Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino denies being disrespectful to FA Cup with his team selection

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Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino rejected the notion that he had been disrespectful towards the FA Cup last weekend.

Pochettino was heavily criticised after he made six changes to the team that lost 1-0 at Sunderland in the fifth round of the competition.

But the Saints boss insisted he had picked the best side available to him, and said he felt that some of the comments in the aftermath of the result had been disrespectful to his players.

He said: “During the time we’ve been here we’ve always shown proof that we fully care about the English competitions, especially the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup, and we’ve always shown that full respect towards those competitions.

“It is true that day we did have a bad day. Perhaps we were not as fresh as we could have been and I completely understand the disappointment of the fans, because we were also disappointed in the same manner and to the same extent.”

Pochettino added: “As we always do, we chose the best starting eleven, what we thought was the best starting eleven for the club, for the team, that day.

“We made the correct decision in picking those players, but it is true that we didn’t actually get through the tie. We weren’t able to do that on that day, and it’s not because of a lack of respect.

“That’s never the case, because we fully respect the FA Cup.

“It is true that we had had two tough games before that, here at St Mary’s against Stoke and then a long trip away against Hull, and perhaps the team was strained mentally and physically, that is true.

“Perhaps the team was not as fresh as it could have been, but the players that we chose were the best players for that day.

“It’s also clear that the third game is always the toughest out of the three, and it’s clear that we didn’t have a good day.

“But I completely reject any sort of criticism that we didn’t put out the best team for that day.

“We’ve shown in the time that we’ve been here that we’ve always picked the squad that’s best for every single game and we’ve also shown that all players can play, and that all players have the capacity, have the skill, to play in the Premier League, and those players were no different that day.

“I also want to say that, not exactly that it makes me angry, but more than anything it makes me sad, the fact that with these type of comments that came after that game, they’re quite disrespectful to the players that were actually on the pitch.

“I think all players that are part of this team are full professionals, they will have the capacity to play in the Premier League and in the FA Cup, and I think the comments that came after that game were very disrespectful to the players that were on the pitch that day.”

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5:12pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Adrian Smith* says...

Actions speak louder than words.
Actions speak louder than words. Adrian Smith*
  • Score: 16

5:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

angus mc coatup says...

Well said Mouricio,
Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game.

It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now.
Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 38

5:22pm Thu 20 Feb 14

WobblyCat says...

Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??
Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night?? WobblyCat
  • Score: -17

5:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Mikedixon7 says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??
Spot on,
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??[/p][/quote]Spot on, Mikedixon7
  • Score: -25

5:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Abbey Saint says...

Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team. Abbey Saint
  • Score: -5

5:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
This is all that needs saying on this matter.

Move on.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]This is all that needs saying on this matter. Move on. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 25

5:32pm Thu 20 Feb 14

redsnapper says...

I support Poch. It was the players on the day who should feel the heat. That team was more than capable of beating the Black Cats..but didn't.

You can't say that Ricki didn't want to reach Wembley and then blasted over and as for Kelvin, none of his outkicks went to his own players.

It's over -lets move on and take it out on the Cockney gits.
I support Poch. It was the players on the day who should feel the heat. That team was more than capable of beating the Black Cats..but didn't. You can't say that Ricki didn't want to reach Wembley and then blasted over and as for Kelvin, none of his outkicks went to his own players. It's over -lets move on and take it out on the Cockney gits. redsnapper
  • Score: 25

5:36pm Thu 20 Feb 14

LeTissLeGod says...

If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP
If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP LeTissLeGod
  • Score: -39

6:04pm Thu 20 Feb 14

WobblyCat says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
This is all that needs saying on this matter.

Move on.
Depends if you agree!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]This is all that needs saying on this matter. Move on.[/p][/quote]Depends if you agree! WobblyCat
  • Score: -19

6:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Team is not good enough !
Team is not good enough ! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -33

6:25pm Thu 20 Feb 14

slugger says...

The team fielded were easily good enough , we just had an off day ...... Move on for goodness sake .
The team fielded were easily good enough , we just had an off day ...... Move on for goodness sake . slugger
  • Score: 26

6:28pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
This is all that needs saying on this matter.

Move on.
No it isn't.

I was in the middle of nowhere fishing last weekend with no wifi or mobile signal. I went to a village to find out the score. I was devastated, even more now we know we would have had Hull or Brighton in the next round - we've done the double over one and the other is a league below.

If we are not going to take the cup seriously in a season where we are going to end up 7th, 8th or 9th with no promotion or relegation battle to fight then I guess we never will and I just have to accept that. I prefer us to pull out of the cups and be honest about it though.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]This is all that needs saying on this matter. Move on.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. I was in the middle of nowhere fishing last weekend with no wifi or mobile signal. I went to a village to find out the score. I was devastated, even more now we know we would have had Hull or Brighton in the next round - we've done the double over one and the other is a league below. If we are not going to take the cup seriously in a season where we are going to end up 7th, 8th or 9th with no promotion or relegation battle to fight then I guess we never will and I just have to accept that. I prefer us to pull out of the cups and be honest about it though. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -8

6:29pm Thu 20 Feb 14

angus mc coatup says...

LeTissLeGod wrote:
If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP
All this Gully baiting is getting boring now, He's off in the summer; as his contract is up so good luck to him I say.

So you'd better start thinking about who you're going to slag off next season.
[quote][p][bold]LeTissLeGod[/bold] wrote: If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP[/p][/quote]All this Gully baiting is getting boring now, He's off in the summer; as his contract is up so good luck to him I say. So you'd better start thinking about who you're going to slag off next season. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 17

6:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Emsworthsaint says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ?

You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter !

He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back !
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ? You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter ! He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back ! Emsworthsaint
  • Score: 27

6:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Smith187 says...

Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez Smith187
  • Score: 12

6:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
[quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 6

6:46pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Abbey Saint says...

Emsworthsaint wrote:
Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ?

You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter !

He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back !
They had/have something to lose - premiership status. Saints had/have nothing to lose. Re. hiding behind an interpreter - he loses more status than he gains. Thouroughly agree about the Dutchmen!
[quote][p][bold]Emsworthsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ? You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter ! He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back ![/p][/quote]They had/have something to lose - premiership status. Saints had/have nothing to lose. Re. hiding behind an interpreter - he loses more status than he gains. Thouroughly agree about the Dutchmen! Abbey Saint
  • Score: -9

6:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

terrence77 says...

Osvaldo scored for Juventus in Europa League !
Osvaldo scored for Juventus in Europa League ! terrence77
  • Score: 14

6:53pm Thu 20 Feb 14

WobblyCat says...

Emsworthsaint wrote:
Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ?

You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter !

He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back !
Sunderland are fighting for the premier league status, totally different scenario. I don’t get this protection from interpreter business making sure something he says isn't taken out of context, I can’t think of a significant occasion when a foreign managers poor English has lead to any embarrassment, I stand to be corrected. Anyway his English apparently is excellent.
[quote][p][bold]Emsworthsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ? You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter ! He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back ![/p][/quote]Sunderland are fighting for the premier league status, totally different scenario. I don’t get this protection from interpreter business making sure something he says isn't taken out of context, I can’t think of a significant occasion when a foreign managers poor English has lead to any embarrassment, I stand to be corrected. Anyway his English apparently is excellent. WobblyCat
  • Score: 3

7:02pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
Not so sure tbh. That was pretty much 90% of the available team that left he field.

We had a bad day at the office and it really IS time to move on. I'm sure MP will have taken a few lessons on board nonetheless....

....assuming he is here for next season's FA Cup competition.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Not so sure tbh. That was pretty much 90% of the available team that left he field. We had a bad day at the office and it really IS time to move on. I'm sure MP will have taken a few lessons on board nonetheless.... ....assuming he is here for next season's FA Cup competition. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: -2

7:05pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Proves two things: One,Poch reads the DE threads(not that that means anything that was said was disrespectful, everyone is entitled to an opinion); and two,he will know better next time!
Proves two things: One,Poch reads the DE threads(not that that means anything that was said was disrespectful, everyone is entitled to an opinion); and two,he will know better next time! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

7:08pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Tye-Dye pt2 says...

And yet we haven't played our 'strongest' team in any cup matches this season, and Sunderland made more changes, and it was easier for SRL to score than miss and so we move on, life's too short for 'what if's?'
And yet we haven't played our 'strongest' team in any cup matches this season, and Sunderland made more changes, and it was easier for SRL to score than miss and so we move on, life's too short for 'what if's?' Tye-Dye pt2
  • Score: 6

7:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

slugger says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
Emsworthsaint wrote:
Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ?

You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter !

He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back !
They had/have something to lose - premiership status. Saints had/have nothing to lose. Re. hiding behind an interpreter - he loses more status than he gains. Thouroughly agree about the Dutchmen!
We aren't safe til we're safe , take nothing for granted mush .
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Emsworthsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ? You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter ! He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back ![/p][/quote]They had/have something to lose - premiership status. Saints had/have nothing to lose. Re. hiding behind an interpreter - he loses more status than he gains. Thouroughly agree about the Dutchmen![/p][/quote]We aren't safe til we're safe , take nothing for granted mush . slugger
  • Score: -2

7:35pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

It's just manager speak. We all know that was not the strongest team we could have put out and it's insulting the fans to expect them to believe it. Boruc clearly not injured. Hoover in for Jose is understandable given the state of his leg. And Guly yet again failed to take his chance and was woeful throughout. It's also understandable that Victor played as we need to get him back to fitness and he's currently miles away from it. Having said that you can't legislate for Rickie's miss and their goal was a once a season effort so it was a close game that could have gone our way on another day. They will never admit it within the club but we are clearly targetting league position because that is where the money is. To be fair they have consistently fielded below strength sides in all the previous cup games.
It's just manager speak. We all know that was not the strongest team we could have put out and it's insulting the fans to expect them to believe it. Boruc clearly not injured. Hoover in for Jose is understandable given the state of his leg. And Guly yet again failed to take his chance and was woeful throughout. It's also understandable that Victor played as we need to get him back to fitness and he's currently miles away from it. Having said that you can't legislate for Rickie's miss and their goal was a once a season effort so it was a close game that could have gone our way on another day. They will never admit it within the club but we are clearly targetting league position because that is where the money is. To be fair they have consistently fielded below strength sides in all the previous cup games. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

7:39pm Thu 20 Feb 14

mikesugar says...

It's done move on let's go and hammer the hammers
It's done move on let's go and hammer the hammers mikesugar
  • Score: 9

7:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Buddy SFC says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
This is all that needs saying on this matter.

Move on.
Finally , some sense ............
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]This is all that needs saying on this matter. Move on.[/p][/quote]Finally , some sense ............ Buddy SFC
  • Score: 11

7:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

peregrine73 says...

We are not safe yet and plenty to play for,each position up the league means money,but also prestige and credibility. With lovren back we become solid again.Tough game against wetspam ,but at full strength we have a chance of getting three points.
We are not safe yet and plenty to play for,each position up the league means money,but also prestige and credibility. With lovren back we become solid again.Tough game against wetspam ,but at full strength we have a chance of getting three points. peregrine73
  • Score: 7

7:47pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

Well it's nice for Poch to say that.

Not really interested in this story now - it's done and dusted.

all that matters is us going to the spam and shoving their f*cking horrible style of park the bus hoof it long and hope crying whiny assed foul play right down their throats.

and that rubbery faced tw*t can f*ck right off too. in fact both of them can.
Well it's nice for Poch to say that. Not really interested in this story now - it's done and dusted. all that matters is us going to the spam and shoving their f*cking horrible style of park the bus hoof it long and hope crying whiny assed foul play right down their throats. and that rubbery faced tw*t can f*ck right off too. in fact both of them can. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: -6

8:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Confucious says...

MoPo doesn't seem to understand that the two thirds empty Sunderland stadium and the half empty St Marys for cup matches was a result of people having colds or something.
MoPo doesn't seem to understand that the two thirds empty Sunderland stadium and the half empty St Marys for cup matches was a result of people having colds or something. Confucious
  • Score: 5

8:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

slugger says...

Confucious wrote:
MoPo doesn't seem to understand that the two thirds empty Sunderland stadium and the half empty St Marys for cup matches was a result of people having colds or something.
Spot on !
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: MoPo doesn't seem to understand that the two thirds empty Sunderland stadium and the half empty St Marys for cup matches was a result of people having colds or something.[/p][/quote]Spot on ! slugger
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bluewhiteandred says...

While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) . bluewhiteandred
  • Score: -6

8:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bluewhiteandred says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday bluewhiteandred
  • Score: -2

8:23pm Thu 20 Feb 14

slugger says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend . slugger
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

apm1954 says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
can i smell fish
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]can i smell fish apm1954
  • Score: 5

8:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??
Sounds like you know more about his group of players than he does. Why don't you drop your CV into Ms. Liebherr? I'm sure many Saints fans would support your application.....
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??[/p][/quote]Sounds like you know more about his group of players than he does. Why don't you drop your CV into Ms. Liebherr? I'm sure many Saints fans would support your application..... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 5

8:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Some more wonderful advice...I'm sure he'll take it onboard and act as you would like him to.....
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Some more wonderful advice...I'm sure he'll take it onboard and act as you would like him to..... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 6

8:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
I suppose you would need a slightly higher intelligence to realise that the Mighty Saints aren't trying to catch up. There is no doubt that the Premier league is by far the most important thing. The bottom team receives in excess of £60million and we are currently on schedule to receive around £80million for this current season and more next. Now is there an idiot in the world who would think the fa cup more valuable than £160million+ pounds. There obviously is, in fact there are quite a few of them. Every one a thick skunt.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]I suppose you would need a slightly higher intelligence to realise that the Mighty Saints aren't trying to catch up. There is no doubt that the Premier league is by far the most important thing. The bottom team receives in excess of £60million and we are currently on schedule to receive around £80million for this current season and more next. Now is there an idiot in the world who would think the fa cup more valuable than £160million+ pounds. There obviously is, in fact there are quite a few of them. Every one a thick skunt. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

8:35pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Anyone see the footage of Saints players recreating the excitement of curling in the dressing room? Now THAT is class. They just showed it on the BBC's winter Olympic coverage and Claire Balding was blown away.

It deserves it's own thread on here, frankly.
Anyone see the footage of Saints players recreating the excitement of curling in the dressing room? Now THAT is class. They just showed it on the BBC's winter Olympic coverage and Claire Balding was blown away. It deserves it's own thread on here, frankly. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 3

8:36pm Thu 20 Feb 14

rossofficial10 says...

LeTissLeGod wrote:
If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP
spot on
[quote][p][bold]LeTissLeGod[/bold] wrote: If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP[/p][/quote]spot on rossofficial10
  • Score: 1

8:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

WobblyCat says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??
Sounds like you know more about his group of players than he does. Why don't you drop your CV into Ms. Liebherr? I'm sure many Saints fans would support your application.....
Although you are very, very funny and incisive all I’m saying is it was not our strongest side available. If he plays the same team against West Ham you going to rub your hands together with excitement? Is a bit old now though, I’m just about over it but I can’t see me getting excited about the FA cup again.
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??[/p][/quote]Sounds like you know more about his group of players than he does. Why don't you drop your CV into Ms. Liebherr? I'm sure many Saints fans would support your application.....[/p][/quote]Although you are very, very funny and incisive all I’m saying is it was not our strongest side available. If he plays the same team against West Ham you going to rub your hands together with excitement? Is a bit old now though, I’m just about over it but I can’t see me getting excited about the FA cup again. WobblyCat
  • Score: -1

8:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ctsaint says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Emsworthsaint wrote:
Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ?

You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter !

He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back !
Sunderland are fighting for the premier league status, totally different scenario. I don’t get this protection from interpreter business making sure something he says isn't taken out of context, I can’t think of a significant occasion when a foreign managers poor English has lead to any embarrassment, I stand to be corrected. Anyway his English apparently is excellent.
Maybe just maybe he (Mopo) has an Argentine and Spanish following and it's a marketing ploy , it's obvious he's highly intelligent and speaks perfect English, so the only rational reason is to appeal to a wider audience......

Sad fact about the FA CUP, even the fans don't value it on the whole as the stadiums are half empty until the later stages of the competition.

We rotated our squad, that's not disrespectful , it's wise. It so happens they had a bad day at the office........let's all move onwards and upwards to thrash wet spam and that Luddite who manages them.....
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Emsworthsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ? You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter ! He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back ![/p][/quote]Sunderland are fighting for the premier league status, totally different scenario. I don’t get this protection from interpreter business making sure something he says isn't taken out of context, I can’t think of a significant occasion when a foreign managers poor English has lead to any embarrassment, I stand to be corrected. Anyway his English apparently is excellent.[/p][/quote]Maybe just maybe he (Mopo) has an Argentine and Spanish following and it's a marketing ploy , it's obvious he's highly intelligent and speaks perfect English, so the only rational reason is to appeal to a wider audience...... Sad fact about the FA CUP, even the fans don't value it on the whole as the stadiums are half empty until the later stages of the competition. We rotated our squad, that's not disrespectful , it's wise. It so happens they had a bad day at the office........let's all move onwards and upwards to thrash wet spam and that Luddite who manages them..... ctsaint
  • Score: 10

8:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

WobblyCat says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
A full stop or period (American English and Canadian English) is the punctuation mark placed to indicate the end of sentences.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]A full stop or period (American English and Canadian English)[1] is the punctuation mark placed to indicate the end of sentences. WobblyCat
  • Score: 6

8:50pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

WobblyCat wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??
Sounds like you know more about his group of players than he does. Why don't you drop your CV into Ms. Liebherr? I'm sure many Saints fans would support your application.....
Although you are very, very funny and incisive all I’m saying is it was not our strongest side available. If he plays the same team against West Ham you going to rub your hands together with excitement? Is a bit old now though, I’m just about over it but I can’t see me getting excited about the FA cup again.
Sorry wobbly I'm more inclined to side with the Manager on this one, if he says it was his strongest 11 capable of starting the game then that's good enough for me.
The only thing to 'get over' is that a premiership quality team of 11 Saints players failed to beat a Sunderland second string.
There are eleven people I would be asking questions of long before I bleated on about the Manager that entrusted them, thinking they would perform. As you say it is old now, but it seems the Echo and some fans don't want to let it go for some reason....
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??[/p][/quote]Sounds like you know more about his group of players than he does. Why don't you drop your CV into Ms. Liebherr? I'm sure many Saints fans would support your application.....[/p][/quote]Although you are very, very funny and incisive all I’m saying is it was not our strongest side available. If he plays the same team against West Ham you going to rub your hands together with excitement? Is a bit old now though, I’m just about over it but I can’t see me getting excited about the FA cup again.[/p][/quote]Sorry wobbly I'm more inclined to side with the Manager on this one, if he says it was his strongest 11 capable of starting the game then that's good enough for me. The only thing to 'get over' is that a premiership quality team of 11 Saints players failed to beat a Sunderland second string. There are eleven people I would be asking questions of long before I bleated on about the Manager that entrusted them, thinking they would perform. As you say it is old now, but it seems the Echo and some fans don't want to let it go for some reason.... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 7

8:57pm Thu 20 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio,
Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game.

It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now.
Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
I thought Guly was the proverbial scapegoat. reading some of the comments on here it seems that he single handedly lost that game and every other game he`s played for us.
shame some fans don't remember all the good games and goals he scored for us.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]I thought Guly was the proverbial scapegoat. reading some of the comments on here it seems that he single handedly lost that game and every other game he`s played for us. shame some fans don't remember all the good games and goals he scored for us. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 4

9:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

footballfan123 says...

I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have!
I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have! footballfan123
  • Score: 6

9:22pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reality-man says...

He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now Reality-man
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on.... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 5

9:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

footballfan123 says...

Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Absolutely! He is lying! But lets move on and roar the team onto success Saturday and finish as high as we can! Come on you Saints!
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Absolutely! He is lying! But lets move on and roar the team onto success Saturday and finish as high as we can! Come on you Saints! footballfan123
  • Score: 3

9:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

angus mc coatup says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio,
Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game.

It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now.
Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
I thought Guly was the proverbial scapegoat. reading some of the comments on here it seems that he single handedly lost that game and every other game he`s played for us.
shame some fans don't remember all the good games and goals he scored for us.
yeah !
I guess some fans just need a hate figure and Guly is the wicked witch of the west and the child catcher all rolled into one. Now Fox is gone it's Hooiveld's turn in the barrel. While I understand those players aren't every ones cup a tea
they can do a job for the squad, and obviously the manager will replace those players as and when, with better players. Hooiveld's contract runs too 2016 but he'll probably go in the summer as we build the squad and generally strengthen the first team. In the mean time those guys have earned our support for the service they've given, not the vilification that some people dish out. And when they go they go with my best wishes and gratitude.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]I thought Guly was the proverbial scapegoat. reading some of the comments on here it seems that he single handedly lost that game and every other game he`s played for us. shame some fans don't remember all the good games and goals he scored for us.[/p][/quote]yeah ! I guess some fans just need a hate figure and Guly is the wicked witch of the west and the child catcher all rolled into one. Now Fox is gone it's Hooiveld's turn in the barrel. While I understand those players aren't every ones cup a tea they can do a job for the squad, and obviously the manager will replace those players as and when, with better players. Hooiveld's contract runs too 2016 but he'll probably go in the summer as we build the squad and generally strengthen the first team. In the mean time those guys have earned our support for the service they've given, not the vilification that some people dish out. And when they go they go with my best wishes and gratitude. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bluewhiteandred says...

slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) . bluewhiteandred
  • Score: -5

9:49pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

footballfan123 wrote:
I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have!
It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.
[quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have![/p][/quote]It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

9:55pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reality-man says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....
Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....[/p][/quote]Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate Reality-man
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
Jesus already knows that skunts don't walk on water. They slither along the bottom during their bottom feeding.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .[/p][/quote]Jesus already knows that skunts don't walk on water. They slither along the bottom during their bottom feeding. Clever Dick
  • Score: 4

9:56pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
Jesus already knows that skunts don't walk on water. They slither along the bottom during their bottom feeding.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .[/p][/quote]Jesus already knows that skunts don't walk on water. They slither along the bottom during their bottom feeding. Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

9:56pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
still putting forward utterly irrelevant arguments I see.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .[/p][/quote]still putting forward utterly irrelevant arguments I see. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reality-man says...

footballfan123 wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Absolutely! He is lying! But lets move on and roar the team onto success Saturday and finish as high as we can! Come on you Saints!
Glad to see someone took my comment in exactly the manner in which it was meant, which was to get behind our team! Read and learn Swedehead
[quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Absolutely! He is lying! But lets move on and roar the team onto success Saturday and finish as high as we can! Come on you Saints![/p][/quote]Glad to see someone took my comment in exactly the manner in which it was meant, which was to get behind our team! Read and learn Swedehead Reality-man
  • Score: 1

10:05pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Baddesley Bill says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
Blue. If Pompey average the same gates for next season (which will depend on ST sales I guess)...I will treat you to a fish dinner.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .[/p][/quote]Blue. If Pompey average the same gates for next season (which will depend on ST sales I guess)...I will treat you to a fish dinner. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 1

10:15pm Thu 20 Feb 14

slugger says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
By "wait til next season" I mean , I wonder how many season tickets Poorpey will sell ? ..... My guess is a lot less than this season....You know i'm right mush !
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .[/p][/quote]By "wait til next season" I mean , I wonder how many season tickets Poorpey will sell ? ..... My guess is a lot less than this season....You know i'm right mush ! slugger
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Thu 20 Feb 14

footballfan123 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have!
It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.
I take your point but could we not have gone for the FA cup and finished as high as we can in the league? Man city always play the same goal keeper and they are playing in 4 competitions arn't they? How can can a professional player get too tired and need to be rested when they are are only playing weekly. We could have won the FA cup and finished highly in the league too! It just does no make sense but yes we have to move on. Will be there at West ham Saturday as I was at Sunderland
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have![/p][/quote]It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.[/p][/quote]I take your point but could we not have gone for the FA cup and finished as high as we can in the league? Man city always play the same goal keeper and they are playing in 4 competitions arn't they? How can can a professional player get too tired and need to be rested when they are are only playing weekly. We could have won the FA cup and finished highly in the league too! It just does no make sense but yes we have to move on. Will be there at West ham Saturday as I was at Sunderland footballfan123
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

Reality-man wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....
Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate
First time I've remarked on a comment of yours. But like a twät, yet again you have your say and invite others to move on...pattern there....
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....[/p][/quote]Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate[/p][/quote]First time I've remarked on a comment of yours. But like a twät, yet again you have your say and invite others to move on...pattern there.... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 1

10:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Well said Mouricio,
Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game.

It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now.
Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.
I thought Guly was the proverbial scapegoat. reading some of the comments on here it seems that he single handedly lost that game and every other game he`s played for us.
shame some fans don't remember all the good games and goals he scored for us.
yeah !
I guess some fans just need a hate figure and Guly is the wicked witch of the west and the child catcher all rolled into one. Now Fox is gone it's Hooiveld's turn in the barrel. While I understand those players aren't every ones cup a tea
they can do a job for the squad, and obviously the manager will replace those players as and when, with better players. Hooiveld's contract runs too 2016 but he'll probably go in the summer as we build the squad and generally strengthen the first team. In the mean time those guys have earned our support for the service they've given, not the vilification that some people dish out. And when they go they go with my best wishes and gratitude.
absolutely, when fox left the players wished him well, with luke saying what a great help he was to him and how he will be missed. we fans know hardly anything about what goes on at training and how players work together and bond. i think a lot of it though is down to fans jumping on the bandwagon, and psychological studies have proved that people want to be part of the group will often answer questions wrong just to fit in, so its not a big leap to assume that they will moan at a player to fit in with the group. hoover might well leave in the summer and if he does then good luck to him.

in other news,
gary monk has done well at Swansea tonight, taking on the might of Napoli and dominating them . only got a 0-0 draw but should have won. nice to see a young Englishman being given a chance, and of course another product of our academy. on a personal note i wasn't too pleased with him when he was at saints because he would phone my home at all hours of the day and night, not for me but my little sis!
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Well said Mouricio, Stick up for your players, because no one else will. I will never understand people slagging off their own team or individual players with absolutely no idea of the reasons for that player being put in, be it a cup or league game. It looks like Hooiveld has taken on fox's most hated player mantle now. Why can't so called fans just support what's on the pitch instead of having a go at certain players because it's those very players that have pushed this club back to where we are now.[/p][/quote]I thought Guly was the proverbial scapegoat. reading some of the comments on here it seems that he single handedly lost that game and every other game he`s played for us. shame some fans don't remember all the good games and goals he scored for us.[/p][/quote]yeah ! I guess some fans just need a hate figure and Guly is the wicked witch of the west and the child catcher all rolled into one. Now Fox is gone it's Hooiveld's turn in the barrel. While I understand those players aren't every ones cup a tea they can do a job for the squad, and obviously the manager will replace those players as and when, with better players. Hooiveld's contract runs too 2016 but he'll probably go in the summer as we build the squad and generally strengthen the first team. In the mean time those guys have earned our support for the service they've given, not the vilification that some people dish out. And when they go they go with my best wishes and gratitude.[/p][/quote]absolutely, when fox left the players wished him well, with luke saying what a great help he was to him and how he will be missed. we fans know hardly anything about what goes on at training and how players work together and bond. i think a lot of it though is down to fans jumping on the bandwagon, and psychological studies have proved that people want to be part of the group will often answer questions wrong just to fit in, so its not a big leap to assume that they will moan at a player to fit in with the group. hoover might well leave in the summer and if he does then good luck to him. in other news, gary monk has done well at Swansea tonight, taking on the might of Napoli and dominating them . only got a 0-0 draw but should have won. nice to see a young Englishman being given a chance, and of course another product of our academy. on a personal note i wasn't too pleased with him when he was at saints because he would phone my home at all hours of the day and night, not for me but my little sis! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

10:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

footballfan123 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have!
It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.
I take your point but could we not have gone for the FA cup and finished as high as we can in the league? Man city always play the same goal keeper and they are playing in 4 competitions arn't they? How can can a professional player get too tired and need to be rested when they are are only playing weekly. We could have won the FA cup and finished highly in the league too! It just does no make sense but yes we have to move on. Will be there at West ham Saturday as I was at Sunderland
I don't think it's purely tiredness. It's also the risk of injury. We all know how our results went when Artur broke his hand. That may be down to the teams we were playing but we will never know the answer to that either. Unfortunately for the cup one league position is now worth more than winning it. So it's still an important comp. for small teams hoping to raise some income but it's no more than an inconvenience to the big clubs. It's a shame that Poopey aren't able to get beyond the first round as being a very small club they could do with the money raised by playing a much bigger club. Like Yeovil or Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have![/p][/quote]It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.[/p][/quote]I take your point but could we not have gone for the FA cup and finished as high as we can in the league? Man city always play the same goal keeper and they are playing in 4 competitions arn't they? How can can a professional player get too tired and need to be rested when they are are only playing weekly. We could have won the FA cup and finished highly in the league too! It just does no make sense but yes we have to move on. Will be there at West ham Saturday as I was at Sunderland[/p][/quote]I don't think it's purely tiredness. It's also the risk of injury. We all know how our results went when Artur broke his hand. That may be down to the teams we were playing but we will never know the answer to that either. Unfortunately for the cup one league position is now worth more than winning it. So it's still an important comp. for small teams hoping to raise some income but it's no more than an inconvenience to the big clubs. It's a shame that Poopey aren't able to get beyond the first round as being a very small club they could do with the money raised by playing a much bigger club. Like Yeovil or Bournemouth. Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

10:59pm Thu 20 Feb 14

footballfan123 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have!
It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.
I take your point but could we not have gone for the FA cup and finished as high as we can in the league? Man city always play the same goal keeper and they are playing in 4 competitions arn't they? How can can a professional player get too tired and need to be rested when they are are only playing weekly. We could have won the FA cup and finished highly in the league too! It just does no make sense but yes we have to move on. Will be there at West ham Saturday as I was at Sunderland
I don't think it's purely tiredness. It's also the risk of injury. We all know how our results went when Artur broke his hand. That may be down to the teams we were playing but we will never know the answer to that either. Unfortunately for the cup one league position is now worth more than winning it. So it's still an important comp. for small teams hoping to raise some income but it's no more than an inconvenience to the big clubs. It's a shame that Poopey aren't able to get beyond the first round as being a very small club they could do with the money raised by playing a much bigger club. Like Yeovil or Bournemouth.
I can understand that for a small club like pompey playing against bigger clubs likes YeovIL and Bournemouth makes the FA cup very important to them but they went out to I think.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: I think because Saturday was arguably one of the worst performances of the season, 6 changes were made (if it was a league game would he really have played Guly and K. Davis?) No he wouldn't. Did Boruc need resting??? So even though Poch has been a great manager for Saints, he is lying. He played a weakened team and they played really badly. That is not on considering fans travelled so far to watch them and considering we are safe in the league. Let me ask this: what would people prefer? finish say 7th in the league with no cup or finish 10th and win the Fa cup? It was obvious that the club disregarded the Fa cup. Not acceptable. How can players not be fresh? Man city play mostly the same players Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday. Great manager Poch but you disrespected the cup and fans on saturday. Just admit it, say sorry and move on. Adkins would have![/p][/quote]It all comes down to money. If you were to ask fa cup or 10th most fans would probably say fa cup. If you were to ask would you like the club to raise an extra £10million pounds per season in order to attract 4 top class players on £50k per week in order to try competing for Champions league, then the answer might well be different. We don't know the full story. We don't know if the ambition remains the same now that NC is not around any more. We probably never will know. Personally I'm very happy with this season as it currently puts us just below the elite clubs. We haven't been let down at all really since Saint Markus came on the scene and there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.[/p][/quote]I take your point but could we not have gone for the FA cup and finished as high as we can in the league? Man city always play the same goal keeper and they are playing in 4 competitions arn't they? How can can a professional player get too tired and need to be rested when they are are only playing weekly. We could have won the FA cup and finished highly in the league too! It just does no make sense but yes we have to move on. Will be there at West ham Saturday as I was at Sunderland[/p][/quote]I don't think it's purely tiredness. It's also the risk of injury. We all know how our results went when Artur broke his hand. That may be down to the teams we were playing but we will never know the answer to that either. Unfortunately for the cup one league position is now worth more than winning it. So it's still an important comp. for small teams hoping to raise some income but it's no more than an inconvenience to the big clubs. It's a shame that Poopey aren't able to get beyond the first round as being a very small club they could do with the money raised by playing a much bigger club. Like Yeovil or Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]I can understand that for a small club like pompey playing against bigger clubs likes YeovIL and Bournemouth makes the FA cup very important to them but they went out to I think. footballfan123
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

footballfan123 says...

Very tiny clubs like Pompey need a cup run but they were knocked out in the first round
Very tiny clubs like Pompey need a cup run but they were knocked out in the first round footballfan123
  • Score: 3

11:07pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reality-man says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....
Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate
First time I've remarked on a comment of yours. But like a twät, yet again you have your say and invite others to move on...pattern there....
Leave me alone stalker
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....[/p][/quote]Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate[/p][/quote]First time I've remarked on a comment of yours. But like a twät, yet again you have your say and invite others to move on...pattern there....[/p][/quote]Leave me alone stalker Reality-man
  • Score: 1

11:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

Reality-man wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Absolutely! He is lying! But lets move on and roar the team onto success Saturday and finish as high as we can! Come on you Saints!
Glad to see someone took my comment in exactly the manner in which it was meant, which was to get behind our team! Read and learn Swedehead
Yes let's move on.....
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Absolutely! He is lying! But lets move on and roar the team onto success Saturday and finish as high as we can! Come on you Saints![/p][/quote]Glad to see someone took my comment in exactly the manner in which it was meant, which was to get behind our team! Read and learn Swedehead[/p][/quote]Yes let's move on..... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 1

11:23pm Thu 20 Feb 14

miltonarcher says...

We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.
We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday. miltonarcher
  • Score: 1

11:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

It was good of Poch to come forward and say what he said. I admit I was a bit steamed when I had a moan about the game and it's easy to criticise from the back of the stand.
I hope Poch will be here for many years to come, we have to get a few majors on the sideboard to shut the filthy thieving skunts up and I think he is the best man to get them for us.
COYR
It was good of Poch to come forward and say what he said. I admit I was a bit steamed when I had a moan about the game and it's easy to criticise from the back of the stand. I hope Poch will be here for many years to come, we have to get a few majors on the sideboard to shut the filthy thieving skunts up and I think he is the best man to get them for us. COYR Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

11:28pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Smith187 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake Smith187
  • Score: 1

11:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

footballfan123 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.
Your right. He could have gone all out to win the cup. Most of the top clubs have been knocked out. We could have won it! What fun we would have had! I am really upset about it! But we are out now so lets roar them on Saturday
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Your right. He could have gone all out to win the cup. Most of the top clubs have been knocked out. We could have won it! What fun we would have had! I am really upset about it! But we are out now so lets roar them on Saturday footballfan123
  • Score: 0

11:34pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Smith187 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake
Today is the first day i have commented on the FA cup as I've been away, so I'm not over it yet but I will be and I'm going Saturday.

I'm 51, we have had two FA cup finals in my life time and two other semi finals. They don't come along that often.
[quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake[/p][/quote]Today is the first day i have commented on the FA cup as I've been away, so I'm not over it yet but I will be and I'm going Saturday. I'm 51, we have had two FA cup finals in my life time and two other semi finals. They don't come along that often. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

12:09am Fri 21 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .
last Saturday
Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .
Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup.

Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .
By "wait til next season" I mean , I wonder how many season tickets Poorpey will sell ? ..... My guess is a lot less than this season....You know i'm right mush !
Sell? They couldn't give them away next year after their rousing year as title contenders in Div II.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: While SAINTS have the policy premier survival and sky money thank you Pompey fans can put their feet up and have a drink of port and have the comfort saints will never catch us up did you know Pompey had the 5th highest gate in the whole UK not bad div2 pup :O) .[/p][/quote]last Saturday[/p][/quote]Not bad indeed ........ wait til next season my blue friend .[/p][/quote]Slugger division 2 5th largest crowd in uk had to say it again ! we know what real football fans are like and a big club is like they love it the away teams they have not seen anything like it bless them pup. Tell Jesus Pérez Pompey can walk on water and saints fade in the sun at Sunderland and disappear in the clouds ;O) .[/p][/quote]By "wait til next season" I mean , I wonder how many season tickets Poorpey will sell ? ..... My guess is a lot less than this season....You know i'm right mush ![/p][/quote]Sell? They couldn't give them away next year after their rousing year as title contenders in Div II. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 1

12:21am Fri 21 Feb 14

Dave Of The South says...

He got it wrong! Full stop.
He got it wrong! Full stop. Dave Of The South
  • Score: 1

12:24am Fri 21 Feb 14

GHamilton says...

OK ...so you put our best side out did you POCH.....in that case we can look forward to Davies, Guly,and co to start against West Ham; and then maybe bring on our 'second string players' Cork, Spider, Fonte and JRod if things get a bit desperate.... BRILLIANT!!!!., i knew there was a reason i would never have cut it as a manager
OK ...so you put our best side out did you POCH.....in that case we can look forward to Davies, Guly,and co to start against West Ham; and then maybe bring on our 'second string players' Cork, Spider, Fonte and JRod if things get a bit desperate.... BRILLIANT!!!!., i knew there was a reason i would never have cut it as a manager GHamilton
  • Score: -1

1:28am Fri 21 Feb 14

St. Case says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??
The best team available started. Morgan and Jay needed to rest their legs but came on to try to change the game. Kelvin played well, and no one would have saved that shot! The players understand him, look at the league table for evidence. Didn't you see the photo of Fonte's leg after the Hull game? He had a serious knock. Try to get the facts before asking stupid questions and disrespecting our manager!
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Was Boruc injured, Fonte? Why bring on Schneiderlin and Rodriguez after an hour but not start them, two of our best players? Why was the team that started the tie the best available? And when the chuff is he going to speak English? And is it only me that thinks that Robben could have easily been booked for a high foot last night??[/p][/quote]The best team available started. Morgan and Jay needed to rest their legs but came on to try to change the game. Kelvin played well, and no one would have saved that shot! The players understand him, look at the league table for evidence. Didn't you see the photo of Fonte's leg after the Hull game? He had a serious knock. Try to get the facts before asking stupid questions and disrespecting our manager! St. Case
  • Score: 5

5:13am Fri 21 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

GHamilton wrote:
OK ...so you put our best side out did you POCH.....in that case we can look forward to Davies, Guly,and co to start against West Ham; and then maybe bring on our 'second string players' Cork, Spider, Fonte and JRod if things get a bit desperate.... BRILLIANT!!!!., i knew there was a reason i would never have cut it as a manager
I agree that you would never have cut it as a manager, but I don't think this is the reason.
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: OK ...so you put our best side out did you POCH.....in that case we can look forward to Davies, Guly,and co to start against West Ham; and then maybe bring on our 'second string players' Cork, Spider, Fonte and JRod if things get a bit desperate.... BRILLIANT!!!!., i knew there was a reason i would never have cut it as a manager[/p][/quote]I agree that you would never have cut it as a manager, but I don't think this is the reason. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

5:20am Fri 21 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

miltonarcher wrote:
We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.
You seem to be saying that the players played badly because Pochettino picked them to play. Is that what you mean?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.[/p][/quote]You seem to be saying that the players played badly because Pochettino picked them to play. Is that what you mean? Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

6:06am Fri 21 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
LeTissLeGod wrote:
If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP
All this Gully baiting is getting boring now, He's off in the summer; as his contract is up so good luck to him I say.

So you'd better start thinking about who you're going to slag off next season.
you i think my friend
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissLeGod[/bold] wrote: If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP[/p][/quote]All this Gully baiting is getting boring now, He's off in the summer; as his contract is up so good luck to him I say. So you'd better start thinking about who you're going to slag off next season.[/p][/quote]you i think my friend mickey01
  • Score: -4

6:09am Fri 21 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

i got a feeling that we are going to be like newcastle ! happy to be mid table safe and sound taking the money every season but trophy less due to the non commitment in the cups
i got a feeling that we are going to be like newcastle ! happy to be mid table safe and sound taking the money every season but trophy less due to the non commitment in the cups mickey01
  • Score: -2

7:59am Fri 21 Feb 14

John Smith34 says...

LeTissLeGod wrote:
If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP
Do Prado scored some vital goals for us in our promotion seasons. Yes he may not be premier league standard but stop criticising him and give the poor bloke a break!
[quote][p][bold]LeTissLeGod[/bold] wrote: If you choose Do Prado to start in any game, your not taking the game seriously,the man is CR_P. Get rid ASAP[/p][/quote]Do Prado scored some vital goals for us in our promotion seasons. Yes he may not be premier league standard but stop criticising him and give the poor bloke a break! John Smith34
  • Score: 6

8:32am Fri 21 Feb 14

MiltonRoad says...

Why do people keep on coming onto this site and instructing everyone with an alternative opinion to them to "move on". Ignoring the fact that it's a pretty arrogant thing to post, isn't the point of this site the fact that it is a Saints forum where fans that truly care about our club can exchange views. If we all "move on' everytime there is a contentious issue to discuss then the site may as well be closed down. And this is a contentious issue. It clearly was not the "best" 11 available to us. But MP thought it was the right 11 i.e. a team good enough to beat a second string Sunderland and give some much needed rest to key players. I am far more disappointed about the performance than the team he picked - it was a missed opportunity and, as fans, we are entitled to feel disappointed about that!
Why do people keep on coming onto this site and instructing everyone with an alternative opinion to them to "move on". Ignoring the fact that it's a pretty arrogant thing to post, isn't the point of this site the fact that it is a Saints forum where fans that truly care about our club can exchange views. If we all "move on' everytime there is a contentious issue to discuss then the site may as well be closed down. And this is a contentious issue. It clearly was not the "best" 11 available to us. But MP thought it was the right 11 i.e. a team good enough to beat a second string Sunderland and give some much needed rest to key players. I am far more disappointed about the performance than the team he picked - it was a missed opportunity and, as fans, we are entitled to feel disappointed about that! MiltonRoad
  • Score: 4

9:27am Fri 21 Feb 14

miltonarcher says...

Rising_Son wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.
You seem to be saying that the players played badly because Pochettino picked them to play. Is that what you mean?
No, what I mean is the motivation was diluted because the players picked up on the managers indifference. They just didn't want it as much as Sunderland .
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We didn't disrespect the players Poch, we felt sorry for them. Because your team selection indicated that the FA Cup was not important to you, they responded accordingly. So, you have denied the players the chance to play in a cup final. It was a weakened team, you didn't select the best squad for that game. Man City gave their FA cup game v Chelsea top priority just a few days before playing Barcelona in the Champions lge. Learn from this misjudgement, now get us 3 points on Saturday.[/p][/quote]You seem to be saying that the players played badly because Pochettino picked them to play. Is that what you mean?[/p][/quote]No, what I mean is the motivation was diluted because the players picked up on the managers indifference. They just didn't want it as much as Sunderland . miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

9:36am Fri 21 Feb 14

Tirau Dan says...

Good on you Poch.. Only one manager at Saints enough opinions and picks to sink six pompeys... .. Good to hear some of the core are near to a return. we trust you to make the call on who needs a rest or half game etc.. you have a fabulous medical staff monitoring the like.. what do we know... Nuffink! COYR lets just smash west ham united and say less.
Good on you Poch.. Only one manager at Saints enough opinions and picks to sink six pompeys... .. Good to hear some of the core are near to a return. we trust you to make the call on who needs a rest or half game etc.. you have a fabulous medical staff monitoring the like.. what do we know... Nuffink! COYR lets just smash west ham united and say less. Tirau Dan
  • Score: 2

10:05am Fri 21 Feb 14

Egomaniac says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
Not so sure tbh. That was pretty much 90% of the available team that left he field.

We had a bad day at the office and it really IS time to move on. I'm sure MP will have taken a few lessons on board nonetheless....

....assuming he is here for next season's FA Cup competition.
Your last sentence rings alarm bells in my head Bill. Somehow I very much doubt MP will be here for next season.

I really hope i am wrong, but …………….
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Not so sure tbh. That was pretty much 90% of the available team that left he field. We had a bad day at the office and it really IS time to move on. I'm sure MP will have taken a few lessons on board nonetheless.... ....assuming he is here for next season's FA Cup competition.[/p][/quote]Your last sentence rings alarm bells in my head Bill. Somehow I very much doubt MP will be here for next season. I really hope i am wrong, but ……………. Egomaniac
  • Score: 0

10:25am Fri 21 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake
Today is the first day i have commented on the FA cup as I've been away, so I'm not over it yet but I will be and I'm going Saturday.

I'm 51, we have had two FA cup finals in my life time and two other semi finals. They don't come along that often.
Pre-match beer and/or post-match curry, Seed?

We hope to be on the 9.15 out of Eastleigh and want to take in a look around Olympic Park on the way there.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake[/p][/quote]Today is the first day i have commented on the FA cup as I've been away, so I'm not over it yet but I will be and I'm going Saturday. I'm 51, we have had two FA cup finals in my life time and two other semi finals. They don't come along that often.[/p][/quote]Pre-match beer and/or post-match curry, Seed? We hope to be on the 9.15 out of Eastleigh and want to take in a look around Olympic Park on the way there. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

10:38am Fri 21 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

slugger wrote:
Abbey Saint wrote:
Emsworthsaint wrote:
Abbey Saint wrote:
Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.
Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ?

You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter !

He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back !
They had/have something to lose - premiership status. Saints had/have nothing to lose. Re. hiding behind an interpreter - he loses more status than he gains. Thouroughly agree about the Dutchmen!
We aren't safe til we're safe , take nothing for granted mush .
No way will MP or the squad take anything for granted, Slugger. They're programmed to fight for every throw in and chase every lost ball. But we can let them do the worrying, we're NOT going down, we're NOT going to be in a relegation dog fight, we're NOT going to be looking over our shoulders at more than a couple of teams. Enjoy!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Emsworthsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Sometimes Poch, you just have to swallow your pride and admit you got it wrong. It was NOT your strongest starting 11. Everyone knows this because you STRENGTHENED the team during the game. I think you are one the best managers Saints have ever had, but on this occasion you should have just kept stum. Oh, and I agree with an earlier post - speak English to us just as you already do to your team.[/p][/quote]Sunderland had 9 changes - were they disrespectful ? You do not understand the 'protection' that an interpreter gives The Manager, he gets no hassle from the press. - they can't/won't blame the interpreter ! He delivers - long let it be or you can have the Dutchmen back ![/p][/quote]They had/have something to lose - premiership status. Saints had/have nothing to lose. Re. hiding behind an interpreter - he loses more status than he gains. Thouroughly agree about the Dutchmen![/p][/quote]We aren't safe til we're safe , take nothing for granted mush .[/p][/quote]No way will MP or the squad take anything for granted, Slugger. They're programmed to fight for every throw in and chase every lost ball. But we can let them do the worrying, we're NOT going down, we're NOT going to be in a relegation dog fight, we're NOT going to be looking over our shoulders at more than a couple of teams. Enjoy! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

10:38am Fri 21 Feb 14

fritzer says...

Mopo you are talking absolute garbage, dont you think that as fans that we don't know the best side to play we pay good money to watch our team week in and week out, and we have a very good idea of the quality of players that's avaliable for your profesional selection, only thing that we are not aware of is the injury and sickness status. but in my reckoning if a player is fit and well enough to be on the bench he is fit and well enough to take part and preferably from the start of the game (if he's regular first team selection)
It's time to move on, I have said my piece and got it off of my chest and feeling much better for it.
I am still a Mopo fan and even he doesn't admit his mistake I am sure that he wont go down that bumpy old road again. COYMR
Mopo you are talking absolute garbage, dont you think that as fans that we don't know the best side to play we pay good money to watch our team week in and week out, and we have a very good idea of the quality of players that's avaliable for your profesional selection, only thing that we are not aware of is the injury and sickness status. but in my reckoning if a player is fit and well enough to be on the bench he is fit and well enough to take part and preferably from the start of the game (if he's regular first team selection) It's time to move on, I have said my piece and got it off of my chest and feeling much better for it. I am still a Mopo fan and even he doesn't admit his mistake I am sure that he wont go down that bumpy old road again. COYMR fritzer
  • Score: -2

11:11am Fri 21 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

GHamilton wrote:
OK ...so you put our best side out did you POCH.....in that case we can look forward to Davies, Guly,and co to start against West Ham; and then maybe bring on our 'second string players' Cork, Spider, Fonte and JRod if things get a bit desperate.... BRILLIANT!!!!., i knew there was a reason i would never have cut it as a manager
“As we always do, we chose the best starting eleven, what we thought was the best starting eleven for the club, for the team, that day."

so yes he picked the best starting 11 for that game on that day! on a different day there will be a different starting 11.
what you I and everyone else who posts on here does not know is the `availability` of squad members through injury illness tiredness etc.
fonte may have been on the bench but would only ever have come on in an emergency, did you see the picture of his leg? I know some will say that if your fit enough to be on the bench then your fit enough to start, I say that's rubbish!! how many times have clubs had players on the bench who are coming back from injury and the manager wants them to get a few mins near the end of a game? I think its obvious to all that SRL and lalla looked tired all game, so cork spider and j-rod could also have been tired and MP might not have wanted to risk a tired cork or spider who need to run the midfield and put in lots of tackles, bad injuries can happen because of that. J-rods pace would have been wasted against blunderlands park the bus tactics. cork wasnt a starting 11 player this season until Big Vic got injured and I suspect that when Big Vic comes back to match fitness he will regain his place, whether that's right or wrong its MPs decision.
its the easiest thing in the world to sit back and say this player that player and those players should or shouldn't start every game because your never wrong, that's whats brilliant!
real world football is a different animal though and managers have to make decisions based on loads of varying factors, fitness being just one. that's why the vast majority of us would never `cut` it as managers.
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: OK ...so you put our best side out did you POCH.....in that case we can look forward to Davies, Guly,and co to start against West Ham; and then maybe bring on our 'second string players' Cork, Spider, Fonte and JRod if things get a bit desperate.... BRILLIANT!!!!., i knew there was a reason i would never have cut it as a manager[/p][/quote]“As we always do, we chose the best starting eleven, what we thought was the best starting eleven for the club, for the team, that day." so yes he picked the best starting 11 for that game on that day! on a different day there will be a different starting 11. what you I and everyone else who posts on here does not know is the `availability` of squad members through injury illness tiredness etc. fonte may have been on the bench but would only ever have come on in an emergency, did you see the picture of his leg? I know some will say that if your fit enough to be on the bench then your fit enough to start, I say that's rubbish!! how many times have clubs had players on the bench who are coming back from injury and the manager wants them to get a few mins near the end of a game? I think its obvious to all that SRL and lalla looked tired all game, so cork spider and j-rod could also have been tired and MP might not have wanted to risk a tired cork or spider who need to run the midfield and put in lots of tackles, bad injuries can happen because of that. J-rods pace would have been wasted against blunderlands park the bus tactics. cork wasnt a starting 11 player this season until Big Vic got injured and I suspect that when Big Vic comes back to match fitness he will regain his place, whether that's right or wrong its MPs decision. its the easiest thing in the world to sit back and say this player that player and those players should or shouldn't start every game because your never wrong, that's whats brilliant! real world football is a different animal though and managers have to make decisions based on loads of varying factors, fitness being just one. that's why the vast majority of us would never `cut` it as managers. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Smith187 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham:

Boruc
Chambers Fonte lovren shaw
Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis
Rodriguez lambert lallana

Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez
Bet that team would beat Sunderland.
Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake
Today is the first day i have commented on the FA cup as I've been away, so I'm not over it yet but I will be and I'm going Saturday.

I'm 51, we have had two FA cup finals in my life time and two other semi finals. They don't come along that often.
Fair enough, let's hope for a solid performance on Saturday and a few more decent cup runs in the future
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Move on to the next game, we had an off day . Exciting news with lovren and gaston bk, saints team vs west ham: Boruc Chambers Fonte lovren shaw Cork Schneiderlin Steve Davis Rodriguez lambert lallana Subs: kelv Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, wanyama, ward prowse, do prado, Ramirez[/p][/quote]Bet that team would beat Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Sorry but we need to move forward seed house, I'm sure mopo has learnt from last week and will move forward like anyone else, I've been supporting saints since I was wee nipper in the mid nineties and this has been the best team playing attractive football and all negativity about fa cup should be put to rest now for **** sake[/p][/quote]Today is the first day i have commented on the FA cup as I've been away, so I'm not over it yet but I will be and I'm going Saturday. I'm 51, we have had two FA cup finals in my life time and two other semi finals. They don't come along that often.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, let's hope for a solid performance on Saturday and a few more decent cup runs in the future Smith187
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Mon 24 Feb 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
Reality-man wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now
Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....
Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate
First time I've remarked on a comment of yours. But like a twät, yet again you have your say and invite others to move on...pattern there....
Swede Saint you come across as a **** if people want to have there say then who are you to say other wise ?
Let people say what they want they are allowed you Muppett
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: He's come out and said exactly what I'd expect a manager to say. I respect him for defending the squad, However I don't believe a word of it! Onwards and upwards, let's move on now[/p][/quote]Yes now you've had your say, everyone else move on....[/p][/quote]Says the fool who cannot help himself to remark on yet another of my comments. Move on mate[/p][/quote]First time I've remarked on a comment of yours. But like a twät, yet again you have your say and invite others to move on...pattern there....[/p][/quote]Swede Saint you come across as a **** if people want to have there say then who are you to say other wise ? Let people say what they want they are allowed you Muppett RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
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