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  • Jose Fonte scores twice for Saints, including a late equaliser
  • Jos Hooiveld's own goal and Kieran Richardson had put Fulham 2-1 up
  • Saints up to 17th in the Premier League table

3:45pm

Thanks for joining us today. Saints failed to get the win they wanted, but the good news is they are up a place in the table and out of the relegation zone heading into the international break.

3:26pm

FULL-TIME: Saints 2 Fulham 2

3:23pm

GOAL: Saints 2 Fulham 2 (Fonte 90): Saints reply almost immediately. Danny Fox's in-swinging free-kick from deep is headed home by Fonte, who celebrates his second of the match.

3:21pm

GOAL: Saints 1 Fulham 2 (Richardson 88): A long ball from defence finds Riether all alone down the right-hand side. His cut back picks out Kieran Richardson, who fires in a deflected shot.

3:18pm

CHANCE: Adam Lallana twists and turns on the left and delivers an in-swinging cross. Jay Rodriguez gets onto it at the back post, but bounces a header into the ground and over the bar in the 86th minute.

3:12pm

CHANCE: Fulham attack Saints down the right in the 80th minute. Damien Duff plays in Sascha Riether on the overlap. His cutback finds Kieran Richardson, but he fires well over under pressure from Steven Davis.

3:01pm

GOAL: Saints 1 Fulham 1 (Hooiveld og 69): Sascha Riether's low ball from the right finds its way to John Arne Riise just outside the area. His powerful drive is heading wide, but is accidentally turned in by the outstretched leg of Jos Hooiveld.

3:00pm

A couple of changes have been made. Jason Puncheon and Rickie Lambert are off for Saints, with Richard Chaplow and Guly do Prado on in their places. For Fulham, Alex Kacaniklic is off and Kieran Richardson is on.

2:53pm

CHANCE: Fulham very nearly level on the hour mark. Bryan Ruiz's in-swinging free-kick hits Steve Sidwell and comes back off the post. Saints escape again moments later, as Paulo Gazzaniga makes a good close range save from Hugo Rodallega's header.

2:50pm

CHANCE: Jay Rodriguez breaks forward from deep and fires in a low shot from just outside the area in the 57th minute which Mark Schwarzer gets behind to save.

2:43pm

CHANCE: Saints break well in the 51st minute after Morgan Schneiderlin intercepts Brede Hangeland's pass. The move ends with the Frenchman's ball from the right being fired over by Rickie Lambert from 16 yards. Schneiderlin earlier joined Jos Hooiveld in Mark Clattenburg's book for a foul on John Arne Riise.

2:33pm

The teams are back out for the second half...

2:22pm

HALF-TIME: Saints 1 Fulham 0

2:21pm

CHANCE: Jos Hooiveld completely misjudges a long ball out of defence deep into added time, allowing Hugo Rodallega in, but he pokes the ball wide of the goal with just Paulo Gazzaniga to beat.

2:19pm

CHANCE: Aaron Hughes gets on the end of Bryan Ruiz's corner in the first minute of added time, but powers his header straight at Paulo Gazzaniga.

2:13pm

CHANCE: Jason Puncheon works the ball to Rickie Lambert in space on the left side of the penalty area, but the striker's powerful low shot is kept out by Mark Schwarzer at the near post in the 40th minute.

1:55pm

CHANCE: Mark Schwarzer flaps at Adam Lallana's 22nd minute corner, with the ball subsequently hitting Jason Puncheon at the back post. Sascha Riether is there to clear it off the line, though. From the resulting corner, Puncheon fires home from Rickie Lambert's knockdown, but is penalised for a trip on Schwarzer.

1:50pm

CHANCE: Saints go close to a second, as a nice move involving Danny Fox, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodiguez results in Rodriguez squaring to Rickie Lambert, who slides a right-foot shot just wide in the 18th minute.

1:41pm

Saints forced into a defensive reshuffle in the eighth minute. Frazer Richardson picks up an injury and has to be stretchered off. Jos Hooiveld replaces him. Hooiveld goes to centre back, with Maya Yoshida moving to right back.

1:38pm

GOAL: Saints 1 Fulham 0 (Fonte 4): A great start for Saints. Adam Lallana's corner is met by Jose Fonte, who showed some nice movement to find space at the near post. His header loops across goal and lands just inside the far post.

1:27pm

The teams have emerged from the tunnel ahead of the match. Kick-off now just a few minutes away. We will have updates here for you throughout the game...

1:09pm

 

You need to fight to get results in each and every game, but I think for large periods in each and every game we’ve showed we’re capable of playing at this level. It is just about ironing out the little mistakes that have cost us. We've looked at it and we’ve had a tough start to the season in terms of the fixtures. We played against some of the top teams but we’re now going into a run now where hopefully we can start picking up some points. If you're going to achieve anything in any season your home form needs to be good and hopefully on Sunday we can go and get a positive result for the fans.

Saints midfielder Steven Davis

12:59pm

FORM GUIDE:
Saints last six (league only): L L L L W L
Fulham last six (league only): W L L W W L
Saints top scorer (league only): Rickie Lambert (4)
Fulham top scorer (league only): Damien Duff, Mladen Petric (3)
Match odds: Saints 8/5, draw 9/4, Fulham 7/4

12:56pm

Injured Saints midfielder Jack Cork on Twitter:

12:49pm

The headline news for Saints is that club record signing Gaston Ramirez misses out with a thigh injury that he sustained in training. Nathaniel Clyne is also absent with a dead leg, meaning Danny Fox returns at left-back, while Frazer Richardson continues on the opposite side of defence. Morgan Schneiderlin returns from the knee injury that kept him out against Everton. It’s three changes in total for Saints, as Jason Puncheon is also restored to the starting line-up, while James Ward-Prowse drops to the bench.

Just the one change for Fulham, as Alex Kačaniklic replaces the injured Mladen Petric. Dimitar Berbatov is again sidelined with a hip problem.

12:46pm

THE LINE-UPS

SAINTS: Gazzaniga, Richardson, Fonte, Yoshida, Fox, Puncheon, S Davis, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Lambert, Rodriguez.
Subs: K Davis, Hooiveld, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Mayuka, Chaplow, Reeves.

FULHAM: Schwarzer, Riise, Hangeland, Baird, Sidwell, Ruiz, Duff, Hughes, Rodallega, Riether, Kačaniklic.
Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Senderos, Kasami, Karagounis, Richardson, Briggs.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

12:19pm


Rickie Lambert is probably one of the best target men we’ve got in England. He is very dangerous with crosses, especially at the far post. If you see their line-up and if you are capable as a club of getting the likes of Gaston Ramirez then you’re heading in the right direction. I thought they were very unfortunate in two or three matches, even against Manchester City away from home. They should have quite a few more points. They play with four players up front and if you talk about Ramirez, Adam Lallana and the like, they are all good players. You saw that in the first 30 minutes against Everton and against Man City, for example. I think they’ve got the quality to survive in the league and to hurt you.

Fulham manager Martin Jol

12:18pm


It is a match we can lose, but it is a game we’re going to look to go and win. You have to be positive at home. We have been very good at St Mary’s over the last few years and again starting this season. The atmosphere in the last home game when we beat Aston Villa 4-1 was electrifying. It was fantastic. The supporters lifted the players, the players lifted the supporters so everyone was together as one. We produced an excellent performance and got an excellent win. We’re under no illusions, though, as Fulham are going to be a tough team to beat. We don’t think we’re just going to turn up and going to win. Fulham have had a very promising start. They’re very organised, have good players and have won games this season. We know we’ve got to be at the top of our game, like every game in the Premier League, but we’ve got to go and look to win our games at home.

Saints manager Nigel Adkins

11:56am

FULHAM TEAM NEWS: The Cottagers have serious concerns in attack heading into this game. Dimitar Berbatov is likely to be sidelined with a hip injury, while fellow striker Mladen Petric is a doubt after sustaining a calf problem this week. Kieran Richardson is back in contention after recovering from an issue with his hip, while free agent signing Mickael Tavares could be involved. Philippe Senderos, Pajtim Kasami, Kerim Frei and Ashkan Dejagah have all stepped up their returns to fitness this week.

11:56am

SAINTS TEAM NEWS: Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin returned to training this week, after suffering a knee injury that kept him out of last week’s visit to Everton. This game may come too soon for him, though. Jack Cork (knee) remains sidelined, while Tadanari Lee (elbow) is a doubt once again. Dan Seaborne (ankle) is hoping to be fit. Keeper Artur Boruc is competing for a place in the squad, after coming through an under-21 fixture in the week.

11:30am

Good morning and welcome to the Daily Echo’s blog covering today’s Premier League contest between Saints and Fulham, at St Mary’s (kick-off 1.30pm). Nigel Adkins’ side slipped back into the relegation zone yesterday, but will move out of the bottom three with a point or better today. Saints won their last league match at home, thumping Aston Villa 4-1, but suffered defeat in their most recent outing, a 3-1 loss at Everton. Fulham start the match in ninth place in the table and are in search of their second away win of the season. We will have the teams when they become available and updates for you throughout the game.

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11:32am Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

3 points, 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisp please
3 points, 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisp please Mush On The Beach

11:33am Sun 7 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rumour mill in overdrive on the injury front, but as usual we have to wait and see. It would be nice to improve our goal difference!
Rumour mill in overdrive on the injury front, but as usual we have to wait and see. It would be nice to improve our goal difference! OSPREYSAINT

11:49am Sun 7 Oct 12

insane saint says...

COYR

LETS GET THE 3 POINTS TODAY AND MOVE UP THE TABLE.....



WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON PRIDE AND THE ONLY TEAM IN THE SOUTH....


BRING THEM ON AND SEND THEM HOME WITH NOTHING

COME ON LETS SING OUR HEARTS OUT AND GET THE BOYS OVER THE LINE....


TOGETHER AS ONE

COYR....
COYR LETS GET THE 3 POINTS TODAY AND MOVE UP THE TABLE..... WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON PRIDE AND THE ONLY TEAM IN THE SOUTH.... BRING THEM ON AND SEND THEM HOME WITH NOTHING COME ON LETS SING OUR HEARTS OUT AND GET THE BOYS OVER THE LINE.... TOGETHER AS ONE COYR.... insane saint

12:05pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed.
North sea checking in.
COYR.
I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed. North sea checking in. COYR. mack chinnon

12:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Right, I am on my way, so no waffle from me until later today, I am struggling with a throat infection so someone else is going to shout for me. COYRs
Right, I am on my way, so no waffle from me until later today, I am struggling with a throat infection so someone else is going to shout for me. COYRs OSPREYSAINT

12:24pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Right, I am on my way, so no waffle from me until later today, I am struggling with a throat infection so someone else is going to shout for me. COYRs
Can we have that in writing?
Only joking :)
Enjoy the game. COYR!!!

I was at my adopted teams 1st game today Perth Glory. We battered Brisbane 1-0 so am feeling the joy continuing..... 3-1 Saints
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Right, I am on my way, so no waffle from me until later today, I am struggling with a throat infection so someone else is going to shout for me. COYRs[/p][/quote]Can we have that in writing? Only joking :) Enjoy the game. COYR!!! I was at my adopted teams 1st game today Perth Glory. We battered Brisbane 1-0 so am feeling the joy continuing..... 3-1 Saints Mush On The Beach

12:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Signing in from Stavanger,Norway
So hopeing for 3 points.
Going for a 3-1 win.
Cant get Saints Player anymore... I can get in my account... but wont allow me to play it... still taking me £4.50!
Up the Saints!!!
Signing in from Stavanger,Norway So hopeing for 3 points. Going for a 3-1 win. Cant get Saints Player anymore... I can get in my account... but wont allow me to play it... still taking me £4.50! Up the Saints!!! Norwegian Saint

12:50pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsnumbers says...

No Clyne?! Is he hurt?
No Clyne?! Is he hurt? Saintsnumbers

12:51pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Signing in from Stavanger,Norway
So hopeing for 3 points.
Going for a 3-1 win.
Cant get Saints Player anymore... I can get in my account... but wont allow me to play it... still taking me £4.50!
Up the Saints!!!
Good evening Naughty Norge. Hope you are primed to recite those famous people from Fulham that took one hell of a beating.

mohammed al fayed and wacko jacko come to me mind .... but I am getting ahead of myself :)
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Signing in from Stavanger,Norway So hopeing for 3 points. Going for a 3-1 win. Cant get Saints Player anymore... I can get in my account... but wont allow me to play it... still taking me £4.50! Up the Saints!!![/p][/quote]Good evening Naughty Norge. Hope you are primed to recite those famous people from Fulham that took one hell of a beating. mohammed al fayed and wacko jacko come to me mind .... but I am getting ahead of myself :) Mush On The Beach

12:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsnumbers says...

Ugh... Clyne and Ramirez out through injury. This will be tough.
Ugh... Clyne and Ramirez out through injury. This will be tough. Saintsnumbers

1:01pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Saintsnumbers wrote:
Ugh... Clyne and Ramirez out through injury. This will be tough.
Osprey and hispanic internet connections proved right abot Ramirez and we heard it from him first.
****. I had both in my dream team.
2-1 Saints
[quote][p][bold]Saintsnumbers[/bold] wrote: Ugh... Clyne and Ramirez out through injury. This will be tough.[/p][/quote]Osprey and hispanic internet connections proved right abot Ramirez and we heard it from him first. ****. I had both in my dream team. 2-1 Saints Mush On The Beach

1:03pm Sun 7 Oct 12

up saints says...

Saintsnumbers wrote:
Ugh... Clyne and Ramirez out through injury. This will be tough.
with his team i would take a draw but need 3 points
[quote][p][bold]Saintsnumbers[/bold] wrote: Ugh... Clyne and Ramirez out through injury. This will be tough.[/p][/quote]with his team i would take a draw but need 3 points up saints

1:05pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mike saint says...

Thats a good start no Ramirez or Clyne. The bench looks very weak to.
Things dont look good.”
Could be Fulhams first win in Southampton for many years.
Thats a good start no Ramirez or Clyne. The bench looks very weak to. Things dont look good.” Could be Fulhams first win in Southampton for many years. mike saint

1:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

come on you saints, will be tough but we can win, 3 points please.
come on you saints, will be tough but we can win, 3 points please. hates the skates

1:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

mike saint wrote:
Thats a good start no Ramirez or Clyne. The bench looks very weak to.
Things dont look good.”
Could be Fulhams first win in Southampton for many years.
No excuses or self pity.
They are missing Berbatov and Petric.
COYR!!!
[quote][p][bold]mike saint[/bold] wrote: Thats a good start no Ramirez or Clyne. The bench looks very weak to. Things dont look good.” Could be Fulhams first win in Southampton for many years.[/p][/quote]No excuses or self pity. They are missing Berbatov and Petric. COYR!!! Mush On The Beach

1:17pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

mike saint wrote:
Thats a good start no Ramirez or Clyne. The bench looks very weak to.
Things dont look good.”
Could be Fulhams first win in Southampton for many years.
positive!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mike saint[/bold] wrote: Thats a good start no Ramirez or Clyne. The bench looks very weak to. Things dont look good.” Could be Fulhams first win in Southampton for many years.[/p][/quote]positive!!!!!! hates the skates

1:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

St.Yorkie says...

Best performance of the season today...expecting great things from everyone!
Shame about Clyne and Ramirez...will that stop them from attending international duty? Could be a ploy by the management? Consoiracy theroies will abound.
Checking out from Pocklington until after the game...a satellite link has my name on it to watch live!!!
Stream me up Stotty!
Best performance of the season today...expecting great things from everyone! Shame about Clyne and Ramirez...will that stop them from attending international duty? Could be a ploy by the management? Consoiracy theroies will abound. Checking out from Pocklington until after the game...a satellite link has my name on it to watch live!!! Stream me up Stotty! St.Yorkie

1:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsnumbers says...

On the bright side, if we win with this line-up, it augurs well for the rest of the season.

2-2, after second-half fightback.

Or maybe one better!
On the bright side, if we win with this line-up, it augurs well for the rest of the season. 2-2, after second-half fightback. Or maybe one better! Saintsnumbers

1:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

Nice to see Reeves on the bench again.
Nice to see Reeves on the bench again. mack chinnon

1:30pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Tirau Dan says...

Ere we go.. live on Sky here in NZ.. a rare treat - loverly come on lads 2-1 will do nicely but I wish wish wish for 4-0 with nice early goals.... does the heart good!
Ere we go.. live on Sky here in NZ.. a rare treat - loverly come on lads 2-1 will do nicely but I wish wish wish for 4-0 with nice early goals.... does the heart good! Tirau Dan

1:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Andyt66 says...

Up and at it nice and early here in the States. Nasty waking up to the injury news, but I have a feeling today will be Lallana's day. 3 points please boys
Up and at it nice and early here in the States. Nasty waking up to the injury news, but I have a feeling today will be Lallana's day. 3 points please boys Andyt66

1:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Fonte my boy get in
Fonte my boy get in Mush On The Beach

1:35pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Tirau Dan says...

well thats one of em! Jose Jose Jose
well thats one of em! Jose Jose Jose Tirau Dan

1:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

G’day our resident skunts loitering in the background. Watching and waiting and praying for a blip so you can introduce yourself on here with a hard on. Be brave and admit you are watching now before a result is determined.
We know you want to be us
G’day our resident skunts loitering in the background. Watching and waiting and praying for a blip so you can introduce yourself on here with a hard on. Be brave and admit you are watching now before a result is determined. We know you want to be us Mush On The Beach

1:53pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

good start hopefully they can keep their heads and shape and not let in 3 goals in 13 minutes.............
................ coyr
good start hopefully they can keep their heads and shape and not let in 3 goals in 13 minutes............. ................ coyr hates the skates

1:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Are you sure Clattenberg, that looked like 2-o to me. God I hate over protection of goalies
Are you sure Clattenberg, that looked like 2-o to me. God I hate over protection of goalies Mush On The Beach

2:04pm Sun 7 Oct 12

SaintClements says...

My other half has just commented that Gazzaniga is her new favourite player. And that if he stays in the team she may finally watch Saints games with me.

Make of that what you will...
My other half has just commented that Gazzaniga is her new favourite player. And that if he stays in the team she may finally watch Saints games with me. Make of that what you will... SaintClements

2:13pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

It’s not sexy.
Good pressing Saints but we could put them to the sword before half time if we moved up the tempo slightly
It’s not sexy. Good pressing Saints but we could put them to the sword before half time if we moved up the tempo slightly Mush On The Beach

2:16pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
It’s not sexy.
Good pressing Saints but we could put them to the sword before half time if we moved up the tempo slightly
I agree we look good at times then its a stupid pass that lets us down
i think we have to be physical on the ball
WHATS WIV THE EMPTY SEATS ?
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: It’s not sexy. Good pressing Saints but we could put them to the sword before half time if we moved up the tempo slightly[/p][/quote]I agree we look good at times then its a stupid pass that lets us down i think we have to be physical on the ball WHATS WIV THE EMPTY SEATS ? willygetaway

2:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

JP playing a blinder covering for our new "right back"...
JP playing a blinder covering for our new "right back"... MGRA

2:19pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Poor game so far but hey we're winning!!!
Poor game so far but hey we're winning!!! Saintsteve7

2:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

I think that Puncheon is earning the right for an automatic first team place
I think that Puncheon is earning the right for an automatic first team place willygetaway

2:22pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Too many stray passes and poor first touches but we are the only team who look like scoring. Fulham are neat and tidy but toothless up top without Berbatov and we really should win this game. Maya looks a bit like a fish out of water at RB, I'm surprised Chaplow didn't get the nod.
Too many stray passes and poor first touches but we are the only team who look like scoring. Fulham are neat and tidy but toothless up top without Berbatov and we really should win this game. Maya looks a bit like a fish out of water at RB, I'm surprised Chaplow didn't get the nod. Saintsteve7

2:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

Bluddy nerve-wracking so far. I need us to get a second as soon as possible.
Bluddy nerve-wracking so far. I need us to get a second as soon as possible. Rising_Son

2:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

Bluddy nerve-wracking so far. I need us to get a second as soon as possible.
Bluddy nerve-wracking so far. I need us to get a second as soon as possible. Rising_Son

2:29pm Sun 7 Oct 12

St.Yorkie says...

Fulham are not playing that well - and we haven't taken our chances. I wonder if Rickie's chance to make it 2-0 will come back to haunt us?
Still think we will score more as Fulham will have to push on.
Lambert playing deeper with Rodriguez in a more advanced role seems to be working well.
Still think we will need to score again...
Stream me up Stotty!
Fulham are not playing that well - and we haven't taken our chances. I wonder if Rickie's chance to make it 2-0 will come back to haunt us? Still think we will score more as Fulham will have to push on. Lambert playing deeper with Rodriguez in a more advanced role seems to be working well. Still think we will need to score again... Stream me up Stotty! St.Yorkie

2:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

Saintsteve7 wrote:
Too many stray passes and poor first touches but we are the only team who look like scoring. Fulham are neat and tidy but toothless up top without Berbatov and we really should win this game. Maya looks a bit like a fish out of water at RB, I'm surprised Chaplow didn't get the nod.
yeah i agree another strange management descion, but so far so good,
[quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: Too many stray passes and poor first touches but we are the only team who look like scoring. Fulham are neat and tidy but toothless up top without Berbatov and we really should win this game. Maya looks a bit like a fish out of water at RB, I'm surprised Chaplow didn't get the nod.[/p][/quote]yeah i agree another strange management descion, but so far so good, hates the skates

2:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Fulham are banking on a smash-and-grab go at 1 or 3 points.... Our forwards have run themselves ragged... and they will try and Nick this..... NA is going to have to play his subs cannily....
Fulham are banking on a smash-and-grab go at 1 or 3 points.... Our forwards have run themselves ragged... and they will try and Nick this..... NA is going to have to play his subs cannily.... MGRA

2:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Still a skunt free zone, how are you doing watching in the shadows boys?
Still a skunt free zone, how are you doing watching in the shadows boys? Mush On The Beach

2:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

think we need mikel sivestre for a couple of months until january, he is a free agent and has expierience and could organise are defence a lot better
think we need mikel sivestre for a couple of months until january, he is a free agent and has expierience and could organise are defence a lot better hates the skates

2:42pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Tirau Dan says...

poor game so far but Saints putting in more effort and deserve this one.. Punch doing well Rickie playing a blinder everywhere except the finish... plenty of time to sort that,, Cmon Saints..
Seems a fair few spare seats..
poor game so far but Saints putting in more effort and deserve this one.. Punch doing well Rickie playing a blinder everywhere except the finish... plenty of time to sort that,, Cmon Saints.. Seems a fair few spare seats.. Tirau Dan

2:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

trying to target fox.................
......... dont set one up for em danny
trying to target fox................. ......... dont set one up for em danny hates the skates

2:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

60th minute mental panic Saints defending .... get in
60th minute mental panic Saints defending .... get in Mush On The Beach

2:59pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

WTF???!!!
No target man for us now... please don't throw it away Saints.
Lambert was also awesome in defence!
1-1.... here we go again!
WTF???!!! No target man for us now... please don't throw it away Saints. Lambert was also awesome in defence! 1-1.... here we go again! Norwegian Saint

3:00pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

another crazy managerial decision!! i want nigel to stay really do but does any one think he wants his p45? again takes r best players of and suprise surprise we conceed, he aint gotta clue really aint, wont get nothing from west ham, whats that jos 3rd top scorer in the league 3 own goals
another crazy managerial decision!! i want nigel to stay really do but does any one think he wants his p45? again takes r best players of and suprise surprise we conceed, he aint gotta clue really aint, wont get nothing from west ham, whats that jos 3rd top scorer in the league 3 own goals hates the skates

3:05pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

Rodriguez had better earn his money today.
Rodriguez had better earn his money today. mack chinnon

3:06pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

It’s been a bit off the pace today even though we have been the better team.
Resident Skunts now have a lazy lob on gagging to get to on here later.
15 mins to sort it out boys
It’s been a bit off the pace today even though we have been the better team. Resident Skunts now have a lazy lob on gagging to get to on here later. 15 mins to sort it out boys Mush On The Beach

3:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

i hear scunthorpe need a new manager.............
....................
....
i hear scunthorpe need a new manager............. .................... .... hates the skates

3:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

swesaint says...

hates the skates wrote:
another crazy managerial decision!! i want nigel to stay really do but does any one think he wants his p45? again takes r best players of and suprise surprise we conceed, he aint gotta clue really aint, wont get nothing from west ham, whats that jos 3rd top scorer in the league 3 own goals
or you could blame Ricky for not taking his 1 on 1 chance in the first.Or Ricky for putting a poor pass behing Lallana when he was going through.Easy to put a spin on anything. Go back to playing football manager
[quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: another crazy managerial decision!! i want nigel to stay really do but does any one think he wants his p45? again takes r best players of and suprise surprise we conceed, he aint gotta clue really aint, wont get nothing from west ham, whats that jos 3rd top scorer in the league 3 own goals[/p][/quote]or you could blame Ricky for not taking his 1 on 1 chance in the first.Or Ricky for putting a poor pass behing Lallana when he was going through.Easy to put a spin on anything. Go back to playing football manager swesaint

3:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Got a feeling if Saints lose this or even don't win Nigel will be blamed for those strange substitutions.
Got a feeling if Saints lose this or even don't win Nigel will be blamed for those strange substitutions. Norwegian Saint

3:09pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

77 mins Clattenberg could have sent off Schneiderlein, well done ref for not over reacting
77 mins Clattenberg could have sent off Schneiderlein, well done ref for not over reacting Mush On The Beach

3:10pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

hates the skates wrote:
i hear scunthorpe need a new manager.............

....................

....
....................
...............AND TAKE JOS AND GULY WIT U, THE MANAGER LOSES US THE GAMES WEVE LOST NOT THE OTHER TEAMS TACTICS
[quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: i hear scunthorpe need a new manager............. .................... ....[/p][/quote].................... ...............AND TAKE JOS AND GULY WIT U, THE MANAGER LOSES US THE GAMES WEVE LOST NOT THE OTHER TEAMS TACTICS hates the skates

3:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

carole&andy says...

Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier.
Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!!
Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier. Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!! carole&andy

3:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

carole&andy says...

Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier.
Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!!
Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier. Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!! carole&andy

3:15pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

deep in the sh1t no leadership, guidance no confidence or trust amongst the players, its a mess which needs sorting, one way or another heads roll so what, mikel silvestre in jos out, with the ramirez signing if we get relegated we wont be able to afford his wages, wont be long until were in the same boat as the noisy neighbours up the road
deep in the sh1t no leadership, guidance no confidence or trust amongst the players, its a mess which needs sorting, one way or another heads roll so what, mikel silvestre in jos out, with the ramirez signing if we get relegated we wont be able to afford his wages, wont be long until were in the same boat as the noisy neighbours up the road hates the skates

3:17pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

J-Rod... £7million?! should have kept Billy Sharp.
J-Rod... £7million?! should have kept Billy Sharp. Norwegian Saint

3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

carole&andy wrote:
Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier.
Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!!
You obvisouly dont watch Saints much.
[quote][p][bold]carole&andy[/bold] wrote: Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier. Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!![/p][/quote]You obvisouly dont watch Saints much. mack chinnon

3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Its Man United all over again..... simples.....
Its Man United all over again..... simples..... MGRA

3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Poor
Poor Saintsteve7

3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

carole&andy wrote:
Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier.
Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!!
You obvisouly dont watch Saints much.
[quote][p][bold]carole&andy[/bold] wrote: Have you ever been so frustrated watching a footie match ??. Why did he take Lambert off ?? He is the only one who can score us goals . Looks like we are going to need a new manager to keep us in the premier. Maybe Harry not such a bad idea !!![/p][/quote]You obvisouly dont watch Saints much. mack chinnon

3:19pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

MESSY, certainly not Messi
MESSY, certainly not Messi Mush On The Beach

3:19pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

There we go... we take off our attacking options and lose again...
sorry but Nigel has to go
There we go... we take off our attacking options and lose again... sorry but Nigel has to go Norwegian Saint

3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

WTF fair play Jos
WTF fair play Jos willygetaway

3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

maybe not quite Man United all over again....
maybe not quite Man United all over again.... MGRA

3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................
.. well dont fonte, saved his ****.................
....... for now
if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................ .. well dont fonte, saved his ****................. ....... for now hates the skates

3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Fonte MOM by a country mile!
Fonte MOM by a country mile! Saintsteve7

3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Yes! Nigel might be safe.... :-)
Yes! Nigel might be safe.... :-) Norwegian Saint

3:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Sexy point then
Sexy point then Mush On The Beach

3:23pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

Saintsteve7 wrote:
Fonte MOM by a country mile!
AGREED
[quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: Fonte MOM by a country mile![/p][/quote]AGREED willygetaway

3:24pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

hates the skates wrote:
if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................

.. well dont fonte, saved his ****................
.
....... for now
Less of the we fella
[quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................ .. well dont fonte, saved his ****................ . ....... for now[/p][/quote]Less of the we fella Mush On The Beach

3:28pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

i have it on good authority that atkins and lambert dont get on (rumour has it he is gone next window) that is why rodreguies was bought and that is why he was taken off today (stoke city ) but my question is who would you prefer atkins or lambert ???
i have it on good authority that atkins and lambert dont get on (rumour has it he is gone next window) that is why rodreguies was bought and that is why he was taken off today (stoke city ) but my question is who would you prefer atkins or lambert ??? mickey01

3:30pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

That feels like a loss.
I think Rodriguez should go out on loan. To Pompey.
That feels like a loss. I think Rodriguez should go out on loan. To Pompey. mack chinnon

3:32pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Very poor entertaiment value and a lacklustre effort against an average team who had us on the back foot at the end. Still the point is 1 to add to the total and we have to move on and add some more from the next cluster of games to keep us in the game
Very poor entertaiment value and a lacklustre effort against an average team who had us on the back foot at the end. Still the point is 1 to add to the total and we have to move on and add some more from the next cluster of games to keep us in the game Mush On The Beach

3:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

HARRY REDKNAPP !!!!!
HARRY REDKNAPP !!!!! mickey01

3:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Norwegian Saint says...

I like Nigel Adkins.... but.... some of his substitutions have made no sense.
Lambert and Punchy scared them, once they went off we were on the back foot.
Yoshida, although playing out of position was very poor.
J-Rod is only good enough for cup games.
If I was NA I would be worried, poor decisions against Man U and now Fulham.
I know for a fact that NC is a tough chairman, he won't stand much more.
Anyway, positives... Fonte and a point!
I like Nigel Adkins.... but.... some of his substitutions have made no sense. Lambert and Punchy scared them, once they went off we were on the back foot. Yoshida, although playing out of position was very poor. J-Rod is only good enough for cup games. If I was NA I would be worried, poor decisions against Man U and now Fulham. I know for a fact that NC is a tough chairman, he won't stand much more. Anyway, positives... Fonte and a point! Norwegian Saint

3:36pm Sun 7 Oct 12

harryperth says...

He did it again took of ricky and punch and we nearly lost it boy have we got a long way to go, could not understand the forward line, to many missed opportunity's.
He did it again took of ricky and punch and we nearly lost it boy have we got a long way to go, could not understand the forward line, to many missed opportunity's. harryperth

3:36pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

mack chinnon wrote:
I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed.
North sea checking in.
COYR.
YOU ARE INSANE
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed. North sea checking in. COYR.[/p][/quote]YOU ARE INSANE mickey01

3:37pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

A pointer is a point. Disappointing it wasn't 3 but then we had a make do defence after Richardson went off, no Ramirez, no Clyne, no Lee and no Cork.
A pointer is a point. Disappointing it wasn't 3 but then we had a make do defence after Richardson went off, no Ramirez, no Clyne, no Lee and no Cork. Rising_Son

3:37pm Sun 7 Oct 12

The stripes says...

We missed out on an opportunity to win that game, opposition were poor especially first half. Fought hard and got the point but was worrying why we couldn't finish them off. Game wasn't pleasant viewing. Have to say the subs decisions were terrible and I feel there's been too many iffy decisions like that and we're still conceding too many goals. International break... maybe they can sort the problems out, but not holding my breath.
We missed out on an opportunity to win that game, opposition were poor especially first half. Fought hard and got the point but was worrying why we couldn't finish them off. Game wasn't pleasant viewing. Have to say the subs decisions were terrible and I feel there's been too many iffy decisions like that and we're still conceding too many goals. International break... maybe they can sort the problems out, but not holding my breath. The stripes

3:38pm Sun 7 Oct 12

ohwhenthesaints says...

The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.
The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen. ohwhenthesaints

3:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

ohwhenthesaints wrote:
The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.
YOU DONT KNOW THE HALF OF IT MATE
[quote][p][bold]ohwhenthesaints[/bold] wrote: The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.[/p][/quote]YOU DONT KNOW THE HALF OF IT MATE mickey01

3:42pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
hates the skates wrote:
if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................


.. well dont fonte, saved his ****................

.
....... for now
Less of the we fella
two lucky seasons in which he nearly fu@ked it up and every one thinks hes the new sir alex, u explain his managerial decisions to me and give me a reason why he should stay? once again takes r two best players of, we get a lucky draw, dont know if ur aware of this u need ur best players on the pitch to win not sat on the bench as cheer leaders!!!! says everything really when he brings the only brazillian in history that cant play footie on for are best player............ arest my case.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................ .. well dont fonte, saved his ****................ . ....... for now[/p][/quote]Less of the we fella[/p][/quote]two lucky seasons in which he nearly fu@ked it up and every one thinks hes the new sir alex, u explain his managerial decisions to me and give me a reason why he should stay? once again takes r two best players of, we get a lucky draw, dont know if ur aware of this u need ur best players on the pitch to win not sat on the bench as cheer leaders!!!! says everything really when he brings the only brazillian in history that cant play footie on for are best player............ arest my case. hates the skates

3:42pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
hates the skates wrote:
if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................


.. well dont fonte, saved his ****................

.
....... for now
Less of the we fella
two lucky seasons in which he nearly fu@ked it up and every one thinks hes the new sir alex, u explain his managerial decisions to me and give me a reason why he should stay? once again takes r two best players of, we get a lucky draw, dont know if ur aware of this u need ur best players on the pitch to win not sat on the bench as cheer leaders!!!! says everything really when he brings the only brazillian in history that cant play footie on for are best player............ arest my case.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................ .. well dont fonte, saved his ****................ . ....... for now[/p][/quote]Less of the we fella[/p][/quote]two lucky seasons in which he nearly fu@ked it up and every one thinks hes the new sir alex, u explain his managerial decisions to me and give me a reason why he should stay? once again takes r two best players of, we get a lucky draw, dont know if ur aware of this u need ur best players on the pitch to win not sat on the bench as cheer leaders!!!! says everything really when he brings the only brazillian in history that cant play footie on for are best player............ arest my case. hates the skates

3:44pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

mickey01 wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed.
North sea checking in.
COYR.
YOU ARE INSANE
I agree it's not best post of the day but it's far from the stupidest. some of yours are among the favourites for that.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed. North sea checking in. COYR.[/p][/quote]YOU ARE INSANE[/p][/quote]I agree it's not best post of the day but it's far from the stupidest. some of yours are among the favourites for that. Rising_Son

3:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Awful game to watch really. I'd say we edged the first half but 2nd half never got going. I think fulham sensed our nerves 2nd half, went for it and nearly nicked all 3 points.

Jos looks completely shot to bits confidence wise as is starting to look the weak link of the 3 CB's. We need Gaston and Clyne back quickly because that was very poor today.

On the plus side I thought Fox looked solid, Guly looked lively when he came on and Morgan doesn't look out of place at this level.
Awful game to watch really. I'd say we edged the first half but 2nd half never got going. I think fulham sensed our nerves 2nd half, went for it and nearly nicked all 3 points. Jos looks completely shot to bits confidence wise as is starting to look the weak link of the 3 CB's. We need Gaston and Clyne back quickly because that was very poor today. On the plus side I thought Fox looked solid, Guly looked lively when he came on and Morgan doesn't look out of place at this level. Saintsteve7

3:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Agreed.
But have the bolllocks to comment on the game today and your opinions of what you have just watched as well, which would be relevent
Agreed. But have the bolllocks to comment on the game today and your opinions of what you have just watched as well, which would be relevent Mush On The Beach

3:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

ohwhenthesaints says...

mickey01 wrote:
ohwhenthesaints wrote:
The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.
YOU DONT KNOW THE HALF OF IT MATE
Armchair supporters you lot. Come miso the northam and moan.u
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohwhenthesaints[/bold] wrote: The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.[/p][/quote]YOU DONT KNOW THE HALF OF IT MATE[/p][/quote]Armchair supporters you lot. Come miso the northam and moan.u ohwhenthesaints

3:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

ohwhenthesaints wrote:
The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.
Ill try again:

Agreed.
But have the bolllocks to comment on the game today and your opinions of what you have just watched as well, which would be relevent
[quote][p][bold]ohwhenthesaints[/bold] wrote: The negativity on this site p*isses me off, losing NA would be the worst thing for the club at the moment. Everyone needs to calm down, relax and enjoy the journey, wait til January to get a commited strong classic CB. To all the bullheads, COYR, IN NA WE TRUST. And Lambert going will never happen.[/p][/quote]Ill try again: Agreed. But have the bolllocks to comment on the game today and your opinions of what you have just watched as well, which would be relevent Mush On The Beach

3:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed.
North sea checking in.
COYR.
YOU ARE INSANE
I agree it's not best post of the day but it's far from the stupidest. some of yours are among the favourites for that.
inside knowledge is a wonderful thing unlike your quotes
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed. North sea checking in. COYR.[/p][/quote]YOU ARE INSANE[/p][/quote]I agree it's not best post of the day but it's far from the stupidest. some of yours are among the favourites for that.[/p][/quote]inside knowledge is a wonderful thing unlike your quotes mickey01

3:50pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.
mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations. Rising_Son

3:51pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

swesaint wrote:
hates the skates wrote:
another crazy managerial decision!! i want nigel to stay really do but does any one think he wants his p45? again takes r best players of and suprise surprise we conceed, he aint gotta clue really aint, wont get nothing from west ham, whats that jos 3rd top scorer in the league 3 own goals
or you could blame Ricky for not taking his 1 on 1 chance in the first.Or Ricky for putting a poor pass behing Lallana when he was going through.Easy to put a spin on anything. Go back to playing football manager
ur just as deluded as our nige, have a nice life, ne way i think ur find its football chairman when im blaming the manager, not the players!!!!
[quote][p][bold]swesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: another crazy managerial decision!! i want nigel to stay really do but does any one think he wants his p45? again takes r best players of and suprise surprise we conceed, he aint gotta clue really aint, wont get nothing from west ham, whats that jos 3rd top scorer in the league 3 own goals[/p][/quote]or you could blame Ricky for not taking his 1 on 1 chance in the first.Or Ricky for putting a poor pass behing Lallana when he was going through.Easy to put a spin on anything. Go back to playing football manager[/p][/quote]ur just as deluded as our nige, have a nice life, ne way i think ur find its football chairman when im blaming the manager, not the players!!!! hates the skates

3:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mack chinnon says...

mickey01 wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed.
North sea checking in.
COYR.
YOU ARE INSANE
SPEAK UP.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I would like to know why at the top of this page it has enable automatic updates every 30 seconds. Shouldnt that be every 30 minutes if I can be ar$ed. North sea checking in. COYR.[/p][/quote]YOU ARE INSANE[/p][/quote]SPEAK UP. mack chinnon

3:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.
get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it !
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.[/p][/quote]get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it ! mickey01

3:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Sue from Oz says...

Disappointed not to win (with a good goal disallowed) but at least we salvaged a point. That's not so bad considering we had two of our best players missing and lost our right back early on. Criticism of Nigel is so unjustified. It's easy to be clever after the event. He tried a new option and it didn't work but we owe him (and Nicola) massively. Don't crucify him for a gamble that didn't work. Great game Fonte!
Disappointed not to win (with a good goal disallowed) but at least we salvaged a point. That's not so bad considering we had two of our best players missing and lost our right back early on. Criticism of Nigel is so unjustified. It's easy to be clever after the event. He tried a new option and it didn't work but we owe him (and Nicola) massively. Don't crucify him for a gamble that didn't work. Great game Fonte! Sue from Oz

3:56pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

mickey01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.
get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it !
How do you know?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.[/p][/quote]get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it ![/p][/quote]How do you know? Rising_Son

4:00pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

hates the skates wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
hates the skates wrote:
if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................



.. well dont fonte, saved his ****................


.
....... for now
Less of the we fella
two lucky seasons in which he nearly fu@ked it up and every one thinks hes the new sir alex, u explain his managerial decisions to me and give me a reason why he should stay? once again takes r two best players of, we get a lucky draw, dont know if ur aware of this u need ur best players on the pitch to win not sat on the bench as cheer leaders!!!! says everything really when he brings the only brazillian in history that cant play footie on for are best player............ arest my case.
You miss my point,
You made your comment with the WE announcative as though you were representing everyone in asking for NAs resignation.
You are welcome to your opinion, but don't for one second be confused enough to think you are reperesenting me or many other people.
Take your case home and unpack your sarnies and Beano :)
[quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: if nc aint going to sack him then na should do the honourable thing, managerial decisions absolutely insane, we expect ur resignation on monday then nigel............. u dont have a fu@king clue................ .. well dont fonte, saved his ****................ . ....... for now[/p][/quote]Less of the we fella[/p][/quote]two lucky seasons in which he nearly fu@ked it up and every one thinks hes the new sir alex, u explain his managerial decisions to me and give me a reason why he should stay? once again takes r two best players of, we get a lucky draw, dont know if ur aware of this u need ur best players on the pitch to win not sat on the bench as cheer leaders!!!! says everything really when he brings the only brazillian in history that cant play footie on for are best player............ arest my case.[/p][/quote]You miss my point, You made your comment with the WE announcative as though you were representing everyone in asking for NAs resignation. You are welcome to your opinion, but don't for one second be confused enough to think you are reperesenting me or many other people. Take your case home and unpack your sarnies and Beano :) Mush On The Beach

4:04pm Sun 7 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.
get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it !
How do you know?
stoke city are calling and i know which manager i would prefer to play for i cant see tony bringing our best player off for a uninterested brazillian
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.[/p][/quote]get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it ![/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]stoke city are calling and i know which manager i would prefer to play for i cant see tony bringing our best player off for a uninterested brazillian mickey01

4:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Robesaint says...

We snatched a point from the jaws of victory!
We snatched a point from the jaws of victory! Robesaint

4:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

mickey01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.
get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it !
How do you know?
stoke city are calling and i know which manager i would prefer to play for i cant see tony bringing our best player off for a uninterested brazillian
How do you know?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.[/p][/quote]get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it ![/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]stoke city are calling and i know which manager i would prefer to play for i cant see tony bringing our best player off for a uninterested brazillian[/p][/quote]How do you know? Rising_Son

4:16pm Sun 7 Oct 12

up saints says...

my opinion 3 points chucked away crazy substitutions but we scrapped a draw
my opinion 3 points chucked away crazy substitutions but we scrapped a draw up saints

4:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

substitutions were daft (again).. that said we are still clearly squad building and NA did have limited options today. Having to play a centre half who clearly did not have a clue how to play there at right back was the biggest worry. Still I still count myself as a "positive" supporter unlike anyone who is calling for Harry.... You think the attendance was rubbish today, watch that halve if he comes back...
substitutions were daft (again).. that said we are still clearly squad building and NA did have limited options today. Having to play a centre half who clearly did not have a clue how to play there at right back was the biggest worry. Still I still count myself as a "positive" supporter unlike anyone who is calling for Harry.... You think the attendance was rubbish today, watch that halve if he comes back... MGRA

4:25pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced.

What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on?

Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that.

Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today.

But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!!
Coyr
Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced. What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on? Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that. Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today. But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!! Coyr Saintsteve7

4:28pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

Saintsteve7 wrote:
Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced.

What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on?

Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that.

Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today.

But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!!
Coyr
i fully agree COYR
[quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced. What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on? Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that. Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today. But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!! Coyr[/p][/quote]i fully agree COYR willygetaway

4:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

saintshorse101 says...

have i missed something? did we lose 10-0 today?
some of the posters on here need to get a life, stop pretending to be saints fans and worry about their club and if it will survive or not!
so NA is never ever allowed to sub RL, guly is never allowed to play again (even after doing well today), punch is also not to be subbed ever! even if NA wants to close up shop a bit and change an attacking player for a more defensive minded one, fox can be blamed for everthing even if not played or after having a good game today whilst no one can say JH has had a bad game (or2), 2 own goals and 2 pens given away already this season, yet fonte is rubbish and should be shipped out (2 goals today and a good defensive display).
i have said before that all players go through bad spells and all go through good spells, so picking on individual players after some poor games helps no one! fox fonte and guly(when he came on) played well today and fonte was MOM!

why is it that some see fox fonte guly and kelv are all the worst players ever and should all be sold NOW whilst JH can do no wrong nor can AL!
NA should resign immediately because guiding a team from the bottom of L1 to the prem in 2 years is `lucky` and he nearly fu(+ed that up.

yes todays game was dissapointing, but we got another point to add to the total. we cant play silky football every game! why is it that some are having a right go at j-rod when RL missed some really good chances as well?
have i missed something? did we lose 10-0 today? some of the posters on here need to get a life, stop pretending to be saints fans and worry about their club and if it will survive or not! so NA is never ever allowed to sub RL, guly is never allowed to play again (even after doing well today), punch is also not to be subbed ever! even if NA wants to close up shop a bit and change an attacking player for a more defensive minded one, fox can be blamed for everthing even if not played or after having a good game today whilst no one can say JH has had a bad game (or2), 2 own goals and 2 pens given away already this season, yet fonte is rubbish and should be shipped out (2 goals today and a good defensive display). i have said before that all players go through bad spells and all go through good spells, so picking on individual players after some poor games helps no one! fox fonte and guly(when he came on) played well today and fonte was MOM! why is it that some see fox fonte guly and kelv are all the worst players ever and should all be sold NOW whilst JH can do no wrong nor can AL! NA should resign immediately because guiding a team from the bottom of L1 to the prem in 2 years is `lucky` and he nearly fu(+ed that up. yes todays game was dissapointing, but we got another point to add to the total. we cant play silky football every game! why is it that some are having a right go at j-rod when RL missed some really good chances as well? saintshorse101

4:33pm Sun 7 Oct 12

up saints says...

Saintsteve7 wrote:
Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced.

What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on?

Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that.

Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today.

But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!!
Coyr
sorry don;t agree with this post about subs if thats the case why was no subs made untill the last 10 mins in the everton match.1 thing i will agree is we are both saints supporters with different opinoins
[quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced. What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on? Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that. Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today. But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!! Coyr[/p][/quote]sorry don;t agree with this post about subs if thats the case why was no subs made untill the last 10 mins in the everton match.1 thing i will agree is we are both saints supporters with different opinoins up saints

4:35pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.
get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it !
How do you know?
stoke city are calling and i know which manager i would prefer to play for i cant see tony bringing our best player off for a uninterested brazillian
How do you know?
Can I take it that you don't actually know anything?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: mickey01, The stupidest post of the day is a competition between you and hates the skates. Congratulations.[/p][/quote]get real **** he wants to go back up north and nige knows it ![/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]stoke city are calling and i know which manager i would prefer to play for i cant see tony bringing our best player off for a uninterested brazillian[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Can I take it that you don't actually know anything? Rising_Son

4:40pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

up saints wrote:
Saintsteve7 wrote:
Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced.

What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on?

Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that.

Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today.

But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!!
Coyr
sorry don;t agree with this post about subs if thats the case why was no subs made untill the last 10 mins in the everton match.1 thing i will agree is we are both saints supporters with different opinoins
Punch didn't start at Everton and Ricky wasn't patrolling midfield for an hour so can't really compare the 2 games. But yes 2 saints fans with different opinions.
Up the Saints!!
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced. What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on? Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that. Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today. But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!! Coyr[/p][/quote]sorry don;t agree with this post about subs if thats the case why was no subs made untill the last 10 mins in the everton match.1 thing i will agree is we are both saints supporters with different opinoins[/p][/quote]Punch didn't start at Everton and Ricky wasn't patrolling midfield for an hour so can't really compare the 2 games. But yes 2 saints fans with different opinions. Up the Saints!! Saintsteve7

4:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.
I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions. Rising_Son

4:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

Jose Fonte deserves a lot of credit I think. He's gone from 'crap' 'not up to it' 'get rid' etc etc to our best defender! Didn't put a foot wrong today and the determination he showed to get above Hangaland for the equaliser was superb (worth a slow mo replay). I now hope people get off his back and support him.
Let's be honest Jos has given away 2 pens and a couple of own goals yet nobody says a word. Let's get behind all the players that's our job!

Unfortunately today our team looked like they've been drilled all week to 'not concede' and I think that effected a lot the players. Too many looked scared to make a mistake and didnt want to take responsibility for the ball.
I say go for it, attack teams and see where it gets us because being defensive a) doesn't suit us and b) we are no bloody good at it!
Jose Fonte deserves a lot of credit I think. He's gone from 'crap' 'not up to it' 'get rid' etc etc to our best defender! Didn't put a foot wrong today and the determination he showed to get above Hangaland for the equaliser was superb (worth a slow mo replay). I now hope people get off his back and support him. Let's be honest Jos has given away 2 pens and a couple of own goals yet nobody says a word. Let's get behind all the players that's our job! Unfortunately today our team looked like they've been drilled all week to 'not concede' and I think that effected a lot the players. Too many looked scared to make a mistake and didnt want to take responsibility for the ball. I say go for it, attack teams and see where it gets us because being defensive a) doesn't suit us and b) we are no bloody good at it! Saintsteve7

5:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

charm_saints says...

Robesaint wrote:
We snatched a point from the jaws of victory!
Exactly that !! ,,,same mistakes Atkins needs help with his tactics..too many mistakes too often wrong subs,wrong time
[quote][p][bold]Robesaint[/bold] wrote: We snatched a point from the jaws of victory![/p][/quote]Exactly that !! ,,,same mistakes Atkins needs help with his tactics..too many mistakes too often wrong subs,wrong time charm_saints

5:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

hates the skates says...

Saintsteve7 wrote:
up saints wrote:
Saintsteve7 wrote:
Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced.

What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on?

Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that.

Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today.

But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!!
Coyr
sorry don;t agree with this post about subs if thats the case why was no subs made untill the last 10 mins in the everton match.1 thing i will agree is we are both saints supporters with different opinoins
Punch didn't start at Everton and Ricky wasn't patrolling midfield for an hour so can't really compare the 2 games. But yes 2 saints fans with different opinions.
Up the Saints!!
how can u say their tired? if their tired then the training needs to be upped so they can run 4 90 mins and ultimately thats another thing he dont know what he is bloody doin!!!
[quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsteve7[/bold] wrote: Some people really don't get it do they?! Again Punch and Ricky had run themselves in to the ground for an hour and were replaced. What's the point having a bench if your too scared to bring people on? Again I would suggest its more the fault of the sub if they don't make an impact than of Nige. In this day and age with the use of pro zone and other gps equipment the coaching build up a profile of different players and when they are most effective according to the stats. It's not just a 'I think I'll take off Punch' situation it's far more complex than that. Let's also not forget we played mostly 4-4-2 today and were asking Ricky to drop deep and make up the numbers in midfield when we lost possession. That was bound to make him tire a lot earlier today. But hey cheer up we could be Poopey fans! Now that would be bad!! Coyr[/p][/quote]sorry don;t agree with this post about subs if thats the case why was no subs made untill the last 10 mins in the everton match.1 thing i will agree is we are both saints supporters with different opinoins[/p][/quote]Punch didn't start at Everton and Ricky wasn't patrolling midfield for an hour so can't really compare the 2 games. But yes 2 saints fans with different opinions. Up the Saints!![/p][/quote]how can u say their tired? if their tired then the training needs to be upped so they can run 4 90 mins and ultimately thats another thing he dont know what he is bloody doin!!! hates the skates

6:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Rising_Son wrote:
I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.
Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now. Baddesley Bill

6:36pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.
Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.
substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.[/p][/quote]substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast. MGRA

6:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 says...

MGRA wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.
Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.
substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.
You don't want players to pace themselves through 90 mins!!! I've played a descent standard myself and was always told give everything you've got and then we'll get the subs on. Otherwise, for example, Puncheon decides in the 55th minute he's not gonna track back, coz he's a bit tired and wants to make it to 90 mins, and the other team scores?! You can't have it both ways unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.[/p][/quote]substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.[/p][/quote]You don't want players to pace themselves through 90 mins!!! I've played a descent standard myself and was always told give everything you've got and then we'll get the subs on. Otherwise, for example, Puncheon decides in the 55th minute he's not gonna track back, coz he's a bit tired and wants to make it to 90 mins, and the other team scores?! You can't have it both ways unfortunately. Saintsteve7

6:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Velleity says...

Can I just post a little off topic and thank the person who threw a three-quarter inch ball of lead down the terrace in the Northam end. Fortunately it was just a glancing blow; fortunately it missed my ten-year-old son next to me and fortunately it clearly hadn't travelled far or I'd have been knocked out.

So, anyone who was in seats 1040 - 1090 (approximately) in rows higher than FF: If you saw someone throw something a minute or two after half time, please do let me know. You can get hold of me at v47259@yahoo.co.uk. The security team are looking at CCTV footage but any help locating the individual would be greatly appreciated.
Can I just post a little off topic and thank the person who threw a three-quarter inch ball of lead down the terrace in the Northam end. Fortunately it was just a glancing blow; fortunately it missed my ten-year-old son next to me and fortunately it clearly hadn't travelled far or I'd have been knocked out. So, anyone who was in seats 1040 - 1090 (approximately) in rows higher than FF: If you saw someone throw something a minute or two after half time, please do let me know. You can get hold of me at v47259@yahoo.co.uk. The security team are looking at CCTV footage but any help locating the individual would be greatly appreciated. Velleity

7:12pm Sun 7 Oct 12

saintand266 says...

Finally got in from the game. Gutted not to have three points but very relieved to come away with a point considering saints of old would not have come back from a late goal , let's not knock the manager or players as over all we played well and the changes were needed as Rickie had given his all and some for the cause. Even fox and guly did better today .
Finally got in from the game. Gutted not to have three points but very relieved to come away with a point considering saints of old would not have come back from a late goal , let's not knock the manager or players as over all we played well and the changes were needed as Rickie had given his all and some for the cause. Even fox and guly did better today . saintand266

7:23pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Baddesley Bill says...

MGRA wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.
Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.
substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.
From where I was watching, the tide had already turned before the subs were made. Puncheon had become much less effective...and Lambert was winning very little up front. The game should have been put to bed in the first 45 mins.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.[/p][/quote]substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.[/p][/quote]From where I was watching, the tide had already turned before the subs were made. Puncheon had become much less effective...and Lambert was winning very little up front. The game should have been put to bed in the first 45 mins. Baddesley Bill

7:44pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
MGRA wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.
Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.
substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.
From where I was watching, the tide had already turned before the subs were made. Puncheon had become much less effective...and Lambert was winning very little up front. The game should have been put to bed in the first 45 mins.
indeed it should have but JP was covering Yoshida's ar5e bigtime and how NA failed to spot that is worrying..... I am not a NA basher, far from it , but taking him off was ridiculous, all he had to do was get the message to him to stay deeper and we could adjust accordingly..... I thought the ManU subs were daft but put that down to experience, but today showed me that NA may have poor understanding of the defensive part of the tactics required. There is not enough verbak in his ear during the game, his decisions seem lonely..... he needs a better tactical team around him imo.... People calling for his exit are idiots but he does need support.... again, in my humble opinion
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure that the substitutions were that bad. Our best period of play in the second half came at the very end after we had made the substitutions.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. We lost our way right after the break. The game should have been in the bag in the first half...too many chances went unpunished. I think the pressure will be on JR to perform now.[/p][/quote]substitutions were terrible imo. If JP and RL are not fit enough to play 90 minutes then we need to find players who are. JP was the ONLY reason Yoshida was not mashed to bits at right back and as soon as he came off we collapsed. Footballers are capable of playing 90 minutes and can pace themselves accordingly... NA was naive today, at 1-0 instead of making substitutions, we should have been killing the game and looking to hit them on the break. Also in the first half we chased far too much down in their 3rd. This is not the championship anymore, that is wasted energy. We have to let teams have the ball in their 3rd and be confident enough to win the first and second ball in the middle 1/3. If you look at the stats for winning the 2nd ball in the middle 3rd we were second best today. Granted this was not helped due to Gaston's absence but this does needs fixing fast.[/p][/quote]From where I was watching, the tide had already turned before the subs were made. Puncheon had become much less effective...and Lambert was winning very little up front. The game should have been put to bed in the first 45 mins.[/p][/quote]indeed it should have but JP was covering Yoshida's ar5e bigtime and how NA failed to spot that is worrying..... I am not a NA basher, far from it , but taking him off was ridiculous, all he had to do was get the message to him to stay deeper and we could adjust accordingly..... I thought the ManU subs were daft but put that down to experience, but today showed me that NA may have poor understanding of the defensive part of the tactics required. There is not enough verbak in his ear during the game, his decisions seem lonely..... he needs a better tactical team around him imo.... People calling for his exit are idiots but he does need support.... again, in my humble opinion MGRA

7:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

warrens 76 says...

Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!!
Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!! warrens 76

8:14pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!!
WELL you say that........ Evening bro
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!![/p][/quote]WELL you say that........ Evening bro willygetaway

8:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

warrens 76 says...

willygetaway wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!!
WELL you say that........ Evening bro
af'noon bro, well tha'ts what they give...don't fuss wiv no never mind as it appens..bit its a bugga today, still no defence ave u, see..
[quote][p][bold]willygetaway[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!![/p][/quote]WELL you say that........ Evening bro[/p][/quote]af'noon bro, well tha'ts what they give...don't fuss wiv no never mind as it appens..bit its a bugga today, still no defence ave u, see.. warrens 76

8:22pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saint_rob says...

I know lets play Lambert every game for 90 mins till he's completly burnt out. Then we can chuck somebody else on with no premiership experience and then we can all moan about that!
Premiership football is about using the whole squad. What was disappointing about today was once the score was 1-2 to Fulham the lads found another gear! The game should have been finished in the first half. It was there for the taking. All as one!
I know lets play Lambert every game for 90 mins till he's completly burnt out. Then we can chuck somebody else on with no premiership experience and then we can all moan about that! Premiership football is about using the whole squad. What was disappointing about today was once the score was 1-2 to Fulham the lads found another gear! The game should have been finished in the first half. It was there for the taking. All as one! Saint_rob

8:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

willygetaway says...

warrens 76 wrote:
willygetaway wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!!
WELL you say that........ Evening bro
af'noon bro, well tha'ts what they give...don't fuss wiv no never mind as it appens..bit its a bugga today, still no defence ave u, see..
well scotland next stop, and you think you have problems
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]willygetaway[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Nothing is worse ( other than full blown aids) than to be relegated KNOWING you had the talent to survive...our defence, what defence, will not, indeed cannot save us..but taking our chances would absolutely and unquestionably keep us up!![/p][/quote]WELL you say that........ Evening bro[/p][/quote]af'noon bro, well tha'ts what they give...don't fuss wiv no never mind as it appens..bit its a bugga today, still no defence ave u, see..[/p][/quote]well scotland next stop, and you think you have problems willygetaway

9:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just popped over here to see how it went down, apart from a couple of negative rants mid way and Skate style Mickey 01 posts it created a good impression of how the day went. The ups and downs of a Saints fan, incredible emotions and some cracking rapport, if we had won it would have been even better. What are we going moan about for the next fortnight?
Just popped over here to see how it went down, apart from a couple of negative rants mid way and Skate style Mickey 01 posts it created a good impression of how the day went. The ups and downs of a Saints fan, incredible emotions and some cracking rapport, if we had won it would have been even better. What are we going moan about for the next fortnight? OSPREYSAINT

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