FA cup seriously when that comes round???
A MICKEY MOUSE CUP with a place in europe for the winners or maybe even the final losers.Bring on Donald Duck.Cortese would make a good GOOFY.
Mickey Mouse Cups or not, let's not underestimate the importance of the revenue that can be gained from these competitions, as well as the feel good factor to players and supporers if successful.
Both much needed at the present time

STID
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: Yes it's a mickey mouse cup, but we are in desperate need of results and a bit of momentum. I know the Premier League is more important but getting beat 3-0 to a side we beat twice last season is going to make things worse. And yes we have played twice in 48 hours but we played twice a week in the championship without resting 11 players. Our squad isn't good enough to make that many changes. Are we going to take the FA cup seriously when that comes round???[/p][/quote]A MICKEY MOUSE CUP with a place in europe for the winners or maybe even the final losers.Bring on Donald Duck.Cortese would make a good GOOFY.[/p][/quote]Mickey Mouse Cups or not, let's not underestimate the importance of the revenue that can be gained from these competitions, as well as the feel good factor to players and supporers if successful. Both much needed at the present time STID st1halo
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6:24pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one.

Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million.

Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge.

Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc More Glory
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6:36pm Wed 31 Oct 12

More Glory says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Or if you do insist on "Pompey fans"

Next year, when the PST take over, the Pompey fans will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million to look forward to.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Or if you do insist on "Pompey fans" Next year, when the PST take over, the Pompey fans will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million to look forward to. More Glory
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7:28pm Wed 31 Oct 12

saintshorse101 says...

for the `fans` calling for redkrapp to come back i would like you to look at this.
manager allmouth 82-93, 1 promotion, 1 relegation.
manager west hoof 94-01 won the intertotto cup
manager poopey 02-04 div 1 tittle
manager saints 04-05 relegation from prem (branfoot, Merrington, Dave Jones, Stuart Gray, all managed to keep us in the top flight and are not good managers!)
manager poopey 05-08 1 fa cup (still waiting for payment)
manager spuds 08-12 won nothing!

all of the clubs have suffered financial meltdown after he managed them, except spuds, though he was sacked from spuds for continually asking for more money and trying to do the dirty on them to get the england managers job. he has been to court for tax dodging where he convinced the jury that he is too stupid to run his own life and didnt know he had over a 1/4 mill in a bank acc in his dogs name! he has been arrested for alleged bungs, stated that the police had to arrest you to talk to you ( dont ask a polic officer the time, he will arrest you to tell you!).
in his full career as a manager he has been promoted won 1 div 1 tittle, 1 intertotto cup and an fa cup, 4 sucesses in nearly 30 years even though he has spent millions and millions. would you call that successful?
stick with NA, he will get it right and wont try to bankrupt the club!
for the `fans` calling for redkrapp to come back i would like you to look at this. manager allmouth 82-93, 1 promotion, 1 relegation. manager west hoof 94-01 won the intertotto cup manager poopey 02-04 div 1 tittle manager saints 04-05 relegation from prem (branfoot, Merrington, Dave Jones, Stuart Gray, all managed to keep us in the top flight and are not good managers!) manager poopey 05-08 1 fa cup (still waiting for payment) manager spuds 08-12 won nothing! all of the clubs have suffered financial meltdown after he managed them, except spuds, though he was sacked from spuds for continually asking for more money and trying to do the dirty on them to get the england managers job. he has been to court for tax dodging where he convinced the jury that he is too stupid to run his own life and didnt know he had over a 1/4 mill in a bank acc in his dogs name! he has been arrested for alleged bungs, stated that the police had to arrest you to talk to you ( dont ask a polic officer the time, he will arrest you to tell you!). in his full career as a manager he has been promoted won 1 div 1 tittle, 1 intertotto cup and an fa cup, 4 sucesses in nearly 30 years even though he has spent millions and millions. would you call that successful? stick with NA, he will get it right and wont try to bankrupt the club! saintshorse101
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7:41pm Wed 31 Oct 12

kent141 says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
for the `fans` calling for redkrapp to come back i would like you to look at this.
manager allmouth 82-93, 1 promotion, 1 relegation.
manager west hoof 94-01 won the intertotto cup
manager poopey 02-04 div 1 tittle
manager saints 04-05 relegation from prem (branfoot, Merrington, Dave Jones, Stuart Gray, all managed to keep us in the top flight and are not good managers!)
manager poopey 05-08 1 fa cup (still waiting for payment)
manager spuds 08-12 won nothing!

all of the clubs have suffered financial meltdown after he managed them, except spuds, though he was sacked from spuds for continually asking for more money and trying to do the dirty on them to get the england managers job. he has been to court for tax dodging where he convinced the jury that he is too stupid to run his own life and didnt know he had over a 1/4 mill in a bank acc in his dogs name! he has been arrested for alleged bungs, stated that the police had to arrest you to talk to you ( dont ask a polic officer the time, he will arrest you to tell you!).
in his full career as a manager he has been promoted won 1 div 1 tittle, 1 intertotto cup and an fa cup, 4 sucesses in nearly 30 years even though he has spent millions and millions. would you call that successful?
stick with NA, he will get it right and wont try to bankrupt the club!
What a load of waffle.
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: for the `fans` calling for redkrapp to come back i would like you to look at this. manager allmouth 82-93, 1 promotion, 1 relegation. manager west hoof 94-01 won the intertotto cup manager poopey 02-04 div 1 tittle manager saints 04-05 relegation from prem (branfoot, Merrington, Dave Jones, Stuart Gray, all managed to keep us in the top flight and are not good managers!) manager poopey 05-08 1 fa cup (still waiting for payment) manager spuds 08-12 won nothing! all of the clubs have suffered financial meltdown after he managed them, except spuds, though he was sacked from spuds for continually asking for more money and trying to do the dirty on them to get the england managers job. he has been to court for tax dodging where he convinced the jury that he is too stupid to run his own life and didnt know he had over a 1/4 mill in a bank acc in his dogs name! he has been arrested for alleged bungs, stated that the police had to arrest you to talk to you ( dont ask a polic officer the time, he will arrest you to tell you!). in his full career as a manager he has been promoted won 1 div 1 tittle, 1 intertotto cup and an fa cup, 4 sucesses in nearly 30 years even though he has spent millions and millions. would you call that successful? stick with NA, he will get it right and wont try to bankrupt the club![/p][/quote]What a load of waffle. kent141
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8:06pm Wed 31 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

Im happy with Nige.
Im happy with Nige. mack chinnon
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8:17pm Wed 31 Oct 12

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Im happy with Nige.
can't be arsed to read through all the posts , so i'll agree with this one .
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Im happy with Nige.[/p][/quote]can't be arsed to read through all the posts , so i'll agree with this one . slugger
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8:42pm Wed 31 Oct 12

sfc-4eva- says...

I'll go with that too!!
I'll go with that too!! sfc-4eva-
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8:54pm Wed 31 Oct 12

saintshorse101 says...

kent141 wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote: for the `fans` calling for redkrapp to come back i would like you to look at this. manager allmouth 82-93, 1 promotion, 1 relegation. manager west hoof 94-01 won the intertotto cup manager poopey 02-04 div 1 tittle manager saints 04-05 relegation from prem (branfoot, Merrington, Dave Jones, Stuart Gray, all managed to keep us in the top flight and are not good managers!) manager poopey 05-08 1 fa cup (still waiting for payment) manager spuds 08-12 won nothing! all of the clubs have suffered financial meltdown after he managed them, except spuds, though he was sacked from spuds for continually asking for more money and trying to do the dirty on them to get the england managers job. he has been to court for tax dodging where he convinced the jury that he is too stupid to run his own life and didnt know he had over a 1/4 mill in a bank acc in his dogs name! he has been arrested for alleged bungs, stated that the police had to arrest you to talk to you ( dont ask a polic officer the time, he will arrest you to tell you!). in his full career as a manager he has been promoted won 1 div 1 tittle, 1 intertotto cup and an fa cup, 4 sucesses in nearly 30 years even though he has spent millions and millions. would you call that successful? stick with NA, he will get it right and wont try to bankrupt the club!
What a load of waffle.
strange you dont like `FACTS` 141. but then you never do answer a question do you. is it just that you like to make inane posts so that people will start to argue with you? i dont care if you are a saint or skate or other! i really dont, what i do care is that you fill up every forum with stupid posts designed to get responses from saints fans.
one thing i did forget to bring up about redkrapp is that he was filmed by the bbc panorama programme in which it looked like he was trying to `tap up` a player, and the report into bungs brought up concerns about a racehorse that was thought to be given to him by an agent! though to be fair he did tell the inquiry that it was possible that he did own the horse but insisted that he had not made any money out of it because the horse was a failure and never won a race.
with so many accusations around him and so many deals where he has taken a percentage of payments for buying and selling players, do you really think that NC would even consider talking to him? by suggesting him and hoddle you are showing your complete lack of knowledge of football and of saints!
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: for the `fans` calling for redkrapp to come back i would like you to look at this. manager allmouth 82-93, 1 promotion, 1 relegation. manager west hoof 94-01 won the intertotto cup manager poopey 02-04 div 1 tittle manager saints 04-05 relegation from prem (branfoot, Merrington, Dave Jones, Stuart Gray, all managed to keep us in the top flight and are not good managers!) manager poopey 05-08 1 fa cup (still waiting for payment) manager spuds 08-12 won nothing! all of the clubs have suffered financial meltdown after he managed them, except spuds, though he was sacked from spuds for continually asking for more money and trying to do the dirty on them to get the england managers job. he has been to court for tax dodging where he convinced the jury that he is too stupid to run his own life and didnt know he had over a 1/4 mill in a bank acc in his dogs name! he has been arrested for alleged bungs, stated that the police had to arrest you to talk to you ( dont ask a polic officer the time, he will arrest you to tell you!). in his full career as a manager he has been promoted won 1 div 1 tittle, 1 intertotto cup and an fa cup, 4 sucesses in nearly 30 years even though he has spent millions and millions. would you call that successful? stick with NA, he will get it right and wont try to bankrupt the club![/p][/quote]What a load of waffle.[/p][/quote]strange you dont like `FACTS` 141. but then you never do answer a question do you. is it just that you like to make inane posts so that people will start to argue with you? i dont care if you are a saint or skate or other! i really dont, what i do care is that you fill up every forum with stupid posts designed to get responses from saints fans. one thing i did forget to bring up about redkrapp is that he was filmed by the bbc panorama programme in which it looked like he was trying to `tap up` a player, and the report into bungs brought up concerns about a racehorse that was thought to be given to him by an agent! though to be fair he did tell the inquiry that it was possible that he did own the horse but insisted that he had not made any money out of it because the horse was a failure and never won a race. with so many accusations around him and so many deals where he has taken a percentage of payments for buying and selling players, do you really think that NC would even consider talking to him? by suggesting him and hoddle you are showing your complete lack of knowledge of football and of saints! saintshorse101
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9:15pm Wed 31 Oct 12

redduke says...

I wonder how many of us will ever bother going to these cup games again, when you know the manager is going to effectively throw the towel in as he did last night. I agree he should make some changes to give fringe players a game, but not all 11.
This was a good chance to give the club a big lift ahead of the crucial games coming up, but how must they (and the travelling fans) have felt on the long trip home last night.
Loyal fans have just wasted their hard-earned and SFC and Adkins don't seem to care a hoot.
Don't understand why this game wasn't moved to Wednesday either.
I wonder how many of us will ever bother going to these cup games again, when you know the manager is going to effectively throw the towel in as he did last night. I agree he should make some changes to give fringe players a game, but not all 11. This was a good chance to give the club a big lift ahead of the crucial games coming up, but how must they (and the travelling fans) have felt on the long trip home last night. Loyal fans have just wasted their hard-earned and SFC and Adkins don't seem to care a hoot. Don't understand why this game wasn't moved to Wednesday either. redduke
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9:28pm Wed 31 Oct 12

joelster says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Im happy with Nige.
agree
I say give him till 6 weeks after the end of the next transfer window to see if he turned it around before making an inevitable decision. He is brand new to the league and he is a fighter so I think he already knows what he needs and unfortunately is kind of stuck.
I have to admit, I think Atkins is one of the best "coaches" around I really do- BUT I actually think Pardew was and is better at finding good players!
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Im happy with Nige.[/p][/quote]agree I say give him till 6 weeks after the end of the next transfer window to see if he turned it around before making an inevitable decision. He is brand new to the league and he is a fighter so I think he already knows what he needs and unfortunately is kind of stuck. I have to admit, I think Atkins is one of the best "coaches" around I really do- BUT I actually think Pardew was and is better at finding good players! joelster
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10:04pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one.

Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million.

Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge.

Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Actually I can MorningGlory........
.......Southampton Football Club - Division 3 Champions 1960

Here's one for you...

Can you mention any other team other than Portsmouth thats gone into administration whilst being in the Premier League?


Good luck

HAHAHAHA


STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Actually I can MorningGlory........ .......Southampton Football Club - Division 3 Champions 1960 Here's one for you... Can you mention any other team other than Portsmouth thats gone into administration whilst being in the Premier League? Good luck HAHAHAHA STID st1halo
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10:17pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Or if you do insist on "Pompey fans"

Next year, when the PST take over, the Pompey fans will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million to look forward to.
Ooooo ! £2.65mil !
Perhaps you can give us back the gate money you stole from us then!

STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Or if you do insist on "Pompey fans" Next year, when the PST take over, the Pompey fans will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million to look forward to.[/p][/quote]Ooooo ! £2.65mil ! Perhaps you can give us back the gate money you stole from us then! STID st1halo
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10:30pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one.

Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million.

Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge.

Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Actually I can MorningGlory........

.......Southampton Football Club - Division 3 Champions 1960

Here's one for you...

Can you mention any other team other than Portsmouth thats gone into administration whilst being in the Premier League?


Good luck

HAHAHAHA


STID
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE that is.

You know, the one where we are !

HAHAHA

STID
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Actually I can MorningGlory........ .......Southampton Football Club - Division 3 Champions 1960 Here's one for you... Can you mention any other team other than Portsmouth thats gone into administration whilst being in the Premier League? Good luck HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE that is. You know, the one where we are ! HAHAHA STID st1halo
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11:47pm Wed 31 Oct 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one.

Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million.

Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge.

Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Please accept my apologies NoMoreGlory for the way I conducted myself with my earlier posts. I understand the turmoil you are going through right now and as a football fan it was wrong of me to make light of your situation, particularly the callous way in which I mocked you and I am deeply sorry. Of course Pompey fans and next year can be used in the same sentence, for example: Next year there will be no more Pompey fans and no more Pompey!
hahahaHAHAHAHAHA
Sorry Gloria but I love it when you Skates come on this site and try to take the p. Cheers me right up every time


STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Please accept my apologies NoMoreGlory for the way I conducted myself with my earlier posts. I understand the turmoil you are going through right now and as a football fan it was wrong of me to make light of your situation, particularly the callous way in which I mocked you and I am deeply sorry. Of course Pompey fans and next year can be used in the same sentence, for example: Next year there will be no more Pompey fans and no more Pompey! hahahaHAHAHAHAHA Sorry Gloria but I love it when you Skates come on this site and try to take the p. Cheers me right up every time STID st1halo
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12:28am Thu 1 Nov 12

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Please accept my apologies NoMoreGlory for the way I conducted myself with my earlier posts. I understand the turmoil you are going through right now and as a football fan it was wrong of me to make light of your situation, particularly the callous way in which I mocked you and I am deeply sorry. Of course Pompey fans and next year can be used in the same sentence, for example: Next year there will be no more Pompey fans and no more Pompey! hahahaHAHAHAHAHA Sorry Gloria but I love it when you Skates come on this site and try to take the p. Cheers me right up every time STID
Well done Halo for sussing out my moniker, and also on the sentence - although I did give you a chance by omitting "English". And well done on that 3rd div title, you do seem quite proud.

Nice to be of service. Lots of our fans are feeling quite positive at the moment though.

On firsts. Pompey are good at firsts actually.

First club from Hampshire to win anything, the cup, the league etc
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Please accept my apologies NoMoreGlory for the way I conducted myself with my earlier posts. I understand the turmoil you are going through right now and as a football fan it was wrong of me to make light of your situation, particularly the callous way in which I mocked you and I am deeply sorry. Of course Pompey fans and next year can be used in the same sentence, for example: Next year there will be no more Pompey fans and no more Pompey! hahahaHAHAHAHAHA Sorry Gloria but I love it when you Skates come on this site and try to take the p. Cheers me right up every time STID[/p][/quote]Well done Halo for sussing out my moniker, and also on the sentence - although I did give you a chance by omitting "English". And well done on that 3rd div title, you do seem quite proud. Nice to be of service. Lots of our fans are feeling quite positive at the moment though. On firsts. Pompey are good at firsts actually. First club from Hampshire to win anything, the cup, the league etc More Glory
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9:17am Thu 1 Nov 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Confucious wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.
Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.
Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID
Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc
Please accept my apologies NoMoreGlory for the way I conducted myself with my earlier posts. I understand the turmoil you are going through right now and as a football fan it was wrong of me to make light of your situation, particularly the callous way in which I mocked you and I am deeply sorry. Of course Pompey fans and next year can be used in the same sentence, for example: Next year there will be no more Pompey fans and no more Pompey! hahahaHAHAHAHAHA Sorry Gloria but I love it when you Skates come on this site and try to take the p. Cheers me right up every time STID
Well done Halo for sussing out my moniker, and also on the sentence - although I did give you a chance by omitting "English". And well done on that 3rd div title, you do seem quite proud. Nice to be of service. Lots of our fans are feeling quite positive at the moment though. On firsts. Pompey are good at firsts actually. First club from Hampshire to win anything, the cup, the league etc
First club to buy the FA cup and go bust as a result?
First club to think they are better than everyone else and face the harsh reality that they've got no ground, no money and no future?
Certainly the only club allowed to get away with being in administration for so long without being closed down (I wonder how HMRC feel about that one)
I suppose you are right.
your jealousy is showing dear, please compose yourself.
It must be hard sitting in the kipper shed and knowing that theres only one Premier League team in Hampshire just up the road with a Premier League stadium, training facilities and backing. Now I'll give you the fact that we need some better defenders but, quite frankly, I would far rather be in this position than yours.
Even when Saints experienced the financial troubles and dropped a couple of leagues I wasn't panicking because I knew we had the infrastructure in place to come back up. We were a good sale to anyone who wanted to buy.
who wanted to buy Pompey? A bloke who wanted to protect his 17million investment, several dodgy characters who couldnt pass the test and an arab who had already proven that he didn't know the first thing about running a football club. And so you ended up with the fans having to put together a bid in order to try and save something.
Oh sorry... forgot - Tesco's want to turn it into a car park for their store as well don't they.

From where I'm sitting, you can have all the firsts you want. They don't count for much if the PST can't save your club do they.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Confuciousstore.com "Halloween Special" - Appleton masks £5.99 each.[/p][/quote]Also. Matt Le Tissier masks at £4.99. He is more well known, and therefore the batch orders are bigger. Give him time though, and that is likely with Pompey fans, and he could be selling at £4.99 next year as well.[/p][/quote]Excellent! You posted two phrases that can't possibly go together i.e Pompey fans and Next year! HAHAHAHA STID[/p][/quote]Here's one. Next year, when the trust take over Pompey will have a transfer budget of £2.65 million. Now, here is your oxy-moronic sentence challenge. Can you put a sentence together with "Southampton football club" and "champions"? without using "in my dreams, or could, if or might, pigs, fly etc[/p][/quote]Please accept my apologies NoMoreGlory for the way I conducted myself with my earlier posts. I understand the turmoil you are going through right now and as a football fan it was wrong of me to make light of your situation, particularly the callous way in which I mocked you and I am deeply sorry. Of course Pompey fans and next year can be used in the same sentence, for example: Next year there will be no more Pompey fans and no more Pompey! hahahaHAHAHAHAHA Sorry Gloria but I love it when you Skates come on this site and try to take the p. Cheers me right up every time STID[/p][/quote]Well done Halo for sussing out my moniker, and also on the sentence - although I did give you a chance by omitting "English". And well done on that 3rd div title, you do seem quite proud. Nice to be of service. Lots of our fans are feeling quite positive at the moment though. On firsts. Pompey are good at firsts actually. First club from Hampshire to win anything, the cup, the league etc[/p][/quote]First club to buy the FA cup and go bust as a result? First club to think they are better than everyone else and face the harsh reality that they've got no ground, no money and no future? Certainly the only club allowed to get away with being in administration for so long without being closed down (I wonder how HMRC feel about that one) I suppose you are right. your jealousy is showing dear, please compose yourself. It must be hard sitting in the kipper shed and knowing that theres only one Premier League team in Hampshire just up the road with a Premier League stadium, training facilities and backing. Now I'll give you the fact that we need some better defenders but, quite frankly, I would far rather be in this position than yours. Even when Saints experienced the financial troubles and dropped a couple of leagues I wasn't panicking because I knew we had the infrastructure in place to come back up. We were a good sale to anyone who wanted to buy. who wanted to buy Pompey? A bloke who wanted to protect his 17million investment, several dodgy characters who couldnt pass the test and an arab who had already proven that he didn't know the first thing about running a football club. And so you ended up with the fans having to put together a bid in order to try and save something. Oh sorry... forgot - Tesco's want to turn it into a car park for their store as well don't they. From where I'm sitting, you can have all the firsts you want. They don't count for much if the PST can't save your club do they. Stroppy_gramps
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10:27am Thu 1 Nov 12

More Glory says...

Stroppy,

I can see by your long pointed post, that you are getting quite passionate here. Good stuff.

As I say, we are getting quite positive, and a complete take over by the fans would also be a first for a major club as Swansea are part fan owned only.

You obviously don't keep up with the facts, which is why some chaps try to read the "other" side. People were put off investing in the club due to the crooks stranglehold.

Tesco aint gonna happen - nice try, but that is just old banter.

Good day to you.
Stroppy, I can see by your long pointed post, that you are getting quite passionate here. Good stuff. As I say, we are getting quite positive, and a complete take over by the fans would also be a first for a major club as Swansea are part fan owned only. You obviously don't keep up with the facts, which is why some chaps try to read the "other" side. People were put off investing in the club due to the crooks stranglehold. Tesco aint gonna happen - nice try, but that is just old banter. Good day to you. More Glory
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8:07pm Thu 1 Nov 12

oregonsaint says...

Storm Shadow wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Storm Shadow wrote:
kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.
Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.
Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work

Redknapp
Benitez
McCarthy
Curbishley
McLeish

Possible canidates in work

Too long to list


Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS
Don't want.
Wouldn't come.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.
Rubbish.

Great list.
I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough.

Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window

Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?
Jesus who? Another out of work manager maybe?
[quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storm Shadow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Come on then all the sack the manager posters, tell me who would you get in??? It's no good saying sack Nigel and not tell us who to vote for So names please and if you havn't got one ffs shut up.[/p][/quote]Coco the clown would do a better job but id go for Benitez if he would lower his sights from one of the bigger clubs.[/p][/quote]Possible candidates (with the PL experience) who are out of work Redknapp Benitez McCarthy Curbishley McLeish Possible canidates in work Too long to list Now hedge end bob why dont shut up FFS[/p][/quote]Don't want. Wouldn't come. Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish. Great list.[/p][/quote]I suspect if Jesus Christ was on that list he wouldnt be good enough. Unfortuniately faith does win football matches, not even if you spend £20m in the last transfer window Thankfully its not up to me or you, its up to NC and how long will he wait? or is his 5 year master plan to get us back in the same place were we started?[/p][/quote]Jesus who? Another out of work manager maybe? oregonsaint
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