Yoshida produces "faultless" performance

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Matchwinner José Fonte hailed a “faultless” display from defensive partner Maya Yoshida, as Saints triumphed 1-0 at Hull.

Fonte bagged the only goal of the game, in a second-half goalmouth scramble, but he took as much pleasure from blanking the home side’s attack as he did in netting the winner.

“They’re a very good team,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for Steve Bruce and the way he sets up his team.

“We knew it would be one of the hardest games of the season away from home.

“We dug deep, I thought we showed a lot of character and desire and belief in the way we play, and we got the reward with the three points and a very important clean sheet.”

Fonte was full of praise for his fellow centre half, Yoshida, who helped keep Hull’s front pairing of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long quiet.

“I thought Maya was excellent,” said Fonte of the Japan international, who has been deputising for the injured Dejan Lovren.

“Very, very good, very strong, good in the air – he was faultless, so great credit to him.

“Jelavic and Long are two of the best strikers in the Premier League in my opinion.

“They work very hard, they don’t give you a second of rest, and tonight was the same.

“So it was a hard night for us, but I felt in general we dealt well with them.”

Saints were largely dominant last night, which is no mean feat against a Hull team that are strong at home.

Fonte explained that the visitors had executed their gameplan exactly how they had hoped.

“Our strategy was always push up, keep the high line, keep pressing so they have to play it back to the goalkeeper, and when they kick it long then we drop and we win the header or the second ball,” he said.

“The worst thing we could do would be to sit back on the edge of our box, and then we would cause trouble, because that’s what they’re good at.”

Even though Hull were trying to push forward for an equaliser in the latter stages of the match, Saints always appeared to have them at arm’s length, and Fonte put part of that down to the squad’s physical conditioning.

“It’s great credit to the set-up that the manager has put in, the work that we did in pre-season, which was very, very hard by the way,” he said.

“It’s paying off, because we feel strong, we feel we can go for ages, keep going, keep pressing.”

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6:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

callcopse says...

Thought from the stream that Chambers and Yoshida were both great last night, perhaps more so than Fonte defensively ;-)

I'm pleased as punch the lad's come good after looking understandably a bit rusty at Villa. Always thought he had quality.
Thought from the stream that Chambers and Yoshida were both great last night, perhaps more so than Fonte defensively ;-) I'm pleased as punch the lad's come good after looking understandably a bit rusty at Villa. Always thought he had quality. callcopse
  • Score: 30

7:19am Wed 12 Feb 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

I think Fonte is a different player under mo po. 3 goals so far this season and is as important as Lovren! Hope he gets his chance at the World Cup!
I think Fonte is a different player under mo po. 3 goals so far this season and is as important as Lovren! Hope he gets his chance at the World Cup! Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: 40

7:33am Wed 12 Feb 14

the south coast is ours says...

i was there last night thought maya had his best game so far also think chambers owns the right back spot, another good game for him .
i was there last night thought maya had his best game so far also think chambers owns the right back spot, another good game for him . the south coast is ours
  • Score: 33

7:36am Wed 12 Feb 14

AdamG10 says...

I watched the game on a live stream last night and I thought Maya was excellent! I think he has improved in every game he's played this season. It can't be easy for any player to be on the bench for almost half a season then having to step up to the plate right away. I recall JC being rusty in the Villa game too and copping a bi of flack but, since then he has excelled. A fantastic away win last night and I thought the travelling Saints fans were magnificent and a credit to the club. They were so loud and proud! You would have thought we were the home team! It was also good to hear MP congratulating the fans in his post match interview. A job well done. Now onto Blunderland where we owe them a hiding! Lets do it for Gaston and Dejan! COYR
I watched the game on a live stream last night and I thought Maya was excellent! I think he has improved in every game he's played this season. It can't be easy for any player to be on the bench for almost half a season then having to step up to the plate right away. I recall JC being rusty in the Villa game too and copping a bi of flack but, since then he has excelled. A fantastic away win last night and I thought the travelling Saints fans were magnificent and a credit to the club. They were so loud and proud! You would have thought we were the home team! It was also good to hear MP congratulating the fans in his post match interview. A job well done. Now onto Blunderland where we owe them a hiding! Lets do it for Gaston and Dejan! COYR AdamG10
  • Score: 33

7:45am Wed 12 Feb 14

saint christopher says...

Great result against a good team and good to see the "second string" standing up to the plate and all that.

Many complimentary comments from Hull fans (hope they stay up). One of the most interesting is this one:

"Southampton are one of the best teams for pressuring opponents, it's remarkable stuff and definitely their managers game plan, it's not something all players can do, he's worked at that for a year and moulded his team to do, but they have the players to pressure and take the ball, their footwork is remarkable, they just lack that killer instinct the top teams have.

Southampton are a really brilliant team, can't see them dropping below the top half for awhile if they keep these players

They remind me of top spanish team off the ball "

Just about sums up all we're loving about Saints at the moment. Just hope we keep MoPo and the current team plus add some real fire power for next season.
Great result against a good team and good to see the "second string" standing up to the plate and all that. Many complimentary comments from Hull fans (hope they stay up). One of the most interesting is this one: "Southampton are one of the best teams for pressuring opponents, it's remarkable stuff and definitely their managers game plan, it's not something all players can do, he's worked at that for a year and moulded his team to do, but they have the players to pressure and take the ball, their footwork is remarkable, they just lack that killer instinct the top teams have. Southampton are a really brilliant team, can't see them dropping below the top half for awhile if they keep these players They remind me of top spanish team off the ball " Just about sums up all we're loving about Saints at the moment. Just hope we keep MoPo and the current team plus add some real fire power for next season. saint christopher
  • Score: 45

8:08am Wed 12 Feb 14

damoose says...

Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`
Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers` damoose
  • Score: -9

8:49am Wed 12 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Nice technical assessment from Jose,really interesting insight on tactics to hear from a player, and as has been mentioned,Hull fans were superbly magnanimous in their high praise for Saints quality,and style of play.Well done to them.
Nice technical assessment from Jose,really interesting insight on tactics to hear from a player, and as has been mentioned,Hull fans were superbly magnanimous in their high praise for Saints quality,and style of play.Well done to them. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 20

8:55am Wed 12 Feb 14

Saintsayer II says...

I don't think Yoshida was MotM at Hull but he wasn't far off it Cork was outstanding again and would get my vote Game time has made so much difference to both of them
It was great to be there and the only slight concern I have is for Morgan and Luke. In the last 20 minutes they both looked a little bit weary
I wouldn't be surprised if they get rested on Saturday
I don't think Yoshida was MotM at Hull but he wasn't far off it Cork was outstanding again and would get my vote Game time has made so much difference to both of them It was great to be there and the only slight concern I have is for Morgan and Luke. In the last 20 minutes they both looked a little bit weary I wouldn't be surprised if they get rested on Saturday Saintsayer II
  • Score: 8

9:06am Wed 12 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Now Manure are looking like a startled rabbit with a terrier snapping at its' @rse.
Now Manure are looking like a startled rabbit with a terrier snapping at its' @rse. Confucious
  • Score: 25

9:06am Wed 12 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

The mighty Saints improve so much game after game it's just crazy !. Now Arsenal need to do us a favour and beat Manchester diving academy tonight and we will be closer then a good win vs West Ham and we could go above the Diving academy. If it wasn't for injury Saint would be higher than 8th but hey Im so happy the team is getting better and better
The mighty Saints improve so much game after game it's just crazy !. Now Arsenal need to do us a favour and beat Manchester diving academy tonight and we will be closer then a good win vs West Ham and we could go above the Diving academy. If it wasn't for injury Saint would be higher than 8th but hey Im so happy the team is getting better and better therealredarmy
  • Score: 18

9:26am Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

The goal might have been a bit scrappy but we were excellent last night. Whoever that Hull fan was is bang on: without the ball we're an incredible force and our organisation and philosophy make us far better than the sum of our parts.

Which means at all costs we must keep MoPo in the summer. Seriously, offer him absolutely anything he wants.

And on the subject of managers, isn't Steve Bruce a gracious bloke? That's twice this season he's said we were the better team and deserved to win, rather than come up with some nonsense excuse. Fair play.
The goal might have been a bit scrappy but we were excellent last night. Whoever that Hull fan was is bang on: without the ball we're an incredible force and our organisation and philosophy make us far better than the sum of our parts. Which means at all costs we must keep MoPo in the summer. Seriously, offer him absolutely anything he wants. And on the subject of managers, isn't Steve Bruce a gracious bloke? That's twice this season he's said we were the better team and deserved to win, rather than come up with some nonsense excuse. Fair play. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 57

9:38am Wed 12 Feb 14

miltonnroad76 says...

Confucious wrote:
Now Manure are looking like a startled rabbit with a terrier snapping at its' @rse.
haha love that image!!! Maybe we wont get top 6 but finishing above manure would make my season and as fate has it they play at st marys last game would be so sweet if we prevent them from getting top 4 or go above them if we arent already by then.. Living overseas i have to put up with a lot of **** from other fans when injurys and tough games cost us points...they have all gone a bit quiet now ...those who .laugh at saints and up being laughed at...
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Now Manure are looking like a startled rabbit with a terrier snapping at its' @rse.[/p][/quote]haha love that image!!! Maybe we wont get top 6 but finishing above manure would make my season and as fate has it they play at st marys last game would be so sweet if we prevent them from getting top 4 or go above them if we arent already by then.. Living overseas i have to put up with a lot of **** from other fans when injurys and tough games cost us points...they have all gone a bit quiet now ...those who .laugh at saints and up being laughed at... miltonnroad76
  • Score: 8

9:40am Wed 12 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

The future looks GOOD , we have strength and cover and a option on game tactics , which will benefit everytime we play . COYR , A good team always has OUR OPTIONS
The future looks GOOD , we have strength and cover and a option on game tactics , which will benefit everytime we play . COYR , A good team always has OUR OPTIONS SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 3

10:05am Wed 12 Feb 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

damoose wrote:
Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`
We have the ideal situation with Clyne and Chambers both at the same level.
This will allow the manager to alternate them weekly.
This will ensure that they stay fit and eager and get game time.
It will also allow cover if needed for Shaw.
If Yoshida continues to improve the same senario could work at centre back with Lovren and Fonte.
We are in a great place right now.
COYS
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`[/p][/quote]We have the ideal situation with Clyne and Chambers both at the same level. This will allow the manager to alternate them weekly. This will ensure that they stay fit and eager and get game time. It will also allow cover if needed for Shaw. If Yoshida continues to improve the same senario could work at centre back with Lovren and Fonte. We are in a great place right now. COYS SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 14

10:08am Wed 12 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

What a great three points well deserved . I must hold my hands up and say i thought the Premier was beyond Yoshida but what i saw on TV he will be a good squad player with game time. It looks like we need too find that killer striker to make us a very good team.
Our away army must be one of the best in the land. No matter where we play they are always heard above the home crowd, for those that have never been there get on the bus it's brilliant.
Lets take last nights performance to the zoo on SAT and put monkey boy in his place.
What a great three points well deserved . I must hold my hands up and say i thought the Premier was beyond Yoshida but what i saw on TV he will be a good squad player with game time. It looks like we need too find that killer striker to make us a very good team. Our away army must be one of the best in the land. No matter where we play they are always heard above the home crowd, for those that have never been there get on the bus it's brilliant. Lets take last nights performance to the zoo on SAT and put monkey boy in his place. hedge end bob
  • Score: 11

10:12am Wed 12 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
damoose wrote:
Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`
We have the ideal situation with Clyne and Chambers both at the same level.
This will allow the manager to alternate them weekly.
This will ensure that they stay fit and eager and get game time.
It will also allow cover if needed for Shaw.
If Yoshida continues to improve the same senario could work at centre back with Lovren and Fonte.
We are in a great place right now.
COYS
well there are plenty of rumours that Arsenal are going to bid £10 mil for Chambers at the end of the season. And as always they just seem to assume that he will automatically be off. Hope we tell them to do one. He does look a tremendous prospect and we could definitely make more by holding on to him long term.
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`[/p][/quote]We have the ideal situation with Clyne and Chambers both at the same level. This will allow the manager to alternate them weekly. This will ensure that they stay fit and eager and get game time. It will also allow cover if needed for Shaw. If Yoshida continues to improve the same senario could work at centre back with Lovren and Fonte. We are in a great place right now. COYS[/p][/quote]well there are plenty of rumours that Arsenal are going to bid £10 mil for Chambers at the end of the season. And as always they just seem to assume that he will automatically be off. Hope we tell them to do one. He does look a tremendous prospect and we could definitely make more by holding on to him long term. Clever Dick
  • Score: 8

10:12am Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
The goal might have been a bit scrappy but we were excellent last night. Whoever that Hull fan was is bang on: without the ball we're an incredible force and our organisation and philosophy make us far better than the sum of our parts.

Which means at all costs we must keep MoPo in the summer. Seriously, offer him absolutely anything he wants.

And on the subject of managers, isn't Steve Bruce a gracious bloke? That's twice this season he's said we were the better team and deserved to win, rather than come up with some nonsense excuse. Fair play.
Glad you, theSouthCoastIsOurs and the rest had a good night out - not something many can say after being in Hull.

We could hear you loud and proud on the live thread. You were in particularly good voice, Ret with all those 'We're by far the greatest team the World has ever seen - it must be true I read it in the Guardian' and 'Hull is a socially deprived victim of Thatcher's Britain - I wanna go home' sing-a-longs.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: The goal might have been a bit scrappy but we were excellent last night. Whoever that Hull fan was is bang on: without the ball we're an incredible force and our organisation and philosophy make us far better than the sum of our parts. Which means at all costs we must keep MoPo in the summer. Seriously, offer him absolutely anything he wants. And on the subject of managers, isn't Steve Bruce a gracious bloke? That's twice this season he's said we were the better team and deserved to win, rather than come up with some nonsense excuse. Fair play.[/p][/quote]Glad you, theSouthCoastIsOurs and the rest had a good night out - not something many can say after being in Hull. We could hear you loud and proud on the live thread. You were in particularly good voice, Ret with all those 'We're by far the greatest team the World has ever seen - it must be true I read it in the Guardian' and 'Hull is a socially deprived victim of Thatcher's Britain - I wanna go home' sing-a-longs. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

10:14am Wed 12 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer. hedge end bob
  • Score: 3

10:20am Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
The goal might have been a bit scrappy but we were excellent last night. Whoever that Hull fan was is bang on: without the ball we're an incredible force and our organisation and philosophy make us far better than the sum of our parts.

Which means at all costs we must keep MoPo in the summer. Seriously, offer him absolutely anything he wants.

And on the subject of managers, isn't Steve Bruce a gracious bloke? That's twice this season he's said we were the better team and deserved to win, rather than come up with some nonsense excuse. Fair play.
Glad you, theSouthCoastIsOurs and the rest had a good night out - not something many can say after being in Hull.

We could hear you loud and proud on the live thread. You were in particularly good voice, Ret with all those 'We're by far the greatest team the World has ever seen - it must be true I read it in the Guardian' and 'Hull is a socially deprived victim of Thatcher's Britain - I wanna go home' sing-a-longs.
Heh. Actually, the singing was funnier a couple of years ago. We all sang "We're Southampton, we're top of the league" to which they replied in their dour 'ull accent "We're Hull City, we don't give a f***".

Great bants!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: The goal might have been a bit scrappy but we were excellent last night. Whoever that Hull fan was is bang on: without the ball we're an incredible force and our organisation and philosophy make us far better than the sum of our parts. Which means at all costs we must keep MoPo in the summer. Seriously, offer him absolutely anything he wants. And on the subject of managers, isn't Steve Bruce a gracious bloke? That's twice this season he's said we were the better team and deserved to win, rather than come up with some nonsense excuse. Fair play.[/p][/quote]Glad you, theSouthCoastIsOurs and the rest had a good night out - not something many can say after being in Hull. We could hear you loud and proud on the live thread. You were in particularly good voice, Ret with all those 'We're by far the greatest team the World has ever seen - it must be true I read it in the Guardian' and 'Hull is a socially deprived victim of Thatcher's Britain - I wanna go home' sing-a-longs.[/p][/quote]Heh. Actually, the singing was funnier a couple of years ago. We all sang "We're Southampton, we're top of the league" to which they replied in their dour 'ull accent "We're Hull City, we don't give a f***". Great bants! Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 10

10:26am Wed 12 Feb 14

Puddletown Saint says...

Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!! Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 11

10:26am Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Hands up if you thought Yoshida's Saints days were numbered?

The same could be said of Jose.

Having seen Jose in the Championship, I really thought he'd be out the door once we brought in new Premier League standard centre backs but I was wrong, he's been superb and, for me, was our MotM last night. It's unlikely, but I'd love to see him make the cut for Brazil.

I have always thought Yos was fine. His distribution from the back wasn't the best but, judging by last night, he's worked hard on it.

Well done both of them. If either gets injured and Jos comes in, maybe he'll start playing out of his skin and make a late push for a World Cup spot :)
Hands up if you thought Yoshida's Saints days were numbered? The same could be said of Jose. Having seen Jose in the Championship, I really thought he'd be out the door once we brought in new Premier League standard centre backs but I was wrong, he's been superb and, for me, was our MotM last night. It's unlikely, but I'd love to see him make the cut for Brazil. I have always thought Yos was fine. His distribution from the back wasn't the best but, judging by last night, he's worked hard on it. Well done both of them. If either gets injured and Jos comes in, maybe he'll start playing out of his skin and make a late push for a World Cup spot :) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 8

10:37am Wed 12 Feb 14

dibbyboy says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Visit www.cricfree.tv.
There are links to streams on the left hand side. click 'schedule' and it will tell you when station Saints are on.
Wait till 2 minutes before kick off and then click on the right 'stream'
Page will then load and will probably have loads of adverts. click on each'X' to close the box as you normally word, take care as they can be well hidden.

Bingo you have a stream for the match
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]Visit www.cricfree.tv. There are links to streams on the left hand side. click 'schedule' and it will tell you when station Saints are on. Wait till 2 minutes before kick off and then click on the right 'stream' Page will then load and will probably have loads of adverts. click on each'X' to close the box as you normally word, take care as they can be well hidden. Bingo you have a stream for the match dibbyboy
  • Score: 8

10:40am Wed 12 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

dibbyboy wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Visit www.cricfree.tv.
There are links to streams on the left hand side. click 'schedule' and it will tell you when station Saints are on.
Wait till 2 minutes before kick off and then click on the right 'stream'
Page will then load and will probably have loads of adverts. click on each'X' to close the box as you normally word, take care as they can be well hidden.

Bingo you have a stream for the match
Make sure you have Flash Player installed on your computer, as well.
[quote][p][bold]dibbyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]Visit www.cricfree.tv. There are links to streams on the left hand side. click 'schedule' and it will tell you when station Saints are on. Wait till 2 minutes before kick off and then click on the right 'stream' Page will then load and will probably have loads of adverts. click on each'X' to close the box as you normally word, take care as they can be well hidden. Bingo you have a stream for the match[/p][/quote]Make sure you have Flash Player installed on your computer, as well. Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

10:40am Wed 12 Feb 14

J7junctionseven says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Go to a pub that has live streams televised. plenty to choose from Bob.
The Station in Bullar Rd, Bitterne. The Obelisk or Yacht in Woolston for starters and aren't to far from you.
There are others but not to sure if any closer to you.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]Go to a pub that has live streams televised. plenty to choose from Bob. The Station in Bullar Rd, Bitterne. The Obelisk or Yacht in Woolston for starters and aren't to far from you. There are others but not to sure if any closer to you. COYR J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

10:45am Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob.

If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC.

The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked.

Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent.

When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts.

Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad.

Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it.

Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

10:54am Wed 12 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong. Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

10:59am Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

11:12am Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land.

Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!![/p][/quote]Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land. Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 5

11:16am Wed 12 Feb 14

DragonSaint says...

Just had to move away and am missing my Radio Solent coverage :-( anyone help with that? (matches aren't streamed over the internet)
Just had to move away and am missing my Radio Solent coverage :-( anyone help with that? (matches aren't streamed over the internet) DragonSaint
  • Score: 2

11:31am Wed 12 Feb 14

milton road says...

I think it surprising how many fans forget Yoshida was the steadying influence last season. In the last 28 games we conceded 32 goals and Yoshida played in most of those. He played very few of the first 10 where we were hammered. In my book he proved himself last season and he is a quality CB. Yes he was rusty against Villa the guy needed game time. Yet he is now up and running and in good form.
Our first touch last night at times was brilliant, players getting the ball under pressure and laying it straight off. The only place we lacked the touch was in the final third.
Hull hounded us and closed us down very well at times, they gave 100% and made it very difficult.
I like S Bruce more as a manager than a player. He was very honest with his comments once again. This game was definitely a good work out for Sunderland. I don't think they will start as badly this time and I hope we manage to stay awake not like last time when we let them back into the game.
Don't be surprised to See Wanyama and Clyne start up there, I just hope he doesn't have a brain rush and give Hoov a game, or we can kiss any chance goodbye. Sorry Hoov did great for us in the Championship but caught out for pace and mobility at this level
I think it surprising how many fans forget Yoshida was the steadying influence last season. In the last 28 games we conceded 32 goals and Yoshida played in most of those. He played very few of the first 10 where we were hammered. In my book he proved himself last season and he is a quality CB. Yes he was rusty against Villa the guy needed game time. Yet he is now up and running and in good form. Our first touch last night at times was brilliant, players getting the ball under pressure and laying it straight off. The only place we lacked the touch was in the final third. Hull hounded us and closed us down very well at times, they gave 100% and made it very difficult. I like S Bruce more as a manager than a player. He was very honest with his comments once again. This game was definitely a good work out for Sunderland. I don't think they will start as badly this time and I hope we manage to stay awake not like last time when we let them back into the game. Don't be surprised to See Wanyama and Clyne start up there, I just hope he doesn't have a brain rush and give Hoov a game, or we can kiss any chance goodbye. Sorry Hoov did great for us in the Championship but caught out for pace and mobility at this level milton road
  • Score: 4

11:39am Wed 12 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land.

Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.
the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil.
we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench?
we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!![/p][/quote]Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land. Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.[/p][/quote]the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil. we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench? we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!) el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

11:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

DragonSaint wrote:
Just had to move away and am missing my Radio Solent coverage :-( anyone help with that? (matches aren't streamed over the internet)
WWW.BBC.co.UK/radios
olent/on-air
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Just had to move away and am missing my Radio Solent coverage :-( anyone help with that? (matches aren't streamed over the internet)[/p][/quote]WWW.BBC.co.UK/radios olent/on-air Clever Dick
  • Score: -2

12:01pm Wed 12 Feb 14

SaintJD says...

Well done Maya and, while I'm at it, a quick word for Steven Davis. Of all the players in our team he very rarely gets a mention. It's like he's the invisible man of the team, but he's been a real influence with his simple but effective contribution to the tempo and way we play. IMO he's very underated and has more vision and guile than you'd realise or appreciate, especially when there are more eye catching players around him.
Well done Maya and, while I'm at it, a quick word for Steven Davis. Of all the players in our team he very rarely gets a mention. It's like he's the invisible man of the team, but he's been a real influence with his simple but effective contribution to the tempo and way we play. IMO he's very underated and has more vision and guile than you'd realise or appreciate, especially when there are more eye catching players around him. SaintJD
  • Score: 27

12:06pm Wed 12 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

dibbyboy wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Visit www.cricfree.tv. There are links to streams on the left hand side. click 'schedule' and it will tell you when station Saints are on. Wait till 2 minutes before kick off and then click on the right 'stream' Page will then load and will probably have loads of adverts. click on each'X' to close the box as you normally word, take care as they can be well hidden. Bingo you have a stream for the match
Thanks dibbyboy, i go to as many away games as possible. This won't quite be the same as being there but , hey you get too watch THEONLY TEAM IN HAMPSHIRE. Great.
[quote][p][bold]dibbyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]Visit www.cricfree.tv. There are links to streams on the left hand side. click 'schedule' and it will tell you when station Saints are on. Wait till 2 minutes before kick off and then click on the right 'stream' Page will then load and will probably have loads of adverts. click on each'X' to close the box as you normally word, take care as they can be well hidden. Bingo you have a stream for the match[/p][/quote]Thanks dibbyboy, i go to as many away games as possible. This won't quite be the same as being there but , hey you get too watch THEONLY TEAM IN HAMPSHIRE. Great. hedge end bob
  • Score: 2

12:08pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land.

Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.
the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil.
we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench?
we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)
You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!![/p][/quote]Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land. Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.[/p][/quote]the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil. we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench? we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)[/p][/quote]You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

12:16pm Wed 12 Feb 14

hamblepoint says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
damoose wrote:
Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`
We have the ideal situation with Clyne and Chambers both at the same level.
This will allow the manager to alternate them weekly.
This will ensure that they stay fit and eager and get game time.
It will also allow cover if needed for Shaw.
If Yoshida continues to improve the same senario could work at centre back with Lovren and Fonte.
We are in a great place right now.
COYS
The Cline Chambers situation reminds of the days when Saints International right back, Alf Ramsey had to give way to Bill Ellerington. Ramsey was moved to left back to accommodate him. Bill will be remembered for his cultured sliding tackles in the mid winter mud. Would he get yellows and reds today?
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Chambers is good but Clyne and Shaw should be on the plane to Brazil imo,it`s a shame because I think we will lose Clyne because of the emergence of `Son Chambers`[/p][/quote]We have the ideal situation with Clyne and Chambers both at the same level. This will allow the manager to alternate them weekly. This will ensure that they stay fit and eager and get game time. It will also allow cover if needed for Shaw. If Yoshida continues to improve the same senario could work at centre back with Lovren and Fonte. We are in a great place right now. COYS[/p][/quote]The Cline Chambers situation reminds of the days when Saints International right back, Alf Ramsey had to give way to Bill Ellerington. Ramsey was moved to left back to accommodate him. Bill will be remembered for his cultured sliding tackles in the mid winter mud. Would he get yellows and reds today? hamblepoint
  • Score: 2

12:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Ok time to eat humble pie. I have long been an apologist/backer of Osvaldo and I thought letting him go was a bad decision. Fonte seems to have responded exceptionally well and has even scored as many goals as DO could have reasonably scored in that time. Well time to make an omelet with all of the egg I have had to wipe off my face. Oh and btw Yoshida thanks for being patient and putting in a good shift when called upon
Ok time to eat humble pie. I have long been an apologist/backer of Osvaldo and I thought letting him go was a bad decision. Fonte seems to have responded exceptionally well and has even scored as many goals as DO could have reasonably scored in that time. Well time to make an omelet with all of the egg I have had to wipe off my face. Oh and btw Yoshida thanks for being patient and putting in a good shift when called upon Chipmonk1
  • Score: 12

12:19pm Wed 12 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .) hedge end bob
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

SaintJD says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Hands up if you thought Yoshida's Saints days were numbered?

The same could be said of Jose.

Having seen Jose in the Championship, I really thought he'd be out the door once we brought in new Premier League standard centre backs but I was wrong, he's been superb and, for me, was our MotM last night. It's unlikely, but I'd love to see him make the cut for Brazil.

I have always thought Yos was fine. His distribution from the back wasn't the best but, judging by last night, he's worked hard on it.

Well done both of them. If either gets injured and Jos comes in, maybe he'll start playing out of his skin and make a late push for a World Cup spot :)
Yeah, to be fair I thought the same on Jose and was slightly surprised Yoshida seemed to be behind Hoover in the pecking order. I can only assume he's not convincing on the right side in training so is seen as a straight swap for Lovren. Delighted to see him getting a run as I don't think he deserved to be seen as a failure at Saints - I still have high hopes that he can reach his full potential.

It's interesting how brilliant we've been in terms of patience with all our players actually - even Spider, Jack and Adam took a bit of a while to fully realise their obvious potential as has J-Rod, who has the potential to become a complete player if his finishing can be improved.

Even Luke, who people continue to rave about, has been given the slack to make some quite costly mistakes this season - the kind of thing that would have cost him his place at other clubs but that MP sees as an acceptable outcome of the aggression, ambition and bravery he wants him the show on the pitch.

Well done the Saints (yet again).

I just hope we can somehow get MP to see his future here for the long term - he's got to be the most important signing we've made and him staying is IMO vital to keeping the players believing in our project.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Hands up if you thought Yoshida's Saints days were numbered? The same could be said of Jose. Having seen Jose in the Championship, I really thought he'd be out the door once we brought in new Premier League standard centre backs but I was wrong, he's been superb and, for me, was our MotM last night. It's unlikely, but I'd love to see him make the cut for Brazil. I have always thought Yos was fine. His distribution from the back wasn't the best but, judging by last night, he's worked hard on it. Well done both of them. If either gets injured and Jos comes in, maybe he'll start playing out of his skin and make a late push for a World Cup spot :)[/p][/quote]Yeah, to be fair I thought the same on Jose and was slightly surprised Yoshida seemed to be behind Hoover in the pecking order. I can only assume he's not convincing on the right side in training so is seen as a straight swap for Lovren. Delighted to see him getting a run as I don't think he deserved to be seen as a failure at Saints - I still have high hopes that he can reach his full potential. It's interesting how brilliant we've been in terms of patience with all our players actually - even Spider, Jack and Adam took a bit of a while to fully realise their obvious potential as has J-Rod, who has the potential to become a complete player if his finishing can be improved. Even Luke, who people continue to rave about, has been given the slack to make some quite costly mistakes this season - the kind of thing that would have cost him his place at other clubs but that MP sees as an acceptable outcome of the aggression, ambition and bravery he wants him the show on the pitch. Well done the Saints (yet again). I just hope we can somehow get MP to see his future here for the long term - he's got to be the most important signing we've made and him staying is IMO vital to keeping the players believing in our project. SaintJD
  • Score: 7

12:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Beer Monster says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Go to a pub that has live streams televised. plenty to choose from Bob.
The Station in Bullar Rd, Bitterne. The Obelisk or Yacht in Woolston for starters and aren't to far from you.
There are others but not to sure if any closer to you.
COYR
I watched the home fixture against Hull at the Winston on Archers Road... I also won quite a few games of pool, from what I can remember
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]Go to a pub that has live streams televised. plenty to choose from Bob. The Station in Bullar Rd, Bitterne. The Obelisk or Yacht in Woolston for starters and aren't to far from you. There are others but not to sure if any closer to you. COYR[/p][/quote]I watched the home fixture against Hull at the Winston on Archers Road... I also won quite a few games of pool, from what I can remember Beer Monster
  • Score: 1

1:02pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Golden_Salamander says...

I wish we could copyright the way we play, perhaps we could call it "The Pochettino Press" (cc) and get the London media to refer it by that name.
.
It does annoy me when watching MOTD last weekend and Liverpool were using "The Pochettino Press" to destroy arsenal and then Alan Shearer comes on and makes out that Liverpool had invented a way to play against arsenal where in fact that had probably just watched a tape of how Saints had played against them 10 days before.
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So if anyone post on 606 or Sky or elsewhere lets all start referring to it as "The Pochettino Press"
I wish we could copyright the way we play, perhaps we could call it "The Pochettino Press" (cc) and get the London media to refer it by that name. . It does annoy me when watching MOTD last weekend and Liverpool were using "The Pochettino Press" to destroy arsenal and then Alan Shearer comes on and makes out that Liverpool had invented a way to play against arsenal where in fact that had probably just watched a tape of how Saints had played against them 10 days before. . So if anyone post on 606 or Sky or elsewhere lets all start referring to it as "The Pochettino Press" Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 8

1:38pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed.

Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.[/p][/quote]Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed. Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture. Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Outside of the Box says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
Bitterne RBL Club in Windover Close,

At home with http://www.vipboxuk.
co/ I use this stream all the time. They've several links to football
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]Bitterne RBL Club in Windover Close, At home with http://www.vipboxuk. co/ I use this stream all the time. They've several links to football Outside of the Box
  • Score: -1

2:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

J7junctionseven says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
Wow Bob.
If you're that fit have you thought about playing for the skunts....they could do with better players.....:o)
COYR
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)[/p][/quote]Wow Bob. If you're that fit have you thought about playing for the skunts....they could do with better players.....:o) COYR J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

2:37pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)[/p][/quote]Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 3

2:45pm Wed 12 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land.

Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.
the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil.
we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench?
we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)
You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.
fair points. I haven't got a problem with any player being dropped/replaced for a few games as it promotes competition for places which in turn makes players preform to their best more often, and as I said SRL wont be around for more than a couple of seasons so resting him for a few games here and there will help him.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!![/p][/quote]Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land. Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.[/p][/quote]the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil. we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench? we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)[/p][/quote]You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.[/p][/quote]fair points. I haven't got a problem with any player being dropped/replaced for a few games as it promotes competition for places which in turn makes players preform to their best more often, and as I said SRL wont be around for more than a couple of seasons so resting him for a few games here and there will help him. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

3:17pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.
I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too.

Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)[/p][/quote]Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.[/p][/quote]I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too. Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed.

Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.
Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble.

Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood.

Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.[/p][/quote]Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed. Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.[/p][/quote]Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble. Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood. Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

3:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

husky-1 says...

"""""FONTE EXAGGERATES THROWING THE BALL UP"""""" ... sometimes instead of stopping the ball and pass it, strip senseless Up ... divided much the ball .. ""and eventually produces an extra tiredness in your mates"" ... yoshida contrast always looks "first" touch the ball to a teammate .. is always your first choice and that is very valuable to a team that wants to have the possession
"""""FONTE EXAGGERATES THROWING THE BALL UP"""""" ... sometimes instead of stopping the ball and pass it, strip senseless Up ... divided much the ball .. ""and eventually produces an extra tiredness in your mates"" ... yoshida contrast always looks "first" touch the ball to a teammate .. is always your first choice and that is very valuable to a team that wants to have the possession husky-1
  • Score: -13

3:37pm Wed 12 Feb 14

SaintJD says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed.

Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.
Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble.

Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood.

Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.
Is it mere coincidence that Rickie has looked back to his best since Osvaldo left? He's been rejuvenated in my opinion and looks to have his swagger back. Must have been gutting to see his status as top man and England chances ebbing away after the dream week he had on debut, but he's back now and making a mockery of the idea that it would have been a good time to sell him the West Ham.

Would be interesting to know how close that deal was to actually coming off, or whether it was just speculation, but either way I think Rickie is an asset to any team. If you can keep Kelvin Davis on despite his age, mainly for the influence he has on the dressing room I'm guessing, then surely Rickie has to end his career here too, plus he's still without question got at least one more season at the very top level - worth missing out on £6 million of anybody's money IMO as the guy is priceless.

Low passing accuracy last night maybe, but he still sprayed some great balls around and I'm guessing those 35% that connected were more penetrating than most..
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.[/p][/quote]Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed. Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.[/p][/quote]Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble. Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood. Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.[/p][/quote]Is it mere coincidence that Rickie has looked back to his best since Osvaldo left? He's been rejuvenated in my opinion and looks to have his swagger back. Must have been gutting to see his status as top man and England chances ebbing away after the dream week he had on debut, but he's back now and making a mockery of the idea that it would have been a good time to sell him the West Ham. Would be interesting to know how close that deal was to actually coming off, or whether it was just speculation, but either way I think Rickie is an asset to any team. If you can keep Kelvin Davis on despite his age, mainly for the influence he has on the dressing room I'm guessing, then surely Rickie has to end his career here too, plus he's still without question got at least one more season at the very top level - worth missing out on £6 million of anybody's money IMO as the guy is priceless. Low passing accuracy last night maybe, but he still sprayed some great balls around and I'm guessing those 35% that connected were more penetrating than most.. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

3:40pm Wed 12 Feb 14

SaintJD says...

husky-1 wrote:
"""""FONTE EXAGGERATES THROWING THE BALL UP"""""" ... sometimes instead of stopping the ball and pass it, strip senseless Up ... divided much the ball .. ""and eventually produces an extra tiredness in your mates"" ... yoshida contrast always looks "first" touch the ball to a teammate .. is always your first choice and that is very valuable to a team that wants to have the possession
Is this a fill in the blanks competition or are you writing that on a smartphone?
[quote][p][bold]husky-1[/bold] wrote: """""FONTE EXAGGERATES THROWING THE BALL UP"""""" ... sometimes instead of stopping the ball and pass it, strip senseless Up ... divided much the ball .. ""and eventually produces an extra tiredness in your mates"" ... yoshida contrast always looks "first" touch the ball to a teammate .. is always your first choice and that is very valuable to a team that wants to have the possession[/p][/quote]Is this a fill in the blanks competition or are you writing that on a smartphone? SaintJD
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

husky-1 says...

"""""SAINTS PLAYED BADLY YESTERDAY"""".. They tried to play with depth, long ... "too many times" with players who do not have that routine well trained and often gave the ball .. what I produce an extra tiredness divided by so many balls .. Pochettino should teach him to play with depth because they do not know and is very noticeable .. but should do so incrementally
"""""SAINTS PLAYED BADLY YESTERDAY"""".. They tried to play with depth, long ... "too many times" with players who do not have that routine well trained and often gave the ball .. what I produce an extra tiredness divided by so many balls .. Pochettino should teach him to play with depth because they do not know and is very noticeable .. but should do so incrementally husky-1
  • Score: -12

3:55pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

husky-1 wrote:
"""""FONTE EXAGGERATES THROWING THE BALL UP"""""" ... sometimes instead of stopping the ball and pass it, strip senseless Up ... divided much the ball .. ""and eventually produces an extra tiredness in your mates"" ... yoshida contrast always looks "first" touch the ball to a teammate .. is always your first choice and that is very valuable to a team that wants to have the possession
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[quote][p][bold]husky-1[/bold] wrote: """""FONTE EXAGGERATES THROWING THE BALL UP"""""" ... sometimes instead of stopping the ball and pass it, strip senseless Up ... divided much the ball .. ""and eventually produces an extra tiredness in your mates"" ... yoshida contrast always looks "first" touch the ball to a teammate .. is always your first choice and that is very valuable to a team that wants to have the possession[/p][/quote]Are you an automated spam merchant? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 8

4:10pm Wed 12 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

@husky-1

We won yesterday we dominate from the 1st minute to the last one and we won ! The stats don't lie most possession, most chances, most challenge won so please get real !
@husky-1 We won yesterday we dominate from the 1st minute to the last one and we won ! The stats don't lie most possession, most chances, most challenge won so please get real ! therealredarmy
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

SaintJD wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed.

Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.
Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble.

Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood.

Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.
Is it mere coincidence that Rickie has looked back to his best since Osvaldo left? He's been rejuvenated in my opinion and looks to have his swagger back. Must have been gutting to see his status as top man and England chances ebbing away after the dream week he had on debut, but he's back now and making a mockery of the idea that it would have been a good time to sell him the West Ham.

Would be interesting to know how close that deal was to actually coming off, or whether it was just speculation, but either way I think Rickie is an asset to any team. If you can keep Kelvin Davis on despite his age, mainly for the influence he has on the dressing room I'm guessing, then surely Rickie has to end his career here too, plus he's still without question got at least one more season at the very top level - worth missing out on £6 million of anybody's money IMO as the guy is priceless.

Low passing accuracy last night maybe, but he still sprayed some great balls around and I'm guessing those 35% that connected were more penetrating than most..
I don't know what effect Dani had on Rickie or the squad but I never felt it would be a good idea to sell Rickie right now. You make a good point about Kelvin and Rickie. Keep them here FOR EVER and they will be (and, in fact, already are) of enormous help as mentors to the younger player as they come up through the ranks.

He's been a HUGE success - HUGE. His future impact could be equally as huge.

£8m in the bank if we had sold him : huge investment in the future if we keep him.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.[/p][/quote]Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed. Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.[/p][/quote]Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble. Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood. Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.[/p][/quote]Is it mere coincidence that Rickie has looked back to his best since Osvaldo left? He's been rejuvenated in my opinion and looks to have his swagger back. Must have been gutting to see his status as top man and England chances ebbing away after the dream week he had on debut, but he's back now and making a mockery of the idea that it would have been a good time to sell him the West Ham. Would be interesting to know how close that deal was to actually coming off, or whether it was just speculation, but either way I think Rickie is an asset to any team. If you can keep Kelvin Davis on despite his age, mainly for the influence he has on the dressing room I'm guessing, then surely Rickie has to end his career here too, plus he's still without question got at least one more season at the very top level - worth missing out on £6 million of anybody's money IMO as the guy is priceless. Low passing accuracy last night maybe, but he still sprayed some great balls around and I'm guessing those 35% that connected were more penetrating than most..[/p][/quote]I don't know what effect Dani had on Rickie or the squad but I never felt it would be a good idea to sell Rickie right now. You make a good point about Kelvin and Rickie. Keep them here FOR EVER and they will be (and, in fact, already are) of enormous help as mentors to the younger player as they come up through the ranks. He's been a HUGE success - HUGE. His future impact could be equally as huge. £8m in the bank if we had sold him : huge investment in the future if we keep him. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Winman says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
google 'wiziwig' website...
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]google 'wiziwig' website... Winman
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Wed 12 Feb 14

JohnItaly says...

DragonSaint wrote:
Just had to move away and am missing my Radio Solent coverage :-( anyone help with that? (matches aren't streamed over the internet)
Sign up for Saints Player. Not only will you get radio coverage but also video highlights of all games. Good value.
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Just had to move away and am missing my Radio Solent coverage :-( anyone help with that? (matches aren't streamed over the internet)[/p][/quote]Sign up for Saints Player. Not only will you get radio coverage but also video highlights of all games. Good value. JohnItaly
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed.

Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.
Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble.

Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood.

Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.
Is it mere coincidence that Rickie has looked back to his best since Osvaldo left? He's been rejuvenated in my opinion and looks to have his swagger back. Must have been gutting to see his status as top man and England chances ebbing away after the dream week he had on debut, but he's back now and making a mockery of the idea that it would have been a good time to sell him the West Ham.

Would be interesting to know how close that deal was to actually coming off, or whether it was just speculation, but either way I think Rickie is an asset to any team. If you can keep Kelvin Davis on despite his age, mainly for the influence he has on the dressing room I'm guessing, then surely Rickie has to end his career here too, plus he's still without question got at least one more season at the very top level - worth missing out on £6 million of anybody's money IMO as the guy is priceless.

Low passing accuracy last night maybe, but he still sprayed some great balls around and I'm guessing those 35% that connected were more penetrating than most..
I don't know what effect Dani had on Rickie or the squad but I never felt it would be a good idea to sell Rickie right now. You make a good point about Kelvin and Rickie. Keep them here FOR EVER and they will be (and, in fact, already are) of enormous help as mentors to the younger player as they come up through the ranks.

He's been a HUGE success - HUGE. His future impact could be equally as huge.

£8m in the bank if we had sold him : huge investment in the future if we keep him.
Totally agree - two thorough professionals and decent men to boot who personify what our club stands for and the deep down beating heart of St Marys to which us supporters relate.

Of course players come and go and that's fine. But there's something about Rickie and Kelvin that's, well, "family".

Keep 'em please.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.[/p][/quote]Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed. Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.[/p][/quote]Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble. Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood. Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.[/p][/quote]Is it mere coincidence that Rickie has looked back to his best since Osvaldo left? He's been rejuvenated in my opinion and looks to have his swagger back. Must have been gutting to see his status as top man and England chances ebbing away after the dream week he had on debut, but he's back now and making a mockery of the idea that it would have been a good time to sell him the West Ham. Would be interesting to know how close that deal was to actually coming off, or whether it was just speculation, but either way I think Rickie is an asset to any team. If you can keep Kelvin Davis on despite his age, mainly for the influence he has on the dressing room I'm guessing, then surely Rickie has to end his career here too, plus he's still without question got at least one more season at the very top level - worth missing out on £6 million of anybody's money IMO as the guy is priceless. Low passing accuracy last night maybe, but he still sprayed some great balls around and I'm guessing those 35% that connected were more penetrating than most..[/p][/quote]I don't know what effect Dani had on Rickie or the squad but I never felt it would be a good idea to sell Rickie right now. You make a good point about Kelvin and Rickie. Keep them here FOR EVER and they will be (and, in fact, already are) of enormous help as mentors to the younger player as they come up through the ranks. He's been a HUGE success - HUGE. His future impact could be equally as huge. £8m in the bank if we had sold him : huge investment in the future if we keep him.[/p][/quote]Totally agree - two thorough professionals and decent men to boot who personify what our club stands for and the deep down beating heart of St Marys to which us supporters relate. Of course players come and go and that's fine. But there's something about Rickie and Kelvin that's, well, "family". Keep 'em please. Confucious
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Wed 12 Feb 14

SaintJD says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land.

Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.
the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil.
we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench?
we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)
You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.
While I understand the frustration, I don't think we necessarily lack first-choice striking options to be top 4 - Spurs, Chelsea and probably even Everton have worse striking options than us, Newcastle bar Remy as well.

The reason those teams are above us in the table is that they are a little more clinical in grinding out results.

You can't tell me any of those teams are better than us this season - Newcastle have a terrible goal difference for their position as do Spurs (zero), but they've been getting scrappy wins.

We, on paper, have had a good defence this season, but the reality is that while we've not been hammered much, we've not kept that many clean sheets when we've needed to and it's cost us in games we should have won.

As MP has said, our attacking and defending has become more about the team than defenders and attackers - we attack as a unit and defend as a unit and it's as much about our midfielders finishing as the front men,

And J-Rod should, potentially, be the top class finisher we're after with another year under his belt. Put him on the bench and he won't reach that potential.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!![/p][/quote]Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land. Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.[/p][/quote]the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil. we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench? we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)[/p][/quote]You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.[/p][/quote]While I understand the frustration, I don't think we necessarily lack first-choice striking options to be top 4 - Spurs, Chelsea and probably even Everton have worse striking options than us, Newcastle bar Remy as well. The reason those teams are above us in the table is that they are a little more clinical in grinding out results. You can't tell me any of those teams are better than us this season - Newcastle have a terrible goal difference for their position as do Spurs (zero), but they've been getting scrappy wins. We, on paper, have had a good defence this season, but the reality is that while we've not been hammered much, we've not kept that many clean sheets when we've needed to and it's cost us in games we should have won. As MP has said, our attacking and defending has become more about the team than defenders and attackers - we attack as a unit and defend as a unit and it's as much about our midfielders finishing as the front men, And J-Rod should, potentially, be the top class finisher we're after with another year under his belt. Put him on the bench and he won't reach that potential. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.
I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too.

Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.
Santa...Stats....GUY
S. Hand on hearts... whereon earth on our great planet have you seen anyone male or female with the terrible illness of deafness in the left notsril???. Even worse.. blindess in the right ear for christ sake ???. I am finding it hard to forgive and while i'm at it, Junct 7 is losing it He thinks I should play for THE SKUNTS .. Confus help.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)[/p][/quote]Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.[/p][/quote]I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too. Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.[/p][/quote]Santa...Stats....GUY S. Hand on hearts... whereon earth on our great planet have you seen anyone male or female with the terrible illness of deafness in the left notsril???. Even worse.. blindess in the right ear for christ sake ???. I am finding it hard to forgive and while i'm at it, Junct 7 is losing it He thinks I should play for THE SKUNTS .. Confus help. hedge end bob
  • Score: 1

6:19pm Wed 12 Feb 14

AdamG10 says...

husky-1 wrote:
"""""SAINTS PLAYED BADLY YESTERDAY"""".. They tried to play with depth, long ... "too many times" with players who do not have that routine well trained and often gave the ball .. what I produce an extra tiredness divided by so many balls .. Pochettino should teach him to play with depth because they do not know and is very noticeable .. but should do so incrementally
Errrr, what??
[quote][p][bold]husky-1[/bold] wrote: """""SAINTS PLAYED BADLY YESTERDAY"""".. They tried to play with depth, long ... "too many times" with players who do not have that routine well trained and often gave the ball .. what I produce an extra tiredness divided by so many balls .. Pochettino should teach him to play with depth because they do not know and is very noticeable .. but should do so incrementally[/p][/quote]Errrr, what?? AdamG10
  • Score: 2

6:34pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Confucious says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.
I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too.

Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.
Santa...Stats....GUY

S. Hand on hearts... whereon earth on our great planet have you seen anyone male or female with the terrible illness of deafness in the left notsril???. Even worse.. blindess in the right ear for christ sake ???. I am finding it hard to forgive and while i'm at it, Junct 7 is losing it He thinks I should play for THE SKUNTS .. Confus help.
Bob, I'm pretty sure I know what the problem is here.

The sight photo receptors in your retina which send electrical impulses to the visual cortex in your brain are being distorted by the mechanoreceptors in your inner ear. How come? - well, because the olfactory reception neurons in your nose are detecting false molecular signals caused by the hearing mechanoreceptors and they in turn are distorting the sight sensors.

It all sounds a bit complicated. However, the cause is simple. The problem is most likely to be a direct result of a large dry old bogie being lodged up one of your nostrils.

You might be able to get this out yourself with a long toothpick or a short knitting needle, but I would advise a doctor visit to be on the safe side.

Once the bogie is removed, you may find that you will f@rt out of your willy for a day or so - but don't worry, this will soon stop.

The good news is that all this proves you are not a skunt. The sensory equipment is entirely different in marine life and there is no record of a bogie ever being found in a fish.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)[/p][/quote]Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.[/p][/quote]I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too. Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.[/p][/quote]Santa...Stats....GUY S. Hand on hearts... whereon earth on our great planet have you seen anyone male or female with the terrible illness of deafness in the left notsril???. Even worse.. blindess in the right ear for christ sake ???. I am finding it hard to forgive and while i'm at it, Junct 7 is losing it He thinks I should play for THE SKUNTS .. Confus help.[/p][/quote]Bob, I'm pretty sure I know what the problem is here. The sight photo receptors in your retina which send electrical impulses to the visual cortex in your brain are being distorted by the mechanoreceptors in your inner ear. How come? - well, because the olfactory reception neurons in your nose are detecting false molecular signals caused by the hearing mechanoreceptors and they in turn are distorting the sight sensors. It all sounds a bit complicated. However, the cause is simple. The problem is most likely to be a direct result of a large dry old bogie being lodged up one of your nostrils. You might be able to get this out yourself with a long toothpick or a short knitting needle, but I would advise a doctor visit to be on the safe side. Once the bogie is removed, you may find that you will f@rt out of your willy for a day or so - but don't worry, this will soon stop. The good news is that all this proves you are not a skunt. The sensory equipment is entirely different in marine life and there is no record of a bogie ever being found in a fish. Confucious
  • Score: 4

7:30pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Confucious wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you.
( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)
Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.
I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too.

Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.
Santa...Stats....GUY


S. Hand on hearts... whereon earth on our great planet have you seen anyone male or female with the terrible illness of deafness in the left notsril???. Even worse.. blindess in the right ear for christ sake ???. I am finding it hard to forgive and while i'm at it, Junct 7 is losing it He thinks I should play for THE SKUNTS .. Confus help.
Bob, I'm pretty sure I know what the problem is here.

The sight photo receptors in your retina which send electrical impulses to the visual cortex in your brain are being distorted by the mechanoreceptors in your inner ear. How come? - well, because the olfactory reception neurons in your nose are detecting false molecular signals caused by the hearing mechanoreceptors and they in turn are distorting the sight sensors.

It all sounds a bit complicated. However, the cause is simple. The problem is most likely to be a direct result of a large dry old bogie being lodged up one of your nostrils.

You might be able to get this out yourself with a long toothpick or a short knitting needle, but I would advise a doctor visit to be on the safe side.

Once the bogie is removed, you may find that you will f@rt out of your willy for a day or so - but don't worry, this will soon stop.

The good news is that all this proves you are not a skunt. The sensory equipment is entirely different in marine life and there is no record of a bogie ever being found in a fish.
They do,however suffer from confused body parts. After all they spend most of their time with their heads up their @$$es.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]I'm 70 got two wonky legs , deaf in my left nostril , blind in my right ear , body covered in lovebites and needs the toilet every ten minutes. Gets car sick as soon as i buckle the seat belt , can't stand hieghts so flying is out, see's things back to front and you Sir call me a bloody part-time supporter with two dots and a dash. Shame on you. ( Don''tt mean to insult anybody but the man had to be told .)[/p][/quote]Bob, mate, I think he might have been joking.[/p][/quote]I certainly was. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping Bob was, too. Btw, I gather that you sat down to read the programme for 5 minutes during the half-time break last night. That must make you the Princess Anne of the mighty Saints away support.[/p][/quote]Santa...Stats....GUY S. Hand on hearts... whereon earth on our great planet have you seen anyone male or female with the terrible illness of deafness in the left notsril???. Even worse.. blindess in the right ear for christ sake ???. I am finding it hard to forgive and while i'm at it, Junct 7 is losing it He thinks I should play for THE SKUNTS .. Confus help.[/p][/quote]Bob, I'm pretty sure I know what the problem is here. The sight photo receptors in your retina which send electrical impulses to the visual cortex in your brain are being distorted by the mechanoreceptors in your inner ear. How come? - well, because the olfactory reception neurons in your nose are detecting false molecular signals caused by the hearing mechanoreceptors and they in turn are distorting the sight sensors. It all sounds a bit complicated. However, the cause is simple. The problem is most likely to be a direct result of a large dry old bogie being lodged up one of your nostrils. You might be able to get this out yourself with a long toothpick or a short knitting needle, but I would advise a doctor visit to be on the safe side. Once the bogie is removed, you may find that you will f@rt out of your willy for a day or so - but don't worry, this will soon stop. The good news is that all this proves you are not a skunt. The sensory equipment is entirely different in marine life and there is no record of a bogie ever being found in a fish.[/p][/quote]They do,however suffer from confused body parts. After all they spend most of their time with their heads up their @$$es. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Wed 12 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash.

Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield.

It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances.

My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception.
Stats will probably prove me wrong.
True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most.

Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.
Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed.

Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.
Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble.

Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood.

Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.
the linesman doesn't have to give the goal anymore, don't think he could have seen it anyway so wouldn't have been upset if it hadn't been given pre technology. the ref was giving the goal just as SRL was hitting it so the tech worked so there was no problem.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Defensively, I thought we were really, very good and kept two proven, Premier League goal scorers, on a very short leash. Before the game, I was concerned about the impact Huddlestone might have on the game, but like so many before him, he was over whelmed by the organisation and skills of our midfield. It was a very, very comfortable game, for us, and could have been even more comfortable, had Rickie taken one or both of his early chances. My only minor gripe is that I felt our passing wasn't as sharp as usual, with possession surrendered more often, but that might be a false perception. Stats will probably prove me wrong.[/p][/quote]True. Hard to tell from in front of a screen but I did wonder if the 'rugby' pitch and/or wind (no, not that!) were factors. Funnily enough, the two players most often criticised for this are Victor and Yos but it was our normally reliable passers - Rickie and Morgan - who seemed to struggle the most. Maybe credit should go to Hull for chasing hard and closing our players down so well.[/p][/quote]Lambert's passing accuracy was 55%, so right about him. But Morgan, Cork and Davis were all around 84/85%, so just goes to show how views can be skewed. Maybe it's because the passes that were misplaced were the most simple to execute, creating a false picture.[/p][/quote]Good stats. That's why I said that they 'seemed' to struggle. It's never really obvious. But, much against his character, there was one pass by Spiderman that did put the defence in real trouble. Regarding Rickie, let's not forget that if he hadn't buried the ball after Fonte had 'scored', the game might have ended in a draw. Can anyone confirm whether or not the lino gave the 'goal' when Fonte's shot just crossed the line? If he didn't give the goal (and in the absence of goal-line tech), but for Rickie's pin-point shot, the goal wouldn't have stood. Got to love Rickie, even when his passing isn't at its best, he still knows where the back of the net is.[/p][/quote]the linesman doesn't have to give the goal anymore, don't think he could have seen it anyway so wouldn't have been upset if it hadn't been given pre technology. the ref was giving the goal just as SRL was hitting it so the tech worked so there was no problem. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

7:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Baddesley Bill says...

My record of travelling to away games this year:

3 wins
1 draw
1 loss

I'm just praying I don't get a "postponed" added to the list on Saturday :OS
My record of travelling to away games this year: 3 wins 1 draw 1 loss I'm just praying I don't get a "postponed" added to the list on Saturday :OS Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Wed 12 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

We are 8th.
6 teams have a better goal scored
4 teams have a better defence
only 6 other teams have a positive goal diff
only 6 teams have lost less.
And yet there are posters on here who insist we need to buy players.
Why ?
Jay has 12 goals
13 different players have scored for us.
3 players have debuted for England
During the next international break it has been suggested that up to 8 players could feature for their respective countries.
Not to mention the young players who may get called up to their age group games.

Isn't it great to be a Saints supporter at the moment?
We are 8th. 6 teams have a better goal scored 4 teams have a better defence only 6 other teams have a positive goal diff only 6 teams have lost less. And yet there are posters on here who insist we need to buy players. Why ? Jay has 12 goals 13 different players have scored for us. 3 players have debuted for England During the next international break it has been suggested that up to 8 players could feature for their respective countries. Not to mention the young players who may get called up to their age group games. Isn't it great to be a Saints supporter at the moment? dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 7

8:29pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Just watching Arse/Manure. Shrek is doing his usual moaning at the ref who just happens to be Clutterbrain. I'm pretty sure he just said to him "You never used to be like this when you were good enough to play for England"
Just watching Arse/Manure. Shrek is doing his usual moaning at the ref who just happens to be Clutterbrain. I'm pretty sure he just said to him "You never used to be like this when you were good enough to play for England" Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

8:29pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Just watching Arse/Manure. Shrek is doing his usual moaning at the ref who just happens to be Clutterbrain. I'm pretty sure he just said to him "You never used to be like this when you were good enough to play for England"
Just watching Arse/Manure. Shrek is doing his usual moaning at the ref who just happens to be Clutterbrain. I'm pretty sure he just said to him "You never used to be like this when you were good enough to play for England" Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Wed 12 Feb 14

jls217 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Just watching Arse/Manure. Shrek is doing his usual moaning at the ref who just happens to be Clutterbrain. I'm pretty sure he just said to him "You never used to be like this when you were good enough to play for England"
PMSL
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Just watching Arse/Manure. Shrek is doing his usual moaning at the ref who just happens to be Clutterbrain. I'm pretty sure he just said to him "You never used to be like this when you were good enough to play for England"[/p][/quote]PMSL jls217
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

We are still 8th Newcastle got trounced 4 - 0 by the Spuds
We are still 8th Newcastle got trounced 4 - 0 by the Spuds OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
We are still 8th Newcastle got trounced 4 - 0 by the Spuds
Newcasle have pressed their annual self-destruct button. We can forget about them.

Meanwhile, if you assume we're going to turn over United on the last day (which is a fair assumption) and factor in the points early then we're ahead of them too.

So, can we catch Everton in 6th? They've gone off the boil of late so I say YES. It would be a pretty good season, all things considered.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: We are still 8th Newcastle got trounced 4 - 0 by the Spuds[/p][/quote]Newcasle have pressed their annual self-destruct button. We can forget about them. Meanwhile, if you assume we're going to turn over United on the last day (which is a fair assumption) and factor in the points early then we're ahead of them too. So, can we catch Everton in 6th? They've gone off the boil of late so I say YES. It would be a pretty good season, all things considered. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

11:25pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

SaintJD wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya

And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well.

Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them.

So my question as a discussion:
We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day.

All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!!
Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land.

Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.
the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil.
we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench?
we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)
You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.
While I understand the frustration, I don't think we necessarily lack first-choice striking options to be top 4 - Spurs, Chelsea and probably even Everton have worse striking options than us, Newcastle bar Remy as well.

The reason those teams are above us in the table is that they are a little more clinical in grinding out results.

You can't tell me any of those teams are better than us this season - Newcastle have a terrible goal difference for their position as do Spurs (zero), but they've been getting scrappy wins.

We, on paper, have had a good defence this season, but the reality is that while we've not been hammered much, we've not kept that many clean sheets when we've needed to and it's cost us in games we should have won.

As MP has said, our attacking and defending has become more about the team than defenders and attackers - we attack as a unit and defend as a unit and it's as much about our midfielders finishing as the front men,

And J-Rod should, potentially, be the top class finisher we're after with another year under his belt. Put him on the bench and he won't reach that potential.
Actually, this is a really good post. It's sometimes easier to focus on the chances that weren't put away but we don't really struggle for goals. If you look at the Spurs game we'd probably have won that if we weren't forced to start with Jos and Fox, which was just inviting trouble down that side. So ignore what I said about defenders.

That said, I do think it would be a bit naive to go into a season with only three strikers, one of which is a rookie and one is perhaps a season or two past his prime, so I guess we'll need to strengthen at both ends.

Our midfield is amazing, though. We can leave that well alone.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Having followed the Saints for nearly 40 years can safely say my juices are really following. We are IMHO just one top centre back to partner Dejan and 20+ goal scorer away from breaking into the top 4. What is fantastic as well is the team spirit - all play for each other and if they do not make the MoPo grade (for whatever reason) they are gone ala Osvaldo Forren and Makuya And so proud when you see Adam, Luke, Calum and JWP playing - not just in the team but doing so well. Although Citek, Chelski etc may be top with their foreign owners and expensive imports the true supporters look at the South coast and wish it was them. So my question as a discussion: We all want the same end of trophies but would it feel the same if we the brought the cups and had 18 overseas stars in the squad on match day. All yours PS I like Jose and Spider as much as all the English lads!!!![/p][/quote]Innit. I don't even know if we're that desperate for a new centre back. All we need is a razor sharp centre forward of genuine international quality and we're in the top four. I think that this, more than anything, must make MoPo want to stay: he's built an incredible team and there's just one missing piece needed to finish it off and get to the promised land. Seriously, if half those draws that could and should have been converted into wins were we'd now be ahead of Liverpool. Next season they will be.[/p][/quote]the striker situation is an interesting dilemma. firstly nearly everyone is saying that we need a `clinical` finisher, I would probably agree. however who would be `dropped` to accommodate the new striker? the front 3 are a very good unit and work so well together, we tried playing a front 4 with dani but that didn't work at all. I know SRL is getting on and we might only get another season out of him but if he is `dropped` to the bench everyone says its a mistake, we also have a very promising replacement in-house in big sam. j-rod has had a fantastic season and his pace is really frightening to the oppos and he has scored the most this season and is still young enough to improve on his accuracy (god knows he`s missed loads as well). and you would never replace lalla, probably our player of the season, so far, and is widely tipped to be spending the summer in brazil. we do need cover as we have limited options on the bench, but do we bring in a new `star` striker to replace or a couple of good options who can either start or come off the bench? we will have over £100mill to spend on striking options, well according to the media who are trying to sell all our top players (despite being told over and over again that they aren't for sale!)[/p][/quote]You'd drop either Rickie or J-Rod (most probably Rickie, I'd imagine) from the starting line-up in a straight swap for the mystery newcomer and then that gives you options to change things from the bench. Inevitably, with injuries and suspensions and whatever I think everyone would still get enough game time to be happy, and there would still be enough opportunity for Sam to continue his development.[/p][/quote]While I understand the frustration, I don't think we necessarily lack first-choice striking options to be top 4 - Spurs, Chelsea and probably even Everton have worse striking options than us, Newcastle bar Remy as well. The reason those teams are above us in the table is that they are a little more clinical in grinding out results. You can't tell me any of those teams are better than us this season - Newcastle have a terrible goal difference for their position as do Spurs (zero), but they've been getting scrappy wins. We, on paper, have had a good defence this season, but the reality is that while we've not been hammered much, we've not kept that many clean sheets when we've needed to and it's cost us in games we should have won. As MP has said, our attacking and defending has become more about the team than defenders and attackers - we attack as a unit and defend as a unit and it's as much about our midfielders finishing as the front men, And J-Rod should, potentially, be the top class finisher we're after with another year under his belt. Put him on the bench and he won't reach that potential.[/p][/quote]Actually, this is a really good post. It's sometimes easier to focus on the chances that weren't put away but we don't really struggle for goals. If you look at the Spurs game we'd probably have won that if we weren't forced to start with Jos and Fox, which was just inviting trouble down that side. So ignore what I said about defenders. That said, I do think it would be a bit naive to go into a season with only three strikers, one of which is a rookie and one is perhaps a season or two past his prime, so I guess we'll need to strengthen at both ends. Our midfield is amazing, though. We can leave that well alone. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

11:53pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Rupert Lowe's Backside says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Hands up if you thought Yoshida's Saints days were numbered?

The same could be said of Jose.

Having seen Jose in the Championship, I really thought he'd be out the door once we brought in new Premier League standard centre backs but I was wrong, he's been superb and, for me, was our MotM last night. It's unlikely, but I'd love to see him make the cut for Brazil.

I have always thought Yos was fine. His distribution from the back wasn't the best but, judging by last night, he's worked hard on it.

Well done both of them. If either gets injured and Jos comes in, maybe he'll start playing out of his skin and make a late push for a World Cup spot :)
I have said it in previous posts - I though Yoshi was playing ok towards the end of last season.
He needs games and confidence with his fellow CB (Fonte in this case)
He's still young and learning from the CB 'master' in MoPo
I wouldnt put him in Lovren's class, but he is playing well and who knows??

I think Jos again is a solid player, but he seems to me to make the wrong decision too often and at Prem level, you get punished. Again thats match experience, but you want to see improvement if he does play which I havent. Jose and Yoshi have stepped up, thats all you can ask for.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Hands up if you thought Yoshida's Saints days were numbered? The same could be said of Jose. Having seen Jose in the Championship, I really thought he'd be out the door once we brought in new Premier League standard centre backs but I was wrong, he's been superb and, for me, was our MotM last night. It's unlikely, but I'd love to see him make the cut for Brazil. I have always thought Yos was fine. His distribution from the back wasn't the best but, judging by last night, he's worked hard on it. Well done both of them. If either gets injured and Jos comes in, maybe he'll start playing out of his skin and make a late push for a World Cup spot :)[/p][/quote]I have said it in previous posts - I though Yoshi was playing ok towards the end of last season. He needs games and confidence with his fellow CB (Fonte in this case) He's still young and learning from the CB 'master' in MoPo I wouldnt put him in Lovren's class, but he is playing well and who knows?? I think Jos again is a solid player, but he seems to me to make the wrong decision too often and at Prem level, you get punished. Again thats match experience, but you want to see improvement if he does play which I havent. Jose and Yoshi have stepped up, thats all you can ask for. Rupert Lowe's Backside
  • Score: 0

12:21am Thu 13 Feb 14

andoru says...

Decent set of results for us last night. An Arsenal win would have been better than a draw, but the 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle to Spurs is just what we wanted. 8th is ours to lose now, and 7th is not unattainable. COYS.
Decent set of results for us last night. An Arsenal win would have been better than a draw, but the 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle to Spurs is just what we wanted. 8th is ours to lose now, and 7th is not unattainable. COYS. andoru
  • Score: 0

8:33am Thu 13 Feb 14

warrens 76 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.
I'll try, Bob.

If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC.

The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked.

Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent.

When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts.

Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad.

Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it.

Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)
firstrow everytime,,,,i have not missed any game that i could not attend, if that makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Can anybody put it in very simple jargon how i can watch the away games i cant make. Keep it simple seventy and a one finger typer.[/p][/quote]I'll try, Bob. If you Google something like 'live football streaming', you'll find lots of option. Careful, some seem to work better than others - some I've tried have created internal problems in my PC. The one I go to is called Firstrowsport - several options pop up with this name and I think they're all linked. Anyway, if you go there, there is a list of all the games being screened that day. Scroll down to the Saints match and click on it. A row of possible links will come up. Sometimes, one won't work but the next will. It's a bit inconsistent. When you click on a link (say, LINK !), a new page will open and the game (hopefully) will come on - covered in adverts. Near the bottom of the picture, it says 'CLICK NOW' or something like that. Click there and it usually takes most of the ads away. If you still have ads covering the enlarge the screen button below the screen you may need to click an X to remove the ad. Eventually, all you get is the screen with the match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. One thing to watch for is that once you are up and running, there will probably be an advert (maybe for Bet365 or something) behind your screen. It can stay there, but you might want to find it and close it. Hope that helps - bloody part-time supporter :-)[/p][/quote]firstrow everytime,,,,i have not missed any game that i could not attend, if that makes sense. warrens 76
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