Osvaldo wonder goal ends Saints' losing streak

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Saints brought their losing streak to an end with a superb performance and a brilliant goal from Dani Osvaldo as they drew 1-1 with Manchester City at St Mary’s.

Things looked ominous for injury hit Saints when Sergio Aguero gave City the lead after just ten minutes.

But Saints battled manfully and got level when Osvaldo scored his second goal in as many games with a wonderful solo effort that curled into the top corner.

Saints were on top for much of the second half and though they couldn’t quite find a winner the result brought to a halt their three match losing run in some style.

Early on it had looked like City would win comfortably, with in-form Sergio Aguero turning home after just 10 minutes at St Mary's.

Aleksandar Kolarov came close to doubling that advantage almost immediately and Aguero wasted a gilt-edged chance midway through the first half - missed chances they were made to rue as Saints, missing seven players through injury, grew into the match.

Mauricio Pochettino's side were showing confidence that belied their run of three successive defeats and deservedly pulled level on the stroke of half-time through club record signing Osvaldo.

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Showing amazing control and skill, the man that may well face England at next year's World Cup with Italy put Vincent Kompany on his backside, cut back past Pablo Zabaleta and sent an exquisite effort into the top corner.

Osvaldo missed two decent chances to add to that goal-of-the-month contender after fine work by Jay Rodriguez in a second half the hosts dominated, but they had to settle for a for a draw that continued City's struggles away from Manchester.

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It was a result few would have predicted for injury-hit Saints after a dominant start by the visitors, who went ahead after just 10 minutes.

Samir Nasri played the ball down the left to Kolarov, whose low driven cross went through a crowd of players and was swept home impressively by Aguero.

It was the Argentinian's 11th goal in 10 top-flight appearances and gave City a lead they were inches away from doubling soon after, with Kolarov flicking a Nasri corner just wide of the far post.

Saints, though, were beginning to resemble the side that started the season so brightly, pressing high and maintaining possession, with Dejan Lovren heading wide and Jack Cork, making his first Premier League start of the season, testing Costel Pantilimon from 25 yards.

Aguero unusually turned over a fine cutback from Zabaleta when City voyaged forward again, but it was Southampton in the ascendancy.

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Adam Lallana showed impressive control in the box before City got back to bundle behind for a corner, while only a last-ditch challenge prevented James Ward-Prowse turning a Luke Shaw cross goalwards.

Ward-Prowse tested Pantilimon from distance as Saints continued to push before Calum Chambers wasted a fantastic chance to put them level when meeting a Shaw cross at the backpost.

The teenage right-back somehow headed wide, but Pochettino's men were not to be denied a leveller for long as Osvaldo netted in style three minutes before half-time.

Latching on to a long ball forward, the Italian turned Kompany inside out on the left flank. Osvaldo left the City captain on his backside and continued to cut away from Zabaleta before curling an exquisite right-footed strike into the far corner.

It was no less than the home side deserved for their massively-improved display, although it merely seemed to gee City up when the teams re-emerged for the second half.

Third-choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, starting again due to injuries to Artur Boruc and Kelvin Davis, did well to push an Aguero effort wide shortly after the restart before Yaya Toure fizzed a shot just wide of the Saints goal moments later.

Again, though, Southampton settled and Rodriguez was soon causing havoc.

The 24-year-old showed fantastic skill to jink through on goal, forcing Pantilimon into a save from which Osvaldo should have done much better with the rebound.

Playing in front of England assistant coach Ray Lewington, Rodriguez's pressure then forced Kompany into an uncharacteristic mistake, although Osvaldo could only fire wide.

Rodriguez headed a great Ward-Prowse corner just wide as Saints continued forward, but City were proving dangerous on the counter and Aguero came close to levelling with a left-footed drive across goal.

There was a worrying moment for Saints as the ever-impressive Lovren went down injured, yet the Croatia international somehow managed to battle on after treatment.

His centre-back partner Jose Fonte, who had been a doubt for the game, was just denied a header on goal by Kompany's fine defending before Kolarov sent a fierce effort into the side-netting.

That was the last moment of note for City, who yet again failed to impress on the road - hardly the best preparation for this week's trip to Champions League holders Bayern Munich.

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5:22pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Positively4thStreet says...

A performance like that makes you realise why Poch has said they they dont need to spend in the next window..still hope they do though.
A performance like that makes you realise why Poch has said they they dont need to spend in the next window..still hope they do though. Positively4thStreet

5:41pm Sat 7 Dec 13

El Santo says...

We are back... with a host of injuries, but we are back!
We are back... with a host of injuries, but we are back! El Santo

5:49pm Sat 7 Dec 13

westfordUSAsaints says...

El Santo wrote:
We are back... with a host of injuries, but we are back!
Back, we were never away! Just bad luck in the last three games. Brilliant, dominant performance, proves we do have the depth to keep this season going.

Gazza had nothing to do, Chambers was excellent, as was Cork, who ran things, just like last year.

Dani, what a strike, the commentators here in the US, Graham Le Saux, was raving, "potential goal of the season"

Toon next, away win on the cards and back up the table. Still think top 8 is a real possibility.
[quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: We are back... with a host of injuries, but we are back![/p][/quote]Back, we were never away! Just bad luck in the last three games. Brilliant, dominant performance, proves we do have the depth to keep this season going. Gazza had nothing to do, Chambers was excellent, as was Cork, who ran things, just like last year. Dani, what a strike, the commentators here in the US, Graham Le Saux, was raving, "potential goal of the season" Toon next, away win on the cards and back up the table. Still think top 8 is a real possibility. westfordUSAsaints

5:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Keep playing our game and the results will come our way.
Keep playing our game and the results will come our way. DisplacedFan

5:57pm Sat 7 Dec 13

FindAndDestroy says...

I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch....

I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw....

It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet...

we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well....
apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach...

but overall good performance...

COYR's
I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch.... I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw.... It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet... we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well.... apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach... but overall good performance... COYR's FindAndDestroy

6:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

hedge end bob says...

Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.
Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD. hedge end bob

6:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Blackknight says...

Great goal from Dani.
Great goal from Dani. Blackknight

6:25pm Sat 7 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

Great GOAL !!

SAINTS thoroughly deserved it !

COYR
Great GOAL !! SAINTS thoroughly deserved it ! COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

6:39pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Costa Baz says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch....

I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw....

It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet...

we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well....
apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach...

but overall good performance...

COYR's
Maybe the City goal was within Gazzanigga's reach, but it was hit with too much pace for anyone to stop it.

Why don't you guys stop looking for fault, where there is none. If you want to raise a query about the goal, why not ask how the cross eluded 5 red shirts?
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch.... I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw.... It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet... we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well.... apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach... but overall good performance... COYR's[/p][/quote]Maybe the City goal was within Gazzanigga's reach, but it was hit with too much pace for anyone to stop it. Why don't you guys stop looking for fault, where there is none. If you want to raise a query about the goal, why not ask how the cross eluded 5 red shirts? Costa Baz

6:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.
Yeah they did. You missed a cracker.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.[/p][/quote]Yeah they did. You missed a cracker. Clever Dick

7:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

saintbobby says...

Well done, Saints!! But best of all this shows that their confidence had not been dented by the 3 successive defeats, I reckon that is massive - most encouraging. Well done, again, Saints
Well done, Saints!! But best of all this shows that their confidence had not been dented by the 3 successive defeats, I reckon that is massive - most encouraging. Well done, again, Saints saintbobby

7:20pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Sutton Saint says...

Jack Cork was immense today, covered the back two, took control, his passing was accurate, tackles perfectly timed and had the vision to set Saints going forward over and over again. He must surely keep his place with performances like that.

Credit to Callum Chambers as well. He got caught a couple of times in the first twenty minutes, but improved as the game went on and should have possibly scored with the net waiting for his header. Well done Callum, it will not be long before you are a regular in the first team.

A great game of football. A wonder goal from Dani, but he faded in the second half. A very pleased 61 year old!
Jack Cork was immense today, covered the back two, took control, his passing was accurate, tackles perfectly timed and had the vision to set Saints going forward over and over again. He must surely keep his place with performances like that. Credit to Callum Chambers as well. He got caught a couple of times in the first twenty minutes, but improved as the game went on and should have possibly scored with the net waiting for his header. Well done Callum, it will not be long before you are a regular in the first team. A great game of football. A wonder goal from Dani, but he faded in the second half. A very pleased 61 year old! Sutton Saint

8:52pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

This games wasn't that good it was fantastically good!!! I'm so glad I didn't miss this game, exciting from start to finish and not 1 minute of boredom, Jack Cork was back to his best breaking up every move of City and to me he was man of the match, the whole team seemed to enjoy the game and all of them wanted to be involved, I thought Man Citys goal could of been prevented as their seemed to be a few Players who lost there concentration however Dani helped all the Supporters in the Stadia erupt with absolute delight with a wonderful no a beautiful goal and forget the mess up a few minutes earlier, the Saints Team look very fit and they deserved the point but it would of been nice to get another goal for the Icing on the Christmas Cake, this game is another Classic to paste into the history book of Southampton Football Club the best team in the British Isles COYR
This games wasn't that good it was fantastically good!!! I'm so glad I didn't miss this game, exciting from start to finish and not 1 minute of boredom, Jack Cork was back to his best breaking up every move of City and to me he was man of the match, the whole team seemed to enjoy the game and all of them wanted to be involved, I thought Man Citys goal could of been prevented as their seemed to be a few Players who lost there concentration however Dani helped all the Supporters in the Stadia erupt with absolute delight with a wonderful no a beautiful goal and forget the mess up a few minutes earlier, the Saints Team look very fit and they deserved the point but it would of been nice to get another goal for the Icing on the Christmas Cake, this game is another Classic to paste into the history book of Southampton Football Club the best team in the British Isles COYR Malcombe

9:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

boilerman says...

I have to say as someone who has not been impressed by Osvaldo's performances and effort that was a great goal.
I hope he can go on and prove all the doubters wrong , me included, as we want all of our players to succeed.
Chambers and Cork proved that we do have cover.
Well done Saints, great game to watch.
I have to say as someone who has not been impressed by Osvaldo's performances and effort that was a great goal. I hope he can go on and prove all the doubters wrong , me included, as we want all of our players to succeed. Chambers and Cork proved that we do have cover. Well done Saints, great game to watch. boilerman

9:59pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Meribelsaint says...

boilerman wrote:
I have to say as someone who has not been impressed by Osvaldo's performances and effort that was a great goal.
I hope he can go on and prove all the doubters wrong , me included, as we want all of our players to succeed.
Chambers and Cork proved that we do have cover.
Well done Saints, great game to watch.
The sheer skill involved in that goal has to quieten the doubters....doesn't it? How many players in this league could actually pull that off? Not too many imo.
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: I have to say as someone who has not been impressed by Osvaldo's performances and effort that was a great goal. I hope he can go on and prove all the doubters wrong , me included, as we want all of our players to succeed. Chambers and Cork proved that we do have cover. Well done Saints, great game to watch.[/p][/quote]The sheer skill involved in that goal has to quieten the doubters....doesn't it? How many players in this league could actually pull that off? Not too many imo. Meribelsaint

11:28pm Sat 7 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Costa Baz wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch....

I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw....

It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet...

we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well....
apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach...

but overall good performance...

COYR's
Maybe the City goal was within Gazzanigga's reach, but it was hit with too much pace for anyone to stop it.

Why don't you guys stop looking for fault, where there is none. If you want to raise a query about the goal, why not ask how the cross eluded 5 red shirts?
The comment about the lightweight midfield is relevant, up until the Citeh goal our midfielders were falling over each other and getting in each others way, similar to Wednesday when Poch pulled JWP out of it, after their goal the midfield was redeployed and seemed to have a more space to perform, with Jack Cork finally shaking off his rustiness, they controlled the midfield for the rest of the game.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch.... I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw.... It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet... we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well.... apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach... but overall good performance... COYR's[/p][/quote]Maybe the City goal was within Gazzanigga's reach, but it was hit with too much pace for anyone to stop it. Why don't you guys stop looking for fault, where there is none. If you want to raise a query about the goal, why not ask how the cross eluded 5 red shirts?[/p][/quote]The comment about the lightweight midfield is relevant, up until the Citeh goal our midfielders were falling over each other and getting in each others way, similar to Wednesday when Poch pulled JWP out of it, after their goal the midfield was redeployed and seemed to have a more space to perform, with Jack Cork finally shaking off his rustiness, they controlled the midfield for the rest of the game. OSPREYSAINT

12:30am Sun 8 Dec 13

batesieboy says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch....

I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw....

It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet...

we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well....
apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach...

but overall good performance...

COYR's
Doug you are my hero!! (But we should have won mate, we were the better side by far!!)
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: I am not just happy with the point but also with the performance....I hope danny rediscovers his touch.... I lost a bet to my mate Doug.. i said we were going to lose by 3 goals...but Doug said it would be a 1 1 draw.... It's a first time in my life i am quite happy to lose a bet... we looked a bit light weight in a middle, but it didn't matter...they all did really well.... apart from the goal we conceded... i thought the shot was within keeper's reach... but overall good performance... COYR's[/p][/quote]Doug you are my hero!! (But we should have won mate, we were the better side by far!!) batesieboy

12:35am Sun 8 Dec 13

Positively4thStreet says...

Meribelsaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
I have to say as someone who has not been impressed by Osvaldo's performances and effort that was a great goal.
I hope he can go on and prove all the doubters wrong , me included, as we want all of our players to succeed.
Chambers and Cork proved that we do have cover.
Well done Saints, great game to watch.
The sheer skill involved in that goal has to quieten the doubters....doesn't it? How many players in this league could actually pull that off? Not too many imo.
It's certainly up there with the rest of his YouTube collection,that's for sure.
[quote][p][bold]Meribelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: I have to say as someone who has not been impressed by Osvaldo's performances and effort that was a great goal. I hope he can go on and prove all the doubters wrong , me included, as we want all of our players to succeed. Chambers and Cork proved that we do have cover. Well done Saints, great game to watch.[/p][/quote]The sheer skill involved in that goal has to quieten the doubters....doesn't it? How many players in this league could actually pull that off? Not too many imo.[/p][/quote]It's certainly up there with the rest of his YouTube collection,that's for sure. Positively4thStreet

5:19am Sun 8 Dec 13

sasmike says...

great goal but still not sure Osvaldo is a true saint
great goal but still not sure Osvaldo is a true saint sasmike

7:36am Sun 8 Dec 13

Oldfan says...

I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target! Oldfan

8:30am Sun 8 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

looked in control to me. He's not in the Italian side for no reason.
looked in control to me. He's not in the Italian side for no reason. Clever Dick

8:54am Sun 8 Dec 13

Saintsayer II says...

Clever Dick wrote:
looked in control to me. He's not in the Italian side for no reason.
He was only in after they had qualified I think

How anyone can score a goal like that and then miss 2 absolute sitters beggars belief
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: looked in control to me. He's not in the Italian side for no reason.[/p][/quote]He was only in after they had qualified I think How anyone can score a goal like that and then miss 2 absolute sitters beggars belief Saintsayer II

8:54am Sun 8 Dec 13

Oldfan says...

No problem - great goal if he was.
No problem - great goal if he was. Oldfan

8:56am Sun 8 Dec 13

JohnItaly says...

Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.
[quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism. JohnItaly

9:04am Sun 8 Dec 13

donni1437 says...

Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
No pleasing some people. Just enjoy it
[quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]No pleasing some people. Just enjoy it donni1437

9:52am Sun 8 Dec 13

Velleity says...

Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
"Wasn't really in total control"? Was your seat facing away from the TV?
[quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]"Wasn't really in total control"? Was your seat facing away from the TV? Velleity

10:57am Sun 8 Dec 13

El Santo says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
El Santo wrote:
We are back... with a host of injuries, but we are back!
Back, we were never away! Just bad luck in the last three games. Brilliant, dominant performance, proves we do have the depth to keep this season going.

Gazza had nothing to do, Chambers was excellent, as was Cork, who ran things, just like last year.

Dani, what a strike, the commentators here in the US, Graham Le Saux, was raving, "potential goal of the season"

Toon next, away win on the cards and back up the table. Still think top 8 is a real possibility.
I want more than top 8! You are right, we were never away, I am just p-off that we did not take more points in the last games. It's football, I know.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: We are back... with a host of injuries, but we are back![/p][/quote]Back, we were never away! Just bad luck in the last three games. Brilliant, dominant performance, proves we do have the depth to keep this season going. Gazza had nothing to do, Chambers was excellent, as was Cork, who ran things, just like last year. Dani, what a strike, the commentators here in the US, Graham Le Saux, was raving, "potential goal of the season" Toon next, away win on the cards and back up the table. Still think top 8 is a real possibility.[/p][/quote]I want more than top 8! You are right, we were never away, I am just p-off that we did not take more points in the last games. It's football, I know. El Santo

11:42am Sun 8 Dec 13

hedge end bob says...

Clever Dick wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.
Yeah they did. You missed a cracker.
GRANDAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY.....TEN YEARS OLD. SHE'S A CRACKER TOO.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.[/p][/quote]Yeah they did. You missed a cracker.[/p][/quote]GRANDAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY.....TEN YEARS OLD. SHE'S A CRACKER TOO. hedge end bob

12:20pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Saintsayer II says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.
If we had lost 2-1 the misses would have had many more critics
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.[/p][/quote]If we had lost 2-1 the misses would have had many more critics Saintsayer II

12:23pm Sun 8 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.
If we had lost 2-1 the misses would have had many more critics
You do like to state the bleedin' obvious, why not say something positive for a change?
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.[/p][/quote]If we had lost 2-1 the misses would have had many more critics[/p][/quote]You do like to state the bleedin' obvious, why not say something positive for a change? OSPREYSAINT

12:53pm Sun 8 Dec 13

JohnItaly says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.
If we had lost 2-1 the misses would have had many more critics
You do like to state the bleedin' obvious, why not say something positive for a change?
Absolutely! The most important thing to come out of yesterday's game was not the result but the performance. The point gained could almost been as a bonus. I much prefer Saints drawing (or even losing) with a good solid performance than winning with a streaky lucky goal against the run of play. The former provides a much more positive outcome for the team to move forward.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.[/p][/quote]If we had lost 2-1 the misses would have had many more critics[/p][/quote]You do like to state the bleedin' obvious, why not say something positive for a change?[/p][/quote]Absolutely! The most important thing to come out of yesterday's game was not the result but the performance. The point gained could almost been as a bonus. I much prefer Saints drawing (or even losing) with a good solid performance than winning with a streaky lucky goal against the run of play. The former provides a much more positive outcome for the team to move forward. JohnItaly

1:07pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Mush On The Beach says...

There are plenty of positives already this season.
We have the respect of football fans and football writers across the nation for what has evolved as The Southampton Way. I work with a large contingent of football fans that cover most bases and trust me they are very impressed with what we are doing.
The game and result yesterday by our team was pure joy for a number of reasons. We don’t get intimidated by opponent reputations and we have a young developing squad that is up to the challenge and will continue improving ..... Happy Days.
There are plenty of positives already this season. We have the respect of football fans and football writers across the nation for what has evolved as The Southampton Way. I work with a large contingent of football fans that cover most bases and trust me they are very impressed with what we are doing. The game and result yesterday by our team was pure joy for a number of reasons. We don’t get intimidated by opponent reputations and we have a young developing squad that is up to the challenge and will continue improving ..... Happy Days. Mush On The Beach

3:30pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Holy Saint says...

Quite disappointed to hear Saints using the same song for Osvaldo which is used for Ramirez, I all feel that the songs in general have been below par. I have spent many years in the Archers before the Northam.I have therefore suggested some below,

Wanyama
He comes from KEN Y A,
He'll F...ing murder ya,
Wanyama, woooo, Wanyama

Osvaldo
Dani, Dani cool,
Dani, Dani cool

Ward Prowse,
Ward Prowse,
In the middle of our pitch
Ward Prowse,
In the middle of our pitch
(Same as claus)

Lovren,
Dejan, ..Dejan Lovren
Dejan,.. Dejan Lovern
(Same as your **** and you know you are)

Clyne
He's f...ing sublime,
He's Nathaniel Clyne,
He's f...ing sublime,
He's Nathaniel Clyne,

I will also post on other Saints websites, look forward to hearing these when we smash Spurs to pieces
Quite disappointed to hear Saints using the same song for Osvaldo which is used for Ramirez, I all feel that the songs in general have been below par. I have spent many years in the Archers before the Northam.I have therefore suggested some below, Wanyama He comes from KEN Y A, He'll F...ing murder ya, Wanyama, woooo, Wanyama Osvaldo Dani, Dani cool, Dani, Dani cool Ward Prowse, Ward Prowse, In the middle of our pitch Ward Prowse, In the middle of our pitch (Same as claus) Lovren, Dejan, ..Dejan Lovren Dejan,.. Dejan Lovern (Same as your **** and you know you are) Clyne He's f...ing sublime, He's Nathaniel Clyne, He's f...ing sublime, He's Nathaniel Clyne, I will also post on other Saints websites, look forward to hearing these when we smash Spurs to pieces Holy Saint

5:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

TEqH 83 says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Oldfan wrote:
I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target!
Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.
Aguero's miss in the first half was far worse and there's no doubting his quality, no player is perfect, they all make mistakes and Messi doesn't score from every chance!

I've seen rumours on here about Osvaldo leaving etc but I sat and watched him go back on to the pitch at the final whistle and hug every single saints player as they made their way to the tunnel. He was the last player in and was beaming.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: I think Osvaldo's poor efforts with subsequent chances takes the gloss of the goal. It may be heresy but I also felt it had a bit of fluke about it in that he wasn't really in total control. We cannot rely on wonder goals like that and subsequent and seemingly easier chances I saw on MOFTD that needed to be buried weren't even on target![/p][/quote]Might I remind you Man City missed possibly easier chances - one of which would have put City 2 up and game virtually over. Osvaldo now has two in two and what is now required is encouragement not criticism.[/p][/quote]Aguero's miss in the first half was far worse and there's no doubting his quality, no player is perfect, they all make mistakes and Messi doesn't score from every chance! I've seen rumours on here about Osvaldo leaving etc but I sat and watched him go back on to the pitch at the final whistle and hug every single saints player as they made their way to the tunnel. He was the last player in and was beaming. TEqH 83

7:01pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.
Yeah they did. You missed a cracker.
GRANDAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY.....TEN YEARS OLD. SHE'S A CRACKER TOO.
That's great. You should show her your post.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Great point Corky and the boys. Was unable too go today but the reports have read OUR TEAM DONE US PROUD.[/p][/quote]Yeah they did. You missed a cracker.[/p][/quote]GRANDAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY.....TEN YEARS OLD. SHE'S A CRACKER TOO.[/p][/quote]That's great. You should show her your post. Clever Dick

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