Adkins bemoans late defending

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins shakes hands with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Nigel Adkins shakes hands with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Nigel Adkins said his side did not defend their penalty area well enough in the closing stages of their heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

Saints led with less than five minutes to go at St Mary’s, but afforded their opponents two free headers in the dying stages that resulted in a pair of Robin van Persie goals.

First, an unmarked Rio Ferdinand headed Rafael’s cross against the post, with the rebound falling to Van Persie to slot home.

Then the Dutch striker flicked in Nani’s corner at the near post in added time to give United all three points.

“There’s two free headers inside our penalty area,” said Adkins. “You’ve got to defend your goal better than that.”

The Saints manager added: “The last goal, we’ve got to go and defend and attack that ball better.

“At the end of the day they’ve got two first contacts on the ball from crosses into the box and that’s the annoying thing.”

Adkins also revealed why he had chosen to substitute three of his most effective players, Jason Puncheon , Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana in the second half.

“We looked at the period of time, with 15 minutes to go, energy,” he said.

“The lads worked their socks off and for me we have a good group of players and a good bench, so why not go and impact it and give us that energy?”

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7:26pm Sun 2 Sep 12

costa gaz says...

Nigel if you hadn't removed our 3 best players the team wouldn't have been put on the backfoot for the last 15 mins of the match.
We were in control, no need to change anything.
Take some of the blame Nige.
Nigel if you hadn't removed our 3 best players the team wouldn't have been put on the backfoot for the last 15 mins of the match. We were in control, no need to change anything. Take some of the blame Nige. costa gaz

7:29pm Sun 2 Sep 12

costa gaz says...

Up until the changes it was United defending and us looking like we were going to put the game beyond them.
Up until the changes it was United defending and us looking like we were going to put the game beyond them. costa gaz

7:34pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Little Hitler says...

Sorry Nigel, you're brilliant but the substitutions were poor in my opinion. Why take Ricky and Punch off when they were having a blinder? Worse still, why bring Guly on when (and I think most will agree) he was never going to have any positive influence. Lee would have been a far better player IMO.

I love Fonte but he's being cruelly exposed at the moment. Fox is a concern also, Jos looks good bar the 2 silly penalties. Davis looks quality in midfield.

On the plus side, we look more than capable at this level and have new players to bring in. It's a shame we have another very tough game next but we have to prepare mentally for potentially loosing another game before things improve.

The Wigan result looks all the more puzzling after this.
Sorry Nigel, you're brilliant but the substitutions were poor in my opinion. Why take Ricky and Punch off when they were having a blinder? Worse still, why bring Guly on when (and I think most will agree) he was never going to have any positive influence. Lee would have been a far better player IMO. I love Fonte but he's being cruelly exposed at the moment. Fox is a concern also, Jos looks good bar the 2 silly penalties. Davis looks quality in midfield. On the plus side, we look more than capable at this level and have new players to bring in. It's a shame we have another very tough game next but we have to prepare mentally for potentially loosing another game before things improve. The Wigan result looks all the more puzzling after this. Little Hitler

7:41pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Yes Nig - blames lies bit part with you Understand making subs but not Mak or Guly - come on

And why no Luke or Chappers on the bench

Two week break to think about it son!!!
Yes Nig - blames lies bit part with you Understand making subs but not Mak or Guly - come on And why no Luke or Chappers on the bench Two week break to think about it son!!! Puddletown Saint

7:52pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

If the defence were the problem, why no further defenders signed in the window????
If the defence were the problem, why no further defenders signed in the window???? Kings Lynn Saint

7:55pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
If the defence were the problem, why no further defenders signed in the window????
I'm not criticising though, just a remark through frustration as I thought we were superb today and all for the last 3 mins deserved at least a point!
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: If the defence were the problem, why no further defenders signed in the window????[/p][/quote]I'm not criticising though, just a remark through frustration as I thought we were superb today and all for the last 3 mins deserved at least a point! Kings Lynn Saint

8:03pm Sun 2 Sep 12

rikkic says...

sorry nigel but up into the changes were made, we WERE on top and still causing problems for united.
but on a second note, this is a learning curve for you at this level as well.
things can only get better coyr
sorry nigel but up into the changes were made, we WERE on top and still causing problems for united. but on a second note, this is a learning curve for you at this level as well. things can only get better coyr rikkic

8:04pm Sun 2 Sep 12

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

We were superb today. It was obvious that Unitied were going to throw the kitchen sink at us in the last few mins and I can see what Nige was thinking with the subs. Unfortunately, it just let United come on to us and Fonte was very slow to attack the ball at the last corner for VP's last goal. Without Lambert there was really no one to hold the ball. Vidic and Ferdinand were worried about Lambert all game whereas the young Zambian didn't have the strength against them. Shame but the lads did us proud. Where 4 mins extra time came from I can't imagine.
We were superb today. It was obvious that Unitied were going to throw the kitchen sink at us in the last few mins and I can see what Nige was thinking with the subs. Unfortunately, it just let United come on to us and Fonte was very slow to attack the ball at the last corner for VP's last goal. Without Lambert there was really no one to hold the ball. Vidic and Ferdinand were worried about Lambert all game whereas the young Zambian didn't have the strength against them. Shame but the lads did us proud. Where 4 mins extra time came from I can't imagine. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

8:13pm Sun 2 Sep 12

redsnapper says...

Again FONTE loses concentration in the last vital minutes and K DAVIS had a shocker.

The rest were brilliant.
Again FONTE loses concentration in the last vital minutes and K DAVIS had a shocker. The rest were brilliant. redsnapper

8:14pm Sun 2 Sep 12

VancouverSaint says...

Fonte looked tired in the last 10 minutes, we should have had somebody on for him, our new Japenese signing can cover that position next game. Too many changes at one time near the end. Puncheon looked strong enough to finish, so did Lambert.
Chaplow would have been a good sub, strong and fearless. Never the less, we have what it takes at this level just need to tighten up at the back. Only 6 teams have scored more goals than us but only QPR has let in more. Obvious where we are poor. But the positive is that we have played the two Manchester Clubs and done well, Wigan hopefully was a blip.
Fonte looked tired in the last 10 minutes, we should have had somebody on for him, our new Japenese signing can cover that position next game. Too many changes at one time near the end. Puncheon looked strong enough to finish, so did Lambert. Chaplow would have been a good sub, strong and fearless. Never the less, we have what it takes at this level just need to tighten up at the back. Only 6 teams have scored more goals than us but only QPR has let in more. Obvious where we are poor. But the positive is that we have played the two Manchester Clubs and done well, Wigan hopefully was a blip. VancouverSaint

8:15pm Sun 2 Sep 12

bphatch says...

Why are Fox and Fonte still employed by the Saints? I cringe when they touch the ball. The bottom line on today was this: the team quit on us. The strategy the employed throughout the game secured a lead for us. Once the lead was obtained and it was late in the game, they changed their strategy. Today's loss hurts, bad. I am disgusted by the last 15 minutes of their performance. And...for God's sake, please do not play Fonte or Fox again.
Why are Fox and Fonte still employed by the Saints? I cringe when they touch the ball. The bottom line on today was this: the team quit on us. The strategy the employed throughout the game secured a lead for us. Once the lead was obtained and it was late in the game, they changed their strategy. Today's loss hurts, bad. I am disgusted by the last 15 minutes of their performance. And...for God's sake, please do not play Fonte or Fox again. bphatch

8:16pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats Stevi H

8:17pm Sun 2 Sep 12

BGD-Saint says...

costa gaz wrote:
Nigel if you hadn't removed our 3 best players the team wouldn't have been put on the backfoot for the last 15 mins of the match. We were in control, no need to change anything. Take some of the blame Nige.
I totally agree. There did not appear to be any lack of energy from RL, AL ot JP and I felt they could have pushed on to give us a much deserved win. Time to reflect NA.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Nigel if you hadn't removed our 3 best players the team wouldn't have been put on the backfoot for the last 15 mins of the match. We were in control, no need to change anything. Take some of the blame Nige.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. There did not appear to be any lack of energy from RL, AL ot JP and I felt they could have pushed on to give us a much deserved win. Time to reflect NA. BGD-Saint

8:24pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Just another reader says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty. Just another reader

8:26pm Sun 2 Sep 12

st.athan saint says...

Dissapointing result after the performance but no time to panc just yet and what a perfomance from JWP - pure class.
Dissapointing result after the performance but no time to panc just yet and what a perfomance from JWP - pure class. st.athan saint

8:29pm Sun 2 Sep 12

GHamilton says...

Listened to NA after the match....nice to have positves to take away, but unfortunately positives don't win you games, or get you points. As much as he has been a very good manager to Saints since he arrived, he does seem to have a knack for grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory. More worrying is he did nt get Scholes marked tight when he came on; cant allow a player like Scholes to have that much time and space to work in. Not as if it's rocket science, he's been doing it to teams for 20 years. Davies not Premier quality IMHO; cant seem to hold onto the ball, puts defenders under pressure by not clearing itout of danger (twice today) second one leading to penalty, and poor on corners. Fonte seems a bag of nerves at times, again poor clearances, gives the ball away to easily,and looses his man to often. I hope that NA does n't keep persisting with Guly; guy looks out of his depth....if he does, he could cost him his job. Thought Puncheon had blinder, was shocked to see him taken off, and Lambert to, he's only 30 should be able toplay 90 mins. Real shame no points from 3 games but i guess anything would have been a bonuswhen the fixtures came out, just cant help thinking we v'e thrown points away.
Listened to NA after the match....nice to have positves to take away, but unfortunately positives don't win you games, or get you points. As much as he has been a very good manager to Saints since he arrived, he does seem to have a knack for grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory. More worrying is he did nt get Scholes marked tight when he came on; cant allow a player like Scholes to have that much time and space to work in. Not as if it's rocket science, he's been doing it to teams for 20 years. Davies not Premier quality IMHO; cant seem to hold onto the ball, puts defenders under pressure by not clearing itout of danger (twice today) second one leading to penalty, and poor on corners. Fonte seems a bag of nerves at times, again poor clearances, gives the ball away to easily,and looses his man to often. I hope that NA does n't keep persisting with Guly; guy looks out of his depth....if he does, he could cost him his job. Thought Puncheon had blinder, was shocked to see him taken off, and Lambert to, he's only 30 should be able toplay 90 mins. Real shame no points from 3 games but i guess anything would have been a bonuswhen the fixtures came out, just cant help thinking we v'e thrown points away. GHamilton

8:30pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page,

"A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred".

Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol
To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page, "A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred". Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol Stevi H

8:31pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available. OSPREYSAINT

8:31pm Sun 2 Sep 12

hands249 says...

Agree the fron three were good, and so was JWP - but for me the outstanding Saints player was Spiderman.
Agree the fron three were good, and so was JWP - but for me the outstanding Saints player was Spiderman. hands249

8:32pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

" Cant wait for Harry to return" sha la la la la la la
" Cant wait for Harry to return" sha la la la la la la Stevi H

8:34pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol Stevi H

8:37pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page,

"A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred".

Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol
Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page, "A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred". Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol[/p][/quote]Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods. OSPREYSAINT

8:38pm Sun 2 Sep 12

billythesaint says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
Glad we amuse you. Your own club must have you in tears! Total sell-out today. The empty seats are corporate season tickets that didn't make the game. Kind of like the Olympics. You know, quality sport that everybody wants to attend but unfortunately they can't because of high demand and seats already being taken by people that are so desperate to see class they shell out a fortune and don't always get the chance to go. Your club are a disgrace and a laughing stock.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]Glad we amuse you. Your own club must have you in tears! Total sell-out today. The empty seats are corporate season tickets that didn't make the game. Kind of like the Olympics. You know, quality sport that everybody wants to attend but unfortunately they can't because of high demand and seats already being taken by people that are so desperate to see class they shell out a fortune and don't always get the chance to go. Your club are a disgrace and a laughing stock. billythesaint

8:38pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol[/p][/quote]On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot. OSPREYSAINT

8:40pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Holly the Dog says...

You can not take off the best 3 players and expect to win or score another goal if needed.
Chaplows energy would have been best late in the second half and he wasn't even on the bench
You can not take off the best 3 players and expect to win or score another goal if needed. Chaplows energy would have been best late in the second half and he wasn't even on the bench Holly the Dog

8:40pm Sun 2 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks wild rupert

8:41pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
" Cant wait for Harry to return" sha la la la la la la
You are welcome to him, but I can't see him going to a skint skunt set up. He wouldn't be welcome on the door mat at St. M.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: " Cant wait for Harry to return" sha la la la la la la[/p][/quote]You are welcome to him, but I can't see him going to a skint skunt set up. He wouldn't be welcome on the door mat at St. M. OSPREYSAINT

8:42pm Sun 2 Sep 12

boondocksaint08 says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
Hahaha oh I see a skate has the nerve to come on here after losing to who? Love to see how they would perform against City and United to start off a season, what a comedy that would be! Wish we could've picked something up from the game but we did perform well. Once we get Cork back from his injury and begin incorporating Gaston and Yoshida we will be just fine! Onwards and upwards!
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]Hahaha oh I see a skate has the nerve to come on here after losing to who? Love to see how they would perform against City and United to start off a season, what a comedy that would be! Wish we could've picked something up from the game but we did perform well. Once we get Cork back from his injury and begin incorporating Gaston and Yoshida we will be just fine! Onwards and upwards! boondocksaint08

8:43pm Sun 2 Sep 12

sfcmush says...

Check out the little skate getting his rocks off after we lose to man u, yes man u at home and only just. **** take a look at your own **** little team mate. Glad we provided your entertainment for the day, no pompey on telly? oh yeah were premier league your **** ****
Check out the little skate getting his rocks off after we lose to man u, yes man u at home and only just. **** take a look at your own **** little team mate. Glad we provided your entertainment for the day, no pompey on telly? oh yeah were premier league your **** **** sfcmush

8:45pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Skating on thin ice says...

Nul Points
Nul Points Skating on thin ice

8:45pm Sun 2 Sep 12

SaintSherman says...

Southampton played brilliant, unfortunately it only lasted till about 80 mins I agree subs were needed but they were completely wrong none of the attackers should have been removed apart from if it was for Seaborne we needed a defender to see out the final stage of the game.
However for those fans getting worried look at where we were 3 years ago, it may be a slow start but we have enough to stay up, every team has a weakness, it's just dependent on how Saints contain these weaknesses so they are not clear as day to the rest of the league.
Southampton played brilliant, unfortunately it only lasted till about 80 mins I agree subs were needed but they were completely wrong none of the attackers should have been removed apart from if it was for Seaborne we needed a defender to see out the final stage of the game. However for those fans getting worried look at where we were 3 years ago, it may be a slow start but we have enough to stay up, every team has a weakness, it's just dependent on how Saints contain these weaknesses so they are not clear as day to the rest of the league. SaintSherman

8:46pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.
Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol[/p][/quote]On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.[/p][/quote]Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol Stevi H

8:47pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page,

"A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred".

Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol
Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.
Its still on this site mate, must be some substance?????
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page, "A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred". Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol[/p][/quote]Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.[/p][/quote]Its still on this site mate, must be some substance????? Stevi H

8:49pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Nul Points
So far
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Nul Points[/p][/quote]So far OSPREYSAINT

8:51pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page,

"A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred".

Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol
Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.
Its still on this site mate, must be some substance?????
It has, but nothing to do with football, if you prefer to read bad news go back to the News.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page, "A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred". Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol[/p][/quote]Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.[/p][/quote]Its still on this site mate, must be some substance?????[/p][/quote]It has, but nothing to do with football, if you prefer to read bad news go back to the News. OSPREYSAINT

8:53pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.
Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol
You know loads of peope? Pompey fans in scum seats are not a problem, they have topped up our coffers nicely, although we are not as desperate for income as a certain other skint skunt side, and are probably decent fans, unlike yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol[/p][/quote]On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.[/p][/quote]Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol[/p][/quote]You know loads of peope? Pompey fans in scum seats are not a problem, they have topped up our coffers nicely, although we are not as desperate for income as a certain other skint skunt side, and are probably decent fans, unlike yourself. OSPREYSAINT

8:54pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Portland Saint says...

Thought the team matched manure or most of the matchwith outstanding performances from Rickie, Adam, punch, Steve Davis, and Spiderman but our weak links are clearly Fox (was so off the pace and out of position for most United attacks) and Fonte ( looked nervous with almost every ball he recieved and was quilty of poor clearances and totally lost RVP for their 3rd goal). Was very disappointed with the three subs that NC made and thought that gave United the initiative to win the game.
Despite all I've said I was very proud of our spirited performance today and if we can sort out the defense I'm sure we'll climb the league,
COYR.
Thought the team matched manure or most of the matchwith outstanding performances from Rickie, Adam, punch, Steve Davis, and Spiderman but our weak links are clearly Fox (was so off the pace and out of position for most United attacks) and Fonte ( looked nervous with almost every ball he recieved and was quilty of poor clearances and totally lost RVP for their 3rd goal). Was very disappointed with the three subs that NC made and thought that gave United the initiative to win the game. Despite all I've said I was very proud of our spirited performance today and if we can sort out the defense I'm sure we'll climb the league, COYR. Portland Saint

8:54pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page,

"A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred".

Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol
Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.
Its still on this site mate, must be some substance?????
It has, but nothing to do with football, if you prefer to read bad news go back to the News.
I was only responding to what the previous scummer wrote to me mate, perhaps you should tell him it has nothing to do with football!!??
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page, "A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred". Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol[/p][/quote]Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.[/p][/quote]Its still on this site mate, must be some substance?????[/p][/quote]It has, but nothing to do with football, if you prefer to read bad news go back to the News.[/p][/quote]I was only responding to what the previous scummer wrote to me mate, perhaps you should tell him it has nothing to do with football!!?? Stevi H

8:54pm Sun 2 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.
Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol
Just cos seats are empty don't mean season ticket holders haven't used there ticket.Why would 500 skates be watching us you tosserThen again it's better than watching the sh!t your used to .I m surprised you can write you seem a right thick ****
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol[/p][/quote]On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.[/p][/quote]Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol[/p][/quote]Just cos seats are empty don't mean season ticket holders haven't used there ticket.Why would 500 skates be watching us you tosserThen again it's better than watching the sh!t your used to .I m surprised you can write you seem a right thick **** wild rupert

8:55pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Skating on thin ice says...

Fair play, credit where credit is due. There are many positives that you can take from today's game.

1. The crowd. As the game was oh so totally utterly sold out to capacity, just 1000 empty seats is a very good performance.

2. The crowd. Most of them stayed until the 89th minute this time!! Good, they are learning.

3. The substitutions. Pure genius from Twadkins. A winning position against the champions-elect, turned into a loss within a few minutes. Arry will not make mistakes like that when he is manager next week.

4. The League position. Only 1 point behind Liverpool after 3 games. You'd certainly have taken that 2 weeks ago if it had been offered to you.
Fair play, credit where credit is due. There are many positives that you can take from today's game. 1. The crowd. As the game was oh so totally utterly sold out to capacity, just 1000 empty seats is a very good performance. 2. The crowd. Most of them stayed until the 89th minute this time!! Good, they are learning. 3. The substitutions. Pure genius from Twadkins. A winning position against the champions-elect, turned into a loss within a few minutes. Arry will not make mistakes like that when he is manager next week. 4. The League position. Only 1 point behind Liverpool after 3 games. You'd certainly have taken that 2 weeks ago if it had been offered to you. Skating on thin ice

9:00pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.! Stevi H

9:00pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Fair play, credit where credit is due. There are many positives that you can take from today's game.

1. The crowd. As the game was oh so totally utterly sold out to capacity, just 1000 empty seats is a very good performance.

2. The crowd. Most of them stayed until the 89th minute this time!! Good, they are learning.

3. The substitutions. Pure genius from Twadkins. A winning position against the champions-elect, turned into a loss within a few minutes. Arry will not make mistakes like that when he is manager next week.

4. The League position. Only 1 point behind Liverpool after 3 games. You'd certainly have taken that 2 weeks ago if it had been offered to you.
One of your better posts, but a bit wasted as there are only 3 posters on here at the moment, 2 Skates and me, everyone else has given up and gone home.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Fair play, credit where credit is due. There are many positives that you can take from today's game. 1. The crowd. As the game was oh so totally utterly sold out to capacity, just 1000 empty seats is a very good performance. 2. The crowd. Most of them stayed until the 89th minute this time!! Good, they are learning. 3. The substitutions. Pure genius from Twadkins. A winning position against the champions-elect, turned into a loss within a few minutes. Arry will not make mistakes like that when he is manager next week. 4. The League position. Only 1 point behind Liverpool after 3 games. You'd certainly have taken that 2 weeks ago if it had been offered to you.[/p][/quote]One of your better posts, but a bit wasted as there are only 3 posters on here at the moment, 2 Skates and me, everyone else has given up and gone home. OSPREYSAINT

9:02pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

sfcmush wrote:
Check out the little skate getting his rocks off after we lose to man u, yes man u at home and only just. **** take a look at your own **** little team mate. Glad we provided your entertainment for the day, no pompey on telly? oh yeah were premier league your **** ****
And little old Wigan and Man City, are you bottom of the league???!!!
[quote][p][bold]sfcmush[/bold] wrote: Check out the little skate getting his rocks off after we lose to man u, yes man u at home and only just. **** take a look at your own **** little team mate. Glad we provided your entertainment for the day, no pompey on telly? oh yeah were premier league your **** ****[/p][/quote]And little old Wigan and Man City, are you bottom of the league???!!! Stevi H

9:02pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.![/p][/quote]WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more. OSPREYSAINT

9:05pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.
Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol
Just cos seats are empty don't mean season ticket holders haven't used there ticket.Why would 500 skates be watching us you tosserThen again it's better than watching the sh!t your used to .I m surprised you can write you seem a right thick ****
So if season ticket holders have used there tickets why would thre be empty?? Im lost on that one big boy!
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol[/p][/quote]On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.[/p][/quote]Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol[/p][/quote]Just cos seats are empty don't mean season ticket holders haven't used there ticket.Why would 500 skates be watching us you tosserThen again it's better than watching the sh!t your used to .I m surprised you can write you seem a right thick ****[/p][/quote]So if season ticket holders have used there tickets why would thre be empty?? Im lost on that one big boy! Stevi H

9:06pm Sun 2 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that insane saint

9:07pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.
I would never sit next to you at Lords.... I couldnt stand the smell
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.![/p][/quote]WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.[/p][/quote]I would never sit next to you at Lords.... I couldnt stand the smell Stevi H

9:08pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

insane saint wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that
LOL whats that called the JPT????? and you've won it "WOW"
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that[/p][/quote]LOL whats that called the JPT????? and you've won it "WOW" Stevi H

9:10pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Stevi H says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.
LOL you must be on the pop
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.![/p][/quote]WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.[/p][/quote]LOL you must be on the pop Stevi H

9:11pm Sun 2 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Stevi H wrote:
insane saint wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that
LOL whats that called the JPT????? and you've won it "WOW"
and you need too win it for the money now tootle off like a good boy for school tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that[/p][/quote]LOL whats that called the JPT????? and you've won it "WOW"[/p][/quote]and you need too win it for the money now tootle off like a good boy for school tomorrow. insane saint

9:13pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
insane saint wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that
LOL whats that called the JPT????? and you've won it "WOW"
It was fun winning the Paint Pot, don't knock it, a great day out at Wembley, and seeing our saviour enjoying every minute of it was worth the price of the ticket alone. If only you could find a saviour, but you are not worth it and never will.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]pompey v ballmouth on tues on sky in the jpt .. wonder how many will turn up to that.., oh and we have won that[/p][/quote]LOL whats that called the JPT????? and you've won it "WOW"[/p][/quote]It was fun winning the Paint Pot, don't knock it, a great day out at Wembley, and seeing our saviour enjoying every minute of it was worth the price of the ticket alone. If only you could find a saviour, but you are not worth it and never will. OSPREYSAINT

9:13pm Sun 2 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol
On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.
Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol
Just cos seats are empty don't mean season ticket holders haven't used there ticket.Why would 500 skates be watching us you tosserThen again it's better than watching the sh!t your used to .I m surprised you can write you seem a right thick ****
So if season ticket holders have used there tickets why would thre be empty?? Im lost on that one big boy!
You really are thick.Someone buys season ticket but don't attend so seat empty but included in attendance .Whereas in your sh!thole empty seats are just that empty like your head
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Yeah they were all Man Utd fans looking for tickets! lol[/p][/quote]On a Saints web site? Think again you brainless idiot.[/p][/quote]Think again numb nuts I know loads of peope who dont support the scum and they always get tickets for games theres always 500 hundred Pompey fans in the scum seats when we play you! Think again you brainless idiot it aint hard is it!!!!!! lol[/p][/quote]Just cos seats are empty don't mean season ticket holders haven't used there ticket.Why would 500 skates be watching us you tosserThen again it's better than watching the sh!t your used to .I m surprised you can write you seem a right thick ****[/p][/quote]So if season ticket holders have used there tickets why would thre be empty?? Im lost on that one big boy![/p][/quote]You really are thick.Someone buys season ticket but don't attend so seat empty but included in attendance .Whereas in your sh!thole empty seats are just that empty like your head wild rupert

9:14pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Adkins...
I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did.
You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best.
Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking.
2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done?
If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you.
I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point.
35 games left... 40 points to go
Adkins... I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did. You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best. Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking. 2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done? If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you. I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point. 35 games left... 40 points to go Norwegian Saint

9:14pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.
LOL you must be on the pop
Not at all, might have been had we won, cheers.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.![/p][/quote]WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.[/p][/quote]LOL you must be on the pop[/p][/quote]Not at all, might have been had we won, cheers. OSPREYSAINT

9:16pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Adkins...
I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did.
You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best.
Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking.
2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done?
If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you.
I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point.
35 games left... 40 points to go
Now, now NS, we are all entitled to an Ooops moment, NA had one today, we can't deny that, things will get better, believe me, even Stevi H knows that.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Adkins... I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did. You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best. Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking. 2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done? If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you. I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point. 35 games left... 40 points to go[/p][/quote]Now, now NS, we are all entitled to an Ooops moment, NA had one today, we can't deny that, things will get better, believe me, even Stevi H knows that. OSPREYSAINT

9:17pm Sun 2 Sep 12

CEH393 says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Nul Points
You have 2 Points from playing in the 3rd division so i cannot see what your trying to say??? We can hold our heads up high after today's performance. Hope you enjoy Crawley at the weekend..... Oh no wait you probably will not as you most likely have never been to a football match as your giro cannot stretch that far!
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Nul Points[/p][/quote]You have 2 Points from playing in the 3rd division so i cannot see what your trying to say??? We can hold our heads up high after today's performance. Hope you enjoy Crawley at the weekend..... Oh no wait you probably will not as you most likely have never been to a football match as your giro cannot stretch that far! CEH393

9:18pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevi H wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.
I would never sit next to you at Lords.... I couldnt stand the smell
Not fish like you mean?
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.![/p][/quote]WERE the most succesful team, not any more my son, not any more.[/p][/quote]I would never sit next to you at Lords.... I couldnt stand the smell[/p][/quote]Not fish like you mean? OSPREYSAINT

9:21pm Sun 2 Sep 12

insane saint says...

CEH393 wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
Nul Points
You have 2 Points from playing in the 3rd division so i cannot see what your trying to say??? We can hold our heads up high after today's performance. Hope you enjoy Crawley at the weekend..... Oh no wait you probably will not as you most likely have never been to a football match as your giro cannot stretch that far!
no he wants to watch two more saints forwards this week coming

1) barney for ballmouth in the JPT on tues

2) forte for crawley on sat

i think baney will get 2
and forte to get 1

pompey to get nill point from league game

and knocked out of the cup

WTFILN
[quote][p][bold]CEH393[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Nul Points[/p][/quote]You have 2 Points from playing in the 3rd division so i cannot see what your trying to say??? We can hold our heads up high after today's performance. Hope you enjoy Crawley at the weekend..... Oh no wait you probably will not as you most likely have never been to a football match as your giro cannot stretch that far![/p][/quote]no he wants to watch two more saints forwards this week coming 1) barney for ballmouth in the JPT on tues 2) forte for crawley on sat i think baney will get 2 and forte to get 1 pompey to get nill point from league game and knocked out of the cup WTFILN insane saint

9:23pm Sun 2 Sep 12

saint79 says...

redsnapper wrote:
Again FONTE loses concentration in the last vital minutes and K DAVIS had a shocker.

The rest were brilliant.
I completely agree.

Although I would add Fox to my list of worries. Fonte has now shown in three games that he is not cut out for this level of football. The third goal came from a corner that should never have been. A horrible sliced clearance. And Davis, while I appreciate he has saved two penalties, they were both sh1t, continually pushes the ball back towards the penalty spot! What's with that? Fox was better today but is still a worry.

The rest were amazing today. RL gave Rio and Vidic a problem every time the ball went up to him. Adam was class. Steve Davis really impressed me. Pleased with Puncheon as he showed real energy and has shown himself to be of good character since his time on the 'otside'.

I am waffling a little. Basically, once again I couldnt be prouder,despite loing 3-2.

COYR's FOADP.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Again FONTE loses concentration in the last vital minutes and K DAVIS had a shocker. The rest were brilliant.[/p][/quote]I completely agree. Although I would add Fox to my list of worries. Fonte has now shown in three games that he is not cut out for this level of football. The third goal came from a corner that should never have been. A horrible sliced clearance. And Davis, while I appreciate he has saved two penalties, they were both sh1t, continually pushes the ball back towards the penalty spot! What's with that? Fox was better today but is still a worry. The rest were amazing today. RL gave Rio and Vidic a problem every time the ball went up to him. Adam was class. Steve Davis really impressed me. Pleased with Puncheon as he showed real energy and has shown himself to be of good character since his time on the 'otside'. I am waffling a little. Basically, once again I couldnt be prouder,despite loing 3-2. COYR's FOADP. saint79

9:24pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Norwegian Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Adkins...
I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did.
You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best.
Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking.
2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done?
If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you.
I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point.
35 games left... 40 points to go
Now, now NS, we are all entitled to an Ooops moment, NA had one today, we can't deny that, things will get better, believe me, even Stevi H knows that.
It's just a big shame that we had both Manc teams beaten and then go defensive. We were so close to a third goal and were all over them until the poos substitutions, like I said, I like Adkins but todays decisions took us bottom.... still... the only way is up!
(and Poopey lost to a team we stuffed 6-0 away Jan 11)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Adkins... I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did. You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best. Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking. 2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done? If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you. I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point. 35 games left... 40 points to go[/p][/quote]Now, now NS, we are all entitled to an Ooops moment, NA had one today, we can't deny that, things will get better, believe me, even Stevi H knows that.[/p][/quote]It's just a big shame that we had both Manc teams beaten and then go defensive. We were so close to a third goal and were all over them until the poos substitutions, like I said, I like Adkins but todays decisions took us bottom.... still... the only way is up! (and Poopey lost to a team we stuffed 6-0 away Jan 11) Norwegian Saint

9:26pm Sun 2 Sep 12

insane saint says...

what about Rickie will he get picked for England. The England manager was in the crowd.

did he like what he saw?
will he pick him?
what does every one else think?
what about Rickie will he get picked for England. The England manager was in the crowd. did he like what he saw? will he pick him? what does every one else think? insane saint

9:27pm Sun 2 Sep 12

StHuey says...

A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR StHuey

9:33pm Sun 2 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

sorry nige you should be bemoaning your late substitutions
sorry nige you should be bemoaning your late substitutions worried of n e hampshire

9:36pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
sorry nige you should be bemoaning your late substitutions
I think he is regretting them, but hindsight is easy after the event.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: sorry nige you should be bemoaning your late substitutions[/p][/quote]I think he is regretting them, but hindsight is easy after the event. OSPREYSAINT

9:36pm Sun 2 Sep 12

insane saint says...

insane saint wrote:
what about Rickie will he get picked for England. The England manager was in the crowd.

did he like what he saw?
will he pick him?
what does every one else think?
ok no call up hodgson not calling up a replacement for the donkey
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: what about Rickie will he get picked for England. The England manager was in the crowd. did he like what he saw? will he pick him? what does every one else think?[/p][/quote]ok no call up hodgson not calling up a replacement for the donkey insane saint

9:37pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

Agree with NA the 3 players had worked there socks off , but the
Problem with taking Ricky off is he is good defensively from corners, would of liked to of seen us throw an extra midfielder on to nullify scholes who came on to pull the strings , spiderman was awesome today but all starting eleven did there bit , those guly fonte and fox detractors give it a rest every goal we concede they get blamed, Yoshida will give us an option and young shaw is going to be a good player, NA will decide when the time is right for them to play, well done puncheon his attitude and displays have surprised me but hats off to him for knuckling down cos he too has not been a crowd favourite !!
Agree with NA the 3 players had worked there socks off , but the Problem with taking Ricky off is he is good defensively from corners, would of liked to of seen us throw an extra midfielder on to nullify scholes who came on to pull the strings , spiderman was awesome today but all starting eleven did there bit , those guly fonte and fox detractors give it a rest every goal we concede they get blamed, Yoshida will give us an option and young shaw is going to be a good player, NA will decide when the time is right for them to play, well done puncheon his attitude and displays have surprised me but hats off to him for knuckling down cos he too has not been a crowd favourite !! Scarborosaint

9:37pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
This! Thumbs up for that post.
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]This! Thumbs up for that post. OSPREYSAINT

9:38pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Velleity says...

My one and only comment on this thread. If we play like that in every game this season, we have nothing to fear. We don't play Man U every week.
My one and only comment on this thread. If we play like that in every game this season, we have nothing to fear. We don't play Man U every week. Velleity

9:38pm Sun 2 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

we looked more likely to score next until the substitutions but not after them, and who are you speuey to say who is a saints fan?
we looked more likely to score next until the substitutions but not after them, and who are you speuey to say who is a saints fan? worried of n e hampshire

9:39pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Madeira Saint says...

Nigel bemoans late defending?
Saints fans bemoan late subs.
Look at it this way-Van Persie had scored a goal-so had Rickie.
Fergie left Van Persie on,Nigel subs Rickie.
End of game -Van Persie has scored a hat trick.
Rickie-plus Adam and Jason,must wonder what more they can do.
Nigel,perhaps time for you to bemoan the substitions you make-
Nigel bemoans late defending? Saints fans bemoan late subs. Look at it this way-Van Persie had scored a goal-so had Rickie. Fergie left Van Persie on,Nigel subs Rickie. End of game -Van Persie has scored a hat trick. Rickie-plus Adam and Jason,must wonder what more they can do. Nigel,perhaps time for you to bemoan the substitions you make- Madeira Saint

9:40pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Norwegian Saint says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Wrong, I am sat here after being at the game with sore tonsils shouting for us.
Don't come on here and say "go support the skates" for voicing my opinion about Adkins. We could and should have won, it hurts getting nothing from that great performance, yes the players gave 100% but the manager let us down today.
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Wrong, I am sat here after being at the game with sore tonsils shouting for us. Don't come on here and say "go support the skates" for voicing my opinion about Adkins. We could and should have won, it hurts getting nothing from that great performance, yes the players gave 100% but the manager let us down today. Norwegian Saint

9:40pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Bit harsh, but much I agree with.

I think the problem was threefold:
1. The bench. It was a bit unbalanced. As others have said, no Shaw or Chappers. Either might have been a help at the end.
2. All three substitutions were made more or less at the same time. Maybe too much disruption all at once.
3. Given what was available on the bench, NA's choices were a surprise to me (and others). I was ready for Lee to go and run his socks off and the United defence ragged.

But, as you say, plenty of positives and we should all be glad NA's in charge. He's certainly doing a far better job than any of us would.
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Bit harsh, but much I agree with. I think the problem was threefold: 1. The bench. It was a bit unbalanced. As others have said, no Shaw or Chappers. Either might have been a help at the end. 2. All three substitutions were made more or less at the same time. Maybe too much disruption all at once. 3. Given what was available on the bench, NA's choices were a surprise to me (and others). I was ready for Lee to go and run his socks off and the United defence ragged. But, as you say, plenty of positives and we should all be glad NA's in charge. He's certainly doing a far better job than any of us would. Strasbourg Saint

9:48pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Wrong, I am sat here after being at the game with sore tonsils shouting for us.
Don't come on here and say "go support the skates" for voicing my opinion about Adkins. We could and should have won, it hurts getting nothing from that great performance, yes the players gave 100% but the manager let us down today.
The players did us proud and got punished by the best team in the premiership over the last 20 years , you can't afford to switch off at all with a world class player like rvp and hard done by , manager never let us down either !!
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Wrong, I am sat here after being at the game with sore tonsils shouting for us. Don't come on here and say "go support the skates" for voicing my opinion about Adkins. We could and should have won, it hurts getting nothing from that great performance, yes the players gave 100% but the manager let us down today.[/p][/quote]The players did us proud and got punished by the best team in the premiership over the last 20 years , you can't afford to switch off at all with a world class player like rvp and hard done by , manager never let us down either !! Scarborosaint

9:53pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Saintsteve7 says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Like this alot!
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Like this alot! Saintsteve7

9:53pm Sun 2 Sep 12

StHuey says...

Thanks Strasburg Saints and OspreySaint.

I too was expecting to see Tadanari at the end of the game, before it kicked off, but that was based on us needing a goal, which we didn't, we were ahead.
I honestly don't see what was wrong with the subs. In theory, yes, they could have needed to settle, but our team is based on players being good enough off of the bench. We did have plenty of attack ourselves and two corners in the last five minutes, post substitutions, so it wasn't all bad? And that If we'd scored from one of those, it would have been game over.
Thanks Strasburg Saints and OspreySaint. I too was expecting to see Tadanari at the end of the game, before it kicked off, but that was based on us needing a goal, which we didn't, we were ahead. I honestly don't see what was wrong with the subs. In theory, yes, they could have needed to settle, but our team is based on players being good enough off of the bench. We did have plenty of attack ourselves and two corners in the last five minutes, post substitutions, so it wasn't all bad? And that If we'd scored from one of those, it would have been game over. StHuey

9:55pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Wrong, I am sat here after being at the game with sore tonsils shouting for us.
Don't come on here and say "go support the skates" for voicing my opinion about Adkins. We could and should have won, it hurts getting nothing from that great performance, yes the players gave 100% but the manager let us down today.
We are all a bit tetchy tonight, rueing what might have been, there are plenty of positives, keep the faith, move on, there are going to be many more good times, and bad times, it's what happens if you are a Saints fan, as was said, if you can't hack it, move on, but somehow I don't think you will be doing that, the consequences of going blue are too frightening to contemplate!
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Wrong, I am sat here after being at the game with sore tonsils shouting for us. Don't come on here and say "go support the skates" for voicing my opinion about Adkins. We could and should have won, it hurts getting nothing from that great performance, yes the players gave 100% but the manager let us down today.[/p][/quote]We are all a bit tetchy tonight, rueing what might have been, there are plenty of positives, keep the faith, move on, there are going to be many more good times, and bad times, it's what happens if you are a Saints fan, as was said, if you can't hack it, move on, but somehow I don't think you will be doing that, the consequences of going blue are too frightening to contemplate! OSPREYSAINT

10:02pm Sun 2 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

Madeira Saint wrote:
Nigel bemoans late defending?
Saints fans bemoan late subs.
Look at it this way-Van Persie had scored a goal-so had Rickie.
Fergie left Van Persie on,Nigel subs Rickie.
End of game -Van Persie has scored a hat trick.
Rickie-plus Adam and Jason,must wonder what more they can do.
Nigel,perhaps time for you to bemoan the substitions you make-
correct
[quote][p][bold]Madeira Saint[/bold] wrote: Nigel bemoans late defending? Saints fans bemoan late subs. Look at it this way-Van Persie had scored a goal-so had Rickie. Fergie left Van Persie on,Nigel subs Rickie. End of game -Van Persie has scored a hat trick. Rickie-plus Adam and Jason,must wonder what more they can do. Nigel,perhaps time for you to bemoan the substitions you make-[/p][/quote]correct worried of n e hampshire

10:08pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Looking at how the last 3 games have gone does anybody think we might just pick up more points against the so called 'bigger' teams than the 'smaller' ones?

Just like the Wigan game I think we'll struggle against sides who set their stall out to defend and counter attack but we'll get more joy, if we tighten up at the back, against the sides who come at us more (city and utd).

Regardless it's gonna be a interesting season and I hope we continue to be positive, pass the ball around and start picking up some points. Coyr!
Looking at how the last 3 games have gone does anybody think we might just pick up more points against the so called 'bigger' teams than the 'smaller' ones? Just like the Wigan game I think we'll struggle against sides who set their stall out to defend and counter attack but we'll get more joy, if we tighten up at the back, against the sides who come at us more (city and utd). Regardless it's gonna be a interesting season and I hope we continue to be positive, pass the ball around and start picking up some points. Coyr! Saintsteve7

10:10pm Sun 2 Sep 12

bphatch says...

Agree with you StHuey, to an extent. Before the game began, we all knew Fox and Fonte SUCK! Hopefully they have lost their starting roles.

I could see the lads getting tired. Was not frustrated with the substitutions. Was frustrated with the departure from strategy. They stopped moving the ball forward and started poorly attempting to clear the ball. They had United beaten on 3 occasions today.

Am behind NA all the way.
Agree with you StHuey, to an extent. Before the game began, we all knew Fox and Fonte SUCK! Hopefully they have lost their starting roles. I could see the lads getting tired. Was not frustrated with the substitutions. Was frustrated with the departure from strategy. They stopped moving the ball forward and started poorly attempting to clear the ball. They had United beaten on 3 occasions today. Am behind NA all the way. bphatch

10:20pm Sun 2 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Whatever happens we are priviledged to have the opportunity to see some great football and it is not all coming from the opposition.
Whatever happens we are priviledged to have the opportunity to see some great football and it is not all coming from the opposition. OSPREYSAINT

10:28pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Saintsteve7 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Whatever happens we are priviledged to have the opportunity to see some great football and it is not all coming from the opposition.
Spot on. Let's not forget some of the crap football we played in the 90's. Launching high balls up to Ian Dowie for 90 mins still makes me cringe!
Some of the passing moves we put together today were a pleasure to watch.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Whatever happens we are priviledged to have the opportunity to see some great football and it is not all coming from the opposition.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Let's not forget some of the crap football we played in the 90's. Launching high balls up to Ian Dowie for 90 mins still makes me cringe! Some of the passing moves we put together today were a pleasure to watch. Saintsteve7

10:29pm Sun 2 Sep 12

andrwingrm says...

We have 3 more games in September. Arsenal a, villa h and everton a. If we have less than 4 points come October I'll be very worried about NA future. He has done amazing for us but NC will not tolerate many more poor results even if we play well and I'm not sure I want Arry back after what happened before. I just hope we pick it up soon before it's too late. I know we're only 3 games in but ............
We have 3 more games in September. Arsenal a, villa h and everton a. If we have less than 4 points come October I'll be very worried about NA future. He has done amazing for us but NC will not tolerate many more poor results even if we play well and I'm not sure I want Arry back after what happened before. I just hope we pick it up soon before it's too late. I know we're only 3 games in but ............ andrwingrm

10:47pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Chichester saint says...

I think NA has done an excellent job, however I think today, concerning the late subs was a case of "if it aint broken, don't fix it"! But I am sure these "hiccups" will get ironed out and will make the team stronger!!
I think NA has done an excellent job, however I think today, concerning the late subs was a case of "if it aint broken, don't fix it"! But I am sure these "hiccups" will get ironed out and will make the team stronger!! Chichester saint

11:24pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Rising_Son says...

I thought the whole team played well today. Quite why people feel they need to vilify players and NA beats me.

Fox played well today! He kept Valencia wide and stopped him cutting inside and getting into the box. He also didn't allow him to cross very much. What more do you moaners expect?

I agree the substitutions didn't work out, but that was because the midfield and defence didn't get the ball to them. I doubt that Rickie, Lallana or Puncheon would have been more effective without the ball. That said, everyone was knackered at the end. They had played their hearts out.
I thought the whole team played well today. Quite why people feel they need to vilify players and NA beats me. Fox played well today! He kept Valencia wide and stopped him cutting inside and getting into the box. He also didn't allow him to cross very much. What more do you moaners expect? I agree the substitutions didn't work out, but that was because the midfield and defence didn't get the ball to them. I doubt that Rickie, Lallana or Puncheon would have been more effective without the ball. That said, everyone was knackered at the end. They had played their hearts out. Rising_Son

11:25pm Sun 2 Sep 12

circa 66 saint says...

we played some of the
best football i have seen from saints since the early 80's and this is something a skunt will never see from poopey
even hanson was impressed not that i care for any of his opinions, but we are getting good reviews from football fans around the country
we played some of the best football i have seen from saints since the early 80's and this is something a skunt will never see from poopey even hanson was impressed not that i care for any of his opinions, but we are getting good reviews from football fans around the country circa 66 saint

11:30pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Brazilian_saint says...

Just seen the goals in MOTD2 and here comes my thoughts (after watching the match at SM.)

Lambert was perfect until he tired and I think NA was right in sub him. Not sure about Lallana and Puncheon. J-Rod was the substitute for RL, not Mayuka, who could have replaced Puncheon and give some runs against tired defenders.

Our midfielders were outstanding, particularly Spiderman. Saints "Man of the Match" IMO. But they got tired and we didn't have another one on the bench. Guly was the only "midfielder" on the bench but he never would do the same job that Spiderman and Davies were doing. This was a huge mistake by NA. Chaplow could be there.

Our defence: Fox is deffo our weak link there. If someone has a chance to watch again Man U second goal, Fox is doing nothing, marking nobody! Very weak! And I think this was one of the best matches Fonte played lately, considering the opposition, for 75-80 minutes, but then switched off, again! Costly at this level!

Yes, Super Kelvin saved a penalty that he started with his risky distribution. Still unsure; Paulo Gazzaniga needs some matches to prove he can do it. And I think he can!
Just seen the goals in MOTD2 and here comes my thoughts (after watching the match at SM.) Lambert was perfect until he tired and I think NA was right in sub him. Not sure about Lallana and Puncheon. J-Rod was the substitute for RL, not Mayuka, who could have replaced Puncheon and give some runs against tired defenders. Our midfielders were outstanding, particularly Spiderman. Saints "Man of the Match" IMO. But they got tired and we didn't have another one on the bench. Guly was the only "midfielder" on the bench but he never would do the same job that Spiderman and Davies were doing. This was a huge mistake by NA. Chaplow could be there. Our defence: Fox is deffo our weak link there. If someone has a chance to watch again Man U second goal, Fox is doing nothing, marking nobody! Very weak! And I think this was one of the best matches Fonte played lately, considering the opposition, for 75-80 minutes, but then switched off, again! Costly at this level! Yes, Super Kelvin saved a penalty that he started with his risky distribution. Still unsure; Paulo Gazzaniga needs some matches to prove he can do it. And I think he can! Brazilian_saint

11:42pm Sun 2 Sep 12

promised land says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Nul Points
still better that minus 8 points
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Nul Points[/p][/quote]still better that minus 8 points promised land

12:18am Mon 3 Sep 12

GHamilton says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR
So it's only our opinion that counts eh?...your the type that will drive every saints fan off this forum and you'll end up getting it trashed by Skates instead....if people have an opinion, they are free to express it, and dont need your permision as to what or what not to say.....
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]So it's only our opinion that counts eh?...your the type that will drive every saints fan off this forum and you'll end up getting it trashed by Skates instead....if people have an opinion, they are free to express it, and dont need your permision as to what or what not to say..... GHamilton

12:18am Mon 3 Sep 12

Landdo says...

Far to many fans slagging off NA, man u's substitutions had more effect on the outcome of the game than our own, scholes comming on helped man u boss play as we were getting tired, anyone watching could feel there pressure was going to tell even before our substitutions were made, unfortunately the substitutions didn't have the impact Nigel was going for, but lest we forget this is our 1st year back in the prem we don't have the strengh of squad to be able to bring on players of scholes calibre to really effect a match, that will take a few seasons and thats why they will be challenging for the title this year and we won't. However what we did see today was a fantastic team performance with some excellent individual performances too, if we keep that up we will still be in the prem next season and will be able to improve and evolve our squad further!
Far to many fans slagging off NA, man u's substitutions had more effect on the outcome of the game than our own, scholes comming on helped man u boss play as we were getting tired, anyone watching could feel there pressure was going to tell even before our substitutions were made, unfortunately the substitutions didn't have the impact Nigel was going for, but lest we forget this is our 1st year back in the prem we don't have the strengh of squad to be able to bring on players of scholes calibre to really effect a match, that will take a few seasons and thats why they will be challenging for the title this year and we won't. However what we did see today was a fantastic team performance with some excellent individual performances too, if we keep that up we will still be in the prem next season and will be able to improve and evolve our squad further! Landdo

12:33am Mon 3 Sep 12

saint ben says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
We were superb today. It was obvious that Unitied were going to throw the kitchen sink at us in the last few mins and I can see what Nige was thinking with the subs. Unfortunately, it just let United come on to us and Fonte was very slow to attack the ball at the last corner for VP's last goal. Without Lambert there was really no one to hold the ball. Vidic and Ferdinand were worried about Lambert all game whereas the young Zambian didn't have the strength against them. Shame but the lads did us proud. Where 4 mins extra time came from I can't imagine.
2 mins I can understand, but 4 mins!!! wtf? Fergie time, that's what it is.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: We were superb today. It was obvious that Unitied were going to throw the kitchen sink at us in the last few mins and I can see what Nige was thinking with the subs. Unfortunately, it just let United come on to us and Fonte was very slow to attack the ball at the last corner for VP's last goal. Without Lambert there was really no one to hold the ball. Vidic and Ferdinand were worried about Lambert all game whereas the young Zambian didn't have the strength against them. Shame but the lads did us proud. Where 4 mins extra time came from I can't imagine.[/p][/quote]2 mins I can understand, but 4 mins!!! wtf? Fergie time, that's what it is. saint ben

12:40am Mon 3 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Stevi H wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks
I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better.

I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.!
Let me give you another FACT. Whilst it may be true you have been more succesful as far as trophies are concerned ( to be fair though, we are talking over 60 years ago!! lmfao) history shows that Saints are by far the best team on the South Coast. We were established before you and since the league began have consistently outperformed your sorry @sses! Year on year history has been repeating itself.


STID
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I could understand you coming on here taking the P but not when you come from the equaliviant to a town up north with a non league ground that you never fill unles away teams bring extra like Bournemouth .You live week to week with players on monthly contracts and go on about being successful ore WW2.You would love to be Saints fan that's why your on our site.Maybe we could meet you lot at lords in a few weeks[/p][/quote]I'm not really interested in what you think of Pompey as I am of the same opinion as you and the sooner we go out of business the better. I do know that Pompey ARE the most successfull team on the south coast FACT in there current state and I am quite sure that we will come back when hopefully we go out of business to once again be the "M.S.T.O.T.S.C" s they say history always repeats itself.![/p][/quote]Let me give you another FACT. Whilst it may be true you have been more succesful as far as trophies are concerned ( to be fair though, we are talking over 60 years ago!! lmfao) history shows that Saints are by far the best team on the South Coast. We were established before you and since the league began have consistently outperformed your sorry @sses! Year on year history has been repeating itself. STID st1halo

1:12am Mon 3 Sep 12

st1halo says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Sorry mate but I have to disagree. I understand your sentiment but this would be a pointless forum if we all just posted how wonderful Saints were all the time. We all support our club and are entitled to our opinions and I for one like to hear other peoples.
i have and have always had concerns about NA's tactical ability. This goes back to when he first arrived. Over the years he has made some strange decisions. However he has done a great job at the club and I am happy to give him the benefit of the doubt. At this level though, make no mistake the clock is ticking.
One thing that isnt acceptable for me is tired players as some posters have mentioned. This is a problem that we had last time we were in the premiership. We were giving games up in the last 5/10 minutes. That was until Gordon Strachan arrived and made them so fit that we always looked like the stronger team at the end of the games. I would be worried if subs were made on that basis.

Hoping my opinion doesnt mean I have to go and support the Skates now !!!

Anyone got some rope and a chair ?? !!!


STID
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Sorry mate but I have to disagree. I understand your sentiment but this would be a pointless forum if we all just posted how wonderful Saints were all the time. We all support our club and are entitled to our opinions and I for one like to hear other peoples. i have and have always had concerns about NA's tactical ability. This goes back to when he first arrived. Over the years he has made some strange decisions. However he has done a great job at the club and I am happy to give him the benefit of the doubt. At this level though, make no mistake the clock is ticking. One thing that isnt acceptable for me is tired players as some posters have mentioned. This is a problem that we had last time we were in the premiership. We were giving games up in the last 5/10 minutes. That was until Gordon Strachan arrived and made them so fit that we always looked like the stronger team at the end of the games. I would be worried if subs were made on that basis. Hoping my opinion doesnt mean I have to go and support the Skates now !!! Anyone got some rope and a chair ?? !!! STID st1halo

1:37am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Totally agree mate Adkins is being found out at this level tactically he is championship level. I know who we were playing but as soon as he took lambert off saints players we're holding on this might sound harsh but Adkins will not b manager in 2 months
Totally agree mate Adkins is being found out at this level tactically he is championship level. I know who we were playing but as soon as he took lambert off saints players we're holding on this might sound harsh but Adkins will not b manager in 2 months Enock84

1:39am Mon 3 Sep 12

st1halo says...

StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
One other thing StHuey, just as an exampe of why I like others opinions. I confess I am not a great admirer of Guly Do Prado. However on this forum there has been a lot of discussion about him lately both for and against and someone posted stats and info on him and how you can look at those stats. I went to look and was impressed with Gulys stats. The jury is still out on him as far as I am concerned whereas I was convinced he should go before. So I would argue that these forums and differing opinions can be essential sometimes to get a balanced point of view


STID
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]One other thing StHuey, just as an exampe of why I like others opinions. I confess I am not a great admirer of Guly Do Prado. However on this forum there has been a lot of discussion about him lately both for and against and someone posted stats and info on him and how you can look at those stats. I went to look and was impressed with Gulys stats. The jury is still out on him as far as I am concerned whereas I was convinced he should go before. So I would argue that these forums and differing opinions can be essential sometimes to get a balanced point of view STID st1halo

1:43am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

I've. Not met anyone who rates guly he is **** he jogs around like he is special I've had enough of him I will pay to get him out of this country
I've. Not met anyone who rates guly he is **** he jogs around like he is special I've had enough of him I will pay to get him out of this country Enock84

1:48am Mon 3 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Enock84 wrote:
Totally agree mate Adkins is being found out at this level tactically he is championship level. I know who we were playing but as soon as he took lambert off saints players we're holding on this might sound harsh but Adkins will not b manager in 2 months
Looks like the next big topic is gonna be 'Arry and who might come in then !!

Dont get me wrong. Adkins has a lot goin for him.Positive, good dressing room, very professional and doesnt embarrass himself on tv! but tactically he is still learning. To get where NC wants to take us. NO ONE is indispensable !!


STID
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: Totally agree mate Adkins is being found out at this level tactically he is championship level. I know who we were playing but as soon as he took lambert off saints players we're holding on this might sound harsh but Adkins will not b manager in 2 months[/p][/quote]Looks like the next big topic is gonna be 'Arry and who might come in then !! Dont get me wrong. Adkins has a lot goin for him.Positive, good dressing room, very professional and doesnt embarrass himself on tv! but tactically he is still learning. To get where NC wants to take us. NO ONE is indispensable !! STID st1halo

1:53am Mon 3 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Enock84 wrote:
I've. Not met anyone who rates guly he is **** he jogs around like he is special I've had enough of him I will pay to get him out of this country
Lol!!

With a name like Enock you'll have trouble making people believe you're getting rid of him cos he's crap at football !!

STID
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: I've. Not met anyone who rates guly he is **** he jogs around like he is special I've had enough of him I will pay to get him out of this country[/p][/quote]Lol!! With a name like Enock you'll have trouble making people believe you're getting rid of him cos he's crap at football !! STID st1halo

2:10am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Come on pal he is **** it's peaple like u who sing his name at ground who should be banned from stadium unless u don't go and just hide away on forums like this u little **** from a season ticket holder
Come on pal he is **** it's peaple like u who sing his name at ground who should be banned from stadium unless u don't go and just hide away on forums like this u little **** from a season ticket holder Enock84

2:31am Mon 3 Sep 12

Saintsincethe60s says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page,

"A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred".

Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol
Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.
Why do you people always rise to the bait, just ignore the WUMs by replying to them you sink to their level.
So what if he does wind you up replying only encourages him, ignore him and he will go away
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: To the numb nut who replied to my last mesage, you should read the headlines on your own southern eveni echo front page, "A SENIOR Southampton politician has defended his wife after she launched a scathing attack on the city's residents, labelling them "cretins", "bigoted" and "inbred". Sounds like theres a problem in scum ville I suggest YOU crawl back under the rock numb nuts! lol[/p][/quote]Get your facts right dipstick, the remark was aimed at some posters, who rather like you, posted some nasty stuff, it was about her father, the whole story is a mess and the Echo have been badly out of order with their reporting, and have removed the Comment section which was telling the real story. Jog on son, we having nothing like the problems that you have in your neck of the woods.[/p][/quote]Why do you people always rise to the bait, just ignore the WUMs by replying to them you sink to their level. So what if he does wind you up replying only encourages him, ignore him and he will go away Saintsincethe60s

2:56am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Boring anyone want to talk footy
Boring anyone want to talk footy Enock84

3:36am Mon 3 Sep 12

See You When The Fog Clears says...

We may not have any points but I for one am optimistic that we will do well this season. We have had a hard start and will learn from that, the new players will be coming in and that will strengthen us.... COYR
We may not have any points but I for one am optimistic that we will do well this season. We have had a hard start and will learn from that, the new players will be coming in and that will strengthen us.... COYR See You When The Fog Clears

3:41am Mon 3 Sep 12

FindAndDestroy says...

costa gaz wrote:
Nigel if you hadn't removed our 3 best players the team wouldn't have been put on the backfoot for the last 15 mins of the match.
We were in control, no need to change anything.
Take some of the blame Nige.
It was just a gamble that did not pay off,some time you have to take risks, don't blame him, sometime things go your way, but sometime they just don't,its called luck, the idea was to strengthen the middle field with 15mins to go to support the defense , to have more players at the back, since you cant have more than 11 players, you need to take some off,the formation of 4-5-1 was to try to hold on to the lead or at least a point.however he should of waited a bit at least 5mins b4 time, only make changes if things start to go wrong, but if things are going well, try not to do anything.we need to sort out the defense for sure, they all looked tired at the end.K Davis needs to do better, if the keeper isn't very comfortable getting the ball from the defender don't pass him the ball especially when he is under pressure from attackers..its a shame we have another hard game ahead, but if we keep on playing like this, i am sure we are going to see sunny days ahead when all these storms of games have passed,
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Nigel if you hadn't removed our 3 best players the team wouldn't have been put on the backfoot for the last 15 mins of the match. We were in control, no need to change anything. Take some of the blame Nige.[/p][/quote]It was just a gamble that did not pay off,some time you have to take risks, don't blame him, sometime things go your way, but sometime they just don't,its called luck, the idea was to strengthen the middle field with 15mins to go to support the defense , to have more players at the back, since you cant have more than 11 players, you need to take some off,the formation of 4-5-1 was to try to hold on to the lead or at least a point.however he should of waited a bit at least 5mins b4 time, only make changes if things start to go wrong, but if things are going well, try not to do anything.we need to sort out the defense for sure, they all looked tired at the end.K Davis needs to do better, if the keeper isn't very comfortable getting the ball from the defender don't pass him the ball especially when he is under pressure from attackers..its a shame we have another hard game ahead, but if we keep on playing like this, i am sure we are going to see sunny days ahead when all these storms of games have passed, FindAndDestroy

5:00am Mon 3 Sep 12

Flashin the pan says...

Once the premiership sides of last season start finding their form then your mix of championship and new mix of untried players are going to find it hard. Quick fixes generally don't work for very long and Adkins has left it far too late as far his 'good' preparation's.
Same again at Arsenal i'm afraid.
4-0
Once the premiership sides of last season start finding their form then your mix of championship and new mix of untried players are going to find it hard. Quick fixes generally don't work for very long and Adkins has left it far too late as far his 'good' preparation's. Same again at Arsenal i'm afraid. 4-0 Flashin the pan

5:00am Mon 3 Sep 12

Flashin the pan says...

Once the premiership sides of last season start finding their form then your mix of championship and new mix of untried players are going to find it hard. Quick fixes generally don't work for very long and Adkins has left it far too late as far his 'good' preparation's.
Same again at Arsenal i'm afraid.
4-0
Once the premiership sides of last season start finding their form then your mix of championship and new mix of untried players are going to find it hard. Quick fixes generally don't work for very long and Adkins has left it far too late as far his 'good' preparation's. Same again at Arsenal i'm afraid. 4-0 Flashin the pan

5:17am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintnSinner says...

Great game to watch if you were neutral, but for me, being a Saints fan, it was only great until the substitutions. However, I do not believe the substitutes themselves were to blame for us losing. I agree with Rickie and Punch being substituted as they both looked shattered. Remember, Punch also played a full game in midweek as well, but I don’t know why Lallana was taken off. IMHO it was a culmination of poor management decisions that lead to those poor substitutions. With Cork out, Hammond out on loan and Chappers not even on the bench, we had no “defensively able” midfielders to come on and make a contribution defensively, J-Rod and Guly not suited to the defensive duties our 4-3-3 formation requires. If as NA says more “energy” was needed at that time, then Lee on for Punch and Mayuka on for Rickie would have made more sense. Lee at least would have worked his socks off and be able to provide a little more threat on the break.

Our midfield and forwards were immense, until the fore mentioned substitutions, but our defence with the exception of Clyne was and has been poor this season. Now I’m certain Fonte and Fox give 100% for us every game, but they lack the quality required at this level. Fox is our Achilles’ heel defensively, I would say 80% of the oppositions’ threat so far has come on our left side where Fox continually goes walk about or gets sucked into a center-half position, leaving so much space to be exploited. With time and space, quality wingers will put quality deliveries into our box, which also exposes Fonte’s slow reactive style of defending. NA is “bemoaning” the late defending, which has seen us concede 4 goals in the last 5 minutes (including the Stevenage game). I hope Yoshida makes a difference in the center of defence, but the unresolved issue on the left side of defence will remain a huge problem… unless Ramirez plays on the left and gives the opposition such a hard time that Fox doesn’t need to defend… here’s hoping eh. Also, when will Kelvin learn to decide how and when to pass the ball out to his fullbacks, his distribution is not great at the best of times, but it was shocking yesterday, could easily have cost us a couple of goals!
Defensive issues aside, we have a team that could easily finish in the top half. When we go forward we’re going to give every team in the Prem a problem this season. No need to panic yet, 35 games to go, plenty of time to rack up wins and point!

COYS!!!
Great game to watch if you were neutral, but for me, being a Saints fan, it was only great until the substitutions. However, I do not believe the substitutes themselves were to blame for us losing. I agree with Rickie and Punch being substituted as they both looked shattered. Remember, Punch also played a full game in midweek as well, but I don’t know why Lallana was taken off. IMHO it was a culmination of poor management decisions that lead to those poor substitutions. With Cork out, Hammond out on loan and Chappers not even on the bench, we had no “defensively able” midfielders to come on and make a contribution defensively, J-Rod and Guly not suited to the defensive duties our 4-3-3 formation requires. If as NA says more “energy” was needed at that time, then Lee on for Punch and Mayuka on for Rickie would have made more sense. Lee at least would have worked his socks off and be able to provide a little more threat on the break. Our midfield and forwards were immense, until the fore mentioned substitutions, but our defence with the exception of Clyne was and has been poor this season. Now I’m certain Fonte and Fox give 100% for us every game, but they lack the quality required at this level. Fox is our Achilles’ heel defensively, I would say 80% of the oppositions’ threat so far has come on our left side where Fox continually goes walk about or gets sucked into a center-half position, leaving so much space to be exploited. With time and space, quality wingers will put quality deliveries into our box, which also exposes Fonte’s slow reactive style of defending. NA is “bemoaning” the late defending, which has seen us concede 4 goals in the last 5 minutes (including the Stevenage game). I hope Yoshida makes a difference in the center of defence, but the unresolved issue on the left side of defence will remain a huge problem… unless Ramirez plays on the left and gives the opposition such a hard time that Fox doesn’t need to defend… here’s hoping eh. Also, when will Kelvin learn to decide how and when to pass the ball out to his fullbacks, his distribution is not great at the best of times, but it was shocking yesterday, could easily have cost us a couple of goals! Defensive issues aside, we have a team that could easily finish in the top half. When we go forward we’re going to give every team in the Prem a problem this season. No need to panic yet, 35 games to go, plenty of time to rack up wins and point! COYS!!! SaintnSinner

6:08am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Mate how can u say defensive issue aside we have a team capable of top ten . That's quite a big issue don't u think lol agree with every thing else though. In my opinion Adkins wii b sacked soon tactically not good enough at this level . To flash in the pan why don't u just **** kill yourself u **** skate ****
Mate how can u say defensive issue aside we have a team capable of top ten . That's quite a big issue don't u think lol agree with every thing else though. In my opinion Adkins wii b sacked soon tactically not good enough at this level . To flash in the pan why don't u just **** kill yourself u **** skate **** Enock84

6:14am Mon 3 Sep 12

pompey phil says...

Just another reader wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.
Watch the game back and you will see empty seats in line with the utd defence in the first half, then in line with the scum defence in the second half,just proves that you dont look around your lego house when you are there. RVP
[quote][p][bold]Just another reader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.[/p][/quote]Watch the game back and you will see empty seats in line with the utd defence in the first half, then in line with the scum defence in the second half,just proves that you dont look around your lego house when you are there. RVP pompey phil

6:15am Mon 3 Sep 12

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

Saintsteve7 wrote:
StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
Like this alot!
Like your post St Huey. Only thing wrong is the suggestion that people should go and watch Skates. Ugh. Shudder at the thought. I thought Adkins got it just about right. I would have preferred to see Lambert stay on though, but I can see why Adkins did it. He could see we we getting pinned back and though a quicker fresher pair of legs would cause them problems both in terms of breakaways and chasing the defenders down. Adkins is right in that both he and the players will have learned a lot from that. Winning in injury time is something United have done for many years, but where 4 minutes injury time came from I don't know.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Like this alot![/p][/quote]Like your post St Huey. Only thing wrong is the suggestion that people should go and watch Skates. Ugh. Shudder at the thought. I thought Adkins got it just about right. I would have preferred to see Lambert stay on though, but I can see why Adkins did it. He could see we we getting pinned back and though a quicker fresher pair of legs would cause them problems both in terms of breakaways and chasing the defenders down. Adkins is right in that both he and the players will have learned a lot from that. Winning in injury time is something United have done for many years, but where 4 minutes injury time came from I don't know. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

6:19am Mon 3 Sep 12

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

pompey phil wrote:
Just another reader wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.
Watch the game back and you will see empty seats in line with the utd defence in the first half, then in line with the scum defence in the second half,just proves that you dont look around your lego house when you are there. RVP
It was a sell out syphilis you tool. No tickets remaining. All sold. None left. What is it you don't understand? I sorry, I forgot. You know nothing. You are nothing. Just like your team.
[quote][p][bold]pompey phil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Just another reader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.[/p][/quote]Watch the game back and you will see empty seats in line with the utd defence in the first half, then in line with the scum defence in the second half,just proves that you dont look around your lego house when you are there. RVP[/p][/quote]It was a sell out syphilis you tool. No tickets remaining. All sold. None left. What is it you don't understand? I sorry, I forgot. You know nothing. You are nothing. Just like your team. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

6:21am Mon 3 Sep 12

pompey phil says...

insane saint wrote:
what about Rickie will he get picked for England. The England manager was in the crowd.

did he like what he saw?
will he pick him?
what does every one else think?
I think your a ****,why would hodgson pick a scummer for england, it would make em worse than they are now,
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: what about Rickie will he get picked for England. The England manager was in the crowd. did he like what he saw? will he pick him? what does every one else think?[/p][/quote]I think your a ****,why would hodgson pick a scummer for england, it would make em worse than they are now, pompey phil

6:37am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Pompey scum on a string
He told me to kick his **** head in
His **** head in
His **** head in
He told me to kick his **** head in

Get your training ground out of our city u skate inbreaded little **** stop breathing and die
Pompey scum on a string He told me to kick his **** head in His **** head in His **** head in He told me to kick his **** head in Get your training ground out of our city u skate inbreaded little **** stop breathing and die Enock84

6:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

greg_saints fc says...

rvp was the only thing that seperated us from man utd what a turn out. up the saints
rvp was the only thing that seperated us from man utd what a turn out. up the saints greg_saints fc

6:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

loosehead says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
This! Thumbs up for that post.
Osprey I posted that our defence needed strengthening & you told me to go back playing with the funny shaped ball or words to that effect.
One of the best forms of defence is attack whilst keeping control of the ball in any team ball game.
whilst keeping on the front three Man U were worried & we looked okay for the very least a draw so why with a weak defender like Fonte did he take of our attackers to bring on speed boys to break out of defence?
It's okay if you have good defenders but I can't understand why he didn't strengthen the defence is he converting Lambert?
I hope he has plans to borrow a good defender soon
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]This! Thumbs up for that post.[/p][/quote]Osprey I posted that our defence needed strengthening & you told me to go back playing with the funny shaped ball or words to that effect. One of the best forms of defence is attack whilst keeping control of the ball in any team ball game. whilst keeping on the front three Man U were worried & we looked okay for the very least a draw so why with a weak defender like Fonte did he take of our attackers to bring on speed boys to break out of defence? It's okay if you have good defenders but I can't understand why he didn't strengthen the defence is he converting Lambert? I hope he has plans to borrow a good defender soon loosehead

7:00am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintnSinner says...

Enock84 wrote:
Mate how can u say defensive issue aside we have a team capable of top ten . That's quite a big issue don't u think lol agree with every thing else though. In my opinion Adkins wii b sacked soon tactically not good enough at this level . To flash in the pan why don't u just **** kill yourself u **** skate ****
Didn't really fancy getting shot down in flames for negativity, as it was my first post, and a pretty negative one at that, so just wanted to end it on a positive note ;)
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: Mate how can u say defensive issue aside we have a team capable of top ten . That's quite a big issue don't u think lol agree with every thing else though. In my opinion Adkins wii b sacked soon tactically not good enough at this level . To flash in the pan why don't u just **** kill yourself u **** skate ****[/p][/quote]Didn't really fancy getting shot down in flames for negativity, as it was my first post, and a pretty negative one at that, so just wanted to end it on a positive note ;) SaintnSinner

7:04am Mon 3 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

pompey phil wrote:
Just another reader wrote:
Stevi H wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.
Watch the game back and you will see empty seats in line with the utd defence in the first half, then in line with the scum defence in the second half,just proves that you dont look around your lego house when you are there. RVP
You really are thick.Someone buys season ticket but don't attend so seat empty but included in attendance .Whereas in your sh!thole empty seats are just that empty like your head you skate tw#t .The first thing you do in the morning is come on our site.very sad fish boy
[quote][p][bold]pompey phil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Just another reader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]Empty seats? 31000+ at the game with around 1000 off sale for segregation. Crawl back under your rock and shag your mum/sister/aunty.[/p][/quote]Watch the game back and you will see empty seats in line with the utd defence in the first half, then in line with the scum defence in the second half,just proves that you dont look around your lego house when you are there. RVP[/p][/quote]You really are thick.Someone buys season ticket but don't attend so seat empty but included in attendance .Whereas in your sh!thole empty seats are just that empty like your head you skate tw#t .The first thing you do in the morning is come on our site.very sad fish boy wild rupert

7:19am Mon 3 Sep 12

Velleity says...

I'm afraid Poopey Phyllis is right - there were three blocks of 50-100 seats empty in the first straight section of the Itchen. The same blocks of seats were empty against Wigan.

Given the demand for tickets, something really does need to be done about this, as it's leaving seats empty that could be sold ten times over.
I'm afraid Poopey Phyllis is right - there were three blocks of 50-100 seats empty in the first straight section of the Itchen. The same blocks of seats were empty against Wigan. Given the demand for tickets, something really does need to be done about this, as it's leaving seats empty that could be sold ten times over. Velleity

7:23am Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

To saint sinner
Fair enough pal I agree with what u said it was a fair piece. Better than some of the other peaple who talk ****
To saint sinner Fair enough pal I agree with what u said it was a fair piece. Better than some of the other peaple who talk **** Enock84

7:38am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

I find the cynicism do Adkins incredible, he made the right tactical changes but the players on the pitch didn't manage to do the job he asked of them.

J-Rod wasn't winning much in the air as was mis-timing his jumps.

Mayuka wasn't holding the ball up, and the team weren't playing it into the channels for him to chase down, but they only met him a few days ago.

Defensively, we just got tired and ragged, we all know Fonte isn't quite up to prem standard, but we have his replacement ready to join up with the team before the Arsenal game.

These four games were always going to be a learning curve, we have played superbly, apart from controlling a game in the latter stages. That's our lesson. But Utd have been scoring late goals against clubs or years, and City have done the same more recently.

Get all of our players available, get passed these four games, and the season starts properly for us against villa at home.

Let's have some faith as fans, we are playing some brilliant football, the results WILL come!!

COYR
I find the cynicism do Adkins incredible, he made the right tactical changes but the players on the pitch didn't manage to do the job he asked of them. J-Rod wasn't winning much in the air as was mis-timing his jumps. Mayuka wasn't holding the ball up, and the team weren't playing it into the channels for him to chase down, but they only met him a few days ago. Defensively, we just got tired and ragged, we all know Fonte isn't quite up to prem standard, but we have his replacement ready to join up with the team before the Arsenal game. These four games were always going to be a learning curve, we have played superbly, apart from controlling a game in the latter stages. That's our lesson. But Utd have been scoring late goals against clubs or years, and City have done the same more recently. Get all of our players available, get passed these four games, and the season starts properly for us against villa at home. Let's have some faith as fans, we are playing some brilliant football, the results WILL come!! COYR SaintPC

7:40am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

See You When The Fog Clears wrote:
We may not have any points but I for one am optimistic that we will do well this season. We have had a hard start and will learn from that, the new players will be coming in and that will strengthen us.... COYR
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]See You When The Fog Clears[/bold] wrote: We may not have any points but I for one am optimistic that we will do well this season. We have had a hard start and will learn from that, the new players will be coming in and that will strengthen us.... COYR[/p][/quote]Well said! SaintPC

7:41am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

SaintPC wrote:
I find the cynicism do Adkins incredible, he made the right tactical changes but the players on the pitch didn't manage to do the job he asked of them.

J-Rod wasn't winning much in the air as was mis-timing his jumps.

Mayuka wasn't holding the ball up, and the team weren't playing it into the channels for him to chase down, but they only met him a few days ago.

Defensively, we just got tired and ragged, we all know Fonte isn't quite up to prem standard, but we have his replacement ready to join up with the team before the Arsenal game.

These four games were always going to be a learning curve, we have played superbly, apart from controlling a game in the latter stages. That's our lesson. But Utd have been scoring late goals against clubs or years, and City have done the same more recently.

Get all of our players available, get passed these four games, and the season starts properly for us against villa at home.

Let's have some faith as fans, we are playing some brilliant football, the results WILL come!!

COYR
*criticism of (not cynicism do)
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: I find the cynicism do Adkins incredible, he made the right tactical changes but the players on the pitch didn't manage to do the job he asked of them. J-Rod wasn't winning much in the air as was mis-timing his jumps. Mayuka wasn't holding the ball up, and the team weren't playing it into the channels for him to chase down, but they only met him a few days ago. Defensively, we just got tired and ragged, we all know Fonte isn't quite up to prem standard, but we have his replacement ready to join up with the team before the Arsenal game. These four games were always going to be a learning curve, we have played superbly, apart from controlling a game in the latter stages. That's our lesson. But Utd have been scoring late goals against clubs or years, and City have done the same more recently. Get all of our players available, get passed these four games, and the season starts properly for us against villa at home. Let's have some faith as fans, we are playing some brilliant football, the results WILL come!! COYR[/p][/quote]*criticism of (not cynicism do) SaintPC

7:42am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Yes Nig - blames lies bit part with you Understand making subs but not Mak or Guly - come on

And why no Luke or Chappers on the bench

Two week break to think about it son!!!
Luke was ill late Fri and had to go to Hospital
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Yes Nig - blames lies bit part with you Understand making subs but not Mak or Guly - come on And why no Luke or Chappers on the bench Two week break to think about it son!!![/p][/quote]Luke was ill late Fri and had to go to Hospital SaintPC

7:43am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.
Very true, he was immense. So much of his work goes unnoticed. JWP was class for a young lad.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]It's none of your business though is it? Does the success of the Blue Phew make you laugh as much? 31,609 seats occupied for most of the match, there was a batch of empty seats in the Itchen, what is that about, yesterday people were on the Net asking if they could get tickets, so some of them obviously could have got in, if the information was available.[/p][/quote]Very true, he was immense. So much of his work goes unnoticed. JWP was class for a young lad. SaintPC

7:47am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
Agree with NA the 3 players had worked there socks off , but the
Problem with taking Ricky off is he is good defensively from corners, would of liked to of seen us throw an extra midfielder on to nullify scholes who came on to pull the strings , spiderman was awesome today but all starting eleven did there bit , those guly fonte and fox detractors give it a rest every goal we concede they get blamed, Yoshida will give us an option and young shaw is going to be a good player, NA will decide when the time is right for them to play, well done puncheon his attitude and displays have surprised me but hats off to him for knuckling down cos he too has not been a crowd favourite !!
Best post of the lot, couldn't agree more! I think he had the right idea in bringing on fresh, fast legs....but should perhaps have kept Rickie there as the big target man, and defensive cover. Lesson learnt, we do it next time.
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: Agree with NA the 3 players had worked there socks off , but the Problem with taking Ricky off is he is good defensively from corners, would of liked to of seen us throw an extra midfielder on to nullify scholes who came on to pull the strings , spiderman was awesome today but all starting eleven did there bit , those guly fonte and fox detractors give it a rest every goal we concede they get blamed, Yoshida will give us an option and young shaw is going to be a good player, NA will decide when the time is right for them to play, well done puncheon his attitude and displays have surprised me but hats off to him for knuckling down cos he too has not been a crowd favourite !![/p][/quote]Best post of the lot, couldn't agree more! I think he had the right idea in bringing on fresh, fast legs....but should perhaps have kept Rickie there as the big target man, and defensive cover. Lesson learnt, we do it next time. SaintPC

8:12am Mon 3 Sep 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

This thing about the substitutions. As I posted earlier, for me there were 3 problems.
1. The bench. If it's true that Shaw fell ill on Friday, then fine, but where was Chappers? The bench was unbalanced and, love him though I may, that is NA's responsibility.
2. The subs were all made in a 4 minute period. Too many changes too quickly. It stank of desperation. I agree the important substitution was Scholes rather than our three but we could have spaced ours out so as the disruption was not as acute.
3. Given what was available, it's hard to understand why a player who has just arrived, hardly knows his team mates' names and whose team mates hardly know came on rather than Lee.

So, it's fair for people to question NA's judgment regarding this match.

As for questioning his overall ability or thinking that he should be sacked, heavens! His selections and substitutions at City were pure genius.
This thing about the substitutions. As I posted earlier, for me there were 3 problems. 1. The bench. If it's true that Shaw fell ill on Friday, then fine, but where was Chappers? The bench was unbalanced and, love him though I may, that is NA's responsibility. 2. The subs were all made in a 4 minute period. Too many changes too quickly. It stank of desperation. I agree the important substitution was Scholes rather than our three but we could have spaced ours out so as the disruption was not as acute. 3. Given what was available, it's hard to understand why a player who has just arrived, hardly knows his team mates' names and whose team mates hardly know came on rather than Lee. So, it's fair for people to question NA's judgment regarding this match. As for questioning his overall ability or thinking that he should be sacked, heavens! His selections and substitutions at City were pure genius. Strasbourg Saint

8:32am Mon 3 Sep 12

Kent-saint says...

Fox is the weak link!! Every-time Man U came do their right i was fearing the worst. Fonte was left doing 2 jobs most of the game. Fox in my eyes has lost the best part his game from last year, his crossing was rubbish.

I think the subs where the right idea but he had the wrong players on the bench, The games was calling out for energy and chappers and Lee was what we needed. Not Guly and J-Rod.

But we must stick behind the team and the manager! the fans were excellent yesterday proud to be saint today.
Fox is the weak link!! Every-time Man U came do their right i was fearing the worst. Fonte was left doing 2 jobs most of the game. Fox in my eyes has lost the best part his game from last year, his crossing was rubbish. I think the subs where the right idea but he had the wrong players on the bench, The games was calling out for energy and chappers and Lee was what we needed. Not Guly and J-Rod. But we must stick behind the team and the manager! the fans were excellent yesterday proud to be saint today. Kent-saint

8:40am Mon 3 Sep 12

costa gaz says...

Seems we have a bit of a split here....
Those who are in the - It's not the winning, it's the taking part- camp,
And those who believe that 3 points were lost today because someone got it wrong tactically.
Some of you were proud about the part we played in an entertaining game of football, I was bloody livid at the end, we had this game won.
Seems we have a bit of a split here.... Those who are in the - It's not the winning, it's the taking part- camp, And those who believe that 3 points were lost today because someone got it wrong tactically. Some of you were proud about the part we played in an entertaining game of football, I was bloody livid at the end, we had this game won. costa gaz

8:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

midlandsaint says...

20/20 Hindsight is fantastic and we can all play the what if game.

We can say that if the substitutions were not made then we would have won the game. Possibly.

But we could also say that if the subs weren't made then either Ricky and/or Adam could have got injured and be out for a long period of time and Nigel should have took them off earlier.

We could say that if Ricky had stayed on the field he would have picked up this player or that player and stopped a goal.

But we could also say that Jay Rod might have latched onto a long ball, whipped it into Mayuka who with pace goes past the defender and slots the ball into the back of the net to take it to 3-1 and kill the game off. And we would be talking about another inspired substitution by Nigel Atkins, tactical genius.

Ultimately, the substitutions were made. We defended poorly, RVP took his chances, and we lost against a world class team but our lads gave a fine display and again showed that while we have much to learn we are able to hold our own against some of the best teams in the world and not roll-over.

Well-played lads. Keep playing like that and we will be at least mid-table by the end of the season.
20/20 Hindsight is fantastic and we can all play the what if game. We can say that if the substitutions were not made then we would have won the game. Possibly. But we could also say that if the subs weren't made then either Ricky and/or Adam could have got injured and be out for a long period of time and Nigel should have took them off earlier. We could say that if Ricky had stayed on the field he would have picked up this player or that player and stopped a goal. But we could also say that Jay Rod might have latched onto a long ball, whipped it into Mayuka who with pace goes past the defender and slots the ball into the back of the net to take it to 3-1 and kill the game off. And we would be talking about another inspired substitution by Nigel Atkins, tactical genius. Ultimately, the substitutions were made. We defended poorly, RVP took his chances, and we lost against a world class team but our lads gave a fine display and again showed that while we have much to learn we are able to hold our own against some of the best teams in the world and not roll-over. Well-played lads. Keep playing like that and we will be at least mid-table by the end of the season. midlandsaint

8:46am Mon 3 Sep 12

Saintsayer II says...

loosehead wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
StHuey wrote:
A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling.
We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game.
It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making.
We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation?
It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here.
Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today.
The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season.
It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team.
Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour.

COYR
This! Thumbs up for that post.
Osprey I posted that our defence needed strengthening & you told me to go back playing with the funny shaped ball or words to that effect.
One of the best forms of defence is attack whilst keeping control of the ball in any team ball game.
whilst keeping on the front three Man U were worried & we looked okay for the very least a draw so why with a weak defender like Fonte did he take of our attackers to bring on speed boys to break out of defence?
It's okay if you have good defenders but I can't understand why he didn't strengthen the defence is he converting Lambert?
I hope he has plans to borrow a good defender soon
There is NO LOAN WINDOW in the prem At least know the rules of the sport you play or support
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]This! Thumbs up for that post.[/p][/quote]Osprey I posted that our defence needed strengthening & you told me to go back playing with the funny shaped ball or words to that effect. One of the best forms of defence is attack whilst keeping control of the ball in any team ball game. whilst keeping on the front three Man U were worried & we looked okay for the very least a draw so why with a weak defender like Fonte did he take of our attackers to bring on speed boys to break out of defence? It's okay if you have good defenders but I can't understand why he didn't strengthen the defence is he converting Lambert? I hope he has plans to borrow a good defender soon[/p][/quote]There is NO LOAN WINDOW in the prem At least know the rules of the sport you play or support Saintsayer II

8:57am Mon 3 Sep 12

Saintsayer II says...

I didn't disagree with the substitutions but why wasn't Jay rod put in the middle as a straight replacement for RL He surely is a more experienced CF who was capable of winning high balls against Ferdinand

Fante and Fox were exposed many times but we have their replacements in Luke and Yoshida
I didn't disagree with the substitutions but why wasn't Jay rod put in the middle as a straight replacement for RL He surely is a more experienced CF who was capable of winning high balls against Ferdinand Fante and Fox were exposed many times but we have their replacements in Luke and Yoshida Saintsayer II

8:58am Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Adkins...
I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did.
You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best.
Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking.
2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done?
If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you.
I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point.
35 games left... 40 points to go
Bit harsh Noggie.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Adkins... I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did. You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best. Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking. 2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done? If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you. I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point. 35 games left... 40 points to go[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Noggie. mack chinnon

9:05am Mon 3 Sep 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Adkins...
I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did.
You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best.
Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking.
2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done?
If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you.
I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point.
35 games left... 40 points to go
Bit harsh Noggie.
Mack. Sorry about my corner prediction. Looks like we still can't attack or defend them. :(

Do you think we could learn a lesson from United? Whatever the problems with the marking, for their winner, if my eyes saw it correctly, I 'liked' (sic) the way a player ran to where RVP was being marked by JWP, then took JWP away, leaving RVP unmarked. It was a bit like the Skate's equaliser at their shed last year.

Both ends need work, but we're getting there.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Adkins... I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did. You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best. Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking. 2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done? If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you. I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point. 35 games left... 40 points to go[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Noggie.[/p][/quote]Mack. Sorry about my corner prediction. Looks like we still can't attack or defend them. :( Do you think we could learn a lesson from United? Whatever the problems with the marking, for their winner, if my eyes saw it correctly, I 'liked' (sic) the way a player ran to where RVP was being marked by JWP, then took JWP away, leaving RVP unmarked. It was a bit like the Skate's equaliser at their shed last year. Both ends need work, but we're getting there. Strasbourg Saint

9:05am Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

I thought we were good yesterday and with our new editions we will get better.
Im not worried.
I thought we were good yesterday and with our new editions we will get better. Im not worried. mack chinnon

9:16am Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Adkins...
I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did.
You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best.
Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking.
2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done?
If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you.
I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point.
35 games left... 40 points to go
Bit harsh Noggie.
Mack. Sorry about my corner prediction. Looks like we still can't attack or defend them. :(

Do you think we could learn a lesson from United? Whatever the problems with the marking, for their winner, if my eyes saw it correctly, I 'liked' (sic) the way a player ran to where RVP was being marked by JWP, then took JWP away, leaving RVP unmarked. It was a bit like the Skate's equaliser at their shed last year.

Both ends need work, but we're getting there.
I see where your coming from but at the end of the day it was a cracking delivery.That is what we need.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Adkins... I have had a lot of respect for you but after getting back from the game I have to disagree with what you did. You took off 3 of our best players and disrupted the balance. We had them beaten (even with a dodgy ref) but your decisions were bad at best. Spider was immense, Lallana world class, Punchy played his best game and Lambert was cracking. 2 out of 3 games I have been so proud to wear my shirt but you must go to bed thinking what have I done? If Sharp is only good enough for the Championship.... so are you. I've met you, I like you but today you really screwed up and cost us at least a point. 35 games left... 40 points to go[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Noggie.[/p][/quote]Mack. Sorry about my corner prediction. Looks like we still can't attack or defend them. :( Do you think we could learn a lesson from United? Whatever the problems with the marking, for their winner, if my eyes saw it correctly, I 'liked' (sic) the way a player ran to where RVP was being marked by JWP, then took JWP away, leaving RVP unmarked. It was a bit like the Skate's equaliser at their shed last year. Both ends need work, but we're getting there.[/p][/quote]I see where your coming from but at the end of the day it was a cracking delivery.That is what we need. mack chinnon

12:57pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Normandy says...

It appears even the review of Man Utd agreed once the subs came on for Saints it was much easier for them,It looks like evn the most lyal Saints fan agree that NA made abig mistake, why chane a winning formular,I was parking the car and it to was 2-1 to Saints, was really exited as it looked like we were about to beat Man U then got back up to watch the TV and we lost, gutted, It was a very bad decision and NA needs to unders tand change nothing when all is going well, We now have 0 points hope this changes soon but if this continues it is clear that NC will not let it carry on, early days I know and fingers crossed
It appears even the review of Man Utd agreed once the subs came on for Saints it was much easier for them,It looks like evn the most lyal Saints fan agree that NA made abig mistake, why chane a winning formular,I was parking the car and it to was 2-1 to Saints, was really exited as it looked like we were about to beat Man U then got back up to watch the TV and we lost, gutted, It was a very bad decision and NA needs to unders tand change nothing when all is going well, We now have 0 points hope this changes soon but if this continues it is clear that NC will not let it carry on, early days I know and fingers crossed Normandy

12:57pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Normandy says...

It appears even the review of Man Utd agreed once the subs came on for Saints it was much easier for them,It looks like evn the most lyal Saints fan agree that NA made abig mistake, why chane a winning formular,I was parking the car and it to was 2-1 to Saints, was really exited as it looked like we were about to beat Man U then got back up to watch the TV and we lost, gutted, It was a very bad decision and NA needs to unders tand change nothing when all is going well, We now have 0 points hope this changes soon but if this continues it is clear that NC will not let it carry on, early days I know and fingers crossed
It appears even the review of Man Utd agreed once the subs came on for Saints it was much easier for them,It looks like evn the most lyal Saints fan agree that NA made abig mistake, why chane a winning formular,I was parking the car and it to was 2-1 to Saints, was really exited as it looked like we were about to beat Man U then got back up to watch the TV and we lost, gutted, It was a very bad decision and NA needs to unders tand change nothing when all is going well, We now have 0 points hope this changes soon but if this continues it is clear that NC will not let it carry on, early days I know and fingers crossed Normandy

1:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Normandy says...

Big mistake from NA am a bit worried have to say
Big mistake from NA am a bit worried have to say Normandy

1:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Normandy says...

Big mistake from NA am a bit worried have to say
Big mistake from NA am a bit worried have to say Normandy

1:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Normandy says...

Big mistake from NA am a bit worried have to say
Big mistake from NA am a bit worried have to say Normandy

1:59pm Mon 3 Sep 12

StHuey says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Saintsteve7 wrote:
StHuey wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR
Like this alot!
Like your post St Huey. Only thing wrong is the suggestion that people should go and watch Skates. Ugh. Shudder at the thought. I thought Adkins got it just about right. I would have preferred to see Lambert stay on though, but I can see why Adkins did it. He could see we we getting pinned back and though a quicker fresher pair of legs would cause them problems both in terms of breakaways and chasing the defenders down. Adkins is right in that both he and the players will have learned a lot from that. Winning in injury time is something United have done for many years, but where 4 minutes injury time came from I don't know.
My suggestion to watch the Skates wasn't meant to be taken literally... I mean, if anyone would literally consider doing it, they probably are one anyway... or alternatively are a mentalist like Enock and GHamilton
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: A lot of my fellow Saints fans posting on here make me ashamed to be classed in the same bracket with you. Your narrow vision and selective viewing from today's game is appalling. We played a blinder today and every one of our players gave his all, each one making a number of telling contributions throughout the game. It was a case of fine margins for how we lost today and it wasn't the fault of any of the subs or any of our players in particular and it was certainly nothing to do with our manager's decision making. We were on the back foot before the subs were made for reasons that are more than things within Saints control. Ferguson knows a few things about winning games too, or do all the know alls on here think his team didn't come into the equation? It might be easier to try and pin the blame on a specific player or on a specific decision, but it isn't like that and that is why I am eternally grateful that Adkins is our manager rather than any of you posters on here. Adkins was imploring the team to push out towards the end, before the substitutions, and not get pegged into their area but they couldn't do it. He had to change something and freshen up the attack. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, but we will learn from it and we will get better at dominating the best teams in the land, which we demonstrated we can do today. The fans of the most successful clubs get behind their team no matter what. Perhaps if more Saints fans could get some perspective and not want to throw the baby out with the bath water just because we tired and made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the game, there is a chance that we could join that elite. I bet if Man Utd had lost today, their fans wouldn't have gone straight on to the fan sites berating Ferguson and his team, because they know one blip does not make a season. It takes more than a good team, a good manager and a good chairman to be successful. It takes committed supportive fans to make it work. So perhaps you could all try and remember that next time things don't go our way or you don't agree with a decision or an action. Reserve your judgement until the end of the season and until then, zip it, find the positives and get behind the team. Remember In Adkins we Trust? I do and if you don't, go and watch the Skates instead, it would do us all a favour. COYR[/p][/quote]Like this alot![/p][/quote]Like your post St Huey. Only thing wrong is the suggestion that people should go and watch Skates. Ugh. Shudder at the thought. I thought Adkins got it just about right. I would have preferred to see Lambert stay on though, but I can see why Adkins did it. He could see we we getting pinned back and though a quicker fresher pair of legs would cause them problems both in terms of breakaways and chasing the defenders down. Adkins is right in that both he and the players will have learned a lot from that. Winning in injury time is something United have done for many years, but where 4 minutes injury time came from I don't know.[/p][/quote]My suggestion to watch the Skates wasn't meant to be taken literally... I mean, if anyone would literally consider doing it, they probably are one anyway... or alternatively are a mentalist like Enock and GHamilton StHuey

2:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

StHuey says...

SaintPC wrote:
I find the cynicism do Adkins incredible, he made the right tactical changes but the players on the pitch didn't manage to do the job he asked of them. J-Rod wasn't winning much in the air as was mis-timing his jumps. Mayuka wasn't holding the ball up, and the team weren't playing it into the channels for him to chase down, but they only met him a few days ago. Defensively, we just got tired and ragged, we all know Fonte isn't quite up to prem standard, but we have his replacement ready to join up with the team before the Arsenal game. These four games were always going to be a learning curve, we have played superbly, apart from controlling a game in the latter stages. That's our lesson. But Utd have been scoring late goals against clubs or years, and City have done the same more recently. Get all of our players available, get passed these four games, and the season starts properly for us against villa at home. Let's have some faith as fans, we are playing some brilliant football, the results WILL come!! COYR
Bang on. With a little more luck and a more experienced team, we would be sitting on 6 points already from last season's top 2.
Adkins had the team playing some awesome overlapping football and we will only get better as the team settles
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: I find the cynicism do Adkins incredible, he made the right tactical changes but the players on the pitch didn't manage to do the job he asked of them. J-Rod wasn't winning much in the air as was mis-timing his jumps. Mayuka wasn't holding the ball up, and the team weren't playing it into the channels for him to chase down, but they only met him a few days ago. Defensively, we just got tired and ragged, we all know Fonte isn't quite up to prem standard, but we have his replacement ready to join up with the team before the Arsenal game. These four games were always going to be a learning curve, we have played superbly, apart from controlling a game in the latter stages. That's our lesson. But Utd have been scoring late goals against clubs or years, and City have done the same more recently. Get all of our players available, get passed these four games, and the season starts properly for us against villa at home. Let's have some faith as fans, we are playing some brilliant football, the results WILL come!! COYR[/p][/quote]Bang on. With a little more luck and a more experienced team, we would be sitting on 6 points already from last season's top 2. Adkins had the team playing some awesome overlapping football and we will only get better as the team settles StHuey

2:21pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

At last some sense !! Good posts.
At last some sense !! Good posts. Alicesdad

4:01pm Mon 3 Sep 12

wellow saint says...

We will progress providing Adkins learns the clear lesson from yesterday, do not play Guly. We looked so much better with Puncheon who actually attacks players and gets in crosses. Guly looks nice passing the ball around but never hurts the opposition and never posses as threat.
We will progress providing Adkins learns the clear lesson from yesterday, do not play Guly. We looked so much better with Puncheon who actually attacks players and gets in crosses. Guly looks nice passing the ball around but never hurts the opposition and never posses as threat. wellow saint

4:01pm Mon 3 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

redsnapper wrote:
Again FONTE loses concentration in the last vital minutes and K DAVIS had a shocker.

The rest were brilliant.
Fonte was the weak link in defence last season in the championship.Also Danny Fox is ok going forward but his skills as a defender are not premiership class.
Clyne looks a class act though but most worrying of all is Kelvin Davies.I rember when he played at the top level for Sunderland they ended the season being relegated.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Again FONTE loses concentration in the last vital minutes and K DAVIS had a shocker. The rest were brilliant.[/p][/quote]Fonte was the weak link in defence last season in the championship.Also Danny Fox is ok going forward but his skills as a defender are not premiership class. Clyne looks a class act though but most worrying of all is Kelvin Davies.I rember when he played at the top level for Sunderland they ended the season being relegated. CB FRY LIVES

4:18pm Mon 3 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Stevi H wrote:
"You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness.

Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol.

P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats
I think there were more empty seats at Fratton when OLDHAM did the business on Saturday.You might have an ex SAINT,Brian Howard as your captain now but he is the only half decent player in your make and mend team.Tomorrow you will get another chance to see a half decent player if Lee Barnard is picked for the Cherries in their Johnstone Paint match against your lot.Dont forget he won the trophy with the SUPER SAINTS and has already scored against your weedy defence this season.
[quote][p][bold]Stevi H[/bold] wrote: "You scummers make me laugh you 2 -1 up and you take off your best players with nearly 16 minutes to go againt 1 of the best clubs in Europe total madness. Adkins must go but unfortunatly for you lot it looks like Harrys waiting in the wings again lol lol. P.S was there a fire drill throughout the game!!! ??? so many empty seats[/p][/quote]I think there were more empty seats at Fratton when OLDHAM did the business on Saturday.You might have an ex SAINT,Brian Howard as your captain now but he is the only half decent player in your make and mend team.Tomorrow you will get another chance to see a half decent player if Lee Barnard is picked for the Cherries in their Johnstone Paint match against your lot.Dont forget he won the trophy with the SUPER SAINTS and has already scored against your weedy defence this season. CB FRY LIVES

5:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Enock84 wrote:
Come on pal he is **** it's peaple like u who sing his name at ground who should be banned from stadium unless u don't go and just hide away on forums like this u little **** from a season ticket holder
I went to bed and woke up to your wonderful post today!!
I am always very respectful of my fellow Saints fans regardless of whether I agree or not. In your case sunshine, Im gonna make an exception. The preceding post to this one was a JOKE !! As you didnt get the JOKE i'll explain.....
I was agreeing with you !! (hence the Lol) and as your name is Enock (Enoch) saying you would pay for him to leave the country might be looked at as nothing to do with his football ability!!!
Do you get the JOKE yet ? Mmm.. think I smell wood burning!!
Now when I got my season ticket, it just meant I was another Saints fan there to watch. But YOUR season ticket gives you so much more. It tells you what I sing, and how tall I am !!!
Have some f.....g respect and save your abuse for theskates tw@t!!
Ah wait... you didnt say where the season ticket was for... Fratton Park??? in which case FOAD fish boy

STID
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: Come on pal he is **** it's peaple like u who sing his name at ground who should be banned from stadium unless u don't go and just hide away on forums like this u little **** from a season ticket holder[/p][/quote]I went to bed and woke up to your wonderful post today!! I am always very respectful of my fellow Saints fans regardless of whether I agree or not. In your case sunshine, Im gonna make an exception. The preceding post to this one was a JOKE !! As you didnt get the JOKE i'll explain..... I was agreeing with you !! (hence the Lol) and as your name is Enock (Enoch) saying you would pay for him to leave the country might be looked at as nothing to do with his football ability!!! Do you get the JOKE yet ? Mmm.. think I smell wood burning!! Now when I got my season ticket, it just meant I was another Saints fan there to watch. But YOUR season ticket gives you so much more. It tells you what I sing, and how tall I am !!! Have some f.....g respect and save your abuse for theskates tw@t!! Ah wait... you didnt say where the season ticket was for... Fratton Park??? in which case FOAD fish boy STID st1halo

7:14pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Still waiting for "one hellllll of a beating" quotes.... won't be long if we continue playing like this.
All this season is about is being the 4th worst team in the league (at least)
We are better than QPR, Villa, Liverpool, Stoke, Norwich, West Ham, Sunderland.... I'm not worried.
COYRs!!!
Still waiting for "one hellllll of a beating" quotes.... won't be long if we continue playing like this. All this season is about is being the 4th worst team in the league (at least) We are better than QPR, Villa, Liverpool, Stoke, Norwich, West Ham, Sunderland.... I'm not worried. COYRs!!! Norwegian Saint

7:21pm Mon 3 Sep 12

GHamilton says...

I'm glad NA is our manager, despite his mistake yeserday; this promotion to the Premier League is as much a learning experiencefor him as it is for his players. If anyone had said that Alex Ferguson would have celibrated is 1000th match as Man Utd manager after his first 10 games in charge...nobody would have believed it. Despite NA saying he was right to make the changes, i think when he's not in front of a mic; he'll have a few lingering doughts.
During our stay in the premier league though we will run across other strikers that on their day, are as good as RVP; and we will have to learn how to deal with them. One way is to cut off their supply, No matter how good a striker is....if he does nt get the service, he'll struggle. I'm sure NA told them this , but on three occasions Fox allowed their wide man Valencia too much space, allowing him to get his cross in under no pressure. I think another point NA should look at, is that giving away a corner should be regarded as a LAST resort, rather than a easy option. We don't defend corners too well really, by conceeding them we just invite more pressure on ourselves. Still, early days, confident results will come, and Saints will climb the league...without HR back; shame to disturb him from his new hobby!!.
I'm glad NA is our manager, despite his mistake yeserday; this promotion to the Premier League is as much a learning experiencefor him as it is for his players. If anyone had said that Alex Ferguson would have celibrated is 1000th match as Man Utd manager after his first 10 games in charge...nobody would have believed it. Despite NA saying he was right to make the changes, i think when he's not in front of a mic; he'll have a few lingering doughts. During our stay in the premier league though we will run across other strikers that on their day, are as good as RVP; and we will have to learn how to deal with them. One way is to cut off their supply, No matter how good a striker is....if he does nt get the service, he'll struggle. I'm sure NA told them this , but on three occasions Fox allowed their wide man Valencia too much space, allowing him to get his cross in under no pressure. I think another point NA should look at, is that giving away a corner should be regarded as a LAST resort, rather than a easy option. We don't defend corners too well really, by conceeding them we just invite more pressure on ourselves. Still, early days, confident results will come, and Saints will climb the league...without HR back; shame to disturb him from his new hobby!!. GHamilton

10:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

To st1halo
Apologies mate the wood ain't burning anymore lol I've got it huraay . Definitely not a skate and I was drunk when righting that sorry again from a season ticket holder lol only joking
To st1halo Apologies mate the wood ain't burning anymore lol I've got it huraay . Definitely not a skate and I was drunk when righting that sorry again from a season ticket holder lol only joking Enock84

12:58am Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

No worries buddy

STID
No worries buddy STID st1halo

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