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    St Retford wrote:
    Confucious wrote:
    I was right in line with the Norwich free kick (from my Kingsland seat) and said the wall was not positioned properly (much too far to the right as you look at the goal). Gazza didn't seem to take command of it - again, maybe his youth and inexperience).

    Nonetheless, he's getting better and he's learning - no dodgy passes out at all. I think he'll be a great keeper in time and Rickie's saying the right thing because any lack of confidence will hamper his decision making.

    Nonetheless, at the end I pleased with a draw - having feared the worst as the second half progressed. And 8 points from the last four unbeaten games (with only two goals conceded in three) is real progress.

    Liverpool will be huge for Rickie and Nigel. I'd be inclined to field Kelvin to keep cool below the Kop, but dropping Gazza would cement any damage to his confidence.

    Still, Nigel will have to live with the decision made while looking up the dimly lit lane of future uncertainty - while the rest of us will have the luxury of judging the scene when it becomes a wide road bathed in the bright sunlight of hindsight.
    I hope Gazza plays in goal and I hope he keeps a clean sheet with a string of brilliant saves right in front of the Kop. Mainly because it would really, really annoy Mark Lawrenson, who has decided to have a pop at Gazza every chance he gets.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one notice that pratt Lawrenson constant jibes at Gazza! Last night he was constantly sarky about Gazza and said something along the lines about sewing his arm back on.

    The very same pratt who said Gaston would never sign for Saints!!"
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Rickie Lambert says Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga doesn't need to apologise for his error in 1-1 draw with Norwich

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Saints striker Rickie Lambert said there was no need for goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga to apologise to his teammates following his blunder against Norwich.

Gazzaniga allowed a tame free-kick from Robert Snodgrass to sneak by him at the near post last night, handing the Canaries a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

Lambert, who had given the home side the lead, revealed that the 20-year-old cut a dejected figure in the dressing room after the match.

“He didn’t have to apologise to us,” said Lambert. “You could see he was disappointed.

“He has done really well the last few weeks and it was a just little lapse in concentration.

“He is more disappointed than us and these things happen. It is how you respond to it.”

The draw meant that Saints extended their unbeaten Premier League run to four matches.

However, they have also slipped back into the relegation zone.

Lambert admitted he was frustrated that the team had failed to seize the opportunity to win a third consecutive game.

“I am definitely frustrated not to get the three points,” said Lambert, whose goal marked his sixth strike of the season.

“I thought we played really well in the first half and I thought we were definitely going to win it.

“We’ve come in disappointed at half-time and felt we could have pushed on in the second half.

“We haven’t managed to do that so, yeah, I am disappointed.”

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