Adkins rules out swoop for keeper

Kelvin Davis

Kelvin Davis

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Saints will not sign a new keeper this month, despite the continued uncertainty in the position, according to manager Nigel Adkins.

A fifth goalkeeping change of the Premier League campaign was made this week when Kelvin Davis was dropped in favour of Artur Boruc for the 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

The Polish stopper endured a shaky start to the match, fumbling the ball a couple of times, and slipping over as he made a clearance, but he survived without disaster.

Boruc, Davis and 20-year-old Paulo Gazzaniga have all been handed the number one jersey twice this term in the league, but all three have committed notable errors.

Saints have again been linked with a move for Birmingham’s Jack Butland, who they attempted to sign in the summer, only to have a £6m bid rejected.

Adkins, however, insists there is no need to purchase a keeper this month, declaring Gazzaniga as the man who will fill the position for years to come – even if he is struggling to get on the bench at the moment.

“We have a young goalkeeper in Paulo Gazzaniga, who is going to be the future of this football club,” Adkins said.

“We have two experienced goalkeepers in Kelvin Davis and Artur Boruc.

“They are the three goalkeepers we’ve got now and I do not anticipate another goalkeeper coming in during this window.”

Adkins is still looking to strengthen his squad this month, though, with Cagliari defender Davide Astori among those said to be on the radar.

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun is the latest to be linked with a switch, although the Israeli international is earning big wages and had an unsuccessful injury-hit loan spell at West Ham in the first half of this season.

“I think you’ve always got to improve,” said Adkins. “You can't stand still. Whatever we’ve done in the past is in the past. We’ve got to keep looking at the future.

“We’ve got to keep moving forward, moving on and everyone has got to keep striving to do that.

“We’ve had our recruitment meeting well before the January window has opened.

“We have a good recruitment department, we have targeted several players, we have had conversations about availability and non-availability.

“I would like to think that during the course of the window a couple of people will be coming in.”

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8:15am Fri 4 Jan 13

drummernath says...

I guess NA doesn't want to upset the harmony by bringing in too many players for the sake of it, especially a GK.

I just hope Boruc can show the form he had at Celtic and not the first 15 mins of the Arsenal game for the rest of the season.

In Nigel we trust.
I guess NA doesn't want to upset the harmony by bringing in too many players for the sake of it, especially a GK. I just hope Boruc can show the form he had at Celtic and not the first 15 mins of the Arsenal game for the rest of the season. In Nigel we trust. drummernath
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8:23am Fri 4 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

In which case, it is up to us to give our support to whoever is selected, no amount of criticism or nonsnse from the boo boys will help to sort the problem. After the dodgy ten minutes against Arsenal, AB was visibly lifted when he got the ironic cheer for making his first safe catch and was fairly assured after that.
In which case, it is up to us to give our support to whoever is selected, no amount of criticism or nonsnse from the boo boys will help to sort the problem. After the dodgy ten minutes against Arsenal, AB was visibly lifted when he got the ironic cheer for making his first safe catch and was fairly assured after that. OSPREYSAINT
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8:26am Fri 4 Jan 13

Just A Voice says...

drummernath wrote:
I guess NA doesn't want to upset the harmony by bringing in too many players for the sake of it, especially a GK.

I just hope Boruc can show the form he had at Celtic and not the first 15 mins of the Arsenal game for the rest of the season.

In Nigel we trust.
I didn't rate Borus before the Arsenal game and he did very little in that game for me to change my opinion, even after the opening 15 minutes, I think we must stick with Paulo Gazzaniga, he is in my opinion the best we have, it seems we're not another keeper so for me it has to be Paulo
[quote][p][bold]drummernath[/bold] wrote: I guess NA doesn't want to upset the harmony by bringing in too many players for the sake of it, especially a GK. I just hope Boruc can show the form he had at Celtic and not the first 15 mins of the Arsenal game for the rest of the season. In Nigel we trust.[/p][/quote]I didn't rate Borus before the Arsenal game and he did very little in that game for me to change my opinion, even after the opening 15 minutes, I think we must stick with Paulo Gazzaniga, he is in my opinion the best we have, it seems we're not another keeper so for me it has to be Paulo Just A Voice
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8:29am Fri 4 Jan 13

mbetts says...

Butland isn't a guaranteed top class keeper yet, he's had a run for Birmingham this season and they're not exactly tearing up trees in the championship.

Boruc was awful for 20 minutes against Arsenal and if he'd conceded 1 or 2 it could have been terminal for his Saints career, it wasn't, unlike Kelvin who, whenever he makes a mistake seems to concede a goal, we have enough talent but need a dominant centre half to relieve the pressure off the keeper to start with.
Butland isn't a guaranteed top class keeper yet, he's had a run for Birmingham this season and they're not exactly tearing up trees in the championship. Boruc was awful for 20 minutes against Arsenal and if he'd conceded 1 or 2 it could have been terminal for his Saints career, it wasn't, unlike Kelvin who, whenever he makes a mistake seems to concede a goal, we have enough talent but need a dominant centre half to relieve the pressure off the keeper to start with. mbetts
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8:49am Fri 4 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

In NA I trust but I hope we do get a C/Deffender soon my worry is that like the start of the seasn most teams had there player in place a we took to long in getting our players we need to get these new layers in as soon as wecan that is if we are going to sign anyone if we don't then I cannt see us staying up we need to stop letting goals in and start scoring more goals loking for to Sat/day should be a good fun day out don't care if we lose as we need to put everything into staying up COYR's
In NA I trust but I hope we do get a C/Deffender soon my worry is that like the start of the seasn most teams had there player in place a we took to long in getting our players we need to get these new layers in as soon as wecan that is if we are going to sign anyone if we don't then I cannt see us staying up we need to stop letting goals in and start scoring more goals loking for to Sat/day should be a good fun day out don't care if we lose as we need to put everything into staying up COYR's Southampton boy
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9:07am Fri 4 Jan 13

albi says...

Southampton boy wrote:
In NA I trust but I hope we do get a C/Deffender soon my worry is that like the start of the seasn most teams had there player in place a we took to long in getting our players we need to get these new layers in as soon as wecan that is if we are going to sign anyone if we don't then I cannt see us staying up we need to stop letting goals in and start scoring more goals loking for to Sat/day should be a good fun day out don't care if we lose as we need to put everything into staying up COYR's
Tactical genius... give him the managers job ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: In NA I trust but I hope we do get a C/Deffender soon my worry is that like the start of the seasn most teams had there player in place a we took to long in getting our players we need to get these new layers in as soon as wecan that is if we are going to sign anyone if we don't then I cannt see us staying up we need to stop letting goals in and start scoring more goals loking for to Sat/day should be a good fun day out don't care if we lose as we need to put everything into staying up COYR's[/p][/quote]Tactical genius... give him the managers job ASAP. albi
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9:07am Fri 4 Jan 13

albi says...

Southampton boy wrote:
In NA I trust but I hope we do get a C/Deffender soon my worry is that like the start of the seasn most teams had there player in place a we took to long in getting our players we need to get these new layers in as soon as wecan that is if we are going to sign anyone if we don't then I cannt see us staying up we need to stop letting goals in and start scoring more goals loking for to Sat/day should be a good fun day out don't care if we lose as we need to put everything into staying up COYR's
Tactical genius... give him the managers job ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: In NA I trust but I hope we do get a C/Deffender soon my worry is that like the start of the seasn most teams had there player in place a we took to long in getting our players we need to get these new layers in as soon as wecan that is if we are going to sign anyone if we don't then I cannt see us staying up we need to stop letting goals in and start scoring more goals loking for to Sat/day should be a good fun day out don't care if we lose as we need to put everything into staying up COYR's[/p][/quote]Tactical genius... give him the managers job ASAP. albi
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9:14am Fri 4 Jan 13

St Retford says...

Butland is, in my opinion, no better than Gazza and certainly not worth shelling out £6m on. I think we'll bring in defensive cover and, if there's one thing I can say with any certainty, it'll be someone no one on here is thinking of.

Bring on Chelsea. I f@cking hate them.
Butland is, in my opinion, no better than Gazza and certainly not worth shelling out £6m on. I think we'll bring in defensive cover and, if there's one thing I can say with any certainty, it'll be someone no one on here is thinking of. Bring on Chelsea. I f@cking hate them. St Retford
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9:20am Fri 4 Jan 13

Alicesdad says...

Told you ! Nigel was never going to get a new keeper after bringing in the two new boys.

Not sure that Gazza is the "future of this club" .. one of Nige's less convincing management text book sound bites .. but I remember Kelvin taking major stick after his arrival and now he's a club legend. So I think Gazza deserves his chances and has potential. .we shall see.

I do however think maybe Nigel will be seeking another central defensive signing, but Yosh and Fonte are shaping up as a solid pairing. We just lack depth in the squad for injury cover in those positions. I always said that Fonte needed a mentor to get him ready for the premiership. Not sure what happened there but he has sharpened up his act big time and since Cork came back he has been very solid and his confidence has grown.

Apart from a CB signing I can't see much happening in January. As I said yesterday I think we will see more going through the Out door as the loose ends are tidied up and we recoup some cash for those who could get first team matches in lower leagues.

I would be sad if Tad Lee leaves because I think he has real potential. If he doesnt get a first team chance I can see him leaving.

Mayuka will get some match practice during the African cup competition so we may see him getting a chance when he returns.
Told you ! Nigel was never going to get a new keeper after bringing in the two new boys. Not sure that Gazza is the "future of this club" .. one of Nige's less convincing management text book sound bites .. but I remember Kelvin taking major stick after his arrival and now he's a club legend. So I think Gazza deserves his chances and has potential. .we shall see. I do however think maybe Nigel will be seeking another central defensive signing, but Yosh and Fonte are shaping up as a solid pairing. We just lack depth in the squad for injury cover in those positions. I always said that Fonte needed a mentor to get him ready for the premiership. Not sure what happened there but he has sharpened up his act big time and since Cork came back he has been very solid and his confidence has grown. Apart from a CB signing I can't see much happening in January. As I said yesterday I think we will see more going through the Out door as the loose ends are tidied up and we recoup some cash for those who could get first team matches in lower leagues. I would be sad if Tad Lee leaves because I think he has real potential. If he doesnt get a first team chance I can see him leaving. Mayuka will get some match practice during the African cup competition so we may see him getting a chance when he returns. Alicesdad
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9:23am Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Yup, the elephant in the room is the lack of dominance and calming influence dictating the game from the middle of the park.
Be that as a centreback or central midfield player.
With that in place, the keeper will be more assured, the defence tighter (though its been alot better of late) and the midfield underpinned.
Yup, the elephant in the room is the lack of dominance and calming influence dictating the game from the middle of the park. Be that as a centreback or central midfield player. With that in place, the keeper will be more assured, the defence tighter (though its been alot better of late) and the midfield underpinned. SaintMax
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9:49am Fri 4 Jan 13

Nicole23 says...

Most of this goes back to the first 6 games when the defence was all over the place, we have fixed that. It wouldnt have mattered who was in goal at that time we would have shipped goals.
I think Boruc is the man given enough game time and the fans need to get behind him.
Google Artur Borucs friday rage list, hilarious, I think he's a real character a bit like Grobelar.
Most of this goes back to the first 6 games when the defence was all over the place, we have fixed that. It wouldnt have mattered who was in goal at that time we would have shipped goals. I think Boruc is the man given enough game time and the fans need to get behind him. Google Artur Borucs friday rage list, hilarious, I think he's a real character a bit like Grobelar. Nicole23
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9:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

50 Years A Supporter says...

I am sorry but I cannot think we have a goalkeeper who is currently Premier League class. Look at results and the points lost from goalkeeping errors! Those points would have put us mid-table.

Time will tell but for me it is a bad decision and could cost Saints dearly!
I am sorry but I cannot think we have a goalkeeper who is currently Premier League class. Look at results and the points lost from goalkeeping errors! Those points would have put us mid-table. Time will tell but for me it is a bad decision and could cost Saints dearly! 50 Years A Supporter
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10:02am Fri 4 Jan 13

Confucious says...

Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break.

We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm.

Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs.

Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads.

Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player.

We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc.

However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.
Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies. Confucious
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10:11am Fri 4 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

ELEVEN
ELEVEN Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:16am Fri 4 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Come on Walsall
Come on Walsall mack chinnon
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10:17am Fri 4 Jan 13

Prit says...

Confucious wrote:
Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.
Lol, brilliant !!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.[/p][/quote]Lol, brilliant !! Prit
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10:19am Fri 4 Jan 13

BiscuitSaint says...

Thanks Confucious... that brightened the morning!
Thanks Confucious... that brightened the morning! BiscuitSaint
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10:23am Fri 4 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be!

Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously)



15.1.13
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:32am Fri 4 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Told you ! Nigel was never going to get a new keeper after bringing in the two new boys.

Not sure that Gazza is the "future of this club" .. one of Nige's less convincing management text book sound bites .. but I remember Kelvin taking major stick after his arrival and now he's a club legend. So I think Gazza deserves his chances and has potential. .we shall see.

I do however think maybe Nigel will be seeking another central defensive signing, but Yosh and Fonte are shaping up as a solid pairing. We just lack depth in the squad for injury cover in those positions. I always said that Fonte needed a mentor to get him ready for the premiership. Not sure what happened there but he has sharpened up his act big time and since Cork came back he has been very solid and his confidence has grown.

Apart from a CB signing I can't see much happening in January. As I said yesterday I think we will see more going through the Out door as the loose ends are tidied up and we recoup some cash for those who could get first team matches in lower leagues.

I would be sad if Tad Lee leaves because I think he has real potential. If he doesnt get a first team chance I can see him leaving.

Mayuka will get some match practice during the African cup competition so we may see him getting a chance when he returns.
Tad Lee and J Rod have plenty of potential and still not developed to the full by SOUTHAMPTON so far .....
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Told you ! Nigel was never going to get a new keeper after bringing in the two new boys. Not sure that Gazza is the "future of this club" .. one of Nige's less convincing management text book sound bites .. but I remember Kelvin taking major stick after his arrival and now he's a club legend. So I think Gazza deserves his chances and has potential. .we shall see. I do however think maybe Nigel will be seeking another central defensive signing, but Yosh and Fonte are shaping up as a solid pairing. We just lack depth in the squad for injury cover in those positions. I always said that Fonte needed a mentor to get him ready for the premiership. Not sure what happened there but he has sharpened up his act big time and since Cork came back he has been very solid and his confidence has grown. Apart from a CB signing I can't see much happening in January. As I said yesterday I think we will see more going through the Out door as the loose ends are tidied up and we recoup some cash for those who could get first team matches in lower leagues. I would be sad if Tad Lee leaves because I think he has real potential. If he doesnt get a first team chance I can see him leaving. Mayuka will get some match practice during the African cup competition so we may see him getting a chance when he returns.[/p][/quote]Tad Lee and J Rod have plenty of potential and still not developed to the full by SOUTHAMPTON so far ..... RedArmy1
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10:37am Fri 4 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be!

Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously)



15.1.13
Cant wait. The lagers r chillin.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]Cant wait. The lagers r chillin. mack chinnon
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10:42am Fri 4 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint says...

The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team
The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team Folkestone Saint
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10:44am Fri 4 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

50 Years A Supporter wrote:
I am sorry but I cannot think we have a goalkeeper who is currently Premier League class. Look at results and the points lost from goalkeeping errors! Those points would have put us mid-table.

Time will tell but for me it is a bad decision and could cost Saints dearly!
YOU'RE SPOT ON. !!!

How does Nigel tell Nicola that all his other mismatch keeping signings have not quite worked out ....

It makes it look like he did not really know what he was doing at the beginning of the Season.

Lots of Lower League Managers (especially when money is tight) do not see and cannot see the value of a TOP KEEPER.

Hopefully we will get a good Centre Back (that is significantly better that what we have) and squeeze the budget for the Keeper.

NIGEL HAS STILL PLENTY TO LEARN IN THIS LEAGUE and it is an unforgiving place.

I like the Manager- I wish he was more open to reality when it is staring him in the face.

I support the Manager - and in his darkest days at QPR AWAY - I stood shouting his name as he went through the door arriving at the Club with QPR fans all around..... BUT he should never have let it get that far. All those goals conceded .... he must have realised the side needed to be more Defensive.

WELL DONE ON THE MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT.

THINK AGAIN ABOUT THE KEEPER OR FACE RELEGATION !!!

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]50 Years A Supporter[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but I cannot think we have a goalkeeper who is currently Premier League class. Look at results and the points lost from goalkeeping errors! Those points would have put us mid-table. Time will tell but for me it is a bad decision and could cost Saints dearly![/p][/quote]YOU'RE SPOT ON. !!! How does Nigel tell Nicola that all his other mismatch keeping signings have not quite worked out .... It makes it look like he did not really know what he was doing at the beginning of the Season. Lots of Lower League Managers (especially when money is tight) do not see and cannot see the value of a TOP KEEPER. Hopefully we will get a good Centre Back (that is significantly better that what we have) and squeeze the budget for the Keeper. NIGEL HAS STILL PLENTY TO LEARN IN THIS LEAGUE and it is an unforgiving place. I like the Manager- I wish he was more open to reality when it is staring him in the face. I support the Manager - and in his darkest days at QPR AWAY - I stood shouting his name as he went through the door arriving at the Club with QPR fans all around..... BUT he should never have let it get that far. All those goals conceded .... he must have realised the side needed to be more Defensive. WELL DONE ON THE MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT. THINK AGAIN ABOUT THE KEEPER OR FACE RELEGATION !!! COYR. RedArmy1
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10:46am Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Is it only me, or does Artur Boruc seem like he could fly off the handle at any minute, and dont think anyone could stop him?
Dont also forget with Artur in goal, we also get more bums on seats (revenue) from our significant Polish southampton contingient. Along the same lines as selling shirts in the far East due to Tad and Yosh.
Is it only me, or does Artur Boruc seem like he could fly off the handle at any minute, and dont think anyone could stop him? Dont also forget with Artur in goal, we also get more bums on seats (revenue) from our significant Polish southampton contingient. Along the same lines as selling shirts in the far East due to Tad and Yosh. SaintMax
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10:46am Fri 4 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team
True - but at FULHAM AWAY - kelvin may as well thrown the ball in his own net to give them a one goal start.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team[/p][/quote]True - but at FULHAM AWAY - kelvin may as well thrown the ball in his own net to give them a one goal start. COYR RedArmy1
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10:53am Fri 4 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

SaintMax wrote:
Is it only me, or does Artur Boruc seem like he could fly off the handle at any minute, and dont think anyone could stop him?
Dont also forget with Artur in goal, we also get more bums on seats (revenue) from our significant Polish southampton contingient. Along the same lines as selling shirts in the far East due to Tad and Yosh.
Max - Artur may be the answer - cos if Nigel does not spend - that's what we've got !!

Like it or lump it !!!

The fans don't make the decisions. Again Nigel is prepared to put his job at risk. Why ??????

All like Nigel - but in the future - when we look back - fans will question his judgement.

GOT THE VILLA TICKETS - Hope the Team are not so well rested that they don't compete and more lost points !!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: Is it only me, or does Artur Boruc seem like he could fly off the handle at any minute, and dont think anyone could stop him? Dont also forget with Artur in goal, we also get more bums on seats (revenue) from our significant Polish southampton contingient. Along the same lines as selling shirts in the far East due to Tad and Yosh.[/p][/quote]Max - Artur may be the answer - cos if Nigel does not spend - that's what we've got !! Like it or lump it !!! The fans don't make the decisions. Again Nigel is prepared to put his job at risk. Why ?????? All like Nigel - but in the future - when we look back - fans will question his judgement. GOT THE VILLA TICKETS - Hope the Team are not so well rested that they don't compete and more lost points !! COYR RedArmy1
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10:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team
True - but at FULHAM AWAY - kelvin may as well thrown the ball in his own net to give them a one goal start.

COYR
Yea it was a bad one, thats why I am implying giving one of the other two say 8 to 10 games between the sticks
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team[/p][/quote]True - but at FULHAM AWAY - kelvin may as well thrown the ball in his own net to give them a one goal start. COYR[/p][/quote]Yea it was a bad one, thats why I am implying giving one of the other two say 8 to 10 games between the sticks Folkestone Saint
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10:56am Fri 4 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break.

We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm.

Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs.

Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads.

Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player.

We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc.

However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.
Frank Enstein-Monster would be the result, don't mess with Mother Nature, Twitchy is a good example of that.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.[/p][/quote]Frank Enstein-Monster would be the result, don't mess with Mother Nature, Twitchy is a good example of that. OSPREYSAINT
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11:07am Fri 4 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team
True - but at FULHAM AWAY - kelvin may as well thrown the ball in his own net to give them a one goal start.

COYR
Yea it was a bad one, thats why I am implying giving one of the other two say 8 to 10 games between the sticks
Gotta be the answer - having three keepers and healthy competition to be Number One.

When money is short - Nigel does not see a Keeper as a priority signing.

It is a short sighted view - but you can never say never at SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB !!!
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: The trouble with keepers is that if they make a mistake it can lead to a goal, but if a midfielder makes a mistake and passes to the opo there is a chance of getting it back before any damage is done so they don't get singled out so much, however we need to give either of the new keepers a decent run so they gel with the team[/p][/quote]True - but at FULHAM AWAY - kelvin may as well thrown the ball in his own net to give them a one goal start. COYR[/p][/quote]Yea it was a bad one, thats why I am implying giving one of the other two say 8 to 10 games between the sticks[/p][/quote]Gotta be the answer - having three keepers and healthy competition to be Number One. When money is short - Nigel does not see a Keeper as a priority signing. It is a short sighted view - but you can never say never at SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB !!! RedArmy1
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11:13am Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

Confucious wrote:
Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.
Great Idea. I think MLT and Ian Dowie would have liked the option of some cosmetics though,

Why stop at players though. How about clubs.

Saints stadium
Pompey's passionate and noisy fans
Pompey's ability to win leagues
Pompey's feeling of being a proper footy club
Pompey's ability to win cups
Pompey's noise output
Pompey's ability to back their managers
Pompey's tough crew
Saints ability not to attract dodgy owners
Pompey's ability to be on club achievement lists.

This list is endless. We could have a massive club on our hands.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.[/p][/quote]Great Idea. I think MLT and Ian Dowie would have liked the option of some cosmetics though, Why stop at players though. How about clubs. Saints stadium Pompey's passionate and noisy fans Pompey's ability to win leagues Pompey's feeling of being a proper footy club Pompey's ability to win cups Pompey's noise output Pompey's ability to back their managers Pompey's tough crew Saints ability not to attract dodgy owners Pompey's ability to be on club achievement lists. This list is endless. We could have a massive club on our hands. More Glory
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11:21am Fri 4 Jan 13

right back in the bar says...

Boruc is a first rate keeper and his distribution is excellent. PG pulled off a superb Gordon Banks Pele style save in the game against Newcastle and has got what it takes. KD is past it but defensive aspects of our game have improved and we have a top quality defender coming from Serie A who will command more presence in the middle of the park and allow our midfielders to press the opposition more. We need another proven goalscorer to play close to RL to complete the picture.
Boruc is a first rate keeper and his distribution is excellent. PG pulled off a superb Gordon Banks Pele style save in the game against Newcastle and has got what it takes. KD is past it but defensive aspects of our game have improved and we have a top quality defender coming from Serie A who will command more presence in the middle of the park and allow our midfielders to press the opposition more. We need another proven goalscorer to play close to RL to complete the picture. right back in the bar
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11:24am Fri 4 Jan 13

St Retford says...

There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.
There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints. St Retford
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11:52am Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

Not sure how we could combine the two clubs motto's

Pompey's - Life is a rollercoaster

Stains - It's not the winning, it's the taking part.
Not sure how we could combine the two clubs motto's Pompey's - Life is a rollercoaster Stains - It's not the winning, it's the taking part. More Glory
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11:53am Fri 4 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint says...

St Retford wrote:
There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.
I was saying to a mate of mine about the comedy club in pompey, he said no mate it's in london and called Jongleurs,what you are talking about is a joke club.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.[/p][/quote]I was saying to a mate of mine about the comedy club in pompey, he said no mate it's in london and called Jongleurs,what you are talking about is a joke club. Folkestone Saint
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11:54am Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

On the keepers. That is a big decision, and seems to rely on Boruc alone stepping up to the mark thi season. Can't believe he didn't try for Sorenson or Friedel.
On the keepers. That is a big decision, and seems to rely on Boruc alone stepping up to the mark thi season. Can't believe he didn't try for Sorenson or Friedel. More Glory
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12:07pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says...

Your right there MG I would be very suprised if Friedel doesnt end up elsewhere this window. Is the Pompey keeper fully recovered from his bad back which he suffered on Tuesday?
Your right there MG I would be very suprised if Friedel doesnt end up elsewhere this window. Is the Pompey keeper fully recovered from his bad back which he suffered on Tuesday? SO50 Saint
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12:36pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

He couldn't get one anyway in my opinion. Adkins has to be careful who he signs and plays for the prem (and yes I do like NA)...Gazza not ready or has confidence, Boruc dubious and J Rod I am told will be excellent at some point in the future but not at the moment... So the next signings need to be able to fit in, cope with the prem and be able to play ASAP!
He couldn't get one anyway in my opinion. Adkins has to be careful who he signs and plays for the prem (and yes I do like NA)...Gazza not ready or has confidence, Boruc dubious and J Rod I am told will be excellent at some point in the future but not at the moment... So the next signings need to be able to fit in, cope with the prem and be able to play ASAP! Sally Hamilton Original
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1:07pm Fri 4 Jan 13

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
Not sure how we could combine the two clubs motto's

Pompey's - Life is a rollercoaster

Stains - It's not the winning, it's the taking part.
I thought your motto was in keeping with your naval traditions..

Dive, dive dive!

STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Not sure how we could combine the two clubs motto's Pompey's - Life is a rollercoaster Stains - It's not the winning, it's the taking part.[/p][/quote]I thought your motto was in keeping with your naval traditions.. Dive, dive dive! STID st1halo
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1:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Confucious wrote:
Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break.

We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm.

Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs.

Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads.

Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player.

We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc.

However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.
If this is the way forward we should transplant Suarez's brain asap. He thinks quicker than a skate stealing a charity box.
Agree about the cosmetic surgery, I recently went for penis enlargement, during the consultancy I looked down and said I just want a bigger c0ck down there, when I woke up I had Sir Alex Ferguson attached to my abdomen!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Given the successful hand transplant in the news today, I think we should plan some "mix 'n match" surgery for the summer break. We'd have a great keeper if Gazza is given Kelvin's experienced brain and Boruc's excellent ball-distributing right arm. Rickie would benefit greatly from Tadanari's swifter legs and Yoshida from Hooi's longer legs. Given the worrying recurring knee problem with Adam, we should consider getting him the best knee from one of the younger academy lads. Any new signings in the meantime should be made with some foresight as to their spare part potential. If we sign two players at £2m each and combine their best parts, we could create a £50m player. We could also look outside football to create a 'bank' of world class components - eg Olympic runners etc. However, no club money should be spent on purely cosmetic treatments such as unnecessary peck muscles or larger willies.[/p][/quote]If this is the way forward we should transplant Suarez's brain asap. He thinks quicker than a skate stealing a charity box. Agree about the cosmetic surgery, I recently went for penis enlargement, during the consultancy I looked down and said I just want a bigger c0ck down there, when I woke up I had Sir Alex Ferguson attached to my abdomen! st1halo
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1:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be!

Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously)



15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise!
Both of them!!!


STID
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID st1halo
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1:21pm Fri 4 Jan 13

loosehead says...

So he doesn't think we need a goalie? does he also think we've got a good defence?
So are we going to buy yet another striker?
If Saints go down just remember Mr.Adkins words "We don't need another Goalie"
So he doesn't think we need a goalie? does he also think we've got a good defence? So are we going to buy yet another striker? If Saints go down just remember Mr.Adkins words "We don't need another Goalie" loosehead
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1:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Your right there MG I would be very suprised if Friedel doesnt end up elsewhere this window. Is the Pompey keeper fully recovered from his bad back which he suffered on Tuesday?
Could be a big mistake that. Time will tell. How many points have the keepers cost already. Just Agent Howard and Gyepes missing, and of course Izzy. The kids will hopefully be making more of a show.
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Your right there MG I would be very suprised if Friedel doesnt end up elsewhere this window. Is the Pompey keeper fully recovered from his bad back which he suffered on Tuesday?[/p][/quote]Could be a big mistake that. Time will tell. How many points have the keepers cost already. Just Agent Howard and Gyepes missing, and of course Izzy. The kids will hopefully be making more of a show. More Glory
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1:51pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
Cant wait. The lagers r chillin.
Not our words.

http://www.swindon.v
italfootball.co.uk/s
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Not bad for a side going down?
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]Cant wait. The lagers r chillin.[/p][/quote]Not our words. http://www.swindon.v italfootball.co.uk/s itepage.asp?a=304160 Not bad for a side going down? More Glory
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2:00pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Ontario Saint says...

Good decision not to sign Butland Let NA be the judge as he as a former Goalie knows what is best for the Club., He monitors the ability of Gazza & Boruc on an ongoing basis at practices. and has seen Boruc enough to know t He is currently the best choice and can do for us what he did for Celtic.
Gazza is on a par with Butland and to buy another young goalie doesn't make sense particularly at a cost of 6 million.
Sure Goalies make mistakes but hopefully Boruc will be in goal tomorrow and will have an excellent game and build his confidence moving forward.
Poor Pompey nothing is right for them and they are going the same way as Plymouth with no one to help them out of administration. A very sad situation unfortunately they are a lot worse off ....than Saints were prior to our new owners stepping in 4 years ago
Good decision not to sign Butland Let NA be the judge as he as a former Goalie knows what is best for the Club., He monitors the ability of Gazza & Boruc on an ongoing basis at practices. and has seen Boruc enough to know t He is currently the best choice and can do for us what he did for Celtic. Gazza is on a par with Butland and to buy another young goalie doesn't make sense particularly at a cost of 6 million. Sure Goalies make mistakes but hopefully Boruc will be in goal tomorrow and will have an excellent game and build his confidence moving forward. Poor Pompey nothing is right for them and they are going the same way as Plymouth with no one to help them out of administration. A very sad situation unfortunately they are a lot worse off ....than Saints were prior to our new owners stepping in 4 years ago Ontario Saint
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2:09pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote: There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.
I was saying to a mate of mine about the comedy club in pompey, he said no mate it's in london and called Jongleurs,what you are talking about is a joke club.
Jongleurs clubs everwhere these days. I think your town could do with one. Laugh at yourself a bit more n stuff, Maybe you could even lose your inhibitions at the stadium, so you will be a little bit more vocal. Just a thought. Laters chaps
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.[/p][/quote]I was saying to a mate of mine about the comedy club in pompey, he said no mate it's in london and called Jongleurs,what you are talking about is a joke club.[/p][/quote]Jongleurs clubs everwhere these days. I think your town could do with one. Laugh at yourself a bit more n stuff, Maybe you could even lose your inhibitions at the stadium, so you will be a little bit more vocal. Just a thought. Laters chaps More Glory
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2:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote: Not sure how we could combine the two clubs motto's Pompey's - Life is a rollercoaster Stains - It's not the winning, it's the taking part.
I thought your motto was in keeping with your naval traditions.. Dive, dive dive! STID
That's what Jellicoe must have said at Copenhagen. emh. skating on thin ice there Sheila - to use someone else's user-name.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Not sure how we could combine the two clubs motto's Pompey's - Life is a rollercoaster Stains - It's not the winning, it's the taking part.[/p][/quote]I thought your motto was in keeping with your naval traditions.. Dive, dive dive! STID[/p][/quote]That's what Jellicoe must have said at Copenhagen. emh. skating on thin ice there Sheila - to use someone else's user-name. More Glory
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2:54pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says...

Could be a big mistake that. Time will tell. How many points have the keepers cost already. Just Agent Howard and Gyepes missing, and of course Izzy. The kids will hopefully be making more of a show.”

Could be but I still would not be suprised to see a goalkeeper come into the team during this window, although Artur looked OK after the first 15 minutes the other night. Will be interesting to see how many Pompey take tonight will be very funny if that stand behind the goal is not full
Could be a big mistake that. Time will tell. How many points have the keepers cost already. Just Agent Howard and Gyepes missing, and of course Izzy. The kids will hopefully be making more of a show.” Could be but I still would not be suprised to see a goalkeeper come into the team during this window, although Artur looked OK after the first 15 minutes the other night. Will be interesting to see how many Pompey take tonight will be very funny if that stand behind the goal is not full SO50 Saint
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3:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

BENAYOUN was a half decent player a few seasons back at liverpool but since taking the chelski roubles he has been a footballing non entity.shades of winston bogarde.if he is prepared to take a hefty drop in wages-which i doubt-and move to Saints he will have a great chance to revive his flagging football career.
COYR
BENAYOUN was a half decent player a few seasons back at liverpool but since taking the chelski roubles he has been a footballing non entity.shades of winston bogarde.if he is prepared to take a hefty drop in wages-which i doubt-and move to Saints he will have a great chance to revive his flagging football career. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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4:08pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint says...

More Glory wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote: There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.
I was saying to a mate of mine about the comedy club in pompey, he said no mate it's in london and called Jongleurs,what you are talking about is a joke club.
Jongleurs clubs everwhere these days. I think your town could do with one. Laugh at yourself a bit more n stuff, Maybe you could even lose your inhibitions at the stadium, so you will be a little bit more vocal. Just a thought. Laters chaps
Jongleurs are every where, but there is only one joke club, As for us being quiet I have tinnitus for about 4 days after a game as we are so loud and sound like I smoke 40 a day from singing shouting e.t.c. just because poopey say we are quiet don't make it so.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: There is literally nothing of Pompey's that I'd want at Saints.[/p][/quote]I was saying to a mate of mine about the comedy club in pompey, he said no mate it's in london and called Jongleurs,what you are talking about is a joke club.[/p][/quote]Jongleurs clubs everwhere these days. I think your town could do with one. Laugh at yourself a bit more n stuff, Maybe you could even lose your inhibitions at the stadium, so you will be a little bit more vocal. Just a thought. Laters chaps[/p][/quote]Jongleurs are every where, but there is only one joke club, As for us being quiet I have tinnitus for about 4 days after a game as we are so loud and sound like I smoke 40 a day from singing shouting e.t.c. just because poopey say we are quiet don't make it so. Folkestone Saint
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4:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MGRA says...

most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)
most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0) MGRA
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4:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

SaintMax wrote:
Yup, the elephant in the room is the lack of dominance and calming influence dictating the game from the middle of the park.
Be that as a centreback or central midfield player.
With that in place, the keeper will be more assured, the defence tighter (though its been alot better of late) and the midfield underpinned.
I'd say the elephant in the room is the goalkeeping position to be honest (quite literally in Boruc's case).

Being a keeper himself I hope Nigel hasn't got a blind spot for that one, although surely he'd know better than anyone that you have to pick someone and stick with them.

If Gazza is the future why isn't he playing? All three are showing they are error prone and, if he isn't going to bring anyone in, surely a youthful keeper who makes errors is better than two aging players who make errors.

I think we are fine in central midfield - Cork is outstanding - and the other defensive midfielders can do a job.

Quality centre back, yep, and cover at left and right back.

Don't like the sound of Benayoun - used to rate him, but not now. He's obviously looking for a short-term Adam stand-in.

Arshavin could be an inspired loan signing for someone though (probably QPR or Reading) - just needs to be loved and has obvious quality. That said, like a Berbatov or Le Tiss, the other players would need to accept he won't track back and find him at every opportunity, but that's the same with Benayoun.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: Yup, the elephant in the room is the lack of dominance and calming influence dictating the game from the middle of the park. Be that as a centreback or central midfield player. With that in place, the keeper will be more assured, the defence tighter (though its been alot better of late) and the midfield underpinned.[/p][/quote]I'd say the elephant in the room is the goalkeeping position to be honest (quite literally in Boruc's case). Being a keeper himself I hope Nigel hasn't got a blind spot for that one, although surely he'd know better than anyone that you have to pick someone and stick with them. If Gazza is the future why isn't he playing? All three are showing they are error prone and, if he isn't going to bring anyone in, surely a youthful keeper who makes errors is better than two aging players who make errors. I think we are fine in central midfield - Cork is outstanding - and the other defensive midfielders can do a job. Quality centre back, yep, and cover at left and right back. Don't like the sound of Benayoun - used to rate him, but not now. He's obviously looking for a short-term Adam stand-in. Arshavin could be an inspired loan signing for someone though (probably QPR or Reading) - just needs to be loved and has obvious quality. That said, like a Berbatov or Le Tiss, the other players would need to accept he won't track back and find him at every opportunity, but that's the same with Benayoun. SaintJD
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4:58pm Fri 4 Jan 13

slugger says...

I'm with Nigel on this , the goalies we have just need confidence , i'm sure it'll come .
I'm with Nigel on this , the goalies we have just need confidence , i'm sure it'll come . slugger
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5:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

MGRA wrote:
most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)
Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes.

Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it.

I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox.

I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team.

Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready.

Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)[/p][/quote]Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes. Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it. I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox. I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team. Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready. Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though? SaintJD
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5:31pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MGRA says...

SaintJD wrote:
MGRA wrote:
most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)
Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes.

Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it.

I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox.

I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team.

Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready.

Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?
players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)[/p][/quote]Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes. Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it. I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox. I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team. Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready. Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?[/p][/quote]players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield. MGRA
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5:39pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

OK. Straw poll.

In everyone's opinion, where does each area of the team stack up against our four rivals for survival.

Here's my thoughts:

Attack: better than Reading and QPR and, as a group including our wing threats, Villa and Wigan. Reasonable depth on bench though no proven replacement for Ricky.

Midfield: better than QPR, Villa, Wigan and Reading. Reasonable depth on bench both attacking and defensively.

Defence: better than QPR, Reading and Villa, at least on a par with Wigan, but no depth on bench.

Goalkeeping: on a par with QPR and Reading, worse than Wigan and Villa, similar quality on bench.
OK. Straw poll. In everyone's opinion, where does each area of the team stack up against our four rivals for survival. Here's my thoughts: Attack: better than Reading and QPR and, as a group including our wing threats, Villa and Wigan. Reasonable depth on bench though no proven replacement for Ricky. Midfield: better than QPR, Villa, Wigan and Reading. Reasonable depth on bench both attacking and defensively. Defence: better than QPR, Reading and Villa, at least on a par with Wigan, but no depth on bench. Goalkeeping: on a par with QPR and Reading, worse than Wigan and Villa, similar quality on bench. SaintJD
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5:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

MGRA wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
MGRA wrote:
most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)
Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes.

Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it.

I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox.

I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team.

Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready.

Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?
players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.
Boruc was not tested at all after the first 15 minutes. No shots to deal with bar one, jury is still out.

Players do make mistakes, but as mentioned, it isn't coincidence that Jos, Fox and our keepers are making the vast majority. All the others in the first team squad are quality, clearly, and it is no coincidence either that we've improved massively defensively since Fox and Jos were dropped.

The only area we have yet to sort out in terms of regular individual mistakes is... goalkeeper maybe?
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)[/p][/quote]Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes. Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it. I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox. I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team. Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready. Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?[/p][/quote]players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.[/p][/quote]Boruc was not tested at all after the first 15 minutes. No shots to deal with bar one, jury is still out. Players do make mistakes, but as mentioned, it isn't coincidence that Jos, Fox and our keepers are making the vast majority. All the others in the first team squad are quality, clearly, and it is no coincidence either that we've improved massively defensively since Fox and Jos were dropped. The only area we have yet to sort out in terms of regular individual mistakes is... goalkeeper maybe? SaintJD
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MGRA says...

SaintJD wrote:
MGRA wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
MGRA wrote:
most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)
Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes.

Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it.

I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox.

I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team.

Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready.

Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?
players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.
Boruc was not tested at all after the first 15 minutes. No shots to deal with bar one, jury is still out.

Players do make mistakes, but as mentioned, it isn't coincidence that Jos, Fox and our keepers are making the vast majority. All the others in the first team squad are quality, clearly, and it is no coincidence either that we've improved massively defensively since Fox and Jos were dropped.

The only area we have yet to sort out in terms of regular individual mistakes is... goalkeeper maybe?
We won't find a keeper "ready-to-roll" as it were that is better than what we have in my opinion. I still think Borat will come good as our first choice keeper...... I agree though about the individual mistakes but hopefully we will become a more settled and confident team with what we have and maybe 1 or 2 new faces... most pundits are now not including Saints for the drop for what thats worth...
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)[/p][/quote]Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes. Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it. I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox. I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team. Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready. Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?[/p][/quote]players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.[/p][/quote]Boruc was not tested at all after the first 15 minutes. No shots to deal with bar one, jury is still out. Players do make mistakes, but as mentioned, it isn't coincidence that Jos, Fox and our keepers are making the vast majority. All the others in the first team squad are quality, clearly, and it is no coincidence either that we've improved massively defensively since Fox and Jos were dropped. The only area we have yet to sort out in terms of regular individual mistakes is... goalkeeper maybe?[/p][/quote]We won't find a keeper "ready-to-roll" as it were that is better than what we have in my opinion. I still think Borat will come good as our first choice keeper...... I agree though about the individual mistakes but hopefully we will become a more settled and confident team with what we have and maybe 1 or 2 new faces... most pundits are now not including Saints for the drop for what thats worth... MGRA
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6:07pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is:

EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit

Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today.

1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter.

Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet.

Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun.

They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence.

Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile.

Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!"

Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans.

Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration.

Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game.

Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out.

We look forward to the next time our paths cross.

As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it. More Glory
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6:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MGRA says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is:

EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit

Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today.

1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter.

Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet.

Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun.

They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence.

Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile.

Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!"

Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans.

Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration.

Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game.

Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out.

We look forward to the next time our paths cross.

As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
Pompey fans deserve what they got ( or will get ) , they paid week in , week out to watch their beloved club buy a trophy and let scandalous people steal from them. What needs to happen now is a reality pill needs to be swallowed. Yes their fans are loyal and numerous, so lets see them support a re-invented semi-pro club in non league football and see how long they get back to league football. "survival" in the league by being purchased by the trust is just a slower death.... football fans sometimes have more heart than brains but then again I include myself in that...
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.[/p][/quote]Pompey fans deserve what they got ( or will get ) , they paid week in , week out to watch their beloved club buy a trophy and let scandalous people steal from them. What needs to happen now is a reality pill needs to be swallowed. Yes their fans are loyal and numerous, so lets see them support a re-invented semi-pro club in non league football and see how long they get back to league football. "survival" in the league by being purchased by the trust is just a slower death.... football fans sometimes have more heart than brains but then again I include myself in that... MGRA
  • Score: 0

6:21pm Fri 4 Jan 13

slugger says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is:

EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit

Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today.

1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter.

Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet.

Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun.

They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence.

Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile.

Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!"

Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans.

Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration.

Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game.

Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out.

We look forward to the next time our paths cross.

As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.[/p][/quote]Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers . slugger
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6:40pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

slugger wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .
Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.[/p][/quote]Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .[/p][/quote]Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on. More Glory
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6:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

slugger says...

More Glory wrote:
slugger wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .
Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.
But surely the crooks have gone ? ..... Understand the boycotting thing but your club needs money now !
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.[/p][/quote]Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .[/p][/quote]Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.[/p][/quote]But surely the crooks have gone ? ..... Understand the boycotting thing but your club needs money now ! slugger
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6:49pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Come on Walsall.
Come on Walsall. mack chinnon
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6:56pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

MGRA wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
MGRA wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
MGRA wrote:
most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)
Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes.

Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it.

I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox.

I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team.

Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready.

Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?
players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.
Boruc was not tested at all after the first 15 minutes. No shots to deal with bar one, jury is still out.

Players do make mistakes, but as mentioned, it isn't coincidence that Jos, Fox and our keepers are making the vast majority. All the others in the first team squad are quality, clearly, and it is no coincidence either that we've improved massively defensively since Fox and Jos were dropped.

The only area we have yet to sort out in terms of regular individual mistakes is... goalkeeper maybe?
We won't find a keeper "ready-to-roll" as it were that is better than what we have in my opinion. I still think Borat will come good as our first choice keeper...... I agree though about the individual mistakes but hopefully we will become a more settled and confident team with what we have and maybe 1 or 2 new faces... most pundits are now not including Saints for the drop for what thats worth...
I generally agree with you. Worried about pundits backing us - they change their minds every few games. Villa looked good a few games back and seemed to be on the up.

Keeper wise I tend to trust Nigel and respect the fact that unlike Arry he doesn't go out and suggest his current keepers need replacing - he is never negative towards his own players.

That's why I believe in reality there will be a keeper signing.

If he really thinks Davis is good enough why drop him twice? Same happened with Fox and Jos - he gave them every chance before deciding they simply weren't up to it. Same with Fonte who, in contrast, has shown he can adapt.

Davis, who incidentally I thought would come back stronger, should now go out on loan - no risk in replacing him with another loanee.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: most fans would be astonished for Saints to go into the market for another keeper. Our recent record is better and we just seemed to be loosing the edge in midfield. I would be looking for defensive cover/competition and another attacking midfield player with skill,,,, a sort of Guly only one that scores... ;0)[/p][/quote]Really? Most Saints fans astonished? I'm sure you'll have some support, but we are still letting in a lot of silly goals and losing or drawing games due to basic goalkeeping mistakes. Totally different game on Tuesday as well had Boruc dropped the ball to one of their players in the first 10 minutes - was like watching Bart vs Palace all over again, but he got away with it. I honestly don't believe we can afford to be dropping silly points from individual errors any more and the main players who have regularly contributed them are: Davis, Gazza, Boruc, Jos, Guly and Fox. I have nothing against any of these players, not in the slightest, it's just a fact and those six stand out like sore thumbs in an otherwise excellent group in and around the first team. Their quality isn't quite there for the Premier League or, in Gazza's case, he's not quite ready. Very happy to be proved wrong on the Gazza point though as he's clearly very promising - can we take that gamble though?[/p][/quote]players are not robots, they make mistakes, Boruc just had the jitters, then he looked good whereas Gazza is still short on the command of his area generally and Davis is reaching the limit of his ability in the Prem. Our defensive record is much improved and Yoshy looked miles better against Arsenal. Also with players like cork able to play full back, I would say a centre half is needed to keep the three we have on their toes and to get more competition there and cover and a midfield holder of the ball but who can also score... Guly may still find his wings and start scoring but we may loose the fight to stay up unless we can create a bit more directly from midfield.[/p][/quote]Boruc was not tested at all after the first 15 minutes. No shots to deal with bar one, jury is still out. Players do make mistakes, but as mentioned, it isn't coincidence that Jos, Fox and our keepers are making the vast majority. All the others in the first team squad are quality, clearly, and it is no coincidence either that we've improved massively defensively since Fox and Jos were dropped. The only area we have yet to sort out in terms of regular individual mistakes is... goalkeeper maybe?[/p][/quote]We won't find a keeper "ready-to-roll" as it were that is better than what we have in my opinion. I still think Borat will come good as our first choice keeper...... I agree though about the individual mistakes but hopefully we will become a more settled and confident team with what we have and maybe 1 or 2 new faces... most pundits are now not including Saints for the drop for what thats worth...[/p][/quote]I generally agree with you. Worried about pundits backing us - they change their minds every few games. Villa looked good a few games back and seemed to be on the up. Keeper wise I tend to trust Nigel and respect the fact that unlike Arry he doesn't go out and suggest his current keepers need replacing - he is never negative towards his own players. That's why I believe in reality there will be a keeper signing. If he really thinks Davis is good enough why drop him twice? Same happened with Fox and Jos - he gave them every chance before deciding they simply weren't up to it. Same with Fonte who, in contrast, has shown he can adapt. Davis, who incidentally I thought would come back stronger, should now go out on loan - no risk in replacing him with another loanee. SaintJD
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7:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

slugger says...

Said this a few days back .......... I have a gut feeling that Boruc will step up to the plate and become a hero .... don't ask my why , it's just a feeling .
Said this a few days back .......... I have a gut feeling that Boruc will step up to the plate and become a hero .... don't ask my why , it's just a feeling . slugger
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7:08pm Fri 4 Jan 13

More Glory says...

slugger wrote:
More Glory wrote:
slugger wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .
Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.
But surely the crooks have gone ? ..... Understand the boycotting thing but your club needs money now !
Have they?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.[/p][/quote]Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .[/p][/quote]Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.[/p][/quote]But surely the crooks have gone ? ..... Understand the boycotting thing but your club needs money now ![/p][/quote]Have they? More Glory
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7:29pm Fri 4 Jan 13

slugger says...

Lol .... i asked you first More Glory .
Lol .... i asked you first More Glory . slugger
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7:42pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

slugger wrote:
Said this a few days back .......... I have a gut feeling that Boruc will step up to the plate and become a hero .... don't ask my why , it's just a feeling .
Really hope so. Would be fantastic if he did. He'll certainly get lots of action from chelsea twice, man city, everton and man utd, so by the end of January we'll know for sure.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Said this a few days back .......... I have a gut feeling that Boruc will step up to the plate and become a hero .... don't ask my why , it's just a feeling .[/p][/quote]Really hope so. Would be fantastic if he did. He'll certainly get lots of action from chelsea twice, man city, everton and man utd, so by the end of January we'll know for sure. SaintJD
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8:11pm Fri 4 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

We are entering the SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON AND THE CLUB STILL DONT KNOW WHO TO PLAY IN GOAL !!!. That says it all for me, the ones we have today ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Two of them are nearly OAP.s in footballing terms , leaving one to learn off of the two that cant claim the no.1 jersey ffs.

We need some between the posts that has been there, done it and wears the t-shirt. FRIEDEL,,, GIVENS..to name just two. With some one like this on a season and half contract, would bring GAZZA up to scratch to take over and keep goal for many seasons in the future. I am 100% behind N A / N C, and i cant believe i am the only one that thinks this is the way forward.
We are entering the SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON AND THE CLUB STILL DONT KNOW WHO TO PLAY IN GOAL !!!. That says it all for me, the ones we have today ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Two of them are nearly OAP.s in footballing terms , leaving one to learn off of the two that cant claim the no.1 jersey ffs. We need some between the posts that has been there, done it and wears the t-shirt. FRIEDEL,,, GIVENS..to name just two. With some one like this on a season and half contract, would bring GAZZA up to scratch to take over and keep goal for many seasons in the future. I am 100% behind N A / N C, and i cant believe i am the only one that thinks this is the way forward. hedge end bob
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8:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

We are entering the SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON AND THE CLUB STILL DONT KNOW WHO TO PLAY IN GOAL !!!. That says it all for me, the ones we have today ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Two of them are nearly OAP.s in footballing terms , leaving one to learn off of the two that cant claim the no.1 jersey ffs.

We need some between the posts that has been there, done it and wears the t-shirt. FRIEDEL,,, GIVENS..to name just two. With some one like this on a season and half contract, would bring GAZZA up to scratch to take over and keep goal for many seasons in the future. I am 100% behind N A / N C, and i cant believe i am the only one that thinks this is the way forward.
We are entering the SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON AND THE CLUB STILL DONT KNOW WHO TO PLAY IN GOAL !!!. That says it all for me, the ones we have today ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Two of them are nearly OAP.s in footballing terms , leaving one to learn off of the two that cant claim the no.1 jersey ffs. We need some between the posts that has been there, done it and wears the t-shirt. FRIEDEL,,, GIVENS..to name just two. With some one like this on a season and half contract, would bring GAZZA up to scratch to take over and keep goal for many seasons in the future. I am 100% behind N A / N C, and i cant believe i am the only one that thinks this is the way forward. hedge end bob
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8:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

WALSAL 1 UP
WALSAL 1 UP hedge end bob
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8:29pm Fri 4 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

WALSAL 2 THEM 0
WALSAL 2 THEM 0 hedge end bob
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8:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

hedge end bob wrote:
We are entering the SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON AND THE CLUB STILL DONT KNOW WHO TO PLAY IN GOAL !!!. That says it all for me, the ones we have today ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Two of them are nearly OAP.s in footballing terms , leaving one to learn off of the two that cant claim the no.1 jersey ffs.

We need some between the posts that has been there, done it and wears the t-shirt. FRIEDEL,,, GIVENS..to name just two. With some one like this on a season and half contract, would bring GAZZA up to scratch to take over and keep goal for many seasons in the future. I am 100% behind N A / N C, and i cant believe i am the only one that thinks this is the way forward.
Your not. I totally agree and am also 100% behind the management team and generally very positive about the team. Nigel has done brilliantly to get this defence to the transfer window outside of the relegation zone, but be under no illusions, even if Boruc suddenly transforms into an assured keeper, if we don't strengthen our goalkeeping cover and cover across the back, our defence will not be good enough to survive. One injury and we are back to conceding three or four a game.

I don't suggest dropping any of our first choice back four, but we need players who are at least as good or ideally better (especially in the middle) who can come in if we have any injuries or suspensions, which will happen. Remember we went down last time largely because Svennson got crocked for the run in.

Rest of the squad are, I think, good enough - our midfield and attack is at least as good as Stoke's or Norwich's and certainly all the teams around us.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: We are entering the SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON AND THE CLUB STILL DONT KNOW WHO TO PLAY IN GOAL !!!. That says it all for me, the ones we have today ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Two of them are nearly OAP.s in footballing terms , leaving one to learn off of the two that cant claim the no.1 jersey ffs. We need some between the posts that has been there, done it and wears the t-shirt. FRIEDEL,,, GIVENS..to name just two. With some one like this on a season and half contract, would bring GAZZA up to scratch to take over and keep goal for many seasons in the future. I am 100% behind N A / N C, and i cant believe i am the only one that thinks this is the way forward.[/p][/quote]Your not. I totally agree and am also 100% behind the management team and generally very positive about the team. Nigel has done brilliantly to get this defence to the transfer window outside of the relegation zone, but be under no illusions, even if Boruc suddenly transforms into an assured keeper, if we don't strengthen our goalkeeping cover and cover across the back, our defence will not be good enough to survive. One injury and we are back to conceding three or four a game. I don't suggest dropping any of our first choice back four, but we need players who are at least as good or ideally better (especially in the middle) who can come in if we have any injuries or suspensions, which will happen. Remember we went down last time largely because Svennson got crocked for the run in. Rest of the squad are, I think, good enough - our midfield and attack is at least as good as Stoke's or Norwich's and certainly all the teams around us. SaintJD
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9:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

tarquin farquharson says...

Tell me, has anyone actually witnessed a save for us from Boruc yet? I mean a proper save? Not just a ball hit straight to him that he has to gather up.

I know I haven't.

And I can't imagine him making one either. Not a full stretch reaction, athletic, tip it round the post save.

He hasn't got it.

We need a keeper with Premier League experience, and class.

Someone like Friedel or Given.
Tell me, has anyone actually witnessed a save for us from Boruc yet? I mean a proper save? Not just a ball hit straight to him that he has to gather up. I know I haven't. And I can't imagine him making one either. Not a full stretch reaction, athletic, tip it round the post save. He hasn't got it. We need a keeper with Premier League experience, and class. Someone like Friedel or Given. tarquin farquharson
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9:24pm Fri 4 Jan 13

slugger says...

tarquin farquharson wrote:
Tell me, has anyone actually witnessed a save for us from Boruc yet? I mean a proper save? Not just a ball hit straight to him that he has to gather up.

I know I haven't.

And I can't imagine him making one either. Not a full stretch reaction, athletic, tip it round the post save.

He hasn't got it.

We need a keeper with Premier League experience, and class.

Someone like Friedel or Given.
If you haven't seen it how do you know he can't do it ? ........ iv'e seen clips of him doing it for Celtic and it looks great .
[quote][p][bold]tarquin farquharson[/bold] wrote: Tell me, has anyone actually witnessed a save for us from Boruc yet? I mean a proper save? Not just a ball hit straight to him that he has to gather up. I know I haven't. And I can't imagine him making one either. Not a full stretch reaction, athletic, tip it round the post save. He hasn't got it. We need a keeper with Premier League experience, and class. Someone like Friedel or Given.[/p][/quote]If you haven't seen it how do you know he can't do it ? ........ iv'e seen clips of him doing it for Celtic and it looks great . slugger
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9:26pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
Said this a few days back .......... I have a gut feeling that Boruc will step up to the plate and become a hero .... don't ask my why , it's just a feeling .
agree.... he just looks like he will grow into his role and seems to have a good understanding already with Yoshida...
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Said this a few days back .......... I have a gut feeling that Boruc will step up to the plate and become a hero .... don't ask my why , it's just a feeling .[/p][/quote]agree.... he just looks like he will grow into his role and seems to have a good understanding already with Yoshida... MGRA
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11:39pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

slugger wrote:
tarquin farquharson wrote:
Tell me, has anyone actually witnessed a save for us from Boruc yet? I mean a proper save? Not just a ball hit straight to him that he has to gather up.

I know I haven't.

And I can't imagine him making one either. Not a full stretch reaction, athletic, tip it round the post save.

He hasn't got it.

We need a keeper with Premier League experience, and class.

Someone like Friedel or Given.
If you haven't seen it how do you know he can't do it ? ........ iv'e seen clips of him doing it for Celtic and it looks great .
True, my only concern though is that his dip in form before leaving Celtic coincided with the start of some personal problems. Hopefully he can rediscover it, because he was clearly a quality keeper and a real character who got the crowd going at Celtic. Would love to see it.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tarquin farquharson[/bold] wrote: Tell me, has anyone actually witnessed a save for us from Boruc yet? I mean a proper save? Not just a ball hit straight to him that he has to gather up. I know I haven't. And I can't imagine him making one either. Not a full stretch reaction, athletic, tip it round the post save. He hasn't got it. We need a keeper with Premier League experience, and class. Someone like Friedel or Given.[/p][/quote]If you haven't seen it how do you know he can't do it ? ........ iv'e seen clips of him doing it for Celtic and it looks great .[/p][/quote]True, my only concern though is that his dip in form before leaving Celtic coincided with the start of some personal problems. Hopefully he can rediscover it, because he was clearly a quality keeper and a real character who got the crowd going at Celtic. Would love to see it. SaintJD
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11:41pm Fri 4 Jan 13

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
slugger wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Come on Walsall
I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13
We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID
Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.
Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .
Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.
I did go and read the blog Gloria. You say the home fans are boycotting games but I haven't seen much evidence of that, forums don't mention a boycott and your fans don't seem to mention it either so I suspect it's an excuse.
I think you have a few travelling to away games because they feel less lonely in another stadium!
HAHA

STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Come on Walsall[/p][/quote]I note the Walsall goal fest is on telly tonight. What a laugh that should be! Goals galore and the bestest bestest everest anywherest fans singing the Pompey Boooooooooooos (before they leave obviously) 15.1.13[/p][/quote]We will have to turn the volume down on the telly 'cos the bestest ever bestest travelling fans will be making soooo much noise! Both of them!!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, Can't believe you didn't open the editors blog from Swindon fans. Just for you here it is: EDITORS BLOG: Pompey Fans A Credit Normally I wouldn't write an article about opposition fans but following today's 5-0 win over Pompey, special mention must go to the travelling Portsmouth fans who made the trip to the County Ground today. 1,504 Pompey fans made the pilgrimage to Swindon to watch their team take a 5-0 beating but to them, it didn't matter. Their club, like Swindon Town have been through the mire, rubbish ownership and no money and came within days of liquidation, in fact they aren't out of the woods yet. Many fans would march out being down 3-0 but the majority stayed and just had fun. They know they are certain to play League Two Football next season, should they still be in existence. Ok, whilst not mathematically certain, and Pompey are only just in the League One relegation places but they will get a 10 point deduction when they finally exit administration which will take them to the bottom of the pile. Whilst Town fans mocked their Hampshire counterparts with chants of 'Going Down', Pompey fans responded with humorous chants of "We lose every week, We lose every week....you're nothing special.....We lose every week!" Towards the end of the game you could be mistaken for thinking Southampton had been relegated from the Premier League as wild cheering erupted from the Portsmouth fans. Late in the game the fans chanted 'lets pretend we scored a goal', and all enjoyed a wild celebration. Such was the class of the Portsmouth fans, even Town boss Paolo Di Canio clapped them at the end of the game. Whilst we are enjoying the good times right now, it was great to see a club, although in the brown stuff, still able to enjoy themselves and be proud of the effort the players are making despite getting thumped week in and week out. We look forward to the next time our paths cross. As our sister site Vital Pompey would say, 'PLAY UP POMPEY!' and lets hope the fans do gain proper ownership of the club, they deserve it.[/p][/quote]Admire the spirit of the hardcore away supporters ........ it's the home support that should be your worry , 1500 shellshocked supporters with a sense of humour aren't going to swell the coffers .[/p][/quote]Generous. Fans have been boycotting the home games Slugger, as a way of not giving dosh to the crooks. MGRA's argument doesn't really stack up with respect to that point. Anyway - not really getting into all this - as loads of your fans just don't understand it - just giving some views from opposition observers on the fans for the comedy comments above. If the trust are successful the numbers will go up at home again, as they did at the start of the season before the realisation that BC wasn't moving on.[/p][/quote]I did go and read the blog Gloria. You say the home fans are boycotting games but I haven't seen much evidence of that, forums don't mention a boycott and your fans don't seem to mention it either so I suspect it's an excuse. I think you have a few travelling to away games because they feel less lonely in another stadium! HAHA STID st1halo
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2:16am Sat 5 Jan 13

saints4life says...

I know a lot of information given on transfers on here has been just rumours and not developed into much and i don't believe in anything i hear about us until the club say so but i have heard this evening from my house mate who is a Birmingham fan that we have had an offer for Butland accepted. Seems strange to me especially after what Adkins said, but although he knows it's not 100% information he understands the mess they are in and the fact there valuation of him has gone down
I know a lot of information given on transfers on here has been just rumours and not developed into much and i don't believe in anything i hear about us until the club say so but i have heard this evening from my house mate who is a Birmingham fan that we have had an offer for Butland accepted. Seems strange to me especially after what Adkins said, but although he knows it's not 100% information he understands the mess they are in and the fact there valuation of him has gone down saints4life
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9:50am Sat 5 Jan 13

Hobson82 says...

slugger wrote:
I'm with Nigel on this , the goalies we have just need confidence , i'm sure it'll come .
Trouble is how can the keepers have any confidence when after 2 or 3 games they face the axe. Does NA know who is number 1 is??
If he doesn't then he WILL be in the market for another keeper. I'm not sure about Butland, but I do like the look of another young keeper - Simon Moore - for Brentford, ex-Saints youth team and he's from the Isle of Wight. If you haven't seen him look at some clips, they guy reminds me of Peter Schmeichal.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: I'm with Nigel on this , the goalies we have just need confidence , i'm sure it'll come .[/p][/quote]Trouble is how can the keepers have any confidence when after 2 or 3 games they face the axe. Does NA know who is number 1 is?? If he doesn't then he WILL be in the market for another keeper. I'm not sure about Butland, but I do like the look of another young keeper - Simon Moore - for Brentford, ex-Saints youth team and he's from the Isle of Wight. If you haven't seen him look at some clips, they guy reminds me of Peter Schmeichal. Hobson82
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