Lallana out, but Clyne could return

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Adam Lallana will not feature against Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup third round tie at St Mary's, although full-back Nathaniel Clyne could return.

Saints captain Lallana remains out with a knee injury and is likely to be sidelined with the problem for some weeks yet.

Right-back Nathaniel Clyne has missed the last two matches, also with a knee complaint, but could come into contention, while Gaston Ramirez is available after sustaining a dead leg in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

Emmanuel Mayuka is also available before leaving for African Cup of Nations duty with Zambia on Sunday.

Saints manager Nigel Adkins has indicated he is planning to name a stronger line-up than he used in the Capital One Cup this season, but also hinted that some players could be handed a break.

"The Capital One Cup was a great opportunity to play some of the younger players, who have now gone on to play for us in the Premier League," he said.

"I want to go and win the game against Chelsea, but I also have to be mindful that we have had a run of fixtures that are very close together.

"I have to make sure we arrive on the pitch on Saturday full of energy and not risking anyone picking up a serious injury."

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5:25pm Thu 3 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

OK then play what you consider to be the back-ups. I don't think any fans or the Board would question that. Just don't do what Benitez said after Chelsea's abject defeat to QPR. In one breath it was:"Players were tired" in the next it was: "We changed too many players". Make your mind up, Muppet!! Is this what they get paid the big bucks for?!
OK then play what you consider to be the back-ups. I don't think any fans or the Board would question that. Just don't do what Benitez said after Chelsea's abject defeat to QPR. In one breath it was:"Players were tired" in the next it was: "We changed too many players". Make your mind up, Muppet!! Is this what they get paid the big bucks for?! batesieboy

5:31pm Thu 3 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

THE SAINTS TEAM do better when worked hard and play regularly.

The Xmas period is evidence of that.

Playing Sunderland at home - after a good break for the players was frankly rubbish - the players had lost their tempo and intensity.

Nigel should play a STRONG SIDE - like against Arsenal and there is still room for JWP and Steeeeeeeeeeve etc

He should challenge himself and the Team.

NIGEL - HAVE PRIDE IN THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON AND THE SUPPORTERS AND FIGHT ON 2 FRONTS.

The usual bullish*t from Cup Competitions does not wash !!! and affecting Ticket Sales.

Chelsea are bringing down a full Squad of Supporters and are UP for this one.

ALSO : GET THE GOAL KEEPING SITUATION SORTED OUT.

Admit : Gazza is one for the future. Kelvin is on his sell by date and if Artur does not cut it - then we are risking being relegated.

You brought up WINS and GLORY and 2 Promotions but you are still learning the trade in this League.

SOUTHAMPTON SHOULD BE SITTING COMFORTABLY MID TABLE ABOVE WET SPAM.

Adapting to the Premiership (and the insistence of the style of play) and now currently the Goal Keeping Situation has cost SOUTHAMPTON valuable safety points.

EVERYONE IS PROUD OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ARSENAL - but that is how you play the Top Half of the table by denying them time and space on the ball and then give yourself an opportunity to WIN a game of football.

KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING AND WIN against Chelsea and VILLA AWAY.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
THE SAINTS TEAM do better when worked hard and play regularly. The Xmas period is evidence of that. Playing Sunderland at home - after a good break for the players was frankly rubbish - the players had lost their tempo and intensity. Nigel should play a STRONG SIDE - like against Arsenal and there is still room for JWP and Steeeeeeeeeeve etc He should challenge himself and the Team. NIGEL - HAVE PRIDE IN THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON AND THE SUPPORTERS AND FIGHT ON 2 FRONTS. The usual bullish*t from Cup Competitions does not wash !!! and affecting Ticket Sales. Chelsea are bringing down a full Squad of Supporters and are UP for this one. ALSO : GET THE GOAL KEEPING SITUATION SORTED OUT. Admit : Gazza is one for the future. Kelvin is on his sell by date and if Artur does not cut it - then we are risking being relegated. You brought up WINS and GLORY and 2 Promotions but you are still learning the trade in this League. SOUTHAMPTON SHOULD BE SITTING COMFORTABLY MID TABLE ABOVE WET SPAM. Adapting to the Premiership (and the insistence of the style of play) and now currently the Goal Keeping Situation has cost SOUTHAMPTON valuable safety points. EVERYONE IS PROUD OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ARSENAL - but that is how you play the Top Half of the table by denying them time and space on the ball and then give yourself an opportunity to WIN a game of football. KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING AND WIN against Chelsea and VILLA AWAY. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1

5:32pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

Would be a good time to play players like Mayuka with Tan Lee, De-Ridder up fornt and see how they play give RL a rest, what goal keeer afre we going to play!! looking forward to Sat/day should be a good day out don't need a cup run need to maintain are position in the Prem COYR's
Would be a good time to play players like Mayuka with Tan Lee, De-Ridder up fornt and see how they play give RL a rest, what goal keeer afre we going to play!! looking forward to Sat/day should be a good day out don't need a cup run need to maintain are position in the Prem COYR's Southampton boy

5:44pm Thu 3 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Southampton boy wrote:
Would be a good time to play players like Mayuka with Tan Lee, De-Ridder up fornt and see how they play give RL a rest, what goal keeer afre we going to play!! looking forward to Sat/day should be a good day out don't need a cup run need to maintain are position in the Prem COYR's
Normally would agree with you - but they won't get any time on the ball.

Tad Lee has had games with the U21 and he has the Elite Stage to get stuck into.

We don't need a Cup Run however; it is important to keep the momentum going for the VILLA AWAY Game and we should be able to be competitive to WIN this one.

The mass of Chelsea fans will give it all that - but Arsenal soon shut up when we scored.

Give RL a rest - but have him on the bench (he may want to play against Chelsea) and maybe get him on second half as an IMPACT STRIKER.

NIGEL has been very good at lots of things but he has sold THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON OUT too often in the Cup and too cheaply.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: Would be a good time to play players like Mayuka with Tan Lee, De-Ridder up fornt and see how they play give RL a rest, what goal keeer afre we going to play!! looking forward to Sat/day should be a good day out don't need a cup run need to maintain are position in the Prem COYR's[/p][/quote]Normally would agree with you - but they won't get any time on the ball. Tad Lee has had games with the U21 and he has the Elite Stage to get stuck into. We don't need a Cup Run however; it is important to keep the momentum going for the VILLA AWAY Game and we should be able to be competitive to WIN this one. The mass of Chelsea fans will give it all that - but Arsenal soon shut up when we scored. Give RL a rest - but have him on the bench (he may want to play against Chelsea) and maybe get him on second half as an IMPACT STRIKER. NIGEL has been very good at lots of things but he has sold THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON OUT too often in the Cup and too cheaply. COYR RedArmy1

6:03pm Thu 3 Jan 13

allsaintsnocurves says...

I have to agree with RedArmy1 on this one...and it seems Adkins realises he can't rest too many players as we need to keep the momentum up for the rest of the season by playing our strongest team.

I would put Ricky on the bench and start Rod. He deserves a chance and maybe start with Ramirez on the bench.

I'd play:

Boruc
Clyne Fonte Yoshida Shaw
Cork Spider Ward-Prowse
Mayuka Rodriguez Guly

This can easily be 4-4-2 / 4-3-3
I have to agree with RedArmy1 on this one...and it seems Adkins realises he can't rest too many players as we need to keep the momentum up for the rest of the season by playing our strongest team. I would put Ricky on the bench and start Rod. He deserves a chance and maybe start with Ramirez on the bench. I'd play: Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Shaw Cork Spider Ward-Prowse Mayuka Rodriguez Guly This can easily be 4-4-2 / 4-3-3 allsaintsnocurves

6:06pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Boruc
Fox
Hoover
Seaborne
Richardson
JWP
Chappers
Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeve
Mayuka
Lee
J Rod

Shoud please RedArmy1 !
Boruc Fox Hoover Seaborne Richardson JWP Chappers Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeve Mayuka Lee J Rod Shoud please RedArmy1 ! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

6:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Southampton boy wrote:
Would be a good time to play players like Mayuka with Tan Lee, De-Ridder up fornt and see how they play give RL a rest, what goal keeer afre we going to play!! looking forward to Sat/day should be a good day out don't need a cup run need to maintain are position in the Prem COYR's
Normally would agree with you - but they won't get any time on the ball.

Tad Lee has had games with the U21 and he has the Elite Stage to get stuck into.

We don't need a Cup Run however; it is important to keep the momentum going for the VILLA AWAY Game and we should be able to be competitive to WIN this one.

The mass of Chelsea fans will give it all that - but Arsenal soon shut up when we scored.

Give RL a rest - but have him on the bench (he may want to play against Chelsea) and maybe get him on second half as an IMPACT STRIKER.

NIGEL has been very good at lots of things but he has sold THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON OUT too often in the Cup and too cheaply.

COYR
Just listened to NA's interview this afternoon on Saints Player he's indicated he's going to put a strong side out against Chelsea and that he would like a good cup run. He also confirmed that Shaw is not for sale and any club wanting him he wishes them good luck with NC! He further said that he sees Gazza as the first choice keeper (my paraphrase) and that Gazza is fit. Apparently Clyne has had a knee injury but was training this morning albeit not sure whether he will play on Saturday.

Personally I'd like to see JWP in midfield on Saturday particularly if Cork is required to play right back again. Ramirez apparently got a dead leg on Saturday but is back training! Shoukd be an interesting game against Chelsea who clearly are beatable!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: Would be a good time to play players like Mayuka with Tan Lee, De-Ridder up fornt and see how they play give RL a rest, what goal keeer afre we going to play!! looking forward to Sat/day should be a good day out don't need a cup run need to maintain are position in the Prem COYR's[/p][/quote]Normally would agree with you - but they won't get any time on the ball. Tad Lee has had games with the U21 and he has the Elite Stage to get stuck into. We don't need a Cup Run however; it is important to keep the momentum going for the VILLA AWAY Game and we should be able to be competitive to WIN this one. The mass of Chelsea fans will give it all that - but Arsenal soon shut up when we scored. Give RL a rest - but have him on the bench (he may want to play against Chelsea) and maybe get him on second half as an IMPACT STRIKER. NIGEL has been very good at lots of things but he has sold THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON OUT too often in the Cup and too cheaply. COYR[/p][/quote]Just listened to NA's interview this afternoon on Saints Player he's indicated he's going to put a strong side out against Chelsea and that he would like a good cup run. He also confirmed that Shaw is not for sale and any club wanting him he wishes them good luck with NC! He further said that he sees Gazza as the first choice keeper (my paraphrase) and that Gazza is fit. Apparently Clyne has had a knee injury but was training this morning albeit not sure whether he will play on Saturday. Personally I'd like to see JWP in midfield on Saturday particularly if Cork is required to play right back again. Ramirez apparently got a dead leg on Saturday but is back training! Shoukd be an interesting game against Chelsea who clearly are beatable!!!!!!!! saintlysoul

6:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
I have to agree with RedArmy1 on this one...and it seems Adkins realises he can't rest too many players as we need to keep the momentum up for the rest of the season by playing our strongest team.

I would put Ricky on the bench and start Rod. He deserves a chance and maybe start with Ramirez on the bench.

I'd play:

Boruc
Clyne Fonte Yoshida Shaw
Cork Spider Ward-Prowse
Mayuka Rodriguez Guly

This can easily be 4-4-2 / 4-3-3
Lets go for it...a cup run would do wonders and give everyone a lift over and above worrying about relegation...
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: I have to agree with RedArmy1 on this one...and it seems Adkins realises he can't rest too many players as we need to keep the momentum up for the rest of the season by playing our strongest team. I would put Ricky on the bench and start Rod. He deserves a chance and maybe start with Ramirez on the bench. I'd play: Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Shaw Cork Spider Ward-Prowse Mayuka Rodriguez Guly This can easily be 4-4-2 / 4-3-3[/p][/quote]Lets go for it...a cup run would do wonders and give everyone a lift over and above worrying about relegation... warrens 76

6:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13

tomf05 says...

Do not think we should be fielding a weak side, its definitely winnable if anything out result against Arsenal and QPR beating chels has shown that.

Bring in Ben Reeves, like to see Fox at left wing. Rodriguez could also get some time on to test the keeper, but needs support from someone like Guly or De Ridder. Also where the hell is Chappers?
Do not think we should be fielding a weak side, its definitely winnable if anything out result against Arsenal and QPR beating chels has shown that. Bring in Ben Reeves, like to see Fox at left wing. Rodriguez could also get some time on to test the keeper, but needs support from someone like Guly or De Ridder. Also where the hell is Chappers? tomf05

6:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire says...

http://bleacherrepor
t.com/articles/14667
20-revised-premier-l
eague-expectations-f
or-southampton-in-20
13

this is a good read

coments???
http://bleacherrepor t.com/articles/14667 20-revised-premier-l eague-expectations-f or-southampton-in-20 13 this is a good read coments??? worried of n e hampshire

6:26pm Thu 3 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire says...

if the link dosn't work it is on news now

they reckon we will stay up
if the link dosn't work it is on news now they reckon we will stay up worried of n e hampshire

6:39pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Scarborosaint says...

Boruc
Clyne
Hoosveld Richardson
Fox
Jwp chaplow Davis
Steeve jrod tad Lee

Give some who have played all the festive games a rest up for bigger game next week, there are a few who can stake a claim for the villa game
Boruc Clyne Hoosveld Richardson Fox Jwp chaplow Davis Steeve jrod tad Lee Give some who have played all the festive games a rest up for bigger game next week, there are a few who can stake a claim for the villa game Scarborosaint

6:46pm Thu 3 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote:
I have to agree with RedArmy1 on this one...and it seems Adkins realises he can't rest too many players as we need to keep the momentum up for the rest of the season by playing our strongest team.

I would put Ricky on the bench and start Rod. He deserves a chance and maybe start with Ramirez on the bench.

I'd play:

Boruc
Clyne Fonte Yoshida Shaw
Cork Spider Ward-Prowse
Mayuka Rodriguez Guly

This can easily be 4-4-2 / 4-3-3
Lets go for it...a cup run would do wonders and give everyone a lift over and above worrying about relegation...
According to Le Tiss - Gaston will get better and better with games played.

The Chelsea side will try and dominate possession so we will need Top Quality to have a sniff of the ball score goals and WIN a game of football.

Over to Nigel.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: I have to agree with RedArmy1 on this one...and it seems Adkins realises he can't rest too many players as we need to keep the momentum up for the rest of the season by playing our strongest team. I would put Ricky on the bench and start Rod. He deserves a chance and maybe start with Ramirez on the bench. I'd play: Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Shaw Cork Spider Ward-Prowse Mayuka Rodriguez Guly This can easily be 4-4-2 / 4-3-3[/p][/quote]Lets go for it...a cup run would do wonders and give everyone a lift over and above worrying about relegation...[/p][/quote]According to Le Tiss - Gaston will get better and better with games played. The Chelsea side will try and dominate possession so we will need Top Quality to have a sniff of the ball score goals and WIN a game of football. Over to Nigel. COYR RedArmy1

6:51pm Thu 3 Jan 13

arm chair fan says...

agree a strong lineup is needed! but who needs rest and who needs game time? so IMO rest shaw, play fox or reeves, rest rickie,(maybe bench) play jrod. Please if he is fit show that tad lee exists and is not a figment of our imagination!!!!!!!!!
!!
agree a strong lineup is needed! but who needs rest and who needs game time? so IMO rest shaw, play fox or reeves, rest rickie,(maybe bench) play jrod. Please if he is fit show that tad lee exists and is not a figment of our imagination!!!!!!!!! !! arm chair fan

7:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Boruc
Fox
Hoover
Seaborne
Richardson
JWP
Chappers
Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eeeeeve
Mayuka
Lee
J Rod

Shoud please RedArmy1 !
Seed. lol

Seaborne is on loan and the side above are not good enough to have any time on the ball or record shots on Target.

Firstly the side has got to work exceptionally hard to deny Chelsea time and space on the ball.

then they need the Quality to go and WIN a game of football.

Hoover is error prone.

Gaston needs games to get better and better.

Jack Cork MoM is needed for his Defensive qualities and WILL want to play.

Jrod is his natural position should be up for consideration with the option to bring SIR RICKIE later on in the game.

Not sure Fox will deal with the threat down the wings. Like when he delivers crosses - but not good enough for Chelsea.

Nigel needs to have a similar side to Arsenal (poss 1 or 2 tweaks) and have a strong bench.

This game is a good game for the Players to get ready for VILLA AWAY.

WORK 'EM HARD NIGEL. THE TEAM PLAY SO MUCH BETTER.

Injuries and Cards are not too much of a worry as SOUTHAMPTON play fairly and are well placed in that League.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Boruc Fox Hoover Seaborne Richardson JWP Chappers Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeve Mayuka Lee J Rod Shoud please RedArmy1 ![/p][/quote]Seed. lol Seaborne is on loan and the side above are not good enough to have any time on the ball or record shots on Target. Firstly the side has got to work exceptionally hard to deny Chelsea time and space on the ball. then they need the Quality to go and WIN a game of football. Hoover is error prone. Gaston needs games to get better and better. Jack Cork MoM is needed for his Defensive qualities and WILL want to play. Jrod is his natural position should be up for consideration with the option to bring SIR RICKIE later on in the game. Not sure Fox will deal with the threat down the wings. Like when he delivers crosses - but not good enough for Chelsea. Nigel needs to have a similar side to Arsenal (poss 1 or 2 tweaks) and have a strong bench. This game is a good game for the Players to get ready for VILLA AWAY. WORK 'EM HARD NIGEL. THE TEAM PLAY SO MUCH BETTER. Injuries and Cards are not too much of a worry as SOUTHAMPTON play fairly and are well placed in that League. COYR RedArmy1

7:17pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Not a clue who will start the match...but let's tell our guys to tee up and take some shots fom outside the box.

..it's about time we got a "wonder" goal of our own!

PS Villa tickets secured...massive game.
Not a clue who will start the match...but let's tell our guys to tee up and take some shots fom outside the box. ..it's about time we got a "wonder" goal of our own! PS Villa tickets secured...massive game. Baddesley Bill

7:38pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Matt Allen says...

I'll be honest, I really couldn't are less about the FA cup, premiership survival is key of us.

If even if we did have Adam back, it's just not worth the risk.
I'll be honest, I really couldn't are less about the FA cup, premiership survival is key of us. If even if we did have Adam back, it's just not worth the risk. Matt Allen

8:06pm Thu 3 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Matt Allen wrote:
I'll be honest, I really couldn't are less about the FA cup, premiership survival is key of us.

If even if we did have Adam back, it's just not worth the risk.
Matt ... How would you feel with BA newly recruited that the FA Cup Holders and European Champions scored 5 against us at ST MARY's.

We have VILLA AWAY and we will all be UP for the WIN - Tickets secured .... Have you got yours ....?
[quote][p][bold]Matt Allen[/bold] wrote: I'll be honest, I really couldn't are less about the FA cup, premiership survival is key of us. If even if we did have Adam back, it's just not worth the risk.[/p][/quote]Matt ... How would you feel with BA newly recruited that the FA Cup Holders and European Champions scored 5 against us at ST MARY's. We have VILLA AWAY and we will all be UP for the WIN - Tickets secured .... Have you got yours ....? RedArmy1

8:25pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Confucious says...

Red Army makes good points about momentum and the fact that the break pre-Sunderland didn't seem to do us any good. Unfortunately I'm just not as gung-ho as Red Army.

I'm actually looking forward to a break from the tension of the Prem battle this weekend and I wouldn't want to see any key players sustaining injuries on Saturday. I'd be inclined to use the match to give the wider squad some valuable match experience - and give them a chance to stake a claim for a regular place. I think that's what Nige will do - and he'll claim it's a strong team too.

I'm fairly relaxed about the result. The FA cup is a short term sideshow. Survival in the Prem ahead of next year's huge income stream increase is vital to our future.

Sorry about the timidity Red Army, but I'm like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs this season.
Red Army makes good points about momentum and the fact that the break pre-Sunderland didn't seem to do us any good. Unfortunately I'm just not as gung-ho as Red Army. I'm actually looking forward to a break from the tension of the Prem battle this weekend and I wouldn't want to see any key players sustaining injuries on Saturday. I'd be inclined to use the match to give the wider squad some valuable match experience - and give them a chance to stake a claim for a regular place. I think that's what Nige will do - and he'll claim it's a strong team too. I'm fairly relaxed about the result. The FA cup is a short term sideshow. Survival in the Prem ahead of next year's huge income stream increase is vital to our future. Sorry about the timidity Red Army, but I'm like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs this season. Confucious

8:34pm Thu 3 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Confucious wrote:
Red Army makes good points about momentum and the fact that the break pre-Sunderland didn't seem to do us any good. Unfortunately I'm just not as gung-ho as Red Army.

I'm actually looking forward to a break from the tension of the Prem battle this weekend and I wouldn't want to see any key players sustaining injuries on Saturday. I'd be inclined to use the match to give the wider squad some valuable match experience - and give them a chance to stake a claim for a regular place. I think that's what Nige will do - and he'll claim it's a strong team too.

I'm fairly relaxed about the result. The FA cup is a short term sideshow. Survival in the Prem ahead of next year's huge income stream increase is vital to our future.

Sorry about the timidity Red Army, but I'm like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs this season.
LOL :o)

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE !!!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY 2013.
THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Red Army makes good points about momentum and the fact that the break pre-Sunderland didn't seem to do us any good. Unfortunately I'm just not as gung-ho as Red Army. I'm actually looking forward to a break from the tension of the Prem battle this weekend and I wouldn't want to see any key players sustaining injuries on Saturday. I'd be inclined to use the match to give the wider squad some valuable match experience - and give them a chance to stake a claim for a regular place. I think that's what Nige will do - and he'll claim it's a strong team too. I'm fairly relaxed about the result. The FA cup is a short term sideshow. Survival in the Prem ahead of next year's huge income stream increase is vital to our future. Sorry about the timidity Red Army, but I'm like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs this season.[/p][/quote]LOL :o) FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE !!! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY 2013. THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION. RedArmy1

8:49pm Thu 3 Jan 13

abbiscuits says...

i'd play with a 4-1-2-3 formation:

kelv,
richardson, fonte, hooiveld, reeves,
jwp,
s.davis, chambers,
steeeeve, mayuka, guly,

subs: boruc, clyne, cork, chappers ramirez, lee, rodriguez,
i'd play with a 4-1-2-3 formation: kelv, richardson, fonte, hooiveld, reeves, jwp, s.davis, chambers, steeeeve, mayuka, guly, subs: boruc, clyne, cork, chappers ramirez, lee, rodriguez, abbiscuits

8:52pm Thu 3 Jan 13

damoose says...

Just tell Borac to throw it cause his kicking is rather wild,never the less a nothing game,rest the front line players except Cork and the defence
Just tell Borac to throw it cause his kicking is rather wild,never the less a nothing game,rest the front line players except Cork and the defence damoose

12:00am Fri 4 Jan 13

Rank Xerox says...

Looking forward to Saturday - that said, a cup run is the last thing we need.

Let's just concentrate on the Pem League
Looking forward to Saturday - that said, a cup run is the last thing we need. Let's just concentrate on the Pem League Rank Xerox

12:16am Fri 4 Jan 13

Rupert Lowe's Backside says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
THE SAINTS TEAM do better when worked hard and play regularly. The Xmas period is evidence of that. Playing Sunderland at home - after a good break for the players was frankly rubbish - the players had lost their tempo and intensity. Nigel should play a STRONG SIDE - like against Arsenal and there is still room for JWP and Steeeeeeeeeeve etc He should challenge himself and the Team. NIGEL - HAVE PRIDE IN THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON AND THE SUPPORTERS AND FIGHT ON 2 FRONTS. The usual bullish*t from Cup Competitions does not wash !!! and affecting Ticket Sales. Chelsea are bringing down a full Squad of Supporters and are UP for this one. ALSO : GET THE GOAL KEEPING SITUATION SORTED OUT. Admit : Gazza is one for the future. Kelvin is on his sell by date and if Artur does not cut it - then we are risking being relegated. You brought up WINS and GLORY and 2 Promotions but you are still learning the trade in this League. SOUTHAMPTON SHOULD BE SITTING COMFORTABLY MID TABLE ABOVE WET SPAM. Adapting to the Premiership (and the insistence of the style of play) and now currently the Goal Keeping Situation has cost SOUTHAMPTON valuable safety points. EVERYONE IS PROUD OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ARSENAL - but that is how you play the Top Half of the table by denying them time and space on the ball and then give yourself an opportunity to WIN a game of football. KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING AND WIN against Chelsea and VILLA AWAY. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Here here!!

Agree - The GK is important to sort out. You need a quality 'spine' in the PL - that means quality GK, Central Defender (or two) Midfield General and Centre Forward.

I really do see our biggest weakness is in the GK right now! It has cost us points!

Perception is everything, and what I mean by that is that a GK with a level of confidence really places 'doubt' in the mind of the opposition - can we score against this bloke, he is providing such a commanding performance in the 18 yard box - thats WHAT WE NEED!

Can Davis get that back? Is he past it? Gazza is still young, Boruc get out there son and start DOMINATING that 18 yard box...thou shalt not pass!! I will encourage these guys to a point but I want to see some F**K YOU to the opposition from the GK
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: THE SAINTS TEAM do better when worked hard and play regularly. The Xmas period is evidence of that. Playing Sunderland at home - after a good break for the players was frankly rubbish - the players had lost their tempo and intensity. Nigel should play a STRONG SIDE - like against Arsenal and there is still room for JWP and Steeeeeeeeeeve etc He should challenge himself and the Team. NIGEL - HAVE PRIDE IN THE CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON AND THE SUPPORTERS AND FIGHT ON 2 FRONTS. The usual bullish*t from Cup Competitions does not wash !!! and affecting Ticket Sales. Chelsea are bringing down a full Squad of Supporters and are UP for this one. ALSO : GET THE GOAL KEEPING SITUATION SORTED OUT. Admit : Gazza is one for the future. Kelvin is on his sell by date and if Artur does not cut it - then we are risking being relegated. You brought up WINS and GLORY and 2 Promotions but you are still learning the trade in this League. SOUTHAMPTON SHOULD BE SITTING COMFORTABLY MID TABLE ABOVE WET SPAM. Adapting to the Premiership (and the insistence of the style of play) and now currently the Goal Keeping Situation has cost SOUTHAMPTON valuable safety points. EVERYONE IS PROUD OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ARSENAL - but that is how you play the Top Half of the table by denying them time and space on the ball and then give yourself an opportunity to WIN a game of football. KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING AND WIN against Chelsea and VILLA AWAY. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Here here!! Agree - The GK is important to sort out. You need a quality 'spine' in the PL - that means quality GK, Central Defender (or two) Midfield General and Centre Forward. I really do see our biggest weakness is in the GK right now! It has cost us points! Perception is everything, and what I mean by that is that a GK with a level of confidence really places 'doubt' in the mind of the opposition - can we score against this bloke, he is providing such a commanding performance in the 18 yard box - thats WHAT WE NEED! Can Davis get that back? Is he past it? Gazza is still young, Boruc get out there son and start DOMINATING that 18 yard box...thou shalt not pass!! I will encourage these guys to a point but I want to see some F**K YOU to the opposition from the GK Rupert Lowe's Backside

8:00am Fri 4 Jan 13

Clever Dick says...

Come on Walsall!
Come on Walsall! Clever Dick

8:14am Fri 4 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

Lallana out still? Must be a lot more serious than we all thought!
Has anyone not seen him at Staplewood. SMS or about town? I thought I saw him at the stadium against Arsenal on TV - but surely there must be some information available?
Is he still on crutches?
Is he in light training?
Can he run?
Curiouser and curiouser as Alice once said!
Still back to tomorrow - I agree resting players seems to let them off the boil. No one wants to sit out games - if they do they aren't players we want.
I would give JWP a run in place of Davis - but only because I thought he did really well earlier this season against top opposition.
Lallana out still? Must be a lot more serious than we all thought! Has anyone not seen him at Staplewood. SMS or about town? I thought I saw him at the stadium against Arsenal on TV - but surely there must be some information available? Is he still on crutches? Is he in light training? Can he run? Curiouser and curiouser as Alice once said! Still back to tomorrow - I agree resting players seems to let them off the boil. No one wants to sit out games - if they do they aren't players we want. I would give JWP a run in place of Davis - but only because I thought he did really well earlier this season against top opposition. St.Yorkie

8:33am Fri 4 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

QUOTE: "Gaston Ramirez is available after sustaining a dead leg in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal". Seems as if Gaston is very prone to picking up dead legs, tackles from behind were supposed to penalised, looks like the Refs aren't always picking them up.
QUOTE: "Gaston Ramirez is available after sustaining a dead leg in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal". Seems as if Gaston is very prone to picking up dead legs, tackles from behind were supposed to penalised, looks like the Refs aren't always picking them up. OSPREYSAINT

10:43am Fri 4 Jan 13

right back in the bar says...

Key players for me are JC, Spider, Gaston, and RL. These players are absolutely vital for the wins we need against Villa and Wigan. I really believe these 2 games will define our season. I can't see any of them starting on Sat. Mauka and JRod up front; JWP and Davis in midfield with Guly and Punch. The usual back four (assuming NC is fit). We can contest the game with this bunch.
Key players for me are JC, Spider, Gaston, and RL. These players are absolutely vital for the wins we need against Villa and Wigan. I really believe these 2 games will define our season. I can't see any of them starting on Sat. Mauka and JRod up front; JWP and Davis in midfield with Guly and Punch. The usual back four (assuming NC is fit). We can contest the game with this bunch. right back in the bar

12:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Comeonyoureds1998 says...

Personally think that Nigel should put out a strong team then adapt it to how Chelsea play on either the league or a replay
Personally think that Nigel should put out a strong team then adapt it to how Chelsea play on either the league or a replay Comeonyoureds1998

5:25pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Norwegian Saint says...

I really hope Saints get through so we might play Poopey in the 4th round....
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... What???
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... First round???
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... The FIRST round???!!!
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... To Noots Forest???!!!
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... At Home???!!!
I really hope Saints get through so we might play Poopey in the 4th round.... ... ... What??? ... ... ... First round??? ... ... ... The FIRST round???!!! ... ... ... To Noots Forest???!!! ... ... ... At Home???!!! Norwegian Saint

7:18pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
I really hope Saints get through so we might play Poopey in the 4th round....
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... What???
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... First round???
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... The FIRST round???!!!
...
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... To Noots Forest???!!!
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... At Home???!!!
...Not even Noots Forest.... Noots County!!!
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... Oh well they could still try to match us and win the Johnson's Trophy...
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... You must be joking???!!!
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... Also 1st round!!!
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... Crickey O'Reilly!!!
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I really hope Saints get through so we might play Poopey in the 4th round.... ... ... What??? ... ... ... First round??? ... ... ... The FIRST round???!!! ... ... ... To Noots Forest???!!! ... ... ... At Home???!!![/p][/quote]...Not even Noots Forest.... Noots County!!! ... ... ... Oh well they could still try to match us and win the Johnson's Trophy... ... ... You must be joking???!!! ... ... ... Also 1st round!!! ... ... Crickey O'Reilly!!! Norwegian Saint

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