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Saints 0 West Brom 0

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Saints get their first points of the season and a clean sheet

  • James Ward-Prowse struck the post from a curled free kick
  • Fraser Forster saved well from a close range shot by Brown Ideye

  • Comments


    comicool 2:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    now we shall see what our new team is like

    Score: 4
    circa 66 saint 2:05pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Gutted can't be there today but bad planning 20years and 9 months ago means youngest daughters birthday weekend. I remember when birthdays lasted 1 day now its 3/4days anyway 3 points and SAINTS to play well
    COYR

    Score: 6
    warrens 76 2:11pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    End of today's match will bring out a lot of positive or negative comments..

    In all honesty Success will take 10 games to acknowledge, however bearing our relatively easy run out 5 to acknowledge problems..

    ..today will not tell us much either way, however a win will be seen as proof positive of the board and a loss will bring out the harbingers of doom, as for moi i am 50/50.

    Score: 2
    singapore saint84 2:17pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    2-0 saints...pelle to score and shut all the doubters up!!! Coys

    Score: -6
    Beer Monster 2:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The beauty of the internet; watching Villa vs Newcastle in French because it's better than listening to the b0ll0cks that is BT Sport...

    Hello all from bonny Scotland

    COYR

    Score: -1
    Mush On The Beach 2:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    G’day all, let’s get the Saint Ron dynasty off and running with 3 points today.
    There was plenty to like in our performance at Anfield and we were worth 3 points if we had been more ruthless in front of goal. The Baggies should give us a good test and hopefully we can build on the confidence gained from last week. Saints to win 2-0, COYR!

    Score: -1
    mack chinnon 2:39pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Odense checking in.
    U.T.S.

    Score: -1
    warrens 76 2:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Beer Monster wrote…


    The beauty of the internet; watching Villa vs Newcastle in French because it's better than listening to the b0ll0cks that is BT Sport...

    Hello all from bonny Scotland

    COYR

    The obsession with more commentators and more talk is SO annoying..less is more, oh for the days of Coleman, Moore, Davis, etc..

    Score: -1
    Norwegian Saint 2:49pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Norwegian Saint apologising for leaving the sofa last week... my fault!
    Any good links for the game please?

    Score: -2
    zurichboy 2:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    Norwegian Saint apologising for leaving the sofa last week... my fault!
    Any good links for the game please?

    Try http://gofirstrow.eu
    /
    Good luck......

    Score: -1
    DisplacedFan 2:59pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Watching live from San Diego. The sun is shining on our Saints. Hoping for an emphatic win!

    Score: -2
    Mush On The Beach 3:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Saints faithful are sounding loud and proud on TV.
    Nice to see the ref’s magic marker spray has been brought out for the first time, what a good idea that has been used for years in the South American leagues.
    The pitch looks amazing, time for a goal to do it justice.

    Score: -2
    DisplacedFan 3:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Must say after watching last week and now, I would take RL over Pelle.

    Score: 3
    DisplacedFan 3:50pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    First half assessment. Midfield needs to pressure them more. Our attack is anaemic. Pelle needs to win some headers. We are making this too easy for WB. Hope to see some big changes for the second half otherwise this has a draw or WB win smell to it. We are better than this. Sort it out Ron.

    Score: 0
    singapore saint84 3:52pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    Norwegian Saint apologising for leaving the sofa last week... my fault!
    Any good links for the game please?

    Wiziwig.com is working fine for me..

    Score: 0
    johnlennon_ar 3:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Any comments about Pelle upfront for Saints today?

    Score: 1
    Strasbourg Saint 3:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Greetings from The Azores. Struggling to get a decent link here, so can't really assess players individually. Seems WBA have, as usual, come for a point. Over the life of The Prem and the former Division 1, are they the dullest away team - EVER?

    We just need that spark and goal. It'll come.

    Score: -1
    johnlennon_ar 3:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    singapore saint84 wrote…


    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    Norwegian Saint apologising for leaving the sofa last week... my fault!
    Any good links for the game please?
    Wiziwig.com is working fine for me..

    http://cricfree.sx/l
    ive-rugby-streaming-
    ch4.php

    Score: 0
    DisplacedFan 4:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    johnlennon_ar wrote…


    Any comments about Pelle upfront for Saints today?

    Ineffective at best. Doesn't hold or pass the ball off as well as RL did. If I could put RLs body into Pelle?

    Score: 2
    Little Hitler 4:11pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    DisplacedFan wrote…


    johnlennon_ar wrote…


    Any comments about Pelle upfront for Saints today?
    Ineffective at best. Doesn't hold or pass the ball off as well as RL did. If I could put RLs body into Pelle?

    I hope he scores now :-)

    Score: 0
    Mush On The Beach 4:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The first half was a bit of a damp squib. Big Ron will sort it out.
    Check out the 2 goals scored by West Ham, rather classy ... what is going on with Big Sam?
    Message for Ron if I may, pick up our tempo. The quality and speed of delivery to our front men needs to improve.

    Score: 4
    markodarko29 4:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Pelle looking about as good as Ali dia waste of money out of depth

    Score: 5
    InCortesewetrust 4:48pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    For sale,,, A Pedal powered wheelchair and a under water hairdryer, both more useful than £8m pelle.

    Score: -2
    mickey01 4:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    singapore saint84 wrote…


    2-0 saints...pelle to score and shut all the doubters up!!! Coys

    pelle who ????? what a waste shane long should start

    Score: -2
    mickey01 4:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    The first half was a bit of a damp squib. Big Ron will sort it out.
    Check out the 2 goals scored by West Ham, rather classy ... what is going on with Big Sam?
    Message for Ron if I may, pick up our tempo. The quality and speed of delivery to our front men needs to improve.

    our front men need to improve

    Score: 0
    Mush On The Beach 4:57pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    mickey01 wrote…


    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    The first half was a bit of a damp squib. Big Ron will sort it out.
    Check out the 2 goals scored by West Ham, rather classy ... what is going on with Big Sam?
    Message for Ron if I may, pick up our tempo. The quality and speed of delivery to our front men needs to improve.
    our front men need to improve

    Rather underwhelming, the only positive I got from it was that Fraser looks totally in charge between the sticks.

    Score: 5
    singapore saint84 4:57pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    mickey01 wrote…


    singapore saint84 wrote…


    2-0 saints...pelle to score and shut all the doubters up!!! Coys
    pelle who ????? what a waste shane long should start

    Yeah...he was abit of a dissapointment today....but i will take him over osvaldo any day

    Score: 0
    mr.southampton 4:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Have some real concerns about Pelle. If you take the past two seasons at Feyenoord out of the equation his career stats aren't promising at all.

    Score: 2
    bigfella777 4:59pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The fans let their side down, quiet as a church mouse, all happy clappers

    Score: -12
    westfordUSAsaints 5:00pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    A point, solid at the back, were never tested back there, Baggies parked the bus, we need to improve going forward, only game two, player still getting to know each other. Tadic is class, We move on.

    Score: 8
    fritzer 5:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Fire Power needed ASAP

    Score: 3
    Egomaniac 5:03pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Should we bid for Danny Welbeck? Out of favour with MU and Spurs interested! Would certainly give us some fire up front where we seem to be impotent.

    Score: -3
    Strasbourg Saint 5:03pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    westfordUSAsaints wrote…


    A point, solid at the back, were never tested back there, Baggies parked the bus, we need to improve going forward, only game two, player still getting to know each other. Tadic is class, We move on.

    Probably a reasonable summary. I can't comment because, alas, my Internet went walkabout early in the second half. It probably gave up on what sounded like 90 minutes of tedium.

    Score: 1
    Littleton-Saint 5:03pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Relegation form so far, sadly.

    We were poor today. Wrong tactics - wrong players.

    Score: -2
    DisplacedFan 5:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    InCortesewetrust wrote…


    For sale,,, A Pedal powered wheelchair and a under water hairdryer, both more useful than £8m pelle.

    To be fair he needs a little more time to settle in. Glad to see Cork play, but to take Ward Prowse off!

    Score: 2
    miltonnroad76 5:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Oh well it was vital we didnt lose today ..take the point and clean sheet and a need a few more games to gel..only 2nd prem game for some players and manager..

    Score: 5
    mr.southampton 5:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Before Feyenoord Pelle's goal/game ratio was 5.2

    This compares with (all ratios for saints games only)

    Neil Shipperly 5.5
    Gordon Watson 6.5
    J-Rod 3.2

    Score: 0
    westfordUSAsaints 5:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    miltonnroad76 wrote…


    Oh well it was vital we didnt lose today ..take the point and clean sheet and a need a few more games to gel..only 2nd prem game for some players and manager..

    Exactly, only 2nd game, will come good

    Score: 2
    Little Hitler 5:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    miltonnroad76 wrote…


    Oh well it was vital we didnt lose today ..take the point and clean sheet and a need a few more games to gel..only 2nd prem game for some players and manager..

    Exactly, our first point and our first clean sheet. Not too shabby thank you, hopefully our first win will come soon.

    Score: 2
    SNUGGLES 78 5:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    what a load of rubbish , icy winds are blowing again at st marys .

    Score: -12
    markodarko29 5:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Jordan Rhodes and scott Sinclair required please

    Score: -4
    warrens 76 5:20pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    I popped out to watch some paint dry…forget the result, at home, dire football nothing like the last 5 seasons…painful and this is not pretty, last year we were held by Sunderland and WHU early doors but only because of refereeing and inspired goalkeeping, this was…..merde.

    Score: 6
    Saint Clements 5:21pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    singapore saint84 wrote…


    mickey01 wrote…


    singapore saint84 wrote…


    2-0 saints...pelle to score and shut all the doubters up!!! Coys
    pelle who ????? what a waste shane long should start
    Yeah...he was abit of a dissapointment today....but i will take him over osvaldo any day

    Hmmm. Hate to say it, but Pelle looks a donkey and along is a willing work horse but is no goal scorer.

    Board, please (pretty please) can we have a proper striker.

    Score: 6
    Norwegian Saint 5:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    This performance will only make the doubters continue.
    Pelle seemed to be there best defender and Long didn't change the match at all.
    We didn't lose but need to get that first win soon

    Score: 9
    cebu blue 5:23pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Littleton-Saint wrote…


    Relegation form so far, sadly.

    We were poor today. Wrong tactics - wrong players.

    Now your seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    What a mess!

    Score: -4
    Shoong 5:30pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Littleton-Saint wrote…


    Relegation form so far, sadly.

    We were poor today. Wrong tactics - wrong players.

    After 2 games.

    Please...

    Score: 8
    miltonnroad76 5:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    here come the bedwetters ..after only 2 games the new signings and manager are rubbish....the same people saying jay rod was waste of money last year etc etc....great performance last wk at anfield that had all the media and critics praising saints now its relegation form after two games these fans should get a grip.

    Score: 8
    miltonnroad76 5:34pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    miltonnroad76 wrote…


    here come the bedwetters ..after only 2 games the new signings and manager are rubbish....the same people saying jay rod was waste of money last year etc etc....great performance last wk at anfield that had all the media and critics praising saints now its relegation form after two games these fans should get a grip.

    Judge the team after ten games and stop dreaming of 20 goal a season strikers that dont exist very few players achieve that even if we could spend 40 million they dont grow on trees.

    Score: 4
    mickey01 5:39pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    I have seen that we seem to up our game against the likes of liverpool man utd etc (top six teams) yet we have a problem getting out of first gear against teams in the lower half of the league and these are the matches that we should be getting the points from and i mean 3 not 1 here and there

    Score: 8
    westfordUSAsaints 5:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    miltonnroad76 wrote…


    miltonnroad76 wrote…


    here come the bedwetters ..after only 2 games the new signings and manager are rubbish....the same people saying jay rod was waste of money last year etc etc....great performance last wk at anfield that had all the media and critics praising saints now its relegation form after two games these fans should get a grip.
    Judge the team after ten games and stop dreaming of 20 goal a season strikers that dont exist very few players achieve that even if we could spend 40 million they dont grow on trees.

    Impatient "supporters" expecting everything to happen NOW. Relegation form, after two games, oh come on, that means UTD are sure to go down!

    The last 5 years are OVER, get over it, take your Lambert posters off the bedroom wall and move on.

    After 10 games, then we start to judge where we are.

    Score: 10
    jls217 5:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Reasons to be cheerful - Forster. CB pairing.

    Early days and not the time to start crucifying players so I won't.
    As a team we were just boring, unadventurous, predictable and non-effective. Not a time to worry about it as there is plenty of time to rectify. Boring and Saints is not something we've heard together for a long time.
    Pelle needs someone alongside him or just behind him 4411 or 442
    Just my opinion from the little I've seen.

    Score: 10
    westfordUSAsaints 5:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Littleton-Saint wrote…


    Relegation form so far, sadly.

    We were poor today. Wrong tactics - wrong players.

    Oh really, after two games!!! Get a grip

    Score: 4
    hedge end bob 5:51pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Forsters solid.
    Back four ok but not really tested.
    Midfield could not boss the same as last week ,squeezed up by WB A.
    Front men/man needs to improve.
    Early days but we did not seem to have plan B today. On the showing bottom half finish but, STILL PREMIER FOOTBALL NEXT SEASON.
    COYR your better than today's showing.

    Score: 2
    saintbobby 5:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Don't complain after just 2 games. The Anfield second half got us excited and we all hoped for 3 points today. Give them all a chance and remember Jay will be back.

    Strikers are not cheap, even £12 million (!!!!) but our front men do seem to have a problem at the moment. And Wetspam score 3 which is worrying.

    Let us be patient a little longer, though the window only has 9 days to go.

    Score: 11
    Velleity 6:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Ref Pelle. Poor game but, here are some gems from a while ago that I kept for a moment like this. All from comments on here when J-Rod was settling in:

    "Rodriguez is not a premiership striker"
    "Rodriguez just isn't ready for this level"
    "..get rid of J-rod the guy is useless"
    "Get rid of J-Rod and three points for us"
    "J-Rod... Scored the goal but is, by far, our worst player. This guy is like playing with 10 men!"
    "J-Rod is terrible"

    No names, no pack drill but some of you should know better. Give Pelle a chance.

    And, by the way, a message for the crowd. Do you think ironic cheers when he gets on the end of a header are the way to help him to settle?

    Score: 14
    Frankie Bennett 6:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Ok, going to try and keep my opinions succinct:

    Positives:
    Foster, Bertrand and Tadic look the real deal
    Back four looked compact and solid, although had far too much to do from an average WBA side
    Tactically look fairly organised
    Morgan didn't look like a man who was leaving at the end

    Negatives:
    Looked a yard short all over the 2nd and final third, hence amount of free kicks and pressure on back four
    Played like the away team, 10 yards too deep, especially first half
    Pelle will need to sharpen up quickly if he is to cut it and keep the 'fans' off his back
    Long didn't really get a kick

    What do we need:
    Probs another CB to deal with long season
    Pacey wide man to inject craft and fear factor to compliment Tadic
    Sharpen up all over the pitch and stop silly free kicks when ball given away
    J-Rod

    Summary: Koeman has done a REMARKABLE job in the time given, and another 2 or 3 quality signings will make us a very tidy unit

    COYS

    Score: 4
    Frankie Bennett 6:12pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Velleity wrote…


    Ref Pelle. Poor game but, here are some gems from a while ago that I kept for a moment like this. All from comments on here when J-Rod was settling in:

    "Rodriguez is not a premiership striker"
    "Rodriguez just isn't ready for this level"
    "..get rid of J-rod the guy is useless"
    "Get rid of J-Rod and three points for us"
    "J-Rod... Scored the goal but is, by far, our worst player. This guy is like playing with 10 men!"
    "J-Rod is terrible"

    No names, no pack drill but some of you should know better. Give Pelle a chance.

    And, by the way, a message for the crowd. Do you think ironic cheers when he gets on the end of a header are the way to help him to settle?

    Excellent post, especially about the ironic cheers - made me grimace

    Score: 4
    [deleted] 6:19pm Sat 23 Aug 14
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    Score: -6
    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. 6:25pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS

    POSITIVES AND OUTLOOK - URGENT - Need JROD back as soon as possible.
    RED ARMY 2014. FIGHT AND WIN.

    Score: 3
    swesaint 6:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Egomaniac wrote…


    Should we bid for Danny Welbeck? Out of favour with MU and Spurs interested! Would certainly give us some fire up front where we seem to be impotent.

    Yes I'm sure welbeck would have thrived on the long balls we were putting up. I will judge him if he gets some service

    Score: 6
    miltonarcher 6:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    It was dull today. WBA made it tough. Me, I'm gonna give the lads time, they've only had 180 minutes for pities sake. RKo will get it sorted. COYR

    Score: 13
    Thornhill Saint 6:35pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    warrens 76 wrote…


    I popped out to watch some paint dry…forget the result, at home, dire football nothing like the last 5 seasons…painful and this is not pretty, last year we were held by Sunderland and WHU early doors but only because of refereeing and inspired goalkeeping, this was…..merde.

    For all our super Saints, we were pants last year against the Villa. It happens. We showed last week what we can do.

    The team needs to settle, find form, and consistency, Pelle included. Supporters Han hep or hinder this process.

    tadic was wasteful in the second half and unlike his pre tantrum self, Morgan's tackle rate against Liverpool all game was awful and led to a goal for Liverpool. You don't see the same ironic cheers with them you had with Pelle today. I hope the supporters who need someone to hate and **** about are not missing Guly to much and start taking it out on Pelle.

    Score: 13
    M.U.CS1 6:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Great result ? 0-0 at home to W.B.A

    Score: -14
    Frankie Bennett 6:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS

    I didn't take my son you moron, you misread my post yesterday. He is far too young. You have gone too far with this post.

    Score: -5
    Mungoman 7:10pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    I sit and read a lot of the posts on here and I really feel some of you don't have a clue about football.I think you just come here to post negative views to get a reaction because your bored.I really hope we didn't boo Pelle today,the chap needs time to hit form,he will but we all need to get behind him and the team.coyr

    Score: 15
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 7:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS

    Thanks for the update. Doesn't sound great. Crap here too with Hampshire bowled out in a reduced 16 over knock. Surrounded by Lancashire but still gave it HAMPSHIRRRE!

    Score: 9
    Frankie Bennett 7:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Frankie Bennett wrote…


    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS
    I didn't take my son you moron, you misread my post yesterday. He is far too young. You have gone too far with this post.

    Seriously, you do actually have a serious case of mistaken identity so don't give that poor fan any unwanted attention if that is their season ticket.

    Score: -4
    Chapperall 7:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Firstly the positives. Forster looks a really sound keeper and was the best Saints player. The defence looked ok and Yoshida had a reasonable game, Tadic worked hard and showed some skill.
    Now the problem areas: Pele was poor and instead of holding the ball he kept giving it away! I don't like the long ball game we are using and we seem to have lost the speed and tackling that we had last season.
    We don't appear to be using the wing backs as we did last season and everything goes through the middle. This suited WBA as they were quite strong in midfield .
    Wanyama, JWP and Spider were not in form today either. We desperately need another forward to provide some speed and I am afraid if Pele doesn't show some improvement he will become another Guly

    Score: 5
    Jan28th1984 7:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    You bunch of quarter-wits - the team is full of new faces and needs at least 10 games to settle.

    Any fan who boos Pelle or anyone is not a Saint - he is a Skunt in disguise.

    Score: -1
    M.U.CS1 7:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Frankie Bennett wrote…


    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS
    I didn't take my son you moron, you misread my post yesterday. He is far too young. You have gone too far with this post.

    Mate, your comment on pub watch ? Where are you coming from, this has all moved on from the 80's & 90,s., where out of interest, you lot were no where to be seen. In today's football, especially in the Premiership all fans are welcome at away grounds !

    Score: -4
    SNUGGLES 78 7:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    came all the way from melton mowbray to watch that rubbish ,cowman needs to pull his finger out of the dyke.

    Score: 3
    Frankie Bennett 7:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS

    Oh, and of course there's another disgraceful reference to our late owner's daughter. Anybody reading this should be disgusted.

    Score: -1
    Frankie Bennett 7:46pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    M.U.CS1 wrote…


    Frankie Bennett wrote…


    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS
    I didn't take my son you moron, you misread my post yesterday. He is far too young. You have gone too far with this post.
    Mate, your comment on pub watch ? Where are you coming from, this has all moved on from the 80's & 90,s., where out of interest, you lot were no where to be seen. In today's football, especially in the Premiership all fans are welcome at away grounds !

    My comment is on 'Alternative news' and it is about me.

    Score: -4
    Thornhill Saint 7:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Chapperall wrote…


    Firstly the positives. Forster looks a really sound keeper and was the best Saints player. The defence looked ok and Yoshida had a reasonable game, Tadic worked hard and showed some skill.
    Now the problem areas: Pele was poor and instead of holding the ball he kept giving it away! I don't like the long ball game we are using and we seem to have lost the speed and tackling that we had last season.
    We don't appear to be using the wing backs as we did last season and everything goes through the middle. This suited WBA as they were quite strong in midfield .
    Wanyama, JWP and Spider were not in form today either. We desperately need another forward to provide some speed and I am afraid if Pele doesn't show some improvement he will become another Guly

    Why blame the new guly when like you said, the team played too narrow, midfield was poor, and and there was very little overlap with the wing backs. Gulyfying players ain't saintly.

    They are gelling. Picking a hate figure does not help.

    The speed man is Shane long who did not get much ball time but missed the one chance he had that I can remember.

    Could be worth taking a look at the tactics.

    It is a team in translation and this is a game we could have easily have lost even last season. We played poorly and did not lose.

    Score: 8
    mickey01 7:59pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Jan28th1984 wrote…


    You bunch of quarter-wits - the team is full of new faces and needs at least 10 games to settle.

    Any fan who boos Pelle or anyone is not a Saint - he is a Skunt in disguise.

    10 games in this league is too long ! the players should have been bought a long time ago and given time to gell pre season !! the football season is not the time to gell so get off with the skunt label and get those rose tinted glasses off

    Score: 9
    ladysaint 8:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    I haven't got the buzz I had after two games in after last season. Prefer to have my glass half full but we definitely had no fizz today Onwards and upwards.

    Score: 7
    Chapperall 8:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Thornhill Saint wrote…


    Chapperall wrote…


    Firstly the positives. Forster looks a really sound keeper and was the best Saints player. The defence looked ok and Yoshida had a reasonable game, Tadic worked hard and showed some skill.
    Now the problem areas: Pele was poor and instead of holding the ball he kept giving it away! I don't like the long ball game we are using and we seem to have lost the speed and tackling that we had last season.
    We don't appear to be using the wing backs as we did last season and everything goes through the middle. This suited WBA as they were quite strong in midfield .
    Wanyama, JWP and Spider were not in form today either. We desperately need another forward to provide some speed and I am afraid if Pele doesn't show some improvement he will become another Guly
    Why blame the new guly when like you said, the team played too narrow, midfield was poor, and and there was very little overlap with the wing backs. Gulyfying players ain't saintly.

    They are gelling. Picking a hate figure does not help.

    The speed man is Shane long who did not get much ball time but missed the one chance he had that I can remember.

    Could be worth taking a look at the tactics.

    It is a team in translation and this is a game we could have easily have lost even last season. We played poorly and did not lose.

    Not blaming Pele just giving an observation on his performance today. I agree we can't judge on 2 games so here's hoping!
    There was no atmosphere in the stadium today and I suspect that it was down to the performance which was definitely below par.
    The adoption of long balls is a worrying change of tactics , when we have such a good midfield who can pass the ball well.
    However there were no outstanding outfield players today.
    Why is Gallagher not getting a look in.?

    Score: 4
    OSPREYSAINT 8:52pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS

    PUB WATCH - I don't use football as an excuse to destroy my liver,

    ALTERNATIVE VIEW - I think your abusive attitude stinks, but your quite entitled to hold it.

    BOTTOM SIX - if everyone held your view we wouldn't even deserve that.

    SOLUTIONS - Get a quality hit man in the box, give the players time to gel, and back any player who is not having a good time, he needs support not vilification.

    Score: 9
    OSPREYSAINT 9:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Chapperall wrote…


    Thornhill Saint wrote…


    Chapperall wrote…


    Firstly the positives. Forster looks a really sound keeper and was the best Saints player. The defence looked ok and Yoshida had a reasonable game, Tadic worked hard and showed some skill.
    Now the problem areas: Pele was poor and instead of holding the ball he kept giving it away! I don't like the long ball game we are using and we seem to have lost the speed and tackling that we had last season.
    We don't appear to be using the wing backs as we did last season and everything goes through the middle. This suited WBA as they were quite strong in midfield .
    Wanyama, JWP and Spider were not in form today either. We desperately need another forward to provide some speed and I am afraid if Pele doesn't show some improvement he will become another Guly
    Why blame the new guly when like you said, the team played too narrow, midfield was poor, and and there was very little overlap with the wing backs. Gulyfying players ain't saintly.

    They are gelling. Picking a hate figure does not help.

    The speed man is Shane long who did not get much ball time but missed the one chance he had that I can remember.

    Could be worth taking a look at the tactics.

    It is a team in translation and this is a game we could have easily have lost even last season. We played poorly and did not lose.
    Not blaming Pele just giving an observation on his performance today. I agree we can't judge on 2 games so here's hoping!
    There was no atmosphere in the stadium today and I suspect that it was down to the performance which was definitely below par.
    The adoption of long balls is a worrying change of tactics , when we have such a good midfield who can pass the ball well.
    However there were no outstanding outfield players today.
    Why is Gallagher not getting a look in.?

    I am a bit puzzled by the accusation of no atmosphere, granted it wasn't Kop quality, but I was listening to Radio Solent on earphones, and the combination of their effects mike and the live sound around me decries the opinion that there was no noise, the acoustics at these flat pack stadia does tend to give a false impression, I reckon it sounds different on the pitch.
    At one point during the second half the noise was definitely louder from the Chapel End for a while, around the time that JWP hit the post. There really wasn't a great deal to get excited about to be honest.

    Score: 3
    OSPREYSAINT 9:10pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Chapperall wrote…


    Thornhill Saint wrote…


    Chapperall wrote…


    Firstly the positives. Forster looks a really sound keeper and was the best Saints player. The defence looked ok and Yoshida had a reasonable game, Tadic worked hard and showed some skill.
    Now the problem areas: Pele was poor and instead of holding the ball he kept giving it away! I don't like the long ball game we are using and we seem to have lost the speed and tackling that we had last season.
    We don't appear to be using the wing backs as we did last season and everything goes through the middle. This suited WBA as they were quite strong in midfield .
    Wanyama, JWP and Spider were not in form today either. We desperately need another forward to provide some speed and I am afraid if Pele doesn't show some improvement he will become another Guly
    Why blame the new guly when like you said, the team played too narrow, midfield was poor, and and there was very little overlap with the wing backs. Gulyfying players ain't saintly.

    They are gelling. Picking a hate figure does not help.

    The speed man is Shane long who did not get much ball time but missed the one chance he had that I can remember.

    Could be worth taking a look at the tactics.

    It is a team in translation and this is a game we could have easily have lost even last season. We played poorly and did not lose.
    Not blaming Pele just giving an observation on his performance today. I agree we can't judge on 2 games so here's hoping!
    There was no atmosphere in the stadium today and I suspect that it was down to the performance which was definitely below par.
    The adoption of long balls is a worrying change of tactics , when we have such a good midfield who can pass the ball well.
    However there were no outstanding outfield players today.
    Why is Gallagher not getting a look in.?

    Gallagher has a leg injury I believe.

    Score: 0
    OSPREYSAINT 10:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Mulumbu was the best player on the pitch today in my opinion, was that because he was a bit good, or we weren't good against him?

    Score: 0
    tarquin farquharson 10:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    mr.southampton wrote…


    Have some real concerns about Pelle. If you take the past two seasons at Feyenoord out of the equation his career stats aren't promising at all.

    Doesn't ever look as if he is is going to score. Doesn't even look like a football player. As poor a striker as I have seen in 50 years.

    Score: 3
    fascia123 10:56pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Frankie Bennett wrote…


    Velleity wrote…


    Ref Pelle. Poor game but, here are some gems from a while ago that I kept for a moment like this. All from comments on here when J-Rod was settling in:

    "Rodriguez is not a premiership striker"
    "Rodriguez just isn't ready for this level"
    "..get rid of J-rod the guy is useless"
    "Get rid of J-Rod and three points for us"
    "J-Rod... Scored the goal but is, by far, our worst player. This guy is like playing with 10 men!"
    "J-Rod is terrible"

    No names, no pack drill but some of you should know better. Give Pelle a chance.

    And, by the way, a message for the crowd. Do you think ironic cheers when he gets on the end of a header are the way to help him to settle?
    Excellent post, especially about the ironic cheers - made me grimace

    Spot on

    Score: -1
    fascia123 11:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Frankie Bennett wrote…


    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    POST FOR SEED

    Hope you are enjoying the Cricket - you missed nothing with the football.

    STADIUM was full in Kingsland and Itchen - so the core Prem supporters turned up - the gaps in the Chapel and Block 3 Itchen North told their own story. Passionate Front Line Support and Kids with their families have been turned off by the Summers events.

    PUB WATCH - the Tribal passion has declined and if Saints supporters do not own the Pubs - then they are overrun in the Chapel outside the Pub and Away Fans think it is ok to chant in our Pubs near the Stadium. The Facebook page of the JOSHUA TREE shows Saints Fans outside on the Streets. NOW - you get a bouncer - no-one outside - time to relocate for the ECHO CROWD - you always need to be SMART and MOBILE Season after Season.

    FOOTBALL - Keeper is good - but slow to distribute. The Team have not gelled. Pelle was seen in the De Vere with his girlfriend recently looking miserable - so his head is not right and only had half chances in the air to get a goal.

    SUMMER - If you sell the goals in the Team and are quick to sell for large sums of money and do not make a stand and keep your quality players - then you reap what you sow and struggle. We lack TOP QUALITY and GOALS in the Team.

    LAMBERT - Saw his piece in the Echo this week - what does he f***ing know - he was also surprised that Saints Fans were not more angry with the sell out of the dream by the board - We are ANGRY - but also with the sell out Players including Liellana and Lovren. We MISSED him today and we sold him on for just 4 million.

    BOTTOM 6 - That is where we will be living and Fans will need to have the stomach for a relegation FIGHT - after been sold out by FAT KAT - KRUEGER and REED.

    HOME FORM - Plenty of Draws ahead - the occasional WIN - and losses to the so called Top 6.

    AWAY FORM - Defensively OK - but not creating and set up to score GOALS.
    Low scoring - clean sheets - draws and few WINS.

    ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - There is always Sh!tehawk - or FB - sitting in Itchen North by the metal barrier (the only one with a son surrounded by empty seats) and plenty of WUMS living in a bubble on the Forum.

    PLAYERS - Do you really think after the Season last year that the Players just want to walk round with their families and THINK - is this all it will ever be - no passion - no pitch invasion - just sedentary fans.

    SHIRTS - HOSPITA:ITY - SEASON TICKETS - All sales down and FAT KAT - KRUEGER - and LES REED all have a share of the responsibility of what is on show now.

    CHAMPIONSHIP - Norwich are showing - you can bounce back.

    DAILY ECHO - Nonsense from them saying you can sell your TOP QUALITY - Saints don't need it as not in Champions League. RESULT - STALEMATE and Teams cancelling each other oiut.

    SOLUTIONS - NEED Quality to unlock Teams - Need to get wide and get in crosses and chances. Need 2 up front and STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

    A LONG HARD SEASON AHEAD. COYR+WS
    I didn't take my son you moron, you misread my post yesterday. He is far too young. You have gone too far with this post.

    Mr foot soldier I am becoming tired of the way you conduct yourself on this forum perhaps to avoid any further problems we could arrange to meet before the next game and discuss our differences?

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    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. 11:57pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Match of the Day is OVER - and it is there for all to see - the poor display - the slowness and lack of cutting edge.

    REALITY must surely bite when the words RELEGATION and Southampton FC are mentioned in the same sentence - even if it is only one of the football pundits.

    The SUMMER CHAOS could have been handled so differently and Fans have been angry about this - this will boil over again in the forthcoming weeks as we sit 4 or 5 from the bottom of the League . COYR+WS

    Score: 1
    fascia123 12:00am Sun 24 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    Match of the Day is OVER - and it is there for all to see - the poor display - the slowness and lack of cutting edge.

    REALITY must surely bite when the words RELEGATION and Southampton FC are mentioned in the same sentence - even if it is only one of the football pundits.

    The SUMMER CHAOS could have been handled so differently and Fans have been angry about this - this will boil over again in the forthcoming weeks as we sit 4 or 5 from the bottom of the League . COYR+WS

    I am convinced you are a Pompey supporter

    Score: -1
    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. 12:06am Sun 24 Aug 14

    fascia123 wrote…


    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    Match of the Day is OVER - and it is there for all to see - the poor display - the slowness and lack of cutting edge.

    REALITY must surely bite when the words RELEGATION and Southampton FC are mentioned in the same sentence - even if it is only one of the football pundits.

    The SUMMER CHAOS could have been handled so differently and Fans have been angry about this - this will boil over again in the forthcoming weeks as we sit 4 or 5 from the bottom of the League . COYR+WS
    I am convinced you are a Pompey supporter

    Fascia 123 = WUM

    Score: 2
    fascia123 12:30am Sun 24 Aug 14

    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    fascia123 wrote…


    The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote…


    Match of the Day is OVER - and it is there for all to see - the poor display - the slowness and lack of cutting edge.

    REALITY must surely bite when the words RELEGATION and Southampton FC are mentioned in the same sentence - even if it is only one of the football pundits.

    The SUMMER CHAOS could have been handled so differently and Fans have been angry about this - this will boil over again in the forthcoming weeks as we sit 4 or 5 from the bottom of the League . COYR+WS
    I am convinced you are a Pompey supporter
    Fascia 123 = WUM

    Let's meet up and discuss our differences, or are you just a noise hidden behind this site.

    Score: 0
    thomasupton 12:42am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Firstly the positives: oops there aren't any.
    Now the negatives: pele is a waste of space, can't win anything and certainly can't hold up the ball at all. We need a striker. Didn't realise Long had come on for the second half, and did my ears deceive me at the end when they said that today's game would be reimbursed if you bought a season ticket?

    Score: 1
    SNUGGLES 78 8:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

    wimbledon type football will have the stadium empty by xmas ,long ball is no good in the prem.

    Score: 0
    Stroppy_gramps 9:01am Sun 24 Aug 14

    thomasupton wrote…


    Firstly the positives: oops there aren't any.
    Now the negatives: pele is a waste of space, can't win anything and certainly can't hold up the ball at all. We need a striker. Didn't realise Long had come on for the second half, and did my ears deceive me at the end when they said that today's game would be reimbursed if you bought a season ticket?

    two matches in and Pelle is 'a waste of space'?

    with such knowlegdge and obvious tactical genius, please explain why you aren't manager of southampton and why we haven't therefore won everything.

    quite a lot of people need to calm the f*ck down and take a reality check.

    New Manager
    New players in the squad

    these things take time to gel and it's not going to happen overnight no matter how much you lot stamp your little feet and throw your toys out of the cot.
    the only thing this team needs to achieve this season is to be better than three other teams in the PL. After that we can worry about winning stuff.

    If you can't see this, then you really do need to step away from the keyboard and think long and hard.

    Score: 3
    OSPREYSAINT 11:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    tarquin farquharson wrote…


    mr.southampton wrote…


    Have some real concerns about Pelle. If you take the past two seasons at Feyenoord out of the equation his career stats aren't promising at all.
    Doesn't ever look as if he is is going to score. Doesn't even look like a football player. As poor a striker as I have seen in 50 years.

    You have been told a million times not to exagerate...........

    Score: 0

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