J-Rod fires Saints to Cardiff victory

Daily Echo: J-Rod fires Saints to Cardiff victory J-Rod fires Saints to Cardiff victory

Jay Rodriguez fired two more goals as Saints got back to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win at Cardiff.

The £7m man scored twice in the space of four minutes at the Cardiff City Stadium with Rickie Lambert adding the other.

Saints, led by newlywed captain Adam Lallana, were dominant throughout and were very worthy winners.

The victory put behind them a run of six games without a victory ahead of a trip to Everton on Sunday.

Before the game much of the focus was on Malky Mackay and his reprieve as Cardiff manager may prove shortlived after three goals in 13 first-half minutes saw Southampton compound the embattled Scot's problems.

Peter Whittingham had missed a great early chance for the Bluebirds but, aside from a brief rally early in the second half, they were outplayed by their visitors.

The on-field performance added to the sense of off-field discontent caused by the civil war between Macaky and owner Vincent Tan which has put the manager's position in real jeopardy.

The lingering uncertainty over Mackay's future, despite a statement from chairman Mehmet Dalman that he would be in charge for the "forseeable future", fuelled a pre-match protest where a group of supporters voiced their disapproval of Tan's running of the club.

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Chants of 'Don't sack Malky Mackay' and 'We'll always be blue' also rang around the stadium during the game.

But the woeful nature of the performance was such that by the full-time whistle not all of the boos from the remaining home fans were for the Malaysian owner, who himself left his seat five minutes before the end.

Southampton simply strolled to victory, although it could have been a different game had Whittingham not missed a sitter in the 11th minute.

Craig Noone whipped in a wonderful cross from the Cardiff right to pick out Whittingham's late run into the box, but the midfielder fluffed his lines and diverted the ball over the bar from close range.

The miss proved costly as Saints took the lead three minutes later.

Steven Davis freed Adam Lallana on the right and the midfielder teed up Rodriguez for a tap-in with an inch-perfect ball across the box.

Rodriguez had been in an offside position when Davis' pass was played but was not interfering and play was correctly allowed to go on for him to slot home.

The travelling support chanted 'You're getting sacked in the morning' to Mackay, and the Scot's plight became even worse in the 20th minute.

Lambert picked out Rodriguez, who had lost Kevin-Theophile Catheine with ease, for the striker to roll the ball through David Marshall's legs.

It was soon 3-0 and Rodriguez was involved again. The striker beat Aron Gunnarsson in the air and Lambert pounced on the loose ball to fire past a helpless Marshall.

Cardiff almost hit back immediately when Andrew Taylor's shot took a deflection off Jose Fonte, but Paulo Gazzaniga readjusted to palm the ball away.

Southampton looked comfortable, but Peter Odemwingie should have made the most of being incorrectly ruled onside.

The Nigerian forward dithered as he headed into the box and Maya Yoshida got back to make the tackle.

It was little surprise when the former West Brom player was withdrawn at the break with Andreas Cornelius taking his place.

The big Danish striker had two chances soon after coming on, but Gazzaniga punched away one header before a second flew wide.

Saints gave a reminder of their threat on the counter as Luke Shaw burst forward and had a shot saved by Marshall, while Campbell fired over wildly at the other end.

The game petered out during the final quarter and boos greeted the home side as they left the field, not that Tan would have heard them.

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5:16pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.
My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic. OSPREYSAINT

5:17pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Right, a good confidence boost for the team. Some issues still evident at the back. A fit Lovren will make a big difference for the next game. Without Tim Howard, I fancy a Saints hard fought win. Even with him, I still think we will be too much for the blues.
Right, a good confidence boost for the team. Some issues still evident at the back. A fit Lovren will make a big difference for the next game. Without Tim Howard, I fancy a Saints hard fought win. Even with him, I still think we will be too much for the blues. DisplacedFan

5:19pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.
So you were apprehensively optimistic. Keep that going for the next game.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.[/p][/quote]So you were apprehensively optimistic. Keep that going for the next game. DisplacedFan

5:20pm Thu 26 Dec 13

TIL 7468 says...

Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's. TIL 7468

5:21pm Thu 26 Dec 13

saintforever says...

well played saints - a fantastic win and a clean sheet too.
again hard working performances by j-rod and lallana as well as many of the others - great team spirit and belief
well played saints - a fantastic win and a clean sheet too. again hard working performances by j-rod and lallana as well as many of the others - great team spirit and belief saintforever

5:26pm Thu 26 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

It all seemed too easy.
some very good performances from our team today Chambers, Cork, Morgan, Davis, Shaw, and J-Rod stood out for me today.
Hopefully the blip is over and we can get back on track for a top 6 place.
It all seemed too easy. some very good performances from our team today Chambers, Cork, Morgan, Davis, Shaw, and J-Rod stood out for me today. Hopefully the blip is over and we can get back on track for a top 6 place. costa gaz

5:27pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Confucious says...

A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.
A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about. Confucious

5:28pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
That is more than a little harsh. No we were not as decisive as we could have been, but to say we play so poorly as to manifest relegation form, is to push the bounds of insanity.
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]That is more than a little harsh. No we were not as decisive as we could have been, but to say we play so poorly as to manifest relegation form, is to push the bounds of insanity. DisplacedFan

5:28pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.
A thin line between being miserable or just sad.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.[/p][/quote]A thin line between being miserable or just sad. OSPREYSAINT

5:29pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance? OSPREYSAINT

5:32pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.
So you were apprehensively optimistic. Keep that going for the next game.
It is hard to decide whether I am an Optimistic Pessimist, or a Pessimistic Optimist, I hope for the best and fear the worst sometimes, on the other hand I feel we may lose, but expect a result, I don't think I am unique in that?
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.[/p][/quote]So you were apprehensively optimistic. Keep that going for the next game.[/p][/quote]It is hard to decide whether I am an Optimistic Pessimist, or a Pessimistic Optimist, I hope for the best and fear the worst sometimes, on the other hand I feel we may lose, but expect a result, I don't think I am unique in that? OSPREYSAINT

5:35pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote:
A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.
A thin line between being miserable or just sad.
Like the difference between living in Gosport and Poopey?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.[/p][/quote]A thin line between being miserable or just sad.[/p][/quote]Like the difference between living in Gosport and Poopey? DisplacedFan

5:35pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Statistics say 60% possession, 17 attempts, 6 on target.
Statistics say 60% possession, 17 attempts, 6 on target. OSPREYSAINT

5:36pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote:
A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.
A thin line between being miserable or just sad.
Like the difference between living in Gosport and Poopey?
Good analogy, just a swashway away.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.[/p][/quote]A thin line between being miserable or just sad.[/p][/quote]Like the difference between living in Gosport and Poopey?[/p][/quote]Good analogy, just a swashway away. OSPREYSAINT

5:37pm Thu 26 Dec 13

weall8leedscum says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Fcuk off SKATE
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Fcuk off SKATE weall8leedscum

5:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Statistics say 60% possession, 17 attempts, 6 on target.
Even the commentators said we dominated the game. As the New Year comes close and I look to next year, it's exciting to be consciously optimistic or even unconsciously excited.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Statistics say 60% possession, 17 attempts, 6 on target.[/p][/quote]Even the commentators said we dominated the game. As the New Year comes close and I look to next year, it's exciting to be consciously optimistic or even unconsciously excited. DisplacedFan

5:44pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Statistics say 60% possession, 17 attempts, 6 on target.
Even the commentators said we dominated the game. As the New Year comes close and I look to next year, it's exciting to be consciously optimistic or even unconsciously excited.
We will have to accept the Press and their opinion that the situation at Cardiff is to blame for their defeat, rather than us playing well, but who gives a t0ss when we win?
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Statistics say 60% possession, 17 attempts, 6 on target.[/p][/quote]Even the commentators said we dominated the game. As the New Year comes close and I look to next year, it's exciting to be consciously optimistic or even unconsciously excited.[/p][/quote]We will have to accept the Press and their opinion that the situation at Cardiff is to blame for their defeat, rather than us playing well, but who gives a t0ss when we win? OSPREYSAINT

5:46pm Thu 26 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
You are so right!
Why did we substitute all 11 players at half-time and bring on 11 ringers?
And then bring on 3 more to give the conquering heroes an ovation and bring on youth and exuberance?
So **** right.
Buy at least ten players in January and spend the rest of the season playing entirely different combinations so no one settles and we lose more than win.
Boy am I glad some-one was able to see through a 0 - 3 away win.
Bit like NC and a 2-4 away win!
Best we hope no one at the F.A.. notices the subs . eh ?
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]You are so right! Why did we substitute all 11 players at half-time and bring on 11 ringers? And then bring on 3 more to give the conquering heroes an ovation and bring on youth and exuberance? So **** right. Buy at least ten players in January and spend the rest of the season playing entirely different combinations so no one settles and we lose more than win. Boy am I glad some-one was able to see through a 0 - 3 away win. Bit like NC and a 2-4 away win! Best we hope no one at the F.A.. notices the subs . eh ? dadofmy3sons

5:57pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

There's lovely.
There's lovely. Santa Retfordia

5:58pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

These two sides on the box at the moment look OK. Neither of them have beaten us this season though. Good confidence booster today for the lads. Nice to see JRod coming good and a defence without Lovren keeping a clean sheet. Well done Saints.
These two sides on the box at the moment look OK. Neither of them have beaten us this season though. Good confidence booster today for the lads. Nice to see JRod coming good and a defence without Lovren keeping a clean sheet. Well done Saints. Clever Dick

5:59pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

COLD MEAT was sweet today are stuffing was full of flavour ! GREAT result
C O Y R
Sod off the bah humbugs and Les MISERABLES
Bring on the Toffee s so we can really CHEW arse
COLD MEAT was sweet today are stuffing was full of flavour ! GREAT result C O Y R Sod off the bah humbugs and Les MISERABLES Bring on the Toffee s so we can really CHEW arse SPIKEISLANDTRADER

6:04pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes. Santa Retfordia

6:10pm Thu 26 Dec 13

pompey in spain says...

i think youll win the league now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i think youll win the league now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pompey in spain

6:11pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Confucious says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote:
A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.
A thin line between being miserable or just sad.
Like the difference between living in Gosport and Poopey?
We see the doughnut. Skates see the hole.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: A really bad day then for all the doomsters who flooded this site after the Spurs match. It must be bad enough being a miserable bugger without having to be miserable over not having something to be miserable about.[/p][/quote]A thin line between being miserable or just sad.[/p][/quote]Like the difference between living in Gosport and Poopey?[/p][/quote]We see the doughnut. Skates see the hole. Confucious

6:18pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

This win was badly needed, it was wonderful listening to Adam on Solent telling us all that Jay had scored.
Saints now need to have a good run of wins to bring back the win factor that they enjoyed for the first few Games, there isn't an easy game in the Premiership, Crystal Palace are out of the bottom 3 so nothing can be taken for granted.

Saints will work hard to win every game and I hope that on Sunday with 4 hours in a Coach to Everton I can travel home happy having watched the only Team I support win and get 3 points COYR
This win was badly needed, it was wonderful listening to Adam on Solent telling us all that Jay had scored. Saints now need to have a good run of wins to bring back the win factor that they enjoyed for the first few Games, there isn't an easy game in the Premiership, Crystal Palace are out of the bottom 3 so nothing can be taken for granted. Saints will work hard to win every game and I hope that on Sunday with 4 hours in a Coach to Everton I can travel home happy having watched the only Team I support win and get 3 points COYR Malcombe

6:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

saintray says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.
Sounds like you ha.ve a split personality to me Ospreysaint.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.[/p][/quote]Sounds like you ha.ve a split personality to me Ospreysaint. saintray

6:23pm Thu 26 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit. costa gaz

6:24pm 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!!!!!!"

(waited a while for that!)
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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!) Norwegian Saint

6:29pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

costa gaz wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.[/p][/quote]Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely. Clever Dick

6:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

pompey in spain wrote:
i think youll win the league now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hola PiS, don't normally hear from you when the saints win.
I think the Costa del Sols Saints supporters club are turning you red.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: i think youll win the league now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hola PiS, don't normally hear from you when the saints win. I think the Costa del Sols Saints supporters club are turning you red. costa gaz

6:32pm Thu 26 Dec 13

TIL 7468 says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote:
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
You are so right!
Why did we substitute all 11 players at half-time and bring on 11 ringers?
And then bring on 3 more to give the conquering heroes an ovation and bring on youth and exuberance?
So **** right.
Buy at least ten players in January and spend the rest of the season playing entirely different combinations so no one settles and we lose more than win.
Boy am I glad some-one was able to see through a 0 - 3 away win.
Bit like NC and a 2-4 away win!
Best we hope no one at the F.A.. notices the subs . eh ?
Yep Imagine we get in to Europe and Draw Germany. We'll have to pull out all the stops!
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]You are so right! Why did we substitute all 11 players at half-time and bring on 11 ringers? And then bring on 3 more to give the conquering heroes an ovation and bring on youth and exuberance? So **** right. Buy at least ten players in January and spend the rest of the season playing entirely different combinations so no one settles and we lose more than win. Boy am I glad some-one was able to see through a 0 - 3 away win. Bit like NC and a 2-4 away win! Best we hope no one at the F.A.. notices the subs . eh ?[/p][/quote]Yep Imagine we get in to Europe and Draw Germany. We'll have to pull out all the stops! TIL 7468

6:33pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia 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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!)
I love the Super Furry Animals.

That was all, really.
[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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!)[/p][/quote]I love the Super Furry Animals. That was all, really. Santa Retfordia

7:47pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintray wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.
Sounds like you ha.ve a split personality to me Ospreysaint.
Yup, red one side, white on the other.
[quote][p][bold]saintray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My faith and belief fully justified, I was apprehensive as always, but always optimistic.[/p][/quote]Sounds like you ha.ve a split personality to me Ospreysaint.[/p][/quote]Yup, red one side, white on the other. OSPREYSAINT

7:48pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

pompey in spain wrote:
i think youll win the league now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think you may avoid relegation also.....
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: i think youll win the league now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I think you may avoid relegation also..... OSPREYSAINT

7:51pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
In that case Ho, Ho, Ho, 5/10 for effort.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]In that case Ho, Ho, Ho, 5/10 for effort. OSPREYSAINT

8:29pm Thu 26 Dec 13

johnlennonar says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form.
We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
What a stupid comment which makes no sense as Saints won 3-0. IDIOT
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment which makes no sense as Saints won 3-0. IDIOT johnlennonar

8:29pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Clever Dick wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.
On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.[/p][/quote]Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.[/p][/quote]On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%. Strasbourg Saint

8:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.
On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.
Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.[/p][/quote]Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.[/p][/quote]On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.[/p][/quote]Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out! Clever Dick

8:46pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Like my latest Tax return that doesn't add up....
Like my latest Tax return that doesn't add up.... OSPREYSAINT

8:47pm Thu 26 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.
On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.
Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out!
I tried it in the past and realised that it just doesn't work unless you have a smiley to give a clue. I have other pressing engagements so I'll push on for a bit.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.[/p][/quote]Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.[/p][/quote]On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.[/p][/quote]Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out![/p][/quote]I tried it in the past and realised that it just doesn't work unless you have a smiley to give a clue. I have other pressing engagements so I'll push on for a bit. OSPREYSAINT

9:43pm Thu 26 Dec 13

pompey in spain says...

costa gaz....you aint got one!!
costa gaz....you aint got one!! pompey in spain

10:01pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

Happy, happy, happy, clapper :-)

One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it sure puts a smile on your face...

My lesson from this, ready for the rest of the season - life is so much nicer when you remain positive - if Brian can sing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" when he's nailed up on a cross, surely the rest of us can mnage it when we're in the top half of the prem.

Oh, and I thought TIL 7468's comment was one of the funiest I've seen in a while. For those who didn't realise, saying "We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.", when we all know that you can't buy a plater during half time, was a bit of a giveaway that the comment was made in jest as a mild rebuke to those who wanted NC to buy half a team in January to avoid sliding into a relegation battle.
Happy, happy, happy, clapper :-) One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it sure puts a smile on your face... My lesson from this, ready for the rest of the season - life is so much nicer when you remain positive - if Brian can sing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" when he's nailed up on a cross, surely the rest of us can mnage it when we're in the top half of the prem. Oh, and I thought TIL 7468's comment was one of the funiest I've seen in a while. For those who didn't realise, saying "We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.", when we all know that you can't buy a plater during half time, was a bit of a giveaway that the comment was made in jest as a mild rebuke to those who wanted NC to buy half a team in January to avoid sliding into a relegation battle. Tony in Liberia

10:01pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.
On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.
Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out!
I tried it in the past and realised that it just doesn't work unless you have a smiley to give a clue. I have other pressing engagements so I'll push on for a bit.
I think a smiley is a good idea to give the clueless a clue. Gotta watch out though cos too much irony and everyone mite get board.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.[/p][/quote]Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.[/p][/quote]On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.[/p][/quote]Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out![/p][/quote]I tried it in the past and realised that it just doesn't work unless you have a smiley to give a clue. I have other pressing engagements so I'll push on for a bit.[/p][/quote]I think a smiley is a good idea to give the clueless a clue. Gotta watch out though cos too much irony and everyone mite get board. Clever Dick

10:26pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Clever Dick wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.
Not a WUM by any chance?
I think it might have been a joke, dudes.
At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.
Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.
On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.
Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out!
I tried it in the past and realised that it just doesn't work unless you have a smiley to give a clue. I have other pressing engagements so I'll push on for a bit.
I think a smiley is a good idea to give the clueless a clue. Gotta watch out though cos too much irony and everyone mite get board.
Nah, balls to the smiley. If people don't get it through words alone them fcuk 'em.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: Very Poor. We only drew the second half. I kid you not that is relegation form. We need to spend more money in the second halves of games to get the win's.[/p][/quote]Not a WUM by any chance?[/p][/quote]I think it might have been a joke, dudes.[/p][/quote]At last someone gets it !!!!!! Thought I was on my own for a bit.[/p][/quote]Yeah obviously a little jibe at us not pushing on and giving them a right good spanking. Anyway joke or not he's wrong. If we draw all our remaining games we'll end up on 47 points. We should be targetting high 50s or even 60+. That'll do nicely.[/p][/quote]On balance, I think 75% of the peope who read these threads just don't get irony. Thank the Lord for us other 90%.[/p][/quote]Yeah I try not to do irony. I can never get all the bl00dy creases out![/p][/quote]I tried it in the past and realised that it just doesn't work unless you have a smiley to give a clue. I have other pressing engagements so I'll push on for a bit.[/p][/quote]I think a smiley is a good idea to give the clueless a clue. Gotta watch out though cos too much irony and everyone mite get board.[/p][/quote]Nah, balls to the smiley. If people don't get it through words alone them fcuk 'em. Santa Retfordia

1:37am Fri 27 Dec 13

hdfw09 says...

A much needed result. Had a good feeling when the starting XI was listed and Hoover was not playing. Thought Yoshida played quite well. Lovern needed a rest. Adam and Jrod are very much in tune with each other. Quite a duo. Each knows where the other is and where they will go at all times.

If you believe the glass is half full, but you hate the taste of the contents, are you optimistically bitter?
A much needed result. Had a good feeling when the starting XI was listed and Hoover was not playing. Thought Yoshida played quite well. Lovern needed a rest. Adam and Jrod are very much in tune with each other. Quite a duo. Each knows where the other is and where they will go at all times. If you believe the glass is half full, but you hate the taste of the contents, are you optimistically bitter? hdfw09

10:11am Fri 27 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I must congratulate BBC MoD for their fabulous coverage of our victory, the highlighting and their erudite breakdown of our incisive moves, was a joy to behold...... ;o)
I must congratulate BBC MoD for their fabulous coverage of our victory, the highlighting and their erudite breakdown of our incisive moves, was a joy to behold...... ;o) OSPREYSAINT

11:40am Fri 27 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!)
I love the Super Furry Animals.

That was all, really.
Me too - saw them at my first festival (V96), they were awesome. Also, it might just be me, but I always thought Cerys Matthews was a Man Utd fan...
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!)[/p][/quote]I love the Super Furry Animals. That was all, really.[/p][/quote]Me too - saw them at my first festival (V96), they were awesome. Also, it might just be me, but I always thought Cerys Matthews was a Man Utd fan... Beer Monster

9:06pm Fri 27 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I must congratulate BBC MoD for their fabulous coverage of our victory, the highlighting and their erudite breakdown of our incisive moves, was a joy to behold...... ;o)
As you said, irony is completely wasted on here.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I must congratulate BBC MoD for their fabulous coverage of our victory, the highlighting and their erudite breakdown of our incisive moves, was a joy to behold...... ;o)[/p][/quote]As you said, irony is completely wasted on here. OSPREYSAINT

9:35pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Beer Monster wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!)
I love the Super Furry Animals.

That was all, really.
Me too - saw them at my first festival (V96), they were awesome. Also, it might just be me, but I always thought Cerys Matthews was a Man Utd fan...
She is! And I'm fairly sure she's from Swansea.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [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!!!!!!" (waited a while for that!)[/p][/quote]I love the Super Furry Animals. That was all, really.[/p][/quote]Me too - saw them at my first festival (V96), they were awesome. Also, it might just be me, but I always thought Cerys Matthews was a Man Utd fan...[/p][/quote]She is! And I'm fairly sure she's from Swansea. Santa Retfordia

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