Hooiveld: Saints can emulate Swansea cup success

JOS HOOIVELD

JOS HOOIVELD

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Jos Hooiveld wants Saints to emulate Swansea’s Capital One Cup heroics of last season in this year’s competition.

The centre half, pictured below celebrating his goal, netted the second in last night’s 2-0 third round victory over Bristol City, at St Mary’s.

That booked the club a place in the last 16, with the identity of their opponents set to be discovered tonight.

Hooiveld said he is not concerned about who Saints get in the next round, insisting they are fully focused on winning the competition and replicating Swansea’s achievement of last season.

When asked what sort of a draw he wants, the defender said: “That doesn’t matter. I think we know have a great team and whatever they throw at us we have to deal with, because we want to get there in the end.

“What Swansea did last year we want to do this year.”

Hooiveld’s header from a late James Ward-Prowse corner relieved a great deal of tension for Saints, after they had come under some concerted pressure from their League 1 opponents during the second half.

Saints had looked to be cruising at half-time, after a sumptuous Gastón Ramírez volley had put them in front, but they came close to relinquishing the advantage after the break.

“It was just one of those games we had to win and get through to the next round,” said Hooiveld. “That’s what cup football is. It’s not always pretty. It was a hard-fought battle.

“It was very entertaining. They played at one moment all or nothing.

“They did very well. It was about half-an-hour that we were in a lot of trouble. Luckily we didn’t concede, we had great saves from Kelvin and we got through it. That’s what’s important.”

The match marked Hooiveld’s first appearance of the season, having missed the second round win at Barnsley through illness.

“It’s always nice to get games, especially at the moment when we’ve had five games and I’ve not made a start and not made an appearance,” said the 30-year-old. “It’s good to get 90 minutes.”

Hooiveld also revealed his delight at scoring for the first time since the 4-0 victory over Coventry at the end of the 2011/12 season, a win that had booked Saints a place in the Premier League.

It was a particularly sweet moment for the Dutchman, as it went some way to easing the pain of the three own goals he conceded last term.

“It’s very nice, especially on the right side,” he said. “Last year, of course, was a bit of a tough year with the stats – three own goals. Somehow it always sticks to people that you can be reminded for it for a long while.”

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7:06am Wed 25 Sep 13

murfmeister says...

Good man and great to see Ramirez firing in! The squad certainly is looking in good shape!
Good man and great to see Ramirez firing in! The squad certainly is looking in good shape! murfmeister
  • Score: 8

7:33am Wed 25 Sep 13

Southampton boy says...

Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly
Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly Southampton boy
  • Score: 6

8:33am Wed 25 Sep 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

Southampton boy wrote:
Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly
I agree with most of your thoughts.
Although disjointed at tmes, Saints played well in the first half.
Great goal by Ramirez.
He and Corky were unlucky not to score more.
Good to see Cork getting forward, into shooting positions,I guess he has been tasked to add goals to his overall game.
Unfortunately,some of Ramires passing and control was poor.
Tad Lee was playing as a centre forward with his back to goal.
This seems to be a limiting factor for him, I feel he would benefit more playing off a centre forward i.e. facing goal.
His quick feet and pace are the things we lack in the first team.
Guly was Guly. Crowd got behind him but poor display.
Saints struggled after the break ,Bristol were fired up.
A bit lucky to stay in the game at this stage.
I fealt the changes should have come earlier,we need to learn to use our bench players as a tactic to break up the rythem of the opposition, when they are in the assendency.
Best move of the match led to the corner that we scorred from,probably about 10 quick passes.
The players that came on really lifted the Saints for the last 10 minutes.
Good result,think we will have to play more of the first team next time to move on in this cup.
COYS
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly[/p][/quote]I agree with most of your thoughts. Although disjointed at tmes, Saints played well in the first half. Great goal by Ramirez. He and Corky were unlucky not to score more. Good to see Cork getting forward, into shooting positions,I guess he has been tasked to add goals to his overall game. Unfortunately,some of Ramires passing and control was poor. Tad Lee was playing as a centre forward with his back to goal. This seems to be a limiting factor for him, I feel he would benefit more playing off a centre forward i.e. facing goal. His quick feet and pace are the things we lack in the first team. Guly was Guly. Crowd got behind him but poor display. Saints struggled after the break ,Bristol were fired up. A bit lucky to stay in the game at this stage. I fealt the changes should have come earlier,we need to learn to use our bench players as a tactic to break up the rythem of the opposition, when they are in the assendency. Best move of the match led to the corner that we scorred from,probably about 10 quick passes. The players that came on really lifted the Saints for the last 10 minutes. Good result,think we will have to play more of the first team next time to move on in this cup. COYS SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 5

8:41am Wed 25 Sep 13

boilerman says...

Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance.
A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard.
For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of.
The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play..
Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.
Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance. A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard. For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of. The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play.. Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club. boilerman
  • Score: -10

9:05am Wed 25 Sep 13

Puddletown Saint says...

So many positives - We won but it also showed that at least 8 of those players an easily slot into the first if needed (Guly Lee Fox are the exceptions)

Would play 50/50 in the next round of first team and reserves and then go for it

COYR - Clipped the Robins wings now lets down the Eagles
So many positives - We won but it also showed that at least 8 of those players an easily slot into the first if needed (Guly Lee Fox are the exceptions) Would play 50/50 in the next round of first team and reserves and then go for it COYR - Clipped the Robins wings now lets down the Eagles Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 0

9:11am Wed 25 Sep 13

boilerman says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
Southampton boy wrote:
Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly
I agree with most of your thoughts.
Although disjointed at tmes, Saints played well in the first half.
Great goal by Ramirez.
He and Corky were unlucky not to score more.
Good to see Cork getting forward, into shooting positions,I guess he has been tasked to add goals to his overall game.
Unfortunately,some of Ramires passing and control was poor.
Tad Lee was playing as a centre forward with his back to goal.
This seems to be a limiting factor for him, I feel he would benefit more playing off a centre forward i.e. facing goal.
His quick feet and pace are the things we lack in the first team.
Guly was Guly. Crowd got behind him but poor display.
Saints struggled after the break ,Bristol were fired up.
A bit lucky to stay in the game at this stage.
I fealt the changes should have come earlier,we need to learn to use our bench players as a tactic to break up the rythem of the opposition, when they are in the assendency.
Best move of the match led to the corner that we scorred from,probably about 10 quick passes.
The players that came on really lifted the Saints for the last 10 minutes.
Good result,think we will have to play more of the first team next time to move on in this cup.
COYS
A lot of good and fair points, but I think we all know what a uninspired performance it was especially in the second half.
Did you notice that for a long time in the second half when they got at us MP just sat on the bench, almost as if he had given his instructions at half time and was seeing how the players coped before he got involved again.
I think he will be having a few words today with most who played last night.
A win is a win though, role on Saturday and keep the momentum going.
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly[/p][/quote]I agree with most of your thoughts. Although disjointed at tmes, Saints played well in the first half. Great goal by Ramirez. He and Corky were unlucky not to score more. Good to see Cork getting forward, into shooting positions,I guess he has been tasked to add goals to his overall game. Unfortunately,some of Ramires passing and control was poor. Tad Lee was playing as a centre forward with his back to goal. This seems to be a limiting factor for him, I feel he would benefit more playing off a centre forward i.e. facing goal. His quick feet and pace are the things we lack in the first team. Guly was Guly. Crowd got behind him but poor display. Saints struggled after the break ,Bristol were fired up. A bit lucky to stay in the game at this stage. I fealt the changes should have come earlier,we need to learn to use our bench players as a tactic to break up the rythem of the opposition, when they are in the assendency. Best move of the match led to the corner that we scorred from,probably about 10 quick passes. The players that came on really lifted the Saints for the last 10 minutes. Good result,think we will have to play more of the first team next time to move on in this cup. COYS[/p][/quote]A lot of good and fair points, but I think we all know what a uninspired performance it was especially in the second half. Did you notice that for a long time in the second half when they got at us MP just sat on the bench, almost as if he had given his instructions at half time and was seeing how the players coped before he got involved again. I think he will be having a few words today with most who played last night. A win is a win though, role on Saturday and keep the momentum going. boilerman
  • Score: 5

12:28pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

It would always be difficult for a cobbled up XI to play brilliantly first time together, training together is one thing playing in a competitive game is something else altogether. Several good players seem to struggle with their first touch last night and need to work on this aspect. I don't think MP had much influence on the game, he had given the responsibility to JP, this was his "baby". Give due credit to Brizzle, they gave it a real good go, sadly they were not good enough, and without a predatorial striker it was always going to be difficult for them to score.
It will depend on who we get in the next round as to what kind of side we put out. It would be nice to get to Wembley but that shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of our Premier progress
It would always be difficult for a cobbled up XI to play brilliantly first time together, training together is one thing playing in a competitive game is something else altogether. Several good players seem to struggle with their first touch last night and need to work on this aspect. I don't think MP had much influence on the game, he had given the responsibility to JP, this was his "baby". Give due credit to Brizzle, they gave it a real good go, sadly they were not good enough, and without a predatorial striker it was always going to be difficult for them to score. It will depend on who we get in the next round as to what kind of side we put out. It would be nice to get to Wembley but that shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of our Premier progress OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Wed 25 Sep 13

hedge end bob says...

Sorry but what I saw last night I just hope we don't have too many injuries or suspensions. Gaston's goal was as good as you will see but, for the money spent he is way below the mark. He needs too improve his control and passing. He get's caught with the ball by the opponents far too much. Frankly he looks a yard too slow.
Apart from the first team squad plus Jack Court , the rest are throwing snowballs at the sun. Maybe I am too critical but I can only express my thoughts. The team at Liverpool on Saturday are light years ahead of last nights team.
Sorry but what I saw last night I just hope we don't have too many injuries or suspensions. Gaston's goal was as good as you will see but, for the money spent he is way below the mark. He needs too improve his control and passing. He get's caught with the ball by the opponents far too much. Frankly he looks a yard too slow. Apart from the first team squad plus Jack Court , the rest are throwing snowballs at the sun. Maybe I am too critical but I can only express my thoughts. The team at Liverpool on Saturday are light years ahead of last nights team. hedge end bob
  • Score: 6

1:24pm Wed 25 Sep 13

saintkenny says...

boilerman wrote:
Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance.
A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard.
For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of.
The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play..
Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.
then again if the fans know most are going to be reserves ,if they said it would be a strong team we would of had a bigger gate .fans have to pay good money for football if its reserves most premier clubs fans wont come west ham played cardiff but only half normal gate .over the years the big clubs have devalued the cup using reserves till later after the 4th round
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance. A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard. For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of. The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play.. Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.[/p][/quote]then again if the fans know most are going to be reserves ,if they said it would be a strong team we would of had a bigger gate .fans have to pay good money for football if its reserves most premier clubs fans wont come west ham played cardiff but only half normal gate .over the years the big clubs have devalued the cup using reserves till later after the 4th round saintkenny
  • Score: 4

1:30pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Disallusioned Saint says...

Interesting comments from various sources. The point about a poor attendance was not helped by very poor management by the club in terms of mis-judging the walk-up rate on the night - I endured standing in a queue for 25 minutes to get a ticket and made it to my seat with 5 minutes to spare! Fans were still coming in 15 minutes after kick-off complaining about the queues. In addition Turnstile B was only half open which meant fans also had to queue to get in once they had tickets!

On the pitch the performance was at times dire - Guly was dreadful and has little or no hope of gaining a starting place on the first team bench. Others played mediocre - yes the Gaston goal was good but the rest of the game he played with no direction. The very late substitutions in the second half gave an injection of pace (Reid being a good example) however few players out there last night did little to impress MP (exceptions being KD, SD, P-W and possibly Lee who is clearly wanting to impress).
The next round will require a much stronger team if we are to survive in the competition.
Interesting comments from various sources. The point about a poor attendance was not helped by very poor management by the club in terms of mis-judging the walk-up rate on the night - I endured standing in a queue for 25 minutes to get a ticket and made it to my seat with 5 minutes to spare! Fans were still coming in 15 minutes after kick-off complaining about the queues. In addition Turnstile B was only half open which meant fans also had to queue to get in once they had tickets! On the pitch the performance was at times dire - Guly was dreadful and has little or no hope of gaining a starting place on the first team bench. Others played mediocre - yes the Gaston goal was good but the rest of the game he played with no direction. The very late substitutions in the second half gave an injection of pace (Reid being a good example) however few players out there last night did little to impress MP (exceptions being KD, SD, P-W and possibly Lee who is clearly wanting to impress). The next round will require a much stronger team if we are to survive in the competition. Disallusioned Saint
  • Score: 3

3:40pm Wed 25 Sep 13

boilerman says...

saintkenny wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance.
A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard.
For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of.
The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play..
Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.
then again if the fans know most are going to be reserves ,if they said it would be a strong team we would of had a bigger gate .fans have to pay good money for football if its reserves most premier clubs fans wont come west ham played cardiff but only half normal gate .over the years the big clubs have devalued the cup using reserves till later after the 4th round
I can't argue with you, but I do think at some point we either take the cups seriously or scrap them.
I think the europa league is badly organised , it should go back to a straight forward knockout over two legs, therefore clubs are not that keen to get in it.
I think the winners of the europa league should get entry into the following seasons champions league.
This would make winning one of our cups a stepping stone to champions league football.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance. A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard. For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of. The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play.. Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.[/p][/quote]then again if the fans know most are going to be reserves ,if they said it would be a strong team we would of had a bigger gate .fans have to pay good money for football if its reserves most premier clubs fans wont come west ham played cardiff but only half normal gate .over the years the big clubs have devalued the cup using reserves till later after the 4th round[/p][/quote]I can't argue with you, but I do think at some point we either take the cups seriously or scrap them. I think the europa league is badly organised , it should go back to a straight forward knockout over two legs, therefore clubs are not that keen to get in it. I think the winners of the europa league should get entry into the following seasons champions league. This would make winning one of our cups a stepping stone to champions league football. boilerman
  • Score: 4

3:45pm Wed 25 Sep 13

olddellsaint says...

when is the draw??? thanks in advance
when is the draw??? thanks in advance olddellsaint
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

I didn't follow the game last night and can go only on what people have posted here.

What I do know is that, at Barnsley, I was impressed by various players who are on the fringes - especially the younger players.

Brizzle may not be doing that well right now but it's rare that any team simply rolls over. It would have been nice (esp. for those who went) if it had been another 5-1, but games don't always work out like that, so let's just take the win and look forward to the last 16.

Of those who started last night, most agree that, given where we are right now, the following are decent first-team squad players and some deserve to start: Kelv Davis, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Cork, Steve Davis.

Also, Chambers and, on the bench, Ward-Prowse (plus Targett, Rowe and Reed) are all young and are benefitting from being involved with the first team. So, last night will have been helpful in their development.

I gather that, as had been the case at Barnsley, Fox had a good game. With Targett starting to knock on the first-team door, I'd be happy to keep Fox as back up to Shaw.

How did Lee get on? I've only seen him once - the FA Cup last season. I'm not sure he's much of an option but would love to be proved wrong.

Guly's an enigma. He did enough when I saw him last season for me to believe he has earned a place in the squad. Then (by all accounts) last night he had a 'mare.

Ramirez has time. I'm not that worried about him but I'm glad the club is working specifically on improving him. It shows that MP and his team realise he's not yet doing enough to warrant a first-team place.

I'd love a couple of additions (yes, pace up front etc.) in January but, on the basis of one match, I don't subscribe to the notion that our back up is poor.
I didn't follow the game last night and can go only on what people have posted here. What I do know is that, at Barnsley, I was impressed by various players who are on the fringes - especially the younger players. Brizzle may not be doing that well right now but it's rare that any team simply rolls over. It would have been nice (esp. for those who went) if it had been another 5-1, but games don't always work out like that, so let's just take the win and look forward to the last 16. Of those who started last night, most agree that, given where we are right now, the following are decent first-team squad players and some deserve to start: Kelv Davis, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Cork, Steve Davis. Also, Chambers and, on the bench, Ward-Prowse (plus Targett, Rowe and Reed) are all young and are benefitting from being involved with the first team. So, last night will have been helpful in their development. I gather that, as had been the case at Barnsley, Fox had a good game. With Targett starting to knock on the first-team door, I'd be happy to keep Fox as back up to Shaw. How did Lee get on? I've only seen him once - the FA Cup last season. I'm not sure he's much of an option but would love to be proved wrong. Guly's an enigma. He did enough when I saw him last season for me to believe he has earned a place in the squad. Then (by all accounts) last night he had a 'mare. Ramirez has time. I'm not that worried about him but I'm glad the club is working specifically on improving him. It shows that MP and his team realise he's not yet doing enough to warrant a first-team place. I'd love a couple of additions (yes, pace up front etc.) in January but, on the basis of one match, I don't subscribe to the notion that our back up is poor. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Beer Monster says...

olddellsaint wrote:
when is the draw??? thanks in advance
Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe
[quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: when is the draw??? thanks in advance[/p][/quote]Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe Beer Monster
  • Score: 1

6:32pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Baddesley Bill says...

boilerman wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
Southampton boy wrote:
Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly
I agree with most of your thoughts.
Although disjointed at tmes, Saints played well in the first half.
Great goal by Ramirez.
He and Corky were unlucky not to score more.
Good to see Cork getting forward, into shooting positions,I guess he has been tasked to add goals to his overall game.
Unfortunately,some of Ramires passing and control was poor.
Tad Lee was playing as a centre forward with his back to goal.
This seems to be a limiting factor for him, I feel he would benefit more playing off a centre forward i.e. facing goal.
His quick feet and pace are the things we lack in the first team.
Guly was Guly. Crowd got behind him but poor display.
Saints struggled after the break ,Bristol were fired up.
A bit lucky to stay in the game at this stage.
I fealt the changes should have come earlier,we need to learn to use our bench players as a tactic to break up the rythem of the opposition, when they are in the assendency.
Best move of the match led to the corner that we scorred from,probably about 10 quick passes.
The players that came on really lifted the Saints for the last 10 minutes.
Good result,think we will have to play more of the first team next time to move on in this cup.
COYS
A lot of good and fair points, but I think we all know what a uninspired performance it was especially in the second half.
Did you notice that for a long time in the second half when they got at us MP just sat on the bench, almost as if he had given his instructions at half time and was seeing how the players coped before he got involved again.
I think he will be having a few words today with most who played last night.
A win is a win though, role on Saturday and keep the momentum going.
I too noticed that the technical area was hardly used....seemed a little strange to me.

Also noticeable that our back line was very similar to the one that started so many games last season. We have come a long way in such a short time COYR
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: Sorry but as I siad last night not on that proformance they will not only one or two players played well King Kevin was one, T.Lee l.ooked good and may be should have had a goal Ramirez got a great goal but again his passing and ball control let him down still would be nice t make another trip to Wembly[/p][/quote]I agree with most of your thoughts. Although disjointed at tmes, Saints played well in the first half. Great goal by Ramirez. He and Corky were unlucky not to score more. Good to see Cork getting forward, into shooting positions,I guess he has been tasked to add goals to his overall game. Unfortunately,some of Ramires passing and control was poor. Tad Lee was playing as a centre forward with his back to goal. This seems to be a limiting factor for him, I feel he would benefit more playing off a centre forward i.e. facing goal. His quick feet and pace are the things we lack in the first team. Guly was Guly. Crowd got behind him but poor display. Saints struggled after the break ,Bristol were fired up. A bit lucky to stay in the game at this stage. I fealt the changes should have come earlier,we need to learn to use our bench players as a tactic to break up the rythem of the opposition, when they are in the assendency. Best move of the match led to the corner that we scorred from,probably about 10 quick passes. The players that came on really lifted the Saints for the last 10 minutes. Good result,think we will have to play more of the first team next time to move on in this cup. COYS[/p][/quote]A lot of good and fair points, but I think we all know what a uninspired performance it was especially in the second half. Did you notice that for a long time in the second half when they got at us MP just sat on the bench, almost as if he had given his instructions at half time and was seeing how the players coped before he got involved again. I think he will be having a few words today with most who played last night. A win is a win though, role on Saturday and keep the momentum going.[/p][/quote]I too noticed that the technical area was hardly used....seemed a little strange to me. Also noticeable that our back line was very similar to the one that started so many games last season. We have come a long way in such a short time COYR Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Wed 25 Sep 13

olddellsaint says...

Beer Monster wrote:
olddellsaint wrote:
when is the draw??? thanks in advance
Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe
thank you, lets hope it will be Liverpool again, can't see Utd winning tonight.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: when is the draw??? thanks in advance[/p][/quote]Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe[/p][/quote]thank you, lets hope it will be Liverpool again, can't see Utd winning tonight. olddellsaint
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Wed 25 Sep 13

saintkenny says...

boilerman wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance.
A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard.
For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of.
The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play..
Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.
then again if the fans know most are going to be reserves ,if they said it would be a strong team we would of had a bigger gate .fans have to pay good money for football if its reserves most premier clubs fans wont come west ham played cardiff but only half normal gate .over the years the big clubs have devalued the cup using reserves till later after the 4th round
I can't argue with you, but I do think at some point we either take the cups seriously or scrap them.
I think the europa league is badly organised , it should go back to a straight forward knockout over two legs, therefore clubs are not that keen to get in it.
I think the winners of the europa league should get entry into the following seasons champions league.
This would make winning one of our cups a stepping stone to champions league football.
would be better if they did not put knocked out champions league clubs into it later .a joke that is and not fair
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Sorry to say but after last night's performance we have no chance. A lot of the fringe players did nothing to impress the manager, Ramirez scored a very good goal but apart from that he was poor, Ward Prowse led by example and showed the others what it is like to work hard. For about 15-20 minutes we came under a lot of pressure and they had about 4 or 5 good crosses in front of our goal which they failed to get on the end of. The positive is we won and it showed the manager how good or bad his fringe players are and the desire or lack of it they have to play.. Well done to all the fans who turned out to watch , a very poor attendance for a premiere league club.[/p][/quote]then again if the fans know most are going to be reserves ,if they said it would be a strong team we would of had a bigger gate .fans have to pay good money for football if its reserves most premier clubs fans wont come west ham played cardiff but only half normal gate .over the years the big clubs have devalued the cup using reserves till later after the 4th round[/p][/quote]I can't argue with you, but I do think at some point we either take the cups seriously or scrap them. I think the europa league is badly organised , it should go back to a straight forward knockout over two legs, therefore clubs are not that keen to get in it. I think the winners of the europa league should get entry into the following seasons champions league. This would make winning one of our cups a stepping stone to champions league football.[/p][/quote]would be better if they did not put knocked out champions league clubs into it later .a joke that is and not fair saintkenny
  • Score: 1

7:27pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

olddellsaint wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
olddellsaint wrote:
when is the draw??? thanks in advance
Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe
thank you, lets hope it will be Liverpool again, can't see Utd winning tonight.
Personally I hope it's someone like Burnley at home.
[quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: when is the draw??? thanks in advance[/p][/quote]Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe[/p][/quote]thank you, lets hope it will be Liverpool again, can't see Utd winning tonight.[/p][/quote]Personally I hope it's someone like Burnley at home. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 1

8:09pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just watched the highlights on Saints Player and there was a lot to like about the game in retrospect, they obviously edited out a lot of the dross, but it wasn't at all that bad.
Just watched the highlights on Saints Player and there was a lot to like about the game in retrospect, they obviously edited out a lot of the dross, but it wasn't at all that bad. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:30pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Personally I think it was the desired result against a team lower in the leagues than us using squad players which meant that the first team players got a good rest.

I don't care HOW we win as long as we win.
Personally I think it was the desired result against a team lower in the leagues than us using squad players which meant that the first team players got a good rest. I don't care HOW we win as long as we win. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 3

8:35pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ball 13 0 0 at HT.
Ball 13 0 0 at HT. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

8:49pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Manure 1 up Hernandez
Manure 1 up Hernandez OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:13pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Swans 2 down at Brum. Toon 2 up against Leeds
Swans 2 down at Brum. Toon 2 up against Leeds OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:24pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Arsenal 1 up Thomas Eisfeld
Arsenal 1 up Thomas Eisfeld OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:29pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

A cup run would be fantastic. Tonight's draw is going to be exciting.
A cup run would be fantastic. Tonight's draw is going to be exciting. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

9:34pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Arsenal 1 up Thomas Eisfeld
WBA equaliser. Be great if they could knock Arsenal out.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Arsenal 1 up Thomas Eisfeld[/p][/quote]WBA equaliser. Be great if they could knock Arsenal out. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

9:35pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

WBA have equalised against Arse. Stoke only 1 up at Tranmere. Brum 3 up v Swansea
WBA have equalised against Arse. Stoke only 1 up at Tranmere. Brum 3 up v Swansea OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:35pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ball 13 is Manchester United 1 0 ft
Ball 13 is Manchester United 1 0 ft OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:37pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stoke won 2 0 Ireland & Crouch
Stoke won 2 0 Ireland & Crouch OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:38pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Toon 2 0 ft
Toon 2 0 ft OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:41pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Brum won 3 1. We are Ball Number 8.
Brum won 3 1. We are Ball Number 8. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:48pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Still 1 1 at the Hawthorns looks like extra time looming.
Still 1 1 at the Hawthorns looks like extra time looming. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:52pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Extra time it is.
Extra time it is. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:52pm Wed 25 Sep 13

worried of n e hampshire says...

olddellsaint wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
olddellsaint wrote:
when is the draw??? thanks in advance
Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe
thank you, lets hope it will be Liverpool again, can't see Utd winning tonight.
keep out the bookies!
[quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: when is the draw??? thanks in advance[/p][/quote]Tonight, after the Man Utd vs Liverpool match I believe[/p][/quote]thank you, lets hope it will be Liverpool again, can't see Utd winning tonight.[/p][/quote]keep out the bookies! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

A Sunderland
A Sunderland OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

10:09pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round!
Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I think that is a worse draw than being drawn away to Manure!
I think that is a worse draw than being drawn away to Manure! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

10:30pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

1 1 FT and it's Pens
1 1 FT and it's Pens OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

10:41pm Wed 25 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Arsenal it is on Pens
Arsenal it is on Pens OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

11:56pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Chino85 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round!
does this mean you live in north east or only go to home games ?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round![/p][/quote]does this mean you live in north east or only go to home games ? Chino85
  • Score: 0

11:56pm Wed 25 Sep 13

Chino85 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round!
does this mean you live in north east or only go to home games ?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round![/p][/quote]does this mean you live in north east or only go to home games ? Chino85
  • Score: 0

9:11am Thu 26 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Chino85 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round!
does this mean you live in north east or only go to home games ?
These days just a homer Kingsland S/T holder, travel over any distance is not easy for me any more, it's not a lack of desire believe me. Middlesborough was the last long coach trip to a football match that I made and although we lost it was a very good trip. A home draw would have been good and I would have found the loot somewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Chino85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Oh well I won't have to shell out for the next round![/p][/quote]does this mean you live in north east or only go to home games ?[/p][/quote]These days just a homer Kingsland S/T holder, travel over any distance is not easy for me any more, it's not a lack of desire believe me. Middlesborough was the last long coach trip to a football match that I made and although we lost it was a very good trip. A home draw would have been good and I would have found the loot somewhere. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

11:32am Thu 26 Sep 13

st1halo says...

Let's not take the mick out of the Variety Coaches please, They do a very good job of driving the Portsmouth Football Team and their supporters around.

STID
Let's not take the mick out of the Variety Coaches please, They do a very good job of driving the Portsmouth Football Team and their supporters around. STID st1halo
  • Score: 0

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