How Saints' fringe players proved a point to Poch

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Saints’ fringe players proved their point as they stepped up and delivered a superb display to secure a draw against Manchester City.

Injury hit Saints had to call upon several squad members who have struggled to get games this season.

And they recovered from the defeat against Aston Villa to end the club’s three game losing streak in some style.

Saints were the better team for most of the game and the likes of Jack Cork and Steven Davis shone in midfield to help their side to a big result.

It was Cork’s first Premier League start of the season, while Northern Ireland skipper Davis was making just his fifth start of the campaign.

In defence, teenager Calum Chambers was making only his fourth Premier League start, as Nathaniel Clyne was out injured.

Behind Chambers was 21-year-old Paulo Gazzaniga, making only his second league start of the season.

“The most important aspect is that we always play the same way, this team always believes, that we always play with the same philosophy,” reflected Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino.

“We want to congratulate the players that played because they were not the most habitual players and they stepped up and played really well.

“That’s a very key important aspect of the team – all the players are itching to play, regardless of who’s injured or not. They all want to play and they all want to do well.”

Pochettino insisted before the game that he had faith in his team to come good, even with their injury problems.

It didn’t look promising when Sergio Aguero gave City the lead after just ten minutes with his 18th goal of the season.

But Dani Osvaldo’s brilliant equaliser three minutes before half time was the very least Saints deserved from the game.

“The performance was amazing from my team,” said a delighted Pochettino.

“We have been on a negative run of results as of late but the thing about this team is it keeps believing.

“This bad run of results we have been on has been due to different factors – maybe we have been unfortunate a little bit in a few of these games.

“This team believes and this team is on a good run in how it plays.

“It tries to play always the same way, it tries to play well the same way.

“Against City we beat them on possession against a team that has the biggest record on possession in the league.

“Overall, I am very happy with the team.”

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9:22pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Buddy SFC says...

Cork was immense ................... Young Chambers looked at home and for the first time Saints looked like they are building a top quality squad not just a wonderful team !

And remember 5 academy players played a part on Saturday, Great crowd and great football !!!!!

It's the Southampton WAY !
Cork was immense ................... Young Chambers looked at home and for the first time Saints looked like they are building a top quality squad not just a wonderful team ! And remember 5 academy players played a part on Saturday, Great crowd and great football !!!!! It's the Southampton WAY ! Buddy SFC

9:29pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.
If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues. Clever Dick

9:43pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Saintsayer II says...

I'm worried that if jack Cork continues to be a 'fringe' player then we may well lose him Which is the besr pairing out of Cork Spideman or wanyamma Any two would do a good job but keeping all three happy ........thats a tough one
I'm worried that if jack Cork continues to be a 'fringe' player then we may well lose him Which is the besr pairing out of Cork Spideman or wanyamma Any two would do a good job but keeping all three happy ........thats a tough one Saintsayer II

9:54pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
I'm worried that if jack Cork continues to be a 'fringe' player then we may well lose him Which is the besr pairing out of Cork Spideman or wanyamma Any two would do a good job but keeping all three happy ........thats a tough one
I don't that will be all that hard. It's absolutely essential that we have three top, top players in that position because we're going to be without Spider, Victor or both quite a bit this season, given how punishing it is on their bodies and the cards they're going to pick up through the sheer number of tackles they put in.

It literally is a squad game. Everyone here will realise that.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: I'm worried that if jack Cork continues to be a 'fringe' player then we may well lose him Which is the besr pairing out of Cork Spideman or wanyamma Any two would do a good job but keeping all three happy ........thats a tough one[/p][/quote]I don't that will be all that hard. It's absolutely essential that we have three top, top players in that position because we're going to be without Spider, Victor or both quite a bit this season, given how punishing it is on their bodies and the cards they're going to pick up through the sheer number of tackles they put in. It literally is a squad game. Everyone here will realise that. Santa Retfordia

10:25pm Sun 8 Dec 13

hedge end bob says...

Just hope JACK CORK GETS MORE GAMES. He is so secure in our midfield it' a crime he don't play more often or used at least as a sub.
Just hope JACK CORK GETS MORE GAMES. He is so secure in our midfield it' a crime he don't play more often or used at least as a sub. hedge end bob

10:42pm Sun 8 Dec 13

donni1437 says...

If the 'squad' players come in and can perform to that level then poch has a bit of a problem, but a good one. I love the spider/victor combo this season but Davis and Cork do offer more going forward. Clyne will defo come back into the side, but chambers will get his time as he looks another proper player we've produced. Gazza looks a bit nervy still and needs a better presence in goal, maybe this run of games will give him the confidence.
If the 'squad' players come in and can perform to that level then poch has a bit of a problem, but a good one. I love the spider/victor combo this season but Davis and Cork do offer more going forward. Clyne will defo come back into the side, but chambers will get his time as he looks another proper player we've produced. Gazza looks a bit nervy still and needs a better presence in goal, maybe this run of games will give him the confidence. donni1437

10:46pm Sun 8 Dec 13

jezza says...

I took criticism a couple of weeks ago for saying I missed Cork in the middle. I fully accept Victor has had some excellent games, but I still say Jack Cork is one of our best players who not only breaks up opposition attacks and defends supremely well for the full 90 minutes, but also adds an additional dimension around Spider and Adam that lets them create more and really give us a threat from midfield.

Long may he stay in the side.

Huge credit also to Chambers and Shaw. If they don't go on to be full internationals then there is no hope for football.

Top Class Saints - bring on Newcastle!

COYR
I took criticism a couple of weeks ago for saying I missed Cork in the middle. I fully accept Victor has had some excellent games, but I still say Jack Cork is one of our best players who not only breaks up opposition attacks and defends supremely well for the full 90 minutes, but also adds an additional dimension around Spider and Adam that lets them create more and really give us a threat from midfield. Long may he stay in the side. Huge credit also to Chambers and Shaw. If they don't go on to be full internationals then there is no hope for football. Top Class Saints - bring on Newcastle! COYR jezza

11:13pm Sun 8 Dec 13

ButtyIoWSaint says...

5 minutes left for Saints (and football) fans to vote for Adz goal of the month on MOTD BBC sport website.
5 minutes left for Saints (and football) fans to vote for Adz goal of the month on MOTD BBC sport website. ButtyIoWSaint

11:53pm Sun 8 Dec 13

iswhite10 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.
God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.[/p][/quote]God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey? iswhite10

12:39am Mon 9 Dec 13

andoru says...

I see Robbie Savage is suggesting Man Utd bid for Lallana and Shaw in January in an effort to save their season. Why should Saints keep Utd at the top? They should get their own players and leave Saints players to keep Saints at the top.
I see Robbie Savage is suggesting Man Utd bid for Lallana and Shaw in January in an effort to save their season. Why should Saints keep Utd at the top? They should get their own players and leave Saints players to keep Saints at the top. andoru

7:56am Mon 9 Dec 13

Churchill Saint says...

I think victor's injury could be a blessing in disguise. It will give JC a run of 8 starts which will hopefully put to bed any ideas of him leaving in Jan. also, the midfield partnership of SD and JC is just as strong as VW and MS IMHO, but is different and gives us a new dimension
I think victor's injury could be a blessing in disguise. It will give JC a run of 8 starts which will hopefully put to bed any ideas of him leaving in Jan. also, the midfield partnership of SD and JC is just as strong as VW and MS IMHO, but is different and gives us a new dimension Churchill Saint

8:00am Mon 9 Dec 13

right back in the bar says...

jezza wrote:
I took criticism a couple of weeks ago for saying I missed Cork in the middle. I fully accept Victor has had some excellent games, but I still say Jack Cork is one of our best players who not only breaks up opposition attacks and defends supremely well for the full 90 minutes, but also adds an additional dimension around Spider and Adam that lets them create more and really give us a threat from midfield.

Long may he stay in the side.

Huge credit also to Chambers and Shaw. If they don't go on to be full internationals then there is no hope for football.

Top Class Saints - bring on Newcastle!

COYR
VW and JC have different qualities but JC is the more complete midfielder to my mind. He was fantastic on Saturday moving the ball quickly through the midfield - which is what has been missing recently when we looked ponderous against Chelsea and Arsenal. He deserves a run in the side now and I hope he gets it. Chambers looked excellent as well.
[quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I took criticism a couple of weeks ago for saying I missed Cork in the middle. I fully accept Victor has had some excellent games, but I still say Jack Cork is one of our best players who not only breaks up opposition attacks and defends supremely well for the full 90 minutes, but also adds an additional dimension around Spider and Adam that lets them create more and really give us a threat from midfield. Long may he stay in the side. Huge credit also to Chambers and Shaw. If they don't go on to be full internationals then there is no hope for football. Top Class Saints - bring on Newcastle! COYR[/p][/quote]VW and JC have different qualities but JC is the more complete midfielder to my mind. He was fantastic on Saturday moving the ball quickly through the midfield - which is what has been missing recently when we looked ponderous against Chelsea and Arsenal. He deserves a run in the side now and I hope he gets it. Chambers looked excellent as well. right back in the bar

8:14am Mon 9 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

I know it's not on this year as the World Cup is coming, but the African Cup of Nations will normally keep VW out of the team for a chunk of games which gives Cork a natural run in the side most years.

And I agree about the going forward - VW & MS are excellent covering the defence, but you also need to score goals. Last year Poch got us destroying teams on the attack for a while, but then seemed to change tactics (somewhere around stopping playing Puncheon) and go for a stronger defence. Personally I don't mind letting in one if we've scored 3, so I would prefer the more attacking optoin of Cork & Morgan. However, it's very possible that VW will grow next season into a better player as he gets more used to the league, and he's pretty awesome now!

Of our midfield, he's the more likely to get picked off by one of the 'big boys', either here or in Europe, whereas I think Cork & Morgan are more likely to stay here long term.

Whatever the solution, it's a hell of a good problem to have :-)
I know it's not on this year as the World Cup is coming, but the African Cup of Nations will normally keep VW out of the team for a chunk of games which gives Cork a natural run in the side most years. And I agree about the going forward - VW & MS are excellent covering the defence, but you also need to score goals. Last year Poch got us destroying teams on the attack for a while, but then seemed to change tactics (somewhere around stopping playing Puncheon) and go for a stronger defence. Personally I don't mind letting in one if we've scored 3, so I would prefer the more attacking optoin of Cork & Morgan. However, it's very possible that VW will grow next season into a better player as he gets more used to the league, and he's pretty awesome now! Of our midfield, he's the more likely to get picked off by one of the 'big boys', either here or in Europe, whereas I think Cork & Morgan are more likely to stay here long term. Whatever the solution, it's a hell of a good problem to have :-) Tony in Liberia

8:34am Mon 9 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.
God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?
Perhaps you would like to explain why describing Cork and Davis as high class and saying that Chambers was outstanding and saying that Gaza still needs to prove himself makes me negative and closet Pompey. Tw@t.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.[/p][/quote]God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?[/p][/quote]Perhaps you would like to explain why describing Cork and Davis as high class and saying that Chambers was outstanding and saying that Gaza still needs to prove himself makes me negative and closet Pompey. Tw@t. Clever Dick

10:04am Mon 9 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
I know it's not on this year as the World Cup is coming, but the African Cup of Nations will normally keep VW out of the team for a chunk of games which gives Cork a natural run in the side most years.

And I agree about the going forward - VW & MS are excellent covering the defence, but you also need to score goals. Last year Poch got us destroying teams on the attack for a while, but then seemed to change tactics (somewhere around stopping playing Puncheon) and go for a stronger defence. Personally I don't mind letting in one if we've scored 3, so I would prefer the more attacking optoin of Cork & Morgan. However, it's very possible that VW will grow next season into a better player as he gets more used to the league, and he's pretty awesome now!

Of our midfield, he's the more likely to get picked off by one of the 'big boys', either here or in Europe, whereas I think Cork & Morgan are more likely to stay here long term.

Whatever the solution, it's a hell of a good problem to have :-)
From what I can work out, Tony, there IS a 2014 African Nations Championship (in South Africa - http://www.cafonline
.com/competition/afr
ican-nations-champio
nship_2014/fixtures)
, but Kenya didn't make the finals. Neither did Zambia, btw. I was surprised!

As a club, I think we're at something of a crossroads. If we really do want to become BIG, then we will need a full squad of 25 players (2 in each position, plus someone who can slot in more or less anywhere) of the calibre of Cork, Schneiderlin and Wanyama. That means holding on to those we have. Also, it will increase the need to rotate players and some of them not getting as much playing time as they would like (Dani or Rickie or both??? etc....)

Furthermore, if we're really serious about bringing the youth through, that's going to take away playing time from others.

It's a tricky balance but, indeed, a good problem to have.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: I know it's not on this year as the World Cup is coming, but the African Cup of Nations will normally keep VW out of the team for a chunk of games which gives Cork a natural run in the side most years. And I agree about the going forward - VW & MS are excellent covering the defence, but you also need to score goals. Last year Poch got us destroying teams on the attack for a while, but then seemed to change tactics (somewhere around stopping playing Puncheon) and go for a stronger defence. Personally I don't mind letting in one if we've scored 3, so I would prefer the more attacking optoin of Cork & Morgan. However, it's very possible that VW will grow next season into a better player as he gets more used to the league, and he's pretty awesome now! Of our midfield, he's the more likely to get picked off by one of the 'big boys', either here or in Europe, whereas I think Cork & Morgan are more likely to stay here long term. Whatever the solution, it's a hell of a good problem to have :-)[/p][/quote]From what I can work out, Tony, there IS a 2014 African Nations Championship (in South Africa - http://www.cafonline .com/competition/afr ican-nations-champio nship_2014/fixtures) , but Kenya didn't make the finals. Neither did Zambia, btw. I was surprised! As a club, I think we're at something of a crossroads. If we really do want to become BIG, then we will need a full squad of 25 players (2 in each position, plus someone who can slot in more or less anywhere) of the calibre of Cork, Schneiderlin and Wanyama. That means holding on to those we have. Also, it will increase the need to rotate players and some of them not getting as much playing time as they would like (Dani or Rickie or both??? etc....) Furthermore, if we're really serious about bringing the youth through, that's going to take away playing time from others. It's a tricky balance but, indeed, a good problem to have. Strasbourg Saint

10:36am Mon 9 Dec 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

I'd far rather be arguing about this than about how we are going to get out of the relegation zone as we were last season
I'd far rather be arguing about this than about how we are going to get out of the relegation zone as we were last season Stroppy_gramps

11:52am Mon 9 Dec 13

Jesus_02 says...

right back in the bar wrote:
jezza wrote: I took criticism a couple of weeks ago for saying I missed Cork in the middle. I fully accept Victor has had some excellent games, but I still say Jack Cork is one of our best players who not only breaks up opposition attacks and defends supremely well for the full 90 minutes, but also adds an additional dimension around Spider and Adam that lets them create more and really give us a threat from midfield. Long may he stay in the side. Huge credit also to Chambers and Shaw. If they don't go on to be full internationals then there is no hope for football. Top Class Saints - bring on Newcastle! COYR
VW and JC have different qualities but JC is the more complete midfielder to my mind. He was fantastic on Saturday moving the ball quickly through the midfield - which is what has been missing recently when we looked ponderous against Chelsea and Arsenal. He deserves a run in the side now and I hope he gets it. Chambers looked excellent as well.
I prefer Victor... but hey its like a choice between Whiskey or Rum..(they are both pretty strong)

Chambers looks pretty good too. which helps because if Shaw is out we can use Clyne at RB.

RE Gazza..Reserve GK is always going to be the hardest possition to fill. He needs games and we need experience in reserve if we are going to compete. Unfortunatly thats not KD. Keeper is still an area I think we need to strenghten
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I took criticism a couple of weeks ago for saying I missed Cork in the middle. I fully accept Victor has had some excellent games, but I still say Jack Cork is one of our best players who not only breaks up opposition attacks and defends supremely well for the full 90 minutes, but also adds an additional dimension around Spider and Adam that lets them create more and really give us a threat from midfield. Long may he stay in the side. Huge credit also to Chambers and Shaw. If they don't go on to be full internationals then there is no hope for football. Top Class Saints - bring on Newcastle! COYR[/p][/quote]VW and JC have different qualities but JC is the more complete midfielder to my mind. He was fantastic on Saturday moving the ball quickly through the midfield - which is what has been missing recently when we looked ponderous against Chelsea and Arsenal. He deserves a run in the side now and I hope he gets it. Chambers looked excellent as well.[/p][/quote]I prefer Victor... but hey its like a choice between Whiskey or Rum..(they are both pretty strong) Chambers looks pretty good too. which helps because if Shaw is out we can use Clyne at RB. RE Gazza..Reserve GK is always going to be the hardest possition to fill. He needs games and we need experience in reserve if we are going to compete. Unfortunatly thats not KD. Keeper is still an area I think we need to strenghten Jesus_02

5:32pm Mon 9 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.
God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?
Try reading what is being said please, a bit critical of Gazza yes, but what was said is accurate not negative.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.[/p][/quote]God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?[/p][/quote]Try reading what is being said please, a bit critical of Gazza yes, but what was said is accurate not negative. OSPREYSAINT

5:42pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

The Players that came in might be known as " fringe Players" but with the Team Manager that Southampton FC are privileged and lucky to have not for long, there won't be many "fringe Players" in the Club because his Coaching together with his Coaching Staff are teaching all the Players how to be the best Players in the world and it shows, this season the Players in the first 11 know they have to keep up a high standard and consistency because there are Players eager and ready to step in, the philosophy at Southampton FC means all the Players could play in the first Team at anytime and they are always ready
The Players that came in might be known as " fringe Players" but with the Team Manager that Southampton FC are privileged and lucky to have not for long, there won't be many "fringe Players" in the Club because his Coaching together with his Coaching Staff are teaching all the Players how to be the best Players in the world and it shows, this season the Players in the first 11 know they have to keep up a high standard and consistency because there are Players eager and ready to step in, the philosophy at Southampton FC means all the Players could play in the first Team at anytime and they are always ready Malcombe

6:22pm Mon 9 Dec 13

allsaintsnocurves says...

This is a bit of a turnaround from the comments on Cork and Co after the Villa game...Cork was always going to take a game to get back into things as he has been out of the first team for a while. Wanyama has been immense though and has the extra strength that Cork doesn't have that we have sometimes lacked against the big teams that want to muscle their way through the middle of teams. This doesn't work against Saints and the wide players won't be given much time of the ball so Saints just suffocate opposition teams of the ball. This is why the players have to be so fit under MP but it also shows how successful it can be on the amount of possession the team has even against City.
This is a bit of a turnaround from the comments on Cork and Co after the Villa game...Cork was always going to take a game to get back into things as he has been out of the first team for a while. Wanyama has been immense though and has the extra strength that Cork doesn't have that we have sometimes lacked against the big teams that want to muscle their way through the middle of teams. This doesn't work against Saints and the wide players won't be given much time of the ball so Saints just suffocate opposition teams of the ball. This is why the players have to be so fit under MP but it also shows how successful it can be on the amount of possession the team has even against City. allsaintsnocurves

6:47pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.
God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?
Try reading what is being said please, a bit critical of Gazza yes, but what was said is accurate not negative.
Cheers for that. I actually wasn't trying to be critical of Gazza. I'd love to see him prove himself so that we have adequate cover between the sticks as well. First time I've been called a skate though.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.[/p][/quote]God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?[/p][/quote]Try reading what is being said please, a bit critical of Gazza yes, but what was said is accurate not negative.[/p][/quote]Cheers for that. I actually wasn't trying to be critical of Gazza. I'd love to see him prove himself so that we have adequate cover between the sticks as well. First time I've been called a skate though. Clever Dick

1:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

southamptonadi says...

Clever Dick wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.
God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?
Try reading what is being said please, a bit critical of Gazza yes, but what was said is accurate not negative.
Cheers for that. I actually wasn't trying to be critical of Gazza. I'd love to see him prove himself so that we have adequate cover between the sticks as well. First time I've been called a skate though.
Heres the second, you closet skate, BTW I agreed with you.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: If he's as good a manager as he seems to be then he would already have known that Davis and Cork are both high quality and can be relied upon absolutely. Chambers was outstanding and proved that we need have no fears at RB. Seems to me that Gaza is the only one who has to prove himself. He hasn't made any bloomers so far but also hasn't pulled off any world class saves yet either. He did fine Saturday so hopefully that continues.[/p][/quote]God you're a miserably negative ba*stard aren't you. Closet Pompey?[/p][/quote]Try reading what is being said please, a bit critical of Gazza yes, but what was said is accurate not negative.[/p][/quote]Cheers for that. I actually wasn't trying to be critical of Gazza. I'd love to see him prove himself so that we have adequate cover between the sticks as well. First time I've been called a skate though.[/p][/quote]Heres the second, you closet skate, BTW I agreed with you. southamptonadi

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