Adkins hails "fantastic point"

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins at Stoke today. Nigel Adkins at Stoke today.

Nigel Adkins hailed Saints’ draw at Stoke as “a fantastic point.”

The boss was delighted with a 3-3 draw at the Britannia Stadium despite seeing his side lose a 3-1 lead against ten men.

He said: “It’s a fantastic point away from home.

“You look at Stoke and the Britannia Stadium and they had only conceded three goals at home this season and we’ve scored three and could have scored more.

“It’s always a difficult place to come to, our supporters were great and first half it was only us you could hear because our game management was spot on.

“We came away from home and changed a few of the players around because we knew we’d have to deal with an aerial bombardment that would probably come and the players have been top drawer. We scored some really good goals.”

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6:27pm Sat 29 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.
Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away. kent141

6:27pm Sat 29 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.
Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away. kent141

6:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

David Crook says...

Good point Mr.Adkins,your having a laugh.We have to buy big in the January transfer market to bolster the defence which is a shambles at the moment,if not we will go down.
Good point Mr.Adkins,your having a laugh.We have to buy big in the January transfer market to bolster the defence which is a shambles at the moment,if not we will go down. David Crook

6:32pm Sat 29 Dec 12

northernsaint70 says...

I know Nigel always tries to see the positives from each game but to state it was a fantastic point is difficult to hear

I would have taken a point before the game but was totally deflated at the end of the game

Now we need to go out and strengthen defensively

A new keeper and centre half please nigel

Then we can move onwards and upwards

COYR's
I know Nigel always tries to see the positives from each game but to state it was a fantastic point is difficult to hear I would have taken a point before the game but was totally deflated at the end of the game Now we need to go out and strengthen defensively A new keeper and centre half please nigel Then we can move onwards and upwards COYR's northernsaint70

6:34pm Sat 29 Dec 12

David Crook says...

kent141 wrote:
Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.
Well said,but I think all Saints fans if they put there hands on there hearts new that we would not win this one,even when Saints were 3-1 up.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.[/p][/quote]Well said,but I think all Saints fans if they put there hands on there hearts new that we would not win this one,even when Saints were 3-1 up. David Crook

6:37pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Before the game I would have been happy with a point, but 3-1 up, then 3-2 against 10 men you have to be disappointed, especially as we have dropped into the bottom 3 instead of being sat 2 places above it, which would have been the case if we had held on or scored a fourth as we nearly did & should have.

Frustrated & annoyed, as the 3 points & 2 places higher than we are would have given us a big lift going into a hard game (again) on New Year's Day.

I will keep the faith, as ever, but hope that we can acquire another defender next month & be a bit more positive & aggressive (in a good way) at times.

Still, at least we haven't suffered back-to-back defeats against those footballing powerhouses, Crawley & Yeovil, & slipped to bottom of League 1 (after the 10 point deduction).

COYR!
Before the game I would have been happy with a point, but 3-1 up, then 3-2 against 10 men you have to be disappointed, especially as we have dropped into the bottom 3 instead of being sat 2 places above it, which would have been the case if we had held on or scored a fourth as we nearly did & should have. Frustrated & annoyed, as the 3 points & 2 places higher than we are would have given us a big lift going into a hard game (again) on New Year's Day. I will keep the faith, as ever, but hope that we can acquire another defender next month & be a bit more positive & aggressive (in a good way) at times. Still, at least we haven't suffered back-to-back defeats against those footballing powerhouses, Crawley & Yeovil, & slipped to bottom of League 1 (after the 10 point deduction). COYR! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

6:39pm Sat 29 Dec 12

up saints says...

without upsettng anyone a must in the transfer window is a goal keeper kelvin can't command the 6 yard box gazza has disappeared and boruc should be long gone
without upsettng anyone a must in the transfer window is a goal keeper kelvin can't command the 6 yard box gazza has disappeared and boruc should be long gone up saints

6:39pm Sat 29 Dec 12

LoyalSaint says...

David Crook wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.
Well said,but I think all Saints fans if they put there hands on there hearts new that we would not win this one,even when Saints were 3-1 up.
I think hand on heart you're talking out of the back of you arrssse!!!!
Gutted at the end but would have settled for a point at the start of the game. Short memories people short memories!!!!
[quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.[/p][/quote]Well said,but I think all Saints fans if they put there hands on there hearts new that we would not win this one,even when Saints were 3-1 up.[/p][/quote]I think hand on heart you're talking out of the back of you arrssse!!!! Gutted at the end but would have settled for a point at the start of the game. Short memories people short memories!!!! LoyalSaint

6:46pm Sat 29 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

Interesting use of the word 'fantastic' ..
..closer to heartbreaking considering we had 2 goal lead against 10 men who had lost their best defenders to bans...we could and should have ripped them apart once they started chasing the game.....is'nt that why we have players like Gaston on the bench.
Interesting use of the word 'fantastic' .. ..closer to heartbreaking considering we had 2 goal lead against 10 men who had lost their best defenders to bans...we could and should have ripped them apart once they started chasing the game.....is'nt that why we have players like Gaston on the bench. warrens 76

6:46pm Sat 29 Dec 12

techsture says...

Sack him, get RDM and let's buy some quality in the window rather then some Dutch division 2 nobody
Sack him, get RDM and let's buy some quality in the window rather then some Dutch division 2 nobody techsture

6:49pm Sat 29 Dec 12

magnette says...

While Adkins was getting a "fantastic point" everyone else was getting a mundane 3!
While Adkins was getting a "fantastic point" everyone else was getting a mundane 3! magnette

6:50pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Light weight on bench no Men of Balls or Steel!
Light weight on bench no Men of Balls or Steel! Fatty x Ford Worker

6:51pm Sat 29 Dec 12

JohnItaly says...

As I said on another post whilst remaining a fan of NA am a little worried about his tactical ability to close out a game. Time and time again I hear criticism of NA's substitutions when Saints drop points from winning positions. Those lost points could prove fatal come the end of the season.
As I said on another post whilst remaining a fan of NA am a little worried about his tactical ability to close out a game. Time and time again I hear criticism of NA's substitutions when Saints drop points from winning positions. Those lost points could prove fatal come the end of the season. JohnItaly

7:00pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Ganja Jungle says...

I dared to dream about a win at 3-1 but I am still smiling at the draw. MOTD better give us more then the one sentence tonite really annoys me
I dared to dream about a win at 3-1 but I am still smiling at the draw. MOTD better give us more then the one sentence tonite really annoys me Ganja Jungle

7:02pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintgodders jnr says...

Most expected us to lose, a draw at best and a draw we got, a very hard thought draw against a team with a great home record. Job done
Most expected us to lose, a draw at best and a draw we got, a very hard thought draw against a team with a great home record. Job done saintgodders jnr

7:03pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.
Twice you are right again, it was merely a good point and two wasted.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.[/p][/quote]Twice you are right again, it was merely a good point and two wasted. OSPREYSAINT

7:05pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

techsture wrote:
Sack him, get RDM and let's buy some quality in the window rather then some Dutch division 2 nobody
Tongue in cheek remark, "buy some quality" is good though.
[quote][p][bold]techsture[/bold] wrote: Sack him, get RDM and let's buy some quality in the window rather then some Dutch division 2 nobody[/p][/quote]Tongue in cheek remark, "buy some quality" is good though. OSPREYSAINT

7:07pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Light weight on bench no Men of Balls or Steel!
None in the squad either, time to buy, but not to be panicking or spending silly loot.
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Light weight on bench no Men of Balls or Steel![/p][/quote]None in the squad either, time to buy, but not to be panicking or spending silly loot. OSPREYSAINT

7:08pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Stoke-Fan says...

Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them.

Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man.

As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble .
Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble [even with 10 men]. Stoke-Fan

7:10pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Stoke-Fan says...

kent141 wrote:
Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.
It was indeed - but thrown away by Stoke. Our defence was awful today but luckily our attack saw us through .
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Fantastic point ? Oh dear Adkins has lost the plot, that was points thrown away.[/p][/quote]It was indeed - but thrown away by Stoke. Our defence was awful today but luckily our attack saw us through [nearly]. Stoke-Fan

7:14pm Sat 29 Dec 12

bakeyboy says...

Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late. bakeyboy

7:17pm Sat 29 Dec 12

billythesaint says...

Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken. billythesaint

7:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ? slugger

7:21pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

My suggestion to the doubters ....... support a team with a better manager , we don't need you ! (imo)
My suggestion to the doubters ....... support a team with a better manager , we don't need you ! (imo) slugger

7:22pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

billythesaint wrote:
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
We didn't "throw away a 2 goal lead" ... Stoke earned a draw ... there is a difference .
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.[/p][/quote]We didn't "throw away a 2 goal lead" ... Stoke earned a draw ... there is a difference . slugger

7:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Southampton boy says...

I agree with must of the comments about NA sub selection this is a massive lost of 2 points that should have been 3 and we keep doing it back in the bottom 3 not a place to start the new year in game in hand and we all know who and where that cant see us gettng any thing form that game.
We need defenders and I am starting to think may be new manager
I agree with must of the comments about NA sub selection this is a massive lost of 2 points that should have been 3 and we keep doing it back in the bottom 3 not a place to start the new year in game in hand and we all know who and where that cant see us gettng any thing form that game. We need defenders and I am starting to think may be new manager Southampton boy

7:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Arsenal 7 - 3 ft
Arsenal 7 - 3 ft OSPREYSAINT

7:30pm Sat 29 Dec 12

SaintMax says...

They've only conceded 3 at home all season, haven't lost there in 8 games.. Yes we ideally should have held out at 1-3 and ten men but the stats above confirm stoke in their own back yard are formidable.
They've only conceded 3 at home all season, haven't lost there in 8 games.. Yes we ideally should have held out at 1-3 and ten men but the stats above confirm stoke in their own back yard are formidable. SaintMax

7:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

On the way back. Cracking point, proud of the lads. We took the game to them and bossed the first half, physically as well. Thought the team selection strange but it was genius. Gully played well but missed the chance to seal it. Towards the end we were under the cosh and Nige stiffened it up but a wonder strike levelled it. Shame we didn't get all three but make no mistake that was a good performance.
On the way back. Cracking point, proud of the lads. We took the game to them and bossed the first half, physically as well. Thought the team selection strange but it was genius. Gully played well but missed the chance to seal it. Towards the end we were under the cosh and Nige stiffened it up but a wonder strike levelled it. Shame we didn't get all three but make no mistake that was a good performance. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

7:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Velleity says...

magnette wrote:
While Adkins was getting a "fantastic point" everyone else was getting a mundane 3!
What, like Villa, Newcastle and Fulham did?
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: While Adkins was getting a "fantastic point" everyone else was getting a mundane 3![/p][/quote]What, like Villa, Newcastle and Fulham did? Velleity

7:32pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

Southampton boy wrote:
I agree with must of the comments about NA sub selection this is a massive lost of 2 points that should have been 3 and we keep doing it back in the bottom 3 not a place to start the new year in game in hand and we all know who and where that cant see us gettng any thing form that game.
We need defenders and I am starting to think may be new manager
So , if Stokes' 3rd goal hadn't have happend (excellent strike out of the blue) would we all be celebrating nigels tactical genius ? ..... I suspect we would !
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: I agree with must of the comments about NA sub selection this is a massive lost of 2 points that should have been 3 and we keep doing it back in the bottom 3 not a place to start the new year in game in hand and we all know who and where that cant see us gettng any thing form that game. We need defenders and I am starting to think may be new manager[/p][/quote]So , if Stokes' 3rd goal hadn't have happend (excellent strike out of the blue) would we all be celebrating nigels tactical genius ? ..... I suspect we would ! slugger

7:41pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saint Compo says...

I'd have settled for a point at 3.00pm but 3-1 up and latterly 3-2 against 10 men all 3 points were there for the taking.

Davis should have come on for Guly in the last 10 minutes to strengthen the midfield defensively (given that we allowed ourselves to defend deep anyway in the latter stages). The Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis trio worked well together against Fulham.

Adders is still struggling with tactical substitutions. Maybe we need Di Matteo as manager but that seems unlikely to happen with the January window about to open.

COYR
I'd have settled for a point at 3.00pm but 3-1 up and latterly 3-2 against 10 men all 3 points were there for the taking. Davis should have come on for Guly in the last 10 minutes to strengthen the midfield defensively (given that we allowed ourselves to defend deep anyway in the latter stages). The Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis trio worked well together against Fulham. Adders is still struggling with tactical substitutions. Maybe we need Di Matteo as manager but that seems unlikely to happen with the January window about to open. COYR saint Compo

7:41pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Velleity says...

slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post... Velleity

7:45pm Sat 29 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

Not at the game so will not make a comment. Will watch SKY MATCH CHOICE and then know what i am talking about. Listening to the radio you only get an opion of the man at the other end of the mike.
3 pts would of been great but to be honest 1 point is more than i thought we was going to get.

Changing the manager was put to bed weeks ago, one set back on the day and there all back up on their boxes.

STID and behind the SAINTS man at the helm 100%.
Not at the game so will not make a comment. Will watch SKY MATCH CHOICE and then know what i am talking about. Listening to the radio you only get an opion of the man at the other end of the mike. 3 pts would of been great but to be honest 1 point is more than i thought we was going to get. Changing the manager was put to bed weeks ago, one set back on the day and there all back up on their boxes. STID and behind the SAINTS man at the helm 100%. hedge end bob

7:47pm Sat 29 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety. kent141

7:48pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintmicky says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Entitled to your opinion of course, but at most it was two points thrown away not three! You still get a point for a draw; even if it doesn't feel like it!!

STID
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Entitled to your opinion of course, but at most it was two points thrown away not three! You still get a point for a draw; even if it doesn't feel like it!! STID saintmicky

7:48pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
cheers mate , says it all !
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]cheers mate , says it all ! slugger

7:49pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Jesus_02 says...

Gutted...listened to the second half and it sounded like we hardly touched the ball for the last 10 minutes!

We came close to what would have been a big upset but if we are to stay up we will have to upset a couple yet.

Stoke did well, and there's no point being negative but I cant help but think that was an oppertunity missed
Gutted...listened to the second half and it sounded like we hardly touched the ball for the last 10 minutes! We came close to what would have been a big upset but if we are to stay up we will have to upset a couple yet. Stoke did well, and there's no point being negative but I cant help but think that was an oppertunity missed Jesus_02

7:51pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Velleity says...

kent141 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.
Ssshhhhh!

Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed.

Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.[/p][/quote]Ssshhhhh! Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed. Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him. Velleity

7:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Velleity wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.
Ssshhhhh!

Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed.

Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.
Typical response from a total idiot who thinks he owns the site...
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.[/p][/quote]Ssshhhhh! Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed. Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.[/p][/quote]Typical response from a total idiot who thinks he owns the site... kent141

8:00pm Sat 29 Dec 12

abbiscuits says...

a rare goal in the 90th minute was thbe reason most of us are angry at adkins.. however the commentators said no goalie would have saved that. I think adkins plans worked well. However, he does need to sort out his substitutions..'. about 15 - 20 mins in to the 2nd half, s.davis and d.fox(?) should have come on for guly and lambert (he seemed to be tiring. formation should have been changed to 4-5-1 with the same back 4, (from left mid) fox, spider, cork, davis, punch.. and j-rod up top. with 5 or so mins left i think richardson should have come on for punch on the right helping us to hold out. Any1agree???
a rare goal in the 90th minute was thbe reason most of us are angry at adkins.. however the commentators said no goalie would have saved that. I think adkins plans worked well. However, he does need to sort out his substitutions..'. about 15 - 20 mins in to the 2nd half, s.davis and d.fox(?) should have come on for guly and lambert (he seemed to be tiring. formation should have been changed to 4-5-1 with the same back 4, (from left mid) fox, spider, cork, davis, punch.. and j-rod up top. with 5 or so mins left i think richardson should have come on for punch on the right helping us to hold out. Any1agree??? abbiscuits

8:01pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saint Compo says...

Bottom of the table based on last 10 matches:

Fulham 6 points
Newcastle 6
Reading 7
Wigan 7
QPR 7
Villa 9
West Ham 9
Sunderland 13
Saints 13

Not too bad. We can stay up, especially with some new players in the window.

COYR
Bottom of the table based on last 10 matches: Fulham 6 points Newcastle 6 Reading 7 Wigan 7 QPR 7 Villa 9 West Ham 9 Sunderland 13 Saints 13 Not too bad. We can stay up, especially with some new players in the window. COYR saint Compo

8:02pm Sat 29 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

kent141 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.
Pi$$ off kunty.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.[/p][/quote]Pi$$ off kunty. warrens 76

8:03pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Clever Dick says...

Usual doom mongers on here tonite. Obviously it is disappointing to surrender a 2 goal lead, but when momentum changes in a game it's always backs to the wall even if the oppo. are down to 10 men. OK so we dropped into the bottom 3. Whilst I dont like to see Wigan get a win it's great to see AV getting another hammering. We have them soon and we need to give them another drubbing. That is when we will climb out of a relegation spot for the final time. AV Reading and QPR to finish below us and a good chance of us finishing above Blunderland, Fulham, Newcastle, Wigan, Norwich and Wet Spam. Give Nige a bit of credit. He obviously had selection problems. Clyne simply would not be left out if fit. Be interesting to see if they keep stum in the same way as they have for Adam. Don't know who filled in at RB because none of the 3 centrebacks are good there. Bring on match choice. Spider to get booked against the ARS. so he will only miss the cup game. COYS
Usual doom mongers on here tonite. Obviously it is disappointing to surrender a 2 goal lead, but when momentum changes in a game it's always backs to the wall even if the oppo. are down to 10 men. OK so we dropped into the bottom 3. Whilst I dont like to see Wigan get a win it's great to see AV getting another hammering. We have them soon and we need to give them another drubbing. That is when we will climb out of a relegation spot for the final time. AV Reading and QPR to finish below us and a good chance of us finishing above Blunderland, Fulham, Newcastle, Wigan, Norwich and Wet Spam. Give Nige a bit of credit. He obviously had selection problems. Clyne simply would not be left out if fit. Be interesting to see if they keep stum in the same way as they have for Adam. Don't know who filled in at RB because none of the 3 centrebacks are good there. Bring on match choice. Spider to get booked against the ARS. so he will only miss the cup game. COYS Clever Dick

8:05pm Sat 29 Dec 12

bakeyboy says...

Sorry chaps but as you know football is all about opinions and I said the loyalists would be upset. As you can see from my posts (Velleity you really need to get a life) I am not a fan of Nigel Adkins and like I said in NC I trust.There is too much at stake to fail this season after all the progress that has been made (should have won two championships) there I go being negative again but Nicola will do the right thing.
Sorry chaps but as you know football is all about opinions and I said the loyalists would be upset. As you can see from my posts (Velleity you really need to get a life) I am not a fan of Nigel Adkins and like I said in NC I trust.There is too much at stake to fail this season after all the progress that has been made (should have won two championships) there I go being negative again but Nicola will do the right thing. bakeyboy

8:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12

abbiscuits says...

a rare goal in the 90th minute was thbe reason most of us are angry at adkins.. however the commentators said no goalie would have saved that. I think adkins plans worked well. However, he does need to sort out his substitutions..'. about 15 - 20 mins in to the 2nd half, s.davis and d.fox(?) should have come on for guly and lambert (he seemed to be tiring. formation should have been changed to 4-5-1 with the same back 4, (from left mid) fox, spider, cork, davis, punch.. and j-rod up top. with 5 or so mins left i think richardson should have come on for punch on the right helping us to hold out. Any1agree???”
a rare goal in the 90th minute was thbe reason most of us are angry at adkins.. however the commentators said no goalie would have saved that. I think adkins plans worked well. However, he does need to sort out his substitutions..'. about 15 - 20 mins in to the 2nd half, s.davis and d.fox(?) should have come on for guly and lambert (he seemed to be tiring. formation should have been changed to 4-5-1 with the same back 4, (from left mid) fox, spider, cork, davis, punch.. and j-rod up top. with 5 or so mins left i think richardson should have come on for punch on the right helping us to hold out. Any1agree???
a rare goal in the 90th minute was thbe reason most of us are angry at adkins.. however the commentators said no goalie would have saved that. I think adkins plans worked well. However, he does need to sort out his substitutions..'. about 15 - 20 mins in to the 2nd half, s.davis and d.fox(?) should have come on for guly and lambert (he seemed to be tiring. formation should have been changed to 4-5-1 with the same back 4, (from left mid) fox, spider, cork, davis, punch.. and j-rod up top. with 5 or so mins left i think richardson should have come on for punch on the right helping us to hold out. Any1agree???” a rare goal in the 90th minute was thbe reason most of us are angry at adkins.. however the commentators said no goalie would have saved that. I think adkins plans worked well. However, he does need to sort out his substitutions..'. about 15 - 20 mins in to the 2nd half, s.davis and d.fox(?) should have come on for guly and lambert (he seemed to be tiring. formation should have been changed to 4-5-1 with the same back 4, (from left mid) fox, spider, cork, davis, punch.. and j-rod up top. with 5 or so mins left i think richardson should have come on for punch on the right helping us to hold out. Any1agree??? abbiscuits

8:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintmicky says...

slugger wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
cheers mate , says it all !
Velleity, how do you look back to see what an individual has posted? Surely you haven't just trawled through on the off chance of finding his comments?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]cheers mate , says it all ![/p][/quote]Velleity, how do you look back to see what an individual has posted? Surely you haven't just trawled through on the off chance of finding his comments? saintmicky

8:07pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Clever Dick says...

saint Compo wrote:
Bottom of the table based on last 10 matches:

Fulham 6 points
Newcastle 6
Reading 7
Wigan 7
QPR 7
Villa 9
West Ham 9
Sunderland 13
Saints 13

Not too bad. We can stay up, especially with some new players in the window.

COYR
Yeah and if you check ot the goal differences in the bottom six none of them are better than ours and we are still improving.
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Bottom of the table based on last 10 matches: Fulham 6 points Newcastle 6 Reading 7 Wigan 7 QPR 7 Villa 9 West Ham 9 Sunderland 13 Saints 13 Not too bad. We can stay up, especially with some new players in the window. COYR[/p][/quote]Yeah and if you check ot the goal differences in the bottom six none of them are better than ours and we are still improving. Clever Dick

8:10pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Velleity wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.
Ssshhhhh!

Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed.

Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.
He's a proper kunt for sure. He was offered the chance to engage properly the other day but was incapable of taking it.

Thanks for keeping us all honest by reminding us of past comments. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but those who have only ever posted negatively, including in promotion seasons, are exposed as the skunts they are. And thanks to Bill for driving, nearly home!
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.[/p][/quote]Ssshhhhh! Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed. Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.[/p][/quote]He's a proper kunt for sure. He was offered the chance to engage properly the other day but was incapable of taking it. Thanks for keeping us all honest by reminding us of past comments. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but those who have only ever posted negatively, including in promotion seasons, are exposed as the skunts they are. And thanks to Bill for driving, nearly home! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

8:12pm Sat 29 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues! ghk230473

8:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Jameski says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
I agree with you to an extent and that's coming from someone who is close with Adkins' family. Appalling to see us try and sit out the game by bringing on worse and more defensive players. With that lead and Stoke having ten men all we needed was to bring on a fast attacking player in place of Lambert and we would have kept them defending in their own half. In fairness I think it was fantastic that the players managed to get us a point considering those tactical changes. I think we need to get rid of Andy Crosby as he is not the brightest of sparks and bring in someone who has more of a tactical understanding, unfortunately he comes as a package with Nigel and that's not very likely to happen. Nigel is a great motivator but not a tactician. Crosby just talks too much and makes faces
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]I agree with you to an extent and that's coming from someone who is close with Adkins' family. Appalling to see us try and sit out the game by bringing on worse and more defensive players. With that lead and Stoke having ten men all we needed was to bring on a fast attacking player in place of Lambert and we would have kept them defending in their own half. In fairness I think it was fantastic that the players managed to get us a point considering those tactical changes. I think we need to get rid of Andy Crosby as he is not the brightest of sparks and bring in someone who has more of a tactical understanding, unfortunately he comes as a package with Nigel and that's not very likely to happen. Nigel is a great motivator but not a tactician. Crosby just talks too much and makes faces Jameski

8:20pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Simmo13 says...

Point welcome but oh do we shoot ourselves in the foot at every opportunity. 3-1 up playing against 10 men what are we doing !!!
Wrong tactics NA again !
Point welcome but oh do we shoot ourselves in the foot at every opportunity. 3-1 up playing against 10 men what are we doing !!! Wrong tactics NA again ! Simmo13

8:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

Jameski wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
I agree with you to an extent and that's coming from someone who is close with Adkins' family. Appalling to see us try and sit out the game by bringing on worse and more defensive players. With that lead and Stoke having ten men all we needed was to bring on a fast attacking player in place of Lambert and we would have kept them defending in their own half. In fairness I think it was fantastic that the players managed to get us a point considering those tactical changes. I think we need to get rid of Andy Crosby as he is not the brightest of sparks and bring in someone who has more of a tactical understanding, unfortunately he comes as a package with Nigel and that's not very likely to happen. Nigel is a great motivator but not a tactician. Crosby just talks too much and makes faces
We all love Nigel, i though would have put a pacy player on that could have hit them on the counter....they were there for the taking....tactically we 'appear' to keep getting it wrong with subs.
[quote][p][bold]Jameski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]I agree with you to an extent and that's coming from someone who is close with Adkins' family. Appalling to see us try and sit out the game by bringing on worse and more defensive players. With that lead and Stoke having ten men all we needed was to bring on a fast attacking player in place of Lambert and we would have kept them defending in their own half. In fairness I think it was fantastic that the players managed to get us a point considering those tactical changes. I think we need to get rid of Andy Crosby as he is not the brightest of sparks and bring in someone who has more of a tactical understanding, unfortunately he comes as a package with Nigel and that's not very likely to happen. Nigel is a great motivator but not a tactician. Crosby just talks too much and makes faces[/p][/quote]We all love Nigel, i though would have put a pacy player on that could have hit them on the counter....they were there for the taking....tactically we 'appear' to keep getting it wrong with subs. warrens 76

8:30pm Sat 29 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Sorry chaps but as you know football is all about opinions and I said the loyalists would be upset. As you can see from my posts (Velleity you really need to get a life) I am not a fan of Nigel Adkins and like I said in NC I trust.There is too much at stake to fail this season after all the progress that has been made (should have won two championships) there I go being negative again but Nicola will do the right thing.
I think we haven't got the quality or experience in depth to change things during the game. Adkins I agree has dropped a few changers but IMO deserves this window to make signings and I do think we will stay up.
Villa, qpr, fulham and reading are worse than us and we have the coffers to improve.
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Sorry chaps but as you know football is all about opinions and I said the loyalists would be upset. As you can see from my posts (Velleity you really need to get a life) I am not a fan of Nigel Adkins and like I said in NC I trust.There is too much at stake to fail this season after all the progress that has been made (should have won two championships) there I go being negative again but Nicola will do the right thing.[/p][/quote]I think we haven't got the quality or experience in depth to change things during the game. Adkins I agree has dropped a few changers but IMO deserves this window to make signings and I do think we will stay up. Villa, qpr, fulham and reading are worse than us and we have the coffers to improve. ghk230473

8:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Saintsteve7 says...

It's amazing that every game we lose we manage to get at least 10 new posters on this site. We must be the only team in the world who attract more fans when we lose. Strange!!

Take away the fact we were 1-3 up at half time, I thought we would get sod all from today's game so i'm happy with the point. Still gutted about the Sunderland game which we really needed to get something from.

Oh well we'll just have to beat the Arse at home instead who are conceding loads but scoring as well so should be another cracker!!
It's amazing that every game we lose we manage to get at least 10 new posters on this site. We must be the only team in the world who attract more fans when we lose. Strange!! Take away the fact we were 1-3 up at half time, I thought we would get sod all from today's game so i'm happy with the point. Still gutted about the Sunderland game which we really needed to get something from. Oh well we'll just have to beat the Arse at home instead who are conceding loads but scoring as well so should be another cracker!! Saintsteve7

8:32pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo . slugger

8:35pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Slugger you've been found out!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Slugger you've been found out!!!!! saintlysoul

8:40pm Sat 29 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore ghk230473

8:41pm Sat 29 Dec 12

batesieboy says...

Guess who missed the sitter which would have made it 4-1. Ooops. Anyway, if we cannot hold the ball better against ten men, sorry, the team is not good enough.The last 20-25 minutes was the same as the performance against Sunderland...there wasn't anyone performing.
Guess who missed the sitter which would have made it 4-1. Ooops. Anyway, if we cannot hold the ball better against ten men, sorry, the team is not good enough.The last 20-25 minutes was the same as the performance against Sunderland...there wasn't anyone performing. batesieboy

8:44pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me . slugger

8:50pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Must agree with most on here Would have settled for a point at 1500 but disappointed at 1700 I do like NA but his subs do leave something to be disired. So to the transfer window

Butland
Samba
McGready

Worth 20M of anybodies monies

Glad Arsenal are in poor form !!!!
Must agree with most on here Would have settled for a point at 1500 but disappointed at 1700 I do like NA but his subs do leave something to be disired. So to the transfer window Butland Samba McGready Worth 20M of anybodies monies Glad Arsenal are in poor form !!!! Puddletown Saint

8:51pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people! saintlysoul

8:55pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ? slugger

8:55pm Sat 29 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .
Right mucker, debate.
Guly,What do you think it is? 1st time I saw him my opinion wasn't positive but to be honest I'm on the fence and feel there is something he could bring to the team.
I don't think he's a wing player, more of a typical no10, but so is lambert and Ramirez IMO, and I know who'd I'd rather have.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .[/p][/quote]Right mucker, debate. Guly,What do you think it is? 1st time I saw him my opinion wasn't positive but to be honest I'm on the fence and feel there is something he could bring to the team. I don't think he's a wing player, more of a typical no10, but so is lambert and Ramirez IMO, and I know who'd I'd rather have. ghk230473

9:02pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .
Right mucker, debate.
Guly,What do you think it is? 1st time I saw him my opinion wasn't positive but to be honest I'm on the fence and feel there is something he could bring to the team.
I don't think he's a wing player, more of a typical no10, but so is lambert and Ramirez IMO, and I know who'd I'd rather have.
I like Guly as a player , he looks much lazier than he actually is if you watch him (which i do a lot) ....... my honest opinnion is that we have better players but he does a pretty good job when asked ........ i believe this to be true !
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .[/p][/quote]Right mucker, debate. Guly,What do you think it is? 1st time I saw him my opinion wasn't positive but to be honest I'm on the fence and feel there is something he could bring to the team. I don't think he's a wing player, more of a typical no10, but so is lambert and Ramirez IMO, and I know who'd I'd rather have.[/p][/quote]I like Guly as a player , he looks much lazier than he actually is if you watch him (which i do a lot) ....... my honest opinnion is that we have better players but he does a pretty good job when asked ........ i believe this to be true ! slugger

9:13pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.
Ssshhhhh!

Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed.

Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.
Typical response from a total idiot who thinks he owns the site...
Quite right K they haven't figured that praising for your excellent posts has a better response. We appear to have a lot of wimps on here tonight, I suggest that if they can't stand the heat, that Bournemouth are doing nicely, they have a good manager, I suggest if you can't take the occasional set back, it would better to go and support a team that is going places. The alternative is to go along the M27 for a team that is going somewhere, but that is not clear yet.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Must be a Pompey fan i suppose if he doesent Hail the almighty Adkins, you are a very sad person velliety.[/p][/quote]Ssshhhhh! Leave Kent alone - he's one of the biggest WUMs known to mankind. He feeds off response and is best left unfed. Justa warning to anyone planning to reply to him.[/p][/quote]Typical response from a total idiot who thinks he owns the site...[/p][/quote]Quite right K they haven't figured that praising for your excellent posts has a better response. We appear to have a lot of wimps on here tonight, I suggest that if they can't stand the heat, that Bournemouth are doing nicely, they have a good manager, I suggest if you can't take the occasional set back, it would better to go and support a team that is going places. The alternative is to go along the M27 for a team that is going somewhere, but that is not clear yet. OSPREYSAINT

9:16pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Confucious says...

Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them.

Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't.

What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter.

Some achievement....some manager!
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them. Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't. What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter. Some achievement....some manager! Confucious

9:16pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
02380 632888
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888 OSPREYSAINT

9:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

st1halo says...

ghk230473 wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Sorry chaps but as you know football is all about opinions and I said the loyalists would be upset. As you can see from my posts (Velleity you really need to get a life) I am not a fan of Nigel Adkins and like I said in NC I trust.There is too much at stake to fail this season after all the progress that has been made (should have won two championships) there I go being negative again but Nicola will do the right thing.
I think we haven't got the quality or experience in depth to change things during the game. Adkins I agree has dropped a few changers but IMO deserves this window to make signings and I do think we will stay up.
Villa, qpr, fulham and reading are worse than us and we have the coffers to improve.
All we had to do was keep the ball! How much quality and experience in depth do we need to do that? We kept gifting them the ball second half.
If anyone wants to see a headless chicken running around watch KD ..... frightens me every time a cross comes in!
Disappointed with the draw but admittedly thought that was the best we would get today.

STID
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Sorry chaps but as you know football is all about opinions and I said the loyalists would be upset. As you can see from my posts (Velleity you really need to get a life) I am not a fan of Nigel Adkins and like I said in NC I trust.There is too much at stake to fail this season after all the progress that has been made (should have won two championships) there I go being negative again but Nicola will do the right thing.[/p][/quote]I think we haven't got the quality or experience in depth to change things during the game. Adkins I agree has dropped a few changers but IMO deserves this window to make signings and I do think we will stay up. Villa, qpr, fulham and reading are worse than us and we have the coffers to improve.[/p][/quote]All we had to do was keep the ball! How much quality and experience in depth do we need to do that? We kept gifting them the ball second half. If anyone wants to see a headless chicken running around watch KD ..... frightens me every time a cross comes in! Disappointed with the draw but admittedly thought that was the best we would get today. STID st1halo

9:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

Confucious wrote:
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them.

Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't.

What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter.

Some achievement....some manager!
Good point well made sir !
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them. Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't. What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter. Some achievement....some manager![/p][/quote]Good point well made sir ! slugger

9:26pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
02380 632888
Que?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888[/p][/quote]Que? saintlysoul

9:27pm Sat 29 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .
Right mucker, debate.
Guly,What do you think it is? 1st time I saw him my opinion wasn't positive but to be honest I'm on the fence and feel there is something he could bring to the team.
I don't think he's a wing player, more of a typical no10, but so is lambert and Ramirez IMO, and I know who'd I'd rather have.
I like Guly as a player , he looks much lazier than he actually is if you watch him (which i do a lot) ....... my honest opinnion is that we have better players but he does a pretty good job when asked ........ i believe this to be true !
I can live with that, surprising that fans boo him, I can't think of anything he could have done to warrant it. After le'saux elbowed savage against Blackburn I wasn't a fan but wouldn't boo him, can't think of any players I would. Ripley never endeared himself, same as Kerry Dixon but wouldn't boo them.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]Fair enough to that , i however watch people like a hawk and love catching the pretenders out ...... it's a game to me .[/p][/quote]Right mucker, debate. Guly,What do you think it is? 1st time I saw him my opinion wasn't positive but to be honest I'm on the fence and feel there is something he could bring to the team. I don't think he's a wing player, more of a typical no10, but so is lambert and Ramirez IMO, and I know who'd I'd rather have.[/p][/quote]I like Guly as a player , he looks much lazier than he actually is if you watch him (which i do a lot) ....... my honest opinnion is that we have better players but he does a pretty good job when asked ........ i believe this to be true ![/p][/quote]I can live with that, surprising that fans boo him, I can't think of anything he could have done to warrant it. After le'saux elbowed savage against Blackburn I wasn't a fan but wouldn't boo him, can't think of any players I would. Ripley never endeared himself, same as Kerry Dixon but wouldn't boo them. ghk230473

9:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

andysaint says...

Stoke have only let in 3 goals at home all season and we mangaed 3 ourselves.
Adkins was spot on with his tactics or we would ahve got stuffed. He correctly closed the game down last 10 but they scored a wonder goal - the boy wont ever score a better goal.
Cant believe theres idiots on here wanting Hoddle - I for one am really enjoying our premier league season and yea we might go down but f uck this is fun.
Stoke have only let in 3 goals at home all season and we mangaed 3 ourselves. Adkins was spot on with his tactics or we would ahve got stuffed. He correctly closed the game down last 10 but they scored a wonder goal - the boy wont ever score a better goal. Cant believe theres idiots on here wanting Hoddle - I for one am really enjoying our premier league season and yea we might go down but f uck this is fun. andysaint

9:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

F Fan says...

slugger wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them.

Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't.

What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter.

Some achievement....some manager!
Good point well made sir !
Agreed.

Wise after the event is easy. At 1500 most of us would have been surprised/alarmed at the selection. By 1510 most would have been surprised at the tactics. Before half time, the selection and the tactics, both a big change in direction, were obviously genius at work. Well done NA.

Gully played well, both in attack and in defence, including helping to give Shaw better cover than he has had in most games this season. Just about all the Stoke attack came down their right and it wasn’t until late on that they started to get lots of balls in from that wing. But for a late glorious long range strike we would have won and the brave selection and tactics would have, rightly, been seen as a great piece of management.

We didn’t ‘throw it away’ – Stoke took the win from us and deserve a lot of credit – there are two teams on the pitch.

We definitely did need to go with three centre halves when Crouch came on – Richardson on was the right substitution. All three substitutions were perfectly sensible at the time they were made although the others could be argued with the benefit if hindsight.


We should have reverted to our passing game when in possession once they went down to 10 men – that’s the only way to make it an advantage. Not sure if it was the players or the management team’s fault that we kept to the same tactics that worked well until then.

But overall it was a brave piece of management and well executed by the players for most of the game. As always, it’s a fine dividing line – Guly scores and we would have been home and dry at 4-1. He misses and they go up the other end and score.

I thought KD didn’t punch enough at the near post against Jones when and crosses came in from their right – too much flapping at it - but otherwise the defence did OK. Guly and Cork played well, as did Lambert in the first half.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them. Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't. What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter. Some achievement....some manager![/p][/quote]Good point well made sir ![/p][/quote]Agreed. Wise after the event is easy. At 1500 most of us would have been surprised/alarmed at the selection. By 1510 most would have been surprised at the tactics. Before half time, the selection and the tactics, both a big change in direction, were obviously genius at work. Well done NA. Gully played well, both in attack and in defence, including helping to give Shaw better cover than he has had in most games this season. Just about all the Stoke attack came down their right and it wasn’t until late on that they started to get lots of balls in from that wing. But for a late glorious long range strike we would have won and the brave selection and tactics would have, rightly, been seen as a great piece of management. We didn’t ‘throw it away’ – Stoke took the win from us and deserve a lot of credit – there are two teams on the pitch. We definitely did need to go with three centre halves when Crouch came on – Richardson on was the right substitution. All three substitutions were perfectly sensible at the time they were made although the others could be argued with the benefit if hindsight. We should have reverted to our passing game when in possession once they went down to 10 men – that’s the only way to make it an advantage. Not sure if it was the players or the management team’s fault that we kept to the same tactics that worked well until then. But overall it was a brave piece of management and well executed by the players for most of the game. As always, it’s a fine dividing line – Guly scores and we would have been home and dry at 4-1. He misses and they go up the other end and score. I thought KD didn’t punch enough at the near post against Jones when and crosses came in from their right – too much flapping at it - but otherwise the defence did OK. Guly and Cork played well, as did Lambert in the first half. F Fan

9:33pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?
From what I heard Yeovil dominated the first half, Portmouth made a valiant come back in the second half, star striker was yellow carded and taken off as he is now suspended for the Swindon, game leaving them desperately short of players, as one of them is also a Swindon loanee and can't play, desperate times, not that I am too bothered, but you did ask.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?[/p][/quote]From what I heard Yeovil dominated the first half, Portmouth made a valiant come back in the second half, star striker was yellow carded and taken off as he is now suspended for the Swindon, game leaving them desperately short of players, as one of them is also a Swindon loanee and can't play, desperate times, not that I am too bothered, but you did ask. OSPREYSAINT

9:37pm Sat 29 Dec 12

F Fan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?
From what I heard Yeovil dominated the first half, Portmouth made a valiant come back in the second half, star striker was yellow carded and taken off as he is now suspended for the Swindon, game leaving them desperately short of players, as one of them is also a Swindon loanee and can't play, desperate times, not that I am too bothered, but you did ask.
Maybe you heard from sainlysole - he said he was at the match.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?[/p][/quote]From what I heard Yeovil dominated the first half, Portmouth made a valiant come back in the second half, star striker was yellow carded and taken off as he is now suspended for the Swindon, game leaving them desperately short of players, as one of them is also a Swindon loanee and can't play, desperate times, not that I am too bothered, but you did ask.[/p][/quote]Maybe you heard from sainlysole - he said he was at the match. F Fan

9:38pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

F Fan wrote:
slugger wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them.

Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't.

What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter.

Some achievement....some manager!
Good point well made sir !
Agreed.

Wise after the event is easy. At 1500 most of us would have been surprised/alarmed at the selection. By 1510 most would have been surprised at the tactics. Before half time, the selection and the tactics, both a big change in direction, were obviously genius at work. Well done NA.

Gully played well, both in attack and in defence, including helping to give Shaw better cover than he has had in most games this season. Just about all the Stoke attack came down their right and it wasn’t until late on that they started to get lots of balls in from that wing. But for a late glorious long range strike we would have won and the brave selection and tactics would have, rightly, been seen as a great piece of management.

We didn’t ‘throw it away’ – Stoke took the win from us and deserve a lot of credit – there are two teams on the pitch.

We definitely did need to go with three centre halves when Crouch came on – Richardson on was the right substitution. All three substitutions were perfectly sensible at the time they were made although the others could be argued with the benefit if hindsight.


We should have reverted to our passing game when in possession once they went down to 10 men – that’s the only way to make it an advantage. Not sure if it was the players or the management team’s fault that we kept to the same tactics that worked well until then.

But overall it was a brave piece of management and well executed by the players for most of the game. As always, it’s a fine dividing line – Guly scores and we would have been home and dry at 4-1. He misses and they go up the other end and score.

I thought KD didn’t punch enough at the near post against Jones when and crosses came in from their right – too much flapping at it - but otherwise the defence did OK. Guly and Cork played well, as did Lambert in the first half.
Well done, that's what we wanted to hear, no doubt you will get flamed by the miserable doubters, it does kind of match up with the impression that I got while following the game, but it was so traumatic, it would be easy to have been mistaken.
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them. Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't. What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter. Some achievement....some manager![/p][/quote]Good point well made sir ![/p][/quote]Agreed. Wise after the event is easy. At 1500 most of us would have been surprised/alarmed at the selection. By 1510 most would have been surprised at the tactics. Before half time, the selection and the tactics, both a big change in direction, were obviously genius at work. Well done NA. Gully played well, both in attack and in defence, including helping to give Shaw better cover than he has had in most games this season. Just about all the Stoke attack came down their right and it wasn’t until late on that they started to get lots of balls in from that wing. But for a late glorious long range strike we would have won and the brave selection and tactics would have, rightly, been seen as a great piece of management. We didn’t ‘throw it away’ – Stoke took the win from us and deserve a lot of credit – there are two teams on the pitch. We definitely did need to go with three centre halves when Crouch came on – Richardson on was the right substitution. All three substitutions were perfectly sensible at the time they were made although the others could be argued with the benefit if hindsight. We should have reverted to our passing game when in possession once they went down to 10 men – that’s the only way to make it an advantage. Not sure if it was the players or the management team’s fault that we kept to the same tactics that worked well until then. But overall it was a brave piece of management and well executed by the players for most of the game. As always, it’s a fine dividing line – Guly scores and we would have been home and dry at 4-1. He misses and they go up the other end and score. I thought KD didn’t punch enough at the near post against Jones when and crosses came in from their right – too much flapping at it - but otherwise the defence did OK. Guly and Cork played well, as did Lambert in the first half.[/p][/quote]Well done, that's what we wanted to hear, no doubt you will get flamed by the miserable doubters, it does kind of match up with the impression that I got while following the game, but it was so traumatic, it would be easy to have been mistaken. OSPREYSAINT

9:39pm Sat 29 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

this advert going mad on the side is enough ho p1ss anyone off more than the result
sort it out echo it p1ss1s me off more than a skunt
this advert going mad on the side is enough ho p1ss anyone off more than the result sort it out echo it p1ss1s me off more than a skunt worried of n e hampshire

9:41pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

F Fan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?
From what I heard Yeovil dominated the first half, Portmouth made a valiant come back in the second half, star striker was yellow carded and taken off as he is now suspended for the Swindon, game leaving them desperately short of players, as one of them is also a Swindon loanee and can't play, desperate times, not that I am too bothered, but you did ask.
Maybe you heard from sainlysole - he said he was at the match.
Which match though?
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?[/p][/quote]From what I heard Yeovil dominated the first half, Portmouth made a valiant come back in the second half, star striker was yellow carded and taken off as he is now suspended for the Swindon, game leaving them desperately short of players, as one of them is also a Swindon loanee and can't play, desperate times, not that I am too bothered, but you did ask.[/p][/quote]Maybe you heard from sainlysole - he said he was at the match.[/p][/quote]Which match though? OSPREYSAINT

9:42pm Sat 29 Dec 12

SFCSaint says...

Gutted that should have been 3 points how many times have we thrown away leads this season! it will be costly at the end i feel! In most circumstances this would be a good point but its not because its left us back in the zone tonight and its going to be very difficult to get anything against arsenal considering theyve just scored 7 and have 2 ex saints and returning players always score against us! weve dropped too many points this season:/
Gutted that should have been 3 points how many times have we thrown away leads this season! it will be costly at the end i feel! In most circumstances this would be a good point but its not because its left us back in the zone tonight and its going to be very difficult to get anything against arsenal considering theyve just scored 7 and have 2 ex saints and returning players always score against us! weve dropped too many points this season:/ SFCSaint

9:44pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.
Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious. OSPREYSAINT

9:47pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
02380 632888
Que?
It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, try 0239269 1313 instead.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888[/p][/quote]Que?[/p][/quote]It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, try 0239269 1313 instead. OSPREYSAINT

9:48pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

The total change of tactics today almost...very almost paid off.
Some fans are very quick to criticise, yet offer no praise where praise is deserved.
Most of us would have taken this point this morning, and although I'm disappointed with losing a 3-1 lead, I would offer credit to Stoke for the way they set about earning their point and keeping their amazing home record intact.
Stoke had seized the game way before NA made his substitutions and I felt JP was tiring and becoming less effective. Shaw's substitution at a late stage of a game is almost a given.
Honestly thought we'd hold out at 3-2 but the equalizer was unstoppable.
Sure, we need to strengthen...but I really think there are at least three weaker teams in the PL right now. I think we'll be ok on today's showing.
The total change of tactics today almost...very almost paid off. Some fans are very quick to criticise, yet offer no praise where praise is deserved. Most of us would have taken this point this morning, and although I'm disappointed with losing a 3-1 lead, I would offer credit to Stoke for the way they set about earning their point and keeping their amazing home record intact. Stoke had seized the game way before NA made his substitutions and I felt JP was tiring and becoming less effective. Shaw's substitution at a late stage of a game is almost a given. Honestly thought we'd hold out at 3-2 but the equalizer was unstoppable. Sure, we need to strengthen...but I really think there are at least three weaker teams in the PL right now. I think we'll be ok on today's showing. Baddesley Bill

9:48pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.
3. Nigel Adkins?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.[/p][/quote]3. Nigel Adkins? saintlysoul

9:52pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!02380 632888Que?It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryAre you grooming me?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888[/p][/quote]Que?[/p][/quote]It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryAre you grooming me? saintlysoul

9:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!02380 632888Que?It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryOsprey are you grooming me?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888[/p][/quote]Que?[/p][/quote]It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryOsprey are you grooming me? saintlysoul

9:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Meribelsaint says...

SFCSaint wrote:
Gutted that should have been 3 points how many times have we thrown away leads this season! it will be costly at the end i feel! In most circumstances this would be a good point but its not because its left us back in the zone tonight and its going to be very difficult to get anything against arsenal considering theyve just scored 7 and have 2 ex saints and returning players always score against us! weve dropped too many points this season:/
Villa away to Swansea, Wigan have got United, I actually fancy us to jump up the league a couple of places on new years day. 3 - 2 Saints and then you can have a goal each for the ex Saints.
[quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: Gutted that should have been 3 points how many times have we thrown away leads this season! it will be costly at the end i feel! In most circumstances this would be a good point but its not because its left us back in the zone tonight and its going to be very difficult to get anything against arsenal considering theyve just scored 7 and have 2 ex saints and returning players always score against us! weve dropped too many points this season:/[/p][/quote]Villa away to Swansea, Wigan have got United, I actually fancy us to jump up the league a couple of places on new years day. 3 - 2 Saints and then you can have a goal each for the ex Saints. Meribelsaint

9:59pm Sat 29 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

i watched the game on nutjob and thought we were gifted 2 gaols and where lucky to be up at ht but nigel's tactics were obviously working as we were winning and it was about time we had some luck, the 2nd half we should of shut them out, when they went down to 10 men should we not of reverted to our passing game and retained possesion? instead of hoofing it and giving them back possesion, we really need some prem experience at the back and sorry kelv a keeper
i an keeping the faith but it's hard and thats what being a Saints fan is all about!!
i watched the game on nutjob and thought we were gifted 2 gaols and where lucky to be up at ht but nigel's tactics were obviously working as we were winning and it was about time we had some luck, the 2nd half we should of shut them out, when they went down to 10 men should we not of reverted to our passing game and retained possesion? instead of hoofing it and giving them back possesion, we really need some prem experience at the back and sorry kelv a keeper i an keeping the faith but it's hard and thats what being a Saints fan is all about!! worried of n e hampshire

10:00pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!02380 632888Que?It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryOsprey are you grooming me?Try Googling the numbers and you will catch my drift.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888[/p][/quote]Que?[/p][/quote]It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryOsprey are you grooming me?[/p][/quote]Try Googling the numbers and you will catch my drift. OSPREYSAINT

10:01pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

What happened there, a Quote malfunction?
What happened there, a Quote malfunction? OSPREYSAINT

10:02pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!02380 632888Que?It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryAre you grooming me?How was pompey v yeovil ? ..... i heard you were carp again .
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]02380 632888[/p][/quote]Que?[/p][/quote]It's a Southampton number you probably don't know it, tryAre you grooming me?[/p][/quote]How was pompey v yeovil ? ..... i heard you were carp again . slugger

10:03pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.
3. Nigel Adkins?
With the money he is getting? Nope try again, a mirror may give you a clue.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.[/p][/quote]3. Nigel Adkins?[/p][/quote]With the money he is getting? Nope try again, a mirror may give you a clue. OSPREYSAINT

10:04pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintshorse101 says...

Stoke-Fan wrote:
Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble .
thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost.
what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men.
NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked.
our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men.
good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place.
[quote][p][bold]Stoke-Fan[/bold] wrote: Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble [even with 10 men].[/p][/quote]thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost. what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men. NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked. our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men. good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place. saintshorse101

10:05pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
this advert going mad on the side is enough ho p1ss anyone off more than the result
sort it out echo it p1ss1s me off more than a skunt
As has been said before you need an Ad blocker, get a techy to explain.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: this advert going mad on the side is enough ho p1ss anyone off more than the result sort it out echo it p1ss1s me off more than a skunt[/p][/quote]As has been said before you need an Ad blocker, get a techy to explain. OSPREYSAINT

10:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

F Fan wrote:
slugger wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them.

Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't.

What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter.

Some achievement....some manager!
Good point well made sir !
Agreed.

Wise after the event is easy. At 1500 most of us would have been surprised/alarmed at the selection. By 1510 most would have been surprised at the tactics. Before half time, the selection and the tactics, both a big change in direction, were obviously genius at work. Well done NA.

Gully played well, both in attack and in defence, including helping to give Shaw better cover than he has had in most games this season. Just about all the Stoke attack came down their right and it wasn’t until late on that they started to get lots of balls in from that wing. But for a late glorious long range strike we would have won and the brave selection and tactics would have, rightly, been seen as a great piece of management.

We didn’t ‘throw it away’ – Stoke took the win from us and deserve a lot of credit – there are two teams on the pitch.

We definitely did need to go with three centre halves when Crouch came on – Richardson on was the right substitution. All three substitutions were perfectly sensible at the time they were made although the others could be argued with the benefit if hindsight.


We should have reverted to our passing game when in possession once they went down to 10 men – that’s the only way to make it an advantage. Not sure if it was the players or the management team’s fault that we kept to the same tactics that worked well until then.

But overall it was a brave piece of management and well executed by the players for most of the game. As always, it’s a fine dividing line – Guly scores and we would have been home and dry at 4-1. He misses and they go up the other end and score.

I thought KD didn’t punch enough at the near post against Jones when and crosses came in from their right – too much flapping at it - but otherwise the defence did OK. Guly and Cork played well, as did Lambert in the first half.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Man City couldn't win at Stoke this season either. And they only scored two goals in total between the lot of them. Disappointment at the 90th minute equaliser is understandable. Gloom over the result isn't. What's more we've got a home match against Arsenal to look forward to on New Year's day. Just two years ago on Jan 1st we were also at home...to Exeter. Some achievement....some manager![/p][/quote]Good point well made sir ![/p][/quote]Agreed. Wise after the event is easy. At 1500 most of us would have been surprised/alarmed at the selection. By 1510 most would have been surprised at the tactics. Before half time, the selection and the tactics, both a big change in direction, were obviously genius at work. Well done NA. Gully played well, both in attack and in defence, including helping to give Shaw better cover than he has had in most games this season. Just about all the Stoke attack came down their right and it wasn’t until late on that they started to get lots of balls in from that wing. But for a late glorious long range strike we would have won and the brave selection and tactics would have, rightly, been seen as a great piece of management. We didn’t ‘throw it away’ – Stoke took the win from us and deserve a lot of credit – there are two teams on the pitch. We definitely did need to go with three centre halves when Crouch came on – Richardson on was the right substitution. All three substitutions were perfectly sensible at the time they were made although the others could be argued with the benefit if hindsight. We should have reverted to our passing game when in possession once they went down to 10 men – that’s the only way to make it an advantage. Not sure if it was the players or the management team’s fault that we kept to the same tactics that worked well until then. But overall it was a brave piece of management and well executed by the players for most of the game. As always, it’s a fine dividing line – Guly scores and we would have been home and dry at 4-1. He misses and they go up the other end and score. I thought KD didn’t punch enough at the near post against Jones when and crosses came in from their right – too much flapping at it - but otherwise the defence did OK. Guly and Cork played well, as did Lambert in the first half.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

10:07pm Sat 29 Dec 12

redsnapper says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.
Osprey An excellent perspective on the day, but we absolutely do need a GK!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.[/p][/quote]Osprey An excellent perspective on the day, but we absolutely do need a GK! redsnapper

10:09pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you? saintlysoul

10:10pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Velleity says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing.

Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me.

And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing. Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me. And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist. Velleity

10:10pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

There is something fishy going on here tonight, it looks as if someone has hacked into the Echo web site or there is a major fault with the site, or an Echo employee is having a laugh at our expense?
There is something fishy going on here tonight, it looks as if someone has hacked into the Echo web site or there is a major fault with the site, or an Echo employee is having a laugh at our expense? OSPREYSAINT

10:12pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

redsnapper wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.
Osprey An excellent perspective on the day, but we absolutely do need a GK!
I have to agree, the Window cannot come quickly enough in that respect.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Three things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. An Aston Villa supporter. 2. A Newcastle supporter. 3. the obvious.[/p][/quote]Osprey An excellent perspective on the day, but we absolutely do need a GK![/p][/quote]I have to agree, the Window cannot come quickly enough in that respect. OSPREYSAINT

10:13pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
In the words of Jimmy Nail "she's lieing"
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?[/p][/quote]In the words of Jimmy Nail "she's lieing" slugger

10:15pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
I'm glad you are prepared....it might stop you whinging so much.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?[/p][/quote]I'm glad you are prepared....it might stop you whinging so much. Baddesley Bill

10:15pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Velleity wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing.

Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me.

And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.
Velleity ignore them you're not allowed an opinion unless it accords with there's!!!! You've made some good points!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing. Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me. And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.[/p][/quote]Velleity ignore them you're not allowed an opinion unless it accords with there's!!!! You've made some good points!!!!!!! saintlysoul

10:17pm Sat 29 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
this advert going mad on the side is enough ho p1ss anyone off more than the result
sort it out echo it p1ss1s me off more than a skunt
As has been said before you need an Ad blocker, get a techy to explain.
thanks mate, or a shot blocker! uts
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: this advert going mad on the side is enough ho p1ss anyone off more than the result sort it out echo it p1ss1s me off more than a skunt[/p][/quote]As has been said before you need an Ad blocker, get a techy to explain.[/p][/quote]thanks mate, or a shot blocker! uts worried of n e hampshire

10:17pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing.

Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me.

And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.
Velleity ignore them you're not allowed an opinion unless it accords with there's!!!! You've made some good points!!!!!!!
So ..... how were Yeovil ?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing. Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me. And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.[/p][/quote]Velleity ignore them you're not allowed an opinion unless it accords with there's!!!! You've made some good points!!!!!!![/p][/quote]So ..... how were Yeovil ? slugger

10:18pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
Took you long enough. I have no problem watching Championship football, if that is what fate decides, I also won't be jumping off the Itchen Bridge if it happens. My support for Nigel Adkins remains, whatever, if he has the misfortune to be the victim of another mindless Managerial sacking, I will support whoever is appointed. That's football and I am loving it and suffering at the same time. I don't think we will be relegated, but I haven't got a crystal ball, and fate can be unfair at times. Come back and discuss what happened at Easter time.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?[/p][/quote]Took you long enough. I have no problem watching Championship football, if that is what fate decides, I also won't be jumping off the Itchen Bridge if it happens. My support for Nigel Adkins remains, whatever, if he has the misfortune to be the victim of another mindless Managerial sacking, I will support whoever is appointed. That's football and I am loving it and suffering at the same time. I don't think we will be relegated, but I haven't got a crystal ball, and fate can be unfair at times. Come back and discuss what happened at Easter time. OSPREYSAINT

10:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.

we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT. Stroppy_gramps

10:23pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.

we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ! slugger

10:23pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
bakeyboy wrote:
Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
Never seen you post before .... who were you ?
Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples:

"Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus."

"All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late."

"and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas"

"it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked"

"Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form."

"What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins."

Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...
Gaiety you have issues!
What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .
I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore
I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing.

Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me.

And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.
I have had my ups and downs with GHK too, but I have always suspected that was when he had absorbed a few too may sherbets, as he does post good stuff when apparently sober. As long as he supports the Saints it's OK by me. Have to tolerate the odd aberration or two! Words can't hurt you, annoy you definitely!
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.[/p][/quote]Never seen you post before .... who were you ?[/p][/quote]Slugger, he's posted before: here are a few samples: "Well Nige, if you genuinely want whats best for Southampton football club then its time to pack your bags and get back on the bus." "All the best for the future now please NC get Hoddle in before its too late." "and Adkins if he does'nt up his game will be looking for a new job before xmas" "it was embarrassing not brilliant to watch and if we ever play that poorly again we will get well and truly spanked" "Personally I think we will be lucky to make the play offs at this rate because we are so poor and everyone around us are finding form." "What a pathetic, embarrassing performance, our players look out on their feet and clueless, what the f..k is going on Adkins." Not a single positive comment in any thread in the first two pages of results. Those go back well into last season. Never a SINGLE positive post...[/p][/quote]Gaiety you have issues![/p][/quote]What he does is expose people that think we have short memories ..... top work imo .[/p][/quote]I visit this site to share opinions, frustrations, debate, banter, wind up, have a laugh and light heartened fun. Anything else is a bore[/p][/quote]I was just pointing out the tedious negativity of a poster who is on here throwing his weight around. Takes about half a minute to get every post someone's ever made if you know what you're doing. Of course, your problem is that I've caught you out on posts you made in the past, hence your monotonous hatred of me. If you forget that the internet has a memory, don't blame me. And I've not forgotten your wish to see me physically hurt. If that's "light hearted fun" then you need to see a psychiatrist.[/p][/quote]I have had my ups and downs with GHK too, but I have always suspected that was when he had absorbed a few too may sherbets, as he does post good stuff when apparently sober. As long as he supports the Saints it's OK by me. Have to tolerate the odd aberration or two! Words can't hurt you, annoy you definitely! OSPREYSAINT

10:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Velleity says...

Back on topic, one of the problems I think we have is that many of our team have had a run over the past couple of seasons where a huge proportion of games were "turn up, go two up, relax".

Even last season you could tell that with just a one goal lead late in the game we would start to flap. Our style of play when we're two goals up is completely different from when we're one up.

Our back four start hoofing, the midfield panics and whoever's up front stands alone.

One thing the team needs to work on is the attitude that if our normal style of play has us a goal ahead after 80 mins then continuing that style of play will probably carry on working. Let the team that's behind flap, not us.

If there's an area NA needs to work on, it's that. We should look the same whatever the score. If we think our tactics are good, why not stick to them. If we're a goal up leave it to our opponents to be tense, not us.
Back on topic, one of the problems I think we have is that many of our team have had a run over the past couple of seasons where a huge proportion of games were "turn up, go two up, relax". Even last season you could tell that with just a one goal lead late in the game we would start to flap. Our style of play when we're two goals up is completely different from when we're one up. Our back four start hoofing, the midfield panics and whoever's up front stands alone. One thing the team needs to work on is the attitude that if our normal style of play has us a goal ahead after 80 mins then continuing that style of play will probably carry on working. Let the team that's behind flap, not us. If there's an area NA needs to work on, it's that. We should look the same whatever the score. If we think our tactics are good, why not stick to them. If we're a goal up leave it to our opponents to be tense, not us. Velleity

10:26pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.

we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Thumbs up from me, except that some of negative posters are in fact idiots from down there!
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me, except that some of negative posters are in fact idiots from down there! OSPREYSAINT

10:27pm Sat 29 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

stroppy for PM!
stroppy for PM! worried of n e hampshire

10:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
Took you long enough. I have no problem watching Championship football, if that is what fate decides, I also won't be jumping off the Itchen Bridge if it happens. My support for Nigel Adkins remains, whatever, if he has the misfortune to be the victim of another mindless Managerial sacking, I will support whoever is appointed. That's football and I am loving it and suffering at the same time. I don't think we will be relegated, but I haven't got a crystal ball, and fate can be unfair at times. Come back and discuss what happened at Easter time.
Okey dokey!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?[/p][/quote]Took you long enough. I have no problem watching Championship football, if that is what fate decides, I also won't be jumping off the Itchen Bridge if it happens. My support for Nigel Adkins remains, whatever, if he has the misfortune to be the victim of another mindless Managerial sacking, I will support whoever is appointed. That's football and I am loving it and suffering at the same time. I don't think we will be relegated, but I haven't got a crystal ball, and fate can be unfair at times. Come back and discuss what happened at Easter time.[/p][/quote]Okey dokey!! saintlysoul

10:30pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
Stoke-Fan wrote:
Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble .
thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost.
what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men.
NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked.
our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men.
good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place.
Spot on as well.

Some of our new fans seem to think we have the god given right to expect more. If you support Man U or Man City then coming second is disappointing. If you support Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs not making the Champions League is disappointing. The likes of Stoke and Wigan have established themselves in the top flight and they look to beat newly promoted teams like ourselves.

There are 19 other clubs, 19 other chairmen and managers, 19 other sets of fans who want more - it's time for some realism.

In the 3 years since Admin we have won the JPT and had back to back promotions. It has been done before but it's rare and an amazing achievement.

We tried the managerial merry go round before, many times, and it didn't work then. Let's try stability - it's worth a go as our greatest period came during such a spell as did those of other teams.
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoke-Fan[/bold] wrote: Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble [even with 10 men].[/p][/quote]thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost. what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men. NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked. our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men. good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place.[/p][/quote]Spot on as well. Some of our new fans seem to think we have the god given right to expect more. If you support Man U or Man City then coming second is disappointing. If you support Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs not making the Champions League is disappointing. The likes of Stoke and Wigan have established themselves in the top flight and they look to beat newly promoted teams like ourselves. There are 19 other clubs, 19 other chairmen and managers, 19 other sets of fans who want more - it's time for some realism. In the 3 years since Admin we have won the JPT and had back to back promotions. It has been done before but it's rare and an amazing achievement. We tried the managerial merry go round before, many times, and it didn't work then. Let's try stability - it's worth a go as our greatest period came during such a spell as did those of other teams. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

10:30pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
Back on topic, one of the problems I think we have is that many of our team have had a run over the past couple of seasons where a huge proportion of games were "turn up, go two up, relax".

Even last season you could tell that with just a one goal lead late in the game we would start to flap. Our style of play when we're two goals up is completely different from when we're one up.

Our back four start hoofing, the midfield panics and whoever's up front stands alone.

One thing the team needs to work on is the attitude that if our normal style of play has us a goal ahead after 80 mins then continuing that style of play will probably carry on working. Let the team that's behind flap, not us.

If there's an area NA needs to work on, it's that. We should look the same whatever the score. If we think our tactics are good, why not stick to them. If we're a goal up leave it to our opponents to be tense, not us.
One way to resolve that is to sign a "leader", someone who can guide the team in the right direction, we seem to have appointed 'Captains' that just go through the motions, rather than leading by example, just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Back on topic, one of the problems I think we have is that many of our team have had a run over the past couple of seasons where a huge proportion of games were "turn up, go two up, relax". Even last season you could tell that with just a one goal lead late in the game we would start to flap. Our style of play when we're two goals up is completely different from when we're one up. Our back four start hoofing, the midfield panics and whoever's up front stands alone. One thing the team needs to work on is the attitude that if our normal style of play has us a goal ahead after 80 mins then continuing that style of play will probably carry on working. Let the team that's behind flap, not us. If there's an area NA needs to work on, it's that. We should look the same whatever the score. If we think our tactics are good, why not stick to them. If we're a goal up leave it to our opponents to be tense, not us.[/p][/quote]One way to resolve that is to sign a "leader", someone who can guide the team in the right direction, we seem to have appointed 'Captains' that just go through the motions, rather than leading by example, just a thought. OSPREYSAINT

10:33pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
Stoke-Fan wrote:
Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble .
thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost.
what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men.
NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked.
our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men.
good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place.
Spot on as well.

Some of our new fans seem to think we have the god given right to expect more. If you support Man U or Man City then coming second is disappointing. If you support Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs not making the Champions League is disappointing. The likes of Stoke and Wigan have established themselves in the top flight and they look to beat newly promoted teams like ourselves.

There are 19 other clubs, 19 other chairmen and managers, 19 other sets of fans who want more - it's time for some realism.

In the 3 years since Admin we have won the JPT and had back to back promotions. It has been done before but it's rare and an amazing achievement.

We tried the managerial merry go round before, many times, and it didn't work then. Let's try stability - it's worth a go as our greatest period came during such a spell as did those of other teams.
I'm with this thought ....... why change ?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoke-Fan[/bold] wrote: Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble [even with 10 men].[/p][/quote]thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost. what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men. NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked. our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men. good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place.[/p][/quote]Spot on as well. Some of our new fans seem to think we have the god given right to expect more. If you support Man U or Man City then coming second is disappointing. If you support Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs not making the Champions League is disappointing. The likes of Stoke and Wigan have established themselves in the top flight and they look to beat newly promoted teams like ourselves. There are 19 other clubs, 19 other chairmen and managers, 19 other sets of fans who want more - it's time for some realism. In the 3 years since Admin we have won the JPT and had back to back promotions. It has been done before but it's rare and an amazing achievement. We tried the managerial merry go round before, many times, and it didn't work then. Let's try stability - it's worth a go as our greatest period came during such a spell as did those of other teams.[/p][/quote]I'm with this thought ....... why change ? slugger

10:39pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Scarborosaint says...

Would like to see us go for butland and a good CB although the boys at the back did manfully today , Stoke must of had 20 throw ins in the last third today better than a corner , regroup ready for arsenal coyr
Would like to see us go for butland and a good CB although the boys at the back did manfully today , Stoke must of had 20 throw ins in the last third today better than a corner , regroup ready for arsenal coyr Scarborosaint

10:45pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Abbey Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
On the way back. Cracking point, proud of the lads. We took the game to them and bossed the first half, physically as well. Thought the team selection strange but it was genius. Gully played well but missed the chance to seal it. Towards the end we were under the cosh and Nige stiffened it up but a wonder strike levelled it. Shame we didn't get all three but make no mistake that was a good performance.
A bit of sanity amongst all the total drivel posted before. Having just watched the extended highlights on Sky and listened to and read informed opinion, it's truly depressing to read the utter tripe posted by people who must have s
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: On the way back. Cracking point, proud of the lads. We took the game to them and bossed the first half, physically as well. Thought the team selection strange but it was genius. Gully played well but missed the chance to seal it. Towards the end we were under the cosh and Nige stiffened it up but a wonder strike levelled it. Shame we didn't get all three but make no mistake that was a good performance.[/p][/quote]A bit of sanity amongst all the total drivel posted before. Having just watched the extended highlights on Sky and listened to and read informed opinion, it's truly depressing to read the utter tripe posted by people who must have s Abbey Saint

10:47pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Abbey Saint says...

...the shortest memories and attention spans ever. Get real or get lost please
...the shortest memories and attention spans ever. Get real or get lost please Abbey Saint

10:52pm Sat 29 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

i hope theo gets that norvirus!!!
i hope theo gets that norvirus!!! worried of n e hampshire

10:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

slugger wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.


we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ![/p][/quote]2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers. hedge end bob

10:57pm Sat 29 Dec 12

slugger says...

hedge end bob wrote:
slugger wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.


we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
And proud Bob !
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ![/p][/quote]2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.[/p][/quote]And proud Bob ! slugger

11:01pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
Would like to see us go for butland and a good CB although the boys at the back did manfully today , Stoke must of had 20 throw ins in the last third today better than a corner , regroup ready for arsenal coyr
Butland is younger than Gazza I think and about the same age as Cropper, we probably need experience.

A top centre back is the priority for this window for me.

Above all I think we need to sell the players who are not featuring and get them off the pay roll.
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: Would like to see us go for butland and a good CB although the boys at the back did manfully today , Stoke must of had 20 throw ins in the last third today better than a corner , regroup ready for arsenal coyr[/p][/quote]Butland is younger than Gazza I think and about the same age as Cropper, we probably need experience. A top centre back is the priority for this window for me. Above all I think we need to sell the players who are not featuring and get them off the pay roll. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:04pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
i hope theo gets that norvirus!!!
from Oxo.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: i hope theo gets that norvirus!!![/p][/quote]from Oxo. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:07pm Sat 29 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
i hope theo gets that norvirus!!!
from Oxo.
ha ha
got a funny feeling we might get somthing out of this one, might be worth a little flutter???
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: i hope theo gets that norvirus!!![/p][/quote]from Oxo.[/p][/quote]ha ha got a funny feeling we might get somthing out of this one, might be worth a little flutter??? worried of n e hampshire

11:13pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
i hope theo gets that norvirus!!!
from Oxo.
ha ha
got a funny feeling we might get somthing out of this one, might be worth a little flutter???
I'm expecting to get stuffed!
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: i hope theo gets that norvirus!!![/p][/quote]from Oxo.[/p][/quote]ha ha got a funny feeling we might get somthing out of this one, might be worth a little flutter???[/p][/quote]I'm expecting to get stuffed! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:23pm Sat 29 Dec 12

SFCSaint says...

Meribelsaint wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
Gutted that should have been 3 points how many times have we thrown away leads this season! it will be costly at the end i feel! In most circumstances this would be a good point but its not because its left us back in the zone tonight and its going to be very difficult to get anything against arsenal considering theyve just scored 7 and have 2 ex saints and returning players always score against us! weve dropped too many points this season:/
Villa away to Swansea, Wigan have got United, I actually fancy us to jump up the league a couple of places on new years day. 3 - 2 Saints and then you can have a goal each for the ex Saints.
your dreaming
[quote][p][bold]Meribelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: Gutted that should have been 3 points how many times have we thrown away leads this season! it will be costly at the end i feel! In most circumstances this would be a good point but its not because its left us back in the zone tonight and its going to be very difficult to get anything against arsenal considering theyve just scored 7 and have 2 ex saints and returning players always score against us! weve dropped too many points this season:/[/p][/quote]Villa away to Swansea, Wigan have got United, I actually fancy us to jump up the league a couple of places on new years day. 3 - 2 Saints and then you can have a goal each for the ex Saints.[/p][/quote]your dreaming SFCSaint

11:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Villa is the next big game for us barring any pleasant surprises
Villa is the next big game for us barring any pleasant surprises Baddesley Bill

11:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

just watched MOTD.

Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke.
Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that.

The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason.
He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in.
Well thats done for 2012.
I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints.

COYR
just watched MOTD. Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke. Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that. The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason. He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in. Well thats done for 2012. I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints. COYR Stroppy_gramps

11:38pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

How about trading in Shaw for three points with Wenger!?? Joking of course.
How about trading in Shaw for three points with Wenger!?? Joking of course. OSPREYSAINT

11:40pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

And frankly why shouldn't we take on Arsenal at home and try to sneak a result?

I would say we are due a bit of revenge after that game earlier in the season.
And frankly why shouldn't we take on Arsenal at home and try to sneak a result? I would say we are due a bit of revenge after that game earlier in the season. Stroppy_gramps

11:41pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
How about trading in Shaw for three points with Wenger!?? Joking of course.
Nah - I really like Shaw. I'd like him to stay a bit longer and develop some more.

How about Do Prado?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: How about trading in Shaw for three points with Wenger!?? Joking of course.[/p][/quote]Nah - I really like Shaw. I'd like him to stay a bit longer and develop some more. How about Do Prado? Stroppy_gramps

11:43pm Sat 29 Dec 12

LoyalSaint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
slugger wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.


we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
Wise words indeed!!!!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ![/p][/quote]2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.[/p][/quote]Wise words indeed!!!! LoyalSaint

11:52pm Sat 29 Dec 12

rocketone says...

40 odd goals today in the Prem.
Where are all the decent goalies and skin tight defences we were warned about?
Any Saints fan who boasts that he is resigned to losing and relegation should stay away from other fans. Would not want more to think like that!
What if the players were to follow that attitude?
40 odd goals today in the Prem. Where are all the decent goalies and skin tight defences we were warned about? Any Saints fan who boasts that he is resigned to losing and relegation should stay away from other fans. Would not want more to think like that! What if the players were to follow that attitude? rocketone

11:52pm Sat 29 Dec 12

redsnapper says...

After all is said and done we definitely need a better keeper than KD. He is finished at this level.

Second goal went under him, but he had no chance against the Jerome wonder shot though.
After all is said and done we definitely need a better keeper than KD. He is finished at this level. Second goal went under him, but he had no chance against the Jerome wonder shot though. redsnapper

11:56pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

We're be ok. It's also nice to see other honest sourthern teams do well like Yeovil.
We're be ok. It's also nice to see other honest sourthern teams do well like Yeovil. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

12:01am Sun 30 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

'- At that point, the Blues fans had clearly seen enough as chants of ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ rang out at Fratton Park before the boos rained down on the players at half-time.'

Thank god they're Few otherwise the players might have heard them!
'- At that point, the Blues fans had clearly seen enough as chants of ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ rang out at Fratton Park before the boos rained down on the players at half-time.' Thank god they're Few otherwise the players might have heard them! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

12:05am Sun 30 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
How about trading in Shaw for three points with Wenger!?? Joking of course.
Nah - I really like Shaw. I'd like him to stay a bit longer and develop some more.

How about Do Prado?
Hmm! Who would want him?
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: How about trading in Shaw for three points with Wenger!?? Joking of course.[/p][/quote]Nah - I really like Shaw. I'd like him to stay a bit longer and develop some more. How about Do Prado?[/p][/quote]Hmm! Who would want him? OSPREYSAINT

12:06am Sun 30 Dec 12

Saintjock says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
Saintly. Not long back myself from Stoke myself. Not convinced you were there. Two very simple questions to prove me wrong. What was the half time entertainment? What did Walters do when Shaw was injured second half?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?[/p][/quote]Saintly. Not long back myself from Stoke myself. Not convinced you were there. Two very simple questions to prove me wrong. What was the half time entertainment? What did Walters do when Shaw was injured second half? Saintjock

12:17am Sun 30 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

I just thought this post from the Teamtalk site might be interesing for some to read. It is posted in reply to me by a Stoke fan:

"billybass how right you were! Thanks for providing such an entertaing game, Atkins got his tactics right, ripped us apart knowing that cameron and Mr Stability were awol. maybe the knockers that doubt his ability to manage and employ suitable know how in the prem should reassess. Good luck until we meet again. THE LAST MATCH!!"

...I'd call that an independent assessment!
I just thought this post from the Teamtalk site might be interesing for some to read. It is posted in reply to me by a Stoke fan: "billybass how right you were! Thanks for providing such an entertaing game, Atkins got his tactics right, ripped us apart knowing that cameron and Mr Stability were awol. maybe the knockers that doubt his ability to manage and employ suitable know how in the prem should reassess. Good luck until we meet again. THE LAST MATCH!!" ...I'd call that an independent assessment! Baddesley Bill

12:20am Sun 30 Dec 12

Tirau Dan says...

LoyalSaint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
slugger wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.


we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
Wise words indeed!!!!
big tick from me Gramps..

I was up all night worried and hoping for a point. I loved every minute of a game that had everything.

In the end I went to bed heart broken with the loss of the lead but very happy and proud with the point..

Loved the game which did the sport credit in every way - a ding dong battle. We were very very lucky with the ref.

Stoke were immense with KJ playing out of his skin and Luke plain as day knackered (played his big heart out) twice missing the ball had to be replaced by Fox

Then with them hoofing it to bean-pole Crouchy and Punch (looking tired) in the second half Richardson was a sensible option to me.

Yes the whole of the league manage 2 goals at Britannia (a a cup goal I think) until we came along with the best fans in the country and get 3.

Well Done Saints well done as all of you played your hearts out.. and the fans sang their's out too.

Now celebrate football and put the whining to bed. That was the entertaining game we love with all it's ups and downs..

Cheers Nigel and Thanks Saints and Stoke for delivering the Sport... Loved it!

Love from NZ
[quote][p][bold]LoyalSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ![/p][/quote]2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.[/p][/quote]Wise words indeed!!!![/p][/quote]big tick from me Gramps.. I was up all night worried and hoping for a point. I loved every minute of a game that had everything. In the end I went to bed heart broken with the loss of the lead but very happy and proud with the point.. Loved the game which did the sport credit in every way - a ding dong battle. We were very very lucky with the ref. Stoke were immense with KJ playing out of his skin and Luke plain as day knackered (played his big heart out) twice missing the ball had to be replaced by Fox Then with them hoofing it to bean-pole Crouchy and Punch (looking tired) in the second half Richardson was a sensible option to me. Yes the whole of the league manage 2 goals at Britannia (a a cup goal I think) until we came along with the best fans in the country and get 3. Well Done Saints well done as all of you played your hearts out.. and the fans sang their's out too. Now celebrate football and put the whining to bed. That was the entertaining game we love with all it's ups and downs.. Cheers Nigel and Thanks Saints and Stoke for delivering the Sport... Loved it! Love from NZ Tirau Dan

1:01am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintshorse101 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
LoyalSaint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
slugger wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
Wise words indeed!!!!
big tick from me Gramps.. I was up all night worried and hoping for a point. I loved every minute of a game that had everything. In the end I went to bed heart broken with the loss of the lead but very happy and proud with the point.. Loved the game which did the sport credit in every way - a ding dong battle. We were very very lucky with the ref. Stoke were immense with KJ playing out of his skin and Luke plain as day knackered (played his big heart out) twice missing the ball had to be replaced by Fox Then with them hoofing it to bean-pole Crouchy and Punch (looking tired) in the second half Richardson was a sensible option to me. Yes the whole of the league manage 2 goals at Britannia (a a cup goal I think) until we came along with the best fans in the country and get 3. Well Done Saints well done as all of you played your hearts out.. and the fans sang their's out too. Now celebrate football and put the whining to bed. That was the entertaining game we love with all it's ups and downs.. Cheers Nigel and Thanks Saints and Stoke for delivering the Sport... Loved it! Love from NZ
And so say all of us
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LoyalSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ![/p][/quote]2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.[/p][/quote]Wise words indeed!!!![/p][/quote]big tick from me Gramps.. I was up all night worried and hoping for a point. I loved every minute of a game that had everything. In the end I went to bed heart broken with the loss of the lead but very happy and proud with the point.. Loved the game which did the sport credit in every way - a ding dong battle. We were very very lucky with the ref. Stoke were immense with KJ playing out of his skin and Luke plain as day knackered (played his big heart out) twice missing the ball had to be replaced by Fox Then with them hoofing it to bean-pole Crouchy and Punch (looking tired) in the second half Richardson was a sensible option to me. Yes the whole of the league manage 2 goals at Britannia (a a cup goal I think) until we came along with the best fans in the country and get 3. Well Done Saints well done as all of you played your hearts out.. and the fans sang their's out too. Now celebrate football and put the whining to bed. That was the entertaining game we love with all it's ups and downs.. Cheers Nigel and Thanks Saints and Stoke for delivering the Sport... Loved it! Love from NZ[/p][/quote]And so say all of us saintshorse101

1:23am Sun 30 Dec 12

SaintinCanada says...

Excellent post Dan, and my sentiments entirely. The beautiful game indeed.
Excellent post Dan, and my sentiments entirely. The beautiful game indeed. SaintinCanada

4:44am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintsupnorth says...

I was at the game, and alot of us watched the third Stoke goal and thought no goal keeper in the country could have stopped that. We played good in the first half then got held to our own area for large parts of the second. But for people to moan about getting a point at Stoke is just stupid, they have the best Home record in the prem. Maybe these moaners should actually go to an away match, they might learn something.
I was at the game, and alot of us watched the third Stoke goal and thought no goal keeper in the country could have stopped that. We played good in the first half then got held to our own area for large parts of the second. But for people to moan about getting a point at Stoke is just stupid, they have the best Home record in the prem. Maybe these moaners should actually go to an away match, they might learn something. saintsupnorth

5:18am Sun 30 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

Velleity wrote:
Back on topic, one of the problems I think we have is that many of our team have had a run over the past couple of seasons where a huge proportion of games were "turn up, go two up, relax".

Even last season you could tell that with just a one goal lead late in the game we would start to flap. Our style of play when we're two goals up is completely different from when we're one up.

Our back four start hoofing, the midfield panics and whoever's up front stands alone.

One thing the team needs to work on is the attitude that if our normal style of play has us a goal ahead after 80 mins then continuing that style of play will probably carry on working. Let the team that's behind flap, not us.

If there's an area NA needs to work on, it's that. We should look the same whatever the score. If we think our tactics are good, why not stick to them. If we're a goal up leave it to our opponents to be tense, not us.
I stand to be corrected...........
............. Stick to policing the site your better at that
Back off to bed after that boring thread! Yawnnnnnnn
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Back on topic, one of the problems I think we have is that many of our team have had a run over the past couple of seasons where a huge proportion of games were "turn up, go two up, relax". Even last season you could tell that with just a one goal lead late in the game we would start to flap. Our style of play when we're two goals up is completely different from when we're one up. Our back four start hoofing, the midfield panics and whoever's up front stands alone. One thing the team needs to work on is the attitude that if our normal style of play has us a goal ahead after 80 mins then continuing that style of play will probably carry on working. Let the team that's behind flap, not us. If there's an area NA needs to work on, it's that. We should look the same whatever the score. If we think our tactics are good, why not stick to them. If we're a goal up leave it to our opponents to be tense, not us.[/p][/quote]I stand to be corrected........... ............. Stick to policing the site your better at that Back off to bed after that boring thread! Yawnnnnnnn ghk230473

8:00am Sun 30 Dec 12

Tirau Dan says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
just watched MOTD.

Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke.
Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that.

The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason.
He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in.
Well thats done for 2012.
I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints.

COYR
bump this to the end as it is the best post
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: just watched MOTD. Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke. Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that. The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason. He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in. Well thats done for 2012. I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints. COYR[/p][/quote]bump this to the end as it is the best post Tirau Dan

8:46am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
just watched MOTD.

Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke.
Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that.

The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason.
He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in.
Well thats done for 2012.
I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints.

COYR
bump this to the end as it is the best post
And don't forget Stoke's generosity in poor defending allowing Rodriguez a tap in and them scoring a goal for us! Without those those two gifts it would have been a defeat!!!! I don't see other clubs being as generous.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: just watched MOTD. Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke. Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that. The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason. He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in. Well thats done for 2012. I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints. COYR[/p][/quote]bump this to the end as it is the best post[/p][/quote]And don't forget Stoke's generosity in poor defending allowing Rodriguez a tap in and them scoring a goal for us! Without those those two gifts it would have been a defeat!!!! I don't see other clubs being as generous. saintlysoul

8:52am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Saintjock wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?
Saintly. Not long back myself from Stoke myself. Not convinced you were there. Two very simple questions to prove me wrong. What was the half time entertainment? What did Walters do when Shaw was injured second half?
Jock - at half time there was a shooting competition requiring someone to kick a ball through a hole in a board that was erected in the goal at the Saints end. I'm not sure what you mean about Shaw he went down in the corner at the Stoke end and the crowd went mad because of time wasting so he was taken off the pitch by the physio. Before the game and at half time there was a tribute on the screen to those players, fans and friends who had died this year!
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Osprey, dear boy, I don't need the Samaritans. I wasn't at Fratton Park either. I was in the real world at Stoke watching Southampton throw away yet another game. That's all. Not even the prospect of Saints being thrashed by the Gunners on New Year's Day leads me to want to access help via the Samaritans. I accept the plight Southampton are in unlike you. I am resolved to watching Championship football next season - you?[/p][/quote]Saintly. Not long back myself from Stoke myself. Not convinced you were there. Two very simple questions to prove me wrong. What was the half time entertainment? What did Walters do when Shaw was injured second half?[/p][/quote]Jock - at half time there was a shooting competition requiring someone to kick a ball through a hole in a board that was erected in the goal at the Saints end. I'm not sure what you mean about Shaw he went down in the corner at the Stoke end and the crowd went mad because of time wasting so he was taken off the pitch by the physio. Before the game and at half time there was a tribute on the screen to those players, fans and friends who had died this year! saintlysoul

8:54am Sun 30 Dec 12

Malcy says...

Nothernsaint70
I couldn't of put it better myself. When listening on Solent and 3 1 up they had to be totally committed to keeping the lead, it's very annoying the opposition start crawling it back, I will have to renew my headphones and I've run out of heart pills, please Saints make it easier for me in the next game, oh hang on it's Arsenal, now that will be a very stern test, COYR
Nothernsaint70 I couldn't of put it better myself. When listening on Solent and 3 1 up they had to be totally committed to keeping the lead, it's very annoying the opposition start crawling it back, I will have to renew my headphones and I've run out of heart pills, please Saints make it easier for me in the next game, oh hang on it's Arsenal, now that will be a very stern test, COYR Malcy

8:54am Sun 30 Dec 12

Clever Dick says...

Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts. Clever Dick

9:03am Sun 30 Dec 12

Velleity says...

redsnapper wrote:
After all is said and done we definitely need a better keeper than KD. He is finished at this level.

Second goal went under him, but he had no chance against the Jerome wonder shot though.
Just watched MOTD and I think you're being a little harsh over the second goal - it was a hard shot from about 15 feet and went through Jose's legs on the way - I think it'd have been impossible for any keeper to get to it.

Highlights give a false impression, I know, but KD looked OK apart from one punch that he seemed totally to miscue.

Their third could have ended up hitting the corner post but was, as you say, unstoppable.

I get the impression from yesterday's scorelines that there are a few keepers having a tough time...
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: After all is said and done we definitely need a better keeper than KD. He is finished at this level. Second goal went under him, but he had no chance against the Jerome wonder shot though.[/p][/quote]Just watched MOTD and I think you're being a little harsh over the second goal - it was a hard shot from about 15 feet and went through Jose's legs on the way - I think it'd have been impossible for any keeper to get to it. Highlights give a false impression, I know, but KD looked OK apart from one punch that he seemed totally to miscue. Their third could have ended up hitting the corner post but was, as you say, unstoppable. I get the impression from yesterday's scorelines that there are a few keepers having a tough time... Velleity

9:10am Sun 30 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.

we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Quote of the day, & the season for that matter.

Get behind the team, & stay there.

They are better with our support than without.

(Just look at Nottarf Krap yesterday for proof of that).

We can & I believe will beat Arsenal, & we will stay up.

COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Quote of the day, & the season for that matter. Get behind the team, & stay there. They are better with our support than without. (Just look at Nottarf Krap yesterday for proof of that). We can & I believe will beat Arsenal, & we will stay up. COYR! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

9:10am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! saintlysoul

9:16am Sun 30 Dec 12

Velleity says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy. Velleity

9:21am Sun 30 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!
Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke?

For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive?

Or are you going to contradict yourself?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke? For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive? Or are you going to contradict yourself? Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

9:23am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!! saintlysoul

9:25am Sun 30 Dec 12

franiow says...

Saints played the top sides at the beginning of the season and gave them a game, but sadly got few points. We are now playing the middle and bottom sides and are getting points off most of them: Newcastle, Swansea, Fulham, Stoke (a very good side), QPR, and Reading. Disappointing results against Sunderland and WHU (both of whom will get sucked downwards). In our first season back in the PL with a lot of players from our Championship/League 1 years, we are improving. We must convert these draws into wins, but we are only 1pointbehind two teams above us. We are better than Aston Villa and play them soon. Hardly time to give up all hope.
Saints played the top sides at the beginning of the season and gave them a game, but sadly got few points. We are now playing the middle and bottom sides and are getting points off most of them: Newcastle, Swansea, Fulham, Stoke (a very good side), QPR, and Reading. Disappointing results against Sunderland and WHU (both of whom will get sucked downwards). In our first season back in the PL with a lot of players from our Championship/League 1 years, we are improving. We must convert these draws into wins, but we are only 1pointbehind two teams above us. We are better than Aston Villa and play them soon. Hardly time to give up all hope. franiow

9:35am Sun 30 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
Whereas you do of course.......
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whereas you do of course....... Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

9:38am Sun 30 Dec 12

Velleity says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
Presumably when you say "The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better" you mean that he thinks he knows better than you.

And NO-ONE knows better than you, do they?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Presumably when you say "The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better" you mean that he thinks he knows better than you. And NO-ONE knows better than you, do they? Velleity

9:56am Sun 30 Dec 12

Clever Dick says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!
Mmmmm. Seems like you would make a much better manager than NA. Of course the ball came off the bar and he was there to put it in. And if he hadn't been hassling the defender we wouldn't have got the third. It doesn't matter how they go in as long as they do. Ramirez is a quality player who has moved here from abroad and is still adjusting. There are currently rumours about Italian teams wanting him back. If he goes it'll be for more than 12 million. We won't be getting all the players you think we need. There isn't a bottomless pit of money. We need to shift out some Championship players first and that is not easy because they are on better money than most Championhip sides will pay. That's the price we have to pay for being too big a club for any league bar the Prem. NA has done an unbelievable job with us. Just look at the way Fergie started at Munure. Nige is a gem and we should keep him at all costs. Nice bloke too.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Mmmmm. Seems like you would make a much better manager than NA. Of course the ball came off the bar and he was there to put it in. And if he hadn't been hassling the defender we wouldn't have got the third. It doesn't matter how they go in as long as they do. Ramirez is a quality player who has moved here from abroad and is still adjusting. There are currently rumours about Italian teams wanting him back. If he goes it'll be for more than 12 million. We won't be getting all the players you think we need. There isn't a bottomless pit of money. We need to shift out some Championship players first and that is not easy because they are on better money than most Championhip sides will pay. That's the price we have to pay for being too big a club for any league bar the Prem. NA has done an unbelievable job with us. Just look at the way Fergie started at Munure. Nige is a gem and we should keep him at all costs. Nice bloke too. Clever Dick

9:56am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!




!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
Presumably when you say "The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better" you mean that he thinks he knows better than you.

And NO-ONE knows better than you, do they?
No.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Presumably when you say "The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better" you mean that he thinks he knows better than you. And NO-ONE knows better than you, do they?[/p][/quote]No. saintlysoul

9:58am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Clever Dick wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!
Mmmmm. Seems like you would make a much better manager than NA. Of course the ball came off the bar and he was there to put it in. And if he hadn't been hassling the defender we wouldn't have got the third. It doesn't matter how they go in as long as they do. Ramirez is a quality player who has moved here from abroad and is still adjusting. There are currently rumours about Italian teams wanting him back. If he goes it'll be for more than 12 million. We won't be getting all the players you think we need. There isn't a bottomless pit of money. We need to shift out some Championship players first and that is not easy because they are on better money than most Championhip sides will pay. That's the price we have to pay for being too big a club for any league bar the Prem. NA has done an unbelievable job with us. Just look at the way Fergie started at Munure. Nige is a gem and we should keep him at all costs. Nice bloke too.
NA has one a fantastic job for Saints. He is a very nice bloke.However he's not a Premier League Manager!
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Mmmmm. Seems like you would make a much better manager than NA. Of course the ball came off the bar and he was there to put it in. And if he hadn't been hassling the defender we wouldn't have got the third. It doesn't matter how they go in as long as they do. Ramirez is a quality player who has moved here from abroad and is still adjusting. There are currently rumours about Italian teams wanting him back. If he goes it'll be for more than 12 million. We won't be getting all the players you think we need. There isn't a bottomless pit of money. We need to shift out some Championship players first and that is not easy because they are on better money than most Championhip sides will pay. That's the price we have to pay for being too big a club for any league bar the Prem. NA has done an unbelievable job with us. Just look at the way Fergie started at Munure. Nige is a gem and we should keep him at all costs. Nice bloke too.[/p][/quote]NA has one a fantastic job for Saints. He is a very nice bloke.However he's not a Premier League Manager! saintlysoul

9:59am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!




!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
Whereas you do of course.......
Yes.
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whereas you do of course.......[/p][/quote]Yes. saintlysoul

10:02am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!
Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke?

For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive?

Or are you going to contradict yourself?
Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke? For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive? Or are you going to contradict yourself?[/p][/quote]Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!! saintlysoul

10:11am Sun 30 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Saintly Soul I can only assume that you are looking at the world through rose tinted glasses where Saints only ever win.

We do need to sign new players, we do not need to sign a new manager.

Adkins is NOT just saying the right thing to keep people happy. He is putting a positive spin on everything. because (once again) THAT IS HIS JOB.
Managers like Fergie can afford to be openly critical in the media because 1) they are safe in their job and 2) they know that their sqaud will respond to that.

This squad is in its first season back in the Premier League. I guarantee you that if they saw NA being negative about them in the media it would be reflected on the pitch.
Those lads have taken some real stick both on and off the pitch this season, but the one constant for them is that their manager has remained positive about how things are going.
If you cannot see the value in that and why it is one of the many things that makes Adkins a superb manager who thoroughly deserves to be where he is then you a blind, do not understand management of people and you really should think twice about posting.

I said in a previous post on this thread that we are one win away from being out of the relegation zone. Well I'd like to add - one draw and we are two places out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
We are not in that bad a position and people should not panic just because we are currently in the relegation zone. the season isn't over yet. We have time to get out.
Of course we would all like to see Saints 2-3 spots above the zone, with points in hand but it's not turning out like that this season so far. So what. the team, and the manager deserve our full support right until the end of the season. And if we do go down? again so what? we'll take on board the lessons we learned this season, sort the squad out and we'll be back. This football season is not the last season on earth. It's not the end of the world if we get relegated (although it will be very annoying).
Adkins, like the whole squad is learning his trade in the Premier League for the first time. You appear to be demanding instant perfection from him - well that ain't going to happen. Nobody is perfect.
Just sit back, enjoy the ride, understand that it is going to get bumpy from time to time and if you go to the match, sing your heart out.
Because that's what the team need from you as a supporter. And you will be contributing 100% more than you are right now.
Saintly Soul I can only assume that you are looking at the world through rose tinted glasses where Saints only ever win. We do need to sign new players, we do not need to sign a new manager. Adkins is NOT just saying the right thing to keep people happy. He is putting a positive spin on everything. because (once again) THAT IS HIS JOB. Managers like Fergie can afford to be openly critical in the media because 1) they are safe in their job and 2) they know that their sqaud will respond to that. This squad is in its first season back in the Premier League. I guarantee you that if they saw NA being negative about them in the media it would be reflected on the pitch. Those lads have taken some real stick both on and off the pitch this season, but the one constant for them is that their manager has remained positive about how things are going. If you cannot see the value in that and why it is one of the many things that makes Adkins a superb manager who thoroughly deserves to be where he is then you a blind, do not understand management of people and you really should think twice about posting. I said in a previous post on this thread that we are one win away from being out of the relegation zone. Well I'd like to add - one draw and we are two places out of the relegation zone on goal difference. We are not in that bad a position and people should not panic just because we are currently in the relegation zone. the season isn't over yet. We have time to get out. Of course we would all like to see Saints 2-3 spots above the zone, with points in hand but it's not turning out like that this season so far. So what. the team, and the manager deserve our full support right until the end of the season. And if we do go down? again so what? we'll take on board the lessons we learned this season, sort the squad out and we'll be back. This football season is not the last season on earth. It's not the end of the world if we get relegated (although it will be very annoying). Adkins, like the whole squad is learning his trade in the Premier League for the first time. You appear to be demanding instant perfection from him - well that ain't going to happen. Nobody is perfect. Just sit back, enjoy the ride, understand that it is going to get bumpy from time to time and if you go to the match, sing your heart out. Because that's what the team need from you as a supporter. And you will be contributing 100% more than you are right now. Stroppy_gramps

10:16am Sun 30 Dec 12

Scarborosaint says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!
Guly and jrod both played well yesterday and worked hard you must of watched game with stevie wonders glasses on , guly was in for his height and he headed plenty of corners and throw ins , not bad for someone who gets booed by his own supporters which is nothing short of disgraceful, should of scored granted but his chance was not at easy as jones, vaz te or adebayer after watching the last 2 on match of the day
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Guly and jrod both played well yesterday and worked hard you must of watched game with stevie wonders glasses on , guly was in for his height and he headed plenty of corners and throw ins , not bad for someone who gets booed by his own supporters which is nothing short of disgraceful, should of scored granted but his chance was not at easy as jones, vaz te or adebayer after watching the last 2 on match of the day Scarborosaint

10:22am Sun 30 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!
Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke?

For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive?

Or are you going to contradict yourself?
Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!!
Er, as my name suggests, I'm NOT in NZ anymore, but hail from Southampton where I now reside again, watching Saints as I have done from 1976 - 2010, & from August 2012 to the current day.

Your crystal ball isn't working - again.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke? For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive? Or are you going to contradict yourself?[/p][/quote]Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!![/p][/quote]Er, as my name suggests, I'm NOT in NZ anymore, but hail from Southampton where I now reside again, watching Saints as I have done from 1976 - 2010, & from August 2012 to the current day. Your crystal ball isn't working - again. Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

10:28am Sun 30 Dec 12

Rising_Son says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
And so do you it seems.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!![/p][/quote]And so do you it seems. Rising_Son

10:29am Sun 30 Dec 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

I have looked through the posts from yesterdays match.
I haven't yet been able to see the recorded game although I listened to it on Solent.
I can say I didn't expect Saints to get anything prior to the game.
I tuned in with trepidation after 15 mins,expecting that the first words from Dave Merrington would be "What we don't want to do now is---," only to find Saints were 1-1.
They were apparently playing well and the commentary seemed very excited for once.
Saints 3-1 at half time was great.
Can they keep it up second half?
The answer was NO as usual. Unfortuately,sounded like Guly missed a sitter again when we so needed it, then we immediatley conceeded.
Totally deflated at this point,don't it always happen.
Bring on the Stoke barrage then the wonder goal just for fun.

IT'S HARD BEING A SAINTS SUPPORTER, always has been.
Anyway 1 point was better than I expected.
Bring on Arsenal.
Will be there expecting the worse hoping for the best.
Got plenty of throat lozenges ready for after the match.

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE 'EM

COYS.
I have looked through the posts from yesterdays match. I haven't yet been able to see the recorded game although I listened to it on Solent. I can say I didn't expect Saints to get anything prior to the game. I tuned in with trepidation after 15 mins,expecting that the first words from Dave Merrington would be "What we don't want to do now is---," only to find Saints were 1-1. They were apparently playing well and the commentary seemed very excited for once. Saints 3-1 at half time was great. Can they keep it up second half? The answer was NO as usual. Unfortuately,sounded like Guly missed a sitter again when we so needed it, then we immediatley conceeded. Totally deflated at this point,don't it always happen. Bring on the Stoke barrage then the wonder goal just for fun. IT'S HARD BEING A SAINTS SUPPORTER, always has been. Anyway 1 point was better than I expected. Bring on Arsenal. Will be there expecting the worse hoping for the best. Got plenty of throat lozenges ready for after the match. DON'T YOU JUST LOVE 'EM COYS. SFCOLDBOY

10:36am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!
Guly and jrod both played well yesterday and worked hard you must of watched game with stevie wonders glasses on , guly was in for his height and he headed plenty of corners and throw ins , not bad for someone who gets booed by his own supporters which is nothing short of disgraceful, should of scored granted but his chance was not at easy as jones, vaz te or adebayer after watching the last 2 on match of the day
if you think that of Guly and Rodriguez then you must have very low expectations of what makes a good football player. They are awful players and do not belong in this league probably Championship or even league one!
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Guly and jrod both played well yesterday and worked hard you must of watched game with stevie wonders glasses on , guly was in for his height and he headed plenty of corners and throw ins , not bad for someone who gets booed by his own supporters which is nothing short of disgraceful, should of scored granted but his chance was not at easy as jones, vaz te or adebayer after watching the last 2 on match of the day[/p][/quote]if you think that of Guly and Rodriguez then you must have very low expectations of what makes a good football player. They are awful players and do not belong in this league probably Championship or even league one! saintlysoul

10:44am Sun 30 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke?

For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive?

Or are you going to contradict yourself?
Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!!
Er, as my name suggests, I'm NOT in NZ anymore, but hail from Southampton where I now reside again, watching Saints as I have done from 1976 - 2010, & from August 2012 to the current day.

Your crystal ball isn't working - again.
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Just the intelligent response I expected when shown up again...

2-0 defeat to Stoke wasn't it going to be?

Still waiting for an answer to my request for a wager on us not losing to Stoke or Arsenal, & not being relegated...........


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[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke? For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive? Or are you going to contradict yourself?[/p][/quote]Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!![/p][/quote]Er, as my name suggests, I'm NOT in NZ anymore, but hail from Southampton where I now reside again, watching Saints as I have done from 1976 - 2010, & from August 2012 to the current day. Your crystal ball isn't working - again.[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Just the intelligent response I expected when shown up again... 2-0 defeat to Stoke wasn't it going to be? Still waiting for an answer to my request for a wager on us not losing to Stoke or Arsenal, & not being relegated........... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

10:47am Sun 30 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke?

For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive?

Or are you going to contradict yourself?
Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!!
Er, as my name suggests, I'm NOT in NZ anymore, but hail from Southampton where I now reside again, watching Saints as I have done from 1976 - 2010, & from August 2012 to the current day.

Your crystal ball isn't working - again.
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Nice one Rob, even I saw that one, and you know you won when that's all they got.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Hmmm, thought you said on Friday that we would lose 2-0 to Stoke? For a doom & gloom monger, surely 3-3 is then a positive? Or are you going to contradict yourself?[/p][/quote]Living in NZ perhaps its best you concentrate on rugby and cricket and leave the football to us!!!![/p][/quote]Er, as my name suggests, I'm NOT in NZ anymore, but hail from Southampton where I now reside again, watching Saints as I have done from 1976 - 2010, & from August 2012 to the current day. Your crystal ball isn't working - again.[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Nice one Rob, even I saw that one, and you know you won when that's all they got. Folkestone Saint

10:51am Sun 30 Dec 12

slugger says...

It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so . slugger

10:51am Sun 30 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Oh dear it seems people are very agitated with each other on here reading back through the posts.
I see that seed even imagined that he went to the match, whatever next ;0)
Oh dear it seems people are very agitated with each other on here reading back through the posts. I see that seed even imagined that he went to the match, whatever next ;0) kent141

10:53am Sun 30 Dec 12

Scarborosaint says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Scarborosaint wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Guly and jrod both played well yesterday and worked hard you must of watched game with stevie wonders glasses on , guly was in for his height and he headed plenty of corners and throw ins , not bad for someone who gets booed by his own supporters which is nothing short of disgraceful, should of scored granted but his chance was not at easy as jones, vaz te or adebayer after watching the last 2 on match of the day
if you think that of Guly and Rodriguez then you must have very low expectations of what makes a good football player. They are awful players and do not belong in this league probably Championship or even league one!
You must of been at wrong game then cos yesterday all 11 players put in a good shift regardless of how bad you think they are , if you are going to pre judge players performances before they step onto the pitch go out watch another team , every player who wears a saints shirt deserves our support not criticism , only when they don't give 100% effort can we change that
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Guly and jrod both played well yesterday and worked hard you must of watched game with stevie wonders glasses on , guly was in for his height and he headed plenty of corners and throw ins , not bad for someone who gets booed by his own supporters which is nothing short of disgraceful, should of scored granted but his chance was not at easy as jones, vaz te or adebayer after watching the last 2 on match of the day[/p][/quote]if you think that of Guly and Rodriguez then you must have very low expectations of what makes a good football player. They are awful players and do not belong in this league probably Championship or even league one![/p][/quote]You must of been at wrong game then cos yesterday all 11 players put in a good shift regardless of how bad you think they are , if you are going to pre judge players performances before they step onto the pitch go out watch another team , every player who wears a saints shirt deserves our support not criticism , only when they don't give 100% effort can we change that Scarborosaint

10:55am Sun 30 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS.
One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for.

How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??.

saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now.

We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..
Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS. One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for. How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??. saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now. We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER .. hedge end bob

10:56am Sun 30 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!! saintlysoul

10:58am Sun 30 Dec 12

kent141 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS.
One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for.

How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??.

saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now.

We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..
Hmmm , how about a team that has 11 on the pitch that play like 9 ;0)
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS. One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for. How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??. saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now. We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..[/p][/quote]Hmmm , how about a team that has 11 on the pitch that play like 9 ;0) kent141

11:04am Sun 30 Dec 12

slugger says...

saintlysoul wrote:
slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
I think we all realise that relegation is a real possibility , i'd be as gutted as anyone , it won't stop me from supporting though
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we all realise that relegation is a real possibility , i'd be as gutted as anyone , it won't stop me from supporting though slugger

11:04am Sun 30 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Why not send Ramirez out on loan to get some experiance, Bournemouth or Pompey maybe, he might even get a game.
Why not send Ramirez out on loan to get some experiance, Bournemouth or Pompey maybe, he might even get a game. kent141

11:08am Sun 30 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS.
One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for.

How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??.

saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now.

We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..
good post bob
in the cold light of day an away point is a good point which is all we could of hoped for before hand.
looking forward to new years day COUR!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS. One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for. How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??. saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now. We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..[/p][/quote]good post bob in the cold light of day an away point is a good point which is all we could of hoped for before hand. looking forward to new years day COUR! worried of n e hampshire

11:10am Sun 30 Dec 12

mack chinnon says...

Come on Swindon.
Come on Swindon. mack chinnon

11:17am Sun 30 Dec 12

Scarborosaint says...

saintlysoul wrote:
slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
Football is all about opinions right or wrong ones but if the players we have made only a few mistakes we would be watching Barcelona each week and not the saints . We should trust NA to get thinks right , we would all make good managers in our own minds but in reality we are just supporters wanting what's best for our team. Through thick and thin , this season was never going to be easy and some players will fall by the wayside cos they do not have the quality required for the premiership but give me them over a ballotelli or a tevez any day of the week .
Just like to say the saints support was magnificent yesterday outsung 26 thousand Stoke fans
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!![/p][/quote]Football is all about opinions right or wrong ones but if the players we have made only a few mistakes we would be watching Barcelona each week and not the saints . We should trust NA to get thinks right , we would all make good managers in our own minds but in reality we are just supporters wanting what's best for our team. Through thick and thin , this season was never going to be easy and some players will fall by the wayside cos they do not have the quality required for the premiership but give me them over a ballotelli or a tevez any day of the week . Just like to say the saints support was magnificent yesterday outsung 26 thousand Stoke fans Scarborosaint

11:21am Sun 30 Dec 12

BowesSaint says...

billythesaint wrote:
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men.
What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea...
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.[/p][/quote]Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men. What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea... BowesSaint

11:21am Sun 30 Dec 12

BowesSaint says...

billythesaint wrote:
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men.
What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea...
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.[/p][/quote]Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men. What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea... BowesSaint

11:21am Sun 30 Dec 12

BowesSaint says...

billythesaint wrote:
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men.
What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea...
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.[/p][/quote]Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men. What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea... BowesSaint

11:21am Sun 30 Dec 12

BowesSaint says...

billythesaint wrote:
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men.
What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea...
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.[/p][/quote]Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men. What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea... BowesSaint

11:29am Sun 30 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SIXTEEN
SIXTEEN Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:32am Sun 30 Dec 12

kent141 says...

BowesSaint wrote:
billythesaint wrote:
Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.
Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men.
What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea...
This lot go to a match ?? :0)

Did you know pompey lost at home in front of 12000, surely that is more important is it not ?
[quote][p][bold]BowesSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Adkins positivity has become comical. We've slipped into the relegation zone today after throwing away a 2 goal lead against 10 man Stoke, unless I'm mistaken.[/p][/quote]Yes you are mistaken. We were 3 - 2 up when they went down to 10 men. What do you guys want - a negative manager? That would really help the players feel confident. If you guys ever watch any other results instead of Pompey's you would know that Stoke put Liverpool to the sword after conceding the first goal. We have only lost 2 of the last 9. Two months ago we would have lost that match. Have a sense of perspective for heaven's sake. Maybe some of you need to stop posting so much and get some sunshine. Maybe even go to the occasional match ? Just an idea...[/p][/quote]This lot go to a match ?? :0) Did you know pompey lost at home in front of 12000, surely that is more important is it not ? kent141

11:36am Sun 30 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SIXTEEN
Morning Billy, so you went to the match then ;0) of course you did ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: SIXTEEN[/p][/quote]Morning Billy, so you went to the match then ;0) of course you did ha ha ha kent141

11:42am Sun 30 Dec 12

saint63 says...

imo playing against 10 men not using the width of a pitch to stretch the opponents and drawing 3-3 is 2 points lost and 2 places in the league, need to be tactically aware that 5-4-1 would of done it,ps fonte and hooiveld very poor defending COYRs
imo playing against 10 men not using the width of a pitch to stretch the opponents and drawing 3-3 is 2 points lost and 2 places in the league, need to be tactically aware that 5-4-1 would of done it,ps fonte and hooiveld very poor defending COYRs saint63

11:46am Sun 30 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Little doubt that the turning point was the missed opportunity to take a 4-1 lead (Stoke heads would have dropped).
I still think we would've held on but for Jerome's wonder goal.
Just out of interest, when was the last time we scored a "wonder goal"? It occurs to me that we need to sharpen up on our long range efforts.
All in all, I'll take the point...but Villa is going to be a massive game for us.
Little doubt that the turning point was the missed opportunity to take a 4-1 lead (Stoke heads would have dropped). I still think we would've held on but for Jerome's wonder goal. Just out of interest, when was the last time we scored a "wonder goal"? It occurs to me that we need to sharpen up on our long range efforts. All in all, I'll take the point...but Villa is going to be a massive game for us. Baddesley Bill

11:54am Sun 30 Dec 12

Confucious says...

Thankfully where we are in the table has everything to do with the start to the season and little to do with recent form. In the past nine matches we've won 3, drawn 4 and lost 2. We're improving whilst teams above us such as Villa and Fulham are fast heading in the opposite direction.

Apart from the fact that making negative comments would be plain daft, the results justify Nigel's positive approach.

Arsenal's big win yesterday will hopefully leave them feeling a little complacent about Tuesday's encounter. Whatever happens, Nigel looks happier when he's miserable than Wenger looks even when he is happy.

Theo's hat trick yesterday only managed to bring his goal tally up to equal Rickie's. Meantime Rickie's scored more than Aguero, Mata, Rooney, Tevez and Torres.
Thankfully where we are in the table has everything to do with the start to the season and little to do with recent form. In the past nine matches we've won 3, drawn 4 and lost 2. We're improving whilst teams above us such as Villa and Fulham are fast heading in the opposite direction. Apart from the fact that making negative comments would be plain daft, the results justify Nigel's positive approach. Arsenal's big win yesterday will hopefully leave them feeling a little complacent about Tuesday's encounter. Whatever happens, Nigel looks happier when he's miserable than Wenger looks even when he is happy. Theo's hat trick yesterday only managed to bring his goal tally up to equal Rickie's. Meantime Rickie's scored more than Aguero, Mata, Rooney, Tevez and Torres. Confucious

11:55am Sun 30 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
I think we all realise that relegation is a real possibility , i'd be as gutted as anyone , it won't stop me from supporting though
Well said slugger.
There are teams far worse than us and I think we will stay up if we spend wisely in this window. These transfer windows are crucial and IMO we are paying a little for last years, and not getting certain signings done quicker in the summer.
Have a moan, get over it and move on, that's the beauty of the forum. Can't be negative too long, as slugger said you'll always support them. Saints for life not just Xmas ............... Or premier league;D
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we all realise that relegation is a real possibility , i'd be as gutted as anyone , it won't stop me from supporting though[/p][/quote]Well said slugger. There are teams far worse than us and I think we will stay up if we spend wisely in this window. These transfer windows are crucial and IMO we are paying a little for last years, and not getting certain signings done quicker in the summer. Have a moan, get over it and move on, that's the beauty of the forum. Can't be negative too long, as slugger said you'll always support them. Saints for life not just Xmas ............... Or premier league;D ghk230473

12:28pm Sun 30 Dec 12

batesieboy says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Velleity wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.
Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive.

Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!
So, let me get this straight... We need:

Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez)
Two centre backs (both quality)
Left back
Left Winger (must be pacey)
Goalkeeper (must be good)
Manager

I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.
You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!!
No, you do, don't you, Big Mouth?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Spot on. He won't get another goal like that for the rest of his career. Can't believe we still have the Guly and J Rod knockers on here today. OK Guly missed a sitter.He also started the ball rolling with an inch perfect cross to SRL. Some guy earlier said J Rod was unnoticeable. He must have fallen asleep for the second and third. Im with Stroppy. We've slowly improved and now have a great chance of staying in this league. Bring on 2013. The rise of the Saints and the demise of the Skunts.[/p][/quote]Guly and Rodriguez are poor players. Guly put a good cross in for Lambert to score apart from that he did nothing apart from miss an open goal!! Rodriguez ran around with no end product! He scored a goal but the ball had come off the bar and he tapped it in! How people get excited over that is beyond me!!!!!! We need a good striker who's prepared to graft. We need two quality centre backs a left back to cover Shaw who's looking tired a pacey left winger as Lallana is out until late February / March and a decent quality goalkeeper. Acquire these and get a manager who is tactically aware and will play players for the right reasons rather than trying to keep them happy then Saints may survive. Oh yes get rid of the biggest waste of money and drain on the coffers - Ramirez!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!![/p][/quote]So, let me get this straight... We need: Two strikers (Guly/Rodriguez) Two centre backs (both quality) Left back Left Winger (must be pacey) Goalkeeper (must be good) Manager I hope Cortese's reading this and takes immediate action. That list will keep him busy.[/p][/quote]You and I know t won't happen as far as the centre backs are concerned they should have been in place at the begining of the season. The problem with Cortee is that he thinks he knows better - he doesn't!!!!!!![/p][/quote]No, you do, don't you, Big Mouth? batesieboy

12:35pm Sun 30 Dec 12

hates the skates says...

slugger wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match.

I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'.

Yashida out of position can't play right back

Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw.

Spider - another anonymous performance - poor.

Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!!

Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player.

Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!!

Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half.

One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive?

The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP?

It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality!

The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people!
yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?
very well said, laters adkins and take guly and the riddler and j rod with u to some glarmorous place in the north......
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the game - what a disappointment! I thought we would be hammered but I'm pleased I was proved wrong there were some improvements today albeit only minor. What was disappointing was the way in which Saints soon began to replicate Stokes game I.e. hoofing long ball up front. Fonte, Hoovield and Yashida played 'hot potato' for most of the match. I'm afraid Kelvin is the original 'dodgy keeper'. Yashida out of position can't play right back Shaw - good but looks tired understandably. I think Fox will not come back into the team and sadly we will see less of Shaw. Spider - another anonymous performance - poor. Cork - the best of the midfield but played a number of wayward passes. Pleased he had another shot!! Guly - at least he tried. Missed a sitter. No more than a good Championship player. Rodriguez - didn't notice him!!! Lambert - no doubt was out to impress Pulis as I've heard he's interested in buying Lambert in January however became his usual lazy self second half. One thing that was apparent at least Saints can score without Ramirez who was on the bench and never came on!!!! Has NA realised that this 'flop' flatters to deceive? The bench was peculiar what the hell was Disk Ridder there again was it because he threw his toys out the pram because he was left out on Boxing Day? Why does NA persist with Davis to the exclusion of JWP? It seems that NA rewards mediocrity by continuously playing players who are not and never will be premier league quality! The time had come for NA to pack up his tent and leave. He's had his chance in the top flight and has failed. Saints will be relegated and we need somewhat at the helm who is tactically aware and knowledgable and who's not frightened to make decisions for fear of upsetting people![/p][/quote]yeovil were worthy winners is what i heard ...... is this true ?[/p][/quote]very well said, laters adkins and take guly and the riddler and j rod with u to some glarmorous place in the north...... hates the skates

12:51pm Sun 30 Dec 12

hates the skates says...

did you all know that at the PFC christmas party with the club so hard up they couldnt afford some strippers for the lads, on hearing this sad predicament the local fish mongers thought they would help with a dozen skate, that were then pinned to the wall and eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh
hmmmmmmm. thats why MA fu@ked of to blackpool sharpish, couldnt consent to this local tradition!!!! ur all b surprised at what i know!!!!!! lets face it weather it was a good point or two bad lost points nothing at our proud and honourable club will ever be as bad as down the road!!!! COYR
did you all know that at the PFC christmas party with the club so hard up they couldnt afford some strippers for the lads, on hearing this sad predicament the local fish mongers thought they would help with a dozen skate, that were then pinned to the wall and eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh hmmmmmmm. thats why MA fu@ked of to blackpool sharpish, couldnt consent to this local tradition!!!! ur all b surprised at what i know!!!!!! lets face it weather it was a good point or two bad lost points nothing at our proud and honourable club will ever be as bad as down the road!!!! COYR hates the skates

12:59pm Sun 30 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

Next up is the Arsenal Game.

Saints can't let them have time and space on the ball. They will have to work extremely hard to achieve this.

They also cannot afford like their first 10 games to play the suicide game when both teams take it in turns to take pot shots at the goal.

Another reason for this is that Kelvin is liable to ship goals. Number 2 goal yesterday was preventable.

WE DO NEED A TOP CLASS KEEPER TO REMAIN IN THIS LEAGUE.

10 million is OK to spend - 10 points saved per Season. At the moment due to some dodgy keeping we return to the bottom three and it's all avoidable. The margins are that close in this League and we need a premium goal stopper.

Aim must be to WIN against Arsenal 1-0 and give them a torrid time on the pitch.

Crowd will play their part and need them to be noisy and intimidating at ST MARY'S to turn the place into a fortress.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Next up is the Arsenal Game. Saints can't let them have time and space on the ball. They will have to work extremely hard to achieve this. They also cannot afford like their first 10 games to play the suicide game when both teams take it in turns to take pot shots at the goal. Another reason for this is that Kelvin is liable to ship goals. Number 2 goal yesterday was preventable. WE DO NEED A TOP CLASS KEEPER TO REMAIN IN THIS LEAGUE. 10 million is OK to spend - 10 points saved per Season. At the moment due to some dodgy keeping we return to the bottom three and it's all avoidable. The margins are that close in this League and we need a premium goal stopper. Aim must be to WIN against Arsenal 1-0 and give them a torrid time on the pitch. Crowd will play their part and need them to be noisy and intimidating at ST MARY'S to turn the place into a fortress. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1

1:04pm Sun 30 Dec 12

arm chair fan says...

ok, we are still in a relagation battle but who expected otherwise? it is rare to say the least for teams new to the prem not to take time to adapt.(exclude "yoyo" drops") . going down again is not desireable but rather that than a panic overspend and change of manager. The window must be used to add wiselly and move on one or two not required. But with a veiw to next season if we do go down. so we may see one or two retained (like billy sharp and dan seabourne) with this in mind, players i cannt see making the prem. But remember we are not man city there is not a bottemless pit of money, and we are not portsmouth were there is just a bottemless pit !!!!
ok, we are still in a relagation battle but who expected otherwise? it is rare to say the least for teams new to the prem not to take time to adapt.(exclude "yoyo" drops") . going down again is not desireable but rather that than a panic overspend and change of manager. The window must be used to add wiselly and move on one or two not required. But with a veiw to next season if we do go down. so we may see one or two retained (like billy sharp and dan seabourne) with this in mind, players i cannt see making the prem. But remember we are not man city there is not a bottemless pit of money, and we are not portsmouth were there is just a bottemless pit !!!! arm chair fan

1:11pm Sun 30 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

kent141 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS.
One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for.

How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??.

saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now.

We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..
Hmmm , how about a team that has 11 on the pitch that play like 9 ;0)
We dont post about POOPEY when we support the best team in HAMPSHIRE.
SSSHHH.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just like to add Strop, the guys on SKY MATCH CHOICE( where they show 80% of the game), stated that we were the only team so far this year that have played STOKE at their own game. It was a master stroke by NIGEL ATKINS. One being an x pro footballer and the other doing the job he is paid for. How many times have we seen a team go down to ten men and then play as if they had twelve on the pitch ??. saintlysoul would disagree with him self if he was the only one in the room. I know this site is for debate but he is mister negative . If we won a game 10-0 still would not be good enough, and as for ROB of N Z. He lives in England now. We were very unlucky not to come away with all three points and after watching the game on t v , would'nt change the team just strenghten it here and there. WE WILL STAY UP WITH NIGEL AS MANAGER ..[/p][/quote]Hmmm , how about a team that has 11 on the pitch that play like 9 ;0)[/p][/quote]We dont post about POOPEY when we support the best team in HAMPSHIRE. SSSHHH. hedge end bob

1:14pm Sun 30 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

saintlysoul wrote:
slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
PROMISE, BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YET!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!![/p][/quote]PROMISE, BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YET!!!!!!! hedge end bob

1:17pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.
Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan. Baddesley Bill

1:35pm Sun 30 Dec 12

st1halo says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.
Whatever the bid is, it ain't enough. Selling him would be suicide!

STID
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.[/p][/quote]Whatever the bid is, it ain't enough. Selling him would be suicide! STID st1halo

1:50pm Sun 30 Dec 12

loosehead says...

I said we needed another goalie & was hammered for saying it.
I said we had to bolster the defence/defenders & again was hammered for saying it.
Now this shows we do need a decent goalie who can catch a ball who comes out to take crosses & who can orchestrate our new defence into an effective unit.
But now comes the dodgy bit! Why did we sit back on a 2 goal lead against 10 men?
Why not pin them in their area by attacking them?
Surely by now Adkins knows the defence isn't strong enough( capable) of sitting back & soaking up constant pressure?
If he doesn't then maybe he isn't the man to lead us any more?
Can't wait to see if & who he buys in the Transfer window?
I said we needed another goalie & was hammered for saying it. I said we had to bolster the defence/defenders & again was hammered for saying it. Now this shows we do need a decent goalie who can catch a ball who comes out to take crosses & who can orchestrate our new defence into an effective unit. But now comes the dodgy bit! Why did we sit back on a 2 goal lead against 10 men? Why not pin them in their area by attacking them? Surely by now Adkins knows the defence isn't strong enough( capable) of sitting back & soaking up constant pressure? If he doesn't then maybe he isn't the man to lead us any more? Can't wait to see if & who he buys in the Transfer window? loosehead

1:50pm Sun 30 Dec 12

mickey01 says...

slugger wrote:
Southampton boy wrote:
I agree with must of the comments about NA sub selection this is a massive lost of 2 points that should have been 3 and we keep doing it back in the bottom 3 not a place to start the new year in game in hand and we all know who and where that cant see us gettng any thing form that game.
We need defenders and I am starting to think may be new manager
So , if Stokes' 3rd goal hadn't have happend (excellent strike out of the blue) would we all be celebrating nigels tactical genius ? ..... I suspect we would !
so right mate when i saw subs were being used i knew we were not going to win the game atkins should be a poloticion as he has an excuse for everything
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: I agree with must of the comments about NA sub selection this is a massive lost of 2 points that should have been 3 and we keep doing it back in the bottom 3 not a place to start the new year in game in hand and we all know who and where that cant see us gettng any thing form that game. We need defenders and I am starting to think may be new manager[/p][/quote]So , if Stokes' 3rd goal hadn't have happend (excellent strike out of the blue) would we all be celebrating nigels tactical genius ? ..... I suspect we would ![/p][/quote]so right mate when i saw subs were being used i knew we were not going to win the game atkins should be a poloticion as he has an excuse for everything mickey01

1:52pm Sun 30 Dec 12

mickey01 says...

st1halo wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.
Whatever the bid is, it ain't enough. Selling him would be suicide!

STID
its stoke who want r l
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.[/p][/quote]Whatever the bid is, it ain't enough. Selling him would be suicide! STID[/p][/quote]its stoke who want r l mickey01

2:03pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Saints n Winners says...

I can't believe some of the negativity on here. If we were offered a point before the game, we all would have taken it, despite their weakened defence. Yes it could have been more, but a game lasts for 90 minutes, as a season lasts for 9 months. Stoke are great at home, and will give any team anywhere a game. And we even had a sniff of winning. Get over it. They scored a great goal to earn their point. This point could be crucial come May.
I can't believe some of the negativity on here. If we were offered a point before the game, we all would have taken it, despite their weakened defence. Yes it could have been more, but a game lasts for 90 minutes, as a season lasts for 9 months. Stoke are great at home, and will give any team anywhere a game. And we even had a sniff of winning. Get over it. They scored a great goal to earn their point. This point could be crucial come May. Saints n Winners

2:05pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

mickey01 wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.
Whatever the bid is, it ain't enough. Selling him would be suicide!

STID
its stoke who want r l
To be fair....I would imagine lots of clubs would want RL. The rumour states that West Ham are preparing a bid.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Rumour reported stating West Ham are preparing a bid for RL. Source: Ian Abrahams (Moose)from Talksport who is a West Ham fan.[/p][/quote]Whatever the bid is, it ain't enough. Selling him would be suicide! STID[/p][/quote]its stoke who want r l[/p][/quote]To be fair....I would imagine lots of clubs would want RL. The rumour states that West Ham are preparing a bid. Baddesley Bill

2:07pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Confucious says...

hedge end bob wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
PROMISE, BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YET!!!!!!!
Suspect he's gone to buy a book on positive thinking from Amazon. Then again he likely thought "What the hell good would that do?" before he even made the checkout.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!![/p][/quote]PROMISE, BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YET!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Suspect he's gone to buy a book on positive thinking from Amazon. Then again he likely thought "What the hell good would that do?" before he even made the checkout. Confucious

3:14pm Sun 30 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

saint Compo wrote:
Bottom of the table based on last 10 matches:

Fulham 6 points
Newcastle 6
Reading 7
Wigan 7
QPR 7
Villa 9
West Ham 9
Sunderland 13
Saints 13

Not too bad. We can stay up, especially with some new players in the window.

COYR
Sorry the only floor in this theory is it only works if each team played the same teams in the last ten as saints have Arsenal , Man utd , Man city , Everton and the possible six pointers if things go well Villa , Wigan ,Newcastle, and QPR the next 8 games ! .

any way this is constructive football chat by the way you got a point at stoke which you felt you lost but in the scheme of things punters were sure you would lose !
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Bottom of the table based on last 10 matches: Fulham 6 points Newcastle 6 Reading 7 Wigan 7 QPR 7 Villa 9 West Ham 9 Sunderland 13 Saints 13 Not too bad. We can stay up, especially with some new players in the window. COYR[/p][/quote]Sorry the only floor in this theory is it only works if each team played the same teams in the last ten as saints have Arsenal , Man utd , Man city , Everton and the possible six pointers if things go well Villa , Wigan ,Newcastle, and QPR the next 8 games ! . any way this is constructive football chat by the way you got a point at stoke which you felt you lost but in the scheme of things punters were sure you would lose ! bluewhiteandred

3:35pm Sun 30 Dec 12

rocketone says...

Always want the best.
Settle for what you get.
Always hope it will get better.
Accept what you cannot change.
It is not blind faith happy clapping to do the only thing you can to help, support the team and everything that goes with it.
Hoping to get relegated to be proved right, that is not supporting.
The England goalie let in 3 at one end and an England squad goalie let in 4.
Quite a few international defenders made basic mistakes, not just in that game.
Watch MotD and see some of the worst defending highlighted, and then tell me which of those you want to buy to replace any of the guys we have giving their all!!!!
If the rumours about Ricky are true and an offer is made that is too good to turn down, I fully expect that the replacement would be of a higher quality.
That would mean somebody who has scored more than him.
This means that the offer for Ricky would have to be ridiculous!
Funny old game football.
Always want the best. Settle for what you get. Always hope it will get better. Accept what you cannot change. It is not blind faith happy clapping to do the only thing you can to help, support the team and everything that goes with it. Hoping to get relegated to be proved right, that is not supporting. The England goalie let in 3 at one end and an England squad goalie let in 4. Quite a few international defenders made basic mistakes, not just in that game. Watch MotD and see some of the worst defending highlighted, and then tell me which of those you want to buy to replace any of the guys we have giving their all!!!! If the rumours about Ricky are true and an offer is made that is too good to turn down, I fully expect that the replacement would be of a higher quality. That would mean somebody who has scored more than him. This means that the offer for Ricky would have to be ridiculous! Funny old game football. rocketone

4:29pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

rocketone wrote:
Always want the best.
Settle for what you get.
Always hope it will get better.
Accept what you cannot change.
It is not blind faith happy clapping to do the only thing you can to help, support the team and everything that goes with it.
Hoping to get relegated to be proved right, that is not supporting.
The England goalie let in 3 at one end and an England squad goalie let in 4.
Quite a few international defenders made basic mistakes, not just in that game.
Watch MotD and see some of the worst defending highlighted, and then tell me which of those you want to buy to replace any of the guys we have giving their all!!!!
If the rumours about Ricky are true and an offer is made that is too good to turn down, I fully expect that the replacement would be of a higher quality.
That would mean somebody who has scored more than him.
This means that the offer for Ricky would have to be ridiculous!
Funny old game football.
That!

Constructive critisism is fine by me...mere slating for the sake of it is a skate-like tendancy.

BTW...0-3 Liverpool....QPR are fooked!

...we aint! COYR
[quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: Always want the best. Settle for what you get. Always hope it will get better. Accept what you cannot change. It is not blind faith happy clapping to do the only thing you can to help, support the team and everything that goes with it. Hoping to get relegated to be proved right, that is not supporting. The England goalie let in 3 at one end and an England squad goalie let in 4. Quite a few international defenders made basic mistakes, not just in that game. Watch MotD and see some of the worst defending highlighted, and then tell me which of those you want to buy to replace any of the guys we have giving their all!!!! If the rumours about Ricky are true and an offer is made that is too good to turn down, I fully expect that the replacement would be of a higher quality. That would mean somebody who has scored more than him. This means that the offer for Ricky would have to be ridiculous! Funny old game football.[/p][/quote]That! Constructive critisism is fine by me...mere slating for the sake of it is a skate-like tendancy. BTW...0-3 Liverpool....QPR are fooked! ...we aint! COYR Baddesley Bill

6:12pm Sun 30 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

hates the skates wrote:
did you all know that at the PFC christmas party with the club so hard up they couldnt afford some strippers for the lads, on hearing this sad predicament the local fish mongers thought they would help with a dozen skate, that were then pinned to the wall and eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh

hmmmmmmm. thats why MA fu@ked of to blackpool sharpish, couldnt consent to this local tradition!!!! ur all b surprised at what i know!!!!!! lets face it weather it was a good point or two bad lost points nothing at our proud and honourable club will ever be as bad as down the road!!!! COYR
At least Pompey distracts you from your Saints Problems and Saints distracts me from the Pompeys problems good thing we are rivals we get comfort from each other !
[quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: did you all know that at the PFC christmas party with the club so hard up they couldnt afford some strippers for the lads, on hearing this sad predicament the local fish mongers thought they would help with a dozen skate, that were then pinned to the wall and eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh hmmmmmmm. thats why MA fu@ked of to blackpool sharpish, couldnt consent to this local tradition!!!! ur all b surprised at what i know!!!!!! lets face it weather it was a good point or two bad lost points nothing at our proud and honourable club will ever be as bad as down the road!!!! COYR[/p][/quote]At least Pompey distracts you from your Saints Problems and Saints distracts me from the Pompeys problems good thing we are rivals we get comfort from each other ! bluewhiteandred

7:03pm Sun 30 Dec 12

TheSaintsMan says...

From a positive point of view, coming away from Stoke with a point is a fantastic achievement for any side. Lets not forget they beat one of the best side's in the country on Boxing Day, Liverpool, 3-1.

From the point of view we should be taking, we should be disgusted that the team went 3-1 up and then sat back and conceded 2 more. This was partially the players fault for sitting back, but mainly Nigel's for sending on two defenders whose job is to sit back and invite the other team onto them, and taking off two attacking player pull the team forward and attack. Remember, ATTACK IS THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE.

If you don't want to attack and then risk being caught on the counter attack, you can sit back. However, the Saints defence is not good enough to sit back. Because Nigel is intent on using this tactic we must improve the defence in the January transfer window quickly, preferably before the arrival of Chelsea at the weekend.

Saints must stop dropping goals thus points when being one or two goals up, or we will get relegated.
From a positive point of view, coming away from Stoke with a point is a fantastic achievement for any side. Lets not forget they beat one of the best side's in the country on Boxing Day, Liverpool, 3-1. From the point of view we should be taking, we should be disgusted that the team went 3-1 up and then sat back and conceded 2 more. This was partially the players fault for sitting back, but mainly Nigel's for sending on two defenders whose job is to sit back and invite the other team onto them, and taking off two attacking player pull the team forward and attack. Remember, ATTACK IS THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE. If you don't want to attack and then risk being caught on the counter attack, you can sit back. However, the Saints defence is not good enough to sit back. Because Nigel is intent on using this tactic we must improve the defence in the January transfer window quickly, preferably before the arrival of Chelsea at the weekend. Saints must stop dropping goals thus points when being one or two goals up, or we will get relegated. TheSaintsMan

7:08pm Sun 30 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

hedge end bob wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
slugger wrote:
It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .
I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!!
PROMISE, BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YET!!!!!!!
Don't be fooled, he will only come back with a different sign on and continue his campaign to wind us up and create despondancy and gloom.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: It would appear that Sainlysoul is in a bit of a minority ......... we're all wrong and he's right ? ......... i don't think so .[/p][/quote]I think it best I post no more. You all seek comfort from one another that everything will be ok with Saints and none of you appear to want to face reality. I'll reappear at the end of the season and will open with 'I told you so' I do so sincerely hope i'm proved wrong!!!!!![/p][/quote]PROMISE, BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YET!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don't be fooled, he will only come back with a different sign on and continue his campaign to wind us up and create despondancy and gloom. OSPREYSAINT

7:17pm Sun 30 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Why not send Ramirez out on loan to get some experiance, Bournemouth or Pompey maybe, he might even get a game.
Come off it, can you imagine the reaction at Nottarf if a current Saints player set foot on the hallowed turf? Get real.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Why not send Ramirez out on loan to get some experiance, Bournemouth or Pompey maybe, he might even get a game.[/p][/quote]Come off it, can you imagine the reaction at Nottarf if a current Saints player set foot on the hallowed turf? Get real. OSPREYSAINT

11:18pm Sun 30 Dec 12

hates the skates says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
hates the skates wrote:
did you all know that at the PFC christmas party with the club so hard up they couldnt afford some strippers for the lads, on hearing this sad predicament the local fish mongers thought they would help with a dozen skate, that were then pinned to the wall and eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh


hmmmmmmm. thats why MA fu@ked of to blackpool sharpish, couldnt consent to this local tradition!!!! ur all b surprised at what i know!!!!!! lets face it weather it was a good point or two bad lost points nothing at our proud and honourable club will ever be as bad as down the road!!!! COYR
At least Pompey distracts you from your Saints Problems and Saints distracts me from the Pompeys problems good thing we are rivals we get comfort from each other !
the only southampton problems i got is kelvin davies in goal. i dont know whats more shocking? the fact u took it so nicely or the fact u didnt deny it!!!
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: did you all know that at the PFC christmas party with the club so hard up they couldnt afford some strippers for the lads, on hearing this sad predicament the local fish mongers thought they would help with a dozen skate, that were then pinned to the wall and eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh hmmmmmmm. thats why MA fu@ked of to blackpool sharpish, couldnt consent to this local tradition!!!! ur all b surprised at what i know!!!!!! lets face it weather it was a good point or two bad lost points nothing at our proud and honourable club will ever be as bad as down the road!!!! COYR[/p][/quote]At least Pompey distracts you from your Saints Problems and Saints distracts me from the Pompeys problems good thing we are rivals we get comfort from each other ![/p][/quote]the only southampton problems i got is kelvin davies in goal. i dont know whats more shocking? the fact u took it so nicely or the fact u didnt deny it!!! hates the skates

4:51am Mon 31 Dec 12

WAsaint says...

I think that the Stoke game is a watershed moment for the rest of Saints season.

To be 2 goals up at half time was beyond anyone's wildest expectations.

It was a shame to see the Saints dissolve into chaos as the second half progressed.

Playing with a goal advantage against a desperate and passionate 10 men, a team needs to play an on-ground crisp one-touch passing game with front players prepared to keep and shield the ball to attract a foul. If Saints had been able to play this way and had still conceded a one-off speculative goal - then I would have had to have been happy with the second half performance against one of the current form teams.

Sadly, there was little evidence of any leadership within the team - I sat there watching, desperate for at least one player to take responsibility - to demand the ball to be passed to him - to show confidence in controlling the ball and play off a simple accurate pass and then move into space for the return - in fact basic football skills really.

When Danny Fox came on, his first 3 passes were played to feet and I hoped that the rest of the team could have followed his example..... but no.

A large number of passes were delivered through the air and were aimlessly headed on - the player being reluctant to control with his chest.

Unfortunately Kelvin Davies was out-muscled in his own box and seemed to lose his self confidence as the game went on. At the other end vital chances were wasted through a lack of self composure.

Watching the game on the other side of the world, I could sense the whole team deteriorating into a state of blind panic - no doubt it was very clear to the Stoke players as well. It was only a matter of time before the Stoke psychological dominance would be translated into goals - I think ultimately they were unlucky not to win the game.

In reflection, I view Stoke as the team that Saints should aspire to emulate in the short term. There are clear similarities between the skill levels of the respective players - however Stoke has demonstrated this season that it is the toughest team in the Prem to be dominated over for 90 minutes.

So where to from here for the Saints? Clearly for this season the squad can not be dramatically improved either in the personnel or in its overall skill levels. Other than perhaps a fit Adam Lallana, I don't believe there is a player who would be an automatic choice on the first team sheet for most of the other Prem clubs.

Nigel Adkins has an interesting challenge ahead of him and for my part his success will not be judged on whether he is able to prevent relegation this season with the present squad, but rather can he instill a consistent self belief and team spirit within the players that will prevent the sort of second half disaster that happened at Stoke.
I think that the Stoke game is a watershed moment for the rest of Saints season. To be 2 goals up at half time was beyond anyone's wildest expectations. It was a shame to see the Saints dissolve into chaos as the second half progressed. Playing with a goal advantage against a desperate and passionate 10 men, a team needs to play an on-ground crisp one-touch passing game with front players prepared to keep and shield the ball to attract a foul. If Saints had been able to play this way and had still conceded a one-off speculative goal - then I would have had to have been happy with the second half performance against one of the current form teams. Sadly, there was little evidence of any leadership within the team - I sat there watching, desperate for at least one player to take responsibility - to demand the ball to be passed to him - to show confidence in controlling the ball and play off a simple accurate pass and then move into space for the return - in fact basic football skills really. When Danny Fox came on, his first 3 passes were played to feet and I hoped that the rest of the team could have followed his example..... but no. A large number of passes were delivered through the air and were aimlessly headed on - the player being reluctant to control with his chest. Unfortunately Kelvin Davies was out-muscled in his own box and seemed to lose his self confidence as the game went on. At the other end vital chances were wasted through a lack of self composure. Watching the game on the other side of the world, I could sense the whole team deteriorating into a state of blind panic - no doubt it was very clear to the Stoke players as well. It was only a matter of time before the Stoke psychological dominance would be translated into goals - I think ultimately they were unlucky not to win the game. In reflection, I view Stoke as the team that Saints should aspire to emulate in the short term. There are clear similarities between the skill levels of the respective players - however Stoke has demonstrated this season that it is the toughest team in the Prem to be dominated over for 90 minutes. So where to from here for the Saints? Clearly for this season the squad can not be dramatically improved either in the personnel or in its overall skill levels. Other than perhaps a fit Adam Lallana, I don't believe there is a player who would be an automatic choice on the first team sheet for most of the other Prem clubs. Nigel Adkins has an interesting challenge ahead of him and for my part his success will not be judged on whether he is able to prevent relegation this season with the present squad, but rather can he instill a consistent self belief and team spirit within the players that will prevent the sort of second half disaster that happened at Stoke. WAsaint

5:23am Mon 31 Dec 12

richard1946 says...

"fantastic point".Its two points lost. Only Saints can score 3 goals away and drop into the Relegation Zone?
"fantastic point".Its two points lost. Only Saints can score 3 goals away and drop into the Relegation Zone? richard1946

6:19am Mon 31 Dec 12

Pogle says...

hedge end bob wrote:
slugger wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight.


we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record?

We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time.

And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any.
I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints.

We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR.
It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool.

So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother.
Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction.

Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
Imo this is the post of the evening !
2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
All sounds good to me, can I join the
"Happy Clappers"?
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.[/p][/quote]Imo this is the post of the evening ![/p][/quote]2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.[/p][/quote]All sounds good to me, can I join the "Happy Clappers"? Pogle

6:34am Mon 31 Dec 12

Pogle says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
just watched MOTD.

Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke.
Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that.

The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason.
He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in.
Well thats done for 2012.
I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints.

COYR
bump this to the end as it is the best post
And don't forget Stoke's generosity in poor defending allowing Rodriguez a tap in and them scoring a goal for us! Without those those two gifts it would have been a defeat!!!! I don't see other clubs being as generous.
Good God! is there nothing that you can be positive about?
Go and support pmuff (if you dont already) then you will be eternally happy as you will have far more to moan about than real Saints Supporters
COYR & FO&DP
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: just watched MOTD. Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke. Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that. The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason. He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in. Well thats done for 2012. I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints. COYR[/p][/quote]bump this to the end as it is the best post[/p][/quote]And don't forget Stoke's generosity in poor defending allowing Rodriguez a tap in and them scoring a goal for us! Without those those two gifts it would have been a defeat!!!! I don't see other clubs being as generous.[/p][/quote]Good God! is there nothing that you can be positive about? Go and support pmuff (if you dont already) then you will be eternally happy as you will have far more to moan about than real Saints Supporters COYR & FO&DP Pogle

9:28am Mon 31 Dec 12

sijlaw says...

Basics of football is, when opposition are down to 10 men, make the pitch as big as possible with wide men.....Do not camp in your own half inviting pressure!

Why only use 2 subs?? J Rod was excellent but shattered and we had 3 potential strikers on the bench!!

Poor from Adkins, more points he's cost!
Basics of football is, when opposition are down to 10 men, make the pitch as big as possible with wide men.....Do not camp in your own half inviting pressure! Why only use 2 subs?? J Rod was excellent but shattered and we had 3 potential strikers on the bench!! Poor from Adkins, more points he's cost! sijlaw

1:08pm Mon 31 Dec 12

st1halo says...

WAsaint wrote:
I think that the Stoke game is a watershed moment for the rest of Saints season.

To be 2 goals up at half time was beyond anyone's wildest expectations.

It was a shame to see the Saints dissolve into chaos as the second half progressed.

Playing with a goal advantage against a desperate and passionate 10 men, a team needs to play an on-ground crisp one-touch passing game with front players prepared to keep and shield the ball to attract a foul. If Saints had been able to play this way and had still conceded a one-off speculative goal - then I would have had to have been happy with the second half performance against one of the current form teams.

Sadly, there was little evidence of any leadership within the team - I sat there watching, desperate for at least one player to take responsibility - to demand the ball to be passed to him - to show confidence in controlling the ball and play off a simple accurate pass and then move into space for the return - in fact basic football skills really.

When Danny Fox came on, his first 3 passes were played to feet and I hoped that the rest of the team could have followed his example..... but no.

A large number of passes were delivered through the air and were aimlessly headed on - the player being reluctant to control with his chest.

Unfortunately Kelvin Davies was out-muscled in his own box and seemed to lose his self confidence as the game went on. At the other end vital chances were wasted through a lack of self composure.

Watching the game on the other side of the world, I could sense the whole team deteriorating into a state of blind panic - no doubt it was very clear to the Stoke players as well. It was only a matter of time before the Stoke psychological dominance would be translated into goals - I think ultimately they were unlucky not to win the game.

In reflection, I view Stoke as the team that Saints should aspire to emulate in the short term. There are clear similarities between the skill levels of the respective players - however Stoke has demonstrated this season that it is the toughest team in the Prem to be dominated over for 90 minutes.

So where to from here for the Saints? Clearly for this season the squad can not be dramatically improved either in the personnel or in its overall skill levels. Other than perhaps a fit Adam Lallana, I don't believe there is a player who would be an automatic choice on the first team sheet for most of the other Prem clubs.

Nigel Adkins has an interesting challenge ahead of him and for my part his success will not be judged on whether he is able to prevent relegation this season with the present squad, but rather can he instill a consistent self belief and team spirit within the players that will prevent the sort of second half disaster that happened at Stoke.
Excellent post. I do think though that NA over-estimates the capabilities of some players and under-estimates others. This was the first time this season that he varied his game tactics and, first half, they paid off but he then changed to a defensive line up that invited pressure which was fatal. All we needed to do was retain the ball. NA wants to play a certain way so emulating Stoke will not be possible unless he changes his point of view.
Some of my concerns are
a) We never get to the byline in open play
b) Rickie hardly plays in the penalty box even though he is absolutely deadly there.
c) We don't seem to have anyone who can cross from the right
d) We don't shoot from outside the box
e) As you say we have no leader on the field who can look at the game tactically and change things.
We have players in the squad who are capable, and can survive this season but they need to be played in the right way and this is my biggest concern.

STID
[quote][p][bold]WAsaint[/bold] wrote: I think that the Stoke game is a watershed moment for the rest of Saints season. To be 2 goals up at half time was beyond anyone's wildest expectations. It was a shame to see the Saints dissolve into chaos as the second half progressed. Playing with a goal advantage against a desperate and passionate 10 men, a team needs to play an on-ground crisp one-touch passing game with front players prepared to keep and shield the ball to attract a foul. If Saints had been able to play this way and had still conceded a one-off speculative goal - then I would have had to have been happy with the second half performance against one of the current form teams. Sadly, there was little evidence of any leadership within the team - I sat there watching, desperate for at least one player to take responsibility - to demand the ball to be passed to him - to show confidence in controlling the ball and play off a simple accurate pass and then move into space for the return - in fact basic football skills really. When Danny Fox came on, his first 3 passes were played to feet and I hoped that the rest of the team could have followed his example..... but no. A large number of passes were delivered through the air and were aimlessly headed on - the player being reluctant to control with his chest. Unfortunately Kelvin Davies was out-muscled in his own box and seemed to lose his self confidence as the game went on. At the other end vital chances were wasted through a lack of self composure. Watching the game on the other side of the world, I could sense the whole team deteriorating into a state of blind panic - no doubt it was very clear to the Stoke players as well. It was only a matter of time before the Stoke psychological dominance would be translated into goals - I think ultimately they were unlucky not to win the game. In reflection, I view Stoke as the team that Saints should aspire to emulate in the short term. There are clear similarities between the skill levels of the respective players - however Stoke has demonstrated this season that it is the toughest team in the Prem to be dominated over for 90 minutes. So where to from here for the Saints? Clearly for this season the squad can not be dramatically improved either in the personnel or in its overall skill levels. Other than perhaps a fit Adam Lallana, I don't believe there is a player who would be an automatic choice on the first team sheet for most of the other Prem clubs. Nigel Adkins has an interesting challenge ahead of him and for my part his success will not be judged on whether he is able to prevent relegation this season with the present squad, but rather can he instill a consistent self belief and team spirit within the players that will prevent the sort of second half disaster that happened at Stoke.[/p][/quote]Excellent post. I do think though that NA over-estimates the capabilities of some players and under-estimates others. This was the first time this season that he varied his game tactics and, first half, they paid off but he then changed to a defensive line up that invited pressure which was fatal. All we needed to do was retain the ball. NA wants to play a certain way so emulating Stoke will not be possible unless he changes his point of view. Some of my concerns are a) We never get to the byline in open play b) Rickie hardly plays in the penalty box even though he is absolutely deadly there. c) We don't seem to have anyone who can cross from the right d) We don't shoot from outside the box e) As you say we have no leader on the field who can look at the game tactically and change things. We have players in the squad who are capable, and can survive this season but they need to be played in the right way and this is my biggest concern. STID st1halo

3:13pm Mon 31 Dec 12

randre says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
just watched MOTD.

Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke.
Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that.

The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason.
He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in.
Well thats done for 2012.
I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints.

COYR
bump this to the end as it is the best post
And don't forget Stoke's generosity in poor defending allowing Rodriguez a tap in and them scoring a goal for us! Without those those two gifts it would have been a defeat!!!! I don't see other clubs being as generous.
I have not been on this site for a while, it is because of negative plastic fans like this who turn up and just love to moan.

I hope you never sit near me at a game as I would tell you to clear off home.

True Saints supporters support! Anyone would think we had been playing like Villa and QPR the way some of these "supporters" are.

I'm glad most supporters I know give the team and manager the real support they deserve.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: just watched MOTD. Frankly we can hold our heads high after that. A few errors that need work on the training pitch, but we went there and took the game to Stoke. Got away with at least one stone cold hand ball - frankly with some of the decisions that have gone against us I'll take that. The equaliser from Stoke - Well they call them wonder goals for a reason. He's just hammered it goalwards and its gone in - how many times have you seen a player do that and the ball has ended up waking up grandad in the back row? It's a bit of a lucky goal - he's just smacked it as hard as he can at the goal, it could have gone anywhere, just unfortunate for us it went in. Well thats done for 2012. I'm looking forward to a great 2013 for Saints. COYR[/p][/quote]bump this to the end as it is the best post[/p][/quote]And don't forget Stoke's generosity in poor defending allowing Rodriguez a tap in and them scoring a goal for us! Without those those two gifts it would have been a defeat!!!! I don't see other clubs being as generous.[/p][/quote]I have not been on this site for a while, it is because of negative plastic fans like this who turn up and just love to moan. I hope you never sit near me at a game as I would tell you to clear off home. True Saints supporters support! Anyone would think we had been playing like Villa and QPR the way some of these "supporters" are. I'm glad most supporters I know give the team and manager the real support they deserve. randre

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