Saints 0 Ajax 1

Daily Echo: Ward-Prowse closes in on the Ajax keeper. Ward-Prowse closes in on the Ajax keeper.

Saints suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ajax as they resumed their pre-season preparations at St Mary’s.

The Dutch side bossed the early stages of the game but Saints adapted well to bring themselves back into the reckoning.

However, Jose Fonte 's poor pass out from the back gifted the ball to Aras Obiliz midway through the second half and he showed a calm head in front of goal to score what proved to be the only goal of an interesting game, but one which had few chances.

Saints: Davis (Gazzaniga 70), Clyne (Richardson 46), Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox (Shaw 70), Schneiderlin (Hammond 79), Ward-Prowse (Chaplow 79), Lallana (Puncheon 79), Do Prado (Chambers 84), Rodriguez (De Ridder 84), Lambert (Sharp 70).

Ajax: Vermeer, Alderweireld, Anita, Sigthorsson, De Jong, Janssen, Blind, Boerrigter (Fischer 46), Ozbiliz, Van Rhijn, Dijks.

 

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5:13pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

A speedy team beat us with swift passing made us looked like a heavy legged Sunday Morning Pub Team!
A speedy team beat us with swift passing made us looked like a heavy legged Sunday Morning Pub Team! Fatty x Ford Worker
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5:34pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Mongoose says...

obviously watching a different game to me Opened up many questions and all good Would play Adam and jay off Rickie with JWP Spider and a fit Davis in midfield
obviously watching a different game to me Opened up many questions and all good Would play Adam and jay off Rickie with JWP Spider and a fit Davis in midfield Mongoose
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5:34pm Sat 28 Jul 12

tenerife saint says...

you must have been watching a different game to me Fatty,The result was NOT important today or didn't you know.
you must have been watching a different game to me Fatty,The result was NOT important today or didn't you know. tenerife saint
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5:37pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Skating on thin ice says...

25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.
25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call. Skating on thin ice
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5:42pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Chipster says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.
And what team if any will you be watching numbnuts? More likely a pub side in the Leigh Park Ladies league as the embarrassment commonly known as Skunts FC goes under! COYR's! FOP!
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: 25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.[/p][/quote]And what team if any will you be watching numbnuts? More likely a pub side in the Leigh Park Ladies league as the embarrassment commonly known as Skunts FC goes under! COYR's! FOP! Chipster
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5:42pm Sat 28 Jul 12

tenerife saint says...

what would you know. TW*T?
what would you know. TW*T? tenerife saint
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5:43pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Costa Baz says...

Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well.
The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit.
Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency.
Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season.
Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.
Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well. The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit. Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency. Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season. Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time. Costa Baz
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5:50pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.
Sorry...since it was on telly I decided to stay in...besides, I also like reading all the comments on the skunt site...I don't want to miss any of the comedy gold that's to be found on there of late!! :O)
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: 25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.[/p][/quote]Sorry...since it was on telly I decided to stay in...besides, I also like reading all the comments on the skunt site...I don't want to miss any of the comedy gold that's to be found on there of late!! :O) Baddesley Bill
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5:52pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Condor Man says...

Watching the TV coverage I thought we played well, especially Lallana and Ward-Prowse. Not sure about some of the defenders or the reserve goalie though
Watching the TV coverage I thought we played well, especially Lallana and Ward-Prowse. Not sure about some of the defenders or the reserve goalie though Condor Man
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6:19pm Sat 28 Jul 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.
bye bye poopey
poopey bye bye.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: 25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.[/p][/quote]bye bye poopey poopey bye bye. likewatchingbrazil
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6:23pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Bazz4saints says...

The reserve goalkeeper was understandably nervous....he will be ok after his confidence as been built up...Once the team as a goal twunder their belt things will settle down.
The reserve goalkeeper was understandably nervous....he will be ok after his confidence as been built up...Once the team as a goal twunder their belt things will settle down. Bazz4saints
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6:33pm Sat 28 Jul 12

olddellsaint says...

I watched it on the box,IMO Saints did well, the result was not disapointing in any sense, it gave NA a lot of insight to how the new and old team are molding into shape, Ajax only won through a error, (we all make them). I can see Saints giving Man City and the rest of them a good run for thier money.

COYR's
I watched it on the box,IMO Saints did well, the result was not disapointing in any sense, it gave NA a lot of insight to how the new and old team are molding into shape, Ajax only won through a error, (we all make them). I can see Saints giving Man City and the rest of them a good run for thier money. COYR's olddellsaint
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6:50pm Sat 28 Jul 12

bakeyboy says...

Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.
Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP. bakeyboy
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6:52pm Sat 28 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well.
The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit.
Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency.
Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season.
Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.
Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well. The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit. Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency. Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season. Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.[/p][/quote]Clyne not Cline for Petes sake. OSPREYSAINT
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7:32pm Sat 28 Jul 12

up saints says...

i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee
i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee up saints
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7:54pm Sat 28 Jul 12

insane saint says...

up saints wrote:
i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee
tad is still injured
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee[/p][/quote]tad is still injured insane saint
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7:54pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Golden_Salamander says...

I believe Ajax will play their first competitive game in a weeks time, whereas we a 3 weeks away from our first game.
We matched them for "physical fitness" in the game, and were the better "unit/team" for long periods of the game.
The one area we were second best was sharpness in and around goal but that is to be expected when the other team are nearer to their start of the season.
.
As other have said there were a number of good performances from our players e.g. Adam and that Skate who saw the light and chose the BEST CLUB on the south coast (W-P).
(I wonder if the school kids down the road will start wearing "RED and (pinstipe) WHITE" after August 10th. How painful will that be for the bluefew to see their kids and grandkids wearing "Read & White" in future years ?.
I believe Ajax will play their first competitive game in a weeks time, whereas we a 3 weeks away from our first game. We matched them for "physical fitness" in the game, and were the better "unit/team" for long periods of the game. The one area we were second best was sharpness in and around goal but that is to be expected when the other team are nearer to their start of the season. . As other have said there were a number of good performances from our players e.g. Adam and that Skate who saw the light and chose the BEST CLUB on the south coast (W-P). (I wonder if the school kids down the road will start wearing "RED and (pinstipe) WHITE" after August 10th. How painful will that be for the bluefew to see their kids and grandkids wearing "Read & White" in future years ?. Golden_Salamander
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8:03pm Sat 28 Jul 12

george chivers says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.
Good comments. And I am a Guly fan. The centre backs were worrying especially Fonte. Too slow and panicky.
Sharp looked fit and better than Rickie. Jay Rod promising.

Good second half. We still need three players. CB, RW and another striker. ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.[/p][/quote]Good comments. And I am a Guly fan. The centre backs were worrying especially Fonte. Too slow and panicky. Sharp looked fit and better than Rickie. Jay Rod promising. Good second half. We still need three players. CB, RW and another striker. ASAP. george chivers
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8:20pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Tirau Dan says...

One team in the South
Now and for ever
Amen.

Up The Saints
Onward to Europe.
One team in the South Now and for ever Amen. Up The Saints Onward to Europe. Tirau Dan
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8:26pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Thought we got better as the game went on, & it was good work out physically & an opportunity to see some new signings & how well they can start to combine with the existing players.

Bearing in mind that Celtic lost 4-0 to Ajax, I am quietly confident.

Plus, for a Skunt to be on here with their increasingly perilous predicament against our shiny red & pinstripe white future is laughable, pitiful, & it just goes to show (again) their lack of self-awareness.

COYR & FOADP!!!
Thought we got better as the game went on, & it was good work out physically & an opportunity to see some new signings & how well they can start to combine with the existing players. Bearing in mind that Celtic lost 4-0 to Ajax, I am quietly confident. Plus, for a Skunt to be on here with their increasingly perilous predicament against our shiny red & pinstripe white future is laughable, pitiful, & it just goes to show (again) their lack of self-awareness. COYR & FOADP!!! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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8:27pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Paul TS says...

I agree about some comments about Fonte. Very slow, not great last season and recently seems to have cost the team if not the game, at least a draw.
I agree about some comments about Fonte. Very slow, not great last season and recently seems to have cost the team if not the game, at least a draw. Paul TS
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9:01pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Peter Godwin says...

Insane Saint says Tandoori (as I call him) Lee is still injured. Where does he get this information? In quite a long interview by Channel 5, NA, whilst talking of need for team strengthening, made no mention of Lee coming back. The Official Website tells us nothing (but then it never does, does it?) I'm getting worried about this silence
Insane Saint says Tandoori (as I call him) Lee is still injured. Where does he get this information? In quite a long interview by Channel 5, NA, whilst talking of need for team strengthening, made no mention of Lee coming back. The Official Website tells us nothing (but then it never does, does it?) I'm getting worried about this silence Peter Godwin
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9:15pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Peter Godwin wrote:
Insane Saint says Tandoori (as I call him) Lee is still injured. Where does he get this information? In quite a long interview by Channel 5, NA, whilst talking of need for team strengthening, made no mention of Lee coming back. The Official Website tells us nothing (but then it never does, does it?) I'm getting worried about this silence
Last I heard was that he was in light training with a hope to be fully fit late August. He went to France with the squad, so I see no reason to worry.
[quote][p][bold]Peter Godwin[/bold] wrote: Insane Saint says Tandoori (as I call him) Lee is still injured. Where does he get this information? In quite a long interview by Channel 5, NA, whilst talking of need for team strengthening, made no mention of Lee coming back. The Official Website tells us nothing (but then it never does, does it?) I'm getting worried about this silence[/p][/quote]Last I heard was that he was in light training with a hope to be fully fit late August. He went to France with the squad, so I see no reason to worry. Baddesley Bill
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9:23pm Sat 28 Jul 12

thomasupton says...

Need to strengthen the team a lot from what I saw today. Can't believe Lee is still injured. And why has Lambert swapped shirt numbers with Guly?
Need to strengthen the team a lot from what I saw today. Can't believe Lee is still injured. And why has Lambert swapped shirt numbers with Guly? thomasupton
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9:35pm Sat 28 Jul 12

saintmac says...

Also no sign of Steven Davis?
Anybody heard how his injury is
progressing?
Also no sign of Steven Davis? Anybody heard how his injury is progressing? saintmac
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9:39pm Sat 28 Jul 12

hedge end bob says...

I dont think we should be looking at results at this time, it's all about getting fit. Sorting out ways to counter play againt other teams when we come up against sides not letting us get the ball.
Today, against AJEX , this was the case. Their no.5 was running the midfield for the first 20 minutes and we never got a look in. Nigel had a word with Ward- Prowse to close him down changed formation and we gradually started to boss the game. This is what preseason is all about.Myself i am pleased with what i watced at ST MARY'S today. We only let a top european side one chance at goal and created chances to score ourselfs.
The new RB Nathaniel Clyne looked a good buy and will fit in with the way we play . Ward-Prowse looks like he could become another ALLAN BALL, a big claim i know but he 's only 17 and was one of our best players today. We are building a young talanted side that will keep us in good shape in years to come. I believe Nigel stated he is still trying to add to the squad so he knows what we still needs and i believe he will get.
Next Saturday wolves at home, get down there and see for yourselfs our future is bright, it's RED AND THIN PIN STRIPE WHITE.
I dont think we should be looking at results at this time, it's all about getting fit. Sorting out ways to counter play againt other teams when we come up against sides not letting us get the ball. Today, against AJEX , this was the case. Their no.5 was running the midfield for the first 20 minutes and we never got a look in. Nigel had a word with Ward- Prowse to close him down changed formation and we gradually started to boss the game. This is what preseason is all about.Myself i am pleased with what i watced at ST MARY'S today. We only let a top european side one chance at goal and created chances to score ourselfs. The new RB Nathaniel Clyne looked a good buy and will fit in with the way we play . Ward-Prowse looks like he could become another ALLAN BALL, a big claim i know but he 's only 17 and was one of our best players today. We are building a young talanted side that will keep us in good shape in years to come. I believe Nigel stated he is still trying to add to the squad so he knows what we still needs and i believe he will get. Next Saturday wolves at home, get down there and see for yourselfs our future is bright, it's RED AND THIN PIN STRIPE WHITE. hedge end bob
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9:42pm Sat 28 Jul 12

saintshorse101 says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.
i dont think a skate should be trying to mock saints fans when it comes to attendances! how many fishy fidlers can you get in the shed? more important how many do you get in that dilapidated hole! then how many of you can be bothered to travel to away games? well if you didnt know its about half the amount that we take! and thats a FACT. roll on the glorious 10th
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: 25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.[/p][/quote]i dont think a skate should be trying to mock saints fans when it comes to attendances! how many fishy fidlers can you get in the shed? more important how many do you get in that dilapidated hole! then how many of you can be bothered to travel to away games? well if you didnt know its about half the amount that we take! and thats a FACT. roll on the glorious 10th saintshorse101
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9:46pm Sat 28 Jul 12

hedge end bob says...

saintmac wrote:
Also no sign of Steven Davis?
Anybody heard how his injury is
progressing?
Steven Davis was talking on TV tonight and said " he was getting back from his injury with light training , and was looking to start full training next week". So with luck wont be long before he pulls on the shirt.
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: Also no sign of Steven Davis? Anybody heard how his injury is progressing?[/p][/quote]Steven Davis was talking on TV tonight and said " he was getting back from his injury with light training , and was looking to start full training next week". So with luck wont be long before he pulls on the shirt. hedge end bob
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9:53pm Sat 28 Jul 12

exiledinyork says...

Went today as down from "t" north. Thought Clyne was a class act. Very impressed. Billy looked right up for it too. Fonte and Hoover only ones to play 90. I rate them both personally but it does show a massive gap in cover there. Had my 11 year old who I indoctrinated into being a Saints fan from birth. He can now go back to his northern monkey friends in York head held high with his Prem shirt on. That'll annoy the dirty Leeds fans. We stuck around to get some photos with players. Don't panic anyone, we had a nice chat with Tad. He said he is not far from full fitness but reckons he will miss the first two games.
Went today as down from "t" north. Thought Clyne was a class act. Very impressed. Billy looked right up for it too. Fonte and Hoover only ones to play 90. I rate them both personally but it does show a massive gap in cover there. Had my 11 year old who I indoctrinated into being a Saints fan from birth. He can now go back to his northern monkey friends in York head held high with his Prem shirt on. That'll annoy the dirty Leeds fans. We stuck around to get some photos with players. Don't panic anyone, we had a nice chat with Tad. He said he is not far from full fitness but reckons he will miss the first two games. exiledinyork
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9:55pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Red n White says...

george chivers wrote:
bakeyboy wrote: Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.
Good comments. And I am a Guly fan. The centre backs were worrying especially Fonte. Too slow and panicky. Sharp looked fit and better than Rickie. Jay Rod promising. Good second half. We still need three players. CB, RW and another striker. ASAP.
I thought Guly looked alright today, otherwise I agree with everything you've said.
I can't see another striker joining as we still have Tad Lee to come in (depends on the length of injury though), and we have quite a versatile squad.
I thought that the way Shaw played when he came on, I don't see an urgent need for a left-back unless it's to replace Fox. I'd like to see a more experienced CB in for a couple of seasons to be replaced by Stephens who has looked good.
It's good to see that these youngsters aren't just there to make up numbers, and can actually challenge for starts despite their age.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.[/p][/quote]Good comments. And I am a Guly fan. The centre backs were worrying especially Fonte. Too slow and panicky. Sharp looked fit and better than Rickie. Jay Rod promising. Good second half. We still need three players. CB, RW and another striker. ASAP.[/p][/quote]I thought Guly looked alright today, otherwise I agree with everything you've said. I can't see another striker joining as we still have Tad Lee to come in (depends on the length of injury though), and we have quite a versatile squad. I thought that the way Shaw played when he came on, I don't see an urgent need for a left-back unless it's to replace Fox. I'd like to see a more experienced CB in for a couple of seasons to be replaced by Stephens who has looked good. It's good to see that these youngsters aren't just there to make up numbers, and can actually challenge for starts despite their age. Red n White
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10:43pm Sat 28 Jul 12

petethephantom says...

g'day everyone from australia

1) it was trial or practice match, all will be good for man city

2) I think if pompy survive or die will be down to one person and one person only ... Tal Ben Haim... if he takes a cut or leaves then they will survive, if he wants his full amount then they are gone...

and on a different note (3) is good to see australia already on the gold winners dias in the olympics... 1 country 20 million people awesome, not 4 countrries together to make a region...lol had to toss that one in...

ozi ozi ozi ...oi oi oi COYR
g'day everyone from australia 1) it was trial or practice match, all will be good for man city 2) I think if pompy survive or die will be down to one person and one person only ... Tal Ben Haim... if he takes a cut or leaves then they will survive, if he wants his full amount then they are gone... and on a different note (3) is good to see australia already on the gold winners dias in the olympics... 1 country 20 million people awesome, not 4 countrries together to make a region...lol had to toss that one in... ozi ozi ozi ...oi oi oi COYR petethephantom
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11:20pm Sat 28 Jul 12

saintscity says...

The formation strictness was unbelievable today in first half ; I was at the game. Very good tactics - kept a quality team quiet. City will hate that backline!
The formation strictness was unbelievable today in first half ; I was at the game. Very good tactics - kept a quality team quiet. City will hate that backline! saintscity
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11:20pm Sat 28 Jul 12

saintscity says...

The formation strictness was unbelievable today in first half ; I was at the game. Very good tactics - kept a quality team quiet. City will hate that backline!
The formation strictness was unbelievable today in first half ; I was at the game. Very good tactics - kept a quality team quiet. City will hate that backline! saintscity
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11:25pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Alty Saint says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
A speedy team beat us with swift passing made us looked like a heavy legged Sunday Morning Pub Team!
You fat git! while you were getting a burger Saints were playing Ajax off the park for most of the game.
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: A speedy team beat us with swift passing made us looked like a heavy legged Sunday Morning Pub Team![/p][/quote]You fat git! while you were getting a burger Saints were playing Ajax off the park for most of the game. Alty Saint
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11:28pm Sat 28 Jul 12

Alty Saint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
saintmac wrote:
Also no sign of Steven Davis?
Anybody heard how his injury is
progressing?
Steven Davis was talking on TV tonight and said " he was getting back from his injury with light training , and was looking to start full training next week". So with luck wont be long before he pulls on the shirt.
Davis is recovering from a double hernia op
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: Also no sign of Steven Davis? Anybody heard how his injury is progressing?[/p][/quote]Steven Davis was talking on TV tonight and said " he was getting back from his injury with light training , and was looking to start full training next week". So with luck wont be long before he pulls on the shirt.[/p][/quote]Davis is recovering from a double hernia op Alty Saint
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12:32am Sun 29 Jul 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.
bakeyboy

Total agree with you about Fonte. He was badly exposed 6 times and Ajax weren't even hugely threatening. Jos is continually covering for him.

I'm not normally a Guly fan, but I thought he had a great game for us tonight. Looked solid.

SRL looked lumbering. Needs to sharpen up for Prem. Hoped he would have got his head down in the break, not got his head down in a plate of pies.
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Thought we started a bit slow and nervy but after about 20 mins thought we got a decent foothold in the game. It was so refreshing to see Clyne at right back, pure class, thought the midfield players did well and I can see JWP getting a lot of games this season. Lallana and Jayrod looked very good supporting Lambert. The negatives I'm afraid are guly who always seems to choose the wrong option when he gets in a good position, we need a proper winger on the right, either Steeeve or Lens would be great but my biggest concern is Fonte, he was poor for most of last season and was constantly be saved by Jos and it looks like he has started this season just the same. Come on NA get us a decent right sided centre back ASAP.[/p][/quote]bakeyboy Total agree with you about Fonte. He was badly exposed 6 times and Ajax weren't even hugely threatening. Jos is continually covering for him. I'm not normally a Guly fan, but I thought he had a great game for us tonight. Looked solid. SRL looked lumbering. Needs to sharpen up for Prem. Hoped he would have got his head down in the break, not got his head down in a plate of pies. McBendy in Scotland
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12:34am Sun 29 Jul 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well.
The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit.
Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency.
Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season.
Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.
Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.
Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well. The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit. Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency. Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season. Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.[/p][/quote]Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.[/p][/quote]Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake... McBendy in Scotland
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12:41am Sun 29 Jul 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

Was anyone other than me pretty unimpressed with Rodriguez? I had high hopes, but I didn't see much sign of pace, of intelligent/penetrat
ing running off the ball or of creativity (except one excellent through ball and a second easier pass into Lallana). Perhaps the system just didn't suit him?
Was anyone other than me pretty unimpressed with Rodriguez? I had high hopes, but I didn't see much sign of pace, of intelligent/penetrat ing running off the ball or of creativity (except one excellent through ball and a second easier pass into Lallana). Perhaps the system just didn't suit him? McBendy in Scotland
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3:40am Sun 29 Jul 12

flashhart2000 says...

1 Ajax are fitter
2 Ajax have averaged 4 goals per game
3 Ajax are Dutch champions 2 yrs running
4 Ajax are in the Champions league
5 Saints made Ajax look ordinary for 60 min's plus
6 Franck De Boer was saying that we will do really well in the prem
7 the team is still incomplete and we are not at their fitness level yet
8 no Idea why the change of squad numbers?????
9 Could be worse, could be attempting to buy a season ticket for PFC.
Where we could have been 3 yrs ago if it hadn't been for NA and ML.
1 Ajax are fitter 2 Ajax have averaged 4 goals per game 3 Ajax are Dutch champions 2 yrs running 4 Ajax are in the Champions league 5 Saints made Ajax look ordinary for 60 min's plus 6 Franck De Boer was saying that we will do really well in the prem 7 the team is still incomplete and we are not at their fitness level yet 8 no Idea why the change of squad numbers????? 9 Could be worse, could be attempting to buy a season ticket for PFC. Where we could have been 3 yrs ago if it hadn't been for NA and ML. flashhart2000
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3:42am Sun 29 Jul 12

flashhart2000 says...

*9 I meant NC
*9 I meant NC flashhart2000
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7:57am Sun 29 Jul 12

anderoo says...

flashhart2000 wrote:
1 Ajax are fitter
2 Ajax have averaged 4 goals per game
3 Ajax are Dutch champions 2 yrs running
4 Ajax are in the Champions league
5 Saints made Ajax look ordinary for 60 min's plus
6 Franck De Boer was saying that we will do really well in the prem
7 the team is still incomplete and we are not at their fitness level yet
8 no Idea why the change of squad numbers?????
9 Could be worse, could be attempting to buy a season ticket for PFC.
Where we could have been 3 yrs ago if it hadn't been for NA and ML.
On the question of squad numbers, was in the megastore getting my daughters shirt printed, and the woman in there said that they only have the squad numbers confirmed for Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana, Fonte, Lee, and Schniederlin. Was surprised Kelvin Davis is yet to be confirmed wearing the number 1 keeper shirt.
.
[quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: 1 Ajax are fitter 2 Ajax have averaged 4 goals per game 3 Ajax are Dutch champions 2 yrs running 4 Ajax are in the Champions league 5 Saints made Ajax look ordinary for 60 min's plus 6 Franck De Boer was saying that we will do really well in the prem 7 the team is still incomplete and we are not at their fitness level yet 8 no Idea why the change of squad numbers????? 9 Could be worse, could be attempting to buy a season ticket for PFC. Where we could have been 3 yrs ago if it hadn't been for NA and ML.[/p][/quote]On the question of squad numbers, was in the megastore getting my daughters shirt printed, and the woman in there said that they only have the squad numbers confirmed for Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana, Fonte, Lee, and Schniederlin. Was surprised Kelvin Davis is yet to be confirmed wearing the number 1 keeper shirt. . anderoo
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8:45am Sun 29 Jul 12

St Retford says...

It was the first time I've seen the team in the new kit, and the main thing that struck me was that there has been a ludicrous amount of science going into its design. I think it makes the players far easier to pick out, while I'm guessing the little grey stripe disappears under floodlight to make the white stripe more visible. It will probably only make 0.1% of difference, but at this level football is a game of inches.
It was the first time I've seen the team in the new kit, and the main thing that struck me was that there has been a ludicrous amount of science going into its design. I think it makes the players far easier to pick out, while I'm guessing the little grey stripe disappears under floodlight to make the white stripe more visible. It will probably only make 0.1% of difference, but at this level football is a game of inches. St Retford
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8:52am Sun 29 Jul 12

priesters says...

Oh deary me: http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/19
028743
Oh deary me: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/19 028743 priesters
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9:01am Sun 29 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

priesters wrote:
Oh deary me: http://www.bbc.co.uk

/sport/0/football/19

028743
Not only are they down to 4 players, but their combined wage bill is still double the budget!

It all goes to prove there is a god.
[quote][p][bold]priesters[/bold] wrote: Oh deary me: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/19 028743[/p][/quote]Not only are they down to 4 players, but their combined wage bill is still double the budget! It all goes to prove there is a god. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:25am Sun 29 Jul 12

ghk230473 says...

Some positives to take out of the game which was obviously planned for us to do doggies' and improve fitness. We had our chances which I think we would have taken if this game was played further into our friendlies list. Jwp and Lallana obviously received praise and deservedly so, not sure on new keeper. Adkins said in his interview that more singings are a must, I read it that he is applying gentle pressure on the don to get these in!
On the whole more positives than negatives, it's upto Adkins and staff to react and make their adjustments.
New signings clyne and Jay are looking good.
Some positives to take out of the game which was obviously planned for us to do doggies' and improve fitness. We had our chances which I think we would have taken if this game was played further into our friendlies list. Jwp and Lallana obviously received praise and deservedly so, not sure on new keeper. Adkins said in his interview that more singings are a must, I read it that he is applying gentle pressure on the don to get these in! On the whole more positives than negatives, it's upto Adkins and staff to react and make their adjustments. New signings clyne and Jay are looking good. ghk230473
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9:28am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

McBendy in Scotland wrote:
Was anyone other than me pretty unimpressed with Rodriguez? I had high hopes, but I didn't see much sign of pace, of intelligent/penetrat

ing running off the ball or of creativity (except one excellent through ball and a second easier pass into Lallana). Perhaps the system just didn't suit him?
I was quite impressed with him but that isn't his best position, that's Lala territory. His running off the ball was very good and on a number of occasions our players failed to send the early ball to him, by the time they passed it, it was too late, either caught offside or marked up. He did a lot of chasing back, but was off balance when tackling, something that can be worked on. When the high ball was going towards Lambo, no one was getting themselves into a position to receive the knockdowns. anticipation is another area that should be worked on in training.
[quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: Was anyone other than me pretty unimpressed with Rodriguez? I had high hopes, but I didn't see much sign of pace, of intelligent/penetrat ing running off the ball or of creativity (except one excellent through ball and a second easier pass into Lallana). Perhaps the system just didn't suit him?[/p][/quote]I was quite impressed with him but that isn't his best position, that's Lala territory. His running off the ball was very good and on a number of occasions our players failed to send the early ball to him, by the time they passed it, it was too late, either caught offside or marked up. He did a lot of chasing back, but was off balance when tackling, something that can be worked on. When the high ball was going towards Lambo, no one was getting themselves into a position to receive the knockdowns. anticipation is another area that should be worked on in training. OSPREYSAINT
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9:51am Sun 29 Jul 12

Richard Graver says...

insane saint wrote:
up saints wrote:
i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee
tad is still injured
Spoke to Tad outside the ground, he said he is back next week.
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee[/p][/quote]tad is still injured[/p][/quote]Spoke to Tad outside the ground, he said he is back next week. Richard Graver
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9:54am Sun 29 Jul 12

redsnapper says...

Urgent . Centre half required.

Presume Nige is on th case, There were some good guys on display at the Euros . The Czech Republic had a decent looking guy whose name I have forgotten. Fonte just doesnt seem to raise his game any furter.
Urgent . Centre half required. Presume Nige is on th case, There were some good guys on display at the Euros . The Czech Republic had a decent looking guy whose name I have forgotten. Fonte just doesnt seem to raise his game any furter. redsnapper
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10:02am Sun 29 Jul 12

RisingSon says...

I found the match encouraging. Most of the team played reasonably well and some were real class. A couple of additions, and we could be surprising people a lot more more than Norwich and Swansea did last year.
I found the match encouraging. Most of the team played reasonably well and some were real class. A couple of additions, and we could be surprising people a lot more more than Norwich and Swansea did last year. RisingSon
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10:13am Sun 29 Jul 12

Costa Baz says...

McBendy in Scotland wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well.
The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit.
Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency.
Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season.
Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.
Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.
Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...
You beat me to it McBendy.

I acknowledge my spelling error, Osprey, but thank you for making the grammatical error.
It makes me chuckle when those taking the moral high ground make a fool of themselves.
[quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well. The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit. Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency. Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season. Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.[/p][/quote]Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.[/p][/quote]Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...[/p][/quote]You beat me to it McBendy. I acknowledge my spelling error, Osprey, but thank you for making the grammatical error. It makes me chuckle when those taking the moral high ground make a fool of themselves. Costa Baz
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10:14am Sun 29 Jul 12

St Retford says...

Richard Graver wrote:
insane saint wrote:
up saints wrote:
i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee
tad is still injured
Spoke to Tad outside the ground, he said he is back next week.
I thought that said 'Ted' for a minute and was all 'Mate, that's a statue'.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Graver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee[/p][/quote]tad is still injured[/p][/quote]Spoke to Tad outside the ground, he said he is back next week.[/p][/quote]I thought that said 'Ted' for a minute and was all 'Mate, that's a statue'. St Retford
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10:15am Sun 29 Jul 12

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

anderoo wrote:
flashhart2000 wrote:
1 Ajax are fitter
2 Ajax have averaged 4 goals per game
3 Ajax are Dutch champions 2 yrs running
4 Ajax are in the Champions league
5 Saints made Ajax look ordinary for 60 min's plus
6 Franck De Boer was saying that we will do really well in the prem
7 the team is still incomplete and we are not at their fitness level yet
8 no Idea why the change of squad numbers?????
9 Could be worse, could be attempting to buy a season ticket for PFC.
Where we could have been 3 yrs ago if it hadn't been for NA and ML.
On the question of squad numbers, was in the megastore getting my daughters shirt printed, and the woman in there said that they only have the squad numbers confirmed for Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana, Fonte, Lee, and Schniederlin. Was surprised Kelvin Davis is yet to be confirmed wearing the number 1 keeper shirt.
.
squad numbers for this season have not been issued yet. NA said so in post match interview. Keeps people on their toes while we look to bring ion players.
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: 1 Ajax are fitter 2 Ajax have averaged 4 goals per game 3 Ajax are Dutch champions 2 yrs running 4 Ajax are in the Champions league 5 Saints made Ajax look ordinary for 60 min's plus 6 Franck De Boer was saying that we will do really well in the prem 7 the team is still incomplete and we are not at their fitness level yet 8 no Idea why the change of squad numbers????? 9 Could be worse, could be attempting to buy a season ticket for PFC. Where we could have been 3 yrs ago if it hadn't been for NA and ML.[/p][/quote]On the question of squad numbers, was in the megastore getting my daughters shirt printed, and the woman in there said that they only have the squad numbers confirmed for Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana, Fonte, Lee, and Schniederlin. Was surprised Kelvin Davis is yet to be confirmed wearing the number 1 keeper shirt. .[/p][/quote]squad numbers for this season have not been issued yet. NA said so in post match interview. Keeps people on their toes while we look to bring ion players. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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10:16am Sun 29 Jul 12

cbuk says...

I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?
I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace? cbuk
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10:19am Sun 29 Jul 12

cbuk says...

how do you stop these adverts on the echo? there driving me f***ing nuts!!!
how do you stop these adverts on the echo? there driving me f***ing nuts!!! cbuk
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10:22am Sun 29 Jul 12

Confucious says...

Good run about and Clyne impressed... has given the defence some pace. But good to hear Nige post match saying quite emphatically that more signings are being pursued.

As a holder season ticket can't wait to get to Stadium St Marys for a dog hot and coffee cuppa and see Team Saints get the ball foot under way.

This Team GB thing isn't stirring me at all, though to be fair the into sand pit jump hasn't started yet and we've ony had Team Iran v Team Saudi Arabia in the beach volleyball women's.

Reds on you come!
Good run about and Clyne impressed... has given the defence some pace. But good to hear Nige post match saying quite emphatically that more signings are being pursued. As a holder season ticket can't wait to get to Stadium St Marys for a dog hot and coffee cuppa and see Team Saints get the ball foot under way. This Team GB thing isn't stirring me at all, though to be fair the into sand pit jump hasn't started yet and we've ony had Team Iran v Team Saudi Arabia in the beach volleyball women's. Reds on you come! Confucious
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10:23am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Costa Baz wrote:
McBendy in Scotland wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well.
The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit.
Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency.
Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season.
Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.
Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.
Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...
You beat me to it McBendy.

I acknowledge my spelling error, Osprey, but thank you for making the grammatical error.
It makes me chuckle when those taking the moral high ground make a fool of themselves.
It was a bit tongue in cheek!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well. The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit. Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency. Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season. Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.[/p][/quote]Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.[/p][/quote]Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...[/p][/quote]You beat me to it McBendy. I acknowledge my spelling error, Osprey, but thank you for making the grammatical error. It makes me chuckle when those taking the moral high ground make a fool of themselves.[/p][/quote]It was a bit tongue in cheek! OSPREYSAINT
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10:24am Sun 29 Jul 12

Costa Baz says...

Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper?

He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on???

Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.
Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper? He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on??? Better he misplace a pass than not make a save. Costa Baz
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10:24am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

cbuk wrote:
how do you stop these adverts on the echo? there driving me f***ing nuts!!!
Find yourself an ad blocker
[quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: how do you stop these adverts on the echo? there driving me f***ing nuts!!![/p][/quote]Find yourself an ad blocker OSPREYSAINT
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10:29am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

McBendy in Scotland wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well.
The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit.
Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency.
Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season.
Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.
Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.
Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...
lol I was having a laf, it is amazing though, how many Saints fans always spell their favourite players names wrong, I keep on about the Spelling and Grammar Police e.t.c. it more tease than criticism, my key-board skills are renown. but you have to make allowances for an old geezer whose grey cells are definitely in decline.
[quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good performances from JWP and Lallana and the promise shown by Cline bodes well. The difference both defensively and offensively were there to be seen when he went off at half time, so we need to get him fit and keep him fit. Not at all disappointed with the overall performance, except for the poor pass by Fonte which gave them the goal and also put them back in the ascendency. Shows that mistakes need to be minimised as at this higher level they WILL be punished more often than last season. Also shows the need to welly the ball clear, from time to time.[/p][/quote]Clyne not Cline for Petes sake.[/p][/quote]Pete's sake not Petes sake for Pete's sake...[/p][/quote]lol I was having a laf, it is amazing though, how many Saints fans always spell their favourite players names wrong, I keep on about the Spelling and Grammar Police e.t.c. it more tease than criticism, my key-board skills are renown. but you have to make allowances for an old geezer whose grey cells are definitely in decline. OSPREYSAINT
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10:31am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

cbuk wrote:
I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?
Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.
[quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?[/p][/quote]Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better. OSPREYSAINT
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10:32am Sun 29 Jul 12

St Retford says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper?

He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on???

Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.
I'm judging him based on that little rat's tail he's got coming out of the back of his head. But he's young and Nigel can work on this in training.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper? He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on??? Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.[/p][/quote]I'm judging him based on that little rat's tail he's got coming out of the back of his head. But he's young and Nigel can work on this in training. St Retford
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10:32am Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

Saints Want Theo Back

According to the Daily Mirror, Southampton have made an enquiry to sign their former starlet Theo Walcott from Arsenal.

The England international is in the final year of his contract with the Gunners and unless he signs a new deal with them, chances are that he’ll be sold this summer.

Clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly been monitoring Walcott’s contractual situation but now Southampton have also joined the race to bring the speedy winger back to St Mary’s. The surprising fact is that the Saints are not only willing to splash some serious cash for the £15 million-rated player but are also prepared to offer him the lucrative £100,000-a-week deal that he is looking for.

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/incoming/southam
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or

http://ftbp.ro/_1o3y
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what does everyone else think
and do we get sell on clause if there is one.
Saints Want Theo Back According to the Daily Mirror, Southampton have made an enquiry to sign their former starlet Theo Walcott from Arsenal. The England international is in the final year of his contract with the Gunners and unless he signs a new deal with them, chances are that he’ll be sold this summer. Clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly been monitoring Walcott’s contractual situation but now Southampton have also joined the race to bring the speedy winger back to St Mary’s. The surprising fact is that the Saints are not only willing to splash some serious cash for the £15 million-rated player but are also prepared to offer him the lucrative £100,000-a-week deal that he is looking for. http://www.mirror.co .uk/incoming/southam pton-bid-to-bring-th eo-walcott-1180296#. UBReh0ZWkM0.twitter or http://ftbp.ro/_1o3y 6X what does everyone else think and do we get sell on clause if there is one. insane saint
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10:34am Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

St Retford wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper?

He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on???

Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.
I'm judging him based on that little rat's tail he's got coming out of the back of his head. But he's young and Nigel can work on this in training.
what the rats tail.....


IT MUST GO.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper? He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on??? Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.[/p][/quote]I'm judging him based on that little rat's tail he's got coming out of the back of his head. But he's young and Nigel can work on this in training.[/p][/quote]what the rats tail..... IT MUST GO. insane saint
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10:37am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

There was some nice tippy tappy stuff yesterday, but why were they doing it with 2 minutes to go and being 1 down, I would have liked a bit more urgency and a grandstand finish!
There was some nice tippy tappy stuff yesterday, but why were they doing it with 2 minutes to go and being 1 down, I would have liked a bit more urgency and a grandstand finish! OSPREYSAINT
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10:37am Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cbuk wrote:
I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?
Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.
no not overweight look at and pic from the start of two seasons ago he was i bit then. but our Nigel won't let him be overweight.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?[/p][/quote]Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.[/p][/quote]no not overweight look at and pic from the start of two seasons ago he was i bit then. but our Nigel won't let him be overweight. insane saint
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10:39am Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
There was some nice tippy tappy stuff yesterday, but why were they doing it with 2 minutes to go and being 1 down, I would have liked a bit more urgency and a grandstand finish!
you will get it in a couple of weeks Ajax were not rushing around either. a lot of space was being given to both sides to tippy tap the ball around..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: There was some nice tippy tappy stuff yesterday, but why were they doing it with 2 minutes to go and being 1 down, I would have liked a bit more urgency and a grandstand finish![/p][/quote]you will get it in a couple of weeks Ajax were not rushing around either. a lot of space was being given to both sides to tippy tap the ball around.. insane saint
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10:39am Sun 29 Jul 12

Red n White says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper? He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on??? Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.
Probably the same people that want Butland instead, yet he made exactly the same mistake for team GB v Senegal. I think with more game time we can get a more accurate idea about how good he is, but we've saved at around £5m in getting him over butland and still got one of the best young keeping prospects in England.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper? He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on??? Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.[/p][/quote]Probably the same people that want Butland instead, yet he made exactly the same mistake for team GB v Senegal. I think with more game time we can get a more accurate idea about how good he is, but we've saved at around £5m in getting him over butland and still got one of the best young keeping prospects in England. Red n White
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10:40am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

insane saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper?

He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on???

Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.
I'm judging him based on that little rat's tail he's got coming out of the back of his head. But he's young and Nigel can work on this in training.
what the rats tail.....


IT MUST GO.
Fonte has gone downhill since he changed his hairstyle!
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Why are some saying they are worried about the new goalkeeper? He misplaced one pass, as far as I can recall and made one save. Is that what he is being judged on??? Better he misplace a pass than not make a save.[/p][/quote]I'm judging him based on that little rat's tail he's got coming out of the back of his head. But he's young and Nigel can work on this in training.[/p][/quote]what the rats tail..... IT MUST GO.[/p][/quote]Fonte has gone downhill since he changed his hairstyle! OSPREYSAINT
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10:42am Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

true but he did not have it in a tail though
true but he did not have it in a tail though insane saint
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10:46am Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

insane saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cbuk wrote:
I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?
Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.
no not overweight look at and pic from the start of two seasons ago he was i bit then. but our Nigel won't let him be overweight.
It could be the new shirts!
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?[/p][/quote]Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.[/p][/quote]no not overweight look at and pic from the start of two seasons ago he was i bit then. but our Nigel won't let him be overweight.[/p][/quote]It could be the new shirts! OSPREYSAINT
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10:48am Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
insane saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cbuk wrote:
I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?
Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.
no not overweight look at and pic from the start of two seasons ago he was i bit then. but our Nigel won't let him be overweight.
It could be the new shirts!
what the thin white stripe.

hurry up the new season we will beat man c and be top after the first weekend. hang on i might still be dreaming but dreams do happen together as one.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: I thought we played well once we got going (after 20 mins) relly excited about clyne and Jwp, Jrod and billy looked up for it, im very worried about Rickie, is it me or does he look way off the pace?[/p][/quote]Lambo was looking a bit overweight, whereas Sharp has been on the treadmill and is looking a lot better.[/p][/quote]no not overweight look at and pic from the start of two seasons ago he was i bit then. but our Nigel won't let him be overweight.[/p][/quote]It could be the new shirts![/p][/quote]what the thin white stripe. hurry up the new season we will beat man c and be top after the first weekend. hang on i might still be dreaming but dreams do happen together as one. insane saint
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10:51am Sun 29 Jul 12

St Retford says...

insane saint wrote:
Saints Want Theo Back

According to the Daily Mirror, Southampton have made an enquiry to sign their former starlet Theo Walcott from Arsenal.

The England international is in the final year of his contract with the Gunners and unless he signs a new deal with them, chances are that he’ll be sold this summer.

Clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly been monitoring Walcott’s contractual situation but now Southampton have also joined the race to bring the speedy winger back to St Mary’s. The surprising fact is that the Saints are not only willing to splash some serious cash for the £15 million-rated player but are also prepared to offer him the lucrative £100,000-a-week deal that he is looking for.

http://www.mirror.co

.uk/incoming/southam

pton-bid-to-bring-th

eo-walcott-I don't believe a word of it.
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: Saints Want Theo Back According to the Daily Mirror, Southampton have made an enquiry to sign their former starlet Theo Walcott from Arsenal. The England international is in the final year of his contract with the Gunners and unless he signs a new deal with them, chances are that he’ll be sold this summer. Clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly been monitoring Walcott’s contractual situation but now Southampton have also joined the race to bring the speedy winger back to St Mary’s. The surprising fact is that the Saints are not only willing to splash some serious cash for the £15 million-rated player but are also prepared to offer him the lucrative £100,000-a-week deal that he is looking for. http://www.mirror.co .uk/incoming/southam pton-bid-to-bring-th eo-walcott-I don't believe a word of it. St Retford
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10:52am Sun 29 Jul 12

alanrr says...

yeh what about that rat-tail.........get rid.....my one gripe is why didn't sharp use his left foot to put the ball away on his one clear cut chance........did we have any other shots on goal.....and at the end when we needed the ball punched up why didn't rat-tail thump it like he did on the u-tube video....he was accurate on there....looking forward to sitting in my seat though soon....will it be red leather too now we are premier league
yeh what about that rat-tail.........get rid.....my one gripe is why didn't sharp use his left foot to put the ball away on his one clear cut chance........did we have any other shots on goal.....and at the end when we needed the ball punched up why didn't rat-tail thump it like he did on the u-tube video....he was accurate on there....looking forward to sitting in my seat though soon....will it be red leather too now we are premier league alanrr
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10:53am Sun 29 Jul 12

St Retford says...

That went a bit weird.
That went a bit weird. St Retford
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10:55am Sun 29 Jul 12

bigfella777 says...

Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.
Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch. bigfella777
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11:08am Sun 29 Jul 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

St Retford wrote:
That went a bit weird.
You are a bit weird, though to be fair.

It's all that time spent 'oop north' that has affected your brain. I've got to spend the whole of this coming week in North Yorkshire as I start my new job training, so I'm fearing for my sanity too by at least Tuesday lunchtime if I'm cooped up with northern monkeys for too long.

Roll on Friday afternoon so I can blast home down the A1(M), M1 etc back to the sunny sane south!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: That went a bit weird.[/p][/quote]You are a bit weird, though to be fair. It's all that time spent 'oop north' that has affected your brain. I've got to spend the whole of this coming week in North Yorkshire as I start my new job training, so I'm fearing for my sanity too by at least Tuesday lunchtime if I'm cooped up with northern monkeys for too long. Roll on Friday afternoon so I can blast home down the A1(M), M1 etc back to the sunny sane south! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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11:08am Sun 29 Jul 12

dadofmy3sons says...

St Retford wrote:
Richard Graver wrote:
insane saint wrote:
up saints wrote:
i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee
tad is still injured
Spoke to Tad outside the ground, he said he is back next week.
I thought that said 'Ted' for a minute and was all 'Mate, that's a statue'.
Brilliant, still chuckling.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richard Graver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: i thought good performance 3 or 4 stood out well.have i missed something no sign of tandari lee[/p][/quote]tad is still injured[/p][/quote]Spoke to Tad outside the ground, he said he is back next week.[/p][/quote]I thought that said 'Ted' for a minute and was all 'Mate, that's a statue'.[/p][/quote]Brilliant, still chuckling. dadofmy3sons
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11:10am Sun 29 Jul 12

Confucious says...

Just got backs from hols and found some b*stard's cut the tail off Benji, my pet black Berkshire velveteen rat.
Just got backs from hols and found some b*stard's cut the tail off Benji, my pet black Berkshire velveteen rat. Confucious
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11:20am Sun 29 Jul 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.
Hard to judge based on that game. Top opposition. Thought we were 'all midfield', but solid in that department. Got into the final 1/3rd on only a few occasions and really did not threaten.

If our only pace comes from our full backs and hence they commit forwards we are left very vulnerable to counterattacks. Imagine pace and quality running at Fonte and Hooiveld. Frightening.

Hence, we need to be able to get down the park with pace and creativity in wide midfield positions, and we need some solid centrebacks. Could be Jos + 1 new CB in my book.

Note that most of SRL's goals from open play were headed with many of the assists from Richardson and Fox. If the pattern of play is like it was last night he wont get on the score sheet often. Too few balls into the box.

Oh - and while I'm off one one, Lallana was excellent in open play but I thought his delivery from corners and free kicks was poor. Needs to work on that...
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Hard to judge based on that game. Top opposition. Thought we were 'all midfield', but solid in that department. Got into the final 1/3rd on only a few occasions and really did not threaten. If our only pace comes from our full backs and hence they commit forwards we are left very vulnerable to counterattacks. Imagine pace and quality running at Fonte and Hooiveld. Frightening. Hence, we need to be able to get down the park with pace and creativity in wide midfield positions, and we need some solid centrebacks. Could be Jos + 1 new CB in my book. Note that most of SRL's goals from open play were headed with many of the assists from Richardson and Fox. If the pattern of play is like it was last night he wont get on the score sheet often. Too few balls into the box. Oh - and while I'm off one one, Lallana was excellent in open play but I thought his delivery from corners and free kicks was poor. Needs to work on that... McBendy in Scotland
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11:23am Sun 29 Jul 12

up saints says...

iam not the best fan of gully but if he starts he is good few runs tricks etc but he seems to not fire coming off the bench.as for tandari not played since march no mention bit worrying.but clyne has pace looked sharp could fill his roll.
iam not the best fan of gully but if he starts he is good few runs tricks etc but he seems to not fire coming off the bench.as for tandari not played since march no mention bit worrying.but clyne has pace looked sharp could fill his roll. up saints
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11:30am Sun 29 Jul 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

up saints wrote:
iam not the best fan of gully but if he starts he is good few runs tricks etc but he seems to not fire coming off the bench.as for tandari not played since march no mention bit worrying.but clyne has pace looked sharp could fill his roll.
I'm pretty sure we bought Clyne to do more than just make cheese and ham cobs for Tadanari Lee.
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: iam not the best fan of gully but if he starts he is good few runs tricks etc but he seems to not fire coming off the bench.as for tandari not played since march no mention bit worrying.but clyne has pace looked sharp could fill his roll.[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure we bought Clyne to do more than just make cheese and ham cobs for Tadanari Lee. McBendy in Scotland
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11:33am Sun 29 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.
Your psychological warfare has broken me. You win. With withering humour and agile wordsmithship. You are Shakespearian and I submit to your tsunami of clever, multi layered verbal trickery.
I now support flower arranging and needle work. Thank you for opening my eyes.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Your psychological warfare has broken me. You win. With withering humour and agile wordsmithship. You are Shakespearian and I submit to your tsunami of clever, multi layered verbal trickery. I now support flower arranging and needle work. Thank you for opening my eyes. puppy saint
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11:36am Sun 29 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

Has The Echo turned the tw&t magnet up to 11 today?
Has The Echo turned the tw&t magnet up to 11 today? puppy saint
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11:46am Sun 29 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

puppy saint wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.
Your psychological warfare has broken me. You win. With withering humour and agile wordsmithship. You are Shakespearian and I submit to your tsunami of clever, multi layered verbal trickery.
I now support flower arranging and needle work. Thank you for opening my eyes.
Is he a pier queer or a skunt?
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Your psychological warfare has broken me. You win. With withering humour and agile wordsmithship. You are Shakespearian and I submit to your tsunami of clever, multi layered verbal trickery. I now support flower arranging and needle work. Thank you for opening my eyes.[/p][/quote]Is he a pier queer or a skunt? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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12:36pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Velleity says...

Alanrr's question:

my one gripe is why didn't sharp use his left foot to put the ball away on his one clear cut chance.

Answer:

Because he's utterly unable to kick a football with his left foot. I've only seen him do it once and it was weaker than my Aunty Alice could have managed on a bad day.
Alanrr's question: my one gripe is why didn't sharp use his left foot to put the ball away on his one clear cut chance. Answer: Because he's utterly unable to kick a football with his left foot. I've only seen him do it once and it was weaker than my Aunty Alice could have managed on a bad day. Velleity
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1:14pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.
Your psychological warfare has broken me. You win. With withering humour and agile wordsmithship. You are Shakespearian and I submit to your tsunami of clever, multi layered verbal trickery.
I now support flower arranging and needle work. Thank you for opening my eyes.
Is he a pier queer or a skunt?
Junior PQ whose had 777 Big Fellas.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Survivals going to be tough judging by that performance, the only hope is the academy players who were the only quality on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Your psychological warfare has broken me. You win. With withering humour and agile wordsmithship. You are Shakespearian and I submit to your tsunami of clever, multi layered verbal trickery. I now support flower arranging and needle work. Thank you for opening my eyes.[/p][/quote]Is he a pier queer or a skunt?[/p][/quote]Junior PQ whose had 777 Big Fellas. Mush On The Beach
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1:35pm Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Just got backs from hols and found some b*stard's cut the tail off Benji, my pet black Berkshire velveteen rat.
Shoe lace and some duct tape no one will notice the difference except Benji.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Just got backs from hols and found some b*stard's cut the tail off Benji, my pet black Berkshire velveteen rat.[/p][/quote]Shoe lace and some duct tape no one will notice the difference except Benji. OSPREYSAINT
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1:35pm Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

puppy saint wrote:
Has The Echo turned the tw&t magnet up to 11 today?
You are the expert you tell us
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Has The Echo turned the tw&t magnet up to 11 today?[/p][/quote]You are the expert you tell us OSPREYSAINT
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2:38pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Velleity says...

Velleity wrote:
Alanrr's question:

my one gripe is why didn't sharp use his left foot to put the ball away on his one clear cut chance.

Answer:

Because he's utterly unable to kick a football with his left foot. I've only seen him do it once and it was weaker than my Aunty Alice could have managed on a bad day.
Sounded awfully negative (though true) as he still bags more than enough with his right foot; it's just a little frustrating...
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Alanrr's question: my one gripe is why didn't sharp use his left foot to put the ball away on his one clear cut chance. Answer: Because he's utterly unable to kick a football with his left foot. I've only seen him do it once and it was weaker than my Aunty Alice could have managed on a bad day.[/p][/quote]Sounded awfully negative (though true) as he still bags more than enough with his right foot; it's just a little frustrating... Velleity
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4:23pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.
Yeah we were exposed by a lack of pace from central defence position also no pace or width down the wings!
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: 25000 empty seats, and a forward line looking like enthusiastic participants in a betting scam staked on not scoring! I thought I'd stumbled on a TV broadcast of some backwater of the Olympics womens' tournament. Your loyal "supporters" who decided to stay home and watch the archery on TV made the right call.[/p][/quote]Yeah we were exposed by a lack of pace from central defence position also no pace or width down the wings! Fatty x Ford Worker
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5:03pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Velleity says...

Fatty, why do you use the word "we" when you clearly aren't a Saints fan?
Fatty, why do you use the word "we" when you clearly aren't a Saints fan? Velleity
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5:39pm Sun 29 Jul 12

milton road says...

Hmm well maybe with something like 23000 + season tickets sold fans are waiting for the new season. Then Pompey would not know about selling season tickets.
Unfortunately in truth Saints looked lack lustre and seemed to pass the ball back and side ways Butch Wilkins style rather than push up on Ajax defence. We rarely looked threatening and we were slow to close Ajax down on the edge of the box at times. Fonte was exposed for pace and was slow on the turn. In fact the attack looked more lively when Sharp came on.
It was a friendly and was played at a leisurely place by both sides. No one really excelled and a draw would of been a fair result. Saints really do need a couple of players who are not afraid to shoot from outside the box.
As for Walcott? most unlikely, if are unlikely to pay 7mil for Jermain Lens what makes anyone think we will pay around 12-14 mil for Walcott?
We can pass the ball round but we need to do more when we have it.
I trust NA and NC to sort things but we looked short of three players yesterday. Its only an opinion.
Admittedly we have Lee and Davies to come in.
Hmm well maybe with something like 23000 + season tickets sold fans are waiting for the new season. Then Pompey would not know about selling season tickets. Unfortunately in truth Saints looked lack lustre and seemed to pass the ball back and side ways Butch Wilkins style rather than push up on Ajax defence. We rarely looked threatening and we were slow to close Ajax down on the edge of the box at times. Fonte was exposed for pace and was slow on the turn. In fact the attack looked more lively when Sharp came on. It was a friendly and was played at a leisurely place by both sides. No one really excelled and a draw would of been a fair result. Saints really do need a couple of players who are not afraid to shoot from outside the box. As for Walcott? most unlikely, if are unlikely to pay 7mil for Jermain Lens what makes anyone think we will pay around 12-14 mil for Walcott? We can pass the ball round but we need to do more when we have it. I trust NA and NC to sort things but we looked short of three players yesterday. Its only an opinion. Admittedly we have Lee and Davies to come in. milton road
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5:52pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Baddesley Bill says...

milton road wrote:
Hmm well maybe with something like 23000 + season tickets sold fans are waiting for the new season. Then Pompey would not know about selling season tickets.
Unfortunately in truth Saints looked lack lustre and seemed to pass the ball back and side ways Butch Wilkins style rather than push up on Ajax defence. We rarely looked threatening and we were slow to close Ajax down on the edge of the box at times. Fonte was exposed for pace and was slow on the turn. In fact the attack looked more lively when Sharp came on.
It was a friendly and was played at a leisurely place by both sides. No one really excelled and a draw would of been a fair result. Saints really do need a couple of players who are not afraid to shoot from outside the box.
As for Walcott? most unlikely, if are unlikely to pay 7mil for Jermain Lens what makes anyone think we will pay around 12-14 mil for Walcott?
We can pass the ball round but we need to do more when we have it.
I trust NA and NC to sort things but we looked short of three players yesterday. Its only an opinion.
Admittedly we have Lee and Davies to come in.
Agree with your comments in the main. NA did state before kick off that he was looking at how well we could hold the ball. I think that's why we saw the "right-angled Ray" approach at times.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Hmm well maybe with something like 23000 + season tickets sold fans are waiting for the new season. Then Pompey would not know about selling season tickets. Unfortunately in truth Saints looked lack lustre and seemed to pass the ball back and side ways Butch Wilkins style rather than push up on Ajax defence. We rarely looked threatening and we were slow to close Ajax down on the edge of the box at times. Fonte was exposed for pace and was slow on the turn. In fact the attack looked more lively when Sharp came on. It was a friendly and was played at a leisurely place by both sides. No one really excelled and a draw would of been a fair result. Saints really do need a couple of players who are not afraid to shoot from outside the box. As for Walcott? most unlikely, if are unlikely to pay 7mil for Jermain Lens what makes anyone think we will pay around 12-14 mil for Walcott? We can pass the ball round but we need to do more when we have it. I trust NA and NC to sort things but we looked short of three players yesterday. Its only an opinion. Admittedly we have Lee and Davies to come in.[/p][/quote]Agree with your comments in the main. NA did state before kick off that he was looking at how well we could hold the ball. I think that's why we saw the "right-angled Ray" approach at times. Baddesley Bill
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7:53pm Sun 29 Jul 12

insane saint says...

just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y
Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint. insane saint
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8:06pm Sun 29 Jul 12

tugboat says...

insane saint wrote:
just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y

Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
Quality-absolute Quality.
Redknap as the art dodger is a classic.
Thanks to whoever the genius was who compiled this BAFTA award winning masterpiece .
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.[/p][/quote]Quality-absolute Quality. Redknap as the art dodger is a classic. Thanks to whoever the genius was who compiled this BAFTA award winning masterpiece . tugboat
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8:11pm Sun 29 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Has The Echo turned the tw&t magnet up to 11 today?
You are the expert you tell us
It appears it is now.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Has The Echo turned the tw&t magnet up to 11 today?[/p][/quote]You are the expert you tell us[/p][/quote]It appears it is now. puppy saint
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8:33pm Sun 29 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

What, that it takes one to find one sort of thing?
What, that it takes one to find one sort of thing? OSPREYSAINT
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9:21pm Sun 29 Jul 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

insane saint wrote:
just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y

Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
Quality!
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.[/p][/quote]Quality! McBendy in Scotland
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9:58pm Sun 29 Jul 12

RedArmy1 says...

CB Position - Jose Fonte needs strenthening. Although he played well in the last game of the Season against Coventry - he looks like he will struggle this Season.

It is one of Saints weaknesses.

Also may find it hard to score goals in the Premership and that's why it would have been great to secure Hooper's signature.

If we can add real Quality to improve our Squad - let's do so.

RED ARMY. COYR.
CB Position - Jose Fonte needs strenthening. Although he played well in the last game of the Season against Coventry - he looks like he will struggle this Season. It is one of Saints weaknesses. Also may find it hard to score goals in the Premership and that's why it would have been great to secure Hooper's signature. If we can add real Quality to improve our Squad - let's do so. RED ARMY. COYR. RedArmy1
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10:24pm Sun 29 Jul 12

G0Rf says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cbuk wrote:
how do you stop these adverts on the echo? there driving me f***ing nuts!!!
Find yourself an ad blocker
me too!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: how do you stop these adverts on the echo? there driving me f***ing nuts!!![/p][/quote]Find yourself an ad blocker[/p][/quote]me too!!! G0Rf
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11:41pm Sun 29 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

McBendy in Scotland wrote:
insane saint wrote:
just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y


Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
Quality!
Quality doesn't begin to describe it. An absolute masterstroke!
[quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.[/p][/quote]Quality![/p][/quote]Quality doesn't begin to describe it. An absolute masterstroke! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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5:31am Mon 30 Jul 12

Mush On The Beach says...

insane saint wrote:
just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y

Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
Quality production, a new Danny Boyle in the making. Maybe Danny would have changed the background sound track to Born Slippy and called it Skuntspotting.
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.[/p][/quote]Quality production, a new Danny Boyle in the making. Maybe Danny would have changed the background sound track to Born Slippy and called it Skuntspotting. Mush On The Beach
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9:29am Mon 30 Jul 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

insane saint wrote:
just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y

Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
Saw it last night.Watched it again this morning can't stop giggling.
Harry and the bell ringer are classic.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.[/p][/quote]Saw it last night.Watched it again this morning can't stop giggling. Harry and the bell ringer are classic. COYR SFCOLDBOY
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9:39am Mon 30 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
insane saint wrote:
just posted this on the news site

http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y


Uc

they will love it

with thanks to the person who came up with the title name...

i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.
Saw it last night.Watched it again this morning can't stop giggling.
Harry and the bell ringer are classic.
COYR
When it said 'thats all folks' I thought the only thing missing is the old dear on the mobility scooter and then as if by magic there she was!
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: just posted this on the news site http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rLU6WWQ3y Uc they will love it with thanks to the person who came up with the title name... i think i know who you are i will try to pop into the station for the pint.[/p][/quote]Saw it last night.Watched it again this morning can't stop giggling. Harry and the bell ringer are classic. COYR[/p][/quote]When it said 'thats all folks' I thought the only thing missing is the old dear on the mobility scooter and then as if by magic there she was! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:40am Mon 30 Jul 12

milton road says...

Mirror says Wenger to bid for Shaw after having had him watched again on Saturday. Where Saints fans were stunningly indifferent only 5500 turning up for such a prestigious match.
Did they not read the other week Shaw is not for sale.We certainly won't be indifferent once the season starts.
Mirror says Wenger to bid for Shaw after having had him watched again on Saturday. Where Saints fans were stunningly indifferent only 5500 turning up for such a prestigious match. Did they not read the other week Shaw is not for sale.We certainly won't be indifferent once the season starts. milton road
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10:00am Mon 30 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

milton road wrote:
Mirror says Wenger to bid for Shaw after having had him watched again on Saturday. Where Saints fans were stunningly indifferent only 5500 turning up for such a prestigious match.
Did they not read the other week Shaw is not for sale.We certainly won't be indifferent once the season starts.
I think it's time Cortese had his mates have a word with this guy. Do not want to go through another Echo driven 'will he won't he' campaign.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Mirror says Wenger to bid for Shaw after having had him watched again on Saturday. Where Saints fans were stunningly indifferent only 5500 turning up for such a prestigious match. Did they not read the other week Shaw is not for sale.We certainly won't be indifferent once the season starts.[/p][/quote]I think it's time Cortese had his mates have a word with this guy. Do not want to go through another Echo driven 'will he won't he' campaign. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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1:00pm Mon 30 Jul 12

insane saint says...

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ntdowns.com/countdow
n-clock/show/Updated
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1:51pm Mon 30 Jul 12

lowe esteem says...

hedge end bob wrote:
I dont think we should be looking at results at this time, it's all about getting fit. Sorting out ways to counter play againt other teams when we come up against sides not letting us get the ball.
Today, against AJEX , this was the case. Their no.5 was running the midfield for the first 20 minutes and we never got a look in. Nigel had a word with Ward- Prowse to close him down changed formation and we gradually started to boss the game. This is what preseason is all about.Myself i am pleased with what i watced at ST MARY'S today. We only let a top european side one chance at goal and created chances to score ourselfs.
The new RB Nathaniel Clyne looked a good buy and will fit in with the way we play . Ward-Prowse looks like he could become another ALLAN BALL, a big claim i know but he 's only 17 and was one of our best players today. We are building a young talanted side that will keep us in good shape in years to come. I believe Nigel stated he is still trying to add to the squad so he knows what we still needs and i believe he will get.
Next Saturday wolves at home, get down there and see for yourselfs our future is bright, it's RED AND THIN PIN STRIPE WHITE.
There's only one AL in Ball-if you know what i mean Saint?
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: I dont think we should be looking at results at this time, it's all about getting fit. Sorting out ways to counter play againt other teams when we come up against sides not letting us get the ball. Today, against AJEX , this was the case. Their no.5 was running the midfield for the first 20 minutes and we never got a look in. Nigel had a word with Ward- Prowse to close him down changed formation and we gradually started to boss the game. This is what preseason is all about.Myself i am pleased with what i watced at ST MARY'S today. We only let a top european side one chance at goal and created chances to score ourselfs. The new RB Nathaniel Clyne looked a good buy and will fit in with the way we play . Ward-Prowse looks like he could become another ALLAN BALL, a big claim i know but he 's only 17 and was one of our best players today. We are building a young talanted side that will keep us in good shape in years to come. I believe Nigel stated he is still trying to add to the squad so he knows what we still needs and i believe he will get. Next Saturday wolves at home, get down there and see for yourselfs our future is bright, it's RED AND THIN PIN STRIPE WHITE.[/p][/quote]There's only one AL in Ball-if you know what i mean Saint? lowe esteem
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1:57pm Mon 30 Jul 12

lowe esteem says...

Interesting that the only TWO unchanged positions were Jose and Joss, is the Boss still looking closely at this situation?
Don't like the All Red Strip-not Saints!
Interesting that the only TWO unchanged positions were Jose and Joss, is the Boss still looking closely at this situation? Don't like the All Red Strip-not Saints! lowe esteem
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8:16pm Mon 30 Jul 12

seventh-junction says...

insane saint wrote:
http://www.onlinecou

ntdowns.com/countdow

n-clock/show/Updated

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er%20Count%20Down%7C

502440f0%7C4#.UBUnxb

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LMFAO!!
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: http://www.onlinecou ntdowns.com/countdow n-clock/show/Updated %20Pompey%20Liquidiz er%20Count%20Down%7C 502440f0%7C4#.UBUnxb -J3cc.facebook liquidizer count down[/p][/quote]LMFAO!! seventh-junction
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9:31am Wed 1 Aug 12

i smell shit (Scum) says...

man city looking forward to that lol
man city looking forward to that lol i smell shit (Scum)
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2:22pm Wed 1 Aug 12

saintdave1976 says...

i smell **** (Scum) wrote:
man city looking forward to that lol
So am I I reckon it gonna be 0-0 or saints are gonna nick a goal and frustrate them!! :-P
[quote][p][bold]i smell **** (Scum)[/bold] wrote: man city looking forward to that lol[/p][/quote]So am I I reckon it gonna be 0-0 or saints are gonna nick a goal and frustrate them!! :-P saintdave1976
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3:22pm Wed 1 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

i smell **** (Scum) wrote:
man city looking forward to that lol
I guess it is good that we have a team that has the ability to play against the best teams in the World. Looking forward to the massive South Coast derby match on 18/8 Portsmouth - v Bournemouth if it ever goes ahead it should be a cracker.
[quote][p][bold]i smell **** (Scum)[/bold] wrote: man city looking forward to that lol[/p][/quote]I guess it is good that we have a team that has the ability to play against the best teams in the World. Looking forward to the massive South Coast derby match on 18/8 Portsmouth - v Bournemouth if it ever goes ahead it should be a cracker. OSPREYSAINT
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7:02pm Fri 3 Aug 12

av it now says...

well done Ajax anyone putting scum down is ok in my book
well done Ajax anyone putting scum down is ok in my book av it now
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