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Saints 1 Norwich 1

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    Rickie Lambert gives Saints the lead on 32 minutes
  • Paulo Gazzaniga lets Robert Snodgrass's free kick squirm through him for the equaliser moments before half time
  • Seven points from the last nine for Saints
  • Saints third from bottom

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insane saint 5:45pm Wed 28 Nov 12

BRING THEM ON

COYR

WE WILL WIN AND WIN WELL

TOGETHER AS ONE

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Velleity 5:58pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Can't wait for the team spirit we showed against Newcastle to start again at 7:45.

I'll be hoarse after this one as well, I bet.

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JohnItaly 5:59pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Think tonight will be a sterner test than QPR or Newcastle. Both these teams are struggling whilst Norwich are on a good run - which must come to an end sometime! A good win tonight will really set-up the Saints for a very interesting game at Anfield. 6 points from these two games would be a real bonus and let the Premiership know the Saints have arrived, 4 points more than acceptable.

COYR.

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Ji-Ji-Jimmeh 5:59pm Wed 28 Nov 12

we could, could move up to 14th with a win tonight, who would have thought that a few weeks ago?

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Puddletown Saint 6:01pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Reckon Jay will start tonight - and score

Gonna be a hard game -lets keep the faith

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Norwegian Saint 6:05pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norway signing in.
Tough ask tonight but by keeping a winning team we can get a positive result.
Am I confident? Getting my "hell of a beating" quote ready ;-)

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saintkenny 6:30pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Norway signing in.
Tough ask tonight but by keeping a winning team we can get a positive result.
Am I confident? Getting my "hell of a beating" quote ready ;-)

go norg .delia steven fry /great stuff.14/12/12 the end is nigh

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Velleity 6:32pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Norway signing in.
Tough ask tonight but by keeping a winning team we can get a positive result.
Am I confident? Getting my "hell of a beating" quote ready ;-)

Sounds like something from Eurovision...

"Norway signing in"

"'Allo, Norway; what are your votes?"

"Southampton... trois point!
Norwich... null point!"

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mack chinnon 6:41pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Ji-Ji-Jimmeh wrote…


we could, could move up to 14th with a win tonight, who would have thought that a few weeks ago?

Me.

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mack chinnon 6:42pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Esjberg checking in.
Come on Tranmere.

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SaintinCanada 6:46pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Not on live TV here in the Great White North so I will have to put up with Dave Merrington.

It gave me a moment of inspiration though:-

We could raise some serious money with a game called "Merrington Bingo"

Each player gets a card with 12 phrases then listens to the game on the Player.

When DM says "What Saints moousn't do now Adam is.........."

If "go to sleep at the back!"....or "lose their composure!" is in one of your squares, then you cross it off.

As soon your card is full you shout -

"BINGO! IT WAS WRITTEN HERE FIRST!"

If, after 90 minutes, or 5.00pm your card is still empty you shout -

"TEBOURBA!"

We could be on to something here....just need to fill in a few more squares!

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Norwegian Saint 6:48pm Wed 28 Nov 12

mack chinnon wrote…


Esjberg checking in.
Come on Tranmere.

Mack... Do you mean Esbjerg? Twice now you said Esjberg?!

Velleity... Eurovision heeheee, my Norwegian girlfriends best friend might be singing for norway next year... How to ruin a career in one shout!

Come on you Saaaaaiiiintssss!!

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Bigrich1980 6:48pm Wed 28 Nov 12

anyone know of an livestreams for tonights game

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saintkenny 6:51pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Bigrich1980 wrote…


anyone know of an livestreams for tonights game

VIPSPORTS.COM

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mack chinnon 6:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


mack chinnon wrote…


Esjberg checking in.
Come on Tranmere.
Mack... Do you mean Esbjerg? Twice now you said Esjberg?!

Velleity... Eurovision heeheee, my Norwegian girlfriends best friend might be singing for norway next year... How to ruin a career in one shout!

Come on you Saaaaaiiiintssss!!

Sorry Amigo im dislexik. Ive also got d.h.a.d.

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Norwegian Saint 6:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Unchanged team... Nice!

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Ross123 7:00pm Wed 28 Nov 12

hi all, try firstrow.eu for the live link, never fails lads!

perfect team selection tonight!

apart from guly made it to the bench! useless!

lets get another 3 points!

i fancy us getting something at liverpool to! they are poor

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St.Yorkie 7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Really pleased on 2-counts. Unchanged and Guly on the bench! He will be a big contributor during the season.

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PTID1898 7:03pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Come on Norwich!!!!!!

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Norwegian Saint 7:04pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Ross123 wrote…


hi all, try firstrow.eu for the live link, never fails lads!

perfect team selection tonight!

apart from guly made it to the bench! useless!

lets get another 3 points!

i fancy us getting something at liverpool to! they are poor

That's what I use in Norway... Easy to use site, just close the pop-ups and go full screen!

Mack... well dine ;-)

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mack chinnon 7:06pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Ben Reves back on the bench. Like him.

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costa gaz 7:07pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Unchanged team... Nice!

Very nice!
Off to my local (Almeria) to watch it live on ab sport.
COYR

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Norwegian Saint 7:11pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Predictions???
I'm going for a 4-2

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up saints 7:13pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Ross123 wrote…


hi all, try firstrow.eu for the live link, never fails lads!

perfect team selection tonight!

apart from guly made it to the bench! useless!

lets get another 3 points!

i fancy us getting something at liverpool to! they are poor

fsi football streaming is showing 4 links one is first row.happy with the starting 11 just thought jwp would of made the bench maybe even fox if luke tires.i will do my best not to mention one player on the bench hope he stays there.

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Norwegian Saint 7:19pm Wed 28 Nov 12

No Ruddy in goal for the Canaries

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Eastbourne Outpost 7:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

No chance of seeing the goals on local news in East Sussex. We get Brazilton and Hove Albion for our sins. Oh, and Charlton, for some reason.

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Ross123 7:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

up saints wrote…


Ross123 wrote…


hi all, try firstrow.eu for the live link, never fails lads!

perfect team selection tonight!

apart from guly made it to the bench! useless!

lets get another 3 points!

i fancy us getting something at liverpool to! they are poor
fsi football streaming is showing 4 links one is first row.happy with the starting 11 just thought jwp would of made the bench maybe even fox if luke tires.i will do my best not to mention one player on the bench hope he stays there.

happy days!

yeh how guly was given a 1 year contract extension is beyond me.

funniest moment ever was guly starting against man city over lambert!

what was that all about? lol

he should be released and maybe he might play for a league 1 side or summit,

common saints!!!

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up saints 7:32pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Ross123 wrote…


up saints wrote…


Ross123 wrote…


hi all, try firstrow.eu for the live link, never fails lads!

perfect team selection tonight!

apart from guly made it to the bench! useless!

lets get another 3 points!

i fancy us getting something at liverpool to! they are poor
fsi football streaming is showing 4 links one is first row.happy with the starting 11 just thought jwp would of made the bench maybe even fox if luke tires.i will do my best not to mention one player on the bench hope he stays there.
happy days!

yeh how guly was given a 1 year contract extension is beyond me.

funniest moment ever was guly starting against man city over lambert!

what was that all about? lol

he should be released and maybe he might play for a league 1 side or summit,

common saints!!!

i think he should of gone on loan would of shook him up abit .kick off 10 min enjoy the match all back half time

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Ross123 7:37pm Wed 28 Nov 12

up saints wrote…


Ross123 wrote…


up saints wrote…


Ross123 wrote…


hi all, try firstrow.eu for the live link, never fails lads!

perfect team selection tonight!

apart from guly made it to the bench! useless!

lets get another 3 points!

i fancy us getting something at liverpool to! they are poor
fsi football streaming is showing 4 links one is first row.happy with the starting 11 just thought jwp would of made the bench maybe even fox if luke tires.i will do my best not to mention one player on the bench hope he stays there.
happy days!

yeh how guly was given a 1 year contract extension is beyond me.

funniest moment ever was guly starting against man city over lambert!

what was that all about? lol

he should be released and maybe he might play for a league 1 side or summit,

common saints!!!
i think he should of gone on loan would of shook him up abit .kick off 10 min enjoy the match all back half time

enjoy mate!

lets hope we all happy come 9.45!

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mack chinnon 7:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


No Ruddy in goal for the Canaries

No Surman either.

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SOULJACKER 7:44pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Well, as I sup my drank & get in the mood for a good win tonight, I was thinking how cool half time would be at SMS with a bit of this or maybe it's just me :)

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=Hc8usPlAY
bg

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Tirau Dan 7:54pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Loving this at 8.45am Nothing in NZ from useless expensive NZ Sky TV.. Threads playing up too..

Saw the fingers go into Rickie's face though... cheating bstds

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SPIKEISLANDTRADER 7:56pm Wed 28 Nov 12

C O M E ON U REDS .
Warm the south coast up nicely tonight , and play as we know you can

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saintshorse101 8:17pm Wed 28 Nov 12

yyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeess
ssssssssssss

rickie lambert southamptons goal machine!!!!!!

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Tirau Dan 8:19pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Rickie on the Scramble

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Little Hitler 8:20pm Wed 28 Nov 12

YES!!!!!!

Not bad for a fatty then LOL.

He'll take us to the Champions League Ricky, Ricky!

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mack chinnon 8:23pm Wed 28 Nov 12

EIEIEIO
UP THE PREMIERSHIP WE GO.

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Ji-Ji-Jimmeh 8:31pm Wed 28 Nov 12

cr@p

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Norwegian Saint 8:32pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Clatterburg is ALL for Norwich! Terrible decisions.
1-1
Gazzanigga mistake... Terrible!
If Rickie will keep us up Gazza could send us down... Sorry, just awful goal to give away.

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Barcelona Saint 8:33pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Clyne having a mare. Clattenburg too.

Just have to go out and score 2 more!

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mack chinnon 8:35pm Wed 28 Nov 12

****.

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Ross123 8:35pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Clatterburg is ALL for Norwich! Terrible decisions.
1-1
Gazzanigga mistake... Terrible!
If Rickie will keep us up Gazza could send us down... Sorry, just awful goal to give away.

i just wish we had kelvin davies on goal!

hes much more experienced and would save easy shots like that!

one minite hes good then hes crap!

its our only achilles heel!

our goalkeeper! so frustrating

we have been so comftable up until the goal!

ffs!!!!!!!!

ramirez has also been sloppy so far giving the ball away to much,

come on!

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Strasbourg Saint 8:37pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Well, this is where we'll see what we're made of. Let's be fair, we're not playing that well. Clyne, Ramirez and Gazza, of course, are all out of sorts.

We tend to have a good half and a bad half, so I still say 3-1 Saints.

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DisplacedFan 8:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Clatterburg is ALL for Norwich! Terrible decisions.
1-1
Gazzanigga mistake... Terrible!
If Rickie will keep us up Gazza could send us down... Sorry, just awful goal to give away.

Basic goal keeping mistake. Silly freekick. Not sure if that was fair seemed a good tackle, but I would expect a high school goalkeeper to stop that one - not even hit that hard.

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Norwegian Saint 8:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

The last 3 goals conceded have been Gazzas fault... He had a good game v Newcastle but this is awful.
Yeah... Give him experience but the Argie is costing us!
Is Clattenburg being racist towards Saints? Two blatant fouls for us waved away. A tickle on a canary and FOUL!

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Ross123 8:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Well, this is where we'll see what we're made of. Let's be fair, we're not playing that well. Clyne, Ramirez and Gazza, of course, are all out of sorts.

We tend to have a good half and a bad half, so I still say 3-1 Saints.

agreed! we need to win these games!

i think we should sub clyne, bring on fox, we need some energy badly,

the only shining light so far is luke shaw!

mint

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up saints 8:42pm Wed 28 Nov 12

intresting half ref is i agree all norwich i would still stick with gazza but may change my mind at 2145

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Scarborosaint 8:43pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Keep the faith coyr

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Norwegian Saint 8:43pm Wed 28 Nov 12

The links on firstrow is awful... Any good ones out there?

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bluewhiteandred 8:46pm Wed 28 Nov 12

YOU ONLY SING WHEN YOUR WINNING

1412 12 POMPEY SAVED SAINTS STILL IN BOTTOM 3

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Stroppy_gramps 8:50pm Wed 28 Nov 12

bluewhiteandred wrote…


YOU ONLY SING WHEN YOUR WINNING

1412 12 POMPEY SAVED SAINTS STILL IN BOTTOM 3

Interesting prediction of the future there.
since you seem so sure of what is going to happen I don't suppose you happen to have Fridays lottery numbers all predicted have you?

oh wait sorry..... ssshhhhhhhhhh

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Bigrich1980 8:50pm Wed 28 Nov 12

i have given up trying to watch

strem areful tonight - anyone rcommend a good one

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mack chinnon 8:51pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Come on Saints.

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Strasbourg Saint 8:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


The links on firstrow is awful... Any good ones out there?

Mine was as good/bad as ever but someone's just pulled the plug!! :(

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Norwegian Saint 9:00pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Bigrich1980 wrote…


i have given up trying to watch

strem areful tonight - anyone rcommend a good one

Yep, nothing good on my links... Have to rely on this site :-)

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Norwegian Saint 9:08pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Apart from the referee giving everything to Norwich, they are playing better than us... Time to change that.

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Tirau Dan 9:10pm Wed 28 Nov 12

firstrow was playing up... vipboxtv is working well... link 2

time for jay rod

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Norwegian Saint 9:15pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Apparently Gazza did a good save, so credit where it's due.... But still should've saved that goal!

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Norwegian Saint 9:22pm Wed 28 Nov 12

COME ON SAINTS!!!!!!

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Tirau Dan 9:23pm Wed 28 Nov 12

grant holt supper star
walks like a lilly and he wears a bra


come on saints lift it a bit lads.. lets get 3pts... COYR you can do it.

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Norwegian Saint 9:23pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Ahhhh... Morrison coming on, he is dangerous.

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bluewhiteandred 9:24pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Stroppy_gramps wrote…


bluewhiteandred wrote…


YOU ONLY SING WHEN YOUR WINNING

1412 12 POMPEY SAVED SAINTS STILL IN BOTTOM 3
Interesting prediction of the future there.
since you seem so sure of what is going to happen I don't suppose you happen to have Fridays lottery numbers all predicted have you?

oh wait sorry..... ssshhhhhhhhhh

stroppy gramps
Thanks for breaking the bully boys sssssshhhhhh campaign do your own lottery numbers and i hope you win . so you can go to st marys and have a good day out . have a day without stropps

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Norwegian Saint 9:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Reeves on for Shaw who was man of the match for me.

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bigfella777 9:37pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Look at all the loyal fans leaving already, so loyal.Should of played Guly.

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Norwegian Saint 9:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Well... Four games unbeaten but Gazza has now cost us more points.
Bring on Liverpool (and Super Kelv)

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Stroppy_gramps 9:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

I'll take a draw fromtonights game quite happily.

Given the way Norwich have been playing recently thats a good result to grind out away from home

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mack chinnon 9:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

4 unbeaten. The Saints go marching on. Bring on the Scousers.

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Little Hitler 9:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

A point is nothing to be sniffed at.

That's 7 from a possible nine with only 2 conceded. Shame Villa won last night but we should still be confident at Klanfield.

Haters gonna hate.

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Ross123 9:44pm Wed 28 Nov 12

disappointed tonight, just know what davies or boruc would of saved that shot,

gazza is costing us points - fact

we need safe hands davies in goal come saturday,

i knew when snodgrass took that freekick is going to go in!

thats how much faith i have in gazza!

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batesieboy 9:46pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.

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mattthecat1980 9:46pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Bring back Kelvin gazza awful every time the ball goes near him I'm worried kelvins proven experience quality

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mattthecat1980 9:46pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Bring back Kelvin gazza awful every time the ball goes near him I'm worried kelvins proven experience quality

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willygetaway 9:49pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Time for Brad Friedel i think

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Tirau Dan 9:54pm Wed 28 Nov 12

I support young Gazza. Very unlucky to make a silly error.. he knows!! doesn;t need us no nothings telling him. He's smashing for a 20 year year old. I'll leave it to the gaffer to make the decisions.

Don't knock - support and he'll get better.. Don't suggest Kelv or Borlocks unless you've been to training and have access to the coaching staff thoughts.

Lads were tired out.. Jaded game.. As Mack says.. 4 unbeaten 4 from 6 so far this week - game to come.. who is it Sat.. another northern lot innit?

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Puddletown Saint 9:56pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Proves how far we have come when disappointed to draw against a very good Norwich

Not a knee jerk but Kelvin must come back Yes he let in a few but that was against Utd City and the Ar*e

Keep the faith and up to Anfield

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saintshorse101 9:58pm Wed 28 Nov 12

well a good hard fought point tonight, no one played great except for shaw. its good that we can grind out points when we arent playing so well. shame that gazza made the mistake for their goal, however he has pulled off some good saves of late, world class save vs newcastle, would ab or kd have saved that one?

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Norwegian Saint 10:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

batesieboy wrote…


Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.

Come the end of the season... If Gazza hadn't ficked up we would have 4 more points in the bag... Hope were not regretting this come May!

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Norwegian Saint 10:13pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Tirau Dan wrote…


I support young Gazza. Very unlucky to make a silly error.. he knows!! doesn;t need us no nothings telling him. He's smashing for a 20 year year old. I'll leave it to the gaffer to make the decisions.

Don't knock - support and he'll get better.. Don't suggest Kelv or Borlocks unless you've been to training and have access to the coaching staff thoughts.

Lads were tired out.. Jaded game.. As Mack says.. 4 unbeaten 4 from 6 so far this week - game to come.. who is it Sat.. another northern lot innit?

I like Gazza too but we just can NOT carry him. The defence is looking better and better. Gazza cost us tonight as he did against Swansea, he might have got away with errors in league 1 but not here and now.
Yes he is only 20, yes give him experience but if we were to go down due to these unforced errors would you still forgive him?
I think we should buy the Norwich keeper... He looked useful.
Gazza in the sticks on Saturday and I will be worried. He's had 1 very good game in the last 5 or 6... We need a keeper that's good for 5 or 6 games with the odd bad one.
I know Gazza will be feeling crap and he is a Saints player that I will support but how many mistakes can we afford?

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swesaint 10:17pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Doesn't really sound like support

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saintshorse101 10:18pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


batesieboy wrote…

Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.
Come the end of the season... If Gazza hadn't ficked up we would have 4 more points in the bag... Hope were not regretting this come May!

what if clyne hadnt slipped over against manure or hadnt let bale beat him to the cross he scored from, then we might of had 2-6pts more. all players make mistakes and no one has said that clyne should have been dropped after his, no we supported him and now hes showing what he can do. i think the same will be true for gazza, show faith in him and he will repay it. yes he has made a bad mistake but so have the other keepers, and i think gazza has shown more positives than the other 2.

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mack chinnon 10:28pm Wed 28 Nov 12

saintshorse101 wrote…


Norwegian Saint wrote…


batesieboy wrote…

Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.
Come the end of the season... If Gazza hadn't ficked up we would have 4 more points in the bag... Hope were not regretting this come May!
what if clyne hadnt slipped over against manure or hadnt let bale beat him to the cross he scored from, then we might of had 2-6pts more. all players make mistakes and no one has said that clyne should have been dropped after his, no we supported him and now hes showing what he can do. i think the same will be true for gazza, show faith in him and he will repay it. yes he has made a bad mistake but so have the other keepers, and i think gazza has shown more positives than the other 2.

Agree with you Horse, Hoping he will be first choice for years to come.Feel more confident with him in goal than Kelvin,
Up the Saints.
Come on Tranmere.

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Strasbourg Saint 10:49pm Wed 28 Nov 12

mack chinnon wrote…


saintshorse101 wrote…


Norwegian Saint wrote…


batesieboy wrote…

Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.
Come the end of the season... If Gazza hadn't ficked up we would have 4 more points in the bag... Hope were not regretting this come May!
what if clyne hadnt slipped over against manure or hadnt let bale beat him to the cross he scored from, then we might of had 2-6pts more. all players make mistakes and no one has said that clyne should have been dropped after his, no we supported him and now hes showing what he can do. i think the same will be true for gazza, show faith in him and he will repay it. yes he has made a bad mistake but so have the other keepers, and i think gazza has shown more positives than the other 2.
Agree with you Horse, Hoping he will be first choice for years to come.Feel more confident with him in goal than Kelvin,
Up the Saints.
Come on Tranmere.

Me, too.

I do agree with Norgie to a point. We've conceded three goals in the last four matches and Gazza has been involved in all of them ...... but, he's also made some good saves, too.

It's a tough call. A striker balloons over when he should have scored and we soon forget, but a goalie lets in a soft goal and we always remember.

Kelvin? Love him, but I remember the soft one which cost as 2 points at home to Preston a few years ago ..... and there were others.

In the end, it was a decent point against difficult opponents given that we were far from at our best. Roll on Saturday. If we do win (and I think we've a great chance) I fear for Brendon Rodgers....... Now THAT might be a job Di Matteo would fancy.

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mack chinnon 10:54pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


mack chinnon wrote…


saintshorse101 wrote…


Norwegian Saint wrote…


batesieboy wrote…

Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.
Come the end of the season... If Gazza hadn't ficked up we would have 4 more points in the bag... Hope were not regretting this come May!
what if clyne hadnt slipped over against manure or hadnt let bale beat him to the cross he scored from, then we might of had 2-6pts more. all players make mistakes and no one has said that clyne should have been dropped after his, no we supported him and now hes showing what he can do. i think the same will be true for gazza, show faith in him and he will repay it. yes he has made a bad mistake but so have the other keepers, and i think gazza has shown more positives than the other 2.
Agree with you Horse, Hoping he will be first choice for years to come.Feel more confident with him in goal than Kelvin,
Up the Saints.
Come on Tranmere.
Me, too.

I do agree with Norgie to a point. We've conceded three goals in the last four matches and Gazza has been involved in all of them ...... but, he's also made some good saves, too.

It's a tough call. A striker balloons over when he should have scored and we soon forget, but a goalie lets in a soft goal and we always remember.

Kelvin? Love him, but I remember the soft one which cost as 2 points at home to Preston a few years ago ..... and there were others.

In the end, it was a decent point against difficult opponents given that we were far from at our best. Roll on Saturday. If we do win (and I think we've a great chance) I fear for Brendon Rodgers....... Now THAT might be a job Di Matteo would fancy.

Or Nigel.

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saintlysoul 10:56pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Disappointing perform ance tonight albeit a point earnt better than a loss! What was apparent tonight was the absent midfield. Spider, Cork and Ramirez did not perform! I noticed that Reeves replaced JWP on the bench no doubt to replace Shaw which he did. Can someone explain to me how Guly is ahead of JWP on the bench and why JWP in any event not starting. We heard all the hype about him justifiably in my opinion from NA at the beginning of the season identical to what he's saying about Shaw now!!

Shaw was my man of the match an excellent performance!

I would p,ay Davies in goal and JWP for Spuder on Saturday!!!!!

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Thornhill Saint 11:05pm Wed 28 Nov 12

The players looked tired. The fans looked tired. The fans looked tired, hell I was tired and cold dammit, but we did not lose. Four unbeaten in the premier league now and a good point against an in form Norwich.

I just hope the lads are not still knackered come Saturday. If Adkins had made changes half would have cirticised him. He didn't and we did not win the other half may have a go.

I was more dissapointed with the lack of subsititutions. What is the point of having Mayuka if he is not allowed to terorise opponants at the end of a game. Lambert and Rodriguez are not inspirational together, When he subbed Lambert for Rodriguez last week it was very different and worked well.

I am moving more into the give Kelv a chance camp. What is the point of being second in line if you do not have the oppotunity to step up when first choice keeps stuffing up. Judging from Adkins post match talk, could be changes. He has however made saves and looks confident. Tricky but Super Kelv shades it for me.

All in all a night for Bovril, not a night that will live long in memory.

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Baddesley Bill 11:11pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Just got in. For me it was a good game of football.
We dominated the first 40 mins just like we did on Sunday. Our work ate and passing was excellet. Norwich just didn't give us the space that Newcastle did (as most of us suspected).
Gutted for Gazza...the timing of his blooper couldn't have been worse. Turned the game without doubt.
Plus points...our defence held firm when Norwich pressed and we never stopped running and chasing for a winner. Norwich did well to pack out their box...just a shame we couldn't find the space to put in the winner.

MOM Luke Shaw...best player on the pitch by a country mile. England awaits the lad.

FOM (Fattie Of the Match) award goes to Grant Holt.

Get anything from Anfield and we should be happy...but the Reading game will be a must win.

COYR

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redsnapper 11:11pm Wed 28 Nov 12

A bit shabby tonite, Rickie won so many headers but we never capitalised. Too many off the pace tonight and NA should have freshened it up much earlier.

The feckin officials are as bad as the ones in Div 1.

Suspect Gazza will be rested on Sat but the alternatives are equally dicey.

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skiptonsaint 11:14pm Wed 28 Nov 12

I thought norwich were decent and played for a draw and we looked a tad jaded.

Picking up premier league points when not at our best

Liverpool will have to come at us on sat and i think we could get something there.

Shaw was very good tonight for someone so young.

Sort the keeper situation out and i am not sure what to think on this,

What happens if we move kelvin back in and we start letting goals in again ?

Then we have no clear best keeper

And Back to square one. Gazza has been part of our best run keeping goals out.

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OSPREYSAINT 11:16pm Wed 28 Nov 12

As a happy clapper I am a bit disappointed, but let us face it Norwich were basically better than us, but they couldn't beat us, that's progress. I suspect JWP was held back in case he was needed to replace Spider on Saturday if he had picked up another yellow, but he didn't really put himself about much and never got anywhere near picking up a card. Fonte was my MoM, but Shaw was immense. Poor old Gazza one mistake and he gets punished, it just ain't fair. In my view we were playing against 14 men tonight, the Officials were fairly inept, and as was said on Solent, all of the 50/50 decisions went Norwich way, and we didn't get any breaks at all.

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skiptonsaint 11:20pm Wed 28 Nov 12

I thought norwich were decent and played for a draw and we looked a tad jaded.

Picking up premier league points when not at our best

Liverpool will have to come at us on sat and i think we could get something there.

Shaw was very good tonight for someone so young.

Sort the keeper situation out and i am not sure what to think on this,

What happens if we move kelvin back in and we start letting goals in again ?

Then we have no clear best keeper

And Back to square one. Gazza has been part of our best run keeping goals out.

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slugger 11:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


As a happy clapper I am a bit disappointed, but let us face it Norwich were basically better than us, but they couldn't beat us, that's progress. I suspect JWP was held back in case he was needed to replace Spider on Saturday if he had picked up another yellow, but he didn't really put himself about much and never got anywhere near picking up a card. Fonte was my MoM, but Shaw was immense. Poor old Gazza one mistake and he gets punished, it just ain't fair. In my view we were playing against 14 men tonight, the Officials were fairly inept, and as was said on Solent, all of the 50/50 decisions went Norwich way, and we didn't get any breaks at all.

norwich were better than us ? .... i beg to differ .

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OSPREYSAINT 11:24pm Wed 28 Nov 12

slugger wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


As a happy clapper I am a bit disappointed, but let us face it Norwich were basically better than us, but they couldn't beat us, that's progress. I suspect JWP was held back in case he was needed to replace Spider on Saturday if he had picked up another yellow, but he didn't really put himself about much and never got anywhere near picking up a card. Fonte was my MoM, but Shaw was immense. Poor old Gazza one mistake and he gets punished, it just ain't fair. In my view we were playing against 14 men tonight, the Officials were fairly inept, and as was said on Solent, all of the 50/50 decisions went Norwich way, and we didn't get any breaks at all.
norwich were better than us ? .... i beg to differ .

Better organized, especially after they scored. They didn't have much up front though, I was disappointed in Holts performance after all of the build up, Lambo is a far better all round player.

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angus mc coatup 11:34pm Wed 28 Nov 12

jeez.....and I thought sunday's ref was
sh!t ..........should change his name to

crappenberg !!

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OSPREYSAINT 11:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Michael Oliver is the Referee for Saturday, I just hope he is better than last batch of Officials that we have had lately, otherwise expect Suarez to get Fonte or Yosh sent off with his antics.

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Jameski 11:45pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Gazzaniga made one mistake and everyone says we should put kelvin back. In fairness gazzaniga made the least mistakes of any player in our team, we gave away lots of passes and Nigel should probably have played Rodriguez/ mayuka and with 20 mins before time at least. Everyone should look back at all the goals kelvin let in this season (18 I think) and 2/3 of those should have been easy saves for a keeper of his experience. At the end of the day we should be content with a draw, considering the referee it could have been much worse. Ricky looked get tired in the second half. I'd like to see mayuka and jay both get a starting place against Liverpool, they'll be desperate to show what they are getting paid for and lambert needs a well earned rest (sub him on later so he gets to play against his home team)
Nigel should not be scared to make subs when we need more energy in the team.

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Seedhouse the Unrepentant 11:53pm Wed 28 Nov 12

We dominated the first half and should have gone in in front. We didn't and they shaded the second half. I'll take the point though. I still think in the Prem you need to use a bit of squad rotation - the top teams do - it's the reality of life when games come thick and fast.

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st1halo 1:25am Thu 29 Nov 12

I did say earlier today that we wouldn't get as much space and that we would tire second half if we tried to play the same way as Sunday and so it proved.
Negatives (for me)
- Should have been a different approach to the game tactically and a chance to throw some fresh legs in.
- If the goal hadn't gone in right on half time, perhaps the result might have been different.
- Clattentwat - what a joke!
Positives
- Luke and Adam
- a point against a tough to beat team
- Looking more solid at the back, Jose baby played well
- Unbeaten in 4

Fun part of the night - singing You're just a sh1t Ricky Lambert to Grant Holt! Got home and watched the game again on Football First and even the commentators talked about it - Hilarious!

STID
14.12.12 - Merry Christmas everyone!

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Tirau Dan 4:00am Thu 29 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


slugger wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


As a happy clapper I am a bit disappointed, but let us face it Norwich were basically better than us, but they couldn't beat us, that's progress. I suspect JWP was held back in case he was needed to replace Spider on Saturday if he had picked up another yellow, but he didn't really put himself about much and never got anywhere near picking up a card. Fonte was my MoM, but Shaw was immense. Poor old Gazza one mistake and he gets punished, it just ain't fair. In my view we were playing against 14 men tonight, the Officials were fairly inept, and as was said on Solent, all of the 50/50 decisions went Norwich way, and we didn't get any breaks at all.
norwich were better than us ? .... i beg to differ .
Better organized, especially after they scored. They didn't have much up front though, I was disappointed in Holts performance after all of the build up, Lambo is a far better all round player.

Norwich played 9 1 formation for 90% of the game.. they were boring, hoofed it too often and cheated like hell. The ref was absolutely useless.

Both teams were either knackered or saving themselves for Saturday. This was a forgettable game but a point is a point we'll have it.

To those picking on young Paulo... get over yourselves and let the manager manage the lads are doing fine.

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Ross123 4:24am Thu 29 Nov 12

Norwegian Saint wrote…


batesieboy wrote…


Come the end of the season that could be a big point. Win at Liverpool would be nice.
Come the end of the season... If Gazza hadn't ficked up we would have 4 more points in the bag... Hope were not regretting this come May!

agreed mate, gazza costing us points all the time,

i think we all wouldnt mind if norwich scored a screamer from 30 yards.

its the fact that we are gifting goals away to easy, (or gazza is).
we also learnt hooiveld was giving cheap goals away and we dropped him.

super kelv for liverpool game please!

we could be having the 3 points! not just the one!

i think youd all agree with me on this.

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Norwegian Saint 6:53am Thu 29 Nov 12

Wasn't Nigel a goalkeeper?
Player-Manager perhaps?!
:-D

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JohnItaly 6:59am Thu 29 Nov 12

Slightly disappointing result as once again Saints have let more points slip (now 13) from a winning position. Just cannot close out a game which brings us back to the endless argument about NA's policy on using substitutes. I also think it a little unfair to castigate Gazza and blaming him for costing us 2 points. If the forwards had scored a couple of goals when, according to match reports, Saints had the better of the 1st half, the slip wouldn't have been as costly. After all football is a team game.

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Oldfan 8:00am Thu 29 Nov 12

The goal looked a team failure as the wall was not correctly positioned. The pundits on MOTD mentioned it but they were too busy castagating Gazza to show who lined it up.
Gaaza is a young keeper learning and at this level mistakes will be more costly. If his confidence has gone then we must loan him out to learn.

Anyway we could not take the necessary three points and on Saturday the pace of Suarez/Sterling will be an interesting test for our defensive sytsem. Hopefully the team will cope better than in the past for if they allow one on ones we will be done.

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OSPREYSAINT 8:30am Thu 29 Nov 12

Oldfan wrote…


The goal looked a team failure as the wall was not correctly positioned. The pundits on MOTD mentioned it but they were too busy castagating Gazza to show who lined it up.
Gaaza is a young keeper learning and at this level mistakes will be more costly. If his confidence has gone then we must loan him out to learn.

Anyway we could not take the necessary three points and on Saturday the pace of Suarez/Sterling will be an interesting test for our defensive sytsem. Hopefully the team will cope better than in the past for if they allow one on ones we will be done.

It was not until I watched MoD that you could see how badly the wall was set up, presumably, that is Gazzas call to create the positioning of it for best effect? It was Puncheon that realised what was happening at the last minute and was close to blocking the shot, but may have distracted Gazza in his attempt to clear, it happened move on. In my opinion for Saturdays game I would use either of the more experienced GKs, not because of what has happened recently, but just for their better knowledge of the game.

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Strasbourg Saint 8:32am Thu 29 Nov 12

Oldfan wrote…


The goal looked a team failure as the wall was not correctly positioned. The pundits on MOTD mentioned it but they were too busy castagating Gazza to show who lined it up.
Gaaza is a young keeper learning and at this level mistakes will be more costly. If his confidence has gone then we must loan him out to learn.

Anyway we could not take the necessary three points and on Saturday the pace of Suarez/Sterling will be an interesting test for our defensive sytsem. Hopefully the team will cope better than in the past for if they allow one on ones we will be done.

First: I agree with most of what Thornhill said above.

Watching on a really bad thread, it was hard to judge most things. EG, I can't really comment on the ref, some things were wrong but he seemed an improvement on Sunday. Maybe my thread went awol at the wrong times.

As for your comment re the free kick, Oldfan, I agree. When I watched it again, I thought to myself the problems started with Clyne's tackle (on the replays I saw, he did get the player), continued with the wall placement and then ..... what was the player (who was it? Punch or Clyne, I couldn't make it out) doing who was drifting between Snodgrass and Gazza? He wasn't marking anyone and wasn't putting himself in a covering position. He was just in the way. I might have understood it if it had been a Norwich player had been there, deliberately (but legally) obstructing the keeper's line of vision.

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Strasbourg Saint 8:40am Thu 29 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Oldfan wrote…


The goal looked a team failure as the wall was not correctly positioned. The pundits on MOTD mentioned it but they were too busy castagating Gazza to show who lined it up.
Gaaza is a young keeper learning and at this level mistakes will be more costly. If his confidence has gone then we must loan him out to learn.

Anyway we could not take the necessary three points and on Saturday the pace of Suarez/Sterling will be an interesting test for our defensive sytsem. Hopefully the team will cope better than in the past for if they allow one on ones we will be done.
It was not until I watched MoD that you could see how badly the wall was set up, presumably, that is Gazzas call to create the positioning of it for best effect? It was Puncheon that realised what was happening at the last minute and was close to blocking the shot, but may have distracted Gazza in his attempt to clear, it happened move on. In my opinion for Saturdays game I would use either of the more experienced GKs, not because of what has happened recently, but just for their better knowledge of the game.

So it was Punch. I can see why you say he was trying to rectify a problem but surely he has a job to do and couldn't have been doing it if he then ran across the area like that.

Maybe Gazza knew what wall he wanted and placed it there deliberately so that it covered a 'Lambertesque, round the wall, near post shot while giving him a decent view of a direct hit. Maybe that line of reason went out the window when Punch ran across him. Nevertheless, it was a clanger.

Well, I'm off to continue my quest to get all of France speaking English. It's working!

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OSPREYSAINT 8:40am Thu 29 Nov 12

It was Puncheon that was in Gazzas vision, but only because he twigged too late, what was happening, he was inches from blocking the shot, but in the process ran across Gazzas sight line and may have been enough of a distraction to put Gazza off. A shorter GK would probably have got down behind the ball quicker, but that is the way things go. Stoke City GK made an equally bad gaff and let a goal in, but wasn't punished as Stoke won 2 1!

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bigfella777 8:55am Thu 29 Nov 12

Best game so far, Saints stood there ground,could easily have crumbled.

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callcopse 10:08am Thu 29 Nov 12

I thought the midfield did not have a good night, Norwich got it back too easily, Ramirez disappointed somewhat. Fonte and Shaw needed to be strong and were, Yoshi did a decent job.

I think KD's suspect distribution means we should stick with Gazza. Remember we lost games with KD in the sticks. We've drawn or won with Gazza.

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Beer Monster 12:13pm Thu 29 Nov 12

callcopse wrote…


I thought the midfield did not have a good night, Norwich got it back too easily, Ramirez disappointed somewhat. Fonte and Shaw needed to be strong and were, Yoshi did a decent job.

I think KD's suspect distribution means we should stick with Gazza. Remember we lost games with KD in the sticks. We've drawn or won with Gazza.

Agreed - that save against Newcastle made sure of a clean sheet and (most vitally) all three points.

Keep the faith

COYR

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