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Liverpool 2 Saints 1

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

Gordon Simpson, Senior Sports Reporter

    Daniel Sturridge's late goal denies Saints a deserved point at Anfield
  • Nathaniel Clyne had levelled for the visitors in the second half
  • Liverpool led at the break through Raheem Sterling
  • Morgan Schneiderlin started the match for Saints
  • Forster, Bertrand, Tadic, Pelle and Long made competitive debuts
  • Ex-Saints Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert featured for Liverpool

Comments


Positively4thStreet 10:19pm Sun 17 Aug 14

J7junctionseven wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


dadofmy3sons wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.
1 - 1
what do you have to say now?
You asked for my opinion, so I'll tell you.

Liverpool won 2 goals to Saints 1 and that is a fact.
My opinion is that you are a pr1ck

That is not a matter of opinion..that is a fact!

Score: -2
jls217 4:20pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Just reported on Sky we've put a 10m bid in for Townsend. Mixed thoughts on this one. I like him as a player but is he robust enough for a full season of the intensity of the PL?

Score: 3
itsnotjustice 1:50pm Sun 17 Aug 14

bertrands looking quality.... and fonte too.. impressive so far

Score: 0
NewForestStu 6:36pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jls217 wrote…


NewForestStu wrote…


jls217 wrote…


Anyone watching the interview on Sky wit the two lady Rugger players.
Chalk and cheese. The English player scares the crap out of me and I have a strange feeling in my nether regions concerning the Canadian lady - I want to help her train.
Is the blonde Meghan Mutrie?......wow....
Forgive me I wasn't really paying too much attention to her name badge. A very attractive rucking lady.

I know what you mean, i only caught it as it was on and thought she was a player but judging on her looks would say not. Think she is a rugger journo but as you suggsst very pleasing on the eye.

Score: 0
Whitton 12:52pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Jack cork!? In my opinion i dont really expect morgan to be trying his best and i'd prefer jack there.. oh well. Whatever you think is best Ronald,coyr!

Score: -1
saint dave 6:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jls217 wrote…


Frankie Bennett wrote…


Can't believe how quiet Anfield is - apart from the Saints fans!
Yeah the lads who travelled did us all proud - could hardly hear a scouse chant today - fantastic lads - thanks.

I think praise most go to are supporters, only heard them well done, as a team we are going to be fine, bit worried about the big fella up front.

Score: 0
Pooley 2:47pm Sun 17 Aug 14

All Southampton FC.... Listen to our supporters!!!

Score: 1
costa gaz 1:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.

I think you are right Warrens.
We have been saying very similar things this summer and now someone who was actually involved has confirmed out thoughts.
Lets hope we come away from today's game with our pride intact.
Massive odds against us from the bookies.

But ..... you never know.. it's a funny old game.

Score: -2
Chipmonk1 2:04pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Bugger! Was just about to post this:

I don't like the space we're allowing their midfield to have in our half ......

That's the result. Anyone think Morgan's heart isn't in it?

No

Score: 3
InCortesewetrust 12:21pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Dream afternoon 3 point's saints lovren HG 93rd minute!

Score: 3
one in the crowd 1:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

This could be the time that you get level with Man ure.

Score: -2
saints_alive 2:52pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Tadic is class!! What a goal by Nat Clyne!

Score: 2
singapore saint84 12:34pm Sun 17 Aug 14

2-0 saints...tadic and davis

Score: 2
Oldfan 2:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Yessssss,,, deserved keep it up the scouse aren't that good - more afraid of the ref

Score: -2
Optimist 6:02am Mon 18 Aug 14

Hangover,

That was a great performance. All we need to do is keep that level & do a bit of fine tuning. I feel that once we have a back 4 with 6 games behind them the clean sheets will come too.
JWP looks like 2 months away from being a true legend playing off the striker.
No points but after the summer that felt like a victory.
The future is bright and it's red and white
Off to work

Score: 2
nomorerumours 6:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

A highly impressive performance by Saints today. I give it 8 out 10 (Liverpool only 6 out of 10). We could easily have scored 3 goals and were so much stronger than Liverpool after the first 30 minutes. There were some very strong individual performances. For me, JWP deserved the man of the match award but that almost always goes to a player on the team that won - why? It happens in most team sports and if it is supposed to be a neutral verdict (hmmm) then the result is not relevant. That aside, Vic had a superb game, one of his best for us so far and he looked very sharp. Clyne was careless at times in defence, especially early on and leading up to their 1st goal but he improved later on. Going forward down the right he looked outstanding at times and what a goal! Fraser looked very comfortable in goal and, I think, only made one error with a poor clearance. Yoshida did look out of his depth at times and had a very inconsistent game making several dangerously short passes. Tadic started off very brightly and had some great link play with Bertrand (who had a good, consistent game). For his first EPL appearance and against a big team, he looked at home. He covered a lot of ground but faded slightly later on which is probably why RonKo substituted him. He'll get stronger quickly and get used to the pace of the EPL and should last the full 90 minutes with a few more games under his belt. Yes, Pelle only showed brief signs of what he is capable of but we must be patient with him. He needs plenty of game time and I believe he'll improve with each appearance. I would like Long and Pelle both to start against WBA (as well as Tadic) as I feel that Shane will provide much more service to Graziano, which he can feed off. When Long came on quite late, Pelle had faded very slightly (he had done quite a few long runs and back covering without being very productive (any doubters, please be patient). Davies and Morg were both inconsistent. A blend of a few errors and some strong forward runs. If only Morg could have bagged a brace from those 2 strong shots of his. Who have I left out. Oh, our new captain had a good, solid game. Whilst I congratulate the whole team for playing some attractive football and looking like winners, my biggest appreciation goes to RonKo. After all the summer changes, uncertainties and tantrums, he has got the best out of his players. They are starting to gel and that process will continue in the next few games. I see more goals coming than last season. With Taider surely set to get a game or come off the bench soon, Florin Gardos ready in a couple of weeks and JayRod in a couple of months, we have a very strong and promising squad. I was optimistic before (saying another top 8 or even 7 finish) but I feel that a top 6 or even 5 finish is highly achievable. We are so much better than the bottom half of the league. Now to win most of the easier run of games to come.

Score: 8
Simmo13 2:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Looking quite good so far really steady and solid unfortunate goal big yawning gap there but should have had a free kick just before that.

Score: 0
S Pance 12:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Looking at the poll we stand a better chance of NOT losing!

COYR!

Score: 4
jls217 1:18pm Sun 17 Aug 14

warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.

Warren - the record is stuck. Give it up. Ricky was our hero - now he ain't.
There's a new crew in town and if you can't find it in your heart to show some sort of support to them why not just go and watch burnt muff or something 'cos your whining is becoming bloody tedious.

Not going to be happy until we fall flat on our face are you? I can almost hear you rehearsing the "Didn't I tell you" routine. Go and tell the Saints board you know best and they are all amateurs and you're the only one who knows anything and can save them money and face.

Score: 4
westfordUSAsaints 6:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

nomorerumours wrote…


A highly impressive performance by Saints today. I give it 8 out 10 (Liverpool only 6 out of 10). We could easily have scored 3 goals and were so much stronger than Liverpool after the first 30 minutes. There were some very strong individual performances. For me, JWP deserved the man of the match award but that almost always goes to a player on the team that won - why? It happens in most team sports and if it is supposed to be a neutral verdict (hmmm) then the result is not relevant. That aside, Vic had a superb game, one of his best for us so far and he looked very sharp. Clyne was careless at times in defence, especially early on and leading up to their 1st goal but he improved later on. Going forward down the right he looked outstanding at times and what a goal! Fraser looked very comfortable in goal and, I think, only made one error with a poor clearance. Yoshida did look out of his depth at times and had a very inconsistent game making several dangerously short passes. Tadic started off very brightly and had some great link play with Bertrand (who had a good, consistent game). For his first EPL appearance and against a big team, he looked at home. He covered a lot of ground but faded slightly later on which is probably why RonKo substituted him. He'll get stronger quickly and get used to the pace of the EPL and should last the full 90 minutes with a few more games under his belt. Yes, Pelle only showed brief signs of what he is capable of but we must be patient with him. He needs plenty of game time and I believe he'll improve with each appearance. I would like Long and Pelle both to start against WBA (as well as Tadic) as I feel that Shane will provide much more service to Graziano, which he can feed off. When Long came on quite late, Pelle had faded very slightly (he had done quite a few long runs and back covering without being very productive (any doubters, please be patient). Davies and Morg were both inconsistent. A blend of a few errors and some strong forward runs. If only Morg could have bagged a brace from those 2 strong shots of his. Who have I left out. Oh, our new captain had a good, solid game. Whilst I congratulate the whole team for playing some attractive football and looking like winners, my biggest appreciation goes to RonKo. After all the summer changes, uncertainties and tantrums, he has got the best out of his players. They are starting to gel and that process will continue in the next few games. I see more goals coming than last season. With Taider surely set to get a game or come off the bench soon, Florin Gardos ready in a couple of weeks and JayRod in a couple of months, we have a very strong and promising squad. I was optimistic before (saying another top 8 or even 7 finish) but I feel that a top 6 or even 5 finish is highly achievable. We are so much better than the bottom half of the league. Now to win most of the easier run of games to come.

Let's see how this lot gel in the next few weeks, it was impressive stuff all things considered today. The key games will be against the so called lesser teams who last season where we had 80% and couldn't score. Poch and his plan A, If we can convert those draws / loss into wins, then we could really spring a surprise

I'll say this now, Ron will win a manager of the month during this season!

Score: 2
Berkshire Saint 3:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

That was a poor goal defensively - looked a bit static. Let's go again Saints as Liverpool are there for the taking.

Score: 2
jls217 2:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

itsnotjustice wrote…


sterling should f''k off back to JLS

I don't want him!

Score: 1
Strasbourg Saint 1:31pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Greetings everyone.

Strasbourg checking in from Graciosa Island in The Azores in the middle of The Atlantic Ocean but technically still in Portugal.

Let's get this thing done!

COYS!

Score: 3
sparky130a 12:13pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Come on lads, let's stick it to those scousers just like last season!

Score: 7
7saint7 12:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

going to be a close game. If are new players can show there stuff.
A good first game of season give players a real hard game . And a lose will not be the end of the world . if we can draw or win then what a great start to are new season. coyr

Score: 2
donni1437 12:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Heart says win, head says loose.

Score: 2
donni1437 12:18pm Sun 17 Aug 14

donni1437 wrote…


Heart says win, head says loose.

Lose even

Score: 2
Chipmonk1 12:28pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Early kick off great for me on other side of the world but I feel for our away supporters having to make trip up so early. On the plus side you can get out of Liverpool before dark.

Score: 12
batesieboy 12:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Looking forward to the match. Whatever happens today will not define the season...we will be fine.

Score: 6
Joy in Jerusalem 1:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Finally! Been looking, forward to this game since the fixtures came up. I might not be there in person but I am here in front of the tv with my Saints shirt on and I am feeling positive! COYR!

Score: 0
Chipmonk1 2:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

GOAAAAAAALLLLLL

Score: 1
Thankyounicola 12:56pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Boruc disgruntled and looking for a new club I think..

Where is gaston??

Score: 2
Blind Faith Believer 12:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Surprised that Boruc and Ramirez are both missing from the bench.

Excellent to see Schneiderlin back in the starting line up - he and Wanamaker will be critical today.

Oh When The Saints......

Score: 2
Big Mac 12:41pm Sun 17 Aug 14

How come Boruc isn't on the bench?

Score: 3
sparky130a 12:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..

Score: 2
TPFKARTSNINZ 1:01pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sparky130a wrote…


Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..

Such as?

Score: 0
itsnotjustice 1:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

just seen lambert talking on skysports... good to see he still loves us...

hope he does well , obviously not against us though lol...

as for lovren, hope our boys get stuck into him right from the start.

Score: 2
saintsfan76 1:04pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I thought Ricky is sad at what has happened at Saints this summer from interview on Sky. A telling pause and pointing the finger at Krueger and Reed by the sound of it.

Score: 2
Berkshire Saint 1:06pm Sun 17 Aug 14

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


sparky130a wrote…


Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..
Such as?

Yes I've just seen this and it's very insightful what he says about the people running the club. Reading between the lines he clearly doesn't feel they are up to the job and are doing things in the clubs best interest. He said 'it could have been so different' and when asked if he's worried about Saints there was a long pause. It was clear from his words that he still loves the club and is worried about what's going on.

Score: 5
warrens 76 1:07pm Sun 17 Aug 14

SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.

Score: 0
up saints 1:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

best news spider starting as above no sure about gaston and boruc missing.bench not bad

Score: 0
warrens 76 1:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Berkshire Saint wrote…


TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


sparky130a wrote…


Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..
Such as?
Yes I've just seen this and it's very insightful what he says about the people running the club. Reading between the lines he clearly doesn't feel they are up to the job and are doing things in the clubs best interest. He said 'it could have been so different' and when asked if he's worried about Saints there was a long pause. It was clear from his words that he still loves the club and is worried about what's going on.

Yes indeed and he genuinely loves us.. I think letting our talisman go was bad news, from several inside it appears that Les Reed pushed for SRL to WHU NOT NC..

Score: -4
TPFKARTSNINZ 1:12pm Sun 17 Aug 14

warrens 76 wrote…


Berkshire Saint wrote…


TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


sparky130a wrote…


Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..
Such as?
Yes I've just seen this and it's very insightful what he says about the people running the club. Reading between the lines he clearly doesn't feel they are up to the job and are doing things in the clubs best interest. He said 'it could have been so different' and when asked if he's worried about Saints there was a long pause. It was clear from his words that he still loves the club and is worried about what's going on.
Yes indeed and he genuinely loves us.. I think letting our talisman go was bad news, from several inside it appears that Les Reed pushed for SRL to WHU NOT NC..

Thanks guys. Haven't got Sky. Rickie will be a Saint forever, just hope we can beat his hometown team today & that RoKo can do the business despite the other negatives.

COYR!

Score: 0
saintbobby 3:33pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I thought I knew, but now I know for absolute certainty that there is NO WAY Saints will be relegated or anywhere near the relegation zone.

Did not deserve to lose and with a bit more skill, even luck, they would have won this game.

Well done, Saints, no disgrace at all! Proud to be a Saint, oh yes!

Score: 8
warrens 76 1:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


Berkshire Saint wrote…


TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


sparky130a wrote…


Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..
Such as?
Yes I've just seen this and it's very insightful what he says about the people running the club. Reading between the lines he clearly doesn't feel they are up to the job and are doing things in the clubs best interest. He said 'it could have been so different' and when asked if he's worried about Saints there was a long pause. It was clear from his words that he still loves the club and is worried about what's going on.
Yes indeed and he genuinely loves us.. I think letting our talisman go was bad news, from several inside it appears that Les Reed pushed for SRL to WHU NOT NC..
Thanks guys. Haven't got Sky. Rickie will be a Saint forever, just hope we can beat his hometown team today & that RoKo can do the business despite the other negatives.

COYR!

Cannot see us gatting anything today avoiding a hiding could be considered a bonus..

Score: -4
jls217 1:19pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Content with a draw, can't see a win but stranger things have happened. If it's a loss just hope we put in a good shift and get no injuries or red cards.

Score: -3
one in the crowd 1:20pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Come on Liverpool ! ! !

Score: -8
Blind Faith Believer 1:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


Come on Liverpool ! ! !

Crawl back under your rock
Pond life WUM

Score: 1
Frankie Bennett 2:49pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Bertrand may well turn out to be the best piece of business we do this season

Score: 1
sparky130a 1:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


Come on Liverpool ! ! !

T0sser!

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Not been this nervous since I can't remember when. Come on Saints and I hope Lovren facks up.

Score: 4
Frankie Bennett 3:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Can't believe how quiet Anfield is - apart from the Saints fans!

Score: 4
Chipmonk1 1:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Our away fans already doing us proud. Oh when the saints

Score: 2
itsnotjustice 1:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

yoshida worries me sooooooo much :/

Score: 3
slapheadphil 1:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Glad to see that seven of the starting 11 were with us last year (so some conistency) and that Wanyama and Schneiderlin are both playing. First days can throw up some unexected results, so fingerscrossed. Coyr.

Score: 1
Berkshire Saint 1:31pm Sun 17 Aug 14

warrens 76 wrote…


TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


Berkshire Saint wrote…


TPFKARTSNINZ wrote…


sparky130a wrote…


Worrying comments by Rickie on Sky..
Such as?
Yes I've just seen this and it's very insightful what he says about the people running the club. Reading between the lines he clearly doesn't feel they are up to the job and are doing things in the clubs best interest. He said 'it could have been so different' and when asked if he's worried about Saints there was a long pause. It was clear from his words that he still loves the club and is worried about what's going on.
Yes indeed and he genuinely loves us.. I think letting our talisman go was bad news, from several inside it appears that Les Reed pushed for SRL to WHU NOT NC..
Thanks guys. Haven't got Sky. Rickie will be a Saint forever, just hope we can beat his hometown team today & that RoKo can do the business despite the other negatives.

COYR!
Cannot see us gatting anything today avoiding a hiding could be considered a bonus..

Well this is where we get to see if the clubs bold transfer strategy has paid off. I can't help feeling that if we keep it respectable (within 2 goals) then this will be a decent platform from which to build. That said Swansea proved that shocks can still happen.

Score: 1
Shareholder 5:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

On our way home and feeling only a little disappointed by the match. The fans were in great voice and spirit and the players hardly let us down. You have to hand it to Koeman for getting this performance out of a team that has barely trained together let alone played side-by-side. Frankly there is not much to say that is negative - though the usual suspects on here have already proved that they will never be happy. After a dodgy 25 minutes and conceding a sloppy goal that Clyne should have done better to defend against we settled really well. By the end of the first half we were very much on the up and pressing. Koeman has already proved he is a far better tactician than his predecessor and that he has a plan B and, I suspect, a plan C and D too! Overall we looked pretty sound. Yoshida gave us all the colleywobbles a few times (as usual) and Clyne needs to get quicker at reading things but by and large we gave last season's runners up more than a tough game today. If it hadn't been for Mignolet and three great saves (two from Schneiderlin), Davis not blasting instead of passing his shot and JWP not going for a shot instead of leaving it for Clyne the score-line could have been quite different. Bertrand's performance suggests we won't miss Shaw and Tadic was very good though needs to step up the pace a bit and get used to the players around him to read his last pass better. Too early to say what Pelle will do as he spent most of the match up front on his own. Long looked handy when he came on and both Ward-Prowse and Wanyama missed his runs off the ball. And Isgrove looks like he'll be a handfull in future too. Schneiderlin, despite his two great efforts on goal, didn't look quite on it today and I hope that's just a sign of lack of fitness and training this summer.

Overall we were unlucky to lose today and Liverpool got a fright. On this evidence they won't get anywhere near winning the title this season. Sadly I have to say Lovren played well but we showed that they will need more than him to stem the goals this season.

I dare say the negative commentators on here and the nay-sayers will have their usual moan and rant but frankly I think we can all look forward to an exciting season on the balance of this performance. The team will only get better the more they play together and there's more coming in. The bench certainly looked stronger today and it made a welcome change from the only option being Guly sitting on it! My main concern is the goalkeeping position. No idea why Boruc was missing - maybe TV watchers can explain? But if he goes we're back to the same position as last season with only one first choice keeper.

Score: 9
DisplacedFan 1:47pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Have been impressed with Saints so far. Still think we need a little more to do betten than last year, but we seem a little quicker at the back - well except for Yoshisa who got away with one.
Revenge would be sweet!

Score: -1
miltonarcher 1:50pm Sun 17 Aug 14

We look shaky at the back, yoshida in particular

Score: 3
Velleity 3:58pm Sun 17 Aug 14

saints fan #1 wrote…


Changes needed
Out - Yoshida , Davis. Pelle
In - Florin, Taider/Remerez, J Rod - starters

See a great season COYRW

Davis out? Hmmm.

Score: 4
tarquin farquharson 1:52pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Pelle is playing like a powder puff fairy.

He seriously is not going to last much longer in the prem than Osvaldo did.

Score: -3
DisplacedFan 1:54pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Saints caught square. Ouch.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 1:54pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Bugger! Was just about to post this:

I don't like the space we're allowing their midfield to have in our half ......

That's the result. Anyone think Morgan's heart isn't in it?

Score: 0
miltonarcher 1:56pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Told you!

Score: -3
itsnotjustice 1:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sterling should f''k off back to JLS

Score: 2
one in the crowd 1:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.

Score: -15
saints fan #1 2:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Remerez and Long to come on for a game changer

Score: -2
Oldfan 2:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

like the championship days - long ball down the centre and a goal

Score: 0
Chipmonk1 2:10pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Early days but bertrand looks better class than Shaw

Score: 8
Berkshire Saint 2:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

For all the money Liverpool have spent this summer they're not exactly tearing it up. We've got the excuse that our team doesn't know each other but Liverpool have no excuses. They'll struggle to make Europe based on what I've seen where as we're growing into the game.

Score: 7
saintand266 2:42pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Pellets seems a bit sattic. Maybe RK should bring on long and not give vile lovren and skittle a minutes peace

Score: -1
miltonarcher 2:20pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Chipmonk1 wrote…


Early days but bertrand looks better class than Shaw

Are you mad

Score: -8
miltonarcher 2:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

We didn't do bad first half all things considered. But look lightweight up front. We do look like a team needing to gel .

Score: -1
Oldfan 2:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Liverpool are ordinary without Saurez. Has Clattenburg seen anything for Saints? Think Pelle needs more time to adjust to the League and Long would be a bigger threat and get up their noses a bit.

Score: -1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

They're doing ok. It's obvious they haven't had time together but that's not the players or Ron's fault. JWP is going to have a great season. We need a striker.

Score: 2
saintalbanssaint 2:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I think Saints have done well all considering. Keep it tight for another 15 mins or so, then we do seem to have options from the bench.

Very impressed with Bertrand and Ward-Prowse

Score: 1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.

Not at the game even though you live in Liverpool?

No, because you are a skatecunt that's why!

Score: 6
DisplacedFan 2:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

My assessment of the first half- Liverpool are less than last year; Saints are going to do well this year. Forster is strong at the back and no craziness ala Boroc. Ward Prowse, Davis, Tadic, playing well. We have a good shape and effort. All we need is more attempts on goal. Well satisfied. Looking to see what adjustments we make. Would like to see Morgan have more belief in the team now that he has played one half.

Score: 1
saintand266 2:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.

Silly skunt !
You should not worry about us , you need to concentrate on your real local rivals ... Eastleigh

Score: 6
Chapperall 2:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Generally Saints are playing ok and don't really deserve to be losng. As I thought Yoshida is the weak link and they are exploiting that. We don't see to have a lot of penetration up front and Pele is already looking frustrated. If Saints can equalise we have a chance of winning this!

Score: 0
fascia123 2:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.

What the fick did cortese know about football when he arrived he was a flicking banker, at least the new guy has a very good name in sport.

I asked you yesterday what the **** remark was about you never answered?

Score: 4
Chipmonk1 2:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Tough on Davis but I would push JWP to the right and bring Long on in the 10 position. Where the truck is Gaston.

Score: 1
Saintinwatford 2:28pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Long on for Pelle, Bertrand looks class, played better after they scored. Now let's see if we have a plan B

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Negatives:
The players are not yet on the same wavelength.
The midfield aren't winning enough tackles.
We're struggling to keep Stirling at bay.
Apart from a couple of moments, we don't look dangerous enough in and around the box.
We're one down. (Anyone think Tadic was being fouled before the ball broke to Henderson?)

Positives:
The players are beginning to get an understanding (Tadic & Bertrand looking good together).
Ron will sort the midfield out at half time. Maybe Jack will come on.
Ron will get Clyne to play tighter than he's been in the first half.
The front line will click and Pelle will score.
We're ONLY one down.

I hate being behind but we're far from out of this.

COYS!

Score: 1
Velleity 2:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


This could be the time that you get level with Man ure.

Yesterday you told us our players would be terrified by the noise of the Kop. It sounds very much like they've all stayed at home like you.

Score: 7
DisplacedFan 2:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.
Not at the game even though you live in Liverpool?

No, because you are a skatecunt that's why!

Liverpool will not do as well as last year.

Score: 3
Chapperall 2:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I think we should bring Long as he is the type of player they will hate as he hassles their defence. Bit disappointed with Tadic he's certainly not a Lallana!
I still think this game is tight and we can come away with a result!
Lastly Liverpool champions league having a laugh!

Score: -4
Abbey Saint 2:33pm Sun 17 Aug 14

costa gaz wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.
I think you are right Warrens.
We have been saying very similar things this summer and now someone who was actually involved has confirmed out thoughts.
Lets hope we come away from today's game with our pride intact.
Massive odds against us from the bookies.

But ..... you never know.. it's a funny old game.

Knows what he's talking about? come on, I love SRL as much as anyone, but thats like saying a member of staff knows what's going on in the mind of the MD. And a member of staff who left before most decisions were made. It's easy to put a negative slant on any change, and to be honest if he has said these things, that's more than a little disappointing.

Score: 1
de Heiligen paard 101 2:34pm Sun 17 Aug 14

been impressed so far. liverhampton seem to be sitting back and hoping to hit us with long balls and apart from the odd mistake they haven't had that much success. would like to see long come on to hassle their back 4 but worry that if we took one of the midfield out it might give them more room to play through us.
really impressed with Big Vic, tadic and Bertrand are linking well, JWP is having a great game and happy to see a keeper who can kick with both feet, and clear his lines well.
not out of this and could still come away with a point or 3.

stras, I think spider is well in the game and playing well. he may not be happy but I think he can leave that behind when hes on the pitch.

Score: -2
saintalbanssaint 2:56pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Wanyama looking far more effective than last year

Score: 1
Pooley 2:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Liverhampton not impressive consider the 100 million + they spent

Score: 4
saintand266 2:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Yes

Score: 0
de Heiligen paard 101 2:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

GET INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Score: 2
OSPREYSAINT 2:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Get in Natt

Score: 1
Berkshire Saint 2:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Get in!!

Score: 2
dadofmy3sons 2:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.

1 - 1
what do you have to say now?

Score: -2
Velleity 2:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Yyyyeeeeehhhhhhhhaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
!!!!!!!!!

Score: 0
Pooley 2:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Saints not outplayed at all. They need to develop the link up play. Wait.... Goooooooooooaaaaaaal
ll!!!! Clyne !!!!!!

Score: 2
Strasbourg Saint 2:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I love this new look Southampton!

Now for the winner!

Score: 0
Chipmonk1 2:45pm Sun 17 Aug 14

1st assist of many. Go Tadic. Go Clyne

Score: 2
Berkshire Saint 2:45pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Berkshire Saint wrote…


Get in!!

Great back-heel from Tadic too

Score: 4
dadofmy3sons 2:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I kind of get why Lovren left.
Hearing the Saints fans singing "oh when the Saints" really does get to true Saints fans.
Thing is we sing it all the time.

Score: 0
Frankie Bennett 2:47pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Real difference since half time!

Score: 1
de Heiligen paard 101 2:48pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Anyone notice who was marking tadic and was taken right out of he game by the back heal?

Score: 5
Chipmonk1 2:50pm Sun 17 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote…


Anyone notice who was marking tadic and was taken right out of he game by the back heal?

Yes life can be sweeeeet sometimes

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 2:51pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Powder puff SD should have buried it

Score: -1
Velleity 2:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

We need to be winning this! They're on the back foot for a while.

Score: -1
Frankie Bennett 2:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Would like to see Long now for some extra energy - could nick this

Score: 0
saintand266 3:01pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Come on Ron bring on long
He can score the winner like I said he would in a post the other day

Score: 0
insider1234 3:01pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Tadic and Bertrand are excellent players and at least as good as we had. We are also playing better football now.

Proud whatever happens now

Score: 5
dadofmy3sons 3:04pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Funny old game isn't it?

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 3:04pm Sun 17 Aug 14

So, who will get the headlines now? Shane Long or Rickie?

Come on Shane!

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:04pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Oh god, Rickie

Score: 4
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:07pm Sun 17 Aug 14

What a shame, bad defending.

Score: 5
costa gaz 3:07pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Poor defending

Score: 3
Oldfan 3:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Pathetic defending....

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 3:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Spider sleep walking should have cleared that

Score: -2
Oldfan 3:12pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Long done more than Pelle already

Score: -2
Frankie Bennett 3:13pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Don't look as effective since Tadic went off, maybe Long should have come on for Pelle and gone through the middle.

Score: 2
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:16pm Sun 17 Aug 14

No luck today. We don't deserve to lose this!

Score: 4
OSPREYSAINT 3:16pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Unlucky, no luck as usual

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 3:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

No disgrace Vic my MoM today.

Score: 10
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

We may have lost but there was a lot of positives to take home.

Score: 14
Oldfan 3:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Better side lost - but our own fault......

Score: 5
costa gaz 3:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

10/10 for effort, should have won apart some bad defending and 2 shocking misses fro Davis and Shane Long.
But plenty to be encouraged about.

Score: 8
saintand266 3:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I didn't realise there were an diverpool fans there till the 93rd minute! So much for the mighty kop

Score: 5
kaido 3:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Sadly because Liverpool have won, you can bet that in MOTD highlights it will show Liverpool on the ball about 90% of the time even though the game was much more evenly matched than that.

Score: 13
dadofmy3sons 3:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

a defeat
but no dommngloom from me

never said it was easy supporting the Saints
but we gave it a right proper good go

Score: 8
Velleity 3:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

If that's the quality of play we can expect for the season, I see a top ten finish again.

Score: 15
DisplacedFan 3:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Saints played very well and will have a great season. A speedy winger and we are all set for a great year!

Score: 10
sparky130a 3:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Very encouraging performance 2nd half.

Score: 8
miltonarcher 3:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Well played Saints, deserved at least a point, things are looking up.

Score: 7
Strasbourg Saint 3:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Small margins.

We could all find a few things to niggle about, but was that a defeat by a team staring relegation in the face? I don't think so Robbie Savage!

Bad luck Saints. We'll play worse and win, and we're moving in the right direction.

Score: 12
fascia123 3:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Should Spiyder of done better for both Liverpool goals?

Very good performance for me, a game even the Liverpool supporting commentators admitted saints could of taken all three points with a little more luck.

Encouraging to say the least.

Score: 6
costa gaz 3:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The new boys;

Forster 7/10
Bertrand 8/10
Tadic 8/10
Pelle 5/10
Long 6/10..


Yoshida, Wanyama, Ward-pwowse, Schniederlin and Clyne all excellent today.

Score: 0
Chipmonk1 3:39pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Teams that finish higher than us on the table will fair worse at Anfield. Well done Saints and great job the travelling fans, thank you.

Score: 13
saintand266 3:34pm Sun 17 Aug 14

costa gaz wrote…


The new boys;

Forster 7/10
Bertrand 8/10
Tadic 8/10
Pelle 5/10
Long 6/10..


Yoshida, Wanyama, Ward-pwowse, Schniederlin and Clyne all excellent today.

Yoshida looked a bit shakey in the first 20 mins but went onto have a fantastic game.
JWPwas excellent today in a more forward role and his delivery from set pieces was first class

Score: 5
one in the crowd 3:35pm Sun 17 Aug 14

dadofmy3sons wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.
1 - 1
what do you have to say now?

You asked for my opinion, so I'll tell you.

Liverpool won 2 goals to Saints 1 and that is a fact.

Score: -19
Bazultra 3:35pm Sun 17 Aug 14

JWP man of the match for me he tore Liverpool apart. What he was lacking was confidence to put his laces through the ball.2 or 3 occassions he skinned the Liverhamptin defence and then chose to play others in. Come on JWP I think you have alot of potential. Yoshida was cimpletely out of his depth.

Score: -4
03alpe01 3:35pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Chin up guys. If we had won that game there would have been chaos in the making. What would have happened if a Subsidiary Club had beaten their Parent Club?

Score: 1
Strasbourg Saint 3:36pm Sun 17 Aug 14

costa gaz wrote…


The new boys;

Forster 7/10
Bertrand 8/10
Tadic 8/10
Pelle 5/10
Long 6/10..


Yoshida, Wanyama, Ward-pwowse, Schniederlin and Clyne all excellent today.

Fonte also did well. I think Davis will be a bit disappointed, but I guess we've started expecting so much from him. Also, Isgrove did okay.

Score: 5
de Heiligen paard 101 3:37pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sterling man of the match? really?
I thought our midfield were much better, JWP or Big Vic could either have got it.
unlucky today against hat looked like a poor liverhampton team. could easily have come away with a point or 3.
think liverhampton will struggle on that performance, sturridge was especially poor, as he was in the world cup. the vampire made him look good last year.
disappointed with he result but not the way we played. lots of positives to take away from the game and I`m now looking forward to us ripping west brum and hoof apart in the next 2 games.

Score: -2
saints fan #1 3:37pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Changes needed
Out - Yoshida , Davis. Pelle
In - Florin, Taider/Remerez, J Rod - starters

See a great season COYRW

Score: -9
Joy in Jerusalem 3:38pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Although we didn't get a point I am still proud of the lads! Onward and up!
Wonderful to hear the fans in great voice as usual! COYR!

Score: 8
donni1437 3:41pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Average 1st have good 2nd, better finishing could have got us 3 points. Tadic great on the ball but a little off the pace at times, as he gets up to speed with the prem he'll be a real asset. Victor was superb and motm for us but Morgan looked a little rusty, not suprising after his pre season. 2 poor goals to concede which RK will not be happy with. Letting sterling win the 2nd header was sloppy. Still more positives than negatives from the game. Better finishing and we win that game. Why did we let SRL leave?

Score: 0
El Santo 3:42pm Sun 17 Aug 14

I have never seen a team being ripped apart like the Saints, during this summer.

Score: 0
fascia123 3:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote…


sterling man of the match? really?
I thought our midfield were much better, JWP or Big Vic could either have got it.
unlucky today against hat looked like a poor liverhampton team. could easily have come away with a point or 3.
think liverhampton will struggle on that performance, sturridge was especially poor, as he was in the world cup. the vampire made him look good last year.
disappointed with he result but not the way we played. lots of positives to take away from the game and I`m now looking forward to us ripping west brum and hoof apart in the next 2 games.

Good shout, I was well impressed end of first half and all of second half, Pelle linked up a lot of play with lay offs, all round good performance, we were robbed.

Did you think that Spyder could of done better with his tackle for first goal (bit harsh maybe) and just stood and watched the header in the box for their second when he was the nearest player?

Score: 2
El Santo 3:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

El Santo wrote…


I have never seen a team being ripped apart like the Saints, during this summer.

And I thought that this was it. Apparently it is not. Apparently, we may have a say during this season and I would expect to beat our "B string" (Liverhampton) in the table.

Score: 3
up saints 3:49pm Sun 17 Aug 14

unlucky not to get something from the game.bring on wba.

Score: 2
de Heiligen paard 101 3:55pm Sun 17 Aug 14

fascia123 wrote…


de Heiligen paard 101 wrote…


sterling man of the match? really?
I thought our midfield were much better, JWP or Big Vic could either have got it.
unlucky today against hat looked like a poor liverhampton team. could easily have come away with a point or 3.
think liverhampton will struggle on that performance, sturridge was especially poor, as he was in the world cup. the vampire made him look good last year.
disappointed with he result but not the way we played. lots of positives to take away from the game and I`m now looking forward to us ripping west brum and hoof apart in the next 2 games.
Good shout, I was well impressed end of first half and all of second half, Pelle linked up a lot of play with lay offs, all round good performance, we were robbed.

Did you think that Spyder could of done better with his tackle for first goal (bit harsh maybe) and just stood and watched the header in the box for their second when he was the nearest player?

spider could have gone right through Henderson on the first goal but I think he was trying to nick the ball away, so yes might have done better there. second goal was a disaster all round, Big Vic had a poor headed then prince wannabe (purple rain style hair) should never have got that header and sturridge the wonder horse shouldn't have been played onside, I don't think he even caught it anywhere near how he meant to and got very lucky!
spider might not have been at his best but that might just be down to lack of training and friendlies, I really think he has a great character and can leave his problems behind when he gets on the pitch.

Score: 2
fascia123 3:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote…


fascia123 wrote…


de Heiligen paard 101 wrote…


sterling man of the match? really?
I thought our midfield were much better, JWP or Big Vic could either have got it.
unlucky today against hat looked like a poor liverhampton team. could easily have come away with a point or 3.
think liverhampton will struggle on that performance, sturridge was especially poor, as he was in the world cup. the vampire made him look good last year.
disappointed with he result but not the way we played. lots of positives to take away from the game and I`m now looking forward to us ripping west brum and hoof apart in the next 2 games.
Good shout, I was well impressed end of first half and all of second half, Pelle linked up a lot of play with lay offs, all round good performance, we were robbed.

Did you think that Spyder could of done better with his tackle for first goal (bit harsh maybe) and just stood and watched the header in the box for their second when he was the nearest player?
spider could have gone right through Henderson on the first goal but I think he was trying to nick the ball away, so yes might have done better there. second goal was a disaster all round, Big Vic had a poor headed then prince wannabe (purple rain style hair) should never have got that header and sturridge the wonder horse shouldn't have been played onside, I don't think he even caught it anywhere near how he meant to and got very lucky!
spider might not have been at his best but that might just be down to lack of training and friendlies, I really think he has a great character and can leave his problems behind when he gets on the pitch.

Fair do's.

Hopefully that performance and a win against WBA will quieten some of the doubters, as a possie although we didn't get the result, I was surprised by how good we were at times, a good run of games will improve things I feel.

Score: 6
BumperSaint 4:00pm Sun 17 Aug 14

For a team tipped for relegation by many (including the numpty phil Neville) and a team reeling from the heart of the team being ripped out, Oh and a team full of players that won't adapt quickly to the prem, not to mention a team that will need too long to gel........ The TEAM did well, signs were good, yes we lost and yes there are some obvious areas that need work, but that is the same for every team, every season in the 1st couple of games. Vic, JWP, Clyne and Fonte stood out for me and it's players like this that will become the new spine. Morgan will need time I feel and potentially should have gone off after 60 mins, Tadic looked good, some iffy moments but a great flick for the goal and over time he will smash the prem (remember Adams 1st season in the prem?), Pelle was absent at times but I reckon he will be a weapon against lower PL sides in games we will HAVE to win. Forster, Bertrand both solid and isgrove could just well be a surprise little package. Shame we didn't win, but we were away to a top 6 side after a turbulent summer..... I am happy and confident of good season. Best player today..... Our Fans. Love the saints. COYR.

Score: 17
fascia123 4:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

BumperSaint wrote…


For a team tipped for relegation by many (including the numpty phil Neville) and a team reeling from the heart of the team being ripped out, Oh and a team full of players that won't adapt quickly to the prem, not to mention a team that will need too long to gel........ The TEAM did well, signs were good, yes we lost and yes there are some obvious areas that need work, but that is the same for every team, every season in the 1st couple of games. Vic, JWP, Clyne and Fonte stood out for me and it's players like this that will become the new spine. Morgan will need time I feel and potentially should have gone off after 60 mins, Tadic looked good, some iffy moments but a great flick for the goal and over time he will smash the prem (remember Adams 1st season in the prem?), Pelle was absent at times but I reckon he will be a weapon against lower PL sides in games we will HAVE to win. Forster, Bertrand both solid and isgrove could just well be a surprise little package. Shame we didn't win, but we were away to a top 6 side after a turbulent summer..... I am happy and confident of good season. Best player today..... Our Fans. Love the saints. COYR.

Thumbs up from me

Score: 9
jls217 4:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


costa gaz wrote…


The new boys;

Forster 7/10
Bertrand 8/10
Tadic 8/10
Pelle 5/10
Long 6/10..


Yoshida, Wanyama, Ward-pwowse, Schniederlin and Clyne all excellent today.
Fonte also did well. I think Davis will be a bit disappointed, but I guess we've started expecting so much from him. Also, Isgrove did okay.

Wouldn't argue too much about your assessment Strass.

We were good value today and I am really happy that Morgan applied himself in the way he did - what a pro. Isgrove is a bit lively ain't he?
There were whole swathes of that game where we looked the favourites to finish top six and not them. Would have been a perfect end to the day if we'd taken a point.

Score: 1
milton road 4:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

It was a good game of football and though we lost we can hold our heads high we played really well. Think though taking Tadic off was a game changer and not in our favour but that is just me. When he came off Liverpool started to push more and brought RL on. Whilst he was on he was creating prolems all the time. For a team that has only been together a few weeks I thought we did really well
And didn't Lovren look stressed at times. lol.
I believe we are only going to get better and in fairness Liverpool's goals were fast excellently carried out moves with Sterling involved in both.
At the start of the day I was wondering what to expect overall I was impressed despite the final score.

Score: 8
warrens 76 4:11pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


dadofmy3sons wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.
1 - 1
what do you have to say now?
You asked for my opinion, so I'll tell you.

Liverpool won 2 goals to Saints 1 and that is a fact.

Your a tw&t and thats a fact..silly inbred skunt.

Score: 4
jls217 4:12pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Velleity wrote…


saints fan #1 wrote…


Changes needed
Out - Yoshida , Davis. Pelle
In - Florin, Taider/Remerez, J Rod - starters

See a great season COYRW
Davis out? Hmmm.

You sir are clearly not thinking clearly.

That is Pelle's first game against that standard of opposition - judge him in January.

What did you see Davis do wrong that I missed?

Yoshida will not be first choice once our Romanian youngster is fit but will still have a part to playe throughout this long system - Will be happy to see any or all of the 3 you mention get a start but c'mon be fair.

Score: 6
fascia123 4:55pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jls217 wrote…


Abbey Saint wrote…


costa gaz wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.
I think you are right Warrens.
We have been saying very similar things this summer and now someone who was actually involved has confirmed out thoughts.
Lets hope we come away from today's game with our pride intact.
Massive odds against us from the bookies.

But ..... you never know.. it's a funny old game.
Knows what he's talking about? come on, I love SRL as much as anyone, but thats like saying a member of staff knows what's going on in the mind of the MD. And a member of staff who left before most decisions were made. It's easy to put a negative slant on any change, and to be honest if he has said these things, that's more than a little disappointing.
Quite right mate. The only thing Ricky know about the whole situation that we don't is who was doing the backstabbing in the locker room and maybe what it was Jose said that made Arsevaldo think he was better at fighting than he will ever be at football.
If he was in Pinchatinnies little group of disciples he would've heard the Gospel according to little forked tongue latin gent with an axe to grind but like Manuel I would put money on Ricky "knows nothing"

SRL was reading from a script, I expect Brenda will be in for another saints player next week, judging by today he might want another 6 or 7.

Has been some strange agenda against saints for months, never in 50 years of following football have I witnessed anything like it, NC me thinks.

Can buy this a club need footballing people like their has been some massive change, maybe I am missing something please tell me but as I see it.

We now have a much more experienced manager, with access to a network of talent (not Italian nut cases) with a wealth of playing skills to pass on.

The previous chairman had no footballing/sporting knowledge he was a banker, we now have a chairman that is very highly respected in his sporting field.

What a performance today by the bones left from exodus and the foreign imports that could never gel, oh and are excellent away supporters who were immense.

Score: 6
jls217 4:18pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Nothing happened that I saw which we need to be worried or ashamed of.
There's no such thing as fair in football but we could've easily got the draw and maybe even nicked that game. There is nothing that the big boys have that we need to be too concerned about on that showing, we will play worse than that and win this season for sure. Tadic is a bit lively eh!? A big thank you to Spyder for being the professional he is - he more than played his part. Nat Clyne is my hero.
Well played Skiverpool for long stretches you were outplayed but you took your chances perfectly. You looked more effective up front once Lambert came on. You too need another centre back.

Score: 1
saintbobby 4:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jls, spot on chum. Nice to see some on here do know what they are talking about.

Reminding all that my 2 misled sons support the Anfield lot. I sent them an email saying that "I know that you know that your lot were lucky and a little more skill and luck and Saints would have won, deservedly". I

I am right, don't you all agree?

Score: 3
warrens 76 4:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

8loody finishing, again..oh to find a RVP at 22…however we scared em good…however points on the board is the name of the game..unfortunately the Mufco's, LFC's and 4rses of this world consistantly (with some helpful refereeing) make their own luck..Ironically Clattenburg was very good today though.

Score: 3
chuchamboy 4:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

anyone got any intell on why ramirez not involved today? he can definitely influence from the bench and looked classy when he came on against leverkusen. if he's not injured, am worried he's either not fancied by RonKo (serious misjudgement as we're short of playmakers/players who can drift past opponents) or is on his way this window... nothing against isgrove, but feel ramirez would have had more impact coming on today

Score: 1
jls217 4:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Frankie Bennett wrote…


Can't believe how quiet Anfield is - apart from the Saints fans!

Yeah the lads who travelled did us all proud - could hardly hear a scouse chant today - fantastic lads - thanks.

Score: 4
fascia123 5:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Shareholder wrote…


On our way home and feeling only a little disappointed by the match. The fans were in great voice and spirit and the players hardly let us down. You have to hand it to Koeman for getting this performance out of a team that has barely trained together let alone played side-by-side. Frankly there is not much to say that is negative - though the usual suspects on here have already proved that they will never be happy. After a dodgy 25 minutes and conceding a sloppy goal that Clyne should have done better to defend against we settled really well. By the end of the first half we were very much on the up and pressing. Koeman has already proved he is a far better tactician than his predecessor and that he has a plan B and, I suspect, a plan C and D too! Overall we looked pretty sound. Yoshida gave us all the colleywobbles a few times (as usual) and Clyne needs to get quicker at reading things but by and large we gave last season's runners up more than a tough game today. If it hadn't been for Mignolet and three great saves (two from Schneiderlin), Davis not blasting instead of passing his shot and JWP not going for a shot instead of leaving it for Clyne the score-line could have been quite different. Bertrand's performance suggests we won't miss Shaw and Tadic was very good though needs to step up the pace a bit and get used to the players around him to read his last pass better. Too early to say what Pelle will do as he spent most of the match up front on his own. Long looked handy when he came on and both Ward-Prowse and Wanyama missed his runs off the ball. And Isgrove looks like he'll be a handfull in future too. Schneiderlin, despite his two great efforts on goal, didn't look quite on it today and I hope that's just a sign of lack of fitness and training this summer.

Overall we were unlucky to lose today and Liverpool got a fright. On this evidence they won't get anywhere near winning the title this season. Sadly I have to say Lovren played well but we showed that they will need more than him to stem the goals this season.

I dare say the negative commentators on here and the nay-sayers will have their usual moan and rant but frankly I think we can all look forward to an exciting season on the balance of this performance. The team will only get better the more they play together and there's more coming in. The bench certainly looked stronger today and it made a welcome change from the only option being Guly sitting on it! My main concern is the goalkeeping position. No idea why Boruc was missing - maybe TV watchers can explain? But if he goes we're back to the same position as last season with only one first choice keeper.

Great post, being on holiday I watched the whole match on telly, I agree with all you are saying, was so pleased it went well today I think it sets us up for an interesting season.

We still need another centre back, not sure who will drop in at right back if Clyne is injured so may want to look at that and another option up front would be good.

But a very impressive display in the main.

Score: 6
warrens 76 4:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jls217 wrote…


Frankie Bennett wrote…


Can't believe how quiet Anfield is - apart from the Saints fans!
Yeah the lads who travelled did us all proud - could hardly hear a scouse chant today - fantastic lads - thanks.

Indeed, did you notice that when the announcer played you will never walk alone at the beginning 'Oh when the Saints' drowned em out so he turned the volume up!

Score: 6
jls217 4:41pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Abbey Saint wrote…


costa gaz wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.
I think you are right Warrens.
We have been saying very similar things this summer and now someone who was actually involved has confirmed out thoughts.
Lets hope we come away from today's game with our pride intact.
Massive odds against us from the bookies.

But ..... you never know.. it's a funny old game.
Knows what he's talking about? come on, I love SRL as much as anyone, but thats like saying a member of staff knows what's going on in the mind of the MD. And a member of staff who left before most decisions were made. It's easy to put a negative slant on any change, and to be honest if he has said these things, that's more than a little disappointing.

Quite right mate. The only thing Ricky know about the whole situation that we don't is who was doing the backstabbing in the locker room and maybe what it was Jose said that made Arsevaldo think he was better at fighting than he will ever be at football.
If he was in Pinchatinnies little group of disciples he would've heard the Gospel according to little forked tongue latin gent with an axe to grind but like Manuel I would put money on Ricky "knows nothing"

Score: 4
jls217 4:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Anyone watching the interview on Sky wit the two lady Rugger players.
Chalk and cheese. The English player scares the crap out of me and I have a strange feeling in my nether regions concerning the Canadian lady - I want to help her train.

Score: -1
rossofficial10 6:34pm Sun 17 Aug 14

fascia123 wrote…


Block 42 wrote…


Tbh pelle is a big cart horse who is not worth the money...as soon as jay rod gets back he is out....oh and jay hernandez would of put away that shane long chancr..just sayin.
Reasons to be cheerful

he will probs score a hatrick vs wba now lol

Score: 2
fascia123 5:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

fascia123 wrote…


jls217 wrote…


Abbey Saint wrote…


costa gaz wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


SRL vcame out and said what all us 'neggies' ie worried fans think…it need not have happened! WTF..

At last an insight, the woner as with Lowe before thought she knew better, now Koeman and co may produce (here is hoping) the goods BUT this sorry unprecedented episode need not have happened..

..now that is from our guy who is a Southampton supporter, not a professional seeking justification….

Football needs to be run by proffesional people, Premier football UBER proffesional people, I am sorry but even if it comes right it was an unneccessary risk, NC made a huge profit on the Leibherrs investment he should have been trusted to finish the job…

Koeman many well do however what has happened to us has never and hopefully will never happen to any club with such little debt (in real terms) again.
I think you are right Warrens.
We have been saying very similar things this summer and now someone who was actually involved has confirmed out thoughts.
Lets hope we come away from today's game with our pride intact.
Massive odds against us from the bookies.

But ..... you never know.. it's a funny old game.
Knows what he's talking about? come on, I love SRL as much as anyone, but thats like saying a member of staff knows what's going on in the mind of the MD. And a member of staff who left before most decisions were made. It's easy to put a negative slant on any change, and to be honest if he has said these things, that's more than a little disappointing.
Quite right mate. The only thing Ricky know about the whole situation that we don't is who was doing the backstabbing in the locker room and maybe what it was Jose said that made Arsevaldo think he was better at fighting than he will ever be at football.
If he was in Pinchatinnies little group of disciples he would've heard the Gospel according to little forked tongue latin gent with an axe to grind but like Manuel I would put money on Ricky "knows nothing"
SRL was reading from a script, I expect Brenda will be in for another saints player next week, judging by today he might want another 6 or 7.

Has been some strange agenda against saints for months, never in 50 years of following football have I witnessed anything like it, NC me thinks.

Can buy this a club need footballing people like their has been some massive change, maybe I am missing something please tell me but as I see it.

We now have a much more experienced manager, with access to a network of talent (not Italian nut cases) with a wealth of playing skills to pass on.

The previous chairman had no footballing/sporting knowledge he was a banker, we now have a chairman that is very highly respected in his sporting field.

What a performance today by the bones left from exodus and the foreign imports that could never gel, oh and are excellent away supporters who were immense.

I should say Our excellent supporters

Score: 3
Block 42 5:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Tbh pelle is a big cart horse who is not worth the money...as soon as jay rod gets back he is out....oh and jay hernandez would of put away that shane long chancr..just sayin.

Score: -20
fascia123 5:11pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Block 42 wrote…


Tbh pelle is a big cart horse who is not worth the money...as soon as jay rod gets back he is out....oh and jay hernandez would of put away that shane long chancr..just sayin.

Reasons to be cheerful

Score: 0
Oldfan 5:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

fascia123 wrote…


Block 42 wrote…


Tbh pelle is a big cart horse who is not worth the money...as soon as jay rod gets back he is out....oh and jay hernandez would of put away that shane long chancr..just sayin.
Reasons to be cheerful

Don't think the chance was really a chance as Long had to foul to connect with he ball. At least he was there - Pelle very disappointing was never involved

Score: 0
westfordUSAsaints 5:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Watched the game here, live. Must say, after the first 15 mins, we improved and were the better team for long periods. Deserved at least a point. Clearly, we will improve as we get up to speed, judge them properly after 10 games. This team looks better than what we had, and I like the way we played.

Tadic, looked class, Bert look solid at left back, Luke who?
It's also clear Ron has more tactical awareness than Poch, Tadic was constantly moving from right to left and causing problems, Adam who? Better replacements than those that walked out.

Good to see Morgan back, although not match fit for the full 90.

Onwards, commentators here, (Le Saux) praising the Saints performance.

Score: 6
Frankie Bennett 5:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Well if today's performance is as low as it gets then the rest of the season is going to be pretty awesome, and just think what the start of next season will be like after another round of squad building!!! COYS

Score: 6
fascia123 5:45pm Sun 17 Aug 14

westfordUSAsaints wrote…


Watched the game here, live. Must say, after the first 15 mins, we improved and were the better team for long periods. Deserved at least a point. Clearly, we will improve as we get up to speed, judge them properly after 10 games. This team looks better than what we had, and I like the way we played.

Tadic, looked class, Bert look solid at left back, Luke who?
It's also clear Ron has more tactical awareness than Poch, Tadic was constantly moving from right to left and causing problems, Adam who? Better replacements than those that walked out.

Good to see Morgan back, although not match fit for the full 90.

Onwards, commentators here, (Le Saux) praising the Saints performance.

Thumbs up to that post

Score: 4
fascia123 5:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Frankie Bennett wrote…


Well if today's performance is as low as it gets then the rest of the season is going to be pretty awesome, and just think what the start of next season will be like after another round of squad building!!! COYS

:-)

Score: 1
echo1948 5:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Things can only get better. Don,t forget ,the squad has to have time to gel into a unit, but after today,s performance, it probably won,t take too long, and after what I saw on MotD there are going to be a lot of worse teams than us.

Score: 0
Frankie Bennett 6:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

echo1948 wrote…


Things can only get better. Don,t forget ,the squad has to have time to gel into a unit, but after today,s performance, it probably won,t take too long, and after what I saw on MotD there are going to be a lot of worse teams than us.

Great post! With J-Rod today we would have won, no doubt. I was impressed with the way the team reacted after RoKos team talk too - much more cutting much higher up the pitch and JWP was a revelation in the second half. Tadic will be better than Lallana too and Long will run some defences ragged when he get a chance. Nobody in that team too big for their boots either (well maybe Morgan but hey-ho)

Score: 2
NewForestStu 6:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jls217 wrote…


Anyone watching the interview on Sky wit the two lady Rugger players.
Chalk and cheese. The English player scares the crap out of me and I have a strange feeling in my nether regions concerning the Canadian lady - I want to help her train.

Is the blonde Meghan Mutrie?......wow....

Score: 1
Simmo13 6:11pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Well in all honesty I had my doubts but if you took last seasons performance up there and today's not much difference, I thought we we worked them hard shut them down and distributed the ball well.
Centre half to come in and a few tweaks will see us consolidating our position this season and that's what we want after all the upheaval.
Well done he lads and RK nothing to be disappointed about only the result.

Score: 1
J7junctionseven 6:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd wrote…


dadofmy3sons wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.
1 - 1
what do you have to say now?
You asked for my opinion, so I'll tell you.

Liverpool won 2 goals to Saints 1 and that is a fact.

My opinion is that you are a pr1ck

Score: 1
jls217 6:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

NewForestStu wrote…


jls217 wrote…


Anyone watching the interview on Sky wit the two lady Rugger players.
Chalk and cheese. The English player scares the crap out of me and I have a strange feeling in my nether regions concerning the Canadian lady - I want to help her train.
Is the blonde Meghan Mutrie?......wow....

Forgive me I wasn't really paying too much attention to her name badge. A very attractive rucking lady.

Score: 0
J7junctionseven 6:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

J7junctionseven wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


dadofmy3sons wrote…


one in the crowd wrote…


Superb goal ! ! !

Come on Liverpool , get another 2.
1 - 1
what do you have to say now?
You asked for my opinion, so I'll tell you.

Liverpool won 2 goals to Saints 1 and that is a fact.
My opinion is that you are a pr1ck

Actually you could be morphing into a c@nt

Score: -2
jls217 6:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Shareholder wrote…


On our way home and feeling only a little disappointed by the match. The fans were in great voice and spirit and the players hardly let us down. You have to hand it to Koeman for getting this performance out of a team that has barely trained together let alone played side-by-side. Frankly there is not much to say that is negative - though the usual suspects on here have already proved that they will never be happy. After a dodgy 25 minutes and conceding a sloppy goal that Clyne should have done better to defend against we settled really well. By the end of the first half we were very much on the up and pressing. Koeman has already proved he is a far better tactician than his predecessor and that he has a plan B and, I suspect, a plan C and D too! Overall we looked pretty sound. Yoshida gave us all the colleywobbles a few times (as usual) and Clyne needs to get quicker at reading things but by and large we gave last season's runners up more than a tough game today. If it hadn't been for Mignolet and three great saves (two from Schneiderlin), Davis not blasting instead of passing his shot and JWP not going for a shot instead of leaving it for Clyne the score-line could have been quite different. Bertrand's performance suggests we won't miss Shaw and Tadic was very good though needs to step up the pace a bit and get used to the players around him to read his last pass better. Too early to say what Pelle will do as he spent most of the match up front on his own. Long looked handy when he came on and both Ward-Prowse and Wanyama missed his runs off the ball. And Isgrove looks like he'll be a handfull in future too. Schneiderlin, despite his two great efforts on goal, didn't look quite on it today and I hope that's just a sign of lack of fitness and training this summer.

Overall we were unlucky to lose today and Liverpool got a fright. On this evidence they won't get anywhere near winning the title this season. Sadly I have to say Lovren played well but we showed that they will need more than him to stem the goals this season.

I dare say the negative commentators on here and the nay-sayers will have their usual moan and rant but frankly I think we can all look forward to an exciting season on the balance of this performance. The team will only get better the more they play together and there's more coming in. The bench certainly looked stronger today and it made a welcome change from the only option being Guly sitting on it! My main concern is the goalkeeping position. No idea why Boruc was missing - maybe TV watchers can explain? But if he goes we're back to the same position as last season with only one first choice keeper.

Apparently he's having a bit of a sulk instead of getting on with what he's paid to do.

Any ideas why Gaston wasn't visible?

Score: 0
owen thesaints... 6:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

tarquin farquharson wrote…


Pelle is playing like a powder puff fairy.

He seriously is not going to last much longer in the prem than Osvaldo did.

Thats some statement from someone with a name like yours....powder puff fairy...ffs knob

Score: 6
holburyhalo 8:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Well done the team and the fans we march on and on, there's plenty of life in the supposed corpse,its not the carcass some people believed.

Score: 1
Chapperall 6:50pm Sun 17 Aug 14

We certainly did not deserve to lose today, and if we had taken our chances we would have had a comfortable win.
I don't think we should have taken off Tadic as we was beginning to cause them problems.
Wanyama was MOM for me and was class. Really showed Gerard how to play the holding role.
3 points next week at home will settle the team to move on. On the back of this performance no team will enjoy playing us as we will be tough to beat. Well done to the team for their efforts and well done to our supporters as they are the only supporters you could hear on the TV .

Score: 2
J7junctionseven 6:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Good first goal from Liverhampton although definately a foul on Tadic..
Saints goal was even better and should have gone 2-1 up,,,,Davis miss.
Liverhampton's winner down to poor defending.
Loads of positives but a few neg's that will need sorting.
Overall not a bad display from Saints who made Liverhampton look a million miles away from a decent Champion's League side.
Still think another CB is required for cover and goal scoring winger or striker.
Deserved a point at least and the media should say the same...but won't.
COYR FOADP
Oh and one c@nt in the crowd is exactly that.......a c@nt

Score: 0
J7junctionseven 7:01pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Chapperall wrote…


We certainly did not deserve to lose today, and if we had taken our chances we would have had a comfortable win.
I don't think we should have taken off Tadic as we was beginning to cause them problems.
Wanyama was MOM for me and was class. Really showed Gerard how to play the holding role.
3 points next week at home will settle the team to move on. On the back of this performance no team will enjoy playing us as we will be tough to beat. Well done to the team for their efforts and well done to our supporters as they are the only supporters you could hear on the TV .

JWP for me. Close call though

Score: 1
SNUGGLES 78 7:54pm Sun 17 Aug 14

liverpool took it easy on their future players lol

Score: 0
jls217 8:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 wrote…


liverpool took it easy on their future players lol

Very droll. Almost amusing.

Score: -1
Beer Monster 9:48am Mon 18 Aug 14

Optimist wrote…


Hangover,

That was a great performance. All we need to do is keep that level & do a bit of fine tuning. I feel that once we have a back 4 with 6 games behind them the clean sheets will come too.
JWP looks like 2 months away from being a true legend playing off the striker.
No points but after the summer that felt like a victory.
The future is bright and it's red and white
Off to work

That's what I'd have written if I was still single (or had I been allowed down the pub for the day) :-)

Overall performance was solid, very few mistakes made and we look promising going forward. There's a reason why us happy clappers keep repeating the phrase "keep the faith" - because the players and manager also believe. Get behind them.

In other news, Hearts won the Edinburgh derby again, so yesterday was a good day methinks.

Score: 1
parky-1 11:34am Mon 18 Aug 14

Taken overall, Saints did play a good game, and I think Schniederlin did a good job and I believe that, given a few more games and Saints will turn out to be as good as last season and/or better this season. Koeman is going to prove to be a manager who does,nt bow under pressure and turn out to be a God-send to the saints. I cannot wait for Liverpool to come and play at St Marys I betcha Liverpool will not find it so easy on our ground in front of a capacity filled St Marys. Well Done Saints!! We should have won, but I would have settled for a draw.

Score: 2
Blackknight 2:10pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Many Premier teams will go to Anfield this season on not put on a display like Saints did. We were desperately unlucky not to come away with a point.

I thought 'Victor Mugubi Wanyama' was Saints MOTM, Tadic looks like he has the ability to cause defences problems, and there were generally solid performances throughout the team.

As quoted elsewhere that 'boring wooden numpty, with a charisma bypass operation' Phil Neville has predicted Saints for the drop. Not on this performance Sunshine.

Score: 2

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