Pochettino rues missed point at Old Trafford

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

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MAURICIO Pochettino was left highly frustrated that Saints failed to claim a rare point at Old Trafford last night.

Saints dominated the second half at Manchester United, only to lose 2-1 to a Wayne Rooney first half double after Jay Rodriguez had fired the visitors into a shock early lead.

Many fans would have been satisfied to see Saints pin back United for large swathes of the game at Old Trafford – even in defeat – but Pochettino was not so happy.

He said: “Especially taking into account the second half, we should have at least got a draw.

“In the first half, after we scored, we should have been able to control more the game.

“We should have been a lot more aggressive and we should have neutralised their attacking chances a lot more.

“Perhaps in the first half we didn’t play as good as we should have.

“We were a bit unlucky in front of goal but especially going forward the way we played in the second half is the way we want to play.”

Pochettino made two half-time changes, bringing on the fit-again Adam Lallana for his first game since December 8 and Steven Davis in place of Jason Puncheon and Gaston Ramirez.

It seemed to fire Saints up and they bossed most of the second half.

“Perhaps it was not really a tactical change, it was more just a change of players because we still maintained the way that we set out to play in the first half,” explained Pochettino.

“The player’s characteristics make it that the systems that we play in are different as well.

“It is the way that we want to play but, perhaps in the first half, we weren’t really able to do so.

“I’m not really happy with the way we played in the first half because that’s not really how we want to play, but I’m very proud and happy with how we played in the second half.

“Our performance in the second half is going to give my players the confidence to play on like that in the future.”

Saints got off to a flying start as a comedy of errors led to Rodriguez giving Saints the lead after little more than two minutes.

It raised hopes of a first league win at Old Trafford since 1988, but in the end Saints could not even manage what would have been a deserved third point in 18 subsequent visits.

“Footballers do make mistakes. It happens,” reflected Pochettino.

“The first goal was a combination of mistakes from the defender and the goalkeeper and also Jay being in the right place at the right time and being an opportunist.

“It is clear to me that these things can happen.”

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7:34am Thu 31 Jan 13

three halves says...

Not good enough...
Not good enough... three halves
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7:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

saint christopher says...

Already beginning to see some subtle but very positive changes to NA's approach. Bodes well for the future ... but is it only me who's a little concerned about our lack of firepower?

Everyone's been clamouring for defenders and midfielders, and through some minor additions and better training that now seems pretty well sorted. But all this is of no avail if we don't translate superiority into goals (see second half last night, first half against Everton, etc etc).

RL is great at holding up, distributing, scoring penalties etc but hardly terrorises defences. How often does he score/nearly score from open play? Rodriguez gets the odd tap-in but I feel the jury is still out on whether he's just a good Championship player for whom we paid well over the odds. Lee has disappeared off the radar and no one seems to be staking a serious claim.

Be interested to know what others think.

Things are looking up, but we still need to be getting those wins rather than just putting in good performances.
Already beginning to see some subtle but very positive changes to NA's approach. Bodes well for the future ... but is it only me who's a little concerned about our lack of firepower? Everyone's been clamouring for defenders and midfielders, and through some minor additions and better training that now seems pretty well sorted. But all this is of no avail if we don't translate superiority into goals (see second half last night, first half against Everton, etc etc). RL is great at holding up, distributing, scoring penalties etc but hardly terrorises defences. How often does he score/nearly score from open play? Rodriguez gets the odd tap-in but I feel the jury is still out on whether he's just a good Championship player for whom we paid well over the odds. Lee has disappeared off the radar and no one seems to be staking a serious claim. Be interested to know what others think. Things are looking up, but we still need to be getting those wins rather than just putting in good performances. saint christopher
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8:00am Thu 31 Jan 13

Clemster says...

Thought we were outstanding last night. Also had forgotten how good AL is - until he came on.
Thought we were outstanding last night. Also had forgotten how good AL is - until he came on. Clemster
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8:01am Thu 31 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.
Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok. Rising_Son
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8:10am Thu 31 Jan 13

White and red till dead says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.
Remember though that we were playing the league leaders, and, even though their defence was having a bad day by their standards, it is still a solid defence to crack. RL is still the leading English scorer this season.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.[/p][/quote]Remember though that we were playing the league leaders, and, even though their defence was having a bad day by their standards, it is still a solid defence to crack. RL is still the leading English scorer this season. White and red till dead
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8:18am Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
Not good enough...
Only just
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not good enough...[/p][/quote]Only just OSPREYSAINT
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8:21am Thu 31 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

So looking at last night would do we feel we need a player who can out them away as we seem to like to walk the ball into the bacl of the net!!!
So looking at last night would do we feel we need a player who can out them away as we seem to like to walk the ball into the bacl of the net!!! Southampton boy
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8:21am Thu 31 Jan 13

Red n White says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.
I think we'll be fine if we don't add anyone, but if we do, then that's a bonus. Maybe there's an option to get Sharp back? He seems one of those players who is always there for a tap-in, right place right time, which is always handy.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.[/p][/quote]I think we'll be fine if we don't add anyone, but if we do, then that's a bonus. Maybe there's an option to get Sharp back? He seems one of those players who is always there for a tap-in, right place right time, which is always handy. Red n White
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8:21am Thu 31 Jan 13

JasperAG says...

Side note.

Adam Lallana's next premier league start will put him on 17, the same number of starts that AOC has achieved at Arsenal. Yoshida, Scheiderlin, Puncheon, Lambert, Fonte and Clyne have already exceeded that, with at least 20 each.

(AOC has also come on from the bench 16 times)
Side note. Adam Lallana's next premier league start will put him on 17, the same number of starts that AOC has achieved at Arsenal. Yoshida, Scheiderlin, Puncheon, Lambert, Fonte and Clyne have already exceeded that, with at least 20 each. (AOC has also come on from the bench 16 times) JasperAG
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8:37am Thu 31 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint says...

JasperAG wrote:
Side note.

Adam Lallana's next premier league start will put him on 17, the same number of starts that AOC has achieved at Arsenal. Yoshida, Scheiderlin, Puncheon, Lambert, Fonte and Clyne have already exceeded that, with at least 20 each.

(AOC has also come on from the bench 16 times)
It's a shame Puncheons playing so well, we might have missed him.... Oh well, AOC wanted premier league football....
[quote][p][bold]JasperAG[/bold] wrote: Side note. Adam Lallana's next premier league start will put him on 17, the same number of starts that AOC has achieved at Arsenal. Yoshida, Scheiderlin, Puncheon, Lambert, Fonte and Clyne have already exceeded that, with at least 20 each. (AOC has also come on from the bench 16 times)[/p][/quote]It's a shame Puncheons playing so well, we might have missed him.... Oh well, AOC wanted premier league football.... saintysaintsaint
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8:39am Thu 31 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

"Perhaps in the first half we didn’t play as GOOD as we should have."

Is that what his interpretor said? Someone needs to give HIM English lessons!

Frustrating not to get something from this game but here's an interesting statistic. If we think the top 6 clubs are:
MU, MC, Che, Ars, TH & Ever, so far this season, we've played 3 of them once and 3 of them twice (9 games). We've only got 3 points, but those are all bonuses. BUT .....

breaking those 9 games down, we deserved to lose 2: Ars and Eve away. We deserved our point at Che.

In the other 6, we've not gained the points we should have (or deserved?).

MU - 0pts, sh have 2 to 4.
MC - 0pts, sh have 1.
Ars (h) - 1pt, sh have 3.
Spu - 0pts, sh have 1.
Eve (h) - 1pt, sh have 3

That's at least 8 further points.

Watching the end of the game last night, I couldn't understand how only 3 minutes were added (I wonder how many would have been added if we had been 2-1 up!). Had we played a further 2 minutes, well, who knows ......

When it ended, Sky switched to Reading and their 95th minute equaliser (btw, if Jos was poor for the second, watch how 5 Chelsea defenders failed to mark even one Reading player.). Good luck to Reading, I hope they stay up - WITH US, but they do seem to get given some important extra minutes.
"Perhaps in the first half we didn’t play as GOOD as we should have." Is that what his interpretor said? Someone needs to give HIM English lessons! Frustrating not to get something from this game but here's an interesting statistic. If we think the top 6 clubs are: MU, MC, Che, Ars, TH & Ever, so far this season, we've played 3 of them once and 3 of them twice (9 games). We've only got 3 points, but those are all bonuses. BUT ..... breaking those 9 games down, we deserved to lose 2: Ars and Eve away. We deserved our point at Che. In the other 6, we've not gained the points we should have (or deserved?). MU - 0pts, sh have 2 to 4. MC - 0pts, sh have 1. Ars (h) - 1pt, sh have 3. Spu - 0pts, sh have 1. Eve (h) - 1pt, sh have 3 That's at least 8 further points. Watching the end of the game last night, I couldn't understand how only 3 minutes were added (I wonder how many would have been added if we had been 2-1 up!). Had we played a further 2 minutes, well, who knows ...... When it ended, Sky switched to Reading and their 95th minute equaliser (btw, if Jos was poor for the second, watch how 5 Chelsea defenders failed to mark even one Reading player.). Good luck to Reading, I hope they stay up - WITH US, but they do seem to get given some important extra minutes. Strasbourg Saint
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8:39am Thu 31 Jan 13

milton road says...

Norwich, Swansea, Fulham, Arsenal, Everton. All games with a clinical finisher we would of won. Yes there were goal keeping errors and an own goal, but we should of been so far ahead it didn't matter. That is 10 dropped points which could well make the difference between staying up and going down.
We need a fast clinical finisher.
Last night should of provided at least a point. All that was missing from the second half was finishing.
With the clubs around us bringing in 4-5 players, we cannot be complacent
We are finding goals hard to come by we need to sort that to stay up
Who that player replaces not for me to say.
Norwich, Swansea, Fulham, Arsenal, Everton. All games with a clinical finisher we would of won. Yes there were goal keeping errors and an own goal, but we should of been so far ahead it didn't matter. That is 10 dropped points which could well make the difference between staying up and going down. We need a fast clinical finisher. Last night should of provided at least a point. All that was missing from the second half was finishing. With the clubs around us bringing in 4-5 players, we cannot be complacent We are finding goals hard to come by we need to sort that to stay up Who that player replaces not for me to say. milton road
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8:40am Thu 31 Jan 13

Malcy says...

The words are "If only" Jays quick thinking very good, Jays defending, back to the Training ground, he fouled unneccessarily for Man Us 1st 1 if, Jos defending, he must learn his job, "Concentrate until the final whistle" 2nd if. Compliments to Chris Temple and Dave for excellent Commentary, Saints 2nd half is the story of many Prem games, did everything but score and thank you Sir Alex for your compliment, Saints must of been good, if he doesn't no nobody does, the highlights on Match of the day didn't reflect how Saints played the 2nd half, but Alan Shearer gave a good assessment and saw the change that M P is imposing, I spoke to a Spanish man yesterday he said M P is a good tactitioner and will do well, Arsenal are always getting compliments for pretty Football and now are Saints, I think the other Managers will know that Saints are going to be difficult to beat, I'll predict, at the end of the seasons Saints will have 48 points, what do others on here think?
The words are "If only" Jays quick thinking very good, Jays defending, back to the Training ground, he fouled unneccessarily for Man Us 1st 1 if, Jos defending, he must learn his job, "Concentrate until the final whistle" 2nd if. Compliments to Chris Temple and Dave for excellent Commentary, Saints 2nd half is the story of many Prem games, did everything but score and thank you Sir Alex for your compliment, Saints must of been good, if he doesn't no nobody does, the highlights on Match of the day didn't reflect how Saints played the 2nd half, but Alan Shearer gave a good assessment and saw the change that M P is imposing, I spoke to a Spanish man yesterday he said M P is a good tactitioner and will do well, Arsenal are always getting compliments for pretty Football and now are Saints, I think the other Managers will know that Saints are going to be difficult to beat, I'll predict, at the end of the seasons Saints will have 48 points, what do others on here think? Malcy
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8:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

J7junctionseven says...

three halves wrote:
Not good enough...
......Hartlepool (lost), Notts County(lost) etc etc etc
You're right, not good enough indeed.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not good enough...[/p][/quote]......Hartlepool (lost), Notts County(lost) etc etc etc You're right, not good enough indeed. J7junctionseven
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8:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

Sainty saint saint says...

I think there will be a few posters coming on here today to eat their words about Boruc not being good enough and that Davis should be back between the sticks... think Boruc has been outstanding the last two games I've seen.

Mentioning no names like...
I think there will be a few posters coming on here today to eat their words about Boruc not being good enough and that Davis should be back between the sticks... think Boruc has been outstanding the last two games I've seen. Mentioning no names like... Sainty saint saint
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8:55am Thu 31 Jan 13

Melbsaint says...

Hooper and ince! Would leave us with a great squad for run in!! Lets do a sneaky last minute steal!
Hooper and ince! Would leave us with a great squad for run in!! Lets do a sneaky last minute steal! Melbsaint
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8:55am Thu 31 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

I disagree. Skates losing to everyone is plenty good enough.
I disagree. Skates losing to everyone is plenty good enough. batesieboy
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9:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride! Bring back Branfoot
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9:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
I think there will be a few posters coming on here today to eat their words about Boruc not being good enough and that Davis should be back between the sticks... think Boruc has been outstanding the last two games I've seen.

Mentioning no names like...
Isn't it great? I wonder if the idiots who abused him prior to the bottle-throwing incident have made contact to apologise yet.

I made no comment early on (because I hadn't seen anything of him) but I was at the FA Cup match and commented that he 'didn't do enough to convince me'. Well, it was 5-1, although that was not necessarily his fault.

Meanwhile, does anyone know how Gazza's injury is coming on? I don't even know what he injured.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: I think there will be a few posters coming on here today to eat their words about Boruc not being good enough and that Davis should be back between the sticks... think Boruc has been outstanding the last two games I've seen. Mentioning no names like...[/p][/quote]Isn't it great? I wonder if the idiots who abused him prior to the bottle-throwing incident have made contact to apologise yet. I made no comment early on (because I hadn't seen anything of him) but I was at the FA Cup match and commented that he 'didn't do enough to convince me'. Well, it was 5-1, although that was not necessarily his fault. Meanwhile, does anyone know how Gazza's injury is coming on? I don't even know what he injured. Strasbourg Saint
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9:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

I was very impressed with the lads second half - for Fergie to say that we were the best side to have played at Old Trafford this season is great. Clearly we had the old jock rattled.
I'll take praise from a man with his record any day of the week.

Pity we didn't get Fergie time added on - wonder why that doesn't work for other teams?

Still we deserved at least a point from that and were very unlucky not to get one.
so both times we've played the league leaders this season we've forced them to come from behind to win. bring on Wigan!
I was very impressed with the lads second half - for Fergie to say that we were the best side to have played at Old Trafford this season is great. Clearly we had the old jock rattled. I'll take praise from a man with his record any day of the week. Pity we didn't get Fergie time added on - wonder why that doesn't work for other teams? Still we deserved at least a point from that and were very unlucky not to get one. so both times we've played the league leaders this season we've forced them to come from behind to win. bring on Wigan! Stroppy_gramps
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9:14am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford says...

I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means.

(I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)
I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means. (I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.) St Retford
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9:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
Everything I asked for too BbB...finishing was not our early season problem..everything else was..we need a terrorising attacker methinks to feed of RL.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]Everything I asked for too BbB...finishing was not our early season problem..everything else was..we need a terrorising attacker methinks to feed of RL. warrens 76
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9:16am Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?
I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact? OSPREYSAINT
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9:28am Thu 31 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'.

I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'. I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now. Strasbourg Saint
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9:28am Thu 31 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?
You must be new here ;) saints' away support has been amazing (again) this season, if only the whole of St Mary's could do it :p
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?[/p][/quote]You must be new here ;) saints' away support has been amazing (again) this season, if only the whole of St Mary's could do it :p saintysaintsaint
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9:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

QUATORZE
QUATORZE Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?
United fans are SO fcuking weird! I know they call it the 'theatre of dreams' but they just sit there like they're actually at the theatre. They might clap occasionally if a goal goes in but that's it.

(We had to sing to ourselves in the end.)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?[/p][/quote]United fans are SO fcuking weird! I know they call it the 'theatre of dreams' but they just sit there like they're actually at the theatre. They might clap occasionally if a goal goes in but that's it. (We had to sing to ourselves in the end.) St Retford
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9:33am Thu 31 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
Everything I asked for too BbB...finishing was not our early season problem..everything else was..we need a terrorising attacker methinks to feed of RL.
As usual you are spot on. Poch looks to be sniffing around a few Attacking midfielders. A bit of attacking penetration is needed from the midfield. Take some of the burden off Rickie.

Don't you feel like we're going in the right direction? I can't remember the club's future ever looking so bright! I think in the next few years Saints fans are going to get what they deserve, a team mixing it up in Europe. Up the Saints!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]Everything I asked for too BbB...finishing was not our early season problem..everything else was..we need a terrorising attacker methinks to feed of RL.[/p][/quote]As usual you are spot on. Poch looks to be sniffing around a few Attacking midfielders. A bit of attacking penetration is needed from the midfield. Take some of the burden off Rickie. Don't you feel like we're going in the right direction? I can't remember the club's future ever looking so bright! I think in the next few years Saints fans are going to get what they deserve, a team mixing it up in Europe. Up the Saints! Bring back Branfoot
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9:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

St Retford wrote:
I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means.

(I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)
Give the plastics a break, Retford, unlike you who only had to pop next door for the match or the Saints fans who only have to do that journey once a year, they would have been a bit tired after yet another dash up the M40. Poor luvs!

But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means. (I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)[/p][/quote]Give the plastics a break, Retford, unlike you who only had to pop next door for the match or the Saints fans who only have to do that journey once a year, they would have been a bit tired after yet another dash up the M40. Poor luvs! But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world. Strasbourg Saint
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9:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

El Santo says...

White and red till dead wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.
Remember though that we were playing the league leaders, and, even though their defence was having a bad day by their standards, it is still a solid defence to crack. RL is still the leading English scorer this season.
Good points, both. In conclusion, the real test is against Wigan. I am a bit fed up with "almost" wins/draws against the big guys and then horrible displays against our real opponents. If we play like this against Wigan, and the others, we will be safe, no doubt. But sometimes I think coaches and players are dragged by the glitter of the match, rather by the mathematical fact of the points... please let's make the same effort vs Wigan!
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Christopher, I kind of agree. We had 21 shots yesterday and only one goal. Clearly we weren't the most efficient of finishers. Still, I think we've got enough and we'll be ok.[/p][/quote]Remember though that we were playing the league leaders, and, even though their defence was having a bad day by their standards, it is still a solid defence to crack. RL is still the leading English scorer this season.[/p][/quote]Good points, both. In conclusion, the real test is against Wigan. I am a bit fed up with "almost" wins/draws against the big guys and then horrible displays against our real opponents. If we play like this against Wigan, and the others, we will be safe, no doubt. But sometimes I think coaches and players are dragged by the glitter of the match, rather by the mathematical fact of the points... please let's make the same effort vs Wigan! El Santo
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10:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
No need to be big-headed, expecially since you are not always right.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]No need to be big-headed, expecially since you are not always right. Rising_Son
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10:25am Thu 31 Jan 13

BowesSaint says...

I have rarely seen Utd dominated in the way we did in the second half. The support was amazing and Puncheon's new song funny. I didn't think Jason looked comfortable on the left. Yoshida was outstanding, only Danny fox was poor. Lallana was great and created our best chance of an equaliser, as well as Ricky's free kick. Utd got their winner from a dive by Phil Jones.
I loved Nigel but got frustrated, even last season, eg.when we were up against teams and then we would fall back. In the rare instances in the second half where Utd threatened, we'd defend, push back and hold a high line tho counter attack. We were unlucky but I think this more positive approach will give us far more points.
I have rarely seen Utd dominated in the way we did in the second half. The support was amazing and Puncheon's new song funny. I didn't think Jason looked comfortable on the left. Yoshida was outstanding, only Danny fox was poor. Lallana was great and created our best chance of an equaliser, as well as Ricky's free kick. Utd got their winner from a dive by Phil Jones. I loved Nigel but got frustrated, even last season, eg.when we were up against teams and then we would fall back. In the rare instances in the second half where Utd threatened, we'd defend, push back and hold a high line tho counter attack. We were unlucky but I think this more positive approach will give us far more points. BowesSaint
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10:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

Beer Monster says...

BowesSaint wrote:
I have rarely seen Utd dominated in the way we did in the second half. The support was amazing and Puncheon's new song funny. I didn't think Jason looked comfortable on the left. Yoshida was outstanding, only Danny fox was poor. Lallana was great and created our best chance of an equaliser, as well as Ricky's free kick. Utd got their winner from a dive by Phil Jones.
I loved Nigel but got frustrated, even last season, eg.when we were up against teams and then we would fall back. In the rare instances in the second half where Utd threatened, we'd defend, push back and hold a high line tho counter attack. We were unlucky but I think this more positive approach will give us far more points.
Glad you agree about the Phil Jones dive - from the highlights I watched he appeared to fall over the ball. Yet all the highlights I've seen on the net don't show the dive. Cheating barstewards have erased history.
[quote][p][bold]BowesSaint[/bold] wrote: I have rarely seen Utd dominated in the way we did in the second half. The support was amazing and Puncheon's new song funny. I didn't think Jason looked comfortable on the left. Yoshida was outstanding, only Danny fox was poor. Lallana was great and created our best chance of an equaliser, as well as Ricky's free kick. Utd got their winner from a dive by Phil Jones. I loved Nigel but got frustrated, even last season, eg.when we were up against teams and then we would fall back. In the rare instances in the second half where Utd threatened, we'd defend, push back and hold a high line tho counter attack. We were unlucky but I think this more positive approach will give us far more points.[/p][/quote]Glad you agree about the Phil Jones dive - from the highlights I watched he appeared to fall over the ball. Yet all the highlights I've seen on the net don't show the dive. Cheating barstewards have erased history. Beer Monster
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10:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

Sainty saint saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
I think there will be a few posters coming on here today to eat their words about Boruc not being good enough and that Davis should be back between the sticks... think Boruc has been outstanding the last two games I've seen.

Mentioning no names like...
Isn't it great? I wonder if the idiots who abused him prior to the bottle-throwing incident have made contact to apologise yet.

I made no comment early on (because I hadn't seen anything of him) but I was at the FA Cup match and commented that he 'didn't do enough to convince me'. Well, it was 5-1, although that was not necessarily his fault.

Meanwhile, does anyone know how Gazza's injury is coming on? I don't even know what he injured.
Indeed. I'm talking more about those who suggested that he 'wasn't good enough for Saints'. To point out someone has had a bad game is one thing, but to say they should be shipped out because they're clearly not good enough altogether (after one or two matches) is another. With the exception of Fox of course, who isn't good enough ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: I think there will be a few posters coming on here today to eat their words about Boruc not being good enough and that Davis should be back between the sticks... think Boruc has been outstanding the last two games I've seen. Mentioning no names like...[/p][/quote]Isn't it great? I wonder if the idiots who abused him prior to the bottle-throwing incident have made contact to apologise yet. I made no comment early on (because I hadn't seen anything of him) but I was at the FA Cup match and commented that he 'didn't do enough to convince me'. Well, it was 5-1, although that was not necessarily his fault. Meanwhile, does anyone know how Gazza's injury is coming on? I don't even know what he injured.[/p][/quote]Indeed. I'm talking more about those who suggested that he 'wasn't good enough for Saints'. To point out someone has had a bad game is one thing, but to say they should be shipped out because they're clearly not good enough altogether (after one or two matches) is another. With the exception of Fox of course, who isn't good enough ;-) Sainty saint saint
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10:58am Thu 31 Jan 13

Malcy says...

Well said Sainty saint saint, take a look at Artur on youtube, he loves his job, he's brave and when the Commentators say, the Keeper made himself big, Boruc does it, he appears to be an extrovert, I'd love to hear an interview, he distributes the Ball well, always looking for a quick break, on Tube he looks like he's made of elastic!! Artur has settled and is enjoying his Football, along with the rest of the Team Saints have "gone up several knotches" They are now a concern for the other Teams, at the start of the season they certainly appeared to be an "easy touch" not anymore, I love watching them and hopefully I'll have a season Ticket for next season, but I bet they will sell quickly, COYR
Well said Sainty saint saint, take a look at Artur on youtube, he loves his job, he's brave and when the Commentators say, the Keeper made himself big, Boruc does it, he appears to be an extrovert, I'd love to hear an interview, he distributes the Ball well, always looking for a quick break, on Tube he looks like he's made of elastic!! Artur has settled and is enjoying his Football, along with the rest of the Team Saints have "gone up several knotches" They are now a concern for the other Teams, at the start of the season they certainly appeared to be an "easy touch" not anymore, I love watching them and hopefully I'll have a season Ticket for next season, but I bet they will sell quickly, COYR Malcy
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11:47am Thu 31 Jan 13

Jesus_02 says...

Got a feeling Boruc could be a bit of a cult hero for saints. When he first played he was litterally shocking (remember Arsenal) however he has since made some remarkable stops and has all of a sudden become a lot more assured

I am never one to disrespect a managers selection (they are football managers for a reason. I am not) However there where one or two suprises to say the least and the inclusion of Fox was perplexing
Got a feeling Boruc could be a bit of a cult hero for saints. When he first played he was litterally shocking (remember Arsenal) however he has since made some remarkable stops and has all of a sudden become a lot more assured I am never one to disrespect a managers selection (they are football managers for a reason. I am not) However there where one or two suprises to say the least and the inclusion of Fox was perplexing Jesus_02
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11:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us says...

fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball.

"But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha Five Trophies Between Us
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12:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says...

LOL @ FTBU clearly losing has got to you we were playing against Manchester United not Hartlepool United. I think losing by the odd goal and dominating the second half isn't a bad way to go at OT as long as we get the 3 points at the DW all will be good. How's the Great Escape going on down Fratton
LOL @ FTBU clearly losing has got to you we were playing against Manchester United not Hartlepool United. I think losing by the odd goal and dominating the second half isn't a bad way to go at OT as long as we get the 3 points at the DW all will be good. How's the Great Escape going on down Fratton SO50 Saint
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12:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'.

I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.
Apology accepted!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'. I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.[/p][/quote]Apology accepted! Bring back Branfoot
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12:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintysaintsaint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?
You must be new here ;) saints' away support has been amazing (again) this season, if only the whole of St Mary's could do it :p
I know all about our away support, but doesn't it strike you as strange that a full house of home fans can't be asked to make any noise, just the rattle of the jewelry and clattering of false teeth, just like the Chapel End on a bad day.
[quote][p][bold]saintysaintsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?[/p][/quote]You must be new here ;) saints' away support has been amazing (again) this season, if only the whole of St Mary's could do it :p[/p][/quote]I know all about our away support, but doesn't it strike you as strange that a full house of home fans can't be asked to make any noise, just the rattle of the jewelry and clattering of false teeth, just like the Chapel End on a bad day. OSPREYSAINT
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12:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
No need to be big-headed, expecially since you are not always right.
I see this thread as a sort of football clinic for some of you. Where I, as an Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, delve into the finer points of the beautiful game. Along the way imparting my wisdom to you all, my students! All of your progress will be judged depending on the content of posts. Rising I see you as a B student with some potential!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]No need to be big-headed, expecially since you are not always right.[/p][/quote]I see this thread as a sort of football clinic for some of you. Where I, as an Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, delve into the finer points of the beautiful game. Along the way imparting my wisdom to you all, my students! All of your progress will be judged depending on the content of posts. Rising I see you as a B student with some potential! Bring back Branfoot
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12:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

George4th says...

Saints second half display was Fantastic! I enjoyed both the Everton and Man U games and they show where MP is taking Saints and it looks like being a great journey!

I don't know what has happened to Boruc but he is back to his best! Amazing!

Yes, after only two games there is clearly still some work to be done but it's a very encouraging start to MP's reign.
Saints second half display was Fantastic! I enjoyed both the Everton and Man U games and they show where MP is taking Saints and it looks like being a great journey! I don't know what has happened to Boruc but he is back to his best! Amazing! Yes, after only two games there is clearly still some work to be done but it's a very encouraging start to MP's reign. George4th
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12:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

cheshireexile says...

St Retford wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?
United fans are SO fcuking weird! I know they call it the 'theatre of dreams' but they just sit there like they're actually at the theatre. They might clap occasionally if a goal goes in but that's it.

(We had to sing to ourselves in the end.)
your spot on st retford I went with my workmates as one of them is ill and couldn't use his season ticket, they are all united fans, it was sitting in a church without the hymns, got found out early on due to our good start, was sitting opposite saints fans and they were loud an proud all through, what a second half display, the locals couldn't believe how good we were, bit worrying they all thought spiderman would make a good united player, shaw did more in his 10 minutes than fox did in 80, maybe thinking is he is to young for 2 tough games in 4 days, anyway proud of them for last night, see you all at wigan on Saturday when I will be in the proper end
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?[/p][/quote]United fans are SO fcuking weird! I know they call it the 'theatre of dreams' but they just sit there like they're actually at the theatre. They might clap occasionally if a goal goes in but that's it. (We had to sing to ourselves in the end.)[/p][/quote]your spot on st retford I went with my workmates as one of them is ill and couldn't use his season ticket, they are all united fans, it was sitting in a church without the hymns, got found out early on due to our good start, was sitting opposite saints fans and they were loud an proud all through, what a second half display, the locals couldn't believe how good we were, bit worrying they all thought spiderman would make a good united player, shaw did more in his 10 minutes than fox did in 80, maybe thinking is he is to young for 2 tough games in 4 days, anyway proud of them for last night, see you all at wigan on Saturday when I will be in the proper end cheshireexile
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12:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

devonsaint2 says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball.

"But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
What language are you speaking ?
[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha[/p][/quote]What language are you speaking ? devonsaint2
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12:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us says...

devonsaint2 wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
What language are you speaking ?
the language of truth
[quote][p][bold]devonsaint2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha[/p][/quote]What language are you speaking ?[/p][/quote]the language of truth Five Trophies Between Us
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12:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball.

"But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
I'm afraid I can't accept this post Five. For a start I don't have a clue what you're driving at and as for the "t"s you've unceremoniously flung in, they have left me dazed and confused. Or as you would say, dazed t and confused t!

Please take greater care!
D-
[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha[/p][/quote]I'm afraid I can't accept this post Five. For a start I don't have a clue what you're driving at and as for the "t"s you've unceremoniously flung in, they have left me dazed and confused. Or as you would say, dazed t and confused t! Please take greater care! D- Bring back Branfoot
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1:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

rocketone says...

Another brave failure!
It ain't easy being a Saints supporter.
Really need the 3 points off Wigan, problem is they need them even more.
It will be a hell of a game.
MP has given Guly & Fox their chance, I think Luke's position is safe for now!
Jrod needs to learn a bit about defending, not too much, just enough not to do silly tackles
We need Ricky to kick on and score a few now.
Another brave failure! It ain't easy being a Saints supporter. Really need the 3 points off Wigan, problem is they need them even more. It will be a hell of a game. MP has given Guly & Fox their chance, I think Luke's position is safe for now! Jrod needs to learn a bit about defending, not too much, just enough not to do silly tackles We need Ricky to kick on and score a few now. rocketone
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1:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
I'm afraid I can't accept this post Five. For a start I don't have a clue what you're driving at and as for the "t"s you've unceremoniously flung in, they have left me dazed and confused. Or as you would say, dazed t and confused t! Please take greater care! D-
Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true.
Went to Yorkshire and had some of their stew.
Lots of people talk and few are happy,
They drop the h and e's and just say T


such as - T'internet
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha[/p][/quote]I'm afraid I can't accept this post Five. For a start I don't have a clue what you're driving at and as for the "t"s you've unceremoniously flung in, they have left me dazed and confused. Or as you would say, dazed t and confused t! Please take greater care! D-[/p][/quote]Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true. Went to Yorkshire and had some of their stew. Lots of people talk and few are happy, They drop the h and e's and just say T such as - T'internet Five Trophies Between Us
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1:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

EricMartin'sHat says...

Wigan may be a tough game, but I don't think we'll lose. After last night's performance I am feeling quietly confident about a win against Man C next week; and as for Newcastle - easy peasy.

end the season on 44 points I reckon.
Wigan may be a tough game, but I don't think we'll lose. After last night's performance I am feeling quietly confident about a win against Man C next week; and as for Newcastle - easy peasy. end the season on 44 points I reckon. EricMartin'sHat
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1:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

J7junctionseven says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball.

"But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
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[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha[/p][/quote]LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL (L).......zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzz J7junctionseven
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1:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

devonsaint2 says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha
I'm afraid I can't accept this post Five. For a start I don't have a clue what you're driving at and as for the "t"s you've unceremoniously flung in, they have left me dazed and confused. Or as you would say, dazed t and confused t! Please take greater care! D-
Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true.
Went to Yorkshire and had some of their stew.
Lots of people talk and few are happy,
They drop the h and e's and just say T


such as - T'internet
You bought all your trophies.
They were won after the war when no one was interested

All in the past..Where are you now

going down t drain
[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: fergie was just trying to embarass his team, saying u were t best..... just chasing t game and u only had half ur shots on target, and only 50pc of the ball. "But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.” TM haha... 2 years of going to away games n now u r t best in the world, haha[/p][/quote]I'm afraid I can't accept this post Five. For a start I don't have a clue what you're driving at and as for the "t"s you've unceremoniously flung in, they have left me dazed and confused. Or as you would say, dazed t and confused t! Please take greater care! D-[/p][/quote]Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true. Went to Yorkshire and had some of their stew. Lots of people talk and few are happy, They drop the h and e's and just say T such as - T'internet[/p][/quote]You bought all your trophies. They were won after the war when no one was interested All in the past..Where are you now going down t drain devonsaint2
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2:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Malcy says...

According to M P Luke Shaw had a stomach bug when they returned from Barcelona and that's why he didn't start the game, I also believe that Saints will not sell there best Players as they did in the past, it's been rumoured that Saints were left £400 million investment by "Mr from Switzerland" to run the Club with Cortese trusted by the family to having total control to ensure Saints are run as a business not as a selling Club with the sole ambition of becoming another top Club within 5 years, am I right?
According to M P Luke Shaw had a stomach bug when they returned from Barcelona and that's why he didn't start the game, I also believe that Saints will not sell there best Players as they did in the past, it's been rumoured that Saints were left £400 million investment by "Mr from Switzerland" to run the Club with Cortese trusted by the family to having total control to ensure Saints are run as a business not as a selling Club with the sole ambition of becoming another top Club within 5 years, am I right? Malcy
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3:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'.

I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.
Apology accepted!
Once deluded, always deluded!
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'. I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.[/p][/quote]Apology accepted![/p][/quote]Once deluded, always deluded! Strasbourg Saint
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5:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

manchester exiled Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means.

(I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)
Give the plastics a break, Retford, unlike you who only had to pop next door for the match or the Saints fans who only have to do that journey once a year, they would have been a bit tired after yet another dash up the M40. Poor luvs!

But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.
Poor Luvs... some of s have to make that journey to SMS... 41/2 hours each way... have pity on thoseof us stuck "Up North"..

Still like we have been for years now the fans were fantatstic. As already said earlier. When the Utd fans wouldnt sing we ended up singing with ourselves..Of course the Left Side were much louder...

COYR.. onto Wigan for another chance to outsig the home support.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means. (I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)[/p][/quote]Give the plastics a break, Retford, unlike you who only had to pop next door for the match or the Saints fans who only have to do that journey once a year, they would have been a bit tired after yet another dash up the M40. Poor luvs! But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.[/p][/quote]Poor Luvs... some of s have to make that journey to SMS... 41/2 hours each way... have pity on thoseof us stuck "Up North".. Still like we have been for years now the fans were fantatstic. As already said earlier. When the Utd fans wouldnt sing we ended up singing with ourselves..Of course the Left Side were much louder... COYR.. onto Wigan for another chance to outsig the home support. manchester exiled Saint
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5:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

manchester exiled Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means.

(I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)
Give the plastics a break, Retford, unlike you who only had to pop next door for the match or the Saints fans who only have to do that journey once a year, they would have been a bit tired after yet another dash up the M40. Poor luvs!

But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.
Poor Luvs... some of s have to make that journey to SMS... 41/2 hours each way... have pity on thoseof us stuck "Up North"..

Still like we have been for years now the fans were fantatstic. As already said earlier. When the Utd fans wouldnt sing we ended up singing with ourselves..Of course the Left Side were much louder...

COYR.. onto Wigan for another chance to outsing the home support.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to say how proud I was of the Saints fans last night. Seriously, you lot were on fire. We showed the biggest team in the country what support means. (I sound like Tom Waites today - it's awesome.)[/p][/quote]Give the plastics a break, Retford, unlike you who only had to pop next door for the match or the Saints fans who only have to do that journey once a year, they would have been a bit tired after yet another dash up the M40. Poor luvs! But seriously, those regular travelling Saints fans are 'literally' the greatest in the world.[/p][/quote]Poor Luvs... some of s have to make that journey to SMS... 41/2 hours each way... have pity on thoseof us stuck "Up North".. Still like we have been for years now the fans were fantatstic. As already said earlier. When the Utd fans wouldnt sing we ended up singing with ourselves..Of course the Left Side were much louder... COYR.. onto Wigan for another chance to outsing the home support. manchester exiled Saint
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6:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

st.athan saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?
You've got to remember as someone once told me - if you go to OT it's not a football ground it's a tourist attraction.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I listened to the Radio Solent last night and as far as I can tell 1,500 fans were outsinging the other 74,000 for 90 minutes, was that selective effects mikeing or was it a fact?[/p][/quote]You've got to remember as someone once told me - if you go to OT it's not a football ground it's a tourist attraction. st.athan saint
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7:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Duff fowards !
Duff fowards ! Fatty x Ford Worker
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8:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities.

Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play.

All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch!

Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride!
So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'.

I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.
Apology accepted!
Once deluded, always deluded!
Oh you are sweet! Don't ever change Jean Paul!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: A good performance! The stats speak for themselves. The team went up there and gave it a good go, sth that wouldn't have happened under Nigel. We would have tried to hold onto the ball without creating many opportunities. Poch has other ideas, namely creating chances and getting players like Jay and Gaston running at opposition defenses. And the speed of our build up play has greatly improved and with a little more time the players will adapt to the new direct style of play. All of the things above that i had been asking for are now starting to happen. I don't wish to belabour the point, but I was right about everything and the regular posters were wrong. As I've said before, if you do in fact attend any matches, you might want to face the pitch! Remember chaps as I said straight after Nigel's sacking, this is a journey, enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]So why ARE you 'belabouring the point' then? Oh, I see, because you were 'right about everything and the regular posters (blimey, that's a lot of people with many different opinions) were wrong'. I'm just sorry NC didn't listen to you sooner, we could do with a bit of arrogance running the show. Grief! If only! We'd be top of the league and unbeaten by now.[/p][/quote]Apology accepted![/p][/quote]Once deluded, always deluded![/p][/quote]Oh you are sweet! Don't ever change Jean Paul! Bring back Branfoot
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9:02pm Thu 31 Jan 13

holburyhalo says...

A cornucopia of chance's with no end product, must get the sharpener out and hone the attack. The lack of goals lately only downside to some exhilarating football the future looks bright
A cornucopia of chance's with no end product, must get the sharpener out and hone the attack. The lack of goals lately only downside to some exhilarating football the future looks bright holburyhalo
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