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Saints 2 Fulham 2

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

Gordon Simpson, Senior Sports Reporter

    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

Comments


Mush On The Beach 11:32am Sun 7 Oct 12

3 points, 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisp please

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OSPREYSAINT 11:33am Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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insane saint 11:49am Sun 7 Oct 12

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....

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mack chinnon 12:05pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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OSPREYSAINT 12:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 12:24pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Norwegian Saint 12:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!!

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Saintsnumbers 12:50pm Sun 7 Oct 12

No Clyne?! Is he hurt?

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Mush On The Beach 12:51pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 :)

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Saintsnumbers 12:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 1:01pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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up saints 1:03pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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mike saint 1:05pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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hates the skates 1:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 1:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!!

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hates the skates 1:17pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!!!!!

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St.Yorkie 1:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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Saintsnumbers 1:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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mack chinnon 1:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Nice to see Reeves on the bench again.

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Tirau Dan 1:30pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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Andyt66 1:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 1:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Fonte my boy get in

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Tirau Dan 1:35pm Sun 7 Oct 12

well thats one of em! Jose Jose Jose

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Mush On The Beach 1:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 1:53pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 1:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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SaintClements 2:04pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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...

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Mush On The Beach 2:13pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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willygetaway 2:16pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 ?

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MGRA 2:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Saintsteve7 2:19pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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willygetaway 2:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Saintsteve7 2:22pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Rising_Son 2:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Rising_Son 2:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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St.Yorkie 2:29pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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hates the skates 2:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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,

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MGRA 2:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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....

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Mush On The Beach 2:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 2:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Tirau Dan 2:42pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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..

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hates the skates 2:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 2:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

60th minute mental panic Saints defending .... get in

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Norwegian Saint 2:59pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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hates the skates 3:00pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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mack chinnon 3:05pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rodriguez had better earn his money today.

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Mush On The Beach 3:06pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 3:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

i hear scunthorpe need a new manager.............
....................
....

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swesaint 3:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Norwegian Saint 3:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 3:09pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 3:10pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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carole&andy 3:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 !!!

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carole&andy 3:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 !!!

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hates the skates 3:15pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Norwegian Saint 3:17pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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mack chinnon 3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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MGRA 3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Saintsteve7 3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Poor

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mack chinnon 3:18pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Mush On The Beach 3:19pm Sun 7 Oct 12

MESSY, certainly not Messi

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Norwegian Saint 3:19pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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willygetaway 3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

WTF fair play Jos

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MGRA 3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Saintsteve7 3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Fonte MOM by a country mile!

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Norwegian Saint 3:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 3:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Sexy point then

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willygetaway 3:23pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Saintsteve7 wrote…


Fonte MOM by a country mile!

AGREED

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Mush On The Beach 3:24pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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mickey01 3:28pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 ???

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mack chinnon 3:30pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 3:32pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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mickey01 3:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

HARRY REDKNAPP !!!!!

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Norwegian Saint 3:34pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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harryperth 3:36pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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mickey01 3:36pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Rising_Son 3:37pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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The stripes 3:37pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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ohwhenthesaints 3:38pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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mickey01 3:41pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 3:42pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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hates the skates 3:42pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Rising_Son 3:44pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Saintsteve7 3:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Mush On The Beach 3:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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ohwhenthesaints 3:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Mush On The Beach 3:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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mickey01 3:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Rising_Son 3:50pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 3:51pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!!!

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mack chinnon 3:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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mickey01 3:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 !

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Sue from Oz 3:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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Rising_Son 3:56pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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?

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Mush On The Beach 4:00pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 :)

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mickey01 4:04pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Robesaint 4:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

We snatched a point from the jaws of victory!

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Rising_Son 4:11pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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?

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up saints 4:16pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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MGRA 4:21pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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...

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Saintsteve7 4:25pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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willygetaway 4:28pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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saintshorse101 4:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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?

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up saints 4:33pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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Rising_Son 4:35pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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?

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Saintsteve7 4:40pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!

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Rising_Son 4:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Saintsteve7 4:52pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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charm_saints 5:08pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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hates the skates 5:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!!

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Baddesley Bill 6:07pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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MGRA 6:36pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Saintsteve7 6:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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Velleity 6:49pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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saintand266 7:12pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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 .

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Baddesley Bill 7:23pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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.

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MGRA 7:44pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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warrens 76 7:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!!

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willygetaway 8:14pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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warrens 76 8:20pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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..

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Saint_rob 8:22pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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!

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willygetaway 8:27pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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

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OSPREYSAINT 9:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

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?

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