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    ghk230473 wrote:
    Baddesley Bill wrote:
    ghk230473 wrote:
    The goalie made a mistake but he going to as he is in-experienced.
    The reason we didn't get the win was the movement up front, lambert was static after his goal.
    Norwich played a clever game, got players behind the ball and defended well. I'm not sure our attacking players, after 20 mins, really worked hard enough to create space and time for each other. We need to be better, newcastle gave us time that Norwich didn't. Where or have we got a plan b? Would have an injection of pace up front been more beneficial?
    Plus side, our full backs looked mustard. Shaw gets better with every game and is cool as a cucumber. Clyne is like sh1t in a field.... All about every where!
    Tough game against Liverpool on Saturday, if we don't up our effort could prove painful.
    Fair comment...we do seem to look dangerous as we build the play outside the opposition's area...then get crowded out before we can pull the trigger. We noticed this last season during some tougher games (Bristol City away an example). More shots from outside the box required perhaps?
    Lambert is a better player than I gave credit for but lacks pace, and pace scares defenders. A defender will drop deeper to allow for pace giving that extra space. The 11 that started is in my opinion the strongest we have at present but I think an injection of pace up front to stretch Norwich would have been best......... Then again we could have lost!
    I disagree with your contention about the position of defenders. Yes pace scares defenders and they sit back a yard or two to allow for that, but attackers with pace also sit back further to allow for their pace as an advantage. Ricky pins the defences back and that affords us much space just outside the box. Do Prado (as an example) runs the line of the defence and is controlled by that line as they move out.
    I do agree with your comment on an injection of pace for last nights game though. A chance for some rotation of players was lost. I posted on here yesterday morning that if we tried to play the same way as Sunday we would tire in the second half.
    If we keep trying to play the strongest 11, they will become the weakest 11, if we keep trying to play the same way, we will soon get found out. All teams do.

    Still, unbeaten in 4, let's make it 5! COYS!


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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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