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Crystal Palace 0 Saints 1

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Jay Rodriguez's goal gives Saints the three points

  • Win ends a three-game losing streak for the club
  • Pochettino's side now have six away league wins this season
  • Saints remain ninth in the table, with 42 points
  • Jack Cork went off with an ankle injury

  • Comments


    bigfella777 2:00pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Fly Eagles Fly Eagles fly

    Score: -21
    el caballo santos101 2:06pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Clutterburke is reffing the arsenal Everton game and has just given a handball against Everton that looked a lot less of a handball than the one he denied us at Everton. I really am starting to think that theres something very dodgy about him!

    Anyway, good strong team today with options on the bench. Glad to see all our players have come back from their international duties fit and well.

    COYR's

    Score: 11
    Norwegian Saint 2:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    BigFella 777kgs, I thought you were a BHA fan? So you really are one of the Poofew on here? Well, unless you are a supporter of one of the top 8 clubs in the English leagues, you can't really say much :-D
    WTFILN???

    Coooome ooooon yoooou Saaaaaaints!

    Score: 9
    Strasbourg Saint 2:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Greetings from the southern outskirts of Paris.

    Hoping we can return to winning ways today.

    Not sure I'll be here throughout the match. Also, I'm on a French keyboard, so, Osprey, be patient with me, Iùm likelu to tupe qll the arong keus ;)

    COYS§§§

    Score: 9
    Mush On The Beach 2:56pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    G’day all, tough game today as teams fighting for their lives have the desperate factor. Our international boys have to gain momentum at club level, so let’s see a better goal conversion rate starting today. COYR!

    Score: 6
    Mush On The Beach 2:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    bigfella777 wrote…


    Fly Eagles Fly Eagles fly

    Eagles sh1t out seagulls for their breakfast ablutions, you should know that Brighton boy.

    Score: 10
    Norwegian Saint 3:03pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Brilliant first song by our fans.... the old classic... "He sh*ts when he wants" for Puncheon

    Score: 7
    Tirau Dan 3:03pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Good luck all... get em in... the net is the thing between the posts and under the cross bar.. find it several times and we'll all be happy and a few of our lads need to to go to Brazil...COYR

    Score: 4
    Norwegian Saint 3:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Game hasn't really settled yet, a little scrappy.
    Would like to see us beat these but it won't be easy.
    Come ooooon youuuuu Saaaaaints!

    Score: 2
    SnapperSaint 3:33pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Come on VW we need a good display today!

    Score: 2
    Mush On The Beach 3:34pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    It’s a slow game of chess for the first 30 mins, they are sat deep absorbing our possession play permanently camped in their half. Patience required or even better a goal.

    Score: 1
    Norwegian Saint 3:36pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Hope Jack is not too badly injured.

    Score: 3
    OSPREYSAINT 3:37pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    JRod

    Score: 1
    SnapperSaint 3:37pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    JRod!!! Yeessssssssssssss!

    Score: 3
    Mush On The Beach 3:37pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    JRod scores goal of the season!

    Score: 4
    el caballo santos101 3:38pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    GET IN
    SUPER J-ROD!!!!!

    Score: 3
    DisplacedFan 3:38pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Thank you Jason P. Well done Jay.

    Score: 4
    Norwegian Saint 3:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Yesssss! J-Rod read that soo well and was brave, great goal!

    Score: 6
    Stroppy_gramps 3:41pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Saints player is acting up for me.

    still I heard the goal. Nice one J-Rod. I wondered where you had disappeared to since Christmas.

    keep it going lads, lets stick another one in

    Score: 3
    Tony Robertson 3:43pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    He scores in the air, he scores off the grass, and when he falls over, he scores on his aaasss!!!

    Score: 7
    Mush On The Beach 3:46pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Tony Pulis has ants in his Tescos pants on the touchline.
    Mauricio has a large portion of class in his Calvin Keins,
    Let’s all go to Tescos where Pulis buys his best clothes, la la la la!

    Score: 9
    SnapperSaint 3:49pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    JRod's goal
    https://vine.co/v/Mq
    eP365nwVW

    Score: 3
    Mush On The Beach 3:51pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    End to end in the last 10, Rickie hits the post again and Artur called on to show his class. 1-0 at the break is no less than we deserve.

    Score: 5
    Stroppy_gramps 3:57pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    wtf is going on with saints player?

    Score: 1
    Tirau Dan 4:05pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    I am lovin it but .. loved the fluffy goal but please turn Rickie's luck.. the man deserves a few... coybws

    Score: 2
    OSPREYSAINT 4:09pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Dejan took a card for the team, but we need to wake up, Fonte having a bit of a mare today.

    Score: 2
    Norwegian Saint 4:12pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Oh dear, both center backs on yellow now, I would've been shouting for red if it was the other end.
    Come on Saaaaaints, finish them and play the ball around.
    Another hand ball decision against us with Lallana, worst year for decisions against us.

    Score: 1
    Norwegian Saint 4:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Webb will send one of our guys off soon

    Score: 2
    SnapperSaint 4:16pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Riding our luck at the moment... come Saints let's get a hold of this game again and get the 2nd goal!

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 4:25pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Webb bookingSpider for a perfectly good tackle.

    Score: 3
    Mush On The Beach 4:27pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    SnapperSaint wrote…


    Riding our luck at the moment... come Saints let's get a hold of this game again and get the 2nd goal!

    Agreed, we need to be more ruthless in these situations.

    Score: 2
    SnapperSaint 4:28pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    VW is not on the money today, so far anyway...numerous missed passes!

    Score: 1
    Mush On The Beach 4:29pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    Webb will send one of our guys off soon

    It’s not a dirty game but a few cynical challenges have evened themselves out in the ref’s book. Mr Webb is not one to send people off lightly if his performance in the World Cup between Spain and Netherlands is to be believed.

    Score: 5
    Norwegian Saint 4:29pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Punch needs a sh't, we are holding on here.
    More bookings in this game than we have had in all of February!
    A second goal is needed.
    Wanyama is nowhere near his best giving the ball away again!

    Score: 2
    BracknellSaint 4:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    My god... if Wanyama could pass a ball 10 yards he'd be amazing..
    Why can't we put games like this to bed...

    Score: 2
    Norwegian Saint 4:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Big Sam for big Rickie.
    Coooome on Saaaaaaints!!!

    Score: 2
    BracknellSaint 4:36pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Young Gallagher to seal it please!

    Score: 4
    Mush On The Beach 4:42pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    BracknellSaint wrote…


    Young Gallagher to seal it please!

    If I can lip-read correctly Mauricio said in his ear:

    You gotta roll with it,
    You gotta take your time,
    You gotta say what you say,
    Don't let anybody get in your way,
    'Cause it's all too much for me to take.

    Don't ever stand aside,
    Don't ever be denied,
    You wanna be who you'd be,
    If you're coming with me.

    I could be wrong though.

    Score: 5
    Little Hitler 4:44pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    BracknellSaint wrote…


    Young Gallagher to seal it please!
    If I can lip-read correctly Mauricio said in his ear:

    You gotta roll with it,
    You gotta take your time,
    You gotta say what you say,
    Don't let anybody get in your way,
    'Cause it's all too much for me to take.

    Don't ever stand aside,
    Don't ever be denied,
    You wanna be who you'd be,
    If you're coming with me.

    I could be wrong though.

    LOL Gallagher!

    Score: 2
    SnapperSaint 4:47pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Bring on JWP for VW, at least he can pass the ball!!!

    Score: 1
    Norwegian Saint 4:47pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Bring the points home Saints

    Score: 3
    Norwegian Saint 4:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    I mentioned at the start of the season how bad Wanyama was and got slated... he is worse today than then! Blooming awful player... he has potential but is awful.
    Hold on boys!

    Score: 2
    BracknellSaint 4:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Come on..hold on now... even though we should have killed this off easily...

    Score: 0
    SnapperSaint 4:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    PLEEEASE can that be it...!

    Score: 3
    BracknellSaint 4:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    I mentioned at the start of the season how bad Wanyama was and got slated... he is worse today than then! Blooming awful player... he has potential but is awful.
    Hold on boys!

    Have to agree. Cork is vastly superior.

    Score: 0
    OSPREYSAINT 4:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Yes sir winning mucky for once.

    Score: 2
    SnapperSaint 4:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    hallelujah!!!

    Score: 2
    Little Hitler 4:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    A hard earned result, it will be good not to have all the whingers turn up tonight :-)

    Although we're a little unspectacular at times, we're clearly a cut above the bottom half of the table. You could say we're in our own little oasis in the Premier League.

    Well done Saints!!!

    Score: 3
    DisplacedFan 4:55pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Not pretty, but three points! Well done lads.

    Score: 3
    Stroppy_gramps 4:56pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    it weren't pretty

    but 3 points in the bag, lovely that'll do.
    up yours you saggy faced c*ck lawrenson.

    Score: 3
    dadofmy3sons 4:57pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    huh
    0 - 1 away win ?
    is that it?
    no controversy?
    apart from the prospect of losing Jack for a few games, that means Victor gets to step up

    Score: -2
    SnapperSaint 5:01pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    dadofmy3sons wrote…


    huh
    0 - 1 away win ?
    is that it?
    no controversy?
    apart from the prospect of losing Jack for a few games, that means Victor gets to step up

    let's hope VW does step up, he wasn't that great today!
    At least we got there in the end, would have been gutted with anything other than the win today...

    Score: 1
    Tirau Dan 5:01pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    they climbed on our backs
    they grabbed our shirt frooonts
    crystal palace they play like the skunts

    Score: 0
    JohnItaly 5:02pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Stroppy_gramps wrote…


    it weren't pretty

    but 3 points in the bag, lovely that'll do.
    up yours you saggy faced c*ck lawrenson.

    I prefer to win "ugly" than lose "pretty" as we often have done this season.

    Score: 7
    OSPREYSAINT 5:03pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    64% Possession, 11 shots 3 on target, 18 fouls given away 5 yellow cards, is that an FA fine? However it was always going to be hard, we did it the hard way, but we did it.

    Score: 2
    Mush On The Beach 5:04pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    A professional job well executed. Don’t forget teams that have won titles have had to win ugly on numerous occasions, let’s maintain that winning culture.

    Score: 1
    el caballo santos101 5:06pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    We knew this was going to be another tough game, we don't normally do well against teams who play that way. We seemed to come down to their level today and played a scrappy game. A win is a win though and its great to get 3pts on the board again.
    Just wish we could get the ball into the box a dit quicker as we play too many passes around the edge.

    Score: 4
    Rising_Son 5:06pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    It's this the first time we've won with Webb refereeing?

    Score: 1
    Norwegian Saint 5:14pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Been waiting for this.....

    Jim Alexander
    Jo Brand
    Mark Butcher
    Harry Carpenter
    Ronnie Corbett
    Nigel Harman
    Sean Hughes
    Eddie Izzard
    David Jenson
    Neil Morrissey
    Kevin Day
    Zara Long
    Roy Hudd
    Julia Roberts
    Graham Cole
    .....
    .....
    .....
    ..... Your boys took one helllllllll of a beeeeeeating!!! Another hell of a beeeeeeating!!!!

    Score: 14
    warrens 76 5:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    And there they go the marvellous Southampton, winners one and all..Crystal palace had no answer to the scintillating skill and dexterity of a glorious side..
    ..One can only imagine the fantastic potential of this team with a Dixie Dean no need for Stanley Matthews though, the erstwhile wizard of the wing has been replaced by the apprentice and what an apprentice Adam Lallana the new maestro, it's not all over just yet though among our brave boys one cannot fail to mention the attitude skill and all round bulldog spirit of Shaw..Hail Southampton a team to rule the waves…end of pathè news.

    Score: 6
    warrens 76 5:18pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    JohnItaly wrote…


    Stroppy_gramps wrote…


    it weren't pretty

    but 3 points in the bag, lovely that'll do.
    up yours you saggy faced c*ck lawrenson.
    I prefer to win "ugly" than lose "pretty" as we often have done this season.

    Often is an understatement ,,ciao bella.

    Score: 5
    warrens 76 5:19pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    I mentioned at the start of the season how bad Wanyama was and got slated... he is worse today than then! Blooming awful player... he has potential but is awful.
    Hold on boys!

    Passing is perhapsnot his strong point…give him time to evolve….

    Score: 8
    REDARMYRULETHESOUTH 5:28pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY

    Remember Flora Sandes for Red and White Army - move to the Thomas Farley - and then the GEORGE for a few beers and a right old laugh.

    NOT Since Plymouth Away have I seen such a laugh at halftime and I hope to see the you tube footage.

    The SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON

    RED ARRRRRRRRRRMY

    Score: 12
    Norwegian Saint 5:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    Spare a thought for a good friend of mine that has been waiting a few years to get the chance to watch his beloved team today... his team is Leeds

    Score: 4
    Stroppy_gramps 5:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    JohnItaly wrote…


    Stroppy_gramps wrote…


    it weren't pretty

    but 3 points in the bag, lovely that'll do.
    up yours you saggy faced c*ck lawrenson.
    I prefer to win "ugly" than lose "pretty" as we often have done this season.

    leaning against an open door here, I love the way we play. It can be utterly sublime to watch and pretty much every other fan I've met this season has been very complimentary about how we have played. (except the token skate at work, mind you no one really understands the grunts and whines that escape his lips - we usually just give him a broom and get him to sweep the yard)

    but we do need to combine the pretty play with some ugly stuff so that, even if we aren't getting much in their penalty area, they aren't getting anything in ours.

    I think Wanyama when he was in the swing of things was doing this very well. that injury has really knocked him for six - I feel that there is a confidence issue there. In the matches running up to that injury he was simply awesome after shaky start to the season. The one thing he kept doing was giving away easy passes until he got up to PL speed.

    Score: 4
    saintbobby 7:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    64% Possession, 11 shots 3 on target, 18 fouls given away 5 yellow cards, is that an FA fine? However it was always going to be hard, we did it the hard way, but we did it.

    Not being there, sadly, possession at 64%, which is about usual, still yields only one goal. This must be against all the odds and reasonably you could assume such dominance would yield at least 2 or 3 goals.

    I don't really understand the situation, but it does show that this is an area which needs attention in the summer.

    But, rejoice, 9th , safe and more than most were expecting last August - THAT IS WE ARE HONEST!! Well done, Saints, well done, really well done.

    We love you all and we are happy bunnies, oh! yes we are!

    Score: 1
    SFCOLDBOY 9:27am Sun 9 Mar 14

    bigfella777 wrote…


    Fly Eagles Fly Eagles fly

    In your case should it not be Seagulls?

    Score: 2
    SaintJD 1:17pm Mon 10 Mar 14

    saintbobby wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    64% Possession, 11 shots 3 on target, 18 fouls given away 5 yellow cards, is that an FA fine? However it was always going to be hard, we did it the hard way, but we did it.
    Not being there, sadly, possession at 64%, which is about usual, still yields only one goal. This must be against all the odds and reasonably you could assume such dominance would yield at least 2 or 3 goals.

    I don't really understand the situation, but it does show that this is an area which needs attention in the summer.

    But, rejoice, 9th , safe and more than most were expecting last August - THAT IS WE ARE HONEST!! Well done, Saints, well done, really well done.

    We love you all and we are happy bunnies, oh! yes we are!

    Yep, although that FA Cup draw still makes me sad, especially in a season when we're producing record breaking away form.

    Possession can be misleading if a team is a goal or two down though - the opposition tends to sit back and let a team dominate possession if there is no penetration.

    In our case though we're doing loads of things right but two things need to improve: we need to stop gifting easy goals, mainly from individual mistakes; we need to take our chances more ruthlessly.

    Only problem is, as I've said before, our high tempo pressing game is great but it does open us to individual mistakes (MP actually says he's happy for players to get caught now and again as long as they are showing bravery) and Jay-Rod and Adam in particular are working so hard that I honestly don't think they have the puff to finish things off sometimes.

    Jay is particularly frustrating because you lose count of the times he does something brilliant and then rushes his shot.

    And of course what the Man City stats really show and what Saints stats similarly illustrate, is that you can have all the possession and class in the world, but if you have one player who isn't quite up to that level either physicallly or mentally, it will cost you a lot of matches.

    I'd say the same is true to a smaller extent with us in terms of someone of absolute class to go alongside Lovren at the back.

    Then, if you have someone of absolute world class up front (as Liverpool did with Suarez vs us the other night) - you sort that problem as well.

    Easier said than done though, but that's the small margin that will make our next big step forward (subject to us keeping our squad together this summer.

    Personally, now, I don't want to see anyone leave, regardless of price offered.

    If we need to sell to invest we have Dani and Gaston who could generate the funds we need to invest in the team - even a silly amount for Luke isn't worth it unless he is desperate to leave.

    Score: 0

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