COMMENT: Saints can't afford to be sinners in Clattengate wake

ADAM LALLANA

ADAM LALLANA

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

THEY have made their point, and now they need to get on with their main job of winning Premier League ones.

Saints’ complaint about Mark Clattenburg has garnered them plenty of publicity, and it remains to be seen whether it has done them any good – in the short or long term.

Having had their complaint about Clattenburg made public, Saints then saw both Clattenburg’s own association and the FA rule in his favour.

Saints insist they do not want Clattenburg to referee any of their games “until this matter is properly resolved”.

By that, do they mean resolved to their liking?

Referees’ chief Mike Riley has already told Saints no action is being taken against the match official for his run-in with Adam Lallana at Goodison Park last month.

“Unfortunately, Saints are just going to have to accept this now and move on,” said Dell legend Francis Benali in yesterday’s Daily Echo, and he was spot on.

It might not be easy, though.

Saints’ disciplinary record has worsened this season.

Under Nigel Adkins, they had one of the best records in the top flight in terms of picking up cautions.

But the four collected against Chelsea on New Year’s Day took their seasonal league tally to 36 yellows.

Only four clubs have been shown more – Tottenham (37), Manchester United (41), Stoke (44) and Aston Villa (46).

Fans will not complain too much about that rise.

After all, far better to be sitting pretty in the top ten with a worse disciplinary record than a team battling for their lives against relegation.

Still, Saints players – especially Lallana – will now need to live up to their club’s nickname in the wake of Clattengate.

Having complained about the referee’s language, they cannot be seen to be aggressively confronting match officials if decisions do not go their way.

If you do not want referees verbally abusing you – though it’s debatable whether Clattenburg’s comment towards Lallana constituted ‘abuse’ – then you cannot verbally abuse referees.

Surely that has to be way of things?

Saints, unwittingly, have put themselves on a pedestal, promoting the desire for fair treatment from match officials. Now they have to treat them as they obviously wish to be treated themselves.

I wonder what Lallana thinks of all this. He has been placed firmly at the centre of all the attention, becoming a bit of a figure of fun on Twitter as a result, so cannot have welcomed such publicity.

He probably had no idea of the headlines his complaint would bring.

It is intriguing to see that no referee has booked more Saints players in league games since the start of last season than Clattenburg.

Eighteen cautions in seven games is a lot, even though it is down on Clattenburg’s 2013/14 average of 3.2 yellows issued in domestic games Add the high profile incidents of Norwich’s late penalty last season, Arsenal’s penalty at The Emirates in November, and the two spot-kicks Saints thought they should have had at Goodison, and you get a clearer picture of the reasoning behind the club’s complaint to referees’ chiefs.

In the short term, and even though Clattenburg has been cleared of any wrongdoing, Saints will probably get their way.

History suggests he won’t be taking charge of any of their games in the immediate future.

After Clattenburg was cleared of racially abusing Jon Obi-Mikel at Stamford Bridge on October 28 2012, it was exactly six months until he took charge of a Chelsea game again.

He has only been given one Chelsea game this season.

The Everton v Saints encounter which caused the controversy between Clattenburg and Adam Lallana was the referee’s first game at Goodison Park since the 2007 Merseyside derby in which he sent off two home players, failed to give Everton a late penalty and missed a red-card offence by Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt.

It is hard to get away from the thought that Clattenburg was being kept away on purpose.

Then there is the curious case of Martin Atkinson, another of England’s leading match officials.

He was on the receiving end of a Sir Alex Ferguson outburst after awarding Chelsea a late penalty to give them a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in March 2011.

“When I saw who the referee was, I did fear it. I feared the worst,” Ferguson fumed.

Atkinson did not take charge of another United game for more than a year, in March 2012 at Tottenham.

He didn’t referee a single game at Old Trafford while Ferguson remained in charge.

Not one match in over two years following Fergie’s rant.

Yet he was the official chosen to referee United’s game with Chelsea in what was David Moyes’ first home game as manager!

Again, it is hard to get past the thinking that Atkinson was being kept well away from any more hairdryer treatment on purpose.

Will Clattenburg be kept away from Saints games?

The Premier League can easily make that happen, as they have 17 other men who have refereed in the top flight this season.

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11:16am Wed 8 Jan 14

batesieboy says...

Total lack of support from other Clubs, who surely can read between the lines and understand what this is REALLY about. The silence is deafening. On the day, I wrote about how we couldn't be moaning about a penalty decision deciding the outcome of a game. We have to decide the result by making and putting away chances so that we don't have to rely on any other factors. COYS.
Total lack of support from other Clubs, who surely can read between the lines and understand what this is REALLY about. The silence is deafening. On the day, I wrote about how we couldn't be moaning about a penalty decision deciding the outcome of a game. We have to decide the result by making and putting away chances so that we don't have to rely on any other factors. COYS. batesieboy
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11:20am Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Time to move on.
Time to move on. OSPREYSAINT
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11:54am Wed 8 Jan 14

St Retford says...

Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club. St Retford
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12:02pm Wed 8 Jan 14

george chivers says...

Let's beat WBA, win the FA Cup and finish 9th in the league. Adam, Rickie and Jrod go to Brazil and reach the quarter finals with England. They all come back injured. We bring some more youngsters through who are sensational. We win the first game of the new season at home 3-0 against Everton with Clattenburg as referee who fails to give us three blatant penalties. We complain to the Referee's association, the FA, the bloke who runs the chip shop on the corner, Rupert Lowe, Clive Woodward and uncle Tom Whatshisname. Nothing is done to Clattenburg until next Christmas, when he gets the MBE in the New year's honours list for outstanding services to blogs. End of story.

More appropriate on this one.
Let's beat WBA, win the FA Cup and finish 9th in the league. Adam, Rickie and Jrod go to Brazil and reach the quarter finals with England. They all come back injured. We bring some more youngsters through who are sensational. We win the first game of the new season at home 3-0 against Everton with Clattenburg as referee who fails to give us three blatant penalties. We complain to the Referee's association, the FA, the bloke who runs the chip shop on the corner, Rupert Lowe, Clive Woodward and uncle Tom Whatshisname. Nothing is done to Clattenburg until next Christmas, when he gets the MBE in the New year's honours list for outstanding services to blogs. End of story. More appropriate on this one. george chivers
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1:25pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Confucious says...

Horace, my new prototype all-seeing robotic hover-ref, will be ready for mass production in 13 months.
Horace, my new prototype all-seeing robotic hover-ref, will be ready for mass production in 13 months. Confucious
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1:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Horseman says...

This topic is boring now. Please get over it. Non story.
This topic is boring now. Please get over it. Non story. Horseman
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1:53pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

I expect him to get a game with us, before the season ends, just to emphasise the "big club bias" that exists in this league.

I also suggest the Saints players take a leaf out of rub guy's book, and call him Sir, just to see if it changes his attitude to them.
If no change then back to calling him Clusterfcuk.

Interesting to see that he has incensed our players so often, that we are his whipping boys, not just with his bad decisions, but with the yellow card as well.
I expect him to get a game with us, before the season ends, just to emphasise the "big club bias" that exists in this league. I also suggest the Saints players take a leaf out of rub guy's book, and call him Sir, just to see if it changes his attitude to them. If no change then back to calling him Clusterfcuk. Interesting to see that he has incensed our players so often, that we are his whipping boys, not just with his bad decisions, but with the yellow card as well. Costa Baz
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1:55pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

Costa Baz wrote:
I expect him to get a game with us, before the season ends, just to emphasise the "big club bias" that exists in this league.

I also suggest the Saints players take a leaf out of rub guy's book, and call him Sir, just to see if it changes his attitude to them.
If no change then back to calling him Clusterfcuk.

Interesting to see that he has incensed our players so often, that we are his whipping boys, not just with his bad decisions, but with the yellow card as well.
Rub guy? Where did that come from? Predictive text. Should be rugby.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I expect him to get a game with us, before the season ends, just to emphasise the "big club bias" that exists in this league. I also suggest the Saints players take a leaf out of rub guy's book, and call him Sir, just to see if it changes his attitude to them. If no change then back to calling him Clusterfcuk. Interesting to see that he has incensed our players so often, that we are his whipping boys, not just with his bad decisions, but with the yellow card as well.[/p][/quote]Rub guy? Where did that come from? Predictive text. Should be rugby. Costa Baz
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2:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

batesieboy says...

Are you sure you haven't got a guy who gives you a "rub down" every so often, Baz? Maybe that's where it came from. Blaming it on predictive txt....
Are you sure you haven't got a guy who gives you a "rub down" every so often, Baz? Maybe that's where it came from. Blaming it on predictive txt.... batesieboy
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3:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Horace, my new prototype all-seeing robotic hover-ref, will be ready for mass production in 13 months.
Nuclear powered? Can't afford a load of electrical leads, it could be a tripping hazard.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Horace, my new prototype all-seeing robotic hover-ref, will be ready for mass production in 13 months.[/p][/quote]Nuclear powered? Can't afford a load of electrical leads, it could be a tripping hazard. OSPREYSAINT
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3:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

It's not just Saints is it. Brendan Rogers was knocking their ref at the weekend and last night Moysie was moaning and saying the refereeing lately is so bad they are having to laugh about it. And they never even had Clutter brain. And when we get him it's never funny.
It's not just Saints is it. Brendan Rogers was knocking their ref at the weekend and last night Moysie was moaning and saying the refereeing lately is so bad they are having to laugh about it. And they never even had Clutter brain. And when we get him it's never funny. Clever Dick
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3:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

st1halo says...

St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID st1halo
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4:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID[/p][/quote]Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced Mush On The Beach
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5:13pm Wed 8 Jan 14

st1halo says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced
All character building Mush!

Usually when opposition fans get on a players back, they respond by scoring. I'm sure Adam will oblige.

STID
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID[/p][/quote]Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced[/p][/quote]All character building Mush! Usually when opposition fans get on a players back, they respond by scoring. I'm sure Adam will oblige. STID st1halo
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5:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced
Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID[/p][/quote]Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced[/p][/quote]Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts? OSPREYSAINT
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6:34pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rather be hearing things like "Rickie Lamberts injury was not as bad as feared and i fit for Saturdays game", than 99% of the current team are going sign for someone else before January 31st.
Rather be hearing things like "Rickie Lamberts injury was not as bad as feared and i fit for Saturdays game", than 99% of the current team are going sign for someone else before January 31st. OSPREYSAINT
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6:38pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Cluttergate? Grief! I hadn't realised it now has a name.

We've all had our say, now, like most, I think it's time this 'gate' was firmly shut and padlocked.
Cluttergate? Grief! I hadn't realised it now has a name. We've all had our say, now, like most, I think it's time this 'gate' was firmly shut and padlocked. Strasbourg Saint
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6:49pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

That David Moyes has changed since he left Everto, he never used to be like that, or was he?
That David Moyes has changed since he left Everto, he never used to be like that, or was he? OSPREYSAINT
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6:51pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sorry missing letters again , that was of course Everton. Also is fit in my 6:34pm post.
Sorry missing letters again , that was of course Everton. Also is fit in my 6:34pm post. OSPREYSAINT
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3:52am Thu 9 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced
Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?
Not sure where your slur on me as a Saints fan is coming from but I’m a big boy and can take it. I stand by that Lallana is in for a rough ride by opposition fans and if you think otherwise then maybe you are the daft one.

Keep up the good work of loving the sound of your own voice on here.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID[/p][/quote]Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced[/p][/quote]Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?[/p][/quote]Not sure where your slur on me as a Saints fan is coming from but I’m a big boy and can take it. I stand by that Lallana is in for a rough ride by opposition fans and if you think otherwise then maybe you are the daft one. Keep up the good work of loving the sound of your own voice on here. Mush On The Beach
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4:47pm Thu 9 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced
Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?
Not sure where your slur on me as a Saints fan is coming from but I’m a big boy and can take it. I stand by that Lallana is in for a rough ride by opposition fans and if you think otherwise then maybe you are the daft one.

Keep up the good work of loving the sound of your own voice on here.
Just teasing you as usual, take no notice, I think it unfair if they pick on Lallana, I think we have been misreading this situation somewhat, think about it, Moyes/Rodgers slag Referees off and get fines and bans, we politely ask for a Referee to be investigated, make a bit of a fuss, then walk away, Clot hasn't come out of it smelling of roses as it has been proved he did say what he was accused of, and however trivial, it opened a can of worms about the closed shop investigations of the Authorities.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID[/p][/quote]Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced[/p][/quote]Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?[/p][/quote]Not sure where your slur on me as a Saints fan is coming from but I’m a big boy and can take it. I stand by that Lallana is in for a rough ride by opposition fans and if you think otherwise then maybe you are the daft one. Keep up the good work of loving the sound of your own voice on here.[/p][/quote]Just teasing you as usual, take no notice, I think it unfair if they pick on Lallana, I think we have been misreading this situation somewhat, think about it, Moyes/Rodgers slag Referees off and get fines and bans, we politely ask for a Referee to be investigated, make a bit of a fuss, then walk away, Clot hasn't come out of it smelling of roses as it has been proved he did say what he was accused of, and however trivial, it opened a can of worms about the closed shop investigations of the Authorities. OSPREYSAINT
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4:58pm Thu 9 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.
Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others.

Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England.

STID
Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced
Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?
Not sure where your slur on me as a Saints fan is coming from but I’m a big boy and can take it. I stand by that Lallana is in for a rough ride by opposition fans and if you think otherwise then maybe you are the daft one.

Keep up the good work of loving the sound of your own voice on here.
One of my favouritr posts that you ever made was on a previous Thread about Pochetino going to Benfica, your contribution was "I’m hearing a lot of Susan Boyles twin Aach Aye The Noo at the moment, it’s hard to avoid on here. Don’t particularly care for Liam Gallagher but thought he had a point about Les Daft Punks. Is David Bowie’s latest offering any good? I have not got to it yet." Somehow I don't think you took that thread too seriously!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Well someone seems absolutely determined to rip the arse out of this issue and I'm not entirely convinced it's the club.[/p][/quote]Agreed but in defence of this article, at least it lends credence to the reasoning behind the complaint, something amiss in the others. Why are they doing so many stories on this subject? They never used to be like this. They have changed since Adam played for England. STID[/p][/quote]Trust me the opposition fans will be ripping the arse out of this issue plainly on Lallana's back over the next couple of months. I hope it was worth it but I am not convinced[/p][/quote]Sorry from the quality of some of your past posts, I wouldn't trust you to state the obvious. Anyone getting on Lallanas back for something that he hasn't done, would be as daft as your hypothesis and totally out of order. Anyway the more they get at him the better he will try to rub their noses in the mire. Do you ever have a positive take on anything Southampton F.C. or is your enjoyment simply spiked by negative and miserable thoughts?[/p][/quote]Not sure where your slur on me as a Saints fan is coming from but I’m a big boy and can take it. I stand by that Lallana is in for a rough ride by opposition fans and if you think otherwise then maybe you are the daft one. Keep up the good work of loving the sound of your own voice on here.[/p][/quote]One of my favouritr posts that you ever made was on a previous Thread about Pochetino going to Benfica, your contribution was "I’m hearing a lot of Susan Boyles twin Aach Aye The Noo at the moment, it’s hard to avoid on here. Don’t particularly care for Liam Gallagher but thought he had a point about Les Daft Punks. Is David Bowie’s latest offering any good? I have not got to it yet." Somehow I don't think you took that thread too seriously! OSPREYSAINT
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