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    Bring back Branfoot wrote:
    El Santo wrote:
    Bring back Branfoot wrote:
    Ross123 wrote:
    Bring back Branfoot wrote:
    Puddletown Saint wrote:
    Well done last night Saints - a match we would have lost a month ago. Roll on Saturday - can see a draw.

    On a negative note though - surely Maka should have replaced Punch and Jay for Rickie as subs - Just my humble opinion.............

    ........what is yours.
    Well done for being so optimistic, but wasn't it two points dropped? We need to set the bar higher than being content with a point at home against Norwich.
    Well said!

    i hate drawing at home,

    goalkeeper costing us at home!

    davies would of saved that
    Don't get me wrong, we've got some great fans. But there is this prevading mentality amongst some of them, that you can't say anything that might be seen as negative, about the manager or the team. We call these people, Happy Clappers!
    Yes, yes, let's change GK every time they make one mistake or two!
    We can do the same with other players. Change Lambert if he doesn't score in one/two games, Lallana if he doesn't assist etc...
    Hey! Football is a lot easier than I thought... you just have to get rid of the bad players and play the good ones... clever! We should all be managers!
    No one's saying change a player because he has a bad game. Gazza is a 20 year old keeper, who had 15 league appearances to his name before he joined us! With our back four, can he be expected to flourish in a division where mistakes are mostly punished. Out of all the positions, the gk one calls for the most experience, the poor lad hasn't had much. Neither he or the club will come out of this well. Loan him out to championship team and we'll have to wait till the window opens. NA has to carry the can for this. Sorry happy clappers!
    jog on skunt"
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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

Lambert: No need for Gazzaniga apology

Rickie Lambert

Paulo Gazzaniga

First published in Sport

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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