Gardos and Taider set for first Saints starts in Capital One Cup trip to the Lions' Den

Florin Gardos

Florin Gardos

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Florin Gardos looks set to make his first appearance in a Saints shirt tonight as Ronald Koeman’s side head to Millwall in the Capital One Cup.

The centre-half, who joined this summer in a £6m deal from Steaua Bucharest, has recovered from a hamstring injury and is ready to play.

Gardos, below, was an unused substitute during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with West Brom, but Koeman says the Romanian international is likely to receive his debut this evening at The Den.

“That’s a possibility that he will start, yes,” said the Saints manager.

Fellow new arrival Saphir Taider, the on-loan Inter Milan midfielder, could also be handed a first competitive appearance for the club against Ian Holloway’s Championship Lions.

The 22-year-old has not featured in either of Saints’ opening two Premier League matches, as he gets himself up to speed, but tonight’s second-round tie seems like an obvious opportunity to give him a run out.

Koeman has been keeping plans for his team selection close to his chest and, while there will be changes from the team that started against Albion at the weekend, the Dutchman insists the League Cup is a competition that he is taking seriously.

“Yes, of course, we take every match in the League Cup, the FA Cup, even friendlies (seriously), because we are Southampton and we have to prepare ourselves in a good way, and we will do that on Tuesday.

“We look to win every match and we will prepare ourselves in the best way possible.”

Gaston Ramirez was due to return to training yesterday, after being absent from the first two matches of the season with a groin injury, although tonight’s fixture is likely to come too soon for him.

Koeman may use the match to offer an opportunity to some of his younger players, such as Lloyd Isgrove, Harrison Reed and Matt Targett.

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5:33am Tue 26 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Get in!! I'm sure Taider will do well. Surprised he hasn't been given a run in the PL yet.
Get in!! I'm sure Taider will do well. Surprised he hasn't been given a run in the PL yet. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 20

5:34am Tue 26 Aug 14

Southampton boy says...

Good yo hear are Ron nay look to give the young lads a run they need to feel part of the team.

Only 6 days before the window is closed so hope to see two more names in the frame soon.

I hope he plays Pelle and starts to find the net this what we need

COYs
Good yo hear are Ron nay look to give the young lads a run they need to feel part of the team. Only 6 days before the window is closed so hope to see two more names in the frame soon. I hope he plays Pelle and starts to find the net this what we need COYs Southampton boy
  • Score: 19

5:53am Tue 26 Aug 14

johnlennon_ar says...

I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone. johnlennon_ar
  • Score: -37

7:06am Tue 26 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
[quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly. nomorerumours
  • Score: 28

7:16am Tue 26 Aug 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Ideal to TRY and change some tactics , be positive Ron and see what works best . The result surely will be a plus , C O Y R
Ideal to TRY and change some tactics , be positive Ron and see what works best . The result surely will be a plus , C O Y R SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 15

7:20am Tue 26 Aug 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.
Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 71

7:37am Tue 26 Aug 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.
Do I see a chant developing here! Jose Fonte Baby followed by Brendan Rogers, you got the wrong one...
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.[/p][/quote]Do I see a chant developing here! Jose Fonte Baby followed by Brendan Rogers, you got the wrong one... Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 18

7:44am Tue 26 Aug 14

Wayne marchant says...

nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some Wayne marchant
  • Score: -20

7:46am Tue 26 Aug 14

dockboy says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.
Although, to be fair, he did set up Jovetic to score, oh wait, I'm confused. was he supposed to do that.
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.[/p][/quote]Although, to be fair, he did set up Jovetic to score, oh wait, I'm confused. was he supposed to do that. dockboy
  • Score: 19

8:11am Tue 26 Aug 14

Saintsayer II says...

He must try Ramirez between now and the Jan window if he doesn't work then he needs to be off-loaded Personally I think he could be useful as a No 10 behind J-Rod and Long
He must try Ramirez between now and the Jan window if he doesn't work then he needs to be off-loaded Personally I think he could be useful as a No 10 behind J-Rod and Long Saintsayer II
  • Score: 8

8:18am Tue 26 Aug 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
He must try Ramirez between now and the Jan window if he doesn't work then he needs to be off-loaded Personally I think he could be useful as a No 10 behind J-Rod and Long
I think Gaston will eventually come good but needs to be playing as #10. Poch played him as a winger and I just don't think it suits his game. He was brought in to play that position after all. It would also help if the boo boys shhhhhhh when he does make an errant pass.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: He must try Ramirez between now and the Jan window if he doesn't work then he needs to be off-loaded Personally I think he could be useful as a No 10 behind J-Rod and Long[/p][/quote]I think Gaston will eventually come good but needs to be playing as #10. Poch played him as a winger and I just don't think it suits his game. He was brought in to play that position after all. It would also help if the boo boys shhhhhhh when he does make an errant pass. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 21

8:41am Tue 26 Aug 14

rednwhite72 says...

I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR! rednwhite72
  • Score: 10

8:43am Tue 26 Aug 14

sparky130a says...

Be good to see these two get some playing time.

With a couple of additions i reckon we're all set.
Be good to see these two get some playing time. With a couple of additions i reckon we're all set. sparky130a
  • Score: 5

8:46am Tue 26 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 7

8:54am Tue 26 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Chipmonk1 wrote:
Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.
Do I see a chant developing here! Jose Fonte Baby followed by Brendan Rogers, you got the wrong one...
Very disrespectful sir - PMSL. More of the same if you could please.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: Would like to see Gardos get a run. He certainly couldn't do any worse than that new croatian signing at Liverpool. The team that flogged him off for 20 million must be laughing. Oh wait..... Also Carragher thinks he has a lot to do to justify the price tag and has looked ordinary first two games. I expect Brenda to make a bid for Jose when he looks back at the tapes and sees he got the wrong one. Am I bitter? Not half.[/p][/quote]Do I see a chant developing here! Jose Fonte Baby followed by Brendan Rogers, you got the wrong one...[/p][/quote]Very disrespectful sir - PMSL. More of the same if you could please. jls217
  • Score: 6

9:01am Tue 26 Aug 14

jls217 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.
Really looking forward to seeing this fella Taider strut his stuff, hope he gives Rambros a real selection dilemna in MF (and then just wait till Gaston is on the bench too)

What if Reed has a stormer too - You would not want the problems Rambros would be faced with would you?

Has Gaston ever played further forward, just thinking maybe he could play as a forward if not as an absolute striker?
I've seen him play behind the front men and as a winger but it would really be interesting to see if he has it in him to be something other than an attacking MF.
This is going to be a great season.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.[/p][/quote]Really looking forward to seeing this fella Taider strut his stuff, hope he gives Rambros a real selection dilemna in MF (and then just wait till Gaston is on the bench too) What if Reed has a stormer too - You would not want the problems Rambros would be faced with would you? Has Gaston ever played further forward, just thinking maybe he could play as a forward if not as an absolute striker? I've seen him play behind the front men and as a winger but it would really be interesting to see if he has it in him to be something other than an attacking MF. This is going to be a great season. jls217
  • Score: 3

9:03am Tue 26 Aug 14

Alicesdad says...

Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody Alicesdad
  • Score: 3

9:08am Tue 26 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
haven't heard the old onion bay expression since Tommy Smyth commentated :) man after a while it made me cringe, haha
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]haven't heard the old onion bay expression since Tommy Smyth commentated :) man after a while it made me cringe, haha KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

9:09am Tue 26 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
Should that read in your humble opinion Whine? Seems you are a far better judge of a football player than the pros running the show - I expect they'd love to have your CV on their files in case a job should become vacant, as it surely must given your pedigree in the game. Thank goodness we have you and your powers of observation to keep us away from the drop zone.
Thanks for the pearls of wisdom - Can't wait to get to the pub at lunch time to retell the story of how the Wise Whine Merchant thinks I have advanced to cretin from total winker. Keep the advice coming mate - we're hanging on every word.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]Should that read in your humble opinion Whine? Seems you are a far better judge of a football player than the pros running the show - I expect they'd love to have your CV on their files in case a job should become vacant, as it surely must given your pedigree in the game. Thank goodness we have you and your powers of observation to keep us away from the drop zone. Thanks for the pearls of wisdom - Can't wait to get to the pub at lunch time to retell the story of how the Wise Whine Merchant thinks I have advanced to cretin from total winker. Keep the advice coming mate - we're hanging on every word. jls217
  • Score: 3

9:17am Tue 26 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Southampton boy wrote:
Good yo hear are Ron nay look to give the young lads a run they need to feel part of the team.

Only 6 days before the window is closed so hope to see two more names in the frame soon.

I hope he plays Pelle and starts to find the net this what we need

COYs
And if we lose you'll be one of the first on here complaining that we should have paid them more respect and fielded our strongest team, Rambros out, sack the board, KL's just arsehole stripping, Les is deaf, dumb, blind, stupid,cross dresser or something dire. And of course Pelle missed dozens of sitters.

Or you would have done if I hadn't posted this, 'cos now you don't want to appear to be a total one do you? The young lads have a pay slip every month which reminds them very nicely they are a part of the team.

IMHO - The strongest team, most likely to get the result is what the manager should always field and always treat the opposition as if they are Real Madrid ' cos as sure as schitte the first time you try to treat someone like Really Macclesfield is when you will be wallowing in the aforementioned schitte.
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: Good yo hear are Ron nay look to give the young lads a run they need to feel part of the team. Only 6 days before the window is closed so hope to see two more names in the frame soon. I hope he plays Pelle and starts to find the net this what we need COYs[/p][/quote]And if we lose you'll be one of the first on here complaining that we should have paid them more respect and fielded our strongest team, Rambros out, sack the board, KL's just arsehole stripping, Les is deaf, dumb, blind, stupid,cross dresser or something dire. And of course Pelle missed dozens of sitters. Or you would have done if I hadn't posted this, 'cos now you don't want to appear to be a total one do you? The young lads have a pay slip every month which reminds them very nicely they are a part of the team. IMHO - The strongest team, most likely to get the result is what the manager should always field and always treat the opposition as if they are Real Madrid ' cos as sure as schitte the first time you try to treat someone like Really Macclesfield is when you will be wallowing in the aforementioned schitte. jls217
  • Score: 0

9:29am Tue 26 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse' de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 5

9:31am Tue 26 Aug 14

toutlaw says...

My team for tonight would be:

Forster
Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Targett
Cork, Reed
Isgrove, Taider, Long
Pelle

Pelle and Long need a goal and Fonte and Gardos need to get used to playing together. Also I'd like us to win this match!
any thoughts?
My team for tonight would be: Forster Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Targett Cork, Reed Isgrove, Taider, Long Pelle Pelle and Long need a goal and Fonte and Gardos need to get used to playing together. Also I'd like us to win this match! any thoughts? toutlaw
  • Score: 13

9:45am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.
Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.[/p][/quote]Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good. fascia123
  • Score: 7

9:57am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back. fascia123
  • Score: 10

10:02am Tue 26 Aug 14

jls217 says...

fascia123 wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.
Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.
Not sure mate. Bun breaks would be longer and more numerous so not sure Rambros would appreciate it.

You can't teach what LeGod had - a person either has it in them to want to do things differently or they don't. Matty had it and knew exactly how to develop it further. How do you teach instinct?

I like the idea though - kids should be made to just sit and watch him and then go and work on their own take of what they think they've just seen. We can never have another MLT - there was no mould to be broken but maybe he could help kids develop on the paths of their own choice that would in turn make them unique individualistic players.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.[/p][/quote]Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.[/p][/quote]Not sure mate. Bun breaks would be longer and more numerous so not sure Rambros would appreciate it. You can't teach what LeGod had - a person either has it in them to want to do things differently or they don't. Matty had it and knew exactly how to develop it further. How do you teach instinct? I like the idea though - kids should be made to just sit and watch him and then go and work on their own take of what they think they've just seen. We can never have another MLT - there was no mould to be broken but maybe he could help kids develop on the paths of their own choice that would in turn make them unique individualistic players. jls217
  • Score: 1

10:02am Tue 26 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
What a nasty person you are. You obviously didn't see Gaston's Swindon performance. Are you really a Saint's fan? Judging by your abusive and insulting words, you were probably one of those tiny minority who were jeering Pelle last Saturday. We do not need people like you amongst our fan base.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]What a nasty person you are. You obviously didn't see Gaston's Swindon performance. Are you really a Saint's fan? Judging by your abusive and insulting words, you were probably one of those tiny minority who were jeering Pelle last Saturday. We do not need people like you amongst our fan base. nomorerumours
  • Score: 19

10:02am Tue 26 Aug 14

Chipmonk1 says...

fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I think it wasn't just Fonte, but Shaw kept a lot away from Lovren. The kid was class, as much as it pains me to say, but both he and Fonte made Lovren look a lot better than he is. A good defender yes but £20 million? Doesn't look like it at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I think it wasn't just Fonte, but Shaw kept a lot away from Lovren. The kid was class, as much as it pains me to say, but both he and Fonte made Lovren look a lot better than he is. A good defender yes but £20 million? Doesn't look like it at the moment. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 12

10:09am Tue 26 Aug 14

manosussex says...

Anyone know how Gaston Ramirez is doing?
Anyone know how Gaston Ramirez is doing? manosussex
  • Score: 0

10:09am Tue 26 Aug 14

sparky130a says...

fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much. sparky130a
  • Score: 0

10:11am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

jls217 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.
Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.
Not sure mate. Bun breaks would be longer and more numerous so not sure Rambros would appreciate it.

You can't teach what LeGod had - a person either has it in them to want to do things differently or they don't. Matty had it and knew exactly how to develop it further. How do you teach instinct?

I like the idea though - kids should be made to just sit and watch him and then go and work on their own take of what they think they've just seen. We can never have another MLT - there was no mould to be broken but maybe he could help kids develop on the paths of their own choice that would in turn make them unique individualistic players.
Perhaps you have hit it on the head, work with the kids on the pitch of course.

And yes he was god, as importantly he was a saint and if those wan!ers who left in the summer need an example of how to conduct themselves he was the man.

Think of the offers that came in for him, was it Chelsea that offered a record fee, he just said he was paid a good wage and loved living and playing in Southampton, or did I make that up?
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.[/p][/quote]Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.[/p][/quote]Not sure mate. Bun breaks would be longer and more numerous so not sure Rambros would appreciate it. You can't teach what LeGod had - a person either has it in them to want to do things differently or they don't. Matty had it and knew exactly how to develop it further. How do you teach instinct? I like the idea though - kids should be made to just sit and watch him and then go and work on their own take of what they think they've just seen. We can never have another MLT - there was no mould to be broken but maybe he could help kids develop on the paths of their own choice that would in turn make them unique individualistic players.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you have hit it on the head, work with the kids on the pitch of course. And yes he was god, as importantly he was a saint and if those wan!ers who left in the summer need an example of how to conduct themselves he was the man. Think of the offers that came in for him, was it Chelsea that offered a record fee, he just said he was paid a good wage and loved living and playing in Southampton, or did I make that up? fascia123
  • Score: 6

10:12am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
[quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested fascia123
  • Score: 3

10:14am Tue 26 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad. warrens 76
  • Score: 0

10:20am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I think it wasn't just Fonte, but Shaw kept a lot away from Lovren. The kid was class, as much as it pains me to say, but both he and Fonte made Lovren look a lot better than he is. A good defender yes but £20 million? Doesn't look like it at the moment.
Obviously haven't seen the new guy yet but didn't think back four looked too bad Saturday, one our plus points.

Shaw is a good player and I think has a very bright future ahead of him, whereas I am not so sure about the guys who have gone to merseyside.
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I think it wasn't just Fonte, but Shaw kept a lot away from Lovren. The kid was class, as much as it pains me to say, but both he and Fonte made Lovren look a lot better than he is. A good defender yes but £20 million? Doesn't look like it at the moment.[/p][/quote]Obviously haven't seen the new guy yet but didn't think back four looked too bad Saturday, one our plus points. Shaw is a good player and I think has a very bright future ahead of him, whereas I am not so sure about the guys who have gone to merseyside. fascia123
  • Score: 5

10:23am Tue 26 Aug 14

sparky130a says...

fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them. sparky130a
  • Score: 4

10:25am Tue 26 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I think it wasn't just Fonte, but Shaw kept a lot away from Lovren. The kid was class, as much as it pains me to say, but both he and Fonte made Lovren look a lot better than he is. A good defender yes but £20 million? Doesn't look like it at the moment.
Give him a chance he has had a traumatic summer and will still be trying to reattach his body and head!
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I think it wasn't just Fonte, but Shaw kept a lot away from Lovren. The kid was class, as much as it pains me to say, but both he and Fonte made Lovren look a lot better than he is. A good defender yes but £20 million? Doesn't look like it at the moment.[/p][/quote]Give him a chance he has had a traumatic summer and will still be trying to reattach his body and head! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 5

10:26am Tue 26 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

fascia123 wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
rednwhite72 wrote:
I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team?
Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon.
Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?).
I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long.
COYR!
I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.
Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.
Without naming names, but MLT would have some good tips how to score goals for players who don't have much pace or don't want to move too much until needed.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I like the look of Taider, he looks hungry, works very hard, he's pretty quick and looks to have a eye for goal. Maybe he's our solution for the much needed injection of pass either on the wing or perhaps we could adapt him to play as a forward around Pelle? Personally I think that would work, perhaps that's why he's not being included in the first team set-up yet, maybe there adapting his play to suit the first team? Whatever I tip him and Tadic to do very well this season, Pelle looks to be struggling a little on his first two games, but that was expected really, he needs a bit more time and hopefully he clicks and starts hitting the onion bag very soon. Do Saints have a dedicated goal scoring coach? It goes without saying that your defensive qualities are going to improve when you have arguably one of the best defenders ever as a head coach, so if we don't then maybe it would pay to employ a dedicated goal scoring coach, someone who knows how to get goals? (MLT?). I see a comfortable 2-0 win tonight with goals from Davis and Long. COYR![/p][/quote]I have a feeling he would make a big difference if he was slotted into the role JWP was in last week.[/p][/quote]Would be good to continue the return of the old values by bringing MLT in as striking coach, just to have him around the club would be good.[/p][/quote]Without naming names, but MLT would have some good tips how to score goals for players who don't have much pace or don't want to move too much until needed. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: -1

10:27am Tue 26 Aug 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Do any of you watch the interviews on the Saints YouTube channel?? You need to!!

He's not going to change half the side and tactics for tonight (like some of you have said) because we need our first 11 firing on all cylinders. This is a perfect opportunity to play a competitive match without the pressures of the Premier League.
Do any of you watch the interviews on the Saints YouTube channel?? You need to!! He's not going to change half the side and tactics for tonight (like some of you have said) because we need our first 11 firing on all cylinders. This is a perfect opportunity to play a competitive match without the pressures of the Premier League. SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 7

10:30am Tue 26 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.
MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 0

10:33am Tue 26 Aug 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

SHANE LONG should be given his first start for the SUPER SAINTS. Preferably up front rather than out wide. .Looking forward to an away win.
COME ON YOU SAINTS
SHANE LONG should be given his first start for the SUPER SAINTS. Preferably up front rather than out wide. .Looking forward to an away win. COME ON YOU SAINTS CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 8

10:34am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
[quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us. fascia123
  • Score: 5

10:36am Tue 26 Aug 14

InsideOutCat says...

warrens 76 wrote:
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
Don't you think that MP's over-reliance on physical intensity actually cost us games, particularly as the season wore on? How many times did we think that half time had come too soon and that, after having about 75% of the possession it would just be a case of getting one to go in and the points would be wrapped up? And how many times did it all come apart in the last quarter of an hour when tiredness combined with a lack of any real direction to see us mugged? Ok, so there were one or two positives to come out of it: it allowed Lallana to hone his headless chicken impersonation to a degree that someone picked him for England and someone else paid about twice what he was worth for him, thus allowing RK's reconstruction to start rolling. Even Barcelona, MP's alleged technical heroes, don't play with that sort of intensity throughout the game because it isn't physically possible.

I agree wholeheartedly with you when you say you believe this side can achieve some good things but, given the way that a reasonably laid-back Dutch approach exposed and totally destroyed the abomination that was Tiki Taka Football at the WC, I'm quietly confident that a more relaxed approach will reap rewards.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.[/p][/quote]Don't you think that MP's over-reliance on physical intensity actually cost us games, particularly as the season wore on? How many times did we think that half time had come too soon and that, after having about 75% of the possession it would just be a case of getting one to go in and the points would be wrapped up? And how many times did it all come apart in the last quarter of an hour when tiredness combined with a lack of any real direction to see us mugged? Ok, so there were one or two positives to come out of it: it allowed Lallana to hone his headless chicken impersonation to a degree that someone picked him for England and someone else paid about twice what he was worth for him, thus allowing RK's reconstruction to start rolling. Even Barcelona, MP's alleged technical heroes, don't play with that sort of intensity throughout the game because it isn't physically possible. I agree wholeheartedly with you when you say you believe this side can achieve some good things but, given the way that a reasonably laid-back Dutch approach exposed and totally destroyed the abomination that was Tiki Taka Football at the WC, I'm quietly confident that a more relaxed approach will reap rewards. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 6

10:36am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.
:-)
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.[/p][/quote]:-) fascia123
  • Score: 1

10:40am Tue 26 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
You mean like Gordon Brown^s end to boom and bust.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]You mean like Gordon Brown^s end to boom and bust. warrens 76
  • Score: 0

10:40am Tue 26 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

fascia123 wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.
:-)
No doubt many of you have seen this clip but here it is.... even Dodd and Matt himself admits it! Fave goals - Newcastle half volley and Blackburn long range screamer.


http://link.brightco
ve.com/services/play
er/bcpid252285045500
1?bckey=AQ~~,AAACSBm
Ep-k~,k6M0BLQIXJ_fOx
XUjJd4CUhd7yHzmz9-&b
ctid=2866028229001
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.[/p][/quote]:-)[/p][/quote]No doubt many of you have seen this clip but here it is.... even Dodd and Matt himself admits it! Fave goals - Newcastle half volley and Blackburn long range screamer. http://link.brightco ve.com/services/play er/bcpid252285045500 1?bckey=AQ~~,AAACSBm Ep-k~,k6M0BLQIXJ_fOx XUjJd4CUhd7yHzmz9-&b ctid=2866028229001 KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 0

10:52am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
You mean like Gordon Brown^s end to boom and bust.
More Rupert Lowe than Gordon Brown and perhaps I should of added the potential for boom and bust with the previous regime.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]You mean like Gordon Brown^s end to boom and bust.[/p][/quote]More Rupert Lowe than Gordon Brown and perhaps I should of added the potential for boom and bust with the previous regime. fascia123
  • Score: 0

10:56am Tue 26 Aug 14

Poole Tom says...

Personally I am glad to hear the Ronald intends to take both cup competitions seriously and therefore put out decent teams. As he has said this is a new team that is currently still bedding in so I think changes should be kept to a minimum, perhaps just three at the most. Last season MoPo made lot`s of changes in the cups and surprise surprise we got knocked out, and for what? To develop our young players so that the big boys could come along and pinch them all in the summer. Great! The club also have to bear in mind that if they don`t take the cup competitions seriously then when we get drawn at home they can`t expect the fans to do so by turning up and paying good money to watch our squad players get beat. It`s not why we go is it.
Personally I am glad to hear the Ronald intends to take both cup competitions seriously and therefore put out decent teams. As he has said this is a new team that is currently still bedding in so I think changes should be kept to a minimum, perhaps just three at the most. Last season MoPo made lot`s of changes in the cups and surprise surprise we got knocked out, and for what? To develop our young players so that the big boys could come along and pinch them all in the summer. Great! The club also have to bear in mind that if they don`t take the cup competitions seriously then when we get drawn at home they can`t expect the fans to do so by turning up and paying good money to watch our squad players get beat. It`s not why we go is it. Poole Tom
  • Score: 3

10:57am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.:-)No doubt many of you have seen this clip but here it is.... even Dodd and Matt himself admits it! Fave goals - Newcastle half volley and Blackburn long range screamer.


http://link.brightco

ve.com/services/play

er/bcpid252285045500

1?bckey=AQ~~,AAACSBm

Ep-k~,k6M0BLQIXJ_fOx

XUjJd4CUhd7yHzmz9-&a
mp;b
ctid=Top drawer
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.[/p][/quote]:-)[/p][/quote]No doubt many of you have seen this clip but here it is.... even Dodd and Matt himself admits it! Fave goals - Newcastle half volley and Blackburn long range screamer. http://link.brightco ve.com/services/play er/bcpid252285045500 1?bckey=AQ~~,AAACSBm Ep-k~,k6M0BLQIXJ_fOx XUjJd4CUhd7yHzmz9-&a mp;b ctid=Top drawer fascia123
  • Score: 0

10:59am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Poole Tom wrote:
Personally I am glad to hear the Ronald intends to take both cup competitions seriously and therefore put out decent teams. As he has said this is a new team that is currently still bedding in so I think changes should be kept to a minimum, perhaps just three at the most. Last season MoPo made lot`s of changes in the cups and surprise surprise we got knocked out, and for what? To develop our young players so that the big boys could come along and pinch them all in the summer. Great! The club also have to bear in mind that if they don`t take the cup competitions seriously then when we get drawn at home they can`t expect the fans to do so by turning up and paying good money to watch our squad players get beat. It`s not why we go is it.
Good points
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Personally I am glad to hear the Ronald intends to take both cup competitions seriously and therefore put out decent teams. As he has said this is a new team that is currently still bedding in so I think changes should be kept to a minimum, perhaps just three at the most. Last season MoPo made lot`s of changes in the cups and surprise surprise we got knocked out, and for what? To develop our young players so that the big boys could come along and pinch them all in the summer. Great! The club also have to bear in mind that if they don`t take the cup competitions seriously then when we get drawn at home they can`t expect the fans to do so by turning up and paying good money to watch our squad players get beat. It`s not why we go is it.[/p][/quote]Good points fascia123
  • Score: 2

11:00am Tue 26 Aug 14

lowe esteem says...

fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football? lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

11:08am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football fascia123
  • Score: 2

11:27am Tue 26 Aug 14

cebu blue says...

johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
Well said john desperate times lay ahead.

Millwall 2-1
[quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]Well said john desperate times lay ahead. Millwall 2-1 cebu blue
  • Score: -15

11:37am Tue 26 Aug 14

right back in the bar says...

fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Liverpool's defence looked worse than last season. The Croat turncoat was at fault for all 3 goals - weak clearance for the first when he was already out of position, failed to see what was unfolding for the second, and skinned for pace for the 3rd. 20m defender - LOL. Buying that Italian madman shows desperation - they won't win anything this season and Brenda will lose his job. Wonder if RL will end up regretting the move cant see him getting much game time.
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Liverpool's defence looked worse than last season. The Croat turncoat was at fault for all 3 goals - weak clearance for the first when he was already out of position, failed to see what was unfolding for the second, and skinned for pace for the 3rd. 20m defender - LOL. Buying that Italian madman shows desperation - they won't win anything this season and Brenda will lose his job. Wonder if RL will end up regretting the move cant see him getting much game time. right back in the bar
  • Score: 4

11:37am Tue 26 Aug 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Lets have a good go at all the cups, more game time & wins to gain confidence.

Get in the latest rumored players Alderweireld & Clasie who are both better quality that we need, plus a top Winger & Striker (Townsend & Clasie) then we are showing ambition.

Go for it Les, busy 6 days !!
Lets have a good go at all the cups, more game time & wins to gain confidence. Get in the latest rumored players Alderweireld & Clasie who are both better quality that we need, plus a top Winger & Striker (Townsend & Clasie) then we are showing ambition. Go for it Les, busy 6 days !! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 0

11:42am Tue 26 Aug 14

Alicesdad says...

This squad is very strong and now has more depth than before .. with careful selection we could win silverware this year either this one or the FA Cup.
It's probably the best way to ensure that some expensive signings get match play because with a squad this size there are going to be a few disappointed players as the season progresses.
This squad is very strong and now has more depth than before .. with careful selection we could win silverware this year either this one or the FA Cup. It's probably the best way to ensure that some expensive signings get match play because with a squad this size there are going to be a few disappointed players as the season progresses. Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

11:53am Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

right back in the bar wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Liverpool's defence looked worse than last season. The Croat turncoat was at fault for all 3 goals - weak clearance for the first when he was already out of position, failed to see what was unfolding for the second, and skinned for pace for the 3rd. 20m defender - LOL. Buying that Italian madman shows desperation - they won't win anything this season and Brenda will lose his job. Wonder if RL will end up regretting the move cant see him getting much game time.
RL looked thoroughly fed up last night, had this debate in a pub last night with a friend who is a skiverpool fanatic, he feels they will struggle without Suarez this year, thinks the signing have been poor, they had better players in the squad than they bought and would of been better off spending a big chunk of the money on a true replacement for Suarez.

The only one of our players he is happy they purchased is SRL and he thinks that is more as a sub to give another option.

He feels Lianna is lightweight and Lucas is a better bet.

Lovren doesn't seem to read the game and Agger is better option.

He says this is the opinion of the Scouse faithful.

Sound familiar?
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Liverpool's defence looked worse than last season. The Croat turncoat was at fault for all 3 goals - weak clearance for the first when he was already out of position, failed to see what was unfolding for the second, and skinned for pace for the 3rd. 20m defender - LOL. Buying that Italian madman shows desperation - they won't win anything this season and Brenda will lose his job. Wonder if RL will end up regretting the move cant see him getting much game time.[/p][/quote]RL looked thoroughly fed up last night, had this debate in a pub last night with a friend who is a skiverpool fanatic, he feels they will struggle without Suarez this year, thinks the signing have been poor, they had better players in the squad than they bought and would of been better off spending a big chunk of the money on a true replacement for Suarez. The only one of our players he is happy they purchased is SRL and he thinks that is more as a sub to give another option. He feels Lianna is lightweight and Lucas is a better bet. Lovren doesn't seem to read the game and Agger is better option. He says this is the opinion of the Scouse faithful. Sound familiar? fascia123
  • Score: 6

12:07pm Tue 26 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

cebu blue wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
Well said john desperate times lay ahead.

Millwall 2-1
Stoke 6-0
[quote][p][bold]cebu blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]Well said john desperate times lay ahead. Millwall 2-1[/p][/quote]Stoke 6-0 J7junctionseven
  • Score: 7

12:17pm Tue 26 Aug 14

InsideOutCat says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
cebu blue wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
Well said john desperate times lay ahead.

Millwall 2-1
Stoke 6-0
Allow the flat fish a little warmth to bask in. After all, a trip to 8-games-without-a-wi
n Oxford Utd must have had him and the other three away supporters in a right old lather.

They're going to WALK League 2 this season.

Just like last season.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cebu blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]Well said john desperate times lay ahead. Millwall 2-1[/p][/quote]Stoke 6-0[/p][/quote]Allow the flat fish a little warmth to bask in. After all, a trip to 8-games-without-a-wi n Oxford Utd must have had him and the other three away supporters in a right old lather. They're going to WALK League 2 this season. Just like last season. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 5

12:21pm Tue 26 Aug 14

jls217 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.
:-)
No doubt many of you have seen this clip but here it is.... even Dodd and Matt himself admits it! Fave goals - Newcastle half volley and Blackburn long range screamer.


http://link.brightco

ve.com/services/play

er/bcpid252285045500

1?bckey=AQ~~,AAACSBm

Ep-k~,k6M0BLQIXJ_fOx

XUjJd4CUhd7yHzmz9-&a
mp;b
ctid=2866028229001
Seen this before many times mate but can always put a few minutes aside to reminisce a little. There will never be another quite like him. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: MLT's my fave player but I couldn't resist it.[/p][/quote]:-)[/p][/quote]No doubt many of you have seen this clip but here it is.... even Dodd and Matt himself admits it! Fave goals - Newcastle half volley and Blackburn long range screamer. http://link.brightco ve.com/services/play er/bcpid252285045500 1?bckey=AQ~~,AAACSBm Ep-k~,k6M0BLQIXJ_fOx XUjJd4CUhd7yHzmz9-&a mp;b ctid=2866028229001[/p][/quote]Seen this before many times mate but can always put a few minutes aside to reminisce a little. There will never be another quite like him. Thanks. jls217
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

12:42pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint fascia123
  • Score: 0

12:52pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Velleity says...

warrens 76 wrote:
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
I was always a little dubious about the double training sessions that MP introduced last year. Was I alone in thinking that we seemd to run out of steam towards the end of games?

I understand the thinking but do I wonder if it can be counterproductive. One of my thoughts was that if it's so wonderful, why isn't everyone doing it? I know that thought process can lead to lack of innovation but I'm also sure that training session lengths are the result of some serious research by sports scientists.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.[/p][/quote]I was always a little dubious about the double training sessions that MP introduced last year. Was I alone in thinking that we seemd to run out of steam towards the end of games? I understand the thinking but do I wonder if it can be counterproductive. One of my thoughts was that if it's so wonderful, why isn't everyone doing it? I know that thought process can lead to lack of innovation but I'm also sure that training session lengths are the result of some serious research by sports scientists. Velleity
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

1:05pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
I don't think it is as simple as that, most of these deals are paid in graded instalments, never a lump sum.
[quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]I don't think it is as simple as that, most of these deals are paid in graded instalments, never a lump sum. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.
Is that those things that go on top of your soup?

Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Is that those things that go on top of your soup? Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew? fascia123
  • Score: 3

1:16pm Tue 26 Aug 14

callcopse says...

toutlaw wrote:
My team for tonight would be:

Forster
Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Targett
Cork, Reed
Isgrove, Taider, Long
Pelle

Pelle and Long need a goal and Fonte and Gardos need to get used to playing together. Also I'd like us to win this match!
any thoughts?
Looks good to me toutlaw. I'll be honest I'd like to see more Corky in the league.
[quote][p][bold]toutlaw[/bold] wrote: My team for tonight would be: Forster Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Targett Cork, Reed Isgrove, Taider, Long Pelle Pelle and Long need a goal and Fonte and Gardos need to get used to playing together. Also I'd like us to win this match! any thoughts?[/p][/quote]Looks good to me toutlaw. I'll be honest I'd like to see more Corky in the league. callcopse
  • Score: 0

1:17pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me fascia123
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me[/p][/quote]I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.' Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Tue 26 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays? St Van Roetford
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

fascia123 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.
Is that those things that go on top of your soup?

Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?
Diner: "Waiter, that's not a crouton in my soup, it's a bluebottle, what is it doing in there?"

Waiter: "Looks like the breast stroke to me sir"
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Is that those things that go on top of your soup? Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?[/p][/quote]Diner: "Waiter, that's not a crouton in my soup, it's a bluebottle, what is it doing in there?" Waiter: "Looks like the breast stroke to me sir" OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

1:54pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'
Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely.

surely the vodka must be drinkable?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me[/p][/quote]I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'[/p][/quote]Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely. surely the vodka must be drinkable? fascia123
  • Score: 0

1:57pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.
Is that those things that go on top of your soup?

Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?
Diner: "Waiter, that's not a crouton in my soup, it's a bluebottle, what is it doing in there?"

Waiter: "Looks like the breast stroke to me sir"
At that point I think we should desist.

Ok one more and only because it fits with this site so well.

Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one but they don't hold much water.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Is that those things that go on top of your soup? Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?[/p][/quote]Diner: "Waiter, that's not a crouton in my soup, it's a bluebottle, what is it doing in there?" Waiter: "Looks like the breast stroke to me sir"[/p][/quote]At that point I think we should desist. Ok one more and only because it fits with this site so well. Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one but they don't hold much water. fascia123
  • Score: 2

1:58pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

warrens 76 wrote:
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
In the first two matches of last season, we had four poor halves. We only beat WBA with a last minute penalty, and then played poorly against Sunderland. We followed that with two very poor halves against Norwich (away),
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.[/p][/quote]In the first two matches of last season, we had four poor halves. We only beat WBA with a last minute penalty, and then played poorly against Sunderland. We followed that with two very poor halves against Norwich (away), Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

fascia123 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Wayne marchant wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.
part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some
Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.
Is that those things that go on top of your soup?

Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?
Diner: "Waiter, that's not a crouton in my soup, it's a bluebottle, what is it doing in there?"

Waiter: "Looks like the breast stroke to me sir"
At that point I think we should desist.

Ok one more and only because it fits with this site so well.

Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one but they don't hold much water.
Lot's of fluff though!
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]In the friendly against Swindon, Gaston played in the 1st half before going off at half time - I think he had picked up his groin injury there (but it may have been in later training). In my view, he looked a reformed player. He made some excellent runs in midfield and linked up well with Tadic and Pelle. A number of us commented after the game that it was the best we had seen from him. So, very unfortunate that he couldn't feature in further games against Bournemouth and Brighton. I think Ronko will bring the best out of him and he may well play in quite a few more games for us this season than he did last time round - certainly coming off the bench but might get some starts too. As I still believe we will emulate last season's top 8 position, the drop zone doesn't even enter my thoughts. The new squad is looking good, deeper than last season and probably 2 or 3 late signings to come in the next 5 days. It is just a question of time until we gel and then climb the table rapidly.[/p][/quote]part from giving the ball away numerous times and passing hospital balls to everyone he was bloody fantastic.. what are you cretins on? and can i have some[/p][/quote]Site Rules:- Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you are going to be abusive to other posters I suggest you take your opinions elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Is that those things that go on top of your soup? Am I getting muddled up with dumplings or am I getting myself in a right stew?[/p][/quote]Diner: "Waiter, that's not a crouton in my soup, it's a bluebottle, what is it doing in there?" Waiter: "Looks like the breast stroke to me sir"[/p][/quote]At that point I think we should desist. Ok one more and only because it fits with this site so well. Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one but they don't hold much water.[/p][/quote]Lot's of fluff though! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

2:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
Southampton Football Club, sir.

I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are![/p][/quote]Southampton Football Club, sir. I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'
Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely.

surely the vodka must be drinkable?
I got the 'look bored and provoke row with wife' bit out early on, but it was a mistake and makes the "If you're going to be like that, I'm off for a beer and the footy" line later seem rather shallow.

Wine's good, tho!
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me[/p][/quote]I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'[/p][/quote]Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely. surely the vodka must be drinkable?[/p][/quote]I got the 'look bored and provoke row with wife' bit out early on, but it was a mistake and makes the "If you're going to be like that, I'm off for a beer and the footy" line later seem rather shallow. Wine's good, tho! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
Southampton Football Club, sir.

I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.
Best go on the OS and look at Players profiles, will give you an inkling, check out the Development Squad and Under 18's, we have lots of good prospects coming through the ranks, but still need a couple of new signings, specifically someone that can poach goals, and perhaps a utility defender than can cover full and centre back, otherwise fairly solid considering what has gone on before.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are![/p][/quote]Southampton Football Club, sir. I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.[/p][/quote]Best go on the OS and look at Players profiles, will give you an inkling, check out the Development Squad and Under 18's, we have lots of good prospects coming through the ranks, but still need a couple of new signings, specifically someone that can poach goals, and perhaps a utility defender than can cover full and centre back, otherwise fairly solid considering what has gone on before. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
Southampton Football Club, sir.

I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.
You're just a plastic, Ret. Anyway, you should go and support your local team. Which, of course, in your case is ....................

















............ unthinkable!
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are![/p][/quote]Southampton Football Club, sir. I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.[/p][/quote]You're just a plastic, Ret. Anyway, you should go and support your local team. Which, of course, in your case is .................... ............ unthinkable! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'
Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely.

surely the vodka must be drinkable?
I got the 'look bored and provoke row with wife' bit out early on, but it was a mistake and makes the "If you're going to be like that, I'm off for a beer and the footy" line later seem rather shallow.

Wine's good, tho!
Worst case scenario, an expensive glass or two of San Miguel I suppose? A cheeky little aperitif, noted for it's incontinence.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me[/p][/quote]I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'[/p][/quote]Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely. surely the vodka must be drinkable?[/p][/quote]I got the 'look bored and provoke row with wife' bit out early on, but it was a mistake and makes the "If you're going to be like that, I'm off for a beer and the footy" line later seem rather shallow. Wine's good, tho![/p][/quote]Worst case scenario, an expensive glass or two of San Miguel I suppose? A cheeky little aperitif, noted for it's incontinence. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'
Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely.

surely the vodka must be drinkable?
I got the 'look bored and provoke row with wife' bit out early on, but it was a mistake and makes the "If you're going to be like that, I'm off for a beer and the footy" line later seem rather shallow.

Wine's good, tho!
It seems a terrible imposition one deserving of lots of football on your return.

Enjoy
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me[/p][/quote]I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'[/p][/quote]Have you tried the site seeing bit yet, my wife likes to drag me off to see a church or something, I try to look as miserable as possible as we traipse round, she comments on my lack of interest,we have row and I go to the bar, lovely. surely the vodka must be drinkable?[/p][/quote]I got the 'look bored and provoke row with wife' bit out early on, but it was a mistake and makes the "If you're going to be like that, I'm off for a beer and the footy" line later seem rather shallow. Wine's good, tho![/p][/quote]It seems a terrible imposition one deserving of lots of football on your return. Enjoy fascia123
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2:26pm Tue 26 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
Don't you think that MP's over-reliance on physical intensity actually cost us games, particularly as the season wore on? How many times did we think that half time had come too soon and that, after having about 75% of the possession it would just be a case of getting one to go in and the points would be wrapped up? And how many times did it all come apart in the last quarter of an hour when tiredness combined with a lack of any real direction to see us mugged? Ok, so there were one or two positives to come out of it: it allowed Lallana to hone his headless chicken impersonation to a degree that someone picked him for England and someone else paid about twice what he was worth for him, thus allowing RK's reconstruction to start rolling. Even Barcelona, MP's alleged technical heroes, don't play with that sort of intensity throughout the game because it isn't physically possible.

I agree wholeheartedly with you when you say you believe this side can achieve some good things but, given the way that a reasonably laid-back Dutch approach exposed and totally destroyed the abomination that was Tiki Taka Football at the WC, I'm quietly confident that a more relaxed approach will reap rewards.
No our inability to find the effin net cost us games..do me a favor we had the second most chances in the perm..conversion rate was the issue..had we an RVP or Agueiro, Suarez we would have been top 3..well if the penalties had been given.
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.[/p][/quote]Don't you think that MP's over-reliance on physical intensity actually cost us games, particularly as the season wore on? How many times did we think that half time had come too soon and that, after having about 75% of the possession it would just be a case of getting one to go in and the points would be wrapped up? And how many times did it all come apart in the last quarter of an hour when tiredness combined with a lack of any real direction to see us mugged? Ok, so there were one or two positives to come out of it: it allowed Lallana to hone his headless chicken impersonation to a degree that someone picked him for England and someone else paid about twice what he was worth for him, thus allowing RK's reconstruction to start rolling. Even Barcelona, MP's alleged technical heroes, don't play with that sort of intensity throughout the game because it isn't physically possible. I agree wholeheartedly with you when you say you believe this side can achieve some good things but, given the way that a reasonably laid-back Dutch approach exposed and totally destroyed the abomination that was Tiki Taka Football at the WC, I'm quietly confident that a more relaxed approach will reap rewards.[/p][/quote]No our inability to find the effin net cost us games..do me a favor we had the second most chances in the perm..conversion rate was the issue..had we an RVP or Agueiro, Suarez we would have been top 3..well if the penalties had been given. warrens 76
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2:30pm Tue 26 Aug 14

george chivers says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
Southampton Football Club, sir.

I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.
Arthur used be our goalkeeper. Not sure about Martha.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are![/p][/quote]Southampton Football Club, sir. I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.[/p][/quote]Arthur used be our goalkeeper. Not sure about Martha. george chivers
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2:49pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Do any of you watch the interviews on the Saints YouTube channel?? You need to!!

He's not going to change half the side and tactics for tonight (like some of you have said) because we need our first 11 firing on all cylinders. This is a perfect opportunity to play a competitive match without the pressures of the Premier League.
Yes,why not play the first team in its entirety?That's what they did in the past.Only difference was,the "reserves", had a competitive league of their own to play in,so didn't need the outings.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: Do any of you watch the interviews on the Saints YouTube channel?? You need to!! He's not going to change half the side and tactics for tonight (like some of you have said) because we need our first 11 firing on all cylinders. This is a perfect opportunity to play a competitive match without the pressures of the Premier League.[/p][/quote]Yes,why not play the first team in its entirety?That's what they did in the past.Only difference was,the "reserves", had a competitive league of their own to play in,so didn't need the outings. Positively4thStreet
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3:49pm Tue 26 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
Southampton Football Club, sir.

I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.
You're just a plastic, Ret. Anyway, you should go and support your local team. Which, of course, in your case is ....................


















............ unthinkable!
Haha - that's not going to happen.

It's been a nightmare, though. I've spent the past few weeks actually either doing work or going on holiday and I get back and don't recognise half our starting 11. It could easily confuse an idiot...
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are![/p][/quote]Southampton Football Club, sir. I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.[/p][/quote]You're just a plastic, Ret. Anyway, you should go and support your local team. Which, of course, in your case is .................... ............ unthinkable![/p][/quote]Haha - that's not going to happen. It's been a nightmare, though. I've spent the past few weeks actually either doing work or going on holiday and I get back and don't recognise half our starting 11. It could easily confuse an idiot... St Van Roetford
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4:25pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Chapperall says...

Yes it would be good to see how Taider performs as he looked promising when he came on for the friendly. He looked fast and skilful.
Seeing Liverpool lose yesterday made my day they were well beaten and the defence looked shaky. Lovren has found out that he's not as good as he thinks as the city players run rings around them.
Someone else commented that Lambert didn't look too happy perhaps it has dawned on him that he is now a bit part player which will see him lose his England place through lack of games. The same will happen with Lallana as Stirling and Henderson are old cracked lips favourites.
A good win tonight will help confidence just hope we don't end up getting too many players crocked as Millwall put themselves about a bit!
Yes it would be good to see how Taider performs as he looked promising when he came on for the friendly. He looked fast and skilful. Seeing Liverpool lose yesterday made my day they were well beaten and the defence looked shaky. Lovren has found out that he's not as good as he thinks as the city players run rings around them. Someone else commented that Lambert didn't look too happy perhaps it has dawned on him that he is now a bit part player which will see him lose his England place through lack of games. The same will happen with Lallana as Stirling and Henderson are old cracked lips favourites. A good win tonight will help confidence just hope we don't end up getting too many players crocked as Millwall put themselves about a bit! Chapperall
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4:54pm Tue 26 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

Strass we have met and i like to think get on well, fascia we have never met BUT FFS can you both make a point and leave it at that…god alive trawling through war and peace is simpler.
Strass we have met and i like to think get on well, fascia we have never met BUT FFS can you both make a point and leave it at that…god alive trawling through war and peace is simpler. warrens 76
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5:03pm Tue 26 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
In the first two matches of last season, we had four poor halves. We only beat WBA with a last minute penalty, and then played poorly against Sunderland. We followed that with two very poor halves against Norwich (away),
And still had 4 points in two games..do not be picky you know what i mean RS..
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.[/p][/quote]In the first two matches of last season, we had four poor halves. We only beat WBA with a last minute penalty, and then played poorly against Sunderland. We followed that with two very poor halves against Norwich (away),[/p][/quote]And still had 4 points in two games..do not be picky you know what i mean RS.. warrens 76
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5:09pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter..

…the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team…

…aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish…

..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.
In the first two matches of last season, we had four poor halves. We only beat WBA with a last minute penalty, and then played poorly against Sunderland. We followed that with two very poor halves against Norwich (away),
And still had 4 points in two games..do not be picky you know what i mean RS..
I wasn't trying to be picky. The point I was trying to make was that two of those points were down to a bit of luck.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I genuinely believe that these players are capable of playing as well as last years team provided they match the intensity, pressing and effort and that is the rub, many times with NA we were simply to slow and when attacks broke down we were caught on the counter.. …the pressing style did not increase our goals because we were and still are so profligate with our chances it simply reduced the opportunities of the other team… …aside from the player changes and dreadful upheavel the thing that most worried me was when the players said the training under RoKo was not as intense, I knew then that the style and possession, control we had of games would diminish… ..so far we have had one good half out of four..last year it would be 3 good halfs and one bad.[/p][/quote]In the first two matches of last season, we had four poor halves. We only beat WBA with a last minute penalty, and then played poorly against Sunderland. We followed that with two very poor halves against Norwich (away),[/p][/quote]And still had 4 points in two games..do not be picky you know what i mean RS..[/p][/quote]I wasn't trying to be picky. The point I was trying to make was that two of those points were down to a bit of luck. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 26 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?
That depends upon who "us" actually are!
Southampton Football Club, sir.

I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.
You're just a plastic, Ret. Anyway, you should go and support your local team. Which, of course, in your case is ....................



















............ unthinkable!
Haha - that's not going to happen.

It's been a nightmare, though. I've spent the past few weeks actually either doing work or going on holiday and I get back and don't recognise half our starting 11. It could easily confuse an idiot...
I couldn't tell a Tadic from a Taider at the moment!
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest: I've not really been paying much attention of late. Who plays for us nowadays?[/p][/quote]That depends upon who "us" actually are![/p][/quote]Southampton Football Club, sir. I was just after a quick precis of the new signings and verdicts on who looks decent. The Echo should totes do this at some point because it's been a confusing summer and no one really knows arthur from martha.[/p][/quote]You're just a plastic, Ret. Anyway, you should go and support your local team. Which, of course, in your case is .................... ............ unthinkable![/p][/quote]Haha - that's not going to happen. It's been a nightmare, though. I've spent the past few weeks actually either doing work or going on holiday and I get back and don't recognise half our starting 11. It could easily confuse an idiot...[/p][/quote]I couldn't tell a Tadic from a Taider at the moment! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Strass we have met and i like to think get on well, fascia we have never met BUT FFS can you both make a point and leave it at that…god alive trawling through war and peace is simpler.
:-)
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Strass we have met and i like to think get on well, fascia we have never met BUT FFS can you both make a point and leave it at that…god alive trawling through war and peace is simpler.[/p][/quote]:-) fascia123
  • Score: 0

6:16pm Tue 26 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge.

At least it didnt rain on Saturday.

Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing.

0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !!

Happy Tuesday everybody
Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car!
All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team.
As I said 'it could be worse'
Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season.

Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.
I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.
A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested
Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer.

Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.
Missed your point sorry.

We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good.

In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.
Investment-pah!
You fail to mention the football?
I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor.

I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football
I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course.

Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)
Must be time to go for a pint
You buying? I'm in!
If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me
I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'
What has 14 names and 13 vertical lines? Answer: this post!!! I need a wider screen to see all the connections and now have to replace my worn out scroll button on my keyboard! It's difficult to see who has said what and who do agree with and disagree with - so I'll pass on this one guys. Gosh, I've added a 15th name now!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Once these boys get used to each other the true shape of the team will emerge. At least it didnt rain on Saturday. Yesterday was awful, drove to West Quay in the afternoon and after 45 minutes queuing to get to the car park I spent 20 minutes looking for a space. If I ever see the bloke (or his car) who overtook me in the yellow box lines by the Civic Centre I will ensure he undesrtands not to do it again (thats about as politely as I can put it without lawyers). Nothing like a long queues and pig ignorant driving to get some road rage brewing. 0-0 was OK ... and thats all .. plenty of room for improvement but the core seems to be there ... ish ..... , just lacking a team mentality and understanding .. it'll come though. We still look like we are buying here there and everywhere .. its like 2009 again !! Happy Tuesday everybody[/p][/quote]Could be worse, you could support our B team. You wouldn't enjoy the drive to liverhampton and would wonder where your wheels were when you got back to your car! All that and you would also have put put up with watching an awful team who sold their best player and spent way too much on the replacements. You would wonder how long Brenda could stay in her job if they continue to lose to their title contenders (yeah right) despite spending vast sums on players from the A team. As I said 'it could be worse'[/p][/quote]Did you watch Skiverhampton game, how embarirising seeing Lovren hugging, high fiving the whole team before the game, only to show without Fonte to cover his ars! He is sh!te as he was the second half of last season. Lambert looked really **** off, I would think the realisation that he will slip even further down the order with the nutcase from Italy arriving, perhaps we should loan him back, he's the only one I would like to see back.[/p][/quote]I don't care. The moneys banked, thank you very much.[/p][/quote]A lot of it if not most will have been reinvested[/p][/quote]Exactly my point. The more things are transpiring the more i think we actually did well out of this summer. Screw the ones who didn't want to be here. We no longer require or want them.[/p][/quote]Missed your point sorry. We did do well out of the summer and IMO we are investing the money in the right areas, before everyone cries Pelle, I know he hasn't had the best start but he will come good, the talk of a winger, Classie and the Athletico CB is good. In 6 months time I think we will have a stronger squad than we had last year, a better management team and board with the right balance of ambition and business acumen to give us a long term sustainable and successful future, leaving the boom and bust behind us.[/p][/quote]Investment-pah! You fail to mention the football?[/p][/quote]I don't know what investment pah means are you suggesting the investment so far has been poor. I and others have been discussing football all morning so I am unsure what you mean about failing to mention the football[/p][/quote]I think he's saying that the club has spent most of that £92m on a round leather thing, covered with black and white hexagons. Although I could be getting a tad confused, of course. Mind you, if that is what he's saying and if it turned out that he's right, then PAH!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Must be time to go for a pint[/p][/quote]You buying? I'm in![/p][/quote]If you can be in my local in the hour the beers on me[/p][/quote]I wish! Still on our hols in The Azores. And, to make matters worse, I reckon there's diddley squat chance of getting a decent pint here OR being allowed to watch the match later. We have whales and dolphins, landscapes and scenic villages, an outdoor pool and reasonable weather, but, right now, I'd kill for a decent pint and half a sight of some neanderthal Millwall fan chanting 'No one likes us, we don't care.'[/p][/quote]What has 14 names and 13 vertical lines? Answer: this post!!! I need a wider screen to see all the connections and now have to replace my worn out scroll button on my keyboard! It's difficult to see who has said what and who do agree with and disagree with - so I'll pass on this one guys. Gosh, I've added a 15th name now! nomorerumours
  • Score: 1

6:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Do any of you watch the interviews on the Saints YouTube channel?? You need to!!

He's not going to change half the side and tactics for tonight (like some of you have said) because we need our first 11 firing on all cylinders. This is a perfect opportunity to play a competitive match without the pressures of the Premier League.
Yes,why not play the first team in its entirety?That's what they did in the past.Only difference was,the "reserves", had a competitive league of their own to play in,so didn't need the outings.
Yes I agree. I think RonKo had to weigh up several factors. Normally, a game like this would be a good opportunity to blood a few youngsters and to give regular "benchers" a start. Times are not normal though. We have a new team still getting used to each other and some to EPL footy. It is also very early in the season. So, play "most" of the first team, especially Pelle and Tadic who need plenty of game time together (I strongly believe that they'll become a great combo, feared by all opposition sides). I'd like Long + Gardos + Taidir all to start. Probably, Isgrove, Targett and Reed amongst those on the bench. If we get into a 3 goal lead by half time or shortly afterwards, then we might play one or two of those. Overall, most of the 1st team need to gain confidence and continue to gel. The most promising of our academy players will get the odd opportunity later on (in several months) using them mostly as subs when we are in a good match position. There will also be injuries and certain players losing form at times, creating further opportunities. If you look at our overall options, we do have more breadth in our squad than last season with cover in "most" areas. Several more signings in the next 5 days and we're there. It would be great if RonKo's biggest problem becomes who to leave out rather than who to play! Just need a little more time.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: Do any of you watch the interviews on the Saints YouTube channel?? You need to!! He's not going to change half the side and tactics for tonight (like some of you have said) because we need our first 11 firing on all cylinders. This is a perfect opportunity to play a competitive match without the pressures of the Premier League.[/p][/quote]Yes,why not play the first team in its entirety?That's what they did in the past.Only difference was,the "reserves", had a competitive league of their own to play in,so didn't need the outings.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree. I think RonKo had to weigh up several factors. Normally, a game like this would be a good opportunity to blood a few youngsters and to give regular "benchers" a start. Times are not normal though. We have a new team still getting used to each other and some to EPL footy. It is also very early in the season. So, play "most" of the first team, especially Pelle and Tadic who need plenty of game time together (I strongly believe that they'll become a great combo, feared by all opposition sides). I'd like Long + Gardos + Taidir all to start. Probably, Isgrove, Targett and Reed amongst those on the bench. If we get into a 3 goal lead by half time or shortly afterwards, then we might play one or two of those. Overall, most of the 1st team need to gain confidence and continue to gel. The most promising of our academy players will get the odd opportunity later on (in several months) using them mostly as subs when we are in a good match position. There will also be injuries and certain players losing form at times, creating further opportunities. If you look at our overall options, we do have more breadth in our squad than last season with cover in "most" areas. Several more signings in the next 5 days and we're there. It would be great if RonKo's biggest problem becomes who to leave out rather than who to play! Just need a little more time. nomorerumours
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Strass we have met and i like to think get on well, fascia we have never met BUT FFS can you both make a point and leave it at that…god alive trawling through war and peace is simpler.
Miserable old bu66er, Warrens. :-)

But sorry, I will grant you, it was starting to get long. Evenso, it wasn't in the same league as those really bad ones Slugger, Bill and Seed contributed to in the past (hopefully FOREVER in the past) with some of our favourite old WUMs - Kent, Tebourba etc .......

You surely remember those with as little affection as I do.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Strass we have met and i like to think get on well, fascia we have never met BUT FFS can you both make a point and leave it at that…god alive trawling through war and peace is simpler.[/p][/quote]Miserable old bu66er, Warrens. :-) But sorry, I will grant you, it was starting to get long. Evenso, it wasn't in the same league as those really bad ones Slugger, Bill and Seed contributed to in the past (hopefully FOREVER in the past) with some of our favourite old WUMs - Kent, Tebourba etc ....... You surely remember those with as little affection as I do. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

10:59pm Tue 26 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
cebu blue wrote:
johnlennon_ar wrote:
I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.
Well said john desperate times lay ahead.

Millwall 2-1
Stoke 6-0
Oooops!!
Come on Stoke.......6-0 will do
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cebu blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnlennon_ar[/bold] wrote: I want to see more from Gaston this season as I fear we are gonna need him to stay out of drop zone.[/p][/quote]Well said john desperate times lay ahead. Millwall 2-1[/p][/quote]Stoke 6-0[/p][/quote]Oooops!! Come on Stoke.......6-0 will do J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0
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