Adkins reflects on Saints loss

 

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Nigel Adkins said Saints stuck to the game plan at Liverpool – but just couldn’t get a goal to get something out of it.

Daniel Agger’s header two minutes before half time proved to be the difference between the sides but Saints never really created a chance.

“Obviously we’re disappointed in respect that we haven’t got anything from the game,” said Adkins.

“We’ve come away from home on a good run of form of late and I think it’s fair to say that Liverpool’s movement was very good and we couldn’t get a grip of the football.

“We conceded a goal just on half time and if we could have got to half time at 0-0 that would have been really pleasing.

“It was a free header in the penalty area that gave them a 1-0 lead.

“We’ve come away from home and adapted because we’re an attack minded side, we didn’t have anywhere near as much possession of the ball as we normally do and that’s probably credit to Liverpool in that respect.

“We had to adapt our shape to make sure we stayed in the game and play on the counter until the last 10-15 minutes and give ourselves an opportunity to press it and see if we can get something from it.”

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6:14pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Costa Baz says...

I understand the principle of adapting, but when it negates your own attacking, possessive style of playing, maybe it's not the right idea.

If you are going to sit back, would it have been better to have put a quick striker up front for the "out" ball??? Mayuka for example?
I understand the principle of adapting, but when it negates your own attacking, possessive style of playing, maybe it's not the right idea. If you are going to sit back, would it have been better to have put a quick striker up front for the "out" ball??? Mayuka for example? Costa Baz

6:29pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Norwegian Saint says...

The other thread is a joke tonight, maybe (although I hate to say it) we could do what the News-**** do and hide the replies.
Getting silly having to trawl through all that Poopey jealously rubbish.
The other thread is a joke tonight, maybe (although I hate to say it) we could do what the News-**** do and hide the replies. Getting silly having to trawl through all that Poopey jealously rubbish. Norwegian Saint

6:29pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Littleton-Saint says...

Adkins' negative tactics ensured that we lost the match wizh a whimper. I'd rather we'd lost by five but had fought.
Adkins' negative tactics ensured that we lost the match wizh a whimper. I'd rather we'd lost by five but had fought. Littleton-Saint

6:33pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Littleton-Saint says...

I agree Norwegian Saint that the Poopey dialogue is tiring. Yep, we hate them, but let's talk about Saints.
I agree Norwegian Saint that the Poopey dialogue is tiring. Yep, we hate them, but let's talk about Saints. Littleton-Saint

6:38pm Sat 1 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.
We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough. hedge end bob

6:47pm Sat 1 Dec 12

promised land says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
The other thread is a joke tonight, maybe (although I hate to say it) we could do what the News-**** do and hide the replies.
Getting silly having to trawl through all that Poopey jealously rubbish.
Totally agree. But the skates are coming on this site, in a attempt to detract from their inpending doom.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: The other thread is a joke tonight, maybe (although I hate to say it) we could do what the News-**** do and hide the replies. Getting silly having to trawl through all that Poopey jealously rubbish.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. But the skates are coming on this site, in a attempt to detract from their inpending doom. promised land

6:53pm Sat 1 Dec 12

redsnapper says...

Jason Roberts causing alot of nuisance value to the MU defence.

7 goals so far and still 30 minutes to go, expect the same next Saturday!!

How many saves did Gazzanigga manage today, anyone know?
Jason Roberts causing alot of nuisance value to the MU defence. 7 goals so far and still 30 minutes to go, expect the same next Saturday!! How many saves did Gazzanigga manage today, anyone know? redsnapper

7:08pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Gazza had no chance with the goal, he still looks suspect though.
Gazza had no chance with the goal, he still looks suspect though. Norwegian Saint

7:19pm Sat 1 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

Didn't go to the game but reports suggest we hardly touched the ball in 1st half and could have lost by 5.
1 step forward 2 back, 6 pointer next week against reading which we must win.
Didn't go to the game but reports suggest we hardly touched the ball in 1st half and could have lost by 5. 1 step forward 2 back, 6 pointer next week against reading which we must win. ghk230473

7:27pm Sat 1 Dec 12

scooter75 says...

Sounded like a total battering in the first half but Liverpool dident take advantage of their dominance so it keeps the goals against down at least.

14.12.12
Sounded like a total battering in the first half but Liverpool dident take advantage of their dominance so it keeps the goals against down at least. 14.12.12 scooter75

7:35pm Sat 1 Dec 12

SaintDon13 says...

Well Reading seem to have a leakier defence than ours, but can score quite freely too, has all the hallmarks o a 0 0!
Well Reading seem to have a leakier defence than ours, but can score quite freely too, has all the hallmarks o a 0 0! SaintDon13

8:02pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Scunthorpe United says...

I know that your boys have conceded quite a few but you have also scored rather more than other Clubs near you in the table. It's often the teams which don't score e.g. Q.P.R. which go down. Keep the faith and the best of luck!
I know that your boys have conceded quite a few but you have also scored rather more than other Clubs near you in the table. It's often the teams which don't score e.g. Q.P.R. which go down. Keep the faith and the best of luck! Scunthorpe United

9:09pm Sat 1 Dec 12

saintmark1977 says...

I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this? saintmark1977

9:26pm Sat 1 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

If we had won today we could have been 15th temporarily!
If we had won today we could have been 15th temporarily! OSPREYSAINT

9:27pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Ross123 says...

saintmark1977 wrote:
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
agree on this,

crap excuses,

we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily,

lambert had no service all day long!


we need 6 points out of next 2 games!

adkins! sort it out!

i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window.

ross
[quote][p][bold]saintmark1977[/bold] wrote: I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]agree on this, crap excuses, we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily, lambert had no service all day long! we need 6 points out of next 2 games! adkins! sort it out! i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window. ross Ross123

9:46pm Sat 1 Dec 12

scooter75 says...

Ross123 wrote:
saintmark1977 wrote:
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
agree on this,

crap excuses,

we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily,

lambert had no service all day long!


we need 6 points out of next 2 games!

adkins! sort it out!

i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window.

ross
Ross

You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate.

14.12.12
[quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmark1977[/bold] wrote: I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]agree on this, crap excuses, we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily, lambert had no service all day long! we need 6 points out of next 2 games! adkins! sort it out! i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window. ross[/p][/quote]Ross You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate. 14.12.12 scooter75

9:46pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Matt Allen says...

Went to the game and am now back at my brothers in Wales.

We looked scared and in awe of Liverpool, we didn't get the ball forward enough and their mid-field made ours look like Sunday league. Don't get me wrong, I love our team, but we just didn't turn up today; we were poor and the worst I've seen us this season.

Gazza made some decent saves, but his kicking out was shocking.

Anfield was very quite and OMG those bloody seats were shocking, you could only see if you laid down!

Let's make sure we get a result against Reading and Sunderland. COYR's
Went to the game and am now back at my brothers in Wales. We looked scared and in awe of Liverpool, we didn't get the ball forward enough and their mid-field made ours look like Sunday league. Don't get me wrong, I love our team, but we just didn't turn up today; we were poor and the worst I've seen us this season. Gazza made some decent saves, but his kicking out was shocking. Anfield was very quite and OMG those bloody seats were shocking, you could only see if you laid down! Let's make sure we get a result against Reading and Sunderland. COYR's Matt Allen

10:38pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Ontario Saint says...

Lets face it Liverpool are a good side and
we struggled today and the confidence was not there as it had been against Newcastle.
I respect Nigel for not destroying Gazza"s confidence & I thought he had a reasonably good game and I'm sure he will do well for the club.
Lets face it he is only 20 years old and it was good he stayed calm and did what was expected of him
Things are certainly looking better than they did 3 weeks ago . The players do have the capability to move higher as long as they continue to believe in themselves and play the way they did against Newcastle,
Its still early days and there is some reasons to be optimistic
Lets face it Liverpool are a good side and we struggled today and the confidence was not there as it had been against Newcastle. I respect Nigel for not destroying Gazza"s confidence & I thought he had a reasonably good game and I'm sure he will do well for the club. Lets face it he is only 20 years old and it was good he stayed calm and did what was expected of him Things are certainly looking better than they did 3 weeks ago . The players do have the capability to move higher as long as they continue to believe in themselves and play the way they did against Newcastle, Its still early days and there is some reasons to be optimistic Ontario Saint

11:15pm Sat 1 Dec 12

SFCSaint says...

Scunthorpe United wrote:
I know that your boys have conceded quite a few but you have also scored rather more than other Clubs near you in the table. It's often the teams which don't score e.g. Q.P.R. which go down. Keep the faith and the best of luck!
cheers buddy! same to you and your relegation fight make sure you stay up at the expense of the skates!
[quote][p][bold]Scunthorpe United[/bold] wrote: I know that your boys have conceded quite a few but you have also scored rather more than other Clubs near you in the table. It's often the teams which don't score e.g. Q.P.R. which go down. Keep the faith and the best of luck![/p][/quote]cheers buddy! same to you and your relegation fight make sure you stay up at the expense of the skates! SFCSaint

11:28pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

saintmark1977 wrote:
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
It's easy to find a flaw....

...much harder to suggest a remedy....

....isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]saintmark1977[/bold] wrote: I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]It's easy to find a flaw.... ...much harder to suggest a remedy.... ....isn't it. Baddesley Bill

12:50am Sun 2 Dec 12

saintsupnorth says...

I was there today, and to be honest i was pleased with how we performed. If we faced Liverpool a month back it would have been another Arsenal hammering. But the way we defended was great, i walked away thinking our defence has improved by a mile. I understand why NA changed it around, so did the Liverpool fans. Was Damage limitation. We have to work on the Goal Difference because thats what might save us come the end of the season.
I was there today, and to be honest i was pleased with how we performed. If we faced Liverpool a month back it would have been another Arsenal hammering. But the way we defended was great, i walked away thinking our defence has improved by a mile. I understand why NA changed it around, so did the Liverpool fans. Was Damage limitation. We have to work on the Goal Difference because thats what might save us come the end of the season. saintsupnorth

1:04am Sun 2 Dec 12

saintsupnorth says...

Scunthorpe United wrote:
I know that your boys have conceded quite a few but you have also scored rather more than other Clubs near you in the table. It's often the teams which don't score e.g. Q.P.R. which go down. Keep the faith and the best of luck!
Well i am sure NA will be sending some Loans out to Scunny in Jan, NA was quoted in saying " Me and Brian (Laws) was not going to let there legacy just crumble away". So who knows. Would not be a bad thing to be associated with Scunthorpe Utd. Look at there record:

Nigel Adkins, Ray Clemence, Kevin Keegan, Gary Hooper. Billy Sharp and Jack Cork had there best ever spells there as well. Scunthorpe already looks like a Saints Feeder club!.

But good luck with the season, sure Brian Laws will get you back on track.
[quote][p][bold]Scunthorpe United[/bold] wrote: I know that your boys have conceded quite a few but you have also scored rather more than other Clubs near you in the table. It's often the teams which don't score e.g. Q.P.R. which go down. Keep the faith and the best of luck![/p][/quote]Well i am sure NA will be sending some Loans out to Scunny in Jan, NA was quoted in saying " Me and Brian (Laws) was not going to let there legacy just crumble away". So who knows. Would not be a bad thing to be associated with Scunthorpe Utd. Look at there record: Nigel Adkins, Ray Clemence, Kevin Keegan, Gary Hooper. Billy Sharp and Jack Cork had there best ever spells there as well. Scunthorpe already looks like a Saints Feeder club!. But good luck with the season, sure Brian Laws will get you back on track. saintsupnorth

4:44am Sun 2 Dec 12

just kidding says...

Well I did see the game on the internet and I agree the defence is tighter than it was 4 games ago, but we are also resorting to kicking long balls upfield or out to touch more often. This was a game where apart from a ten minute spell in the second half, our passing game was absent and we just couldn't keep possesion of the ball. Although I wouldnt point fingers at anyone in particular, I did feel that Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez could have distributed the ball quicker. We were getting caught with the ball far too often, and consequently service to Ricky Lambert was virtually non existent. We just didn't get anywhere near the fluid passing game that we have seen in recent weeks. I hope it comes back next week.
Well I did see the game on the internet and I agree the defence is tighter than it was 4 games ago, but we are also resorting to kicking long balls upfield or out to touch more often. This was a game where apart from a ten minute spell in the second half, our passing game was absent and we just couldn't keep possesion of the ball. Although I wouldnt point fingers at anyone in particular, I did feel that Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez could have distributed the ball quicker. We were getting caught with the ball far too often, and consequently service to Ricky Lambert was virtually non existent. We just didn't get anywhere near the fluid passing game that we have seen in recent weeks. I hope it comes back next week. just kidding

8:34am Sun 2 Dec 12

Rising_Son says...

It was a disappointing match. Liverpool crowded out the midfield, and we weren't able to create any time or space. The consequence was that passes were either inaccurate or intercepted, and the attack never really got going. Clearances from the back also usually got intercepted and allowed them to keep the pressure on our defence.

I would have liked to have seen Mayuka come on for Puncheon rather than Rodriguez. His speed might have made a difference as everyone slowed down towards the end of the match, but then again it might not have.

Still, on the bright side, in spite of all the pressure, we only let in one.
It was a disappointing match. Liverpool crowded out the midfield, and we weren't able to create any time or space. The consequence was that passes were either inaccurate or intercepted, and the attack never really got going. Clearances from the back also usually got intercepted and allowed them to keep the pressure on our defence. I would have liked to have seen Mayuka come on for Puncheon rather than Rodriguez. His speed might have made a difference as everyone slowed down towards the end of the match, but then again it might not have. Still, on the bright side, in spite of all the pressure, we only let in one. Rising_Son

9:09am Sun 2 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

What changes are needed against Reading then? There needs to be changes because on yesterday's performance and watching reading against man Utd they're going to thump us?
What changes are needed against Reading then? There needs to be changes because on yesterday's performance and watching reading against man Utd they're going to thump us? saintlysoul

9:10am Sun 2 Dec 12

bluehants says...

Ahhhhhhhhh normal service resumes,

C,mon reading, a team that play well and deserve to be higher in the leaue, unlike your shambles
Ahhhhhhhhh normal service resumes, C,mon reading, a team that play well and deserve to be higher in the leaue, unlike your shambles bluehants

9:35am Sun 2 Dec 12

kent141 says...

A very lucklustre performance against a very average Liverpool team.
The team played like they dident believe in themelves from the start for some reason and were lucky not to be at least 3 or 4 down at the break.
The game against Reading is crucial and a massive improvement is needed to get something from it.
A very lucklustre performance against a very average Liverpool team. The team played like they dident believe in themelves from the start for some reason and were lucky not to be at least 3 or 4 down at the break. The game against Reading is crucial and a massive improvement is needed to get something from it. kent141

9:36am Sun 2 Dec 12

Lionel P says...

Until Saints acquire some ball-skills and speed, the midfield particularly, they have no chance of remaining in the Premiership. I only saw the first half of yesterday's game, but Adkins is kidding himself if he thinks a 1-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of that. Liverpool could have had four or more.
Saints just thumped the ball out of the penalty area up to the halfway line, and it kept coming straight back. You can't blame the defence entirely, you need a midfield that actually know a thing or two - the present lot are clueless.
Until Saints acquire some ball-skills and speed, the midfield particularly, they have no chance of remaining in the Premiership. I only saw the first half of yesterday's game, but Adkins is kidding himself if he thinks a 1-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of that. Liverpool could have had four or more. Saints just thumped the ball out of the penalty area up to the halfway line, and it kept coming straight back. You can't blame the defence entirely, you need a midfield that actually know a thing or two - the present lot are clueless. Lionel P

9:38am Sun 2 Dec 12

batesieboy says...

I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.
I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both. batesieboy

10:16am Sun 2 Dec 12

Mush On The Beach says...

batesieboy wrote:
I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.
It was a poor match with little quality, though Liverpool deserved the points for the extra effort they applied. I agree, every game can tell a different story and we now move on and hunt for the next points.

That was as poor a Liverpool team as I have seen in years against Saints (Suarez excluded), so sadly an away day opportunity squandered.
Still, we are all up for the challenge and our great support will help the team see us remain up where belong.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.[/p][/quote]It was a poor match with little quality, though Liverpool deserved the points for the extra effort they applied. I agree, every game can tell a different story and we now move on and hunt for the next points. That was as poor a Liverpool team as I have seen in years against Saints (Suarez excluded), so sadly an away day opportunity squandered. Still, we are all up for the challenge and our great support will help the team see us remain up where belong. Mush On The Beach

11:03am Sun 2 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

Something positive was available from most games this season...yesterday was atrocious, our accuracy and speed of passing was dreadful...

...we either passed straight to them or took so long faffing about that they were always back behind the ball, had we played at a higher tempo and simply gone for it we could have scored.....

... we lost simply by respecting a long gone reputation, there was actually nothing to fear...shocker...

Losing is one thing but being afraid for no reason, it aint war ffs is disgraceful, dammit all we could out pass that team if we had not gone into panic mode, AGAIN!!!
Something positive was available from most games this season...yesterday was atrocious, our accuracy and speed of passing was dreadful... ...we either passed straight to them or took so long faffing about that they were always back behind the ball, had we played at a higher tempo and simply gone for it we could have scored..... ... we lost simply by respecting a long gone reputation, there was actually nothing to fear...shocker... Losing is one thing but being afraid for no reason, it aint war ffs is disgraceful, dammit all we could out pass that team if we had not gone into panic mode, AGAIN!!! warrens 76

11:25am Sun 2 Dec 12

ctsaint says...

I am fortunate enough to watch all the games live as satellite TV in South Africa screens every match. I have to say we looked led footed for the entire 90 minutes . It was to a certain degree a worse performance than Arsenal, if Liverpool had their shooting boots on it could have been 3 or 4 by half time. This was the first match were our creative spark didn't come to the fore at all, it was typified by one break away in the last 10 minutes when Rodriguez left Lucas for dead , had 3 saints players to pass too, and gave the ball away . The passing in the final third looked lacklustre , could be tiredness or that they gave too much respect to Liverpool. The team certainly seemed more solid defensively but didn't perform at their best. As NA says don't get too high if we win or too low if we lose. The team looks fantastic in spells and age and experience is what will bring the consistency , let's hope we can stay up this year as keeping this young and talented group together will have us comfortably mid table/top half next year if we can. Trust in the players and the management team who got us here and support them as one.
I am fortunate enough to watch all the games live as satellite TV in South Africa screens every match. I have to say we looked led footed for the entire 90 minutes . It was to a certain degree a worse performance than Arsenal, if Liverpool had their shooting boots on it could have been 3 or 4 by half time. This was the first match were our creative spark didn't come to the fore at all, it was typified by one break away in the last 10 minutes when Rodriguez left Lucas for dead , had 3 saints players to pass too, and gave the ball away . The passing in the final third looked lacklustre , could be tiredness or that they gave too much respect to Liverpool. The team certainly seemed more solid defensively but didn't perform at their best. As NA says don't get too high if we win or too low if we lose. The team looks fantastic in spells and age and experience is what will bring the consistency , let's hope we can stay up this year as keeping this young and talented group together will have us comfortably mid table/top half next year if we can. Trust in the players and the management team who got us here and support them as one. ctsaint

11:36am Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

FORGET liverpoooooool ..... not just the football but the Mighty Southampton Fans were treated disrespectfully with only a small allocation given in one of the Premierships largest Stadiums and also selling pricey restricted view tickets to genuine football fans.

It's not a case of welcome to anfield - the whole place is a sh1thole and that's the only way they can win games of football at home.

LET'S GET READY TO TAKE ON reading AND WIN !!!

THE NEXT TWO GAMES ARE WINNABLE AND WE NEED ALL THE SAINTS FANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE !!

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION.
FORGET liverpoooooool ..... not just the football but the Mighty Southampton Fans were treated disrespectfully with only a small allocation given in one of the Premierships largest Stadiums and also selling pricey restricted view tickets to genuine football fans. It's not a case of welcome to anfield - the whole place is a sh1thole and that's the only way they can win games of football at home. LET'S GET READY TO TAKE ON reading AND WIN !!! THE NEXT TWO GAMES ARE WINNABLE AND WE NEED ALL THE SAINTS FANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE !! RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION. RedArmy1

11:38am Sun 2 Dec 12

up saints says...

need to get a grip in midfield that where games are won and lost i would of put jwp on at half time.agree with above reading and sunderland must win games
need to get a grip in midfield that where games are won and lost i would of put jwp on at half time.agree with above reading and sunderland must win games up saints

11:44am Sun 2 Dec 12

abbiscuits says...

Mr adkins should have put mayuka on around the 50th minute rather than wait for ages only to put j-rod on!!! We needed that injection of pace to create more chances and mayuka would have done that. Anyone agree with this?
Mr adkins should have put mayuka on around the 50th minute rather than wait for ages only to put j-rod on!!! We needed that injection of pace to create more chances and mayuka would have done that. Anyone agree with this? abbiscuits

11:51am Sun 2 Dec 12

JohnItaly says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Something positive was available from most games this season...yesterday was atrocious, our accuracy and speed of passing was dreadful...

...we either passed straight to them or took so long faffing about that they were always back behind the ball, had we played at a higher tempo and simply gone for it we could have scored.....

... we lost simply by respecting a long gone reputation, there was actually nothing to fear...shocker...

Losing is one thing but being afraid for no reason, it aint war ffs is disgraceful, dammit all we could out pass that team if we had not gone into panic mode, AGAIN!!!
It seems to me NA got his tactics wrong and again must question his substitutions. Saints have developed a reputation scoring goals so why not play to our strengths instead of a "game plan" to stifle perceived strenghs of the opposition. If for all games a "game plan" as to be devised dependant on the opponents by definition Saints have to adapt their game on 38 occasions. Why not play to our strengths every time and let the opposition worry about us?
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Something positive was available from most games this season...yesterday was atrocious, our accuracy and speed of passing was dreadful... ...we either passed straight to them or took so long faffing about that they were always back behind the ball, had we played at a higher tempo and simply gone for it we could have scored..... ... we lost simply by respecting a long gone reputation, there was actually nothing to fear...shocker... Losing is one thing but being afraid for no reason, it aint war ffs is disgraceful, dammit all we could out pass that team if we had not gone into panic mode, AGAIN!!![/p][/quote]It seems to me NA got his tactics wrong and again must question his substitutions. Saints have developed a reputation scoring goals so why not play to our strengths instead of a "game plan" to stifle perceived strenghs of the opposition. If for all games a "game plan" as to be devised dependant on the opponents by definition Saints have to adapt their game on 38 occasions. Why not play to our strengths every time and let the opposition worry about us? JohnItaly

11:51am Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

abbiscuits wrote:
Mr adkins should have put mayuka on around the 50th minute rather than wait for ages only to put j-rod on!!! We needed that injection of pace to create more chances and mayuka would have done that. Anyone agree with this?
It's a difficult call - changing the shape and personnel yesterday could have ended with Saints just adding to their minus goal difference.

Lots of Fans wanted to see FIGHT and Saints taking the game to put liverpooool on the back foot - but having one up front as a starting formation always meant we were going to struggle to get goals !!

NEXT WINNABLE AWAY GAME IS ON BOXING DAY !!! - Let's go up there on mass to one of the smaller stadiums and own the place - f*ck fulham ..

WE FIGHT FOR ALL 3 POINTS !!!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY 2012. FIGHT AND WIN.
THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON !!!
[quote][p][bold]abbiscuits[/bold] wrote: Mr adkins should have put mayuka on around the 50th minute rather than wait for ages only to put j-rod on!!! We needed that injection of pace to create more chances and mayuka would have done that. Anyone agree with this?[/p][/quote]It's a difficult call - changing the shape and personnel yesterday could have ended with Saints just adding to their minus goal difference. Lots of Fans wanted to see FIGHT and Saints taking the game to put liverpooool on the back foot - but having one up front as a starting formation always meant we were going to struggle to get goals !! NEXT WINNABLE AWAY GAME IS ON BOXING DAY !!! - Let's go up there on mass to one of the smaller stadiums and own the place - f*ck fulham .. WE FIGHT FOR ALL 3 POINTS !!! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY 2012. FIGHT AND WIN. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON !!! RedArmy1

12:02pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Red n White says...

I'm surprised we kept the same team again as I thought we looked tired in the Norwich game and then again yesterday. I would have prefered a different team to have played yesterday, such as Lee, Mayuka and Rodriguez, and then switch back to this team for the next two important games, or keep those that impress in. I'm surprised we've not use Mayuka more as I've been impressed with him when I've seen him.
I thought we defended better yesterday with a lot of last ditch tackles. Fonte seems to have cut out the mistakes, and is starting to form a decent partnership with Yoshi
I'm surprised we kept the same team again as I thought we looked tired in the Norwich game and then again yesterday. I would have prefered a different team to have played yesterday, such as Lee, Mayuka and Rodriguez, and then switch back to this team for the next two important games, or keep those that impress in. I'm surprised we've not use Mayuka more as I've been impressed with him when I've seen him. I thought we defended better yesterday with a lot of last ditch tackles. Fonte seems to have cut out the mistakes, and is starting to form a decent partnership with Yoshi Red n White

12:41pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Southampton Dominance says...

Rising_Son wrote:
It was a disappointing match. Liverpool crowded out the midfield, and we weren't able to create any time or space. The consequence was that passes were either inaccurate or intercepted, and the attack never really got going. Clearances from the back also usually got intercepted and allowed them to keep the pressure on our defence.

I would have liked to have seen Mayuka come on for Puncheon rather than Rodriguez. His speed might have made a difference as everyone slowed down towards the end of the match, but then again it might not have.

Still, on the bright side, in spite of all the pressure, we only let in one.
A clinical dissemination of yesterdays match, à la Delia Smith! Fascinating stuff, Rising!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: It was a disappointing match. Liverpool crowded out the midfield, and we weren't able to create any time or space. The consequence was that passes were either inaccurate or intercepted, and the attack never really got going. Clearances from the back also usually got intercepted and allowed them to keep the pressure on our defence. I would have liked to have seen Mayuka come on for Puncheon rather than Rodriguez. His speed might have made a difference as everyone slowed down towards the end of the match, but then again it might not have. Still, on the bright side, in spite of all the pressure, we only let in one.[/p][/quote]A clinical dissemination of yesterdays match, à la Delia Smith! Fascinating stuff, Rising! Southampton Dominance

12:43pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Southampton Dominance says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.
It was a poor match with little quality, though Liverpool deserved the points for the extra effort they applied. I agree, every game can tell a different story and we now move on and hunt for the next points.

That was as poor a Liverpool team as I have seen in years against Saints (Suarez excluded), so sadly an away day opportunity squandered.
Still, we are all up for the challenge and our great support will help the team see us remain up where belong.
Yes Mush, we're all up for the challenge! You would make a very good cheerleader! Ra ra blah blah!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.[/p][/quote]It was a poor match with little quality, though Liverpool deserved the points for the extra effort they applied. I agree, every game can tell a different story and we now move on and hunt for the next points. That was as poor a Liverpool team as I have seen in years against Saints (Suarez excluded), so sadly an away day opportunity squandered. Still, we are all up for the challenge and our great support will help the team see us remain up where belong.[/p][/quote]Yes Mush, we're all up for the challenge! You would make a very good cheerleader! Ra ra blah blah! Southampton Dominance

12:45pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Ross123 says...

scooter75 wrote:
Ross123 wrote:
saintmark1977 wrote:
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
agree on this,

crap excuses,

we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily,

lambert had no service all day long!


we need 6 points out of next 2 games!

adkins! sort it out!

i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window.

ross
Ross

You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate.

14.12.12
scooter! you always wana pick a fight with everyone on here!

you must be a pompey fan
[quote][p][bold]scooter75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmark1977[/bold] wrote: I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]agree on this, crap excuses, we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily, lambert had no service all day long! we need 6 points out of next 2 games! adkins! sort it out! i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window. ross[/p][/quote]Ross You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate. 14.12.12[/p][/quote]scooter! you always wana pick a fight with everyone on here! you must be a pompey fan Ross123

12:48pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Southampton Dominance says...

Southampton Dominance wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.
It was a poor match with little quality, though Liverpool deserved the points for the extra effort they applied. I agree, every game can tell a different story and we now move on and hunt for the next points.

That was as poor a Liverpool team as I have seen in years against Saints (Suarez excluded), so sadly an away day opportunity squandered.
Still, we are all up for the challenge and our great support will help the team see us remain up where belong.
Yes Mush, we're all up for the challenge! You would make a very good cheerleader! Ra ra blah blah!
Tell me, were you actually waving your pom·poms around, when you delivered that inspirational pep talk?
[quote][p][bold]Southampton Dominance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I watched the match, and Liverpool did not create much, and Saints created nothing at all. Gazzaniga was fine, and the goal was not his fault. Every game tells its own story, they are all different, and we will play differently against Sunderland and Reading.We can, and must win them both.[/p][/quote]It was a poor match with little quality, though Liverpool deserved the points for the extra effort they applied. I agree, every game can tell a different story and we now move on and hunt for the next points. That was as poor a Liverpool team as I have seen in years against Saints (Suarez excluded), so sadly an away day opportunity squandered. Still, we are all up for the challenge and our great support will help the team see us remain up where belong.[/p][/quote]Yes Mush, we're all up for the challenge! You would make a very good cheerleader! Ra ra blah blah![/p][/quote]Tell me, were you actually waving your pom·poms around, when you delivered that inspirational pep talk? Southampton Dominance

12:57pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Jameski says...

abbiscuits wrote:
Mr adkins should have put mayuka on around the 50th minute rather than wait for ages only to put j-rod on!!! We needed that injection of pace to create more chances and mayuka would have done that. Anyone agree with this?
Absolutely. It's time mayuka got his chance. The kid got the golden boot in the African cup of nations so he can at least have a chance to play for us.
Also I think Nigel is scared to make early substitutions since the Man U game?
[quote][p][bold]abbiscuits[/bold] wrote: Mr adkins should have put mayuka on around the 50th minute rather than wait for ages only to put j-rod on!!! We needed that injection of pace to create more chances and mayuka would have done that. Anyone agree with this?[/p][/quote]Absolutely. It's time mayuka got his chance. The kid got the golden boot in the African cup of nations so he can at least have a chance to play for us. Also I think Nigel is scared to make early substitutions since the Man U game? Jameski

1:18pm Sun 2 Dec 12

toutlaw says...

I thought the main problem was that the players looked tired and therefore couldn't counter attack fast. you can't play the same team three times in six days that just doesn't work especially in the premier league. Steve davis is a good player he could have started and i think everyone could see that puncheon was tired so he could have come off at half time for Mayuka. He doesn't seem to have faith in Mayuka, which is a shame because of what i've seen of him he looks promising, very raw but promising and needs a few games. Although i understand the attackers are almost undropable at the moment.
I thought the main problem was that the players looked tired and therefore couldn't counter attack fast. you can't play the same team three times in six days that just doesn't work especially in the premier league. Steve davis is a good player he could have started and i think everyone could see that puncheon was tired so he could have come off at half time for Mayuka. He doesn't seem to have faith in Mayuka, which is a shame because of what i've seen of him he looks promising, very raw but promising and needs a few games. Although i understand the attackers are almost undropable at the moment. toutlaw

1:20pm Sun 2 Dec 12

toutlaw says...

Also Fonte looks like he is adapting well to the premier league, Yoshida doesn't look up to it, he makes mistake after mistake and doesn't seem to have anything about him. I can't wait till January to buy a proper center back!
Also Fonte looks like he is adapting well to the premier league, Yoshida doesn't look up to it, he makes mistake after mistake and doesn't seem to have anything about him. I can't wait till January to buy a proper center back! toutlaw

1:21pm Sun 2 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Lionel P wrote:
Until Saints acquire some ball-skills and speed, the midfield particularly, they have no chance of remaining in the Premiership. I only saw the first half of yesterday's game, but Adkins is kidding himself if he thinks a 1-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of that. Liverpool could have had four or more.
Saints just thumped the ball out of the penalty area up to the halfway line, and it kept coming straight back. You can't blame the defence entirely, you need a midfield that actually know a thing or two - the present lot are clueless.
I agree one hundred per cent very good comment. The only person who can't see this is NA!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Until Saints acquire some ball-skills and speed, the midfield particularly, they have no chance of remaining in the Premiership. I only saw the first half of yesterday's game, but Adkins is kidding himself if he thinks a 1-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of that. Liverpool could have had four or more. Saints just thumped the ball out of the penalty area up to the halfway line, and it kept coming straight back. You can't blame the defence entirely, you need a midfield that actually know a thing or two - the present lot are clueless.[/p][/quote]I agree one hundred per cent very good comment. The only person who can't see this is NA!!!!!! saintlysoul

1:26pm Sun 2 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

up saints wrote:
need to get a grip in midfield that where games are won and lost i would of put jwp on at half time.agree with above reading and sunderland must win games
Here here!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: need to get a grip in midfield that where games are won and lost i would of put jwp on at half time.agree with above reading and sunderland must win games[/p][/quote]Here here!!!!!!!! saintlysoul

1:34pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

saintlysoul wrote:
up saints wrote:
need to get a grip in midfield that where games are won and lost i would of put jwp on at half time.agree with above reading and sunderland must win games
Here here!!!!!!!!
Next 3 games are WINNABLE !!!

LET'S GET THE MAXIMUM POINTS.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRMY.
UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO !
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: need to get a grip in midfield that where games are won and lost i would of put jwp on at half time.agree with above reading and sunderland must win games[/p][/quote]Here here!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Next 3 games are WINNABLE !!! LET'S GET THE MAXIMUM POINTS. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRMY. UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO ! RedArmy1

1:44pm Sun 2 Dec 12

st1halo says...

JohnItaly wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Something positive was available from most games this season...yesterday was atrocious, our accuracy and speed of passing was dreadful...

...we either passed straight to them or took so long faffing about that they were always back behind the ball, had we played at a higher tempo and simply gone for it we could have scored.....

... we lost simply by respecting a long gone reputation, there was actually nothing to fear...shocker...

Losing is one thing but being afraid for no reason, it aint war ffs is disgraceful, dammit all we could out pass that team if we had not gone into panic mode, AGAIN!!!
It seems to me NA got his tactics wrong and again must question his substitutions. Saints have developed a reputation scoring goals so why not play to our strengths instead of a "game plan" to stifle perceived strenghs of the opposition. If for all games a "game plan" as to be devised dependant on the opponents by definition Saints have to adapt their game on 38 occasions. Why not play to our strengths every time and let the opposition worry about us?
If this was a penalty shoot out then you just field your strongest goalscorers but it's not. I'ts like a game of chess and the strategy has to be different for every game. Nigel thinks playing attacking football is the answer but if you think you will steam roller other teams in this league you are badly mistaken and naive. Especially considering some of the finest footballers in the world in all positions are what we are playing against . Your strengths become your weaknesses if you play them long enough. Nigel must use the strenghts of different players and change tactics ad this is where I worry about him.
Example. Lpool have a very strong midfield (Gerrard ffs!!) so you replace style with steel. Imo Gaston should have been rested (particularly after Wednesday) and JWP should have played as he is like a terrier and fights for the ball reducing their ability to get the ball forward.
Our defence did well and this is the one area where you need consistency. They were up against pace and stood off allowing for that,played narrow o force down the wings but llikewise we needed pace at the front to stop their defence moving out and stretch the field.
Some may say hindsight is a wonderful thing but sorry, some things are logical. I predicted if we played the same team against Norwich we would be tired second half and we were. Fielding the same team again was madness!

STID
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Something positive was available from most games this season...yesterday was atrocious, our accuracy and speed of passing was dreadful... ...we either passed straight to them or took so long faffing about that they were always back behind the ball, had we played at a higher tempo and simply gone for it we could have scored..... ... we lost simply by respecting a long gone reputation, there was actually nothing to fear...shocker... Losing is one thing but being afraid for no reason, it aint war ffs is disgraceful, dammit all we could out pass that team if we had not gone into panic mode, AGAIN!!![/p][/quote]It seems to me NA got his tactics wrong and again must question his substitutions. Saints have developed a reputation scoring goals so why not play to our strengths instead of a "game plan" to stifle perceived strenghs of the opposition. If for all games a "game plan" as to be devised dependant on the opponents by definition Saints have to adapt their game on 38 occasions. Why not play to our strengths every time and let the opposition worry about us?[/p][/quote]If this was a penalty shoot out then you just field your strongest goalscorers but it's not. I'ts like a game of chess and the strategy has to be different for every game. Nigel thinks playing attacking football is the answer but if you think you will steam roller other teams in this league you are badly mistaken and naive. Especially considering some of the finest footballers in the world in all positions are what we are playing against . Your strengths become your weaknesses if you play them long enough. Nigel must use the strenghts of different players and change tactics ad this is where I worry about him. Example. Lpool have a very strong midfield (Gerrard ffs!!) so you replace style with steel. Imo Gaston should have been rested (particularly after Wednesday) and JWP should have played as he is like a terrier and fights for the ball reducing their ability to get the ball forward. Our defence did well and this is the one area where you need consistency. They were up against pace and stood off allowing for that,played narrow o force down the wings but llikewise we needed pace at the front to stop their defence moving out and stretch the field. Some may say hindsight is a wonderful thing but sorry, some things are logical. I predicted if we played the same team against Norwich we would be tired second half and we were. Fielding the same team again was madness! STID st1halo

1:48pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

You can understand the frustration of SAINTS FANS when you watched what was on offer yesterday.

WE MUST HAVE MORE FIGHT IN AWAY GAMES and start picking up valuable points.

When we don't compete - then everyone is disappointed - but no-one wants a repeat of ars*nil away and We are looking forward to beating them at ST MARY'S.

For those who can't get tickets for the games then watch on Stream - THE SWAN WOOLSTON.

WE ARE RED ARMY. COYR
You can understand the frustration of SAINTS FANS when you watched what was on offer yesterday. WE MUST HAVE MORE FIGHT IN AWAY GAMES and start picking up valuable points. When we don't compete - then everyone is disappointed - but no-one wants a repeat of ars*nil away and We are looking forward to beating them at ST MARY'S. For those who can't get tickets for the games then watch on Stream - THE SWAN WOOLSTON. WE ARE RED ARMY. COYR RedArmy1

1:51pm Sun 2 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

Ross123 wrote:
scooter75 wrote:
Ross123 wrote:
saintmark1977 wrote:
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
agree on this,

crap excuses,

we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily,

lambert had no service all day long!


we need 6 points out of next 2 games!

adkins! sort it out!

i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window.

ross
Ross

You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate.

14.12.12
scooter! you always wana pick a fight with everyone on here!

you must be a pompey fan
He's KENT141.

Now he will come backand insult me, who cares.
[quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scooter75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmark1977[/bold] wrote: I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]agree on this, crap excuses, we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily, lambert had no service all day long! we need 6 points out of next 2 games! adkins! sort it out! i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window. ross[/p][/quote]Ross You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate. 14.12.12[/p][/quote]scooter! you always wana pick a fight with everyone on here! you must be a pompey fan[/p][/quote]He's KENT141. Now he will come backand insult me, who cares. hedge end bob

1:56pm Sun 2 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?
Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested? ghk230473

2:08pm Sun 2 Dec 12

More Glory says...

hedge end bob wrote:
We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.
Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.[/p][/quote]Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble. More Glory

2:10pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Ross123 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Ross123 wrote:
scooter75 wrote:
Ross123 wrote:
saintmark1977 wrote:
I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced.

However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious?

At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle !

To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless.

Am I alone in thinking this?
agree on this,

crap excuses,

we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily,

lambert had no service all day long!


we need 6 points out of next 2 games!

adkins! sort it out!

i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window.

ross
Ross

You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate.

14.12.12
scooter! you always wana pick a fight with everyone on here!

you must be a pompey fan
He's KENT141.

Now he will come backand insult me, who cares.
lol,

looking foward to 6 points from next 2 matches,

wont be easy, but they will need the same energy from the newcastle and qpr game if we are going to get anything,

very important games that could get us up to midtable!

heres hoping!

ps, 2 games live on sky in jan! bonus!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scooter75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmark1977[/bold] wrote: I like Mr Adkins and do not want to see him replaced. However,is there just a chance that he could say something after a game that is not bleedingly obvious? At present he could save himself time and effort and get back home quicker simply by saying "If your Aunt had had balls she would have been your Uncle ! To me his after match comments are becomming increasingly tedious and ever more meaningless. Am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]agree on this, crap excuses, we could of got something if the team actually turned up today, fed up of letting in goals easily, lambert had no service all day long! we need 6 points out of next 2 games! adkins! sort it out! i still think we need 2 centre halfs in the window. ross[/p][/quote]Ross You are on a pro nigel site, he can do no wrong, you are a sad skate. 14.12.12[/p][/quote]scooter! you always wana pick a fight with everyone on here! you must be a pompey fan[/p][/quote]He's KENT141. Now he will come backand insult me, who cares.[/p][/quote]lol, looking foward to 6 points from next 2 matches, wont be easy, but they will need the same energy from the newcastle and qpr game if we are going to get anything, very important games that could get us up to midtable! heres hoping! ps, 2 games live on sky in jan! bonus! Ross123

2:32pm Sun 2 Dec 12

rocketone says...

Watched the game at The Swan. Saints played like a newly promoted team trying to adapt to a different pace, some of the players were found wanting and will need to be moved on. Would have liked to see a bit more fight allied to the obvious skill we possess.
The Prem is very hard league and we wanted to get here, I would like us to stay too. But not at any cost.
Nice to see good football, and I hope we can add a little steel to it soon.
Support the Saints
Watched the game at The Swan. Saints played like a newly promoted team trying to adapt to a different pace, some of the players were found wanting and will need to be moved on. Would have liked to see a bit more fight allied to the obvious skill we possess. The Prem is very hard league and we wanted to get here, I would like us to stay too. But not at any cost. Nice to see good football, and I hope we can add a little steel to it soon. Support the Saints rocketone

2:33pm Sun 2 Dec 12

saintkenny says...

bluehants wrote:
Ahhhhhhhhh normal service resumes,

C,mon reading, a team that play well and deserve to be higher in the leaue, unlike your shambles
yes were a shambles aint we 61 million in debt struggling to get are few fans to buy the club .but its near the end now .why did we cheat status we have been a shables for ages now 8 defeats in the third tier 10 points to come off ,if we survive were heading for league 2 ,what a shambles we are ,agree
[quote][p][bold]bluehants[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhhhhhh normal service resumes, C,mon reading, a team that play well and deserve to be higher in the leaue, unlike your shambles[/p][/quote]yes were a shambles aint we 61 million in debt struggling to get are few fans to buy the club .but its near the end now .why did we cheat status we have been a shables for ages now 8 defeats in the third tier 10 points to come off ,if we survive were heading for league 2 ,what a shambles we are ,agree saintkenny

2:54pm Sun 2 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

More Glory wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.
Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.
Do you think i am interested in what a skunt thinks.
SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.[/p][/quote]Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.[/p][/quote]Do you think i am interested in what a skunt thinks. SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH hedge end bob

3:00pm Sun 2 Dec 12

More Glory says...

hedge end bob wrote:
More Glory wrote:
hedge end bob wrote: We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.
Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.
Do you think i am interested in what a skunt thinks. SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Anything outside your village should interest you Bob. Respect still though.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.[/p][/quote]Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.[/p][/quote]Do you think i am interested in what a skunt thinks. SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH[/p][/quote]Anything outside your village should interest you Bob. Respect still though. More Glory

3:02pm Sun 2 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

hedge end bob wrote:
More Glory wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.
Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.
Do you think i am interested in what a skunt thinks.
SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Kenty boy, push the More Glory button by mistake. Can understand it's hard with webbed fingers.

READY FOR THE INSULTS, GOOD FOR A LAUGH.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: We now have to win our next two home games to stay in touch. We must start pcking up points soon, we can not say it is not our best team when we have a full squad to pick from. Boy this league is tough.[/p][/quote]Bob, Well done here. You are really developing into a much nicer human being recently. No outbursts at people, and name calling. I am also astonished at your spelling and grammar. The only mistake in your sentence is the "pcking up points" parts - so 9/10. Well done - Respect - and I think you are completely right about the home games. 4 or 6 points required, and anything less and you could be in trouble.[/p][/quote]Do you think i am interested in what a skunt thinks. SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH[/p][/quote]Kenty boy, push the More Glory button by mistake. Can understand it's hard with webbed fingers. READY FOR THE INSULTS, GOOD FOR A LAUGH. hedge end bob

3:14pm Sun 2 Dec 12

mack chinnon says...

Chelsea then.
Chelsea then. mack chinnon

3:32pm Sun 2 Dec 12

rocketone says...

I have to admit to being confused that any Pompey fan would have the brass to come on here and give us stick!
Then I realised that there are no Pompey fans.
The sad posters on here are merely wannabee WUMs.
Shame the bluephew did not have any interest in the cup draw, eh?

14/12 . . . day of deliverance
I have to admit to being confused that any Pompey fan would have the brass to come on here and give us stick! Then I realised that there are no Pompey fans. The sad posters on here are merely wannabee WUMs. Shame the bluephew did not have any interest in the cup draw, eh? 14/12 . . . day of deliverance rocketone

3:44pm Sun 2 Dec 12

devonsaint2 says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?
I went as I always try to do.
Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off.
The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking.
Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up.
1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams.

14.12.12
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?[/p][/quote]I went as I always try to do. Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off. The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking. Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up. 1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams. 14.12.12 devonsaint2

3:52pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

devonsaint2 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?
I went as I always try to do.
Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off.
The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking.
Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up.
1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams.

14.12.12
It is difficult for Nigel as if he does not play his best players like at leeds - and his back up players are very disappointing.

Sitting back at liverpooooool meant a green light for them to have wave after wave after attacks.

WE MUST DO BETTER !!!

The way ahead is to stay in the Premiership and continue to improve year on year with better players.

We have chelskum in the FA CUP - Saints Fans will want a WIN !!!

RED ARMY. WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]devonsaint2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?[/p][/quote]I went as I always try to do. Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off. The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking. Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up. 1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams. 14.12.12[/p][/quote]It is difficult for Nigel as if he does not play his best players like at leeds - and his back up players are very disappointing. Sitting back at liverpooooool meant a green light for them to have wave after wave after attacks. WE MUST DO BETTER !!! The way ahead is to stay in the Premiership and continue to improve year on year with better players. We have chelskum in the FA CUP - Saints Fans will want a WIN !!! RED ARMY. WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. COYR. RedArmy1

5:03pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Yea Scouse were great now why is that because we sat back and let them come on to us.Score on chances Livepoool 10 Sat on me chair charlies 0 .
Yea Scouse were great now why is that because we sat back and let them come on to us.Score on chances Livepoool 10 Sat on me chair charlies 0 . Fatty x Ford Worker

5:32pm Sun 2 Dec 12

shongwe06 says...

Saints stuck to their game plan what was that to have 1 shot on target all game and 36 percent possesion well played lads going downnnn going downnn going dowwwwn going downnnn
Saints stuck to their game plan what was that to have 1 shot on target all game and 36 percent possesion well played lads going downnnn going downnn going dowwwwn going downnnn shongwe06

6:07pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

sunderland QPR and reading are going down.

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO !!
sunderland QPR and reading are going down. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO !! RedArmy1

6:35pm Sun 2 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

devonsaint2 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?
I went as I always try to do.
Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off.
The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking.
Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up.
1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams.

14.12.12
Fans I've spoken to saying the same, I do agree about Adkins.
It is hard for him as it is a tough league but in games I have watched both this and last season, he has IMO left it late or made questionable decisions.
Against man u, lambert was keeping rio and vidic busy even though he wasn't doing much. When he was replaced rio pushed forward and had a say in their goal. Against Norwich his movement was non existent and he ventured out to the wings, I would have taken gaston off for mayaka to give him some one to hit the ball to.
I do think the squads quality needs to be improved and there are a lot of players that cannot be trusted to play..... Fox, Davis, boruc, guly and players on loan should be moved on and replaced with quality
[quote][p][bold]devonsaint2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?[/p][/quote]I went as I always try to do. Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off. The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking. Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up. 1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams. 14.12.12[/p][/quote]Fans I've spoken to saying the same, I do agree about Adkins. It is hard for him as it is a tough league but in games I have watched both this and last season, he has IMO left it late or made questionable decisions. Against man u, lambert was keeping rio and vidic busy even though he wasn't doing much. When he was replaced rio pushed forward and had a say in their goal. Against Norwich his movement was non existent and he ventured out to the wings, I would have taken gaston off for mayaka to give him some one to hit the ball to. I do think the squads quality needs to be improved and there are a lot of players that cannot be trusted to play..... Fox, Davis, boruc, guly and players on loan should be moved on and replaced with quality ghk230473

6:56pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

ghk230473 wrote:
devonsaint2 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?
I went as I always try to do.
Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off.
The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking.
Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up.
1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams.

14.12.12
Fans I've spoken to saying the same, I do agree about Adkins.
It is hard for him as it is a tough league but in games I have watched both this and last season, he has IMO left it late or made questionable decisions.
Against man u, lambert was keeping rio and vidic busy even though he wasn't doing much. When he was replaced rio pushed forward and had a say in their goal. Against Norwich his movement was non existent and he ventured out to the wings, I would have taken gaston off for mayaka to give him some one to hit the ball to.
I do think the squads quality needs to be improved and there are a lot of players that cannot be trusted to play..... Fox, Davis, boruc, guly and players on loan should be moved on and replaced with quality
The Squad does need to be continually improved - but have we got the money to get more players in ?

Our second string players were given a drubbing at leeds - so we either put out our strongest Team in the Cup or go out with a whimper like at leeds and doing that at home with really **** the fans off BIG TIME !!

Better to WIN against the blue chel.. skum and send them packing ..

and then continue the unbeaten run to WIN in the league .... looking forward to villa AWAY.

Everyone knows that 4-5-1 and the resulting performance yesterday was nowhere near good enough.

One of the problems is that when we pass the ball - our players are isolated and easily dispossessed with the gathering liverpooooool pack. We need to have a triangle so that we can pass our way our of midfield and still have plenty to improve on.

WINNING IS EVERYTHING.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY RULE THE SOUTH.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devonsaint2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Can anyone who went to the game give their opinion, was it all Liverpool as suggested?[/p][/quote]I went as I always try to do. Liverpool could have won by 3 or 4 if the luck had been with them ( hit the post & bar and some quite lucky defending by us) BUT that doesn't mean to say we didn't try. Morgan & Corky ran their socks off. The main problem for me is that NA ( who I really like and support ) is short of ideas on changing the tactics. I think also his back up team are just as lacking. Yesterday Liverppol packed the midfield. Only Suarez in attack with Sterling helping. They had 4 in midfield to our 2 - 3 ( Morgan, Cork, Lalanna ). Gaston does not help much in midfield and yesterday Punch was poor. After 20 mins the match was crying our for JWP or Davis. If we matched them in midfield we would have had more of the ball. Whenever we got the ball ( 0nly 35% possession ) we could not find anyone. I think NA's positive outlook on life reflects in his away teams. In my opinion at some of these ' top ' teams we should start more cautiously. Start with an extra midfielder ( not a Gaston or Punch ) and change it in the 2nd half as legs get tired and spaces open up. 1.0 looks ok on paper yesterday, but we never really looked liked scoring because we got so little of the ball. I cannot fault NA's approach at home ( go for goals & a win ), but at least change the tactics away. 2 or 3 draws away would be excellent against the better teams. 14.12.12[/p][/quote]Fans I've spoken to saying the same, I do agree about Adkins. It is hard for him as it is a tough league but in games I have watched both this and last season, he has IMO left it late or made questionable decisions. Against man u, lambert was keeping rio and vidic busy even though he wasn't doing much. When he was replaced rio pushed forward and had a say in their goal. Against Norwich his movement was non existent and he ventured out to the wings, I would have taken gaston off for mayaka to give him some one to hit the ball to. I do think the squads quality needs to be improved and there are a lot of players that cannot be trusted to play..... Fox, Davis, boruc, guly and players on loan should be moved on and replaced with quality[/p][/quote]The Squad does need to be continually improved - but have we got the money to get more players in ? Our second string players were given a drubbing at leeds - so we either put out our strongest Team in the Cup or go out with a whimper like at leeds and doing that at home with really **** the fans off BIG TIME !! Better to WIN against the blue chel.. skum and send them packing .. and then continue the unbeaten run to WIN in the league .... looking forward to villa AWAY. Everyone knows that 4-5-1 and the resulting performance yesterday was nowhere near good enough. One of the problems is that when we pass the ball - our players are isolated and easily dispossessed with the gathering liverpooooool pack. We need to have a triangle so that we can pass our way our of midfield and still have plenty to improve on. WINNING IS EVERYTHING. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY RULE THE SOUTH. RedArmy1

7:00pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens.

Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team
no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens. Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team Stroppy_gramps

7:22pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens.

Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team
You're right !!

The Players react to the Crowd.

Remember palace and QPR.

RED ARMY - THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION !!
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens. Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team[/p][/quote]You're right !! The Players react to the Crowd. Remember palace and QPR. RED ARMY - THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION !! RedArmy1

7:27pm Sun 2 Dec 12

More Glory says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote: no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens. Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team
You're right !! The Players react to the Crowd. Remember palace and QPR. RED ARMY - THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION !!
Too true, hence the solitary trophy for you guys. I think you are finally getting it though.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens. Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team[/p][/quote]You're right !! The Players react to the Crowd. Remember palace and QPR. RED ARMY - THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION !![/p][/quote]Too true, hence the solitary trophy for you guys. I think you are finally getting it though. More Glory

7:30pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

More Glory wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote: no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens. Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team
You're right !! The Players react to the Crowd. Remember palace and QPR. RED ARMY - THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION !!
Too true, hence the solitary trophy for you guys. I think you are finally getting it though.
ssssssshhhhhhhhh !!!

RED ARMY RULE THE SOUTH !!!
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: no point crying about it now, theres really nothing we can do until the January window opens. Until then the best option is to get to the games and sing, and chant and shout supporting the team[/p][/quote]You're right !! The Players react to the Crowd. Remember palace and QPR. RED ARMY - THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION !![/p][/quote]Too true, hence the solitary trophy for you guys. I think you are finally getting it though.[/p][/quote]ssssssshhhhhhhhh !!! RED ARMY RULE THE SOUTH !!! RedArmy1

7:38pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Just figured out why our resident skunt spends all his living hours on here...

...the tumbleweed site is totally dead...

...little support...little hope.

14.12.12
Just figured out why our resident skunt spends all his living hours on here... ...the tumbleweed site is totally dead... ...little support...little hope. 14.12.12 Baddesley Bill

8:13pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Block 34 says...

always disappointing to lose, but 1-0 isn't a bad result at Anfield. Well done lads. Wouldn't be surprised i the 'pool came in for SRL in January!
Looking forward to the next 2 !!
always disappointing to lose, but 1-0 isn't a bad result at Anfield. Well done lads. Wouldn't be surprised i the 'pool came in for SRL in January! Looking forward to the next 2 !! Block 34

8:47pm Sun 2 Dec 12

ghk230473 says...

Block 34 wrote:
always disappointing to lose, but 1-0 isn't a bad result at Anfield. Well done lads. Wouldn't be surprised i the 'pool came in for SRL in January!
Looking forward to the next 2 !!
It's not the result but the performance. We beat an injury hit tired Newcastle convincingly, Norwich draw doesn't appear too bad on reflection of their result today.
Liverpool in for lambert? Hmmmm I can't see it happening!
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: always disappointing to lose, but 1-0 isn't a bad result at Anfield. Well done lads. Wouldn't be surprised i the 'pool came in for SRL in January! Looking forward to the next 2 !![/p][/quote]It's not the result but the performance. We beat an injury hit tired Newcastle convincingly, Norwich draw doesn't appear too bad on reflection of their result today. Liverpool in for lambert? Hmmmm I can't see it happening! ghk230473

9:09pm Sun 2 Dec 12

TEBOURBA says...

The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job!
NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had.
He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer.
IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money.
Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing.
For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints.
JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe.
£19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team.
Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old.
Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop.
The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss.
Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league.
Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose!
P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.
The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job! NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had. He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer. IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money. Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing. For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints. JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe. £19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team. Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old. Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop. The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss. Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league. Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose! P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders. TEBOURBA

9:24pm Sun 2 Dec 12

RedArmy1 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job!
NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had.
He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer.
IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money.
Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing.
For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints.
JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe.
£19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team.
Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old.
Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop.
The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss.
Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league.
Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose!
P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.
It has been a steep learning curve for all those at SFC.

The SAINTS FANS have been magnificent throughout with QPR AWAY as a highlight chanting through the Streets after a famous WIN.

(QPR Home Supporters Pub outside the ground - don't make me laugh !! )

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job! NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had. He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer. IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money. Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing. For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints. JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe. £19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team. Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old. Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop. The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss. Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league. Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose! P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.[/p][/quote]It has been a steep learning curve for all those at SFC. The SAINTS FANS have been magnificent throughout with QPR AWAY as a highlight chanting through the Streets after a famous WIN. (QPR Home Supporters Pub outside the ground - don't make me laugh !! ) WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RedArmy1

9:33pm Sun 2 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job!
NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had.
He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer.
IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money.
Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing.
For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints.
JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe.
£19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team.
Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old.
Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop.
The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss.
Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league.
Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose!
P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.
Why do you post your nonsense and then not bother to read the replies? If you want to know if Solent Interiors Systems have been paid, ring them on 02392554400 and ask them, no one else is at all bothered.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job! NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had. He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer. IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money. Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing. For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints. JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe. £19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team. Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old. Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop. The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss. Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league. Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose! P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.[/p][/quote]Why do you post your nonsense and then not bother to read the replies? If you want to know if Solent Interiors Systems have been paid, ring them on 02392554400 and ask them, no one else is at all bothered. OSPREYSAINT

9:45pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job!
NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had.
He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer.
IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money.
Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing.
For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints.
JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe.
£19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team.
Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old.
Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop.
The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss.
Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league.
Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose!
P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.
Why do you post your nonsense and then not bother to read the replies? If you want to know if Solent Interiors Systems have been paid, ring them on 02392554400 and ask them, no one else is at all bothered.
Osprey...I think you and me both know that this poster is more interested in getting a response rather than having a debate.

We should leave him be imo.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job! NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had. He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer. IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money. Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing. For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints. JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe. £19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team. Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old. Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop. The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss. Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league. Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose! P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.[/p][/quote]Why do you post your nonsense and then not bother to read the replies? If you want to know if Solent Interiors Systems have been paid, ring them on 02392554400 and ask them, no one else is at all bothered.[/p][/quote]Osprey...I think you and me both know that this poster is more interested in getting a response rather than having a debate. We should leave him be imo. Baddesley Bill

10:09pm Sun 2 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job!
NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had.
He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer.
IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money.
Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing.
For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints.
JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe.
£19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team.
Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old.
Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop.
The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss.
Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league.
Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose!
P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.
Why do you post your nonsense and then not bother to read the replies? If you want to know if Solent Interiors Systems have been paid, ring them on 02392554400 and ask them, no one else is at all bothered.
Osprey...I think you and me both know that this poster is more interested in getting a response rather than having a debate.

We should leave him be imo.
I guess so, if it is a response he is after he never shows it, as he never responds to reasoned argument, total waste of space.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job! NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had. He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer. IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money. Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing. For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints. JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe. £19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team. Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old. Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop. The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss. Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league. Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose! P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.[/p][/quote]Why do you post your nonsense and then not bother to read the replies? If you want to know if Solent Interiors Systems have been paid, ring them on 02392554400 and ask them, no one else is at all bothered.[/p][/quote]Osprey...I think you and me both know that this poster is more interested in getting a response rather than having a debate. We should leave him be imo.[/p][/quote]I guess so, if it is a response he is after he never shows it, as he never responds to reasoned argument, total waste of space. OSPREYSAINT

10:16pm Sun 2 Dec 12

angus mc coatup says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job!
NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had.
He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer.
IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money.
Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing.
For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints.
JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe.
£19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team.
Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old.
Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop.
The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss.
Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league.
Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose!
P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.
I'm sure I've read this somewhere before..............
..let me think


oh yea......on here, every feckin day !.

mind you, we should be happy that a skate, worries so much about the financial wellfare of our club.

you keep worrying tebourba.

mean while us happy clappers can carry on happy clapping.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The PL is tough, clearly shown by the fact that top class managers such as Pardew, O'Neil and Hughes are struggling or have lost their job! NA could still become the best manager Saints have ever had. He is suffering from his and Cortese's inexperienced decisions, made in the transfer market last summer. IMO squandering £19m on Gaston and JR was a complete waste of money. Gaston has been crocked and is still not match fit, he shows moments of brilliance but then drifts out of the game, he is a bit like Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh of old -- good to watch but his overall contribution to the team not game changing. For £12m, I expect to see the sort of contribution the likes of Paine,MLT,Channon or Keegan made to the Saints. JR is just a total waste of money no better than Billy Sharpe. £19m spent wisely could have bought 4 or 5 good experienced players, (including a keeper) which with the 4 or 5 Saints stalwarts from the past two seasons and those coming through from the Academy would have built a great team. Nigel now has to struggle on to the New Year carrying the mistakes he has made, when it will become a case of bringing in the new and slinging out the old. Hopefully by Christmas, Saints will have mustered enough points for the newcomers to build on and save us from the drop. The likes of LMcM and Cloughie would have spent £19m a lot more wisely than Nigel and his boss. Maybe, if Cortese had appointed a PL experienced No2 to Nigel at the end of last season, withhis advice and experience, the transfer money would have been better spent and Saints would now be where West Ham are in the league. Just think of that !!--- Happy Clappers wouldn't have pray for every other team around us in the league to lose! P.S. Does anyone know if Solent Interiors have been paid their £60k due 6 months ago--the legality of their claim rupheld by not just one but two court orders.[/p][/quote]I'm sure I've read this somewhere before.............. ..let me think oh yea......on here, every feckin day !. mind you, we should be happy that a skate, worries so much about the financial wellfare of our club. you keep worrying tebourba. mean while us happy clappers can carry on happy clapping. angus mc coatup

11:54pm Sun 2 Dec 12

SaintinCanada says...

TEBOURBA wrote:

"I like to spout off, but I don't like logical reponses. I just want attention. I would like to be thought of as an intellectual person who garners readership, a person of insight, intelligent forethought, and ultimately proven to be right.

I tried posting as "thickscum" to test some of my avid readers to test their abilities....and they did well!

Unfortunately I have a rather small willy.

Could Solent Interiors really help me?
TEBOURBA wrote: "I like to spout off, but I don't like logical reponses. I just want attention. I would like to be thought of as an intellectual person who garners readership, a person of insight, intelligent forethought, and ultimately proven to be right. I tried posting as "thickscum" to test some of my avid readers to test their abilities....and they did well! Unfortunately I have a rather small willy. Could Solent Interiors really help me? SaintinCanada

12:12am Mon 3 Dec 12

SaintinCanada says...

Oh, and TEBOURBA......

Nice to see that your 33Million spout has been lowered to19Million.

Now......if you can stay with reality....

.....you can be corrected HERE FIRST
Oh, and TEBOURBA...... Nice to see that your 33Million spout has been lowered to19Million. Now......if you can stay with reality.... .....you can be corrected HERE FIRST SaintinCanada

1:16pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Sistermum says...

Nigel just isn't tactically up to it in this league I'm afraid. I know I'm not alone when I say I can't wait for the embarressment to be over and we go down again to a more suitable level.
Nigel just isn't tactically up to it in this league I'm afraid. I know I'm not alone when I say I can't wait for the embarressment to be over and we go down again to a more suitable level. Sistermum

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