Adkins set to tinker with formation again?

NIGEL ADKINS

NIGEL ADKINS

First published in Saints News

NIGEL Adkins will again have to make a call on Saints’ formation tomorrow.

Adkins started at West Brom with a 4-4-2, which allowed him to play Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez on the flanks and Rickie Lambert in tandem with Jay Rodriguez up front.

He could keep all those four in and change the shape against Swansea tomorrrow, but that risks exposing the wide areas.

However, with Saints in such desperate need of a win, and playing at home, he may decide it is worth the risk.

“The manager of the football club picks the team,” said Adkins. “I am the manager of the football club, I pick the team.

“My objective is to win games of football. You talk about tactics, previously you've seen the different formations we've employed.

“We have not just employed one formation.

“We’ve changed formations, we've changed tactics with a desire to win a game.

“We've done that very successfully over the previous seasons and will continue to do that."

 

For full story and more Saints v Swansea preview news, don't miss today's Daily Echo.

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8:49am Fri 9 Nov 12

Ted Rogers says...

Non story. Newsflash - every manager has to consider the formation for every match. Still another chance to cut n paste the interviews given over the last few days.
Non story. Newsflash - every manager has to consider the formation for every match. Still another chance to cut n paste the interviews given over the last few days. Ted Rogers
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9:01am Fri 9 Nov 12

SaintMax says...

D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today

1) NA is looking orange
2) Echo keep rehashing old stories
3) Fox and Guly are costing us
4) Taxi for Atkins
5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA
D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today 1) NA is looking orange 2) Echo keep rehashing old stories 3) Fox and Guly are costing us 4) Taxi for Atkins 5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA SaintMax
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9:01am Fri 9 Nov 12

Alicesdad says...

Ted's right. Might as well say that the players go onto the pitch and their job is to kick the ball about and score. The hot dog sellers job is to sell hot dogs and the programme sellers job is to ... hang on a minute .. I think we may be on to something here ..... stop the presses !!!!
Ted's right. Might as well say that the players go onto the pitch and their job is to kick the ball about and score. The hot dog sellers job is to sell hot dogs and the programme sellers job is to ... hang on a minute .. I think we may be on to something here ..... stop the presses !!!! Alicesdad
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9:02am Fri 9 Nov 12

Warsash Saint says...

I do not believe our issues are purely down to formation or personel. While I have my preference who plays where, it also what they actually do. For example when your leaking goals, while are both full backs so far up the pitch. Surely it would be sensible for one to hold back at least to cover or pitch any lose balls. We seem determined to play two at the back. A good example of this was the second goal at WBA, why was Danny Fox so far up the pitch when we lost the ball on the right.
I do not believe our issues are purely down to formation or personel. While I have my preference who plays where, it also what they actually do. For example when your leaking goals, while are both full backs so far up the pitch. Surely it would be sensible for one to hold back at least to cover or pitch any lose balls. We seem determined to play two at the back. A good example of this was the second goal at WBA, why was Danny Fox so far up the pitch when we lost the ball on the right. Warsash Saint
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9:09am Fri 9 Nov 12

Block 34 says...

we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.
we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified. Block 34
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9:10am Fri 9 Nov 12

Alicesdad says...

Drat it seems the programme sellers story broke weeks ago .. if only we were kept constantly reminded of the plight of those poor devils whose jobs were simply slashed. Amazingly the Echo did a story on it .... how come they haven't mentioned it again and again and again and again and again and again? I just don't understand it a story packed with pathos, ethos, Porthos and probabaly D'Artagnan .. .and a political hot potato, with elements of unemployment, redundancy, profit margins, the end of an era. Let their plight be heard, again and again and again and again and..... oh you get what I mean.
Drat it seems the programme sellers story broke weeks ago .. if only we were kept constantly reminded of the plight of those poor devils whose jobs were simply slashed. Amazingly the Echo did a story on it .... how come they haven't mentioned it again and again and again and again and again and again? I just don't understand it a story packed with pathos, ethos, Porthos and probabaly D'Artagnan .. .and a political hot potato, with elements of unemployment, redundancy, profit margins, the end of an era. Let their plight be heard, again and again and again and again and..... oh you get what I mean. Alicesdad
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9:18am Fri 9 Nov 12

saintmicky says...

SaintMax wrote:
D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today

1) NA is looking orange
2) Echo keep rehashing old stories
3) Fox and Guly are costing us
4) Taxi for Atkins
5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA
The orange was just in case he had to take the Blackpool job...It'll wear off;
Although this is just a rehashed story! According to Echo sources it is also thought it may be medical condition brought on by managing, Fox and Guly. Guly has a multitude of TAXI hotline numbers to share with Nigel, BUT none of those taxis are taking him or us back to the championship!

STID
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today 1) NA is looking orange 2) Echo keep rehashing old stories 3) Fox and Guly are costing us 4) Taxi for Atkins 5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA[/p][/quote]The orange was just in case he had to take the Blackpool job...It'll wear off; Although this is just a rehashed story! According to Echo sources it is also thought it may be medical condition brought on by managing, Fox and Guly. Guly has a multitude of TAXI hotline numbers to share with Nigel, BUT none of those taxis are taking him or us back to the championship! STID saintmicky
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9:47am Fri 9 Nov 12

alan.of.eastleigh says...

SaintMax wrote:
D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today 1) NA is looking orange 2) Echo keep rehashing old stories 3) Fox and Guly are costing us 4) Taxi for Atkins 5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA
Who's Atkins?

Seems ironic that most of formations have been variations on 4-3-3 yet when NA buckles to public opinion and plays 4-4-2 (I think it might have been more like 4-1-3-1-1 actually) it's one of our most disappointing games of the season. Maybe NA does know what he talking about after all.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today 1) NA is looking orange 2) Echo keep rehashing old stories 3) Fox and Guly are costing us 4) Taxi for Atkins 5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA[/p][/quote]Who's Atkins? Seems ironic that most of formations have been variations on 4-3-3 yet when NA buckles to public opinion and plays 4-4-2 (I think it might have been more like 4-1-3-1-1 actually) it's one of our most disappointing games of the season. Maybe NA does know what he talking about after all. alan.of.eastleigh
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9:52am Fri 9 Nov 12

Rising_Son says...

Block 34 wrote:
we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.
I expect it's because he's kept busy being a centre back.
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.[/p][/quote]I expect it's because he's kept busy being a centre back. Rising_Son
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9:55am Fri 9 Nov 12

SaintMax says...

alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today 1) NA is looking orange 2) Echo keep rehashing old stories 3) Fox and Guly are costing us 4) Taxi for Atkins 5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA
Who's Atkins?

Seems ironic that most of formations have been variations on 4-3-3 yet when NA buckles to public opinion and plays 4-4-2 (I think it might have been more like 4-1-3-1-1 actually) it's one of our most disappointing games of the season. Maybe NA does know what he talking about after all.
Atkins is one of the programme sellers. Adkins of course is our esteemed manager (how embarresing..)
[quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: D Echo poll, tick as appropriate and save yourself posting today 1) NA is looking orange 2) Echo keep rehashing old stories 3) Fox and Guly are costing us 4) Taxi for Atkins 5) Id prefer to go down than sack NA[/p][/quote]Who's Atkins? Seems ironic that most of formations have been variations on 4-3-3 yet when NA buckles to public opinion and plays 4-4-2 (I think it might have been more like 4-1-3-1-1 actually) it's one of our most disappointing games of the season. Maybe NA does know what he talking about after all.[/p][/quote]Atkins is one of the programme sellers. Adkins of course is our esteemed manager (how embarresing..) SaintMax
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10:46am Fri 9 Nov 12

SO50 Saint says...

4-2-3-1 I feel we played our best football when using this at home against Villa and Fulham with Gaston in the Le Tiss role behind the striker.

Gazza, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, JWP, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Gaston, Punch, Lambert

Another mistake from Fonte and I would have Jos back in for him was very intersting when watching Nevilles analysis other night of our goals conceded how many of them he is at fault for. Also its time for a performance from Lallana COYRs
4-2-3-1 I feel we played our best football when using this at home against Villa and Fulham with Gaston in the Le Tiss role behind the striker. Gazza, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, JWP, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Gaston, Punch, Lambert Another mistake from Fonte and I would have Jos back in for him was very intersting when watching Nevilles analysis other night of our goals conceded how many of them he is at fault for. Also its time for a performance from Lallana COYRs SO50 Saint
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11:11am Fri 9 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Struggling to post on here this morning, I keep getting Internal Server error, presume it is the site rather than my box that is at fault.
Struggling to post on here this morning, I keep getting Internal Server error, presume it is the site rather than my box that is at fault. OSPREYSAINT
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11:29am Fri 9 Nov 12

Cadillac Jack says...

We all know how poor we've been defensively, but as long as we play a left footed player on the left flank, and a right footer on the opposite wing, we have a better chance. If Gaston is back and plays on the left, move Adam across and get better balance. We can't have our wide people consistently turning inside and too easily channelled away from danger areas by opp mids and full backs. That has been a terrible flaw all season. It's one of the reasons we can't hold the ball, and why the defensive side of things is put under more pressure than it can stand.

And we'd get the added benefit of preventing Clyne and Puncheon playing on the same flank - someone else said here a couple of weeks back that it doesn't work. Don't know why, but they just get under each others feet. Hesitant going forward, and confused when defending.

If it's to be 2 up front, play Rickie and Mayuka. At least you have a contrast of styles, and at last some pace up front with genuine threat at this level. We can't send out a team that has no pace, or crucially without anyone who has the ability to change pace explosivelyhope to prosper at this level.

If Rickie blows out early, then send on Rodriguez. Tell him to hold the ball up and link play like Rickie does.
We all know how poor we've been defensively, but as long as we play a left footed player on the left flank, and a right footer on the opposite wing, we have a better chance. If Gaston is back and plays on the left, move Adam across and get better balance. We can't have our wide people consistently turning inside and too easily channelled away from danger areas by opp mids and full backs. That has been a terrible flaw all season. It's one of the reasons we can't hold the ball, and why the defensive side of things is put under more pressure than it can stand. And we'd get the added benefit of preventing Clyne and Puncheon playing on the same flank - someone else said here a couple of weeks back that it doesn't work. Don't know why, but they just get under each others feet. Hesitant going forward, and confused when defending. If it's to be 2 up front, play Rickie and Mayuka. At least you have a contrast of styles, and at last some pace up front with genuine threat at this level. We can't send out a team that has no pace, or crucially without anyone who has the ability to change pace explosivelyhope to prosper at this level. If Rickie blows out early, then send on Rodriguez. Tell him to hold the ball up and link play like Rickie does. Cadillac Jack
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11:43am Fri 9 Nov 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Struggling to post on here this morning, I keep getting Internal Server error, presume it is the site rather than my box that is at fault.
Os,Saint.
It is good to see that you came back onto the site again you help to bring a bit of sanity on here.
I admire your stance against some of the abuse that has been thrown at you at times.
We need well considered posts for debates.
Unfortunately too much **** and abuse sometimes spoils the threads.
A bit of fun and p1ss taking can only enhance it.
Keep up the good work.
COYS
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Struggling to post on here this morning, I keep getting Internal Server error, presume it is the site rather than my box that is at fault.[/p][/quote]Os,Saint. It is good to see that you came back onto the site again you help to bring a bit of sanity on here. I admire your stance against some of the abuse that has been thrown at you at times. We need well considered posts for debates. Unfortunately too much **** and abuse sometimes spoils the threads. A bit of fun and p1ss taking can only enhance it. Keep up the good work. COYS SFCOLDBOY
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11:48am Fri 9 Nov 12

Cheapshot says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
4-2-3-1 I feel we played our best football when using this at home against Villa and Fulham with Gaston in the Le Tiss role behind the striker.

Gazza, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, JWP, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Gaston, Punch, Lambert

Another mistake from Fonte and I would have Jos back in for him was very intersting when watching Nevilles analysis other night of our goals conceded how many of them he is at fault for. Also its time for a performance from Lallana COYRs
Yeah I'd go for that! Maybe chuck Cork in over JWP for the first 60 mins...Although i do like Davis...when he's on his game!

I think Swansea have a few injury concerns at the moment. Their keeper is out, which is a big plus as he single-handily kept them in games last year! Plus Gary Monk is playing at CB!

Fingers crossed for tomorrow, should be a good game!

COYR!!
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: 4-2-3-1 I feel we played our best football when using this at home against Villa and Fulham with Gaston in the Le Tiss role behind the striker. Gazza, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, JWP, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Gaston, Punch, Lambert Another mistake from Fonte and I would have Jos back in for him was very intersting when watching Nevilles analysis other night of our goals conceded how many of them he is at fault for. Also its time for a performance from Lallana COYRs[/p][/quote]Yeah I'd go for that! Maybe chuck Cork in over JWP for the first 60 mins...Although i do like Davis...when he's on his game! I think Swansea have a few injury concerns at the moment. Their keeper is out, which is a big plus as he single-handily kept them in games last year! Plus Gary Monk is playing at CB! Fingers crossed for tomorrow, should be a good game! COYR!! Cheapshot
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12:04pm Fri 9 Nov 12

SO50 Saint says...

I also like David and was delighted when he signed but I feel the last few games he has been anonymous although against Spurs I think he was just starting to get into the game at 2-1 and Nigel made the change. I can't see Cork being match fit just yet
I also like David and was delighted when he signed but I feel the last few games he has been anonymous although against Spurs I think he was just starting to get into the game at 2-1 and Nigel made the change. I can't see Cork being match fit just yet SO50 Saint
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12:24pm Fri 9 Nov 12

SO50 Saint says...

*Davis
*Davis SO50 Saint
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12:25pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Taoboy says...

I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint.
Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!!
I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint. Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!! Taoboy
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12:36pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Ontario Saint says...

Creative journalism is something the Echo Sports writers seem to be lacking. Never have I seen a paper obsessed with one topic namely Nigel Adkins.
As a previous poster stated how many different pictures of Adkins has the Echo shown in the past month ? It has to be at least 30 as we had 2 new ones today and rarely a day goes by without all of us seeing a diffent pic of Nigel.

Surely as bad as things are it is high time the Echo needs to give Nigel a break ....I can't imagine how Nigel must feel seeing his picture in the Echo on a daily basis.
I am sure he has enough stress trying to turn things around and it would make him less stressful if the Echo would give him a break from their obsession with Adkins stories.
Nigel has done wonders for the Club and needs all the encouragement the Echo has the capability to give him ....not the negative articles that we read daily .
Come on Mr Sports Editor use some creativity in writing some stories of interest l for your readers such as a story about Ramirez and how he is adapting to life in Southampton and his hopes and dreams for the Club.
Give Nigel a break..Thank you!
Creative journalism is something the Echo Sports writers seem to be lacking. Never have I seen a paper obsessed with one topic namely Nigel Adkins. As a previous poster stated how many different pictures of Adkins has the Echo shown in the past month ? It has to be at least 30 as we had 2 new ones today and rarely a day goes by without all of us seeing a diffent pic of Nigel. Surely as bad as things are it is high time the Echo needs to give Nigel a break ....I can't imagine how Nigel must feel seeing his picture in the Echo on a daily basis. I am sure he has enough stress trying to turn things around and it would make him less stressful if the Echo would give him a break from their obsession with Adkins stories. Nigel has done wonders for the Club and needs all the encouragement the Echo has the capability to give him ....not the negative articles that we read daily . Come on Mr Sports Editor use some creativity in writing some stories of interest l for your readers such as a story about Ramirez and how he is adapting to life in Southampton and his hopes and dreams for the Club. Give Nigel a break..Thank you! Ontario Saint
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12:37pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Ontario Saint says...

Creative journalism is something the Echo Sports writers seem to be lacking. Never have I seen a paper obsessed with one topic namely Nigel Adkins.
As a previous poster stated how many different pictures of Adkins has the Echo shown in the past month ? It has to be at least 30 as we had 2 new ones today and rarely a day goes by without all of us seeing a diffent pic of Nigel.

Surely as bad as things are it is high time the Echo needs to give Nigel a break ....I can't imagine how Nigel must feel seeing his picture in the Echo on a daily basis.
I am sure he has enough stress trying to turn things around and it would make him less stressful if the Echo would give him a break from their obsession with Adkins stories.
Nigel has done wonders for the Club and needs all the encouragement the Echo has the capability to give him ....not the negative articles that we read daily .
Come on Mr Sports Editor use some creativity in writing some stories of interest l for your readers such as a story about Ramirez and how he is adapting to life in Southampton and his hopes and dreams for the Club.
Give Nigel a break..Thank you!
Creative journalism is something the Echo Sports writers seem to be lacking. Never have I seen a paper obsessed with one topic namely Nigel Adkins. As a previous poster stated how many different pictures of Adkins has the Echo shown in the past month ? It has to be at least 30 as we had 2 new ones today and rarely a day goes by without all of us seeing a diffent pic of Nigel. Surely as bad as things are it is high time the Echo needs to give Nigel a break ....I can't imagine how Nigel must feel seeing his picture in the Echo on a daily basis. I am sure he has enough stress trying to turn things around and it would make him less stressful if the Echo would give him a break from their obsession with Adkins stories. Nigel has done wonders for the Club and needs all the encouragement the Echo has the capability to give him ....not the negative articles that we read daily . Come on Mr Sports Editor use some creativity in writing some stories of interest l for your readers such as a story about Ramirez and how he is adapting to life in Southampton and his hopes and dreams for the Club. Give Nigel a break..Thank you! Ontario Saint
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12:43pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Taoboy says...

Taoboy wrote:
I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint.
Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!!
Struggling to type on a steam powered iPad. Apologize for typo.
AUNTS should read SAINTS?
Ps I am a season ticket holding chapel stand singing fan.
[quote][p][bold]Taoboy[/bold] wrote: I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint. Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!![/p][/quote]Struggling to type on a steam powered iPad. Apologize for typo. AUNTS should read SAINTS? Ps I am a season ticket holding chapel stand singing fan. Taoboy
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1:18pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Cheapshot says...

Taoboy wrote:
Taoboy wrote:
I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint.
Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!!
Struggling to type on a steam powered iPad. Apologize for typo.
AUNTS should read SAINTS?
Ps I am a season ticket holding chapel stand singing fan.
Aunts is what used to come up when you were texting C U Next Tuesday with predictive text on, on the old mobiles haha! I thought... that was a bit harsh!
[quote][p][bold]Taoboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taoboy[/bold] wrote: I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint. Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!![/p][/quote]Struggling to type on a steam powered iPad. Apologize for typo. AUNTS should read SAINTS? Ps I am a season ticket holding chapel stand singing fan.[/p][/quote]Aunts is what used to come up when you were texting C U Next Tuesday with predictive text on, on the old mobiles haha! I thought... that was a bit harsh! Cheapshot
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1:49pm Fri 9 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Struggling to post on here this morning, I keep getting Internal Server error, presume it is the site rather than my box that is at fault.
Os,Saint.
It is good to see that you came back onto the site again you help to bring a bit of sanity on here.
I admire your stance against some of the abuse that has been thrown at you at times.
We need well considered posts for debates.
Unfortunately too much **** and abuse sometimes spoils the threads.
A bit of fun and p1ss taking can only enhance it.
Keep up the good work.
COYS
Thanks for that. Appreciated.
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Struggling to post on here this morning, I keep getting Internal Server error, presume it is the site rather than my box that is at fault.[/p][/quote]Os,Saint. It is good to see that you came back onto the site again you help to bring a bit of sanity on here. I admire your stance against some of the abuse that has been thrown at you at times. We need well considered posts for debates. Unfortunately too much **** and abuse sometimes spoils the threads. A bit of fun and p1ss taking can only enhance it. Keep up the good work. COYS[/p][/quote]Thanks for that. Appreciated. OSPREYSAINT
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2:22pm Fri 9 Nov 12

saintkenny says...

Block 34 wrote:
we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.
its fox who leaves the flank .maya comes over to cover.though he is in the middle the defense is so disorganised.lallana not covering enough in front of left midfield.you do wonder why we play 4 4 3
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.[/p][/quote]its fox who leaves the flank .maya comes over to cover.though he is in the middle the defense is so disorganised.lallana not covering enough in front of left midfield.you do wonder why we play 4 4 3 saintkenny
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3:40pm Fri 9 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Drat it seems the programme sellers story broke weeks ago .. if only we were kept constantly reminded of the plight of those poor devils whose jobs were simply slashed. Amazingly the Echo did a story on it .... how come they haven't mentioned it again and again and again and again and again and again? I just don't understand it a story packed with pathos, ethos, Porthos and probabaly D'Artagnan .. .and a political hot potato, with elements of unemployment, redundancy, profit margins, the end of an era. Let their plight be heard, again and again and again and again and..... oh you get what I mean.
how about getting either alan whitehead or john denham to bring the matter up in the house of commons.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Drat it seems the programme sellers story broke weeks ago .. if only we were kept constantly reminded of the plight of those poor devils whose jobs were simply slashed. Amazingly the Echo did a story on it .... how come they haven't mentioned it again and again and again and again and again and again? I just don't understand it a story packed with pathos, ethos, Porthos and probabaly D'Artagnan .. .and a political hot potato, with elements of unemployment, redundancy, profit margins, the end of an era. Let their plight be heard, again and again and again and again and..... oh you get what I mean.[/p][/quote]how about getting either alan whitehead or john denham to bring the matter up in the house of commons. CB FRY LIVES
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3:44pm Fri 9 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

So it looks like NIGEL THE TINKERMAN THEN.-who cares what formation he instructs the lads to play as long as we get the 3 points at the end.if he keeps getting it wrong maybe Cortese will get the real TINKERMAN-I.E.CLAUDI
O RANIERI in to manage the club.
So it looks like NIGEL THE TINKERMAN THEN.-who cares what formation he instructs the lads to play as long as we get the 3 points at the end.if he keeps getting it wrong maybe Cortese will get the real TINKERMAN-I.E.CLAUDI O RANIERI in to manage the club. CB FRY LIVES
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3:58pm Fri 9 Nov 12

ShakeyWiffles says...

saintkenny wrote:
Block 34 wrote:
we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.
its fox who leaves the flank .maya comes over to cover.though he is in the middle the defense is so disorganised.lallana not covering enough in front of left midfield.you do wonder why we play 4 4 3
4 4 3? No wonder we don't have a clean sheet with no goalie
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: we need a solid back four, playing in position. Both full back go missing, & Maya in particular leaves the flank unprotected. Aigel must know this - its been happenng all season. Time to realise it has to be rectified.[/p][/quote]its fox who leaves the flank .maya comes over to cover.though he is in the middle the defense is so disorganised.lallana not covering enough in front of left midfield.you do wonder why we play 4 4 3[/p][/quote]4 4 3? No wonder we don't have a clean sheet with no goalie ShakeyWiffles
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4:50pm Fri 9 Nov 12

saintlysoul says...

Taoboy wrote:
I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint.
Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!!
Cork is match fit and will start tomorrow!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Taoboy[/bold] wrote: I know that the one thing the aunts need is the support of the whole crowd for the whole of the game. Did you hear/see the support at WBA it made me proud to be a saint. Comments on here about the chapel being quiet this season. The very very slow saints go marching in gets destroyed by the acoustics. We should sing up tempo so the team can respond in kind. And as an afterthought maybe the chapel should climb off their knees and sing a song or two!!![/p][/quote]Cork is match fit and will start tomorrow!!!!!!! saintlysoul
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1:00pm Sat 10 Nov 12

MGRA says...

4-2-3-1 anything else , given our current players and their abilities , is going to lead to yet another defeat.
4-2-3-1 anything else , given our current players and their abilities , is going to lead to yet another defeat. MGRA
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