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  • Saints bring their six-match winless run to an end
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  • Schneiderlin faces one-game ban after picking up fifth booking of season

4:52pm

Saints cruise home to a first win in seven games. It's also their first clean sheet in the last nine matches. Mauricio Pochettino's men remain ninth in the table, four points behind Spurs and Manchester United immediately above them, and six ahead of Stoke, who are tenth. Thanks for joining us. We'll be back on Sunday for Saints' trip to Everton.

4:51pm

CARDIFF 0 SAINTS 3

4:46pm

SAINTS SUB (86 mins): Jay Rodriguez off, Gaston Ramirez on.

4:40pm

SAINTS SUB (80 mins): Adam Lallana off, James Ward-Prowse on.

4:30pm

Few chances to speak of in the last 20 minutes, which suits Saints' perfectly. The game is meandering towards a conclusion, and the visitors will not want any late nerves.

4:27pm

Daily Echo:

Here's newlywed Adam Lallana in action.

4:13pm

CHANCE (52 mins): Jay Rodriguez slides a ball through the Cardiff defence for Luke Shaw to run onto. David Marshall rushes out of his goal to close the left-back down and, from a tight angle, Shaw cannot squeeze his shot past the keeper. Marshall then gathers Jack Cork's low drive from 25 yards after the resulting corner routine was cleared to the midfielder.

4:09pm

Morgan Schneiderlin booked for tripping Fraizer Campbell. Schneiderlin now faces a one-match ban for picking up his fifth yellow card of the season (48 mins).

4:02pm

The second half is underway...

3:47pm

Cardiff 0 Saints 3

3:36pm

And here is Jay Rodriguez making it 2-0 Saints...

 

Daily Echo:

3:35pm

Jay Rodriguez slides in to give Saints the lead at Cardiff...

Daily Echo:

(Pic: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

3:31pm

CARDIFF 0 SAINTS 3 (Rickie Lambert 27)

Daily Echo:

This just gets better and better for Saints. Calum Chambers clips a cross into the area after a short corner is eventually worked back to him. Jay Rodriguez wins the header, with the ball dropping to Lambert. He chests it down and rams in a finish with his right foot.

3:30pm

Luke Shaw booked for a tackle on Craig Noone. Looked a harsh decision. (25 mins)

3:23pm

CARDIFF 0 SAINTS 2 (Jay Rodriguez 20)

Daily Echo:

Malky Mackay won't be happy with his side's defending again. Rickie Lambert swings in a cross from deep towards the back post. No one picks up Rodriguez, who produces a cool first-time finish with his right foot to beat David Marshall.

3:17pm

CARDIFF 0 SAINTS 1 (Jay Rodriguez 14)

Daily Echo:

Morgan Schneiderlin plays a glorious through-pass down the inside-right channel to set Adam Lallana clear. The Saints skipper squares the ball towards Rodriguez, who slides in to convert.

3:14pm

CHANCE (11 mins): Cardiff should be 1-0 up. Craig Noone's in-swinging cross from the right picks out Peter Whittingham, whose run had taken him away from Calum Chambers. It looks a simple side-footed finish from six yards for the midfielder, but he gets his feet in a complete tangle and somehow tamely lofts the ball wide of Paulo Gazzaniga's goal.

3:05pm

A quiet opening few minutes here in Cardiff, with no chances to speak of. Saints threatened once when Steven Davis set Jay Rodriguez racing away down the left, but the forward miscontrolled the ball and the home side cleared. 

2:56pm

The teams are out here at the Cardiff City Stadium. Cardiff in their red home kit today. Saints in their black away shirts. Kick-off is due to take place in just under five minutes. Stick with us for updates throughout the game.

2:35pm

The teams are going through their warm-ups here at the Cardiff City Stadium. Kick-off now 25 minutes away.

2:26pm

Daily Echo: ADam Lallana

Saints captain Adam Lallana is hoping to cap a memorable Christmas with a win today. The midfielder got married on Christmas Eve, altering his original plans to wed next summer, meaning his big day will not clash with a potential World Cup call-up. Three points today would surely make this a tough Christmas for the 25-year-old ever to beat.

2:17pm

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino arrives, as Cardiff fans in the background protest against the Welsh club's owner, Vincent Tan.

Daily Echo:

(Pic: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

2:13pm

2:09pm

In terms of an update from Cardiff regarding their recent troubles, an interesting backdrop for today's game...

A small group of Cardiff fans gathered outside Cardiff City Stadium ahead of the Boxing Day fixture against Southampton to protest against Vincent Tan's ownership of the club.

Around 200 supporters displayed banners and chanted their disapproval at the owner's treatment of manager Malky Mackay, as well as the changing of the club's colour from blue to red.

Fans were vocal in their support for their manager while there plenty of 'Tan Out' and 'We'll Always Be Blue' banners to be seen near the entrance for players and officials.

Malaysian businessman Tan has proved a controversial figure during his spell in the Welsh capital.

In addition to changing the club colours, he has become embroiled in an unseemly conflict with manager Mackay.

Tan got rid of the Scot's head of recruitment Iain Moody in October, and last week handed the former Watford boss an ultimatum to resign or be sacked.

Mackay has since been given a reprieve of sorts by chairman Mehmet Dalman but upcoming talks between manager and owner are likely to decide the Scot's immediate future.

2:05pm

That's three changes for Saints with Luke Shaw, Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida in with Danny Fox, Dejan Lovren and Jos Hooiveld dropping out.

2:03pm

Breaking team news is that Dejan Lovren is missing from the Saints squad due to illness. Jos Hooiveld is out of the side meaning that Jose Fonte will return to the team to partner Maya Yoshida at the heart of the defence.

2:01pm

TEAMS

SAINTS: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, S Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert.

Subs: K Davis, Fox, Hooiveld, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Ramirez, Gallagher.

CARDIFF: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Noone, Odemwingie, Campbell.

Subs: Lewis, Hudson, Cornelius, Kim, Cowie, Maynard, John.

Ref: Andre Marriner

2:00pm

Good afternoon and welcome to the Daily Echo's coverage of this afternoon's game between Saints and Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping his side will be able to end a run of six games without a victory in the Premier League.

We are expecting the team news shortly but Pochettino is hoping to be able to draft in several first team stars who have been missing through injury in recent weeks.

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2:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

Merry XBox everyone and COME ON THE MIGHTY SAINTS!!!

Much, much better looking line-up today.
Merry XBox everyone and COME ON THE MIGHTY SAINTS!!! Much, much better looking line-up today. Little Hitler

2:20pm Thu 26 Dec 13

redsnapper says...

Optimistic for a win you bet!! Will Gazza make a few saves...*********ing hope so. 2 1 to Saints. COY R
Optimistic for a win you bet!! Will Gazza make a few saves...*********ing hope so. 2 1 to Saints. COY R redsnapper

2:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Greetings from North Yorks.

Sunny up North today and a sunny smile on all Saints' faces by 5pm please.

Get well soon, Dejan!
Greetings from North Yorks. Sunny up North today and a sunny smile on all Saints' faces by 5pm please. Get well soon, Dejan! Strasbourg Saint

2:24pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

Ok, that's half the defence sorted - now, let's sort the fans; yes, it's a shame we aren't third any more, but who really thought we were ready for he CHampion's League? Swansea & Newcastle got to the Europa League before they were ready, and look what it did to them. So; three years ago we were playing League One football, now we ar looking at beating our best ever finish in the Prem; this is a chuffing great season, and the boys are doing brilliantly.

There was a bit of a hiccup going on at the moment, due to losing almost half our first team through injuries, and the fact that (unlike the top four) we can't replace our best team with an almost identically good second team. ANd let's face it, on gates of 32,000, we never will be able to, no matter how good our academy is.

So, all the gloomy b*ggers, this is a superb season, we could have a couple players going to Brasil, and I'm a happy clapper. If, on top of everything that's going so well, people can't be happy unless we manage to find a world-class goalie, centre back and forward who aren't getting a game for their clubs, whose clubs are willing to sell them in January, and the prices aren't ridiculous, then, in the spirit of Christmas, yaa boo humbug to you! It's a shame you didn't get a sense of perspective for Christmas....
Ok, that's half the defence sorted - now, let's sort the fans; yes, it's a shame we aren't third any more, but who really thought we were ready for he CHampion's League? Swansea & Newcastle got to the Europa League before they were ready, and look what it did to them. So; three years ago we were playing League One football, now we ar looking at beating our best ever finish in the Prem; this is a chuffing great season, and the boys are doing brilliantly. There was a bit of a hiccup going on at the moment, due to losing almost half our first team through injuries, and the fact that (unlike the top four) we can't replace our best team with an almost identically good second team. ANd let's face it, on gates of 32,000, we never will be able to, no matter how good our academy is. So, all the gloomy b*ggers, this is a superb season, we could have a couple players going to Brasil, and I'm a happy clapper. If, on top of everything that's going so well, people can't be happy unless we manage to find a world-class goalie, centre back and forward who aren't getting a game for their clubs, whose clubs are willing to sell them in January, and the prices aren't ridiculous, then, in the spirit of Christmas, yaa boo humbug to you! It's a shame you didn't get a sense of perspective for Christmas.... Tony in Liberia

2:24pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

Yeah just hope Lallana had a good night's sleep in the hotel last night after getting married on Tuesday...
He should be feeling pretty pleased with himself and how things are going at the moment perhaps he will score again today...I mean after scoring on SUNDAY that is! :o)
Yeah just hope Lallana had a good night's sleep in the hotel last night after getting married on Tuesday... He should be feeling pretty pleased with himself and how things are going at the moment perhaps he will score again today...I mean after scoring on SUNDAY that is! :o) SnapperSaint

2:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

up saints says...

lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself
lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself up saints

2:30pm Thu 26 Dec 13

rossofficial10 says...

up saints wrote:
lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself
yep agree, anyones better than gazza! cant believe kelvin aint playing, weird
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself[/p][/quote]yep agree, anyones better than gazza! cant believe kelvin aint playing, weird rossofficial10

2:30pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

up saints wrote:
lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself
Not much in it, but since KD hasn't had game for a while probably Gazza just shades it for me...Certainly Lovren is the biggest miss today...
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself[/p][/quote]Not much in it, but since KD hasn't had game for a while probably Gazza just shades it for me...Certainly Lovren is the biggest miss today... SnapperSaint

2:36pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Dejan is ill again? Someone needs to keep this guy in a sealed room between matches. It's his second match missed through sickness this season.
Dejan is ill again? Someone needs to keep this guy in a sealed room between matches. It's his second match missed through sickness this season. andoru

2:37pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Ok, that's half the defence sorted - now, let's sort the fans; yes, it's a shame we aren't third any more, but who really thought we were ready for he CHampion's League? Swansea & Newcastle got to the Europa League before they were ready, and look what it did to them. So; three years ago we were playing League One football, now we ar looking at beating our best ever finish in the Prem; this is a chuffing great season, and the boys are doing brilliantly.

There was a bit of a hiccup going on at the moment, due to losing almost half our first team through injuries, and the fact that (unlike the top four) we can't replace our best team with an almost identically good second team. ANd let's face it, on gates of 32,000, we never will be able to, no matter how good our academy is.

So, all the gloomy b*ggers, this is a superb season, we could have a couple players going to Brasil, and I'm a happy clapper. If, on top of everything that's going so well, people can't be happy unless we manage to find a world-class goalie, centre back and forward who aren't getting a game for their clubs, whose clubs are willing to sell them in January, and the prices aren't ridiculous, then, in the spirit of Christmas, yaa boo humbug to you! It's a shame you didn't get a sense of perspective for Christmas....
Quite right, too, Tony.

Merry Christmas to you and all the people of Rwanda (and Liberia).
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Ok, that's half the defence sorted - now, let's sort the fans; yes, it's a shame we aren't third any more, but who really thought we were ready for he CHampion's League? Swansea & Newcastle got to the Europa League before they were ready, and look what it did to them. So; three years ago we were playing League One football, now we ar looking at beating our best ever finish in the Prem; this is a chuffing great season, and the boys are doing brilliantly. There was a bit of a hiccup going on at the moment, due to losing almost half our first team through injuries, and the fact that (unlike the top four) we can't replace our best team with an almost identically good second team. ANd let's face it, on gates of 32,000, we never will be able to, no matter how good our academy is. So, all the gloomy b*ggers, this is a superb season, we could have a couple players going to Brasil, and I'm a happy clapper. If, on top of everything that's going so well, people can't be happy unless we manage to find a world-class goalie, centre back and forward who aren't getting a game for their clubs, whose clubs are willing to sell them in January, and the prices aren't ridiculous, then, in the spirit of Christmas, yaa boo humbug to you! It's a shame you didn't get a sense of perspective for Christmas....[/p][/quote]Quite right, too, Tony. Merry Christmas to you and all the people of Rwanda (and Liberia). Strasbourg Saint

2:38pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

I am just amazed how bad our luck has been since Boruc broke his hand.
Nice to see Shaw and Fonte back but I have to be honest and worry a lot about Maya and Gazza... for that reason... I go for a 8-8 draw.
I am just amazed how bad our luck has been since Boruc broke his hand. Nice to see Shaw and Fonte back but I have to be honest and worry a lot about Maya and Gazza... for that reason... I go for a 8-8 draw. Norwegian Saint

2:38pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Hull lost 2 3 to Manure. Valencia sent off. At least it keeps a 4 point gap to the "Tigers"!
Hull lost 2 3 to Manure. Valencia sent off. At least it keeps a 4 point gap to the "Tigers"! OSPREYSAINT

2:39pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SaintSteve76 says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
up saints wrote:
lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself
Not much in it, but since KD hasn't had game for a while probably Gazza just shades it for me...Certainly Lovren is the biggest miss today...
I suppose everyone's entitled to their opinion but personally I think there is a lot in it and Davis is far better than Gazza. We have been conceding far too many goals since he came into the team...
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: lovren a big miss would of picked kd over gazza myself[/p][/quote]Not much in it, but since KD hasn't had game for a while probably Gazza just shades it for me...Certainly Lovren is the biggest miss today...[/p][/quote]I suppose everyone's entitled to their opinion but personally I think there is a lot in it and Davis is far better than Gazza. We have been conceding far too many goals since he came into the team... SaintSteve76

2:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

andoru wrote:
Dejan is ill again? Someone needs to keep this guy in a sealed room between matches. It's his second match missed through sickness this season.
Luke probably sneezed on him, where is Oz? Club punishment perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: Dejan is ill again? Someone needs to keep this guy in a sealed room between matches. It's his second match missed through sickness this season.[/p][/quote]Luke probably sneezed on him, where is Oz? Club punishment perhaps? OSPREYSAINT

2:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

up saints says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am just amazed how bad our luck has been since Boruc broke his hand.
Nice to see Shaw and Fonte back but I have to be honest and worry a lot about Maya and Gazza... for that reason... I go for a 8-8 draw.
now that is worth a bet you may not be far wrong
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am just amazed how bad our luck has been since Boruc broke his hand. Nice to see Shaw and Fonte back but I have to be honest and worry a lot about Maya and Gazza... for that reason... I go for a 8-8 draw.[/p][/quote]now that is worth a bet you may not be far wrong up saints

2:48pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Looks like Pompey have ended their losing streak today. Let's hope we can do the same.
Looks like Pompey have ended their losing streak today. Let's hope we can do the same. andoru

3:01pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

I hope the Maya of the end, and not the start, of last season has turned up today. He was turning into a handy CB alongside Fonte last year, but he began the season pretty poorly and was nowhere near good enough earlier this season.
I hope the Maya of the end, and not the start, of last season has turned up today. He was turning into a handy CB alongside Fonte last year, but he began the season pretty poorly and was nowhere near good enough earlier this season. andoru

3:01pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Tirau Dan says...

ere we go... coys
ere we go... coys Tirau Dan

3:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

george chivers says...

We need to win today, and so does MM to keep his job. A crunch game, and we have a lack of pace in the centre of defence.

We need to keep pressing and scoring to get a win. I'm sure we can!

COYR STID
We need to win today, and so does MM to keep his job. A crunch game, and we have a lack of pace in the centre of defence. We need to keep pressing and scoring to get a win. I'm sure we can! COYR STID george chivers

3:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Any good links? Mine is unwatchable today!
Any good links? Mine is unwatchable today! Norwegian Saint

3:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Any good links? Mine is unwatchable today!
I've got it on TV and it's not much better. Very grainy. All the quality of an internet stream!
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Any good links? Mine is unwatchable today![/p][/quote]I've got it on TV and it's not much better. Very grainy. All the quality of an internet stream! andoru

3:11pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

What a let off!
What a let off! Norwegian Saint

3:12pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Bloody hell. Close shave there.
Bloody hell. Close shave there. andoru

3:12pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Chambers left ball watching. They had the first clear chance. Callus seems a little tentative today. Lets hope he improves. We have lots of possession but no shots.
Chambers left ball watching. They had the first clear chance. Callus seems a little tentative today. Lets hope he improves. We have lots of possession but no shots. DisplacedFan

3:13pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

Hello from sunny (for the time being, at least) Scotland. Bought the missus a new laptop for Christmas, so I can now use her old one instead of relying on my mobile (which is invariably rubbish when it comes to these things). COYS!
Hello from sunny (for the time being, at least) Scotland. Bought the missus a new laptop for Christmas, so I can now use her old one instead of relying on my mobile (which is invariably rubbish when it comes to these things). COYS! Beer Monster

3:14pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Adam continues to shine. Brazil bound. Couldn't even finish typing before he lays it to Jay for one!
Adam continues to shine. Brazil bound. Couldn't even finish typing before he lays it to Jay for one! DisplacedFan

3:14pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Woooohooooooo!!!!!
Woooohooooooo!!!!! Norwegian Saint

3:14pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Get in!
Get in! andoru

3:16pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Are we playing at home? Lots of Saints fans singing.
Are we playing at home? Lots of Saints fans singing. DisplacedFan

3:19pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Great take by J-Rod as Lallana made him work... who played the class pass to Lallana?
Great take by J-Rod as Lallana made him work... who played the class pass to Lallana? Norwegian Saint

3:19pm Thu 26 Dec 13

North Wales Saint says...

RODRUIGUES- made by Lallana!!!!!!!
RODRUIGUES- made by Lallana!!!!!!! North Wales Saint

3:19pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Two Jod
Two Jod OSPREYSAINT

3:20pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Oh...... Yes!!!!!!
What a pass from Rickie!!!!!!
Oh...... Yes!!!!!! What a pass from Rickie!!!!!! Norwegian Saint

3:20pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Jay number twooooooo.
Jay number twooooooo. DisplacedFan

3:20pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Rodriguez on a hat-trick!
Rodriguez on a hat-trick! andoru

3:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Dirty b'stard Noone!
Dirty b'stard Noone! Norwegian Saint

3:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

oh dear
is it time to feel sorry for Cardiff?
are they getting the hammering that was due to someone?
oh dear is it time to feel sorry for Cardiff? are they getting the hammering that was due to someone? dadofmy3sons

3:23pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Top save by Gazza although offside
Top save by Gazza although offside Norwegian Saint

3:23pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Gazza makes a save! Christmas miracle!
Gazza makes a save! Christmas miracle! andoru

3:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Got a nice 5 point gap over Stoke as things stand.
Got a nice 5 point gap over Stoke as things stand. andoru

3:26pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

This seems an opportune moment to repeat what a happy clapper I am :-)

Get ready, Norge - I feel a rant coming on!

Good call on the pants, Confucious!

The band-wagon starts rolling again, let's all get on board and get back up the table. COYR!
This seems an opportune moment to repeat what a happy clapper I am :-) Get ready, Norge - I feel a rant coming on! Good call on the pants, Confucious! The band-wagon starts rolling again, let's all get on board and get back up the table. COYR! Tony in Liberia

3:26pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Tim Howard sent off for Everton
Tim Howard sent off for Everton Norwegian Saint

3:27pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Lambo for three they are getting a TANning
Lambo for three they are getting a TANning OSPREYSAINT

3:27pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Sir Rickeeeeeee
Sir Rickeeeeeee DisplacedFan

3:27pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Tom Howard just got sent off. Will presumably be out when we play Everton then.
Tom Howard just got sent off. Will presumably be out when we play Everton then. andoru

3:27pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Wow!!!!
Wow!!!! Norwegian Saint

3:28pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Oh, I'm loving this. Cardiff fans already leaving.
Oh, I'm loving this. Cardiff fans already leaving. andoru

3:29pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

3 shots on target= 3 goals
Looks like Tan was right
sack the manager
how many have we been responsible for losing their jobs now?
3 shots on target= 3 goals Looks like Tan was right sack the manager how many have we been responsible for losing their jobs now? dadofmy3sons

3:30pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

The manager looked despondent after the second goal. Feel bad for him. Don't think he'll see the New Year at Cardiff. Having said that, COYR. Five?
The manager looked despondent after the second goal. Feel bad for him. Don't think he'll see the New Year at Cardiff. Having said that, COYR. Five? DisplacedFan

3:30pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

A very, very happy clapper :-)
A very, very happy clapper :-) Tony in Liberia

3:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Save by Gazza keep 'em out.
Save by Gazza keep 'em out. OSPREYSAINT

3:32pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Even Gazza is having a decent game.
Even Gazza is having a decent game. andoru

3:32pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Gazza.... Good save. Great all round performance so far!
Gazza.... Good save. Great all round performance so far! Norwegian Saint

3:33pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

Wahey, this is going rather well so far, isn't it? :-)
Wahey, this is going rather well so far, isn't it? :-) Beer Monster

3:35pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

Another happy clapper here, this should keep the whingers quiet.

Villa aside, all our other recent defeats have come against top class opposition.
Another happy clapper here, this should keep the whingers quiet. Villa aside, all our other recent defeats have come against top class opposition. Little Hitler

3:38pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

So Malky you have the job for the foreseeable future. That should be around10 to five...........taxi for Malky!!!! Keep those new underpants on Confucious. They're working great. Lots of brown pairs amongst the Cardiff fans.
So Malky you have the job for the foreseeable future. That should be around10 to five...........taxi for Malky!!!! Keep those new underpants on Confucious. They're working great. Lots of brown pairs amongst the Cardiff fans. Clever Dick

3:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Dani must be worried about missing this game
Jayrod is going to double his goal tally
Perhaps
Dani must be worried about missing this game Jayrod is going to double his goal tally Perhaps dadofmy3sons

3:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

We've taken our foot off the pedal a little bit here. Need to be careful or we won't get into double figures.
We've taken our foot off the pedal a little bit here. Need to be careful or we won't get into double figures. andoru

3:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Gazza should probably have come out for that then. Still signs he's not confident. Still, he can afford a mistake in this game as we are going to batter them at the other end.
Gazza should probably have come out for that then. Still signs he's not confident. Still, he can afford a mistake in this game as we are going to batter them at the other end. andoru

3:46pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stoke down to 9 men 1 1 with Toon.
Stoke down to 9 men 1 1 with Toon. OSPREYSAINT

3:50pm Thu 26 Dec 13

up saints says...

most would take 3-0 away half time but gazza does make me feel nervous
most would take 3-0 away half time but gazza does make me feel nervous up saints

4:02pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Oldfan says...

Stand by what I said after Spurs - do not concede any silly goals and we can win- LOL
Stand by what I said after Spurs - do not concede any silly goals and we can win- LOL Oldfan

4:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

Right, let's make it 4 so I can properly enjoy the second half. One early goal from them and I'll get the jitters.
Right, let's make it 4 so I can properly enjoy the second half. One early goal from them and I'll get the jitters. andoru

4:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Noooooo!!!!
Spider misses Everton game!
Awful by the referee.... just awful!
That's a huge miss for us...but we will survive!
Noooooo!!!! Spider misses Everton game! Awful by the referee.... just awful! That's a huge miss for us...but we will survive! Norwegian Saint

4:09pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

That's a big miss for the Everton game then. Will have to play Davis or Prowsy, but not much cover.
That's a big miss for the Everton game then. Will have to play Davis or Prowsy, but not much cover. andoru

4:09pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Cardiff making a game of it in the second half
We need to score again to put a stop to a revival
Cardiff making a game of it in the second half We need to score again to put a stop to a revival dadofmy3sons

4:14pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Watching the game online and popping back here for an occasional comment
Must admit I am tempted to turn Solent on just so I can find out from Dave what we don't want to do
Watching the game online and popping back here for an occasional comment Must admit I am tempted to turn Solent on just so I can find out from Dave what we don't want to do dadofmy3sons

4:15pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Noooooo!!!!
Spider misses Everton game!
Awful by the referee.... just awful!
That's a huge miss for us...but we will survive!
He deserves a break, luckily we have JWP to fill the gap and a Wotsit chomping at the bit.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Noooooo!!!! Spider misses Everton game! Awful by the referee.... just awful! That's a huge miss for us...but we will survive![/p][/quote]He deserves a break, luckily we have JWP to fill the gap and a Wotsit chomping at the bit. OSPREYSAINT

4:16pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
Watching the game online and popping back here for an occasional comment
Must admit I am tempted to turn Solent on just so I can find out from Dave what we don't want to do
I can answer that...

A Tranmere!
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: Watching the game online and popping back here for an occasional comment Must admit I am tempted to turn Solent on just so I can find out from Dave what we don't want to do[/p][/quote]I can answer that... A Tranmere! Little Hitler

4:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cherry 3 up, going well in the Solent area for once. Eastleigh 2 up too.
Cherry 3 up, going well in the Solent area for once. Eastleigh 2 up too. OSPREYSAINT

4:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

I expected them to mount a cavalry charge at the start of the half, but it didn't get them very far - now us to get anotehr couple, and J-Rod his hat-trick.

And a nice wedding goal for AL
I expected them to mount a cavalry charge at the start of the half, but it didn't get them very far - now us to get anotehr couple, and J-Rod his hat-trick. And a nice wedding goal for AL Tony in Liberia

4:25pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

Credit to BBC, it's good to see then referring to us as Saints these days.
Credit to BBC, it's good to see then referring to us as Saints these days. Little Hitler

4:28pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Saints are not trying to score.
I would like to see ud going on to hammer these and improve the goal diff by seven or eight
Saints are not trying to score. I would like to see ud going on to hammer these and improve the goal diff by seven or eight dadofmy3sons

4:37pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Well done Lalla, what a way to spend your honeymoon!
Well done Lalla, what a way to spend your honeymoon! OSPREYSAINT

4:38pm Thu 26 Dec 13

andoru says...

I'd like to see more of Gallagher. We can risk it.
I'd like to see more of Gallagher. We can risk it. andoru

4:39pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Toon 5 1 up now.
Toon 5 1 up now. OSPREYSAINT

4:43pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Shame JRod deserved a hat trick, come on then Rambo, make a name for yourself with a worldy!
Shame JRod deserved a hat trick, come on then Rambo, make a name for yourself with a worldy! OSPREYSAINT

4:51pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Yes yes yes, moaners please keep off the grass.
Yes yes yes, moaners please keep off the grass. OSPREYSAINT

4:51pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Perfect response to the doubters - well played lads.
Perfect response to the doubters - well played lads. Stroppy_gramps

4:53pm Thu 26 Dec 13

willygetaway says...

Get in there you MIGHTY SAINTS COYR Merry Christmas my fellow Saints fans and here is to a great NEW YEAR STID
Get in there you MIGHTY SAINTS COYR Merry Christmas my fellow Saints fans and here is to a great NEW YEAR STID willygetaway

4:54pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

Bloody well done lads, a few key players come back, the quality of the opposition comes down and normal service is resumed.

Everton and Chelsea games become much less tense now.
Bloody well done lads, a few key players come back, the quality of the opposition comes down and normal service is resumed. Everton and Chelsea games become much less tense now. Little Hitler

4:54pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Thank you Santa!!
Thank you Santa!! Clever Dick

4:55pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Vincent Tan
Bonnie Tyler
Craig Bellamy
Griff Rhys-Jones
Stanley Baxter
Cerys from Catatonia
Harry Secombe
Super Furry Animals
Aled Jones
Roald Dahl
Shakin' Stevens
Terry Yorath
Stereophonics
Neil Kinnock
Shirley Bassey....
....
....
....
....
"Your boys took one hellllll of a beating!!!!!!"
Vincent Tan Bonnie Tyler Craig Bellamy Griff Rhys-Jones Stanley Baxter Cerys from Catatonia Harry Secombe Super Furry Animals Aled Jones Roald Dahl Shakin' Stevens Terry Yorath Stereophonics Neil Kinnock Shirley Bassey.... .... .... .... .... "Your boys took one hellllll of a beating!!!!!!" Norwegian Saint

4:55pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

We dominated and the result showed it. That being said, still some issues at the back.
We dominated and the result showed it. That being said, still some issues at the back. DisplacedFan

4:55pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

so wrong !
we won 0 - 3 and I feel disappointed that we didn't carry on and thoroughly thrash them.
sign of the times I suppose
still 9th, we weren't going to move in any direction anyway.
so wrong ! we won 0 - 3 and I feel disappointed that we didn't carry on and thoroughly thrash them. sign of the times I suppose still 9th, we weren't going to move in any direction anyway. dadofmy3sons

4:57pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Well done Palace. Wet Spam in the relegation zone. Couldn't happen to a nicer manager. Great day all around for Saints.
Well done Palace. Wet Spam in the relegation zone. Couldn't happen to a nicer manager. Great day all around for Saints. DisplacedFan

4:57pm Thu 26 Dec 13

up saints says...

three points and a clean sheet good prep for everton think they had there keeper sent off.
three points and a clean sheet good prep for everton think they had there keeper sent off. up saints

4:59pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

What an awesome response to the last few games! I just had a feeling today was going to be good...

..and it's a shame, but I'm afraid it's bye, bye Malky goodbye...

Just makes you even more glad we have the right sort of Chairman at the helm and not a shallow billionaire business man who thinks because he's got money he can rip up a proud club with a lot of history and make them dance to his demands!
What an awesome response to the last few games! I just had a feeling today was going to be good... ..and it's a shame, but I'm afraid it's bye, bye Malky goodbye... Just makes you even more glad we have the right sort of Chairman at the helm and not a shallow billionaire business man who thinks because he's got money he can rip up a proud club with a lot of history and make them dance to his demands! SnapperSaint

5:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Great win and a MASSIVE clean sheet away from home. Just what our guys needed (particularly Gazza and Yoshida).

Even gave me a well required boost of confidence if I'm honest! COYR
Great win and a MASSIVE clean sheet away from home. Just what our guys needed (particularly Gazza and Yoshida). Even gave me a well required boost of confidence if I'm honest! COYR Baddesley Bill

5:08pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Vincent Tan
Bonnie Tyler
Craig Bellamy
Griff Rhys-Jones
Stanley Baxter
Cerys from Catatonia
Harry Secombe
Super Furry Animals
Aled Jones
Roald Dahl
Shakin' Stevens
Terry Yorath
Stereophonics
Neil Kinnock
Shirley Bassey....
....
....
....
....
"Your boys took one hellllll of a beating!!!!!!"
Izzinnit, boyo?

Well done Saints and the magnificent away support.

Happy days.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Vincent Tan Bonnie Tyler Craig Bellamy Griff Rhys-Jones Stanley Baxter Cerys from Catatonia Harry Secombe Super Furry Animals Aled Jones Roald Dahl Shakin' Stevens Terry Yorath Stereophonics Neil Kinnock Shirley Bassey.... .... .... .... .... "Your boys took one hellllll of a beating!!!!!!"[/p][/quote]Izzinnit, boyo? Well done Saints and the magnificent away support. Happy days. Strasbourg Saint

5:12pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
What an awesome response to the last few games! I just had a feeling today was going to be good...

..and it's a shame, but I'm afraid it's bye, bye Malky goodbye...

Just makes you even more glad we have the right sort of Chairman at the helm and not a shallow billionaire business man who thinks because he's got money he can rip up a proud club with a lot of history and make them dance to his demands!
That being said, Cardiff are in trouble and owners, be it Vincent Tan or our own NC , get to make decisions that we as ans might not like. In the end it is a business and there is no room for sentiment. As fans we can be sentimental, but if you were the owner, where would you be on this? A tough call.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: What an awesome response to the last few games! I just had a feeling today was going to be good... ..and it's a shame, but I'm afraid it's bye, bye Malky goodbye... Just makes you even more glad we have the right sort of Chairman at the helm and not a shallow billionaire business man who thinks because he's got money he can rip up a proud club with a lot of history and make them dance to his demands![/p][/quote]That being said, Cardiff are in trouble and owners, be it Vincent Tan or our own NC , get to make decisions that we as ans might not like. In the end it is a business and there is no room for sentiment. As fans we can be sentimental, but if you were the owner, where would you be on this? A tough call. DisplacedFan

5:17pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

The problems at Cardiff are of the owners making.
The success at Saints are of the owners making.
We have been so lucky.
Portsmuff have been so unlucky.
I have been lucky, I was born at the right end of the M27.

So good to be a Saints supporter, for so long now.
The problems at Cardiff are of the owners making. The success at Saints are of the owners making. We have been so lucky. Portsmuff have been so unlucky. I have been lucky, I was born at the right end of the M27. So good to be a Saints supporter, for so long now. dadofmy3sons

5:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

BracknellSaint says...

Very happy. Gazza and Maya played very well( to the doom and gloom mongers before the game, hang your heads)
Cardiff had a few chances from excellent Whittingham deliveries, butbwe looked WAY stronger with Shaw back for Fox, and Yoshida for Hoover.
Good to see Rickie score-even if was quite he scored one, and pass of the game to set up Jay's second.
Love JWP when he comes on- always looks so composed. In fact, all our 18/19yr olds look like experienced pros.
Three more points on Sunday now would be awesome
Very happy. Gazza and Maya played very well( to the doom and gloom mongers before the game, hang your heads) Cardiff had a few chances from excellent Whittingham deliveries, butbwe looked WAY stronger with Shaw back for Fox, and Yoshida for Hoover. Good to see Rickie score-even if was quite he scored one, and pass of the game to set up Jay's second. Love JWP when he comes on- always looks so composed. In fact, all our 18/19yr olds look like experienced pros. Three more points on Sunday now would be awesome BracknellSaint

6:05pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

I rate Yoshida. He's still quite young for a centre half, he was pretty much ever present last season and he's taken flak this year because he made an early slip against Villa which cost a goal. If we stick with him he'll do us proud.
I rate Yoshida. He's still quite young for a centre half, he was pretty much ever present last season and he's taken flak this year because he made an early slip against Villa which cost a goal. If we stick with him he'll do us proud. Clever Dick

8:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clausentum Saint says...

Great,great result, we are back on track, not that we ever left it.
Great,great result, we are back on track, not that we ever left it. Clausentum Saint

9:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

the south coast is ours says...

not long back from the match, think once we have everyone back, nobody will want to face us, support was great today !
not long back from the match, think once we have everyone back, nobody will want to face us, support was great today ! the south coast is ours

12:09pm Fri 27 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
SnapperSaint wrote:
What an awesome response to the last few games! I just had a feeling today was going to be good...

..and it's a shame, but I'm afraid it's bye, bye Malky goodbye...

Just makes you even more glad we have the right sort of Chairman at the helm and not a shallow billionaire business man who thinks because he's got money he can rip up a proud club with a lot of history and make them dance to his demands!
That being said, Cardiff are in trouble and owners, be it Vincent Tan or our own NC , get to make decisions that we as ans might not like. In the end it is a business and there is no room for sentiment. As fans we can be sentimental, but if you were the owner, where would you be on this? A tough call.
I agree, but some Chairmen make good decisions and some make bad ones.
I have so far, always agreed with NC even when replacing Adkins with Poch, I could see why he made that decision, as much as I loved Adkins.
Tan seems hell bent on just being arrogantly blind to what makes a good football club operate, which cannot be good for business.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: What an awesome response to the last few games! I just had a feeling today was going to be good... ..and it's a shame, but I'm afraid it's bye, bye Malky goodbye... Just makes you even more glad we have the right sort of Chairman at the helm and not a shallow billionaire business man who thinks because he's got money he can rip up a proud club with a lot of history and make them dance to his demands![/p][/quote]That being said, Cardiff are in trouble and owners, be it Vincent Tan or our own NC , get to make decisions that we as ans might not like. In the end it is a business and there is no room for sentiment. As fans we can be sentimental, but if you were the owner, where would you be on this? A tough call.[/p][/quote]I agree, but some Chairmen make good decisions and some make bad ones. I have so far, always agreed with NC even when replacing Adkins with Poch, I could see why he made that decision, as much as I loved Adkins. Tan seems hell bent on just being arrogantly blind to what makes a good football club operate, which cannot be good for business. SnapperSaint

12:10pm Fri 27 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
The problems at Cardiff are of the owners making.
The success at Saints are of the owners making.
We have been so lucky.
Portsmuff have been so unlucky.
I have been lucky, I was born at the right end of the M27.

So good to be a Saints supporter, for so long now.
Like...
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: The problems at Cardiff are of the owners making. The success at Saints are of the owners making. We have been so lucky. Portsmuff have been so unlucky. I have been lucky, I was born at the right end of the M27. So good to be a Saints supporter, for so long now.[/p][/quote]Like... SnapperSaint

9:25pm Fri 27 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Clever Dick wrote:
I rate Yoshida. He's still quite young for a centre half, he was pretty much ever present last season and he's taken flak this year because he made an early slip against Villa which cost a goal. If we stick with him he'll do us proud.
Not too long ago people were saying get rid of of Maya, they were wrong, IMO, but I bet they won't admit it. I reckon he would be a match for all bar the top six or seven teams, where he may struggle, but no one can say he isn't a worthy back up defender.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I rate Yoshida. He's still quite young for a centre half, he was pretty much ever present last season and he's taken flak this year because he made an early slip against Villa which cost a goal. If we stick with him he'll do us proud.[/p][/quote]Not too long ago people were saying get rid of of Maya, they were wrong, IMO, but I bet they won't admit it. I reckon he would be a match for all bar the top six or seven teams, where he may struggle, but no one can say he isn't a worthy back up defender. OSPREYSAINT

3:05pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Should of stuffed the Taffs by more !
Should of stuffed the Taffs by more ! Fatty x Ford Worker

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